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Top Ten Characters From 20 Years of The Simpsons: Part Two

Before the holidays I embarked on the perilous journey of choosing the ten ‘greatest’ Simpsons characters from the show’s last 20 years, not including the principle family itself.  Check selections 10 through 6 out here.  A perfectly cromulent list thus far, if I do say so myself.  The final five are even harder to decide […]

Top Ten Characters from 20 Years of The Simpsons: Part One

With The Simpsons’ 20-year anniversary having been on December 18th, you would think that I would make two top 10 lists, but alas my list formats were made to be followed and ten is still a perfectly cromulent number.  After all, being 20 years old isn’t what makes The Simpsons great, its many instances of […]

TIFF Review: A Town Called Panic

One of the few animated films to be shown at the Cannes film festival (not only this year but in the festival’s history), this strange little gem from Belgium starts at a cracking pace that it easily sustains for 75 minutes of roaring fun.  It is also the first G-rated film to be shown in […]

8-Bit Trip: Video Game Homage Animated with Lego

The Swedish electronica duo Rymdreglage put together an amazing music video combining two of my childhood obsessions: video games and Lego.  8-Bit Trip features nods to Tetris, Mario, Pac-Man and more. Like any stop-animation, the video would have been insanely time consuming to produce.  It allegedly took upwards of 1500 hours to animate! Be sure […]

Futurama is Back, Baby

YOU READ IT. YOU CAN’T UNREAD IT. The cast of Futurama has officially re-signed for a new 26 episode season.  I came across this recent development through my friend Rob Salem, the Toronto Star’s TV critic and my former professor.  As expected, the talks have quickly (though not without trepidation, methinks) come to fruition for […]

Futurama IV: A New Hope

When it comes to Futurama junkies, I can out-bend most. At the risk of sounding like a total dork, a risk I am all too willing to take, I am currently ranked 4th out of 66483 people at Futurama trivia on Facebook.  Suffice to say I have a keen interest in the latest news coming […]

Video Games: An Animation

This amazing video was meant to be the introduction to an aborted documentary about video game addiction.  Vimeo user MUSCLEBEAVER created the animation to show the evolution of video games, from Pong to the modern day. Featuring nods to everything from Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros. 3, Escape from Monkey Island, Doom and Street Fighter […]

Futurama is Back!

Good news, everyone! After six horrible years, Comedy Central has finally given Futurama back to us, for at least 26 brand new episodes.  Huge DVD sales of the series and TV movies, combined with strong ratings for re-runs of the show prompted producers to give in to the cries of fans and finally bring Futurama back […]

Cameron, Verbinksi, Snyder to join Fincher’s Heavy Metal

Film School Rejects is reporting that directors James Cameron, Gore Verbinski and Zack Snyder have all signed on to produce segments for a new animated Heavy Metal film being helmed by David Fincher. According to the article, three other big name directors are also in negotiations to create segments for the film, but have not […]

Venture Bros. Season 3 DVD Review

Behold the might of Jeff’s Venture Bros. Season 3 DVD review! Bringing back the Anti-Gravity scale; things will be rated out of 1 to 5 G‘s! The Good The Venture Bros. is incredibly well written and layered. It stands up to multiple viewings and every episode has commentary. The Meh While we have deleted scenes, they […]