Latest Malcolm Reynolds Stories

2008-06-19 12:00:40

By Rosemary Ford, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jun. 19--A three-year-old film showing, with sellout audiences in an art house? Strange but true. This weekend the 2005 sci-fi/western "Serenity" will make its way back to theaters across the country. When it was originally released, the movie based on the short-lived Fox show "Firefly" grossed about $38 million worldwide, just shy of its $40 million budget. Yet, this film comes out of hibernation once every year around this...

2005-10-01 00:05:00

You can see how "Firefly," the short-lived TV show that provided the basis for "Serenity," could have gotten addictive if given the chance. The movie is a spirited mix of the familiar and the futuristic, of fast-paced chase scenes and butt-kicking brawls, of witty banter and well-drawn characters. No single element of it is truly original - remnants of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" are scattered throughout, alongside ideas from utopian novels and Clint Eastwood Westerns. Yet as a whole,...

2005-07-22 08:29:25

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Now that "Star Wars," "Star Trek" and "The Matrix" are fading into the sunset, what will take their place in the hearts of sci-fi fantasy fans? TV auteur Joss Whedon and Universal Pictures are hoping that it's "Serenity," his movie version of 2002's aborted Fox space Western TV series "Firefly," which opens Sept. 30. Universal launched its grass-roots awareness campaign for Whedon's directing debut in April, recruiting Whedon's loyal...

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