Superman Classic


With the new Man of Steel trailer moving through the web faster than a speeding bullet, it won’t be long before Supermania will be everywhere. With this in mind, I wanted to share two Superman short films created by animator Robb Pratt. NR Editor-in-chief, John ‘Spartan’ Nguyen shared the original short … Continue reading

Dominoes making smell-o-vision available in Brazil. What!?

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I’ve heard of advertising gimmicks, but this is getting ridiculous! So according to Business Insider, Dominoes in Brazil is syncing up with 10 rental stores to distribute DVDs that are using a special kind of thermal ink that when hit by the warmth of the laser, turns the top of the discs image … Continue reading

Flying Cars and Talking Apes: Five Far-Flung Futures of Cinema


Science fiction is a medium that can be seen as a predictive barometer for where humanity is headed. These predictions for our society are many, varied, and include both our greatest hopes, and the sum of our fears. We all wish for things like flying cars and weather control, but  … Continue reading

The final battle of Gandalf vs. Dumbledore

Since the dawn of nerds, there have been epic feuds between fan favorites on who would win in such a battle, especially between Hogwarts own Dumbledore and the wizard Gandalf of Middle-earth. Gandalf is the wizard of all wizards in Middle-earth, and Dumbledore is the wizard who acted as a … Continue reading

Hero Complex Film Fest: The Devil’s Backbone/Pan’s Labyrinth and Guillermo Del Toro


Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Fest, Guillermo del Toro was on hand to discuss not only The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, but also his other (many, many) projects on his plate. Guillermo Del Toro gave updates on his in development project Justice League Dark and … Continue reading

Hero Complex Film Fest: They Live/Halloween and John Carpenter


Friday night at the opening of the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Fest, the legendary filmmaker John Carpenter was there to talk about his extraordinary career. It was after the screening of the cult classic They Live that John Carpenter gets more in-depth about his movies. The two things … Continue reading

Stop motion gods: In memory of Ray Harryhausen


The temple flickers in shades of black and red, our hero waits behind a pillar for what seems like ages. The guardian of this fetid palace slithers among the crumbling remains of her prey, searching for her next victim. Armed with sword and shield, our hero knows that his next … Continue reading

AFI’s Night at the Movies: Kurt Russell and John Carpenter’s The Thing


It seems like John Carpenter and Kurt Russell have a knack for making awesome cult classic films, and The Thing is one of my favorite cult classic films of theirs. I remember watching this film without knowing anything about it. In my mind, The Thing was from the same guys … Continue reading

A study in memes: Interesting facts about Sherlock Holmes

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The other day I was scrolling through Pinterest, I discovered this meme, and was struck with something akin to wonder. The person who created this seemed to be a ignoring 120 years of character history. The characters of Holmes and Watson first appeared in A Study in Scarlet published in … Continue reading

The White House answers pressing question: How do you pronounce GIF?


In the ever-increasing effort from the Obama Administration to make this the most transparent presidential administration ever, The White House joined millions of hipsters, nerds, and young, sexed-up teenagers on the popular social network, Tumblr, and posted this announcement on April 26, 2013. With the graphic below, The White House … Continue reading

Comic Book Movies: Marvel vs. DC

Ever since they first came out on paperback, there has always been a close rivalry between Marvel and DC. Fans who have a VERY deep passion for their favorite comic book characters will argue to the death how theirs is the best, and how their favorite would never lose to … Continue reading