Mario, Luigi and even Wario seem to handle fame just fine. But not Waluigi. Not Waluigi.
Despite the franchise practically printing money for Nintendo at the time, it turned out that touring a stage production — one with monsters, elaborate sets and a giant robot invented solely for the show — was not a cost-effective proposition.
The Mann-Cononomy update was a watershed moment for "Team Fortress 2" — since 2010, the game has invested significantly in expanding its line of cosmetic items from mere hats to entire outfits, hairstyles and even little animal companions.
What many don’t know is how pivotal the film is in Cronenberg's body of work — re-examining some of the themes of his earlier film The Brood and serving as a turning point for how his movies depicted women.
Furcadia is an online social game that hovers at the far reaches of the definition of "game," similar to classic "multi user shared hallucinations."
If an individual's brain destructs or disintegrates for any reason, and technology subsequently allows the brain to be rebuilt exactly from either the same or different component parts, is the original consciousness of the individual preserved?
The hotel itself is a metaphor for this history, as Moustafa, the lobby boy-cum-concierge, is reluctant to let go of the eponymous hotel, even after it falls on dark days amidst a grave war. In the same way, Anderson retains practices and values that are inherent to traditional cinema.
Emerging in a beautifully crude style from the brain of "One-Punch Man" creator ONE, Mob Psycho 100 is the coin tucked behind the ear in animation form.
There's no better poster child for internet culture in the early 2000s — from birth to inevitable decline — than the web series Llamas With Hats.
Fans who grew up with the series and were later struck by the weird, off-the-rails storytelling of the later 3D games might assume things started to get strange there, but I assure you — it's been there since the very beginning.
"Cowboy Bepop" creator Shinichiro Watanabe's follow-up might not have the name recognition, but "Samurai Champloo" has much more nuanced character development.
Looking at the work of glitch hunters reveals a fascinating subculture that can tell us something, surprisingly enough, about the process of scientific research.
Once upon a time, the wedding ceremony was a ratings season staple of World Wrestling Entertainment, infiltrating the hyper-masculine wrestling ring where relationships were punctuated by violence, not by holy matrimony.
Despite the vast and various types of creepypasta, all of it is, in some way, an exploration of the hopes and fears of a generation. It's a way to make sense of the things we deal with in our respective days and ages—in other words, it's folklore.
It's this focus on sexual violence that gives Scott's and Cameron's films such an intimate quality, a sense that the inhuman anatomy we’re looking at relates in some terrible way to our own weak, vulnerable bodies.
The thing I love most about "Heathers" is that it doesn't really try to justify the characters' behaviors, explain them or even have them pay penance for it.
Who doesn't have strange, vaguely off-putting memories of childhood nightmare fuel?
Found footage filmmaking is hardly as niche or novel today as it was in the early 1980s. From hits like "Paranormal Activity" and "Cloverfield" and genre deviations like "Chronicle" and "Project X," found footage exists — for better or worse — in abundance.
Robert Bresson's films have had an incalculable impact on me, but I have never found a critical literature that even begins to adequately describe them, and my awkward attempts to sell my friends on his work usually end in a shrug.
"Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" explored the relationship of Kal-El and Lois Lane in a way that had never been seen before.