Ray Harryhausen passed away last week. This has been noted by people more qualified than I to discuss the master of stop-motion magic—Rick Baker, Adam Savage, Todd Masters, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and more. The superhuman talent and perseverance evident in a Harryhausen effects sequence can easily be seen in countless visual effects artists since he first brought his creations to frame-by-frame life on the big screen. That makes sense. So how can I really say anything of worth when I say that I was also profoundly influenced by the artistry of Ray Harryhausen? With modesty, and a story about Clash of the Titans. Continue reading…
Professor Xavier answers all your questions about your changing body in The “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Mutants. (via Comics Alliance)
Rohrshach has discovered a new conspiracy, a plan to ensure that no one watches The Watchmen. (Via Forbidden Planet International)
Ah, the internet, what would we do for time-wasting/movie-geekery without you? Famous Movie Quotes as if Spoken by a Proper Englishman includes such gems as “Toodeloo, you ghastly miscreant!” and “I grow impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft…”
We posted some of these before, but here’s an expanded gallery of Lovecraftian Tin-Tin book covers by Murray Groat. (via Forbidden Planet International).
Adult Swim has posted the pilot episode of Black Dynamite, its new animated series based on the Michael Jai White Blaxploitation parody/homage film. (Via It’s Komplicated and @World_Of_Hurt)
A couple of looks at the art and history of film title sequences.
Variety has a piece on how Hasbro allows fans to use footage from My Pretty Pony: Friendship is Magic, while other media copyright holders continue to try and squash fan use of media properties. “Really it all comes down to a question of control for big media companies….They can either attempt to clamp down on [...]
It’s summer time and instead of beer bottles exploding out of coolers in a shower of refreshing ice, bikini-clad hotties and fireworks as we know it should be, everything is wilting and perhaps even melting. As far as I can tell there are only two possible explanations—Hot Lava Monsters have readjusted the earth’s thermostat to [...]
Twilight and True Blood have an animated Barbie off. (via Cinema Junkie)
The power of piracy and viral success of Go The Fuck To Sleep (a children’s book for adults): “Piracy, it seems, is what has driven the book’s real-world, money-making, flying-off-the-shelves success. The bootleg copy hasn’t replaced the actual artifact. It has only served as a sort of free advertising. Piracy can hurt publishers, but it [...]
Every April at the Gutter, the editors write about something outside their usual domains. This month Comics Editor Carol Borden writes about movies. This is not even close to a full retrospective, because while Minoru Kawasaki doesn’t have a huge number of films, many of them are not available with English subtitles and I don’t [...]
Mario is a hero of the Proletariat.
Be the hipster in the excellent and free platform game, Die Hipster! (Thanks, Todd!)
Have you accepted that Darkseid will eventually discover the Anti-Life Equation and render the entire universe in to a desolate hellscape of firepits and despair? This Darkseid Chick Tract could help you realize the inevitability of his triumph. (Thanks, houseinrlyeh!)
Caldwell Tanner’s vision of superheroes as hipsters. (via Lost At E Minor)
Earth’s mightiest heroes in their own webseries–holding meetings!
Leslie Nielsen has died. There would be no William Shatner without Leslie Nielsen. He was a hilarious comedic actor in films like Airplane!, The Naked Gun and Police Squad! He also played it straight in the forerunner to Star Trek, The Forbidden Planet. The L.A. Times has an obituary.
Have you talked to your child about Star Wars? This edutational video can help parents guide their children to make the right choices.
Tintin in R’lyeh. Really. And Innsmouth. And The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
Misery Bear encounters a zombie apocalypse.« go back — keep looking »