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08 Oct 14:15

Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 And 2 Have A Budget Of One Billion Dollars

by Rich Johnston

For the Dr. Evil reference.

And because I am very excited about these.

drevil_coverMike Meyers is not, as far as I’m aware, involved.

In huddled conversation with very well sourced comic book film insiders in New York bars last night, before New York Comic Con, there was one big topic of conversation. That the next two Avengers films, Infinity War Part One and Two, will have a combined production budget of one billion dollars.

And of that, the above the line costs, that paid to the screenwriter, director, producers and principal actors will be a cool four hundred million dollars alone.

And of the actor budget, Robert Downey Jr gets half.

There’s no script yet. Not even a plot agreed. But it expected that a number of Avengers characters won’t make it out alive…


Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 And 2 Have A Budget Of One Billion Dollars

08 Oct 05:14

How could I forget the cigars?? #backtothefuture #bttf #bttf2...

How could I forget the cigars?? #backtothefuture #bttf #bttf2 #biff #biffspleasurepalace #martymcfly

06 Oct 23:45

Sherlock Hound Figma Figure

by (John)
07 Oct 17:02

"Warby Parker sells a monocle. Which just about no one buys. But"

by (John)

May invest in this...

WP co-founder:
When we launched in 2010, our debut collection featured 27 pairs of eyeglasses and one monocle--a handsome tortoiseshell model named after Colonel Mustard. Despite dismal sales and growth prospects that roughly equal zero, the monocle has remained in rotation ever since.
But that's exactly why I love it. Nobody expects to stumble across a monocle while shopping in 2013. We have a showroom right inside our office headquarters in New York, and one of my favorite things to do is catch sight of customers discovering the monocle.
Q - What has been the most surprising insight/development you have found?
A - Warby Parker sells a monocle and it has an extremely high conversion rate. Most people who order this in their Home Try-On boxes end up purchasing it. Conversion is so high that we had to tweak our basket analysis algorithm specifically to account for it.
06 Oct 14:00

MondoCon 2015 Posters: A Complete Gallery of All The New Art

by Jacob Hall

mondocon 2015 poster

Once upon a time, Mondo sold T-shirts in a tiny shop in the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas. Now, they’re one of the most popular purveyors of high-end pop culture art on the internet, with their posters and collectibles literally selling out within seconds of going on sale. The company had grown big enough to host its own convention, so lo and behold, MondoCon made its debut in 2014. This year, the con only grew bigger, expanding its size and its offerings. Simply looking in its general direction is enough to drain your wallet.

For a look at every MondoCon 2015 poster and piece of art, as well as thoughts on the con itself, keep on reading!

I wasn’t able to attend last year’s MondoCon, so I cannot comment on how or if it managed to improve in its sophomore year. I do know that the expanded space (the con is now split between the Marchesa Theater and the Holiday Inn across the street) made browsing the various artist booths and exhibits a breeze. Even when lines were an issue – and there were some looong lines – MondoCon never felt uncomfortably cramped or unnavigable. If any event was purely designed to make you scream “Shut up and take my money!”, it’s this one and the money-spendng process was very easy indeed.

Much of the credit for the easy experience must go to the volunteers. Friendly and generally well-informed, they kept this whole unwieldy thing ticking. If MondoCon had any serious growing pains, they were never too obvious.

So yes, if you’re a fan of Mondo’s work or a pop culture junkie in general, MondoCon is very cool and worth a visit, especially if you have cash to burn. Bouts of shopping can be broken up by attending the various panels and film screenings. Meals can be purchased via the waistline-expanding food trucks parked outside. It’s certainly a good time, although casual fans should think twice before making a lengthy trek. Can you spend two days perusing posters, talking to artists, and attending the occasional panel dedicated to how collectible toys are designed and created? Does that sound appealing? If so, this is the event for you.

The bulk of MondoCon is dedicated to artist booths and this year hosted some heavy-hitters: Jock, Becky Cloonan, Jason Edmiston, Francesco Francavilla, Mike MitchellMartin AnsinKen Taylor, and many, many more were on hand. Other Mondo regulars, like Tyler Stout, were there in spirit via new art that was created exclusively for the con. Some posters were exclusives that were purchased as part of a special event screening, specifically Taylor’s Batman, Stout’s The Goonies, and Edmiston’s Halloween. Other posters simply required you to brave a line.

The con also gave Mondo the platform to announce some new ventures. Although the posters are their bread and butter, the company is ramping up its collectibles division, revealing plans for Adventure Time, Batman: The Animated Series and The Legend of Korra statues and toys. Mondo will also dip its toe into publishing with a new coffee table book dedicated to the art of Jock. Justin Brookhart, the vice president of operations at Mondo, tells me that the company’s next step will be a return to their roots with a new series of T-shirts and apparel.

In other words, Mondo is on a mission to provide you with everything your geeky little heart desires. Start saving now.

And while you do that, be sure to check out our gallery of every MondoCon 2015 poster, album cover, and collectible toy below released in conjunction with the con! Not pictured: the thousands of old and new pieces the artists displayed and sold in their own personal booths.

Jason Edmiston Ken Taylor Tyler Stout Martin Ansin Martin Ansin Kevin Tong Kevin Tong Jonathan Burton Jonathan Burtn Sam Wolfe Connelly Rockin Jelly Bean Mike Saputo Ciro Nieli Ciro Nieli Ciro Nieli Jack Kirby/Lord of Light Project The Dude Designs Mike Mitchell Sam Wolfe Connelly Richey Beckett

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06 Oct 18:30

The New ‘Trumbo’ Trailer Sets Bryan Cranston Up For Oscar Gold

by Jacob Hall

trumbo trailer

The new Trumbo trailer features all of the things you love about the movies. Bryan Cranston with an awesome mustache. Helen Mirren scheming while rocking some serious old school fashion. John Goodman yelling and smashing things. The mere presence of character actors like Michael Stuhlbarg and Alan Tudyk. And that’s before you get to the exactingly recreated 1950s Hollywood setting and the fact that Dalton Trumbo‘s life story is genuinely thrilling stuff.

Check out the Trumbo trailer after the jump.

The story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is so inherently cinematic that you’d think the man himself took a crack at it. Already a successful writer when he famously refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, he emerged from prison blacklisted as a Communist and fought back by continuing to write screenplays under false names, winning two Oscars in the process. Seriously, you can’t make stuff that up.

Like the first trailer, this preview hits all of the expected biopic notes and seems to be following a very familiar template. And yet Trumbo certainly looks like a fine movie. Sure, there are moments that verge on parody (particularly Dean O’Gorman‘s Kirk Douglas), but no one in their right mind would turn down the chance to watch a movie with this cast. Formulaic or not, we’re not ones to turn up our noses at any movie that manages to feature Cranston and Mirren and Goodman and Stuhlbarg and Tudyk and Diane Lane and Louis C.K. Yes, this movie has so many actors in it that they found room for Louis C.K.

This film represents an interesting left turn for director Jay Roach. Best known for directing broad comedies like Meet the Parents and the Austin Powers films, Roach has spent the past decade combining his knack for comedy with an interest in politics. The result: comedies like The Campaign and dramas like HBO’s Recount. Trumbo looks like Roach’s attempt to make a glossy, Oscar-friendly prestige picture and you know what? More power to him. Do what you have to do to help us forget that you made Meet the Fockers. We are on your side here.

Speaking of Oscars, Trumbo looks ready to catapult Cranston into the awards conversation in a big way. Since he already has a fistful of Emmys for his work on Breaking Bad and a Tony Award for playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, an Oscar win would put Cranston one half-decent folk album away from EGOT-ing. Expect to see some heavy awards campaigning in the months ahead… and maybe expect to hear rumblings of a Cranston-led musical act of some kind. Not really. But maybe.

If you want a taste of what to expect from the final film, feel free to check out the clip below. Although it’s mostly about Cranton’s Trumbo being subpoenaed by the United States government, it also features Diane Lane juggling drinking glasses like a boss and that takes priority.

Trumbo opens on November 6, 2015.

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07 Oct 11:00

VOTD: Animated Guide to The Hero’s Journey in Film

by Ethan Anderton

The Hero's Journey

American scholar Joseph Campbell is responsible for identifying the narrative pattern known as The Hero’s Journey. He chronicled the monomyth in The Hero with a Thousand Faces in 1949 and described this story template like this:

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.

There are actually 16 stages in The Hero’s Journey, and motion designer Iskander Krayenbosch from the Netherlands has created an animated short that runs through 12 of them as they apply to some of the most iconic heroes of motion pictures.

Here’s the animated explanation of The Hero’s Journey (via LaughingSquid):

Krayenbosch created this project as a graduation project for HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and it’s a pretty nice piece of work. Plus, it’s educational, showing just how similar every hero’s story is at its core. Whether it’s Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings or Back to the Future, they all fit in Campbell’s breakdown of the hero’s journey.

This is fundamental learning whether it’s in literature or cinema, but believe it or not, there are some people who may not be aware of the concept of The Hero’s Journey. So when someone cynical says all movies are the same nowadays, you can agree and tell them that it’s been like that for decades, even before the art of filmmaking was invented. But it’s how these stages are used and the characters created to propel them that hopfeully makes each and every story unique.

If The Hero’s Journey is something that’s of interest to you in your love of cinema, I recommend checking out this informative breakdown of the concept right here. The more you know…

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07 Oct 13:00

Cool Stuff: Threadless Reveals ‘Back to the Future’ T-Shirt Collection

by Ethan Anderton

Back to the Future t-shirt

The love for Back to the Future is in full swing, and if you’re looking forward to celebrating all the good stuff that’s on the way for Back to the Future Day on October 21st, but you need some cool new threads to show your love for the time traveling franchise, we have good news.

Threadless has just unveiled a Back to the Future t-shirt collection with 21 new, original shirts from a variety of artists. Some of them are simple tributes to the movies while others get a little more creative with their imagery. But the good news is you can buy them all right now.

Here’s all 21 of the t-shirts available at Threadless right now:

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My personal favorites are the two we used in the header image. The Goldie Wilson campaign shirt is very simple, has just the right amount of faux vintage fade, and it’s one of those shirts that someone would have to be a huge Back to the Future fan to understand. Those are my favorite kind of pop culture shirts.

Meanwhile, that flux capacitor design seems pretty average upon first inspection, but then you see that each line of the flux capacitor is one of the three different DeLoreans going back in time, leaving a fire trail behind to form the shape of the device that makes time travel possible.

There’s bound to be some more cool shirts on the way to celebrate Back to the Future, but this is a pretty cool collection to get us started. However, if there are any fans of Back to the Future who also happen to love the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty, then you’ll want to swing over to the t-shirt fanatics at TeeFury to pick up this awesome t-shirt that I’ve been sporting for about a month or so.

Check out our definitive Back to the Future anniversary guide over here for more.

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06 Oct 20:09

Great Job, Internet!: Kanye West and Weezer meet on the greatest mashup album of all time

by Joe Blevins

In retrospect, the 10-song Kanye West/Weezer mashup album called Yeezer seems inevitable. After all, Kanye West is a hip-hop nerd with a reputation as a brooding, difficult genius, while Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is a power-rock nerd with a reputation as a brooding, difficult genius. Neither West nor Cuomo do well with constructive criticism. Both acts were blasted in dorm rooms everywhere in the 2000s. Plus, Kanye had that album called Yeezus, which sort of sounds like Weezer. That, in all likelihood, was the clincher. It took an Ohio State sophomore named Alex Hodowanec to connect these particular dots. As told to’s Jay Tilles, Hodowanec, whose nom de remix is Chuckie Nugget, was already a dedicated Weezer fan when a friend jokingly suggested the name Yeezer to him. And thus, a mashup album was born. Hodowanec started with just one track, a canny mixture of Weezer ...

01 Oct 19:21

Here’s a roundup of all the failed businesses from Bob’s...

Here’s a roundup of all the failed businesses from Bob’s Burgers

Fast Company has done fans of the quirky, convenience-food-themed animated series a great service by compiling what it is calling “The Ultimate Collection Of All 82 Failed Businesses On Bob’s Burgers.” Here, in slideshow or mega-GIF format, one can see the many, many, many failed businesses that made the mistake of setting up shop next to the Belchers over the course of the show’s first five seasons.

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02 Oct 17:20

papermagazine: Screaming.



05 Oct 15:00

‘Back to the Future’ Pepsi Perfect Bottles Coming on October 21st

by Ethan Anderton

Back to the Future Pepsi

As you’ve surely noticed, there’s a lot of big stuff celebrating Back to the Future this month. It’s the original film’s 30th anniversary, and this month will also mark the exact day and year and Marty and Doc travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. We even put together a whole guide with all the anniversary celebrations happening this month and beyond.

And now we have yet another promotion to throw on the pile, with Pepsi making one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions about 2015 come true. On October 21st, the soda company will release a limited edition collectible Pepsi Perfect, modeled after the unique bottle design that Marty picks up in Cafe 80s.

USA Today has the report on the collectible Back to the Future Pepsi bottle, and here it is:

Back to the Future - Pepsi Perfect

Here’s a more detailed look at the design of the new bottle (via BackToTheFuturePedia):

Back to the Future - Pepsi Perfect

However, getting your hands on one of these bottles may prove to be a little difficult. Pepsi will only be making 6,500 of these Pepsi Perfect bottles, and they’ll cost considerably more than your average bottle of Pepsi at the timely price of $20.15. Fans will be able to buy them online, but they’ll have to stay tuned to Pepsi’s social media pages as Back to the Future Day on October 21st gets closer in order to find out how to buy one.

If you plan on drinking the Pepsi Perfect, it won’t be a new flavor, but it will be filled with the Pepsi that’s made with real sugar as opposed to artificial sweetener. Here’s what Lou Arbetter, PepsiCo’s senior director of marketing, said about the promotion:

We’re fans of this popular trilogy, and just generally, if you work at Pepsi you’re fans of pop culture. The brand has made its mark in pop culture frankly since Michael Jackson moonwalked. We’ve been dancing in and around pop culture for a while. So we look at this as another opportunity to have a little bit of fun.

If they really wanted to have fun and get more people in on the cool promotion, I don’t know why they don’t just release a huge load of Pepsi Perfect bottles to be sold at stores. But I suppose we should take what we can get.

Also, if you happen to be at New York Comic-Con this coming week, Pepsi will be releasing 1,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles in advance of the sale, which should help any Marty McFly cosplayers complete their ensemble in a unique way. Here’s how you can get ahold of one at NYCC:

Marty Mornings: Each day, the first 200 fans who come to the Pepsi Perfect Booth (#CP101) dressed as Marty McFly will take home their very own Pepsi Perfect.

  • McFly Schedule:
    Thursday  – 1-2PM; Friday – Sunday – 11AM-12PM
  • McFly outfits must contain the following:Puffy red vest or Back to the Future Part II jacket, blue jeans, white high-top sneakers and watch. Optional: hoverboard

Quick Draw Wild Gunman Style: Every day starting at 3PM, fans are invited to come to the Pepsi Perfect booth and play Wild Gunman for a chance to win Pepsi Perfect. Bottles will be awarded to the fastest gunman in town, so start practicing.

Pepsi is far from the only company getting in on the 2015 fun, as Nike is supposed to have their shoes with power laces making a debut sometime soon. We’ll likely get more details on that as October 21st gets closer. In the meantime, stay tuned to our constantly updated Back to the Future anniversary guide for all the goods coming this month and in the future.

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04 Oct 19:00

Weatherproof tactical (guns, drones, camera) cases starting at 9.99 plus free shipping at MCM Electronics

by ZLeathal1
Weatherproof tactical (guns, drones, camera) cases starting at 9.99 plus free shipping at MCM Electronics

Thumb Score: +56 has MCM Black Tactical Weatherproof Case w/ Foam Interior (Various Sizes) on sale when you use promo code ST510. Shipping is free. Thanks ZLeathal1 & Jetlag
Use promo code SC46 for 22" Rolling Black Weatherproof Equipment Case with Telescopic Handle $54.99 w/ free shipping.

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: The promo code will apply to more than one item if buying multiples. >castlebeckett
05 Oct 00:25

Avengers: Age of Ultron [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray] $18 at Target, with 10% Cartwheel & 5% RedCard = $15.39!!!

by Dreamliner330
Avengers: Age of Ultron [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray] $18 at Target, with 10% Cartwheel & 5% RedCard = $15.39!!!

Thumb Score: +51
Target Stores [Store Locator] has Avengers: Age of Ultron Collector's Edition (3D/Blu-ray/Digital) on sale for $16.20 when you follow the instructions below. Thanks Dreamliner330
  1. Click here to view availability at your local store (click "find in a store" on product page to view)
  2. Sign in or sign up for Target Cartwheel Savings by signing in with Target Email, Facebook or Downloading Cartwheel App
    • For those logging in with Facebook, Target Email, or Google:
      1. Click here to log in
      2. After page opens, search for "Avengers"
      3. Click "Add"
      4. Click upper right button that looks like bar code (will have a "1" next to it)
      5. Click upper right button that says "Print Barcode"
      6. Barcode will print
      7. Present barcode to cashier at checkout
      8. Price will be $17.99 - 10% off w/ Printable Coupon = $16.20
    • Also redeemable via Cartwheel App (cashier can scan phone at register)
      • App is available for iOS or Android
        1. While in app, search for "Avengers"
        2. Click "Add" to add offer to your account.
        3. Now search for your coupon under "My barcode" which may be found under menu off app. It will bring up a QR Code which will be scanned by cashier at the register.
        4. Price will be $17.99 - 10% off w/ QR Code = $16.20.

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: In-store availability may vary on your location. REDcard holders can save an additional 5%. ~persian_mafia
01 Oct 04:00

‘Jessica Jones’ Trailer: Bad Reputation

by Russ Fischer

Jessica Jones trailer

Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have released one more teaser for their upcoming series Jessica Jones, which features Krysten Ritter in the title role. This footage shows Ritter at a bar’s jukebox, where she cues up ‘Bad Reputation’ by Joan Jett, before strolling back across the bar through the remnants of a big fight.

Check out this latest Jessica Jones trailer below.

We still don’t know too much about the character; this footage suggests that Jessica Jones can fight (which we knew) and that there’s some alcohol in her life, which we also knew thanks to previous teasers. There’s not a lot to this footage, but it’s a good quick look at the style of the show. No surprise that this looks like it will fit in well, stylistically, with Daredevil.

(There’s also a Japanese version of this trailer, which is basically identical except for the rendering of the title. Check it out here if you’re interested.)

This Netflix original series, which runs for thirteen one-hour episodes, is the second of a set of four live-action series from Marvel. The set kicked off with Daredevil, and will continue with Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The plan will culminate in a team-up series called The Defenders. Luke Cage is shooting now, and we should start to hear about casting for Iron Fist in the next few months.

Teaser via NetflixMarvel’s Jessica Jones will premiere in full on Netflix November 20, 2015 at 12:01am PT, in all territories where Netflix is available.

Taking place after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, the new series follows Jessica Jones as she rebuilds her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

The cast also features David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is exec produced by showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter) and Liz Friedman (Elementary), along with Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb.

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01 Oct 16:30

‘Nintendo Quest’ Trailer: Can One Man Buy All 678 Original Nintendo Games in 30 Days?

by Ethan Anderton

Nintendo Quest trailer

Nostalgia is king right now, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that one man set out with a goal to purchase all 678 games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System video games from 1985.

We all have dreams, and Jay Bartlett‘s was to track down every single one of those video game cartridges (or Game Paks if you want to be more accurate). But he decided to make it a little more challenging. Essentially creating his own real-life video game, Bartlett set out to collect all these video games in just 30 days, and to make it even more difficult, he decided not to buy any of those games online.

Now see a bit of his journey the Nintendo Quest trailer, teasing a documentary chronicling his adventure and also the history and legacy of Nintendo.

Here’s the Nintendo Quest trailer from Vimeo (via The Robots Voice):

The Kickstarted project doesn’t seem to be quite as well put together as something like The King of Kong, but it does look like there’s an interesting story to be told, if only because of all the video game stores Bartlett has to visit to complete his quest. But that voiceover has to go, and there’s one particular talking head that just feels very artificial and cheesy.

Still, as someone who grew up on the NES but isn’t too familiar with the rarity of certain games and some of the early history of the gaming system, I’m betting there are some fascinating details to be found in this documentary.

Some people might think this guy is wasting his time and money, but like the documentary says, no matter what happens this trip is going to be fun. Maybe he’s not spending his money on these games, but rather spending it to create memories. There might be cheaper or more efficient ways of doing that, but who am I to tell someone how to live their life? I still buy action figures to display proudly and keep me single forever.

One man. 30 days, 678 games. No online purchases. It’s the premise that launched a film over 10,000 miles in the making and showcases the adventure of video game rock star, Jay Bartlett, a fanatic collector in pursuit of his dream to own a complete official North American NES library. Along the way, filmmaker Rob McCallum examines the enduring legacy of the NES and Nintendo.

Nintendo Quest will be available on Vimeo beginning October 2nd.

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29 Sep 02:00

How Popey was the Pope Today?

by Miss Cellania

Just how popey was the pope today?

— Sean Leahy (@thepunningman) September 28, 2015

Sean Leahy, who also goes by The Punning Man, saw something in this photo of Pope Francis being victimized by the wind again. The resulting graph made me laugh out loud! He’s already got people using the phrase “Not as popey as I’d hopey” in their conversations. If you hear it, at least now you know where it came from. -via reddit

24 Sep 20:00

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ Red Band Trailer: Vampires, Gangsters and Martial Arts Unleashed

by Ethan Anderton

Yakuza Apocalypse red band trailer

After playing Cannes this summer and the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Takashi Miike‘s latest flick is on the way to theaters in October, and it looks positively insane.

Yakuza Apocalypse is a crime thriller with a whole lot of martial arts action, and this one also has vampires for some reason. For those who need to see what this movie is all about, a red band trailer has just surfaced showing off just how wacky this movie is going to be. Stay until the end of the Yakuza Apocalypse red band trailer to see a guy in a big frog suit kicking some ass.

Here’s the red band trailer from Samuel Goldwyn:

While the movie looks thoroughly entertaining, reviews seem to be mixed on the festival circuit.

David Rooney at THR says, “Subtract stupid from yakuza and you have nothing left,” says one angry gangster in Yakuza Apocalypse. The same could be said for this numbingly idiotic vampire yakuza tale, subtitled The Great War of the Underworld, a lesser entry from the indefatigable but erratic Japanese cult director Takashi Miike.”

Meanwhile, Variety adds, “A supposed “return to origins,” his vampire-gangster action-comedy “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld” is a lazily executed dud padded out with infantile pranks, shambolic plot turns and knockabout action. Recalling the kitschy “Sushi Typhoon” series churned out by the pic’s distributor Nikkatsu, only boasting higher production values, it’s instant ramen for fanboys at rowdy midnight fest sidebars, but “Sukiyaki Western Django” this isn’t.”

And The Film Stage says, “While on paper seeming like the Takashi Miike-est Takashi Miike film ever, it might be a surprising bummer for the Midnight Madness crowd expecting a kinetic horror-action film. Every shot lasts far longer than expected and with little to no music, creating a stream of silence followed by a burst of action rhythmic pattern.”

Well that doesn’t inspire much hope, but Yakuza Apocalypse looks like the kind of wild movie that you might have to see for yourself to make your own decision.

Yakuza Apocalypse

Kamiura (Lily Franky) is not your typical yakuza boss: he’s a kindly man who dotes on the locals in his ‘hood and extends life-saving loans to small businesses in order to keep the big corporations out. But when a Django-esque gunslinger in seventeenth-century Spanish garb comes to town, Kamiura is exposed for what he truly is: a vampire! Soon, Kamiura’s young protegé Kagayama (Hayato Ichihara) is invested with his mentor’s powers, and takes to the streets with a new gang made up of regular citizens who have sprouted fangs and are ready to fight for their turf.

Yakuza Apocalypse opens on October 9th.

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29 Sep 16:30

Doc Brown Returns in ‘Back to the Future’ Short Film Coming in October

by Ethan Anderton

Doc Brown returns

As we’ve previously reported, there’s a 30th anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD release of the entire Back to the Future trilogy arriving on October 20th, the day before Back to the Future Day gets into full swing on October 21st, 2015, which is the exact day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. And if you weren’t interested in buying the new set before, this latest tease just might convince you.

Doc Brown returns in a new short film called Doc Brown Saves the World, featuring Christopher Lloyd reprising his iconic role from the time traveling film franchise, and the only way to see this short film in October will be to get your hands on this 30th anniversary set of the movies. But thankfully, we’ve got a tease of the short film to watch now.

Here’s the teaser for Doc Brown Saves the World:

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about this short, because Bob Gale mentioned it in a video detailing some of the cool Back to the Future Day celebrations that will be happening in October. From that video we learned that this short film will actually explain why the 2015 we’re living in today isn’t the same 2015 that he and Marty traveled to previously.

More than likely it involves Doc Brown having to change something in the past in order to avoid some sort of cataclysmic event that could tear open the space-time continuum or something like that. At the very least, the title tells us that Doc Brown had to do something in order to save the world from some kind of disaster in time.

If you want some more information on the Blu-Ray and DVD re-release of the Back to the Future trilogy, check out our previous post on the box set. There’s even an awesome version that comes inside of a light-up flux capacitor, and it also comes with the Back to the Future animated series on DVD for the first time ever.

And if you’re looking for any other cool ways to celebrate Back to the Future next month and beyond, don’t forget to check out our definitive guide of anniversary screenings, events and memorabilia. This year is going to be quite the awesome one for fans of Back to the Future, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for the anniversary.

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28 Sep 17:16

Sub Sports DUAL Men's Compression Leg Pants $18.99

by smallpenny
Sub Sports DUAL Men's Compression Leg Pants $18.99

Thumb Score: +49
Amazon has Sub Sports Dual Men's Athletic Compression Pants in various colors on sale for $18.99. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders of $35 or more. Thanks smallpenny

Note, color and size availability may vary.

Available options:Also available, Amazon has select Sub Sports Dual Men's Athletic Comprssion Long Sleeve Tops on sale for $17.99. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders of $35 or more. Thanks PetSpy

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  • This product has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in over 340 customer reviews on Amazon.
  • If you don't have Prime, there's a free 30-day trial with free 2-day shipping, video streaming & more available. ~RevOne
24 Sep 07:00

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27 Sep 23:16

Calvin and Hobbes

28 Sep 12:58

GoPro Hero 4 battery $12

by t3hdavid
GoPro Hero 4 battery $12

Thumb Score: +15 has GoPro HERO4 1160mAh Rechargable Battery (AHDBT-401) on sale for $12.00 (price will be displayed in cart). Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $35 or more. Thanks t3hdavid

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Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: If you don't have Prime, there's free 30-day trial with free 2-day shipping, video streaming & more available.

This rechargeable battery only fit the GoPro HERO4 (Black or Silver Edition). Great for a spare/replacement battery on the go. - Discombobulated
25 Sep 01:03

Del Frisco’s Grille VIP Night

by hoboken411

Del Frisco’s Grille VIP night in Hoboken NJ Tonight, the highly anticipated Del Frisco’s Grille in downtown Hoboken along the waterfront (2nd & River) held their invite-only VIP “soft opening.” Finally, a waterfront restaurant...

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25 Sep 04:47

1-Year Amazon Prime Membership $67 (New Members Only)

by alanbrenton
1-Year Amazon Prime Membership  $67 (New Members Only)

Thumb Score: +535 is celebrating its Emmy Award-winning series Transparent and is offering 1-Year Amazon Prime Membership for $67 (discount shown during checkout). Offer is valid for new members only. Thanks alanbrenton

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Offer only valid today 09/25/2015 - 12:01 a.m., ET, through 11:59 p.m, PT and it's valid for new members only. ~ persian_mafia
24 Sep 10:55

Fall 2015 Hoboken Arts and Music Festival

by hoboken411

Fall 2015 Hoboken Arts and Music Festival: Sunday, September 27th The last of two Hoboken Arts & Music Festivals in 2015 takes place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Streets this Sunday,...

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24 Sep 14:03

50-Pack HP 4.7GB 16X DVD-R Disc Spindle (DM00070B) for Free After Coupon + S&H w/ Purchase of 5+ @

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50-Pack HP 4.7GB 16X DVD-R Disc Spindle (DM00070B) for Free After Coupon + S&H w/ Purchase of 5+ @

Thumb Score: +84 has 5x 50-Pack HP 4.7GB 16X DVD-R Discs for $39.95 - $39.95 w/ promo code EMCAXNR68 = Free. Shipping is ~$7.85 and may vary by location. Thanks TDMVP73

Note, College Students are eligible for free shipping with 1-Year Newegg Premier Membership (Qualifying Schools Only) Thanks dubell626 [Discuss]
23 Sep 11:55

Hoboken Comedy Festival 2015

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Hoboken Comedy Festival unveils huge names for 2015 “ONE SILLY SQUARE MILE” For the 6th year in a row the Hoboken Comedy Festival takes over the city with hilarious headliners, fantastic features, hysterical hosts...

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22 Sep 13:30

‘The Big Short’ Trailer: Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell Bet Against the Banks

by Angie Han

The Big Short trailer

Star-studded ensemble prestige dramas might be to the fall season what superhero movies are to the summer one. Following Black Mass and ahead of The Martian comes the first trailer for The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Gosling as four men who bet against the banks ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

The Big Short is the first drama by Adam McKay, better known for comedies like Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. McKay and Charles Randolph (Love & Other Drugs) wrote the screenplay based on the nonfiction book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball). Watch The Big Short trailer after the jump. 

Paramount Pictures debuted The Big Short trailer on YouTube.

Although The Big Short shot earlier this year, we weren’t expecting to see the film until 2016 or so. According to Deadline, however, that all changed when the studio saw and were impressed by McKay’s near-complete cut of the film. The Big Short is now being positioned as one of Paramount’s contenders for the coming Oscar race.

The Big Short will make its world premiere November 12 as the closing night selection of the AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi. It’ll then jump into the crowded year-end fray with a limited release starting December 11 and a nationwide rollout starting December 23Melissa LeoMarisa Tomei, and Karen Gillen also star.

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

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22 Sep 22:30

Watch: Kermit The Frog And Miss Piggy Discuss Their Break-Up On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

by Peter Sciretta

The Muppets interview on Jimmy Kimmel live

I’m excited because tonight is the first episode of The Muppets‘ new ABC prime time television series. We’ve shown you the trailers and the early pitch video, so you probably know by now that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have broken up. Well now that Kermit and Piggy are out promoting their new show, they are being forced to talk about their storyline relationship implosion. Last night the former puppet couple were forced to appear together (due to contractual commitments) on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and you can watch the fun interview embedded after the jump.

The Muppets Interview On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Here is the interview with Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about their break-up and new ABC primetime series:

The Muppets not only talk about the reasons for their romantic break-up but Jimmy Kimmel brings up Kermit’s new pig girlfriend Denise. We get some new information about Kermit’s new girlfriend, who it turns out is an executive at ABC and is young but “old enough” according to Kermit.  They also explore Miss Piggy’s dating profile on her Tinder account (of course Piggy is on Tinder…), Kermit talks about the show they are making within the documentary-style show and they both discuss reuniting with our favorite Muppet friends to make this new series.

I’m very excited to see The Muppets new television series tonight despite the early mixed reviews. If one million moms are boycotting the new show because of the series’ adult humor, they must be doing something right. Lets just hope the new series is better than Muppets Most Wanted and something more akin to the original series The Muppet Show or even the recent Disney film reboot The Muppets. My DVR is set, is yours?



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