Did I get that wrong? Le fuck off; my last French class was my sophomore year of high school, which was practically forever ago. Besides, the big deal is that Chris Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Inception finally has a trailer, although it is French and thus unintelligible to those who do not speak French. Still, it looks pretty good, and the sci-fi elements — mostly involving gravity appearing to freak the fuck out — are impressive while not overwhelming. Twitch called Inception the anti-Avatar, since it’s a sci-fi flick that’s seemingly designed to tell a story, and in which the effects exist to augment the storytelling. Sounds right to me — and a lot more interesting. When the U.S. version rolls around, I’ll post that, too.
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.