Archive for July, 2014

  • Sharknado 2 Amps up the Camp

    Sharknado 2 Amps up the Camp

    Edited-for-television version of the original lede: Sharknado 2 has so much camp, you’ll be surprised nobody was murdered by Jason Voorhees. The film’s director, Anthony C. Ferrante, knew exactly what fans of the original movie loved and wanted to see again. So it should not be a surprise to anyone that The Second One was packed with improbable scenes that

  • New to the USA: Chikungunya virus

    New to the USA: Chikungunya virus

    Earlier this month, the first two cases of locally-transmitted chikungunya virus in the contiguous United States were reported in Florida.1 Chikungunya virus has been previously identified in people in the US (on average, 26 individuals per year are diagnosed with the disease), but all were in travelers who had contracted the it outside the country.

  • Hawkeye is a Special, Ambitious Comic

    Hawkeye is a Special, Ambitious Comic

    If Spider-Man is my teenage spirit animal, then Matt Fraction’s version of Hawkeye is my 30 year old screw up spirit animal. Peter Parker always seemed so vulnerable despite being so powerful. He was always struggling with things like paying the rent and making it to class. Think about how high the stakes need to

  • Drunk History Renewed for Third Season

    Drunk History Renewed for Third Season

    Raise your glasses and rejoice friends, because Drunk History will be back for a third season. The smash Comedy Central hit and former Funny or Die web series announced via their Facebook page that the show had been renewed for a third of likely many seasons to come. The fifth of 10 episodes the current Drunk History season is

  • Tech Podcast: Steve McGuigan of Bitbanger Labs

    Tech Podcast: Steve McGuigan of Bitbanger Labs

    On this edition of the Untied TV/Movie Podcast, Marcello De Feo is joined by Steve McGuigan of Bitbanger Labs to discuss Remee, Pixelstick and Kickstarter. Podcast: Tech Talk with Steve McGuigan from Bitbanger Labs You can listen to the episode by clicking on the link above, or right clicking and saving it as an mp3. The podcast can also

  • Finding Love in the NBA

    Finding Love in the NBA

    Every couple of years, an established or potential star, typically in a smaller market, becomes disgruntled after the team that drafted and developed him cannot deliver what the player feels he deserves. This tradition, popularized by Wilt Chamberlain in the late 1960s, has led to regular movement of top players as their teams are forced

  • Fitness Quest: Early Results

    Fitness Quest: Early Results

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. At first, the weight comes off easily, especially for guys. When you fall into the obesity column, losing a pound per day requires little effort. At the same time, the weight

  • Wonder Woman’s Movie Look Revealed

    Wonder Woman’s Movie Look Revealed

    Warner Bros revealed the first image of Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. As you can see above, Zack Snyder sure does love them there filters. His Instagram game is tight. Gal Gadot actually looks very much the part of the Amazonian princess. As for

  • Lucy: I Was Entertained, At Least

    Lucy: I Was Entertained, At Least

    I’m sorry Luc Besson, but I am about to rip your movie apart. However, I will start by commending you on your directing, which is what keeps me from asking for a refund. The visuals, stunts, and acting were worthy of a film of this magnitude, but I’m afraid the story did not live up