Detroit Free Press Published 4:00 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the "Jamie and Stoney" show at 6 a.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on [email protected] Who would be the best fit and hire for the Detroit Pistons? Dwane Casey or Ime Udoka? The Pistons have done some confounding things over the years. (John Kuester, anyone?) But this current basketball purgatory that they’ve put themselves in takes the cake. The Pistons last played a game on April 11. They then spent about a month deciding whether or not they wanted to keep Stan Van Gundy as president and head coach. On May 7, Tom Gores announced that Van Gundy would not return. Since that time, other than allowing GM Jeff Bower’s contract to run out and bringing in Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser, there’s been nothing. Sure, the … [Read more...] about Jamie: Dwane Casey or Ime Udoka? What’s the hold up? Hire a coach ASAP
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Yesterday, news came along that the adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking, by A.J. Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo, has found a director. Known for her work on big budget series like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Leftovers and The Walking Dead, Michelle MacLaren will take a seat in the director's chair. Given her track record this makes her more than capable of taking on a feature film for the first time. Cowboy Ninja Viking tells of a counter-intelligence unit that uses multiple personality disorder patients to create agents known as Triplets, referring to the three personalities the killers have. When the agents become rogue hired guns, the deadliest Triplet of them all, Cowboy Ninja Viking, is called in to take down his own brethren. THR's Heat Vision Blog reported that Craig Mazin (The Hangover II & III and Identity Thief) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay. The original draft was penned by Zombieland writers Paul … [Read more...] about COWBOY NINJA VIKING: Michelle MacLaren Hired To Direct Graphic Novel Adaptation
I have some exciting news to share with the readers of BMD: next month, I’ll be teaming up with Dallas Sonnier (the producer of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl In Cell Block 99) to orchestrate and execute the resurrection of Fangoria magazine. Launched in 1979, Fangoria was a constant genre presence for decades. In a pre-internet world, it was the only place to get horror movie news, insight, and hype. It spawned a convention, an awards show, a video label, and an entire generation of horror fans. The magazine changed owners a couple times over the years, and in the 2010s it ran into some difficulties. Its last printed issue was in 2015, and Fango was declared dead by those in the know shortly afterward. That’s not okay. As I said in today's press release, there needs to be a Fangoria. So Dallas' company Cinestate has acquired the Fangoria property from the previous owner, and Dallas is now Fangoria’s new publisher; I’ll be … [Read more...] about The Return Of FANGORIA
Nearly 15 years ago, the Washington Post editorial board printed a column supporting George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. While most major newspapers and mainstream outlets promoted the warmongering Bush administration’s plan, the Post took it up a notch — publishing 140 pieces on their front page essentially making the White House’s case for war prior to the March 19, 2003 attack. The decision to support the Iraq War, which led to the murder of countless innocent people and the destruction and destabilization of an entire region for countless years to come, is by far the worst idea to ever come out of the paper’s opinion page — but thanks to their hiring of nepotism-case and Koch brothers fangirl Megan McArdle, readers can now look forward to similarly atrocious takes from the Post on a regular basis. This week, it was announced McArdle will join the paper’s opinion team covering “economics, … [Read more...] about WaPo Hiring Megan McArdle is Their Worst Move Since Supporting the Iraq War