Licensed NES Games From the ’90s That We’re Surprised Don’t Really Exist
Back in the glory days of the NES and SNES, there were about a spillion officially licensed video games that did not need to exist. Seriously, does anyone remember the tie-in game for Home Improvement where you fought dinosaurs as Tim Allen? Thank god VGJunk put together some imagined title screens for franchises that would have made much better games.Read on...
How to Blow an Extra Hour: Our Top 6 Shows to Get Addicted to With Your Daylight SavingsIf you're like us, you accidentally woke up early today before remembering that you had an extra hour to spare. Sure, we could have gone back to bed, but the coffee was already on. So instead of feeling lazy and crawling back under the covers, we did the responsible grownup thing and started watching TV on Netflix. In the interest of spending your extra hour productively by getting addicted to some high quality television, here are some of our best picks for shows that you should be watching (or revisiting) that you can stream right to your television or computer.Read on...
How to reboot civilization after it collapses (Bucky-Ghandi)
Internet meme cat bracketology (Urlesque)
Never-before-seen Twin Peaks set photos (Underwire)
Ugly Pokémon (Neatogeek)
Christoph Waltz Considered For the Lizard in Spider-Man Reboot? (CBM)
Q&A with guy from Taiwanese Machinima studio (Danwei)
"I will not be in to work today..." (David Thorne) Bonus video below:Read on...
Happy 20th Birthday, Twin Peaks
20 years ago to this day, ABC put a fish in America's collective percolator by unleashing David Lynch's weird and wonderful Twin Peaks upon us. The show was ostensibly centered around a murder mystery, but it involved a backward-talking hallucinatory midget, an awkward lingering camera and surreal dialogue, and an obsession with pies and chainsaws -- and that was in its relatively grounded first season.
Despite its overwhelming weirdness, Twin Peaks somehow managed to become a massive pop cultural phenomenon, at least for a while (shades of LOST?), until it got too weird and lost viewers with an increasingly unhinged plot.
Writing for NPR, John Powers fondly reflects on the show -- and argues that it's still a relevant force today:Read on...
Five Tarantino References Worth Catching in Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” Music Video
So: After endless anticipation, Lady Gaga's music video for "Telephone" is here, featuring Beyonce. True to form and expectation, it's really weird: In a good way, though, IMO. For one thing, "Telephone"'s nonmusic/music ratio rivals Martin Scorcese's 18-minute music video for Michael Jackson's "Bad": the thing is nine-and-a-half minutes long, with about three minutes of highly stylized female prison drama and Lady Gaga naked-making before you hear a single note. But then... there's the stylization itself. Lady Gaga told E! that "There certainly is a Tarantino-inspired quality in the video;" while there are other influences swimming around in there (we'd like to propose Twin Peaks), the Tarantino shines through the most. You may recall that Beyonce's "Video Phone" started off with a reference to the slow-mo walk in Reservoir Dogs; where's the Tarantino in "Telephone"?Read on...