Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly series gathering the latest and shiniest pop culture toys and merchandise around. This week: a very fancy take on Peter Parker’s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Let’s take a look!
Luke Cage is a character whose name got tossed around for years as possibly getting the live action treatment. Movies, TV, The Rock, Terry Crews, so many possibilities were discussed. Now, we have him on Netflix and he’s great but a greater version almost happened.
Pulp Fiction basically influences anything that’s good. And Breaking Bad drew influence from a lot of good things before it. But I never realized how similar they were when I was watching and obsessing over Breaking Bad because when you put some scenes side-by-side, you will see shots that clearly pay tribute to the…
Actors may be front and center but, sometimes, the location is the star of a movie. Hogwarts in Harry Potter, Bag End in Lord of the Rings, the firehouse in Ghostbusters, places like these have become as iconic — if not more so — than the movies they’re in.
Quentin Tarantino loves to flex his directorial muscles in his movies, so much so that he's developed so many different trademark shots. Roman Holiday put together a bunch of close up shots from Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown to showcase all of those scenes. It's kind of fun to track the story through just these shots.
Because everyone loves Pulp Fiction, CineFix followed up their original 9 things that people probably didn't know about Pulp Fiction with 7 more factoids. This time we find out the story about Samuel L. Jackson's hair, why Christopher Walken drank hot sauce behind the scenes and how Stanley Tucci is connected.
From artist Ástor Alexander come these video game-inspired pulp covers: Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. My favorite is the Mario one, mostly because I imagine that it's a series, and every book ends with Mario heading to another castle.
I mean, sure, you could be out there with thousands of others fighting over discounted TVs and whatnot, but why not stay in where it's nice and warm and admire Laurent Durieux's latest lovely work for Mondo?
Garish colors, screaming titles, smooth robots and bold, bulbous rockets — who could ask for more in a pulp cover? Of all the nations producing pulp fiction in the 20th century, Spain stands out for having the very best packaging for these tales of aliens and outer space.
Exactly 20 years ago today, Pulp Fiction hit theaters for the first time. No one had quite seen anything like the Quentin Tarantino masterpiece and its multiple layers of amazing. And who could ever forget the insane overdose scene that ends with John Travolta stabbing an adrenaline shot into Uma Thurman's heart?
We all know that Quentin Tarantino is a petty whiny dickhead who steals all his plots from other movies, ripping off scene after scene, and recombining them into silver nitrate milkshakes. But I enjoyed Pulp Fiction anyway. If you did too, you'll like these nine factoids—which include the real content of Marsellus…
I really really really really really really wish this 8-bit retro style video game version of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction were real. No, really. REALLY.
Onondaga Public Library in Syracuse, New York, has an enormous collection of roughly 1,100 vintage books in science fiction, mystery and "other genres." But apparently, there isn't enough interest to keep them in circulation. So they're asking people to propose what should be done with them.
Here's the thing with Siri: She's actually kind of dumb sometimes. It can be infuriating. But I don't think anyone gets angrier than Samuel L. Jackson in this hilarious Pulp Fiction/Siri mashup.
The pulps of the world were full of tough men. The iconic pulp characters — the Shadow, Doc Savage, Tarzan — are all men, and the common perception of the pulps is that they were written by male writers, about male characters, for male readers.
Most of us are familiar to a limited degree with the story of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873): his disappearance, his October, 1871 discovery in Ujiji, Tanzania, by Henry Stanley (1841-1904), and Stanley's greeting to Livingstone: "Dr. Livingstone, I believe?" Even if the latter phrase is a post-facto invention by…
The task of defining "steampunk" has become surprisingly difficult. Wildly differing definitions are currently in use, from the strictly traditional (late 19th century London-based alternate history science fiction) to the Lewis Carrollian (steampunk means whatever a person wants it to mean).