About Author: Jon

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Videogames / D&D / horror movies / metal / marine biology / sci-fi novels and film / comics. My sin of choice is sloth.

Posts by Jon

  • Recently released to movie buffs and horror film fans everywhere is a new photo-book documentary chronicling the making of arguably one of the greatest monster movies to ever grace the screen: . This 300+ page behemoth of a coffee table center piece is masterfully laid out with photos and memoirs collected by Matt Taylor and Jim Beller, all painstakingly told from the perspective of the Martha’s Vineyard community and a select group of the film production staff. The sheer volume of content is staggering, perfect for both a casual browse or a deep dive into production anecdotes, but before we delve into the content allow me to spin you a quick yarn… How many little kids do you know who […]

    A look at the making of JAWS through the eyes of unsuspecting locals: JAWS; Memories from Martha’s Vineyard

    Recently released to movie buffs and horror film fans everywhere is a new photo-book documentary chronicling the making of arguably one of the greatest monster movies to ever grace the screen: . This 300+ page behemoth of a coffee table center piece is masterfully laid out with photos and memoirs collected by Matt Taylor and Jim Beller, all painstakingly told from the perspective of the Martha’s Vineyard community and a select group of the film production staff. The sheer volume of content is staggering, perfect for both a casual browse or a deep dive into production anecdotes, but before we delve into the content allow me to spin you a quick yarn… How many little kids do you know who […]

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  •   PAX Prime is once again upon us! Nerd Trek will be representing in full force this year with four dedicated press representatives roaming the show, gathering interviews with all things game and reporting to the utmost capacity. This guy! (Jon) Will also be there and will be tweeting and taking pictures on the ol’ iPhone in a hurricane of interweb upload debauchery. I may or may not have some passes to some top secret industry shit too! If you want to follow this rogue agent, hit me up on twitter and on iPhone app INSTAGRAM (where I’ll be uploading all pictures) Twitter: @sharkeatsman Instagram: sharkeatsman Stay tuned for a press barrage over the next 3 days!

    Follow me to PAX Prime!

      PAX Prime is once again upon us! Nerd Trek will be representing in full force this year with four dedicated press representatives roaming the show, gathering interviews with all things game and reporting to the utmost capacity. This guy! (Jon) Will also be there and will be tweeting and taking pictures on the ol’ iPhone in a hurricane of interweb upload debauchery. I may or may not have some passes to some top secret industry shit too! If you want to follow this rogue agent, hit me up on twitter and on iPhone app INSTAGRAM (where I’ll be uploading all pictures) Twitter: @sharkeatsman Instagram: sharkeatsman Stay tuned for a press barrage over the next 3 days!

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  • I can’t honestly say this is a review in the classic sense. In my current trend of going to see awful movies that I really want to be good, I caught Transformers 3 this weekend. I’m still trying to decide what the hell I just witnessed. Is it possible for a movie to be so intense it puts you to sleep? I think so. Maybe? GOOD: The 3d Imax action scenes are as crazy and over the top as we all have come to expect from Bay. Regardless of your emotional attachment to Transformers as your childhood heroes and your subsequent anger towards their completely misguided and off the mark representation in the reboot (see what I did there?), it […]

    TRANSFORMERS 3 – A review?

    I can’t honestly say this is a review in the classic sense. In my current trend of going to see awful movies that I really want to be good, I caught Transformers 3 this weekend. I’m still trying to decide what the hell I just witnessed. Is it possible for a movie to be so intense it puts you to sleep? I think so. Maybe? GOOD: The 3d Imax action scenes are as crazy and over the top as we all have come to expect from Bay. Regardless of your emotional attachment to Transformers as your childhood heroes and your subsequent anger towards their completely misguided and off the mark representation in the reboot (see what I did there?), it […]

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  •   Behold. The not so exciting real life demo ( link!) of ARTEMIS, a cooperative multiplayer game in which you and a handful of friends defend a pocket of the galaxy against invading aliens (the video is admittedly bland, about as exciting as watching some dungeon crawlers sit around and roll dice.) Yes, that is one of the most used and re-used plots of a science fiction game/story/movie/show that we’ve all seen mastered and/or foibled many times over, so why should you care? Artemis is a bridge simulation game in a literal sense. You have up to five “classes” that each player assumes: Engineering, Helmsman, Communications, Weapons, and the stiflingly vague Science. Each player has their own laptop or interface […]

    Artemis: Space Bridge Multiplayer Simulator

      Behold. The not so exciting real life demo ( link!) of ARTEMIS, a cooperative multiplayer game in which you and a handful of friends defend a pocket of the galaxy against invading aliens (the video is admittedly bland, about as exciting as watching some dungeon crawlers sit around and roll dice.) Yes, that is one of the most used and re-used plots of a science fiction game/story/movie/show that we’ve all seen mastered and/or foibled many times over, so why should you care? Artemis is a bridge simulation game in a literal sense. You have up to five “classes” that each player assumes: Engineering, Helmsman, Communications, Weapons, and the stiflingly vague Science. Each player has their own laptop or interface […]

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  • Calling this book a coffee table Christmas gift is doing the work a disservice. The collection is flawlessly assembled and the commentary is insightful and hilarious. A must buy for any film buff and/or punk rocker of any age.

    Destroy All Movies!!! The complete guide to Punks on film

    Calling this book a coffee table Christmas gift is doing the work a disservice. The collection is flawlessly assembled and the commentary is insightful and hilarious. A must buy for any film buff and/or punk rocker of any age.

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  • Looks like the classically awesome H.P. Lovecraft story At the Mountains of Madness is getting the full Hollywood shlock treatment.

    Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness” getting the Hollywood manicure.

    Looks like the classically awesome H.P. Lovecraft story At the Mountains of Madness is getting the full Hollywood shlock treatment.

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  • Joseph Kosinski's massively hyped sequel to the 80's sci-fi classic, TRON LEGACY dropped this weekend, which you already know because you have a connection to the internet.

    Tron Legacy – The original Red vs. Blue [SPOILERS]

    Joseph Kosinski's massively hyped sequel to the 80's sci-fi classic, TRON LEGACY dropped this weekend, which you already know because you have a connection to the internet.

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  • Despite the numerous flaws, you can't condemn Skyline for not being progressive. This is the first time since 9-11 a movie has shown a plane crash into a building.

    SKYLINE finally proves stupid people are attracted to shiny things. [SPOILERS]

    Despite the numerous flaws, you can't condemn Skyline for not being progressive. This is the first time since 9-11 a movie has shown a plane crash into a building.

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  • Here is my list of disappointments and straight up garbage.

    Jon’s Worst of 2010

    Here is my list of disappointments and straight up garbage.

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  • Here's my completely biased, personal list of the best of 2010. Got any beef?

    Jon’s Best of 2010

    Here's my completely biased, personal list of the best of 2010. Got any beef?

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  • In the event that he is now an undead ghoul that kicks off the zombie apocalypse, I'm going to go on record now as the first official source "calling it".

    Eccentric 15th century astronomer Tycho Brahe to be exhumed.

    In the event that he is now an undead ghoul that kicks off the zombie apocalypse, I'm going to go on record now as the first official source "calling it".

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  • This afternoon long time Gizmodo contributor Joel Johnson had a public melt down and thoroughly told off the internet.

    Gizmodo’s Joel Johnson melts down for reals, throws tantrum on blog. Internet is not impressed.

    This afternoon long time Gizmodo contributor Joel Johnson had a public melt down and thoroughly told off the internet.

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