Persona 5 Zine Is Defrauded Of $20,000 By Former Lead Organizer

image: Atlus Last night, the creative team behind a highly anticipated fan-made persona 5 anthology zine announced that its project lead had confessed to spending $27,600 CAD (approximately $21,300 USD) of the zine’s funds for “personal use.” The money was originally intended for printing and shipping unofficial art and merchandise to customers. One of the … Read more

Looking Back at Mel Brooks’ Star Wars Spoof

Spaceballs: The Posterimage: Sony Mel Brooks’ Brilliant, goofy sci-fi send-up space balls turns 35 years old this week. Watching it now, you realize it’s more than just a movie. It’s a time machine. At least that’s the case for me. I first saw space balls around when it was initially released on June 24, 1987. … Read more

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now A $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for destiny 2 contents on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million law suit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some destiny 2 Content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible … Read more

Apple TV Plus workplace comedy lacks please

[ Maya Rudolph and Joel Kim Booster in lootphoto: AppleTV+ Apple TV+’s loot is designed to poke fun at, and eventually ruminate over, its protagonist’s ridiculously extravagant lifestyle. After all, Molly Novak’s (Maya Rudolph) splashy entry includes John (Adam Scott), her rich douchebag tech husband, gifting her a massive yacht. It has several floors and … Read more

John Carpenter responds to Fathom’s botched Thing screenings

Kurt Russell and John Carpenterphoto: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for TCM) “I know I’m human. And if you were all these things, then you’d just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn’t want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has … Read more

Season 1, Episode 6, “Part VI”

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Obi Wan Kenobiphoto: 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. The issue with prequels is you know how they’ll end. There can be a thrill in that. the star Wars prequels ran into this conundrum. For many fans, knowing that Anakin Skywalker would turn into the imposing Darth Vader didn’t detract from the enjoyment … Read more

A Review Of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

[ Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.photo: Warner Bros. There’s undeniably something appealing about artists who cannot be anyone but themselves—especially filmmakers who bring 100 percent of their personality to every project, whether or not it needs that much. Baz Luhrmann is one of those artists, and it should have made him … Read more

A Review Of Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

[ Jenny Slate provides the voice for Marcel in Marcel The Shell With Shoes On.photo: A24 even though Marcel The Shell With Shoes On is not the eponymous hero’s first rodeo, it’s assuredly his greatest adventure to date, with an even bigger narrative scale and emotional scope than before. The gregarious, one-inch tall, one-eyed seashell … Read more

Mario Movie Producer Says Chris Pratt Won’t Offend Italians

[ Ask 100 random people who this man is and 99 will probably say Chris Evans.photo: Valerie Macon (Getty Images) Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri is apparently under the assumption that his studio is being criticized for casting Chris Pratt as the eponymous plumber in its upcoming Mario movie due to concerns about Italian representation and … Read more

Kevin Feige Teases Marvel Phase 5 Plan Reveal Coming Soon

Maybe he’ll wear a new hat for the occasion.photo: Greg Doherty (Getty Images) Jason Blum thinks he could get Robert Englund to return to Nightmare on Elm Street. Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers tease Across the Spider-Verse‘s villain, the Spot. Taika Waititi says a nude scene in Thor: Love and Thunder what inevitable. Plus, … Read more