Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica

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Scranton, PA, United States

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Past articles by Nathan:

The Every: When Big Tech rules all, don’t say Dave Eggers didn’t warn us

Bestselling author talks latest "sequel," in which humanity cedes control to tech. → Read More

Iké Boys review: If you love kaiju so much, why not just be one?

Clever use of animation, deep affinity for shows that inspired it carry this indie genre film. → Read More

Mad God: What happens when the best practical VFX artist, ever, writes a film?

VFX legend's love letter to practical effects and monster creation is be-a-u-tiful. → Read More

It’s a Summer Film! is the most fun we’ve had “at” the movies in years

Stream this samurai-loving genre mashup when you can. Speaking of: ATTENTION US DISTRIBUTORS. → Read More

Happiness is a warm algorithm in the near-future flick, Tiong Bahru Social Club

In this Fantasia Fest film, happiness algorithms dictate terms of community living. → Read More

Strawberry Mansion: A great sci-fi premise with trippy, arthouse execution

In this film, society can track dreams, so of course someone's out to monetize 'em. → Read More

Dread Pirate Roberts escaped development hell: Making Silk Road work as a film

"There's so much we had to leave out. Really, what this needs is a six-hour limited series." → Read More

Circling—or cycling—the track at F1’s famous Circuit of the Americas

Be warned: Calves needed to climb all 133 feet of Turn 1 if you're using a road bike. → Read More

Sweet Tooth is hopeful post-apocalyptic fare—but beware its Walking Dead vibes

It's light(ish) but includes masks, disease-driven death, and humans being bad to each other. → Read More

Amazon reportedly wants to acquire MGM, the film studio of James Bond and Rocky

Does this at least mean we can watch No Time To Die at home soon? → Read More

Invincible S1 has a superpower: Blending genres at lightspeed

Not even Smallville could combine YA drama and superhero DNA this well. → Read More

Office default Calibri will join Clippy, Internet Explorer in Windows retirement

"Calibri in Office" could almost drive (15 years old), but a new sans serif will soon emerge. → Read More

DC’s Rorschach: A detective walks into a world shaped by squids and superheroes

During COVID-19, Rorschach has been something to look forward to each month. → Read More

The Emoji Story: You should never have this much fun learning about Unicode

"800M people could use a period emoji right now. How many people are talking about broccoli?" → Read More

Hop aboard the pandemic’s most famous ship—the Diamond Princess—in The Last Cruise

A staffer sums it up (before knowing the damage): "The walking dead, a dystopian situation.” → Read More

Can you make a comedy set during COVID-19? Recovery takes the idea for a drive

Director: "I want people thinking it’s a Marvel movie. And that Timothee Chalamet is in it." → Read More

YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems has thoughts on movies—lots of thoughts

In this edition of "Personal History," we talk with Willems about his YouTube comments. → Read More

Mother to Earth: When an NES prototype lands on eBay and inspires a documentary

Kickstarted movies can go down pretty narrow rabbit holes, but this is some real hyperfocus. → Read More

GamersNexus’ Steve Burke overclocks his YouTube channel’s best comments

Learn the true secrets of thermal paste application from the Six Billion Hertz Man. → Read More

More Disney 2021 plans: Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Holmes, Y: The Last Man on FX

Wait... they got Mahershala Ali to revive Blade, too? → Read More