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The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

50 Greatest Action Films Of Our Era That Every Man Must See

Action films today have become oversaturated and downright cliche. Often missing the mark for an overall captivating film with kick-ass action …

Designer Star Wars wallpapers collection

Of the running Wallpapers of the Week section, Star Wars wallpapers are among the most popular. Today’s collection features fan art in the noir and …

40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

It's odd to think that, once upon a time, a TV show set in space — one that declared, in its opening narration, as the cosmos being the "final …

TV

Top 10 Video Games Bosses Of All Time

They come in the form of anthropomorphic animals, evil scientists, monsters and warlords. Welcome to Thegamefreakshow, and today we’ll be taking a …

Retrogaming

31 Facts You Might Not Know About "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"

An ~unexpected character~ had a crush on Scott Pilgrim.<p>1. Michael Cera was the first and only person in mind for the role of Scott Pilgrim, after Edgar Wright saw him in <i>Arrested Development</i>.<p>2. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers) is from North Carolina, the same place Ramona is from in the …

Why Would an Adult Man Play Video Games?

Why would any halfway sentient person still play video games as an adult, and even take them seriously? (And it should be <i>person</i>, not <i>man</i>, of course — …

Talking Cinema and Sorcery with The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film Authors

From Conan to Gandalf to Beastmaster and beyond!<p>Fans of the zombie genre will no doubt be familiar with Arnold T. Blumberg and Scott Alan Woodard, …

Five Things We’d Like To See In The Dark Tower Adaptation

I love fantasies like <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i>, but when I was a kid the major fantasy series I grew up on was Stephen King’s</i> …

Geek

26 Movies To Be Excited About At The Cannes Film Festival

Cinema's glitziest showcase kicks off this week with a slew of new movies from some of the greatest directors in the world. Here's a guide to what to keep an eye out for.<p><i>Here's a look at more than two dozen films from this year's fest and its side programs that you'll want to look out for.</i>

50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are …

The Best Mind-Altering Animated Movies

New York City’s Metrograph theater is currently screening Eiichi Yamamoto’s psychosexual masterpiece <i>Belladonna of Sadness</i>, from Japanese animation …

The 8 best action movies on Netflix right now

Yes, they can. We came up with a list of eight films currently streaming on Netflix that are thrilling, intense, and applauded by critics. Read on to see the best-rated action films on Netflix:

The 13 Most Interesting Time Travel Stories in Comics

In comics, time travel is as commonplace as the superhero team-up, but often just involves inconsequential time-hopping to have adventures with King …

4. Sans Soleil (1983)

As far as documentaries are concerned, Sans Soleil is a true original.<p>It's hard to pin down what, exactly, Chris Marker's insanely creative motion …

Satire

These great movies that came out 15 years ago will make you feel really old

From "Harry Potter" to "The Lord of the Rings," fan bases were thrust into new cinematic worlds and would follow the series through their conclusions and beyond.<p>As these and other major movie touchstones celebrate their 15th anniversary, we look back at 20 such memorable titles that will make you …

The True Identities of a Hundred Pop Culture Icons Revealed

Originality is difficult. Try to come up with an original concept and odds are, you’re just taking bits and pieces from your previous experiences to …

Art

25 Great Cult Sci-fi Movies You May Have Missed

Science fiction stories usually involve fantastical elements that focus on space travel, alien life forms, or time travel and are set in the future …

Science Fiction

Why ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ remains one of the greatest films ever made

Exactly 48 years ago, on 6 April 1968, a science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Arthur C. Clarke, called <i>2001: A Space …

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

Graphic Design

13 Best Marvel Comics You Should Be Reading

Iron Man, Black Widow, and more.<p>Excelsior! We already did a list of the top DC comics you should be reading, so now it's time to take a look at the …

This 24-karat gold NES is the luxury video game system of your dreams

Game hardware maker Analogue has made a name for itself selling the Nt, an exorbitantly expensive and beautiful version of a classic NES system. And yet somehow, the company found a way to outdo itself. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> franchise, Analogue is selling ten …

Why Watchmen Is Still a Fantastic Comic Book Movie

Seven years ago before he became the face of DC’s cinematic universe, Zack Snyder adapted one of DC’s most famous graphic novels, <i>Watchmen.</i> And …

It€™s the mark of a genuinely good film - of any genre - if it€™s still got the same quality, the same allure, as it did when it was first released. …

The 15 Finest Ninjas in Comic Books

With Elektra—arguably the progenitor of the comic book ninja craze in the 1980s—recently making her way to TV with <i>Daredevil</i> season two, we’ve been …

Comics

Linux command-line tools are coming to Windows 10

Now here's something you likely didn't expect at Microsoft's Build developer conference: A staple feature of Linux (and Unix) is coming to Windows 10. The company is integrating the Bash command-line shell and support for Ubuntu Linux binaries into Windows 10's Anniversary Update. This is, of …

Linux

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Stephen Hawking