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The Mindhut Summer Movie Preview

By Robert RunyonApril 23, 2013
As it has happened for the last decade, the summer movie season this year continued its inexorable march from early May to mid-February. The first movie to hit was Oz: The Great and Powerful. Still, that was only the first of an onslaught of 3-D ... More  →
The Mindhut Summer Movie Preview

The Game of Thrones Season 3 Power Rankings

By Robert RunyonMarch 28, 2013
In each major collegiate sport, success is not determined by something as trivial as a win-loss record—it’s given by the journalists who watch the games. The same formula can apply to every geek’s favorite game: The Game of Thrones. Here are Mindhut’s rankings of Westeros’ ... More  →
The Game of Thrones Season 3 Power Rankings

Top 5 Orwellian Nightmares That Already Exist

By Robert RunyonMarch 12, 2013
If you call something Orwellian, you're likely referring to an oppressive totalitarian state with an overabundance of surveillance, such as Oceania from 1984. Which is sad, because, apparently he was a nice guy. Maybe 1984ian didn't have the right ring. No matter what word you ... More  →
Top 5 Orwellian Nightmares That Already Exist

Our Five Favorite Pieces of Meta Sci-Fi

By Robert RunyonMarch 6, 2013
"What the heck is meta, and how can I get it out of my sci fi?" You're asking. Well, meta really just means anything, especially art (or TV or movies) that is self-referential. A prime example of this is the show Community. It has jokes ... More  →
Our Five Favorite Pieces of Meta Sci-Fi

5 Movies That Ended Up Being Totally Different Than We Expected

By Robert RunyonFebruary 26, 2013
Usually, when you see a movie, you have some sort of preconception of what you’ll be seeing. It’ll usually be colored by a trailer you saw, a review you heard, or even a recommendation from a friend. Then, something happens while you’re watching the movie. ... More  →
5 Movies That Ended Up Being Totally Different Than We Expected

This Animated Short Will Make You Cry! With Happiness!

By Robert RunyonFebruary 12, 2013
As we get on years, it becomes harder and harder to feel the childlike glee we first had when we started watching cartoons as children. It becomes difficult to be surprised. Then something like "Paperman" comes along and you realize that you still can feel ... More  →
This Animated Short Will Make You Cry! With Happiness!

The Super Bowl's Most Geektacular Commercials

By Robert RunyonFebruary 4, 2013
Last night, millions of Americans gathered around their televisions for only one reason: to see what they’ll be spending their money on this year. Yeah, there was that game thing, too. However, it was for these people that the main source of awe and excitement ... More  →
The Super Bowl's Most Geektacular Commercials

What Does Your Sherlock Say About You?

By Robert RunyonJanuary 28, 2013
Sherlock Holmes is a character that has spanned the ages, routinely earning a place in pop culture ever since his debut more than 125 years ago. More than 70 actors have played him. There’s something timeless and appealing about the Great Detective. Maybe it’s his ... More  →
What Does Your Sherlock Say About You?

10 Mistakes Every Doctor Who N00b Makes

By Robert RunyonJanuary 24, 2013
Doctor Who is a daunting show for a long time viewer – for a n00b, it’s nearly incomprehensible. Disjointed narratives, insane plots, and multiple actors playing the same character make for a steep learning curve. Now, that the current iteration has matured into long-running TV ... More  →
10 Mistakes Every Doctor Who N00b Makes

Why Superman Should ALWAYS Be Set in 1938

By Robert RunyonJanuary 9, 2013
Quick, ask yourself: what’s the greatest Superman movie? The answer is most likely Superman or Superman II, depending on your love for awkward time travel rules or monosyllabic villains with awesome facial hair. After these two movies, it’s a steep decline. It’s best not to ... More  →
Why Superman Should ALWAYS Be Set in 1938