by Susana Polo | 2:27 pm, November 14th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Susana Polo | 2:27 pm, November 14th, 2013
by Becky Chambers | 12:30 pm, November 1st, 2013
Ah, Halloween! My favorite holiday! Not a likely favorite for a confessed scaredy-cat like myself, but October 31 is the one day of the year in which I embrace the dark and creepy. I’ve spent the past two and a half years living in a Halloween-less country, but this year, I’m in luck. I’m stateside for several weeks, serendipitously here in time for pumpkin carving and costume making. I’m feeling celebratory, and what better way to get in the mood than by playing a spooky game?
But what to play? That’s a tough question. Join me now as I peruse my Steam library, in search of the perfect Halloween game.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:16 am, September 12th, 2013
Entertainment Weekly revealed the covers to a fun project from Guillermo del Toro I was unaware of (he’s got about a thousand going at once so this doesn’t surprise me). As we all know very well, del Toro is a huge horror fan so he teamed up with Penguin Classics to produce a set of his favorite horror stories! EW says the covers are all designed and illustrated by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley and del Toro will be writing introductions for each. The titles should be available starting later this month.READ MORE
by Isabella Kapur | 5:44 pm, August 2nd, 2013
The 11 episode first season of Bravest Warriors concluded in early March, but yesterday Cartoon Hangover released a new short featuring the quartet of futuristic crime fighters to help kick off YouTube’s Geek Week. “Moo-phobia,” sadly, does not feature CatBug, but is still an entertaining addition to the list of Bravest Warriors episodes. If you haven’t watched the show, which could best be described as Adventure Time, in space, with no censors, the entire first season is available on the Cartoon Hangover Youtube channel.
by Susana Polo | 4:32 pm, May 22nd, 2013
A good friend of mine, who is equally excited for Pacific Rim as I am, pointed out that the Jaeger pilot system doesn’t exactly make a whole lot of sense: it hardly seems like two pilots who have to maintain a very deep emotional link would actually be the most efficient solution to the problem. However, we don’t care, because it’s the rare plot device that actually makes the story more compelling than it complicates things. It’s a brilliant literal core of emotion at the heart of a literal giant, mindless metal beast.
So metal. So meta.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:45 pm, May 3rd, 2013
A United Nations Human Rights Commission report out this week examines the current technological state of autonomous weapons. Not automatic weapons, to be clear: autonomous weapons. Computerized weapons that detect targets automatically and do not need the intervention of human input to dispense lethal force.
Ha ha ha, I mean, come on, it’s not like we have those already, right? And we’re certainly not about to start building the Terminator or anything like it, right? Ha? Heh? Heh. No, seriously, please refute the things I have just said.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:14 pm, February 26th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:25 am, January 2nd, 2013
I’m 99.5% sure I’ve seen this first TV spot for Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters, Inc. before—maybe at a screening of The Hobbit? If so, it was only at the first screening. I’ve seen it twice since, and it didn’t play either time. If I see the trailers for The Host, Oblivion, or After Earth one more time I’m going to snap. I’d rather just watch this 30 seconds of glorious Pixar monsters several times in a row instead.
by Jamie Frevele | 4:23 pm, June 25th, 2012
Hey, so, when was the last time you thought about your fear of heights (if you have one)? Were you like, “Oh dear, I can’t even stand by that railing at the Nitehawk Cinema without my 30something-year-old heart skipping a beat!” Maybe that was just me. Well, here is a story that will make all of us feel inadequate as human beings: Two great-grandmothers in their 80s, on behalf of the Lima, Ohio chapter of the Blue Star Mothers, jumped out of a plane for charity. Yup. I’ll bet you/I didn’t even put a penny in that ratty tupperware at Starbucks, did you/I?READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 3:36 pm, June 5th, 2012
Esquire: You have no interest in being an [space tourist]?
Ridley Scott: Nothing could interest me less. I’d much rather have a martini and go to a nice restaurant.
Esquire: You could do a lot more than that with the money. Tickets on the Virgin Galactic are $200,000.
Ridley Scott: Really? That’s [@#$!]-ing absurd. – Ridley Scott, director of Alien.
The seventy-four year old filmmaker went on to say:READ MORE