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Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan logic: A two-state solution

By Jay Firestone

June 7, 2011 | 4:49 pm

Leonard Nimoy raises his hand in support for a two-state solution.

Anyone mildly familiar with “Star Trek” may recall that the character Spock—half-alien, half-human—struggles to purge his emotions and embrace the logical, detached disposition of the... read on

  • ‘Battle: LA’ sticks to Corps values

    By Adam Wills

    March 11, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    If you like your Marine recruiting films dressed up with sci-fi action and lots of ’splosions, you’re going to love “Battle: Los Angeles.”

    Don’t get me wrong—“Battle: LA” is a guilty geek pleasure that will have military aficionados either salivating or jotting down... read on

  • Magicians vs. Hitler in Chabon’s ‘Hobgoblin’

    By Adam Wills

    March 8, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are in the early stages of developing a show for HBO that revolves around a motley crew of con men and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler during World War II, according to Variety.

    Dubbed “Hobgoblin,” the project... read on

  • Real Chuck Lorre Is in the Cards

    By Adam Wills

    February 25, 2011 | 11:42 am

    After Charlie Sheen’s rants against Chuck Lorre yesterday—referring to him as Chaim Levine (more on this later), calling him a “clown” and a “stupid, stupid little man and a p**sy punk”—I was thinking to myself: “Who is Sheen talking about?!”

    Following a sit-down with Chuck Lorre... read on

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  • VIDEO: UFO hovers over Jerusalem

    By Adam Wills

    February 2, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    Call it X-Files, Jerusalem style.

    A pair of videos showing a glowing white orb hovering over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount have people scratching their heads.

    The videos, purportedly shot around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, but from different angles, were posted to YouTube this week, In both videos, the ball of light hangs above the Temple Mount for a while and then rockets away suddenly.

    Do you believe?

     

  • Bond Is Back!

    By Adam Wills

    January 11, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    Remember those gloom-and-doom predictions about the “007” franchise? MGM announced today that Daniel Craig is set to return as Bond ... James Bond.

    Production on the as-yet-titled 23rd Bond film begins later this year, and has a Nov. 9, 2012 release date. Sam Mendes will direct a... read on

  • Meet Rogen’s raunchy alien in ‘Paul’

    By Adam Wills

    December 17, 2010 | 4:10 pm

    Seth Rogen as a baked, reggae-loving extra-terrestrial? Shock, I know.

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”) star as two British comic book geeks who discover the titular wayward alien, Paul (Rogen), on a road trip through America. Bagel anal probe and spaceman balls jokes ensue in a new international trailer that gives us a longer look at the film, which stars Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver. “Paul” lands on March 18 in the U.S. (Feb. 18 in the U.K.).

     

  • ‘Empire’ director dies at 87

    By Adam Wills

    November 30, 2010 | 11:29 am

    Irvin Kershner, best known to fandom as director of the “Star Wars” sequel “The Empire Strikes Back” as well as “Robocop 2” and episodes of the television series “seaQuest DSV,” has died after a three-year battle with lung cancer. He was 87.

    “The world has lost a... read on

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