Fin: Michael Rapaport’s guest star comeback, the Westeros diaspora and the case against the baby butt cash machine

Michael Rapaport’s guest-starring turn on the fifth season of Justified was so universally denounced as a disaster that it all but ruined that season, necessitating an all-time great rebound season on which Rapaport’s badly Southern-accented character was nowhere to be found. But with two appearances this week- as Louis C.K.’s cop acquaintance on Louie and more »

M Night Shyamalan goes found footage for his new film, ‘The Visit’

2015 just might be the year that M Night Shyamalan, previously considered “the Next Spielberg,” redeems himself in the eyes of moviegoers everywhere. Thanks to absolute disasters like ‘After Earth,’ ‘The Happening,’ ‘The Last Airbender,’ and ‘The Lady in the Water,’ he went from respected to ridiculed in record time. Granted, those films are lousy, more »

Telltale Games and Marvel are teaming up

From GamerTell Marvel and Telltale Games team up to make all the money, instead of merely most of the money Read the full post on GamerTell »

Sony phones aren’t good enough for James Bond

I’ve written before about the silly incongruity by which characters in films produced by Sony Pictures are always using Sony-branded smartphones and tablets- even though, judging by their sub-1 percent market share, Sony phones are used by almost no one in real life. In an article about a year ago, I even said this: This more »

It’s just a joke? Adam Sandler offends more than viewers with his new film

Back during the whole The Interview debacle, when Sony’s secrets were leaked as part of a proposed “terrorist” attack on the studio, we learned a lot of interesting things, none more enlightening than the overall feeling by many in power that Adam Sandler was more of a liability than an asset to the entertainment giant. more »

We are the world, we are the TIDAL

The recent launch of Jay Z’s Tidal streaming music service has inspired me to start a conversation about the state of digital music and how we can fix some of its problems. (If you’ve got thoughts or suggestions drop me a line.) But before we get into the drudgery of copyright law and royalty rate more »

Movie Review: “Ex Machina”

Why is “Ex Machina” different from most “futuristic” sci-fi films? For one thing, it’s gorgeously shot. For another, it actually takes its own ideas seriously. This is a special film. Written and directed by Alex Garland, the novelist-turned-screenwriter who’s most associated with Danny Boyle’s films, “Ex Machina” avoids most of the traps of subpar sci-fi more »

Movie Review: “The Age of Adaline”

First and foremost, I find it hard to truly bash a movie as long as it attempts to do something different or unique. Therefore, I’ll really try to keep my negative cynicism to a minimum while reviewing the latest foray into romantic cinema, “The Age of Adaline.” However, “The Age of Adaline” isn’t THAT fresh more »

Aqua Stream Hunger Force: Adult Swim, Turner shows come to Hulu

Hulu Thursday announced a fairly major content coup: A licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting that will make several shows available on Hulu for the first time. The available shows include several from Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Adventure Time and Regular Show. In addition, more »

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory Double Feature: Love at First Bite / Once Bitten

This pairing is a little odd, but if there’s one thing I’ve come to love about Scream Factory–who sent us a copy of “Scream Factory Double Feature: Love at First Bite / Once Bitten” for us to review–it’s that these guy can not only find the strangest and best in old movies, but also bring more »

Ebert/Meyer 2016: The “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” movie is on, with Will Ferrell

In what could go down as the most intriguing making-of-a-bad-movie film since “Ed Wood”- that is, until the James Franco “Disaster Artist” film happens- the film about the relationship between Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert, and their collaboration on “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” is going forward. According to The Dissolve, Michael Winterbottom is more »

Apple Watch app launch roundup to get you started

From AppleTell Hit a home run, start a band, and discover what the future holds. Read the full post on AppleTell »