Dec 16 2014

The Newsroom: What Kind of Day Was It?

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Sick of my Newsroom posts yet?  Well, this will be the last one. The Newsroom is over.  It’s going to take some time to come to grips with the series as a whole; for right now, we can simply react to the end on its own merits.

The cringe-worthy penultimate episode was both a blessing and a curse for the finale.  While it left a mess to clean up, it also significantly lowered the bar – to feel uplifting after last week’s disaster, all the finale had to do was give us some kind of light at the end of the tunnel.

I think it did that.  It wasn’t a great episode – it wasn’t even in the Top 5 episodes of The Newsroom, and this is a show whose run consisted of ~30 episodes.  It was, like the show itself, riddled with flawed moments and brilliant moments alike, trying too hard in some places (the garage jam, oh my god, the garage jam), and curiously glossing over others. (Uh, welcome back for 15 seconds, Neal.)

In the end, maybe it wasn’t the finale we wanted, but it was the finale we deserved.  Fitting for the series, that is.

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Dec 16 2014

This Couple Had A Legend Of Zelda-Inspired Wedding

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The couple you see above (Alex and Grace) met through a mutual friend and both of them joined a gaming group that got together every week.  What began as a friendship turned into love quite quickly.   As you might guess, they eventually got engaged and decided on a Legend of Zelda themed wedding. They explained to their photographer:

We are both huge fans of the Legend of Zelda video game series by Nintendo and our mutual love of the game has been a pretty strong point in our relationship. Alex and I both had seen quite a few articles about game-inspired weddings on websites like Kotaku and Offbeat Bride, and when we officially started planning our wedding, it seemed like a Zelda theme would reflect our love very well and be enormously fun to plan.

The Zelda themed detailed included cupcakes topped with green rupees, elf ears for the bridal party, potion cocktails, and subtle placement of the Triforce symbol.

Check out the pics after the jump….

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Dec 16 2014

The Avengers Have Been Replaced by Corgis

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According to Puppytoob, We are officially putting Marvel on notice and are requesting all the stars of the film be replaced by Corgis.   It just has to be that way.   Wait a second, here’s an even better idea.  Can we possibly have every single Superhero in any movie be replaced by a Corgi?  How about a television show just dedicated to Corgis playing superheroes?   OK television networks.  You heard it here first.  Corgis as superheroes.

While we don’t agree with all of their sentiment, it’s definitely cute seeing Corgis as Avengers.



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Dec 16 2014

10 of Our Favorite Geeky Christmas Themed T-Shirts

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It’s kind of hard to believe that Christmas is less than ten days away.  I feel like it was only yesterday we were sitting by the fire with eggnog waiting for our stockings to fill up.   In case you haven’t finished your shopping yet, there’s still time to order gifts for your loved ones.  We just came across an awesome collection of holiday shirts courtesy of Neatorama that you should take a look at.  Our top ten are after the jump.  Enjoy!

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Dec 16 2014

Who Wants to See The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols?

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Are any of you familiar with James Covenant?   You might remember him for having made that incredible Captain Picard and the cast of TNG singing “Let it Snow.”  James  is now back with yet another work of genius.  This time it’s the Avengers singing Christmas carols.

Glad tidings we bring, to you and your Hulk. Glad tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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Dec 16 2014

You Had Us at “Batgirl Body Paint” and Chandra Holt

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When it comes to anything Batman, we’re interested.  When it comes to using body paint on a fitness model who is incredibly attractive?  Sign us up every single day of the year.   That’s what we are lucky enough to have today.   Photographer Jessica Jarman of Unhinged Images sent Geekxgirls these amazing Batgirl images featuring the lovely Chandra Holt modelling body paint by Cast of Thousands Studio.   OK that’s enough talk.  Enjoy the pics after the jump….

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Dec 16 2014

10 Most Amazingly Devilish Embodiments of Satan in Film

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Evil—We see it represented in a variety of ways in any number of Horror films. Various directors and writers try to mystify our senses with interpretations that are subtle and use some of the most mundane concepts. Like fear of the dark, fear of the unknown, and in some cases a combination of both and attempt at eloquent narratives of what lurks within.

Other films rely on levels of extremism—Larger amounts of blood, guts, gore; with myriad carnage and unbridled chaos. At least that’s what the production would like to believe you’re witnessing. While far other films use embodiment’s of creatures, monsters, interpretations of spiritual phenomena, and other things that we don’t want to encounter going bump in the night.

I love all of the above, because the basic rudimentary response these films want from us is to ‘feel’. And not in any sense of the word brought about by Bruce Lee or Yoda…to feel a primal response that inspires fight, flight, or even chilling catatonia. While some films fail at gaining these responses and instead gain laughter–judge that meritoriously if you choose. There are films that thrive on bringing out some of our greatest fears while bringing the perceived master of evil to life.

While there are many interpretations of the devil, all of them in some form or another are attempting to represent evil from its source—as believed to occur by 95% of the human population. The Devil, Lucifer, Satan, Iblis, Djinn (Jinn), Beelzebub, Moloch, Nidhogg, Ahriman, Mara, or any number of other invariably known titles that represent the embodiment of all evil.

Whichever representation you’ve seen, here are 10 amazingly cast and acted embodiment’s of evil, which we will now colloquially accept as ‘The Devil’, that are as haunting as they were enthralling to watch on the screen.

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Dec 16 2014

The 6 Most Horrifying Pieces of Christmas Fan Fiction

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Christmas time is here, but fan-fiction writers have replaced “happiness and cheer” with “screams no one will hear.” In the latest of Cracked’s attempts to be the Grinch to your Whoville, they’ve found trauma-inducing stories by authors who took a good, hard look at a holiday about peace, joy, and precious time spent with beloved family. Here are the 6 most terrifying pieces of Christmas Fan Fiction.



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Dec 16 2014

Google Celebrates Kandinsky’s 148th Birthday With Doodle

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Google has marked the 148th birthday of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky with a doodle. Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (1866-1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works.

Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He began painting at the age of 3. He claimed that using colour was a valid art form in itself and that it did not need to be used to define recognisable forms and objects.

(Via Presurfer)



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Dec 16 2014

Sonya Belousova Recreates Classic NES Game Theme Songs Seconds after Hearing Them

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In this Indigogo video, Sonya and Tom take a break from shooting their next video to fulfill a special request from one of their Indiegogo supporters and play some classic Nintendo Theme Songs. Only this has a bit of a twist. Sonya has the ability to transform the theme songs only seconds after hearing them into something entirely new and amazing. Check it out!



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Dec 16 2014

How to Build a Kickass Cosplay Costume from the Ground Up

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There are many out there who put about zero time into their Cosplay efforts. They throw together a couple of boxes and some paint and go on their merry way. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with that but they won’t be featured here anytime soon. But some Cosplayers are known for being dedicated to their craft in a way that stands out above the rest. It looks like this kid put in quite a few hours in order to bring this costume to life.

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Dec 16 2014

Proof that Chief Wiggum is the Worst Cop of All-Time

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As many of you know, America is in a very fragile place right now as it pertains to members of the police force that can’t do their jobs correctly. In fact it’s leading some to speculate that they very well may have learned their “crafts” at the Chief Wiggum school of copping. Here are some prime examples of why this would be the wrong school to attend.

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Dec 16 2014

Watch Michael Bay Put the Finishing Touches on Transformers 4

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 If any of you were wondering just how much work it takes to make an overstuffed summer blockbuster, this behind-the-scenes of the latest Transformers has your answer: “A lot.”

You know, it’s amazing that any of these big tentpoles actually get made, let alone made well. Bay’s efforts here are truly Herculean; it takes real willpower to manage the process of wrestling a movie into shape in the edit room. Even more so when you add high-dollar sound and effects to the mix. And then you remember that this video only covers the “finishing touches.” He’s already overseen the surely-insane preproduction process and the immense shoot that follows.

Shame about the movie.

But seriously, you guys should check it out. It’s easy to take these things for granted and forget that making a movie from start to finish is one of the hardest things in the world. This is a pretty fascinating process to peek in on.



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Dec 16 2014

Aaron Sorkin Comes Out Swinging Against Sony Hack Profiteers

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Thank you, Aaron Sorkin. In this New York Times op-ed, readers get to bear witness to a scathing indictment of the media journalists who swept in and exploited the Sony hack for their own profit. Names named include HuffPo, The New York Post, and — most prominently — the questionable justification offered by high-level Variety staffers.

Say what you will about this guy, but when he really connects on a topic he can articulate it with a clarity and with that few others ever hope to match.

It’s kind of awesome. Here’s that bit about Variety, by the way:

The co-editor in chief of Variety tells us he decided that the leaks were — to use his word — “newsworthy.” I’m dying to ask him what part of the studio’s post-production notes on Cameron Crowe’s new project is newsworthy. So newsworthy that it’s worth carrying out the wishes of people who’ve said they’re going to murder families and who have so far done everything they’ve threatened to do. Newsworthy. As the character Inigo Montoya said in “The Princess Bride,” I do not think it means what you think it means.

It reads that way from start to finish, capping off with a punchline I wouldn’t dare spoil. Hit the link above to see for yourself.



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Dec 16 2014

Nolan, Jolie, and Others Join in Fascinating Directors’ Roundtable

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It’s almost Christmas! It’s that wondrous time of year when the film community gets up in arms over the Oscar nomination process, and maybe a bunch of other awards, too. Some of those awards have already been going to members of this roundtable discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter.

The full cast: Richard Linklater, Angelina Jolie, Mike Leigh, Christopher Nolan, Morten Tyldum, and Bennett Miller. Not bad.

The discussion should fascinate most of you. Among other things, we get to hear Jolie’s feelings on stepping up to the big leagues, what Nolan’s reputation in Iceland is like these days, and what Linklater’s feelings are on directing the same movie for twelve years. The best moments may be when the directors start asking questions of each other. These are some smart folks, and they’re very good at what they do.

That probably means we should listen, don’t you think?



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