A Los Angeles International Airport flight bound for London was cancelled Sunday when a passenger's phone picked up the Wi-Fi signal "al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork" (sic) that was emanating from a fellow flier's hotspot minutes before the United Airlines flight was set to liftoff.
After a concerned passenger notified a flight attendant of the network at about 9:30pm, the plane taxied to a remote section of the Los Angeles airport and was held there for three hours. The plane was searched as passengers of Flight 136 were ordered to power off electronic devices, local media said.
"After an hour, (the captain) said there was a security threat and that we didn't have clearance to take off," passenger Elliot Del Pra told ABC7.com. The person responsible for the hotspot was not discovered, LaWeekly said.
"After further investigation, it was determined that no crime was committed and no further action will be taken,"LAX said in a statement. American Airlines said the flight was cancelled "out of an abundance of caution."
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Zero Theorem: An autistic guy sits in his underwear playing Minecraft on the set of 12 Monkeys while extras from The Fifth Element stop by to fuck with him. Nothing happens. Gilliam, what happened to you?
Mr. Peabody and Sherman: I needed to get the bad aftertaste of those last three out of my system, ok? This was actually a lot funnier than it had any right to be. And it took a weirdly dark turn at one point with talking-dog/human racial politics.
John Wick: This is fantastic! It's basically Red if it was directed by John Woo. The fight scenes are great, and people actually run out of bullets.
The Great Martian War: Apparently the Hitler Channel does low budget SF now. It's cute, some of the effects are good.
Appleseed Alpha: I barely remember the first Appleseed, but I guess this is a prequel? It blows up real good. The valley is getting less uncanny. They ordered up most of the characters by calling Central Casting and saying "send us the Luc Besson kit." (Which is fine.)
Life After Beth: Aubrey Plaza is a zombie. If you're not sold by that, I can't help you. It's pretty funny, using the Shawn of the Dead formula of putting a screwball comedy in the middle of a non-comedic zombie apocalypse.
Constantine, s01e01: I am utterly shocked to report that this didn't suck. It's very pilot-y, in that it's full of exposition and has too much tell-don't-show, but I think it's got potential. The effects are great. Much zalgo, wow.
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