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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comic-Con 2010 - Saturday: Cosplay & Effect

Saturday at Comic-Con is all about the big celebrity panels and the masquerade (and a reported nerd fight involving a stabbing in the face). BioShock costumes! Sid & Marty Kroftt! Billy Dee Williams! Chicks in skintight PVC outfits!

Keep an eye out for these pics (just don't stab yourself doing it) after the jump.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Comic-Con 2010 - Friday: Geeky Friday

Today's highlights from Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010 include panels for Yo Gabba Gabba! and 30 Days of Night: Dark Days along with Friday's exclusive Minimate giveaway, more toys and more movie props.

Check it all out after the jump!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Comic-Con 2010 - Thursday: The Nerdical Limit

Thursday morning I arrived in San Diego to attend Comic-Con International 2010, and let me tell you, my warp drive is exhausted! Nerd humor! I'll be here all weekend. Try the veal! No, really, I'll be here all weekend. Dunno about the veal, though.

Anyway, Day 1 of my annual trip to the San Diego Convention center culminated in reaching the nerdical limit of geekdom -- previewing movie props and new toys including merch sneaks from Monster High, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Super 7, Scott Pilgrim, Mez-Itz and Minimates, scoring bags full of freebies and exclusives, and attending a highlarious panel with Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino and the rest of the cast of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital.

Read more (and see almost 100 pics!) after the jump.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Drag U? Drag Me.

RuPaul's Drag U, girls.

Raven, Jujubee and Ongina, seriously, some of my fave queens evah.

The basic concept is they take truly non-fabulous natural women and apply drag queen principles to make them as fabulous as possible. The premiere episode focused on tomboys because they're fucking the worst, aren't they? Hate them.

Each natty ho is paired with a tucker, and tutored in the shit they done shoulda learned on their own but somehow did not. Personally, I'd like to know more about how these "ladies" ended up missing all that but then again if you go outside and look around, most bitches don't know what the hell they're doing with makeup or clothing, so, yeah. Kind of a pervasive prob in the America today.

I guess probably we should be touched by how empowered the women become when made more beautiful, and it is delightful to see, but the show is definitely more a game show than a true exercise in learning for the vaginaturals. Kind of a shame, but maybe they just don't air the parts where the ladies are taught how to drag themselves into some type of presentable shape every day, even when they don't have a ladyboy-in-waiting to doll them up.

One of the funnest parts of RuPaul's Drag Race is the lip-sync for your life, and they don't spare the wimmens from the indignity. Only...damn. In case you didn't learn the lesson from Puttin' On The Hits, lip-syncing is fucking hard. Exspesh with choreography, and super exspesh for tomboys, apparently.

Personally, I love Drag Queens, not messy uggo women. We know this. The most recent estimates put me at at least 45% gay man partick when it comes to my pop culture likes. And of course the best bits are the queens being queens and looking delish, especially Raven, who is super the best forever and ever. Always remembering she's on TV. Perfect. And naturally RuPaul, who is always amaze. So great.

The faculty includes Lady Bunny, also a delight, and lotsa great queens from Drag Races past. All killer queens, no filler queens, on the for reals.

Watch this, particularly if you're an uggo woman. You might learn something.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tucking in the Children

Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson

Today is the birthday of Muppeteer Jerry Nelson. He's the man behind Sesame Street's Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, The Amazing Mumford and The Muppet Show's Floyd Pepper and Lew Zealand. It turns out this man is our jam -- Jerry is responsible for a lot of our favoritest Muppets, so to wish him a magical birthday a la peanut butter sandwiches, we'll do it in the style of one of his most popular characters, Count Von Count: Happy 1, 2, 3... 76th birthday, Jerry! Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!

Spoiler Theatre: Predators

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Nicolas Cage 360

After six long years in the making, I've finally been able to complete my most ambitious art project: The Nicolas Cage 360.

Since 2004, some of Nicolas Cage's biggest films have been promoted by posters that have him posed at various degrees of the Cage-o-sphere®. Now, with his upcoming film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the circle is complete.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets at 45 degrees, Kick-Ass at 180 degrees...
The many sides of Nicolas Cage.
You can "Cage" them into your Netflix queue here.

Put them all together, and behold: The Nicolas Cage 360:

Free Lindsay!

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced today to 90 days in jail for violating her probation. She claims, "I did the best I could," but I think she already used that excuse defending why Labor Pains premiered on cable instead of in theaters. (Watch the trailer for the movie release in Spain here! It's so much better en EspaƱol!)

So while the internet started out this morning buzzing about the Double Rainbow Dude, the pot o' gold ended up being that we're safe from the possibility of an I Know Who Killed Me sequel (I Still Know Who Killed Me, Too... Again) for at least 90 days.

And of course, violating probation is no joke, but it's worth a couple of insensitive tweets.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Comic-Com 2010 Exclusives

If you plan on leaving mom's basement to attend Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego from July 22 - 25, save your Mountain Dew and Doritos money and spend it on these convention exclusives that we're recommending.

More details after the jump.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

My Boos

Y'all, I done lost my damn mind over these Monster High dolls.

Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Frankie Stein, Deuce Gorgon, Cleo de Nile and Lagoona Blue

I've been obsessed with them since I first saw them online. Then the very next time I went to the toy store (full disclosure: we go to the toy store almost every week) Jason saw four of them and I bought them. On our next visit to the toy store I was able to get all the phase 1 dolls.

They're the cutest. Harajuku/gothic lolita fashions on some, Bratz-style silliness on others, and they're all adorable freakin' teenage monsters! It's like they made these dolls just for me.

So anyway, I took a few pictures. They're really fun to pose and stuff. I hope they come out with more fashions and accessories. I don't usually like to play dress-up with my dolls or whatevs but I dunno, I kind of want to with these. They should be able to have a lot of fun with the monsters in high school theme. Also, I hope they make a doll of the zombie character, Ghoulia. She's the smartest monster in school, after all. But I guess 'cause she's not the kid of a famous, name-brand monster, she didn't get a doll.

On the grown-up bizniz tip, this is Mattel's first original IP since Hot Wheels, and they're going all-in. They hired the Smallville guys to write a movie script, and are going after the Hairspray guys to write music for it (think about that, a high school monster musical--loves it), they are doing an animated thing for TV or DVD that appears to be different from the animation on their website and are also having a YA book series written, which itself seems to differ from the main Monster High doll/animated shorts storyline/universe they've already established.

I hope it does well because I really like it. Mattel has put a lot of thought and effort into the line. Each character has a personality and a backstory (Frankie Stein, my fave, is only 15 days old! Draculaura is a vegetarian for reals, not like them Twilight vamps! Lagoona Blue is a total zen-ass hippie!) and their outfits/accessories are super detailed, plus it looks like they each have a different head sculpt to match their specific type of monstrosity.

I'm so far out of their desired demo it's crazy, sort of like the Twilight Moms except I don't wanna bone any of the dolls. I'm guessing doll collectors will like these as much as I do. Hopefully kids will like them, too, so Mattel will expand the line. C'mon kids, help me out!

There are stuffed versions of Clawdeen Wolf, Frankie Stein and Draculaura, plus their pets. The Monster High kids all have pets, actually. I like the cobra, Hissette, the best. Tho the bat, Count Fabulous, has a cute name.

This is a terrible picture but laziness won out.

Happy Birthday, America!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Sequels, or "5equels"

It's sequel season, and everyone seems to be out seeing the latest Twilight movie.

Lurking in the shadow of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, a sequel to another successful film series has been announced -- the fifth installment of the Final Destination horror flicks, titled, um, 5nal Destination.

I don't know about you, but I'm with a lotta people who think 5nal Destination reads like it's supposed to say "Anal Destination," which could put a totally different spin on the franchise (I'm hoping the tagline is "Death screws you in the end"). Steve and I were thinking the movie could be all about death's design to create elaborate Rube Goldberg chain reactions that all result in fatalities up the 5hole. Sorta like the Mousetrap board game but with assplay.

Check out our other ideas for board games that should be movies here.

Now, there have been plenty of ill-conceived movie titles out there that have you questioning why a studio would put such a ridiculous name on the marquee (anything preceded by "M. Night Shyamalan's" immediately comes to mind), but this title just flat-out 5nally rapes all previous bad movie monikers.

I really hate these math-holes who come up with ridiculous names like Se7en and now 5nal Destination, because how do you even pronounce that? Fivenal? All I think of when you say Fivenal is this adorable little scamp:

2 Fast 2 Furious was another example of math-holery, but the Vin Diesel movie Jenni really wants a sequel for is The Pacifier, which she thinks they should title, Pacifaster. Or better yet, they should just combine his racing and nanny flicks into one uberfilm:

Of course, the studios would probably need to insert a number into the title if there ever was a second installment of The Pacifier, and that could lead to some confusion as to who's in it:

At any rate, the only sequel number I think that should be shoehorned into a movie titled would be for the next Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn. Cuz really, I just wanna see people pitching tents to wait in line for something called "4king Dawn." That'd be fourkin' awesome.