If there’s one thing I like more than surprises, it’s zombies. So imagine my pleasure when browsing local movie times and being surprised by an unexpected new zombie flick titled Rammbock (aka Siege of the Dead). Now imagine my displeasure at wasting time on yet another recycled pooper of a zombie movie.
RiffTrax was born out of a television show from the ’90s called Mystery Science Theater 3000, known lovingly by fans as MST3K. It was a show which featured a host and two robots trapped in a spaceship called the Satellite of Love, and forced to watch really, really bad movies as part of a sadistic science experiment. The show never truly found a home as it bounced between Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi channel, and like all really creative shows ahead of their time, it was canceled leaving a back catalog which was never fully released on DVD. But ravenous
Last night, friend of Unwinnable Brian Taylor took to Twitter his desire to watch the Dark Shadows Revival Series. Unwinnable editor Peter Lang lobbied against such an act in favor of the (far superior) original program. It is in the spirit of Mr. Lang’s love for all things outdated and culturally irrelevant that we bring to you the first episode of Dark Shadows.
I’m a big fan of Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed To Thrizzle. It’s one of the most absurd and hysterical comics I’ve read since my uncle gave me a stack of Steve Gerber Howard The Duck comics as a kid. In 2009, Mr. Kupperman and company put together a pilot for Adult Swim. It hit YouTube last week. Enjoy!
When most people think of Tales From The Crypt I’m sure they think of the zany Crypt Keeper puppet that frightened throngs of “kiddies” staying up past their bedtimes through the ’90s, or maybe they think of that Billy Zane movie that followed the memorable HBO show in which the aforementioned puppet hosted. However you “slice” it “boils and ghouls,” Tales has had many incarnations over the years after its initial horror comic existence that started the franchise. Before the series was brought to television, another EC Comics series curdled the blood of moviegoers. That film was Vault of Horror.
When I was seven, I played with the Transformers Head Master, Hardhead, like he was a badass Autobot soldier. He always beat the hell out of Ramjet, Kickback and any other scrub Decepticon that wasn’t Galvatron. Thanks to the Internet, I now know this is completely untrue. He has more in common with a drunk uncle than he does a staunch defender of Fortress Maximus.
Winter The seemingly endless months of January and February have the unique distinction of being the most boring time of the year for videogames. The big rush of the Fall and Christmas seasons have long passed. We are now left with a faint memory of triple-A title releases as we all hold fast till the first one drops in 2011. However, there is always that one game that is released in the winter that everyone thinks is the best game ever. Last year was Mass Effect 2. Critics exploded with delight with the idea of another BioWare game. Granted, what
Unwinnable is sad to hear Nicholas Courtney, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart on Doctor Who, has died at the age of 81. Mr. Courtney was born in Egypt, the son of a British diplomat. He studied at Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art and first appeared on Doctor Who during the 1965 serial The Daleks’ Master Plan (not as the Brigadier, but as Space Security Agent Bret Vyon). He would win the hearts of Who fans in 1968 as the Brigadier in the serial Web of Fear (though he held the rank of Colonel at the time). The Brigadier
HAL is real, and it plays Jeopardy! In an interesting competitive twist, the legendary quiz show featured “Watson,” an IBM supercomputer possessing the ability to understand and process natural language, facing off against past Jeopardy! icons Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. The computer won. Although this is by no means a sign of the end times, Ken Jennings was closer to the truth than he may believe when he joked “I for one welcome our new computer overlords.” Perhaps he shouldn’t be so hasty.