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  • 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.

  • Saving Private Ryan Re-Cut As Expendables 3 Trailer

    Did you enjoy “Saving Private Ryan” but felt that it was too much of a downer? This trailer lets you see how the World War II drama would look if it was made as an over-the-top action movie like “Expendables 3.” The result is reminiscent of the way Michael Bay took a real-life story of kidnapping and murder and turned it into a wacky, comedic caper with “Pain and Gain.” Fun!

  • This Portable Video Game Console Is A Work Of Art

    Thanks to PC-powered emulators such as the ever-popular MAME, revisiting classic games form your childhood is easier than ever. However, if you wanted to play these games without feeling like you were sitting in front of your computer, your choice was pretty much limited to building a big, bulky, arcade-style cabinet—not a viable option if you want to keep your girlfriend. But now you can play classics like Metal Slug on the go with the R-KAID-R. Available in 5 different finishes, including walnut, black ash, and emerald green maple, the R-KAID-R is a portable gaming console encased in solid wood. An 8-inch LCD screen, 8-way joystick, and 9 buttons allow you to play your favorite classic games that are easily imported via USB or SD card. The battery offers 8 hours of gaming on a full charge. The console will be available in September for €2,499 ($3400), but don’t dawdle—only 50 of each color will be available. Pre-order yours today at R-KAID-R.

  • The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

    Steven Spielberg is one of the most prolific directors in motion picture history. Spanning over 40 years, Steven’s career began as a teenager when he made his way onto the Universal backlot and befriended studio executives. His passion and talent quickly developed, allowing him to direct an unprecedented number of blockbuster films. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases a selection of the Academy Award winner’s unforgettable movies filmed for Universal, including his very first TV feature, Duel, and his first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, and blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park. Steven’s work has captivated audiences worldwide and continue to set the standard for filmmaking. The Steven Spielberg collection.

  • Fallon’s World Cup Final Superlatives [Screen Grabs]

    With the World Cup Final at it’s end Jimmy Fallon took an opportunity to use his hilarious Superlatives skit on the players from Argentina and Germany. He pokes fun at the best players from each team including Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, claiming he’s most likely to get slapped then kissed on a Telemundo soap opera.  

  • 8 Minimalist Posters Of Classic Films

    We love the simple yet effective aesthetic of minimalist art. Movie posters translate especially well in the form, with the sparse presentation somehow able to convey the feel of the movie. Hong Kong graphic artist Sasha Ng created these 8 posters for classic dramas from yesterday and today. For more of Sasha Ng’s work, check out Behance.

  • ‘TMNT’ Motion Movie Posters Introduce Each Turtle Half Shell by Half Shell

    Print is dead, long live motion posters. At least until 3D motion posters come on the scene. Although there’s nothing like a clever well designed movie poster, a new trend for the blockbuster movie scene are ‘motion posters’, a short clip highlighting a specific scene or character, in this case the heroes in a half shell. These 15-second clips feature Ralph, Leo, Donny and Mikey running, jumping and skateboarding through the streets of New York and toppling down a snow mountainous region. All four videos feature non-stop action sequences that give a detailed look at the otherwise mysterious turtles. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; Don’t screw it up, Bay.

  • Every Robot-On-Robot Fight From The Transformers Trilogy In One Video

    Nobody goes to a Transformers movie for the fine acting. And nobody goes for the ridiculous story. Everybody just wants to see robots fighting each other while destroying everything around them, yet somehow Michael bay tricked us into watching 3 excruciatingly long movies just for a a few minutes of such battles. This video takes all the awesome robot fights from the first three movies and from the more than 7 hours of film we are left with…20 minutes. At least there’s hardly any Shia LaBeouf.

  • 100 Best Seinfeld Characters of All Time

    For “a show about nothing,” Seinfeld certainly had a lot of somebodies weaving in and out of its fictional Upper West Side universe. For every one of the sitcom’s main foursome, there were practically dozens of agitated relatives, annoyed ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, beleaguered shopkeepers, bad dates, celebrity drop-bys and put-upon coworkers.

  • The Amount Of VFX In Game Of Thrones Is Incredible [Video]

    Ever wonder how much of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is computer-generated wizardry? The answer is pretty much all of it. Castles, mountains, water, fog, and even people are added in post-production. This video from Mackevision, just one of the visual effects studios responsible for the show, illustrates the vast world created by these visual artists who are so good at what they do, we don’t even notice the extent of their work.

  • George Washington Is A Hilarious Webcomic Star. Srsly.

    What happens when annoying, contemporary Internet-speak is used as dialog over stoic portraits of our nation’s first president? Something really funny, apparently. Whether he’s fighting the British, pranking the other founding fathers, or desperately trying to keep Martha from adopting more kids, George Washington delights us with all of his Revolutionary hijinks. For more from The Captioned Adventures of George Washington and other bits of humorous history, check out Lady History on Tumblr.

  • The Geographic Legacy of ‘Seinfeld’ [Link]

    “Seinfeld” is constantly cited as the greatest sitcom of the 90s if not of all time and its reruns still attract plenty of viewers in syndication. Thanks to exteriors shot in New York City and references to real locales, NYC tourism owes a little something to the “show about nothing,” too. Unfortunately, the sitcom, which premiered 25 years ago and ended its run in 1998, mentions many places that no longer exist. Find out which Seinfeld locations are still standing and what happened to the rest.

  • Nothing Says “America” Like A Laser Fight On The Statue Of Liberty [Video]

    Is there a better way to celebrate freedom than watching a children’s cartoon featuring a laser battle atop the Statue of Liberty? No. Of course there isn’t. In 1987 we were blessed with a feature length G.I. Joe cartoon movie that featured this incredible introduction. Jersey City is promising a huge spectacular at Liberty State Park tonight, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for something at least half this amazing.

  • Hulk Hogan Is A Real American [24 Photos]

    There’s no denying that Hulk Hogan is a real American. He fought for what’s right against the Soviet Union when he took on Nikolai Volkoff. He fought for his life against Iran when he took on the Iron Sheik. Hell, he was even Mr. America for a brief stint in 2003. Salute the man by looking through this gallery of his most American moments while listening to his best entrance song, “Real American” by Rick Derringer.

  • Richard Linklater Plays The Ultimate Long Game With New Film “Boyhood” [Video]

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater has definitely had a varied career. He has directed mainstream hits, such as “Dazed and Confused” and “School of Rock,” while also taking risks with projects like “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly.” His latest movie, “Boyhood,” falls into the latter group. Linklater wanted to make a movie following a boy’s life, which has been done to death, but he wanted to use the same boy throughout the movie. This meant that Linklater and the rest of the crew, featuring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, would film a little bit of the movie each year for 12 years. This was an epic undertaking and we’ll see if it pays off when “Boyhood” is released later this month.

  • Top 5 Speeches From Fictional American Presidents in Movies

    In the crazy mixed up world we live in, fiction many times takes precedent over non-fiction. The grey area can sometimes even confuse the history of the world with fantasy. We’d like to think… Well we hope to think we can distinguish the two and commemorate great speeches made by fictional American Presidents. Now we know none of these speeches can compare to the eloquence of The Gettysburg Address or the courage of Teddy’s Milwaukee speech minutes after an assassination attempt left him wounded by a gun shot. These fictional speeches by actors live on in the distance of JFK’s Moon speech or LBJ’s address on equal rights, but in the generation we live in some of these speeches, ironically or not, have become more familiar than the great ones of our past leaders. We’re not trying to glorify them, more like ‘distinguish’ them from truth… And also expose the sheer awesomeness that are the Top 5 Speeches from Fictional American Presidents in Movies.

  • 5 Shark Tank Pitches that Bit the Big One

    What could be better than watching people beg billionaires for money? Watching them fail, of course! Shark Tank has helped some ordinary folks achieve extraordinary success with their businesses, it’s true, but you know you watch it for the same reason you watch American Idol auditions: to see people make bigger idiots of themselves than you ever have. If it’s a bit of idiocy escapism you’re after, we’ve got five doses of Shark Tank failure from first season to last, to fuel your schadenfreude. Sit back, relax, and laugh at other people’s dreams as they tank. Ionic Ear No surprise that one of the most outrageous ideas to appear on Shark Tank swam along on the very first episode—pilot episodes set the bar high to get audiences paying attention. As a listening device, though, the Ionic Ear totally jumps the shark. While the days of techno-implants might be near, they won’t be starting with this Bluetooth speaker surgically injected into users’ ears, nor did it’s creator get the $1,000,000 he was asking for what was little more than a PowerPoint presentation. Wake’n Bacon Bacon was all the buzz when this device debuted on Season Two of Shark Tank, but by more »

  • The Surprising Lessons Of Drunk History [Link]

    “Drunk History” was one of the best sketches on Funny or Die and we were incredibly excited when Comedy Central picked it up as a 30-minute TV show last year. With season 2 just beginning, now is the perfect time to learn a little bit about how the show came about and what it’s like making each hilarious episode. Let writer Emily Zemler, who portrays Janis Joplin on an episode airing July 15, show you how much of the show is comedy and how much is real history. 

  • Bill Murray Plays a Miserably Hilarious Neighbor in “St. Vincent”

    Bill Murray is one of those actors who, at this point in his career, can play any role he pleases. His charisma and charm from on screen to off carries over into his roles now, so anything he does is absolute gold. In his latest role as an unlikeable alcoholic neighbor in St. Vincent, Murray is joined by Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd and Naomi Watts in a quirky dark comedy, where Murray befriends his new neighbors, specifically a young boy who becomes his companion. Even in a role that makes Bill look like a miserable old man, he still finds a way for his comedic prowess to shine through.

  • Celebrate Canada Day With Canada’s 25 Hottest Actresses

    Too often we neglect Canada, considering the nation little more than The USA’s hat (or toque, as the Canucks would say). But the fact is, Canada is a great country and some of the world’s hottest actresses were born in igloos there, subsisting on maple syrup, back bacon, and ketchup chips. It’s so hard to rank how “hot” actresses are, so we went with IMDB’s STARmeter to help us out. STARmeter rankings are based on how popular the actresses are in search queries and page views, so if your personal list varies from this, don’t blame us. But even if you don’t agree with the order, there’s no denying how hot all these ladies are. Be sure to sing “O Canada” then let the countdown begin!

  • Toy Story Was Originally Going to Feature G.I. Joe and Barbie [Link]

    The first draft of Pixar’s classic “Toy Story” was completed in 1991 and the script has almost absolutely nothing in common with the final product released in 1995. Woody and Buzz are nowhere to be found, with the main characters instead being a one-man band named Tinny and a ventriloquist’s dummy. And that’s just the beginning of a long journey that took 3 years before Disney would even greenlight the project. 

  • The First 3 Tranformers Movies Sync Up Surprisingly Well [Video]

    Michael Bay’s latest Transformers film opens today and rest assured, plenty of us in our late twenties and early thirties will bemoan over his treatment of something from our childhood we hold so dear while also expressing dread about his upcoming Ninja Turtles flick. We will also still go out and watch it. But it’s safe to say we already know what we’re getting into. Not only were the first 3 movies formulaic, they actually sync up pretty well, too. 3 heroic men from RedLetterMedia bravely watched the previous movies at the same time in an effort to show just how similar they are, and the results are incredible.

  • Game of Thrones…With Pugs [Video]

    Sure, this Game of Thrones video with pugs seems like an adorable idea at first, but what would happen if it followed the same storyline? Would you be willing to watch thousands of pugs slaughtered each season? And everyone says they hate Joffrey, but you’d have to be one sick puppy to hate him in pug form.

  • 46 Bizarre Hand Painted Movie Posters From Ghana

    With the popularity of video cassettes in the 1980s, Ghana saw the birth of the “mobile cinema.” Cinema operators would travel with a TV, VCR, and sometimes a generator to power the rig and show bootleg movies from Hollywood and Bollywood. Since this was a bootleg operation, there were no official posters to advertise the films. Artists were hired to create posters for the film using oil paints on canvas. The canvasses would be rolled up and travel along with the mobile cinema. To entice people to see the movies, the posters often had little to do with the movies. We’ve collected 46 of the best posters depicting popular Hollywood movies of the last 30 years.

  • Famous Chunkies: Obese Versions Of Your Favorite Characters

    With over two-thirds of adults and one-quarter of school-age children overweight or obese, there’s no denying we have a problem with weight in this country. But despite how common overweight people are in real life, there is a dearth of fat characters when it comes to cartoons and comic books. Why? If we’re fine with letting our children get fat, we should give them more characters to relate to. Artist Alex Solis has done just that with his series “Famous Chunkies.” Now kids will have heroes who more accurately reflect reality! Let’s just hope one of them has the power to cure diabetes and heart disease. Check out the rest of the series at Cargo Collective.

 
 
 
 
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