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What Movies Do People Love Only Because of Nostalgia?

In fandom circles, people fear a visit from the Suck Fairy. This mythical being alights upon the books, movies, and TV shows you loved as a kid—we’re talking works foundationally important to your development—and taints them with toxic magic. “Oh man, I loved this when I was 12!” you think, scrolling past an old show…Read […]

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The Difference Between Antique and Vintage (and Why It Matters)

With very few exceptions, buying used stuff beats buying new. There’s just one problem: Sifting through page after page of near-identical listings on Ebay, Craigslist, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace takes time. And if you don’t know what you’re after, you’ll close your tabs feeling more confused than ever.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Secret Little Haven Is 10 Minutes Of Weapons-Grade Vaporwave Nostalgia

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today we’ll take a trip back to 1999 by way of 2018 with a breezy 10 minutes of refreshingly chill cyber-vibes. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Back to the Future’s Biggest Questions Are Answered in Doc Brown’s DeLorean Owner’s Manual

When did Doc Brown meet Marty McFly? What did the inventor do when he first arrived in 1885? How did he find out about the future of the McFly family? Questions like these have fascinated Back to the Future fans for years and soon they’ll have official answers. Leave it to Doc to hide some […]

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The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror Movies io9 Rewatched in 2020

Twenty-twenty hasn’t been good for much, but it has been given us bountiful free time— time you hopefully used to finally make good on that statement “Oh, I’d love to watch that but I don’t have time.” Well, in 2020 you did. As a result, many of us revisited and once again fell in love […]

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The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror Movies io9 Rewatched in 2020

Twenty-twenty hasn’t been good for much, but it has been given us bountiful free time— time you hopefully used to finally make good on that statement “Oh, I’d love to watch that but I don’t have time.” Well, in 2020 you did. As a result, many of us revisited and once again fell in love […]

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I Miss Videodiscs, the Fragile Garbage That Shaped My Childhood

When I talk about the discs I watched videos on as a kid people assume I mean laser discs, or maybe I’ve confused my decades and mean DVDs, or even video CDs. There’s an assumption that I’ve just misremembered things, but that’s because the capacitance electronic disc, or videodisc (or in my house just “disc”), […]

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I Miss Videodiscs, the Fragile Garbage That Shaped My Childhood

When I talk about the discs I watched videos on as a kid people assume I mean laser discs, or maybe I’ve confused my decades and mean DVDs, or even video CDs. There’s an assumption that I’ve just misremembered things, but that’s because the capacitance electronic disc, or videodisc (or in my house just “disc”), […]

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Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Nostalgic for All the Wrong Reasons

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back—and they’re ready to turn 2020 upside down. Hulu has revived Animaniacs in an era where reboots are at an all-time high, giving these classic meta characters a window into modern cultural satire. But are ‘90s goofs still relevant two decades later? Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Nostalgic for All the Wrong Reasons

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back—and they’re ready to turn 2020 upside down. Hulu has revived Animaniacs in an era where reboots are at an all-time high, giving these classic meta characters a window into modern cultural satire. But are ‘90s goofs still relevant two decades later? Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Best Sci-Fi Boy Band Videos of All Time

YouTube rabbit holes can be dangerous. You think about one thing, it sparks another, and by the end of the night who knows what you could be watching. That happened to me recently with boy band music videos. Which, I know, sounds a little weird. But if you grew up in the 1980s or ‘90s […]

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The Best Sci-Fi Boy Band Videos of All Time

YouTube rabbit holes can be dangerous. You think about one thing, it sparks another, and by the end of the night who knows what you could be watching. That happened to me recently with boy band music videos. Which, I know, sounds a little weird. But if you grew up in the 1980s or ‘90s […]

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Ancient Mummies Exhumed, Forced to Chaperone School Field Trip

Mummies aren’t scary. In fact, they’re some of the least scary monsters around, thanks to becoming generic CG action flick villains in movies like The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy (2017). But the decline of the creatures in pop culture began earlier than that, thanks to a TV series titled Mummies Alive, one of the […]

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The Church of the SubGenius Documentary Examines the Cult of a Cult

Long before the internet invaded every aspect of culture, a pair of friends who first bonded over their love of comic books and Captain Beefheart dreamed up “a weird fringe cult specifically for weirdos” that would walk the line between sincerity and parody. Thus, the Church of the SubGenius was born.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Start Your Day With Morning Cartoons

Morning routines are an important way to start your day and launch your productivity. We talk about productivity a lot here, and for good reason: we have things to accomplish, goals and deadlines to meet. A few years ago I had a solid morning routine consisting of the standard grown-up fare—alarm clock, hot drink,…Read more… […]

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This Free macOS 8 Emulator Lets You Play ‘Oregon Trail’

macOS 8, not to be confused with OS X 10.8—which you’re probably much more familiar with—is a 1990s-era operating system that found a home on ancient Apple systems with decidedly old-school names, such as “Power Macintosh” and “PowerBook.” But now, you can use it for free on any modern Mac or Windows PC—or at least […]

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Wars for Cybertron, Ranked

The myriad Transformers continuities are united by many things—mostly robots that transform into vehicles (and or prehistoric creatures, depending), but also: war. War, specifically not just on Earth, but for their homeworld. We’re about to see the battle for Cybertron rage all over again in Netflix’s new …Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 1980s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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9 Ex-streamly Radical ’90s Genre Movies You Can Watch Right Now on HBO Max

HBO Max has been met with a collective shrug so far, but not all is lost for the new streamer: turns out it’s got a decent enough selection of genre movies from the 1990s. Random? Yes! Full of clumsy early CGI, heavy-handed themes, and corny theme songs? Also yes! Read more…

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