We are headed into a world in which there is actively a fourth Transformers film being made as well as a third G.I. Joe film. Films are now being made based on amusement park rides as well as video games. Given all the attendant nostalgia which now grown up geeks have for their youth, there […]
Every artist is influenced by somebody else, but usually it’s fairly obvious: new metal bands were inspired by other metal bands, a new mob movie takes cues from Scarface, etc. But sometimes, a muse is so far removed from the artist that the connection makes virtually no sense. But great art doesn’t always make sense; who says art’s inspiration has to?
The opening scene in Star Wars: Episode VII will be one of the most important scenes in cinema history. Done right, it could reinvigorate the series and finally cement it as the greatest sci-fi story ever told. Done wrong, it would be the final nail in the coffin built by Jar-Jar Binks’ bare hands. Here are ten ways to do it right.
Not every horror flick has to be 90 minutes of blood, guts, and screaming. Sometimes, all you need is a minute. Here are ten horror films that get their scare across in 90 seconds or less, in a manner that is completely safe for work. Unless of course you shriek in terror too loudly. Your boss might not appreciate that.
Steven Spielberg was, for the longest time, one of the most famous successful people who never graduated from college. He had initially dropped out in 1968 to pursue a career in film. Unlike most wannabe student filmmakers, he actually wound up finding success almost immediately. He made a short film called “Amblin” which may sound […]
The tantalizing announcement that the Man of Steel sequel would also introduce Batman to a Superman movie allowed comic book fans to rejoice these last few weeks. However, there have been surprisingly few stories in which the team-up actually worked. This is astounding considering the comic World’s Finest was practically dedicated to the notion. The […]
Entertainment today is so advanced, and evolves at such a rapid pace, that it’s easy to take it all for granted. Here’s a tribute to the trailblazers of the past, the ones who helped make our high-tech, high-def world possible in the first place.
There is something pleasurable about being scared – about telling ghost stories around a campfire, or reading a scary novel by flashlight. Frightening movies, television shows, books, and even video games continue to permeate our culture. When gothic fiction first emerged in the late eighteenth century (with Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto), the movement […]
Exploitation films are not for the weak of heart, weak of stomach, or weak of anything really. Filled with blood, guts, violence, and horrible death, these movies are made specifically to churn stomachs and make you glad you’re not any of the characters. here are ten of the worst.
Everyone has heard of Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Most people even know about Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and Rapunzel. But for every fairy tale that the wider populace is aware of, there are literally dozens more which have inexplicably remained in obscurity. Here are ten such fairy tales that will redefine your conception […]
Most video games have a main character, specifically designed to be the star. Even so, many times another character proves to be more entertaining and more interesting, turning them into the first thing we think of when we talk about the game. They’re like video game Urkels, only much much much much much less annoying.
I’m going to take a break from my usual lists about politics and guns to focus on my other love: the four strings of love that is the bass guitar. I’ve been playing bass for over 20 years now and continue to find it an instrument that’s deceptively simple to take up, but surprisingly difficult […]
The Chain Chomp is one of the most enduring foes in the Mario series, for newer players they pose one of the first real challenges they’ll ever face in game. However, due to the fact they’re chained up, avoiding one is usually just a matter of jumping like a boss. Few people realise though that […]
Tom Clancy’s passing came as a blow to the writing community. The author of such novels as The Hunt For Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of all Fears, and Patriot Games redefined the way that technological thrillers were written. The novels not only had to have a compelling narrative, they also had […]
Modern art gets a lot of flak for being pretentious and adored by people who should never stop being punched in the neck and a lot of it is deserved, as we’re about to explain. Like, well, everyone, journalist, Åke Axelsson was tired of seeing people fawn over daubs of paint haphazardly thrown at a […]