There’s an old saying in advertising: sex sells. Well, at some point in recent years, it was decided that “gross sells” just as well, and these ads ran with it, giving us some extremely disturbing and gross cartoon characters to… Read more
The Secret of Nimh just turned 35 years old. Released in the glorious and legendary summer of 1982, it was not a hit at first (some think its box office failure can be attributed to a little movie called E.T.),… Read more
When a show’s premise is as timely and ephemeral as Thirty Twenty Ten, it’s hard to guess which episodes would be the most listened to of the year. Every week has a notable game, movie or TV debut, but which… Read more
So you like the holidays, but aren’t a fan of Christmas music because it just isn’t metal enough. Do you wish the Twelve Days of Christmas was actually turned up to 11? Disappointed that Jingle Bell Rock isn’t really a… Read more
Are you tired of green-screen sets and CG stunts? Then we have your cinematic antidote!
Why did Hollywood remake Ghostbusters? The long answer: it’s complicated. The short answer: it’s because we love movies so much.
Thanks to YouTube, movie parodies are a dime a dozen. Anyone can do it and share their work with the click of a button. But once upon a time, in an era that predated YouTube, broadband internet, and even access… Read more
While we may be far removed from the glory days of the Hollywood musical, the genre is still alive, with at least one major production getting made each year. But it wasn’t too long ago that the musical genre was… Read more
The recent failure of the Coleco Chameleon, a cartridge-based console aimed at retro enthusiasts, caused much drama and hand-wringing among the video game community. Several prominent YouTube vloggers breathlessly proclaimed the Chameleon to be one of the biggest video game… Read more
Cover songs are a dime a dozen, but they’re almost always rock songs performed by other rock bands: Metallica covered Queen’s “Stone Cold Crazy,” Ugly Kid Joe covered Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle,” Guns N Roses covered Bob Dylan’s… Read more
This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the original Xbox: Microsoft’s first entry into the video game console market launched on November, 2001. The Xbox, which is Spanish for “the Xbox,” was a wild card. Sony’s Playstation 2 was a… Read more
We live in a world filled with countless soundtracks — soundtracks based on movies, TV shows, video games, and Broadway musicals. But soundtracks based on books? Those things with words written on paper? Well, those musical adaptations are rare indeed…. Read more
Foreign language films have always been a tough sell to American audiences. With the exceptions of rare crossover hits like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Life is Beautiful, even the most successful foreign films barely reach 2% of movie goers…. Read more
The 007 franchise spans over fifty years and includes twenty-four official films. With flicks ranging from 1962 to 2015, helmed by dozens of directors and scripted by countless writers, it understandably has its share of hits and misses. What may… Read more
Are you the kind of person who hates NFL power rankings, those seemingly arbitrary lists ranking all the NFL teams from strongest to weakest via poorly constructed arguments, barely-there facts, and bone-headed opinions? They seem to exist only to generate… Read more