It took a long time for it to happen, and it came close to derailing at least once, but Jurassic World, the long awaited sequel / reboot to Jurassic Park, is finally rolling, and now it’s officially got a villain…acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio.
Goosebumps, the famed children’s horror book series created by R.L Stine, has been in development for a long time as a feature film, and at one point, Tim Burton was attached to direct. Now it looks like Jack Black will star, and it has a release date.
It seems that in recent years the press has made a big effort in not trying to glorify Charles Manson. People used to enjoy him acting crazy on talk shows, and Manson shirts were popular in the early nineties when interest in serial killers was at their peak, but you get the impression people don’t want to etch him any further into the history books.
By anyone’s standards, Gravity’s been an incredible success. It’s gotten ten Oscar nominations, it’s pushed FX technology to incredible new heights, and it’s also been a huge success for Imax. In addition, it could also be a big financial windfall for Sandra Bullock who stands to make a whopping $70 million.
Game of Thrones will be returning on April 6, and it’s apparently doing quite well with binge watchers. This makes sense because it’s one of those shows that pick up extra ratings when people watch it later on TiVo.
It was one of the hottest literary properties in the world, and not just because of the sex. When the rights for Fifty Shades of Grey went up for grabs, the major studios clamored for them, and they finally landed at Focus Features, an indie that’s under the Universal umbrella.
It’s hard to know what’s legit news on Star Wars. Seems like every time someone farts, a new rumor pops up on the net. The legit trades have been running this story, so here’s who could be the villain in Episode VII…
A lot of movie stars make the cover of Vanity Fair and are hailed as the next big thing, and a lot of them disappear off the face of the earth shortly thereafter. You figured that’s what would happen with Matthew McConaughey, but he’s currently Hollywood’s latest comeback kid, and he could win an Oscar for The Dallas Buyers Club. Next up will be Interstellar, and there’s high hopes for it.
In comedy, there’s probably no reunion the fans want more desperately than Monty Python. True, many of the members have done terrific stuff on their own, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle certainly come to mind, but it would certainly be nice to see them all come together one more time.
You may recall there was a bit of a cliffhanger when Avengers Age of Ultron was coming together. It took a while to confirm Joss Whedon as the writer and director, but he was finally signed on, and is directing Ultron right now as we report this.
At this point, we should all be surprised there hasn’t been a Star Trek theme park yet. A Star Wars theme park in Disneyland is certainly understandable, same thing with the Avatar land, which will be opening at Disney in 2017, yet somehow we haven’t had a land of Trek until now.
We at TGD often call the battle between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 the console wars, but there were console wars long before this of course, like when Sega and Nintendo went head to head back in the ‘90’s. Now this particular console war is up to be made into a movie, and Seth Rogan is onboard.
Guys, we know, we know…We know the Browncoats would love Firefly to come back, and hope was renewed when Veronica Mars was resurrected by crowd funding. And we know there’s plenty of fans who would love to plunk some money down in exchange for some swag, along with the bragging rights that they helped bring Firefly back.
While dystopian stories for teens and young adults may not last forever, The Hunger Games and Diversion are certainly going to milk the genre for all its worth. The Hunger Games should especially stay strong until the movies finally wrap up in 2015, and Catching Fire is now officially one of the biggest grossing films of all time.
So many people have cell phones these days, but it’s getting nearly impossible to get anyone to answer a phone call in a day and age where everyone texts like crazy. Perhaps Moviefone saw this coming, because they soon will be eliminating the phone part of their service.
In addition to being the former guitarist of Guns N Roses, Slash has had a lengthy solo career, and he’s also a big fan of genre films, especially stuff with big dinosaurs and monsters. So of course he’s going to have an interest in the new incarnation of Godzilla, which is coming on May 16.
February is usually a dead zone for movies, so it’s not too surprising to see that the Lego film is making a lot of money right now, yet we at TGD have to admit we’re amazed at its staying power. In fact, by the time you read this, it will be the #1 movie in the country for three weeks.
A biopic about Kevin Smith? Isn’t he always doing a form of a biopic with this TV shows and podcasts? Would we even believe somebody else playing him? Would he be willing to play himself in someone else’s movie?
A long time back, gaming used to be a communal thing. You’d get together at arcades with your buddies, and even if you didn’t know people there, you were still bound together by the games you liked to play, much like liking the same music and movies. While I’m not sure if it’s the same thing for video game stores, it would be a drag to see them finally go out of business.
Samsung has confirmed the long-awaited expansion of its ARM-powered Chromebook lineup.
For close to two decades, Cornell scientists have developed processes for using polymers to self-assemble inorganic nanoparticles into porous structures that could revolutionize electronics, energy and more.
An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation.
Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure, in hopes of eradicating cancerous tissues in the body.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a CubeSat! With so many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying lately from the International Space Station, it may seem like the area referred to as low-Earth orbit, between 100 and 1,240 miles above the planet, is full of these compact cubes. The miniature satellites, or CubeSats, conduct research and demonstration missions.
In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.
A conservative think tank’s pestering about how much Apple’s sustainability efforts cost shareholders just about drove the typically reserved Tim Cook around the bend last Friday.
Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from up in orbit.
It is probably safe to say that Apple had a fairly easy ride last decade when it came to cars due to the ubiquitous iPod. Similarly, when the iPhone hit the streets, Cupertino was quick to offer the hard wired integration that other phones conspicuously lacked.
Two Gigabyte AMD-powered Brix systems are now available in the US with prices starting at $260, scaling up based on specs.
The entry-level model (barebones) Gigabyte GB-BXA8-5545 is powered by AMD's A8-5545M Richland processor paired with Radeon HD 8510G graphics.
Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been working on a programming language called Sketch, which allows programmers to simply omit some of the computational details of their code. Sketch then automatically fills in the gaps.
'In today's computer games, we often see a goal-driven dialogue where the player is limited to a number of predefined response alternatives. In my research, I study how we can use language technology to create more socially driven dialogues in games, with characters who can understand natural language.
A team of Australian and American astronomers have been studying nearby galaxy M83 and have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, the first object of its kind to be studied in this much detail.
Although liquid water covers a majority of Earth's surface, scientists are still searching for planets outside of our solar system that contain water. Researchers at Caltech and several other institutions have used a new technique to analyze the gaseous atmospheres of such extrasolar planets and have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the nearby star tau Boötis.
If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand.
Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Tubingen describe a process that suppresses the formation of methane in soils that are rich in humic substances. For this process to work, the soils need to switch between having no oxygen and having oxygen.
First Solar is apparently inching toward manufacturing some silicon solar products, but that doesn’t mean the company’s bread and butter, cadmium-telluride (CdTe) cells, are taking a back seat. Not if this news is any indication: a new CdTe cell conversion record of 20.4 percent.
Many know Harold Ramis from Ghostbusters where he played Dr. Egon Spengler, but Ramis was also one of the driving forces behind Animal House, not to mention he also directed Caddyshack, Vacation, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. So we've been considerably saddened this week by the news that Ramis passed away at the age of 69.
There’s quite a few video game movies currently in the works right now, but this one sounds like a pretty interesting concept. A group of aliens attack the world, and their assaults are staged like video games. It’s up to several gamers to defeat them and save the world from certain doom.
The rights to the life of Steve Jobs were snapped up by Sony right after he passed away, but it certainly didn’t stop another Jobs biopic, which starred Ashton Kutcher, from being rushed into production. While that version didn’t do well, Aaron Sorkin wrote a script for the Sony version, and now David Fincher may be directing.
Not only is Marvel setting up its phase three movies, which will reportedly include Doctor Strange and Avengers 3, but it also has a series of more obscure characters set up to debut on Netflix in 2015, including Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Production will soon be rolling in New York.
Compulab has announced a mini fanless system (8 watts TDP) powered by AMD's 1 GHz A4-1250 dual-core processor paired with Radeon HD 8210 graphics.
Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your “This American Life” podcast with a small wave of the hand.
The much-talked-about Google Glass — the eyewear with computer capabilities — could potentially save lives, especially in isolated or far-flung locations, say scientists.
A bright supernova discovered only six weeks ago in a nearby galaxy is provoking new questions about the exploding stars that scientists use as their main yardstick for measuring the universe.
Earlier this week, NASA's Kepler mission announced the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.
With the help of a tiny fragment of zircon extracted from a remote rock outcrop in Australia, the picture of how our planet became habitable to life about 4.4 billion years ago is coming into sharper focus.
It has long been believed that the appearance of complex multicellular life towards the end of the Precambrian (the geologic interval lasting up until 541 million years ago) was facilitated by an increase in oxygen, as revealed in the geological record.
Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come closer to reality.
Xbox One is getting Twitch integration to coincide with the release of the cool looking game Titan Fall (I haven’t played it yet).
The UK-based Clousto recently began selling the Rikomagic MK902 LE, a small set-top box
powered by an ARM-based Rockchip quad-core processor (Cortex-A9) paired with 2GB of RAM and up to 16GB of storage.