Monthly Archives: May 2012

How does the Buffy the Vampire Slayer porn capture Joss Whedon’s themes of destiny and choice? [Buffy]

Yesterday, we brought you a quick and dirty (so to speak) history of superhero porn, from the 1940s to today. But how has porn handled one of our most epic heroes of them all? We speak, of course, of Bu… Continue reading

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Prometheus premiere – in pictures

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Low-Res Screens Can Transform into Better-Looking Hi-Res Displays With Simple Vibration [Video]

Well this is fantastic news for anyone who’s ever wanted a device with a high-res display, but can’t afford fancy hardware like the iPhone or iPad. Floraine Berthouzoz and Raanan Fattal, a couple of gra… Continue reading

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Ask Nick Harkaway anything you want about Angelmaker [Io9 Book Club]

In May, the io9 Book Club read Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker. Now Harkaway is coming to answer your questions about the book tomorrow, June 1. More »

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The First 3 Chapters from Daniel H. Wilson’s Thrilling New Novel Amped [Book Excerpt]

First he gave us helpful advice for the robot uprising, then he wrote the robot war novel Robopocalypse. Now Daniel H. Wilson is turning his attention to the plight of cyborgs and posthumans, with his d… Continue reading

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This Beautiful Retro Airplane Porn Is My New Desktop Background [Image Cache]

Gizmodo reader Rob Hall took this amazing photo of a MiG-17F performing a minimum radius horizontal turn with afterburner at the Warriors Over The Wasatch Airshow, which happened over Hill Air Force Bas… Continue reading

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Paul Brannigan: ‘I’ve been slashed, stabbed and shot’

Acting talent and a tough life in Glasgow helped Paul Brannigan land the role of an ex-con in Ken Loach’s Cannes jury prizewinnerTuesday 22 May was a good night for Paul Brannigan. To the soundtrack of popping flashbulbs and eager screams, he walked th… Continue reading

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On the Sly – review

This Gallic Home Alone is an oddly charming curioAn oddly charming curio: an English dub of a live-action French film observed from its heroine’s perspective. At the end of a weekend away, knee-high Cathy (Wynona Ringer, the director’s daughter) runs o… Continue reading

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Himizu – review

Weaving images of the tsunami into a manga-adapted plot, Sion Sono touches on great themes of our timeJapanese poet-provocateur Sion Sono was adapting a popular manga – concerning a teenager’s thwarted desire to live as peacefully as the humble himiz… Continue reading

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The Turin Horse – review

Béla Tarr’s final film is a bleak, Nietzsche-inspired vision of the end of the daysBéla Tarr’s bleak and bitter film is a glacially paced nightmare in which the scare factor has been replaced with desperate melancholy; it is composed with his charact… Continue reading

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The Angels’ Share – review

Ken Loach’s Whisky Galore!-influenced comedy is his most relaxed screen offering for some timeKen Loach’s new movie arrives in the UK garlanded with the Cannes Jury Prize: a freewheeling social-realist comedy caper. In many ways this is his most relaxe… Continue reading

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Snow White and the Huntsman – review

It’s less jokey than the recent Mirror Mirror, but this Twilightified fairytale has the same basic problemIn this new version of the fairytale, the second in just a few months, Snow White is like a cross between Aslan and Joan of Arc. It’s very differe… Continue reading

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Prometheus – three stars

Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe is grandiose and muddled – with a scene-stealing Michael Fassbender performanceRidley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting…. Continue reading

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This Is Vinyl Tap [IPad Apps]

Nobody has to remind us how fun it can be to mess around with music apps designed to mimic the formats of days gone by. However, the same instinct that compels us to try them also encourages app develop… Continue reading

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This New Ballistics Tester Will Play Catch with Air Force Artillery [Video]

Normally, when the military tests an artillery prototype, it uses the direct method—they fire it at a wall using a cannon and record what happens. But that’s an expensive and destructive test met… Continue reading

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The Crazypants Synopsis to the Wachowskis’ Next Movie Jupiter Ascending [Jupiter Ascending]

The Wachowski’s next big movie, after Cloud Atlas, is titled Jupiter Ascending. The only details we had no the strange futuristic movie was that Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis were starring in it… unt… Continue reading

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Usher Will Be Joined By Hologram Backup Dancers in Upcoming Concert [Holograms]

One hologram performance is enough for the year, and we’re already put that behind us with Tupac’s Coachella reincarnation. Now Usher is jumping on the virtual performance bandwagon—he’ll be appea… Continue reading

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Do we really need more optimistic science fiction? [Futurism]

Noted writer Neal Stephenson has argued that contemporary science fiction is too focused on nihilism and apocalyptic scenarios. The current crop of such works, such as The Walking Dead,  are compare… Continue reading

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The New Essential Apps May 2012 [Apps]

iPhones. iPads. Android. We’ve updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out! More&nb… Continue reading

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Leprechaun remake will star WWE wrestler Hornswoggle [Leprechaun]

Lionsgate has hired a screenwriter Harris Wilkinson to remake its classic Leprechaun horror movie. And according to Deadline, Lionsgate “already set the WWE wrestler Hornswoggle to play the creature wh… Continue reading

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