Week of   « Prev | Next »

1-20 of 227 items   « Prev | Next »


12 The Matrix Easter Eggs You Probably Missed

3 hours ago

Warner Bros

If you had to chose one movie from the last 20 years which sums up science fiction cinema, chances are you’d go for The Matrix. Few other movies have left such an enduring impact on popular culture, whether it’s the fashionable dark, brooding clothing and moody sunglasses or the underlying philosophical questioning of the nature of reality and the idea that our perception of the world is manipulated by powerful unseen forces.

The Matrix is clearly indebted to other media – and this is the first thing that the directors, the Wachowskis, would agree with. From the frenetic action cinema of Hong Kohg – notably John Woo – to Japanese animation (reportedly the Wachowskis screened Ghost in the Shell to give producers at Warner Bros an idea of the kind of film they were looking to make), The Matrix is the sum of many parts; inspirations drawn from everything from »

- Andrew Dilks

Permalink | Report a problem


18 Things Only Slash Fans Will Understand

3 hours ago

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Madrid-Slash_(2011).jpg

If the apocalypse ever actually does happen there’ll be a few things that are left intact; one being the long hair, hat n’ glasses combo of Saul ‘Slash’ Hudson, standing knees bent with a Les Paul resting low in his hands as he plays some sonically-awesome population-reviving solo.

The man is immortal – or at least it definitely feels that way. Having gone from changing the face of rock n’ roll along with Axl Rose and the other members of Guns n’ Roses the band slowly fell apart, but it didn’t even remotely stop there. Following GnR Slash released a couple of albums with different lineups under the title of ‘Slash’s Snakepit’; themselves packed to the brim with tight riffage and some brilliantly experimental solos.

Rounding the bend to meet back up with his former bandmates, fans worldwide »

- Scott Tailford

Permalink | Report a problem


15 Highest Paid Players In The Premier League

3 hours ago

Andrew Matthews/Pa Wire/Press Association Images

Profligate Premier League champions Manchester City have recently tied most of their biggest stars down to new contracts, with captain Vincent Kompany and midfield duo David Silva and Samir Nasri earning bumper new deals. When you put their wages together, the trio take home a combined £520,000-a-week.

Welcome to the wacky world of the Premiership where stars are awarded with heaps of cash for the pleasure of kicking around a bag of air once every weekend (or twice a week if they’re in the Champions League, the poor souls). England’s topflight clubs pay recession-defying, eye-watering figures to their biggest stars, with the division’s biggest earner picking up a pay-packet that could probably rescue a third world country from poverty twice over.

But then, the Premier League has always been about commercial revenue. Since its inception in 1992, the league has gone »

- Joseph Dempsey

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Most Controversial Figures In Chelsea History

3 hours ago

Nick Potts/Pa Archive/Press Association Images

From the boardroom to the pitch, controversy has a long and mischievous association with Chelsea Football Club. Our club heroes may include saints like Gianfranco Zola and Peter Osgood, but we haven’t shied away from cheering on the occasional sinner either. There are a couple of players in the current squad who could find themselves added to this list in future, with Cesc Fabregas having a bit of a reputation for mouthing off and Diego Costa’s temper sometimes getting the better of him, but for now let’s give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

This list will focus on players and staff past and present with established histories of causing a bit of a ruckus whenever their names get mentioned anywhere in the media outside a match report… and sometimes inside a match report as well.There’s »

- Xander Markham

Permalink | Report a problem


WWE 2K15′s Executive Producer Reveals Further Information

3 hours ago

2K Games

IGN has been covering the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game throughout the entire month of August. WWE 2K15 is to be the first wrestling game on next-gen systems — PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The little information that has already been released has fans of the series chomping at the bit. IGN sat down with 2K15’s Executive Producer, Mark Little on August 21st in order to get answers for some of the burning questions fans have. While Mark was a bit mum about many of the details, he did give some general information for fans of the series to look forward to.

To start with, Little confirmed that the much anticipated Showcase mode will be available on both last-gen and next-gen systems. The mode will be playable for anyone who purchases the game, no matter what gaming platform they own. However, as previously stated, the My Career mode — which »

- Douglas Scarpa

Permalink | Report a problem


7 Times John Cena Put WWE Stars Over Huge

3 hours ago

WWE.com

John Cena is the greatest WWE Champion of all time. At least that’s what WWE tells us. The numbers back it up because he’s won the WWE & World Titles a combined 15 times, which is more than anybody in the history of the company. Ric Flair’s recognized with 16 World Title wins, but those were mostly won outside of WWE.

The chances of somebody else topping Cena’s number of title wins is going to be difficult especially because there’s only one major WWE Title now. He’ll probably have another two or three reigns at least before he retires for good. Cena has won so many big matches over the years that any time he loses it’s a big deal.

Coming off the heels of Sunday’s massive loss to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, it has got us thinking about the best examples of »

- John Canton

Permalink | Report a problem


5 Movie Flops That Blamed Piracy

3 hours ago

The Expendables 3 leaked online prior to its blockbuster release and the studio is blaming the film opening $10 million lower than expected on piracy. While that’s debatable, it’s not the first time studios have used the bogeyman that is piracy as a scapegoat for a film’s poor performance. Want to know what movies have used this excuse for their weak openings or overall box office failure? Read on.

Piracy isn’t new – it’s not even close to new. Video game piracy dates back to the 70s, when games were traded by mail and at disk swapping parties, then the 80s and 90s allowed this to be done remotely, first via Bbs systems and then by the internet. The creation of the MP3 format in 1998 spawned online music piracy and sparked birth of file sharing networks – something the record industry continually blames for decreased sales, rather than »

- Jay Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


7 Incredibly Messed Up Allegations From WCW’s Racial Discrimination Lawsuits

4 hours ago

WWE.com

WCW was an odd duck in many ways. Forget about the wrestling product for a second: WCW’s parent company was Turner Broadcasting, and with Ted Turner at the helm, their stated corporate ethos was very much about world peace, equality, racial harmony, protecting the environment, and so on.  This is the company that gave us the Goodwill Games and Captain Planet, after all.

On top of that, WCW was based out of Atlanta, a city with a large black population (and eventually a large Mexican population, as well), and the company drew a large number of black fans to its live events. WCW was never something that most of the people at Turner Broadcasting wanted.  Look at how quickly they washed their hands of WCW once Ted Turner was out of power.

With disdain came a lack of oversight, and while TBS controlled the purse strings, they »

- David Bixenspan

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Mind-Blowing Video Game Plot Twists Nobody Saw Coming

4 hours ago

Rocksteady

To say that games have evolved from their modest beginnings a few decades ago would be an understatement. What used to be a few white dots on a black screen has now evolved into a complex form of entertainment which is on par (and in some ways better) to the movie and television industries.

From a financial standpoint, the most successful gaming franchises make more money than even the most lucrative Hollywood blockbuster. From a visual standpoint, continuous technological advancements mean that the graphics in a video game can be just as impressive as the CGI in a $100-million dollar movie and definitely better than your average TV show. One area where these industries still have an advantage is their ability to tell a story. Or do they?

Certainly, for most of the lifespan of the video game industry, storytelling was an afterthought. Even if the creators had brilliant »

- Radu Alexander

Permalink | Report a problem


WWE To Renew Rey Mysterio’s Deal For Another Year?

4 hours ago

WWE.com

Alberto Del Rio is not the only Mexican wrestling star to make waves in the wrestling world of late. While Del Rio — now known as Alberto El Patron — officially debuted with Aaa during their annual Triplemania event, Mysterio made an appearance on the August 17th pay-per-view as well. At the end of the program, Rey appeared via pre-recorded video to greet the fans inside Mexico City’s Arena Ciudad and to tell viewers that he would soon be coming home to the promotion.

Unfortunately for Mysterio, he is still under contract with WWE. His current deal with the company was set to expire sometime during the summer, and Rey was under the impression that he would be done with the promotion. He reportedly spoke with Triple H and was told that WWE did not wish to renew the contract — the conversation supposedly ended with a handshake between the two. »

- Douglas Scarpa

Permalink | Report a problem


Can Chelsea Win The Premier League This Season? – Poll

4 hours ago

Andrew Matthews/Pa Wire/Press Association Images

There seems to be widespread consensus that Chelsea are comfortable favourites to take the Premier League trophy at the end of the season. The Blues have a strong squad, bolstered by the addition of key signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, while possible rivals Liverpool lost their key player from last season and Arsenal and Manchester United continue to struggle in their rebuilding efforts. Their 3-1 win against Burley last Monday was certainly an impressive and controlled show of intent.

We know what the so-called experts think when it comes to Chelsea’s chances, but we thought we’d turn the question over to you to find out the opinion of the people who really count: the fans.

There are certainly some variables worth taking into account before you make your selection, however. While Chelsea have a packed squad, there appears to be »

- Xander Markham

Permalink | Report a problem


Major WWE Plans For Roman Reigns Involving Brock Lesnar

5 hours ago

WWE.com

Anyone who has tuned into even a single WWE program lately can tell you who the next big thing is. Whether everyone agrees with it or not, it’s obvious that Roman Reigns is WWE’s new golden boy. He’s been groomed for a top spot since day one — even when he was in the Shield. Roman is a charismatic guy with the look of a top tier performer. Some argue that he may not yet have the ability, but for the most part, he has the support — from both the fans and the office.

Reportedly, Reigns is being set up to take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Brock Lesnar. Quite frankly, that would be huge for the relatively new star. Lesnar has been on a tear since his return to WWE, running roughshod on Triple H, destroying John Cena, and of course, becoming the one »

- Douglas Scarpa

Permalink | Report a problem


Current WWE Lawsuit Big Factor In Alberto Del Rio’s Firing

5 hours ago

WWE.com

Much has been written and said about Alberto Del Rio in the past few weeks. Ever since the Mexican star’s release, fans and media have been scratching for any tiny detail they can get. Furthermore, many have debated about whether it was the right thing to do. Del Rio may have moved on — to Mexico’s Aaa promotion — but the internet wrestling community has not. By now, a good amount of details, facts, and rumors have come out about the story, but one new detail is emerging that likely played a large part in Del Rio’s firing.

News came out back in mid-2013 about a lawsuit filed by a former WWE employee against both the company and WWE superstar, the Big Show — real name Paul Wight. Former WWE road producer, Andrew Green, filed suit against the company and superstar following an incident with the Big Show. »

- Douglas Scarpa

Permalink | Report a problem


11 Players You Didn’t Know Rangers Almost Signed

5 hours ago

Andres Kudacki/AP/Press Association Images

It won’t be too long before Rangers return to the Spl and the big time, and make their latest bid to get back into the Champions League after an enforced absence that saw dark times at Ibrox. When that premiere competition returns for more famous nights for the blue half of Rangers – and it surely cannot be long – fans will once more become accustomed to some of the country’s – and not to mention Europe’s – brightest talents being linked with moves to Glasgow.

But even when that happens, there’s very little chance that the club will be linked with the calibre of players that were once rumoured to be on the verge of becoming Gers. Even allowing for a sustainable rejuvenation that sees the club fighting Celtic for the Spl, it will take time for players to consider the fallen Champions »

- Simon Gallagher

Permalink | Report a problem


Tna Impact’s Move To Wednesday Draws Low Rating

5 hours ago

Tna.com

Tna has been in the midst of a strange predicament in regard to their ongoing television troubles. It was announced some time ago that their contract with Spike TV will be coming to an end sometime at the end of September and that Spike did not seem interested in renewing the deal. That led to fear that Tna’s flagship program, Impact, would be left homeless in just about a month’s time. However, it was announced just yesterday that Tna and Spike had reached a temporary agreement that would see Impact remain on the channel until the year’s end.

On top of all of that, a decision was made to move Impact from its Thursday night timeslot to Wednesday nights. This move was announced just over a week ago on August 14th, giving less than a week’s notice for fans of the program. Furthermore, the »

- Douglas Scarpa

Permalink | Report a problem


7 Weirdest iPhone Rumours

6 hours ago

Apple

As the days slip by and calendar pages drop off, 2014 is rapidly heading towards one of the key months for all Apple geeks (or would that be Pips?) worldwide. Yes, September is the month where Apple have booked their annual iPhone conference and on the 9th of the month they will reveal the long anticipated iPhone 6. As per form, it’s been 2 years since the iPhone 5 design was revealed to the world and it’s almost time for a redesigned model to be revealed to a salivating audience.

As usual, the rumour mill ahead of the reveal has been working overtime, with enterprising graphic artists and Cad designers coming up with their own takes on what they believe the new device will look like. From ultra thin bodies to massive screens, people have been debating what form factor the new phone will take, what features it will have and most importantly, »

- Michael Downie

Permalink | Report a problem


20 Things Only Twin Peaks Fans Will Understand

6 hours ago

Lynch/Frost Productions

In life, there are two types of people in this world: those who have seen the television show Twin Peaks and those who are missing out. This article is for both.

You see, Twin Peaks is weird. It’s weird. Weird stuff happens in it, weird people watch it. David Lynch, he’s weird! It’s just weird, don’t watch it, you wont like it, cos it’s weird. Like horses in rooms and scorched motor oil; dancing dwarfs. Giants. One-armed men. Creamed f****** corn! Creamed corn! Just weird. Weird, weird, weird.

That’s what they used to say, right? Then, those people heard creators of their favourite shows- like True Detective- say it was amazing. They thought: “Well, maybe it’s not that weird. Or, maybe it doesn’t matter. Perhaps I’ll give it a try”. They opened the box of chocolate bunnies. They joined the Happy Generation. »

- Liam Johnson

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Strange Unsolved Mysteries

7 hours ago

BBC

Living in a world where scientists are always proving this and disproving that, telling you that dragons aren’t real and mermaids are really just manatees, and that the Earth can all be explained, it’s interesting to have a few mysteries to wonder about. Anything that gets your mind off of the state of foreign affairs has to be a good thing, after all. Mysteries can make our brains think critically about what we know. They can make the hair on our neck stand up. They can make us turn off reality television, which is actually scripted, and learn about actual reality.

The following ten mysteries are weird, silly and just plain scary. From alien sightings to unsolved disappearances, these are the things that will make you want to stay awake tonight, watching videos on YouTube and researching oddities. At least three of the mysteries are about authorities »

- Susan S

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Most Annoying GTA Characters Ever

7 hours ago

Rockstar Games

Despite boasting a remarkably impressive array of unique and interesting characters, the GTA franchise is not without its individuals that are just plain annoying.

It’s understandable for this to be the case, of course, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the huge scale the series has reached has made it extremely difficult for creators Rockstar to populate their alternate reality with an entire cast of likeable and engaging characters. Some of them are just bound to miss the mark of endearing themselves to us.

The more important – and probably influential – reason to consider, however, is the franchise’s satirical style. With the overall satirical tone of the games, the majority of the series’ characters are based on some sort of stereotype or clichéd personality trait. This is a great mechanic for allowing the characters of the game to aid GTA’s mirroring of the real world, and »

- Gareth Cartwright

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Most Memorable Nude Scenes In PG-13 Movies

7 hours ago

Columbia Pictures

The history of the PG-13 rating is well-known by the majority of movie fans. In 1984, Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom were both released with traditional PG ratings. Both became hits, but both became targets for criticism from parents who were surprised to see rather explicit scenes in both films (hearts being pulled out of chests, small creatures blowing up in microwaves, etc).

Parents and conservative folk alike demanded a new movie rating to keep up with the times. In response, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) concocted the PG-13, which “strongly cautioned” parents if they were considering allowing youngsters under the age of 13 to see a film bearing the new rating.

So, you would think that with this new rating that nudity on-screen would be reserved for Nc-17 and R-rated films right? Well, not exactly. Back in the early days of the rating, »

- Jesse Gumbarge

Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 227 items   « Prev | Next »



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners