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Jul 17 2014

5 Movies That Begin At The Ending

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Some twist endings are satisfying, and some aren’t.  But some make you want to watch the whole movie over again with a new perspective.

Finding out that, “Luke, I am your father!” is a pretty cool twist.  It’s become such a huge part of the zeitgeist that it’s hard to remember that when you watched Star Wars for the first time at age 11, that moment blew your freaking mind.  But as cool as it was, it’s not something that immediately makes you reconsider everything you’ve watched up to that point.  It’s not something that makes you want to stop the movie, rewind it, and begin again at the beginning.

Here are 10 movies that don’t truly start until the twist is revealed and your perceptions are shattered, movies that almost demand a rewatch.

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Jul 17 2014

True Blood Meets Cheers

Published by under Television,Videos

So Syfy gave nerd icon Wil Wheaton his own Soup-like show, and what that means is he has a cable TV budget to produce the kinds of mash-up videos we feature here on Unreality, normally by amateurs. I promise Wil Wheaton is not paying me to post this.

With that budget and a good sense of humor, we get videos like this Cheers/True Blood combo, conceived because both spend a lot of time in bars, presumably, and both have characters named Sam. It’s pretty good, and you can check it out above.

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Jul 16 2014

Is TV Making A Comeback?

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No, TV didn’t just go away or disappear that’s not what I mean by “comeback.” Though, if you really think about it, doesn’t it seem like people talk more and more about television shows than they do about movies? Does that mean that there is a new “Golden Age” of television upon us?

Just this past weekend my family and I celebrated my grandmother’s 89th birthday. (shout out to my grandma!) During our time spent at her favorite restaurant, Red Lobster, we had a great many conversation. One in particular stood out to me and I thought what better way to hash out my thoughts than to make a post about it for the readers of Unreality. My aunt mentioned that she was really getting into the TV show Orange is the New Black* which prompted my wife to immediately jump out of her seat and exclaim, “oh, I love that show!” Well naturally this started an entire conversation about the show and whether or not it was good, what characters were interesting, and who knew what was going to happen next. I made a mental note of how it was interesting that everyone was actively involved in the topic at hand. Consider me surprised, because that meant that everyone at the table (aside from my sweet grandma) had at least seen the show or knew someone who had and knew enough about it to have something to contribute. Mind = blown. Continue Reading »

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Jul 15 2014

A Real Life Peter Griffin Walks the Earth

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The fact that this man, who could not look more like Peter Griffin, and also has the ability to sound exactly like him, exists in the world is practically the equivalent of if there was a bald, pouchy yellow man out there with a voice exactly like Dan Castellanata.

But alas, there’s only Peter, and though I don’t know his actual name, I’m going to just assume Seth MacFarlane made some pact with the devil to bring his creation from paper to flesh. The video above has him killing it doing stand-up at the Allentown Comic-Con.

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Jul 15 2014

It Should Be A Movie By Now: Voltron

Published by under Movies,Television

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Are you a child of the 80′s? If you are then welcome to another loving flashback brought to you by yours truly. Voltron was one of those cartoons that I didn’t see when it started because I would’ve been 2 – I know, slacker. Well it was definitely one that I got into a few years later. One that even now I find myself asking, why haven’t we had the pleasure of watching Voltron slash through his enemies on the silver screen yet?

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Jul 15 2014

Yeah, True Detective is a Masterpiece

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Yes, I’m late to the party. I don’t have cable, okay? I’ve spent the last several months dodging spoilers, which is like the exact opposite of an easy task. Worth it in the end, though. A few weeks ago, my hard work paid off and I started digging into one of the most talked-about television shows of recent years. My verdict? Holy moly, what a freakin’ show. Like, we’re talking “instant classic” material.

So imagine my disappointment when I started digging through backlogs of what people were writing a few months ago and discovered way too much off-topic debate over stuff that the show really just isn’t about. Complaints of a disappointing finale, of unresolved mystery, of lame character turns.

Well, better late than never. Let’s dive into spoiler-infested waters and suss out what it was that launched True Detective high into the ranks of my favorite shows of all time.

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Jul 15 2014

Daryl and…The Green Ranger?

Published by under Images,Oddly Enough,Television

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Comic convention photo ops, with their high school smoke-swirl backdrops, have created more than their fair share of awkward photos over the years, but this one? It just might be a little bit awesome.

That isn’t some dude dressed as Green Ranger taking a picture with Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead. It’s Jason David Frank, the ACTUAL Green Ranger, turned MMA fighter after taking off the tights. I don’t know if he was at the convention as a star or a guest, but either way, this fantastic picture was taken.

I’m pretty sure Reedus has no idea who he is. He’s just like, “this guy, yeah….”

[via Uproxx]

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Jul 11 2014

Attack on Pokemon

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Things get terrifying when Attack on Titan’s Titans are combined with normally cute and cuddly Pokemon. Artist Beth Emery is responsible for these monstrosities which will be haunting my dreams tonight.

There’s a whole series, including others like Lickitung, Mr. Mime, Cubone and Bulbasaur, each more terrifying than the last. Check them out below, and pray she doesn’t continue the series. Continue Reading »

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Jul 10 2014

Knights of Sidonia is Another Win for Netflix

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Netflix original programming is quickly becoming a premiere go-to source for quality television. HBO may have a hefty head start as the reigning champion, but it may not be very long before the diversity of programming the DVD rental/streaming service starts to eclipse even their titanic credentials.

In a couple years, we’ve already received the charged political drama of House of Cards, the irresistible Orange is the New Black, the horror-themed Hemlock Grove, the return of fan-favorite comedy Arrested Development and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and a lot more including an ambitious upcoming collaboration with Marvel Comics to bring several of their characters to the small screen.

Surely this bounty of awesome entertainment is missing something, though. Perhaps high-concept science fiction or (dare I suggest) anime? Don’t worry, friends. Netflix has geeks covered on both counts. Knights of Sidonia became available for our viewing pleasure last weekend as their latest serving of original programming and it did not disappoint.

Science fiction means a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, anything that takes place in space or has aliens or robots in it is sci-fi. To some, the genre is defined by high-concept social commentary, and to others it’s all about the science and future possibilities of technological advances. My favorites are the ones that can combine all of these different aspects into a single cohesive story with great characters and amazing visuals.  This is one of those.

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Jul 10 2014

Debate of the Day: 2014 Emmy Nominations

Published by under News,Television

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The day has arrived, and it’s time to start saying who has been snubbed and who deserves to win at the 2014 Emmys. The complete list of nominees is below, and you can see for yourself where there’s drama to be found.

A few points of interest include Lena Headey getting nominated for Game of Thrones for her performance as Cersei. And obviously the fact that Tatiana Maslany has been overlooked yet again for playing nineteen different roles on Orphan Black, easily the biggest acting challenge on TV by a mile.

And finally, Hannibal was nominated for absolutely nothing, which may be the biggest slight of all. Anyway, there’s plenty to rant and rage about, so check out the list below: Continue Reading »

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Jul 10 2014

Live-Action Animation: What Shows Would Blow Your Mind?

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At the risk of sounding obvious, there’s a reason most animated shows are animated.  Animation is its own visual medium, and as the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie showed, it’s not one that particularly needs or begs to have actors step into those shoes.  For some shows, it’s about practicality.  If the main characters of your hypothetical television show are cats, well, you’re either doing an animated show, or you’re breeding a race of super-intelligent cats.  If you’ve got a show that revolves around children, you’re most likely better off animated, because children are terrible.

Also, there are times when making a show live-action make things so bizarre that it’s actually off-putting.

But what if?  Given the name of this site (Unreality, if you can’t see the giant blue banner), we feel free to engage in wild hypotheticals in the name of entertainment.  So, if you could wave your wand and make it so, what shows would be the strangest, the most fun, the most awesome, to see a live-action version of?  I’ve got my answers, you’ve got yours, let’s meet in the comments section and hash it out.

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