Q: Can you check your crystal ball and see if there will be any new "Star Trek," "James Bond" and "Superman" movies in the future?
A: Yes to all three. Although the 23rd official Bond film has long been delayed, it is now reportedly being prepared -- with Daniel Craig returning as Bond. Director J.J. Abrams has also dropped hints about a sequel to his 2009 "Star Trek." And "Man of Steel," the latest Superman movie (with Henry Cavill in the title role and Zack Snyder directing), is in the works. This could make for a busy holiday season in 2012, since the movies are set for November and December of next year.
Q: I just watched the season finale of "Army Wives." Does this mean that there will be no more of the show? Really have enjoyed it. Would hate to see it go.
A: While the season finale of "Army Wives" certainly looked like a farewell, with the show's military base scheduled to be shut down and the characters scattering, the Lifetime series has been renewed for another season. There was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it teaser for the next run at the end of the season finale.
Q: I read in the paper some time back that there will be a new "Men in Black III" movie. Is that correct? Any word on when it will be released?
A: There is a third "Men in Black" movie in the works. It will reportedly involve time travel and a cast that includes, besides the returning Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, Josh Brolin as a younger version of Jones' character. The movie is expected in 2012.
Q: I am trying to find the Basil Rathbone "Sherlock Holmes" movie with the Creeper. Do you know the name of it and whether it is available?
A: You are looking for "The Pearl of Death," a 1944 film with Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. It is on DVD in several packages. The eerie Creeper was played by actor Rondo Hatton, who also played the Creeper in 1946's "House of Horrors" and "The Brute Man," released the same year.
The Turner Classic Movies website says that Hatton was exploited by movies because he had a deformity -- acromegaly, which enlarges the bones in the hands, feet and face. That created a look that the movies repeatedly treated as frightening. Hatton died of a heart attack in 1946.