Movies & TV

  • ‘Onnanocos x Micro Drone': Short One-Take Film Shot by a Drone (Video)

    ‘Onnanocos x Micro Drone': Short One-Take Film Shot by a Drone (Video)

    Most footage I’ve seen collected by drone cameras has that distinct “this is a drone camera” feeling. But there’s a new short film that was shot in one take with a micro-drone that actually looks pretty good, it out-Steadicams Steadicam in many ways. It’s called Onnanocos x Micro Drone. Onnanocos x Micro Drone is a superb act […]

  • ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is Coming Back in June

    ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is Coming Back in June

    2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the classic MTV series Yo! MTV Raps. Since MTV is still around, and rapping is still around, and shouting “yo!” is (nominally) still around, you’d have to be completely nuts to think a revival of the show isn’t on the way. And so it is, and here’s a partial guest list: […]

  • ‘Captain Planet’ Streaming for Free on Boomerang for Earth Day

    ‘Captain Planet’ Streaming for Free on Boomerang for Earth Day

    April 22nd is Earth Day, and there are lots of way you can commemorate this. You can plant a tree, dig a lake, breathe some fresh air while you still can, and so on. Or you could stay in your apartment watching old episodes from the first season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers, which you can now […]

  • ‘Ultraman Leo': The Complete Series Marathon Starts Today (Video)

    ‘Ultraman Leo': The Complete Series Marathon Starts Today (Video)

    The people at Shout! Factory know how to chew through innocent people’s afternoons better than almost anybody else. Their latest attack on productivity is a four-day marathon of the complete run of the 70s Japanese kaiju TV series Ultraman Leo. And even worse, Ultraman Leo: The Complete Series Marathon starts in about an hour. At 3 PM Pacific, Ultraman Leo: The Complete […]

  • ‘Hotel Artemis': A Hotel/Hospital for Criminals (Trailer)

    ‘Hotel Artemis': A Hotel/Hospital for Criminals (Trailer)

    Fans of John Wick and its sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 are certainly aware of the Continental Hotel, the upscale hotel for professional criminals that is central to the character’s adventures. The makers of Hotel Artemis, an upcoming big screen thriller with an even crazier cast than the Wicks have, seem to be aware of this as well. Here’s the official […]

  • ‘Campfire Creepers': A VR Horror Series Starring Robert Englund (Trailer)

    ‘Campfire Creepers': A VR Horror Series Starring Robert Englund (Trailer)

    Tim Heidecker recently demonstrated that the future of movies is in virtually real technology on his On Cinema movie review web series. So it figures that horror director Alexandre Aja would be close behind bringing his genre specialty to VR for an upcoming series entitled Campfire Creepers. Here’s Aja in a press statement on the project: “Long before written language, […]

  • ‘Dark Crimes': Jim Carrey is Involved in Some Dark Crimes (Trailer)

    ‘Dark Crimes': Jim Carrey is Involved in Some Dark Crimes (Trailer)

    If you’ve never read David Gann’s New Yorker article “True Crimes – A postmodern murder mystery,” also included in his excellent book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, you definitely should. You should because it’s a great, creepy piece of incredible but true storytelling, but you also should because it’s getting turned into a Jim Carrey movie […]

  • ‘The Meg': Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark (Trailer)

    ‘The Meg': Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark (Trailer)

    I knew Hollywood was notorious for recycling old concepts, but the megalodon — having been thought extinct for almost two million years — really takes the cake. Sorry, but something about The Meg just seems to encourage making corny jokes like that, since it appears to be an old-school monster thriller featuring a cast of stars including […]

  • ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    In the art world, pictures of Elvis are among the least respected, but Andy Warhol had and continues to have a knack for making the disreputable extremely reputable among art collectors and admirers. Take, for example, his life-sized portrait of the King of Rock and Roll in full Rio Bravo mode (but actually from a publicity shot […]