Why Star Wars is Secretly Terrifying for Women

Long-winded, overly smug with it's own nerdiness, everybody talks too fast, yet pretty much utterly on point with the subtext it suggests to a movie trilogy that's already far over-analyzed.

..Pretty much just the way we Star Wars nerds like it.



Cool and addictive movie game. You're given three stock photos as clues and 60 seconds on the clock. Your job is to name the movie the photos are suggesting.

Sounds easy enough -- but it can get tricky once you get into it.

To be honest, when I started out on it it seemed a little too easy for my taste, but it did stump me for a while on a few of them. Luckily you can skip over ones you get stuck on and come back to them later.

On the downside though -- even though you can skip and come back, the game doesn't officially end until you correctly answer all the questions (or give up). This was especially bad in my case because the one it said I was getting wrong was one that I ABSOLUTELY KNEW I WAS GETTING RIGHT.

Here's the weird part -- the game is really open-minded about spelling and grammar. If you get most of the name of a movie right it will give it to you, and if the clues are from a series or a trilogy, you can still get the question right if you just give the main title of the series and not the specific installment -- except for this one particular question where the thing turned suddenly super-anal about how you type the words in, which was really frustrating until I figured it out.

Even with 50 questions and that one particular quirk it's a very quick and fun time-waster, and the kind of test that a movie nerd can't resist.

I aced it (..eventually) -- which isn't really that big of a deal, since that's the way the way the game is designed, but I got really stuck on about 3 of them (not counting the typo one).

How did you do?


How Did This Get Made?

If you're a movie nerd (as I know many of the staff here at HRTOTM are) you really need to check this podcast out. More than just bagging on bad movies -- which has been done to death, this podcast takes a film that's conceptually so bad that all you can do when you see the poster or the trailer is wonder "How Did This Get Made" and tries to make sense of the studio/celebrity thought process that led to such a disastrous piece of crap not only getting made but then getting marketed and released to the public.

We're talking films like All About Steve, The Last Airbender, and Burlesque, and they try to make sense of the plots, which are invariably 100 times more insane than you'd ever expect them to be.

Comedian Paul Scheer and his team are basically just starting out, so there's only like 5-6 episodes to listen to so far, but it's absolutely hilarious and worth your time.


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