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  • Ice-T Joined An All-Star Cast In Narrating A Dungeons & Dragons Book

    The fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons, encompassing numerous games and books, celebrates it’s 40th birthday this year, but chances are that you, a Level 10 Cool Dude, had no idea. For so many years, it seemed like the people interested in Dungeons & Dragons, or D&D, were the sort of people who carried tarot cards in velvet satchels in middle school converted to Wicca in high school. But, as nerd culture becomes increasingly usurped by trendsetters, thanks to the success of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Tumblrs featuring bikini-clad babes wearing stormtrooper helmets, D&D-ers can now be found in many cliques. To celebrate the anniversary of D&D while also highlighting the mainstream-ing of nerd culture, Audible has released The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories, featuring an all-star cast of narrators. Nerd icons such as Weird Al, David Duchovny, and Wil Wheaton read the stories but are also joined by celebrities you may not expect, such as rapper Ice-T and Michael Chiklis of The Shield. Check out the making-of video below and if you’re ready to dive in to the world of D&D, get your free copy of The Legend of Drizzt at Audible. And if anyone asks more »

  • #TBT Saturday Morning In 1994

    Now that you’re all grown up, Saturday mornings no longer exist to you. Chances are you don’t even wake up until Saturday afternoon, lest you begin to suffer a hangover caused by Friday night’s debauchery. Or maybe you don’t have weekends off and Saturday morning is just as depressingly boring as any weekday morning. But think back to when you were a kid. Saturday mornings were the greatest! You would wake up late, knowing you didn’t have to go to school, then sit in front of the TV all morning until the clock struck 12 and boring local news would come on. Then it was time to get on your bike and go to Blockbuster to rent a VHS or SNES game so you could return to your spot in front of the TV and bask in it’s CRT glow for the rest of the weekend. Many of us had cable in those days, but most cable stations ran infomercials all morning, so your choices were the 4 networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. NBC would show Saved by the Bell and similar knock-offs like Hang Time. CBS had a bunch of Disney cartoons. ABC had an ever changing rotation of throwaways more »

  • Watch The First Teaser for ‘Breaking Bad’ Spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’

    Last night, AMC gave us a little taste of Saul. During AMC’s Breaking Bad marathon which showed over the weekend the 9-second teaser aired. The new Breaking Bad spinoff is set to air February 2015 and will star Saul Goodman under the name James M. McGill, an Irish identity he used before switching to the infamous lawyer we all fell in love with during the Breaking Bad franchise. The ethically ambiguous Goodman teases a client with this quote before AMC headlines take over, “Lawyers. We’re like health insurance,” says Saul in the incredibly brief teaser for the upcoming series. “You hope you never need it, but man-oh-man, not having it? No.”

  • Sudakis as ‘Coach Lasso’ is Back… With Tim Howard

    Jason Sudakis’s beloved Coach Ted Lasso is back with a 6-minute promo for NBC sports as he takes on the role of on air personality for the English Premier League. Things you’ll find in this video; the beautiful Rebecca Lowe, a reference to Lavar Burton from Star Trek, Tim Howard drinking beer and a brilliant scheme to murder soccer referees. Thanks Ted!

  • Watch Lifetime’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ Movie Footage You Didn’t Know You Needed to See

    From the outside Bayside High looked like the quintessential high school every ’80s baby wished they went to. The nerds hung out with the jocks and the jocks hung out with the smooth talking ‘Ferris Bueller’ type, who in turn took advice from the nerd. A formula of pure bliss, but from the looks of this ‘unauthorized Saved By The Bell’ Life time movie, that wasn’t the case on set. From this teaser, Lisa was jealous of Kelly, Kelly just wanted to be the center of attention and Jesse was the sane one?… Now it’s starting to sound more like high school. Can’t wait for the high school drama between actors to heat up again once this airs.

  • Chris Pratt Gives An MTV Cribs-Style Tour Of The Milano [Video]

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the biggest movie right right now, taking in over $90 million in its first weekend. To put that in perspective, that’s more than recent superhero movies “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and just behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It has proved that successful movies can be made from non-mainstream comics and that superhero movies can be comedic. And judging by this MTV Cribs-style tour of the film’s spaceship, the Milano, it also proves that not everything has to be CGI.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Original ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie [Link]

    Although the latest “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie from Michael Bay is the one garnering all the headlines, it was the original movie form 1990 that we all grew up loving. As fun and awesome as the movie seemed to little kids who watched it over and over again, the reality of bringing the turtles to the screen was much different. Grab a slice of pizza and check out these facts about every 90s kid’s favorite movie.

  • 15 Golden Books We Wish We Had As Kids

    Remember those Little Golden Books your grandmother would buy you when you were a kid? They were boring stories with uninspired illustrations that looked just like the wallpaper in your dad’s old room that your grandparents still hadn’t changed, 30 years later. What if those books were about selling meth or killing aliens? That sure beats the Poky Little Puppy! Illustrator Joey Spiotto, aka Joebot, has transformed popular TV shows and videogames into Little Golden Books with his series “Storytime.” You can see the collection at his first solo show at LA’s Gallery 1988 from August 1-16, where you can buy prints of your favorite online. Also check out m ore of Joey Spiotto’s work on Facebook.

  • Pinky And The Brain Reading Pulp Fiction Will Confuse Your Inner Child [Video]

    At last year’s 12th Annual SF Sketchfest, voice actors Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche reunited for “An Afternoon with Pinky and the Brain.” It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since we first heard Paulsen as the dimwitted mouse Pinky and LaMarche as his brilliant superhuman cohort Brain and it’s great to hear those characters again. But it’s even greater to hear the two read Pulp Fiction with Pinky and the Brain as Vincent and Marsellus.

  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Review You’ve Been Waiting for. It Doesn’t Suck.

    TMNT Actually Doesn’t Suck! Last week I had an opportunity to check out an advanced screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you told the 9-year-old version of me this, I’d be running around like a maniac. However, now that I’m twenty years wiser, I know that a movie like this could really piss me off. Taking a childhood favorite and bringing it back is always a risk, and often times it fails. But I decided to give it a try anyway (especially since it was free) and I watched it in 3D. Keep in mind that I went into it with very, very low expectations. I can now report back and let you know that IT DID NOT SUCK. I’ve told every person that I’ve spoken to the same thing, “If you go in with low expectations, you’ll be pleasantly surprised”. I know that may not sound like a glowing endorsement but I can honestly say that I would not have been upset leaving the theatre if I had paid the $54.60, or whatever 3D movies cost now. The original story of the turtles and the way they link to April O’Neil (Megan Fox… I love you) may be more »

  • All Of Marvel’s Hidden Easter Eggs Revealed

    Josh Horowitz of MTV News has compiled an ongoing list of every Marvel easter-egg caught within the comic book company’s latest run at the silver screen. Clever girls. Hidden messages throughout the Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and The Avengers series are all revealed giving you a new insight to the amazing layers in every Marvel movie. Stan Lee is an obvious one, making appearances in every Marvel movie, but did you notice what classical song Jebediah plays on the piano in the midst of his double-cross? Watch the video below and have your eyes opened. Get More: Music News

  • The Many Mutations Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Infographic]

    It has been 30 years since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their debut as superheroes in a black and white comic book originally intended as a parody of popular 80s comics Daredevil, Cerebus, New Mutants, and Ronin. What was intended as a one-off joke grew to become one of the most successful franchises with numerous cartoons and movies, including the latest installment from Michael Bay. Revisit the many incarnations of the turtles from the original sketches to the creepy-faced stars of the new movie in the infographic below.

  • East London Transformed For Immersive “Back To The Future” Experience [10 Photos]

    Secret Cinema undertook a huge project when they announced that they would be transforming an area of East London into a replica of Hill Valley for a special total-immersion viewing of the 1985 classic “Back to the Future.” Many thought the group couldn’t pull it off, and when the first week of shows was canceled last week, the naysayers seemed to be right. But last night, with all the problems from last week solved, Stratford’s Olympic Park filled with fans dressed in 50s attire, ready to experience Hill Valley. And the whole production went off without a hitch. 66,000 tickets priced at £53.50, about $90, have sold for the summer showings throughout August. Check out the photos form opening night below and see what you’re missing out on. Unless you’re going, in which case please take us along, too.

  • Confusing Collection Of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Asian Commercials [Video]

    Arnold Schwarzenegger turned 67 yesterday, and to celebrate, let’s take a look back at his career…in Asian television commercials. It’s best to not try to figure out what’s going on in these ads, lest you suffer a schizoid embolism a la Quaid in “Total Recall.” Also, we guarantee you’ve never seen someone so excited over eating Cup Noodles as Arnold here.

  • Fist Bump, For Your Health [16 GIFs]

    Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in Wales have recently discovered that fist bumps are 20 times more hygienic than handshakes and 10 times cleaner than even high fives. Fist bumps are a quicker greeting than handshakes, which average 3 seconds, and they have a much smaller contact area than high fives. Not only do you avoid gripping someone’s sweaty hand, you also don’t have to worry about showcasing your total lack of coordination when you fail at a high five. Plus, fist bumps are awesome! President Obama is a huge fan of the fist bump.

  • Best Music Biopics [Link]

    With “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic, coming to theaters August 1 and Andre 3000′s “Jimi: All Is By My Side” following shortly after, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best music biopics ever made. See if your favorites made the impressive list of 30 films, and if there’s any you haven’t seen, be sure to check them out.

  • 50 BEST EPISODES OF ‘THE SIMPSONS’ [Link]

    Every episode of The Simpsons will soon be streaming on the Internet, after a mega-marathon of every episode on FXX next month. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the show, chances are you’ve seen more than a few of the 552 episodes over the past 25 years. And if you are a fan, you probably have plenty of favorites. See how they stack up with this list of the 50 best episodes.

  • Seinfeld Without The Jokes Is Still Kind Of Funny [Video]

    Do you ever find yourself watching Seinfeld reruns when all of a sudden you think “Boy, wouldn’t this show be a hundred times better without all those pesky jokes?” Probably not, because you are not a mental defective. But someone had the notion and this video is the result. But even with the jokes removed, the show is still funny. Although that may just be a sign that we’ve watched every Seinfeld episode way too many times.

  • HOW THE MOTHER OF ALL SEQUELS CRASHED AND BURNED [Link]

    10 years ago, “The Passion of the Christ” became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time and the highest grossing non-English language film of all time. Earning more than $600 million on a budget of only $30 million, it seemed like a no-brainer to capitalize on the success with a sequel. Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald decided to followup his huge success with a prequel about Mary. But then some really nefarious characters, including drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers, got involved with the production.

  • Watch The Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover 5 Minute Trailer

    Over the weekend we finally had a chance to get a glimpse at the much feared/anticipated Simpsons-Family Guy crossover with a five minute trailer. The video begins with the Griffins visiting Springfield and then boom right off the bat a haymaker is thrown by Peter, “and don’t drink the water, everybody in this town looks like they have hepatitis”. We can only hope the show is just that. Two juggernauts of animated comedy going punch for punch in a crossover show. Duking it out in an Ali vs Frasier comedy bout. The trailer even shows a glimpse of Bob from Bob’s Burgers and Cleveland essentially crashing and burning.

  • Polish Movie Posters Are Incredible Works Of Art

    For many years now, most American movie posters have been little more than a digital composition in complementary colors, usually utilizing orange and blue. It’s boring but everyone does it. It’s that monotony that makes these Polish posters for American films that much better. Even when it comes to a total piece of garbage movie, like “Harry and the Hendersons” or “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Polish artists are able to produce a poster that would be at home on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. Check out some of our favorites below then see the rest and maybe order one or two at Polish Posters.

  • Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Video]

    As we draw closer to the premiere of Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles revamp, why not take a look back at the original that we all hold in such high esteem? CinemaSins sifted through the original 1990 film and found that it had 122 sins. Does this mean it’s not as great as we all remember it? Or maybe CinemaSins are just being a bunch of jerks! After all, how can you call 37 seconds of turtle puns a sin??

  • Fallon Debuts the Rock’s New Hercules Action Figure on The Tonight Show

    Last week Dwane “The Rock” Johnson made the internet shut down for a minute when a 1996 photo of him posing with a black turtleneck, gold chain (on over the turtleneck), sporting a fanny pack, while posing with a tissue under his elbow was released. If that photo wasn’t perfect enough, The Rock’s new movie Hercules hit theaters making it oh-so-much-more relevant. Dwane stopped by the Tonight Show to talk about his new movie, but Fallon surprised him with a new action figure, we can only hope will actually hit stores one day.

  • How Does The New Ninja Turtles Theme Stack Up? [Video]

    The theme from the new Ninja Turtles movie has been released and it’s no MC Hammer’s “This is What We Do.” Nor is it as danceable as Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap.” “Shell Shocked” is a dubsteppy rap song featuring from Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign. Do we really want kids singing along to lyrics like “Check my Rolex/It say I’m the man of the hour/All this green in my pockets/You can call me turtle power” rather than “Go ninja, go ninja, go?” The worst part is, we’re all going to see the movie anyway.

  • Minimalist Posters of Iconic TV Shows

    Why do we enjoy minimalist art so much these days? Is it that we are so overstimulated with contemporary life that we find solace in the clean lines and simple colors of the work? Do we envy the ability to strip away complexities without compromising integrity? Or is that we just think it looks cool? Whatever the reason, minimalism is everywhere right now. Greek illustrator and graphic designer Giannis Sideris has done a lot of minimalist works recently. His latest series is a collection of classic TV shows. Check out the rest of the series and more minimalist collections from Giannis Sideris at Behance.

  • Chinese Farmers Build Giant Transformers [9 Photos]

    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” made plenty of money here in the US, where we love special effects and big explosions as much as apple pie and red Solo cups, but it’s an even bigger success in China. In its first 17 days of release, the film has grossed $260 million, $36 million more than the record set by “Avatar.” To cash in on this Transformer-fever, farmers in China’s Shangdong province have been building their own Transformers from old car parts and other scrap materials. So, far, they’ve built about 100 of the robots, some as tall as 52 feet. Shopping malls and real estate companies have been the main buyers of the replicas, which cost about $16,000. And in typical Chinese fashion, not a penny is going to licensing!

  • Conan and Dave Franco Join Tinder Then Go on the Prowl

    The good ol’ days of meeting your wife at a dive bar on a Tuesday night are behind us. Now everyone weeds out the b.s. and gets right to the point (for better or worse). Tinder is the newest app that lets two people within a certain distance match up leading to a conversation, which then leads to a potential meet up. Intriguing. Conan and Dave Franco decided to try out the dating app, hop in the creepiest van they could find and go for it.

  • MLS Stars Remake “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” [Video]

    What happens when Major League Soccer MVP Mike Magee fakes sick to take a day off from practice? Find out in this brilliant clip from KickTV featuring Magee and other soccer stars, such as Omar Gonzalez, Sydney Leroux, Thierry Henry, Bruce Arena, Michael Bradley, Dwayne De Rosario, and Hope Solo, as they recreate the 80s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Now if only they would make this into a feature length movie…

  • US State Flags Game Of Thrones Style

    Do you know what your state’s flag looks like? Don’t worry about it, because chances are it’s not as cool as these “Game of Thrones” style sigils created by Redditor boo-yay. Utilizing HBO’s sigil generator, boo-yay used symbols and state mottoes to create house flags for all 50 states and some territories. If you’re wondering why Massachusetts is spelled wrong, it’s not because boo-yay is a dolt. The generator limits the amount of text per line and Massachusetts is just too damn long. What do you think of your state’s sigil? Source: Reddit

  • The Gunfighter Is The Funniest Western Since Blazing Saddles [Video]

    Remember when Seth MacFarlane announced “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and we were all excited, hoping for it to be our generation’s “Blazing Saddles?” Then it came out. And it wasn’t. It wasn’t even our generation’s “Lust in the Dust.” What’s “Lust in the Dust?” Exactly. Well at least we have this fine short, “The Gunfighter.” Featuring the voice of Nick Offerman as a narrator steering the hilariously violent action, this movie will give you more laughs in 9 minutes than Seth MacFarlane gave you in 90.