Newswire: A&E remembers Unforgettable, rescues it for a fourth season

Utterly forgettable police procedural Unforgettable has been rescued from cancellation once again, much to the delight of sarcastically minded entertainment writers everywhere. The former CBS drama, which stars Poppy Montgomery as a detective with perfect recall, is getting the last laugh over those who mocked it, with A&E swooping in to grant the show a fourth season after CBS canceled […]

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TV Club: 12 Monkeys: “Atari”

12 Monkeys is starting to play some games with the viewer. Early on, “Atari” indulges in a time jump that—we find out—isn’t the result of time travel. (The series has been so diligent in time-stamping Cole’s journeys that the absence of a time-stamp hints something tricky is afoot.) It’s a flashback to 2032; Ramse and Cole, not yet recruited to […]

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Newswire: The original Game Of Thrones plan included a Jon-Arya-Tyrion love triangle

A Song Of Ice And Fire was a very different beast when George R. R. Martin first sat down to write it 22 years ago. As reported in Variety, British book retailer Waterstones recently tweeted—and then deleted—pictures of a three-page letter Martin sent to publisher Harper Collins in 1993, outlining his plans for the series. (All three pages can be […]

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Newswire: ABC is reassembling BattleBots for more mechanized carnage

Perhaps emboldened by the approaching unstoppable robotic power of Ultron, ABC has decided to dust off BattleBots and bring it back to smashing, buzzing, whirring life. The robotic combat show last aired new episodes in 2002, when its five-season run on Comedy Central concluded. The 2.0 version will feature some notable changes to the BattleBots formula, including the removal of […]

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Newswire: Living embodiment of Etsy Taylor Swift beefing with Swift-loving Etsy users

Though Taylor Swift undoubtedly uses Etsy, she’s not cool with its users profiting off her good, crafty name. Like Beyoncé before her, Swift has enlisted lawyers to file cease and desist letters against Etsy users who emblazon hoodies with “TAYLOR SWIFT OR DIE,” mark up mugs with “Shake It Off”, and, for whatever reason, slap lyrics on grosgrain hair bows. […]

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Newswire: Netflix might be making a live-action The Legend Of Zelda series

The beloved Nintendo video game series The Legend Of Zelda may be getting its own live-action Netflix show, according to one poorly sourced blog post from The Wall Street Journal. Apparently “a person familiar with the matter” claims Netflix is in the early stages of adapting the games into a high fantasy action series about an ordinary boy named Link […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Splat! Here’s a supercut of sound effects work in Tarantino films

Quentin Tarantino is a director who cares a lot about sound design, a fact that can sometimes get overlooked in favor of his distinctive visual style. Like his visual aesthetic, Tarantino’s preferences in sound design are not exactly subtle, but they are uniquely emphatic, with great care and detail put into the smallest of effects. This is a guy who […]

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Newswire: Marvel announces all-female Avengers team

Marvel continues its female-forward slant with the announcement today of The A-Force, an all-female Avengers team. Just by viewing the (awesome) poster we can spy heroes from other teams, including The Avengers‘ Scarlet Witch and Wasp; The X-Men’s Storm, Phoenix, Dazzler, and Rogue; Alpha Flight’s Aurora and Guardian; and Runaway Nico Minoru; as well as Medusa, Elektra, Captain Marvel, Firestar, […]

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