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  • ‘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 […]

  • ‘Big Chano: 25 & Alive’ Birthday Playlist Curated by Chance the Rapper

    ‘Big Chano: 25 & Alive’ Birthday Playlist Curated by Chance the Rapper

    Yesterday was Chance the Rapper’s 25th birthday. It’s OK if you didn’t get him anything, but in his typically generous fashion he along with Apple Music has given us something for the occasion: A specially curated playlist of 31 of Chance’s favorite songs entitled Big Chano: 25 & Alive.  Big Chano: 25 & Alive stretches back to […]

  • ‘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, […]

  • ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    Last week I watched a short film by French filmmaker Alain Resnais, which traced the making of a red plastic bowl all the way back to the origins of Earth minerals. I’m reminded of Le chant du Styrène because a recent video simply called History of Game Controllers takes a similar, if much less ambitious, backwards approach to […]

  • ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    Believe it or not, the Harry Potter series turns 20 this year. There are probably a million ways a hardcore fan could observe this, but Scholastic has created a new line of paperback covers for the whole series. The Harry Pottter 20th anniversary covers are by artist Brian Selznick, who also released a press statement about his enthusiasm for the […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • ‘Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs’ from ZZ Top

    ‘Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs’ from ZZ Top

    Good news for anyone looking to beef up their ZZ Top record collection. A followup to last year’s box set Cinco: The First Five LPs has been announced, and it’s called the only thing such an item could ever be called: Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs. Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs includes the five […]

  • ‘We Beefin?': A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    ‘We Beefin?': A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    You might be unaware of this, but fast food burger chain Wendy’s has cultivated a certain social media persona based largely on insulting its competitors and even sometimes its own customers. That’s the important but probably not vital context for We Beefin?, a very real hip hop mixtape put out by the restaurant. Wendy’s is not […]