Oct 23 2014

The Morning Link: Matthew McConaughey Defends RomComs

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“What did we learn from Matthew McConaughey’s new interview with GQ? Well, a lot of things. For example, in the very first paragraph, we learned that he always carries a leather journal filled with “stray thoughts, doodles, visual diagrams of future roles, and whatever else pops into his head.””

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Oct 22 2014

The Final Countdown: Renee Zellweger, Batman Plot Holes and The Legend of Korra

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Go here to see why we care about Renee Zellweger’s face.

“Yesterday, people finally stopped freaking out about a US Ebola non-outbreak to focus on something far worse. “You mean,” you say, “like the still horrific and actual outbreak in Africa?” No, of course not—I mean Renee Zellweger’s face.”

The Countdown

50 huge plot holes from Batman Begins – [Cracked]

The sad, strange abuse of The Legend of Korra – [Insert Coin]

Johnny Depp is a wolf now – [FilmDrunk]

The most ridiculous Flash speed powers – [TVO]

2001 gets a brand new trailer – [GeeksAreSexy]

Toys R Us will open crazy early on Black Friday – [SheBudgets]

The highest grossing Will Smith movies ever – [CelebrityToob]

Manhattan penthouse on sale for $44M – [Worthly]

Good costumes and bad costumes – [TheChive]

The best news headline of the day – [WWIW]

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Oct 22 2014

Great Power, Maybe…But Who’s Responsible?

Published by under Columns,Comics


I’m fairly new to comic books. I started reading because I’ve always wanted to write my own, and I’m a big fan of passing procrastination off as study. I’m also now within walking distance of new editions for the first time. But I’m no authority on the subject, and I look forward to comments filling any gaps I may leave. Despite my freshness to the medium, I’ve been left slighted by my mates at Marvel this week.

I understand there’s a whole lot of artists – pencillers, inkers, colourists, all that – in the industry. As Marvel’s characters criss-cross their way through the universe, it makes sense that artists will need to share timelines to an extent. And given that there’s a whole multiplex of Spider-Men (whom I’m only loosely familiar with), there’s need of an army of superhero sketchers to pull all the strings of that particular web into place.

This is fine, as long as there’s a logic to the madness. Continue Reading »

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Oct 22 2014

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Digital Downloads vs Physical Copies

Published by under Editorials,Video Games

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Invariably, when a video game console announces that it will be digital-only, all hell breaks loose on the internet. The vast majority of vocal gamers seem to loathe the idea of digital downloads. People generally allow exceptions when it comes to smart phones or tablets, but in regards to nearly every other venue, people come out on the side of physical copies.

Understanding why they have this reaction isn’t hard. I am firmly a member of the pro-physical camp. In fact, I own hundreds of copies of old cartridge games despite their rampantly free availability as ROMs online.

Despite my inexorable personal stance on digital games, I still happen to purchase digital copies surprisingly frequently. In fact, in the past year I have likely purchased many more digital games than physical ones.

Why have I done this in flagrant disregard of my on-paper principles? Why even have a stance against digital downloads of games at all? The sheer ambivalence of this discussion warrants laying some home truths out in the open. Doing so takes an explicit comparison between both the good and bad qualities of each medium… Continue Reading »

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Oct 22 2014

The Morning Link: Creepy Video Game Easter Eggs

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“When you’re caught up in a good video game, you’re usually in a pretty oblivious state: you can barely notice your bladder is about to explode from not taking a bathroom break in 15 hours, let alone pay attention to every little detail on your screen. What better time for a developer to go ahead and slip in an inexplicably terrifying Easter egg that most people will never see?”

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Oct 21 2014

Casting the Amalgam Universe Movies Phase 2

Published by under Comics,Movies


Fire up your Tamagotchi and pop on The Spice Girls, we’re bring the 90s into today by casting Phase 2 of the Amalgam Universe comic book movies. For you Unrealtors who may have missed the first edition of this article, the Amalgam Universe was a once-in-a-True-Believer’s-lifetime event where the big two comic publishers, Marvel and DC, decided to throw their respective universes into one big blender and publish books with whatever came out. It was fascinating, it was fun, and it’ll never happen again.

However, happen it did and in this wild world of comic cinema who knows who will be trading quips on the silver screen. So, assuming we’re following the Marvel Studios system, let’s see who’d be donning tights, capes, and maybe a helmet or two for Amalgam Universe Phase 2. Continue Reading »

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Oct 20 2014

The Final Countdown: TV Halloween, Game of Thrones Snakes and Half-Life 3

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Go here to see fifteen Halloween costumes inspired by TV shows.

“If you read Pajiba, TV is probably your life, so you have no time to prepare for Halloween when you have five episodes of Nashville on the DVR. So here are some costume ideas from television shows ranging from easy to extremely difficult, if you’re up for the challenge.”

The Countdown

First shots of Game of Thrones’ Sand Snakes – [TVO]

The We Want Half-Life 3 ad campaign – [Insert Coin]

New trailer for Disney’s Tomorrowland – [GeeksAreSexy]

Key and Peele making a movie – [FilmDrunk]

Insane but convincing movie conspiracy theories – [Cracked]

10 DC comics movies coming out in five years – [TheChive]

Promo codes for costumes at Party City – [SheBudgets]

The worst new political ad ever – [WWIW]

The best Lea Michelle GIFs – [CelebrityToob]

Bag thief gets instant justice – [Izismile]

Nike will be designing jets soon – [Worthly]

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Oct 20 2014

Evil Within Isn’t So Scary After All

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My roommate was raving all summer about this video game called Evil Within. He wouldn’t shut up about how scary the trailer looked. Evil Within is the latest foray of Shinji Mikami in the genre of horror. Gamers know the man for his work on a handful of early Resident Evil games. I really missed how horror was subtle in older games wherein it was all about playing tricks with the mind. Modern survival horror titles tend to think that better graphics are advantage as they try to scare players overtly by making the most grotesque creatures ever. I don’t know about you, but I find the unknown a lot scarier. The Evil Within appeared to be a promising survival horror title. It’s not a bad game as a whole, but it fails to scare players in a memorable way that’ll make it an all time classic.

Read on for more.

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Oct 20 2014

The Morning Link: What 32 Movie Characters Should Have Said

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“We’ve all walked away from a situation wishing we didn’t make it awkward by saying that thing that made everyone uncomfortable and weary of us. Point is, surely movie characters have been in the same situation. Our readers went back and retconned our favorite movies to include what characters wish they could’ve said.”

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Oct 17 2014

The Final Countdown: Kid Games, Emily Kinney and Hatred

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Go here to see six kid games that adults took to ridiculous extremes.

“At some point, age catches up to most of us and we realize that other people’s genitals are way more interesting than tag or Monopoly. Notice we said “most of us.” Some folks reject the whole notion of “grown up” priorities and instead dedicate their adult lives to monumental, insane versions of children’s games that rival all but the most impressive and beatific of genitals.”

The Countdown

The musical magic of The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney – [TVO]

The moral questions raised by the game “Hatred” – [Insert Coin]

10 B-list actors who will never break through – [Pajiba]

Idiocracy is almost upon us – [FilmDrunk]

Jason Momoa’s Game of Thrones Audition Tape – [GeeksAreSexy]

Bulldog salutes a fellow biker – [TheChive]

Feed a family for $10 – [SheBudgets]

Inspiring Lil Wayne quotes – [CelebrityToob]

George Clooney buys a mansion – [Worthly]

Things get weird at an NHL game – [Izismile]

Flying on a generic airline – [WWIW]


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Oct 17 2014

Days of Future Awesome

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There are some things that you just can’t help but give second chances to.  Despite the innumerable ways that they have disappointed you in the past, you know that somehow, if given enough time, they will prove that you were right to trust them all along.  This is how I have felt about the X-Men films since X2.  Despite a strong start to the series, it quickly spiraled into a miasma of false starts, tangled continuity and disappointing Wolverine spin-offs.  And just when First Class offered a fresh new start to a stagnant series, Days of Future Past loomed ominously in the distance – an impossibly complicated film that would attempt to merge the franchise’s parallel timelines into a streamlined retcon.  I had never been so worried about the direction of the franchise, nor have I ever been so pleased to give a struggling series a second chance.

The future is a bleak and desolate wasteland.  In their blind desperation to secure their survival as a species, mankind developed Sentinels – robotic drones that can adaptively incorporate the powers of any mutant that they come into contact with.  Not only have they brought mutants to near extinction, but have even succeeded at eradicating humans whose genetics would eventually produce mutant descendants.  Faced with the inevitability of their own destruction, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr have made common cause against a titanic mutual enemy.

Even at the brink of extinction, however, there is still hope.  Kitty Pryde’s ability to phase through solid matter has developed to the point where she can phase a person’s consciousness into their younger body: allowing them to travel backwards through time and change the course of future events.  She succeeds at sending Wolverine back to 1973, where he must unite a misanthropic Xavier and an incarcerated Magneto, at a time when the two men couldn’t be further apart, in order to prevent Mystique from assassinating Sentinel inventor Bolivar Trask and setting into motion the events that would convince humanity of the need for Trask’s weapons. Continue Reading »

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