Fin: Metrodome trutherism, ‘Mad Men’ roads not taken and first they came for Chuck Johnson

This Boston Red Sox broadcast of video of the implosion of the Metrodome- which didn’t actually happen- may be my favorite sports news story of the year. It turns out the video came from a comedy bit on the broadcast of a different team- the White Sox, in fact- and I’m guessing they had it more »

Google Cardboard is our favorite free app of the week

From AppleTell The world is better in 3D. Read the full post on AppleTell »

DVD Review: The Poltergeist of Borley Forest

Haunted forests are nothing new, really. Nor are ghost movies. But the combination of a poltergeist and the woods, now that’s something a little different. Our friends out at Image Entertainment sent out a copy of “The Poltergeist of Borley Forest” for us to review, and the concept is certainly unique enough…but can the execution more »

Chromecast getting an update, with HBO Now and new apps

Those who use the Google Chromecast as their primary content driver got some good news this week- HBO Now functionality will arrive on the device this summer- with a lot more to come. At the Google I/O conference this week- where the Chromecast itself was unveiled two years ago- Google announced that it is launching more »

Cary Fukunaga no longer directing ‘It’ adaptation

New Line swears its remake of Stephen King’s “It” is still happening, but it has taken a step backward. According to The Wrap, director Cary Fukunaga is off the project. Reportedly there were budget concerns, including the casting of Ben Mendelsohn. New Line wanted him to take a pay cut to keep things under budget more »

Android M goes official with fingerprint support, increased energy efficiency

From GadgeTell Marshmallow? Macadamia Nut Cookie? Milkshake? Muffin? Macaron? Meringue Pie? Build number 6.0 or 5.2? Although Android’s M iteration is technically out now, the answers to all those questions (two questions, really) are unlikely to be provided until fall. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Live action not working out, Jason Reitman turns to animation

Jason Reitman began his directing career, while still in his 20s, with “Thank You For Smoking,” “Juno” and “Up in the Air.” Then came “Young Adult,” “Labor Day,” and “Men, Women and Children,” each less critically acclaimed than the last. Now, Reitman’s going to be taking a break from live action to direct an animated more »

Finally. A selfie-stick for non-narcissists/-psychopaths

From GadgeTell Considering the overwhelming backlash and criticism of “selfie sticks”, it takes a set of cojones to market a new product with such striking resemblance and overlapping use. Coachella made a point to ban selfie sticks and narcissists at their 2015 show. But “totems” and “stuffed animals” were also listed as prohibited, so I’m not sure how serious to take them. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Fox rebooting ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’

There may be no better example of “brilliant comic book, subpar movie adaptation” than 2003’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”  It’s best known for being Sean Connery’s last film. I think that had more to do with him being ready to retire than the quality of the movie. But Connery was far from the only person more »

15 people who made Aladdin jokes about FIFA candidate Prince Ali

As you may have heard, an election is going on right now for the presidency of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, still reeling from the shocking indictment earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Justice. The two leading candidates are longtime incumbent Sepp Blatter and Prince Ali bin Hussein, a Jordanian prince, and brother of more »

Create your own iPhone 6 Iron Man edition with Slickwraps

From AppleTell I'll wait for the Son of Ambush Bug Edition, thank you very much. Read the full post on AppleTell »

Tilda Swinton may play Doctor Strange’s Ancient One, changing character’s race and gender

Each day in comic book movie casting brings a new controversy as studios try to make up for decades of predominantly white male characters. Making matters worse, the few diverse faces in the books were often cringeworthy stereotypes. Into all this is the apparent casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Marvel’s upcoming more »