by Jill Pantozzi | 2:00 pm, September 16th, 2013
AMC has decided to make another The Walking Dead-based television series but without any of the characters you know. (Is this where I make the joke about that show already being on air?) I hereby dub this new series, Other Walking Dead, à la Coraline.
by Isabella Kapur | 2:45 pm, August 9th, 2013
Sadly, Facebook has not backtracked on their decision to introduce autoplay, television-style ads into the social networking site, but, at the very least, the company is delaying the process and taking care to accommodate concerns. Founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly taking precautions to ensure that the new type of advertising disrupts Facebook users as little as possible, while still making the company $2.5 million per day per advertising spot.
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:48 pm, August 6th, 2013
I have no problem admitting I’m not “up on the pop music.” Even if you aren’t, though, you can enjoy Cookie Monster teaching a valuable lesson in restraint to a jaunty tune. I’m 112 years old. Don’t listen to me. Just COOKIE.
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by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, July 23rd, 2013
Ahhh, in a few months people will look back at this headline and not know what I’m talking about with the sharks thing. But let me have my Sharknado reference while it’s still relevant. Let me have it.
by Susana Polo | 12:30 pm, July 9th, 2013
This is not a good year to be a company whose high-profile Orson Scott Card-affiliated project is coming to fruition. And this past month was not particularly a good one for folks who’ve been on the board of the U.S.’s biggest national anti-marriage equality lobbying group since 2009. The ethics of enjoying content related to or produced by someone who shares political views you are opposed can be uncomfortable enough without the added conflict of active participation and monetary support at very senior and organized levels of a powerful organization working at cross purposes to your political views. Summit Entertainment has been rumored to already be nervous about the backlash against its summer blockbuster Ender’s Game, based on Card’s seminal YA science fiction novel of the same name, and it’s hard not to see some studio pressure behind Card’s response (it cannot be called an apology) to well worded calls for a boycott of the movie.
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:10 pm, February 21st, 2013
So, Sony had their huge PlayStation 4 event yesterday (watch the whole thing at Geekosystem). There was just one problem – nobody thought to bring a PlayStation 4. Ok, that probably wasn’t the case but really, guys? (And yes, we literally do mean GUYS.) We’ve got a look from a different angle after the jump.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:00 pm, December 9th, 2012
I remember seeing preview footage of Tron: Legacy at San Diego Comic-Con and being pretty impressed. The 3D actually made sense and they seemed to have a good handle on a story that would do the original film justice. When I saw the full movie I thought it was good, not great, and didn’t expect them to make any more. While the idea was bounced around for a while, it looks like it’s finally gaining momentum.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:00 pm, June 16th, 2012
You’ve probably heard of the Draw Something app by now. You know, the one no one’s playing anymore? Well anyway, CBS has decided to turn the Pictionary-like game into a reality show. What in the what?
by Jamie Frevele | 4:21 pm, March 30th, 2012
John Layman (Chew) has decided to bring Tim Burton‘s Mars Attacks! to Broadway. Because … we don’t know. Nope, no idea. When the movie came out in 1996, very few people actually liked it, so our guess is that Layman wants this to become the next cult musical hit. Well … okay. Ack ack ack it is, then. Maybe I’ll change my mind about this by the end of the post.
by Jamie Frevele | 4:20 pm, March 2nd, 2012
Well, writing about this during this whole Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke kerfuffle is interesting, and here is why: It’s been reported that as part of his deal with NBC, comedian Dane Cook will star as a “brash alpha male DJ” at a radio station who finds himself in a wacky odd-couple pairing with a new feminist co-host, who will be played by Collette Wolfe. And considering how Cook has been tackling delicate issues of sexuality as of late, this … might be … interesting. Okay, it’s going to be scary. Let’s talk about how scary this is going to be.