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The Rebel Alliance was an equal opportunity employer. Too bad the real men behind the movies weren't.
For decades, Princess Leia has operated in the Star Wars universe under the Smurfette Principle. As the only female in the main cast until Mon Mothma came around (Mara Jade notwithstanding), she was the only role model in the series for girls to emulate. Or so we thought.
Meet the three unnamed female fighter pilots from Return of the Jedi. Two of these ladies were released with the avalanche of extras on the Star Wars Blu-ray and were originally part of the Rebel Squadrons fighting in the Battle of Endor. Both of them were A-Wing pilots.
Just doin' things that Doozers do. In CGI.
Stuck in production limbo since at least 2009, Doozers takes the industrious side characters from The Fraggles and gives them a CGI makeover. If the premise from three years ago manages to hold true into 2014, the show will be aimed at 4-to-7 year olds and focus on ecology and recycling. No word on if they'll dedicate and episode on how to protect your precious ketchup and mustard flavored buildings from wandering bands of Fraggles.
The above ad was sent to Bleeding Cool and is the first time this series has been spotted in the wild. Cartoonito is a European channel owned by Turner Broadcasting, so no word on if this show will jump the pond.
Would we even want it too?
Well played, Smiling Sunglasses Man. Well played, indeed.
The moment comes around the :48 second mark in the trailer, and lasts for less than twenty frames or approximately one second. Yet somehow, the people over at TrekMovie caught it anyway, and a legend was born. If you're going to stare straight at the camera, you might as well do it with style.
Also, notice the alien on the left? What species is that?
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In less than two minutes. Even a beloved, or tolerated, reboot can commit movie-making sins.
Now starring Homeless Magneto. Screen Junkies return to lambast the second most sacred series in geek culture.
All of the other reindeer still won't let him play in their games. And he bought this new costume and everything.
With a sword. Based entirely on this first poster, the new Wolverine sequel looks pretty sexy intriguing.
But Wait, There's More!
If you click through to Entertainment Weekly you can see the poster IN MOTION. Lightning flashes, rain pours, and Wolverine broods.
All I want for Christmas is to stuff these all in my face.
AT-AT - "Star Wars"
The Weasley's Home - "Harry Potter"
Beginner House - "Minecraft"
Flynn's Arcade - "Tron"
The plot for Guillermo del Toro's latest film seems oddly familiar. If you just add different music and squint a bit…
Na na na na, Na na na na, Methamphetamine!
Sneak a first look at the concept art! The CGI animated film is based on Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen .
Kristen Bell will voice main character Anna as she teams up with mountaineer Kristoff and Sven, his reindeer sidekick. Together they set off to save her sister Elsa from the grip of the Snow Queen and maybe in the process, break her icy spell which has kept their kingdom in eternal winter.
The film is set to hit theaters November 27th, 2013.
Vandalizing vandalism for the sake of the children. Sometimes, a little holiday cheer takes a vaguely illegal act.
In the English town of Whitstable in Kent, a Grinch with little artistic talent took it upon themselves to ruin Christmas for the local children. The scrawl was created on a wall in the middle of town, angering parents and traumatizing kids.
But Santa wasn't going to stand for this kind of slander. A graffiti artist, known only as Catman, brought the truth of St. Nick in the night last weekend, restoring faith and beautifying an otherwise ugly display of vandalism.
Is Peter Jackson pissing off his core fans? Warning: There are spoilers in this review. Turn back now if you wish to remain unspoiled.
As a teen growing up on Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Garth Nix, I came late to the Middle Earth party. J.R.R. Tolkien is the undisputed fantasy king, but his writing style is an acquired taste. To me, it's intimidating at best and actively hostile at worst. So when Peter Jackson turned Lord of the Rings into a movie trilogy, I was one of many sci-ﬁ/fantasy fans ecstatic to ﬁnally have a medium where I could wallow in the full scope of the Tolkien world without having to wade through its creator's turgid prose. The ﬁlms became Tolkien for me and I loved them, reveling in the nerd paradise the three movies created.
I expected the same of The Hobbit; that while fans of the book might gripe about Jackson's fidelity to a slim childrenʼs novel, I assumed that for the rest of us nerds not of the Tolkien branch, the ride would be just as fun this time around.
I assumed wrong.
The film's problems show themselves almost immediately. In 3-D and at 48 frames per second, Ian Holm in the role of the elderly Bilbo Baggins stands out against a backdrop, seemingly superimposed over it instead of part of it. Throughout the ﬁlm, the human actors continue to look as though theyʼd wandered in front of a green screen of the most amazing video game scenery ever filmed. At the same time, the problem makes the costumes, visual effects, and CGI creatures appear B-budget. Words cannot state how much this draws one out of the ﬁlm.
Of course, there are times when you can almost ignore the jarring appearance thanks to strong performances by both the returning cast and Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Totally compelling are the push-and-pull conversations Bilbo has with Gandalf and the Dwarves; the quiet sense of homesickness and helplessness when the Dwarven company speak (or sing) of their lost land; the delightful scene where Gandalf is taken down a peg in front of his superior, making him more human, for lack of a better word. Galadrielʼs subtly suggestive conversation with Gandalf leaves one wondering how many times theyʼve done the Middle Earth equivalent of hooking up and what that might entail. The whole sequence toward the end of the ﬁlm where Bilbo and Gollum interact is one of the best bits of acting this year.
Earth's relationship status is set to “Complicated.” Forty years ago today, man left the moon's surface for the last time.
I know we haven't visited in a while.
OK, a long while. In fact, we last left you 40 years ago today when Apollo 17 lifted off on Dec. 14, 1972.
But we had to go home.
Happy Holidays from H.P. Lovecraft and the Elder Gods!
Somehow these Christmas gems by aabeeceed have slipped through the Internet cracks for several years. But no more! Get on the Elder God's good side by celebrating Christmas in his (and other Outer gods') name.
I wonder which mouth Mommy was kissing?
Since Mi-Go bodies consist of a form of matter not found in our realm, they don't show up well on photographs. Apologies for the sketch.
Our parents really loved us. This explains why November was Hamburger Helper Month.
Bravery without humility is a recipe for disaster. Kirk and company look like they're in for world (or two) of hurt.
This is what Halo would look like if it'd taken place during the Industrial Revolution. Micah Ganske over 700 of work into his 3-D vision.
Using two 3-D printers, Micah Ganske put in 700 hours print time, on top the labor involved stitching it together.
The entire thing is made from Replicator 3-D plastic and consists of over 1,000 different pieces. Part of the Miami Projects Art Fair, the Mining Habitat looks vaguely like a steampunk Halo ring.
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy abomination against the natural order of things — oh, God, kill it now!
When listening to Gene Autry sing the classic 1950 Christmas song, the last thing on your mind is the psychological horror and ethical questions posed by Mary Shelley. But though their stories are separated by 131 years, their characters and basic plots follow the same beats.
Don't believe me?
Let's take a look at the evidence.
Image by John Gara/Buzzfeed
Both Creators Regret Their Creations
As a children's cartoon, Frosty's creator, the magician Hinkle, is the bad guy. Hounding after his accidental progeny, Hinkle's attempts to reclaim his hat would have the side effect of putting the "abomination" down.
Mary Shelley leaves Frankenstein more ambiguous. Whether the scientist or the creature is the villain is left up to the reader. Regardless, Frankenstein spends a majority of the book bent on his creation's destruction.
Both "Monsters" Are Created Through Artificial Means
As Arthur C. Clarke once said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
One is a magical hat bringing together an amalgamation of snow, a corncob pipe, and a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal. The other is cobbled together from the pieces of many corpses and animated via electricity.
Six of one, a half-dozen of the other.
Despite Appearances, Both Try to Be Good People
Frosty loves kids and wants to make them happy through games and play. When Karen (pictured above, left) becomes too cold to move while helping him get home, Frosty is willing to sacrifice himself to take her into a greenhouse for warmth.
Frankenstein's monster, on the other hand, lives in the barn of a poor peasant family while learning what it means to be alive. He secretly helps them through hard times, tending the farm or making conversation with the blind, old grandfather.