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Newswire: Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary will open SXSW

Russell Brand is always larger than life, but this year at South By Southwest it will be literally true rather than just the result of his voice, hair, and general demeanor. Variety reports that Ondi Timoner’s new documentary about the British multi-hyphenate has been selected to open the festival’s film section on March 13. Brand: A Second Coming promises to […]

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Block & Tackle: Everybody was excited about NBC’s updated football graphics last weekend

Block & Tackle is John Teti’s column about pro football. NBC Wild Card Weekend: A graphical assessment Yesterday, I reviewed the mostly beautiful and only occasionally atheism-inducing flourishes that ESPN added to its NFL visuals for Wild Card Weekend. In a broadcast that served as a tune-up for the Super Bowl, NBC also spruced up its look with a near-overhaul […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Journey’s “Open Arms” recreated with hideous singing toys

There’s a somewhat new brand of terrifying creatures with mouths agape called Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, and they are toys from Mattel that emit one note. An enterprising person named Erin Knight has apparently collected enough of these little monsters to form a nightmare-inducing a capella group. Using each for its single note, Knight is able to construct the melody of Journey’s epic […]

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Newswire: Sia apologizes for letting Shia LaBeouf dance with a child in her new video

Yesterday Australian singer-songwriter Sia released the video for her single “Elastic Heart,” featuring 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler engaged in a stylized dance war with a speedo-clad Shia LaBeouf—a controversial casting choice, given LaBeouf’s history with naked dancing and general Shia LaBeouf-iness. But this particular interpretive dance was performed tastefully, with the performers reportedly representing warring sides of Sia’s personality: Nevertheless, the […]

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Contest: Win an iPad Air prize package courtesy of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are coming to A&E on Thursday, January 15 and, this year, the show wants to offer fans a digital seat at the table. Thanks to new Social Centerpieces, viewers will be able to interact with nominees and critics with Twitter Mirror, which will allow stars to share real-time updates and even respond to […]

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Newswire: William Shatner rides cross-country on a steampunk tricycle, invites you along

According to The Telegraph, nothing would make William Shatner happier than to traverse America in a spooky-looking tricycle. In partnership with custom bike makers American Wrench, Shatner is helping to design the “Rivet,” a three-wheeler motorcycle, then ride it from Chicago to LA. The Rivet—which The Telegraph notes “has a steampunk edge to it”—purportedly takes its aesthetic cues from the […]

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Newswire: The People declare that Big Bang Theory and Adam Sandler are popular and good

Stealing a breath of freedom in the dead winter air that was allowed them, The People gathered to join their voices into one prolonged scream—to take the expensive bootheel of the industry from off their neck, to revolt against the all-powerful fascism of professional critics, and exercise at last their People’s Choice to give The Big Bang Theory awards. Blood […]

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Newswire: Image Expo exclusive: Emi Lenox explores her Japanese heritage in Tadaima

Image Comics has already published two volumes of Emi Lenox’s personal journals as Emitown graphic novels, and their relationship continues this year with the release of a new autobiographical work outside of the Emitown banner. Announced today at Image Expo 2015, Tadaima is a travelogue of Lenox’s recent return to Japan after 12 years away, a time in which she […]

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