A PixelatedPop Project: What A Maneuver!

It was only a matter of time until I concocted a wrestling themed project.

PixelatedPop Needs Writers!

PixelatedPop is currently in the market for writers who would be interested in having their work published for all the world to enjoy!  We especially need help in our music, television and video game sections, but we could always use more content in our movie section as well!  Album, movie, TV episode and video game reviews are acceptable, as well as articles in list format.  But don't let these guidelines stifle your creativity!  Let your imagination run wild and show us something we've never seen before...

A PixelatedPop Project: More Bioshock, Plus Rocky Horror

Did you think I was finished my craft-making madness?  Welp, as I must "follow my inner moonlight," I may as well show y'all what else I've come up with!

Top 10 From Back Then: The Movies Of 1988

Our country entered a state of renewal in 1988.  Weeks after NASA resumed exploration following the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, George Bush Sr. became President Of the United States, the first sitting V.P. to move directly into this position in over 150 years.  Severe drought caused $60 billion in damages across the country, 750,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park burning over the course of four months due to the brutal conditions.  The nation sought distraction from these disasters with the formation of World Championship Wrestling and the debut of the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.  1988 blessed us with the births of future Hollywood hotties Emma Stone and Vanessa Hudgens while taking from us legendary porn actor John Holmes and Anne "Ma Fratelli" Ramsey.  Tip-toe around those hypodermic needles washing onto the shore and into your local video store to check out these Top 10 From Back Then: The Movies Of 1988!

A PixelatedPop Project: Bioshock Goodness

If you've never played any entry in the Bioshock series, then you may not know how relentlessly it sucks you in.  The deep, branching story, the richly detailed surroundings, the perfectly balanced control mechanics: Bioshock is a video game work of art.  So, naturally, such a work of art can inspire other works of art.  Fans of the game have created a wide range of Bioshock pieces, some going as far as sculpting life-size Big Daddies.  My projects weren't quite as grandiose as life-size sculptures, but I think you guys will enjoy what I put together.

Movie Review: Iron Man 3

After The Avengers obliterated previous box-office records last May, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ceremoniously kicked off with this summer's first official blockbuster, Iron Man 3.  Robert Downey Jr.'s fifth foray as the genius / billionaire / playboy / philanthropist Tony Stark (including his cameo after the credits of 2008's The Incredible Hulk) introduces new struggles for the swaggering superhero, both internal and external, as well as a slew of new gadgets and gizmos manufactured to bring his latest challengers to their knees.  Taking over directing duties for series veteran Jon Favreau is Shane Black, better known as the screenwriter who gave us Lethal Weapon, a move that clearly hasn't stopped this third installment from solidifying the second-biggest opening weekend in history.  But the question remains -- does Iron Man 3 continue the franchise's golden streak or serve solely as a time-waster until The Avengers 2 blasts into theaters in 2015?

Movie Review: TMNT

The emotional trauma endured by audiences unfortunate enough to have paid admission to 1993's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III sent a ripple through the fearsome foursome's once-bubbly fanbase that would be felt for years to come.  Fourteen years, to be exact, would pass before another full-length Ninja Turtles movie would grace the big screen, ushering in the next era for the band of subterranean "heroes in a half-shell."  The boys in green were introduced to a brand new generation of potential Turtle-ites with TMNT, busting into theaters on March 23, 2007, nearly two decades after the release of the first live-action film.  Implementing Hollywood's rapidly-growing CGI trend and boasting a budget larger than the previous three movies combined, the ultimate question would soon present itself -- would this latest installment of the beloved series glisten like a freshly-waxed shell, or would it be shredded and splintered by Turtle fanatics the world over?

Album Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells

At the height of their popularity, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were everywhere -- on the big screen with the live-action movies, on the small screen with the classic cartoon series, on home video game consoles worldwide and on the colorful pages of comic books.  As kids growing up through the 80s and 90s, we just couldn't get enough of our "heroes in a half-shell," and it didn't take long for food conglomerates to get their eager hands in on the action.  Companies shoehorned the Turtles into their products any way they could, from the Ninja Turtles cereal (more or less Chex with Turtle-shaped marshmallows to turn the milk green) to Hostess's Ninja Turtle Pudding Pies (a sugary, puke-colored crust encasing a load of vanilla pudding) to Chef Boyardee's Turtle Pasta (which tasted like any other concoction released by the carb-loving cuisinier).  But all of these barely-edible creations paled in comparison to the plot devised by Pizza Hut in 1990...

Video Game Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)

After the success of Konami's superb TMNT arcade game in 1989, the company was quick to right the wrongs of the first Turtles NES release.  So, in 1990, Ultra Games (a Konami publisher) ported the arcade game to the NES and dubbed it Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game.  Just so you know, I'm old...so I remember when the arcade game was wheeled into restaurants and Wal-Marts everywhere.

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

After the box-office success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of the Ooze, New Line Cinema gave the go-ahead to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, the final film of the original live-action trilogy.  Unlike Part 2, which was thrusted into theaters less than a year after the first movie's release, Part 3 was given a little extra time to simmer.  Fans of the Turtles were champing at the bit for another installment, ready to witness yet another spirited adventure piloted by our unconquerable "Heroes In a Half-Shell."  Which beloved characters from the animated TV series would be birthed onto the big screen in the next film?  The possibilities were nearly endless -- Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman, The Rat King, Leatherhead, The Neutrinos... or how about, none of the above?  Yes, the glaring exclusion of some of the franchise's most notorious villains is just one of the reasons why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III will leave eager viewers green in disgust...