Connor McCallum

An Incomplete List of Niche Words Lost to History

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For whatever reason, words like “hangry” catch on, while perfectly serviceable words like “aggress” are lost forever to history.   New words are made up all the time, but what exactly renders it a “real word?” Often, as long as they gain traction and have a distinct meaning, they’re eventually seen as “real words,” though it’s ... Read the full article

Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story Is a Disney Story Even Hardcore Disneyphiles Might Not Know

James Jay Edwards reviews Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story, a documentary about a Star Wars-adjacent KISS-inspired band that rocked the Space Stage in Tomorrowland at Disneyland during the summer of 1981.

Sputnik Turns Old Sci-Fi Tropes Into Something New

James Jay Edwards reviews Sputnik, a Russian sci-fi horror film directed by Egor Abramenko and starring Oksana Akinshina. (IFC Films)

Tesla Is a Stuffy Biopic with a Twist

James Jay Edwards reviews Tesla, a biopic written and directed by Michael Almereyda, and starring Ethan Hawke. (IFC Films)

Chemical Hearts Hints at Places It Doesn’t Go

James Jay Edwards reviews Chemical Hearts, a movie written and directed by Richard Tanne and adapted from the Krystal Sutherland YA novel Our Chemical Hearts.

Uncle Peckerhead Brings the Splatter to Its Rock & Roll Fantasy

James Jay Edwards reviews Uncle Peckerhead, a punk horror-comedy written and directed by Matthew John Lawrence, and a perfect midnight movie.