Fin: Palin’s walled garden, the dawn of “booth babes” and Godspeed, Viral Politics Editor

A Sarah Palin subscription video channel? I’m all for it! Like Glenn Beck and Paula Deen before her, I’m thrilled to see Palin going exactly where she belongs: Behind a paywall. And hey, of all the inventive, scammish ways the conservative media has of getting their aging audience to part with their money- from Goldline more »

Mad Max: Fury Road was one of Comic-Con’s best trailers

It’s always a huge risk to revisit beloved material such as the Mad Max movies. But Hollywood is constantly looking for projects with built-in name recognition. I’m usually one of the first people to say no to reboots, but this one looks great. Tom Hardy will tackle the role of Max, while Charlize Theron will more »

Apple to acquire Swell for $30 million

From AppleTell Apple is reportedly nearing its acquisition of Swell, a talk radio curation service, for around $30 million. It is possible that Apple will utilize Swell’s technology to enhance its Podcasts app, which has been receiving fairly negative reviews because of performance issues. Read the full post on AppleTell »

‘Atari: Game Over’ trailer focuses on E.T. and the death of an industry

For those of us who grew up with the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (yes – that’s what it was called), the release of any new game was a reason to celebrate. From Activision’s boundary pushing entries to lesser known oddball labels, we couldn’t get enough of those mysterious, circuit board laden cartridges. Even when more »

Report: Spike TV cancels Impact Wrestling

Reports from sources including TMZ Sports say Spike TV has informed TNA management it won’t renew its TV contract. The current deal expires in October, and the report said Spike wanted to give plenty of notice so the promotion could find another deal. Impact has aired on Spike since 2005. TNA President Dixie Carter tweeted more »

Anniversary thinkpiece roundup: “Purple Rain,” “Paul’s Boutique” and the Paris Hilton Sex Tape 

It seems like every day, it’s the anniversary of some major movie, TV show, or album. Here’s what we’re commemorating this week: “,” 30 years. Jezebel’s Hillary Crosley:  From his on-stage booty shake (my favorite) to his Lake Minnetonka purification ceremony with Apollonia, fans ate it up and Purple Rain topped the box office while more »

The trailer for ‘Tusk’ is real savage-like

We’ve been hearing a lot about Kevin Smith‘s new film ‘Tusk‘ ever since the supposedly “retiring” indie icon announced it as part of one of his delightfully demented Smodcasts months back. We didn’t know much before except that it was based on a bizarre story about a man seeking someone to be his pet “animal” more »

“Lucy” rules 100 percent of the box office

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Lucy” top the box office. I admit I didn’t see “Lucy.” Since it’s directed by Luc Besson, I can only assume the plot features a jarring Lolita complex and sports cars been driven at breakneck speeds.  As always, these figures are estimates and should more »

No, female Comic-Con goers DON’T deserve sexual assault for cosplaying

This weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con saw a lot of controversy over sexual harassment cases, as per the usual. In the on-going battle against misogyny in nerd culture, female Con goers are consistently judged and policed in terms of “how slutty” their costume is. According to Associated Press: …what Geeks for CONsent and others regarded as blatant more »

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Goes Live

From GadgeTell Amazon’s Netflix-like service for ebooks, Kindle Unlimited has gone live. For $9.99 a month subscribers will have access to over 600,000 ebooks and several thousand audio books. They can download up to 10 free titles at a time and keep them as long as they like. The subscription also comes with a free 3 month subscription to Audible which includes 1 credit a month Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Will Arrive Early

From GamerTell The Shadow of Mordor will fall a little earlier as October cleans out. Read the full post on GamerTell »

Shel Silverstein biopic on the way, from a boy named McG 

You know what always bothered me about the Johnny Cash biopic from a few years ago, “Walk the Line”? It included nearly all of Cash’s best-known songs, but it completely left out “A Boy Named Sue.” There was likely a good reason for this- while Cash had songwriter credit for most of his music, he more »