Nicolas Cage is sort of like an everyman in Hollywood, except that every man he plays in a movie seems to be out of their minds!
That wild card personality is what we like about Nic Cage, and why we continue to tune in to see his latest performance even though most of his newer movies are virtually unwatchable.
The Game Of Thrones world is going through a major reconstruction after the season 5 finale, so maybe it’s time to bring Nic on board and revitalize the show with his signature smile and singular acting style.
Some robotics companies build robots for scientific and technical research. Others build them for specific purposes, like factory tasks. MegaBots, Inc. builds them for bragging rights. What do you need a giant robot for? To fight other giant robots! Duh, don’t you ever watch movies or read comic books?
Anyway, world reputation is on the line. Megabots has a giant robot called the Mark 2. Suidobashi Heavy Industry in Japan has the giant robot Kuratas. If the challenge is answered, we may see both of them destroy each other in about a year. Read more about the giant robots at Jalopnik. -via Viral Viral Videos
Female superhero costumes are at the center of a huge debate that is mostly being debated by people who don’t even read comics yet like to opine about them for some strange reason.
That being said, the debate rages on for some reason, and even though the comic book industry is unlikely to make any major changes to their main characters’ wardrobes there are plenty of people with good ideas about what a redesign should look like.
One of those forward thinking artists goes by the name of Ingvard The Terrible, and he has some good ideas for making the suits worn by our favorite female superfolks more practical.
Of course, the redesigns make them all look very similar, like supporting characters in a sci-fi movie, but hey- at least they're all covered up now!
Pixar’s latest film Inside Out is leaving audiences with all kinds of feelings they’ve never felt before, and thanks to the colorful animated feature those new feelings now have a funny face.
The film is all about emotions, so it’s only natural to feel strongly about it one way or the other, but how do we quantify how all Disney-Pixar movies make us feel so other people will understand?
Why, you create an illustrated graph, of course! And that's just what the fine folks at Oh My Disney! did, using the emotion characters from Inside Out to illustrate the many different feels felt after watching a Pixar flick.
So now when your friends and family ask you what you thought of Inside Out or any other Pixar movie you can show them one of these charts while you choke back the tears...
The Terminator franchise has already given us four movies over 30 years with one story, but it’s a confusing one. The new film, Terminator: Genysis opens today, but before you see it, you might want to have a refresher course on the chronology of the other films. All time travel movies tend to be confusing, but with Terminator, each film alters the timelines of those that came before -and the new movie messes with that timeline even more. Direct TV gives us an interactive timeline for The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator Salvation, plus an alternative timeline and an overview of the entire saga. -via The A.V. Club
When the first Jurassic Park film premiered in 1993 audiences were blown away by the megasaurus-sized action taking place on the screen, but nobody got into the first flick quite like the kiddos.
90s kids had their tiny worlds rocked by the dinosaur based destruction they saw on the big screen, and for most, Jurassic Park became a fond memory from their childhood.
However, some kids didn't see the movie as mere spectators, they saw it through the eyes of budding filmmakers and found themselves inspired.
Two young moviemakers named Michael Raisch and David Chakris decided to create their own "remake" of Jurassic Park using their toys, hand drawn sets and a VHS camera. From Michael's website:
In the summer of 1993 inspired by the release of Jurassic Park, Michael and David set out to recreate the excitement and visuals of the hit film. Over a period 6 months in New Jersey they filmed multiple versions of the film until they were pleased with their final version. Equipped with the best VHS era technology, [Michael and David] re-created the movie magic of Jurassic Park with hand drawn sets, action figures and fishing line.
Flourescent green balls are floating through the air, wealthy people dressed in bleached white outfits and sweatbands are running back and forth in a square divided by a net, while a judge sits in his tower overlooking it all.
That’s right, it’s time for Wimbledon’s whiffers to make their way back to the tennis courts, and even though tennis fans are all atwitter you can hardly hear a peep coming out of them because they’ve been silenced for the sake of player concentration.
Thankfully the amazingly knowledgeable Chris (Simpsons Artist) has all the 411 you need to understand the history of Wimbledon, including these tasty little fact nuggets:
1945 - tennis is accidentally invented by geoffrey tennis in his back garden while throwing a plum at the back of his wife annettes head as she slept on the grass
1947 - the first wimbledon is won by a man called glen littles who was known to have the littlest hands in the world that measured only 1cm long when fully erect
1948 - a man with tiny bell earrings entertains the crowd in the rain
Look at this beautiful suit of custom-made armor! It was fashioned by Samuel Lee of Prince Armory (previously), who specializes in one-of-a-kind cosplay armor. It’s made of leather with brass hardware, and it’s not for sale. Yes, Lee can make you something just as awesome, but he’s got a substantial waiting list. See more pictures at Geeks Are Sexy.
The Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the U.S. is causing a few awkward moments. The most common joke is about commitment-phobic partners who are suddenly put on the spot about marriage. A 3-year-old Key and Peele routine illustrates that perfectly. In the scenario above, it’s a case of crossed signals and dashed hopes. Poor Robin! This is from the webcomic BatsVsupes. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Public shaming has presumably been used as a punishment since people realized they could shame one another, but while shaming was once localized and would usually involve a pretty big faux pas, the internet means someone's entire life can be ruined by total strangers over something as minor as a tasteless Tweet.
This great TopTenz list demonstrates ten times people were publicly shamed online in ways that totally damaged their lives. While you could argue that at least most of them should have known better, it's hard to fault the baseball fan who tried to catch a foul ball and then ruined his team's chances of making it to the Series.
Dorkly put together an amazing collection featuring 35 Times Deadpool Was Super Deadpool-y which will either reinvigorate your love for that merc with a mouth, or serve as a primer on why you should be reading his books! 'Nuff said!
If you like to spend your days filling your head with all kinds of different pop culture productions you have probably amassed a bunch of unanswered questions that remain well after the show is over.
Questions like "how much is Princess Peach’s castle actually worth?" or "what was the exact date of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?" are completely normal things for geeks to wonder about, but to come up with an answer you'd have to be abnormal(ly inquisitive!)
Thankfully the nerdy minds who sustain themselves on kernels of pop culture trivia have come up with answers for some of geeky life’s greatest mysteries, so you can sleep easy knowing Ferris skipped school on June 5, 1985 and Peach’s castle is worth exactly $950,972,940.
Admiral Ackbar from the Rebel Alliance is known for one thing and one thing only. But there’s more to him that that. A comic from AC Stuart at College Humor shows the Admiral on a typical day in his suburban everyday life. But this is just the first page. There’s plenty more, and just when you think you know where it’s going -and you think you know already- it still manages to surprise you. -via Geeks Are Sexy
That moment of death is the focus of this amazing animated short called “Coda”, by And Maps And Plans Studio as directed by Alan Holly. The art style is beautifully simplistic, the animation is top notch, and the story will truly sweep you away! (Contains cartoon nudity)
Plastic lawn flamingos are cool and all, but they're a little cliche. If you love the idea of lawn ornaments but want something a little more unique, you might consider heading over to Flamingo Incognito's Etsy shop where you can grab one-of-a-kind, handmade, flamingo-like ornaments.
From dragons to mermaids and from t-rex's to sea monsters, we can't get enough of these crazy, geeky sculptures that are all upcycled from boring, busted old pink flamingos.
I can't help but think that John Waters would love these, even if he wouldn't name a movie after it.
Now before you get too upset about this seemingly bizarre superpower: this was 1958. Back then, it was not very unusual for ordinary people to have this ability (atomic testing, you know). So it makes sense that the writers of Superman #125 would endow the Man of Steel with it, too.
This outlandish affair will feature burlesque, an art show, a charity auction, live tattooing, live music, a top dj and more. Perhaps best of all, it will be Wizard of Oz themed! If you're heading out to the con, consider stopping by and saying "hello" -I'll be there in person.
Mad Max fever is sweeping across the globe, but for some the blood of the Road Warrior has been flowing through their veins for decades.
These fans who dream of driving across the wasteland, looking for trouble in a souped up vehicle bristling with weaponry and attitude or, better yet, hitting the highway in Max’s mighty Interceptor muscle car.
A diehard fan named Dale Walter decided to make his own post-apocalyptic dreams come true by turning a 1972 Australian Ford Falcon into the badass muscle car that first drove Max into our hearts back in 1979.
As Dale demonstrates in this video from Barcroft Cars, the Interceptor has a movie accurate horn and siren, a 351 Ford Cleveland engine that purrs and growls like a panther, and enough screen presence to star in its own Mad Max movie!
Some of our favorite pop culture franchises feature a vehicle prominently in the storyline. Whether it’s the funky machine used to get to the next mystery or one super stylin’ way to go back in time, these amazing stories wouldn’t be the same without a cool vehicle.
Artist CJ Johnson has turned his love of vehicles from pop culture into a totally cool series of mashup illustrations that show what happens to the ride when fictional universes collide.
Just when I think there couldn’t be any weirder mashups, comes a version of The Avengers that stars the characters from The Wizard of Oz. Darren Wallace casts the Cowardly Lion as Thor and the Scarecrow as Captain America, but the real star is the Tin Man, who embodies the role of Ultron.
For example, the dusty Draugar you face in the video game Skyrim are based on creatures from Norse mythology, undead monsters that symbolize jealousy and greed. A Draugr can expand to any size and shape change into a cat, plus they can raise their own army of the undead...
Shia LeBeouf is one enigmatic fellow- he’s always spouting all kinds of insane theories, he disappears for a while then reappears when you’d least expect it, and his life beyond the screen is a bit of a mystery.
There’s something about Mr. LeBeouf that’s not quite right, something that makes him seem not quite human.
Could he be one of the legendary Time Lords, sent here to protect Earth’s people from otherworldly horrors and rolling trash can exterminators?
Equally enigmatic artist Brandon Bird seems to think there’s something to the theory, so he’s spreading the word with a series of paintings that show Shia as all thirteen incarnations of The Doctor.
Norma has come to be known as a comic relief character on the prison dramedy Orange Is The New Black, and her silent pantomiming and goofy demeanor on the show makes her seem like a cute and cuddly person.
Annie and The Shirts headlined at CBGB’s in the late 70s and again in the early 90s, and during Annie’s solo career she wrote the song "Hang Up The Phone", which was featured in Sixteen Candles. -Via Elite Daily
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was an awesome movie, but of course, it wasn’t perfect. It’s only from the vantage point of 24 years and three sequels later that we can see the glaring faults in the film. Or if you didn’t, Screen Junkies will be happy to point them out to you. No, this Honest Trailer will not ruin the memory of Terminator 2 for you, but on the off chance you haven’t seen it yet, it does contain spoilers. And NSFW language.
On the surface, you might think that the game Super Mario World and the HBO series Game of Thrones have nothing in common to lend itself to a mashup. But the TV show intro has many art elements that would easily be adaptable to a video game world. Make the GoT theme into a chip tune and voilà! Mashup. The video is from Steven Jase, with music by Paul LeBlanc. -via Uproxx
Immortan Joe controls the cool, refreshing water that thirsty pack of post-apocalyptic mutants known as The Wretched need to survive, but even in this bleak environment people are bound to grow tired of plain old water.
Soon they’ll be looking for a meal, and wondering why they'd never before thought of eating their beloved leader, what with him looking all plump and juicy like a sandworm...
What began as a bit for the flagship Adult Swim show Space Ghost: Coast To Coast has become a ridiculous romp of a (sometimes detective themed) show that keeps changing its name but the food based action always stays the same.
Sadly, the food monsters are about to shuffle off to that great big dumpster in the sky, so isn't it about time you learned a thing or fifteen about your favorite food themed show?!