The website for Jim Munroe’s new lo-fi, sci-fi flick, Ghosts With Shit Jobs, is now up with video clips from the film. (Full disclosure: Jim was a co-founding editor and video games editor for the Cultural Gutter).
It’s the beginning of January, cold and dark where I am. The critics are all putting out their best of year lists, and maybe you’re looking for something to read. So here’s my entry into annual lists: 10 comics I liked in 2011 that I haven’t written about. Well 9 comics I haven’t written about [...]
Based on the Konami game, Snatcher, Suda51′s radio drama, Sdatcher, is about a man tasked with destroying robots who have infiltrated human society. Sure, it’s very Blade Runner, but it’s fun and translated into English by Marc Laidlaw. (via Tim at The Hand Eye Society)
On the anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s birthday, here are a piece on The Haunting of Hill House at DarkEcho and a 1951 radio play of her “The Lottery” on NBC Short Story.
Manipulated by mad scientists, humiliated for humanity’s pleasure, will robots and apes tire of making our cars, vacuuming our floors, fighting our wars, washing our cats and smoking our cigarettes? Who will break first as humankind continually fails to distinguish androids from robots, apes from monkeys? We return again to the question that 2012 inevitably [...]
ReadMOre’s Mark Tiedemann has an in depth conversation with writer Ursula K. Le Guin about The Dispossessed.
One man laboring in obscurity in has finally done what scientists working for vast think tanks have struggled for decades to accomplish. Behold, the “Periodic Table of Exploitation!“
A woman wakes up alone in a room, trains, finds a gun that opens portals from one place to another and escapes. But will there be cake? There is talk that the live-action Portal: No Escape short could lead to a feature-length film. But it’s perfect as it is.
A thorough and well-illustrated look at Soviet science fiction, from the 1920s through the 1980s. (via SF Signal)
Cracked presents 10 deleted scenes–with video clips–that would have ruined movies, from the very good, Alien, to the very bad, Revenge of the Sith.
The line-up for the Midnight Madness Programme at the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced and the Gutter has some trailers and images for the films! Smuggler (directed by Funky Forest‘s Katsushito Ishii); The Day; Livid (from the directors of A L’Interieur/Inside); Kill List; The Incident; God Bless America (directed by Bobcat Goldthwait); Lovely [...]
A couple of looks at the art and history of film title sequences.
It’s summer time and instead of beer bottles exploding out of coolers in a shower of refreshing ice, bikini-clad hotties and fireworks as we know it should be, everything is wilting and perhaps even melting. As far as I can tell there are only two possible explanations—Hot Lava Monsters have readjusted the earth’s thermostat to [...]
Here at the Gutter we like our podcasts. We especially like Infernal Brains and The Projection Booth. At Infernal Brains, Todd and Tars discuss Thai pulp hero, Insee Daeng and Wisit Sasanatieng’s recent screen adaptation, Red Eagle. Meanwhile, at The Projection Booth, Mike and Mondo Justin report on Robocop (including news on Detroit’s statue) and [...]
SFSignal has Handshake Magazine’s cinematic history of the future. The timecode in the upper right hand corner.
Flowers of Flesh and Blood looks at the dystopian horror of Gzegorz Jonkajtys’ short films, with the shorts included. “It is a world of late bills, dreadful jobs, broken homes and the isolation of anonymity, but here, when you can’t get the voice recognition software on the end of the phone to understand your requests, [...]
Gameranx dares name the Top 25 Best Horror Games of All Time! (via Denis at The Horror?!)
Cube Zero is definitely not the Greatest Movie Ever! Hear more here.
Meanwhile, Annalee Newitz presents, “A Brief History of Zombies in America.”
Here’s the opening 2 minutes of the new live-action Space Battleship Yamato. (I grew up with Space Battleship Yamato as Star Blazers). (Thanks, August Ragone!)
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