Over the course of just a few seasons, Black Mirror has ruined social media, political engagement, augmented reality, nerd culture, video gaming, and basically everything else—so of course love would be next. This Valentine’s Day, Black Mirror’s new social media campaign brings its True Love Test to the real world,…
Valentine’s Day is upon us, so we’ve scoured the big three streaming services—Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime—for movies that meld geeky themes with love. Some are tragic, some are salty, and some even involve zombies. Ain’t love grand?
A lot of people are banking on a future ruled by artificial intelligence, but in its current form, AI can still be hilariously dumb.
As a recovering teenage girl, I’m not one to besmirch (non-Twilight) movies made for young women. I saw She’s All That in theaters, okay, I get it. Which is why when I saw the trailer for Every Day, a body-swapping drama, I was intrigued. However, there’s one unexplained detail that leaves me kind of horrified.
There’s been no shortage of fan-made tributes to Stranger Things (remember the cute Peanuts homage, Merry Christmas Will Byers?) But this latest one comes direct from Netflix, and it’s a faux-trailer for Love in the Upside Down—about a girl named Nancy and the two very different dudes vying for her heart.
Late last week, Pamela Anderson released yet another impassioned missive extolling the supposed virtues of sun-starved WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, titled “Why My Heart Stands With Julian.”
Girl meets boy at a raucous music festival, and they fall in love as colorful debauchery rages around them. Kibwe Tavares’ short film Robot & Scarecrow would be a lovely if somewhat unremarkable tale of romance, except for the fact that the girl is literally a robot and the boy is actually a scarecrow.
When parallel universes begin collapsing on each other, there are suddenly multiple versions of every person on Earth. While a certain amount of panic ensues, the situation enables one man—a self-described “sad sack”—to finally get the chance to woo his office crush. Or one version of her, anyway.
Mass Effect is a franchise known for letting players sleep with other characters, and while that sauciness makes a return in Andromeda, some romance routes have left fans heartbroken.
YouTube series Carmilla—based on the 19th century lesbian vampire tale, but updated to a modern-day college setting—will get its own feature after it wraps up its third and final season. The jump to movie is based in no small part on the show’s incredibly devoted fan base, which has boosted it to over 50 million views.
Being famous on YouTube might seem flashy, with some channels accruing millions of subscribers and views. But for the most part it’s just someone in their house, chatting intimately with a viewer as if they were old friends...or lovers. Enter Asagao Academy, a video game about dating YouTubers.
To whom do Google researchers turn when they want to make their products more personable, with a greater grasp of the nuances of language? Romance novels.
LEGO animator Brotherhood Workshop is getting married this week, so he created this charming little LEGO animation to commemorate his wonderfully nerdy relationship with the future Mrs. Workshop. “Best stupid decision ever.” Awwww.
Romance abounds in fiction—and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances, too. But sometimes a romance feels less like something that’s true to the characters and more like a plot device the writers threw in at the last moment. Here are eight kinds of romance that we don’t ever need to see again.
In Ben Brand’s film 97%, Bert gets an alert on his mobile phone: someone with a 97% match on a dating app is within meters. He just needs to find her.
These days, you can find love anywhere—in a bar, up a mountain or sat alone on the toilet—thanks to your smartphone. This short film explores that idea: can a regular guy find his love match on a crowded commuter train?
The annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, held a few weeks ago, was a great time. But it’s tough to get past a truly horrifying discovery: Not only did somebody write a Christian romance novel with a Jewish heroine and a Nazi “hero,” it was nominated for two RITA awards, the genre’s equivalent of the…
Lovers kiss, right? Not everywhere. After combing through data from 168 cultures worldwide, anthropologists from UNLV and the Kinsey Institute could only find evidence that couples engage in romantic or sexual kissing in 46% of them.
Two weeks ago, Nobel-prize winning cell biologist Tim Hunt created a storm of controversy when he made a comment about how he can’t work with women because he always falls in love with them, or they with him. But why does he think love in the lab is such a problem? Here are four stories of couples who met through…
Sometimes when a will-the-or-won’t-they couple gets together, it turns out that they shouldn’t have. Which fictional romantic pair would have been better off keeping their relationship platonic?