Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Man of Steel images

Just a couple, but worth mentioning. Henry Cavill as Superman, of course, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as villain Zod.

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The Glowa Boa, an LED light up boa/scarf. yes? no? (geekalerts)

special effects movement test for MAMA. (Note: you probably shouldn’t watch if you’re easily frightened.) (The Mary Sue)

-and while I’m on that topic, here’s one for Alien. (The Mary Sue)

The 35 best supervillain musical numbers of all time (io9)

The new British citizenship test includes questions about Monty Python. (geekosystem)

Game of Thrones has cast a bear. I mean a real, literal bear. (The Mary Sue)

Mean Girls might be made into a musical (not sure if want?) (The Mary Sue)

ponies in sweaters. ponies. in. sweaters. (The Mary Sue)

 

 

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First clip of jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher (geeksugar)

an awesome Loki costume gown (cosplay) (fashionablygeek)

George R.R. Martin is writing a novella about the Targaryens (The Mary Sue)

Speaking of Game of Thrones, here’s a bunch of new S3 stills (The Mary Sue)

-Tom Hiddleston is in Guinea and has two blog entries up on Unicef UK’s site.

Kevin Feige talks Iron Man 3 (Total Film)

-I have discovered zefrank’s true facts videos on youtube and they are hilarious.

Daniel Radcliffe is tired of being asked about filming a gay sex scene, doesn’t understand why it’s shocking (and thus he is awesome) (The Frisky)

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New trailer for Stoker (a horror starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, and Mia Wasikowska). Excited for this because I’ll watch anything with Matthew Goode in it plus it’s a horror. (via ohnotheydidnt)

an essay on how geek movies are always snubbed by the Academy (The Mary Sue)

an interesting article on women in film, specifically indies as compared to Hollywood. (The Mary Sue)

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functional Iron Man gauntlet

Wow. A handmade functional Iron Man gauntlet, complete with blowing up balloons with a laser at the end. Someone show this to Robert Downey Jr.!

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The Hobbit in 48 FPS

The Hobbit was even better the second time around. I wanted to see the 48 fps for myself, so we saw it in IMAX 3D. I can see now why it made some people feel sick, but for me it was mostly just dizzying. Sure, sometimes I couldn’t tell really what was going on (some bits of battle scenes), but for the most part I enjoyed it. The scene with the goblins felt like a ride at times, like I was on a simulator ride at an amusement park (actually most of the movie did), and the scene with the stone giants was pretty awesome.

And this was actually an IMAX screen, too, not one that claims to be IMAX when in reality the screen is just very slightly larger than normal. And this was real 3D, too, not like before when I’ve been to movies that were ‘3D’ and I didn’t notice much difference at all. This was really epically different. 

And I knew more about the characters this time around so it was better in that aspect also.

I saw one critic say it was “a disaster” in 48 fps, but really, I think if all 3D movies looked like that it would be awesome.

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And you thought your mother was bad

Horrornews.net has a clip from Stoker, an upcoming horror film starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. In the clip Nicole Kidman’s character is pretty mean to Mia Wasikowska’s.

I’m kind of excited for this film, I’ll watch anything with Matthew Goode in it, and plus it’s a horror. (I like Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska too)

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How to spot a fake verified twitter account

I didn’t even know people were doing this. The Daily Dot has a good article on how to tell if an account is really verified or if they’re faking it. Faking it by adding an image of the checkmark to their header image, apparently. Really, people? Really?

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Zombieland might be a tv show (The Mary Sue)

New images from Stoker (IMDB)

Tom Hiddleston is going somewhere (unknown as of yet) for UNICEF (Oh No They Didn’t)

cool stuff:

the Marvel alphabet (The Mary Sue)

Valyrian Steel, a site that makes the weapons from the world of Game of Thrones

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