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Those ‘Smasher’ Boys Have Done It Again.


For any cinephile or movie aficionado, there are always hopes and dreams for movies that we know will never, (unfortunately) come true on film.  Luckily for us… (Trolly)Smasher and crew have an AMAZING library of concept trailers on their YouTube channel. The first one that we watched personally was the ‘Back To The Future 4’ trailer, and it blew us away.  Because of legal wranglings, there will never BE a ‘Back To The Future 4’… but you would never know that if you stumbled across this at random…

With nearly 200,000 subscribers, and nearly 200,000,000 views, the channel (edited by Rob Long) collaborates and supports professional/upcoming video editors and music composers worldwide.  Make sure to check out their channel here, and do be sure to subscribe.

Ghostbusters- Official Trailer


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Having a gnarly apparition throwing up green ectoplasm all over Kristen Wiig’s scientist character, the first full scene of the Ghostbusters trailer, which arrived online Thursday, is full of slime and…more slime.  “We went right for the slime, and not just a little slime,” director Paul Feig tells USA TODAY. “It’s called ecto-projecting.”  This green-filled start was important for the all-female Ghostbusters reboot starring Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones (in theaters July 15). It pays tribute to the famous New York Public Library ghost scene from the original 1984 Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Switching from male to female Ghostbusters is a revive of the brand and gives Ghostbusters the opportunity to attract an even bigger audience.

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But obviously, this Ghostbusters is entirely different.  “We wanted to plant a flag early. People don’t know what this movie is,” says Feig. “It’s a whole different team. But it’s kind of fun leading off with something iconic from the original.”  Feig, along with screenwriter Katie Dippold and producer Ivan Reitman (who directed the 1984 original), unveiled the trailer Wednesday to fans and media on the Sony Pictures lot. The trailer is promising and reminiscent of the iconic story yet with a updated spin and lots of good laughs.  Check the method.

 

When Trailers SPOIL Movies…


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Everyone loves exciting movie trailers before a film, and with movie previews being released onto the internet before they even hit theaters, people are watching them with a frenzied frequency.  But what happens when trailers reveal TOO much about a film?  Mr. Sunday Movies, (1 half of the Weekly Planet podcast, of which I am a massive fan) delves into how over revealing plot information can destroy the way people walk into a film, and furthermore, 6 disastrous examples of when a trailer has put too much on display about a film.

Check out Mr. Sunday Movies youtube channel here.

If Marvel Comic Heroes Were Rappers (Vol 2).


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As promised, here is volume 2. of the Marvel Hip Hop Variant cover series.  If you (somehow) missed the first collection, just click here for the full story.  And to save on space, we found a new way of demonstrating the cover art.  If you want to get a close look at these covers, and many more Marvel will give away a 32-page comic book that features 14 of the variant covers.  Check the method.

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THE MARTIAN – UI SCREEN GRAPHICS


 
The Martian tells the story of stranded astronaut Mark Watney and NASA’s efforts to bring him home. Based on Andy Weir’s novel, the story is set circa 20 years in the future, during NASA’s third manned mission to Mars. Predicated on real science, Director Ridley Scott and Production Designer Arthur Max drew on the expertise of specialists at NASA and the European Space Agency, and asked Territory to craft the screen graphics and UI that would be needed.

As a story that is mediated by technology, hundreds of screens are employed across eight key sets, forming the lens through which the drama unfolds.

Working closely with NASA, Territory developed a series of deft and elegant concepts that combine factual integrity and filmic narrative, yet are forward looking and pushing NASA’s current UI conventions as much as possible.

Territory’s plot-based graphics includes identities and visual languages for each set, and include images, text, code, engineering schematics, 3D visualisations based on authentic satellite images showing Martian terrain, weather, and mission equipment served across consoles, navigation and communication systems, laptops, mobiles, tablets, and arm screens throughout.

In all Territory delivered around 400 screens for on-set playback, most of them featuring interactive elements. With 85 screens on the NASA Mission Control set alone, a number of which were 6mx18m wall screens, there are many moments in which the graphics become a dynamic bridge between Earth and Mars, narrative and action, audience and characters.

20th Century Fox Credits
Director: Ridley Scott
Production Designer: Arthur Max
Sup. AD: Mark Holmes
Motion Graphics Art Director: Felicity Hickson

Territory Credits
Creative Director: David Sheldon-Hicks
Producer: Sam Hart
Art Direction: Marti Romances
Lead CGI: Peter Eszenyi
Design and Animation: Daniel Højlund, Marti Romances and Sam Keehan.

© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox, The Martian

 
 
 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer – “For Prim”


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Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) didn’t step into the Hunger Games arena with the intention of changing Panem and teaching President Snow a lesson. She volunteered as tribute to take the place of her sister Prim (Willow Shields), and by doing so, she likely saved Prim’s life. Though they’re technically siblings, Katniss became Prim’s primary caretaker in the years after their father’s death. A new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 reminds us how important the relationship between Katniss and Prim has been to the series and to Panem.

The two minutes of footage barely hints at the dark road ahead–and yes, the worst is far from over–and instead looks back, beginning with the fateful moment when Katniss stepped onto the stage in District 12. She fought tooth and nail to stay alive for Prim, and once Katniss survived her first experience in the arena, Prim was a driving force that kept her moving forward. Prim grew up, became a rock for Katniss, and pointed out what her older sister couldn’t see: Katniss had become a symbol of hope, her actions inspiring citizens across the districts.

 

Prada Spring 2014 Campaign


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This season’s Prada video shows off the Steven Meisel-shot stars of the Spring-Summer 2014 campaign as slickly dressed fashion spectators. The stylish cast of up-and-coming models act out a series of imaginary events, from sports to movies, to concerts. It starts with a game of imaginary tennis, complete with candy pink balls and homemade sound effects, before moving to a movie theater with 3D glasses and colored popcorn.

Hollywood’s Hottest 25 Actresses.


Keira Knightly

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The daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. After she requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong’s A Village Affair (1995) (TV). However, Knightley’s first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy Queen to Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). Since then she has completed an impressive array of films, including her Oscar-nominated performance as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), but is probably best known for her role of Elizabeth Swann in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). keira-knightley-5

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Emma Stone

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Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she made her stage debut in a production of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”. She appeared in many more productions through her early teens until, at the age of 15, she decided that she wanted to make acting her career.  The official story is that she made a PowerPoint presentation, backed by Madonna’s “Hollywood” and itself entitled “Project Hollywood”, in an attempt to persuade her parents to allow her to drop out of school and move to Los Angeles. The pitch was successful and she and her mother moved to LA with her schooling completed at home while she spent her days auditioning. lighted_portrait

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Megan Fox

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Megan Denise Fox was born May 16, 1986 in Rockwood, Tennessee. Megan began her training in drama and dance at the age of 5 and, at the age of 10, moved to Florida where she continued her training and finished school. She now lives in Los Angeles, California. Megan began acting and modeling at the age of 13 after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Megan made her film debut as Brianna Wallace in the Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen film, Holiday in the Sun (2001) (V). Her best known role is as Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes in the first two installments of the Transformers series: Transformers (2007) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). -Megan-megan-fox-32267655-1280-960

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Abbie Cornish

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Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series “Children’s Hospital” (1997) playing a quadriplegic. Abbie+Cornish+(8)

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Arielle Kebel

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Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. Arielle is perhaps best known for her roles in films such as American Pie Presents: Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die, Vampires Suck, and Aquamarine, as well as TV series including The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls, and Life Unexpected, on which she played Paige Thomas. She is often considered a Scream Queen, due to her work in notable horror films including The Uninvited and The Grudge 2.  Kebbel was born in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Sheri, is a talent manager and owns a production company. Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden. Arielle was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant. Before pursuing a career in acting, Arielle was a fulltime model. She has since appeared in publications such as Maxim, H, Lucky, Men’s Health, Stuff and FHM. She also has visited high schools in the midwest currently Arielle-Kebbel-2

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Kaley Cuoco

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A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Kaley Cuoco’s first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape (1992) (TV) with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson. Her other television credits include guest-starring on the series “Ellen” (1994) (where she played “little Ellen” to the Ellen DeGeneres character), “Northern Exposure” (1990), “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush” (1995) and “My So-Called Life” (1994). In addition, she played a leading role in the miniseries, Mr. Murder (1998) (TV). Cuoco has appeared in the feature films Lucky 13 (2005), Picture Perfect (1997) and Virtuosity (1995). On stage, she has performed in Los Angeles-area productions of “Annie” and “Fiddler on the Roof”. When she’s not acting, Cuoco is an avid tennis player, who consistently ranks well in Southern California Tennis Association standings as a member of a regional amateur division team. In addition, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the mall and hip-hop dancing. Cuoco is home-schooled and lives in Ventura County, California with her family. Kaley-Cuoco

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Blake Lively

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Blake Lively was born in a showbiz family in California and quickly followed her parents’ and siblings’ steps. Her first role was “Trixie, the Tooth Fairy” in the 1998 movie Sandman (1998), directed by her dad, Ernie Lively. Her big break came along a few years later, though. Blake was up to finish high school when she got the co-starring role of “Bridget” in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) in 2005.  Blake was so perfect for the part of “Bridget” that, with no big references or even auditioning, she landed the part. According to her, all she did was walk in and leave a photo of herself. It was clear that she was the “Bridget” needed. GOSSIP GIRL

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Brenda Song

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Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  She stars as London Tipton, the hotel owner’s spoiled daughter, in the Disney Channel’s sitcom “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” (2005). Having acted since age six, Brenda is already a familiar face to Disney Channel viewers. Before beginning production on the new series, she had a recurring role as the hip and trendy Tia on “Phil of the Future” (2004). She also starred in the top-rated Disney Channel Original Movies Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) (TV), the mystery Get a Clue (2002) (TV) with Lindsay Lohan, and The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000) (TV) with Hallee Hirsh and Spencer Breslin.  Her other television credits include guest starring roles on “That’s So Raven” (2003), Santa with Muscles (1996) starring Hulk Hogan, and many many more. Brenda Song - Bikini

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Nina Dobrev

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Nina Constantinova Dobreva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She moved to Canada at the age of two and has lived in Toronto, Ontario ever since. From a very young age, she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: Dance, Gymnastics, Theatre, Music, Visual arts, and Acting! Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly after, she booked roles in the feature films Fugitive Pieces (2007), Away from Her (2006) and the popular television series, “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2001), on CTV.  Nina loves to travel and has often visited Europe both for pleasure, as well as competing internationally, representing Canada in Aesthetic gymnastics. She enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, swimming, rock climbing, wake boarding, snowboarding, and horse back riding, to name a few. nina-dobrev-hot-hot-475604448

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Kat Dennings

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Kat Dennings was born Katherine Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Gerald and Ellen Litwack. She is the youngest of five children.  Kat was predominantly home-schooled, graduating at the age of 14. Her family subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California to support Kat acting full-time.  After work doing commercials, she began work in television, starting with a role on HBO’s “Sex and the City” (1998), following up with roles on “Raising Dad” (2001), The Scream Team (2002) (TV), “Everwood” (2002), “Without a Trace” (2002) and “ER” (1994), among others.  Kat made the move to the big screen with supporting roles in Raise Your Voice (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Big Momma’s House 2 (2006). She later achieved a level of fame with roles in The House Bunny (2008) and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008). kat-dennings-hot

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish. Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her. She began her acting career starring as Laura Nelson in the comedy film North (1994). The acclaimed drama film The Horse Whisperer (1998) brought Johansson critical praise and worldwide recognition. Following the film’s success, she starred in many other films including the critically acclaimed cult film Ghost World (2001) and then the hit Lost in Translation (2003) with Bill Murray in which she again stunned critics. Later on, she appeared in the drama film Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). Scarlett-Johansson-scarlett-johansson-8836637-1600-1200

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Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and began modeling when she was 11-years-old. She acted in high school productions as well as taking singing lessons, and landed a recurring role in the long-running US soap, “As the World Turns” (1956), when she was just age 15.  More soap work followed as she completed her schooling and she had already secured a place at Fordham University when she was offered a role in the Tina Fey-penned teen hit, Mean Girls (2004). She deferred the university place to complete the film.  More TV work followed, raising her profile across America, while her appearances in Mamma Mia! (2008) and Red Riding Hood (2011) helped establish her international fame. amanda-seyfried-hot-01

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Zoe Kravitz

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Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in New York City. Zoe’s love and interest in acting developed from classes she began taking while in school. Wasting little time, Zoe started working on two films during her senior year in high school; No Reservations (2007), directed by Scott Hicks, where she worked alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, and The Brave One (2007), directed by Neil Jordan, starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard.  Outside of her film endeavors, Kravitz has kept busy with various projects. She is currently serving as lead singer and co-writer with her band, “Elevator Fight”. Kravitz is also the new face of Vera Wang’s “Princess” perfume. The campaign launches in November 2009. Zoe starred in 2008 in Jay-Z music video for his single, “I Know”, off his “American Gangster” album. She was also featured with Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillippe, Tyrese Gibson, George Lopez, John Leguizamo and several other celebrities in Will i Am’s “We Are the Ones” video during Barack Obama campaign. Zoe Kravitz Wallpaper @ go4Celebrity.com

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She grew up in Salt Lake City and North Carolina many years of her life and actually had an ambition to become a ballerina, for which she attended Joffrey Ballet School in Chicago at the age of 11 and started taking acting lessons too.  Her most notable roles are in movies such as Sky High (2005), Final Destination 3 (2006), The Ring Two (2005) and the horror remake, Black Christmas (2006).  On the small screen, Winstead is probably best known for her role as “Jessica Bennett” in the popular NBC daytime drama “Passions” (1999), for which she received nominations from the Hollywood Reporters’ Young Star Awards and the Young Artist Awards for her performance on the show. Other television credits include the CBS series “Wolf Lake” (2001), the MTV original telepic Monster Island (2004) (TV) and guest roles in popular shows such as “Touched by an Angel” (1994), “Tru Calling” (2003) and “Promised Land” (1996). Mary-Elizabeth-Winstead-18

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Freida Pinto

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Freida Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai [represented by Elite Model Management India] for two years before gaining her big break when director Danny Boyle picked her out in the audition process to play the female lead, Latika, for his project Slumdog Millionaire (2008). In a promo interview, Boyle likened spotting her to his discovery of Kelly Macdonald for Trainspotting.  Surprisingly, Freida, who studied at Mumbai’s St. Xaviers College, only began taking acting classes [she has done amateur theatre before] after completing her debut film – when she attended a three-month workshop by Barry John, the veteran theatre guru.  Between 2006-07, she anchored ‘Full Circle’, a travel show which was telecast on Zee International Asia Pacific. She went on assignments to Afghanistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Fiji among other countries. freida-pinto-walls23467

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Katerina Graham

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Katerina Alexandre “Kat” Graham (born September 5, 1989) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and model. She has appeared in numerous television shows and film productions, as well as music videos. In 2009, she began appearing in a supporting role as Bonnie Bennett in The CW television network show, The Vampire Diaries.  Graham was born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Joseph, is Liberia, and her mother, Natasha, is Jewish (of Russian and Polish origin). Graham was born in Geneva, while her father was working as a journalist for the United Nations. Graham’s father was a music executive and the godfather of two of Quincy Jones’ children, while her grandfather was a UN Ambassador, serving for 40 years in The Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, and Kenya. Kat-Graham

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Olivia Wilde

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Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there, as well as in Andover, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2002. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, was born in England and later became an Irish citizen, giving Olivia dual American and Irish nationality, and facilitating her brief study at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. After appearing in the short-lived Fox television series “Skin” (2003), she made her Hollywood debut in The Girl Next Door (2004) and then came to public notice in “The O.C.” (2003), but it was as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in “House M.D.” (2004) that she achieved international stardom. She has since starred or co-starred in the films TRON: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), In Time (2011), People Like Us (2012) and The Words (2012). 13286_olivia_wilde

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence, best-known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 15, 1990. Her career began when she spent a Summer in Manhattan at the age of 14. During that time, she scored some small commercial and film roles, and shortly thereafter her family moved to Los Angeles so she could further pursue her dream. She was cast in the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show” (2007), and in smaller movies like The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008).  Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter’s Bone (2010), which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class (2011), which went on to be a hit in Summer 2011. Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games (2012). That went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office, and instantly propelled Lawrence to the A-list among young actors/actresses. Three Hunger Games sequels are currently scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014, and 2015, with Lawrence reprising her role at least for the first one (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) jennifer_lawrence_hot-wide

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Mila Kunis

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The talented Milena “Mila” Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs, she realized that she wanted to act for the rest of her life. She started acting when she was just 9 years old, when her father heard about an acting class on the radio and decided to enroll Mila in it. There, she met her future agent. Her first gig was in 1995, in which she played a character named Melinda in Make a Wish, Molly (1995). From there, her career skyrocketed into big-budget films. Although she is mostly known for playing Jackie Burkhart in “That ’70s Show” (1998), she has shown the world that she can do so much more. Her breakthrough film was Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), in which she played a free-spirited character named Rachel Jensen. Mila-Kunis-Cliff-Watts-Esquire-2012-7

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Yaya Alafia

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Yaya Alafia was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows throughout high school and college and in 2005, made her feature film debut in Take the Lead. In 2008, she made her Off-Broadway debut in “The First Breeze of Summer” at The Signature Theater, for which she garnered rave reviews and won the Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theater. She has portrayed a range of characters, from Danny Glover’s frail teenage daughter in John Sayles’ Honeydripper, to Mark Ruffalo’s voluptuous lover in Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right. She has been tagged one of Hollywood’s new “it girls” by many, including Lynn Hirschberg who featured her on the cover of W Magazine in September, 2010. softfocus-1749082485

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Hayden Panettiere

Hayden-Panettiere-WidescreenHayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York to Lesley Vogel and Skip Panettiere, along with younger brother Jansen Panettiere. Her mom got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old. Then, at only 4 1/2, she was cast on the soap opera “One Life to Live” (1968), where she remained until 1997. Since then, she has gone on to appear in many feature films and TV movies. But she is probably best known in the United States for her role as “Claire” on the hit TV show, “Heroes” (2006/II).  As for movies, Hayden starred in Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington and Joe Somebody (2001) with Tim Allen. When Hayden isn’t working, she enjoys singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.

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Jessica Szohr

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Szohr is of Hungarian descent, one quarter English, and her maternal grandmother is African American.  She was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a place she describes as a “family-oriented small town”.  The oldest of five children, Szohr played soccer, served on the student council, and was part of the cheerleading squad while in school.  She started a cleaning company with a friend, cleaning their teachers’ houses.  Szohr started modeling at age six. Her first national campaign was for Quaker Oats at age ten, and she also appeared in print ads for Kohl’s department store.   Subsequent modelling gigs followed, including prints for Crate & Barrel, Mountain Dew, Sears, Jockey and JanSport.  Szohr graduated from Menomonee Falls High School a semester early and moved to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career.  She told Seventeen magazine that she “almost moved home like five times.”

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Aly Michalka

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Alyson began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended outside Seattle, Washington, and in Thousand Oaks California. She was featured in numerous musicals including “Jailhouse Rock” and “A Time to Remember”. Alyson, who plays piano and guitar, also writes music and sings with her younger sister, AJ Michalka, as the pop-music duo of 78violet. The sisters are platinum selling recording artists with “Hollywood Records”. When she isn’t acting, Alyson enjoys drawing. Her artistic talent was recognized by Hallmark Cards. When she was in the fourth grade, she won a contest for a Christmas card in 1999, when she was 10. Lately, Alyson is interested in fashion and sewing, and has plans to design a clothing line. The Torrance, California, native has two dogs, Saint and Bandit, and lives with her parents and sister in Los Angeles, California. Aly-Michalka-Alymichalka

Thriller Kebab Restaurant


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Check out this concept that was created around the question of, “What if Thriller movie characters open a kebab restaurant?”. With the help of  his photographer, Onur Sozeri, Kutan Ural was able to retouch the photos and create the typography for this concept.

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We All Want to be Young


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They are on the top of the influence pyramid. Their new languages and behaviors are inspirational to people that are both younger and older than them. But the incredible power of today’s youth is directly related to those who came before them.

Pinokio – Real Life Pixar Lamp


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The Real-Life Pixar Lamp called Pinokio has come to reality with awesome artificial intelligence technology. The lamp you saw in the Pixar animated movies, has been designed in the real to stand on desk and amuse you with its incredibly funny and dynamic gestures. Book lovers like it most because it makes possible for machines to interact with humans in a quite decent way while staying on study table. I wish it could jump like the virtual Pixar Lamp. The lamp is designed antique by Victoria University students Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror, and Joss Doggett using Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV. It has a tiny camera for facial recognition and eight sensors to detect movements. Not just that, it listens to the sounds in environment and understands what is going on around. Is someone playing hide and seek with him? Well he understands those gestures too. The mass production of this lamp will start after developers get the safety approval license.

The Pressing Pigeon ‘Eye Chart Quotes’


In recent months I have come across some amazing work that really knows how to capture your eyes and that is exactly what this design company has done. The Pressing Pigeon, primarily sells ‘Eye Chart Quotes’ in their shop but they also have some other typographic designs that they are trying to expand on. This adorable couple, Amanda Maldonado and Cameron Aiken design everything together. She has her work station and he has his, while they enjoy each others great company. They are able to work at home and have a great time while doing something that they love together. Cameron explained that,

The reason we moved forward with the eye charts is that we both love quoting movies, books, authors and song lyrics. Amanda and I always find ourselves joking around and quoting everyone. We tried a few ideas to come up with a layout that would be fun and clever, that’s when we decided on the ‘Eye Chart’ look.  If you have just the image to look at, you first recognize the name at the bottom (if there is one) and then you have to figure out what the ‘Eye Chart’ is trying to spell out. It’s quite entertaining to watch someone sit there and stare blankly at the image until it clicks and they figure out with it says.

Their Goal is is to offer as many quotes, lyrics and idioms as possible. Amanda and Cameron plan to use this as a source of revenue to branch into other areas of creativity and sales. It could lead to another print shop, baked goods, soaps, nail polish or anything else that they find interesting. If you are interested in seeing more of their work, click on the picture below to go to their shop. This could be a great present for the up coming holidays for someone you know who has an eye for design.

The Immersive Cocoon Display.


The world of interfaces continues to evolve and surprise us. We still think of it as something we can hold, fold and place in our bag to carry anywhere. What if you can be part of an intuitive and holistic experience where your interface is not reduced to a mouse-click or a two dimensional tablet screen. Welcome to the Immersive Cocoon, a surround display dome with sophisticated motion sensor technology that inspired  the technology depicted in ‘Minority Report’. Now your body becomes the interface, as you are enveloped and your body movement becomes part of this digital environment to make our everyday lives more enjoyable, at least that is what this conceptual project tries to explore.

The Immersive Cocoon opens its hatch silently and extends a small set of stairs that helps you move into this 360 degree display covering the entire interior walls. Inside you can sit, lean, and accommodate an adjustable work surface depending on how your imagination desires to utilize the Cocoon. You can connect into a virtual meeting across the globe, do yoga while at the airport or even visit a preserved temple in Tibet right from home, mall, or anywhere else this product will be located. I am not going to lie, I would like this in my job as I would not mind having lunch on the coast of a Greek island at least twice a week.

 

The Cocoon’s potential extends beyond leisure and into education, productivity, training and other uses that would benefit from this immersive technology. This spherical pod seems to show promise in many levels but the question always become its financial feasibility and social acceptance. Although innovative, something this ground breaking seems to have a hard time being implemented in public spaces. Seeing the roll out of this technology will be interesting and full of insight as more people interact with it. We can guarantee that it doesn’t lack thought and ingenuity as its 3D motion tracking system was developed by John Underkoffer, a former fellow of the MIT Media Lab. This conceptual prototype developed by NAU out of Zurich, Switzerland, shows immense opportunities into future daily and exclusive activities. What will be the price we pay financially, socially and psychologically? Maybe it will not be hard to adopt after all as we are really used to seeing this kind of innovation on the big screen.

Marvel Studios At Comic Con.


ComicCon was in full effect over the last week, and of course, Marvel Studios blew it out of the water.  Guardians of the Galaxy, coming August 1, 2014 is one of their newest projects along with, test footage displayed for the very first time for Ant-Man, to be directed by Edgar Wright.  With the announcement came the reveal of the first concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy by Charlie Wen, as well as logos for both films.  In addition, Marvel Studios announced the official titles to the Thor and Captain America sequels: Thor: The Dark World, in theaters November 8, 2013, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in theaters April 4, 2014.  Check out the all logos, plus the just-released Iron Man 3 logo, below, and also check out the just-launched official Iron Man 3 site by clicking here.

Movie Themed Posters Re-Invented (Again).


Minimal posters are very trendy, and Alejandro de Antonio has produced an excellent set of minimal movie posters in this vein. He has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of a popular movie and represent it via a simplistic, but elegant illustration.  His designs showcase how strong the brand is behind the movies, as we instantly connect with the represented protagonists.

Star Tracks: 12 Actors With Bands.


‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ is oddly, but deservingly one of my favorite movies.  After seeing the flick, it might be a bit easier to imagine the films star in an actual band in real life, but take a look at a few actors who might be a little harder to imagine making their own music.

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Ryan Gosling: Dead Man’s Bones

Considering all the Grammy-winning talent that came out of season six of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club—Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera—it shouldn’t come as a surprise that another member of that cast, Ryan Gosling, is one half of a two-man band. Dead Man’s Bones began in 2005 when Gosling and Zach Shields began performing their light goth music for friends. They released their first album in 2009, which Rolling Stone described as “Arcade Fire, Tom Waits and the cast of Sesame Street performing a Kurt Weill musical.” Most impressive, they played almost all the instruments on the self-titled debut (which includes the track, not to mention that Gosling taught himself piano and cello. As in, Hey, Girl, did you know I can play the cello…?)

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Zooey Deschanel: She & Him

Although she sang a bit in Elf and always dreamed of having a musical career, Zooey Deschanel truly found herself as an artist when she sent a demo to musician M. Ward in 2008. “Her voice doesn’t sound like anything else that’s out there. All I really had to do is press record,” Ward told Billboard about their collaboration, She & Him. “I feel like she secretly had been working on a first record for years but kept it under her hat and focused on acting.” That first album, the cleverly titled Volume One, contained those early Deschanel songs as well as covers of the Beatles and Smokey Robinson. With the release of Volume Two, Spin declared: “If Zooey Deschanel didn’t exist, indie rock would’ve invented her…fans of ’70s AM Gold will sip this stuff down like so much well-aged chardonnay.” The duo also released a Christmas album last year, and is it too much to hope that She & Him expand “Who’s That Girl? It’s Jess,” the micro-theme song of Deschanel’s sitcom, New Girl?

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Jason Schwartzman: Coconut Records

While the filmmaking talents of Jason Schwartzman’s family are vast—his mother is actress Talia Shire, his uncle is Francis Ford Coppola, his cousin is Nicolas Cage—it’s also easy to overlook his grandfather, Oscar-winning composer Carmine Coppola. Fittingly, the indie actor also has an indie-rock side. His first band, Phantom Planet, became famous for the song “California,” the title track for the Fox show The O.C. But since 2006, Schwartzman has performed as a solo act, Coconut Records, and released two albums, Nighttiming and Davy, which Pitchfork praised, saying, “while Davy‘s lyrics are fed by a network of autobiographical arteries, this source material only fortifies the record’s moderately angsty life-in-your-twenties concept with concrete, ground-level detail.” And fans of Schwartzman’s late, great HBO series Bored to Death will also recall that Coconut Records performed the show’s jazzy theme song.

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Jada Pinkett Smith: Wicked Wisdom

Her husband became famous as the Fresh Prince of rap, and daughter Willow had a hit song about whipping her hair, so why shouldn’t Jada Pinkett Smith want to rock out every once in a while? In 2002, Smith (performing under her middle name, Jada Koren) formed the hard-core metal band Wicked Wisdom, which opened for Britney Spears and in 2004 and played at Ozzfest the next year. In 2006, Wicked Wisdom released a self-titled album and also appeared on David Letterman. And no less a critic than Sharon Osbourne was impressed with the band’s talent. “I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to see Wicked Wisdom play,” Osbourne told Billboard in 2005. “But let me tell you, I was blown away. When you see and hear Jada with her band, it’s apparent that she has nothing but love and respect for this genre of music.”

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Adrian Grenier: the Honey Brothers and Kid Friendly

Actor Adrian Grenier doesn’t just moonlight as a musician, he moonlights from his moonlighting—Grenier is a member of two New York bands. In 2002, he joined The Honey Brothers, a new-wave folk act whose members include a musician who, improbably enough, shares a name with Jeremy Piven’s character on Entourage, Ari Gold. “I was a fan before I was a member,” Grenier said of The Honey Brothers, who are touring this spring. “I think they’re just delightful people and musicians. I was drawn to them immediately because of the good nature of the music but also the really catchy, hooky style as well.” And when he’s not playing drums with The Honey Brothers, Grenier fronts the Brooklyn band Kid Friendly.

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Ed Westwick: The Filthy Youth

Taylor Momsen’s band, The Pretty Reckless, may get all the press, but her Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick also had a successful music career as the front man for the British indie-punk band The Filthy Youth. While the group has benefited from Westwick’s series—two of its songs were featured on Gossip Girl—the 24-year-old actor himself has put his Filthy Youth career on hold since he’s been in New York. Though Westwick did tell Teen Vogue to put another band together someday—“You haven’t heard the last of me yet.”

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Malin Akerman: The Petalstones

While filming 2003’s Utopian Society, director Francesco Sondelli asked Malin Akerman to sing a few songs with his alternative band, Ozono. She was a hit—and the group soon changed its name to The Petalstones and made Akerman its lead singer. The Petalstones released an album in 2005, Stung, but then Akerman’s acting career took off and she left the band. But not completely. In 2007, Akerman married The Petalstones’ drummer, Roberto Zincone.

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Michael Cera: Mister Heavenly

In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Michael Cera played the bass guitarist for Sex Bob-omb who must defeat six ex-boyfriends to win the girl of his dreams. In real life, Cera had a brief flirtation with similar superheroics when it was reported that he would be joining the indie supergroup Mister Heavenly—which includes Modest Mouse’s Joe Plummer—as its bassist. Except it was too good to be true. While Cera did tour with the band a bit, the group’s publicist told L.A. Weekly “[he] did not record nor was he ever a permanent member of the band. Just a friend of the band who was helping them out when they were in need of a bassist.” And Mister Heavenly’s Ryan Kattner backed that up. “Michael is a buddy, never toured before, good bass player, but he’s not playing on the album,” he said. “When the band formed a year ago, we thought it would be fun to have him on the road, but it’s been kind of a distraction. I hate the girls screaming ‘Michael.'”

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Hugh Laurie: Band From TV

When Heroes star Greg Grunberg had an idea to form an all-star charity cover band made up of television celebrities, there was little doubt as to what to call it— Band From TV. Among those who jammed with Grunberg on drums were House’s Hugh Laurie (who sings and plays keyboards), Desperate Housewives’ James Denton on guitar, and former Bachelor Bob Guiney, who provides vocals. (Over the years, there have also been cameos from Teri Hatcher, Jorge Garcia, and even the Today show’s Lester Holt.) Thanks to Laurie, Band From TV even contributed a song on House, but the good doctor has also had a successful solo career. In 2011, Laurie released his debut album, Let Them Talk, a collection of old-school New Orleans jazz and blues tunes that was well received. And for those who mourn the end of House, Laurie and his quintet will be going on a world tour this summer.

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Maya Rudolph: The Rentals

As the daughter of singer Minnie Riperton (“Loving You”), Maya Rudolph has an impeccable musical pedigree, which she often displayed in Saturday Night Live impressions of Whitney Houston and Beyoncé. Last August, the Bridesmaids star also showed she could do a mean Prince—or in this case, Princess—when she performed with a reunited When the Dog. And back in the ’90s, Rudolph was a member of The Rentals, a band formed by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp. In 2010, Jimmy Kimmel asked Rudolph what it was like when The Rentals went on tour with Alanis Morissette. “The road is dudes,” she quipped. “With ladies sprinkled in between.”

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse: The Young Rapscallions

He may make a living doing comedies, but Christopher Mintz-Plasse takes his music very seriously. The Artist Better Known as McLovin’ formed The Young Rapscallions in 2007, and five years later he still considers their sound pure garage band. (Particularly because they often rehearse in Mintz-Plasse’s parents’ garage.) The Young Rapscallions released their first album last year and gave it a title, Everything Vibrates, that makes Mintz-Plasse, who plays drums, blush because it came from a friend’s story about watching a sex show: “He was just telling me he was up late one night watching some weird sex show where they had a bunch of toys,” he said in an interview last year “He told me that everything in that show vibrated, and I thought the name Everything Vibrates sounded cool. So lame.”

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Ricky Gervais: Seona Dancing

The concept is almost hard to believe, and he is practically unrecognizable in the old videos, but back in the early 1980s, Ricky Gervais formed one half of a Bowie-esque new-wave duo known as Seona Dancing. In 2008, when David Letterman played a clip of one of their two hits—in which Gervais is whippet-thin and sounds like he could open for Tears for Fears or Psychedelic Furs— Gervais joked, “Immediately after that video was shot, I saw a Pizza Hut—and I’ve never looked back.”

A Few Incredibly Racist ”Hunger Games” Fans.


Over the March 23rd-March 25th weekend, “The Hunger Games” was a box-office juggernaut that broke all sorts of records.  But for some fans, the movie didn’t adhere closely enough to their imagined world of the book — specifically when it came to the skin color of some of the characters.  Now before we delve into this issue, let me say personally that I despise when producers changes characters….

When Katie Holmes was switched with Maggie Gyllenhaal in ‘The Dark Knight’, I was a bit disappointed, because I didn’t feel as much of a connection with character, all I could think about was the switch.  In the upcoming monster movie collaboration ‘The Avengers’, Edward Norton has been replaced by Mark Ruffalo, and I got drunk one night and expressed my discontent with this on twitter.  However, I understand why they changed the actors, and I just have to deal with it.  A while back, in the Bay Area, I noticed a bit of an uproar when the film ‘Green Lantern’ was approaching because the main character was white.  Given my skin color, I still was unapologetic when explaining to angry fans that the black Green Lantern (John Stewart), wasn’t having his race changed, they just chose to tell the story of Hal Jordan.  It’s not a racial issue, and there is NOTHING wrong with that.  But some ignorant fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ seem to have tripped themselves up on a few details in the new movie that just have me downright perplexed.

Three major characters in the film are black — Rue, Thresh, and Cinna. The books themselves, set in a post-apocalyptic future, don’t use specifically racial terms at all, providing only a description of characters from Katniss (the main character’s) point of view:

There you have it, descriptions IN THE BOOK of the physical look of the characters in question.

I hate to keep harping on this point, but…

via Buzz Feed.

Movie Marathoning (Batman vs. The Avengers).


With The Dark Knight Rises one of the most anticipated films of the summer, CraveOnline decided to make Batman the focus of their latest Movie Marathoners, tackling eight different Bat-films back to back.  Beginning with 1966’s Batman: The Movie, an audience of over 30 made their way through Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, Batman Returns, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Batman Begins and, finally, The Dark Knight.  Take a look at the rating at the end of the video and see if you agree.

Meanwhile, In the Marvel Universe….

AMC Theaters announced today they will be holding an all-day Ultimate Marvel Marathon on May 3 in select cities, starting at 11:30 AM, as they screen all five previous Marvel Studios movies–Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America– in the order of release with the latter two in 3D, all leading up to a midnight showing of Marvel’s The Avengers.

With this special movie package being offered by AMC, you can watch all six movies for the price of $40 with limited engagement tickets for the Ultimate Marvel Marathon available now from these select theaters:

Boston Common 19         Boston, MA

Burbank 16                    Burbank, CA

Downtown Disney 12      Anaheim, CA

Aventura 24                  Aventura, FL

Empire 25                     New York, NY

Garden State 16            Paramus, NJ

Downtown Disney 24     Lake Buena Vista, FL

Metreon 16                   San Francisco, CA

Alderwood 16                Lynnwood, WA

Tysons Corner 16          McLean, VA

More theaters will be announced and more tickets will go on sale on March 16

80’s Albums vs. Super Hero Posters.


With the death of Whitney Houston still on people’s minds, lots of folks have been blasting 80’s music of all types from their speakers.  But I found an entirely different type of salute to the 80’s with super hero’s being displayed in popular 80’s images.  Check the method.

10 Movies In 2012 To Look Forward To.


Everyone knows about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘The Amazing Spiderman’, that are both dropping 2012.  But recently I got a hold of a slew of movie trailers being released after January 1st.  I tried to span all the different genres (I would actually watch), and be as diverse as I can.  But check out the movies and their synopsis below their trailers.

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Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

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In the new suspense thriller GONE, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from working the night shift to discover that her sister Molly has suddenly disappeared. Convinced that Molly has been abducted by the same serial killer from whom she escaped just a year before, and that by sundown Molly will be dead, Jill embarks on a break-neck ride to rescue her. Racing the sinking sun in a heart-pounding chase, Jill has only 12 hours to find the killer and save her sister.

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Eddie Murphy is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner.

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“Jack the Giant Killer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittinglyopens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

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Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

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Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

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In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. The producers are Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and the executive producers are Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown.

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A mysterious criminal (Mullen Jr.) rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor (Sutherland), his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they’ve made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own.

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Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.

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A young lawyer (Radcliffe) travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

The Craziest Stunt Reel Ever.


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First and foremost, let me give my sincerest apologies for the fuzzy picture above, but this is the only photo I could find of stuntman Damien Walters that comes anywhere near to his true level of bad-assery.  He’s appeared in movies like ‘Kick Ass’, Ninja Assassin, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, one of my all time favorites, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ and Ninja Assassin… (let that last one sink in for a second.  In ‘Ninja Assassin’, when the ASIANS’s couldn’t do their stunts, they called in a white guy.)   Walters hails from Durby in the U.K. and as you can tell from the video below, is no man to be taken lightly.  Check the method below, and click the picture aboce to check his official YouTube page.

Classic BTS Shots.


A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew at the set of The Shining.

For those of you unaware of the term BTS, it stands for Behind The Scenes.  Movie magic is one thing for the people enjoying the movies, but for those of us lucky enough to be involved with what goes on in the making of media, being behind the scenes is a one of a kind experience that can sometimes be more entertaining that the final cut.  Below is a selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies found.  Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanic and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set, being behind the scenes was the only place to be.

on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather.

Filming the opening titles on "The Empire Strikes Back".

Rebel Without A Cause — James Dean, Natalie Wood and director Nicholas Ray.

The Street de Sesame

Requiem for a Dream — Jennifer Connelly strapped into a SnorriCam.

The Gate (1987) — Giant special effect set.

The Birds (1961) — Tippi Hedren with Hitchcock.

On the set of Alien.

Ghostbusters

Superman

On the spaceship set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

King Kong (1933)

The Godfather — fish-line bullet holes.

The Howeling.

Tron (1982) — David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner messin around in costume.

Marathon Man — Hoffman & Olivier.

The French Connection — The Rig set in Gene Hackman's car before one of the best car-chase scenes in movie history.

On the set of Mothra (1961) - special effects director Tsuburaya Eiji

Ken Block vs. Hollywood.


Filmed over the course of five days, director Ben Conrad  (Zombieland and 30 Seconds or Less) [as the VFX supervisor -Ed] and his team at Logan deliver a Hollywood caliber production complete with pyrotechnics, massive stunts and a series of unbelievable tricks.  Featuring robotic sharks, deranged zombies, and a hilarious cameo by the Epic Meal Time guys , Ken Block and his Hybrid FunctionHoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.) bring the magic of Hollywood and gymkhana together.

If You Grew Up In The 90’s, You NEED To See This.


I’ve said many times before that I spent the majority of my growing up in the 90’s.  Video games, movies, and television shows were all the building blocks of the person I am today (just like Bob Marley had an influence on my parents).  I came across a video recently that pretty much sums up everything I knew and loved as a kid growing up in the 90’s.  And if you had access to media, you know most of it too.  Check the method.

The Artwork Of Randy Atwood.


The incredible illustrator Randy Atwood has a portfolio full of treasures.  But a series of his hyper-realistic pieces are all celebrity portraits are what really blew me away while looking at his collections.  This artwork is extremely detailed, (and his focus on hair totally blows my mind).  But out of all the illustrators I’ve seen who’s aim is to replicate photo-realism, Atwood is the only artist comparable to the also ridiculously talented Juan Francisco.