Fin: Johnny Depp, American Snipper; lessons from ‘Louie’ and actually it’s about ethics on SVU

“American Snipper,” indeed! “Johnny Depp Has Considered Becoming a Mohel,” according to an interview he gave with ” Israeli entertainment show ‘Erev Tov With Guy Pines.’” (Tablet) What will they do, dox Olivia Benson? Law & Order: SVU is doing a “ripped from the headlines” episode about Gamergate (did Gamergate ever rise to the level more »

NBC says “Yes” to a ‘Problem Child’ sitcom

We’ve been hearing scuttlebutt for a while now about a possible ‘Problem Child’ remake. Maybe it will be a full length feature film. Maybe it will be part of a new streaming outlet’s strategy. Well, the truth has finally been revealed. According to, NBC has ordered a TV pilot for a single camera sitcom more »

DVD Review: Mas Negro Que La Noche

If you’re puzzling over the Spanish in the title, don’t worry; you’re not at all alone. As near as I can tell “Mas Negro Que La Noche” is, essentially, “More Black Than the Night,” and however you translate it, it’s going to be a big pile of creepy. Our friends out at Lionsgate sent over more »

Want Super Bowl commercials only? Dish offers “Reverse AutoHop”

Dish has fought a years-long battle with the broadcast networks and their corporate owners over its AutoHop feature, which allows users to automatically skip past commercials. This Sunday, Dish is giving customers the chance to skip everything but the commercials, for those fans who don’t care about the game but love the chance to watch more »

“Chicken Soup For the Soul” will be a movie

I recall an episode of, The Sopranos, in which Tony is lying in bed with his Russian goomar, Irina. He’s just pounded the s–t out of her, and now she’s got a book in her hands and he’s got a cigar (like a BOSS): TONY: What is that? IRINA: Cheeeken Soooop for the SOOl. TONY: more »

An Interview with “Black Sea” director Kevin Macdonald: There’s no substitute for a good “sub” genre… literally.

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s newest film “Black Sea” manages to resurrect a long-forgotten SUB-genre (more on this particular pun later) — the submarine movie. While films like “Below,” “Das Boot,”Crimson Tide,” “U-571,” etc. frequently “surfaced” (sorry, I just can’t help myself) during the 1980’s, 1990’s and even the 2000’s, this forgotten style of action-thriller has more »

They’re making a movie out of “The Secret”

Yeah. Seriously. I’m not making this up. I really, really wish I was. Alas, they are turning, “The Secret,” into a full-length feature film: Raja Gosnell is onboard to the direct the film adaptation of Rhonda Byrne’s 2006 best-selling novel “The Secret” at Constantin Film and Robert Cort Productions. The original narrative will center on a more »

We did good, didn’t we: Twitter’s best goodbyes to the Bravermans and ‘Parenthood’

NBC’s family drama ‘Parenthood’ wrapped up its five-year run Thursday night generally well, albeit with extreme happy endings for every Braverman family character. Doing so may half required a ‘Six Feet Under’-style montage-into-the-future, but hey, at least this time Peter Krause’s character lived long enough to participate. Here’s that montage, and if you didn’t tear more »

Imgur makes gif creation monumentally easier

From GadgeTell Well, up until this point it was really difficult to create gifs. Just ask my coworker, Devon, who taught herself to make them. I don't have her patience. But now, Imgur launched Video to GIF which is as awesome and easy as it sounds. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Like “Transformers,” only smaller: GoBots movie in the works

I admit, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when I heard a movie about a GoBots movie being in the works. Really? GoBots? Another film franchise based on toys for 30 years ago? Especially toys that were widely understood at the time as smaller, inferior knockoffs of Transformers, which were huge at the time and produced by more »

Rex Ryan doesn’t let lap band surgery get in the way of stuffed crust pizza endorsement

Only in America can a famous athletic coach undergo lap-band surgery, lose over 100 pounds, yet not have it prevent him from appearing in a commercial for something called “Triple Cheese Covered Stuffed Crust pizza.” Yes, the Pizza Hut ad stars Rex Ryan, the famously bombastic football coach who recently was fired by the New York more »

Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are ‘Chev and Bev’ in new sitcom

Thirty-two years ago they were the typical America couple. He was a still slightly hot comedy funnyman. She was a serious actress with a Golden Globe nomination to her name. But once they pratfalled their way through John Hughes and Harold Ramis’ ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation,’ Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo (forever) became Clark and Ellen more »