It goes down pretty much as you'd think: an ESL professor recently wrote a blog post detailing his stint washing dishes at Whole Foods, where everyone was a name-dropping hipster with a trust fund. Well, everyone except one large, quiet guy with a crush on the juice bar girl, and dreams of going to California to make cartoons, and his name was none other than Pen Ward, creator of Adventure Time.
With Nintendo’s constant line-up evolving and shifting, it can be hard to remember which rendition of Super-Blast-Star-Power-Mario-Kirby-Hybrid is coming to our shelves this upcoming season. Now, Nintendo has released an easily viewable list of upcoming titles, and boy, does it have me gasping for air.
Phineas and Ferb continues to have some of the weirdest crossovers since Scooby Doo. There was Marvel, then there was Star Wars, and now, the children locked in a perpetual summer will have their own Lost inspired episode. Yes, that Lost, and yes, Damon Lindelof will guest star.
See guys, Syrio didn't die on Game of Thrones, he just went to space. BBC News is reporting that Mitlos Yerolemou, the actor who played everyone's favorite water-dancing instructor, has been cast in Star Wars Episode VII.
After literally years of speculation, we may finally know who Marvel has chosen to play Doctor Strange. According to numerous reports, Joaquin Phoenix is in final negotiations to star in the film, and if all goes according to plan, we may see an official announcement in the next few months.
For the past decade, Bill Hader has reliably been one of the funniest people in movies and on TV. Whether it was his eight years on Saturday Night Live, his more recent writing on South Park, or the 40 billion voices he's done for various animated projects, Hader has pretty much done it all. So when this guy puts together a definitive list of the "200 Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See," it's worth paying attention to.
Acting is hard, especially when you have to shave your entire freaking head to play a character. Karen Gillan recently had to do just that to play the space-assassin Nebula in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (now the highest grossing movie of 2014!). So, probably worth it, but damn, that sucks, especially considering she might be back for the sequel.
Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones, also happens to be a pretty awesome DJ. Last week in Sydney, Australia, he put on the first show in his new tour, appropriately titled "Rave of Thrones," and it looked awesome.
Seasons come and seasons go, but Netflix always has something good to watch. This month, as usual, a buttload of movies and TV shows are being added to the library including School of Rock, Silver Linings Playbook, The Blacklist, the second season of Arrow, and the final season of How I Met Your Mother. Check out the full list below.
Telltale Games has gained a lot of attention recently, after winning several game of the year awards for the first season of their Walking Dead adventure game, they also just released the final installments in the second season of that same game and The Wolf Among Us. They've got episodic adventure games based on Borderlands and Game of Thrones coming out soon, as well. All of these titles being episodic, though, I think it's time to assess the effectiveness and current state of episodic games.
Guardians of the Galaxy continues to kick ass at the box office, hopefully proving once and for all that Hollywood blockbusters can be different and successful. This past weekend, the Marvel movie surpassed both The LEGO Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest grossing movie of the entire year at the domestic box office.
Like lots of people my age I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with my dad. We watched TNG nearly religiously, and every iteration since with some regularity. We even watched a bit of the terrible Enterprise together. It was a conduit for us to talk about the bigger issues raised by the show in the comfortable environment of a fictional universe. We bitched about Q and discussed para-science and the role of technology in our lives. We both worked on a constant stream of cool tech and science facts. Eventually I moved on to the mythic elements of Star Wars, but Picard has never left the captain's chair of my heart.