Sam Shepard, ‘Bloodline’ actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright, dead at 73

August 1, 2017

Sam Shepard at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.Image: Larry Busacca/Getty Images Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor who played legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff and the Rayburn family patriarch in the Netflix drama series Bloodline, has died. He was 73. Shepard died Thursday at his Kentucky home of complications from Lou Gehrigs disease, a family spokesman confirmed Monday morning. Shepard was nominated for three Pulitzers,…

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ confirms what you probably already guessed: Even androids love Ryan Gosling

July 24, 2017

This holographic woman seems as intrigued by Ryan Gosling as we are.Image: Warner Bros. Here’s one way in which the world of Blade Runner 2049 differs from our own: In that universe, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner doesn’t exist. Which sounds obvious, yes, but it means that we get to watch Ryan Gosling discover the events of Blade Runner for the very first time in 2049. Hopefully, he’s a fan. SEE…

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Watch the crowd go bonkers as Gal Gadot returns to Comic-Con

July 23, 2017

Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck arrive at Comic-Con.Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images With $771 million in worldwide box office and counting, what’s not to scream about? Hall H went utterly wild for the arrival of Gal Gadot at Comic-Con after the most successful DC/Warner Bros. film ever, and perhaps the strongest-holding superhero film of all time. SEE ALSO: What’s up with ‘Gotham City Sirens,’ ‘Nightwing’ and ‘Black Adam’ at DC? Turn…

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Batfleck rounds up a superpowered team in the latest ‘Justice League’ trailer

July 23, 2017

Aw, would you look at that? Batman’s finally learning to play nice with others. Or he’s trying, anyway. And the DC Extended Universe had better hope he succeeds, because the fate of the world depends on it. SEE ALSO: ‘Justice League’ Batmobile steals the show at Comic-Con Preview Night Batman and Wonder Woman have reunited after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they’re now ready to…

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Mary Poppins returns in the first ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ teaser trailer

July 17, 2017

Mary Poppins Returns.Image: Disney It’s Mary Poppins, y’all. At D23 on Saturday, Disney shared the first teaser for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the practically perfect nanny, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her BFF, a lamplighter named Jack. SEE ALSO: These ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Banks family photos are practically perfect in every way Mary Poppins Returns picks up years after the events of the original Mary Poppins. Michael and…

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Tom Holland is the most popular Marvel star if screaming tells us anything

July 16, 2017

Mr. Heartthrob himself at the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' press conference in Seoul.Image: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Disney fans have a new favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sorry Robert Downey Jr., guys named Chris and all you ladies there’s a new king of the Marvel stars, and he’s just getting started. Tom Holland, aka Peter Parker, aka the Spider-Man, got the loudest screams at the D23 Expo on Saturday, period. No one…

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Fun fact: The Pakistani dad is the biggest movie star in ‘The Big Sick’

July 11, 2017

Actor Anupam Kher attends a premiere for one of the 5 million movies he's been in.Image: GP Images/WireImageWireImage When Kumail Nanjiani was casting his father in The Big Sick, his real father posed a challenge: Get Anupam Kher. For more than one generation of moviegoers who grew up with Indian cinema, Kher is the quintessential father figure. He’s been in over 500 films and played a dad for a good…

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It’s Chris-mas in July. Allow us to explain.\n

July 2, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable This summer, more than ever, the internet and world at large is in the throes of peak Chris madness. For serious scientific reasons enumerated below, Mashable has dubbed today, July 1st, the year of our lord 2017 as…Chris-mas. What is Chris-mas? Christmas, but for Chrises! Christmas in July but Chris-mas, in July. On this day we celebrate our Chrises in all their glory and embarrassment, because we…

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A VidCon veteran reveals this year’s big takeaways

June 29, 2017

Image: brendan gahan People go to VidCon to take selfies with YouTube stars. For the last eight years, Ive gone to learn about the changing landscape and the future of video. What Woodstock was to music, VidCon is to digital video. Ive attended from the beginning, so Ive gotten to see the event mature from 1,400 people attending taking over the Hyatt Regency in LA into an influencer marketing epicenter…

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Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate are everyone’s new favorite celebrity couple

June 23, 2017

Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Audible, Inc. Alert the presses: We might finally have a new couple to ‘ship. Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate went to the movies together, were captured exiting the theatre by paparazzi, and with that, changed the course of celebrity relationships forever. Maybe. SEE ALSO: The struggle is real for Jon Hamm because he’s hot The two actors star in the 2017 film Aardvark, but because…

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

Little did the then 21-year-old youth worker know back in 1984 that his Aerosol Art Project at the Barton Hill Youth Center would go some way to shaping British and global street art over the coming years and decades. John Nation founded the project as a way to channel young people’s creativity in a positive and legal way. Here he is pictured painting at the center in the late 80s….

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Is there such a thing as a high-fashion fitness tracker? Yes, yes there is.

June 15, 2017

Image: Withings Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. While you may be accustomed to fitness trackers looking like props from sci-fi movies, more and more companies are in the business of creating stylish wearables. Enter the Activit Steel by Withings. While the competition has grown since the company originally released their analog fitness tracker, no one has succeeded at…

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This ‘wizarding pub’ kickstarter will use tech to simulate magic

June 1, 2017

If you like 1) drinking in pubs and 2) the magical world of Harry Potter, you are most definitely in luck. Matthew Cortland, a designer and former reading teacher, is launching a Kickstarter for a “wizarding pub and inn” in London called The Cauldron a venue that would use technology and the internet of things to simulate sweet, sweet magic. SEE ALSO: Don’t ever tell me ‘Harry Potter’ is just…

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Alec Baldwin: People Love Me Because of Trump

Many traps await the memoirist: writing a self-serving Im great memoir or a self-pitying poor me memoir, to name two. Then theres the ugly score-settling fuck you memoir. In his new book, Nevertheless, Alec Baldwinmovie star, TV star, SNL host extraordinaire, Trump caricaturist, tabloid press magnet, and hugely charming American treasurelargely avoids these dangers. Yet there is more than a whiff of payback in some neat putdowns, including the widely…

May 15, 2017
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