SIMPSONS LEGO MINIFIGURES REVEALED

Lego already released a $255 Simpsons House, but this coming May, they’ll be releasing a series of 16 Lego Simpsons figures to go along with it! The set drops May 1st with each figure being sold for $3.99 (most likely blind-packaged), just in time for the May 4th episode “Brick Like Me” which sees Springfield and all its residents turned into Lego bricks.

Now comes the hard part: resisting the urge to buy an entire case of these.

(via Variety)

TRAILER FOR ELI ROTH’S ‘THE GREEN INFERNO’
Eli Roth returns to the director’s seat for what looks to be an homage to Cannibal Holocaust. The end of the trailer says it was filmed on location in the rainforest of Peru and the native tribe featured in the movie has never been filmed before. Also, Green Inferno sounds like a pretty decent name for a strain of weed, just saying.
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TRAILER FOR ELI ROTH’S ‘THE GREEN INFERNO’

Eli Roth returns to the director’s seat for what looks to be an homage to Cannibal Holocaust. The end of the trailer says it was filmed on location in the rainforest of Peru and the native tribe featured in the movie has never been filmed before. Also, Green Inferno sounds like a pretty decent name for a strain of weed, just saying.

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9 LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST NIGHT’S GAME OF THRONES
Spoilers and intense moments of fandom ahead.
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The Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere was entitled “Two Swords” and not just because of the dude-on-dude action in the beginning. Let’s recap the episode with some important lessons learned.
1. A NEW ERA HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN IN WESTEROS.







The episode opens with Tywin Lannister melting down Ned Stark’s Valyrian sword and burning his wolf pelt. The melted steel is used to forge two new swords - one of which is given to Jaimie Lannister. Oh, and it all happens while “The Rains of Castemere” plays in the background. Saying that this scene seems a bit symbolic would be a vulgar understatement.
2. NEVER CALL A DORNISHMAN A GOAT F*CKER.
Random Lannister shmo: “Why are you wasting a woman like this on a Dornishman? Bring him a shaved goat and a bottle of olive oil.”
Followed by:
 
 

And let us not forget…



3. DAENERYS NEEDS TO GET HER SHIT TOGETHER.


We first see the Khaleesi having a hardcore cuddle sesh with one of her dragons as the other two fight over a carcass in the sky. Then they bring the carcass down and all three go H.A.M. on it. When Dany goes to pet her cuddle buddy, it violently snaps at her, nearly taking off her head. Jorah Mormont reminds her that dragons are dangerous and can’t be tamed. She asks him where Grey Worm and Daario Naharis are. Turns out, they’re gambling in a weird stand-off game of who-can-hold-a-sword-longer. Dammit, Dany, your dragons are out of control and the two main dudes of your army are gambling when they should be protecting your fine ass. Get your shit together, woman!
4. THE CASTING DIRECTOR WAS DRUNK
Yup, we got Aunt Vivian’d. Check out Daaro Naharis in Season 3.

Aaaand check out the replacement actor. You can barely tell which one is which!

"Sorry I don’t look as bad-ass as I did last season. Here’s some flowers."
5. BITCHES BE TRIPPIN’.

Sansa Stark not only had to marry Tyrion Lannister, but she recently found out that her family was slaughtered at a certain wedding. She’s being a real drag about it and it’s kind of bringing me down. At least a drunk guy gave her a necklace.
 
Poor Shay tries getting kinky with Tyrion on his new bride’s bed (scandalous!) while she’s out being depressed, but he’s just not feeling it, what with his nephew the king wanting to murder him,  his wife hating him because his father had her family murdered, and Oberin Martel wants to murder anyone who’s last name is Lannister.





Then, Tyrion’s big brother Jaime tries getting kinky with his twin sister Cerci, but she’s still mad at him for getting kidnapped and taking too long to come home. Bitch be trippin’.
6. “ARYA AND THE HOUND” WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT SPIN-OFF SHOW
 


7. DON’T PISS THE HOUND OFF WHEN HE’S HUNGRY.


"I understand that if anymore words come pouring out your cunt mouth, I’m gonna have to eat every fucking chicken in this room." - The Hound
8. DON’T PISS ARYA STARK OFF, PERIOD.

9. THENNS MAKE TERRIBLE BARBECUE GUESTS.

9 LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST NIGHT’S GAME OF THRONES

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REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.
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I grew up a Marvel kid. I was mostly into Spider-Man and the X-Men universe. For some reason, the more straight-laced heroes like Iron-Man and Captain America were too boring and goody-goody for my super edgy 10-year-old tastes. I eventually got more into Image Comics and random other indie stuff, but I’d always go back to Marvel just to see what was up.
Then Iron-Man came out in theaters. It took a character I’d previously thought of as boring and turned him into a lovable, cocky, smart-ass version of Bruce Wayne. Then Captain America: The First Avenger was announced. Was it possible that Cap on screen could be more interesting than the corny whitebread Cap I remember from the 90’s?
Sort of.
Captain America was an alright movie (aside from the distractingly weird Skinny Steve Rogers), but it felt too montage-y — like they were trying to pack in too much. I’ve seen it about 5 times and still don’t remember most of what happens in the third act. That’s where my brain just switches off and I just stop caring.
But then Avengers (a.k.a. the greatest superhero movie of all time. Fight me.) came out followed by the trailers for Winter Soldier making it look all intense and epic, like Marvel’s version of Dark Knight Rises. And that’s basically what it is, but better.
The first bit of the film is just one giant awesome espionage scene on a ship that plays out like a stealth action game. Then some serious shit goes down, peeps can’t be trusted, and Cap and friends set out to right wrongs by punching faces and blowing things up.
Without spoiling anything, I can say that the choreography of not just the hand-to-hand combat, but the action sequences as a whole, are easily the best of any Marvel movie to date. The camera zooms and spins between Falcon dodging bullets in the sky, cars exploding into the air, Cap taking on swarms of dudes on the ground, and then there’s Nick Fury and Black Widow espionage stuff. It’s SO. DAMN. GOOD!
I feel like Chris Evans plays a way better Steve Rogers this time around. He has more of the character to work with. He misses his past, he feels betrayed by the government that he strove so hard to fight for in the first film, and he’s at a point where there’s really no one he can trust.
Anthony Mackie does as much as he can with the role. His character, Falcon, is introduced as a stand-up guy that Steve views as a trustworthyfellow soldier. He eventually becomes the only person he can turn to and is reduced to little more than a really cool device for action scenes and spouting the occasional campy one-liner while a majority of the real talking is left to the grown-ups. To be fair, he plays the role with all the enthusiasm and charm necessary to make the character likeable and it would have been tough to cram in some ridiculous backstory with all the other craziness going on.
Scarlett Johansson definitely takes the Black Widow character to a new level compared to previous films. She’s sort of a hit-or-miss actress for me, but she nailed it this time around. She displays a bad-ass tough chick confidence, but does a terrific job at adding a layer of sadness and vulnerability behind it all.
As for the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan freaking KILLS it. He’s menacing as shit and commands each scene he’s in with a vicious and lethal presence. The dude wears a mask covering his mouth for most of the film and has to do most of the acting with his eyes which is way harder than it sounds. I’ve already seen a crazy amount of fangirl swooning on Tumblr about his “OMG poor brainwashed sad guy I want to save” performance, so expect more once the film actually releases. A weird part of me kind of wants to see who gets fangirl’d on harder: Tom Hiddleston as Loki or Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier. Chicks love tragic-ass bad boys.
What i love is how the whole scope of the film escalates from small-team-of-agents-on-a-boat to holy-shit-everyone-is-bad-everyone-will-die-this-is-epic-as-shit by the end of the second act; the repercussions of which will definitely be felt by the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a crazy degree. It will definitely be interesting to see how Captain America: The Winter Soldier will impact the next few films as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series.
All in all, Captain America: The Winter Soldier brings a well-balanced mix of action, intrigue, rich character moments, and is complete with all the fanboy inside winks and nods you’d expect from a Marvel film (and a pitch-perfect Pulp Fiction reference for Samuel L. Jackson fans). This film is leaps and bounds greater than the first Captain America and is on the same level as Avengers. If anything, this will definitely get you pumped for Phase 2.

REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.

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RECORD STORE DAY GETS GEEKY WITH SCOTT PILGRIM AND GHOSTBUSTERS

Record Store Day is April 19th and the closer we get, the more info on exclusive releases trickles out. Sure, there’s plenty of cool stuff from all your favorite obscure indie bands or whatever (like a 5 LP set of LCD Soundsystem’s last show!), but what’s REALLY awesome is the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game soundtrack featuring sexy tunes from Anamanaguchi. If that’s not enough awesomesauce to pour down your pants, there’s also a single of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. with the original song plus dance remixes, but more importantly, it glows in the motherfreaking dark.

Record Store Day is a way to celebrate and support independently owned record stores all over the world. Each year musicians release exclusive rare vinyls and, in a way, it’s kind of like collecting Pokémon. Check out the full list of releases announced so far here and be sure to check with your local record store to make sure they’re ordering that weird rare thing you want.

DAILY GRAFFITI: SPOCK CROSSING EDITION
Look sharp, guys and gals. This is Spock country!
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DAILY GRAFFITI: SPOCK CROSSING EDITION

Look sharp, guys and gals. This is Spock country!

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CHECK IT: More geeky Graffiti from Albotas
SUBMIT: The Albotas Geek Graffiti Flickr group
WES ANDERSON: CENTERED
Below the break is a cool little supercut by Kogonada highlighting Wes Anderson's mad symmetrical skills behind a lens. Sounds simple on paper, but that 3-shot pan in Moonrise Kingdom had to have been a beeyotch to plan out.


Dude’s easily the most original writer/director alive today and I’m constantly disgusted/baffled when I see people bashing him or calling him a parody of himself. His stories, characters, scenes, and shots are all meticulously crafted in a style that is entirely his own. You might not “get” his films, and if you do, you might not like them, but there’s no denying the man’s a cinematic genius.
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WES ANDERSON: CENTERED

Below the break is a cool little supercut by Kogonada highlighting Wes Anderson's mad symmetrical skills behind a lens. Sounds simple on paper, but that 3-shot pan in Moonrise Kingdom had to have been a beeyotch to plan out.

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POKÉMON IS COMING TO NETFLIX
Starting Saturday, March 1st, you’ll be able to stream episodes of the Pokémon animated series on Netflix: Pokémon: Indigo League, Pokémon Black & White, and the movies Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom.
Tempted to fire up some old epsidoes as soon as they go live, but I swear to god if I watch Ash set his Butterfree free one more time I just don’t think I can take it.
Real talk: Best oldschool Pokémon episode. GO!

POKÉMON IS COMING TO NETFLIX

Starting Saturday, March 1st, you’ll be able to stream episodes of the Pokémon animated series on Netflix: Pokémon: Indigo League, Pokémon Black & White, and the movies Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom.

Tempted to fire up some old epsidoes as soon as they go live, but I swear to god if I watch Ash set his Butterfree free one more time I just don’t think I can take it.

Real talk: Best oldschool Pokémon episode. GO!

Seven of the Best Film Themed Slot Machines
American poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Nothing seems to emphasise the concept of art being all around us quite like the idea of theme based slot machines. With online gambling sites like jackpotjoy Bingo, we find endless examples of fantastically themed slots, although the true art can be found outside of the web, with the ‘read deal’ slot machines. Film themed slots are personally my favourite, deeper analyzing how creators have transformed a film and its complex ideas into a gambling machine is rather interesting. Here are seven of my favourite film themed slot machines.
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The Hangover

With this film taking place in Las Vegas, and with many scenes inside of a casino, The Hangover is an obvious choice for a film based slot machine. In case the symbols, which include a baby, tiger, bloody tooth, liquor and Alan’s infamous man-bag are not enough, the main voiceover that hosts the game is none other than the hilarious Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). What’s not to love?

Star Wars

With one of the greatest followings of movie history, this Star Wars themed slot has three base games that correspond with the three original movies, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. With a large number of images and sounds from the films, this will have any Star Wars fan hooked.

Star Trek

Another film with a massive following, these slots see symbols of iconic characters, such as Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, as well as the legendary Enterprise. Keeping it old-school with sounds and images, the Trekkies are in for a treat.

The Lord of the Rings

Based on Peter Jackson’s movie adaption of Tolkien’s epic book series, this machine takes you on an adventure through Middle Earth, with the breathtaking official soundtrack to keep you company. ‘The Balrog’, ‘Isildur’s Sword’ and ‘Gandalf’s Fireworks’ are only a few of the fantastic bonuses players can choose from.

Indiana Jones

When the iconic Indiana Jones theme song begins to play, everyone in the casino knows that some brave soul has just begun an adventure of wit and bravery. Outsmart the booby-trap-ridden machine, and you’ll be leaving heavy pocketed.

Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Slimer? If you are able to ignore the sarcastic teasing and mocking of Slimer, the ghost that leads players through the game, you are definitely in for a treat. With additional graphics, sound effects and the ever-popular theme song, you’ll be a regular ghost buster after your first spin. 

Willy Wonka

Based on the 1971 classic, this slot bring Roald Dahl’s magical chocolate factory to life. With the perfect amount of adventure, theatrics and whimsical characters, this slot will leave you wanting more… chocolate!

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Seven of the Best Film Themed Slot Machines

American poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Nothing seems to emphasise the concept of art being all around us quite like the idea of theme based slot machines. With online gambling sites like jackpotjoy Bingo, we find endless examples of fantastically themed slots, although the true art can be found outside of the web, with the ‘read deal’ slot machines. Film themed slots are personally my favourite, deeper analyzing how creators have transformed a film and its complex ideas into a gambling machine is rather interesting. Here are seven of my favourite film themed slot machines.

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MAGIC: THE GATHERING IS GETTING A MOVIE
It was bound to happen. 20th Century Fox scooped up the rights to Hasbro's trading card game Magic: The Gathering. The studio wants to turn it into a big franchise like Lord of the Rings which sounds awesome. The bad news? They’re getting Simon Kinberg to help bring it to life. Let’s just hope it’s not as awful as another beloved franchise that he brought to life on the silver screen: Fantastic Four.
I’m actually a huge MTG fan and, yes, I even follow the lore. While I’d much rather see a Game of Thrones-esque TV series, I’ll gladly settle for a movie. The lore isn’t anything mindblowing to begin with, so there’s definitely room to improve upon the foundations for a film franchise.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

MAGIC: THE GATHERING IS GETTING A MOVIE

It was bound to happen. 20th Century Fox scooped up the rights to Hasbro's trading card game Magic: The Gathering. The studio wants to turn it into a big franchise like Lord of the Rings which sounds awesome. The bad news? They’re getting Simon Kinberg to help bring it to life. Let’s just hope it’s not as awful as another beloved franchise that he brought to life on the silver screen: Fantastic Four.

I’m actually a huge MTG fan and, yes, I even follow the lore. While I’d much rather see a Game of Thrones-esque TV series, I’ll gladly settle for a movie. The lore isn’t anything mindblowing to begin with, so there’s definitely room to improve upon the foundations for a film franchise.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

THE SIMPSONS DID A MIYAZAKI TRIBUTE

Hayao Miyazaki, he Japanese master of animation celebrated his 73rd birthday on January 5th and The Simpsons paid tribute. There’s references to My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more.

[Via Giant Robot]

HOW MANY TIMES WOULD HARRY AND MARV HAVE DIED IN THE ‘HOME ALONE' MOVIES?
I always wondered this, even as a kid. Sure, I’d seen hundreds of boulders, anvils, safes, pianos and more dropped on Wile E. Coyote’s head in cartoons, but I still wince when that iron drops on Marv’s head in Home Alone. And then there was the scene in Home Alone 2 where Kevin is chucking bricks at Marv’s skull from a rooftop and I always thought he’d be dead as shit in real life.
Screen Junkies got a doctor to diagnose every injury sustained by the Wet Bandits across both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York and the final conclusion is further proof that they just don’t make kid flicks like they used to.
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HOW MANY TIMES WOULD HARRY AND MARV HAVE DIED IN THE ‘HOME ALONE' MOVIES?

I always wondered this, even as a kid. Sure, I’d seen hundreds of boulders, anvils, safes, pianos and more dropped on Wile E. Coyote’s head in cartoons, but I still wince when that iron drops on Marv’s head in Home Alone. And then there was the scene in Home Alone 2 where Kevin is chucking bricks at Marv’s skull from a rooftop and I always thought he’d be dead as shit in real life.

Screen Junkies got a doctor to diagnose every injury sustained by the Wet Bandits across both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York and the final conclusion is further proof that they just don’t make kid flicks like they used to.

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Best Ad of 2014

I was snowed in today. That means I got to watch TV while I worked. I saw this and it was amazing. Dog, owl, fish, poodle. It has everything.

CHUNGKING MANSIONS

This place reminds me of the building that the movie Dredd takes place in, minus all the futuristic bits and slow motion drugs.

Chungking Mansions is a building located at 36-44 Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The building is well known as nearly the cheapest accommodation in Hong Kong with a single bed of US $8 one night. Though the building is supposedly residential, it is made up of many independent low-budget hotels, shops, and other services. The strange atmosphere of this building is sometimes called by some “the scent of Kowloon’s Walled City”.

Bucketlisted.

Simpsons x A BATHING APE Baby Milo Collection

BAPE has announced a collab with The Simpsons. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Japanese streetwear with the coolest television show to ever exist on network TV? Wild.

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