This week will bring the first ever Hasbro PulseCon online for fans in the United States and Canada. It’s basically Hasbro’s virtual substitute for the lack of conventions available for them to announce the latest merchandise for properties like Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, Ghostbusters, Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. The full schedule for the event unfolding on Friday and Saturday has been revealed, so check it out below and get ready for a bunch of toys and collectibles news this weekend. Read More »
What is it about Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw? The Gothic ghost story has been the subject of not one, but two adaptations in the past year, first with Floria Sigismondi’s horror film The Turning and now with the upcoming Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor, the follow-up season to Mike Flanagan‘s acclaimed horror anthology The Haunting of Hill House. But The Haunting of Bly Manor looks to be a more promising take on the classic ghost story, with its eerie atmosphere and returning Haunting cast members led by Victoria Pedretti. Watch the official The Haunting of Bly Manor trailer below.
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If the new The Trial of the Chicago 7 is any indicator, the movie will undoubtedly be a key player in the upcoming awards season. The timely and relevant story focuses on the peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash with police and the court case that followed when seven protesters were charged by the federal government with conspiracy. What followed was a case full of biased politics, unabashed corruption, and absolute prejudice. Sound familiar? Read More »
Though Atari was the first massively successful home video game system, a flood of terrible games, including the infamously awful E.T. video game, brought the industry crashing down in the early 1980s. But in 1985, the world of home video gaming was brought back from the dead thanks to innovation from Japan in the form of Nintendo.
What followed was a massive behemoth of a video game company who dominated the entire market. Nintendo was raking in the dough and made it so that no other game system could even come close to challenging them, not even the return of Atari. But just as the Nintendo Entertainment System and Mario rose out of Japan to reinvigorate home video gaming, so too would SEGA and Sonic the Hedgehog.
In 1989, SEGA was the new, cool kid on the video game block that mixed slick American marketing with traditional Japanese business, literally changing the game and sparking what pop culture would come to know as the Console Wars. It’s all chronicled in the new fascinating and sleek feature documentary of the same name, available today on CBS All Access. Read More »
We don’t want to speak too soon, but it seems like maybe we’ve finally gotten all the streaming services that we need. Now’s the time for them all to fight each other for dominance, and the folks behind Honest Trailers are helping them out by taking the first shots. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, CBS All Access, YouTube, Quibi and more all get skewered as the Honest Trailer for Every Streaming Service takes shots at every single one of them. Watch below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, director Antonio Campos walks us through scene from The Devil All the Time with Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland. Plus, see how the crew at Weta Workshop is creating a huge miniature of Hobbiton as a place to display their collection of Hobbit Hole collectible sculptures. And finally, listen as Super 8 and The Great star Elle Fanning teaches you Georgia slang. Read More »
Can you bring your save data from Spider-Man on the PS4 over to the PS5? Want to see a more conservative design for Hulkbuster that was almost in Iron Man 3? Did you know that The Silver Surfer met Hank Hill from King of the Hill? What prank did Shazam! director David F. Sandberg play on fans? Could WandaVision premiere on Disney+ for Thanksgiving weekend? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
When you choose to spend the rest of your life with someone, that includes the more heartbreaking parts of aging into your twilight years. In the case of Sam and Tusker (Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci), a couple who has been together for 20 years, that means facing the heartbreaking deterioration of one of their minds due to the symptoms of dementia. See how they struggle to hold onto their love in the trailer for the new drama Supernova. Read More »
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In this age of peak television, limited series are becoming more and more popular. The stigma of television being beneath the quality of feature films has vanished and film actors headlining small screen productions is now commonplace. Soon, Boy Erased and Bright star Joel Edgerton will soon add one to his résumé.
Anonymous Content is developing a limited series adaptation of Florida Man, the novel written by Tom Cooper. Joel Edgerton is slated to start in the series, as well as executive produce with series creator Graham Gordy (Quarry). Though the phrase “Florida Man” tends to come with quite a zany story to follow it, this one doesn’t sound quite so crazy, though it does deal with sinkholes, an amusement park, and secrets. Find out more below. Read More »
The Paramount Network, a basic cable television channel owned by ViacomCBS that has changed its name multiple times, has just changed its name yet again. It’s now the Paramount Movie Network, and the plan is to now have the channel move away from unscripted programming and will instead focus on a cinematic experience. In fact, the push for a cinematic experience is so strong that Paramount is even considering airing two episodes of scripted shows like Yellowstone back-to-back with very limited commercials.
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