Fin: Periscope and Meerkat, Larry and George and Simon and Obama

So far I’m liking Periscope a lot more than Meerkat. I clicked on a live video of Chris Hayes’ story meeting earlier, and someone commented “Ur ratings suck LOL.” But I bet Chris has more Periscope followers than O’Reilly. Meanwhile, Periscope is just asking for “Down Periscope” headlines, every time they have an outage. Jason more »

Jason Segel to co-direct ‘The Lego Movie’ spinoff

Everything was awesome in “The Lego Movie”  generating more than $468 million worldwide, opening the tiny yellow floodgates for a wave of sequels and spinoffs. According to the Hollywood Reporter Jason Segel will join with Drew Pearce to write and direct one of them, “The Billion Brick Race.” Segel helped Disney relaunch The Muppets in more »

Movie Review: “It Follows”

Shhhh… it’s around the corner. Okay, now that I’ve gotten that old, lame joke out of my system, let’s get down to business. Plus, there’s nothing remotely humorous about “It Follows.” In fact, it’s seriously one of the creepiest, most innovative films to hit the horror genre in years. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the hype more »

Sam Taylor-Johnson is ’50 shades of gone’ for the upcoming sequels

Question: how big of a pain in the ass was author E.L. James (real name: Erika Mitchell) on the set of the adaptation of her “international phenomenon” ‘Fifty Shades of Grey?’ The answer is a half a billion dollars at the box office worth. That’s what director Sam Taylor-Johnson is walking away from this week more »

A zombie plague hits close to home in the trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Maggie’

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the name “Arnold Schwarzenegger” in reference to the horror trope “zombies,” my mind automatically races back to the time when Ridley Scott was developing his take on Richard Mattheson’s ‘I Am Legend’ (pre-Will Smith). Using a dystopian LA as his backdrop, the director had seen the more »

Spielberg adds “Ready Player One” to his collection of current projects

Another week, another announcement of a film in which Steven Spielberg is attached as director. This time it’s “Ready Player One,” an adaptation of Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel from 2011, and represents a return to sci-fi for the director of “E.T.,” “Close Encounters” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.” Deadline reported that Spielberg is attached as the more »

“Force Majeure” getting American remake, with Julia Louis Dreyfus in talks

One of the best foreign films of last year is getting what’s likely an inevitable American remake- and it’s chosen the perfect star. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight has bought the rights to “Force Majeure,” last year’s Oscar-nominated French/Swedish comedy/drama, and and is eying Julia Louis-Dreyfus to play the female lead. Ruben Ostlund’s more »

“Flutter” reunites Friday Night Lights’ Landry and his dad

When it comes to horrible plots on great TV shows, it’s hard to beat the Landry murder subplot on season 2 of Friday Night Lights. In case you’re not familiar, the plot consisted of Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons), up to that moment a comic-relief goofball, killing a man who was attempting to rape Tyra (Adrienne more »


Vivica A. Fox will return for ‘Independence Day’ sequel

Vivica A. Fox and Roland Emmerich have both confirmed via Twitter that she’s in for the upcoming “Independence Day 2.” She played Jasmine Dubrow, the girlfriend of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller character in the first movie. With Smith not returning, Jesse Usher has been cast as the couple’s son. The sequel is coming June 24, more »

Movie Review: “Home”

Man, movies for children are not what they used to be and this is not a bad thing  and we’re all just whatsoever. It seems that more and more movies that are aimed towards children are as well structured and layered as most films aimed towards adults. In fact, I’m willing to bet that adults more »

Movie Review: “Get Hard”

The new comedy “Get Hard,” opening this weekend, believes that the following things are inherently, unspeakably hilarious: Prison rape. Panic about the idea of prison rape. Sharp weapons going into and out of people’s butts. White people walking slowly to gangsta rap. White people wearing “hip-hop clothes” while walking slowly to gangsta rap. Gay people being more »

Movie Review: “Serena”

How does a film starring two major movie stars, who have collaborated in the recent past on a pair of money-making, Oscar-grubbing hits, only get a perfunctory theatrical release, along with its on-demand bow? That’s the question with “Serena,” and the answer is simple. In short, it’s boring. “Serena” is a not-especially interesting story, and more »