Hey, kids. I have some sad news for you: This is my last weekend as Crushable’s faithful Weekend Editor. It’s been a good run, but alas, it’s time to say goodbye. You’ll still be able to catch me over at BettyConfidential, though, so it’s not goodbye forever; it’s just a change of scene. That said, though, I’ll miss you all, and I’ll miss our weekend extravaganzas. So let’s make sure Crushable’s former weekends go out with a bang, shall we? This– obviously– calls for a drinking game! More
Topic: Nerd stuff
Nerd alert: New York Comic Con was this weekend. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “What? New York Comic Con? I’ve heard of San Diego Comic Con; but NEW YORK Comic Con? Nonsense!” But, you see, it is not nonsense. And for those of us who can’t haul arse all the way out to California every year, it’s a boon. And that, my friends, is why it deserves a drinking game. Were you at New York Comic Con this weekend? If yes, play along. If no, play along anyway. Drunk nerd are HILARIOUS. (Did I mention that I’M a drunk nerd? Because I am. Par-tay!) More
We’ll admit that we’re a little confused over why the plot of World War Z is changing so drastically in the adaptation from page to screen, but that’s not going to stop us from eating up every piece of news about it that we can. Case in point: Set pics! These shots found their way to the interwebs earlier this week, giving us a sneak peek at how these particular zombies are shaping up. Step inside for a closer look! More
Have any of you been watching Torchwood: Miracle Day? I know there are some Doctor Who fans lurking around Crushable, but Torchwood has generally had a smaller American audience than its parent show, so I’m curious about who out there in Crushable Land also follow the adventures of the one and only Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman). I plugged Miracle Day in 8 New Summer TV Shows to Watch Out For back in June, though, because this year, Torchwood has moved away from Britain and the BBC and found a home in America on Starz on Fridays at 10pm. At the time, I noted that we had no idea what to actually expect from the story, but hey, it’s Torchwood, so it’ll probably have aliens in it. Well, we’re about four episodes into this season, and though we haven’t seen any aliens yet, I can safely say that Miracle Day is by far the scariest thing I have ever seen. Here’s the thing: We get a lot of end-of-the-world stories in the sci-fi and action genres, but the end of the world isn’t actually the worst thing that could happen. What could be worse than the end of the world, you ask? Miracle Day could. That’s what. And here’s why. More
When I was a kid, I really wanted my own robot. And I don’t mean a toy one like Teddy Ruxpin; I wanted a REAL robot, one that did things of his own accord and got into all kinds of madcap adventures. If I could have had my own Johnny 5, I would have been the happiest kid alive. Of course, that didn’t happen; but maybe that’s why I enjoyed Wall-E so much when it came out. Wall-E was kind of like a smaller, less vocal version of Johnny 5, and boy was he cute! Who WOULDN’T want their own real-life Wall-E?
Ever since Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit finished up its first block of shooting, first-look images have been trickling out bit by bit (I’ll say this for the film’s PR folk: They certainly know how to keep their drooling fans begging for more). You’ve probably already seen the first one. which gave us a glance at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins; what it didn’t give us was a more detailed look at the giant party of dwarves behind the hobbit that seem to have taken over his dining room table (oh, Entertainment Weekly, you tease!). Who are these dwarves? How did they get there? What on Middle-Earth is going on here?! Read on to meet the dwarves! More
I went to the movies a few days ago. This is not an unusual thing for me to do– I dig movies, and I dig writing about them– but I’m not about to write about the movie I saw. I’m going to write about a trailer I saw instead. It was a very bad trailer, but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking. The trailer was for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, for which we’ve been seeing trailers for a while now; but this one was one I hadn’t seen before, and to be honest, I still kind of wish I hadn’t seen it. Check out the trailer in question below:
So you want to be a crime fighter, eh? Capes, tights, aliases, arse-kicking? Well, if you’re going to get the job done, then obviously you’re going to need the gear with which to do it. Don’t know where to begin? Have no fear! Here, we’ve assembled for you some of the best superhero swag out there, making your job just that much easier. Here’s what your going to need: More
Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.
When it comes to unsettling stories, a little truth goes a long way. Something can be 99 percent false, but if there’s one little bit of reality somewhere within it, it immediately becomes terrifying. You know it’s fiction… and yet, there’s a little tiny voice niggling at the back of your mind telling you that it could be true, that it could happen to you. Nowhere is this more powerful than in movies. This Friday, Super 8 joined the collection of cinematic tales floating around out there that manage to capture something in its footage that maybe– just MAYBE– could be real. In honor of it, let’s play a little game this week: I’ll tell you a few tales; you guess what they are. They’re all stories you’ll know, if you dig deep enough in that place in your brain that locks away the things that frighten you. Ready? Here we go… More
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May 25 is an important day for many reasons: It’s the day that the original Star Wars was released in 1977. It’s the day of Discworld’s Glorious May 25. But my personal favorite? Towel Day: The day on which fans of the increasingly inaccurately-named Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy honor their beloved books and their creator, Douglas Adams. First celebrated in 2001 during the weeks following Adams’ death on May 11, this year marks the 11th anniversary of the very first Towel Day. Why towels, you ask? According to the Hitchhiker’s towel is the most useful and valuable piece of equipment an intergalactic hitchhiker can carry. Here are 12 alternate uses for your towel, should you find yourself stranded on shores unknown. Happy Towel Day! More
This just in, just in time for Geek Pride Day: According to a telephone survey of 1,000 adults conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation, the majority of people consider being called a “geek” a compliment. True, there’s an age gap– two-thirds of adults aged 18 to 34 identified being called a geek as a good thing, while only a little more than one-third of adults aged 65 and up thought the same thing; but hey, it’s progress. Embrace your geekiness. Life is more fun that way. More
Celebrities lead such different lives than most of us mere mortals that sometimes it can be hard to believe they’re real people. Guess what? They may not be! As a matter of fact, they might actually be aliens! While last week’s aliens were all most definitely fictional, I assure you that this weeks’ are one hundred percent real. Tread carefully, though; while some of these real celebrity aliens may want to be your friend, others may be out to take over the world one horrid pop song at a time. This handy guide should help you to separate the friendly aliens from the hostile ones. More
Personally, I’m tickled enough by the idea of a period zombie comedy called The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, but it gets even better when you add in the cast: Dame Judi Dench is the most recent addition, joining Sir Ian McKellen, Gillian Anderson, and Mark Williams. You guys! M, Gandalf, Scully, and Arthur Weasley are all going to be in the same movie! And that movie is about ZOMBIES! It really doesn’t get much better than that! More