We should really consider the animated segments from Taiwan’s NMA News as gifts. Fucking crazy gifts we never asked for, didn’t know we wanted, but now that have them, are lives are more complete. Or some such bullshit, I’m desperately trying to rationalize what the fuck I just watched.

It’s intended to be the teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. But animated and weird. We featured two other marvelous parodies in this week’s Nerdy Bits, but this one is definetely the most insane. If you’re familiar with NMA New’s animated beauties, this won’t come as too much of shock, I mean, it will shock you but you’ll be somewhat prepared. For others who have no knowledge of NMA News, uh, well, how about you just watch.

Yeah. I know. Your brain is trying desperately to compute what you just witnessed. My only advice, don’t try to, just let it be. I did catch a few other movie references though, like Memento and Inception, both from Christopher Nolan, so y’know, they’re kind of in the right ballpark. Oh! And that one where Halle Brry and Robin sexually assaulted Batman and he loved it. You know the flick.

What did you think of this strange, strange re-imagining of The Dark Knight Rises trailer? Would you like to see a feature film, ’cause I kinda do.

source: io9

‘Avatar’ Sends Man To His Grave


I guess seeing Avatar was on this guys’ bucket list…

According to ABC News and The Register, a 42 year old Taiwanese man suffered a stroke while watching Avatar . The man, known only by his surname Kuo, was in the northern city of Hsinchu watching the movie when all of a sudden he started to feel unwell. Kuo was unconscious when he arrived at Nan Men General Hospital and a scan showed his brain was hemorrhaging. ER doctor Peng Chin-chih stated, “It’s likely that the over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms.”  Kuo died 11 days later. He had a history of high blood pressure.

This past Holiday weekend, Avatar earned $41.3 million…it overtook Star Wars as the #3 movie on the all time domestic box office charts. It was also the 5th straight weekend that Avatar was the top earner raising its total to $491.8 million.

Note to self: Avatar may cause over excitement.