Posts by Tom Chang

About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.

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Sherlock Holmes 3: Director Dexter Fletcher Waiting Out Pandemic

Sherlock Holmes 3: Director Dexter Fletcher Waiting Out Pandemic

Sherlock Holmes, the "other" successful tentpole franchise Robert Downey Jr's been involved with outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has an update from director Dexter Fletcher, who's helming the third film. Appearing on the "Celebrity Catchup" podcast, Fletcher's taking a wait-and-see approach with the pandemic. "Sherlock's hit its own issues on and off. That's sort […]

Star Trek: Discovery S03 Review: The Hope Is In You Bold New Footing

Star Trek: Discovery S03 Review: "The Hope Is In You" Bold New Footing

In what's probably one of the most surreal moments of Star Trek: Discovery flipping its own script in the season three premiere "The Hope Is In You, Part I" feels like a giant reset button was hit. The beginning of the episode foreshadows renewed hope for the end of the episode where we discover what […]

Haunting of the Mary Celeste A Shallow Supernatural Thriller [REVIEW]

Haunting of the Mary Celeste A Shallow Supernatural Thriller [REVIEW]

One of the appealing aspects of marine mysteries like the Bermuda Triangle or the ill-fated ships like the Mary Celeste is the intrigue trying to trace the source of the phenomenon behind its related disappearances. While it's easy for a film like Haunting of the Mary Celeste to venture to the grotesque, it takes the […]

Borat 2 Clip: Sagdiyev Father Daughter Troll Clinic and Jimmy Kimmel

Borat 2 Clip: Sagdiyev Father, Daughter Troll Clinic and Jimmy Kimmel

As release nears for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, star Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the title character, is making his antics more a family fair. No, his wife Isla Fisher is not involved, but Borat brought his daughter Tutar played by […]

Supernatural Interview: Emily Swallow on Amara Chuck/Dean Ties &#038 More

Supernatural Interview: Emily Swallow on Amara, Chuck/Dean Ties & More

While most of the focus of Supernatural's final season is Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean's (Jensen Ackles) inevitable confrontation with Chuck (Rob Benedict), one of the most intriguing figures that will factor into the finale is Amara, originally introduced in season 11, played by Emily Swallow made her return in the current 15th. While promoting her […]

AMC Offering Discounted Theatre Rentals During Pandemic

AMC Offering Discounted Theatre Rentals During Pandemic

Times are tough for the cinema with studios scaling back their much-anticipated 2020-releases, especially of tentpole blockbusters. In their latest attempt to woo audiences back in, AMC Theatres are offering discounted VIP auditorium rentals ranging anywhere from $99 to $349, with guests permitted to bring up to 20 attendees to have their own personal screening. […]

Borat 2: How Sacha Baron Cohen Immersed Himself in Trumps America

Borat 2: How Sacha Baron Cohen Immersed Himself in Trump's America

One of the biggest reasons why Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) was successful was its gonzo satirical mockumentary take on American life. His upcoming sequel in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan […]

Die Hard Reunion Stars Bruce Willis as John McLane in Auto Parts Ad

Die Hard Reunion Stars Bruce Willis as John McLane in Auto Parts Ad

For those who were hoping for some Christmas miracle in a sixth Die Hard film, your dreams will be dashed. In the very least, Bruce Willis' John McClane brought back some familiar faces from the original 1988 film in an ad for Advanced Auto Parts played over the weekend during Sunday NFL action. The actor […]

Fantastic Beasts 3: Eddie Redmayne Talks Quarantine Filming Changes

Fantastic Beasts 3: Eddie Redmayne Talks Quarantine Filming Changes

To say Hollywood had to make some dramatic changes in a COVID world is an understatement. Eddie Redmayne offered a perspective about the difference in the protocol before COVID became a global pandemic and current health and safety standards. The Wizardly World franchise star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to fill the […]

Borat 2: The One Time Sacha Baron Cohen Broke Character for a Lawsuit

Borat 2: The One Time Sacha Baron Cohen Broke Character for a Lawsuit

It's no secret that Sacha Baron Cohen's most popular and perhaps most provocative character is his fictional Kazakhstan journalist Borat, which the actor originally created during his stint on HBO's Da Ali G Show. His film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) propelled the comedic actor to a […]

Wonder Woman: Adrianne Palicki Reflects on Failed 2011 NBC Pilot

Wonder Woman: Adrianne Palicki Reflects on Failed 2011 NBC Pilot

Adrianne Palicki cemented herself in the annals of pop culture especially in the realm of superhero and science fiction genres with her turns as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as Commander Kelly Grayson on Hulu's The Orville. While Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot play the most famous incarnations of Wonder Woman on […]

Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr Recalls the Original Suit Blinding Him

Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr Recalls the Original Suit Blinding Him

Twelve years almost seems like a lifetime ago for Robert Downey Jr, who endured a career renaissance around the time he was cast as Tony Stark in 2008's Iron Man. The actor opened up about his experience first playing the role on the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman for […]

Conan OBrien Casts Shade on NBC Trump Town Hall Evokes Tonight Show

Conan O'Brien Casts Shade on NBC Trump Town Hall, Evokes Tonight Show

One of the most controversial programming decisions in the 2020 presidential election is NBC's decision to air President Donald Trump's town hall to counterprogram ABC's broadcast of Democrat challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Over 100 names from across the entertainment industry implored in NBC and its parent company, Comcast, to change the Trump town […]

The Mandalorian: How Pedro Pascal Found Din Djarins Voice

The Mandalorian: How Pedro Pascal Found Din Djarin's Voice

If there's a unique Hollywood success story, it's Pedro Pascal. Following his break playing the charismatic Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones, creator, director, and executive producer Jon Favreau sought him to play his lead in his series The Mandalorian, which ironically hides one of his most distinctive features, his own face. Variety spoke to […]

Punch-Drunk Love: Adam Sandler Was Insecure About His Dramatic Debut

Punch-Drunk Love: Adam Sandler Was Insecure About His Dramatic Debut

Actor Adam Sander has largely stuck to his comedy roots since his days on Saturday Night Live for much of his film career. As much praise he had over his 2019 dramatic turn in Uncut Gems, he turned in another remarkable performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love (2002) in his dramatic debut as the […]

No Time to Die: Dir Cary Fukunaga Gets Blessing for Future Bond Films

No Time to Die: Dir Cary Fukunaga Gets Blessing for Future Bond Films

Despite numerous delays for No Time to Die, it looks like MGM and Eon Productions are giving director Cary Joji Fukunaga an open seat at the table to develop any future James Bond projects if and when a successor for Daniel Craig is chosen. "He's certainly someone we'll work with again," producer Michael G. Wilson […]

Game of Thrones: Liam Cunningham Balked at Davoss Missandei Fawning

Game of Thrones: Liam Cunningham Balked at Davos's Missandei Fawning

There's something to be said on how protective actor Liam Cunningham is over the character of Ser Davos Seaworth in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Originally the right-hand man of Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), Davos ended up allied with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and later, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in a pact to try […]

Fantastic Four: Nicolas Cage as Original Dr. Doom Concept Art Shows

Fantastic Four: Nicolas Cage as Original Dr. Doom Concept Art Shows

Before Nicolas Cage set the big screen on fire as Johnny Blaze in the Ghost Rider films, he was set to be Dr. Victor Von Doom in Fox's 2005 release of The Fantastic Four before being replaced by Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon. That is, according to Ryan Unicomb, the Australian filmmaker behind the upcoming Justice League: […]

Jiu Jitsu: Mortal Kombat Meets Predator in Nicolas Cage Sci-Fi Action

Jiu Jitsu: Mortal Kombat Meets Predator in Nicolas Cage Sci-Fi Action

Cross off "martial arts, sci-fi, fantasy action" if you had that for your next genre on your Nicolas Cage film type off your bingo card. In what can easily pass for a standard 90s dystopian cyberpunk setting any Canon Films fan would be proud of, Jiu Jitsu comes from the minds of director Dimitri Logothetis […]

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Showrunners on Creating New Canon Tech

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Showrunners on Creating New Canon, Tech

Recently, the cast and crew of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery talked about the dramatic shift from building off of existing canon to creating anew with the dramatic shift in setting with the crew of the Starfleet vessel heading into the distant future in a panel hosted by Entertainment Weekly's Sarah Rodman. Executive producers […]