The Lone Ranger

My polonium-powered Lone Ranger Atomic Bomb Ring

Radioactive toys for kids? Hell yes! In 1947 these <i>Kix Lone Ranger Atomic Bomb rings</i> were all the range.<p>For .15 and a box top you could have your own …

Why Toys and Breakfast Cereals Have Been Linked for Decades

Who among us hasn't dumped an entire box of cereal just to get the prize inside? Well, consider this: It might take just seconds to empty the box to …

Star Wars

Recalling a Time When We Looked Forward to Commercials: 'Watch Around The Clock: In Color'

This new DVD set of vintage cartoons, TV shows, movies, and commercials tries to replicate the '70s TV-watching experience.Pop culture critics …

TV

White voices limit conversations about Native American representation

White voices limit conversations about Native American representationMiramax/CourtesyA fair volume of conversation exists surrounding the systematic …

Student Journalism

Oakland Black Cowboys Bring Old West To Life

OaklandPhotos: Oakland Black Cowboy Association/FacebookTomorrow at DeFremery Park (1651 Adeline St.), the Oakland Black Cowboy Association hosts its …

Black History

X-Men Spinoff Gambit Recruits Pirates of the Caribbean Director

Fox is closing in on snagging Gore Verbinski to direct their next <i>X-Men</i> spinoff, <b>Gambit</b>. With a renewed focus on the larger universe at their disposal …

Movies

5 Famous Movie Locations (With Horrible Secret Backstories)

By Kathy Benjamin Published: September 29th, 2017 When the credits roll after a film, you might wonder what became of the characters or their actors. …

Humor

Armie Hammer on gay romance Call Me By Your Name: ‘There were fetishes I didn’t understand’

In Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed coming-of-age story, Hammer plays the older lover of a 17-year-old boy. He talks about the challenges of the role – including conveying the erotic allure of a peach<p>Armie Hammer strides in to the press room a few minutes early, catching the eight or nine assembled …

Call Me by Your Name

Brimstone review: An all-star cast can’t save this grim, bloody western

As The Lone Ranger and Dark Tower have recently proved, big Hollywood studios have a hard time with Westerns.<p>What used to be the most popular genre …

Movies

10 top California film locations

Actors, screenwriters, directors — it takes a Hollywood village to raise a movie to cinematic heights. And as any filming location scout can tell …

Travel

A young Pete Townshend co-stars in little known art school student film ‘Lone Ranger,’ 1968

Royal College of Art student Richard Stanley was pals with the Who’s Pete Townshend (at one point staying the summer at the guitarist’s flat at 20 …

Pete Townshend

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chalk one up for the nationalists.<p>Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s White House departure has not muted the president’s “America First” foreign policy …

Donald Trump

Disney's 'Star Wars' Delay Does Not Help Shareholders

"Star Wars: Episode IX" has been delayed from May 2019 to December 2019.<p>The reason for the move is a delay in production because of creative …

Star Wars

Forde-Yard Dash: Hot seats starting to melt (and ADs that could go down because of it)

<i>Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (Buyer’s remorse sold separately in Baton Rouge):</i><p><b>FIRST QUARTER: YOU BREAK IT,</b> …

College Football

15 Real-Life Tragedies On Superhero TV And Movie Sets

Making movies can be a dangerous business. Actors rely on stunt performers to do the really hard stuff, but it doesn’t mean everyone on set is safe. …

Movies

The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years

Mike Allred<p>Notable works: <i>Madman, Red Rocket, The Atomics, Sandman, X-Force/X-Statix, Silver Surfer, Wednesday Comics, iZOMBIE, Fantastic Four, Batman</i> …

Comics

There they go again: One deal with Democrats and suddenly Trump’s “a different kind of president”

One last time, media: He’s not a “freewheeling” maverick with no ideology. He’s a guy who apologized for Nazis<p>It was just four months ago when President Donald Trump confessed to NBC’s Lester Holt that he had fired FBI Director James Comey in order to thwart the investigation into the ongoing …

Liberal View

Secret Wars: 15 BTS Reasons Your Favorite Superhero Shows Got Cancelled

All television shows come to an end, even the most popular ones. Sooner or later, the ratings fall too far, interest fades, and the network moves on …

Comics

Are you a lost 20-something? Some career tips for you

MANILA – This advertising luminary believes that he has come full circle.<p>Gil Chua is the chairman of the DDB Group of Companies, which has interests …

Philippines

Book review: why things go viral in Derek Thompson’s Hit Makers

In field after field, we have seen it: new hits piggyback on old hits. The multiplex is an endless swirl of Marvel Cinematic Universe entries and …

Star Wars

Box Office: Why Movies Like 'Valerian' Bomb, And Why Hollywood Should Keep Trying

<i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> suffered a whopping 80% drop in its second weekend in China, dashing hopes that the key marketplace would provide a safe haven for the pricey sci-fi fantasy. Luc Besson’s adaptation of the popular French comic book had been a domestic longshot from the …

Movies

Based on a True Story

Image: Christopher via Flickr<p>Back in the spring, a friend sent me a tweet about authors of color and autofiction, by Tony Tulathimutte, the author of …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Tinsel Town is Out of Touch, and Box Office Sales Tell the Tale

Hollywood is suffering its worst summer at the box office in over 25 years, based on ticket sales for new releases. As Labor Day is set to wrap-up …

Conservative View

SABC

SABC and MultiChoice staff, who worked on the deal between the two companies in 2013, have revealed it was all about a set-top box policy – good for …

Set-Top Boxes

Jay Thomas, 'Cheers' actor, dead at 69

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jay Thomas, a comic and character actor whose credits include roles on "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown," has died after a battle with cancer, according to his publicist Tom Estey. Thomas was 69.<p>"Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have had the honor to call both client and …

Entertainment

Jay Thomas Dies: ‘Cheers’, ‘Ray Donovan’ Actor Was 69 | Deadline

Jay Thomas, the Emmy-winning <i>Murphy Brown</i>, <i>Cheers</i> and <i>Ray Donovan</i> actor, radio host and annual football-throwing holiday visitor to <i>Late Show with David</i> …

Entertainment

Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story

Late comedian told talk-show host the same hysterical story every Christmas<p>The late Jay Thomas is going to be remembered for a great many things. …

David Letterman

Dave Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: 'Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay'

“I loved Jay,” Letterman says about his frequent “Late Show” guest<p>Dave Letterman is among the many Hollywood figures sharing his grief following the …

Entertainment

Jay Thomas Dead At 69: Fans Remember ‘Cheers’ Actor And His Late Night Lone Ranger Story

Jay Thomas had died. The actor and comedian passed away with his family by his side after a battle with cancer, according to <i>Variety</i>. Thomas was …

Entertainment

Amazon’s The Tick Is Part Comedy, Part Grim Psychodrama

When Ben Edlund created his spoofy superhero <i>The Tick</i> in high school over 30 years ago, I doubt he imagined that it would follow him — [<i>Tick voice</i>]:</i> …

Entertainment