With two seasons under its belt, HBO’s hit sports drama Ballers shows no signs of slowing down: a third season renewal has already been issued, and the series is the most-watched half-hour show in the network’s lineup, with an average of 7.1 million viewers per episode.
Brit-Rock super band Oasis was a global sensation, although some might say they were more of an acquired taste here in the US. Sure, everyone knows their iconic anthem hits Don’t Look Back in Anger, Champagne Supernova and the now infamously clichéd acoustic guitar progression of Wonderwall. But unless you’re a super fan like myself, most Americans probably don’t know the cultural impact and the meteoric rise of possibly the last true rock band to take the stage before the digital age of music.
After Deadpool opened to a colossal $132 million, a sequel was soon on the fast track to production. The entire creative team behind the original film was expected to return, but now it sounds like that won’t be the case: Deadline is reporting that director Tim Miller has made the decision to exit the project after “a series of creative differences” with producer and star Ryan Reynolds.
After a sold-out premiere screening at the Sundance Film Festival garnered a sizeable amount of positive acclaim, Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women has been on my radar for most of the year. I sat down to view the film last weekend fully expecting an engrossing, emotional and well-acted portrait of the sort of female characters that are rarely front and center in mainstream offerings, but while the performances are undeniably strong, that’s about the only positive thing I have to say.
We’ve known for several months that Hail, Caesar! breakout star Alden Ehrenreich would be portraying a younger Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars film, and now another key role has been confirmed: Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover has been cast as Lando Calrissian.
The scariest of holidays descends in just over a week and The Nerd Repository is getting in the spirit with October’s Loot Crate theme crate of Horror. Loot Crate’s Oct 2016 crate features exclusive items including an exclusive The Walking Dead t-shirt and other highly collectible items from classic scary movie franchises like Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th!
As the fall leaves…well, fall – Halloween is just around the corner and October’s Loot Pets theme gets a bit spooky for our little monsters at home with Horror. Loot Pets’ Oct 2016 crate features exclusive items including The Walking Dead apparel for your pups, a toy featuring the greatest ghost de-bunker of all time, Scooby Doo, and even a Gremlins goodie for your four-legged trick r’ treaters.
Where does one begin trying to talk about the original version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? There’s really no easy way to describe the phenomenon to someone who hasn’t seen it. There’s really no middle ground – you either love it or you hate it – but there is one thing that stands true: seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show during a midnight showing with the live cast and audience participation is an experience like none other.
BBC America, the network that brings you Doctor Who and Orphan Black, is once again trying to bring the fanboy magic with their potential new cult series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The series is written and executive produced by Max Landis (Chronicle) and is very loosely based on the beloved book series of the same name by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams.
For the past 16 years, Hugh Jackman has been the only actor to portray the popular X-Men character Wolverine on the big screen. He’s appeared in every single X-Men film, as well as two standalone adventures, and next year he’ll be walking away from the role after his final performance in Logan.