Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Cover Art!

I won’t insult you by compressing it down to the width of this column: click here for the full experience.

From the press release:

“The front cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows features a dramatic sky of oranges and golds. It depicts 17-year-old Harry with arm outstretched, reaching upward. The structures around Harry

The Year of Nerd Cinema?

Earlier this year I was lamenting the pathetic state of nerd movies in 2006, and wondering why we weren’t getting more of a bounce out of the runaway box office successes of LOTR, Spider-Man, the Matrix, etc., in terms of studios greenlighting geek flix. Now I’m thinking maybe we’re seeing that bounce. This morning we have:


This Weekend in Geek Cinema

A regular roundup of geek-flick openings, judged irresponsibly by their trailers alone:

The Last Mimzy: Little kids find toys from the future that grant them wondrous powers. Said toys have a secret agenda of wonderment and wondrosity. Watching the trailer (linked above), you can see the totally awesome horror flick this might have …

Karate Kid News: Sweep the Leg!

Like a YouTube-browsing cheetah, I’m pouncing on this video a mere two months after it was posted. It features a shockingly well-preserved Ralph Macchio and — even better — the reunited Cobra Kai! Do you have a problem with that?

The trailer chick gets the best lines: “It’s over! Walk it off! His name is not Johnny!”

The 10 Most Important Video Games

Last week a Stanford librarian and a rather distinguished four-member committee released a list of the 10 most important video games of all time, recommending them for enshrinement in the Library of Congress. (Yes, this was last week. What, I was on vacation.) The New York Times has the story here. The list went as follows:

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  7. 1226