Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 01, 2006

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

When widely hyped action flick "Mission: Impossible III" opens in the United States on Friday, Hollywood will be looking for clues to a billion-dollar question: Is Tom Cruise still one of cinema's biggest draws?


A Silicon Valley start-up hopes to introduce a lot of bounce, rattle and roll into the video game industry with a new microchip that makes virtual worlds behave as realistically as they look.

As he did with "The Perfect Storm," Petersen shot most of "Poseidon" on a soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot, where an enormous tank had been built.

May madness sets in at the foreign box office next weekend as "Mission: Impossible III" kicks off a month that will see "Poseidon" set sail on May 12, "The Da Vinci Code" crack theaters on May 19, and "X-Men: The Last Stand" mark the spot the following weekend.

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.