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.

Ed Zwick in talks to direct ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel

How long can Tom Cruise keep headlining action movies? As long as they keep pulling in more than $200 million worldwide. “Jack Reacher” did just that in 2012, and Deadline reports that Paramount wants Ed Zwick to direct the sequel, working with Marshall Herskovitz to rewrite an existing script. This would reunite the team behind more »

Watch Zac Efron keep the party going in “We Are Your Friends”

There’s a great movie to made about the culture behind EDM parties. Zac Efron is in need of that movie that makes people take him seriously as an actor. Can these two things happen at the same time? “We Are Your Friends” features Efron as Cole, a would-be producer whose claim to fame is spinning more »

Alfonso Ribeiro will be new host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

ABC apparently enjoyed being in the Alfonso Ribeiro business. On the Dancing With The Stars finale, ABC announced he’ll be the host for the 26th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos, replacing Dancing host Tom Bergeron. As last season’s winner, Ribeiro was on hand to pass the mirror ball trophy to his successor. Bergeron was more »

Gobi Rahimi seeks Indiegogo funding for “7Dayz” Tupac film

The director on two of Tupac’s music videos is among the many trying to do some form of bio on the rapper. Gobi Rahimi has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for “7Dayz,” which will recount Tupac’s final days in the hospital. Rahimi said it will not be a documentary, but a narrative feature including footage of more »

Mad Max sequel will be called ‘Mad Max: The Wasteland’

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is a restart that many believe is better than the original films, making a sequel a foregone conclusion. In an interview with The Playlist, George Miller confirmed it’s coming. “Mad Max: The Wasteland” has a screenplay, one Miller was able to finish because of the delays on “Fury Road.” Miller also more »

WWE Payback 2015 Recap: We still believe in the Shield

Potential caption: The Shield’s reunion lasted for just one move at Payback The Kane face turn we’ve been teased with for months didn’t take place Sunday, as the Corporate Machine did what was best for business. Seth Rollins retained his world to end a strong but predictable May pay-per-view. Here are the highlights: Seth Rollins more »

CW reveals first trailer for super spinoff ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

We can’t call them “the Justice League,” but comic book lovers will still be happy to see them. CW’s unlikely hit Arrow spun successfully into Flash and now this shared TV universe will generate its own superhero team from characters that appeared on both shows. CW’s trailer confirms the resurrection of Sara Lance, who will now be more »

WWE eliminated its Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, but is bringing it back in May

The Elimination Chamber has been WWE’s February pay-per-view for five years. This year, WWE opted to go with a new event called Fast Lane, which you can read my recap of here.  I missed Elimination Chamber, and it seems WWE did too. It’s coming back as a second pay-per-view this month, happening May 31. WWE Payback, more »

CBS’ Supergirl trailers have everybody talking

Now that Supergirl will officially fly onto CBS’ fall lineup, the Tiffany Network released a trailer that instantly divided comic fans. Those that hated it compared it to Saturday Night Live’s excellent sketch that cast Black Widow in a rom com. Why is this being who can shatter mountains with a shrug acting so gosh darn girly, more »

Luc Besson to direct adaptation of ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Director Luc Besson is so excited about his next project he joined Twitter to talk about it. He’ll be directing “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” from a 1967 French sci-fi series of graphic novels. It focuses on a pair of spatio-temporal agents that defend 28th century Earth and other planets from evil. more »

Alex Garland has a story idea for ’28 Months Later’

Fresh off rave reviews for “Ex Machina,” Alex Garland is still teasing us about a potential “28 Months Later.” He told The Playlist that he came up with an idea for the story and actually wrote it. That’s where he plans for his involvement to end, however. Garland is not crazy about sequels, one of more »

Fox teases ‘Minority Report’ TV show

Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Minority Report followed police with the technology to stop crimes before they happen. Considering the current love for procedurals on networks, I’m shocked it took this long for a TV version. The good news: this trailer looks pretty good and stars the criminally underutilized Meagan Good. The bad news: this sci-fi show is more »