I assume many of you were not regular readers of TR back in November of 2008 when I told you about Eddie Lebron’s desire to make a Mega Man movie, and the excellent trailer he posted for it. Well, 18 months later, it’s done. His movie. And it’s 90 minutes long. I’m not going to lie; I haven’t watched it yet (again, 90 minutes long) but the trailer was awesome so I have high hopes, my friends. Overall, it’s not been a bad week for fan-made movies of popular Capcom videogames. Hell, Capcom should just stop fucking around with Hollywood and just start working directly with the fans. Thanks to Mikey W. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.