Film & TV
How do you get TV viewers to sit through commercials? By rewarding them with points apparently. Polygon reports that in 2011, Microsoft filed a patent for a Kinect feature that would monitor if you're sitting through commercials, and then reward you with Achievements if you watch enough.
News has been coming out left and right about Joss Whedon's upcoming Avengers sequel. It recently has been confirmed that the brother-sister duo Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be appearing in the film. Official casting news about either character has not been confirmed.
Logan Lerman is returning to the big screen as the demigod hero in the sequel to 2010’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The series is adapted from Rick Riordan’s bestselling young adult novels.
Do you like movie posters, blood, GIFs, and overused slogans? Then step right up to the most bizarre poster you'll see all day. The marketing guys behind the upcoming Carrie remake really want us to know this crazy chick's name, and by including nine separate snippets of bloody mayhem, it looks like they've succeeded at their goal.
The latest issue of Empire has given us a good look at footsoldiers of the villainous Dark Elf Malekith the Accursed, from Marvel's upcoming sequel Thor: The Dark World.
The Alamo Drafthouse is presenting a new line of wines. Right behind a Princess Bride-inspired vintage comes the Silence of the Lambs signature wines. Featured are Cannibal Chianti and Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio. Each bottle will be priced at $32.00 and will be available online or at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in June.
Rocketman, the biographical musical fantasy of Elton John's life, may be eyeing Tom Hardy for the lead role. The actor, who portrayed Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, has reportedly been approached by director Michael Gracey and Elton John.
Veteran actress and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close has been cast as the leader of the Nova Corp in the upcoming Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Deadline, Close’s role will be similar to that of Samuel L. Jackson’s in the Avengers. Close joins actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and Dave Batista. Guardians of the Galaxy is set for release in 2014.
In last night’s episode, Ice King decides he’s had enough of Princess Bubblegum’s cold shoulder and runs away to an island. An island that is a girl. A girl trapped in a dead-end relationship with a party animal (Party God, to be exact), and it’s up to the princess-napping and sociopathing Ice King to give her the girl talk to get her life back on track.
From the world of Cars comes Planes, a story about crop duster named Rusty’s dreams of becoming a high flying air racer. The only things that stand in his way are his physical limitations and mental fear of heights. But I’m sure that nothing a little American moxie, or in this case British moxie, can’t fix. The film premieres on August 9th.