Apple wants to make original movie and TV programming, reports Variety

“An Apple representative declined comment,” but you knew that was coming.

“Wire Cutters,” a wonderful short film on the rough lives of off-world robot miners


“A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.”

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“Meru,” a new film on the quest to scale an “unclimbable“ mountain in India


For decades, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in Northern India was thought by most elite climbers to to unclimbable.

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Straight Outta Compton: the Ben Folds edition


Kern Saxton recut the Straight Outta Compton trailer to Ben Fold's cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit." Read the rest

Watch Bill Withers play "Ain't No Sunshine" in 1971


Withers was inspired by the film "Days of Wine and Roses," starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. Read the rest

Tobias Strebel, who underwent plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, found dead


Tobias Strebel, 35, who famously spent $100,000 on cosmetic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, was found dead in a Motel 6 in Los Angeles County. Read the rest

In The Karate Kid, Daniel is the REAL bully. Watch this proof.


"After local busybody, karate master and child-batterer Mr. Miyagi intervenes, Daniel convinces him that this is somehow all Johnny's fault." Read the rest

Buy Buffalo Bill's home from Silence of the Lambs


Buffalo Bill's home from Silence of the Lambs is for sale in Perryopolis, PA. The four-bedroom home is listed at $300k but sadly doesn't actually have a pit in the basement, so it will have to find somewhere else to rub the lotion on its skin. Read the rest

Deleted scenes from Mad Max: Fury Road, starring "Temp Baby!"


From the bonus features on the Mad Max: Fury Road (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) due out next month. NSFW. Read the rest

George Miller/Brendan McCarthy's original 1999 storyboard for Mad Max: Fury Road


Why oh why did the "Erotic Mud Dance" not make the final cut? Read the rest

Watch the first trailer for Corbijn's film about James Dean


Life is the forthcoming film about James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock who was assigned to photograph Dean in 1955, the year of his death, and took the iconic photo of the actor in a rainy Times Square. Life is directed by Anton Corbijn, who directed Control (2004), the tragic and fantastic film about Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Read the rest

Fantastic Four: Watch the unreleased 1994 film!


Maybe they should have just released this one instead. Trailer above; full film below.

For the strange and sordid story of director Oley Sassone's unreleased movie, executive produced by Roger Corman, check out the article "Fantastic Faux!," from the March 2005 issue of Los Angeles Magazine, and the newly-completed documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four"!

And here's the masterpiece in full (starts at 1:28):

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A fucking interesting history of swearing on television!


I distinctly remember my glee as an 8-year-old watching Hawkeye say "Son of a bitch" on M*A*S*H in 1979, the first time that phrase was used on US television. Read the rest

“Pixels” movie is sexist pile of crap


You don't need the Bechdel test to call this movie a boy's club dud. Read the rest

Listen to Bill Cosby's "Downers and Uppers" anti-drug song (1971)


Cosby warns against the use of downers, from the Grammy-winning album "Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs," released in 1971. Read the rest

Sony Pictures Animation plans animated “emoji movie,” starring emoji characters


My emoji choice for this entertainment news would have to be “poop” or “frown.”

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The Lone Gunmen returning to The X-Files


Conspiracy theorists/hackers/'zinesters The Lone Gunmen are returning to The X-Files for the six new episodes premiering on January 24, 2016. Read the rest

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