Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

New Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer gives a two-minute glimpse of fall blockbuster

The Mockingjay lives, and she is about to tear some stuff up. The latest trailer offers up nearly two minutes of dystopian society goodness. In Part I of Mockingjay, Katniss reluctantly leads the people of District 13 in open rebellion against the Capitol. While Katniss is the symbol for the rebellion, the Capitol has its more »

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass coming home to ‘Bourne’ franchise

Director Paul Greengrass had previously stated he was done with the Bourne franchise. He believed there was no place for the character to go after he regained his memory. Universal respectfully disagrees, and according to Deadline is finishing deals to bring both Greengrass and Matt Damon back for a third film. The actor has always more »

Rumor: Warner Bros. interested in buying WWE film library

The Wrap is among several sources reporting that Warner Bros. would like to acquire WWE’s extensive film library. WWE has some 150,000 hours of wrestling footage including not just its own product, but the libraries of WCW and ECW and others of its defunct former competitors. A lot of this stuff is available in the more »

How I Met Your Mothers: ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ subject has 34 biological kids

Like most therapy shows, Iyanla: Fix My Life gives an update on what happened to the people whose lives we were eavesdropping on. They’ve often fallen right back into the place they were before life coach and mentor Iyanla Vanzant showed up. Not surprising. Any therapy that has transformative results is a time-consuming thing. Now more »

The Simpsons to crossover with original Tracy Ullman versions

‘ annual Treehouse of Horror episodes have all sorts of fun winking at the audience. This year, they’ll borrow a trick from comic book crossovers and meet their previous versions. The Oct. 19 episode will have a parody of “The Others” that sees the family haunted by ghosts. It turns out these ghosts are the more »

Bond villain Richard Kiel dead at 74

Richard Kiel somehow managed to make a 7-foot assassin with solid steel teeth a lovable figure. The actor that brought Bond nemesis Jaws to life died Wednesday . Born with acromegaly, the same hormonal condition Andre The Giant had, Kiel mixed his intimidating size with a winning smile and sense of humor. His bumbling, lovable more »

WCW, WWE wrestler Sean O’Haire dies at age 43

Sean O’Haire, a talented grappler who served as one-half of WCW’s final tag team champions, died Monday.  No cause of death has been announced for the 43-year-old. O’Haire debuted in 2000, his athleticism pegging him as a rising star in WCW. Despite being 270 lbs, he could deliver an excellent looking Swanton Bomb. The Wrestling more »

‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff is lurching forward

The Walking Dead has been a ratings juggernaut for AMC. So it greenlit a spinoff, or as the network prefers to call it, a “companion show.” It does not feature any of the characters from the original show, and will take place in a different city. But it wouldn’t exist if not for The Walking more »


ESPN continues tone-deafness on Ray Rice banishment

The events of the past day lead me to believe TMZ may have surpassed ESPN as the “worldwide leader” in sports journalism. The 24-hour sports network has grown too close to and dependent on the NFL to cover it objectively. The voices ESPN gives the most airtime to have been wrong on Ray Rice since more »

Garth Brooks announces new digital music service, Ghost Tunes

Apple may soon wish Garth Brooks had stayed in retirement. The country icon has been vocal about not liking iTunes, and previously mentioned plans to distribute his catalog through his own website. But his announcement today went a little bit further than that. At a press conference in Chicago, where’s he kicking off his latest more »

Coulson’s team is on the run in new ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ trailer

Who would have thought the best thing to happen to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D would be the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D? The events of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” left the organization in a shambles, with Agent Colson unsure who he can trust. Now he’ll see what his team is truly made of. These characters will get more »

Dwayne Johnson confirms he’ll play DC’s Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson has been dropping hints about playing a costumed character for months now. Yesterday on his Twitter feed, Johnson made it official. "Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014 He’s the arch nemesis of DC hero more »