Jimmy Smits to help Baz Luhrmann “Get Down”

Emmy winning actor Jimmy Smits has signed on to the cast of Netflix’s forthcoming original series The Get Down. The show is set in New York City of the late-70s and aims to show how economic decline in the city helped to fuel the eventual explosion of hip-hop culture. Smits will play “Papa Fuerte”, a more »

Game of Thrones returns with episode 4: Sons of Winter

From AppleTell Only two more to go, then what will you do? Read the full post on AppleTell »

‘Louie’ season finale breaks out the “Ashokan Farewell’

FX’s Louie closed out an uneven but mostly positive season Thursday night with a very good episode called “The Road: Part II,” featuring Louis CK’s mostly autobiographical comedian on the road in Oklahoma City, rooming with a really loathsome fellow comic (Jim Florentine), who (spoiler alert) dies in the final scene in probably the most more »

Meet the Lenovo Cast, a $49 puck-shaped Google Chromecast rival

From GadgeTell You’d think there’s not a lot of money to be made in rudimentary digital media players such as Google’s Chromecast, but if that’s the case, what’s up with all the Amazons, Rokus and now Lenovos looking to erode the $30 video streamer’s popularity? Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Robert Rodriguez to helm ‘Jonny Quest’ movie

Warner Bros. has been trying to figure what to do with Jonny Quest since it acquired the property from Turner. A high-profile Cartoon Network reboot didn’t work out, and rumors of a live action movie have circulated for years now. One rumored version had Zac Efron as the teenaged title character and Dwayne Johnson as more »

Hands-on with the Google Photos app for iOS

From AppleTell An improved version of Google+ Photos. Read the full post on AppleTell »

Fin: Trevor Noah is coming, laughing at San Andreas and figuring out Littlefinger’s plan

Yes, Trevor Noah really is debuting on ‘The Daily Show,’ on August 28, we learn today. The PC Police didn’t get him, he wasn’t fired or silenced and a few days of criticism on Twitter didn’t cause comedy to die. Here’s a promo and everything, of the real Trevor Noah on the real Daily Show more »

Girls Mode 3 makes me miss Style Savvy Trendsetters’ men

From GamerTell The absence of men in Girls Mode 3, the latest Style Savvy game, is unfortunate. Read the full post on GamerTell »

No more searching for Bobby Fischer: Pawn Sacrifice trailer is here

If next month’s Brian Wilson biopic doesn’t give you your fill of a famous guy in the 1960s juggling genius and mental illness, a Bobby Fischer biopic is on the way not long after. The first trailer debuted Wednesday for “Pawn Sacrifice,” a biopic that stars Tobey Maguire as Fischer and Liev Schrieber as his more »

Splatoon should offer 3v3 and 2v2 multiplayer

From GamerTell Splatoon's 4v4 multiplayer is great, but do you know how hard it could be to get 8 people together? Read the full post on GamerTell »

DFW lives in “End of the Tour” trailer

“The End of the Tour,” the upcoming movie about the late author David Foster Wallace starring Jason Segel as Wallace, has quite a few strikes against it: Wallace hasn’t been gone that long, it’s not an overarching story of the man’s life, and Wallace’s family is said to disapprove. However, there were more positive feelings more »

XCOM 2 is coming, and we know when

From GamerTell A full XCOM: Enemy Unknown has eluded us, but we have it on good authority that this will change next week when 2K announces XCOM 2. Read the full post on GamerTell »