The 10 Greatest Roles of Dick Miller

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Dick Miller

You love Dick Miller movies. Maybe you don't know you love Dick Miller movies, but you definitely love Dick Miller movies. He's been in 174 movies and TV shows, but you may only know him as "that guy." Whenever he shows up in a pivotal scene, you go, "It's that guy!" That's why the name of his own movie is That Guy Dick Miller.

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New X-Men Trailer Specifically Spells out the Plot, in Case You Missed It Before

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm

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If you already know what Days of Future Past is about - and reading this, it's a safe bet that you do - I gotta be honest: you might not want to watch this. This is a trailer for the average, casual, not-paying-attention moviegoer who's going "Who to the time travelly what now?" It gives you the specific plan that the main character has, some indication of how he executes it, and a slight sense of what degree of success he may experience.

Now...let's see how many of you can resist temptation.

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Geek Apparel of the Week: The World's End "F*** off Back to Legoland" T-Shirt and Pillow

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Not much to add here, is there? Except that if you're ever invited to a party at Chris Miller and Phil Lord's place, you absolutely must show up in this.

For those concerned about such things, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have officially authorized these - and there are pillows, too. Censored versions that will presumably use asterisks or something (like my totally wimping-out headline, above) are also going to be made available so that you can cleverly confuse people who are easily offended but don't know how to spell (me, I'm just trying to avoid spam filters).

The 7 Coolest Things About Ayumi Seto's J-POP Appearance at San Francisco's Cherry Blossom Festival

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Street fair season in San Francisco kicked off this this past weekend with the 47th annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. It tends to focus more on traditional Japanese culture - I arrived just as a Taiko drumming performance was ending - but it's also a precursor to one of my most favorite festivals, also happening in Japantown, later this summer: the J-POP SUMMIT Festival. As the name implies, J-POP is a celebration of all things related to Japanese pop culture - as they put it, "the latest in Japanese music, film, art, fashion, games, anime, food, as well as" (my personal favorite) "niche subcultures" -- and we got a preview in the form of an autograph and photo session with Ayumi Seto. She's a Harajuku Kawaii model turned Aomoji-kei fashion designer, and I spoke with her about just what Aomoji-kei fashion is, as well as about the nerdy influences in her new clothing line, "Aymmy in the batty girls," which takes most of its inspiration from American pop culture. (There are aliens and zombies involved.)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Opening Battle Clip Just Went Online

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm

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It's future Sentinel against Colossus, Kitty, Iceman, Bishop et al in the future. Pretty sweet.

And apparently more is coming tomorrow...

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Trailer for Cyber-Seniors Is Funny Because Old People Can't Do Stuff

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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Yes, I'm being slightly facetious - frankly, this movie could have been about my parents, who are significantly younger than the seniors onscreen, and they'd be even more frustrating to watch - my father thinks he can just type his email address into the URL field, and my mother uses Google to access websites she knows the address for. At least someone who has never used a computer comes to it with some freshness...I guess?

Bless the teens who had the patience to help them. Back in my day - says this Gen-X codger - I was not a patient teen. At all. Except when waiting for my computer to print stuff out, as it did MAYBE a page a minute.

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NECA's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Figures in Action

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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These are final production figures, posed in one of those display dioramas toy companies make to essentially mock you for the fact that the market does not support dioramas. It would appear that apes learn to read and write in this one, judging by the accessories.

Anybody hoping for any humans to call out these damn dirty apes for what they are, though, may be waiting forever, as there are no plans to make, say, Gary Oldman or Jason Clarke. There aren't even plans as yet for Heston in their classic line, though NECA has mentioned they'd like to do Troy McClure as Taylor in their Simpsons guest-star series.

WWE Studios' Leprechaun Reboot Has a Poster

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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Dare we say it?

The Leprechaun series...is about to go Postl.

I reckon this is one horror reboot we can all be generally okay with, since the Leprechaun sequels were basically all reboots, every time. Not that too many of them were watchable. It's fair to say the bar is set low enough that even Hornswoggle can leap over it.

via PWMania

Weekend Hangover: Superhero Furries, Spider-Politician, Sharknado 2 and More

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

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While I am certain - not - that most of you were either partying at Coachella or gettin' down to the MTV Movie Awards, many of your fellow readers were scaring up the usual mess o' stories that we didn't have room for last week. Compiled from the weekend thread with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are your weekend highlights of hilariousness.

Tipsters include: donnaryoko, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus_King, troi, andre_morello

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First Sights and Sounds of Splinter in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Plus Spider-Man, Hercules

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

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In a new TV spot that aired during the MTV Movie Awards, we got our first look (from behind) of Splinter, in a trailer narrated by Tony Shalhoub, who was just cast as the master's voice.

It's not terrible, as giant rodent voices go. Check it out and a couple more, including a bullet-time bit from Amazing Spider-Man 2 that's actually decent, and slightly newer trailers for Hercules and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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