a frank and remarkable documentary

Hold Your Fire, directed by Stefan ForbesPicture: Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films release In the star trek episode “A Taste of Armageddon,” William Shatner’s Captain Kirk gives a memorable speech to the head a planetary faction engaged in a seemingly intractable civil war. “We’re human beings with the blood of a million savage … Read more

Leaker Posts Silent Hill Images Konami Doesn’t Want You To See

Three different leaked images from a supposedly in-development silent Hill game showing a woman’s face peeling back to reveal some sorta physiological machinations, a sticky note-lined hallway with what looks like a schoolgirl-looking figure standing thereet un creepy red room.Picture: Konami / Dusk Golem / Silent Hill / Kotaku A well-known leaker who goes by … Read more

New Shin Kamen Rider Trailer Introduces Kamen Rider 2, Villains

Maybe there’s a couple of flips, too, because it wouldn’t be a new Kamen Rider movie from a man who absolutely loves Kamen Rider without some cool flips. To mark the long-awaited launch of Shinji Higuchi and evangelion mastermind Hideaki Anno’s ShinUltraman in Japan this week, Toei has released a new trailer for Anno’s next … Read more

A Look Back At Conan The Barbarian At 40

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian in John Milius’ film of the same namePhoto: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is such an overworked cliché at this point that calling it trite would be understatement. So to watch Conan The Barbarian now, 40 years after its release on … Read more

Keith Thomas’ Stephen King adaptation

Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in FirestarterPicture: Ken Woroner/Universal Pictures With any subsequent adaptation, the hope is that a story improves on the version that preceded it—or at least feels as though it’s offering up a unique vision, an additional layer that makes the new adaptation purposeful in its insistence upon treading old ground. … Read more

Activision Makes ‘Diversity Tool’ For Overwatch 2, Call of Duty

Picture: Activision Blizzard Today Activision Blizzard fulfills its daily oopsie quota by blogging about how the publisher’s subsidiaries have apparently been using a special tool to help develop more “diverse” characters. It apparently thinks it can accomplish this without, I don’t know, actually talking to or hiring marginalized developers. Why rely on pesky, fallible humans … Read more

Norwegian Superpowered Kids Horror Movie Review

Picture: IFC Midnight After moving to a new home—a cluster of apartment towers surrounded by forests, quieter than usual thanks to the summer holidays—bored young Ida (Rakel Lenora Fløttum) welcomes friendship with a similarly aged neighbor, Ben (Sam Ashraf). Goal The Innocentsa brutal yet elegant investigation into the extremes of psychopathy and empathyis hardly your … Read more

Elden Ring Outsells Call of Duty And Cyberpunk, Now Mainstream

Picture: FromSoftware Recent NDP figures reveal that FromSoftware’s latest grueling action-RPG, Elden Ringis toppling over literal titans as it outsells Call of Duty: Vanguardchallenges Cyberpunk 2077and, as Forbes’ Paul Tassi highlightshas shipped up to “half the lifetime sales of the entire Dark Souls trilogy” while leaving its FromSoft siblings Bloodborne and sekiro in the digital … Read more

The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

screenshot: nintendo Following yesterday’s delay of red fall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two big blockbusters for the year, the release slate for the back half of 2022 might seem especially barren. Pop quiz: Have you been paying attention to the Switch? Read More: So Much For Video Game Release Dates As my colleague Ethan Gach pointed … Read more

Dan Stevens Joins Godzilla vs. Kong 2

Picture: Legendary/Warner Bros. It’s not all bad news at the CW, however, as the supernatural prequel and Gotham Knights get series pick ups. Tea Company has transport trouble in a new clip from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. More, Alan Wake is heading to AMC, and get a new look at a poster for Stranger … Read more