Movies & TV

  • ‘Papillon’ Remake Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Papillon’ Remake Gets Trailer (Video)

    It doesn’t get talked about as much as other 70s classics, but 1973’s Papillon starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman is still pretty good. That’s pretty much the only qualification to get a new version these days, and so a trailer for a remake staring Charlie Hunnam in the McQueen role (no comment) and Rami Malek in the […]

  • ‘The Staircase': Yet Another True Crime Doc on Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘The Staircase': Yet Another True Crime Doc on Netflix (Trailer)

    Netflix may not be great for film culture, but it is pumping a reliable flow of stand-up comedy specials and true crime documentaries into the marketplace. I haven’t even watched Making a Murderer yet, and it’s almost too late for me to catch up with Evil Genius, but now The Staircase is already on the way. Here’s the deceptively simple […]

  • ‘Arthropoda Iconicus': Insects Based on ‘Star Wars’

    ‘Arthropoda Iconicus': Insects Based on ‘Star Wars’

    Don’t worry, Richard Wilkinson is not some kind of mad genetic engineer who’s created a breed of insects based on a popular feature film franchise. Instead, he’s an artist who’s selling prints of just those types of insects, for a collection called Arthropoda Iconicus. The first wave of Arthropoda Iconicus prints features insects based on popular Star Wars characters like […]

  • ‘Mowgli': “The Darkest Retelling” of ‘The Jungle Book’ (Trailer)

    ‘Mowgli': “The Darkest Retelling” of ‘The Jungle Book’ (Trailer)

    When most people think of The Jungle Book, their minds flash to happy musical numbers about becoming a man or appreciating the bare necessities of life and so on. But that’s actually only one interpretation of Kipling’s tale, which is now being adapted in a gritty, violent, decidedly non-musical form by director Andy Serkis and entitled Mowgli.  […]

  • ‘Bleeding Steel': Jackie Chan vs a Cyborg Killer (Trailer)

    ‘Bleeding Steel': Jackie Chan vs a Cyborg Killer (Trailer)

    Jackie Chan, like all of us, is not as young as he used to be. But when an action star gets too old to do stunts (and Jackie Chan is probably the greatest stunt performer of all time), he can always throw some CGI comic book style action into the mix. And that’s what Jackie […]

  • ‘Sense8′: The Series Finale Trailer (Video)

    ‘Sense8′: The Series Finale Trailer (Video)

    When Netflix announced the cancellation of its original scifi series Sense8, it created enough of an uproar among the show’s fans that the streaming service agreed to finance a feature-length series finale so America’s favorite cluster of sensates won’t be dangling off a cliff forever. And now we have a trailer for the Sense8 series finale.  The Sense8 series […]

  • Iron Man Lincoln Town Car Custom for Sale

    Iron Man Lincoln Town Car Custom for Sale

    Imagine, if you will, that Tony Stark was born a generation or two earlier than he was, into an age when crime fighters drove fancy cars and solved mysteries rather than putting on crazy costumes and punching out bad guys. If that had been the case, Anthony Stark, Science Detective (and his butler/chauffeur Edwin Jarvis) […]

  • New ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Trailer Out Now (Video)

    New ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Trailer Out Now (Video)

    What the world needs now is Tom Cruise jumping out of windows and dangling from helicopters. But the world has to wait until July 27th for that to happen again, although it can make do with a new Mission: Impossible – Fallout trailer out now. Here’s the official plot synopsis: “The best intentions often come back to haunt you. […]

  • Captain America’s Shield Acquired by Smithsonian Institution

    Captain America’s Shield Acquired by Smithsonian Institution

    Captain America’s shield is probably the most famous superhero accessory of all time, second perhaps to the Batarang, which doesn’t even really count since those are more or less disposable. So it figures that the folks at the Smithsonian Institution would be interested in adding it to their collection, and Marvel has obliged them with a […]