Geek Alert!

So the Emerald City Comic Con is going on in Seattle this weekend (I could tell because my commute home last night took even longer than normal and the people on the bus were dressed even weirder than usual.) And while the cosplays at ECCC tend not to be as good as the ones at […]

Holy Retro Awesomeness, Batman!

Imagine if the comic book movies coming out now had been made during Hollywood’s golden age, with the biggest stars of the 1940s and ’50s. Artist Joe Phillips has designed some fake movie posters that give us a fun idea of what they would look like.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

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RIP — Chief Joe Medicine Crow

RIP chief and warrior Joe Medicine Crow..

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing […]

By Their Hairdos Ye Shall Know Them

A series of YouTube videos titled “100 Years of Beauty” shows the evolution of a country’s fashions over the last century in about a minute each. It’s a fascinating window into each nation’s history, and Iran’s is particularly illuminating. Note the sudden change after the 1970s:

You can see more videos in the series […]

From the Trailer Park - Loving Vincent

A film about the life of Vincent Van Vogh, made entirely with oil paintings (animated at the rate of 12 paintings per second).

Voice actors include Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).

Not sure how entertaining the movie will be, but the trailer is […]

Mister Screenwriter, Tear Down This Wall!

This montage of movies breaking the fourth wall is absolutely glorious. If you’ve got 17 minutes to spare, it’s well worth the watch. (Fair warning, it’s got some content that is fairly NSFW, depending on your workplace’s sensibilities.)

Long Time Comin’

Well put from Joshua Trevino’s Facebook Newsfeed:

In the year Virginia McLaurin was born, 1909, an African-American was lynched somewhere in the United States once every five days. When she was six, the President of the United States provided expository copy in praise of the Ku Klux Klan for “Birth of a Nation.” When she […]

From The Trailer-ish Park: The Hidden Fortress Awakens

The Hidden Fortress, The Force Awakens. The Force Awakens, Hidden Fortress. Pleased to meet me.

H/T — Kit

Saturday Open Thread

Back in 1998 when Titanic surpassed Star Wars as the all-time box office champion, George Lucas took out this full page ad in Variety congratulating director James Cameron on the achievement. Lucas and Spielberg had traded similar ads after Star Wars and E.T.

Monday Night Mashup: The Trooper Believer

Iron Maiden meets The Monkees in one of the better mashups I’ve seen.