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by Jonathan Simrin

11 May 2010


The newest trailer for Inception, currently running before Iron Man 2, is noticeably different from the bits Warner Bros. has previously released. Although it contains no earth-shattering spoilers, this trailer certainly attempts to draw out a clear narrative. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a security agent who can enter people’s dreams and steal ideas. He enlists Ellen Page for help. Inception also co-stars Nolan favorites such as Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, and Michael Caine.

by PopMatters Staff

11 May 2010



The suddenly über-hip and ubiquitous Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend and the cast paid tribute to her by singing The Golden Girls theme song. Well, frisky old Betty turned all those fuddy duds on their heads when she went all metalcore on their asses.

by John Lindstedt

11 May 2010


In the wake of Lost, ABC has been blatantly scrambling to fill the mystery show void with transparent clones: Flash Forward, Happy Town, and V. Despite aping all the superficial qualities of their predecessor, none of these posers have managed to muster the quality or following of the real McCoy. This video from this weekend’s edition of The Soup sums up the trend in a nutshell.

by Sarah Zupko

10 May 2010


Conan O’Brien stopped by the Google megaplex at part of their @Google series. He takes the stage to the tinny sound of bagpipes before launching into a bit about the silliness of being labeled a “Googler”. Guess he’s on the tech circuit now following his appearance at Twitter and Intel corporate headquarters previously. He says he’s just looking for “free stuff” by way of explaining his recent residency in the Silicon Valley. O’Brien deliciously skewers Google corporate culture too.

by PopMatters Staff

10 May 2010


Legendary singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne passed away this weekend at 92 after a storied life that greatly enriched American and world culture.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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