Entertainment

  • ‘The Matrix: A Lesson in Effective Scene Transitions’ (Video)

    ‘The Matrix: A Lesson in Effective Scene Transitions’ (Video)

    If you’ve watched The Matrix lately, you might have noticed that it just seems to move better than most scifi action movies, or movies in any genre, really. There are a host of reasons for this, but a new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems focuses on one specific component of the movie’s mastery. It’s […]

  • ‘Cars 3′: New Trailer for Upcoming Pixar Sequel (Video)

    ‘Cars 3′: New Trailer for Upcoming Pixar Sequel (Video)

    Children all over the world were reported to be horrified by early teasers for Cars 3, which appeared to hint that Lightning McQueen might finally pass on to the great used car lot in the sky. Disney has evidently backpedaled (so to speak) on this point, promising youngsters and their emotionally involved parents that Lightning […]

  • “Electric Intercourse”: Stream a Previously Unreleased Prince Song

    “Electric Intercourse”: Stream a Previously Unreleased Prince Song

    One June 23rd, fans of the late Prince will get something they’ve been dreaming about for decades; a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain, loaded with previously unreleased bonus tracks, some of which haven’t ever been heard before in any form, bootleg or otherwise. Today, a single off of that reissue was released by Warner Bros., […]

  • “Prologue: The Crossing” – Another ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue (Video)

    “Prologue: The Crossing” – Another ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue (Video)

    The producers of the upcoming Alien: Covenant must be really concerned that we’re not going to have enough information to be able to parse its narrative, because they’ve released another “prologue” in advance of its release next month. This one is called “Prologue: The Crossing,” and it acts as a kind of mini-sequel to Prometheus. […]

  • ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Reveal Trailer (Video)

    ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Reveal Trailer (Video)

    The Call of Duty franchise has its roots in the Second World War, but in recent years its struck its own path into other forms of combat, like the future war of the last installment Infinite Warfare. But a new trailer shows Call of Duty: WWII going back to those World War II roots in […]

  • Rock Out Loud: Marvel and Doritos Collaborate on a Music-Playing Bag

    Rock Out Loud: Marvel and Doritos Collaborate on a Music-Playing Bag

    Evidently, according to my sources, Marvel and Doritos have teamed up to promote Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by developing a cassette player replica Doritos bag that actually plays music, as part of the “Rock Out Loud” campaign. Look, I dunno, OK? I didn’t make this up, it came across my desk and I […]

  • ‘The Tick': Live-Action Amazon Series Gets Teaser (Video)

    ‘The Tick': Live-Action Amazon Series Gets Teaser (Video)

    I admit that I’ve lost touch with goofy superhero The Tick since his old Fox Kids days, but it’s my understanding that he’s had a live-action series starring Patrick Warburton, and now there’s a new live-action incarnation from Amazon coming this summer starring Peter Serafinowicz. There’s also a teaser for the show online. The show, […]

  • ‘Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite’ Gets First Story Trailer (Video)

    ‘Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite’ Gets First Story Trailer (Video)

    Oh, damn it, Ultron and Sigma have joined forces, using the Infinity Gems to destroy the heroes from the Marvel and Capcom dimensions, respectively. Now Mega Man, and Captain America, and Thor, and the guy from Resident Evil, and all these other characters have to fight each other—so annoying when that happens. Sorry, I’m just […]