Mad Mad Director Almost Mad Sagan’s Book

Mad Mad Director Almost Mad Sagan’s Book

Contact could have been a George Miller movie, if a few things went differently.Image: Warner Bros. Hollywood is filled with fascinating “What if?” scenarios. So and so director almost made so and so movie. Actor X was the second choice for role Y. It’s an infinite rabbit hole and director George Miller is often a … Read more

Blade Runner and The Thing Premiered on the Same Day in 1982

Image: Warner Bros/Universal Pictures On June 25, 1982, a strange thing happened. Two movies, now considered to be masterpieces of their genres, premiered on the very same day… and tanked. Both received middling to genuinely harsh reviews, both failed to make a significant dent in the box office, and both seemed destined to be minor … Read more

American Data Privacy & Protection Act Faces Congress’ Changes

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, accompanies House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside for a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.photo: Associated Press (AP) House Republicans want to drastically change a federal privacy bill that Democrats in the Senate are also threatening to murder. … Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is About Change, Not Conflict

Image: Lucasfilm If we take a step back from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series feels like a narrative waypoint. We know Kenobi’s past, we know how he ends up, so where is the movement in this series? how does Obi-Wan Kenobi push the arc of the galaxy far, far away towards its predetermined end? Truthfully speaking, … Read more

Looking Back at Mel Brooks’ Star Wars Spoof

Spaceballs: The PosterImage: Sony Mel Brooks’ brilliant, goofy sci-fi send-up spaceballs turns 35 years old this week. Watching it now, you realize it’s more than just a movie. It’s a time machine. At least that’s the case for me. I first saw spaceballs around when it was initially released on June 24, 1987. I was … Read more

SpaceX Says 5G Interference Could Make Starlink ‘Unusable’

A long exposure was used to create this image) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 39A on May 6, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. photo: Red Huber (Getty Images) Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet company is on a collision course with 5G. That’s what SpaceX wants you to think, anyway. In … Read more

Blockchains Vulnerable to Centralized Control, DARPA Finds

photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) researchers at the gonzo Pentagon research agency responsible for introducing the world to stealth bombers, insect-sized surveillance dronesand the internet itself have some reservations about the blockchain technology underpinning web3. The newly released report commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Project (DARPA) titled “Are Blockchains Decentralized?” found key vulnerabilities potentially … Read more

Kevin Feige Teases Marvel Phase 5 Plan Reveal Coming Soon

Maybe he’ll wear a new hat for the occasion.photo: Greg Doherty (Getty Images) Jason Blum thinks he could get Robert Englund to return to Nightmare on Elm Street. Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers tease Across the Spider-Verse‘s villain, the Spot. Taika Waititi says a nude scene in Thor: Love and Thunder was inevitable. Plus, … Read more

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Change is the only constant, especially when it comes to social media apps. But that doesn’t mean the changes are unique. Instagram is testing out a full-screen feed feature that looks awfully similar to TikTok’s interface. And Snapchat is joining Twitter in adding a paid subscriber tier. Also, if Elon Musk gets his way, Twitter … Read more

Amazon Could Run Out of Warehouse Workers to Wear Down by 2024

Amazon, the company notorious for its awful labor practicesis grinding through its potential workforce too fast, according to an internal company research memo leaked to and first reported on by Vox. “If we continue business as usual, Amazon will deplete the available labor supply in the US network by 2024,” said the document, according to … Read more