Doctor Who's current "companion" character is Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman. She's become something of a fan favorite over the course of her run, and her presence also provides a nice bridge between Matt Smith's doctor and Peter Capaldi's. Sadly, and despite all of that, it sounds like she won't be sticking around much longer.
It's been one bumpy road, but Marvel's Ant-Man movie is finally beginning production today with Peyton Reed at the helm. It's a project that's been over 11 years in the making, and actually predates the first Iron Man by half a decade. So what the heck happened, and why did it take so long to get the cameras rolling?
Superhero movies and origin stories seem to go hand-in-hand, but after literally decades of watching them, the formula is starting to get a little played out. For every Iron Man out there, there's a Green Lantern; and even the Thor and Captain America movies were far surpassed by their eventual sequels. Luckily, it sounds like even Marvel is getting tired of the origin formula, and Doctor Strange might be the movie they choose to finally buck the trend.
No matter how badly fans want it, SEGA seems very uninterested in pursuing a remake of the cult classic Dreamcast game Shenmue. It's not hard to figure out why. After all, the game cost a ridiculous amount of money (estimates vary between $47 and $70 million, in 1999), and although it's developed a healthy fanbase, no amount of Dreamcast game sales in the world were going to make it a financial success for SEGA.
Psst! Hey kid! You like new music? Great, cuz you've stumbled into the perfect county fair - New Music Monday, the most "eat my shorts" column on 8CN. Each week scores of new albums are released onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. As always, thanks for stopping by!
This weekend I found myself with a little bit of free time, and with the end of summer fast approaching, I decided to get in some last minute blockbusters, opting to go watch The Expendables 3 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sadly, I didn't particuarly enjoy either of them, largely for similar reasons though.
Despite being a really solid and original sci-fi movie (with international film icon Tom Cruise starring to boot), Edge of Tomorrow failed to do much at the box office when it hit theaters in May. It seems that in a last ditch effort to recoup some of their investment, Warner Bros. has decided to quietly rename the movie ahead of its home video release. While that sounds like a pretty dumb idea, the new title is legitimately a heck of a lot better (and probably should've been the original, theatrical title in the first place).
It's a simple fact of life: everyone knows a Beatles fan. However, most people are not lucky enough to know someone who believes that the real Paul McCartney is actually dead. Luckily for you, you know me, and I believe all sorts of crazy shit. Like Bigfoot. He's real. And The Loch Ness Monster. He's really real. And aliens are real, and we never went to the moon and Abraham Lincoln killed JFK. Yep, I'm that guy.
I’ve been considering a nostalgic look back at the last season of Star Trek: The Next Generation for a little while. I’ve been struggling about whether or not there’d be an audience for it. Turns out I forgot how much Trekkies love Star Trek.
In last night's episode of Adventure Time, "Joshua and Margaret Investigations," it's Jake's birthday and he's reminiscing about Joshua and Margaret, Finn and Jake’s mystery-solving parents from the earlier days of Ooo, in an origin story that takes a turn for the interdimensional. It's the eponymous time again!