Second-generation Chromecast appears on the way from Google 

I suppose it would make sense for Google to bring out another version of the Chromecast. There’s only ever been one, it was introduced in the summer of 2013, and while it’s added numerous channels in the time since, there’s been no hardware upgrade at all. Now, it sounds like one is on the way- more »

Key and Peele’s first joint film feature will be ‘Keanu’

The popular Comedy Central duo Key and Peele have worked separately on movie projects, but haven’t put their talents together in a feature yet. Deadline reports that they’ll team in the New Line Cinema offering “Keanu.” The pair will pretend to be drug dealers to rescue a pet cat who has been kidnapped by a more »

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ sees Chris Hemsworth tackle…Moby Dick?

Who knew? Who knew that ‘Moby Dick,’ often considered one of the greatest American novels in the history of the artform, was actually based on a real incident? For the number of times I have personally read Herman Melville’s confusing, frustrating novel (five, to be exact), I never knew. No teacher ever told me. No more »

Cast coming together for Coens’ “Hail Caesar!” 

Film critic Christopher Orr of The Atlantic recently put together a week-long project of watching every Coen Brothers movie and ranking them. We don’t know where the next Coen film, “Hail Caesar!,”will end up on the next edition of Orr’s list, but we do know it will have one of the best casts. The film more »

Warwick Davis lands role in “Star Wars: Episode VII”

Yippee! Warwick Davis has something to tell us: Warwick Davis was about 2 years old (kidding, he was 12) when his dream of being in a galaxy far, far away came true. He originally was just going to be an extra (as an Ewok, of course) but when Kenny Baker got food poisoning, he got more »

Fin: Parenthood’s hippie-punching, circling jerks at NRO and the stupidity of 

I love how NBC’s Parenthood, on top of all of its other virtues, takes occasional shots at, for lack of a better term, California hippie bullshit. That “spirituality retreat” in Big Sur on this week’s episode had the added benefit of dressing the characters in white and having them take a vow of silence, so more »

Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts” will be a movie trilogy

Duh. This should come as no surprise. The powers-that-be are doing this for the same reason that they split the last Hunger Games book into two movies, the last Harry Potter novel into two flicks, and the last chapter in the pro-abuse propaganda piece of garbage franchise into two utterly unwatchable chunks of stupidity. You know, more »

Movie Review: “The Best of Me”

Now doubt about it, there are bad movies. In case you’re not too familiar with this particular brand of trashiness, these  slices of cinematic sunshine are affectionately referred to as “B-movies” and are the kind of films that might fall short on such trivial things like production value, storyline, competent actors, taste, etc. However, these more »

Podcast: Stephen Silver and Jordan Rockwell on “Gone Girl” 

I appeared earlier this week on the Sensitive Nice Guy Show, the podcast hosted by TechnologyTell contributor Jordan Rockwell, to discuss the film “Gone Girl.” On the podcast, we discussed the film, its filmmaking and acting, whether it’s an accurate representation of modern marriage,  whether the film is feminist, misogynistic or both, how believable it more »

Mara Brock Akil wants to do a ‘Girlfriends’ movie

In an interview with Essence, Mara Brock Akil talks about ending The Game after nine seasons. But of course the conversation eventually turned to Girlfriends. Contrary to previous reports, she has not confirmed a movie is happening. It’s something she wants to do, but nothing is moving on the project at this point. Akil did more »

DVD Review: Dynasty: The Final Season

There’s always something bittersweet about the final season of anything, no matter how good or bad the show itself was. Even a bad show enjoys a certain note of finality from the “final season,” and it’s good to be able to have it all in one place. But “Dynasty: The Final Season”–a copy of which more »

Could WWE make Kane and the Undertaker: The Movie?

In the long, illustrious history of the interactions between Hollywood and professional wrestling, there have been movies that starred pro wrestlers that were about things besides wrestling (“They Live,” “12 Rounds,” and the entire cinematic oeuvre of The Rock.) There have also been movies set in fictional versions of the pro wrestling world, starring actors more »