Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial Hedonistica

You Officially Have To Take Off Your Stupid Google Glass at the Movies


Google Glass has joined our crippling agoraphobia and our sack of fries as something we'll have to sort of hide if we want to get in a movie theater. The reason: on Wednesday, the MPAA placed a ban on Glass or any other wearable technology that could be used to bootleg or cheat on the pre-movie trivia.

The question of legality already came up earlier this year when a man wearing Google Glass during a screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was later questioned by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, as their priority is defending Chris Pine films, no matter how lukewarm the reception. But now the MPAA and National Association of Theatre Owners have made official a "a zero-tolerance policy" on the devices, boldly cautioning, "Individuals who fail or refuse to put the recording devices away may be asked to leave." And then where would we go with our fry sack?

Secretary of Robots Michael Bay To Finally Make Response to Benghazi Attack


Michael Bay's latest piece of tone-deaf jingoism may return to him to Northern Africa, the war-torn region he knows best as where there was a bad-guy robot with testicles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Pearl Harbor historian is in talks to put a bunch of totally sweet, slick military action sequences in an adaptation of 13 Hours, Mitchell Zuckoff's book about the September 11, 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi. It was a tragic event that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors who died at a second nearby attack site. But perhaps now they can all rest in peace, knowing they will be remembered in a slow-mo sequence where the hot girl weeps for them before the camera tilts up to the American flag--tattered but still flying strong, and still in slow motion.

Seth Rogen To Play Wozniak to Christian Bale's Jobs


In an unexpected, odd pairing of rich-guy superheroes, Seth Rogen will star alongside Christian Bale in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic. Bale was rumored to be taking the lead role two weeks ago, and now, according to Variety, Rogen has signed on to his frequent role as chubbier sidekick to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Aaron Sorkin wrote the film's script, said to be composed of three long scenes that will make Rogen constantly wonder if they're actually that long or just feel really long, you know?

Pee-wee Herman Movie Shooting in February


A third Pee-wee Herman movie, that oft-spoken of but never materialized film that has become as mythical as the Alamo's basement, is supposedly finally going to shoot early next year. That's the word from Paul Reubens himself, who last night appeared on The Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon that they'd hired a director and this February would begin production on Pee-wee's latest, yet-unsized adventure. Judd Apatow is, as previously rumored, producing the film, but other details--like who exactly this director is--apparently won't be revealed until next month. Reubens explained that he's not yet allowed to give away more, saying, "I was hoping I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it's a week away, I think, from being announced." And here I thought he was a rebel.

Continue Reading →

'American Gigolo', 'Scream', 'Peter Pan' Will All Be Series Now


American Gigolo, Scream, and Peter Pan are joining the ranks of so many other movies you may remember in becoming television series.

Gigolo is reportedly developing over at Paramount TV, where original producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer-director Paul Schrader will, respectively, serve as executive producer and consultant. The original starred Richard Gere as a male escort who ends up implicated in a murder investigation, but it's not yet clear how the plot will be adapted to series. Maybe as a fun new spin on How I Met Your Mother?

Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Evolves into a Psycho-Sexual Thriller in Sleek 'Ex Machina' Trailers


Making his directorial debut, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Never Let Me Go writer Alex Garland is back with some more disquieting, compelling, stylish hard genre fare with Ex Machina.

The film stars About Time's Domhnall Gleeson as a big tech company's programmer who wins the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque prize of spending the week on a wooded retreat with his company's reclusive, genius founder, Oscar Isaac. But what Gleeson thought would be a nice, relaxing vacation, where his only constant worry is getting himself fired, ends up being something far more stressful. As it turns out, Isaac does not want to go hiking, then spend the evenings in playing board games and drinking cider. He's actually brought Gleeson out there to take part in a Turing test--an experiment to see how convincingly human an artificial intelligence is--with a seductive android of his own construction. Debates about humanity, morality, and mortality are raised. Tensions rise as sexual desires and trusts are questioned. No one ever seems to get around to kayaking. Have a look at the first trailers below.

Continue Reading →

'Terminator: Genisys' Plot Details Reveal Terminator Now More of a Bicentennial Man-Style Nanny


Get ready for a neural net processor--a learning computer--that will learn how to braid a little girl's hair before sending her off to school, because apparently the Terminator is a dad now.

Continue Reading →

Netflix Bringing Back Richie Rich, Smugger Than Ever


Netflix has announced plans to reforge the bond between the 1% and kids you desperately want to smack with a Richie Rich series. The streaming service has announced that, coming in 2015, they'll be re-inventing the richest kid on Earth in a new, live-action, half-hour series that sees R. Rich make his fortune by "inventing and selling a cool new green technology" and "starts living the most awesome life ever." If you binge-watch this, you will literally kill yourself once you see how great this adolescent's life is compared to yours.

The announcement explains that the 21-episode series will follow star Jake Brennan on "his adventures, from exploring Antarctica, making a movie with his friends and meeting famous celebrities," while this image has revealed that Richie will have a child-sized car that's even cooler than the bed-car the rich kid from Silver Spoons had. Isn't that obnoxious?