Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or, it’s game
Contest: Win The 15:17 to Paris on Blu-ray and DVD!
In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on
Geek Music Episode 136: Derwood Bowen
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Derwood Bowen. His latest release is Sacre Boooo, a musically far-ranging comedy music album with both originals and
Geek Music Episode 135: Metricula (Explicit)
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Metricula. Her debut release is the Songs for Gamers EP. She’s a filk artist who also dons clown make-up at least part of the time. And she has plenty of other content over on her Twitch channel as well, some of which is a bit more on the adult side of
Contest: Win Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season on Blu-ray!
The Gallaghers are finally on an upswing in season eight! Frank (William H. Macy, three-time Screen Actors Guild Award® winner for his role on Shameless), tries to become a contributing member of society. Fiona (Emmy Rossum) finds success as a landlord. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) struggles to stay sober while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) takes up a cause. Debbie (Emma Kenney) tries life as a single working mom, while Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) gets creative finding tuition money after losing his military school scholarship. Meanwhile, Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) wrestle with Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter) at The
Geek Music Episode 134: Karen Walker (My Wife!)
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to my geek-adjacent wife, Karen Walker, about her thoughts on geek music and this podcast. She actually requested to be on, and I’ve been wanting to have on fans of geek music, so this seemed like a good opportunity to do exactly that. The closest thing to planning that we did was that I gave her the questions in advance, something I don’t typically do. We didn’t discuss her answers, although obviously I had some kind of idea what most of them would be. But she did bring up some stuff that I wasn’t necessarily expecting, so it makes for an interesting discussion, I
Contest: Win Disney’s ZOMBIES on DVD!
Disney's ZOMBIES is a music- and dance-filled story set in the fictitious world of Seabrook, a cookie-cutter community brimming with perky conformity 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. Today, the zombies pose no threat, but are required to live in Zombietown, an isolated, rundown community infused with their unique creative spirit. When zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School, the charming, charismatic zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison who dreams of being a cheerleader -- the ultimate form of status in Seabrook. Addison takes a lot of flak for befriending Zed and his zombie friends, but comes to learn that zombies and cheerleaders aren't so different after all. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a
Geek Music Episode 133: Mikey Mason (Explicit)
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Mikey Mason. His latest release is Driven. It’s a much more diverse collection of songs than his previous albums, both musically and lyrically, with a mix of his usual comedy with a couple more serious
Photo by M.J.S. This week there are no new games to download on the XBox Live Arcade. Feel free to speculate about why this may be, but I suspect it has something to do with a fellow named Niko and his cousin’s cab company. Read More
Hitting stores today, Thor: Ages of Thunder #1 is the first part in a serialized graphic novel written by Matt Fraction with pencils by Patrick Zircher and Khari Evans. Existing outside the current Thor continuity, this graphic novel is a fascinating story in that it digs back Read More
The poster for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor has been revealed. The film stars Brendan Frasier, Maria Bello, and Jet Li and is the third Mummy movie (we’re not going to count The Scorpion King). The movie will be in theaters August 1. Source: BadTaste.it Read More
As the rest of the video gaming world is furiously racking up felonies in Liberty City, Rock Band has rolled out three new tracks today. The new songs are available for download individually for 160 MS points ($2) each. Here’s what’s up for grabs: “Zero” Read More
Yexel is a collector from the Philippines whose passion for toys and statues has lead him to build his entire house around his collection. I had the opportunity to ask Yexel a few questions about his toy museum, and here are a bunch of photos of his massive collection. Read More
A new book all about the politics, themes, and impact of Battlestar Galactica is hitting shelves this week. It’s called Finding Battlestar Galactica: An Unauthorized Guide, and it examines BSG from some unique perspectives, including sections such as “Political Read More
Singstar is a big Playstation 2 hit, and it’s hitting the Playstation 3 on May 20 with the launch of the US Singstar Store. The store launch comes as a standalone disc for $40 or as a bundle with two microphones for $60. The initial songlist includes 30 tracks, and a whole Read More
DigitalSpy has a new interview with Anthony Stewart Head, in which they ask him about the status of the much rumored and long delayed spinoff from Buffy the Vampire Slayer that would focus on his character, Giles. Previously he’s mentioned that the spinoff would be produced Read More
What video games are releasing this week? Oh, just a little juggernaut called Grand Theft Auto IV. Amazingly, a few other games are hazarding a release in its wake, including the movie-inspired Iron Man game. Check out all the releases here: Playstation 3: Grand Theft Auto IV Read More
The newest poster for The Dark Knight is online, thanks to the WhySoSerious viral site. If you don’t want to dig through the site yourself, here’s a look at the poster. Source: WhySoSerious (thanks, anonymous tipster!) Read More
Ain’t It Cool has debuted the brand new poster for the upcoming Wanted movie, featuring Angelina Jolie. The film is based on the comic series from Image Comics and also stars Morgan Freeman. Source: Ain’t It Cool Read More
Congratulations to starchild, the winner of the Grand Theft Auto IV drawing! His PS3 copy of the game will be shipping out on Tuesday. And many thanks to everybody else who entered the contest. The suggestions and help you’ve offered are much appreciated. Be sure to keep an Read More
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