Jonathan Nolan Wanted a Classic Rock Song in ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy Marketing But Christopher Nolan Refused

With three films in The Dark Knight trilogy, there have been plenty of trailers and TV spots around the world advertising Christopher Nolan‘s acclaimed take on Batman. However, one marketing tactic that was never used to promote any of the films in the comic book trilogy was the use of modern music to drive those […]

Windows 10 users set to receive brand new Dark Theme – here's how to get it

Dark modes appear to be rising in prominence with Apple making it a headline feature of its new macOS Mojave update and the Outlook email client recently giving users an option to turn the lights off. Windows 10 users already have the option to turn on dark mode, but it has previously excluded File Explorer. […]

Insatiable Season Finale Recap: 'I Did Some Pretty Dark S–t' (Grade It!)

Friendly warning: This recap spoils the crap out of Insatiable‘s season finale. Binge before proceeding. In a full-circle nod to the Netflix comedy’s premiere, Insatiable‘s season finale found a panicked Patty placing a last-minute, life-saving phone call to a suicidal Bob. But this time around, their situations had changed quite a bit. Following her own […]

Tesla board is reportedly in the dark about buyout—that’s not normal

Enlarge / Musk in 2015. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Tesla’s board of directors is gearing up to consider Elon Musk’s plan to take the electric carmaker private. But yesterday afternoon—more than two days after Musk’s original tweet announcing the proposal—Tesla’s board still hadn’t been told who would pay for the deal, Reuters has reported. The board […]

‘Anamorphine’ Turns Dark Emotions Into Striking Landscapes

Anamorphine creates beautiful, sweeping landscapes out of hurtful memories and lost pasts, following the story of a once-loving couple who’ve been consumed by depression and darkness after an accident. Elena has lost her livelihood and artistic outlet after an accident, and Tyler is facing his own crippling mental issues as he watches his beloved wife […]

Vertical video sheds its black bars on YouTube, Android app adds dark mode

The YouTube desktop site was designed for 16:9 video, with videos in any other aspect ratio—most commonly 4:3 for old TV material or 9:16 for vertical smartphone video—padded with black bars until they fit the 16:9 box. In a change that Google is currently rolling out, those black bars are now being scrapped, and the […]

Hollow Knight beats Metroid, Dark Souls at their own brutal game

Enlarge / Giddy up, little insectoid friend. We have fightin’ (and learnin’) to do. (credit: Team Cherry) The video game Hollow Knight may look like it has familiar trappings: Ssde-scrolling combat; deadly, hand-animated insects; a massive, explore-and-return world. Another Metroidvania, right? I made a similar assumption before diving into the 2017 game, which has since […]

Alarm at cancer victims kept in dark about their treatment

A SURVEY of cancer sufferers asking about their care has revealed “concerning issues” about information they are given, a report says. Just under half of patients reported they were not fully informed about the long-term side-effects of treatment, many were not given information about how to receive financial help and far too few reported being […]

Superhero Bits: New ‘Venom’ Trailer Coming Soon, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ and ‘New Mutants’ Not Canceled & More

Are you ready for a new Venom trailer soon? What’s going on with Green Lantern Corps.? How will DC’s Legends of Tomorrow approach John Constantine‘s bisexuality? Is there any truth to the rumors about Simon Pegg possibly playing Captain Britain? Did you believe the false rumors about X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants being canned? […]

The Flash Season 5 Trailer: What Dark, Future Secret Is Nora Keeping?

Nora West-Allen knows something about the future — something not good — that she is hiding from at least one of her parents, as revealed in the Season 5 trailer for The Flash. The first new footage from the coming season captures Team Flash’s amusing immediate reaction to the bombshell that The Mystery Girl dropped […]