You thought the Harry Potter/Japanese fangirl video was heartwarming? This shit will melt your heart. It’s a documentary on a young filmmaker named Emily Hagins, who is 12-years-old and directing a feature-length zombie film. She is awesome as she is adorable, and she’s pretty goddamn adorable. The movie isn’t screening too many places — check out the site for where — but it deserves to; watch the trailer and then tell me you don’t feel like calling your local arthouse cinema and making a request.
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.