TV Club: Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Joel McHale Wears A Navy Zip-up And High Tops”

Time travel is more than canon in the Comedy Bang! Bang! universe. It’s almost routine, whether it’s sending Scott and Reggie “back to the time period following the present” to craft the perfect show, setting the stage for a 1960s period-piece extravaganza, mentioned in passing in Anna Kendrick’s casual anecdote about uncreating the universe, or following Lennon Parham’s Gabby through […]

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TV Club: Marvel’s Daredevil: “Shadows In The Glass”

A significant problem with Marvel’s TV programming is that it can very generic. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. struggled to create a distinct identity in its first season, telling standard action adventure stories that piggybacked off of events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but didn’t really offer anything new. The series has course corrected in the second season with a new focus […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The race to prevent the complete demise of Adobe Flash

Vice has written an article that invites us to second-guess our collective disdain for Adobe Flash. The cross-platform software suite has become shorthand for obsolete, CPU-sapping web monstrosities: Sitting through a slow build of animation and music was once the common price of admission to access the portfolio of a wedding photographer, artisanal cheesemaker, or digital media agency. Flash’s demise […]

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Newswire: Portishead reveals exactly how much money it makes from streaming services

Jay Z’s newly launched Tidal music service has reignited the debate about the economics of music in an era where streaming services like Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube reign supreme. In hopes of adding to that discussion, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow recently took to Twitter to share exactly how much money the band actually earned from its 34 million streams last year. […]

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Newswire: Dominic Cooper to play the title character on AMC’s Preacher

AMC’s upcoming TV adaptation of Preacher, executive produced by Seth Rogen, has finally landed its leading man: Dominic Cooper. Preacher follows Jesse Custer (Cooper), a small-town Texas preacher who merges with a creature from heaven which gives him the ability to compel anyone to do anything he says. Ruth Negga will co-star as Custer’s ex-girlfriend Tulip, who joins him and […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Is The Lego Movie anti-copyright?

For a movie steeped in licensed cultural icons, brought to audiences by multi-conglomerates, and that spawned an untold quantity of tie-in merchandise, does The Lego Movie also argue strongly against strict copyright laws? That’s the question posed by PBS Idea Channel‘s latest video as host Mike Rugnetta (and later Lego Mike Rugnetta) examines the various ways in which, despite all […]

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Coming Distractions: The Star Wars Battlefront reveal trailer just might make you buy a PS4

It’s been a big couple of days for Star Wars news, with the Star Wars Celebration in full swing in Anaheim, California. And while the trailer for the new Star Wars Battlefront video game may not have the impact of yesterday’s second teaser for The Force Awakens, it features more than enough familiar settings and faces to excite anyone who […]

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Newswire: Jennifer Lopez to pay hologram-free tribute to Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

Last week, Selena Quintanilla’s official Facebook page announced that the “Queen of Tejano music,” who was murdered at a motel in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1995, will be resurrected in the form of a voice synthesizer, or vocaloid, that will release new “Selena” music and videos. And now Jennifer Lopez is planning to pay flesh-and-blood tribute to Selena, in the […]

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