Uncle Owen's Reasonable Objections to Adopting Luke Skywalker

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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Such a pragmatist, was Owen Lars. Always telling his nephew to worry about a practical career rather than damn fool idealistic crusades, or academy pipedreams.

But, er.. mightn't there have been an earlier time to raise such objections? Dorkly.com thinks so, and has imagined exactly how it played out...

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A Valentine Greeting From the Muppets

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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You know, if you're a Muppet pig, today's the day when you actually want a frog in your throat. Just make sure it's the right one.

Enjoy their video card to the fans...

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From the Company That Brought You Big Ass Spider, it's ZOMBEAVERS!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

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Not the kind of dental dam you were expecting? Don't be a wally and leave it to these critters...to eat you!

I found this trailer thanks to The Wrap's Jeff Sneider, who Tweeted that it's the next Sharknado - but there are multiple differences in its favor. For one, this clearly has a level of gore and creatively stupid profanity that would keep it off network TV. For another, most the effects appear to be practical, with some old-school Troma-esque monster puppets.

The trailer in and of iotself may be sufficient. Watch below...

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Check out Benedict Cumberbatch on Sesame Street (Video)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Yeah yeah, I saw this image going around over the weekend too. I was waiting to actually get some footage to show you. And now I khan, because a benediction has cumb to where the air is sweet. By sheer luck, you might say. And with a sidekick he can COUNT on...

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BRAHM! First Half of Amazing Spider-Man 2 Superbowl Spot (+ Bonus Muppets & English Villains Ads)

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:10 pm

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Some new stuff involving missiles, planes and Gwen Stacy falling...

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Bill Hader's Star Wars Impersonations: Choking Jabba, Dying Tauntaun

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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In related news, Choking Jabba, Dying Tauntaun is also the name of an upcoming Star Wars standalone movie to be directed by Ang Lee, featuring the in-universe martial art of Teras Kasi.

(No it isn't.)

You might think the obvious "Darth Hader" puns would have led Bill a different way when it came to impersonations. But no - dying puppets it is. And he's great at it.

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New "Marvel Universe Live" Behind-the-Scenes Video Shows Crossovers Not Yet Possible on Film

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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Animatronic Hulk-walking. Cap shield-throwing. Thor hammer-tossing. These and more are part of what you see being practiced in this new video showcasing the preparation for the touring spectacular, which now appears to be primarily an arena stunt show (initially what was promised sounded more like a middle-finger to Universal for still keeping east-coast Marvel theme-park rights from Disney, with a ride and props, which this admittedly does not rule out, but indicates the focus will probably not be that).

Movie-style Avengers will mingle with redesigned X-Men and Spider-Man (Fox and Sony own the Matrixy mutant duds and goofy new Electro look, respectively, but not the characters themselves), and tickets/tour dates are now available: they appear to run from $45 to $150 before Ticketmaster fees and all that BS.

Worth it? Check out the video and maybe you'll be able to decide. For $150, I sorta feel like they ought to throw in a five-minute makeout session with either Thor or Black Widow.

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The Weekend Hangover: No Black Holes, Undercover Ahnuld, Halo Re-Shines?

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

Reader-submitted highlights of things we and you might have missed over the past week and weekend.

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This week's tipsters include: James.k.Polk, SlyDante777, Anyone00, Citrus_King, Gallen_Dugall, Canadian.Scott, skrag2112, jaganar, and even me.

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Spin-off Is the New Sequel, as The Conjuring's Doll Gets Her Own Movie

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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It was probably a given, since the doll actually has a great "true story" behind it, as Badassdigest reported at the time. The one big difference? Yeah, no kid would ever own something that creepy and hideous - the real doll was an official Raggedy Ann. I'm guessing they couldn't secure the rights to completely ruin the reputation of such a kid-friendly icon.

Anyway, Annabelle, as she's known, is getting her own film, to be directed by Conjuring cinematographer John Leonetti. I actually know John - he's one of the coolest guys in the world, and an excellent director of photography. As a director, though, I fear diligence means noting his actual credits at the helm: The Butterfly Effect 2 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Maybe that's why this is being called a spin-off - his track record with movies called sequels isn't so hot.

Muppets Most Wanted Shunned by Awards? Tweeters Argue in New Clip

Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

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Continuing the theme of an initial trailer that made fun of movies using Twitter quotes to pump them up, this latest clip takes things further, with outrage that a movie which isn't out yet didn't get nominated for any awards (hey, it could possibly have scored that "Best Movie You Haven't Seen Yet" trophy that MTV gave to the first Transformers flick).

Bonus: the Twitter accounts are real. Less of a bonus: when you click on them, they cop to being associated with the film. Considering the Muppets worked with Lady Gaga recently, that lack of a poker face is surprising.

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