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Born and raised in the cathedral city of Winchester, Roland earned his Eurotrash merit badge in Paris before moving to America to seek his fortune. If you've seen it, please give him a shout, because he's still looking. A digital Don Draper with a Hemingway complex, Roland pays the bills with his social media savvy, but under various nom de plumes is a top-ranked Amazon author after hours, and is impatiently awaiting the day he can give up the rat race forever and write schlock in a cabin in the mountains.

Idris Elba is LITERALLY kicking ass in Cuba

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In addition to being Echoba.se’s resident asshole, I am also this website’s senior Idris Elba correspondent; and with that in mind I have exciting news: Elba is currently in Cuba, filming a documentary about becoming a kickboxer. Yes, you read that right. Hollywood’s most recast-able leading man has temporarily put his film career on hold […]

Chuck Tingle’s Weird-Ass Books Are Becoming a Video Game!

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It’s weird when two figures from opposing sides of your world collide in the most unexpected way. As a best-selling self-published author, I have nothing but admiration for Chuck Tingle, the mysterious man behind the Hugo Award Winning Space Raptor Butt Invasion and Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt. His ridiculous but topical erotic shorts […]

Fast N’ Loud is BACK, people!

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While I’ve been writing a lot about the two upcoming Top Gear shows, it’s worth remembering that there is some great motoring television to be enjoyed stateside as well – especially my favorite four-wheeled show, Fast N’ Loud.  Kind of like Flip or Flop for old hot rods, the show is hosted by Dallas-based entrepreneur […]

Leslie Jones is Under Attack – And it’s NOT Okay.

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I’m Echoba.se’ resident asshole – the guy who defends #Gamergate, lambasts recasting white roles with black actors, and generally plays Devil’s Advocate in the face of all this politically correct shit going on these days. And yet despite all that, I am sickened and disgusted today, by the next phase in the onslaught of hate […]

The Philosophical Questions Posed by No Man’s Sky

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Although a lot of early players were disappointed in Hello Game’s No Man’s Sky, it’s still a stunning feat of creativity. Using procedural generation, co-founder Sean Murray and his team have created a virtual universe of 18 quintillion potential planets; literally an entire reality squeezed onto 6GB of disc space. And that poses some interesting […]

James Martin to Replace Chris Evans on Top Gear?

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We broke the news recently that cut-rate Clarkson replacement Chris Evans was being canned from the rebooted BBC Top Gear show, after dire reaction from fans of the series. Now rumours are swirling that celebrity chef James Martin is lined up to replace him. Most Americans won’t be familiar with Martin, but he’s well known […]

Five Times Colorblind Casting Worked Well

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My recent post on Hollywood’s continued diversity problem, and the casting of Zendaya as Mary Jane in the new Spider-man movie, have been pretty contentious. And while I stand by what I wrote, Doug and other members of the team pointed out that there have been occasions in which looking beyond skin color when casting comic book […]

Was this the worst summer for movies EVER?

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This weekend had the distinction of seeing the remake of Ben Hur crash and burn in the box office – like many other hopeful ‘tentpole’ movies before it this year. Ghostbusters? It went down like the Pokemon Go servers. X-Men: Apocolypse? A distinctive meh. Independence Day? Let’s just say it didn’t blow up the box office.  Even […]

So what’s going on with Super Troopers 2?

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Back in October of last year, we broke the news that Super Troopers 2 – possibly the greatest movie of all time [citation needed] was beginning filming near Boston. And since then… nothing. So what’s happening with Vermont’s finest boys in blue (well, khaki)? Those of you who donated to their Kickstarter campaign for financing […]

Zendaya To Play Mary Jane Watson in Spider-man: Homecoming

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Today it was revealed that Disney sensation Zendaya, the 19-year-old star of Shake It Up, will be playing the iconic role of Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming. As soon as news of this broke, I’m pretty sure all my pals at Echoba.se were like this, hoping I wouldn’t write an opinion peice […]

Deleted Scenes Make Suicide Squad a Darkly Different Film

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Rumoured deleted scenes from Suicide Squad make the film potentially troubling. While critics have their panties in a bunch about Suicide Squad, the box office and fans seem to be telling a different story. I reviewed it myself and thought the film was a lot better than the critics claim. But the film we eventually […]

Is Recasting White Characters The Way to Tackle Representation in Hollywood?

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Editor’s Note: The following is an article Militant Ginger wrote about racism in Hollywood and what he perceives is the right way to fix it. We had a long discussion among the group of Echo Base editors about this post and this issue it addresses, which we’ve attached below. Recognizing we’re just a bunch of white, non-Hollywood […]