The death of net neutrality was a kick in the proverbial Planters bag, but we’re still not worried about the future of the set-top box (aka media player). Big industries like cable and publishing and the music industry have a knack for moving really slow and protecting today’s profits rather than worrying about the future. While it keeps the bills paid for now, it’s not a good long-term plan, and it usually means the eventual death of the old guard. In short, cable is far, far behind the set-top box — any STB, whether it’s FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, or Read More
You’ve heard of sequels that were almost made and sequels you didn’t know about. But what about movies that could have been sequels — as in, they started out that way but morphed into something else along the way? We did a little searching and found out that at least six of such flicks actually exist. They are: 1. Daylight A Sequel To: Cliffhanger The Story Behind It: The original Cliffhanger 2 would have found Sylvester Stallone’s character from the first film helping to block up a dam. On the heels of the film, Stallone noted that plans for said Read More
The next time someone asks how many people have died in the Game Of Thrones TV series from HBO, you’ll now have an answer. (Until the next episode anyway.) That answer is 5,179, although there is one particular event where a ton of people die at once, so it’s a bit of a copout if you ask us. Still, there are enough gruesome and bloody kills in this short video package to warrant a NSFW disclaimer. And we’ll admit, even glossing over the Red Wedding the way this thing does, it still hurts a little. We can’t think of many Read More
Superhero movies have been tragically void of originality for quite some time now. And while we have railed against them numerous times in the past, we do believe there may still be opportunity to make original films in the genre. All it takes is a new character or one that you haven’t seen much of in quite some time. With that in mind, we have put together a list of 8 superhero movies we would actually like to see. Let’s get started! Nexus Originally published by Capital Comics before bumping over to First Comics with issue number seven, Nexus had Read More
Listen, we like happy endings as much as anyone, but sometimes, it just doesn’t serve the story. And when our main characters do have to buy the farm, we hope they pay with as much bravado and heroics as they demonstrated throughout the entire film. Today, we honor 11 movie heroes — well, 12 if you count the double-up in No. 10 — who died like Real Men. Let’s get started. We shouldn’t even have to say this, but SPOILERS AHEAD!
Compiling this list of the best beers in the world made us realize a few things: 1) We’ve got a bit of a man-crush on Samuel Adams so apologies in advance. 2) The true “best” really depends on what your taste buds are telling you at the time. In other words, at some point any one of these 231 could be our No. 1, save for the one non-alcoholic we included. 3) There are a LOT of beers out there in the world at large. 4) We drink way too much of them, though there’s nothing wrong with that from Read More
We’d love to get a study on what percentage of hit songs are actually performed by one-hit wonders. While this list can’t shed any light on that data, we’re pretty sure, just by doing the research, that the percentage is significant. As you take this trip down memory lane with us, try to remember that we’re in no way disparaging these bands for being one-hit wonders. (Except in the rare cases where the songs actually suck.) For the most part, we’re in deep admiration, because these artists managed to break through the competition and connect with millions of people. It Read More
This year is shaping up to be a big one for Godzilla as Hollywood preps a big budget remake of the 1954 original, which itself is getting a limited re-release in theaters (uncut, uncensored, and undubbed!). Earlier this week, a poster for the Godzilla remake was also making the rounds on the Internet. Feast eyes: If the new film does well, we can just sense a spate of monster movies that will be lumbering their way to frightened moviegoers in the immediate future. And since Hollywood pretty much only does remakes and sequels these days, we figured this was as Read More