Nov 21 2014

A Great Collaboration of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Tribute Art

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Recently I came across an amazing piece of work by a Brazilian artist on Deviant Art who was paying tribute to a character from Pokemon Omega Ruby.  As it turns out this was only one image in a bunch that were created as a tribute to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.  So I decided to share the collaboration of works made by these Brazilian artists as a tribute to the new Pokémon games.   We’ve also included credits to the Facebook pages of each artist.  Hope you enjoy!

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Nov 21 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Getting the Meme Treatment

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Everyone loves Benedict Cumberbatch these days (including us).   His latest clip of him doing 11 impersonations in one minute furthered our little man crush on the guy, but one of his latest photos made it really hard to resist turning it into a meme.   As you can see, Cumberbatch is getting swarmed by a bunch of girls as he sits in the back of a car.  The internet decided to replace said girls with other stuff that would greet him outside his window.  Check out the results after the jump….

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Nov 21 2014

Why The Muppets (2011) Actually Worked

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Before watching it for myself, I simply couldn’t fathom why 2011’s The Muppets was as popular and as well-received a film as it ended up being.  The Muppets were those fuzzy, rainbow-colored puppets from the seventies that my grandmother liked to watch reenact A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island and The Wizard of Oz.  After being cancelled in the early eighties, they parleyed their popularity into a string of increasingly modest grossing films before falling out of the mainstream entirely at the end of the last century.

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Nov 21 2014

Reviewing Foxcatcher Before it Comes Out

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It’s no secret that I was a fan of Foxcatcher after watching that first teaser trailer. (you’ll find me gushing about it here, here and oh here) Hailing it as my most anticipated movie of this year and giving it accolades like “Oscar winner” etc. was something that I had grown accustomed to and still hold firm on. It had a limited release on November 14th of this year but now for whatever reason they’re releasing the film as a “slow opener” across the US in January of 2015. They just want to see me squirm, I know it.

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Nov 20 2014

Is Constantine the Best Comic Show on Television?

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Comic book culture is on a major roll these days with an almost constant stream of films and television series making household names out of their characters. But let’s forget about movies and just look at TV. We’ve got The Flash, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Agents of SHIELD, Gotham, and no less than five new Marvel shows upcoming as Netflix originals. And that’s just live action series.

All of the shows I mentioned get discussed in an almost water cooler fashion amongst both nerds and mainstream viewers, but you know what? I’d take Constantine over all of them. It’s got the mythos, it’s got the source material, it’s got the perfect lead, it’s got a great mix of humor and grittiness, and it’s arguably got more potential at this point than every other comic-based show on the air. It was put together by David Goyer, the co-architect of the Dark Knight and Blade trilogies. That’s got to count for something (or at least 2/3 of something). Plus Neil Marshall directed the pilot. The talent is there. Continue Reading »



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Nov 20 2014

Will Finding Dory Live Up To Finding Nemo?

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Already pushed back to 2016 from it’s original 2015 date, is Finding Dory going to dry up before it ever hits the cinema screen? Finding Nemo is up there on my list of great animated movies and I, along with countless others, were surprised that it took this long for the sequel to get a green light. You can’t tell me that they haven’t had the story and ideas already waiting in the wings of Pixar studios just dying to be released to the world. It’s not as if Pixar hasn’t been successful with sequels before, so why the precaution this time around with arguably one of the most celebrated of their films?

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Nov 20 2014

The Sound Room of Hans Zimmer is Amazing

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He’s one of the most if not most prolific movie composer of the last 100 years.  Hans Zimmer has done the soundtrack or been a composer to nearly 300 works on film.    You may best know him for doing the score to movies like The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Rainman, and about a zillion others.  He has a very specific style and if you listen closely during films you can sometimes pick him off and know it’s Hans doing the score.  If you’re going to be doing the score to all these amazing films you might as well have an amazing studio right?  Check out Hans Zimmer’s musical digs after the jump

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Nov 20 2014

BioShock Fan Art That’s as Good as the Game Itself

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BioShock has been one of the defining game series of this generation, and it’s one of the few that have propelled games into “art,” though the definition of that word can be debated to death for all eternity. But BioShock was one of the most prominent series to take on serious literary and philosophical concepts in a way that manifested themselves in both the worlds of Rapture and Columbia. We will probably see another BioShock game at some point, but with Irrational mostly scattered to the winds, it won’t be the same, and the original game and Infinite will be the two lasting memories of the series for years to come. Probably not BioShock 2. We don’t talk about Bioshock 2.

Naturally, the game has spawned legions of fans over the years, and as such, there’s a huge community producing fantastic fan art related to the series. The art deco style of the game is simply gorgeous and lends itself to imitation. Or at least it would if I knew what “art deco” meant. (Googles). Oh yeah, that’s pretty accurate.

In any case, I’ve scoured the internet for a few of my specific favorite pieces from the game which you can check out in gallery form below. And trust me, I had to sift through far, far too many Elizabeth hentai adaptations. The first time is funny, the seven hundredth time is gross. But yeah, much respect to all the talented artists who managed to restrain themselves to produce actual art. Continue Reading »



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Nov 20 2014

5 Classic Movies I Couldn’t Trick Myself Into Liking

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Classic movies are classics for a reason.  They’re widely recognized as important movies, movies of quality, movies that defined a moment in time.  You can quibble about ranking, you can debate the way they stand up to the test of time, and you can argue about their overall quality, but it’s tough to deny that classic movies are important.

But when it comes to the experience of actually sitting down and watching a movie, things get a little more subjective.  Where you watch something, when you watch, who you watch it with, what’s going on in your life when you watch it – all of these can have an effect on your viewing experience.  And sometimes, a movie with great elements – plot, characters, acting – can, for whatever reason, simply not coalesce into a coherent whole.

When this happens, and the movie is one of those famous ones, a clear Top 100, a real classic, it’s usually better to never bring it up in conversation.  Or, if it comes up, to just fake it.  Trust me, you’ve never experienced Purgatory until you’ve had a 15-minute conversation with two moderately drunk film majors about why you’re an idiot because you didn’t get Repulsion.



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Nov 19 2014

Rooney Mara is One of the Most Underrated Actresses Out There

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The Girl Who Played With Fire is eventually going to get its time to shine with David Fincher at the helm once again. In the meantime I’ve went back and watched the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again and wanted to point something out – Rooney Mara deserves far more credit than she got for this role! Sure sure, she was nominated for an Oscar (her only nomination to date) and lost to Meryl Streep for her role in the Iron Lady. Now granted the Iron Lady was a strong film and I felt that Meryl deserved the nom (as she ALWAYS does) but the gold statuette should’ve been given to Rooney.

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Nov 19 2014

The Missing Season 1 Episode 4 Review: “Gone Fishing”

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At the end of the last episode of The Missing we discover video footage of Oliver after he has been taken so the efforts of Julian and Tony seem to have paid off, but we are only half way through the series and it’s pretty much a given that we aren’t going to gain answers just yet. “Gone Fishing” does take great strides though, I figured that after the fast paced last episode the action would slow down a little bit to pad out the storyline as there were still five episodes to go but I was wrong. In the latest episode the scenes that we are seeing in the flashbacks and present day seem to becoming a bit more bridged, I thought the 2006 scenes were more to explore the characters rather than the investigation but I was wrong as the investigation is featured quite prominently. I’d like to now stick two fingers up to the people that were doubting the use of the flashbacks.

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Nov 19 2014

Why The Animated Hobbit Is Better Than Peter Jackson’s

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Please hear me out before you start hurling stones at me. I’m a fan of everything that Peter Jackson and his crew have accomplished over the past 13+ years. Peter has done wonders for Tolkien’s work by bringing it to the forefront of popular culture. He’s made it possible for the masses to not only enjoy the stories but to know everything about Middle Earth without ever having to endure the books. Sure a few details might be altered here and there but when does a book ever get translated into a movie word for word?

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Nov 19 2014

10 Video Game Toilets You Don’t Want Any Part Of

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In our everyday lives, the restroom is designed to be a place of sanitation.  While not every bathroom in the world is a fun place to be, in theory they’re supposed to be places of cleanliness and an environment conducive to doing your business.  However, in the gaming world, as many of you have seen, all bets are off.   Many video game toilets, are pretty much guaranteed to be disgusting.  So we decided to grab ten that we just wouldn’t even come close to in real life.  Inspired by IGN’s article of a similar name. Continue Reading »



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Nov 19 2014

Twitter Users Share Pics of the “Snow-Pocalypse” Taking Place in New York

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We kid and joke about a possible apocalypse all the time.  I mean searches for “How to prepare yourself for a Zombie Apocalypse” have risen ten fold in the last five years.  Sure it’s because of shows like Walking Dead but do any of us really think that we’re going to be eaten by humans at some point?  Well, I do but that’s besides the point.  The point is that a true Apocalypse is taking place under our very noses at this very moment in time.  It just happens to be in the Buffalo region of the U.S.  But man is it eerie out there.  These are some pictures that twitter users have captured of the massive storm (including the one above which  looks like a house that’s more than welcoming the snow, it’s even happy about it!)

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Nov 19 2014

If Skyrim Met Dragon Age, We’d Have the Perfect Fantasy Game

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I’ve been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition for the past uh, 15 hours or so, and it’s been the first time I’ve stepped into a fantasy video game world (that wasn’t LOTR-based) since Skyrim. Bethesda’s game is arguably the best single-player fantasy title in history, yet Dragon Age has its own set of strengths. In a perfect world the two would combine to create a simply unstoppable force, though I’m not sure if it’s physically possible given the enormous work it goes into making each game their own way.

Skyrim’s Strengths

There is no better open world fantasy map than Skyrim, and before that, Oblivion, and before that, Morrowind, and you get the idea. Skyrim is a game where you can start in one place, and then literally go anywhere and do anything. Yes, there’s some vague semblance of linearity, but you can sink 50 hours into the game without ever getting past the first few intro missions.

Skyrim also has an absolutely incredible amount of cool quests, many of which go many beyond the simple “go here and fetch this variety’ that usually plagues the genre. The Daedric ones in particular were more memorable than any story quest, and the amount of quests and the beautiful, hidden locations in which you find them. Continue Reading »



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