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  • ‘Sign o’ the Times': Rare Prince Concert Film Coming to Showtime

    ‘Sign o’ the Times': Rare Prince Concert Film Coming to Showtime

    Even before Prince‘s death last year, his 1987 concert film Sign o’ the Times, directed by and starring Prince, was one of his most sought after works, owing to its extremely limited release and unavailability on DVD or Blu-ray in the United States. As with every other posthumous Prince release, it’s impossible not to have […]

  • Super NES Classic Edition Trailer (Video)

    Super NES Classic Edition Trailer (Video)

    Hey, remember the 90s? There’s a chance you might not, I guess, in which case all you need to do is watch the new trailer for the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition, which sums the decade up better than any CNN docuseries ever could. Then, maybe watch a few episodes of Seinfeld just to make […]

  • ‘Recurrence': Short Film Shows Infinite Fractal Zoom (Video)

    ‘Recurrence': Short Film Shows Infinite Fractal Zoom (Video)

    Filmmaker Julius Horsthuis has a new short film that starts as a slow zoom into a sprawling CGI cityscape that he created. How do you know it’s not a real city, or a simulation of one? Because the zoom keeps on going forever, fractal-like, which also explains why the short film is called Recurrence. If […]

  • Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji: Cough Drop Kit Kat Bars Come to Japan

    Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji: Cough Drop Kit Kat Bars Come to Japan

    We are all on a highway called “weird Kit Kat bars in Japan,” and I don’t want to freak you out but honestly? I have no idea where this road is going. I do know what the latest exit is, though – a horrifying concoction known as Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji, best described in […]

  • ‘Stephen King’s IT: Why Clowns Scare Us’ Video Essay (Video)

    ‘Stephen King’s IT: Why Clowns Scare Us’ Video Essay (Video)

    I don’t think it really requires an academic explanation, given that anybody who’s ever seen a clown understands what makes them extremely creepy (in the right context, that is – I have no wish to denigrate actual benevolent clowns, who have suffered enough this century). Nevertheless, the question does have some interest, and the people […]

  • ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Cinematic Trailer (Video)

    ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Cinematic Trailer (Video)

    It’s my opinion that every video game franchise should do at least one installment set in ancient Egypt. Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Pac-Man, Super Mario, all of these games would be significantly improved with the addition of ancient Egyptian architecture, weaponry, and perhaps a mummy or two. I’ve long been considered a crackpot for […]

  • ‘Tha Carter V’ is “Ready to Drop” According to Lil Wayne

    ‘Tha Carter V’ is “Ready to Drop” According to Lil Wayne

    Lil Wayne recently gave an interview on radio station Q93, and naturally, the subject of Tha Carter V came up in conversation. And despite the album’s long-delayed release, owing in part to Weezy’s legal problems with Birdman and the Cash Money Records label, he sounded decidedly optimistic and confident about the record‘s impending release: “The […]

  • Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ: VW’s Electric Microbus Going Into Production

    Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ: VW’s Electric Microbus Going Into Production

    Several months back Volkswagen revealed their concept for an electric version if its famous 1960s Microbus, and the response was evidently positive enough to surprise the Volkswagen high command. And so, the Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ is actually going into production, as per a statement from Volkswagen North America CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken: “We are delighted […]