‘The Hunger Games’ releases new ‘Mockingjay’ trailer

Sporting Mockingjay symbols will be punishable by death, President Snow has declared. That army’s got its work cut out in “Mockingjay, Part I.” Fans at Comic-Con the first look at the new trailer on Friday, and now it is everywhere. The previous trailers showed Donald Sutherland’s President Snow delivering addresses, desperately trying to convince everyone, more »

What would Green Man do? There’s going to be an “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” self help book

The gang from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee and Frank – are putting their collective pen to paper to share with the world their greatest (or whatever they got) life lessons. It’s a self-help book billed up front as a get-rich-quick scheme, which is their usual M.O., except they more »


Shel Silverstein biopic on the way, from a boy named McG 

You know what always bothered me about the Johnny Cash biopic from a few years ago, “Walk the Line”? It included nearly all of Cash’s best-known songs, but it completely left out “A Boy Named Sue.” There was likely a good reason for this- while Cash had songwriter credit for most of his music, he more »

Patton Oswalt readies new book, “Silver Screen Fiend”

Patton Oswalt is in the middle of a self-imposed super-long hiatus from social media participation- which he briefly broke Wednesday in order to retweet the news of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s #1 album- but you’ll soon have a chance to read the comedian’s words. As Splitsider pointed out earlier this week, Oswalt’s new book, titled “Silver more »

What Batman Day means to a Batman fangirl

According to the interwebs, today is Batman Day. In part because this year is the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ first dark knight appearance, and probably because retailers felt like capitalizing on Batman-themed sales. I’m not one to complain about it; in fact, I plan on embracing it. For as long as I can remember, Batman has been a big part of my life. Although that might sound crazy and borderline obsessive, it’s true and I don’t care if you don’t like it. So, even though I left my cape and Batman shirt at home today, you can bet I’ll be thinking about the Caped Crusader all day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even go home and play Lego Batman on my Playstation all night. Living on the edge.

“Fight Club” book sequel coming in 2015

I am Hannah’s smirking ecstasy. I’d like to think we all knew Fight Club was not the end of Tyler Durden; he’s just too perfect of a character to leave us forever. As a huge Fight Club fan (both the book and the movie), I am WAY too excited about this Fight Club 2 news. Sure, it seems writer Chuck Palahniuk might be selling out just a smidgen, but if it means I get my sequel I don’t care one bit. Even better, me and my fellow comic nerds will get the sequel treatment in the form of a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics maxiseries to be illustrated by Cameron Stewart.

Wentworth Miller joins CW’s ‘Flash’ as his archenemy, Captain Cold

When supervillain Captain Cold inevitably finds himself in Iron Heights Penitentiary, the actor playing him may have a few ideas on how to get out. Wentworth Miller, best known for his starring role in Fox drama will play Captain Cold on CW’s Flash. The villain is a master of ice-based weaponry and the leader of more »

Marvel announces female Thor and black Captain America in same week

A valid knock on superhero comics is that the majority of the people saving the world are white males. This goes on to be reflected in the various TV shows and movies based on these comics. Marvel made two big changes to the status quo this week: announcing both a female Thor and a black more »

Ultron revealed, some ‘Age of Ultron’ plot details confirmed

Entertainment Weekly’s cover story this week gives a first look at the much anticipated Avengers sequel “Age of Ultron.” Comic buffs will notice the movie design removes the robot’s mouth. It’s not as if he needs it to breathe or speak, after all. James Spader will play Ultron through performance capture technology, and even a more »

Billy Eichner is writing a book

Can Billy Eichner’s high-energy style of running up to people on the streets of New York City and yelling at them translate to the printed page? We’re about to find out. The host of Billy on the Street and Parks and Recreation co-star is writing his first book, which does not yet have a title, more »


False is the new true: Fake news clickbait, “Blood Feud” and why the truth stopped mattering

I’ve complained about clickbait of the Buzzfeed and Upworthy variety an awful lot in the last couple of years, and I know I’m not alone. It’s silly, manipulative, least-common-denominator, and it lowers the discourse considerably. I’ve long felt that when this particular era of Internet culture passes, we’ll all be the better for it. But more »

Fin: Kate Upton (not) in Playboy, LeBron and Louie and Hitler, AMA

Somehow, Kate Upton stating, on the record, “I’m not doing Playboy” led to such headlines as “Kate Upton dishes on posing for Playboy,” “Upton doesn’t rule out Playboy” and “Kate Upton in Playboy?” (E! Online) Ever want to see highlights from “Snowpiercer,” cut to Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train”? Twitpic user Jacob Gentry came through (Twitpic) more »