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Nov 17 2014

Five Movies that Did Poorly But had Amazing Soundracks

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Incidental music, for me. plays a huge part in a films capacity to occupy my thoughts and imagination in the days, weeks, months and often years after having seen it. It is an ongoing irritation for me that the current crop of superhero movies are largely without big scores to carry the heroism and nobility of these characters into the realms of the abstract. The fashion these days tends towards the textural rather than the outright melodic.

However, there are many films that are not terribly good (and some that are outright awful) that I feel compelled to watch over and over again because the music in them is so evocative or unique. Before I do this, I’ll do the mandatory disclaimer of this being ‘just my opinion’ but most of these films are either known to have done badly or have gotten a fair slice of bad press. I will also be mainly talking about the theatrical releases of these movies. As to the quality of the music…well you decide

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Nov 17 2014

Check out this Real Life Monthly Mario Kart Race in Tokyo

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Every month an event organized by Akiba Cart is held and it allows video game enthusiasts to rent go-karts to drive around Tokyo, Japan. Up until now we really only had pictures of this amazing race. However, because of a generous bystander we’re now able to see Mario Kart fans driving go-karts based on the Nintendo game series. The footage, which was taken last month, show fans ripping alongside traffic in go-karts dressed as Mario Kart characters. Now why doesn’t this exist in the United States?

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Nov 14 2014

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Imitate 11 Celebrities in One Minute

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We’re pretty big fans of Benedict Cumberbatch on this site. He captivated all of us as Sherlock Holmes and frankly blew me away as Khan in the Star Trek sequel. And while I think all of us know he’s a man of many talents his latest interview shows that he’s gone up a notch or five after giving Alistair McGowan a serious run for his money in the impersonation stakes.

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Nov 12 2014

Wait, When Did Nerf Swords Become Awesome?

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Ok so when did NERF finally get their act together and provide the kids of today amazing swords to play with?! No really, have you seen these things? I know that my parents probably said the same thing when I was a child, but I’m going to say it anyways. Kids today have no idea how good they’ve got it! No, I don’t care if the commercial is from 2010, I have DVR and Netflix damn it.

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Oct 14 2014

Check Out “Great Martian War,” a Video About Exactly What You Would Think It’s About

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And now, as part two of Historical Mecha-Fiction Tuesday, I bring you “Great martian war.”

Most of you are probably familiar with H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. If not, please excuse yourself to the nearest bookstore for a few hours and wallow in shame/visionary sci-fi. Anyway, this video is about the closest thing to a period-accurate War of the Worlds we’ll ever get. It’s still off by twenty years, but whatever.

Whoever put this thing together is pretty slick. It’s genuinely difficult to tell how much of this is modified archival footage and how much has been shot recently. Maybe all of it is one or the other. I have no idea.

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Oct 07 2014

Video Game Locations Recreated

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Here’s a rather beautiful video that shows a number of famous video game locations, recreated through the magic of 3D recreation. Chances are if you’ve played any major games in the last decade or so, you’ll recognize at least a few of these. But even still, I couldn’t get them all.

Here’s the cheat sheet if you can’t guess them all on your own:

The Last of Us – Hidden Pines Corral ranch int/ext
Grand Theft Auto V – Michael’s safehouse
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven – Salieri’s bar int/ext
Fallout 3 – Tenpenny’s Tower, Vault 101
Half Life 2 – Kleiner’s Lab, Apartments, City 17
Alan Wake – Cauldron Lake Lodge
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Mountains, Windhelm, Riverwood
Mirror’s Edge – City canals
The Stanley’s Parable – Museum Ending, Meeting room
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Clementine’s house
Dishonored – Dunwall Tower
DayZ – Chernarus
Hitman: Blood Money – Mission: A New Life
Left 4 Dead 2 – Whispering Oaks
Shadow of the Colossus – Colossus #15

Which do you have the most memories in?

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Oct 07 2014

“And the Other Way is Wrong”: An Exploration of David Fincher’s Genius

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Let’s not mince words: Gone Girl was straight brilliant. Easily top-five material for 2014, at least as of this writing.

And while I’m sure much of the movie’s brilliance should be attributed to novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl is nevertheless a David Fincher movie to the marrow. His deft manipulation of tone and ironclad technique let the lurid story pretty much explode off the screen. There’s just one question How does he do it?

Well, I’m sure no one can completely answer that in less than eight minutes, but Tony Zhou — remember him? — comes pretty damn close. Hit that video up there and enjoy the kind of filmmaking breakdown that will make you want to rewatch everything Fincher ever made.

Now if I can just find my copy of Zodiac

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Oct 03 2014

A Western Cover of the Game of Thrones Theme

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I suppose Game of Thrones has a few things in common with Westerns of old. Proud families, lots of murder and revenge, and so on and so forth. Therefore, I suppose it doesn’t seem out of place that the show has now gotten a Western-style cover of its theme from Ben Dan.

It works shockingly well, almost, and you absolutely must watch the video above. Now all we need is an artist to go through and to western remake versions of all the characters that we can look at as we listenn to this track.

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Sep 30 2014

Turns Out Knights Weren’t Like Swordfighting Robots After All

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I guess this video doesn’t technically have anything to do with movies, TV or video games, our usual fare on the site here, but given how often we consume media where people in armor plating fight with swords, it still seems pretty relevant.

The video above shows two men in full armor suits fighting with far more agility than you would believe. They act out some scenes from some old paintings, and also the roll from Dark Souls as well, showing that despite what people thinking, knights weren’t actually just lumbering Tin Men with no flexibility whatsoever.

It’s a cool video, and worth watching to dispel some long-held beliefs.

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Sep 30 2014

New Tube: YouTube Channels You May Not Have Seen VOL. 2

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Fire up your eyeballs, Unrealtors, today I’m sharing three new YouTube channels you may not have seen yet. Hopefully after you read this article the second button you hit after play is subscribe. Let’s get tubin’. Continue Reading »

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Sep 29 2014

Bad Leap Reading Meets The Walking Dead Season Four

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I feel like you should all be familiar with the concept of Bad Lip Reading by now, given that their channel has about 3 million subscribers their videos are scattered across the internet every other week or so.

This one? This is one of their best. They’ve taken on The Walking Dead season four (hardly their first visit to the show), but something about this one tops most of their other videos. I don’t usually just pull one example of a recurring video series, but given how much I laughed during this one, I figured that it was worth an exception.

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