Posts tagged "Movies"

Let's hope "Star Trek Into Darkness" stays in the darkness

Let's hope "Star Trek Into Darkness" stays in the darkness
The trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is breathtaking: A terrorist attacks occurs at the very heart of London’s government; a mercurial hero exchanges philosophical rhetoric with a stoic colleague; a near-omniscient villain outwits a technologically-advanced society; moneys-shots of dripping action; and a lot of attractive characters looking constipated with deep frowns. Wait? That sounds... Read more »

Survey says? Social media makes us ruder

Survey says? Social media makes us ruder
In the “water is wet” or “Chicago is corrupt” category, a new survey reveals that social media is making us all ruder than Voldemort driving a cab. I already wrote how Facebook brings out our inner Genghis Khan, but it seems I only touched the tip of the snark-berg. The crux of the survey, conducted... Read more »

Why we love the Zombie Apocalypse

Why we love the Zombie Apocalypse
The Walking Dead’s ratings Armageddon tells us that the fascination with the Zombie Apocalypse is devouring our attention. Even the recent Warm Bodies—a Twilight-esque take on zombies—has become a respectable movie hit ($54 million and counting). Since George Romero’s foundational Night of the Living Dead came out in 1968, the interest has risen steadily in... Read more »
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