The Walking Dead SPOILER Recap - Tyreese's Pieces

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 am


I like when directors are at the point where they've earned the right to get weird. Tonight was Greg Nicotero's turn, but I feel like there was a conflict between being as offbeat as he wanted and making sure viewers understood things - so the exposition was rubbed in a bit too much.

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That Walking Dead/Zombieland/Warm Bodies Spoof Movie You Never Knew You Didn't Want? It's Coming

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 am


Hey, guess what clever title they came up with for it.

Zombie Movie?

Good guess, but wrong.

Walking With Warm Zombie Bodies?

Another good guess, but those long hybrid titles aren't the hip thing anymore.

Get Stiff?

Stop. Believe it or not, that's actually funnier than anything this film came up with. No, it's actually called...

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The 14 Nerdy Things We Most Look Forward to in 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:00 am


2014 ended three weeks ago, but our wrap-ups of 2014's best and worst ended yesterday. It's fair to say we consumed a lot of entertainment, enjoyed many things and had almost as much fun vocally destroying the things we didn't like so much. And as I hope was evident, not every Topless Robot contributor had the same ideas about what those things were.

Which is why, as we look to the year ahead, I've gathered together as many of our regular contributors as possible for this list, in which they all describe what they're geeked out about for 2015. From board games to RPGs, action figures to adaptations - and in one case, even the rumors we long to hear - it's a varied, insightful and excitable sneak peek.

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Fake "Banned" Trailer for Kickstartering 1996-Style Shooter Is EXTREEEEME!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm


Strafe bills itself as having "BLEEDING EDGE GRAPHICS AND GAMEPLAY, 1996©" with its polygonal visuals, non-stop shooting, ever more insane weapons and even an easter-egg Wolfenstein parody level. But the best part of all is the retro trailer - while absurd in content, it gets the visual style just right, and in a world of Robert Rodriguez fake-grindhouse movies that don't look like they ever got anywhere near film in a projector, the bad video rings true.

If only this were a retro console game - I'd give a lot to have a shooter that only uses ONE joystick and two strafe buttons like the old PS1 Doom.

Now - are you ready to get even more AWESOME and MEGA-CYBER EXREME than the boobs on a Liefeld Captain America? Read on...

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Terrifying CGI John Malkovich Stars in Call of Duty Zombie DLC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00 am


The new trailer has arrived for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies mode, included in the "Havoc" DLC pack, which stars Malkovich, Bill Paxton and Rose McGowan, in both voice and creepy, doll-like avatars.

Never mind the undead - I'm going to be having nightmares about that digital Malkovich advancing on me, singing "Malkovich Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich..."

Though his line at the end of this trailer is pretty cool too (and NSFW).

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Epic Custom Lego Minecraft Castle Is Big Enough for Your Cat to Live in

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm


From a builder with the clever name of ZaziNombies, who appears to have quite the passion for Minecraft, comes a castle made primarily with square block to maintain the aesthetic, and multiple rooms, characters, displays and even a light-up fireplace.

Best of all, though - it doubles as a pet residence.


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In Mad Max-ish Wyrmwood, the Zombies Are Used to Fuel the Cars

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:30 am


Huh. Marilyn Manson gained some weight.

So anyways...we have been looking for new twists to the zombie formula, and that is definitely one. For good measure, there's also a girl who can exert psychic control over the dead, as well as all the standard Mad Max trappings of customized/weaponized vehicles, sports equipment repurposed as armor, and the kinds of Australian accents that would have been redubbed by nervous distributors in 1979.

It won't dispel any Australian stereotypes, but it looks bloody fun.

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Friday Nerdy News Roundup and Weekend Open Thread

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm


Programming note: Monday morning's feature will be Sherilyn Connelly's coverage of Image Expo in San Francisco yesterday. And how is everyone liking our new, earlier publishing schedule?

Here are a few last things to start your weekend right:

-NECA reveals production art for their next Aliens Ripley action figure (above).

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Ed Wood's Plan 9 Remade as a "Serious" Zombie Movie?

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00 am


This seems like only slightly less bad an idea than trying to redo The Room as an actual romantic drama (pro tip if you try it - Paulette has to actually die from breast cancer). Yes, Edward D. Wood Jr. was trying to make a film about alien grave robbers making the recently deceased rise from their graves, but the real heart of the movie was his entirely wrongheaded parable for nuclear war in the form of "Solaranite" - a space super-weapon that can make sunlight itself explode. Just trying to do the zombie part feels like a cash-in missing the point - and if the goal is to be more serious, casting a Tor Johnson lookalike doesn't really work.

Then again, maybe this trailer is just hiding the best parts; the poster seems to promise flying saucers, after all. See for yourself.

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TR Review: [REC] 4: Apocalypse Feels Like More of a Placeholder Than Grand Finale

Friday, January 2, 2015 at 6:30 am


I might as well admit upfront that I'm coming into the [REC] series at part 4 as a complete n00b who has only seen the U.S. remake of part 1 (Quarantine), having been told that it was fairly close to the original, only to find out via wiki research that it left out key details that kept the series unique.

So why even review it? I'll be honest - the publicists asked me to. And when so many horror movies, especially those released in January, go out of their way to avoid being reviewed by anybody, I figured one that actually seeks assessment by horror fans who know what they're talking about could be a worthwhile watch.

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