Secondly, this version of Smee is LGBTQ! This facet of the character was first revealed in The Advocate, when they covered Peter and Wendy's successful Season 2 IndieGoGo campaign:Read More
He's an SJW: Social Justice Whiner.
Curse you Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) and your objective standards of movie quality!Read More
Cauldron cakes make you fat?!
What if Harry Potter had been adapted from a Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novel instead of J.K. Rowling's epic saga? We'd probably have gotten a series of films that look something like this. I'm in Lovegoods with this trailer.Read More
Hey, it's that one guy! Maybe you should follow him.
It's that time again! That's right, we're about to attempt to improve your Internet experience by suggesting a person we think you should be following on Twitter. That person is Scott Pilgrim creator, author, and artist Bryan Lee O'Malley, because he's still writing comics and being hilarious, and you can get in on it.Read More
So what do you think, Jimmy? Do they rock or suck?
Last week we asked for your best video-game themed band names as entries in our contest to win a Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World OST vinyl from ABKCO Records. Today, we've rounded up our five favorite picks. Seriously, if these were all actual bands, we would totally listen to them.Read More
I'm in lesbians with this news.
Whether or not you actually like the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (side note, if you don't like it then you're totally wrong), you have to admit that the soundtrack is frickin' amazing. Now, after being completely sold out and impossible to get since the movie was first released, they're starting to reprint it on vinyl again.Read More
Just in time for Comic-Con is news that in addition to the full-color version of the Scott Pilgrim books, a new Evil Edition will be rolling out as well. Not enough for you? Fine, how about an enormous Special Edition full of stickers, prints, patches, digital downloads, set lists, and coins? Trust me, you'll be satisfied with your purchase. Read More
Here's something that will make you feel old: Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life came out eight years ago. Created by Bryan Lee O'Malley, the comic series was a great success, landing the character a feature film. However, O'Malley's art has remained in the original black and white in the subsequent reprints of the books. That will be changing this August when Oni Press debuts a color edition of the books called the Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover, which is pretty much just what it sounds like. Read More
The new millennium has been mighty kind in terms of fruitful franchises. Some older, niche works have received revitalizations while other equally niche works have risen up to help fill out the greater cornucopia that is, shall we say, geekdom. But which of these newcomers really has the strength to stand up over time like the old standbys? That’s the real question here. So, here’s the criterion: To be considered, the franchise must have some kind of multimedia, multi-platform presence. Basically, each franchise must have three different forms of media involved, be it comics, manga, film, video games, anime series, or something similar to those listed. Call it the equivalent of the triple threat; some franchises have the ability and some do not. All of these have that quality in spades. Read More
This little girl, captured here adorably yelling "We are Sex Bob-Omb!" apparently wants to be Kim Pine when she grows up.
Unsure of what little girls want to be when they grow up, Geekosystem jumped into the field and surveyed a four-year-old girl, who shed light on the subject by telling us she wants to be either a mommy, a teacher, or a Christmas tree when she grows up. Really. She's awesome.
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With a weekend box office of $10.5 million, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which cost about $60 million to make, had the alarmingly bad opening that fans feared it would. While a few (generally older) critics slammed it, it was really a stellar movie, and one needn't have read the graphic novels it's based on (I didn't) to appreciate it.
There are plenty of theories as to why such a buzzed-about, well-marketed, solid movie performed as weakly at the box office as it did: CinemaBlend surmises that it existed in a no-man's land, with people above 30 not 'getting' it, but people too far below 30 not 'getting' the retro gaming references either; it being a geek movie that most geeks don't actually relate to ("This is a movie about a slacker musician whose biggest problem is choosing which of the two hot girls he's dating he most wants to sleep with"); and, lastly, the 'everyone hates Michael Cera' hypothesis, which I don't entirely buy, but which is widespread enough that it has to be based on some reality.
In some respects, it doesn't matter why; what matters is the aftermath. Hollywood's backlash against 'geek' properties without a hit-you-over-the-head mainstream hook could be just as bad as we fear.Read More
Scott Pilgrim may be good at fighting exes, but not at fighting middle-aged action heroes, Julia Roberts, or Will Ferrell. At least, according to current estimates of his movie's box office pull for this weekend. Read More
Six ways to procrastinate more effectively online (Wired)
Giruses: Really big viruses are significantly different from smaller ones (MicrobiologyBytes)
Kid in Captain Mal costume (GWS)
Alan Moore guests on Comedy Central podcast (Bleeding Cool)
Kotaku reviews the first half hour of Fallout: New Vegas (Kotaku)
And now: Seasons in Pokémon Black and White (1up)
A detailed history of Akihabara (Danny Choo)
Bonus video: Adult Swim's Scott Pilgrim animated short:Read More
If, like us, you've watched the various Scott Pilgrim vs. the World trailers so many times they're burned into your retinas, you'll appreciate this work of inspired geekery by YouTuber theMrBlonde2010: The extended trailer for Scott Pilgrim reconstructed entirely from panels from Bryan Lee O'Malley's original graphic novel.Read More
While anticipating the release of the cinematic version of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, we thought of quite a few other horrible exes. We mean, a few fictional ones. Anyway, its safe to say that you've never had an ex like the ones on this list. And if you have, we're so, so sorry. >>>Read the list.Read More
The EFF on Google/Verizon net neutrality proposal (EFF)
Man travels the country correcting typos (NPR)
Philippines inmates escape when guard is distracted by Plants vs. Zombies (Manila Inquirer)
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark unveils dates, casting and synopsis (Coventry Telegraph)
Sesame Street joins Tumblr (sesamestreet.tumblr.com)
Wii Goldeneye's golden controller (Kotaku)
Song lyrics as Google Maps directions (BuzzFeed via @pbump)
Bonus video: Zach Galifianakis crashes Scott Pilgrim interview:Read More
We've been really impressed by the well-put-together marketing campaign for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which has been ill-received by smartypantses like The New Yorker's Anthony Lane and New York Magazine's David Edelstein, but which still has a decent 78% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. And it was apparently very well-received at Comic-Con. But this ... well, huh. Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman randomly showed up on this morning's Good Day Atlanta to report on the weather, of all things.Read More
In a lot of stylistic ways, it looks like Scott Pilgrim is going to be a completely original film. So why restrict that to the movie itself? The people behind Pilgrim have released an interactive trailer that's full of new jokes, clips, and tons of behind-the-scenes information. It can be a little intense to manage, since there are so many bonus features in its, so here's my recommendation: If you've never seen this trailer before, watch it in full once through without clicking. Then, go through and click every time something pops up, then instantly pause the trailer so you can read it and click on any links in it without getting ahead of yourself. It may seem like an overly choppy experience, but so many of the hidden tidbits are worthwhile that you can't risk skipping any. You'll also want to pause to scroll over all the evil exes when they appear on screen together. This trailer is really setting a new standard for film promotion. Enjoy:Read More