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5. Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)

The Killing Joke is one of the most controversial Batman stories of all time, as it depicts the brutal marring and potential rape of Barbara Gordon, …

Get A Deeper Understanding Of ‘The Sopranos’ With These Surprising Easter Eggs And Facts

Originally conceiving <i>The Sopranos</i> as a movie, creator/showrunner David Chase had re-written it as a television series, only to have the pilot rejected by all the major networks before being picked up by HBO. While the premium channel already had a long history with original programming, <i>The Sopranos</i> …

Neo-Springfield is about to E.X.P.L.O.D’OH in this awesome Simpsons/Akira crossover video

Each era of pop culture at some point has to go through the uncomfortable transitional period where it’s too old to be trendy and too new to be …

It's Time To Stop Hating John Cena: The Evolution Of Hustle Loyalty Respect

<i>Rob Kojder looks at the Internet hatred of “Super Cena”…</i><p>For the tail end of a decade the WWE Universe has grown increasingly relentless with their …

Brock Lesnar

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 2

Risotto, gnochetti and more great recipes from top chefs, including Claudia Roden and Elizabeth David, selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• Click here to read part 3 of this series<p>One of the most warming dishes you can get high up in the mountains, especially of the Aosta Valley, is polenta concia, …

Check Out The Trailer For Chris Tucker’s Upcoming Netflix Comedy Special

More Gundam Anime Is Coming Westward And The Origin Tops The Manga Charts Again

Over at this year’s Anime Expo, RightStuf recently announced that they have plans to bring a lot more <i>Gundam</i> anime out in the West in the coming future. With the classic <i>Mobile Suit Gundam</i> to receive a full release on BluRay, including both the TV series and movie trilogy.<p>The series planned for …

Here’s A First Look On Set For Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Season 2

When season one of Marvel’s <i>Daredevil</i> premiered earlier this year, it brought with it a massive influx of new subscribers to Netflix. With <i>AKA Jessica Jones</i> set to premiere later this year and a new season of <i>Daredevil</i> already revving up, it looks like production on the new episodes has officially …

20 Surprisingly Profound Quotes From Fantasy And SciFi

#WalkTogether tomorrow to mark the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings

Tomorrow marks ten years since the 7/7 bombings in London. Starting at 8.50am on July 7 2005, terrorists detonated four bombs at King's Cross, …

Dragon Ball Super's intro will have you begging for its North American release

If I had a few Dragon Balls, I'd be wishing for a quality English dub<p><i>Dragon Ball Super</i> is the first new anime in the <i>Dragon Ball</i> series in almost 20 years, and it premiered yesterday morning in Japan. The series doesn't have a North American release date yet, but a fan has uploaded its intro …

Anime

Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America's MegaBot

Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one condition: Combat must be hand-to-hand with no guns. Kuratas has been around for three years and …

Robotics

10 Reasons You're Not Rich Yet

#5: You’d rather complain than commit.<p>As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so …

Hip-Hop

Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 24 hours ago 2 Comments<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in pop culture history.<p>Caitlin …

Avengers X-Men Movie Rumored For 2020 From Marvel & Fox

We're not sure how legit this rumor is, but it's being said Marvel and Fox Studios are mending their relationship and are planning an Avengers / …

Japan Accepts American Challenge To A Giant Robot Duel

Following the challenge laid down by American robot company MegaBots at the end of June, the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has responded and it seems that a giant robot duel between the two companies is very much on.<p>The creator of the Kuratas mecha, Kogoro Kurata, has responded in a …

5 ever-popular Japanese animations! – Japan Info

Japanese animations are loved by many all over the world. The art style, interesting characters and amazing storylines contribute to the cause. But …

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets from the past seven days – don’t forget to tweet …

What's The Big Deal With Adapting Japanese Entertainment For Non-Japanese Audiences?

Hi! This would be my first post. So okay, I am no expert in Japanese Entertainment or anything, I am just here to share my insights. You know me only …

49. Breaker Of Chains (Season 4, Episode 3)

This episode also belongs near the bottom of the list for the portrayal of a scene that is not only horrifying, but makes absolutely no sense in the …

Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre

A British teenager who was one of three east London schoolgirls who fled the UK to join Isis in Syria has mocked the victims of the Tunisia …

Revealed: Secret plans to build London's next mega tower

Plans are being drawn up for the second tallest skyscraper in Europe to be erected in the City<p>Detailed plans to build the City’s tallest skyscraper, which will rival the Shard in height and make it the second loftiest tower in Europe, are being drawn up and will be submitted to the City of London …

23 best horror movies you can watch on Netflix right now

<i>Best horror movies you can watch on Netflix: The great thing about Netflix is that you have thousands of movies on demand whenever you want. You bad</i> …

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

The two-week "Talisman Sabre" exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves 30,000 personnel from the US and Australia practising operations at sea, in the air and on land.<p>Some 40 personnel from Japan's army -- the Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) -- will join the American …

China

Basil and lime sorbet

A tongue-tingling ice that delivers the refreshing flavours of summer<p>Basil and lime are even better together than basil and lemon. Brilliant after a meal of eastern flavours.<p>SERVES<p>6 (makes 1 litre)<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 300g granulated sugar<p>• zest of 4 limes, finely grated, plus 300ml lime juice (I used 12 …

Rumor Control: Marvel And Fox May Bring The X-Men To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Here’s a Fourth of July bombshell: the podcast Pete’s Basement is reporting that Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox are in early talks to join …