If you’re one of the seemingly exactly 50%of Topless Robot readers who enjoy The Hunger Games, you may be excited that there’s finally a real trailer for the movie adaptation. If you’re the other 50% who hate The Hunger Games… well, sorry about this, but here’s the first trailer anyways. Incidentally, since the love/hate of THG is so even, I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to read the book or not… but this trailer doesn’t make a strong argument for “read it,” at least to me. It’s just not grabbing me. (Via /FIlm)
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.