Pop culture obsessed Wade Watts becomes embroiled in a battle for the future of the virtual universe OASIS when its creator dies and leaves behind a series of challenges that will give control of the entire system to whoever solves them first.
Legendary character actor Robert Forster passed away at age 78, the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot is heading to The CW, Hulu’s Helstrom finds it’s cast, Training Day is getting a prequel, HBO is getting a Maniac Cop event series and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Since it debuted in 1957 on Broadway, West Side Story has been one of the most influential and beloved musicals in history and the 1961 film version, in particular, is considered one of the, if not the greatest, movie musicals of all time.
Inspired by seeing ET in 1982, Neil Diamond, along with songwriters Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach, wrote the song “Heartlight” that appeared on the album of the same name.
Not a lot out this week but you can pick up Ready Player One, the Chinese action phenomenon Operation Red Sea, the Shout Factory edition of In the Mouths of Madness and a few other things
Jungle Cruise gets it’s villains that will face off against The Rock and Emily Blunt, The Goldbergs spin-off is retooled and picked up for a full season, Ash vs Evil Dead has been cancelled, the MASK movie gets a director, Xander Cage will be back for a fourth movie and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
When the creator of the limitless VR world of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a contest that will give one person his fortune and full control in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the pop culture crammed novel by Ernest Cline.
Ready Player One took the top spot at the box office and gave Steven Spielberg his best opening in eight years.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe discuss Pacific Rim Uprising, Tommyknockers, Archer, some recent TV show premieres, animated Deadpool, Carmen Sandiego and more.
If there’s a genre that perfectly matches the 80’s reverence of Ready Player One, it’s Synthwave, and one of the best Synthwave bands out there, Gunship, pays tribute to the book and movie with their track “Art3mis & Parzival”.