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The Queen of Halloween is locked, loaded, and ready to take on the living dead with her trademark humor and upbeat spirit in the trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, which includes the new zombies map Attack of the Radioactive Thing!
Press Release: June 29, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third Dlc Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 6, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow.
“Our team couldn »
- Derek Anderson
A years-long tradition in many gamers' households, the Call of Duty zombies map is oftentimes just as anticipated as the main game itself, and the latest version will be no exception, especially for horror fans who adore the Queen of Halloween.
Absolution, the third Dlc map pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, will include the zombies map Attack of the Radioactive Thing! Modeled like a ’50s horror movie, the zombies map will include Cassandra Peterson as Elvira, who will act as a guide for gamers, offering hints on how to survive with her trademark humor.
Although images of Elvira within the game have yet to be revealed, you can view screenshots from Absolution below, as well as the official press release with full details:
Press Release: June 29, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third Dlc Map Pack for 2016’s No. »
- Derek Anderson
By Todd Garbarini
Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, which opened on Friday, July 18, 1980, had stiff competition at the box office: Airplane!, The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Friday the 13th, The Blue Lagoon, The Big Red One, Dressed to Kill, Fame, and The Blues Brothers were all in major release at the time. While Next Movie and did respectable business, it went on to gross even more moola when Universal released is on a double bill with John Landis’s beloved Blues Brothers later. The film picks up sometime after Cheech and Chong’s maiden cinematic outing, Up in Smoke, left off two years earlier. Written by the slapdash and seemingly always high dynamic duo and directed by the latter of the two, Next Movie plays out like their comedy album routines (“Dave” from their self-titled 1971 debut album is one of their best-known and funniest bits) which is exactly »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.
In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.
Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his »
- Nathan Adams
The answer to the eternal question: What ever happened to the director of ‘Mystery Men’?
The first thing to notice about Kinka Usher’s Twitter account — which we’ll assume is the real deal, even in the absence of a blue check mark — is its profile description: “I directed the movie that actually made All Star by Smash Mouth popular.” As far as legacies go, we can agree this would be an ignoble one, assuming that’s all there was to it. The description does not clarify the movie in question however.
So then, the second thing to notice, after a bit of scrolling, is the title of said movie: Mystery Men. The film, based on marginal superhero characters from an obscure comic book (where my Flaming Carrot fans at?) and released in 1999, stars Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, and an almost literally unbelievable list of others. Smash Mouth is indeed heard on the soundtrack »
- Daniel Reynolds
Gary Austin, the founder of the influential improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings, died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles following a long illness. He was 75.
Austin had been battling cancer for several years, but remained active teaching and performing. His daughter, Audrey Moore, told Variety the Austin was surrounded by family members and friends who were serenading him.
Austin was a widely admired improvisational teacher of thousands of students, along with being a writer, director, and musical performer. His improvisational teaching technique involved creating scenes based on arbitrary suggestions with performers then committing to agreement on the premise of the story — no matter how far-fetched — and then performing to reflect the truth of the scene and characters.
His students included “Saturday Night Live” cast members Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Chris Kattan, Mindy Sterling, Helen Hunt, Paul Reubens, Jennifer Gray, Paul Feig and Helen Slater. Hunt, acknowledged Austin during her acceptance speech after winning the best »
- Dave McNary
Chuck Barris, one of the most influential figures in American television history, died Tuesday at the age of 87.
Harris, whose career involved songwriting, working in ABC’s standards and practices department and — according to him — working for the CIA, was the creator of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, both hugely important watersheds in the annals of television history.
Barris would then go on to create and host The Gong Show, which is best remembered for being one of the first barrels of unadulterated insanity to air on network television. Basically a variety competition “talent” show, Gong Show was »
- Alex Heigl
“The Gong Show” creator and host Chuck Barris, who died Tuesday at age 87, received a heartfelt tribute on Wednesday from “Gong Show” alum Pee-wee Herman, who called Barris a “wonderful, happy, funny guy.” In a post published Wednesday, Herman — whose real name is Paul Reubens — recalled appearing on “The Gong Show” more than a dozen times in the 1970s. Reubens also appeared on multiple episodes of another Barris’ creation, “The Dating Game,” where he introduced the Pee-wee character sometime in 1979. Also Read: Chuck Barris, 'Gong Show' Host, Dies at 87 “Rip Chuck Barris, creator of The Gong Show. I »
- Tim Kenneally
Reubens expressed his affection for the producer, who died on Tuesday at 87, as he recalled his 14 appearances on Barris’ late 1970s hit “The Gong Show.” Before that, he appeared three times as a contestant — in his nerdy Herman persona — on Barris’ “The Dating Game.”
Reubens received AFTRA scale payments, $500 in prize money if he won on “Gong Show,” and even residuals for reruns. The money helped him focus on his craft as an actor and comedian with the Groundlings improv group.
In truth, contestants weren’t supposed to make repeat visits to “Gong Show.” Reubens »
- Cynthia Littleton
The amateur talent competition premiered in 1976 with Barris emceeing, a role he performed for four years. Barris was also a prolific producer, and his credits included “The Newlywed Game” and “The Dating Game.”
Comedian Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, appeared multiple times on the show. He tweeted a tribute to Barris late Wednesday morning.
Rip Chuck Barris… a wonderful, happy, funny guyhttps://t.co/FsWdf8gDs0#GongShow #Rip #ChuckBarris #DatingGame #NewlywedGame pic.twitter.com/KkdCG1BqxE
— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) March 22, 2017
Reubens wrote: “Rip Chuck Barris, creator of The Gong Show. I appeared three times in his show The Dating Game, and Fourteen times on The Gong Show, many times in complete disguise. He helped support many artists by having them on The Gong Show. He was a wonderful, happy, funny guy. Rest In Peace, Chuck.”
- Lawrence Yee
Barris died of natural causes at his home in Palisades, New York, his longtime publicist told The Associated Press.
Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number »
Joe Manganiello revealed a few interesting facts about himself when he stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday. After talking about how he starred in Pee-wee's Big Holiday in 2016, the actor revealed that he's actually a huge fan of the comedian behind the character, Paul Reubens. Not only did he tell a hilarious story about how they met, but it turns out, he can also do a pretty spot on impression of him. But that's not all. He also showed off his flawless impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rodney Dangerfield, and Kermit the Frog. If you close your eyes, you'd swear it was actually the famous muppet talking. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Joe Manganiello is a man of many talents, including some spot-on impressions.
The Magic Mike Xxl star sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday'sTonight Show, where he dished on his experience working with Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, on his recent comedy, Pee-wee's Big Holiday.
According to Manganiello, he'd been a life-long fan, and got the opportunity to meet Reubens at an HBO Emmys party.
"I ran over to him, told him I was the biggest fan in the world," Manganiello said, recounting how he asked Reubens to accompany him to an art exhibit featuring the works of director Tim Burton -- who made his directorial debut with Pee-wee's Big Adventure in 1985.
After that, the pair became friends, and Manganiello was able to pick up on some of his mannerisms, which allowed him to nail the comic character's iconic laugh. Fallon »
With every post taking the form of a six-second loop, the now-defunct online platform Vine can only tell so much story. That made it an ideal venue for “Simply Sylvio,” Albert Birney’s chronicle of a working class ape struggling to find his place in human civilization. That would be Birney, in a furry gorilla suit, enacting a series of strange and melancholic moments that pushed just beyond the boundaries of a simple gag: Whether contemplating the changing of the seasons, wandering the beach, or partying alone at sundown, Sylvio existed for the sole purpose of small moments — and users responded, as attested by the half million followers that Birney developed over the course of 814 posts.
Needless to say, it would be hard to imagine these tidbits amounting to much beyond limitations of the format, which is why it’s particularly fascinating to see Birney try. Unlike the teen stars »
- Eric Kohn
Everyone has been going nuts today because it’s the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh right, the show! My bad. Even Joss Whedon has been in on the game. While everyone under the sun is paying tribute to the show that starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, I think it’s more important to pay tribute to the movie. Without this movie we’d have never seen that show nor would the careers of some of the cast members have taken off. Need I remind you people? Pee Wee Herman was in this movie. This was after he played
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Tribute: Because Everyone Else is Doing It »
- Nat Berman
Out today for the PlayStation 4 from Activision is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage. Featuring the new zombie mode Rave in the Redwoods, the Dlc is teased in official release details and a new multiplayer trailer.
Press Release: Santa Monica, CA – January 31, 2017 – Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Sabotage, the first Dlc pack for the #1 top-selling video game on console in the U.S. for 2016 (excluding hardware bundle sales), is available now, on PlayStation® 4, with other platforms to follow. Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, Sabotage delivers four new, epic multiplayer maps, including the return of one of Call of Duty’s most famed maps from Modern Warfare®2, Afghan, re-imagined for a new generation. The new Dlc pack also features “Rave in the Redwoods,” as Kevin Smith joins the cast in the all-new, ‘90s inspired zombies experience.
“Sabotage brings four new multiplayer maps that feature distinct gameplay for all different gameplay types, »
- Derek Anderson
The living dead are looking to party beyond the grave at a summer camp in the official trailer for Rave in the Redwoods, the new zombies mode that will be included on the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Dlc pack Sabotage, coming out on January 31st with filmmaker Kevin Smith as a playable character.
Press Release: January 24, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward today debuted the gameplay trailer for ‘Rave in the Redwoods,’ the undead survival co-op mode featured in the upcoming first Dlc Map Pack for Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare, Sabotage. Rave in the Redwoods continues the macabre narrative of the Infinite Warfare zombies experience, taking fans through a new storyline where they’ll fight as one of four classic ‘90s characters and battle new varieties of the living dead in an abandoned lakeside summer camp full of twists and turns.
- Derek Anderson
Kayti Burt Jan 17, 2017
Oswald goes off the rails and Lee somehow still loves Jim in a predictable midseason premiere episode of Gotham...
This review contains spoilers.
See related Power Rangers, boob armour, and impractical costumes
Gotham is back and it continues to stumble through the middle of its season. There were a few things to like here — Ghosts saw the return of some popular faces in Paul Reubens (Penguin's dad) and Cameron Monaghan (Jerome) — but, for the most part, the midseason premiere was a predictable slog through plot mechanics we've seen on this show.
Someone tries to kill Gordon, but he manages to escape certain death. Lee kind of hates Jim Gordon, but just can't quit him totally.
Ghosts picks up a few days after Jim shot and killed Mario Falcone in order to save Lee's life. Well, we know it was to save Lee's life. Carmine Falcone and Lee Thompkins aren't too sure. »
Following yesterday’s clip [watch it here], Fox has released a new promo for tomorrow’s midseason premiere of Gotham season three, ‘Ghosts’; take a look below…
See Also: Promo images for Gotham’s season 3 midseason premiere ‘Ghosts’
The Things That Haunt Us On An All-new “Gotham” Monday, January 16, On Fox
Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock discover a follower of Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan), who plans to bring him back to life. Meanwhile, Penguin spirals out of control before the biggest television interview of his Mayoral career, and Bruce and Selina deal with Selina’s mom’s return to Gotham in the all-new “Mad City: Ghosts” episode of Gotham airing Monday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:01 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Gth-312) (TV-14 L, V)
Gotham airs on Monday nights on Fox and is currently on its midseason break until January 16th. »
- Amie Cranswick
Happy birthday, Joe Manganiello!
The Magic Mike Xxl star turned 40 on Dec. 28, kicking off his late birthday festivities Friday night at the W Hollywood. Along with his wife, Sofia Vergara, the two later took to Instagram to share highlights from Manganiello's rockstar-themed "Joechella" bash.
"Thanks to everyone that made it out tonight!" Manganiello captioned a pic of the party invite, modeled after the artwork from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "And thank you @djhapa & @steelpantherkicksass for bringing down the house!!! #Joechella 40."
He also showed off his birthday cake -- a bright red, black-and-white striped Van Halen guitar!
An eyewitness tells Et, "[Dennis] Rodman got on stage for a couple of minutes and sang. Fergie danced with Sofia [Vergara] for a while. Joe [Manganiello] got up on stage later in the party and sang." At one point, the guest of honor even sang Backstreet Boys' "I Want »
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