Niall Beard's Pretentious-O-Meter performs an accurate measure every movie's pretentiousness, determined simply by subtracting viewer ratings from critic ratings. Deliciously clever!
For example, "Lost in Translation"—beloved by critics but not so much by audiences—earns a high pretentiousness score thanks to its "3.6/5" slap by the good users of Rotten Tomatoes. At the other end, viewer favorites such as "Big Momma's House" and "Dumb and Dumber" soar on wings of clicks beyond their critical maulings.
In the above episode of the Museum of Modern Art’s “The Way I See It,” the patron saint of bad taste John Waters looks at Lee Lozano’s “Untitled” (1963). “I buy art and love art that frightens me and gives me flashbacks to things that scared me. And then I overcome it by looking at […]
People who ask themselves why they need a dashcam usually have one thing in common: They’ve never been a serious collision. Even in fender benders, these gadgets can save you an immense amount of time and hassle, stopping headaches before they even start. If you’re looking for a reliable starter cam, the myGEKOgear Orbit 110 […]
There’s no shortage of wireless chargers out there. So when one scores a Best of Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronics Show, we take notice. And, those industry nods mean good news for just about anybody with a smartphone, because the HyperCharger X Wireless Charger means there’s no excuse for losing power when you’re out […]
Once you’ve cut steak or poultry with some actual quality knives, it’s really tough to go back to those budget blades you bought at the department store a couple of decades ago. Consider that a fair warning about this 5-Piece Professional Damascus Chef’s Kitchen Set. The holiday discount makes it easy to buy for a […]