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Big Sky: The Problems with Bad Pandemic Writing Are All Too Clear Here

Big Sky: The Problems with Bad Pandemic Writing Are All Too Clear Here

It was a few references sprinkled throughout the show however that really bugged me, and their inclusion is a head-scratcher: they refer to the pandemic multiple times.[caption id="attachment_1295638" align="aligncenter" width="600"] BIG SKY (ABC/Darko Sikman) JOHN CARROLL LYNCH, RYAN PHILLIPPE[/caption] You Can't Half-Ass The Pandemic, "Big Sky" Multiple times, the characters refer to the pandemic or businesses that[...]

Wonder Woman 1984: AMC CEO Okay With Theatres and HBO Max Co-Release

Wonder Woman 1984: AMC CEO Okay With Theatres and HBO Max Co-Release

As the pandemic continues to decimate revenue for cinemas, Warner Bros decided to do what only a few studios decided on: compromising on a simultaneous release of one of their tentpole blockbusters in Wonder Woman 1984 for theatres and their streamer HBO Max At least one national chain in AMC Theatres is on board AMC[...]

Runaways Returns In February With Pandemic Election Tik-Tok &#038 X-Men

Runaways Returns In February With Pandemic, Election, Tik-Tok & X-Men

Last month, after a pandemic hiatus, Marvel Comics surprised everyone by putting out the previously-printed-but-never-distributed Runaways #32 by Rainbow Rowell and Natacha Bustos with a story that was meant to appear in #33 Instead, Runaways #33 will now have series artist Andres Genolet's story with Wolverine and Pixie, originally solicited to take place in issue[...]

Tenet: Director Christopher Nolan Says Studios Misinterpret Box Office

Tenet: Director Christopher Nolan Says Studios Misinterpret Box Office

Despite the billions lost in cinemas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film still banked just under $350 million globally, even with a lackluster domestic return of $53.8 million While promoting Tom Shone’s latest book “The Nolan Variations,” the director and writer spoke to the Los Angeles Times to discuss how he interprets the box[...]

The Rookie Crew Members Test COVID Positive S03 Production Continues

The Rookie Crew Members Test COVID Positive; S03 Production Continues

The hard work of putting a show together is only compounded by this pandemic, and I felt it important to tell you the expense, the work, and the sacrifice that this crew and cast endures in the hopes of making an hour of your life a little more joyful Let me be clear They are[...]

Jack Reacher: Lee Child Franchise Near-Perfect Pandemic Panacea

Jack Reacher: Lee Child Franchise Near-Perfect Pandemic Panacea

He has a type: assholes. Jack Reacher: A Fantasy of Freedom and Escape A few weeks ago, I started to think about how Jack Reacher would cope with the Pandemic As someone who’s often on the road in the middle of nowhere, he might miss news about the lockdown and the need to wear masks[...]

The Walking Dead Star Norman Reedus Talks COVID-Related Prod Changes

The Walking Dead Star Norman Reedus Talks COVID-Related Prod Changes

With AMC's The Walking Dead back into production and starting on the six "extra" episodes set for early 2021 that are meant to bridge the 10th and 11th seasons, Norman Reedus aka Daryl Dixon (who tipped fans off via social media that the team was back to work about a day or so before the […]

AMC Offering Discounted Theatre Rentals During Pandemic

AMC Offering Discounted Theatre Rentals During Pandemic

While all major chains like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark suspended operations amidst the pandemic, only AMC and Cinemark chose to weather the drought as setbacks in places like New York and ever-changing local and state pandemic ordinances continue to decimate movie theatre markets everywhere.[caption id="attachment_1250669" align="aligncenter" width="600"] New York City, USA - Jan[...]

Tom Ellis: Lucifer Has Better COVID Standards Than Donald Trump

Tom Ellis: Lucifer Has Better COVID Standards Than Donald Trump

Then again, considering how long "President Viral Load" sat around and did nothing while the pandemic spread across the country and around the world, is anyone surprised that Trump became a one-man super-spreader and The White House became a petri dish? But since he's a POtuS, he'll get a level of health care that's going[...]

Cineworld CEO Blames NY Gov Andrew Cuomo on Regal Cinemas Shut Down

Cineworld CEO Blames NY Gov Andrew Cuomo on Regal Cinemas Shut Down

In the latest setback on the film industry’s recovery during the pandemic in the US and UK, Cineworld Group’s CEO Mooky Greidinger puts the blame on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his inflexibility The decision to temporarily shutter its cinemas again comes on the heels of MGM and Eon’s to delay the 25th Bond[...]

South Park Studios Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of Pandemic Special

South Park Studios Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of Pandemic Special

South Park fans are now only hours away from learning how Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and the rest of the denizens of South Park have been faring during the COVID pandemic, with series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone offering viewers of the long-running animated series a (socially-distanced) look into their lives with the one-hour episode "The Pandemic[...]

South Park: Denver Broncos Adds Cutouts to Stands in Game vs. Bucs

South Park: Denver Broncos Adds Cutouts to Stands in Game vs. Bucs

The latest stunt comes from the Denver Broncos, where an entire section at their home at Empower Field at Mile High is filled with South Park townsfolk cutouts in advance of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the hour-long 24th season premiere called "The Pandemic Special." Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who[...]

South Park Pandemic Special Finds Randy Going Low Getting People High

South Park Pandemic Special Finds Randy Going Low Getting People High

Wondering how Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and the rest of the denizens of South Park have been faring during the COVID pandemic? Well, Comedy Central and series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are going to offer viewers of the long-running animated series a (socially-distanced) peek into their lives on September 30th with the one-hour episode[...]

Virtual Reality: A Temp Solution for Theatre Woes [OPINION]

Virtual Reality: A Temp Solution for Theatre Woes? [OPINION]

As many changes as the cinema chains try to make, the businesses won’t likely recover in its former glory for quite some time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Many chains incorporate gimmicks like D-Box, where the participant is on the recipient of force feedback technology to “feel” the film The majority of multiplexes already[...]

Star Trek EP Alex Kurtzman Has Updates Discovery Strange New Worlds

Star Trek EP Alex Kurtzman Has Updates Discovery, Strange New Worlds

The sticking point is how the COVID 19 pandemic affected the production of every Star Trek series but allowed to keep writers ahead of schedule noting how Discovery writers are already planning into season four Kurtzman provided an update on every active live-action Trek series “We’ve been running all of our writers’ rooms on Zoom,[...]

Niantic Extends Pandemic Bonus In Pokémon GO But For How Long

Niantic Extends Pandemic Bonus In Pokémon GO, But For How Long?

Though restrictions have eased in many places, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and is, in many areas, worsening The Pokémon GO bonuses were set to expire this week, but have been extended for thirty-three additional days With the future uncertain, though, and Pokémon GO players adjusting to this new way of life and gameplay, how long[...]

Joe Pera Talks Us Through the Tough Times with Relaxing Old Footage

Joe Pera Talks Us Through the Tough Times with Relaxing Old Footage

His style is wholesome, relaxing, and...intended to put you to sleep? In an interview with Deadline, Pera discusses his influences, subdued comedy style, and his Emmy-hopeful pandemic series, Relaxing Old Footage with Joe Pera.[caption id="attachment_1230807" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Joe Pera and friend (Image: Adult Swim)[/caption]His idea behind it was to take unused footage from his Adult[...]

Will the Comic Industry Really Have Pandemic Collectibles

Will the Comic Industry Really Have 'Pandemic Collectibles'?

We looked at the big rollout on Wednesday, but he gave further promotional details to ICV2 earlier in the week, telling us all about, as he put it, 'pandemic collectibles', saying It was my son Josh's idea to utilize, effectively, a cross between the Comics Code Authority stamp and the Marvel Value Stamp The slogan, of[...]

ROH Star Joe Hendry Goes Viral with McDonalds-Themed Oasis Parody

ROH Star Joe Hendry Goes Viral with McDonald's-Themed Oasis Parody

And Hendry's musical talents are paying off big for Ring of Honor during the pandemic, as Hendry has produced a viral hit with a song parodying Oasis's Wonderwall about the lack of McDonald's and its subsequent reopening."Today was gonna be the day that I went and got a double cheese," Hendry sings, mimicking the vocal[...]

Ike Perlmutter 7 Others Fund 50 Tons of Food for Florida Food Bank

Ike Perlmutter, 7 Others Fund 50 Tons of Food for Florida Food Bank

Claudia and Nelson Peltz, Leni and Peter May, Hallie Dunn and Matt Peltz are the other three couples.[caption id="attachment_673050" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Donald Trump shakes hands with Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter at a bill signing.[/caption]The Palm Beach County Food Bank provides food for more than 200,000 residents; the report reveals, up from 100,000 before the pandemic[...]