Movies adapted from video games have never had a particularly great reputation, but this project might finally kill the concept for good (or at least until Hollywood forgets how bad it bombs and tries it again). Apparently completely out of ideas, Threshold Entertainment has optioned the rights to create a live-action Tetris movie. Yeah, you read that right.
The trailer for the next (and possibly last?) installment in the Taken series is here, and it's ditching the kidnapping angle of the first two. Instead, it skips straight to murder, placing Liam Neeson's character in the wrong place at the wrong time as he attempts to allude the law after being falsely accused of the crime?
For the past six years, Marvel has been slowly but steadily engineering an epic storyline that will take another four years to reach its conclusion. With each batch of films, we find out a little bit more about the Infinity Stones, Thanos, and how all of that ties the entire Marvel universe together. It's no surprise then that Avengers 3, the film that will feature the conclusion of this arc in 2018, will likely be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) movie stories of all time; maybe even too big for just one film.
There's a Minecraft 2 out there, and it's a Microsoft exclusive. Microsoft Excel that is. YouTuber SethBling created the game(?), which seems like a great way to get some gaming in while also managing your finances.
The new month approaches, and that means as always, Netflix's library is about to lose some titles. So act fast if you want to check out movies like Ghostbusters, The Hunger Games, and Mean Girls; as well as the entire TV run of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.
Don Hertzfeldt's career has always been about deconstruction and nightmarish parody, and he's outdone himself with a fantastically disturbing couch gag for The Simpsons, one that mouths the sad irony between the show's theme of familial connection and the fact that a successful, mainstream animation thrives on repetitiveness and an inhuman generality.
Mornin' music maniacs! You looking for some new stuff? Great! Cuz you've stumbled into the perfect piece of harmony on the internet - New Music Monday, the most "to the moon Alice!" column at 8CN. Each week all sorts of sonic distractions are released for public consumption and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
I’d usually sort of lay out what kind of batshittery you’re in store for this episode, but a lot of the jolts depend on a certain amount of tension, and I don’t want to ruin that for you. So let’s dive right in and let the absurdity unfold organically, like a flower opening to the warmth of the sun or a facehugger taking its first, terrifying scuttles towards raping your face with its space penis. This episode opens with Deanna Troi plying her Betazoid charms on a towering, ugly, alien bartender. It turns out she’s wearing her civvies and combing the local taverns looking for Picard, who has disappeared. After some lascivious back and forth the bartender makes it clear that he’d love to fuck her, but won’t be telling her anything about his discreet clientele.
Raising Hope, the classic story of a 24 year old loser who accidentally knocks up a serial killer and raises their baby with his eccentric family. It sound a little far fetched, but no more so than the story of an ex-petty thief who uses his lottery winnings to makes amends for all the wrongs he’s ever committed. Wouldn’t it be weird if they were both made up by the same guy?
Adventure is around every corner, but will our next choice lead to glorious victory or certain doom? Join Eric, Jen and Peter for Go Your Own Way, an exciting new podcast that follows "choose your own adventure" stories and the mysterious consequences that await.
In this episode Geordi will completely abuse some experimental technology and lose his mother. The Enterprise will once again forgive an alien species slaughtering an entire crew on “accident," and these vast abuses of authority and endangerment of life and property will be punished with the slight disapproval of Picard. Picard is pretty much the king of "I'm not angry. I'm disappointed," followed by some slight, warm comment.
Fantasy is a difficult genre for me. I have constantly encountered books and stories with bland, rehashed characters with unpronounceable quadrisyllabic names. That is how Michael Moorcock's Elric Volume 1 began for me, but the end result is actually something quite different off the beaten path.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. This week I picked up Roche Limit off Comixology--it's a stellar noir about the planetary colony "Roche Limit," which was intended to be man's lofty foothold towards the stars, but went the way of Gotham instead. The book's main plot doesn't impress much with the 'missing girl in the city' spiel, but the overarching concept of the Roche Limit and its ill-fated, philanthropist creator has a gravity of its own.