Movie Review: “Hercules”

It’s one thing for a film to borrow from or pay homage to another particular film. However, it’s a whole different matter altogether to completely steal from or rip off other movies… after movie… after movie… after movie… after… well, you get the point. Not only is “Hercules” remarkably (and disappointingly) similar to this year’s more »

Roddy Piper says Mark Wahlberg will play him in a movie

Say hello to your mother for me, Hulk Hogan. The Wrestling Observer newsletter reported on a one-man show WWE legend Roddy Piper did in Scotland. During that event, Piper said that a movie about his life is in the works and Mark Wahlberg will portray him. This rumor has been floating around for a while more »

Crowdfunded “Superman” doc goes back for one more round

Remember that weird period of collective delusion in the late ’90s when Nicolas Cage was going to play Superman, in a project that involved both Tim Burton and Kevin Smith? Early last year, a Kickstarter launched for a documentary about the failed “Superman Lives” project, called “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?,” complete with more »

Jess meets Jess in ‘New Girl’ season 4 premiere as Biel circles back to TV

Jessica Biel’s once flourishing big-screen career, back in the days of “The Illusionist”, “Cellular”, even “Elizabethtown”, took hit after hit recently (“Valentine’s Day”, “The A-Team”, “New Year’s Eve”, “Total Recall” and, oh my, “Playing for Keeps”), so sooner or later, the 7th Heaven whiz-kid was bound to need TV again to help pay the bills. more »

Twitter vs. Stephen A. Smith: Twitter wins

ESPN2′s morning talk show First Take is generally one of the more odious, indefensible things on TV- a “debate” show in which both debaters- Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith are formerly respectable newspaper journalists-turned-obnoxious TV shouters. It’s not rare for the two men to yell at each other vociferously, yet still be wrong. But more »

Jones joins “JFK” co-stars Costner, Oldman in “Criminal” 

Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman all appeared 23 years ago in Oliver Stone’s “JFK” as, respectively, Jim Garrison, Clay Shaw and Lee Harvey Oswald. Now, the three actors are reuniting in “Criminal,” a crime thriller from “The Iceman” director Ariel Vromen. Costner and Oldman were already on board, but Jones has recently more »

Blu-ray Review: Ray Donovan Season One

Sometimes there’s nothing quite like a good crime drama, though if you came in expecting a story about the former Secretary of Labor by the same name, you’ll come away sadly disappointed. Our friends at CBS Home Entertainment sent out a copy of “Ray Donovan: Season One” for us to review, and though this might more »

The terrifying way Facebook, A.I., and augmented reality might work in tandem

From GadgeTell We won't have a Skynet situation because A.I. doesn't need to use force; A.I. knows about Facebook's little experiment, and every other psychological experiment ever performed between the dawn of the field and the day it gained its consciousness-- not to mention all the other demonstrations of human tendency all over recorded history and social media. A.I. will have an understanding of the human mind that far surpasses our own understanding of its mind, which we built. Think about that for a second. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ going back…to the future?

Talk about your “high” concepts. Just when you though the rude, crude, frat boy comedy couldn’t get any more bizarre, along came something called ‘Hot Tub Time Machine.’ Featuring the unlikely cast of John Cusack, Chevy Chase, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clarke Duke, the premise had a bunch of unhappy modern day men heading more »

McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Wadia adopt DTS Play-Fi for wireless whole-home audio

From HomeTechTell DTS today announced that McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia have joined the "DTS Play-Fi ecosystem." Play-Fi allows you to play music from a smartphone, tablet or PC wirelessly over your home's WiFi network to as many Play-Fi connected speakers as you'd like. It's a competitor to Apple's AirPlay, which of course is best suited for an Apple-centric home entertainment system. Read the full post on HomeTechTell »

Miles Teller stoically endures J.K. Simmons’ abuse in ‘Whiplash’ trailer

They say appearances can be deceiving, and Miles Teller’s Andrew Neyman alter ego in the upcoming indie drama “Whiplash” learns that particular lesson the hard way. A young, aspiring, fairly talented but far from flawless instrumentalist, Andrew is at first encouraged by his music school teacher to “relax”, not worry about “the numbers” or what more »

Hole reunion is apparently off

What a relief: Courtney Love has backed off of the Hole reunion with the lineup “everyone wants to see,” namely guitarist Eric Erlandson, drummer Patty Schemel, and bassist Melissa Auf der Maur. Spin and the NME are citing Philippines news site as the source, and the interview is odd. In it Love mostly talks more »