Japanese game shows. Dear God. If you’ve never watched one before, you should know that the parody of them featured on The Simpsons was basically spot on. Basically, many these shows are exercises in sadism that are also extremely funny in their own demented way. If you want a prime example, check out this amazing clip in which several guys have to recite a tongue twister without making any mistakes or else get hit in the balls with a mallet. More →
No one really expected the Fantastic Four reboot to be great, but I can’t imagine anyone saw it turning out so disastrously either.
In an age where superhero movies are raking in hundreds of millions of dollars in record time, Fantastic Four could barely break even, so even though it potentially killed any hope of another take on Marvel’s first family any time soon, you knew it would at least be great fodder for an Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies.
Have you ever seen something in a movie that just didn’t look quite right? If you’re in the theater, you just have to roll with the punches and move on to the next scene, but if you have a copy of the movie at home, you can take the time to rewind and see exactly what stuck out to you. Unfortunately, once you find a mistake, it’s nearly impossible to forget it’s there.
When the Avengers aren’t busy saving the world from dangerous aliens, their calendar is packed with plenty of things to do to keep equally dangerous humans in check. And even so, they do find the time to fight among themselves, if that’s required. In other words, get ready for a massive brawl between Captain America and Iron Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie.
This past May, we were among the first to tell the world about a pirate TV service called cCloud TV. The service made a name for itself by collecting live streams from a wide range of free and pay TV channels including HBO, ESPN, Showtime, AMC and more into a single interface. What’s more, the service was compatible with devices on all major platforms including Windows, Android, iOS and Mac. Needless to say, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride since then as copyright holders continue to apply pressure to the service.
Now, after what the cCloudTV team says has been “months of spending hours and hours to make the future of IPTV,” cCloud TV is back with hundreds of new channels and a host of new features. More →
Decorating a New York subway car with symbols from the second World War might be one of the best ways to promote The Man in the High Castle, a new Amazon TV show based on a book with the same title that imagines what the U.S. would be like had the Axis (Germany and Japan) won. But while Amazon’s marketing scheme might be brilliant, it’s also rather questionable, especially given the current events in the world, some backed by extreme political and religious views.
Every year, it seems like someone proposes abolishing the penny and every year pretty much nothing happens about it. While ranting about the uselessness of pennies has gotten tiresome at this point, HBO’s John Oliver refreshes this common complaint with what might be the funniest anti-penny tirade I’ve ever seen. Sadly, however, I still don’t think it’s going to do any good. More →
If you’re the sort of person who plans on attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in full cosplay, then you’re also the type of person who will want to make their own homemade light saber to bring to the theater. Happily for you, I Like to Make Stuff has posted a simple guide for creating your own giant replica light saber that involves just a handful of components. More →
One surefire way to brighten up your Monday: download some free music! Late last week, the Foo Fighters dropped a surprise EP called Saint Cecilia on their website. The EP comes barely a year after the band’s last album Sonic Highways was released, and it has five brand new songs. Best of all, you can stream or download for free right now. More →
Late last week, Marvel took a sledgehammer to our preconceived notions about how far it would push the boundaries of the television medium. Jessica Jones is dark, brutal, tragic and unburdened by inhibitions. It asks questions that you don’t want answers to and it revels in sex and violence in a way that no Marvel show or movie has before.
Jessica Jones is a departure. A welcome departure.
(Fair warning: minor spoilers to follow.)
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