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Vampires Who Don’t Suck, Detectives Who Don’t Scowl, and Games Without Purpose

By • Jul 1st, 2009 • Category: side notes

‘Daybreakers’ makes vampires badass again; ‘Bored to Death’ brings a new gumshoe to HBO; and ‘Trine’ brings beauty to puzzle-platforming while leaving story in the dark.



Summer Jamz: 2009 Edition

By • Jun 29th, 2009 • Category: side notes

One of the many consequences stemming from the death of hip hop is the complete fucking absence of a summer jam in 2009. Luckily, tons of other genres, musical and otherwise, happen to be alive, breathing, and flourishing.



‘The Brothers Bloom’ Arrives, ‘Chuck’ Struggles, Celebrity Twitters

By • May 9th, 2009 • Category: side notes

The long-awaited follow-up to ‘Brick’ finally comes to theatres, fans rally to save a failing show, and good and bad tweets from famous people.



An ‘Observe and Report’ review, a ‘Sit Down, Shut Up’ Preview, and a Scandal Overview

By • Apr 18th, 2009 • Category: side notes

Jody Hill’s disturbing and dangerous new comedy, the ‘Arrested Development’ creator’s new cartoon, and Taibbi’s harsh look at what we should really be protesting.



Eggers on Screens, Game Creators on Their Bests, Batman on Consoles

By • Mar 30th, 2009 • Category: side notes

Beloved author Dave Eggers tries his hand at two screenplays, the Game Developers’ Choice Awards highlight creators’ favorites, and possibly the first truly great Batman game in ‘Arkham Asylum’.



‘Battlestar’ Spins Off, ‘Ong Bak 2’ Slices Up, Japandroids Pare Down

By • Mar 20th, 2009 • Category: side notes

‘Caprica’ aims to pick up where BSG left off, Tony Jaa returns for more spectacular Muay Thai kung-fu action, and two very non-asian-robot guys get set to release a very human record.



An Animated ‘9’, Documentary on Design, and Mash-ups Online

By • Jan 13th, 2009 • Category: side notes

Shane Acker’s feature debut gets added to a list of animated films to see this year, ‘Objectified’ follows up from the ‘Helvetica’ team, and free best of Club Bootie tracks.



Our Favorite Shit: 2008

By • Jan 6th, 2009 • Category: side notes

Our panel of two sat down for an epic virtual discussion of our absolute favorite things of the year, in every category we could think of, and why each one made the list.



A Lifeless ‘Spirit’, a Pointless ‘Dante’s Inferno’, a Peerless Gaming Panel, and Soulless Best Of Lists

By • Dec 22nd, 2008 • Category: side notes

Why we’re passing on Miller’s new movie, wondering who thought Dante would make a good action game hero, year-end gaming thoughts and what makes a good Best Of list.



Rock Posters; Tool Toasters; a Maverick Roaster; and Austin, Closer

By • Dec 4th, 2008 • Category: side notes

A trailer for ‘Died Young, Stayed Pretty’, Maynard Keenan tours (wine tastings?), Taibbi reflects on the election, and some crazily detailed Austin City Limits Photos.