Tagged With heavy metal

Hollywood has what we like to call dump months. These are the couple of times a year where studios toss the movies they don’t think are going to do well at the box office. January is the biggest one, since no one can afford to do anything after the holidays, but August is the mid-year dump.

Still, we’ve seen some great (and greatly terrible) movies come out of this ghost town of a month, such as the upcoming film The Darkest Minds. Here are our picks for August films that clawed their way out of the garbage.

The primary purpose of speaking and writing is to sound as cool as possible at all times, and now a data scientist has given us the specific keywords we need to impress our peers, no matter where we are. In a post on Degenerate State, the scientist took the lyrics off DarkLyrics.com,"the largest metal lyrics archive on the web," from a database of 222,623 songs by 7,634 bands to analyse the most and least metal words. Comparing the DarkLyrics data with the Brown Corpus -- a 1961 collection of English-language documents (no song lyrics) that is "the first of the modern, computer readable, general corpora" -- the data scientist found the top 20 most and least metal words. Here's a sampling.