Godzilla Trailer Revealed
HOLY SHIT THIS LOOKS GREAT
9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry
I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.
You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.
Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.
Action and Horror Characters Turn Cutesy Manga
Artist Matsuda Yuusuke turned the likes of Hellraiser, Hellboy, Alien, Robocop, Predator, and Terminator, into some really cute manga characters. Funny how badass these dudes and franchises all are and how rather cute Yuusuke turned them. Comic pages from the artist can be found here and here on the Predator manga, though the dialogue is written in Japanese.
Mishka Double Feature: Army of Darkness and Ghost World
Leave it up to one of my favorite clothing companies to present a clothing line on two great films: Mishka has officially released a line dedicated to Ghost World and Army of Darkness. The line consists of t-shirts, baseball tees, long sleeved shirts, pullover hoodies, snapbacks, and fitted New Era caps. Super dope stuff, this line will step that style up for sure.
Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark
The SyFy x Asylum films won’t stop coming: 2014 will see the release of Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark. Exciting news for those shark-film enthusiasts who enjoyed Sharknado.
(via Gamma Squad)
Why Akira Is So Awesome
I’ve always liked Akira. But a recent viewing of the movie blew my mind.
Hit the link to read what knocked my socks off.
Home Alone Retold by a Child and Pug Puppies
Here’s a video of Home Alone being retold with a child’s voice and casted with a pack of pug puppies. Like, yeah, why not?
'The Walking Dead' Mid-season Finale Compared To The Comics
SPOILER ALERT: Shit goes down. Also, sorry for completely ruining the mid-season finale if you haven’t already seen it (Why haven’t you seen it yet!?). Here’s a side-by-side comparison of scenes from episode 408 and issues 46-48 of the comics. Pretty cool to see how close they stuck to the books even though the Governor should have showed up with the tank at the end of season three, but it’s major discrepancies like that keep the show fresh and make it its own unique beast.
This Fan Spent Two Years Re-editing The Dark Crystal And HOLY SH!T
As if the 1982 Jim Henson & Frank Oz fantasy wasn’t creepy enough, scoodidabop went and re-edited the whole thing. This fanmade director’s cut is meant to more closely resemble Henson and Oz’s original vision for the film.
From the scoodidabop:
Early versions of The Dark Crystal were a bit different than the version we see today. Jim Henson and Frank Oz originally sought to create a much darker story that relied more on the audience and less on voice-overs and inner monologues explaining the plot. In this version there’s no narrator, Jen’s inner monologues are gone, and the Skeksis hardly ever say anything in English (Aughra speaks some Skesis too!). This version is much more modern and a little darker with this original audio and the slightly different score. Some of the scenes are moved around too, which adds to the surreal feel of the original film. Some test audiences were more casual moviegoers and responded negatively to this version so the Henson team redubbed the ENTIRE film to help explain the plot to the audience up front and make things more obvious.
The whole thing is currently available in its entirety on YouTube, so be sure to check it out before the copyright lawyers swoop in. Also check out the Menta Floss interview with the mad genius behind this creepy cut.
(via Geek Tyrant)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Film On the Way
This is some news I wasn’t expecting at all. The 80’s/90’s horror book, Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, will be converted into film soon. CBS Films has accepted a pitch by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the two writers responsible for Saw.
No word on who will direct, which of the stories will be included in the film, or really anything else right now, but this is exciting news, nonetheless.
(via Huffington Post)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer
Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin. Tween romance. Wowza. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2014.
30% off Threadless Simpsons Shirts
Those of you who don’t already know, I am a HUGE Simpsons fan. I own pretty much every 6-inch vinyl figure Kidrobot has created from the series and I can quote pretty much any episode from Seasons 7 or 8, so it kind of sucks seeing a deal like this when you’ve got absolutely no cash in your bank account.
But for those who do have money for the holidays: Threadless is having a 30% off sale on all their shirts that aren’t already $10, which includes this huge batch of Simpsons tees. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Homer’s muumuu design, from the episode “King-Size Homer," in which homer makes himself fat to claim disability so he could work from home.
Cop a shirt today. Threadless' 30% off sale ends on December 6.