Entertainment

  • ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Live-Action Adaptation Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Live-Action Adaptation Gets Trailer (Video)

    Netflix appears to be carving a niche for itself – one of many niches, really – as a home for live-action adaptations of popular anime adaptations. Last year Netflix released a live-action Death Note, and today they released a trailer for an upcoming live action version of Fullmetal Alchemist.  I’m not an anime guy, so I can’t […]

  • ‘Aladdin Sane’ Getting 45th Anniversary Reissue

    ‘Aladdin Sane’ Getting 45th Anniversary Reissue

    The David Bowie rock and roll reissue train is showing no signs of slowing down. This April, one of Bowie’s most underrated 70s albums Aladdin Sane turns 45, and to celebrate the occasion the album is getting a special re-release on silver vinyl. But, as they say in the marketing business, that is not all. In addition […]

  • “Moon River” Cover Released by Frank Ocean (Audio)

    “Moon River” Cover Released by Frank Ocean (Audio)

    It’s always a big deal when Frank Ocean puts out a new song, and for Valentine’s Day yesterday he gave us his first new song of the year. “New” of course being a relative term, since Frank’s new song is also a cover of an old song: “Moon River,” by Henry Mancini from the 1961 […]

  • ‘Incredibles 2′ Olympics Sneak Peek (Video)

    ‘Incredibles 2′ Olympics Sneak Peek (Video)

    Another day, another upcoming computer animated film gets a teaser to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Pyongyang. But this one is a lot more substantial, and, frankly, a lot more intrinsically valuable, than the previous one. This one is for Incredibles 2, the hotly anticipated sequel to The Incredibles that’s been 14 years in the making. The Incredibles […]

  • ‘Batman Ninja’ English Language Trailer (Video)

    ‘Batman Ninja’ English Language Trailer (Video)

    Late last year, I jumped the gun somewhat and told my presumably mostly English-reading readership about a trailer for an animated film entitled Batman Ninja, with the caveat that an English language version was hopefully on the way. Now, thankfully, we do indeed have an English dubbed trailer, as well as an official plot synopsis from […]

  • ’41x': A Short Film About Lawn Mower Racing (Video)

    ’41x': A Short Film About Lawn Mower Racing (Video)

    The Winter Olympics are currently happening in Pyongyang, which means that people all over the world are entranced by sports they probably don’t give much thought to outside of the Olympics: The luge, speed skating, snowboarding, curling. But there’s another obscure sport, not yet recognized by either of the Olympic committees, that is just as […]

  • ‘Dos': Mattel Announces Sequel to Card Game ‘Uno’

    ‘Dos': Mattel Announces Sequel to Card Game ‘Uno’

    It sounds like a joke, but it’s pretty early in the year for April Fool’s Day. So Dos, Mattel’s recently announced sequel to its classic card game Uno, appears to be very real. According to The New York Post, the game is an attempt by the “struggling” game company to revitalize itself by updating several of the classics […]

  • ‘Chris Rock: Tambourine’ Netflix Date Announcement (Video)

    ‘Chris Rock: Tambourine’ Netflix Date Announcement (Video)

    It’s been a good decade since Chris Rock’s last stand-up special, but his reputation as one of the greatest comics of all time has remained secure. How secure? So secure, in fact, that he can get away with releasing a teaser for his upcoming Netflix special that not only doesn’t contain any jokes, but doesn’t […]

  • ‘Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture’ is All About Coffee Lids

    ‘Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture’ is All About Coffee Lids

    Just when I thought I’d seen everything, Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have devoted a book, and possibly their entire lives, to the art of the coffee lid. The book is entitled Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture. Here’s the official skinny, since personally I’m at a loss: “Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected these familiar triumphs […]