Witherspoon, Kidman coming to TV in ‘Big Little Lies’ 

Big Little Lies- not to be confused with Pretty Little Liars- is coming to TV. And like True Detective before it, the show is a limited series starring a couple of established movie stars, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. According to Deadline, veteran showrunner David E. Kelley is writing the show, an adaptation of . more »

Matthew McConaughey may star in the adaptation of “The Stand”

After an Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club,” holding everyone’s fascination as the most inscrutable cop ever in True Detective, and being completely convincing as a strip club impresario in Magic Mike, how does Matthew McConaughey follow through with a grand slam? Star in Interstellar, you say? Sure, but more like, star in a new more »

E! fail? “Comments Section” coming to TV 

What’s the worst thing about the Internet? Comments sections! But just because the comments, whether on blogs, newspaper websites or Reddit, are usually an incoherent, poorly-spelled and frequently bigoted cesspool, doesn’t mean they aren’t a fountain of comedy. That’s the idea behind an in-development TV show, called, yes, Comments Section, in development at E! from more »

NBC’s ‘Constantine’ isn’t cancelled but hasn’t been renewed either

John Constantine walks the fine line between life and death all the time, and his TV show is doing the same thing. NBC has announced its first season will end after only 13 episodes. But word from sources including TVLine is that Constantine is still in the running for a second season. While initial ratings more »

Santa stars in the worst Ferguson cartoon ever 

Ever since the grand jury decision came down that Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges for the killing of Michael Brown, a lot of dumb things have been said and written. And that’s just on my Facebook page… Most horrible Ferguson commentary tends to be of the “horribly racist” or “gung ho in favor more »

Let’s move on: Bryant Gumbel has delivered his last ‘Real Sports’ commentary

Bryant Gumbel made a shocking announcement at the end of Tuesday night’s episode of Real Sports- the show-closing commentary he delivered will be his last. No, the former Today host is not leaving the show; Gumbel has merely announced his intention to no longer give the closing statement on Real Sports. It was time for more »

Security bug affects majority of WordPress sites

From GadgeTell An IT company in Finland has come across a major security bug in WordPress 3 websites that could let hackers post comments on posts with malicious code. The bug is technically able to affect 86 percent of sites running WordPress, meaning that a large number of sites must change their security settings to avoid attacks. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Movie Review: “Horrible Bosses 2″

If there’s one thing the world will NEVER run out of it’s awful, awful, soul-sucking, horrible bosses. Hence the concept behind “Horrible Bosses,” the surprisingly successful 2011 comedy starring Jason Bateman, then-Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis and one-third of the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “gang” Charlie Day. In that film, which made close to $120 more »

Redbox rentals will cost more soon (update)

From GamerTell If you're used to renting video games and movies at Redbox kiosks, be ready to start paying a little more for the convenience. Read the full post on GamerTell »

Pre-Thanksgiving movie review roundup: “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Joe,” “Whitey” and “Penguins of Madagascar” 

Thoughts on some movies I saw (or in one case,  didn’t see) in the days prior to Thanksgiving:  – “Horrible Bosses 2.” I have something of a soft spot for the first one, but yikes. The dropdown is roughly comparable to that of the first “Hangover” to the second. It’s not especially funny, the cameos from more »

Movie Review: “The Babadook”

Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” is true rarity: it’s a genuinely great debut film from a first time director that also manages to be an affecting, deeply scary horror film that preys on genuine fears and anxieties instead of butchering horny teens or having J-horror dead girls crawling around on the walls. The Aussie horror film more »

Movie Review: “The Imitation Game” 

Prestige biopics don’t get much better than “The Imitation Game.” The film tells a fascinating real-life story that’s been historically undersold, its honest in telling its story, and it’s an honest-to-God great movie. It never, at any point, feels like homework. The film, directed by little-known Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum, tells the story of Alan more »