While the whole Angry Birds thing is a pop culture phenom that’s never been on my radar, the brand is apparently still popular enough in popular culture that an animated movie is in the works at Sony.
When Devo peaked in 1980, a lot of fair weather fans dug them because the song Whip It was a hit, but they really didn’t understand the concept behind the band, and a lot of people dismissed them as idiots. The band played dumb, because their name was a reference to mankind getting dumber, but the band and their music were both a lot smarter than many realized.
There’s been a lot of controversy over high frame rates. A lot of people don’t think they make movies look better, but they sure do wonders for video games. Still, Peter Jackson and James Cameron feel high frame rates in movies are the way of the future, and Cameron is debating how many frames per second he wants to go for the Avatar sequels.
The Lego Movie is doing amazing business at the box office, and although Legos have been popular children’s toys forever, they’re having a huge resurgence right now because of the movie’s success. Is this only the beginning of what could be a big resurgence in popular culture? We think so, and the fact that The Simpsons are going Lego is another big sign.
When you’re the President, you can make a lot of demands and people will move heaven and earth to try to get it done. World peace is tough to negotiate, but how about an advance DVD of Game of Thrones?
Every time a remake tanks, there’s always the hope that the reboot conveyor belt will eventually stop. Yet even with remakes like RoboCop, Endless Love and Total Recall not doing well, there’s still remakes being announced all the time, including the inevitable, Gilligan’s Island: The Movie.
If you work a job where you’re always on your feet, it can be murder on your knees as well as your tootsies if you don’t have comfortable shoes. Other than investing in a good pair of Doctor Scholls, can 3-D printing create a more comfortable shoe?
For those who grew up in the seventies, there’s anniversaries in the news all the time that make us feel old. So for today’s generation, here’s anniversary that’s going to make you feel old…Lost is hitting the decade mark.
It’s amazing there was actually a study on this, because this one of the most obvious things anyone can say…people who troll on the internet are statistically shown to be awful people.
Stephen King has always been prolific, and we’re not surprised to learn he’s got two new books coming out this year. Frankly, we’re shocked he’s not putting out a new book every week, but anyways…
Back to the Future II took place in 2015, and with that year just around the corner, there have been a number of stories on the net where people are trying to see what actually came to pass from the movie. In fact, a friend of mine recently wondered when we were finally going to get self-tying shoes.
The news that there’s a Knight Rider remake in the works shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone. Practically everything’s being remade at this point, and we’re sure Baywatch was going to get the big screen treatment at some point as well. After all, if Gilligan’s Island the Movie is in development at Warner Brothers, any tired old TV show is up for grabs.
When George Lucas sold his company to Disney, it wasn’t just for three more Star Wars films. There’s plans for a number of spin-off stories, including possible stand alone movies with Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda.
There are many characters and stories to be told out of the Marvel universe, and the ones that revolve around the Avengers universe have been doing very well these days. The next Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, just started shooting in South Africa, and now reports have surfaced that Black Widow may have her own movie as well.
We just reported on TGD that Need For Speed, the upcoming big screen game adaptation, will be converted to 3D. This was a last minute decision, because the movie’s coming out on March 14, and the timing has us wondering. Is the studio desperate? Are they hoping a 3D conversion will make more money overseas?
Most of us know Morgan Freeman’s wonderful acting, as well as his distinctive voice on documentaries, but what you may not know about him is he’s fascinated with aliens and astronomy. In fact, his dream project is a movie adaptation of the famous sci-fi novel Rendezvous with Rama, written by Arthur C. Clarke, which still has yet to get made.
With the new RoboCop hitting theaters, Michael Keaton’s been doing a lot of press lately because he has a featured role in the film. It’s good to see him back, because we’re big fans of him over at TGD, and we definitely missed him on the big screen.
We kinda figured the RoboCop reboot wasn’t going to be anything spectacular, but we were still hoping for the best. We also figured that almost any new movie, especially in a month that’s completely dead like February, would do pretty well opening weekend because there’s not that much out there to see right now.
We just reported here on TGD that the role of the Vision for Avengers Age of Ultron has been cast, and he will be played by Paul Bettany. We were also trying to speculate when the movie would actually start shooting, but apparently it’s already underway.
Michael Keaton is in the new RoboCop, and he had fun talking about the new RoboCop suit, which is much easier to move around in than the usual armored movie costume. Keaton should know. He had to wear that cumbersome, hard rubber Batsuit back in 1989, which was very hard to move around in, but it set the template for superhero costumes today.