About Joel Buxton

Joel is a comedy writer for Bite.ca, stand-up comedian, and a member of award-winning sketch troupe The Sketchersons. He also creates a new song a week with his band Brunswick Project.

New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Photos Hint at Sinister Six

A few photos were released from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie recently, and to be honest, they’re a bit… underwhelming. Exhibit A:


via Columbia Pictures

Alright, so now we know a guy is gonna stand near a pole, that’s interesting. Wait, sorry, not interesting.


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Spoiler alert: Stan Lee is hanging out on set. Whoopee.

Okay, but buried in the middle of these remarkably banal images is this little treat:


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BAM! That’s what I’m talking about! Having the Sinister Six in this movie would be hella bad-ass. And it doesn’t seem too unlikely either, considering the Rhino and Electro are already a done deal.

Not sure why the Sinister Six put their name on a building, but my excitement for this film just went from “meh” to “yeh!”

Batman: Arkham Origins – Shut Up and Take My Money Edition

The special give-us-all-your-cash-please edition of the hotly anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins has been announced (at least for the UK), and it sounds pretty awesome.


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Here’s what your hard-earned ¬£79.99 will get you:

  • Batman and Joker statue
  • Artbook
  • Dossiers
  • Two downloadable skins
  • Collector’s metal case

PS3 owners will also be treated to the “Knightfall” costume pack, which looks like this:


via joystiq.com

It looks cool, bro. REAL cool.

Breaking Bad Theme Played on Meth Lab Equipment



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If you missed the first episode on Sunday, get your act together ’cause the spoiler tornado is coming!

In the meantime while you figure out a way to get a copy of the episode, enjoy this music video of the Breaking Bad theme from YouTuber Andrew Huang, played on actual meth lab equipment:

How to Make Better Girl Heroes: Let Girls Design ‘Em

Love, love, LOVE this Tumblr that’s gaining steam, which makes me smile and go “Aw, coooool!” all at once.

See, it’s called “Little Girls R Better At Designing Heroes Than You.” They take pictures of made-up superhero costumes designed by bad-ass little ladies and draw them up real nice. Check it out.


tumblr_moyzfft3Iq1s9mw7uo1_500I’m not gonna lie, I’d like to see some of these heroes in a story very soon, you hear me, DC? See more¬†HERE.

30 Minutes of ‘DuckTales: Remastered’ Gameplay

If you never played the old DuckTales game, let me assure you: it’s awesome. Just a super fun platformer, with fun gameplay and gorgeous level design. Not to mention a ridiculously catchy theme song:

Some folks at Capcom have put themselves to the task of updating this classic for 2013. And they done a good job. Here’s the trailer to whet your whistle:

And here’s some gameplay. Awesome. Just awesome.

Nimbus Machina Is Steampunk Animation At Its Best

Steampunk is a kind of hard to pin down. Is it a genre of fiction? A fashion movement? A way of life? Who the heck knows, man. One thing’s for sure: steampunk LOOKS COOL. Whether it’s cosplay…


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…modifying existing modern technology to look bad-ass…


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…or re-imagining pop culture mainstays like Star Wars into a steampunk world, steampunk ROCKS, bro!


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Guillermo Del Toro To Bring On Charlie Kaufman To Slaughterhouse-Five

Perhaps you’re aware that director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim), is signed on to direct a film version of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece “Slaughterhouse-Five.” But he recently announced that he will be bringing on avant garde screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) to write.


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Whether you’re a fan of Charlie Kaufman’s off-beat, meta narratives or not, he’s probably an excellent choice to make sense of the oft-incoherent storyline of “Slaughterhouse-Five, which jumps around time like House of Pain in a TARDIS. Was that a dated reference? Jeez, fine, here:

Open World Mad Max Video Game In The Works

You’ve probably heard about the new upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road film set to be released next year, but here is some excellent news: an open world Mad Max video game is coming to consoles.

Considering I’ve been whetting my beak with unabashed borrowers of George Miller’s masterpiece such as Fallout 3 and Borderlands, it’s very exciting to strap in for the real deal. Driving a cool digital version of Max’s iconic Interceptor? Jeez, my bucket list is getting shorter by the week!

Here’s a short teaser video to get you psyched:

Memorize Is A Short Sci Fi Flick That Is Part Dredd 3D, Part Minority Report

Yes, it was released in 2012, but with the growing popularity of Google Glass, Memorize is a short film by Eric Ramberg raises some interesting questions about the dangers of an “always watching” society.

Shot on a shoestring budget, the film has some pretty fun special effects and the cinematography is quite good. Check it out if you have a few spare minutes: