Category Archives: Birthdays & Anniversaries

Happy 40th Birthday, LEGO Minifigure!

Happy 40th Birthday, LEGO Minifigure!

Though we’ve been celebrating this event all year long, today is the actual 40th birthday of the LEGO minifigure! Happy birthday, little articulated guys and gals (and monsters and droids and…)! Read More

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‘Leave it to Chance’ 20th Anniversary Slips By Unnoticed

‘Leave it to Chance’ 20th Anniversary Slips By Unnoticed

Before there was a Harry Potter, there was Chance Falconer. Smart, fearless, resourceful, Chance is exactly the girl hero that young readers and their parents are eagerly seeking today, and yet very few people know she exists. How Scholastic hasn’t snapped up ‘Leave it to Chance’ is a mystery to me, but now that the 20th anniversary of the series’ debut is upon us, it’s long past time to sing her praises and see if anyone notices. Read More

‘Jetpack Joyride’ Goes ‘Back to the Future’

‘Jetpack Joyride’ Goes ‘Back to the Future’

In case you weren’t aware, October 2015 is ‘Back to the Future’ Month. October 21, 2015, is the date—in the future!—that Marty McFly travels to in the second film, so there are all sorts of fun things happening this month as a tribute to the classic time-travel trilogy. Halfbrick is celebrating with a BttF-themed update to ‘Jetpack Joyride.’ Read More

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

In 1995, the internet was still exotic, Jonny Lee Miller still had hair, and movies about computer hackers were starting to become a thing. Twenty years later, when our phones have more processing power than any computer from that era, once-serious films about technology can become unintentionally hilarious. And so it is with Hackers, now enjoying its first Blu-Ray release to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Read More