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Jack Ryan Flop Surprise Setback for ‘Generic Male Name’ Movie Genre

Jack Ryan Flop Surprise Setback for ‘Generic Male Name’ Movie Genre

The movie Jack Ryan flopped opening weekend, a surprise setback for the growing genre of films whose titles are just extremely generic male names. The thriller, starring Star Trek lead Chris Pine as Jack Ryan, the less-than-memorably named hero of late author Tom Clancy’s bestselling novels, took in only $17.2 million during its opening weekend. It […]

Michael Douglas Cast as Marvel’s Ant-Man

Michael Douglas Cast as Marvel’s Ant-Man

In some major surprise casting, Oscar and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Douglas is set to play the superhero Ant-Man in the upcoming Marvel movie of the same name. He will appear opposite Paul Rudd, who also plays Ant-Man in a complicated, idiosyncratic script said to be breaking new ground in the superhero film genre.   Douglas […]

Obamacare Enrollment Surged to 2.2 Million in December

Obamacare Enrollment Surged to 2.2 Million in December

Insurance enrollment in Obamacare (known properly as the Affordable Care Act) surged to 2.2 million Americans in the month of December. The White House had long predicted this growth in the number of people gaining new insurance via the services provided by the controversial new law, and this good news comes as a welcome boost […]

First Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer Released [Video]

First Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer Released [Video]

The first Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer has been released by HBO, and it is already fueling fan speculation on how this adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series will proceed. The trailer (watchable at the bottom of this article) has already been watched millions of times since arriving Sunday. Five volumes of […]

Polar Vortex Traps Airline Passengers, Commander Riker in Time Loop

Polar Vortex Traps Airline Passengers, Commander Riker in Time Loop

The “polar vortex” phenomenon grounded thousands of flights Monday, trapping airline passengers in airports and Starfleet Commander William Riker in an inexorable time loop. In the Midwest, temperatures plunged to 40 below zero as a result of dense, frigid air from this freak effect. The vortex locked travelers in a seemingly endless cycle of delays, […]

Man Who Doomed America to Iraq War Writes Snarky Letter Condemning Iraq War

Man Who Doomed America to Iraq War Writes Snarky Letter Condemning Iraq War

Ralph Nader, whose narcissistic and doomed presidential campaign in 2000 condemned America to  the Iraq war, just wrote a scathing, snarky letter to the man he got elected about the Iraq war. Self-described progressives eagerly took to social media accounts to share the strongly worded letter with friends, displaying no compunctions about proudly distributing a […]

Paul Walker to be Canonized by Liberal New Pope Francis?

Paul Walker to be Canonized by Liberal New Pope Francis?

Controversial new Pope Francis, already accused of being too liberal by critics, may be on the verge of his most controversial move yet, with rumors saying the leader of the Catholic Church will canonize late actor Paul Walker and declare him a saint. “Pope Francis is said to look to the common people for inspiration […]

Dungeons & Dragons Next Edition Out Summer 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Next Edition Out Summer 2014

The highly anticipated next edition of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game will be released in summer 2014, coming out after a long period of development, according to publisher Wizards of the Coast. The new edition of the popular fantasy game—which has only had four major revisions since 1974—was announced nearly two years ago. Since […]

Peter O’Toole Dead at 81

Peter O’Toole Dead at 81

Peter O’Toole, the famed British-Irish actor nominated for eight Academy Awards across his long and legendary career, died in London on Saturday, at the age of 81. The star of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia and other classic films had already overcome stomach cancer in the 1970s, but died December 14 at London’s Wellington Hospital […]

Black Friday Terrorist Threats Fail to Deter Shoppers

Black Friday Terrorist Threats Fail to Deter Shoppers

U.S. law-enforcement officials and even some terrorist leaders were expressing astonishment Friday when threats of terrorist attacks and other violence failed to deter shoppers from pursuing Black Friday bargains. Terrorist organizations including Al Qaeda, the Michigan Militia, Hezbollah, the Real Irish Republican Army, and Boko Haram all issued threats this year on this popular shopping […]

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