'80s-Style Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road Scores With Awesome Synth

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:06 am

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Here's a look at how the Fury Road trailer might have looked if the movie came out in the '80s (minus Mel Gibson, natch). And it makes me long for the music used here to be the actual score. Alas, no.

Still, the Blu-ray will apparently feature George Miller's preferred black-and-white version, so there's that. Now, this...

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Mad Max's Doof Warrior Gets His Own Concert T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

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While the world and the Internet has seen no shortage of articles suggesting that Furiosa is the REAL protagonist of Mad Max: Fury Road, I think there's no question that the breakout star of the thing is the Doof Warrior, because really, when you crossbreed Hellraiser with GWAR, nothing un-amazing can possibly come out of it. If Lord Humungus hadn't already died two movies ago, he'd quite clearly have to cede that whole "Ayatollah of Rock & Rolla" title.

Show your loyalty to the hottest rockin' roadshow tour of the post-apocalypse with BustedTees' Doof Warrior shirt. Like a lot of rock merchandise, it's available for a limited time (2 more days), but unlike them, it's $12, which is about what actual concert tees might have gone for when the first Mad Max movie came out.

h/t GeekGirlDiva

Nearly Naked Dudes Slap Ass While Lip-Syncing to Frozen in Japanese

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

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I don't know the context, and I don't WANT to know.

All that matters is this is the best thing I've seen all week.

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The Jem Movie Trailer Is Here, and It's Awful

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

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How awful? The phrase "Showtime, Synergy!" is now "showtime synergy," to refer to actual synergy between bandmates at showtime. You know, like if they did a Star Trek movie and the engineer were named "Beam-Me-Up Scotty" because he likes moonbeams.

Oh, and Jem is her YouTube persona this time around. And they're using it as a selling point that this is the director of the Justin Bieber movie.

It's exclusively embedded at Buzzfeed.

To quote my wife: "Now I can understand why all the Transformers fanboys are so fuckin' pissed off! Fuck you Jem! Fuck you fuck you fuck you! I am sorry to every fanboy I ever made fun of for saying the Transformers movies sucked!"

Hey, at least Michael Bay brought Peter Cullen back.

Ray Parker Jr. Is an Ageless Vampire Who Wants to Sing About Your Mom [UPDATED]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:21 am

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Is he a god? Maybe. The guy who sang the Ghostbusters theme doesn't look like he's aged a day in 30 years....

Except...

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Jeremy Renner Sings About Hawkeye's Lesser-Known Powers, and I'd Buy His Album

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

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While I'm starting to become averse to Jimmy Fallon's desperate pleas for viral video attention via Stupid Celebrity Tricks, Jeremy Renner's actual singing voice makes this one worthwhile. Dude could have been a pop star if he weren't an action hero - and his straight-faced descriptions of his alter-ego's less-heralded abilities hit the spot (though once you see the new movie, you'll realize some are complete violations of canon).

Fight on, Barton.

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50 Songs That Should Be In Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Yes folks, it's time to finally dust off those plastic instruments (or cough up $80, depending on your preferences), because the boys are back in town. With Rock Band 4 having been announced by Harmonix last month (complete with a way to suggest what songs should be in it), and Guitar Hero Live being revealed just last week, the twin juggernauts of rhythm games have finally returned, with RB4 taking a back-to-basics approach (no keyboard anymore, alas) and Guitar Hero once again focusing solely on the guitar and deciding to take on the appearance of an FMV game from 1993.

I kid, but I am pretty excited to experience these games again, and extremely curious as to what songs I get to jam out to this time around, as you can see by the...um, rather large number in the title there (don't expect descriptions here that are too detailed, unsurprisingly). What can I say, I'm a rhythm game fan, a veteran of all the main games in both series, a fairly big music fan (though not as good an expert as Bryce or Luke), a disc jockey from my university days, am kind of obsessive, and so forth. Honestly, I have even more potential tracks to include waiting in the wings, but these are the first ones that sprang to mind for me. Mind you, I tend to lean towards more relatively lesser-known fare ever since Guitar Hero II kind of inspired my tastes (and I hope I don't come off as someone like Jack Black in High Fidelity), but let's see what my dream setlist for either of these games would look like...

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Top-Down Smackdown: Holy Crap, Billy Corgan's Writing for TNA Now

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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Despite all his rage, he will book you a match in a cage. The Smashing Pumpkin-head hasn't stopped his music career, but as of today, he's adding to it, as "Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development" of TNA wrestling, or Impact Wrestling, or whatever the hell it's called now. Seriously, his first move should be to clarify that whole deal.

Corgan has been a wrestling fan all his life, and even booked a local promotion that was most notable for making a wacky furniture ad. He's also not the first musician to book wrestling - Bob Mould was on WCW's creative team for a while. In the interview below, Corgan says all the right things, even as he appears to be straining to convince us and himself that TNA is the major leagues, and that the move to a cable network nobody's ever heard of was a good one.

Still, I am suddenly interested in TNA again. That was the point, right?


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Mortal Kombat Classic Techno Theme Sung A Cappella, Like We All Used to Do (but Better)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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I used to imagine some sort of comedy skit where there's a "Name That Tune" type game show, and the person singing the song that has to be guessed just goes "Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo...MORTAL KOMBAT!!!" Obviously the contestant then guesses wrong.

So when the Warp Zone posted this multi-part a cappella rendition of that exact music, it warmed my heart, and made me think I should have gotten off my lazy ass and made that skit when I thought of it. Of course, when I had that idea there was no YouTube and my only camera was VHS, so it would not have been as good.

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David Hasselhoff's Music Video for '80s-Style Nazi Dinosaur Viking Flick Kung Fury Is Amazing

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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You remember Kung Fury, right? A tribute to '80s cheese featuring Hitler as "The Kung Fuhrer", Norse gods co-existing with dinosaurs, and robots made out of arcade machines. It was pitched as a 30-minute short on Kickstarter, seeking $100,000, and made over six times that because society actually does have good taste. Or terrible taste. Doesn't matter.

Point is, they got David Haselhoff to make a music video for it, and it both sounds and looks like the greatest '80s relic you somehow dug up on a VHS tape found in the attic. I am now firmly convinced this will be the best movie of the year to feature Thor as a character. Sorry, Joss.

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