Fight Club 2

Chuck Palahniuk’s sequel to his 1996 classic is out this month in the form of a graphic novel. The Fight Club 2 miniseries, featuring artwork by Cameron Stewart, is set 10 years after Project Mayhem, the point where the original book, and also the film, ended. “The protagonist”, as he is always referred to in…

Documentaries to watch now

It’s not just music videos and clips of cats being awesome, YouTube is also home to some great documentaries well worth watching. Here are 21 of them. 25 Million Pounds (1996) Film by the brilliant Adam Curtis about Nick Leeson and the collapse of Barings Bank and how Barings “willingly entered into a dream he…

I am the Walrus

On June 25th 2013, during the regular Kevin Smith podcast (SModcast #259) he and co-host Scott Mosier were laughing about an post they’d just seen on GumTree.com — a British classified ad website. There was a listing from a man who claimed he’d spent three years alone on St Lawrence Island with only a walrus…

Style Icon: Steve McQueen

Despite the fact that in The Great Escape, Steve McQueen’s character dressed modestly, his look as become an iconic look of simplicity and effortless cool. As casual weekend-around-the-house looks go, this is unbeatable.

Total Recall’s ending explained

It’s 24 years since Total Recall opened in cinemas worldwide, but it seems that audiences still don’t really get the reality of Arnie’s surprisingly cerebral movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of the 1980s and early ’90s were largely exercises in crowd-pleasing dumb violence. Red Heat, Predator, The Running Man, Commando, and Raw Deal all obsessed over…

’60s Batman: What I’ve Learned

Robin and I are just good friends. Sometimes I just pretend I didn’t see the Bat Signal; especially if it’s really late at night and it’s cold and raining. Just send out some damn cops; my taxes pay for them, so in a way I’m still saving the city. And I pay a lot of…