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  • This Batman 12″ May Be The Coolest Vinyl Ever

    Batman: The Animated Series was one of the greatest adaptations of the DC Comics character and if you were a ’90s kid, chances are you watched the show every afternoon at 4:30 on FOX. It’s hard to imagine the show premiered over 20 years ago, but it did and we’re all old now. However, we can feel young again while we listen to this incredible 12″ vinyl from Mondo. The bat-shaped 45 features the Danny Elfman composed main theme on Side A and the end credits on Side B. Although the shape looks like it would kill the needle on your turntable, it’s totally safe to play since the one-minute song presumably doesn’t extend far from the middle. Unfortunately the vinyl won’t ship until next year, but you can preorder the single in black or black with gray splatter from Mondo for $25. And we’re sure nobody would complain about the late Christmas gift.

  • How Long Does It Take To Binge Watch Your Favorite Cartoon? [Infographic]

    With a holiday weekend on the way, you may be looking for an escape from familial obligations. Maybe you don’t want to have to keep explaining why you’re single to every relative. Or maybe you know you’ll be sitting next to Uncle Chet, who always rubs your shoulder and who you’re pretty sure isn’t even actually your uncle. Whatever your reasons for hating the holiday, there is no better escape than cartoons. But before you commit to binge on a series, you should know what you’re getting into. Wait a sec, how the hell does Pokemon have more episodes than The Simpsons, a show that’s been on for 25 years? Source: Nielsen

  • The Ultimate Pulp Fiction Filming Location Map of Los Angeles [Link]

    It’s been 20 years since a young, fast-talking, obscenely-chinned filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction on the world. The movie made a middle-aged Samuel L Jackson a star and offered John Travolta a second chance that he pissed away within a few years (Remember Broken Arrow? Ugh). In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Curbed LA tracked down the real locations from the iconic film. Can someone in California go to the pawn shop and let us know if there’s a basement…and a gimp?

  • Watch This RSVLTS Exclusive Clip of Seth Rogan & James Franco in “The Interview”

    This winter none other than Seth Rogan and James Franco will be taking on one of the most infamous dictators in the world,Kim Jong-un. The interview, which hits theaters, (Date), features tabloid journalist, Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogan) as they embark on a life changing interview with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, after discovering he’s a fan of Skylark’s show, “Skylark Tonight”. In an attempt to delve into true journalism Skylark and Rogan arrange the interview, but plans change when the CIA recruits them with hopes of assassinating the North Korean dictator. In this exclusive RSVLTS clip Rogan narrates the synopsis of The Interview, when his character comes to the realization that “Skylark Tonight” is a celebrity gossip driven show more dependent on covering Hollywood hacks than actual news. In an attempt to regain some integrity Rogan convinces Franco to do “The Interview” before being approached by the lovely Lizzy Caplan, a CIA agent, neither Rogan nor Franco can say no to.

  • Netflix Lets You Know What Your Favorite Characters Are Watching

    If you’ve logged into Netflix in the past week, you may have noticed subtle advertisements for Netflix originals in the form of “Watched By” suggestions. Users have been sharing screenshots featuring suggestions from characters featured in Bojack Horseman, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black. Check out the ones we’ve been able to track down below. So far, the Arrested Development suggestions are our favorites. Gob watching The Natural History of the Chicken? So somebody in the Bluth family HAS actually seen a chicken! Maybe we’ll see a better chicken dance form Gob in season 5…

  • Your Favorite Superheroes Get The Renaissance Treatment

    During the Renaissance, the best painters were found in Flanders—as long as you were looking for portraits of rich people in frilly frocks or sad, chubby, naked Biblical figures. But if you wanted superheroes, you were out of luck. Sure, Ambrogio Spinola, immortalized by Peter Paul Rubens, was one helluva Spanish military leader, but was he more powerful than a locomotive? No, which is why he was fortunate locomotives would not exist for another 200 years. Paris-based photographer Sacha Goldberger, who famously transformed an elderly woman into a superhero in a previous series, noticed the lack of superheroes in the work of the Flemish masters and devised this series of “Super Flemish” portraits. Contemporary Marvel, DC, and Star Wars characters are dressed in Rennaissance garb and the results are incredible. Although, it would be nice if the female models were a bit more…Rubenesque. In other words, I want a Wonder Woman with a plump dumper. You can find a preview of the series below, but be sure to check out the rest from Sacha Goldberger.

  • Unseen Early Star Wars Concept Art Revealed

    In 1974, Colin Cantwell began working with a young filmmaker named George Lucas on a project then called Adventures of the Starkiller: “The Star Wars”. Although Cantwell worked on the designs of many of the iconic spaceships in what would become Star Wars, his name is not nearly as well-known as Ralph McQuarrie, who also helped create much of the Star Wars Universe. But next month, Julien’s will auction off many of his original concept drawings from 1974-75, featuring early designs of the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Star Destroyer. You can check out these incredible colored pencil drawings below and for more info, check out Original Prop’s in-depth interview with Cantwell from just a few months ago.

  • South Park Reveals The Gang in Real Life

    Last night’s South Park episode was more than laughable adding to what has been one of the funniest seasons in their 18 year span. But last night the episode ended with a twist no one expected, revealing how the show was all just an Oculus Rift simulation when Stan took off the virtual reality headset. This however was the second time the gang was shown in real life, the first was in episode six of Season 16, depicting the characters in their adult form.

  • Tosh.0 Dismantles ESPN SportsCenter After Ripping Off His Segment

    Daniel Tosh is no stranger to taking on the biggest of adversaries, in this particular example, it’s ESPN. His “Web Redemption” segment has been a staple on his show, so when a major show like SportsCenter completely jacked his original segment, dubbing it “Awesome Video Segment”, as if the name wasn’t strange enough, the segment is essentially a carbon copy of Tosh’s, inviting an internet fail-famous personality on the show to “redeem” himself in a scripted recreation of the original fail. Tosh lashed back not only stealing SportsCenter’s “Sports Science” segment, calling it “Sports Science.0″, but then goes on to completely eviscerating ESPN, SportsCenter and all of it’s anchors, analysts and personalities. Tosh.0Get More: Comedy Central

  • 20 Celebrity Then And Now Photos That Give Hope To Goofy Looking Kids

    Are you an ugly duckling hoping to one day transform into a beautiful swan? Well give up, uggo, because you’re too damn old and there’s no hope for you. But if you’ve got equally goony kids, there might be a chance that they won’t suffer your same hideous fate. Show them these photos to let them know there’s a possibility they’ll grow out of their gruesome guise. And if they still grow up to be freaks, know that it’s all your fault. Now excuse me while I yell at myself in the mirror and cry for a few hours.

  • Fallon and Kevin Delany Suck in a Balloon that has the Opposite Affect as Helium

    Jimmy, Lucy Liu and science badass, Kevin Delany had some fund with experiments on Fallon. They mix nitrogen together with boiling water to make an amazing cloud effect, but by far the coolest experiment Delany shows the crowd is what happens when you suck in hexa floride, it’s essentially the opposite of sucking in helium. Because hexa floride is 5 or 6 times heavier than air, sound is slowed down. Watch in awe then order some online to scare your friends. Apparently you need to do proper exercises for it to leave your body and also hang upside down, so be careful kids.

  • What’s More Awkward Than These Hand-Drawn Russian Movie Posters? Their Translated Titles

    A while back we shared hand-drawn movie posters from Ghana that are used to advertise movies showings of bootleg movies via mobile cinemas. They were great and all, with horrendous and sometimes unrelated artwork, but they still had text in English, albeit poorly-spelled English. These Russian movie posters have plenty of bad art, but they also crank the awkwardness up a notch with titles that don’t translate well into Russian. Redditor atrubetskoy translated all the text back into English and there are plenty of odd taglines and even odder titles. Who wouldn’t want to see “Garri Potter and the Philosophical Rock?” Pro tip: Read the captions in your best Yakov Smirnoff voice.

  • Dumb And Dumber To Comes To Nascar

    We are now just one week from the premiere of “Dumb and Dumber To” which means we will be seeing Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas everywhere. Although the publicity is nowhere near last year’s big sequel, “Anchorman 2,” there are still a few bizarre promotions that have us scratching our heads. For example, stock car racing team BK Racing will feature Harry and Lloyd themed cars during Sunday’s NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Alex Bowman will drive yellow number 23 emblazoned with pumpkin pie haircutted freak Lloyd while JJ Yeley will drive blue number 83 adorned with Harry. What does “Dumb and Dumber To” have to do with NASCAR? Who the hell knows! Let’s just hope this isn’t a wacky publicity stunt to mask the stench of a turd like “Anchorman 2.”

  • Souvenir Buttons Of Places You’ll Never Get To Visit [10 GIFs]

    The amount of amazing, fictional locales presented to us through literature, TV, and movies is astounding. And the fact we’ll never get to see those places is extremely disheartening. We’re not like those weirdos who watched Avatar repeatedly then got depressed when they had to leave the theater, but you have to admit, it would be pretty cool to go to Castle Grayskull and shout “I have the power!” At least now we have these Impossible Magnets to serve as souvenirs for these places we’ll never get to visit. You can buy the actual magnets here, and as an added treat, Snack Studios created these animated versions in the gallery.

  • These Fictional Movie Posters Make Us Wish These Sequels Actually Existed

    On Novemebr 13, Los Angeles art gallery and production company iam8bit will host “Sequel,” featuring movie posters for sequels that don’t exist from over 40 artists. A few of the posters began floating around the web yesterday, and we collected all that we could find. If these 12 are any indication, this show is going to be great. Even if most of these movies would suck (another Sleepy Hollow??), it’s refreshing to see movie posters with actual art and not just cliches like orange/blue contrast or back-to-back leaning. If you’re in the area, you can RSVP to the show on Facebook. The rest of us will be able to scoop up whatever’s left after the show at iam8bit.

  • Indisputable, Statistical Proof that Ben Affleck is the Best Director of the Last Decade

    With Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar already being praised as his finest work in a strong lineage of directed feature films, a question arose amongst the office editorial staff: Is Christopher Nolan the best director in this day and age? If not, then whose name is emblazoned on the folding chair throne of the king of directors? From Nolan’s recent box office hits, including the Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception, it would appear he’d be the heavy favorite. But Scorsese, Joel Coen, and David Fincher could also be argued as the best around with their recent accolades for silver screen successes. So we decided to take the argument one step further and agglomerate every movie over the past decade by the top directors in the movie industry. Because of their unique “Tomatometer” rating system, we used Rotten Tomatoes as our source of rating. Their system is built by it’s staff first collecting online reviews from writers who are certified members of various writing guilds or film critic associations, then aggregating them together for a mean score. Essentially we took every movie each director in our pool of “top directors” has made in the past decade and averaged out their score based on more »

  • Star Wars Episode VII Get’s Classic Subtitle, “The Force Awakens”

    The new J.J. Abrams/Star Wars project finally has a subtitle, “The Force Awakens”. Disney discretely announced the title on their twitter this morning after it was announced that the movie had wrapped filming this past week. Abrams has made it clear that the highly anticipated movie will be a direct extension of the original series even going as far as to using tangible practical effects as oppose to a CGI heavy production. The film is scheduled for a December 18 2015 release date as of now and is being regarded as the most highly anticipated movie in the near future. Although Abrams will be the director for this movie, Disney has made it clear that, as of now, will have no direct connection to Episode VIII or IX. Rian Johnson, although has made it clear that he’ll be more than likely involved in the coming movies. While not much else is known about the movie, except for the whole new cast reconnecting with the original one, and actor Anthony Daniels, who plays  androide C3PO tweeted this recently; “No movie sequel is better than The Empire Strikes Back.” You might eat those words for Xmas dinner in 2015. Joy & Indigestion to the more »

  • Jeopardy Had A Category With Fake Rapper Names And It Was Ridiculous

    Despite constant rumors saying otherwise, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has said again and again that he has no plans to retire. But he just might reconsider after having to read a ridiculous category this week called “Not a Successful Rap Musician” in which contestants were given three names and had to determine which was not a real rapper. Not only was the category extremely simple for anyone with even a cursory knowledge of pop culture, we now fear it will result in enterprising young rappers taking the fake names for themselves. As soon as we hear about a mixtape dropping from Corn Dogg, we’ll know who to blame, Trebek.

  • The painful what-if that haunts ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson [Link]

    Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, but one of the paranormal exterminators has bittersweet feeling towards the iconic film. When Ernie Hudson signed on to play Winston Zeddemore, the character was as much of a part of the team as Peter, Egon, and Ray. But when it came time to film, everything had changed. Read all about the experience in Hudson’s own words in this touching essay.

  • Hugh Hefner’s Son Reveals What it was Like Growing Up in the Playboy Mansion

    Cooper Hefner, Hugh’s now 23-year old son gave an intimate look into his childhood in a recent Business Insider exclusive. The heir to the Playboy throne walked around the Mansion’s campus as he described childhood adventures in the infamous grotto noting how for him it wasn’t the “mecca for orgies” everyone has come to know it for, but a place where he could have “Indiana Jones” adventures. Hefner delves into his time as an adolescent sneaking downstairs during his parents event’s, but not disclosing exactly what went on out of fear of “getting in trouble” from his parents. Hefner brings an interesting perspective to the most famous mansion in the country, talking about playing hide & seek and childrens games as oppose to squawking about his undoubted countless sexcapades with playmates through his teenage years, which definitely exudes a certain standard of class set in by Hugh. A look at @cooperbhefner on Instagram reveals the younger Hefner is a bro living a far from average life: A photo posted by Cooper Hefner (@cooperbhefner) on Jul 7, 2014 at 5:09am PDT A photo posted by Cooper Hefner (@cooperbhefner) on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT A photo posted by Cooper Hefner (@cooperbhefner) on May more »

  • CNBC Host Illustrates The Importance Of Geography Education

    In case you’re not familiar with “Squawk Box” on CNBC, it’s a show where a bunch of people sit around a table “squawking” over each other in an effort to be the loudest one with nothing to say. The most egregious offender is co-host Joe Kernen, who apparently missed the memo that Ireland became a sovereign nation about a century ago. While speaking with IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan, Kernen couldn’t figure out why Ireland used Euros instead of British Pounds. After all, Kernen was recently in Scotland where he used pounds, and Scotland and Ireland are all on the same island, right? Not so much. It’s also interesting to note that Kernen has written a book bashing economics education in America titled Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism. Obviously the “Liberal Assault” has struck again!

  • “Chappie” Is The Robot Movie We’ve Been Waiting For Since Short Circuit

    There’s just no escaping Die Antwoord today. Not only did the rap group release a new music video, they’re also starring in Chappie, the new film from Neill Blomkamp. The first trailer for Chappie was also released today and it looks like another great sci-fi film from Blomkamp, whose previous films, District 9 and Elysium, offered extensive social commentary in addition to sci-fi excitement. It will be interesting to see how Chappie, which is being promoted as a lighter comedic film compared to Blomkamp’s other work, will be received. It’ll also be fun to see if Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yo-Landi will can hold their own with costars Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver.

  • Clever Illustrations Of Movie Title Typos

    Each day for the month of October, artist Austin Light took a misspelled movie title and illustrated it, creating a whole new take on iconic films. Without an “R” Obocop is a woodwind-playing crime fighter. Sans “S,” The Fat and the Furious is the harrowing tale of a portly fella who lost his ice cream. They’re all pretty great and Austin is now taking pre-orders for prints and t-shirts based on the drawings. Be sure to request your favorites from Austin Light.

  • Watch These Spot-On Impersonations of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in Horror Movies

    Do you want to see the most spot on impersonation of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as movie killers played by the same person? Of course you do it’s comedy gold. Written by and Starring Dan Perrault and Directed and Edited by Kevin and Matt McManus for YouTube channel MOVIECLIPS Trailers, Perrault captures the comedic duo if they starred in “Friday the 13th”, “Nightmare on Elm st”, “Scream” and “Frankenstein”.

  • You Can Help Finance The First POV Action Film

    Remember that crazy music video last year for the Russian band Biting Elbows featuring almost five minutes of insanely violent POV action? The video garnered over 23 million views on YouTube and convinced director and Biting Elbows frontman Ilya Naishuller to create a feture-length POV action movie. With the use of GoPros, custom rigs, and very brave cameramen, Naishuller has already been able to film and edit the feature, titled Hardcore, while maintaining total artistic control. But now he needs help for post-production visual effects without sacrificing creative control. Today Naishuller began an Indiegogo campaign to raise $350,000 to complete Hardcore. And depending on how much you give, benefactors can receive buttons, those furry Russian hats, the custom GoPro rigs used in filming, or even an executive producer credit. With over $20,000 already raised, it looks like Naishuller is well on his way to reach his goal, but you can help out by chipping in a few bucks at Indiegogo.

  • Season 5 of “Comedians in Cars… YaddaYadda” Promises to Be Spectacular

    Jerry Seinfeld’s newest brainchild, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ promises to be his most relevant season yet. This season we’ll be graced with that sensual sound of poured coffee and luxury classic engines with the likes of Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon (doing an impression of Jerry with Jerry), Miranda Sings and one of the new kings of stand-up, Bill Burr. Same premise, different season, new cars, brilliant minds.

  • Pornhub Comments Make Great Horror Movie Taglines

    Being a group of upstanding young men, we’re not entirely too familiar with what goes on at Pornhub. After all, I was awarded a merit badge for pure thoughts. But apparently it’s some sort of website with videos of men and women or women and women or men and men or women and Spongebob impersonators engaged in romantic activities. And for some reason, people feel the need to comment on these videos. Although these comments would make a sailor blush when in the context of the adult videos, they take on entirely different meanings when paired with classic horror movies. In fact, these posters from The Poke have really piqued our interest and we might just have to check out what this Pornhub is all about. Just for the comments, of course.

  • Hulu Will Soon Begin Streaming Your Favorite Nostalgic Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Attention all ’90s children; you’re Saturday mornings can once again be spent laying in bed watching the same cartoons you grew up with. Streaming service, Hulu, just struck a major deal with Viacom, which means shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET, Logo and more will begin streaming immediately.  With Nickelodeon also under the Viacom umbrella ’90s cartoons such as Hey Arnold! and Ren & Stimpy will once again become watchable, this time at your beckoning call… With 60 seconds of pre-roll every 5 minutes. As for comedies, full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer  and Workaholics will be made available from Comedy Central. [h/t] Mic

  • New Episodes Of “Friends” Via The Sims 4…Sort Of

    Just because it ended 10 years ago, that’s no reason why we shouldn’t get to see new episodes of Friends. Oh wait, that’s a great reason why we don’t get new episodes. But through the magic of surreal life simulator The Sims 4 and Friends fans with too much time on their hands, we can still watch the inane New York adventures of Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe. Ian Roach is a master when it comes to recreating sitcoms int he world of The Sims. He’s created characters and sets based on shows such as Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, and Arrested Development, but it was his Friends creations that sparked the imagination of Vulture. They asked Roach to run simulations of a bunch of wacky scenarios, including who would pee on the floor first if no bathrooms were available and how long would it take for Joey and Chandler to fall in love when locked in a room. Here’s a sample of the results, but you can check out the full story at Vulture.

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Looks Nothing Short of Epic

    The Avengers are back this time trying to take on Ultron (played by James Spader) a highly intelligent robot from Marvel Comics who is bent on destroying humanity so as to replace humans with machines, and is the archenemy of the Avengers and Hank Pym, his creator. Iron Man has a new suit that looks like a suit big enough to fight the Hulk which he does, Thor looks scared, Captain America looks defeated and the Avengers look all but defeated in this trailer. We have a feeling they survive. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1, 2015!

  • Max Landis Wrote A Terrible 400-page Super Mario Bros. Script…But At Least The Concept Art Is Cool

    Max Landis is no stranger to great film making. His father directed such classics as Animal House, Blues Brothers, and Trading Places, while Max himself wrote the script for 2012’s Chronicle. But Max was a mature 27-year-old by the time Chronicle was made, having had time to hone his writing skills on, oh, I don’t know, maybe a 436-page epic about the Super Mario Bros. When Max was just 19, he wrote the epic script featuring characters from all the Super Mario games, including Super Mario RPG, along with the cast from the Donkey Kong Country series. At the Hollywood norm of one minute per page, this movie would have been over 7 hours long, or 5 hours and 20 minutes longer than the unwatchable Super Mario Bros. from 1993. You can download a copy of the script at Max Landis Writes and see how terrible it is for yourself. Or you can just look at this great concept art from Darren Calvert and create your own storyline in your head. It probably won’t be any worse that Landis’s script and will undoubtedly be much shorter.

  • Spaceballs Gets A Christopher Nolan-esque Trailer [Video]

    No matter if you love them or hate them, there’s one thing you can say about Christopher Nolan films—they are never ruined by the trailer. Of course, that’s because the trailer doesn’t actually tell you anything about the movie. Take “Interstellar” for example. We don’t know what the hell it’s about, but we sure do want to see it. But what if this same type of epic trailer was applied to a wacky comedy, like…oh, I don’t know…how about “Sapceballs?” The result, as this video from The Unusual Suspect shows, is pretty damn spectacular.

 
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