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Aug 13 2014

2D Glasses: Helpful Solution or Foreboding Omen?

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I once had a friend who was intrigued by a limited-run tropical flavor of Sprite. When he purchased the drink, he quickly discovered he didn’t care for the taste. Then, for some reason, he began to shake up the bottle to get rid of the carbonation, opening the lid slightly to let it escape.

This process of shaking and eking out the gas went on for a couple of minutes. Finally, when the soda had gone completely flat, he took a swig and declared, “Wow! This is almost as good as regular Sprite!”

The very next day he bought the tropical version again, and went through the same process.

I use this as an example of the perplexing behavior of consumer culture. What about the tropical Sprite prompted him to go through the trouble of making it uncarbonated when he could have just as easily bought a regular Sprite by pushing the adjacent button?

I experienced the exact same reaction when I heard about internet-famous Youtube host Hank Green’s invention: 2D Glasses. They take the optical information from a 3D projected movie and reflect half of it, resulting in a regular 2D image.

My question is: “Is this a natural evolution, or should this be taken as some sort of sign?” Continue Reading »

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Aug 13 2014

Back Off My TMNT

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Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? Well apparently the critics out there in the movie world don’t have a clue. I won’t be coy about this, I have been anxiously anticipating the release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “reboot” like a kid waits for Christmas. Needless to say, I was there this weekend alongside all the other kiddos in their bandanas and costumes – though my wife didn’t let her 32 year old husband wear his.

Some of you might consider me an idiot for going out and spending my hard earned money to go see something that sites like RT (rotten tomatoes for those in the dark there) deemed rotten at 19%. But I remember what it was like to be a kid. Don’t worry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – I’ve got your back!

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Aug 13 2014

The Joker Trilogy

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Artist Chris Brake has made his own Batman trilogy with mugshots of the three most famous live-action Jokers from popular culture. There’s Ledger above, and you can see Nicholson’s and Romero’s below. If I had to include one more, it would be the Mark Hamill-voiced animated version, as that was the one I grew up with, and that laugh is burned into my brain forever.

When do you think the next time is that we’ll see a live action Joker? Namely, will Zack Snyder’s movies with Affleck Batman, or FOX’s Gotham get there first? Gotham is planting little hints about the arrival of the Joker all throughout the first season, and I can’t imagine they’ll be able to restrain themselves for more than a year, so that’s where my money is.

Check out the other two below: Continue Reading »

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Aug 12 2014

Guy Proposes to All Disney Princesses (It’s Not Me)

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One man lived out a childhood dream by attempting to marry all the Disney princesses in a recent trip to Disneyworld. He had his heart broken more often than not, but it was still a fun experiment.

I’m still trying to figure out if the end game was that Tinkerbell WAS actually his girlfriend, and she’s the one who ends up with the ring in the end. Because I’m not sure why else you’d have a ring in your pocket if you weren’t actually proposing to someone. Or if he did it just for this gallery, props to him.

Be sure to stay tuned until the very end… Continue Reading »

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Aug 12 2014

It Should Be A Movie By Now: Final Fantasy VII

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Just hear me out. Granted, there are many GREAT stories in the Final Fantasy spectrum, but none seemed to really resonate with me the way FFVII did. The love interest, the inner turmoil, and the arch-nemesis seemed to all be perfectly balanced for what I consider to be one of the best games I’ve ever played to date. (yeah, I went with a video game this time to try and spice things up)

I know that there are probably plenty of you out there that would rather see a Final Fantasy 3 or 4 or even 5 film made, and those are all valid games too. Though, nothing stands out more in the realm of Final Fantasy than that of the seventh installment. I’ll even go further out on a limb and say that it deserves to be a trilogy in order for the complete story to be told and told well. (*waits for the stones to be thrown) Continue Reading »

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Aug 11 2014

40 Early Celebrity Auditions

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Some intrepid supercutter has tracked down 40 rare celebrity audition tapes and mashed them all together into one four-minute video. They’re not so rare where I hadn’t see at least a third of them before, but I’d missed some that did appear to be pretty unique, like Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia audition, or Brad Pitt’s Backdraft audition that made me wonder if anyone ever gave him an early gig for any reason other than his pretty face (hint: I doubt it).

It’s interesting to see how much better nearly everyone here has gotten over time, though the audition process is pretty nerve-wracking I imagine, and I suppose it’s not always a full measure of talent. Some of these you can see right away why they were chosen, however (dat Rachel McAdams cry). Watch the whole video for yourself above.

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Aug 11 2014

Hello Kitty Superhero Makeovers

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I’m somewhat convinced that Hello Kitty is a secret Illuminati symbol, given how it seems to be immortal, and never stops popping up everywhere. Now it’s infected The Avengers, as one (or a few) photoshop artists have decided that all the male heroes (Black Widow is nowhere to be found) need a bit more pink in their lives.

I think Cap and Hawkeye are my two favorites, but the rest are pretty good too, including Nick Fury who still manages to look menancing with a bow on his eye patch. Check out the full collection below. Continue Reading »

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Aug 08 2014

Alternate Guardians of the Galaxy Posters

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We’ll close out the week with, surprise, some more Guardians of the Galaxy stuff. Hey, I only did two today, that’s pretty good. And I’m not sure Chris Pratt rapping Forgot About Dre even technically counts.

Anyway, this is more GotG art from BossLogic, who we featured a few days ago. They’re alternate posters for the film, showing what it’s like when everyone is possessed by an Infinity Stone. Hint: their eyes get blue and they mess shit up.

So in conclusion, GO SEE THIS DAMN MOVIE ALREADY.

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Aug 08 2014

This Week In Movie Trailers!

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Wow what a week! All I can say is that the internet was a buzz with Guardians of the Galaxy and rightfully so. I’m still contemplating whether or not I want to go see it again in the theater. Chances are if the wife decides to join me, I’ll probably go. Or if anyone cares to send me an invite I’d be happy to tag along. What I didn’t see however was any new trailers playing in front of the movie. *starts to think maybe that’s due to the fact that he writes these posts every week … hmmmmm. Oh well.

Let’s do this.

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Aug 07 2014

Breaking Down Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best movie of this year … so far.

(if you don’t consider the last 45 minutes of Godzilla)

I’m not saying that it will definitely be the best movie of the year when considering the Oscars or anything like that. I’m just saying that it is the only movie that has made going to the theater worth every penny. Granted I’ve not seen Planet of the Apes yet, and people keep telling me that it was amazing, so there’s that. (I’ll probably try and get a viewing of that in this weekend with my Mom – shout out to the best mom ever – HI MOM!) I’d say that this review might be spoiler free, but really, if you’ve seen most of the trailers, and understand how comic books work, then not much that I will write about will ruin anything. So I guess that’s kind of your warning…?

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Aug 07 2014

Chow Time: Appreciating Hong Kong’s Most Underrated Superstar

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I assume most of us have seen Kung Fu Hustle at least, but writer/director/producer/actor/action hero Stephen Chow has developed an extremely large, impressive, and unique film repertoire for himself that’s earned him massive renown overseas that mainstream fans here in the West may have missed out on. It’s kind of a shame that this guy hasn’t made as big of a splash here as he has in his home country. In fact, I’d say our culture could learn a lot from his recent career output.

For those not familiar with Chow’s style, I’d describe it as Jackie Chan meets Edgar Wright. It combines slapstick kung fu and unapologetic goofiness with great comedic timing, creative special effects, and almost unbearably optimistic social commentary to create something quite unlike anything else. It’s led him to become China’s biggest box office draw in spite of his unusual stylings and philosophical values that are often at odds with mainstream culture. Continue Reading »

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