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Israel’s Netanyahu invokes ‘Game of Thrones’

In his controversial speech Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoked many things. The biblical story of Purim. The Holocaust. The works of Robert Frost and Elie Wiesel. Oh, and ‘Game of Thrones.’ Say what? Yes, about halfway through the speech, the prime minister was discussing what he calls more »

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Remastered “The Breakfast Club” headed for SXSW

I had a feeling that massive oral history, just the other day, of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me.)” Yes, the movie for which that song was the theme, the 1985 John Hughes hit “The Breakfast Club,” is getting a remastered and restored Blu-ray release for its 30th anniversary- and the new edition will more »

9 million more using connected TVs

As of the end of last year, 22 million TVs in the U.S. were connected TV, a sharp increase from 13 million at the same time the year before. And that figure is expected to rise to 47 million by 2017. That’s according to statistics released Monday by NPD Group, which added that connected TVs more »

Vimeo on Chromecast is here

Chromecast’s lists of apps continues to grow, with the addition of functionality with the video site and app Vimeo. Vimeo on Chromecast is only available via iOS, for now. According to Vimeo’s staff blog: As lovers of Couch Mode and Watch Later already know, there are tons of ways to watch Vimeo videos on your more »

“Lego Star Wars”? “Lego Star Wars!”

“The Lego Movie” was such a phenomenon that it’s already getting several follow-ups, including an official sequel and a separate movie for the “Lego Batman” character. Now, get ready for a Lego-based “Star Wars,” in TV form. According to the Hollywood Reporter, ” Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales” is a five-part series that will air more »

Fin: I’m sorry Greg Proops, Jesus lifts CNN and skipping Spock’s funeral

On Saturday night I went to see Greg Proops perform at the Helium Comedy Club here in Philadelphia, and it was a great set, as consistently hilarious as I’ve ever seen from a name comic here in Philly. However, I must say I owe an apology to Mr. Proops, because during the show, the following more »

Klipsch is sponsoring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Klipsch announced that it has signed a three-year deal to become the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The ceremony, marking its 30th anniversary, will now be called “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Klipsch Audio.” In addition, the Rock and Roll Hall more »

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Ignatius J. Swanson: “Confederacy of Dunces” stage show to star Nick Offerman

The beloved novel “A Confederacy of Dunces,” by John Kennedy Toole, has famously never been adapted for the movies, with various productions over the years running into varying types of misfortune. But now, ‘Confederacy’ is being adapted for another medium, the theater, with a familiar face in the lead role. According to the New York more »

Behold: The world’s first porn-Mel Brooks crossover

Are you an extremely specific type of lifelong nerd who’s long wished to see adult film stars read scenes from the Mel Brooks comedy canon? Today’s your lucky day. Lee Roy Myers, described as “adult film director/comedy wunderkind/digital trendsetter” and responsible for such past titles as “Game of Bones,” “Dr. Whore” and “Porks and Recreation,” is more »

No, there’s no racist backlash against “Focus”

(Note: This post contains spoilers for the recently released movie “Focus.”) The Will Smith movie “Focus” took the number one spot at the domestic box office this weekend, besting “FIfty Shades of Grey,” although with just $19.1 million, it was one of the softer #1 openings. The relatively low total likely means continued questions about more »

Astronaut Terry Virts honors Nimoy, from space

After Leonard Nimoy died Friday, tributes poured in from all over the planet- and even beyond. We heard from Nimoy’s former co-stars, his fellow Spock Zachary Quinto, the president of the United States, and numerous people, well-known and not-so-well-known, who were inspired by Nimoy in his long career. But perhaps my favorite Nimoy tribute came more »

Aereo auction fizzles; TiVo obtains assets

After streaming TV service Aereo had its business model essentially ruled out of existence by the U.S. Supreme Court last year, the company declared bankruptcy. Aereo had hoped for some success by auctioning off its assets. The results, alas, were disappointing. According to CNET, Aereo’s auction raised less than $2 million, less than half of more »