Okay, I feel compelled to post the Max Payne movie trailer because it’s a movie based on a videogame, which is TR‘s bread (while movies based on comics are the butter). But it look so uninterestingly bad that I beg all of you to go watch the R-rated trailer for Black Dynamite instead?especially you movie nerds).
? If you remember my rant about that Clone Wars clip early this week, I submit this video (you have to watch it at EW.com) of The Force Unleashed videogame as proof that I am not just someone who bitches about everything. This trailer makes me love the game?between slicing the AT-ST in half and throwing a lightsaber through a tree into a wookiee’s head?although I’m sure the story will be as dumb as anything else. So it’s not me. It’s them.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.