Author: Steven Cohen

    In addition to writing for The CheckOut, I'm a Blu-ray reviewer for High-Def Digest, a short filmmaker, and a proud purveyor of rambling words. My experimental short film, Broken Records, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and is now viewable online.


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  • donkeykong_stopmotion
    Out of Quarters? Watch this Amazing Stop Motion Version of the Original Donkey Kong

    Rejoice, fellow gamers. Thanks to French blogger Guiz de Pessemier, we can finally watch Donkey Kong being played the way it was always meant to played… as an intricate frame-by-frame stop-motion reenactment! Using custom made pixel art...

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  • Wolverine_Musical
    Forget that Big Budget Hollywood Sequel, Wolverine: The Musical is Here!

    Though most famous for playing everybody’s favorite feral mutant, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is also a Tony award winning Broadway performer. In other words, just as Andy Samberg and SNL have so amusingly revealed, he’s the best of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    10 Essential Graphic Novels Worth Reading This Week

    With San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner (seems like it comes around faster every year!), comic books and graphic novels are now on everyone’s mind. To help gear up for the big event, I thought it...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The Pros and Cons of Watching TV Shows on Your DVR

    DVRs are a wonderful invention. Thanks to their trusty features, TV viewers are now free to watch their favorite programming with frivolous abandon. But, as a very wise, very fictional, and sadly very dead man once said,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Street Fighter Maker versus Marker
    An Animated Warrior Takes on his Creator in Street Fighter Inspired Short

    Want to see the quickest and coolest way to get carpal tunnel syndrome without button mashing? Of course you do. In his stop motion animated short, Maker vs Marker, artist Jonny Lawrence has pitted his Street Fighter...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The USS Enterprise Launches into Space… Sort of

    Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the tiny plastic starship Enterprise. Its 1-day mission: to explore the farthest reaches of our atmosphere, to hover about awkwardly while attached to a big balloon, to boldly...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • atom_movie
    IBM Creates the World’s Tiniest Movie Using Atoms

    Sure, we’ve all heard of short films, but how about a microscopic one? Using individual carbon monoxide molecules, the geniuses at IBM have made the first atom-ic movie and despite all the heady scientific implications… it’s adorable!...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • geekness_redmushroom
    Geek Bling Reaches New Heights with ‘Oh My Geekness’ collection

    Precious gems might be flashy and pricey, but any true geek knows that there’s nothing more valuable than a Corellian smuggler frozen in carbonite. And now thanks to Jess Firsoff’s “Oh My Geekness” collection, you can wear one...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Four-legged Fanboys Rejoice! 7 Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Dogs

    While human beings have long since enjoyed the luxury of getting to prance around as Star Wars Stormtroopers, Sith Lords, and Jedi Knights during Sci-Fi conventions, Halloween, and casual Fridays, for years man’s best friend has been unjustly...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The Pros and Cons of Pirating Movies Through Torrenting

    While I certainly don’t condone theft of any kind (except those conducted by the Hamburglar), movie piracy remains a widespread activity throughout the internet. Many cyber thieves use various BitTorrent clients and websites to procure their plundered...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 5signs_hometheater
    5 Signs That You’ve Become a True Home Theater Enthusiast

    So you’ve finally ponied up the money for that big, flat screen HDTV, invested in a surround sound speaker system, and amassed a solid collection of Blu-rays on your shelf — but at what point do you...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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