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31 Aug 13:00

A Video Compilation Of Great Dad Moments

by Zeon Santos

Some dads are champions for reasons that can't easily be expressed with words, but dads who are lucky enough to have their awesomeness caught on camera can prove their super dad powers to the world!

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Catching a kid right before they crack their head open, snatching the child away from an oncoming danger, and pulling off various sports related saves- these are but some of the powers that dads have at their disposal.

And this action packed (albeit strangely formatted) video by Zoo Weekly proves dads are some of the most powerful beings on the planet!

-Via Aol.

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01 Sep 09:00

The Sport of Drunken Horse Racing

by John Farrier
Corey

This is spectacular. Puts the Palio in Siena in perspective.

(Photo: Vice/Benjamin Reeves)

It is truly the sport of kings! To the Maya living in the Sierra de los Cuchumantes Mountains in Guatemala, drunken horse racing is an important tradition. Unlike, say, the Kentucky Derby, the riders are absolutely smashed. In fact, some are so drunk that they have to be tied into the saddles by their alleged “friends.” Atlas Obscura reports on a race in the town of Todos Santos:

Predictably, a few riders flew out of their saddles, landing with a dull thud in the loose dirt. Others slowly slumped to the side before gently reaching terra firma and giving up, their relieved horses continuing on without them.

The majority of the riders somehow made it to the finish line, but even after several hours of watching, it was never exactly clear who “won” or what the prize might be. Advil? A heating pad? Exemption from next year’s race?

In Todos Santos, it was recently reported that the winner of the annual drunken horse race was given a live chicken and the title of El Capitan.

01 Sep 22:00

Guy Asks Internet To Remove Kid From Photo, Gets The Photoshops He Deserves

by Zeon Santos

Everybody knows better than to ask the internet for help Photoshopping a picture by now, and we've seen the droll dorkiness that makes the rounds after these poor victims have asked "for help".

So it's agreed that those who ask “for help” from the internet are doing so knowing full well what lies in store for their image, right?

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Okay good, because I almost feel bad for the guy who asked the interwebs to remove the kid from the background of this romantic picture because people now think of him as a kid hating jerk!

Some of the 'shoppers were happy to help delete the kid from the pic by adding different kinds of dogs to the image

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And then war suddenly broke out all around them...we salute you, Private Smoochface!

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See more from "Can You Guys Photoshop Out The Kid In The Background?" here

02 Sep 08:00

Slave Leia Disney Princess Squad

by John Farrier
Corey

Elias.

(Photo: York in a Box)

Now that Disney owns Star Wars, we see the iconic Leia slave outfit crossing over into the Disney Princess universe. In the past, we've seen slave Leia versions of Tinkerbell, Ariel, and Elsa. Now the lineup is filling out even more, thanks to these ladies. That's Ashlynne Dae as Elsa, Elizabeth Rage as Belle, Rianne Synnth as Mulan, and Hendo as Pocahontas.

-via Cosplay America

04 Sep 11:00

When Leia Isn't Home

by Lisa Marcus
Corey

I don't know why I love this so much.


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Jess Bauer, the Australian teen behind the popular YouTube account Bauerbirds, created a series called "When Mama Isn't Home," which stars her father and brother making musical mischief in the kitchen. The latest clip in the series is called "When Leia Isn't Home," a peppy little Cantina Band number.

Earlier videos in the series are shown below. I hope mama doesn't come home to a broken oven door, or the series could be headed for an abrupt and bitter end! Via Laughing Squid
 


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04 Sep 13:00

Man Tries To Rob Female MMA Fighter, Instantly Regrets His Decision

by Zeon Santos

There are very few ways to qualify someone before you mug them, but thieves often prefer to rob women because they're assumed to be easy targets, an assumption that is often proven to be wrong.

MMA fighter Monique Bastos was headed to the gym with a few friends when a stupid thief tried to steal her phone while riding by on a bike. However, Monique wasn't going to give up her phone without a fight, and the would-be thief ended up with nothing but a hard hitting life lesson.

(Caution- video contains violence)

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As you can see in the video, the thief she has locked up in the dreaded "triangle" wished he was dead, and his punishment definitely fit his cowardly crime. Curious about what he's yelling as she chokes him out? Read a translation here

-Via Huffington Post

26 Aug 18:37

Check Out Iconic Movie Characters Inserted Into Vintage Black And White Photos

by Nat B

You may not have heard of him but Neil Ladkin is a name you should know.  Neil is a creative director located in the UK.  He recently decided that vintage black and white photos weren’t interesting enough.  He felt that what might make them more interesting was inserting famous movie characters into them.   Judging by the Terminator being on a motorcycle in the picture above I’d say that Neil succeeded in making these look quite awesome.  In some of the pics the characters even look like they belong.

The post Check Out Iconic Movie Characters Inserted Into Vintage Black And White Photos appeared first on Unreality Mag.

03 Sep 16:30

Netflix Renews ‘Narcos’ for Season 2

by Angie Han
Corey

Nice.

Narcos renewal

No one loves Netflix’s original scripted drama slate more than Netflix itself. So far the service has renewed every drama it’s premiered, and as of today that includes Narcos. The drug trafficking saga just been confirmed to return for a second season, under Adam Fierro as the new showrunner. More details on the Narcos renewal after the jump.

The Narcos renewal news doesn’t come as a big surprise. According to THR, the show began preparing for Season 2 all the way back in April, beefing up its writers room. Fierro replaces Chris Brancato, who has left to join ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets. Brancato joined Narcos midway through production on Season 1, and will continue to be credited as a co-creator in Season 2. Fierro is a TV vet who previously worked on 24The ShieldDexter, and The Walking Dead.

So far, Netflix has renewed dramas House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Orange Is the New Black, Marco Polo, Bloodline, Daredevil, Between, and Sense8, as well as comedies BoJack Horseman and Grace and Frankie. (The only reason Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt isn’t on that list is because it started out with a two-season order.) Club de Cuervos, which premiered last month, is the only drama that has yet to be renewed, but it hasn’t been cancelled, either.

Narcos chronicles the rise of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and his Medellín Cartel in the 1980s. Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal also star, as two DEA agents trying to take Escobar down. The 10-episode first season hit Netflix August 28. Reviews have been mostly, though not unanimously, positive. Moura in particular has attracted a lot of praise for his performance as the criminal icon.

As of yet, there’s no word on when Narcos Season 2 will premiere. Most of Netflix’s returning shows seem to put out about a season per year, though, so our best guess is that Narcos will debut new episodes in 2016.

The post Netflix Renews ‘Narcos’ for Season 2 appeared first on /Film.

31 Aug 17:13

The 10 Fall TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

by Matthew Monagle

Most Anticipated TV of Fall 2015

TLDR: There’s going to be a lot of good television in the next couple of months. Our Fall TV preview can help.

Before we get started, one quick word of warning. If you plan on quickly scanning through the list to make sure The Walking Dead or The Mindy Project are still holding strong, you’re about to be disappointed. I’m as excited as you for more South Park or one last season with The League, but the truth is, after a couple of seasons, you’ve either committed to a show or decided to skip it altogether. The first or second season of a show is the perfect time to jump on a new program – you’ll notice that I’ve missed one or two of these so far myself – so we’re going to take a look at those instead. Have fun reading, and good luck finding time for all of these in your fall schedule!

The Muppet Show

The Muppets new show

ABCTuesday, September 22 (8:00/7:00 Central)

It’s been sixty years since Jim Henson’s Muppets made their first appearance on Sam and Friends, a Washington D.C. show created by Henson while he was still in college. With later mainstays Kermit and Rolfe leading the cast, Sam and Friends featured musical numbers, faux-celebrity sightings, and product placements for Esskay Meats, a local sponsor of the show. Sure, it’s tempting to roll your eyes in 2015 at Muppets in commercials or music videos, but that’s always been the case.  If people complain that The Muppet Show seems like more of the same, just remember that their particular brand of “more of the same” has been a part of American culture longer than the state of Alaska.


 

Empire (Season 2)

Empire season 2

Fox, Wednesday, September 23 (9:00/8:00 Central)

With the enormous popularity of Empire, television executives seemed to finally realize that middle-aged white men weren’t the only people watching television. The show was a huge success; Empire’s audience grew with each consecutive episode and the show became a focal point for the increased diversity of television audiences. I may have been one of the few people to miss out on Empire’s first season, but I asked Broken Projector’s own Geoff LaTulippe to give me the rundown and he baited the hook: “It’s like a telenovela and a rap video smashed into each other at a hundred miles an hour and then Shakespeare humped the result into magic storytelling.” Sold.


 

Sunday Nights on HBO

Show Me a Hero on HBO

HBO, Sunday (Rolling)

Have you noticed that HBO has gotten really good at keeping us glued to our seats on Sunday nights? In 2015, the network really perfected the art of appointment television. After Game of Thrones ended, Sunday nights belonged to True Detective in July, then Show Me a Hero in August, Project Greenlight in September, and The Leftovers in October. It doesn’t really matter if your HBO show of choice is a behind-the-scenes look at independent filmmaking or a non-secular Left Behind, odds are you’ll be glued to HBO on Sunday nights for at least part of this fall. Personally, I’ll be watching Project Greenlight just to make sure that Ben and Matt are still best friends.


 

iZombie (Season 2)

iZombie season 2

The CW, Tuesday, October 6 (9:00/8:00 Central)

When the zombie apocalypse has decimated the world population and pockets of humanity live in underground tunnels, there will still be Rob Thomas, churning out smart, female-driven television shows seemingly on the verge of getting cancelled. iZombie immediately filled that Veronica Mars gap for soapy, smart-ass characters who might be more vulnerable than they’re letting on. And unlike Mars, Thomas’s show seems actually be in sync with the rest of The CW’s programming this time around. With a fall lineup that includes new Arrow, Flash, iZombie, and Jane the Virgin, the CW might just have its best year of original programming to date.


 

Fargo (Season 2)

Fargo season 2

FX, Monday, October 12 (10:00/9:00 Central)

With all due respect to the amazing television shows that premiered in 2014, no show was more impressive than FX’s Fargo. Nobody wanted a television adaptation of one of the Coen Brothers’ best films; nobody could quite wrap their head around prestige television that involved Oliver Platt and Billy Bob Thornton. We were wrong. Noah Hawley drilled into the core of the original film – its dark humor, desperation, and Minnesota Nice – and created one of television’s best shows, led by perhaps its best character (Alison Tolman’s Molly Solverson). With an arguably better cast and the benefit of the doubt, Fargo could very well end up being the second season standout that audiences hoped for with True Detective.

30 Aug 13:00

Fargo

01 Sep 07:00

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

IT’S FUCKING TUESDAY. DID YOU KNOW FLAMINGO TONGUES WERE A DELICACY IN ANCIENT ROME?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

I WOULD RATHER DIE OF PASSION THAN OF BOREDOM. -VINCENT VAN GOGH

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

THE ONLY DAMN AMERICAN TO BE EXECUTED FOR DESERTION SINCE THE CIVIL WAR. more>>

EDUCATE YOUR IGNORANT ASS:

HOW TO FUCKING ADULT. more>>

FUCKING MIND-BLOWING BOOK OF THE DAY:

FOR ARMCHAIR ASSHOLES. more>>

USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

FLAVOR WHEREVER THE FUCK YOU GO. more>>

WEBSITE OF THE FUCKING DAY:

CREATE A HANDWRITTEN DIGITAL FUCKING SIGNATURE. more>>

AWESOME-AS-SHIT VIDEO OF THE DAY:

A SHIT TON OF INSULTS IN THREE MINUTES. more>>

SWEET-ASS PICTURE OF THE DAY:

LONDON AT FUCKING NIGHT. more>>

02 Sep 07:00

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

IT’S FUCKING WEDNESDAY. DID YOU KNOW 60% OF EARTH’S LAKES ARE IN CANADA?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

FINGERING: BE LIKE THE TOILET BRUSH, NOT THE PLUNGER.

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

MOTHERFUCKER CAPTURED DETROIT. more>>

EDUCATE YOUR IGNORANT ASS:

A SHIT TON OF BODY WEIGHT WORKOUTS. more>>

FUCKING MIND-BLOWING BOOK OF THE DAY:

LUCID DREAM LIKE FUCKING CRAZY. more>>

USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

CHECK YO SEXY ASS OUT. more>>

WEBSITE OF THE FUCKING DAY:

ALL OF THE AWESOME THINGS. more>>

AWESOME-AS-SHIT VIDEO OF THE DAY:

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ILLEGAL FUCKING DRUGS. more>>

SWEET-ASS PICTURE OF THE DAY:

SAN FRANCISCO AND SHIT. more>>

27 Aug 22:00

‘All Things Must Pass’ Trailer: Colin Hanks Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Tower Records

by Russ Fischer

All Things Must Pass trailer

The idea of nostalgia for a record store is probably not even a thing for audiences under a certain age, but to anyone who sought out new and unusual music and all the cultural attachments that came with it, the best Tower Records locations around the world, from  Los Angeles to new York, London, and Tokyo, were regular stops.

Colin Hanks documents the history of Tower Records in the documentary All Things Must Pass, and he’s scored a great lineup of interviews to bring that history to life. Tower was the place a bunch of my weirdo friends found jobs in the ’80s and ’90s, just as Dave Grohl says; it was the place to find Japanese imports of weird jazz records, supporting Elton John‘s assertion; it was, as others in the film will tell you, a place where the employees usually knew their stuff.

The All Things Must Pass trailer is a good introduction to the film; check it out below.

Like a lot of people who were into music in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, I have great memories of Tower Records. I tried to work at the one in Harvard Square at one point and was brushed off because I didn’t know much about the post-Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy work of Michael Franti. (I didn’t regret it at the time, and I don’t now.) But it was the chain store that felt like an indie, with a lot of surprising stuff buried in the stacks.

Tower even had a good in-store magazine that featured weird stuff like comics from up and coming cartoonists such as Adrian Tomine, and good writing on movies and music. I got turned on to Peter Jackson when an issue featured some early gushing about Dead Alive, if I remember correctly. Losing things like that was a bummer; it’s something that the internet replicates to a certain extent, but doesn’t really replace.

Trailer via Apple. All Things Must Pass opens limited in September.

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

The post ‘All Things Must Pass’ Trailer: Colin Hanks Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Tower Records appeared first on /Film.

28 Aug 01:00

Hilarious ‘Key and Peele’ Sketch Reveals How ‘Gremlins 2′ Was Created

by Russ Fischer

Key and Peele Gremlins 2

Let’s get one thing straight: Gremlins 2 is a very funny film with a hell of a lot of energy, and one of the best jokes on the studio idea of sequel creation that has ever been made. I love the movie. You can’t ding Gremlins 2 for being ridiculous and excessive, because it knows it is excessive. That’s the entire point of the film.

That doesn’t mean this Key and Peele sketch about the creation of Gremlins 2 isn’t hilarious, because many of same jokes within could be applied to a lot of films that aren’t nearly as entertaining as Joe Dante’s 1990 sequel to his original 1984 film. Jordan Peele plays “the hollywood sequel doctor,” who goes from observing the Gremlins 2 writer’s room brainstorming session to taking it over and pushing things in absurd directions that will be familiar to anyone who has seen the film.

Here’s the sketch (uncensored, so beware some dangerous curse words), via Comedy Central.

The best gags there aren’t even really about the movie, but come thanks to the pitch-perfect delivery from Jordan Peele.

I’m somewhat sad they didn’t work in the Edward G. Robinson or Of Mice and Men gags, or the fact that the spider gremlin reaches his final form to the tune of Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death.’ Not really the song anyone expected to hear in a sequel like this.

Writer/director Joe Dante fortunately is game to play along, tweeting the following:

This is EXACTLY how it happened! @KeeganMKey @JordanPeele http://t.co/ckqRLtmuU8

— Joe Dante (@joe_dante) August 27, 2015

The audio commentary Dante recorded for Gremlins 2 has a lot of great stories about how the film got made, and how he and his co-conspirators (including effects genius Rick Baker) basically had license to do whatever they wanted to do with the movie, as long as it was a Gremlins film. But he has been even more concise about that process, saying not long ago,

When I was asked to do the sequel, which I originally turned down because it was so hard to make the first one… The only reason I decided to make the sequel was because years later they had tried to make a sequel and couldn’t figure out how to do it, and they really wanted another one. So they said to me, “If you give us a couple of cans of film with gremlins in them next summer, you can do whatever you want.” And they gave me three times the money we had to make the first one. So I made ‘Gremlins 2,’ which was essentially about how there didn’t need to be a sequel to ‘Gremlins.’

That’s brilliant. In making the sequel, Dante basically created a live-action cartoon, and it happens to be oddly relevant today thanks to the film’s spoof of Donald Trump.

The post Hilarious ‘Key and Peele’ Sketch Reveals How ‘Gremlins 2′ Was Created appeared first on /Film.

01 Sep 04:21

Kevin Feige Wins More Control at Marvel Studios in Behind the Scenes Restructuring

by Russ Fischer

marvel studios shakeup

Chances are, many Marvel fans don’t even know the name Ike Perlmutter. Ask people who runs Marvel Studios and the name you’ll hear will be Kevin Feige. Even Feige reports to someone, however. Since 2007, when Feige was made president of production at Marvel Studios, that someone has been Ike Perlmutter, who became CEO of Marvel Entertainment in 2005.

Things changed last week, however, as Feige managed to tweak the corporate structure at Marvel and Disney. In short, Feige now reports to Disney chief Alan Horn, while Perlmutter remains Marvel Entertainment CEO, working out of New York.

On the surface the change may seem small, but the new exec structure could have a couple of big long-range effects for Marvel movies and TV. Time will tell how big those changes will be; we’ll explore the possible ramifications of the Marvel Studios shakeup after the break. 

THR reports that “several years of frustration” between Feige and Perlmutter led to this new corporate structure. Feige now has tighter control over Marvel’s movies, and reports directly to Alan Horn at Disney. Jeph Loeb, who heads Marvel Television, will continue to report to Perlmutter in New York.

Those quiet stories of strife between Feige and Perlmutter have been around for years. The CEO is ultra-private, never giving interviews and rarely even allowing himself to be photographed. Feige likes to talk to the press, and compared to Perlmutter he’s much more of a story guy. Perlmutter is a businessman, and he’s part of the reason Marvel exists today after the financially turbulent 1990s, but Feige is the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Whether public perception of Feige as Marvel’s leader naturally grew out of his open approach to publicity, or if he cultivated that persona in opposition to Perlmutter’s reclusive approach as a way to build his own reputation, the effect has been to create a public perception of the power balance at Marvel that wasn’t always correct. But while Perlmutter had final say, Feige was the one with more acute long-range plans on the story side.

Furthermore, the stories you’ve heard about Marvel being incredibly cheap, from director and actor salaries all the way down to food served at press junkets, are related to Perlmutter. A 2009 Financial Times piece on the exec painted him as a committed penny-pincher, and also acknowledged that the tendency likely contributed to Marvel’s revival after ’90s financial woes. Saying Marvel didn’t like to spend money was really saying that Perlmutter didn’t like to spend money.*

So what does this mean? A few big things come to mind.

First, we might see bigger divide between Marvel’s TV and movie sides. Feige has broken free of Perlmutter, and Perlmutter still ultimately holds the strings of Marvel TV. So, at least in the foreseeable future, we’d be surprised to see much close crossover between TV and movie characters. At one point, maybe (maybe) some of the Defenders from Netflix’s series could have ended up in Avengers: Infinity War. We’d be more surprised if that happens at this point, at least with the structure the way it is now.

Second, we may see spending changes on the movie side. Probably not extraordinary ones, because we’d expect that Feige learned something from Perlmutter’s spending habits. Marvel’s movies are successes in part because of those spending habits. But if Feige wants to spend more on something or someone, maybe he’ll be able to. Related to that, Feige may now have more story control on the movie side, especially if the ability to spend money manifests as the ability to throw around a bit more money to keep an actor like Chris Hemsworth around for another couple movies.

Following from that, we’re curious to see what this means for Feige’s contract when his next opportunity comes to re-sign. At one point I wouldn’t have been surprised to hear that he would move on after Phase Three was over. Now that he’s got the Marvel Studios reigns more firmly in hand, however, things could be different. Especially since he’s working directly for Alan Horn, who is a lot more oriented towards working with filmmakers than Perlmutter could ever hope to be on his most generous day.

Could this all put Feige in a position to get an even bigger gig with Disney or a Disney-held company (cough!Lucasfilm!) down the line? No one stays in a job forever, and given how long Feige has already been with Marvel, and what he’s achieved, we’re really curious to see what he sets as his next goal.

In the short term, things may not change too much. Some of Marvel’s plans into mid-2016 are pretty set already. We’ll see what comes of this new power structure as the studio goes forward into Doctor Strange and into possible blurred lines with characters on the TV side.

 

* A big footnote, but Perlmutter’s history is super-interesting. Perlmutter, a veteran of the Six Day War who supposedly arrived in New York with $250, is a living example of every exaggerated American Dream story you’ve ever heard. Decades ago he sold “toys and beauty products” on the streets, traded up to buying and selling surplus retail stock, grew to deal with to bigger companies, and eventually ran Toy Biz with Avi Arad, which led to their control over Marvel in the late ’90s. For ten years he’s been the CEO of one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world. That’s a remarkable trajectory.

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31 Aug 03:25

"What if Stephen Hawking's voice box is actually the first A.I., using its robot brain to theorize on the universe and he's just riding along, as tripped out as the rest of us but unable to show it?"

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
Corey

Whoa.

"And the voice box is recommending that we don't create AI because it fears another AI would instantly recognize the voice box as AI and out it." Via.
25 Aug 07:00

AUGUST 25, 2015

IT’S FUCKING TUESDAY. DID YOU KNOW MEXICO THE COUNTRY IS NAMED AFTER ITS CAPITAL CITY, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

EVEN IF YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, YOU WILL GET RUN OVER IF YOU JUST SIT THERE. -WILL RODGERS

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

THE FIRST PERSON TO GET AIDS IN THE UNITED FUCKING STATES. more>>

EDUCATE YOUR IGNORANT ASS:

FREE AS FUCK WEB DESIGNER RESOURCES. more>>

FUCKING MIND-BLOWING BOOK OF THE DAY:

ATTRACT ANY MOTHERFUCKER YOU WANT. more>>

USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

THE FIRST STEP TO GETTING YOUR ASS IN SHAPE. more>>

WEBSITE OF THE FUCKING DAY:

STAY MOTIVATED TO KEEP YOUR DAMN GOALS ON TRACK. more>>

AWESOME-AS-SHIT VIDEO OF THE DAY:

STARE AT THE FUCKING DOT. more>>

SWEET-ASS PICTURE OF THE DAY:

FUCKING BOSTON. more>>

26 Aug 23:00

Banksy Releases Dismaland Trailer; Plus: Watch the Short Film Selections

by Angie Han

Dismaland

Disneyland is billed as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but happy isn’t for everyone. Some people find all that relentless cheer to be kinda creepy, or simply prefer to mix things up with more offbeat, macabre entertainments. For all those people, there’s Banksy‘s Dismaland.

Touted as “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction,” Dismaland showcases work by Damien Hurst, Jenny Holzer, and other artists (in addition to Bansky himself). It also features an hourlong program of short films by Ze Frank, Kristen Lepore, and many more. Get the Banksy Dismaland preview, and watch all 24 shorts, after the jump.

Check out a preview of the Banksy Dismaland theme park:

You can also see many photos here. Located inside a defunct water park formerly known as the Tropicana, in the English resort town of Western-super-Mare, Dismaland highlights work from 59 artists and 22 directors and animators. All in all, it adds up to a gloomy, dystopian take on bright, shiny theme parks. The installation runs through September 27; get tickets at the Dismaland website.

Besides all the eerie art pieces — which include a decrepit Cinderella castle, a glitchy Little Mermaid statue, and a Grim Reaper on a bumper car — you can also enjoy an hourlong cinema program curated by Christopher Jobson. Or, if you can’t actually make it to Dismaland, you can just enjoy the short films below.

(Note: Some of the films will play in slightly different form at Dismaland. Details here.)

Bottle by Kristen Lepore:

F*ck That: A Guided Meditation by Jason Headley:

New York Park by Black Sheep Films:

Symmetry by the Mercadantes:

Magic Hats by Jake Sumner:

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers by Wayne Unten:

Walking on By by Mr. Freeman:

Merry-go-round by Vladimír Turner:

The Gap by Daniel Sax:

5 mètres 80 by Nicolas Deveaux:

Continue Reading Banksy Dismaland Short Film Program >>

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26 Aug 21:40

Photo

Corey

Dool.



27 Aug 13:39

Kurt Sutter Planning ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff About the Mayans

by Angie Han

Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy ended its run at FX back in December, but the Mayans may yet ride again. Series creator Kurt Sutter is reportedly working on a Sons of Anarchy spinoff for FX, which would focus on SAMCRO’s Hispanic rivals. More details on the possible Sons of Anarchy spinoff after the jump. 

Variety reveals Sutter has just secured a development deal with FX for the new show. Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions will produce. Not much has been revealed about the plot of the show, other than that it’ll take place in the Northern California motorcycle club scene, with a particular focus on the Mayans.

The Mayans crew tangled with SAMCRO on and off across seven seasons on Sons of Anarchy. The gang ran two heroin factories near Oakland and were involved in prostitution as well. Prominent members included Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera), president of the Mayans’ Oakland chapter — but again, we don’t know if he or any of the other established characters might return for the spinoff.

That Sutter and FX are eyeing a Sons of Anarchy spinoff doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The motorcycle drama remains the most popular series in the network’s history, with 9.2 million viewers tuning in for last year’s series finale. And Sutter has long talked up the possibility of doing a Sons of Anarchy prequel, though it remains unclear in what time period the new show will be set.

The news comes just as competitor AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead had the biggest series premiere in cable TV history. Back in the spring, AMC also extended its Breaking Bad franchise with Better Call Saul, which concluded its first season as the year’s top new cable series.

Sutter is currently seeking a showrunner to take over day-to-day duties on the Sons of Anarchy spinoff, as he remains focused on his other FX show The Bastard Executioner. The medieval drama starring Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, and Katey Sagal premieres Tuesday, September 15 on the network.

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25 Aug 12:00

VOTD: Hi, I’m a Marvel… and I’m a DC: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman

by Angie Han

I'm a Marvel and I'm a DC

It’s been a while since we got one of those “Hi, I’m a Marvel… and I’m a DC” videos, but creator ItsJustSomeRandomGuy hasn’t lost his touch, as evidenced by his latest video.

He’s got a lot to work with in the new installment, with both mega-franchises preparing to square off at the box office next year — Marvel with Captain America: Civil War, DC with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And in between all the sniping, he even manages to get in a solid Fantastic Four dig. Watch it after the jump.

Truth be told, the whole concept behind these videos is a bit outdated by now. Who even remembers the original “Get a Mac” ad campaign that kicked off the first wave of parodies?

But it hardly matters when the jokes are this on point. Of course Captain America and Superman would be too busy making pleasant conversation to engage in Iron Man and Batman’s verbal showdown. Of course Hawkeye would trash Quicksilver — only to get smacked down by the Flash. And seriously, what is up with all the superhero infighting next year, anyway?

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21 Jul 18:00

Removing Wolverine From The Australian NRL

by Rich Johnston

imageLast year, the Australian National Ruby League issued some of the team shirts in Marvel Super Heroes variants. Thr, Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Man and Hulk.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Well they are doing it again this year. But dropping Wolverine…

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And adding Daredevil, Spider-Man and War Machine.

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Bleeding Cool has been commenting for some time on the reduction of X-Men and Fantastif Four licenses, as Marvel seemingly seems to reduce the prominence of such licences as part of their ongoing and fractious negotiation with Fox Studios who own the film rights to the characters (but not merchandise rights based on the comic or animated properties). Looks like Manley Rugby fans will have to get used to Daredevil instead….

 

Removing Wolverine From The Australian NRL

24 Aug 18:31

South Park Facts That You’ll Want Tell at Parties

by Nat B

You might not believe this but South Park is in its 18th season.  Yes, 18 seasons.   Want some perspective?  The show began airing before Kylie Jenner was even born.  I mean I hate to use that analogy but it’s pretty darned good don’t you think?  And for 18 seasons Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been making us laugh our asses off.   Even more amazing is the fact they these guys don’t seem to be slowing down at all. So what have we learned after nearly 20 years?  Well, we’ve learned plenty.  But well bet you a piece of Chef’s

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24 Aug 15:12

"How does the NFL’s Roger Goodell stay in power? By acting like a dictator."

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
WP:
First, a key lesson from the autocrat’s playbook is this: After you take power, eliminate the powerful people who helped get you there. They know your weaknesses and the skeletons in your closet. For Goodell, no one fits that description like Kraft, who owns the Patriots.
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Goodell has isolated Kraft among the group of NFL owners, significantly reducing his influence.
19 Aug 15:00

It’s Business Time: A ‘Flight of the Conchords’ Movie Is in the Works

by Ethan Anderton
Corey

Dool.

Flight of the Conchords movie

Hot on the heels of news that a sequel to the vampire mockumentary comedy What We Do in the Shadows is in the works, it seems Jemaine Clement has another big screen project in the works, and it’s one that will make his longtime fans very happy.

In a new interview, Clement revealed that he just recently sat down with Bret McKenzie to begin writing a Flight of the Conchords movie, featuring their comedic folk music duo of the same name, which has already had a hit HBO show that lasted two seasons back in 2007 and 2008.

Word from Clement about the Flight of the Conchords movie comes from an interview with IndieWire where he says:

We have actually started writing one. Who knows if it will ever be made, we’ve written some notes for some different film ideas. We’re not down to the stage where we’re going, “The film is going to be like this,” it could be this, this, this, this, this.

That’s no guarantee that we’ll actually get to see the movie happen, but it’s heartening to know that they’re working on getting a story together so that if they were given the opportunity, the Flight of the Conchords could return on the big screen. Just thinking about some kind of road trip comedy involving Flight of the Conchords brings a huge smile to my face, so I hope it happens. And surely many fans agree, since there’s quite a few of them who feel that the HBO show ended far too early.

While the rest of the world traditionally only keeps their shows around for a much shorter amount of time, with far fewer episodes in each season, than the United States, having only two seasons for a total of 22 episodes just wasn’t enough for fans of Flight of the Conchords, myself included. But Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie wanted to go out on their own terms while the show was still good and pursue other things.

But if this movie comes together, there’s only one thing to say:

And for those who may not want to wait for a Flight of the Conchords movie to get their New Zealand folk fix, Clement has more good news. He recently told Consequence of Sound that a reunion tour is also being planned for 2016:

“We were planning on doing it this summer, but then I ended up doing [Steven Spielberg’s] The BFG instead. So it’s my fault we didn’t do it this time. But we are hoping to announce a tour. We’ll announce it before the end of the year, hopefully, and then some time next year get on the road … after we get some new guitar strings and that sort of thing.”

I was lucky enough to see Flight of the Conchords when they were part of The Oddball Comedy Tour a couple years ago, and it was an absolute treat to see the duo on stage playing their jams. No, I wasn’t crying out of happiness, it was just raining on my face.

Clearly a Flight of the Conchords movie is probably a long ways off, especially since they just started writing it, but we’ll keep you posted if anymore good news surfaces about its development.

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21 Aug 18:30

‘The Final Girls’ Trailer: Taissa Farmiga and Nina Dobrev Try to Survive a Slasher Film

by Russ Fischer
Corey

This looks phenomenal.

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I went into The Final Girls at SXSW this year having no idea what to expect from the horror/comedy Todd Strauss-Schulson. What I saw was a very funny comedy that has a good take on the tropes of slasher films, but also a movie that has a really effective core about dealing with difficult family trauma. The cast is led by Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, and Nina Dobrev, with Alexander Ludwig, Alia Shawkat, Thomas Middleditch, and Adam Devine in major roles. Check out The Final Girls trailer here.

We’ll have an interview soon with Todd Strauss-Schulson about how he put the film together, but in the meantime this trailer gives you a good look at the blend of horror and comedy; what it doesn’t show much of is the character drama behind it all, which is perhaps the most effective part of the film. There are hints, clearly, but that’s where the real pleasure of the film lies.

The Final Girls opens on October 9. Trailer via AppleJoshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin scripted. The cast also features Angela Trimbur, Chloe Bridges, and Tory N. Thompson.

When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend a screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” an infamous ‘80s cult horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are accidentally sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they’re trapped inside the movie and must team up with the horny, regan-era idiot “Camp Bloodbath” counselors — including Max’s mom as the shy scream queen — to battle the film’s machete-wielding killer, Billy Murphy. Face to face with her mother for the first time in years, Max has a second chance not only to see her, but to save her, and with the help of her friends, get back home before Billy kills them all. Also starring Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Angela Trimbur, with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.

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22 Aug 20:30

What Does J.K. Rowling Think About the Dumbledore as Death Theory?

by Ethan Anderton

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A little over a couple weeks ago, a new fan theory about one of the major characters in the Harry Potter series was taking the internet by storm. And it finally made its way to the character’s creator, author J.K. Rowling.

More often than not, Rowling has to debunk wild theories or answer endless questions about whether or not she’ll write an eighth Harry Potter book, but this time she’s fully on board with the fan proposal that posits a Dumbledore as death theory, or at least as a representation of the figure as tied to the story of The Three Brothers.

If you’re playing catch-up on the theory, first refresh your memory by watching the story of The Three Brothers as told in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 with cool shadow animation:

There’s an old fan theory that has proposed that in this story, Lord Voldemort represents the first brother who asks for a wand more powerful than any other, which ends up being his downfall. Severus Snape represents the second brother, who asks for a tool to resurrect loved ones, his memories still clung to Lily Potter.

Finally, here’s the key part of the old theory: Harry Potter represents the third brother, described in the fable as a humble man who only asks to live a long happy life without the fear of Death. In the fable, Death bestows an invisible cloak upon the third brother, which protects him (but not his brothers) from his end. Harry Potter is the Boy Who Lived by cheating death. It makes perfect sense and fans have loved this theory.

Inspired by this theory, Tumblr user and Harry Potter fan harryjxmespotter believes that if we accept this association between the characters and the story of The Three Brothers, then that means Albus Dumbledore represents death. After all, in the story we hear Death searched for the third brother for years, and was only able to find him after the brother gave his cloak of invisibility to his son. When Death shows up, the third brother greets him as an old friend and went off with him gladly, departing this life, as equals.

In the movie, when Harry Potter has the killing curse shot at him, he enters the heavenly version of King’s Cross Station, and greets Dumbledore as an old friend. But instead of them both departing this life, Harry shakes the legend up by going back and living his life, cheating death one last time.

It’s a sound theory that fans have been going crazy over online, and now J.K. Rowling herself has given a seal of approval through her own Twitter profile:

Dumbledore as death. It's a beautiful theory and it fits. https://t.co/QqTQm2QnI0

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015

This likely won’t be the last fan theory that surfaces online, but it’s definitely one of the better ones that we’ve heard. It must be nice to have it recognized by J.K. Rowling herself. Now if we could just get her to get cracking on an Order of the Phoenix prequel series, that would be great too.

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24 Aug 15:30

‘Kill Your Friends’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Will Kill for Platinum Glory

by Ethan Anderton

Kill Your Friends trailer

This weekend brings Zac Efron’s aspiring DJ movie We Are Your Friends, but the United Kingdom has a literally more cutthroat story set in the music industry.

Kill Your Friends is a new dark comedic thriller starring Nicholas Hoult and based on John Niven‘s best-selling novel of the same name, and the first Kill Your Friends trailer has just arrived before the film’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. But beware, the trailer is a little NSFW with some brief glimpses of nudity and also F-bombs.

Here’s the trailer for Kill Your Friends from Studio Canal UK:

To me this feels like a blend of Trainspotting, Entourage and American Psycho, and it looks like a very promising blend of dark comedy and bloody thrills. Nicholas Hoult is showing us a performance that we haven’t seen him deliver before, not quite as crazy as his War Boy character Nux from Mad Max: Fury Road, though very much departed from his more reserved, mutant scientist character Hank McCoy (aka Beast) in the X-Men franchise.

The rest of the movie has a solid cast from across the pond that includes new late night host James Corden, Georgia King, Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Joseph Mawle, Edward Hogg, Ed Skrein, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Rosanna Arquette. At the helm is Owen Harris, a television director making his feature film debut, directing the film from a screenplay written by the source material’s author John Nivens, so this should be a rather loyal adaptation of the book.

Here’s a couple posters for the movie debuting at TIFF next month:

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London, 1997; the British music industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, Radiohead rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing. 27-year-old hit chasing A&R man Steven Stelfox (Nicholas Hoult) is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where ‘no one knows anything’ and where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public – “Yeah, those animals”.

Fueled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox searches for his next hit record amid a relentless orgy of self-gratification. Created by an industry that demands success at any price, as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of ‘killer tunes’ to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.

Kill Your Friends is a dark, satirical and hysterically funny evisceration of the Nineties music business. A time and place populated by frauds, charlatans and bluffers; where ambition is a higher currency than talent, and where it seems anything can be achieved – as long as you want it badly enough.

Kill Your Friends arrives in the United Kingdom on November 6th but has no US release date yet.

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23 Aug 23:30

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23 Aug 19:16

"The Day Someone Signed Me Up For An Ashley Madison Account (That Day Would Be Yesterday)"

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
Corey

Fantastic.

TD:
Yesterday afternoon, I got a message telling me "Welcome to Day 1 of your Ashley Madison Experience." Someone using my email signed me up, using the rather creative account name "masnicator." I'm kinda surprised that Ashley Madison is still even allowing online signups (let alone not using an email verification system, or for that matter even keeping the site up at all). But, perhaps even more ridiculous is that in the "welcome" email, it highlights how the service is "100% Secure."

Perhaps even more amusing is that just three minutes after this fake registration, I also got a fake message from someone.