Friends! I can’t stress the important of this blog post more except by stressing how important this blog post is!
I’ve entered a few of my vlogs into some cool contests on Citizen.tv, and this week I’m REALLY close to winning!
If you haven’t caught the Nerdy Epic Meal Time vlog I did a while back on my SexyNerdGirlPresents channel, check it out! If you’ve ever been curious about what might happen when Star Wars meets food, well… this is the answer.
I would MUCHOS appreciate it if you could take 5 seconds to give the video a vote – I’m neck-in-neck with the competition for first place, and the contest ends at midnight GMT on Sunday. All you’ve gotta do is click however many stars in the right corner you think it deserves and you’re done.
Thank you SUPER much in advance, friends!
The Internet is buzzing about the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that crawled out of its webby egg yesterday… uh, figuratively.
The point is, the new spot is packed with action, friends, enemies and frenemies. Jamie Foxx is electrifying as Electro while a masked Paul Giamatti rears his iron-plated head as Rhino. And of course, where there’s Spider-man, there’s Harry Osborn, creepily cast as Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan (another terrific movie, by the way).
Check out the trailer and answer me this – what do you think about all the villain reveals? The choice of villains? How’s this reboot stacking up to the original?
If Radiohead isn’t your favourite band ever/evar, then you definitely know someone for whom they wear the best band sash. I personally know 3 people that would say that Radiohead are without a doubt their favourite band and I know several dozen more people that have Radiohead in their personal top 3.
For me, they’re probably number 4, right after The Magnetic Fields (#1), Nine Inch Nails (#2), and Weird Al (#3). And yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Wow, Weird Al’s really slipped down the Mike charts in the last twenty years. He used to sit so comfortably ‘pon the throne of #1 best band for 11-year-old Mike. What happened?” To that I say, “That’s a bit of a tangent – let’s get to the meat of this blog post.” And to that you nod silently.
By the way, if you came here looking for 3 Radiohead covers by The Killers, you came to the WRONG place! But below are three great Radiohead covers that, like all great covers, kind of make you re-think what you believe about the originals. Let’s get to it.
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If it were up to me, I’d have one day a week where I could just sit around and look at maps (ask me what I’d do with the other 6 days, why don’t you?). I don’t know what it is, but there’s something just indescribably cool about ‘em.
And okay, while I think I’d be good at actually making maps… this is not entirely true. I tried it to death in my high school days and stuff came out all squiggles and misshapen lumps. Fun fact: Guy wasn’t much better.
Anyways, maps are also rad because you can stick a bunch of crazy info in them that otherwise might just be boring to look at. Check out this collection of 40 maps with CRAZY stats I found on TwistedSifter.com – everything from where ship-spilled rubber duckies ended up to population density.
Map nerds, UNITE!
We all know movies nowadays are awash with CGI, and while some of it is really, really good, it can feel really, really fake if it’s not done well. Instead of adding depth, dimension and believability to a world, bad graphics suck the life out of it.
So in the age of digi, handmade is making a comeback in a big way. It’s slow, laborious and demands a meticulous attention to detail – and it’s this that makes all the difference.
That’s why the new trailer for The Boxtrolls is so amazing – it doesn’t just show plain old stop motion footage. It shows the CREATION of that motion, stuff you usually only find on the DVDs extra footage.
If nothing else, it’ll give you an appreciation for the art of making stop motion itself. Check it out:
I’m itching to see the next instalment of Middle-earth on the big screen when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theatres on December 13.
I’ve worked my way through all of the teasers, trailers, sneak peeks and vlogs YouTube has to offer, and I’m still hungry for more. After all, the holidays are fast-approaching, and what are the holidays without a return to Tolkien?
via Monolith Productions
In the meantime, though, there’s big news on the gaming front. Monolith is hard at work on what’s looking to be a very impressive game: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Set in the loosely-chronicled time period between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the game follows ranger-turned-wraith Talion and his own personal strife following the death of his family, himself and his subsequent resurrection in the service of Sauron.
What’s really cool about the concept is that it’s set in Mordor before it was transformed into a barren breeding ground for Orcs and your run-of-the-mill evil. While it’s still far from lush, it’s a part of the world never really glimpsed before. Until now. Cue them Isengard horns.
GameInformer.com is following the project closely, with developer interviews, story and concept details and some artwork too. While there’s still no gameplay footage, GameInformer’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor hub is REALLY worth your time. Watch the intro vid below and get excited:
I just came across this super cool collection of photos that were taken with the perfect timing. And I mean perfect.
via Nick Kelly
Some of these were definitely on purpose and probs took a lot of waiting – but others are totally by accident, and that makes them even better!
The site may be in French, but you only need to have eyes to take in the fun. Check out the list – I guarantee you wows and maybe even a couple of lols too. Happy Sunday!