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Maybe 'Vinyl' Wasn't That Bad
Many were thrilled when HBO's run-amok series Vinyl was denied a second season. The New Yorker stated "Vinyl, in other words, is the Hard Rock Café: chaos for tourists." Despite what critics and music...
Scott Snowden2 years ago
Top 10 Judge Dredd Stories
Set mostly after the Atomic Wars of 2070, the population of the USA is contained within three enormous mega cities, one on each coast – east, west and the Gulf of Mexico – and each home to about a bil...
Scott Snowden2 years ago
History of the Wilhelm Scream
Frequently used in situations where someone falls from a great height or is shot or possibly even blown up, its unique shriek usually reflects the unpleasant death of a sacrificial subordinate in a tense scene, thus serving as stark reminder to both the audience and the protagonists of the seriousness of their situation. The origins of this modern day scream meme are a little hazy, but it’s generally believed to have its beginnings in a movie called Distant Drums, made in 1951. At about the 45 m...
Mike Mavenful2 years ago
Mel Brooks' 'High Anxiety' Is Still a Welcome Relief
Mel Brooks' filmmaking career has been a continual source of amazement and amusement for me. Highlighted in The Producers, the unique combination of sophisticated wit and Yiddish vaudeville that inhab...
Patricia Sarkar2 years ago
Evolution of Children's Toys
It can be difficult to comprehend that there was even a time when toys were considered to be somewhat of a luxury item. In fact, prior to the 20th century, children had very few toy options available....
Geeks Staff2 years ago
Lorne Michaels' Original 'Saturday Night Live'
In late 1975 Rush Magazine, sent a reporter into Rockefeller Plaza to report on the then nascent sketch comedy show that would become the voice of counterculture for generations to come. 1975: Looking...
'Hidden Figures' Review
Gender, race, and professional barriers are broken in Hidden Figures, a historical drama that tells the story of the women who majorly contributed to the mission of assisting John Glenn’s orbit around...
Patricia Sarkar2 years ago
Rare Nintendo Games Worth a Fortune
Right now is the perfect time to search your gaming collection for rare Nintendo games worth a fortune. Some were simply failures of their time that made a comeback in later decades, others were produ...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Top Ten Classic Comic Batman Trivia Tidbits
There’ve been so many iterations of the Dark Knight detective we aren’t sure who the guy under the hood is at his core. But the best way to know for sure is to do a little sleuthing ourselves, and tra...
Stephen Hamilton2 years ago
Complicated Portrayal of Supergirl Throughout History
In 1938, a character created by two young men from Cleveland revolutionized the then-early comics industry. Nearly 50 years later, the comics were still going strong, and the character, Superman, look...
"Jackie" Film Review
Natalie Portman stars in the biopic entitled Jackie, which revolves around the days following the assassination of John Kennedy. A national tragedy is made very public, as it was a personal tragedy ch...
Animal House is on Netflix and You Should Watch it if You Haven't Seen It
It may be the fact that six months have gone by since I graduated from Cornell. It may be the fact that Animal House is now on Netflix and I've watched it every other day. Or, maybe, it's the fact tha...
Mike Mavenful2 years ago
Reviewing 'Heaven Can Wait'
Warren Beatty's Heaven Can Wait begins in the same California hills where his Shampoo ended. But where George in Shampoo reached a dead end, Joe Pendleton embarked on a fanciful journey that he hoped ...
Eddie Wong2 years ago
History of Movie Reviews Was Written in the Stars
Many years ago, movie reviewing was a shadowy journalistic sidelight, but it has now taken center stage in the digital ethos of America. Thousands of young people now yearn, and even study, to become ...
Jason Schwartz2 years ago
6 of the Most Valuable Video Games Ever Made
People generally don't think of video games as high value collectables. Nothing ages worse than video games, games that were revolutionary years ago look like garbage compared to what we have now. Whi...
Best Movie Musical Adaptations
I've argued many times that movie musicals stand the test of time, and also are the greatest form of escapism. Where else would upwards of 100 people know every choreographed move to a dance sequence ...
Matt Cates2 years ago
Soundwave or Die Tryin'
Like many celebrities, Soundwave's origins are humble. Japanese toy company Takara had a line of robots called Diaclone, picked up and reimagined by Hasbro in the mid-80's. Capitalists to the bone, Ha...