Sep 11 2014

When Disney Meets Avatar

Published by under Images,Movies,Television

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No not THAT Avatar, the other, cooler one. With elemental superpowers and a ridiculously good story better than almost anything else on TV. That one.

In any case, I can’t get over how massive this project is from artist Robby Cook. When people do Disney crossover art, they usually pick the six most popular princesses and stop there. Robby has gone full-roster here and has 23 different images in the gallery.

Check it out below and see which bending (or non-bending) tribes your favorite characters fall into. Lord knows they’re all here. Continue Reading »



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Sep 11 2014

Badass Superhero Themed Beers

Published by under Comics,Images

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What’s better than drinking? Drinking with your favorite superheroes, of course. While you can’t actually do that, you can pretend to with these superhero themed beer bottles from artist Butcher Billy. Here’s what he has to say about crafting this collection:

“This collection of design concepts gather a distinctive line of heroes, antiheroes – or not heroes at all – that have in common a certain way of not being exactly the role model for your kids. Yet they’re in the pages of comics in your local book shop. These characters are the ones that enjoy a pint or two at the local pub before saving the world or – very often – making an even bigger mess. Like it or not, they are the interesting ones, not to mention the most fun. Because no one ever made superfriends by drinking milk.”

It is indeed the type of characters that would probably throw back two or three or twenty of these, and you can check out close-ups of them all below: Continue Reading »



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Sep 11 2014

Berserk: Still the Dark Fantasy Anime of Choice

Published by under Movies,Reviews,Television

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Have the Game of Thrones off-season blues got you down? Do you love your sex, violence, political intrigue, deception, seduction, and tales of comradery, ambition, and brotherhood with horror elements all trussed up in an epic medieval fantasy story about mercenaries making their own destinies in a hostile world where they can’t trust anything but their own blade? If so, consider going Berserk.

This series and I go a long way back. The original anime adaptation of the popular manga aired in 1997 and inevitably found its way to my DVD player. At the time, there was nothing else like it. It was like the fantasy series I always wanted but had never found; something that treated the genre as adult entertainment, taking place in a world that is corrupt at its very core and never shying away from the horrors of violence or the deceitfulness of human nature. Berserk was almost like a more linear and action-oriented anime equivalent of George R.R. Martin’s work years before it ever found its way to television.

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Sep 11 2014

Visual Epic-ness In Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television

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When you think of science fiction and fantasy as a whole,  one thing that binds them together is an expectation of a grand scale or scope.  You’re much more likely to find an epic clash of 500 spaceships or 50,000 knights there than in, say, a Nicholas Sparks novel. (Although, if there was a Nicholas Sparks novel called 500 Spaceships vs. 50,000 Knights, you’d better believe I’m picking that one up from the library).  But, television being what it is, the budget is rarely there to visually capture the epic-ness, visually speaking, of the titans of the movie world.  Point of the point: You don’t expect to see Avatar-level visual awesomeness on a television show.

So how do TV shows work around that?  How does a sci-fi/fantasy show capture that sense of huge, grand adventure that’s so indelible in the genre?  Even working with Styrofoam rocks and cardboard sets, Star Trek managed to capture the Spirit of Sci-Fi ™ on multiple occasions.  Other shows have managed it as well, and proved that bringing a an eye-gasm to audiences doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Sep 11 2014

Behold, Our Latest Batmo-tank

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Somewhere along the line, we decided that it wasn’t cool enough for Batman to just have a cool car with fins and a jet engine. He has to have a militarized quasi-tank in order to truly be cool. Above is the new design for the latest Batmobile, which is actually a slightly less tanky version than Nolan’s, but not by much. Also, it has a machine gun turret.

I love how the number one thing about Batman is that he refuses to use guns, but put him in a car and he can’t still shooting missiles and bullets all of a sudden. Unless those are pumping out rubber bullets or tear gas or something.

What do you think of it?



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Sep 11 2014

The Morning Link: The 12 Best Songs to Close TV Show Seasons

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“Note: I’m including both series and season finales and it should go without saying that there will be tons of spoilers here.”

Go here to see the list.



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Sep 10 2014

The Final Countdown: School Problems, Shawshank Facts and Objective Reviews

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Go here to see the most insane ways schools mistreated their students.

“We all like to imagine that our formative years were spent in educational institutions run by brutal thought police. Mostly, however, that wasn’t the case.”

The Countdown

10 things you don’t know about Shawshank Redemption – [FilmDrunk]

The pointless pursuit of an “objective” video game press – [Insert Coin]

FOX’s ratings for Utopia plummet – [TVO]

OSU’s homage to TV shows – [GeeksAreSexy]

Gemma Teller is the new Skyler White – [Pajiba]

The most expensive Ford Mustangs ever – [Worthly]

Castle is for sale in Connecticut – [TheChive]

Facts of life only siblings understand – [SheBudgets]

The story of saving a Pit Bull – [PuppyToob]

Ashley Tisdale gets married – [CelebrityToob]

The 20 funniest iPhone moments – [WWIW]

The most epic Nerf war ever – [Izismile]



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Sep 10 2014

(Unfortunately Fake) Cornetto Trilogy Toys

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Artist Kibooki has crafted some unbelievably cool Cornetto trilogy toys that are in fact, unbelievable. As in, they’re not real, unfortunately. But they’re still cool to look at regardless, and you should definitely check out the other two below.

I really think that I should check out The World’s End again, as I feel that there’s a lot in that movie I missed the first time around, and I didn’t give it a fair shake. Also, I’ve seen Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz about ten times each, so I think the scales are a little bit unbalance. Continue Reading »



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Sep 10 2014

A Pair of Kubrick Tributes

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Artist Rhys Cooper is back with two more of his “long” art pieces, this time with a pair paying tribute to the master, Stanley Kubrick. The Shining is left out, but other famed features A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey get their due.

They are part of an art tribute show to Stanley Kubrick, which took place this past weekend in San Francisco, which is where everything cool happens that I don’t get to go to. As always, you should check out more of Cooper’s banner art here, as he’s got some amazing stuff.



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Sep 10 2014

“Smartwatches”… I Don’t Get It

Published by under Debate,Editorials

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I just don’t get what’s happening in the world of technology right now. Social media went crazy today over the Apple Watch and I found myself wondering why. Why does everyone want their smartphone strapped to their wrist? Did I miss something? Don’t get me wrong, I love tech stuff, and I’ll even admit that I’m one of those guys that loves to run out and buy the next best thing as long as I can afford it. Yet, within the realm of tech gadgets, the smartwatch craze doesn’t seem like a step in the right direction.

I’m doing my best to stay completely unbiased towards manufacturers because I’m not trying to start a flame war here. Nor do I want this post to become a breeding ground for people to comment on Android being better than Apple and vice versa. No, I truly would like for the Unrealtors to comment and try and persuade me to want to go out and spend $250+ for what I feel is a complete waste of money.

 

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Sep 10 2014

Ten of the Laziest and Least-Inspired Alien Designs

Published by under Lists,Movies,Television

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Designing an alien is a tricky business. On the one hand, you want to unhinge your imagination and craft something that is truly foreign and unexpected. On the other hand, if you make the design too damn weird then people will be scratching their heads and wondering what the hell you were thinking.

A good movie alien takes balance – some familiar features but mixed in a novel way and with a little bit of wild card ideas thrown in. These design principles gave us awesome aliens like E.T., Yoda, and the Xenomorphs.

Coming up with these sorts of ideas takes creativity, planning, and effort. Here are some the designs that instead decided, “eh, f*** it.” Continue Reading »



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