The Joker is an iconic comic book character and it's not surprising that some actors with a geeky side long to play the villian. Most notably, Robin Williams almost got to play The Joker in the 1989 film, but Jack Nicoloson was originally offered the part and when they approached Williams with the role, Nicoloson changed his mind. Williams was also almost cast as The Riddler in the 1995 film, but Jim Carrey was picked over him. While it's sad that comic-book fan Robin Williams never got to act in one of the Batman films, it's probably best for his legacy that he wasn't cast in that trainwreck.
Darth Blender took the audio from the trailer for the new movie Star Trek Beyond, featuring music from the Beastie Boys, and mixed it with video from the Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69).
(YouTube link) https://youtu.be/TBQ2rcrq9iY
The results are just right. You’ve got the nostalgia factor, because who would pass up a chance to see the original Kirk, Spock, and company in their youth? Plus the synchronization is really impressive. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Batman is a lot more than just a cape, a cowl and a scowl- he's a deep and interesting dude who is so multi-faceted his writers virtually never run out of new material.
But for every good story arc or issue there's another which completely misses the mark, making readers wonder “WTF?!”
Like the time Batman dyed his Batsuits different colors so goons wouldn't figure out Robin's secret identity, featuring Batman wearing a rainbow Batsuit while saying the line “they’ll find no gold at the end of this rainbow… only prison.”
And then there was the time Batman agreed to sing Christmas carols with officers from the Gotham PD- and no crimes were committed that night in Gotham, seemingly thanks to the songs sung by Batsy and the boys.
Think Batman singing is weird? Not as weird as the Caped Crusader laughing with the Joker, impregnating Batgirl or wetting himself during a mission.
The Pokemon Go trend is finally starting to die down a little, so it's a perfect time to collect the strangest stories that have come out in the last few months. Here are some of the ten craziest stories we've come across.
1. Pokemon In the Real World?
Sure, Pokemon Go might be an augmented reality game, but that doesn't stop some people from believing the creatures really are hiding just out of view in the real world. In fact, many pet owners around the globe believe their pets can see the creatures and they've been posting photographic proof to sell their point.
As if that wasn't weird enough, one woman in Moscow claims she was sexually assaulted by a Pokemon. Her report doesn't specify which creature was involved in the assault, but it doesn't matter much since police told her to see a psychiatrist rather than putting an APB out for an augmented reality rapist.
2. Play At Your Own Risk
When you play Pokemon Go, you're warned to pay attention to your surroundings, but that wasn't enough to stop two players in San Diego to ignore trespassing signs and walk right off a cliff in search of Pokemon. While they both survived injuries, the two did make it out alive.
Of course, falling off a cliff is nothing compared to walking over a landmine -which is such a real concern in Bosnia that the government actually issued a warning for players to make sure they don't wander into any minefields, since most of these areas still contain live munitions.
3. The Guy Who Kept Playing Even After Being Stabbed
A guy playing Pokemon Go in Forest Grove, OR was stabbed by someone passing by, but he refused to let that stop him from catching more Pokemon. Instead, he kept playing, walked to a convenience store and bought chips and beer before seeking medical attention. When police arrived on the scene, he even refused treatment so he could keep playing. Eventually, he did go to a hospital, where he confessed, “It’s important to me. I’ve got to basically catch them all."
4. The Driver Who Crashed into a Cop Car While Playing
Pirates have been cleaned up and made to look like heroes, but in their day they were the scummiest, scurviest, meanest, greediest and most ruthless dogs sailing the seven seas.
Which is why it would have sucked to be a pirate- constantly sailing meant eating disgusting things like hard tack and leathery cured meats, overcrowding meant disease and urine a-plenty, and the combat was bloody and horrific.
Pokémoning is everywhere and infecting people from all walks of life with the pokévirus code name GO, but even with all the hype and press many people don't know a thing about Pokémon.
And that's actually quite refreshing, especially when the person who knows nothing about Pokémon is an artist and Redditor who offers to draw pictures of Pokémon by request based on name alone.
Redditor netwoodle put the word out on r/ICanDrawThat by stating "I know next to nothing about Pokémon, but that won't stop me from doodling one for you." and naturally his fellow Redditors wanted to catch 'em all.
It's nice to see such fresh and unique Pokémon reimaginings after seeing the original character designs for so many years, and netwoodle's doodles definitely don't lack in the personality department.
Tom Wilson has appeared in many movies and TV shows, but his mug is still most recognizable as Biff (and Griff and Buford) Tannen from the Back To The Future film franchise.
After the release of the beloved BTTF trilogy Tom couldn't escape the ghost of Biff, but rather than trying to separate himself from his Biffiness Tom embraced his status and accepted that he has "become pop art."
He's such a hero to animals that he even has his own puppy sidekick, Sonic the Hedgedog. Unfortunately, this bulldog isn't quite as fast as his hedgehog friend, so sometimes he falls prey to Robotnik's evil tricks.
Visitors are understandably disappointed when they make the trip to the Magic Kingdom in Anaheim or Orlando and end up having a crappy day, but a theme park trip shouldn't be ruined by a bad photo alone.
In fact, most “bad” theme park photos make better memories down the line, and even if you can't appreciate the humor of the situation at the time you'll definitely laugh about it when you look back on that day.
A great movie monster will quickly become a favorite among horror movie fans, but a cheesy, low budget wreck of a monster will become a legend, for entirely diffent reasons, of course.
Jason embodies the spirit of a serial killer, Freddy Krueger creatively kills people in their dreams, and Leatherface wears a skin mask, wields a chainsaw and comes from a crazy cannibal family.
It's easy to see their appeal as movie monsters, but how the hell is a haunted spa or demonic refrigerator going to track their victims down, much less terrify an audience?
Stray cats are only scary to the young and the elderly, a disembodied hand is only scary if you can't find a bag to toss it in, and flesh eating slugs are only scary if you don't have any salt in your house.
Ever since Scooby Doo introduced me to KISS I've had a soft spot for strange bands who play bizarre music and put on wicked weird stage shows.
Then The Muppet Show introduced me to Alice Cooper and I was hopelessly hooked, and ever since then bands with freaky sounds and/or costumed stage shows just make me happy.
WatchMojo.com put together a perfectly succinct list of the Top 10 Weirdest Bands, including the adorably dark Babymetal, the colorfully apocalyptic sounds of Die Antwoord and the over-the-top awesomeness of Gwar. (Contains NSFW material)
Movie easter eggs are fun to hunt with your eyeballs and often so deliciously geeky that you want to share them with friends.
Which is why sites keep posting articles revealing the locations of movie secrets and we keep eating it all up!
In this collection of 30 Clever Easter Eggs put together by gamesradar we learn the morse code message received in Peter Jackson's 2005 version of King Kong was not an arrest warrant for Carl Denham- it actually said “show me the monkey!”.
The list also shows us little details we may have missed, like the painting of Roland the Gunslinger Thomas Jane's character is painting in The Mist, or the fact that Freddy's glove is hanging in the tool shed in Evil Dead 2.
And lastly, did you think the name of the Mexican restaurant in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy seemed a bit long?
That's because it was a big joke- Escupimos en su Alimento means "we spit in your food".
Suicide Squad has been out for a few weeks now, so chances are fans who wanted to see it on the big screen already have while the rest of us who are waiting for the DVD no longer care about the hype.
Despite the critical reviews and haters the film managed to make some money at the box office, but after seeing the movie twice Jenny Nicholson was left with a hollow feeling and some nagging questions. (Video is full of Suicide Squad spoilers)
Bowser looks and talks like a big badass, and acts like he has a chip on his shoulder towards moustachioed plumbers, but the truth is he's just extremely lonely, jealous and desperate for a girlfriend.
You know what you need? An app that can measure how high you throw your phone in the air and lets you compete against players across the globe. Oh wait, you're saying that's a horrible idea and no one needs that? How about an app that tells you if it's dark outside? Or maybe you'd like an app that can help you simulate smoking a cigarette.
So you're saying these are all terrible ideas? Well then, now you're ready to read the rest of this hilarious Thrillist list with some of the stupidest apps ever created.
Even if you've never been to Hollywood, you know that one of the big draws in the city are those celebrity home tours that show you the multi-million-dollar mansions of the rich and famous. Unfortunately for the people paying to go on those tours though, a recent investigation discovered that most of the homes on the tours actually belong to every day non-famous people.
Naturally, some of the tours were more honest than others, with the worst of the bunch completely making up facts -claiming, for example, that Justin Bieber was actually banned from the US. The report did mention that Starline Tours were the best of the tours out there and while they still might tell a few white lies, most of the homes on their tours actually belonged to the celebrities in question.
Remember that great scene in Titanic where all the extras were running around while high on PCP-spiked clam chowder? No, oh, that's because it happened behind the scenes of the film, but even so, it's still an incredible story that you might never know about just watching the film.
This great All That Is Interesting slideshow (I know, you have to flip through all of the slides -it's not my choice but the information is entertaining) has all kinds of similar, horrible stories from behind the scenes of huge Hollywood films.
Disney's Cinderella is a magical classic reminding us what we love about the fairy tale princess story. But if you don't have time to watch it, this adorable version told in emojis does a pretty good job of sumarazing the tale. Of course, that's hardly surprising given that it's made by amazing artists employed by Disney. Now if only I could use my Amazon app to order my own fairy godmother.
A series of Marvel Comics coming in November will feature covers that highlight superheroes engaged in STEM activities… except that, being comic book artists,* they added Art to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. That makes it STEAM.
Marvel heroes are no strangers to science. Characters like Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, Reed Richards and many more all have ties in science as either part-time, or full-time, scientists. Keeping with their science-based roots, Marvel's latest crop of characters are engaging in the science fun as well.
In an attempt to spark interest in math and the sciences amongst readers, Marvel will introduce STEAM variant covers. Each cover will represent one of the themes relating to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The education-themed Marvel covers will hit stands November 2016.
Before you get your hopes up, no, this is not a Disney movie! Disney is planning a series of stand-alone movies that focus on different characters in their A Star Wars Story series that will slot films between the new episodes of the main saga, but this is a fan-made teaser trailer by Rich Williamson. It does look like a movie I’d want to see. The years between Episode III and Episode IV had to have Ben Kenobi, that crazy old hermit, going through some changes. Disney should take that ball and run with it.
David Lee Roth was one of the biggest names in the rock world in the 80s and 90s, and he definitely played a major role in Van Halen's success as a band.
But the split was hard for Dave, and his style, act and attitude didn't age well, so by the 2000s he was struggling to stay relevant, much less famous.
Which must be why he decided to pay over half a million dollars in 2002 to make an off-the-wall feature length music video called David Lee Roth's "No Holds Bar-B-Que".
The feature length music video didn't revitalize Roth's career, but it gave his hardcore fans what they wanted- hot women wearing revealing clothing, raw Rock 'n' Roll, and Dave jumping around like a madman.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the kung-fu intro, who knew Dave had hand-to-hand combat skills? (Video is obviously NSFW)
Apparently the video was never released to the public, and only recently resurfaced because Dave added it to his personal YouTube channel, so sorry the vid didn't get you gigs, Dave, but thanks for sharing this crazy gem with us all!
Filmmaker Rishi Kane put this impressive supercut together to demonstrate the power of the humble prop, which should be required viewing for filmmakers who think digital props will ever replace the real deal.