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10 Animated Classics for a Totally Radical '90s Bingewatch

The ‘90s were a simpler time when everything was stonewashed, most people didn’t carry cell phones, and animation was absolutely all over the place in terms of tone and style. The shows a lot of us grew up watching have managed to hold up surprisingly well—and given the fact that a lot of people are staying home these…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Stop Motion, Nostalgia, Reboot, Doug, Rockos Modern Life, Tiny Toon Adventures, Captain Planet, The PJs, Watch It Nerds, The Brave Little Toaster, A Goofy Movie, Beast Wars, Beast Wars Transformers

10 Cult Horror Movies You Can Watch Right Now on Amazon Prime

There are few things more comforting than watching (or re-watching!) a movie so weird, funny, and/or gross that it makes you forget about the outside world. With that in mind, here are 10 of our favorite horror cult classics streaming on Amazon Prime. Share your own recommendations in the comments!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Horror, Streaming, Lucio Fulci, Nostalgia, Cult Movies, Amazon Studios, Larry Cohen, Fred Dekkar, Sleepaway Camp, Neil Marshall, City of the Living Dead, The Descent, Chopping Mall, Return of the Living Dead

Sean Astin's Audition for The Goonies Is Predictably Adorable

Even kids with famous parents need a big break. For Sean Astin, that break was The Goonies. Astin, son of well-known actors Patty Duke and John Astin, had done only two small TV movies before landing the lead role in the Steven Spielberg-produced film. From there, he became an instant star, forging a career filled…Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, This Is Awesome, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, Sean Astin, Patty Duke, Goonies, John Astin, Astin, Audition Tapes

Star Trek: Picard's Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That's Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of us can do is to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Patrick Stewart, Nostalgia, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Androids, Picard, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recaps

Lego Just Resurrected One of Its Best Pirate Sets of All Time

If you had any interest in Lego in the early ‘90s, there is little doubt you owned the Black Seas Barracuda: the crown jewel of Lego’s original Pirates line that’s oft considered one of the best sets of all time. Thirty years later, the toymaker is finally reviving the ship with a new Pirates set inspired by a Lego …Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Retro, Nostalgia, Pirates, Black Seas Barracuda, Pirates Of Barracuda Bay

That Westworld Reveal Was More Than Just a Game of Thrones Cameo

The second episode of Westworld may have focused on Maeve’s experiences inside Warworld, but Bernard was letting us in on an even bigger secret at Delos’ parks. Much like how the series surprise-dropped the Raj in season two, we’ve learned the identity of Park 4—and it plays a much bigger role in the franchise than…Read more...
Tags: Books, Video, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Westworld, Medieval, Easter Eggs, Nostalgia, George Rr Martin, Michael Crichton, Delos, Bernard, Dragons, Raj, David Benioff

Jumanji Director Jake Kasdan on How Next Level Continued to Pay Homage to the Original

The Jumanji franchise is both surprisingly simple and subtly unique. The simple part is that its two most recent films stand together as one story. Boom. Got it. However, those two films also serve as subtle sequels to the 1995 Jumanji film that, besides the title, seems completely unrelated. So when you’re talking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Sony, Jumanji, Nostalgia, Jake Kasdan, Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle, Jumanji 3, Jumanji The Next Level

Dick Tracy Is an Exercise of Style Over Substance, With Lots of Batman Sprinkled on Top

Watching Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy today, it feels more like an experiment than a movie. Oh sure, there’s a story in there and at times it’s entertaining as hell, but what stands out three decades after its release is how Beatty was able to springboard off the success of Tim Burton’s Batman to make a movie filled…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Tim Burton, Disney, Madonna, Warren Beatty, Beatty, Batman, Al Pacino, Nostalgia, Retro Review, Dick Tracy, Comic Strips

Tessa Thompson Played the Kate Winslet Role in an Eternal Sunshine Live Read, and We Were There

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a damn near perfect film. A film that has, and will, stand the test of time and should not be tinkered with or remade ever. But if—for one night only—you cast different famous actors in the roles and they read the script out loud for a live audience, that might be a nice way to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nick Kroll, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Nostalgia, Tessa Thompson, Charlie Kaufman, Kiersey Clemons, Film Independent, Jay Duplass, Michel Gondry, Martin Starr, Kelly Marie Tran, Brett Haley, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Disney+'s Hocus Pocus Sequel Has Found Its Director

After years of being stuck in various circles of development hell, the Hocus Pocus sequel is finally becoming a reality, now that the Disney+ project has found a director to bring Salem’s sinister Sanderson sisters back to life (again).Read more...
Tags: Science, Musicals, Disney, Streaming, Salem, Witches, Nostalgia, Sanderson, Adam Shankman, Hocus Pocus, Hocus Pocus 2, Disney Plus

How to Make the Other Universal Monsters Scary Again

Dracula. The Wolf Man. The Mummy. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Frankenstein(’s monster) and the Bride of Frankenstein(’s Monster). They’re all icons of cinematic horror, many for nearly a century—and that’s the problem.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Universal, Monsters, Nostalgia, Frankenstein, Dracula, bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, Universalmonsters, Black Lagoon Frankenstein

The Next Planet of the Apes Movie Will Continue 'Caesar’s Legacy'

We learned late last year that the Planet of the Apes franchise would not end with 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes, something that had actually been rumored since shortly after that acclaimed film’s release. And now, we know that the new Apes film won’t be another reboot, but rather a continuation of the saga.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Planet Of The Apes, Nostalgia, Caesar, Wes Ball, War For The Planet Of The Apes

Sonic the Hedgehog Is a Heartfelt Adventure for Kids and Twitchy Nostalgia Junkies Alike

It may come as a shock to adults who read genre news sites to hear that a movie like Sonic The Hedgehog—a movie so heavily influenced by the ‘90s video game IP it’s based on that it almost hurts—is squarely aimed at kids who just wanna see cute, fuzzy cartoon characters get buckwild and bash the hell out of some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vfx, Sega, Paramount, Nostalgia, Josh Miller, Jim Carey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Patrick Casey, Sonic, Jeff Fowler, Youre Too Slow

Mulan’s Final Trailer Highlights the Film's Epic Action

While Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan remake won’t exactly feature anywhere near as much of the whimsy as the studio’s 1998 animated feature, the final trailer makes obvious that what this movie’s lost in the way of cartoonishness, it’s more than made up for with straight-up epic fantasy action that’s unlike…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Mulan, Witches, Jet Li, Nostalgia, Donnie Yen, Niki Caro, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Liu Yifei, Yoson An

Disney Is Going to Kill Bambi’s Mom Again

It’s a new year but things are still the same when it comes to Disney’s catalog of classic films. After a year that saw remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King become billion dollars hits, it makes sense for the trend to continue. And next on the list is Bambi.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Deer, Vfx, Nostalgia, Bambi, Geneva Robertson Dworet, Lindsey Beer

Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn't Care That Terminator: Dark Fate Ignores Previous Films He Was In

Any normal person might be angry if they were making a movie that straight-up ignored several previously-connected projects they’d worked on. Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a normal person.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Terminator, Paramount, Nostalgia, Gale Anne Hurd, Linda Hamilton, Terminator Dark Fate

The Films That Messed Us Up Forever

It’s that time of year—leaves are turning, pumpkins are being carved, and costumes are being prepped. But among all the usual Halloween festivities is another tradition: watching scary movies. However, if you were scarred from watching one when you were too young—or perhaps when you had Scarlet freakin’ fever—you may…Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Kids, Horror, Nostalgia, Memories

5 of the Worst Halloween TV Episodes We've Ever Had to Sit Through

Halloween offers so many opportunities for our favorite genre shows to play with the spooky, strange, and supernatural…but it’s also an opportunity for all these interesting storytelling elements to crash and burn.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Video, Science, South Park, Star Trek, Animation, Hercules, Nostalgia, Scooby Doo

Black Panther’s Daniel Kaluuya Is Bringing a ‘Misunderstood’ Barney to the Big Screen

Barney is a dinosaur who we all know from TV, but now Mattel is bringing Barney & Friends to the big screen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Dinosaurs, Imagination, Nostalgia, Barney, Mattel, Big Screen, Barney Friends, Daniel Kaluuya, Mattel Films

Here Is the Frankly Ridiculous List of Everything Coming to Disney+ at Launch

We already knew that Disney was using all of its megacorp might to bring an absurd amount of archival content to launch its new streaming service with. Now, we finally know just what will be arriving day one, and hoo boy, folks: it’s a lot.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Movies, Musicals, Marvel, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Nostalgia, Disney Plus

Witchboard Is the Perfect Combination of Melodrama, 1980s Hair, and Evil Spirits

Much like the female protagonist of Witchboard, the deliciously cheesy 1986 cautionary tale about why you should never use an Ouija board improperly, I have an obsession. But I’m not obsessed with talking to ghosts. I’m just obsessed with Witchboard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Witches, Nostalgia, Ouija, Retro Review, Ouija Board, Witchboard, Seances

X-Men's Theme Song Faces Lawsuit Over Similarities to Hungarian Police Drama

The theme song to X-Men: The Animated Series is undeniably amazing, but now there are accusations that it was stolen. A Hungarian man has filed a lawsuit against Marvel, Disney, Fox, Apple, Amazon, and others—along with folks from Saban Entertainment—claiming that the theme song was plagiarized. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Lawsuit, Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Hungary, Animation, Nostalgia, X Men, Saban Entertainment, Disney Plus, Theme Song, X Men The Animated Series

Why Remake The Lion King? Director Jon Favreau Explains

When it comes to Disney’s upcoming Lion King movie, most of us have lots of questions. Things like, is it a shot-for-shot remake? Is it live-action? Animation? Will the animals be talking and/or singing? And perhaps most importantly: Why attempt this in the first place?Read more...
Tags: Science, Beyonce, Interview, Disney, Animation, Jon Favreau, Vfx, Nostalgia, The Lion King, Donald Glover, Set Visit

This Week's Star Wars Comic Is Like Opening an '80s Time Capsule

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm and rebooted the expanded universe continuity that had sustained Star Wars for decades, we got a whole new universe of Star Wars comics at Marvel. It’s one that, for nearly four years, has delivered some excellent stories. But this week, for one week only, we got to take a step back to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Nostalgia

Aladdin Made Me Feel Like a Kid Again

When I think of the animated Aladdin, I think back to being about 14-years-old, jumping up and down on my bed, and singing along to its soundtrack. At that exact moment, my friends see me doing this through the window and laugh hysterically at me. You see, I love Aladdin. I always have. And I feel this distinct…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Nostalgia, Guy Ritchie, Aladdin, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Mena Massoud

A Generation Looks Back at 20 Years of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ask a Star Wars fan what they think about The Phantom Menace and you’re going to get a very specific answer. At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last month, io9 spoke with fans about their memories and feelings on the eve of the film’s 20th anniversary, and the sentiment was way more positive than expected for all…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Chicago, Fans, Lucasfilm, Nostalgia, Star Wars Celebration, The Phantom Menace

So Will Smith Doesn't Exactly *Sing* in Aladdin, But It Works

When it comes to Aladdin songs, “Friend Like Me” is the showstopper. Sure “A Whole New World” is beautiful and “Prince Ali” is catchy, but it’s that big, intro song sung by the genie that sticks in your head the most. So when the lights went down at CinemaCon 2019 and “Friend Like Me” from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming …Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Nostalgia, Ali, Guy Ritchie, Aladdin, Cinemacon, Cinemacon 2019

The First Episodes of Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone May Make You Cringe in Weird Ways

With Us fever gripping the nation, the timing is perfect for Jordan Peele to launch his new spin on The Twilight Zone. It’s impossible to “review” the series based on its first two episodes (now available to watch on CBS All Access)—but there are some hints of what to expect from this anthology, and how it will speak…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Cbs, Tracy Morgan, Twilight Zone, Nostalgia, Adam Scott, Cbs All Access, Rod Serling, Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani

Guillermo del Toro Explains the Difficulty of Adapting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

For generations, the book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has haunted kids and adults alike. On name recognition alone, the Alvin Schwartz series seems like a perfect choice for a film adaptation. And yet, it’s not just one story, it’s lots of stories, which made that process more than a little difficult. io9…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Horror, Guillermo Del Toro, Cbs, Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Stephen Gammell, Nostalgia, Andre Ovredal

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