Supergirl's Sharon Leal Boards CBS' Alan Cumming-Led Drama Instinct

J’onn J’onzz’s lady love on Supergirl has found a new network to call home. Sharon Leal — who last season recurred on the aforementioned CW program as White Martian M’gann — has booked a series-regular role on CBS’ midseason drama Instinct, it was announced Thursday. Instinct follows Dr. Dylan Reinhart (The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming), […]

NHL has a bizarre explanation for why Sidney Crosby wasn’t evaluated for a concussion after crashing head-first into the boards

YouTube/SportsNet The NHL’s concussion protocols are under fire after Sydney Crosby took a nasty spill into the boards and was not removed from the game for evaluation during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 6 loss to the Washington Capitals. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, most assumed that the NHL’s concussion “spotters” had failed to […]

Hilary Swank Boards FX's Trust

FX has enlisted a million-dollar baby for its forthcoming limited series Trust. RELATEDRegina King, John Ridley Team for FX Series About Atlanta Child Murders The cabler announced on Wednesday that two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank will star opposite Donald Sutherland in the 10-episode drama, which hails from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. Per the official synopsis, Trust “tells the story of John […]

Hugo Weaving Boards Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’

The upcoming film adaptation of Mortal Engines is something of a Lord of the Rings reunion for the film’s writer and producer, Peter Jackson. One of the stars of Jackson’s beloved trilogy, Hugo Weaving, has joined the cast, which he wrote with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Christian Rivers, who will direct the film. Variety doesn’t have any details on Weaving’s […]

Mad Men's Jessica Paré Boards CBS' Navy SEAL Pilot, Starring Jim Caviezel

Mad Men alum Jessica Paré has been recruited for CBS’ drama pilot about Navy SEALs. RELATEDPilot Season: Scoop on Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them Written by Benjamin Cavell (Justified), the project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can […]

IMDb is shutting down its infamous message boards

IMDb’s message boards were supposed to encourage discussion among movie buffs, but that’s not how they’ve turned out. If anything, they’ve developed a reputation for haters and trolls — you’ll even find naysayers ragging on people who like Casablanca and Citizen Kane. And apparently, IMDb has had enough. The Amazon-owned database is shutting down the […]

PAX Unplugged: Just boards, cards, minis, and dice, coming in November

The cartoon versions of PAX co-founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins argue over D&D. (credit: Penny Arcade) The Penny Arcade webcomic team has operated PAX (formerly Penny Arcade Expo) since 2004, and Ars Technica covers its various events every year for a reason—they’re fun. More than that, PAX offers whatever fun you’re looking for (at least, in the […]