4/24/2014

Star Trek (1966) - Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
Star Trek (1966) - Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) (Source)

What do think they're saying? What are Kirk and Spock laughing about? How would you describe the scene?

This week's "Caption This!" is from Star Trek: The Original Series.

Today's caption winner is David Walston!


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Here are some of the brilliant captions you guys submitted:
  • "All I can think about is the fact that the Duchess is touching the Dalek's plunger, and I'm wondering where the other Dalek's plunger is at. Prince Charles might want to watch out for that." - L.G. Keltner
  • "I can't tell - which ones are the robots again?" - Alex J. Cavanaugh
  • "Prince Charles is probably thinking 'Who left these bloody salt shakers here?'" - Pat Dilloway
  • "Hate it when the in-laws visit." - LDianeWolfe
  • "This joke based on 1997 is still inappropriate. So this is all you get." - Tony Laplume
  • "I do believe the daleks are standing guard." - spacerguy
  • "...and what do you do?" - Sci-Fi Gene
  • "Hey, lady... we are not slot machines... we are your dooooom!" - jeremy
Add your caption or motivational phrase to this picture in the comments. For an extra 3 points create your own captioned image and add it below using http://www.memecreator.org or  http://diy.despair.com/.

What caption would you give this picture?


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4/23/2014

It's common practice to put quotes from good reviews on movie posters to get us plebes to go see them. But what if the posters had quotes from the worst reviews? That's where @AwfulReviews comes in, a brilliant Twitter feed that creates posters with quotes from one-star reviews on Amazon. Here are 15 of our favorites. Click below to embiggen:















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Which is your favorite?

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) - Thing (Michael Chiklis), Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon)
Can everyone just calm down and stop complaining about the Fantastic Four reboot?! Writer Simon Kinberg came out and said the upcoming Fantastic Four film is a cross "between Spider-Man and Chronicle." He means director Josh Trank wants to make a more realistic movie. As per usual, every time any news comes out about the upcoming movie fans come out of the woodwork to whine and complain about why the movie will be horrible. It's stupid. Sure, the movie might not be Shakespeare, but it's going to be decent.

Look. I'm a huge fan of the Fantasatic Four. Thing rocks. But everyone needs to stop complaining. Here are some reasons why the most vocal fans need to shut their trap about the movie.

1. The Fantastic Four Movie Will Not Be Terrible
This movie will not be terrible. The 1994 Roger Corman film was terrible. Fantastic Four (2005) was not terrible. The 1994 Roger Corman film was terrible. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) was not terrible. The 1994 Roger Corman film was terrible. Back in the 90s schlock movie master Roger Corman made a low-budget version of the film and it's awful. Ham-handed script. Ridiculous acting. Goofy looking special effects. It was terrible. There will never be another movie as bad as Roger Corman's. That movie sucked. This movie will be an improvement no matter what.

If you're wondering how bad it could be then watch the trailer.


2. Yes, There's a Black Human Torch
My brother already talked about this, but the black Johnny Storm keeps coming up as "proof" the film is unfaithful to the comics. Whatever. It makes no difference. He could be Chinese and it could still work. Everyone said Michael Keaton was a mistake for Batman (1989) because he was short and skinny. He was incredible. Jordan could be the greatest ever. We don't know. Stop being so hard-headed and move on.

3. So What if it's Not Faithful to the Comic?

Sure, the original comic is a work of art, but it makes no sense. It reads like the ravings of a crazy old man. A group of 40-year-old men go on an impromptu spaceflight and get bombarded with "Cosmic Rays" before crashlanding on Earth with superpowers. After discovering they're freaks of nature they decide to become superheroes. Really? The concept is insane because audiences are more sophisticated than comic book readers back in the 50s. Everyone knows you don't just launch a rocket ship into space on a whim. It takes years to plan a spaceflight. You have to take into account millions of factors including weather and trajectory. Plus, cosmic rays are nothing like the radiation that people thought they were. It's literally impossible to translate the origin into a movie without it being ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous...

4. They Look Ridiculous

The Fantastic Four look awesome in comics, but they look ridiculous in real life. You have a guy covered in rocks, another guy made of rubber and a guy covered in fire. Oh. And a woman who turns invisible. Do you know how much work it takes to make them look realistic? It's a nightmare. Anyone willing to take that on deserves our support. Josh Trank's got huevos of steel. Stop whining and be glad we have him.

5. The Comics Aren't that Great

Speaking of the comics, everyone complains that the Fantastic Four won't be like the comic books. Why should they be? If you love the comics so much, why are sales of Fantastic Four in the toilet? Because no one wants to read the comics. So why would a movie be based on a failed comic book series? I have fond memories of the comics, but it just can't translate into a successful film without changing it.

6. Fans Are Wrong
Whenever a movie is unfaithful to the comics we can't help but think it's a mistake. But we're wrong. For example, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises is about as far from the comics as you're going to get. He's not Mexican. He doesn't have "Venom" pumping in his veins. He's not superstrong. He doesn't wear a wrestling mask. Totally unfaithful. But the movie made over a billion dollars. So, obviously being unfaithful to the comics works. It's sad, but get over it.

7. It Doesn't Make a Difference
I'm in the same boat as hardcore fans. When something comes out that feels unfaithful to the comic I get upset and rant and rave. But to be honest it doesn't make a difference. We're not going to change anything by ranting. They're not going to change the casting. They're not going to rewrite the script. Nothing is going to change by complaining. Constructive criticism might be warranted but complaining does nothing.

Kinberg said, "Josh Trank’s instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it’s definitely more of a drama than comedy. It’s still in the direction of Spider-Man. It’s not like Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it. We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible to make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds." He's on the right track. Everyone just calm down and we'll get through this. If the movie bombs there'll be another reboot in a few years anyway.

Fantastic Four, stars Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell and is scheduled for June 18 next year.

What do you think? Is it about time fans calm down about the Fantastic Four movie
?


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4/22/2014

Heroes come in many forms, from the Avengers to Shrek. About the only thing they all have in common is that every hero needs a place to hang their hat when they're not fighting crime. Movoto has created a followup to their infographic on criminal hideouts with heroic hideouts.

[Via Movoto]

Can you name all the heroes who have homes listed here? Which hideout would you want to live in?

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Baby Star Wars Princess Leia (Source)

Yoda said, "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." That is the path to the Dark Side. But no one could get angry looking at pictures of babies in Star Wars costumes.


Which is the most adorable baby in the gallery
?



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4/21/2014

Not only has Arrow become one of the most successful superhero TV shows on the air, but it also has some real hotties. There are a lot of strong female characters on Arrow who are also beautiful. Here are eight of them.

(Warning: Some character descriptions will have spoilers for the TV show.)


8. China White (Kelly Hu)

China White (Kelly Hu)
One of Arrow's deadliest foes from the very first episode, China White is a ruthless drug lord whose gang holds Starling City in a tight grip. She also looks good doing it.


7. Shado (Celina Jade)

When Oliver Queen was stranded on the island of Lian Yu, Shado (Celina Jade) became his mentor and lover. She taught him archery, Mandarin, and romance.
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 6. Joanna De La Vega (Annie Ilonzeh)

Joanna De La Vega is Laurel Lance's best friend and co-worker. Played by Annie Ilonzeh, she's smart and a little more cynical than Laurel.


5. Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw)

The daughter of a high profile mobster, Helena Bertinelli dedicates herself to fighting crime and avenging the death of her fiance as the Huntress.


4. Thea Queen (Willa Holland)

The sister of Oliver Queen, Thea has struggled with drug addiction and her resentment towards her brother.
 


3. Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy)

Laurel is a tough attorney who also struggles with her feelings towards her ex-boyfriend, Oliver Queen.


2. Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards)

Formerly an executive assistant of Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak also serves as a computer hacker and technical advisor for Arrow.


1. Sara Lance (Caity Lotz)

Younger sister of Oliver's ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance, Sara Lance was thought to be dead until she returned as an assassin codenamed the Canary (aka. Black Canary).

Who is your favorite female on the show? Any others you would have added to the list?

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X-Men (2000) - Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)
X-Men (2000) - Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)

Find out some amazing facts about Bryan Singer's first X-Men movie that you probably didn't know. The X-Men: Days of Future Past trailers have been blowing us away, but it was 14 years ago that director Bryan Singer first blew us away with a radically different look for a superhero film.

Here are some amazing things about the film that make it a classic.

1. Jackman didn't realize wolverines were real animals and studied wolf behavior to prepare for his role. Singer had to explain to him it was metaphorical and that there's no point in studying real wolverines.


2. In the film Xavier says they named themselves "X-Men" after him, but in the comics the "X" stood for the "extra" power which "ordinary" humans lacked.

3. Hugh Jackman accidentally took a cold shower and it started his habit of taking an ice cold shower in the morning "because it really pisses me off, and that’s pretty much where Logan lives, like he’s forced to take a cold shower all the time."


4. Wolverine was almost played by Edward Norton.


5. Joss Whedon wrote a draft of the script that was rejected.  They left in the infamous joke about what happens when a toad is hit by lightning.

6. The majority of the movie was filmed in Canada including the scenes on Ellis Island.

7. When Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart sat down to film the chess scene Singer told them to ad-lib some chess moves. Both had to admit they didn't know how to play chess.

8. The Nazi concentration camp scene was filmed at the old Gooderham & Worts Distillery in Canada.
 
9. In the comics Wolverine is short at 5' 3". Hugh Jackman is 6' 2". So, in order for James Marsden, who's 5' 10", to look taller than him he had to wear platform shoes.


10. Applying the full body makeup and 100 prosthetic pieces to turn Rebecca Romjin into the blue-skinned Mystique took almost nine hours.

11. During a celebratory party after shooting Romjin had too many shots of tequila and vomited. Because of the make-up, it came out blue.


12. Roger Ebert gave X-Men a thumbs down.

13. Singer had never heard of the comic books until he was offered the movie.

14. To stay under the $75 million dollar budget they cut Pyro, Beast and the Danger Room training scene. All three ended up in the sequels.

15. Beast's blue fur and makeup was a major reason he was cut to save costs.  His role as a scientist and a political activist were given to Jean Grey.


16. Ex-wrestler Tyler Mane was originally approached to do stunt work but Bryan Singer immediately decided he had the perfect look for Sabretooth.
 
17 In the original script Magneto wasn't hunting Rogue to put her in the machine. He wanted Wolverine.

18. During the airplane scene with Senator Kelly, Rebecca Romjin accidentally kicked Bruce Davidson in the face.  He said he didn't mind being kicked by a naked supermodel.


19. In order to keep the realistic feel of the film he banned comic books from the set. The crew smuggled them on anyway.

20. While Wolverine has his trademark cigar in several scenes, it's never lit.

21. Hugh Jackman was a last minute casting after actor Dougray Scott pulled out to film Mission Impossible II. Jackman only had three months to get in shape.


Which is your favorite trivia fact? Did you learn anything new? What was your favorite scene in X-Men?


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