Newswire: Game company pulls “educational” slave-stacking mini-game

The Danish game company Serious Games recently learned an important lesson: The best way to teach children about the horrors of the colonial-era slave trade is not by combining it with the tile-matching fun of Tetris. Playing History 2 –The Slave Trade is a point-and-click adventure that puts players in the role of a young slave on the harrowing voyage […]

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Great Job, Internet!: New trailer remix smashes Suicide Squad, The Dirty Dozen together

A group of criminals is tasked by the U.S. government to take on a dangerous mission from which many may not return; in exchange they’ll receive reduced sentences and pardons for their transgressions. That description could either be for the upcoming Suicide Squad film (and its comic book origin) or perfectly fitting for 1967’s The Dirty Dozen. And since the […]

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Coming Distractions: Here’s the trailer for The Lobster, one of our favorites from this year’s Cannes

The A.V. Club’s own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky called the The Lobster, the latest surreal, darkly comedic film from Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos, “funny,” “unsettling,” and, “occasionally gruesome” when he watched it at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Now, you can see for yourself—in bite-sized trailer form, at least—whether you’re as affected by Lanthimos’ tale of a sad-sack divorcee (Colin Farrell) who’s […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Inside the sloppy history of pie fights

The old pie-in-the-face prank, once brilliant, has slowly become a theatrical cliché over the past century. In recent years, it’s become common for community leaders to take one for the team to raise money for schools or charities. And pie-throwing has become a weapon, too—in 2011, a comedian threw a shaving-cream pie at media mogul Rupert Murdoch during a parliamentary […]

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Newswire: NBC caters to stalking enthusiasts by picking up The Watcher

Deadline reports that NBC has preemptively purchased The Watcher, a project from Homeland executive producer Alex Cary and Aaron Kaplan, producer of Secrets & Lies. The psychological thriller series is based on the true story of the Broaddus family, who purchased a $1.3 million home in Westfield, New Jersey only to receive unsettling letters from an unidentified person claiming to […]

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