Category Archives: Culture
“Selling a cinematic property to a buyer who has no chance of recouping an investment. These kinds of things happen all day every day here, and this is just the most obvious and blatant one this week,” writes Neil Turitz.
“Podcasts are sort of perfect for TV adaptations, since they have set story structures, they’re often serialized, and they come with a built-in audience, which is exactly what IP-hungry networks are looking for,” writes Neil Turitz.
For decades, Hollywood has turned to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to provide the perfect song for a number of films and television shows, though no one seems to have been a bigger fan than Cameron Crowe, who used Petty tunes in Jerry Maguire, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo.
“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.
With Warner Bros’ “It” killing at the box office and other 2017 horror hits like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and Shyamalan’s “Split,” it seems like more than a coincidence.
Dynamite Entertainment’s new take on Russ Manning’s Magnus Robot Fighter, first published by Gold Key in the sixties, gives a unique spin on the character, and it’s more than just changing his gender.
Crackdown 3 is bigger, badder and more outrageous, with more than twice as many maps as previous games. I was able to play the single-player mode, and it didn’t disappoint.
Sony also gave us a look at French video game designer David Cage’s new game Detroit, which is very cinematic-looking in the same vein as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.
New game titles announced by Bethesda included a very creepy Evil Within 2 trailer set to a cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, with both games released this October.
Fans of sports games can also check out updated editions of “Madden,” “FIFA” and “NBA Live.”
“I carry a gun from time to time… I’m less concerned about a terrorist attack by ISIS or Al Qaeda than the guy next to you in line who flips out when you bump into him and he spills his soda,” says the crime writer.
In his new memoir, MacDonald recalled being humiliated on the set of the 1998 comedy after the legendary comic made some jokes at his expense.
Rickles voiced Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, though he also played a wise-cracking theater manager in Norm MacDonald’s Dirty Work, and played against type as Robert De Niro’s trusted pit boss in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece Casino.
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway takes on the Emmy Nominations, the possibility of a live-action Pokémon movie, Fox’s brand new X-Men TV series that’s in development, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway discusses the new arrangement between Netflix and The CW and Star Trek celebrating its 50th anniversary at SDCC. Plus, Pacific Rim 2 gets a long-overdue release date, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down Disney’s announcement that a Wreck-It Ralph 2 is in the works, Lionsgate’s acquisition of premium cable outlet Starz, and the latest movies to hit Netflix. Plus, new trailers for Assassin’s Creed and Star Trek!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the news that Darth Vader is set to return in Rogue One, while Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to expand the cast as production gets underway. Plus, the Saturn Awards, the TCA nominees, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the latest casting announcement for Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the news that Supergirl has found its Superman. Plus, Helen Mirren rides with Fast 8, Guardians heads to Comic-Con, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega will star in and produce Pacific Rim 2, while the Battlestar Galactica movie has found its screenwriter. Plus, updates on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Legends of Tomorrow, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Galloway breaks down the new Mary Poppins with Emily Blunt, gets excited for Brie Larson to don Captain Marvel’s uniform, and gets excited for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere in theaters this weekend.
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the first glimpse at Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and The Beast, and the news that the studio is considering giving The Little Mermaid the same treatment. Plus, we may be in store for more Power Rangers movies… a lot more.
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the latest Thor 3 casting news out of Marvel and the looks ahead to The CW’s fall schedule. Plus, Gilmore Girls, Ghostbusters, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down some of the biggest announcements coming out from the networks, including Supergirl’s leap to The CW and ABC’s decision to kill Carter and Most Wanted. Plus, Black Panther casting news and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down Disney’s confirmation that Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han Solo in the Lord & Miller directed Star Wars spinoff, and the news that Seth Grahame-Smith has fallen off of Warner’s The Flash.
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway digs into The Doctor’s traveling companion, Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, and the Twin Peaks cast. Plus, the latest news from the Star Wars and Marvel universes.
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the first trailers for The Magnificent Seven and Jason Bourne, and the news that Iron Man will officially make a fly-by appearance in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the first mind-blowing trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange dropped, and the official title of the latest Spider-man movie. Plus, Warner Bros. confirms that Ben Affleck will star in and direct a solo Batman movie, and more!
Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and discusses HBO’s new after show for Game of Thrones. Plus, some major casting news for Dr. Who, Blade Runner and Fast 8!
Lauren Gallaway Breaks down the new Captain America: Civil War spot, which proves Black Widow and Hawkeye can still be friends. Plus, alliances are forged in the latest Warcraft trailer and Robin Wright joins Harrison Ford in the Blade Runner sequel.
Batman V. Superman is taking the box office by storm, but Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is dominating the cultural conversation. In the same week that she made her theatrical debut, Warner Bros. released a first-look at her stand alone film. Plus, Lego Batman arrives in the animated comedy’s first trailer!