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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

The Moment The Matrix Changed Everything

The Matrix turns 20 years old on March 31 and, like many of us, I’ll never forget the first time I saw it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Nostalgia, The Matrix, Wachowskis, Carrie Anne Moss

Dumbo Is a No Go

Well, at least the elephant is cute.
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Disney, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Nostalgia, Danny DeVito, Dumbo, Eva Green

Aladdin's New Trailer Finally Gives Us Something to Sing About

Depending on how you feel about the CG trickery used to bring us Will Smith’s take on the iconic character, you may still be wary. But finally, they showed us some of the songs in this movie!Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Nostalgia, Aladdin, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Mena Massoud

In Another '90s Throwback, Captain Marvel Returns Magic Eye to the Public Consciousness

My name is Charles, and I can’t Magic Eye.
Tags: Science, Marvel, Charles, Optical Illusions, Marvel Studios, Nostalgia, Captain Marvel

The Toys of the 1980s Are Making a Major Comeback This Year

Blockbusters like the Star Wars trilogy, as well as unregulated TV advertising to kids, helped the ’80s churn out some of the most memorable toys of all time. Thirty years later, the ’80s are enjoying a renaissance thanks to shows like Stranger Things, and toymakers are happy to resurrect and hawk classic collectibles…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Nostalgia, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Toy Fair 2019

What Year Is It? What Is Happening?

I don’t know how to live in a world where RoboCop is selling fried chicken.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fast Food, Why, Holy Crap Wtf, Robocop, Nostalgia, Kfc, Why Why Why

This Was Inevitable

“If you try hard enough, any popular line of toys can be turned into a successful cinematic franchise.” - Old Hollywood proverb.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Hollywood, Science, Cars, Barbie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Hot Wheels, Nostalgia, Mattel

Attack the Block's Director Is Finally Back With a Movie He's Wanted to Make Since He Was a Kid

Eight years ago, director Joe Cornish blew our freaking minds with his landmark directorial debut, Attack the Block. Now, finally, his second movie is here and while the wait was exceedingly long, the story is worth it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, 20th Century Fox, John Boyega, Nostalgia, Joe Cornish, Ant Man, The Kid Who Would Be King, Attack The Block, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Attack The Block 2

9 Michael Crichton Sci-Fi Movies That Don't Involve Dinosaurs or Wild West Robots

Author, screenwriter, producer, and director Michael Crichton would have left an incredible legacy even if the only sci-fi works associated with him were Jurassic Park and Westworld (and their many sequels and related titles). But he had so many more movie and TV credits to his name.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Jurassic Park, Congo, Westworld, Twister, Nostalgia, Coma, Michael Crichton, Timeline, Sphere, Looker, The 13th Warrior, The Terminal Man, The Andromeda Strain

Seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Was One of My Most Memorable Moviegoing Experiences

Imagine sitting down for a movie. You don’t know what that movie is but when it’s over you realize you’ve been watching a secret sequel to one of your favorite movies of all time. That’s what happened to me when I first saw M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in a movie…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Glass, Universal, Split, Nostalgia, Unbreakable, M Night Shyamalan, Fantastic Fest

The New Ghostbusters Movie Already Has a Teaser, but Don't Expect Much

The world has barely had half a day to digest the news that Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters movie, but there’s already a teaser.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Nostalgia, Don, Columbia Pictures, New Ghostbusters

Rankin/Bass Has Its Own Avengers, and It's a Must-Watch Catastrophe

Gather around children, I’ve come to tell you a tale. A story of Santa Claus, a red-nosed reindeer, a talking snowman, and an evil wizard with ice dragons and flying snakes engaged in a centuries-long war against the Northern Lights. This is Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, and it’s the holiday…Read more...
Tags: Science, Holidays, Christmas, Santa Claus, Frosty, Nostalgia, Rudolph, Rankin, Rankin Bass, Rankinbass

How Bumblebee's 1980s Setting Turned It Into Every Transformers Fan's Dream

Everything about Bumblebee is totally 1980s, from its time period and music to its first generation Transformer designs and so much more. As they tell it, director Travis Knight and writer Christina Hodson both knew that setting the newest Transformers installment in the decade when the Transformers actually rose to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Michael Bay, Paramount, Nostalgia, Transformers, Travis Knight, Bumblebee, Christina Hodson

The PlayStation Classic Is Minimum Effort Nostalgia 

Even though I know all these retro consoles are largely an effort turn my nostalgia into big-time corporate profits, they’re damn hard to resist. There’s just something about gray plastic and the old school boot up sound that hits a deep part of my brain as few things do, so when I heard Sony was making a retro…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Playstation, Sony, Retro games, Consoles, Nostalgia, Consumer Tech, Retro Consoles, Playstation Classic Review

The Most Important Line in Star Wars Is an Ode to the Peril of Living in the Past

“May the Force be with you.” “No, I am your father.” “It’s a trap!” Star Wars is full of iconic notable quotables. But what has become my favorite line in the entire saga is a line from The Last Jedi that speaks to a wider existential debate about where the franchise is at right now: “Let the past die. Kill it, if you…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Movies, Nostalgia, Star Wars The Last Jedi

This Short Featurette Gives Insight Into Castle Rock's Displaced Nostalgia

Stephen King’s classic books are tied to a specific era in American history. The white picket fences and creeping dread of his New England horror universe are tied up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, to Carter and Reagan, with nostalgia inside of them dating even further back. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Reagan, Hulu, Nostalgia, New England, Carter, Castle Rock

Did My First Memory Make Me Who I Am Today?

My first memory begins with popcorn. I’m sitting in the back seat of a station wagon and there, lodged between the passenger’s seat and the middle armrest, is a kernel of popcorn. We’re at the drive-in watching a movie and I’m four-years-old. I know this not because I remembered my age, but because the drive-in was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Nostalgia, Et The Extra Terrestrial, The Last Starfighter

Ranking Nickelodeon Game Show Final Rounds, From Easy to Torturous

Nickelodeon game shows are a cutesy, silly, slime-covered tradition. Who didn’t yearn to step onto the Nickelodeon Studios lot and compete for cash, prizes, and fabulous vacations to...I guess Florida, or maybe Denver? Some shows made it harder, or even way harder, to win the grand prize than others. Here’s our list…Read more...
Tags: Games, Florida, Science, Game Shows, Denver, Nostalgia, Nickelodeon, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Double Dare, Nickelodeon Studios

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