Over the last 5 years, it has been a tradition at San Diego Comic Con for former Mythbusters star Adam Savage to walk the con floor going incognito, dressed in elaborate cosplays of his own making. He’s appeared in a spacesuit replica from Ridley Scott’s Aliens, the Mercury Spacesuit from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Noface from Spirited Away, Hellboy, Judge Dredd, and more. Given his decades worth of experience in visual effects, prop making, and machine work, he has the tools and the talent to make some truly awe-inspiring cosplays. He also has an incredible amount of patience, an obsession really, to make sure his costumes are 100% screen accurate down to even the smallest of details. For an example, he even spent 10+ years making the spacesuit from Aliens, that’s right, 10 years before he was ready to roll it out at SDCC.
So… at SDCC 2016, what did Savage comes dressed as this year? Well, you might have already seen/heard of his hilarious life-size bear suit from The Revenant complete with a Leo prop! But Adam also came dressed as someone else…. (more…)
Pokemon GO. You have to be living under an Onix to not know what an insanely huge phenomenon it is. In fact, if you’re one of the millions of people playing, you’re not reading this. You’re probably staring at your phone screen walking towards oncoming traffic trying desperately to catch a Pikachu or wasting pokeballs on an f’n Zubat – probably while driving. For everyone else, the novelty of the game has either warn off, or you’re Clint Eastwood from Grand Torino yelling at dumb kids to get off you’re lawn. For folks finding themselves outside the Pokemon go fad, there comes a satirical video from guys at Honest Trailers.
Pulling no punches, the video calls attention to the games complete lack of depth, how its earning players Darwin awards (people falling into lakes, getting hit by cars, swan diving of a cliff. Good lord people, pay attention!), and the absurd team based turf war promoting online bullying. (more…)
Sometimes the simplest disguises work the best; Henry Cavill has proven this before, and he’s gone and proven it again by taking to the floor at San Diego Comic-con, armed only with V for Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes’ mask (perhaps channeling his inner-anonymous). You think on of the major stars of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Justice League would at least turn a few heads—but nope, not for a moment. Not only did get Cavill get to spend time as a regular fan on the convention floor, he got to prank some of his DC Film Universe co-stars along the way—namely, those of the upcoming Suicide Squad. (more…)
Game of Thrones is a super serious show. For a live action fantasy series, it’s rife with violence, torment, politics, death, and copious amounts of nudity. There’s warring factions, family disputes, power plays, and survival…. but all that is an illusion shattered when you watch this behind the scenes Blooper reel from Game of Thrones season 6.
Be warned that minor spoilers lie ahead if you’re not caught up. (more…)
It would be generous to describe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as less than a riotous success. Drawing on a mishmash of ideas from multiple storylines belonging to many, many incarnations of the titular superheroes, a cast of Hollywood greats was not enough to save the convoluted plot from severe criticism. Despite being the fourth highest grossing film of 2016 at the time of its release, the small margin by which it profited compared to the expense spent on it resulted in it being described as “a disappointment” – and that’s not even starting on what the fans or critics had to say. (more…)
While Deadpool was a great film, there was one hanging chad that kept people up at night, tossing and turning, wondering what happened to Dopinder’s cousin. Remember Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) recommended killing Dopinder’s cousin when he first met Dopinder and later found out Dopinder had stashed his cousin in the truck of the taxi the second meeting, but we never really got full closure on what happened next. Now, thanks to A. Todd Smith and company, we know that Dopinder’s cousin finally got out of the trunk and face to face with the man behind Dopinder’s truck stuffing ideas. (more…)
Most everyone has already decided that the rebooted Ghostbusters movie by Paul Feig is complete trash, going out of there way to hate this movie before they’ve actually seen it. And to be fair – every trailer, spot, and piece of marketing up to this point has been a hard sell to those loyal to the original movies. However, people seem to forgot that Ghostbusters already brought some suffrage to the franchise long before Paul Feig had anything to do with it – namely with the weak sauce of a movie that is Ghostbusters II. A carbon copy of the first movie but, you know, not as good.
Don’t take our word for it. Let the critical tirade of Honest Trailers open yours eyes to just how bad a movie Ghostbusters II was. (more…)
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men), you find out he’s been living a secret cowboy crooner lifestyle just like Park and Rec‘s Ron Swanson sexy Jazz Sax playing alter ego Duke Silver. Is there anything this man can’t do… and do well? He’s teamed up with the IRC (International Rescue Committee) to reveal his secret and bring you some of the finest Cowboy Crooning you’ll find out there on the dusty old trail. Find out how you can help, and get a 5 song sampler. (more…)
There are very few truly great wonders of the world and gosh darn it if Jeff Goldblum isn’t one of them. Man hasn’t done anything relevant since his Jurassic Park days and that movie about the aliens where team USA saves the world..what was it called, oh yea, Independence Day. The man has a unique quirk and charm that has made him into an everlasting national treasure. Why take this here recent viral video for the upcoming Independence Day sequel (a movie many have said was made 20 years too late) as an example of the fine-tuned vocal delivery, mannerisms, and that distinct “Hahahrawrrahaha” laugh that make Goldblum pop culture gold.
In the video, Earth Space Defense head David Levinson (Goldblum’s character in Independence Day) takes it upon himself to debunk one of the surreal rumors about the War of 1996. You know, the one that he and actor Jeff Goldblum are the same person. (more…)
George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) had a fantastic story and plans to develop a superhero team film which would have pre-dated The Avengers. Budget was agreed upon, the location for filming was decided, the principal shooting for the film was set to begin. Heck, even a title was chosen… Justice League Mortal. Then the writer’s strike of 2007 and Warner Bros. indefinitely putting the hold on what could have been an outstanding film which held true to the comic books. (more…)