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Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Making new Tony Hawk games obviously wasn't working. Why not make the old ones instead?
| August 10, 2012
Review: Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
| June 15, 2012
Review: John Carter(1)
Like its four-armed Tharks and its ten-legged Calot, this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of sci-fi novels has too many moving parts for its own good.
Too many moving parts
| March 09, 2012
Seattle International Film Festival, 3 (the winner)
In addition to an outstanding film festival, Seattle offers a very cool museum combining two of the obsessions of its founder, local Microsoft billionaire Paul...
| June 15, 2011
Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"
It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's uncool to bring...
| March 31, 2011
Make It So: 7 of the geekiest sex toys ever made (NSFW)
It's a common misconception that nerds don't have sex. On the contrary. Nerds have more sex, and weirder sex, than you're having.
To boldly go
| February 11, 2011
2010 in Updates to the AP Stylebook
As any grizzled newspaper copy editor will tell you, shit ain't real until the AP Stylebook says so.
You Can Look It Up
| December 24, 2010
Avatar vs. Inception: Two very different takes on the power of escapism
Avatar/Inception trailer mashupAt first glance, Avatar and Inception might seem entirely unrelated; the former is a CGI theme-park-ride with a boilerplate going-native plot, the latter...
| August 10, 2010
Glowy carpets, smart lasers, and a tsunami of CGI: Preview the synapse-melting delights of SIGGRAPH 2010
So, every year there's this little conference called SIGGRAPH. And by little, I mean totally huge and a really big deal. This is the place...
| July 27, 2010
Photos: ConnectiCon 2010
ConnectiCon, a multi-genre convention, took place at the Connecticut Convention Center on July 9-11, 2010.
ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center | July 9-11, 2010
| July 16, 2010
Bigger — and better
Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
| June 04, 2010
Is genius immortal?
No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
| April 30, 2010
One of the most enigmatic close-ups I’ve seen on screen this year is of a sheep. It stares into the camera at the beginning of Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s documentary about a round-up of the critters in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, rum
Triumph of the wool
| April 02, 2010
Review: How To Train Your Dragon
Animation directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders have fashioned a family entertainment that functions as a copy of James Cameron’s most successful film of all time.
Also better than Avatar
| March 26, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock
Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
| March 05, 2010
Rocky Mountain low
Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
| February 12, 2010
The word "instant" makes me suspicious.
The ills of instant-runoff voting
| January 29, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010
After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
| January 29, 2010
Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
"I chose to focus on the waiting parts — the things you're not used to seeing in classic movies. I cut out all the action."
Misplaced modifier: the director defines Police, Adjective
| January 22, 2010
Today's Top Stories: Scott Brown Mall Wars, Avatar Blues, and Breaking Cape Wind
Today's Boston Metro syndicates a CNN story titled "Movie audiences are experiencing the 'Avatar' blues." Apparently, people can't stand returning to their strip-mall realities after...
| January 12, 2010
For someone who's determined to reduce all experience to mechanical reproduction, James Cameron sure hates machines.
Machine dreams: James Cameron plays games
| December 18, 2009
POLL: Will you go see Avatar?
After a number of conflicting reviews being posted on Rotten Tomatoes, we all began to wonder, what do you all think about the new James...
| December 17, 2009
First look at James Cameron's Avatar
James Cameron captained the biggest box-office smash of all time, his Titanic having grossed nearly $2 billion worldwide. But that was 12 years ago, long before the recession appeared on anyone's radar.
| August 28, 2009
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