Movies & TV

  • ‘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 […]

  • “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. […]

  • 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, […]

  • Pokéball Collection Candy Cases From Bandai

    Pokéball Collection Candy Cases From Bandai

    When I was a little kid I was obsessed with cartoon objects existing in the real world—big wedges of Swiss cheese were a particular fixation.  And I still have a soft spot for stuff like the new Pokéball collection of candy cases from Bandai, thanks to its strong attention to detail in bringing the Pokémon equipment […]