Adult Swim made a short, "non-canonical" stop motion series to tide over Rick and Morty fans until the new series arrives. These parodies of popular movies are even better than the originals.
Ben Affleck has announced the new title for his solo film project is "The Batman," and Twitter gave us our only thoughts on the matter:
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During the men's marathon on Sunday, Ethiopian long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa pulled a Hunger Games moment and showed his support for the Oromo Protests in his home country by making a specific motion with his arms:
Showing the sign is highly political though, so when he spoke a press conference after the marathon he said what he risked with the gesture, "If I go back to Ethiopia maybe they will kill me," he said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
"If I am not killed maybe they will put me in prison. [If ] they [do] not put me in prison they will block me at airport. I have got a decision. Maybe I move to another country."
Like the Hunger Games, let's hope the people can rise above this oppression.
Fact Check says Trump's First Ad Averages 1 Lie Every 4 Seconds. I can hear Hillary's slow golf-clap from here. Let's hope his next ad doesn't disappoint us either.
I'm just saying, I didn't know it was possible to get an 8-pack:
Great job getting all those Olympic metals, ladies.
Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth have started filming Thor: Ragnarok in Brisbane, Australia:
Checking pulses.... yep, we're still in love! Looking forward to this next step in the series!
Yep, you can now follow along on super-scientificcy NASA research stuff from the comfort of your home sweatpants:
Now it's time to dig into their data and see if I can create that settlement on Mars next door to Mark Watney.
Mr. Hikaru Sulu, who is played in the modern Star Trek films by actor John Cho is set to be revealed as gay in the next film, Star Trek Beyond. When we next pick up with Mr. Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek Beyond, he is portrayed as a father with a same-sex partner and a daughter. While it's a clear fact, it's also carried out in a casual manner, with no fanfare -- it's just there, which is something Cho appreciated.
"I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out of it," Cho told the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun while he was on a press tour for the movie. "[That] is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicize one's personal orientations."
The change, also comes as a nod by writer (also stars in film) Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin, to the OG Sulu, Mr. George Takei. Takei played Sulu for many years in the television and film series, and didn't come out as gay until 2005. When asked why it took so long, Takei said it was because as an actor in the 60s, he'd have gotten no work in the industry as an openly declared gay male.
Star Trek Beyond debuts in theaters July 22, 2016. Check out the latest, final trailer for the movie below:
If you're wondering why a movie theater company would allow people to start doing one of the most annoying things you can do at the movies, just blame millennials.
That's what AMC CEO Adam Aron did! In an interview with Variety he said the movie theaters would be willing to go as far as allowing texting during the movie to try to appeal to the kids these days. This is his reasoning:
When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life.
He then followed this up with Tweets confirming tests of this concept in very few theaters.
Predictably, a huge amount of backlash followed. It turns out that not many people want to pay $10-20 to watch a movie in a theater filled with distracting lights. There were also quite a few millennials that found the assumption that they couldn't detach from their phones for two hours insulting. Aron quickly changed his mind on the matter, ABC reports that he issued a statement in a letter addressed to "AMC Guests" saying, "We have heard loud and clear that this is a concept our audience does not want."
Yes, you heard that right. The same people who brought you Sharknado are bringing Backstreet back. Apparently, this glorious piece of cinema is the brainchild of none other than the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter. Joining him will be AJ McLean and Howie Dorough as well as Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC, Erik-Michael Estrada, Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick, and Dan Miller from O-Town and 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons.
Check out the trailer below:
Nickelodeon is bringing Legends of the Hidden Temple back! But not in the way you might expect. Instead of a tiny American Gladiators game show, it will be a movie. According the Variety, it will still include all your favorite elements from the show:
In “Hidden Temple,” three siblings must conquer a series of obstacles to remain alive, mirroring the theme of the original game show. The TV movie, slated to appear in the fourth quarter of 2016, will nod to other elements from the original show, including Olmec, a talking head who knows the secrets behind the temple; the Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar and silver snakes, among others.
Hopefully they will still have to assemble the Silver Monkey to make it out alive. Sure, it looks easy, but the suspense is real.
Stephen King confirmed the casting of a movie based on the 'Dark Tower' book series on Twitter:
If you're wondering who's who, Idris Elba offers a pretty obvious clue:
So it seems like Idris Elba will be 'the gunslinger'. That leaves McConaughey as the 'man in black'.
The casting of Idris Elba as 'the gunslinger', also named Roland Deschain, has brought some controversy. As with any movie that casts a traditionally white character as someone of any other race, there was some backlash. There are also fans who were concerned about the change affecting Deschain's relationship with a major character in the story. Well, the producer of the movie and apparent badass, Akiva Goldsman, spoke to IGN to assuage everyone's worries:
I understand that people who are thoughtful about the storytelling and the racial politics of the storytelling might want to understand how that informs that storytelling, and I respect that and I hear that, and those things are not things we didn't think about or don't think about. The racist a--holes should go f--k themselves.
For anyone who somehow still isn't convinced that Idris Elba is the right man for the job, it's worth noting that Stephen King himself is also totally cool with it:
With any luck, 'The Dark Tower' is set to release January 27, 2017.
Making a Murderer is the chronicling of a real life murder case. Like the popular podcast Serial before it, the Netflix show examines the investigation, the trial and the various failings within the US legal system. Ultimately viewers are waiting on the edge of their seats to find out the answer to the real question: Did he do it?
Based on the many articles and posts either declaring the accused and convicted Steven Avery's innocence or shedding light on some key evidence the 10 episode documentary tends to gloss over, it's clear that we just don't know. According to the Mirror, a second season has just been confirmed. Hopefully, this time it will be able to provide some closure.
Meanwhile, a sports betting site is guessing that a movie based on Making a Murderer will be out by 2020 and they're giving odds on who will play Steven Avery.
Fargo actor Billy Bob Thornton shares favouritism for the role with Danny McBride, of Eastbound & Down, at 9/2.
Here's hoping we get to see Danny McBride as Steven Avery team up with James Franco as Brendan Dassey in a comedy of errors that leads to their eventual imprisonment.
In the opening ceremony of the 2016 US Synchronized Skating Championships, ice skaters Dean Copely and Tim McKernan dressed up as Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy, two characters from the movie "Blades of Glory". They performed a version of the film's 'Fire and Ice' routine.
You can watch the routine from a better angle in this video from the network taping the routine:
And just for comparison, here's the routine from the 2007 movie, 'Blades of Glory':