Online editor of Dealerscope, CustomRetailer and other CTPG sites. Columnist and gadget reviewer for Tell Magazine.

Fin: Adios Sabado Gigante, growing out of the Simmons mailbag and the lies of Hulk Hogan

Adiós a las tetas: After more than 50 years, Univision has cancelled Sabado Gigante. I’ve enjoyed the show over the years despite barely knowing any Spanish, for the same reason I watch soccer matches with Spanish commentary: Sometimes language just isn’t necessary (The Wrap) Am I the only one who just cringes at Bill Simmons’ more »

Strange shenanigans with “Hateful Eight” trailer

So on Thursday, we got the news of a new “teaser,” possibly “leaked,” for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western, “Hateful Eight.” Appearing on various websites, the trailer looked something like this: The teaser appears to be an updated version of one that leaked all the way back in August, before the film had even started production, more »

Brooklyn comes to Springfield: ‘Girls’ stars to visit The Simpsons

Well, it’ll probably be better than the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover… Vulture reported that all four regular cast members on Girls- Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Alllison Williams- will guest-star on September’s season premiere of The Simpsons. Dunham had previously been announced as appearing. According to the report: We’re having a Girls reunion, even though Girls is still more »

Movie Review: “True Story”

Here’s what we learn in “True Story” about Michael Finkel, the real-life protagonist played in the film by Jonah Hill: He was fired from the New York Times for fudging details of much of a magazine cover story. When he finds he has a tangential connection to a man accused of killing his entire family, more »

Movie Review: “Our Man in Tehran”

Did you see “Argo,” but wish it had made the heroism of the Canadian characters more central? If no, “Our Man in Tehran”- with the tagling “The True Story of Argo”-  is the documentary for you. The film, produced North of the border, takes us through the Iranian hostage crisis, the years that led up more »

Movie Review: “The Sheik”

Professional wrestling is full of stories of men who have lived unbelievable, multifaceted lives. Look at Jesse Ventura, who went from Navy SEAL to wrestler to governor, or Andre the Giant, wrestler/beloved late-in-life actor, or Mick Foley, weirdo bad guy who wrote multiple bestselling memoirs and later became a noted sexual abuse activist. Among the more »

Verizon is taking FiOS towards a la carte

A la carte cable isn’t dead. But Verizon may have just dealt it a crucial blow. According to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday night, Verizon will soon begin offering a slimmed-down package to customers of its FiOS TV service. The package will include a “slim” core package of a small amount of channels, including more »

Fin: Changes for Mickey Rourke’s gay rugby movie, movie-bombing North Korea and Ted Cruz’s Jews

Remember that insane idea a few years ago about Mickey Rourke starring in a biopic of openly gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas, despite Rourke being both 30 years too old for the part and not in any position to play young or athletic?  The film has now been rejiggered: It’s still Rourke playing an more »

Together again: Han and Chewey reunite in new “Force Awakens” trailer

The second trailer for this year’s upcoming “Star Wars” sequel, “The Force Awakens,” debuted Thursday at the Star Wars Celebration event, and it gave fans of the old movies much to love. Such as hints of Darth Vader, and the old storm troopers, and the familiar John Williams score, and a narration that sounds like more »

Periscope piracy is suddenly a problem

Remember a few weeks ago, when movie theater exhibitors stated that they weren’t worried about the rise of live video streaming app Periscope? There’s apparently not so much detente with Periscope, when it comes to actual content makers. According to a  Mashable piece, HBO has reached out to Twitter, the parent company of Periscope, to request more »

Dolby Vision to debut on Disney releases

Dolby Vision, the new premium cinema projection system, will make its debut this summer on a pair of releases from Disney-owned studios: Walt Disney’s “Tomorrowland” and Pixar’s “Inside Out.” The technology will be enabled at Dolby Cinema locations worldwide that are showing those films. Disney’s new “Jungle Book” movie, coming out in 2016, will also more »

Enough with the “three more episodes until the finale “

I didn’t think I’d ever find a pet peeve about “next week on Mad Men…” promos that bothered me more than the non-sequitter opacity of the clips themselves. But that was before Mad Men adopted the “just four more episodes… until the finale” method of teasing. After last week’s episode, the second of the seven-episode more »