There’s a new trailer for Cloud Atlas out, and… boy. You know, every time I see new footage for this movie I’m just kind of blown away at the scope and what it’s trying to do. I have no idea if it’ll succeed or not, but even if it doesn’t, it should be a fascinating, beautiful failure (with at least two of its six settings to be set int the future, for the record). Anyways, rather than try to parse anything about the movie, I’m just going to step back and let this thing speak for itself. I know, I know. Don’t get used to it. (Via Gamma Squad)
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.