Category Archives: Entertainment

Newswire: HBO adapting the dark internet comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

HBO announced today that it’s starting development on an adaptation of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, David Shafer’s best-selling comic novel about social media and online surveillance. Writer Zev Borow, whose previous geek-oriented projects include a stint as executive story editor for NBC’s Chuck—where “internet surveillance” meant keeping an eye on Zachary Levi’s head, where the internet lived—will be writing the half-hour […]

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Newswire: Marco Rubio loves Wu-Tang Clan, especially…y’know, the kinda tall one

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio dropped by the Fox News studio this week to chat up the ladies of Outnumbered, Fox News’ right-leaning facsimile of The View, in which everyone is the Elisabeth of the panel. Rubio defended his record on immigration, insisting he didn’t flip-flop by disavowing a comprehensive immigration reform measure he once supported. “We do have […]

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Newswire: Laurence Fishburne might direct Idris Elba in The Alchemist

After more than 20 years in development hell, an adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s bestselling allegorical novel The Alchemist might be making its way to theaters. Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company is in talks with Hannibal star Laurence Fishburne to direct the film, with Idris Elba as the potential star. Fishburne previously owned the film rights to the book, although […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Crafting Mad Max: Fury Road’s more than 2,000 visual effects shots

Mad Max: Fury Road has been rightly celebrated for both its insane practical effects and for Doof Warrior’s kickass flaming guitar, but one element that hasn’t been getting enough praise is the subtle work done by the film’s visual effects team. Thankfully, FXGuide is making sure those artists get their due in a new article that explores the more than […]

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