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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Dec 15 2014

Ripper Street Season 3, Episode 6 Review: The Incontrovertible Truth

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It’s hard to believe that there has only been 6 episodes of Ripper Street season 3 so far as so many major events have occured. We have had Susan descending into a corrupt political life and even becoming a murderer, Mathilda has found her way back to Reid, and Reid almost died at the hands of Susan. When I started ‘The Incontrovertible Truth’ and saw that the run time was 1 hour 15 minutes I got more excited for a television show that I should have as I assumed it would all come to head in this episode. I thought that the trio would reunite and see Susan for what she has become, and make attempts to take her down, but boy I was wrong. Reid is back in the fold at ‘H’ division without much discussion of his injury which is quite frustrating. He was shot in the head and the abdomen so it’s not like it was an everday scrape or bruise, those injuries take time to recover from but the audience gets no information. It isn’t even explicitly said how much time has passed, or what has become of Susan and I understand that they want to keep the mystery alive but it just doesn’t make any sense to me.

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Dec 15 2014

Seven Of the Most Popular Celebrity Home Design Trends of 2014

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When you are living the lifestyle of the rich and the famous, you’re going to want the latest and greatest money can buy. But, what exactly are celebrities spending their money on these days to keep up with the uber Joneses? After browsing some high-end homes for sale, a few design trends started to stand out… and so did the stars following them. Here are seven luxury home design trends that were big in 2014 and in celebrity homes.



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Dec 15 2014

Can The CW Achieve Golden Globes Glory?

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When you think The CW you don’t really think critically adored and award winning dramas do you? Up until recently the target audience for most of it’s programming was females in their teens and early 20s, upon it’s launch the networks flagship program was Gossip Girl and it was accompanied by the likes of 90210, Melrose Place and The Carrie Diaries. Some of the only shows that weren’t teen fan fare and garnered some acclaim were what was left over from UPN and The WB, but in the past couple of years the network has turned a corner and has put out some quality programming which we can probably thank the new president Mark Pedowitz for. In just a few short years the network seems to have come quite far which is evidence by two Golden Globe nominations for its freshman show Jane the Virgin.

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Dec 15 2014

Marvel Needs To Bring Its Agents of SHIELD Characters To the Big Screen

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The first half of season two of Agents of SHIELD has fallen somewhere in between the slow start of season one, and the explosive finish that made up its second half. But regardless, this past week’s winter/fall finale was a can’t miss episode, and one that at least should have ramifications for the larger Marvel universe.  For those wishing to be kept in total darkness about the future of Skye, Raina and others, feel free to stop reading now, but for those who at least want to know somewhat what’s going on based on past comic lore, keep going.



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Dec 15 2014

Iconic Leaders Reimagined as Hipsters AKA Hipstory

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Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Abraham Lincoln was a total hipster?  Wonder no more!  Artist and designer Amit Shimoni has reimagined well known world leaders as modern-day hipsters. His works are available for sale on Society6 and Nuvango.  In the meantime, enjoy the gallery after the jump…..
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Dec 15 2014

How about an Octopus Tentacle Ring For Christmas?

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I tell ya I’ve been racking my brain on what I should be getting my wife this holiday season and then Jason of Beverly Hills Jewels posts this yellow gold and white diamond octopus tentacle ring to Instagram.  As you can see it’s incredibly creepy yet ridiculously awesome.  Pretty sure I don’t care if my wife wants one or not, but I’m getting it for her anyway.  Unfortunately, there’s no purchase information available but where there’s a will there’s a way.  This thing is devious.

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Dec 15 2014

Pokemon Paintings by Cryptid Creations artist Piper Thibodeau

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It’s difficult for us to slim down the Pokemon universe in making our selections on what to put in this website.  It’s so big that it’s difficult to choose what we’ll share.  But when we saw Piper Thibodeau‘s work it didn’t take long for us to decide to feature her work on this site. Piper Thibodeau is a 22 year old freelance character designer and concept artist. She lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Her work has been featured on outlets such as Kotaku and ImagineFX magazine. Recently, she has completed character design work on Intel’s “Pocket Avatars” app.

Here are some of her latest Pokemon paintings…

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Dec 15 2014

The Official Starships Optical Test

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How good is your Starship knowledge?  Maxime Pecourt puts it to the test in this awesome Starships optical test.    You never know.  Perhaps one day instead of doing letter tests at the DMV we’ll be subjected to mandatory starships tests.   We really do hope this is the case!



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Dec 15 2014

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis And Rihanna Get Real Weird In This ‘Annie’ Clip

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In the old Annie, the curly-haired orphan was treated to a night at the movies by her foster dad in search of good PR. But taking a kid to the movies—apparently even one where the ushers break into song—isn’t flashy enough for Annie 2014. So writer-director Will Gluck ups the glam by having Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) take Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) to the premiere of a new movie. Called MoonQuake Lake it’s a pretty obvious Twilight parody that involves romance, shiny tears, and Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Rihanna becoming an evil mermaid.  We hope you enjoy the clip.



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Dec 15 2014

Lady Jade Does an Excellent Slave Leia Cosplay

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, hopefully you’re as stingy as we are when it comes to Cosplay.  Not just anyone can don a Leia outfit and can expect to get away with it.  However, it’s clearly evident that cosplayer Lady Jade does a more than adequate job portraying the Star Wars beauty.  As Jade says in her Facebook profile,

“Held captive as a slave in the palace of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, Princess Leia awaits her salvation. Biding her time, Leia plots the demise of Jabba, knowing the time will come when she would be able to take immense satisfaction from the death of her captor. This lady is deadly with a weapon and sharper than a blade, with the looks that make a man drop to his knees. But then, who should be her unlikely hero??? Is it Solo? Skywalker? Iron Man? Nope, wait, yes! Tony Stark to the rescue. But can Leia resist the charms of this ladies man? Move over Solo. There’s a new man in town.”

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Dec 15 2014

Check out Bandai’s Amazing Samurai Stormtrooper Figure

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So yeah.  Bandai has released official images of the upcoming Ashigaru Stormtrooper  collector’s item.   According to Nerdapproved, The figurine measures 7″ tall and includes not just reworked armor, but even a blaster that’s been given some Samurai style.  Also, there’s a Katana because a Samurai isn’t complete without one.  He’ll be joining Samurai Taisho Vader in March and should retail for about $70.

Will you be purchasing one?  Might make a great gift for the holidays!  Check out a couple more pics after the jump
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Dec 15 2014

Stay Warm This Winter With These Absurd Food Hats

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Up here in the Northeast we’re in for what people are saying is going to be a tough winter.  As such, it’s time to whip out the snow hats.   However, this year I’m going to be taking my snow hat selection quit seriously and this set of crocheted burgers, pizza slices and sushi rolls may very well come in handy while battling the harsh conditions.   By the way, these are the work of Melbourne-based artist Phil Ferguson. Throw one on your head and be the envy of all your friends…..

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Dec 15 2014

DC Comics Makes Some Awesome Movie Poster Variant Covers

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We hear that DC Comics isn’t launching their new batch of variant covers until March.  Word has it that they’re all about movie posters.   The designs insert DC characters into posters from movies like Purple Rain (see above) The Mask, Gone With the Wind, Beetlejuice, and more. Heroes and villains on the covers include Aquaman, Batgirl, the Joker, more.  These should be gems amongst the collectors out there.  Check out more variant covers after the jump….

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Dec 15 2014

5 Real Soldiers Who Were Walking Super Weapons

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Despite what movies, video games, and literature sometimes tell us, war is neither glamorous nor fun. What cannot be denied, however, is that war is also where you see regular, everyday people doing extraordinary stuff you didn’t even know was possible. So here is our latest attempt to salute those who, in the heat of battle, made fictional action heroes look like wet garbage.  Check out five real soldiers who were walking super weapons.



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