Okay, let me level with you. Since Priest is a live-action movie based on a comic — specifically on a Korean manwhat from Tokyopop — I feel like I should be writing about it on Topless Robot. But it all just bores me to tears. There’s something about — the generic vampires, the evil-hunting holy man, the Paul Bettany-ness of it — that just defies me to feel anything other than boredom when it’s mentioned. I can’t even get angry and make fun of it because it’s so generic and uninteresting. So you guys, watch this little Entertainment Tonight preview for it, and tell me if you don’t mind if I just ignore Priest until I have something to say about it, or if you want me to keep covering it. Your call. Just let me know.
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.