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Review - Mario Golf World Tour on the Nintendo 3DS!

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It's been 10 years since Mario Golf: Advance Tour but Mario and the gang are finally returning to the course and are ready to tee off in the new 3DS game Mario Golf World Tour.

Right off the bat, let me say that this new title is a huge success. I've been a fan of this series but this is the best in the line by far. The game offers 17 characters (1 of which is your Mii) and 10 playable course. Nintendo is furthering these numbers with some great downloadable content (DLC) which offers 4 more characters and 6 more courses. The standard characters are the usual characters for the series but DLC characters offer newcomers Toadette, Nabbit, Rosalina, and Gold Mario. 

Now let's run through a Speed Course and take a look at what the game has to offer. The new courses are a lot of fun and offer some challenging holes of golf which fans will love. These courses are supplemented with some nice music but at times the music can seem pretty plain and similar to music from other title…

Star Wars fan receives the ultimate gift in this great Star Wars Weekends commercial! [video]

Check out this amazing commercial that parodies the over-sentimentalized holiday commercials where you see couples buying each other over the top gifts like expensive jewelry and cars. This amazing new commercial titled "Big Red Bow" by Bruce Branit shows a wife giving her husband the ultimate gift; the Millennium Falcon!

This new commercial promotes Star Wars Weekends that are happening at Disney Parks from today May 16, 2014 to June 15, 2014!



Source: YouTube - Brandit FX

Side by side comparison video shows how gorgeous Mario Kart 8 will be on the Nintendo Wii U!

Mario Kart 8 developers have been saying that the new game pushes the Nintendo Wii U to it's limits and for the first time I believe them! Game footage from Mario Kart 8 has looked great but thanks to this side by side comparison video with Mario Kart 7 of the race track "Moo Moo Meadows" you can really see just how gorgeous the new game really is. I am blown away. I am extremely excited for the release of this new title and know that I'll be picking it up. Let me know if you'll be picking up Mario Kart 8 and what you are really excited for in the game.



Source: YouTube - IGN

Amazing (and deadly) DIY Wolverine claws are fully functioning! [video]

Wolverine is arguably the most popular member of the X-Men and his adamantium claws make him truly memorable. One fan took his love for the character one step further and created an amazing set of fully automatic Wolverine claws!
These claws are fully functioning (extending and retracting), 12" stainless steel claws, and work by the touch of a button. These are the best Wolverine claws I have ever seen but also probably the most dangerous! You could do some real damage with these things. All the same the enthusiasm in this video is great! Below it you can watch the "making of" video. Enjoy!



Making of:



Source: YouTube - colinfurze

Halo 5: Guardians coming in 2015 to Xbox One! [video]

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Microsoft dropping some much anticipated news for Halo fans out there today. It was announced the the next installment in the Halo franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, would be released for the Xbox One in 2015!
"“Halo 5: Guardians” is a bigger effort than “Halo 4.”  That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine.  Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.

It’s a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings and abilities of the 343 Industries team. A game that will incorporate the things we learned from “Halo 4” about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale – and perhaps more importantly, understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this gam…

Adorable art shows Toothless and Stitch having a sleep over dressed as each other!

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Artist TsaoShin has created a truly fun and adorable piece of art that features Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch during a sleepover. The adorable part is that each of them are wearing a costume and are dressed as the other. Simply wonderful work!
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Source: io9

New clip from Maleficent shows the first meeting between Aurora and Maleficent! [video]

An all new clip has been released for Disney's Maleficent! This new clip is titled "Fairy God Mother" and features Aurora (Elle Fanning) meeting Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) for the very first time. I'm surprised at how great this film looks but I have to admit that I am excited to see it.

Maleficent will hit theaters on May 30, 2014.



Source: YouTube - CBMTrailers

New poster and official character descriptions released for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Marvel has just given fans a real treat. Not only was a new poster revealed for Guardians of the Galaxy but official character descriptions were released as well! These new descriptions gives fans a new look at the characters and their backgrounds but readers should be warned that all this new info may have minor spoilers attached to them. 
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"PETER QUILL (Chris Pratt)
Peter Quill is an interstellar adventurer who was abducted from Earth at a young age. After recovering an ancient artifact, Quill must rally an unlikely team of cosmic misfits to prevent a powerful villain from destroying the galaxy.GAMORA (Zoe Saldana)
Gamora is an orphan from an alien world who was raised by the mysterious Thanos to become the perfect weapon. As Thanos’ personal assassin, Gamora has earned a reputation as a formidable warrior. Gamora now seeks redemption for her past crimes.DRAX (Dave Bautista)
A physical brute, Drax has a personal vendetta aga…

Could the Doctor be getting yet another companion on Doctor Who next season?

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It appears that the term "Team TARDIS" couldn't be more appropriate than in the upcoming season of Doctor Who. Fans have been suspecting that actor Samuel Anderson, who will be playing Danny Pink on the show, will be more of a companion than a guest star alongside Jenna Coleman's Clara Oswald. Danny Pink is also a teacher at Coal Hill School like Clara.

Samuel Anderson posted a photo on his Instagram account that may have given fans a hint that there may be another companion joining the team!



In the photo's caption Anderson refers to Ellis George as "#drwho#teamtardis there's a new member in the #whocrew my little sis @ellisgeorge". Recent filming announcements have placed George in at least 2 episodes so far. Could she appear in more? Many are looking at these new discoveries as connections to Moffat building the original "Team TARDIS" that had original Doctor Who companions (1963) Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright (who also taught at Co…

First 2 official images and video from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay reveal Julianne Moore as President Coin and her motives! [video]

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Lionsgate has just released the first two official photos from the upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. The photos reveal actress Julianne Moore as District 13 President, Alma Coin. Also featured is the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Head Gamesmaker, Plutarch Heavensbee. Also included is a video interview with Moore where she shares her thoughts on various areas of the film.  

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be in theaters on November 21, 2014.





Source: Vulture

All new action packed trailer is released for Transformers: Age of Extinction! [video]

A new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction has just smashed its way to its fans and this is probably the best trailer we have seen yet. Paramount Pictures seems to have done a better job with this latest installment and it looks like they will definitely be keeping the dino-bots hidden in mystery for as long as they can.

Transformers: Age of Extinction will explode into theaters on June 27, 2014.



Source: YouTube - CBMTrailers

Disney releases the first poster and teaser trailer for their live action Cinderella film! [video]

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Disney has officially released the first poster and teaser trailer for their upcoming live action film Cinderella. The poster is a fantastic teaser to introduce the film but the trailer just seems rather repetitive since it is essentially the same as the poster.

Official synopsis:
"The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have co…

Check out the (hilarious) alternate ending to Tyrion's speech on Game of Thrones! [video]

*Possible spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 6*

Tyrion's speech at the end of the last episode of Game of Thrones was possibly the best moment of the episode and it turns out that it has an alternative ending! I laughed so hard watching this and know that fans out there will love it. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Xerograde

First full length trailer for The Flash is a 5 minute thrill ride! [video]

The CW has released the first full  length trailer for their upcoming series The Flash and it is a surprising 5 and a half minutes long! The new show will star actor Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and will even guest star actor Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen/Arrow on the CW's Arrow. The show looks pretty interesting and I am excited to check it out. I think it's about time that the Flash stepped up into the spotlight.




Source: YouTube - The CW Television Network

The Flash races through his first official promo for his new show on the CW! [video]

It's finally here! The CW has just released the first promo video for their upcoming television show The Flash. Though Green Arrow is technically in the promo more than The Flash is it's still a pretty fun teaser for the new show. In this promo fans get to see Barry Allen's, aka The Flash, personality and what he'll look like when running super fast. If this promo is any indication, the show should be a lot of fun. Check it out and let me know what you think!

The Flash will air on the CW this Fall.



Source: YouTube - QuickFirePromos

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Calgary Expo cosplay music video! [video]

Calgary Expo drew in 97,000 attendees this year and among those attendees were some of the US' and Canada's best cosplayers.OTL Productions was on hand to take some fantastic footage and create an amazing cosplay video that spotlights the best that Calgary Expo 2014 had to offer. The video uses the song 'A Real Hero' remixed by DJ Panic City which fit perfectly. Sit back and enjoy some jaw dropping cosplays.



Source: YouTube - OTL Productions

Batman: The Animated Series' classic intro remade into a live action intro! [video]

Batman: The Animated Series will always be my favorite animated Batman show. No doubt about it. It was filled with so many amazing things and it had an iconic theme song and opening sequence. Tomi Pietila has taken his particular love for this series and created a shot for shot live action remake of the opening sequence that is so much fun to watch. He did a great job with this video and everyone involved should be really proud of their work. Batman fans out there should really enjoy this.



Source: Youtube - Jeffjambanjo

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race Superman and The Flash in this amazing art piece!

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Comic book fans love to debate about who would win in a footrace between Superman and The Flash. So much so that DC even wrote it's own comic about it. Well it seems that that race just got a little more interesting with the addition of a new challenger.

Artist Mauricio Abril has drawn up an amazing piece titled "Always Root for the Underdog" where Sonic from the hit video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog has taken his spot on the starting line to race the two iconic heroes. The piece is incredibly well drawn and I love that you can see Tails, Knuckles, and Amy in the background cheering on their friend. Sonic looks absolutely determined to show you that not only can he keep up with these two heroes but that he can defeat them! In this particular race, I know I'd be cheering on Sonic. Do you think he stands a chance against Superman and The Flash?
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Source: Mauricio Abril

Everything Wrong With X-Men: First Class! [video]

Even if you love a movie it's always fun to sit down with friends and poke a little fun at it. Cinema Sins did just that with X-Men: First Class and the resulting video is extremely funny! And for the first time that I can remember they took a sin count away simply because one particular movie moment was so hilarious that they thought it made up for a sin. I won't spoil what moment they loved but I completely agree! This is a well done video and well worth watching. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Cinema Sins

Video Game of Thrones - A Super Mario Bros. and Game of Thrones mash-up intro! [video]

Check out this fantastic musical mash-up between Game of Thrones and Super Mario World titled "Video Game of Thrones"! The clever video recreates the opening title sequence for Game of Thrones as though it were set in the video game world of Super Mario World with 16-bit music!
"Mario always pays his debts... With Dragon Coins!"


Source: YouTube - NicksplosionFX

New couch gag on The Simpsons features the Game of LIFE! [video]

One of the great things about The Simpsons is the opening "Couch Gag" during every episode intro. Animation Domination, along with Fox, has released the upcoming Couch Gag and this time it features the classic Game of LIFE. Watch as Homer goes through the classic game and builds his family. This is too funny. Enjoy!




Source: YouTube - Animation Domination

Watch an amazing behind-the-scenes sneak peek for “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! [video]

Universal Orlando Resort has just released an amazing behind-the-scenes video of the “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” ride that will be located inside the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, Diagon Alley!

This new ride will be a main attraction for the new section and will replicate the journey that Harry, Ron, and Hermione take in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows when traveling through the depths of Gringotts Bank. It is being reported that visiting muggles, non-magic folk, will be "greeted" by a 60 foot fire breathing dragon. They'll continue into Gringotts Bank which has been created to look just like the films. Inside the bank you'll have a change to meet some goblins and visitors will also have an encounter with Beallatrix Lestrange and Lord Voldemort!

Below you can watch the behind-the-scenes sneak peek video that includes insight from the film's cast as well as representatives from Universal Creative and Universal P…

Honest Trailers - Godzilla (1998)! [video]

Godzilla fans usually try to forget that the 1998 Godzilla film exists. (If you haven't seen it, lucky you, as a Godzilla film it really is that bad.) Now Screen Junkies has created a hilarious Honest Trailer for the film that you'll definitely want to sit down and see. Watch them make fun of the story, the Jurassic Park similarities, and .. well everything. Everything is fair game in this film. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Screen Junkies

Channing Tatum confirmed by X-Men producer to play Gambit.

It appears that all the rumors were true. Total Film had a chance to talk to X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner and she confirmed that Channing Tatum will indeed be playing the X-Man Gambit in an upcoming X-Men film. We still do not know what film that will be but it is definitely happening. 

I don't know how to feel about this news just yet but my initial reaction is disappointment. Time to grow out your hair and work on your Cajun accent Tatum! Only time will tell if this proves to be a good move or not. We'll see.

Below you can watch the video of Lauren Shuler Donner confirming the news.



Source: YouTube - Total Film

New footage for Transformers: Age of Extinction released in the extended TV spot! [video]

Paramount Pictures has just released an all new extended TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction from director Michael Bay. It shows some great footage but best of all is seeing Optimus Prime ride on the back of Grimlock like he is noble steed! It is a really impressive sight!

Transformers: Age of Extinction will be in theaters on June 27, 2014.


Source: YouTube - CBMTrailers

See the first official footage of CW's new show The Flash! [video]

The latest promo for the CW show Arrow gave fans a little sneak peek at the upcoming show The Flash! At the end of the promo fans can see a small clip of Barry Allen speeding towards the camera and then reveals the show's new logo. It may be a small, quick piece of footage but it is our first look at the Flash in action! Take a look below and enjoy!


Source: YouTube - The CW Television Network

The new Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has an official release date!

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2016 is turning out to be a huge year for films and it just got a little more crowded.

It was announced today that the newest "Harry Potter" film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, would be released on November 18, 2016!

This new film will be set 70 years before the event of the Harry Potter saga and will serve to expand the magical world that has already been established. The story will start out in New York and will follow the famous author of the wizarding textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Newt Scamander.

For more information on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them you can read my previous post on it here.


Source: Twitter - Exhibitor Relations


Zack Snyder reveals Ben Affleck in the new Batsuit and the new Batmobile for Batman vs Superman!

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Fans were anxiously waiting for the reveal on the new Batmobile today but in a surprise move, director of the upcoming "Batman vs Superman" film Zack Snyder has revealed both the new Batmobile and Ben Affleck in the new Batsuit! The Batmobile has a classic design look that I like a lot but I'd love to see a full shot of it soon. Take a look at the reveal image below. (And keep reading for an even better look!)

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For whatever odd reason Snyder chose to monochrome the photo so its a little dark and hard to see the finer details. So I took the photo and lightened it up a bit and it made all the difference! Take a look at the edited photo below for an even better look at the new Batsuit!
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From what I can see here the new Batsuit looks amazing. This new suit was clearly influenced by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns suit from the 1986 comic. With the smaller bat ears and the…

Watch the Game of Thrones theme played on household kitchen items! [video]

The internet is filled with musical interpretations of various hit songs. Dan Newbie has performed his own song with household kitchen items and creates the theme song for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones. Watch and listen as he plays a water jug, wine glasses, and various pots and pans. The outcome is surprisingly well done!



Source: YouTube - Dan Newbie

Listen to the Duck Tales theme song performed as a slow jam! [video]

Scott Bradlee has turned another classic Saturday morning cartoon theme song into a slow jam and this time his sights were set on the Duck Tales theme! It's a theme that everybody knows and is impossible to not hum/sing along to once you start hearing it. Bradlee's "Saturday Morning Slow Jams" series provides a lot of fun songs for nostalgic fans out there.



Source: YouTube - ScottBradleeLovesYa

3 new images of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee surface from Transformers: Age of Extinction!

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Empire Magazine has released three new images from the upcoming Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction and they look incredible. The photos feature Optimus Prime and Bumblebee of the Autobots and they look absolutely badass! The characters certainly have a slightly different look than what we saw in previous film and perhaps dealing with an all new enemy has caused them to upgrade their weapons and armor a bit. 


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Source: Empire Magazine

The Akira Project releases a stunning 5 minute live action trailer for the hit anime Akira. [video]

The Akira Project has finally released the trailer that they have been working hard on for the last two years. The trailer is a stunning 5 minute live action trailer for the hit anime Akira.
"The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice. We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys h…

7 facts you didn't know about Godzilla! [video]

Cinefix has released a new video focusing on some amazing facts about Godzilla that fans may not be aware of. This video is a must watch for any Godzilla fan out there and with the upcoming Godzilla coming out soon this is the perfect time to watch it! Find out how many Godzilla films there actually are, why the Godzilla suit looked different in every film, and more!
"A new Godzilla movie is coming out, and we're celebrating with a list of little-known kaiju facts. Strap into your rubber monster suit and ride along with us to trivia town!" 


Source: YouTube - CineFix

Zack Snyder releases a teaser image of the new Batmobile from "Batman vs Superman"!

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Time to get excited Batman fans! Director Zack Snyder tweeted the first official teaser image of the new Batmobile that will be driven by Ben Affleck's Batman in the upcoming "Batman Vs. Superman" film. Along with the photo he gave the following caption: "Could be time to pull the tarp…Tomorrow?" This image might not show but but from what i can see here I really like it. It is leagues better than the "tumbler" that we saw in the Dark Knight trilogy and it goes back to the classic style Batmobile look that we saw in the original films. If I had to guess, it looks like this Batmobile will be a single seat vehicle. I can't wait to see the big reveal! What do you think from this teaser image?
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Source: Twitter - Zack Snyder

Review - The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

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Last weekend Spider-Man swung back into theaters in the all new film The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Would our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man capture the attention of movie goers or would people turn on him fast than J. Jonah Jameson?

There has been a lot of back and forth about this film but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! From start to finish I really liked this film. There may be one or two changes that I would have made but it is hard to find a film that you like 100% as it is. I was lucky enough to be an extra in this film as it was filming in New York City so I was extra excited to sit down and finally get to see the finished product.

First off, the cast completely stepped up their game in this film. The cameo role of Paul Giamatti’s Aleksei Sytsevich / Rhino was well done as was Chris Cooper in the role of Norman Osborne. Sally Field brought a great, and emotional, performance to Aunt May. Dane DeHaan shined as Harry Osborne and really brought the character some new life.…

First official poster is released for Marvel's Agent Carter TV show!

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Fans were thrilled when the news broke out that ABC had picked up Marvel's new show Agent Carter. In a surprise move, ABC and Marvel have already released the first official poster for the show which will star actress Hayley Atwell who also starred in Captain America: The First Avenger and had a cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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""Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenge…

New photos and video of Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in Paris! [video]

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Set photos have been surfacing from the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and in this new batch you can take a look at actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Liam Hemsworth on the set of the film in Paris, France. Also included is a video of the scene being shot where you can see that Lawrence and Hemsworth, as their characters Katniss and Gale, try to blend in with Capitol citizens on the street. 
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Source: Daily Mail UK

Teenage Mutant Ninja Koopas - A wonderful Mario / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mash-up!

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Artist George Gant has drawn up this wonderful mash-up art piece that  features characters from both the Super Mario Bros. franchise and the Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles franchise. Gant has taken Mario's iconic villains, the Koopa Troopas, and has turned them into the Ninja Turtles who are fighting the iconic Turtles villain, Shredder. The piece is titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Koopas" and is wonderfully done. The colors are bright and vibrant and the piece is a lot of fun. *Open image in new window to view larger.


Source: Deviant Art - geogant

Nerdist releases a new awesome Star Wars lightsaber fight video titled "Saber III: Revenge of the Threesome"! [video]

Nerdist has created a few awesome and funny lightsaber battles in the past that Star Wars fans have enjoyed a lot. Now they have released their newest video titled "Saber III: Revenge of the Threesome" that shows a duel brake out in the middle of a toy commercial shoot. It seems that the three women playing with the toys in the commercial (Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, and Alison Haislip) have come to an argument that can only be settled with a lightsaber. The resulting fight is a lot of fun. Enjoy!




Source: YouTube - Nerdist

Spider-Man tries to join the Avengers in this funny video from CineFix! [video]

Fans were upset when their favorite (sometimes) Avenger, Spider-Man, couldn't join the team in the first film. It seems now though that Spider-Man is taking things into his own hands and has found his way onto the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron to join his friends.

CineFix has created a really funny video that shows us what happened when Spider-Man broke onto the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron and tried to join the team in the new film. The results may not have been what Spidey was hoping for. 



Source: YouTube - CineFix