Primus preparing LP/tour around Willy Wonka-inspired concept

“PRIMUS SUCKS!” Back in the ’90s, that was our battle cry. Whenever Les Claybool and his bizarro world fusion of punk, funk, rock, metal, and The Residents took the stage, we fans raised our fists and foisted as many as many foul-mouthed epithets at the anti-Rush power trio as we could. Moshing meshed with manic more »

There’s only Sin City in red band ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ trailer

Guess we had to wait for Comic-Con and the first extended, red band trailer of long-in-the-works neo-noir sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” to really be convinced the messy crime thriller isn’t a year… or ten too late. Sure, there’s no changing the fact a big chunk of the original movie’s fanbase got more »

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ trailer is terrific!

Fifteen years ago, halfway around the world, a defining film dynasty was born. A young filmmaker with a few cult efforts, some critical faves, and a lot of fan goodwill stepped behind one of the most ambitious and expensive projects ever conceived, spending over a year creating a single seamless trilogy out of a fantasy more »

DVD Review: Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Season One

Sometimes you just want a little something that you can settle in quietly and watch. Maybe it’s a rainy Sunday, maybe it’s been a rough day at work, maybe it’s Black Friday and you’ve hit all the doorbusters. Whatever the circumstances, sometimes you want calm and relaxing, and generally, Hallmark Channel is a great place more »

Chris Hemsworth, Michael Mann announce ‘Blackhat’ at Comic-Con

Chris Hemsworth brought another big project to San Diego Comic-Con. This one won’t require him to wear medieval armor or wield a magic hammer. We’ve been hearing about an untitled Michael Mann project for a while. This Comic-Con we learned it’s called “Blackhat,” and will star Hemsworth as a furloughed hacker. He and his partners more »

Universal shocks Comic-Con crowd with ‘King Kong: Skull Island’ reveal

After a panel that talked up a “Godzilla”sequel and the upcoming ‘World of Warcraft’ flick, the audience saw a short clip of a deserted island. Finally, the king himself revealed his presence to the audience.  “Skull Island” will explore the strange home of King Kong, which has dinosaurs and many other monstrous creatures. It’s definitely more »

‘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 »

Sam Raimi says there will be an Evil Dead TV series…starring Bruce Campbell!

For all Sam Raimaniacs, yours truly definitely included, any Evil Dead news is good news. Even the slightest mention of the horror franchise makes us unnecessarily giddy. So when the famed filmmaker made an unscheduled appearance at Comic Con this past week, it was reason to rejoice. What he had to say turned happiness into more »

This week in mainstreamed piracy: Popcorn Time gets AirPlay, TorrentTV launches 

How a company whose entire business model is based on piracy could go on for any period of time- when every legal precedent from Napster on down indicates that they’ll be shut down sooner or later- is unclear. But that doesn’t mean we’re not getting new innovations in the content piracy space all the time. more »

Tarantino is officially making Hateful Eight

It was not with a whimper, but with a “Yeah”: Quentin Tarantino will make his nasty Western film, The Hateful Eight. The director said “yeah,” he would commit to putting his leaked screenplay to celluloid (or whatever) at San Diego Comic Con, and lo, the nerds were pleased. The other reason QT was at SDCC more »

Post Comic-Con, the web wonders about Wonder Woman

Here we go again. No sooner had a Comic-Con weary Zack Snyder released an image of actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the upcoming ‘Superman V. Batman: Dawn of Justice,’ the web was a-buzz with their typically tempered and well-reasoned reaction. Actually, Messageboard Nation went simian shite over the pic, criticizing everything from the more »

DVD Review: The Marx Brothers TV Collection

You know, I’ve used the phrase “a history lesson” around here plenty, usually when talking about an old title Shout Factory converted to Blu-ray. But today, Shout Factory’s putting on a downright history clinic with “The Marx Brothers TV Collection,” a copy of which it sent out for review, and this one is going to more »