Fin: Ned Stark ruins Season 7, Ted Cruz vs. True Blood, and the persecution of “The Persecuted”

Sean Bean accidentally dropping a major Game of Thrones spoiler reminds me of the time Kyle MacLachlan hosted Saturday Night Live and blurted out, in the monologue, that the killer of Laura Palmer was actually Shelly the Waitress (Gawker) The new movie about “persecution” of Christians in America- which is called, you guessed it, “The more »

Still-untitled Cameron Crowe project moves from December 2014 to May 2015

Unless you’re Woody Allen, it’s seldom a good sign when you’re unable to think of a name for a movie with a debut mere months away. Apparently, that just dawned on Columbia Pictures, which decided to give Oscar-winning director Cameron Crowe a bit of extra time to baptize his untitled next project. Unless the star-studded more »

Blu-ray Review: The Legend of Billie Jean

Fair is fair…that’s a lesson from earliest childhood that tends to get lost in the complexity of adulthood. It’s easy to slip out of one’s obligations by using the language rather than the intent of an agreement, or by denying an agreement was ever struck. Our friends at Mill Creek Entertainment sent over a copy more »

‘Birdman’ spreads its wings to embrace New York Film Festival closing spot

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s first “Birdman” teaser barely hinted at the titular superhero’s powers and abilities, but apparently, one of the character’s super strengths is miraculous film festival appeal. Quite an unusual skill, and one that many A-list filmmakers and producers in Hollywood would kill for, as it’s often an ideal first step en route to more »

Lifetime finds another Aaliyah in Nickelodeon’s Alexandra Shipp

Lifetime is pushing forward with Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Zendaya Coleman was the cable network’s first choice to play the late R&B singer, but she dropped out after voicing concerns about the project. Lifetime has switched from a Disney star to a Nickelodeon one, tapping House of Anubis’ Alexandra Shipp for the role. She has more »

Riveting ‘Imitation Game’ trailer debuts, tells Alan Turing story

The Oscar race is a marathon rather than a sprint, so while contenders like “Birdman”, “Foxcatcher” or “Gone Girl” may have got a head start thanks to promptly released trailers and various early festival debuts, nothing’s lost just yet for competitors such as The Weinstein Company’s “Imitation Game”. With the support of two highly skilled more »

Is Darren Aronofsky’s next film ‘Moonfall’?

In spite of the fact that the title looks like an awkward mash-up of two different James Bond movies and the storyline makes the film sound like the plot of an intentionally bad movie you would see inside a movie that was satirizing the stupidity of Hollywood, The Wrap is reporting that David Weil’s sci-fi more »

Mark Romanek in talks to direct ‘Shining’ prequel

I know this is gonna sound like sacrilege, especially for someone who has become a horror obsessive in the last 35 years, but ‘The Shining’ is NOT one of the greatest fright films of all time. It’s not even one of Stanley Kubrick’s best. I’ll now wait a few moments before continuing since I know more »

Celebrities on Israel, return of the Walkman and who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?

If you’re a celebrity, it might be worth it to just go ahead and not say anything publicly about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Because if you do, regardless of what it is you say, you’re going to be called an anti-Semite, an Israel-hater, an Israel-firster, a terrorist sympathizer, a Hamas apologist, a self-hating Jew, or the more »

A “Star Wars” skeptic on the leaked plot details

I’m going to be honest with you good people. I don’t like “Star Wars” and never – not once – in my bitter, loveless and angry life did I ever like “Star Wars”. So to all of you hardcore “Star Wars” fans out there, consider what I’m about to write a warning: “Star Wars: Episode more »

DVD Review: Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season

The building of the railroad in the United States was no small task, and the people behind its construction no small people. Nowhere is that more obvious than with “Hell on Wheels,” and our friends out at Entertainment One sent out a copy of “Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season” for us to review more »

Arcade classic ‘Space Invaders’ headed to big screen  

For those of us who were “gamers” before the term had any modicum of nerd cool (meaning we got beat up a lot in high school), the local arcade held a world of eight bit wonders. There was Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, Pong and a personal favorite Atari Football (complete with wrist-destroying rollerball action technology). more »