Step Up Your Game, Voldermort!


We all look back at the Harry Potter franchise with loving eyes. From the fantastic books to the stellar films, the series has embedded itself in geek culture, and with good reason. A great story about a young boy who finds himself and his true purpose in the process, it is also easy to look […]

Consolation Of Philosophy: A Song That Hasn’t Been Played For 1000 Years [Video]


After more than two decades of work, an ancient song repertory was reconstructed thanks to the persistence of Cambridge University’s Dr Sam Barrett and is now performed for the first time in 1,000 years. After piecing together an estimated 80-90 per cent of what can be known about the melodies for The Consolation of Philosophy, […]

Hi-C Ecto Cooler Returns For Ghostbusters Reboot


The reboot of Ghostbusters has led to a relaunch of one of the more infamous soft drinks of the 1980s and 90s: Hi-C Ecto Cooler. The drink launched in 1987 to tie in with The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, but proved such as success that it outlasted the series by a decade, ceasing production in 2001. […]

The “Game of Thrones” Dilemma


The good fellows over at Kotaku have come up with a rather interesting article in the wake of this week’s Game of Thrones season premier. As many of you know, this season of the stellar HBO fantasy series based on the best selling books by George R. R. Martin will be deterring from the books […]

Billboard Demands More Star Wars Expanded Universe


Star Wars fans have paid for a billboard ad pleading for a continuation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Summarizing such a situation is likely tempting fate, but the quick and dirty version is that the Expanded Universe refers to most of the licensed content created before 2014 other than the first six movies and […]

Cheat Detecting Mattress Must Surely Be Spoof


It seems you can stick “smart” in front of any household object these days and that’s what’s supposedly happened with a $1,750 mattress that catches out cheating partners. For the sake of humanity, one hopes it’s a prank, but if so it’s an elaborate one, to the point of filming what’s purported to be a […]

Dungeons & Dragons: Lessons from a Media Panic


Sure, 30 to 40 years ago Dungeons and Dragons was accused of turning docile children into demons, but the game that once caused widespread panic in the media could now be a solution to problems plaguing modern parenting. [RETRO REPORT]

5 Extraordinary & Mind Blowing Sea Creatures


The ocean is a deep, scary place filled with things we haven’t even yet discovered. It is essentially outer space, but on our own planet. That means we know it is inhabited with weird-ass creatures by default. Here are five extraordinary and mind blowing sea creatures you may not have known about (and been better […]

The Story of Zero: When You Get Something from Nothing [Video]


Is zero really a number? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something. [The Royal Institution]

The Amazing Evolution Of Spider-Man In Movies (1977-2016)


From Screen Rant: No matter how many heroes may be re-imagined, rebooted, or replaced, and with more and more comic book superheroes being introduced every year, Spider-Man remains one of the most beloved, relatable, and recognizable around the world. Taking that kind of success and moving it to the big screen is harder than it […]

Alfred Pennyworth Is the Hero We Need [Video]


From Slate: For nearly three years, Batman-starved audiences have tried to wrap their heads around Ben Affleck’s coming assumption of the role, which finally arrives this weekend in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But there was another casting choice that felt at least as radical. Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth—Batman’s indefatigable, slightly surly right […]



I bet that headline got your attention, right? Personally, I don’t hate them, but I get where this guy (below) is going. As various cinematic universes progress, movies happening in these universes start feeling more and more rushed and empty of cohesive thoughts. But there are exceptions… and that’s why I’ll keep watching most of […]