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  • Tim Heidecker’s “Leaked” Katy Perry Super Bowl Song Is The Greatest Sports Song Ever

    Bizarre funnyman Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame has leaked Katy Perry’s secret song planned for her Super Bowl halftime appearance. Or at least a song about football sung by someone who sounds nothing like Perry. But it’s pretty funny, nonetheless. Oh, and a rambling Lenny Kravitz makes an appearance, sponsored by T-Mobile, and rambles about war or something. If anything, this just proves that we need a Tim & Eric halftime spectacular in 2016.

  • You’ll Never Guess How Many Simpsons Characters Are Voiced By These Few People

    Imagine if some of your favorite TV show characters were played by the same person. Then it would probably look something like an Eddie Murphy movie, but I digress, The Simpsons is one of TV’s longest running shows and with a voice over cast that can handle the brunt of characters, now we know why. All though most dedicated Simpsons fans already knew Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer account for 75% of character voice overs, it’s quite astonishing to see it visualized. How does Hank have any time for scuba voicing all of those characters? South Park is very similar, but the kicker about South Park is that Trey Parker ad Matt Stone not only have to voice 55 characters, but write the synopsis for each episode as well. This graphic by @jishai shown on Kotaku

  • Movie Theater Etiquette PSAs From The Silent Era

    We like to think that 100 years ago, people were better behaved and everyone was polite to each other. Or at least, that’s how old folks always explained it. But it’s just not true. Jerks have always been around and they’ll continue to be around until the end of time. And apparently the jerks at movie theaters in the 1910s would hoot and holler and smoke cigarettes while watching the latest Harold Lloyd romp. And, most egregious of all, those jerks wouldn’t even remove their old-timey straw boater hats. Oh, and they applauded with something other than their hands. We’re still confused about that one.

  • Artist Creates Neon Signs For Famous Fictional Businesses [9 GIFs]

    Boston-based artist and designer Alejandro Smal has decided to help out famous fictional businesses with their advertising by creating these great neon signs. Each GIF showcases a business from a movie, such as Terminator’s Cyberdine, or TV show, such as Breaking Bad’s Better Call Saul and A1A Car Wash. To be honest, we can’t really see most of those gigantic, evil conglomerates advertising via neon signs, but Saul Goodman’s fits him quite well. Be sure to check out more work from Alejandro at Behance.

  • This New Video Game Trailer Captures The 90s Perfectly [Video]

    A Kickstarter campaign has sprung up for an indie computer game called Strafe and it looks incredible. The first-person shooter eschews high-tech graphics and innovative gameplay for Quake-style mindless rampage. In fact, the graphics look just like the 1996 classic. And to show just how much they love the ridiculous 90s, the developers created this retro-ad that’s just like a Genesis commercial from our childhood but taken to an insane extreme. In a world where new games with their vast, three-dimensional worlds are too much for our 30-year-old brains, this game looks like something that’s just our speed. Just imagine blowing away those alien creatures while chugging some Surge…

  • New Documentary Examines Atari’s Unbelievable Downfall [Video]

    Since anyone reading this article is probably a video game junkie we have a gallery of the 24 Signs You Grew Up A Video Game Junkie. Once you’re don’e scrolling through and determinng if you had a problem as a kid be sure to watch a the video about Atari’s unbelievable downfall. New Documentary Examines Atari’s Unbelievable Downfall [Video] In 1982, Atari was leading the video game revolution and was fastest growing company in the United States. With the popularity of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. in theaters, Atari hoped to cash in on the success with a video game based on the movie. But in order to deliver the game in time for Christmas, the game was rushed, developed in five weeks rather than the six months to a year spent on previous titles. 1.5 million units of the rushed game were sold, but it was obviously flawed and universally panned. And Atari had 3.5 million unsold E.T. cartridges to get rid of. So what did they do? Legend had it that Atari disposed of the unsold cartridges in a landfill in New Mexico, but the story was usually dismissed as nothing more than urban legend. Then in 2014, an excavation more »

  • Yung Jake Is A Master Emoji Artist

    Usually if emoji are used together, it’s in a string to convey a message like hi-tech hieroglyphics. But now there’s a new tool, emoji.ink, that allows users to create larger works of art using only emoji characters. Think of it like the rubber stamps on Kid Pix that you’d use to create your masterpieces on the Macintosh in elementary school computer class. Artist and rapper Yung Jake is an early adopter of the new art form and has already become an emoji master with his inventive portraits. Check out his work in the gallery, including an incredible tribute to A$AP Yams that was posted today, and be sure to follow him on Twitter @yungjake for more great artwork.

  • Michelle Jenneke Was Made For GIFs

    We first noticed Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke back in 2012. Her pre-race warm-up dance took the world by storm and for a while she was bouncing all over our screens. But in this fast paced world with our limited attention spans, we forgot all about Michelle. Until today. An Imgur user animated a drawing of Michelle and before we knew it, we were down the rabbit hole of Jenneke GIFs. To save you the trouble of searching around, we collected our favorites in the gallery above. You’re welcome.

  • Brutally Honest Posters For Oscar Nominated Films

    The Oscar nominations have been announced, and now is the time to rush out and catch up on these critically-acclaimed films you’ve never heard of. But all too often, the movie titles and posters give you zero information on what you’re getting into. The Shiznit has come to the rescue with these honest movie posters for 13 of this year’s nominees and one for the movie that got no love but deserves all the awards (Fury!). I’ll be honest, I had no intention of seeing Foxcatcher but there’s no way I’m going to miss Wrestle Mania.

  • David Fincher Still Can’t Come Up With An Original Property; Announces Hitchcock Remake With Ben Affleck

    Poor David Fincher. For a director with such a distinctive style, he sure has a problem coming up with original properties. In fact, every movie he’s directed since Panic Room in 2002 has been based on a book or a true story. So what does he decide to tackle after transforming best-selling novel Gone Girl into a blockbuster film? An original thriller a la Se7en? Nah. He’s going to remake a Hitchcock film. Because that always goes over well. Fincher has announced that he will reteam with Ben Affleck, who we recently proved to be the greatest director of the last decade, and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 classic Strangers on a Train. Our guess is that it will be a dark film, true to the spirit of the original, unlike the last time it was remade, as the 1987 comedy Throw Momma from the Train. Fincher and Flynn are making some changes, though, calling their film Strangers and moving the action from a train to a plane. Undoubtedly, it will be another solid movie form Fincher, and hopefully its success will give him the confidence to maybe take a risk at some point in more »

  • Pixar Characters With Tommy Lee Jones Eyes Are Depressing

    It seems like Tommy Lee Jones has always been a crotchety old man. Even in roles 20 and 30 years ago, when he was a fairly young man, he still came off as a cantankerous old coot. It’s probably because of his eyes. He’s got the disappointed gaze of an Oscar-nominated actor whose highest-grossing movie was Men in Black 3 (oh wait). He is basically the antithesis of the optimistic protagonists of Pixar movies. So when those characters are given Tommy Lee Jones eyes, it’s just sad. So very, very sad.

  • Larry David Lynch Is Our New Favorite Tumblr

    The surreal creations of filmmaker David Lynch, such as Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, are visually stunning works where seemingly normal characters live in a most bizarre world. Larry David, on the other hand, created over-the-top characters involved in the most normal of situations in TV’s Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So it makes plenty of sense to combine Larry David’s dialogue with David Lynch’s visuals. Plus their names fit together well. Keep up with our new favorite Tumblr at Larry David Lynch.

  • A Clockwork Orange Recreated In Grand Theft Auto [Video]

    Long before people with nothing better to do complained about the sex and violence portrayed in video games such as the Grand Theft Auto series, they complained about the sex and violence (and ultraviolence) in films such as Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that iconic scenes of Alex and his droogs from that film have been recreated using Grand Theft Auto graphics. Now if only someone will recreate the entire movie…

  • Long Lost Drawings From The Set Of 2001: A Space Odyssey

    When Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in 1968, it was like nothing anyone had seen before. With its deep, philosophical story, 2001 proved that space films could be more than B-movie fare with green-faced martians and toy ray guns. Of course, ever the visionary, Kubrick knew that he was making a classic all through the film’s production, which is why he insisted on hiring two artists rather than photographers to document the production. Whereas photographers usually capture photos before or after filming, artists could draw the action as it occurred. One of the artists hired in 1966 was 29-year-old Brian Sanders. His incredibly detailed drawings remained unpublished for over 30 years before being uncovered by The Independent Magazine in January of 2001.

  • Steampunk Gameboy Is The Alternate Reality Gaming Device You Never Knew You Wanted

    If we lived in some sort of alternate-reality Victorian steampunk dystopia or a Terry Gilliam film, we would probably pass the time playing Tetris and Dr. Mario on a badass handheld device like this Gameboy Color. French designer Elise Siegwald used acrylic paint, clock mechanisms, thread, and an old Gameboy Color to create this functional steampunk Gameboy that looks like something you’d come across in Bioshock. And you can find more from Elise Siegwald at Behance.

  • This Zombie Parkour Video Is An Awesome Video Game Ad

    We enjoy parkour videos as much as anyone, but the one thing that they always seem to lack is motivation. Why are all these European dudes bouncing all over from rooftop to rooftop? Well now we know that the answer is simple. Zombies. Watching this freerunner escape zombies in Cambridge, we can’t help but think that it would make for an awesome video game. And you know what? It soon will be. The video is an ad for Dying Light, a new survival game due out PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on January 27. The game emphasizes avoiding the zombie hordes, so hopefully we’ll have plenty of action-packed running away to look forward to.

  • 25 Video Games That Turn 20 This Year #TBT

    1995 was a big year in video games. Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis dominated the home market, but that would change with the release of Sony’s Playstation in September. Also, in an evil deal with chiropractors and eye doctors, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy, ruining the lives of children all over the world while simultaneously crushing our awesome visions of virtual reality instilled by The Lawnmower Man. Relive 1995 with these 25 games that nostalgia tells us we loved. The farts of Comix Zone…the annoying crying of baby Mario in Mario World 2…the ability to play as Jean Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter:The Movie…what was your favorite game of 1995?

  • David Cross To Release New Film As BitTorrent Bundle

    Comedian David Cross is making some interesting and innovative choices when it comes to the distribution of his directorial debut Hits. The comedy, featuring Matt Walsh, Amy Sedaris, and Michael Cera, premiered at Sundance last year and will be available as a pay-what-you-want BitTorrent Bundle beginning February 13. The service allows content creators to make money while taking advantage of BitTorrents’ bandwidth-saving method of distribution. But that’s not his only plan. David Cross was the first investor in Kickstarter, so naturally he is using the crowd funding platform to aid with theater distribution. Cross is hoping his campaign will raise $100,000 in order to distribute the film to 50 markets. Check out the trailer below and see if Hits is worth supporting.

  • Concept Art From The “Toy Story 3″ Disney Tried To Make Without Pixar

    When negotiations broke down between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs in 2004, Pixar announced they were looking for a new distributor. Disney, who owned the rights to the characters Pixar created while the two were partners, opted to create their own computer animation division, Circle 7, to work on sequels for Pixar-created franchises. Toy Story 3 was to be the first Disney-produced sequel. Circle 7 devised a story in which Buzz malfunctions and must be sent back to Taiwan for repairs. But when his fellow toys learn that there has been a Buzz Lightyear recall, they venture to Taiwan to save Buzz from destruction. Ultimately, we were all saved from this inferior film when Disney and Pixar reached an agreement, resulting in Disney taking ownership of Pixar and dissolving Circle 7.

  • Judd Apatow’s 25-Yr Old Simpsons Script to Finally Air

    Twenty Five years ago, a 22-year old Judd Apatow wrote a script for the Simpsons titled “Bart’s Friend” hoping to make a name for himself in the Hollywood scriptwriting world, but it never saw daylight. Now, that same script that may have changed the fate of Apatow will now air. The storyline follows a hypnotized Homer around springfield with his new best friend, Bart? After being tricked into thinking he’s 10 years old, Homer refuses to snap out of his hypnotic state and back into adulthood. Apatow noted about the episode,  “the reason I brought up The Simpsons episode is because I realized while doing this interview that everything I had ever written was the premise of the first thing I had ever written. All of my stories are about people trying hard not to grow up.” “Bart’s Friend” is set to air January 11th at 8PM EST on Fox

  • 33 Childhood Photos of Celebrities

    Before your favorite celebrities were rich or beautiful, they were (sometimes) less rich and (rarely) less beautiful. Oh, and if you’re wondering what’s going on in Nick Offerman’s photo, it was a stunt he pulled to get casting directors to notice his headshot. Evidently it worked.

  • “The Interview” Joins the Ranks of These Banned or Restricted Movies [Link]

    All of Hollywood was in an uproar last week when the big theater chains backed out of showing The Interview. As much as George Clooney and other celebrity busybodies wanted to believe this was an unprecedented move and a sure path to censorship of stoner comedies yet-to-come, the fact is that Hollywood and governments have been banning or restricting movies pretty much since the medium was invented.

  • Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” [Video]

    Industrial Light & Magic, the company set up by George Lucas almost 40 years ago to create the visual effects for Star Wars, is still one of the best effects houses in the industry. As movies rely more and more on computer-generated effects for explosive action sequences, its up to these effects experts to translate the director’s vision onto the footage that is often little more than a couple people in front of a green screen. For Captain America: The Winter Soldier, ILM contributed 900 effects shots, mostly in the third act. Take a look at how a green screen became the helicarrier’s underwater hanger in this highlight reel and gain a newfound appreciation for these incredible artists.

  • This Marvel Vs DC Movie Needs To Be Made [Video]

    It used to be so easy. Movies based on comic book characters were awful and it was no problem ignoring them. But then Iron Man and Nolan’s Batman trilogy came along and showed us everything comic book movies could be. Now we’ve got about 637 movies based on Marvel and DC properties coming out in the next few years. They should just save us time and cmbine all the characters into one giant amalgamated movie. But in a world where Marvel’s characters are owned by three different studios, a movie like that has zero chance of existing. At least we have this awesome trailer.

  • “Parks and Rec” Was The Best Thing to Ever Happen for It’s Cast. Here’s Why

    Parks and Recreation is about to embark on it’s final season, set in a not so futuristic 2017, where drones patrol neighborhoods and Tom Haverford is the mogul he’d always dreamed he’d be. Now Andy (Chris Pratt), goes by Johnny Karate and is the star of a new hit show and Jerry goes by Terry, because no one would listen when he tried to correct them. Still not much is known about Ron Swanson or the rest of the cast besides Leslie and Ben, but we just got ourselves amped up for the final season. So we thought we’d create a meter of success each main character has acquired from the show’s prime time dominance. We used Lil’ Sebastian as an optimal arbitrary rating system.   Donna Meagle- Retta Retta already wins because she only has one word in her name. Other than that Retta’s been playing some one-off roles on The Kroll Show, Kay & Peele and Drunk History. Her defining moment on the show was “Treat yo’self” day, top 5 funniest moments on the show. I award Retta 1 Lil Sebastian Jerry- Jim O’Heir Jim’s been staying busy. Very busy. Since 2009 Jim has appeared in over 60 different pieces of more »

  • Relive Your Crappy Childhood With These Handheld Classics

    Remember when all your friends were playing Super Mario Bros. and Zelda on NES while you were stuck with horribly repetitive handheld versions? Oh you don’t? Well it must have been nice to have parents who loved you. The rest of us had to make do with our LCD games and despite the static background image and unresponsive controls, we became master gamers with our handheld devices. And best of all, we could take our videogames with us wherever we went, something NES kids couldn’t do. Unfortunately, our parents were also cheap when it came to the batteries to power our Tiger games and without fail our devices were killed by battery acid leaking from dubious “Durabell” AA’s. Those physical games are long gone and although emulators of classic systems are now commonplace, the handhelds from Tiger and Nintendo have been neglected. But thanks to Hippopotam, that’s no longer the case. Pica Pic features a digitized collection of classic handhelds including Bartman, Donkey Kong, and Zelda. The best part is that the actual handheld is picture on the screen while you play. The different shapes, colors, and artwork on the physical devices were as much a part of the game more »

  • Rudolph Meets John McClane In Fly Hard [Video]

    You know, I never really noticed just how similar the old Rankin/Bass Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is to Die Hard. After all, they both have…um…well…they’re both Christmas movies, I guess. But even with such a tenuous connection, this mash-up, using the sound from the Die Hard trailer and video from Rudolph, works perfectly. Or maybe we’ve just been hitting the egg nog too early this year.

  • The Ladies Of Twin Peaks As Pin-Up Tattoos

    Emma Munger is an illustrator who works at a comic book store and draws Sailor Jerry-inspired pin-ups of her favorite TV and movie characters. You can find character from Hocus Pocus, X-Files, Orange is the New Black, and plenty of others on Emma’s blog, but our favorites have to be the ladies of Twin Peaks. Even Denise Bryson, the DEA agent portrayed by David Duchovny, is included in the series! And with Twin Peaks making a comeback in 2016, it’s a sure bet that tattoos like these will soon be appearing on Whole Foods cashiers and Starbucks baristas (we kid). If you like what you see, you can purchase a poster or calendar featuring the Twin Peaks babes from Emma’s store.

  • The Colbert Report Studio Gets The Google Maps Treatment

    Stephen Colbert is saying goodbye to the stage that made him the star he is today, after writing for the Daily Show since the mid 90s, Colbert got his own desk on the Colbert Report, which has been a voice for young adults in America since it’s launch. Colbert will be taking over David Letterman’s slot as a late night host, but not before one last good bye. In collaboration with The Colbert Report, Google Maps Business View is giving a 360-degree virtual tour of The Colbert Report studio. Business view hopes to continue their Google Street success, by giving virtual tours of restaurants and stores around the globe.

  • We Want More Of This Pulp Fiction Underwater Remake [Video]

    Why would anyone make a shot for shot remake of the iconic “Say what again” scene from Pulp Fiction underwater? Because they can! And we’re glad someone did, because it’s pretty incredible. And the ethereal quality of Vincent’s hair floating around him is the most glorious image we’ve ever seen. Let’s just hope there’s more to come…

  • 4 Popular Video Games As Pulp Novel Covers

    Long before there were video games to transport us into fantastic and/or violent worlds where we could become heroes, we had to rely on pulp novels. The cheap works of fiction were filled with hard-boiled detectives and femme fatales but their graphics, a static painting on the cover, left much to be desired. The video games we all enjoy today are quite similar to those old books, as evidenced by this series from illustrator and painter Astor Alexander. For more info and other works, check out Behance.

 
 
 
 
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