Newswire: Welcome to the world where a musical based on The O.C. exists, bitch

Good news for fans of Phantom Planet, eyebrows, and Marissa Cooper’s melodramatic death scene: A musical version of The O.C. is coming. The one-night-only theatrical production is being held August 30 in Los Angeles (of course), and is being thrown together by the same people that organized Cruel Intentions: The Musical. So far, the roles of Luke “Welcome to The […]

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Newswire: The new Spider-Man film will be a John Hughes movie (except not really)

In a new interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige tells Birth.Movies.Death that the new back-to-high-school Spider-Man film will be inspired in part by the films of John Hughes. According to Feige, the movie is “a soap opera in high school” inspired by Hughes joints like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, only with more upside-down combat. Feige explained, “We’re inspired […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This Samurai Jack fan film will tide you over until the long-awaited movie

Samurai Jack was a popular animated series on Cartoon Network created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Tartakovsky cut his teeth on such favorites as Batman: The Animated Series and The Powerpuff Girls, as well as creating Dexter’s Laboratory before creating the iconic character of Samurai Jack. Jack was a samurai warrior voiced by comedian Phil LaMarr and waged many battles with the […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The script from the Married…With Children pilot, just because

When then-fledgling network Fox decided to launch a prime-time lineup in spring 1987, the very first show that aired was Married…With Children. (Directly after it? The Tracey Ullman Show.) Writer/filmmaker Kevin Pang recently tweeted the script for the unaired pilot, which was filmed on December 12, 1986, and featured different actors playing the Bundy kids: Hunter Carson as Bud and […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The first ever TV commercial for Super Mario Bros. is a blast from the past

One of life’s great mysteries is the exact date Super Mario Bros. launched in the U.S. An impressively extensive 2012 Gamasutra article narrowed down the timeframe to sometime in fall 1985, but couldn’t pinpoint a specific release date. However, we do know that Super Mario Bros. shipped in Japan on September 13, 1985 for the Family Computer (a.k.a. Famicom), because […]

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Newswire: Joey Fatone to hasten end of days with ’N Sync lip sync contest at ’90s bar crawl

Think Brooklyn has a lock on cashing in on twentysomething nostalgia for all things ’90s? Well, Cleveland, Ohio, would like to you to talk to the hand. On July 11, the city’s bar-heavy Warehouse District is hosting an I Love My ’90s Bar Crawl whose marquee event is an ‘N Sync song lip sync contest judged by Joey Fatone himself. […]

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