Movie Review: ‘Take Me Home Tonight’

Photo Credit BSCreview.comWhen I went to see Take Me Home Tonight, I was really in the mood for a good, mindless comedy. I had spent that Sunday afternoon and evening traipsing all around Hoboken in the torrential sideways rain from hell, yearning for an escape for a couple of hours– and

Japan: How You Can Help

Before and after shots of Sendai, Japan. Source: NYT I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the utter devastation that’s been unleashed upon the island nation of Japan last Friday.  Hell, even if you’ve been living under a rock, you know about it because you probably felt the

‘Fringe’ Recap: For Whom the Bell Tolls

The ominous “Soul Magnets” research file. Credit: Fox, S3E16, “Os.”

Friday’s episode of Fringe was very well-balanced, as much of this season has been. After last week’s excellent flashback to Olivia’s, Peter’s, and Walter’s past, it was nice to see Peter and Olivia all grown up again in this week’s episode, “Os” (short for Osmium, one of the densest and heaviest metals on Earth), which had just the right seamless blend of fringe science and Over Here/Over There mythology.  Furthering the plot toward the supposedly inevitable collision of the two worlds, our intrepid team set upon the task of discovering how a mad scientist, Dr. Crick (hi there, Alan Ruck!  You will forever be Ferris Bueller’s bff to me!), was making men float by using such a dense material. 

Despite Walter’s best efforts, he and Astrid were not able to figure what was going on, which may very well be a first for them.  Walter managed to figure out that the osmium was combined another extremely heavy element, lutetium, but still couldn’t deduce how men were flying. There was no shortage of gore on hand, as the test subjects bled from their orifices, Walter tasked Astrid with disposing of an obscene amount of blood (“I went to Quantico for this!??!” was a great line) and Crick sawed off limbs to further his research, where his test subjects were paralyzed from the waist down and thus willing to steal more material to allow them to walk and fly.

Hit the jump for the full recap and for some exciting renewal news!

Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull

Entertainment Weekly has revealed an incredible new image of Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull in Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Up to this point, we have only received brief glimpses of The Skull in the TV spot that aired during the Super Bowl.  This new image reveals just how

Scrapped Clothing: Wear It With Pride

  Comics, cartoons, movies, gaming…  You’re a fan.  We know this.  You wouldn’t be here, opening this Fridge if you weren’t.  But do you flaunt it?  Do you get your geek on, unafraid of judgement and ridicule?  Well you should!   I’m sure you all know the big haunts for

Women of the DC Universe

Two lovely ladies have been recently cast in upcoming, live-action DC Comics productions. First, Warner Brothers has announced that actress Diana Lane (Secretariat) will portray Martha Kent in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot.  Check out Warner’s official press release for details! Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that

Bring Your Xbox Avatar Into Meatspace

“Unleash Your Avatar!” You can access your Xbox Avatar on your Xbox, via Xbox.com, or on your Windows Phone, but there is no way to reach out and touch your avatar, no matter how sexy he or she may be.  Until now, that is. Microsoft has announced a new program

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Sucks…

…without the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 music. Games Radar was feeling nostalgic for the days of yore, when the phrase “Gonna Take You For a Ride” (bah-na-na-nah na-nah nah) infected and festered in the synapses of your brain to the point where a game of Russian Roulette seemed like a

3DS @ GDC – Nintendo’s News Round-Up

In case you didn’t know, the Game Developer’s Conference is currently taking place this week in San Francisco.  Earlier this morning, Nintendo took center stage in the Moscone Center to give the developers, designers, press, and gaming professionals a sneak peek at what’s in store for Nintendo and their recently-launched-in-Japan

Microsoft Reviving Dead Xbox Gamertags

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced on his blog that, starting today, Microsoft is in the process of making previously used and unavailable Gamertags reavailable to the gaming public. Up until this point, any Gamertag that has been claimed (going back to the original Xbox) has been reserved for that user,