So I was going to show a new clip from DC’s latest direct-to-DVD movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood, but upon closer inspection, it was very boring — all Batman and Red Hood talking about their feelings and shit (you can still watch it here if you’re so inclined). So I didn’t, and decided to run the above trailer of Red, a movie based on a DC series by Warren Ellis I have no idea if I knew existed before today. It doesn’t seem especially comic book-y, but it does seem reasonably Warren Ellis-y, as retired CIA agents Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and an extra insane John Malkovich have to… do something that involves them shooting a lot of guns and kicking a lot of ass. Basically, it looks entertaining as all hell, and thanks to that DC logo in front of the trailer, I get to justify posting it. Whee!
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.