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6:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Mark Wahlberg will be rebuilt as The Six Billion Dollar Man

When rumor of a Six Million Dollar Man reboot starring Mark Wahlberg hit the mill a few months ago, it pretty much came and went with little fanfare. Maybe it's due to the weak dollar making "Six Million" pretty much worthles...

Nick Valdez


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




2:00 PM on 11.03.2014

Trailer for Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever exists

Lifetime movies sure have gone downhill. Let's hope this doesn't involve the domestic, sexual, alcoholic abuse normally found on the station that (not) surprisingly doesn't use the "Television for Women" mantra as much as it...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 10.22.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to premiere during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Look we were all there. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kind of sucked for the first chunk of the season. The Winter Solider happened and damn did it get good. The second season is good too, but if you haven't gotten back on the ...

Matthew Razak



Review: The Equalizer photo
Review: The Equalizer
by Nick Valdez

I've been looking forward to The Equalizer for some time. The first trailer I sat down and watched featured a cool new Eminem song, Denzel Washington acting like a vengeful badass again, and couldn't stop boasting how it's from the director of Training Day, Antoine Fuqua. Figured that should've been a red flag. 

Although Fuqua's direction on Training Day was good, it was a great film because it had a good team behind it. Take away that team and you'll find the rest of Fuqua's career: King Arthur, Shooter, and Olympus Has Fallen. But hey, he's finally reunited with Denzel Washington! Washington is a powerhouse, so of course they'd bring their A game, right? 

With how much Washington leisurely strolls from place to place in The Equalizer, it's a shame he never gets anywhere. 

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7:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat in upcoming Grumpy Cat movie

Look, the world doesn't need a Grumpy Cat movie. Grumpy Cat was fun for like a week in 2012. Besides, basically all cats are grumpy, that's why they're so great. Anyway, regardless of what I think, a Grumpy Cat Lifetime Chris...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Watch Pierce Brosnan play GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64

I'm pretty sure everyone who grew up in the 90s either had or knew someone who had the James Bond videogame GoldenEye 007. I literally have two N64 copies of this game. It's probably one of the most popular games of the Nint...

Liz Rugg



Power Rangers movie gets release date photo
Power Rangers movie gets release date
by Nick Valdez

I've written about this movie as much as I can because I'm just so excited about the possibilities. A big budget Power Rangers movie that might not be terribly written or full of bad CG? Take all of my money now...or in 2016, when the film will finally hit theaters. 

It'll officially be morphin' time July 22, 2016. Produced by Kurtzman and Orci (who produce everything now, which doesn't look good for the film overall) and written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who are an okay duo). Here's the synopsis for the film...which doesn't give us any new details. All we know right now is it's a reboot that'll keep the continuity of the 20 season strong TV series, which is a HUGE deal for some fans. You ready? 

From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THOR) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.

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11:00 AM on 08.06.2014

Ricky Gervais announces Office movie, Life on the Road

Can't get enough of squirming uncomfortably in your seat pondering whether something was funny or just horribly awkward? Then get excited for the return of David Brent, Ricky Gervais' character from the British The Office, as...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 07.31.2014

First official trailer for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water

It's astonishing that Spongebob Squarepants has made it this long and still has a crazy fandom surrounding it. I remember when it first started as part of the new wave of Nicktoons as Rugrats and the like were growing up. Bu...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie gets First Class writers

Ever since it was announced, I've been very excited for the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reboot. Regardless of how it turns out (whether it ends up like Transformers or like Rise of the Planet of the Apes), I know I'm going ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 07.08.2014

First trailer for Sharknado 2, a movie that somehow exists

UGH WHYYYYYYYYYYYY' [via Fandango]

Nick Valdez





4:00 PM on 05.27.2014

Flix for Short: Secondary Education, a science themed Kamen Rider

Secondary Education, a short by Jon Truei, takes tokusatsu influences (namely Kamen Rider and Power Rangers) and gives them a science spin to provide a fun, educational adventure. It's sort of like Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus became a masked hero and fought a lobster man. You should give it a watch. [via io9]

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.27.2014

First trailer for The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington has been on a string of misses lately. I'm not sure if it's because he's past his prime, or can't seem to hone in on the right material anymore, but I've been waiting for something that can bring the big ma...

Nick Valdez



How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot photo
How To Do It: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Reboot
by Nick Valdez

The Power Rangers series is an odd one. It started out as one of Saban Entertainment's many attempts to re-dub a Japanese kids show for American audiences and turned into a juggernaut spanning 21 seasons, comics, videogames, and most importantly, three movies. Something about these rainbow spandex warriors connected with kids far more than Big Bad Beetleborgs, Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, or VR Troopers ever did. 

With Lionsgate's (distributor of many big and current teen franchises like Divergent, The Hunger Games, Twilight) and Saban's recent announcement of a brand new Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers film, I revisited the show to try and figure how a new movie would work. Here's how to do it juuuuuust right. 

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2:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Godzilla "craves Italian" in this FIAT 500 commercial

Oh Godzilla, you big ole' car eatin' goofball.  [via YouTube]

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Green Acres will be a movie

Did you grow up with fond memories of the sitcom Green Acres gracing your television screen? Maybe as a kid you caught it on Nick at Night and thought it was kind of funny. It really wasn't. It was terrible, and now it's...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

I don't think anybody really expected the talk shows on right-wing news organization FOX News to love Darren Aronofsky's bible story inspired movie, Noah. However, it appears they have gone as far as to criticize the movie w...

Liz Rugg



SXSW Review: Veronica Mars photo
SXSW Review: Veronica Mars
by Matthew Razak

I'm going to open this with one thing: the Veronica Mars movie was a triumph before it debuted today at SXSW. A historic film that showed that crowdfunding can launch a movie and that film distribution can be done in a different way. In the future when they look back at a key point in films getting made for less and distributing to the fans that want them they'll point here for when things really started to change.

But the movie has now debuted and people have seen it, myself included. I'll preface the rest of this review by saying that I am a big fan of the series and a backer of the film, but I'm also a film critic so I'm going to come at this thing from both aspects. So is the film itself as triumphant as its production? 

Find out below, marshmallows. 

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5:00 PM on 03.01.2014

Why wait for the Oscars when Godzilla is in a Snickers ad?

I don't know how this marvel of marketing came to be, but I don't care. Because the awesomely looking Godzilla reboot (Did you see that trailer, son?) hits theaters in May, Snickers is now running an ad campaign featuring ev...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Nick Cannon developing Drumline sequel for VH1

Unbeknownst to me, 2002's Drumline, a film about a college marching band starring Nick Cannon, has a huge following. In fact, when this news hit our tip line, a good amount of our own editors perked up and shouted their love ...

Nick Valdez



First full trailer for Veronica Mars photo
First full trailer for Veronica Mars
by Nick Valdez

After getting its start on Kickstarter thanks to an overwhelmingly positive fan response, the Veronica Mars movie is finally releasing this March and we now have the first trailer for it. The thing about this first trailer, however, is that it's incredibly exclusionary. I've never seen an episode of Veronica Mars (and as much as I want to see it, it's not available legally anywhere without having to buy physical discs), so this trailer isn't meant for me. 

It's a celebration for fans as Veronica (Kristen Bell, who looks as charming as always), returns home for a high school reunion only to find out her friend (?) is wrapped up in a murder case. There are plenty of character reunion scenes, which I'm sure will please fans and Kickstarter backers, but nothin that grabs anyone outside the fandom. If Veronica Mars wants to make any money as a movie rather than just exist as a Kickstarter project, it has to try and appeal to a wider market. That just isn't happening right now. 

But I'm sure money's not a concern as Veronica Mars will only release in select theaters March 14.

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12:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shad...

Nick Valdez