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‘There’s Something About Mary’ at 20: Cameron Diaz, the Farrelly Brothers on ‘Hair Gel’ Scene and Other Raunchy Gags

One of the most memorable scenes in the Farrelly Brothers’ classic romantic comedy “There’s Something About Mary” finds hapless high school student Ted (Ben Stiller) accidentally getting his penis stuck in his fly in the bathroom of the house of his beautiful prom date Mary (Cameron Diaz). According to Bobby Farrelly, the sidesplitting “frank and […]

‘Control’ Was Inspired by the New Weird of ‘Annihilation,’ Themes of ‘Alan Wake’

“What if this is the ocean?” It was a thought I couldn’t get out of my head after watching a short demo of Remedy Games’ upcoming action game rife with elements of New Weird fiction, magic realism and supernatural surprises. While “Control” is clearly meant to be its own thing, an entirely new creative work […]

How ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’ Makes Diseased Rats So Terrifying

In most games, rats don’t pose much of a threat. At worst, they’re in the background in gritty urban environments or cheap fodder for guns and spells. With “A Plague Tale: Innocence,” however, they’re a nightmarish manifestation of a deadly disease — and if you’re careful, you can use them to your advantage. Coming to […]