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Curiosity Lands Safe, Sends Back First Pictures from the Neighbouring Planet

Those who eagerly awaited the landing of Curiosity on the RedPlanet are as well equally happy for Michael Phelps’ enormous achievement atthe Games. Okay, apart from the latter news, NASA’s Curiosity is in the headlinesfor the successful finishing of the entire line-up. The crane-sized rover, Curiosity, arrived on Mars and apparently reached out to accomplish the core task in space exploration – to establish if live existed ever on the planet. 

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 Science fiction master Ray Bradbury passes away at age 91

At 91, the science fiction extraordinaire left a body of work that might fulfill the augury of that showman in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1932. President Barack Obama paid a heartily tribute to the memory of sci-fi supremo Ray Bradbury, soon after the news of the veteran's death surfaced. Sci-fi news website Io9 was the first one to break the news of Ray Bradbury's death in southern California.

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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and 'Conan the Barbarian' last week's performance

Although we have number of Sci-fi movies showing right now, But the heart-tugging drama The Help has risen one place to top the US and Canada box office after taking an estimated $20.5m (£12.4m) over the weekend. The adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel tells of the relationship between white women and their black housekeepers in 1960s Mississippi. 

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Big Tweeter Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson lets everyone know he is doing 'GI Joe 2'

So it looks Dwayne and Walton Goggins has joined Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki for filming of  "Cobra Strikes" or possibly "Retaliation" or something else entirely, one thing is for sure — there's a "G.I. Joe" sequel in the works, and The Rock is going to be a badass in it.

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Matt Damon has started filming 'Elysium' in Canada

Matt Damon is in Vancouver filming the science fiction thriller Elysium alongside Jodie Foster and Alice Braga. The crew wrapped up the third day on location Friday in Kerrisdale at Macdonald Street and Marine Drive where, although Damon and the crew took off at 8 p.m. Thursday, paparazzi were reported to have remained in the bushes with night vision cameras until midnight.

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Last weeks new movies and some data on box office takings

Last week we had the intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference Cowboys and Aliens opened and is well received and this week we also have 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' that comes with the back story of what happened while he and his fellow astronauts were lost in space? How did monkeys rise and people lose their place at the top of the food chain? That’s exactly where the smart, exciting Rise of the Planet of the Apes fits in to the series. Remains to be seen, how it does in next week report.

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Box Office Takings & The Top Movies, Weekend of July 1, 2011

Last week, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ debuted and took in $100 million for the weekend. It’s total domestic take now stands at $180.6 million with a worldwide box office of $418 million. Retro-science fiction film ‘Super 8′ dropped just one place to fifth taking in an additional $7.4 million to bring its domestic total to $110 million and its worldwide total to $155 million. Warner Bros./DC Comics’ ‘Green Lantern’ fell to seventh place taking in $6.5 million. It’s worldwide box office now sits at just $136.9 million.

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Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Box Office Takings are good

The first box office numbers for Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon are in and seem to be OK. The third installment earned $5.5 million at the 9pm Tuesday night screenings in 2,700 3D theaters and added more 2D screens at midnight to take in $8 million at that time for a total of $13.5 million so far.

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'Green Lantern' and 'Super 8' box office takings

Last few weeks there have been good choices of Scifi in the cinema near you. In Super 8 we are witnessing a mysterious train crash; a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon.

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 defies predictions & smashes box office record

I am  planning to see it this weekend in 3D if I can, even though the critics did not liked it, but audiences across the world seems to have been flocking to see Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. With this year box office being fairly depressed so far, the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has topped them all so far this year with handsome 90 millions USD. Not as good as the last two, but good enough. The overseas taking is also proving to be very good.

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