Remember that tender Time Cop-centric love ballad from back in December? Well, the band who penned it, .357 Lover, is back with another incongruous rock song based on yet another semi-obscure modern sci-fi flick. Making music based on the movies themselves — espeically where the title is part of the chorus — is a very ’80s thing to do, so when it’s applied to only vague popular genre films like Event Horizon, it absolutely delights me. I think .357 Lover is doing the lord’s work, frankly, and I pray that Army of Darkness is somewhere on their list. Thanks to Fish Boy for the tip.
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.