Author Archives: Jobard

Newswire: And now the president of Sony Pictures Digital is fired as well

The Sony hacking scandal continues to churn out new “shakeups” at the company, which is industry slang for “moving people around to pretend that a deeply entrenched culture of awfulness is changing.” Following on the heels of the company hiring noted unpleasant Fox exec Tom Rothman to replace outgoing president and fan of being fired Amy Pascal, Sony has now […]

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Newswire: Synergy projects a synopsis and clearer image of Jem And The Holograms

Less than a day after a low-res photo of Jem And The Holograms surfaced on the web, an elusive entity known only as “Synergy” has responded to the collective demands of the Internet, projecting a higher-resolution version of the image over the previous grainy scan, and issuing a synopsis: As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global […]

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Newswire: Exclusive: Eyelids conjure up melancholy beauty with a new video

For a certain subset of music fan, there’s nothing quite as good as feeling bad. Downbeat, despondent pop music can wield a weight and potency that cuts through the feel-good platitudes and let’s-party exhortations of so much of the popular landscape. Into the traffickers of hook-filled sadness comes Eyelids, a band that seems to have injected the DNA of Big […]

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Newswire: Kerri Kenney and Jack Davenport join Sarah Silverman’s HBO show

Smash escapee Jack Davenport and Reno 911 alumnus Kerri Kenney have signed on to the cast of Sarah Silverman’s new HBO show, the still-untitled one which stars Silverman as Jude, “a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis.” Subtly hinting at what might be a theme, Kenney will be playing Jude’s sister Melissa, described as someone “holding the family […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The original Enterprise looks pretty amazing in newer Star Trek films

Matt Jefferies’ original USS Enterprise may be the most iconic sci-fi vehicle design ever, or is at least in very rare company. It’s a wonderful, weird look that makes no aerodynamic sense (and why would it? It’s in space, after all) and its twin nacelles, squat duck body, and saucer head have set the tone for Star Trek designs forevermore. […]

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Newswire: Rosamund Pike to star opposite Christian Bale in first Travis McGee movie

Rosamund Pike is in talks to star opposite Christian Bale in that previously announced adaptation of The Deep Blue Good-by, according to Variety. The upcoming film is based on a 1964 John D. MacDonald novel, and it stars Bale as Travis McGee, a hardened “salvage consultant” who lives on a houseboat in Florida and specializes in recovering other people’s property […]

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