According to Variety, Brash Entertainment are no more. The young company - who were only launched in 2007 - had recently laid off a bunch of employees and cancelled a few projects, but were promising the world that they'd not be going under. Shows how good business promises are these days! The Variety reports says that, ever since company co-founder Thomas Tull jumped ship, the investors propping the company up with cash money have bailed as well, leaving them with...no money. If this checks out, we won't really miss them as a company, since the only thing they ever did was release a few crappy games and talk a lot of talk, but it always sucks to hear of devs and staff losing their jobs en masse. Brash officially shutting down [Variety] Advertisement … [Read more...] about Goodbye, Brash Entertainment
This year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo—otherwise known as C2E2—had over 80,000 fans through the door, and here we’re taking a look at some of the amazing cosplay that turned up as well. All the photos (and video!) you’re seeing below are byMineralblu, while you’ll find both the Instagram handle and the name of the character they’re cosplaying as watermarked on each cosplayer’s photo. If you’ve never taken the time to watch one of these vids, you really should: in addition to seeing cosplayers actually moving around in their outifits, you also get to see stuff that might not make it across in static shots, like mechanical parts, lighting and smoke effects. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement … [Read more...] about Our Favorite Cosplay From The 2019 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
This week’s question comes via contributor Caroline Siede, who also wrote the first entry: “What entertainment are you embarrassed to be scared of?” Caroline Siede I thought it only fitting that I pose this question because literally every fictional thing I’m scared of is embarrassing. I’m pretty chill about ax murders, ghosts, zombies, and even creepy possessed kids, but I’m absolutely terrified of monsters—specifically the kind that are played by men in rubber suits. This isn’t a hard and fast rule; I can get through an average episode of Star Trek okay. But there’s a certain kind of creature with a recognizably human build but off-kilter proportions and animalistic qualities that makes me totally lose it. For instance, most people laugh at what I’ll generously call the “Party City Yeti” employed in The Twilight Zone’s “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet,” but I can only watch that episode while peeking … [Read more...] about What entertainment are you ashamed to be scared of?
Celebrating its historic 60th anniversary, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is dancing into the holidays in New York City, with its five-week holiday season, which kicked off Nov. 28 and will conclude on Dec. 30. For those outside of New York or for those who’d rather honor the Civil Rights-era arts icon from the comfort of their couch, the dance company is also partnering with HBO to release a social media series featuring stars who were directly affected by Ailey’s artistry. Advertisement “We are excited to help support this cultural treasure and extend its reach in new ways,” said Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural and International Marketing at HBO and Ailey Board Member, in a press release. “These respected entertainers will help to spread the Ailey legacy and bring dance ‘back to the people,’ as Mr. Ailey always emphasized.” Jussie Smollett was the first to kick off the series on Monday, noting: “Ailey has been … [Read more...] about HBO Social Media Series Saluting Alvin Ailey’s 60th Anniversary Kicks Off With Jussie Smollett
BottleRocket Entertainment, formerly the developers of Splatterhouse for Namco Bandai and responsible for the Mark of Kri series for Sony, is no more. Studio president Jay Beard officially announced BottleRocket's demise today via e-mail. Beard's statement on the closure notes that "after fighting to keep the doors open for the past six months we have decided to close and move on," putting an end to the studio's seven year history. The studio was previously working on a reboot of Namco Bandai's Splatterhouse before having the project pulled, leading to a handful of curt exchanges between BottleRocket staffers and Namco execs. Advertisement When news of the Splatterhouse development debacle hit, it was rumored that BottleRocket's financial situation, stemming form the loss of the game, would mean imminent closure. The studio was also rumored to have worked on a video game based on DC Comics' the Flash for Brash Entertainment before that publisher imploded. Advertisement Beard … [Read more...] about Ex-Splatterhouse Developer BottleRocket Closes Its Doors