I think it’s more than fair to say that the major zombie craze that took over the world has just about died out by now. Although zombies, just like any other film trend, were subject to some absolute brutalization in the hands of filmmakers who didn’t seem to know what they were doing, the classic horror monster proved to be a terrifying creature in the hands of those who understood its powers. Throughout the mid 2000s and the early years of the 2010s, we were treated to hundreds of zombie movies. Understandably, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Stripped of their innocence, children of the 1980s turned to movies in droves to escape the world of Cold Wars and nuclear proliferation. In the dark of the theater, popcorn in-hand and a very large sugary, caffeinated drink on the floor between their high-top sneakers, adolescents immersed themselves in movie experiences. Theaters were packed regularly. Movies that pulled the audience into an action-driven kid adventure were just the answer for the country's children. No self-respecting 1980s movie list for kids would leave out Steven Spielberg's ET and its classic sibling, The Goonies. But what really rocked this audience's world were hits like The Last Starfighter, The Karate Kid, and anything starring Fred Savage. He was like a twelve-year-old George Clooney!
There’s something remarkable about fan theories. I doubt that when an author puts his pen to paper, he is conscious of what a potential fanbase may add to the story. Indeed, many argue that fan theories are pointless, simply because they do not derive from the original writer. However, fan theories became widely accepted after the release of an infamous essay known as "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex." This essay details the sexual life of popular DC Comics character Superman.
When six friends accidentally cross into a dangerous (and very real) fantasy world, how will they make it back alive? This is the question Dave Barrett pursues in his debut novel It's All Fun And Games, published by Nerdist as an Inkshares Collection. When Allison, the novel's strawberry-blond heroine, reluctantly agrees to hang out with her geeky friend TJ, he exposes her to the world of LARPing (live-action role playing). Whip out your dictionaries, because LARPing is a term you'll want to remember, as the fantasy-sport's popularity has grown significantly in recent years.
The Jackie Robinson of baseball. The Shakespeare of literature. The Beethoven of music. Nintendo’s impact on the gaming industry has been nothing short of revolutionary. The first to perfect the 3D gaming experience, the first to have successful wireless controllers for their consoles, and the first to allow users to save their files within a game, Nintendo's innovative creations continue to entertain even the realest of gamers.
Triangles are formed by connecting three different points. While all angles must add up to 180 degrees, they need not be equal. While three humans must be present, in mainstream Hollywood, it seems that one of them must be a woman and two must be men. With the possibility of a ménage a trois hanging in front of the viewer’s snout like a carrot on a stick, these romantic constructs have been the bread and butter of romance narratives around the world. They’re just so dang topical: ladies get tickled by the prospect of two shirtless guys getting sweaty and duking it out in the mud pit to win her hand—guys love any excuse to get shirtless and duke it out in the mud pit for some deferred and unimportant payoff. Because this narrative still appeals to wide audiences, writers and actors can just mail it in. Check out our list of the best (worst) love triangles.