Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Book 4: Balance may be the last animated entry into one of the best television shows of the past decade. In honor of this milestone, Channel Surfer is providing a retrospective on each Avatar season, from the original series to the latest. This is meant to be an overview for Avatar veterans, and hopefully an introduction for anyone interested in the show. This week we finally conclude the Avatar franchise with The Legend of Korra, Book 4: Balance.
I have not been in the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve sifted through my Grinch-like hate, but it wasn’t until today that I realized why--that life was preparing me for the grand moment in which I would experience the animatronic nightmare that is “We Wish You a Turtle Christmas.”. It was like my brain tapped into a psychic wavelength that knew that something awful was going to make me groan and squirm my way through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas hell.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week or two, you've probably heard about the colossal Sony hack that was linked back to those commie bastards in North Korea. As a result of that hack, numerous sensitive documents were leaked onto the internet where we discovered, among other things, that Alex Trebek nearly left Jeopardy when an overprotective mother wrote a naggy letter to show producers over Trebek's alleged "insensitivity" towards her last-place-finishing daughter who competed on Jeopardy Kids (which is a terrible concept in and of itself, but that's another story).
Every year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 films to be inducted into the National Film Registry, guaranteeing they will be preserved for future generations. To be eligible for selection, the films must be at least 10 years old, and deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
2015 is going to be a huge, huge year for movies, so it's no surprise that 2014 saw the release of some pretty major trailers. Zefr, a YouTube data and marketing company, released a report charting the top 20 most popular trailers this year, and the number one spot is probably going to surprise you.
Last month, hackers (possibly North Korean) leaked a metric crapton of documents, emails, and other internal information from Sony Pictures. The stated intent was to punish the studio for The Interview, an upcoming movie that has Seth Rogen and James Franco attempting to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Over the subsequent weeks, dozens of unannounced projects, movie ideas, and executive-level conversations emerged, and they're not just about Spider-Man (although there's plenty of that to go around).
The spark that lit the fire of this article was a petition by Walking Dead fans to bring back Beth after she was dispatched rather suddenly in the mid-season finale. In searching for further petitions to bitch about I saw a lot of evidence that many people don't understand what petitions are.
WWE Tables, Ladders, Chairs...And Stairs (long enough name for you?) had a chance to top the stellar NXT R Evolution from Thursday night. In the last PPV outing for WWE in 2014, and still missing a World Champion, TLC 2014 was an opportunity for the big stars to burn brighter and for hungry talents to make a mark. But did it happen? Here are the highs and lows from WWE TLC(S) 2014.
Every year, a poll is conducted amongst 250 development executives and assistants in Hollywood, asking them what the hottest unproduced screenplays currently making the rounds are. The top rated results make it into a report called "The Black List," which ranks them by popularity.
A color photo of the Batsuit that Ben Affleck will be wearing in 2016's Batman V. Superman has emerged online, and despite rumors that it would be a little less dark than Nolan's all-black outfit, it might actually be the least colorful Bat-costume we've ever seen on film.
Doctor Strange will likely be one of Marvel's most ambitious phase three projects. With fan-favorite Benedict Cumberbatch on board as the Sorcerer Supreme himself, and a level of magic and the supernatural that's once again going to test just how far this movie universe will stretch, it's slated to be a huge undertaking.
The latest script draft for the next Bond film, Spectre, leaked this past weekend, and holy crap did it reveal a lot about the movie (including some major issues with the ending). Major, major spoilers obviously, but if you don't care, here are X thing we learned about the story, as well as some related production details.