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Cosplay Closet - Take a deeper look at the people and cosplays of the cosplay community for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Over the past few years the cosplay has grown from a small community to a full way of life. The web series "Cosplay Boom" takes a deeper look at cosplayers and why they create the amazing costumes that they do.

This episode of Cosplay Book dives into the world of The Hobbit cosplay. It shares some truly inspiring cosplays as well as interviews with Richard Taylor (Creature Effects for WETA Workshop that worked on the Middle Earth films). As a cosplayer myself I find it fascinating to hear the stories of the people behind the cosplay and find out why they are so passionate about what they do and that is exactly what this video delivers.

Enjoy this look at the cosplay Hobbit community.



Source: YouTube - Cosplay Boom

Superhero Origins: X-Men's Rogue!

Being a member of the X-Men seems like an incredible honor but for some it comes with some very tough changes for your life. Among other abilities, Rogue can absorb another mutant power and gain that power for a short time. This sounds great but knowing that you could never touch another living being with your bare hands because of it must come with some very emotional baggage.
"Some people really don't like to be touched – and with Rogue, there's a reason for that. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we explore the comic book origin of the Rogue of the X-Men."  Take a look at this fantastic video that dives into the comic origins of this amazing character and shows you how she developed into that character that fans know today.



Source: YouTube - WatchMojo.com

Hayao Miyazaki discusses his amazing career in this fantastic UC Berkley video!

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If you are a fan of Hayao Miyazaki and his amazing anime films then this is one video that you certainly need to watch.

UC Berkley held an event in 2010 where Rolan Kelts sat down with Hayao Miyazaki and discussed his career and the work that he has done. The video is lengthy at an hour and a half but I highly recommend finding the time to watch. It shares some amazing insights into Miyazaki's career.
"A conversation with legendary Japanese animator and filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, who was honored earlier that day with the Berkeley Japan Prize (2009-2010). The Berkeley Japan Prize is a lifetime achievement award from the Center for Japanese Studies to an individual who has made significant contributions in furthering the understanding of Japan on the global stage. This event was a part of the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies' 50th Anniversary program of events" Enjoy!




Source: YouTube - UC Berkeley Events

10 fun facts about Mario Kart!

YouTube channel "Fun Facts" has created a great minute and a half video that shares some amazingly fun facts about the hit Nintendo video game franchise Mario Kart. Find out why the blue shell was created, who drank champagne after winning an event in the Japanese version of the game, and more! There are several facts here that I was not aware of so this video was a lot of fun!



10 Fun Facts about Mario Kart:

"1. Mario Kart 8 is the first game in the franchise to feature a fully animated moustache on Mario.

2. Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 was the first game to feature the series regular Waluigi.

3. The Thwomp’s laughter in Mario Kart 64 is actually Wario’s laugh slowed down.

4. The creators of Mario Kart 64 came up with the idea of the blue shell after processing limitations prevented them from showing all the characters on screen at the same time. The blue shell was their solution for quickly clearing an overcrowded track.

5. If you listen closely while driving through the ca…

Zachary Levi will star in NBC's Heroes Reborn!

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It has been some time since we got any new information on the upcoming NBC mini-series Heroes Reborn but tonight's news may make the wait worth it!

It has been announced that actor Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World) will be headlining the new show when it airs this summer.

Levi will join Heroes alum Jack Coleman (who played Noah Bennet) for the 13 episode miniseries. When asked about joining the show Levi stated:
"“One of my first, and fondest, memories of joining the NBC family in 2007 was having the pleasure of getting to know Tim Kring, and the cast of Heroes. I was a fan of their collective work and always thought it was such a fantastic and fun world they got to play in. With Heroes: Reborn, I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring more of that world to life, and excited to help in offering the fans of the franchise an epic new installation of a series that made such a huge impact on entertainment.”" Are you excited to hear that Zachary Levi will be join…

Hilarious video shares subtitles for R2-D2's beeps and boops throughout the Star Wars films!

Fans of the Star Wars franchise have long wondered what R2-D2 could be saying behind all his beeps and boops through out all of the films. Now, thanks to Eclectic Method they can find out! Eclectic Method has created this great video that adds subtitles to everything that R2-D2 is saying through the films and it reveals that R2 may have been more sarcastic that we realized.


R2D2 Subtitlesby eclecticmethod

Source: Geeks Are Sexy

Watch the debut trailer for Batman vs. Robin! (Inspired by Batman: The Court of Owls!)

Warner Bros. and DC have released the debut trailer for their upcoming animated film Batman vs Robin! This new film seems to take off where Son of Batman left off and will be inspired by the comic story arc "Batman: The Court of Owls" which was amazing! If this film turns out as good as the comic story line then fans are in for a real treat!

Watch the debut trailer below.



Source: YouTube - IGN

Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) in 22 minutes!

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may not have been everybody's favorite incarnation of the turtle team but it was still cool to see the team back on the big screen. Also, the films grossed a lot of money which is paying for the upcoming sequel. Take a look at Cinema Sins' new video that shares "Everything Wrong With" the new Turtle film in 22 minutes. (Yes, this is a long video but it's quick funny and well worth a watch when you have the time. Or just to jump skim through.) With 221 sins found in this film this video is a lot of fun to watch. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - CinemaSins

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy as an 8-bit video game!

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was a box office smash hit and has become a big part of current pop culture. CineFix has taken advantage of this and created an all new video for "8-Bit Cinema" featuring Guardians of the Galaxy. Now you can see what the film would be like as an 8-bit video game! It certainly a game that I would play!



Source: YouTube - CineFix

Honest Video Game Trailer - The Sims!

Smosh Games has posted a new Honest Game Trailer for The Sims and I could not stop laughing. This is one particular video game series that I personally could not get into and this honest trailer points out a lot of my reasons in such a great and humorous way. But even if you are into this series you will laugh at the jokes shared in this video.
"You've Simmed a city, a tower, an earth, and an ant. Now, EA and Maxis let you simulate the least interesting subject yet - you! The Sims." Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Smosh Games

Testing out the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens cross guard lightsaber. Is it dangerous?

When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed the newest lightsaber to be wielded by a Sith, the fans were extremely split on how to feel. Some outwardly hated it and some saw the practical reasons for the new saber and embraced it. The newest lightsaber not only appears to be much longer than the older blades that we are used to and seemed to have a sort of flame look instead of the solid blade we have seen in the past, but also has two much shorter side blades that look like cross guards.

One of the biggest complaints of this new saber is that the cross guards would cut the wielder and therefore the saber is completely impractical. However, one dedicated weapons specialist has created a fantastic video that shows fans that it is completely possible to wield a cross guard lightsaber without injuring yourself.
"Thrand, Eldgrimr and Marquez devise a test to see if the new Cross-guard Lightsaber from the New Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Official Tea…

How (and why) Dr. Seuss created Green Eggs and Ham.

In this fascinating video we find out why the classic Dr. Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham was written and the process that Dr. Seuss took to create it!

Originating from a bet to create a book using only 50 words, Green Eggs and Ham became one of Theodore Geisel's (aka Dr. Seuss) best selling books that became a classic among childrens' books.
"Dr. Seuss was well known for his childrens books, but how did he go about putting them together and where did his ideas come from? UC San Diego's Lynda Claassen walks us through his process of notes and sketches for the popular Green Eggs & Ham."

Source: Laughing Squid

Super Mario Taken - A Super Mario Bros. parody trailer for Taken!

Check out this great Taken parody trailer that features the characters from the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise!
"Mario meets Taken in a short trailer parody where the iconic plumber must save Princess Toadstool (Peach) and Daisy from a band of familiar mushroom kingdom goons."


Source: YouTube - WTFLOL

Torchwood may be returning to the BBC! However it's not as a show or comic.

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When Doctor Who fans found out there would be a spin-off series titled Torchwood that would star actor John Barrowman as the character Jack Harkness, they jumped through the roof. The show was a huge success and got bigger with every season (with the exception of it's fourth and final season on Starz). When the show ended fans felt conflicted on how they should feel about the news. On one hand they were devastated and wanted it back. On the other, the fourth season titled "Miracle Day" had left a sour taste in their mouths and some thought maybe it was for the best.

It appears now that after all this time that Torchwood may be returning! However, it may not be the way that you think. It's not coming back on television at the moment and when a fan favorite television series is cancelled one of the first questions (besides "why?!") is, "Is it getting a comic?" Torchwood is not getting a comic. It is getting something that many would have never gues…

Fun acapella cover for X-Men (the animated series)!

Check out this fun acapella cover by The Warp Zone  of the X-Men (the animated series). This is a really simple cover and may not be up to The Warp Zone's normal level but you can tell they had a lot of fun shooting it and its a fun video to watch. Enjoy!



Source: Laughing Squid

New trailer for Mortal Kombat X is brutal and teases the return of Goro!

A new trailer has been revealed for the upcoming video game Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios and it is brutally violent. Which is one thing that certain gamers have come to love about this franchise. The great things about this trailer is that it reveals that Kung Lao, Kitana, and Goro will all be playable characters in the game. Goro!! You have to pre-order the game to be able to play as Goro but that is still really cool. Check out the all new trailer below.

Mortal Kombat X will be in stores on April 14, 2015 for the XBox 360, XBox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC.



Source: YouTube - Machinima

Everything Wrong With Ghost Rider in 17 minutes!

Ghost Rider may be a badass character in the Marvel universe but when it was his time to shine on the big screen it just didn't live up to fan's expectations. Nicolas Cage as the Ghost Rider was entertaining to watch but not always for the right reasons.

Cinema Sins takes us back to this 2007 film and takes a look at everything wrong with it in 17 minutes. Absolutely hilarious. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Cinema Sins

New Nintendo Direct delivers lots of great information and upcoming games!

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In case you didn't get to see this morning's Nintendo Direct be sure to check it out! It is filled with some really cool information including new news on the New Nintendo 3DS, a new Fire Emblem game, Mario Party 10, the inclusion of Fire Emblem characters as playable characters in Code Name S.T.E.A.M., The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and more!



Source: YouTube - Nintendo

Strong female characters in video games - debunking a myth! Celebrating strong female characters!

Even though there has been a significant amount of strong female characters throughout video game history, there are still those who do not acknowledge the vast amount there really are and then voice their opinions that there not enough. Or that the female characters out there are always background or joke characters.

One dedicated gamer sought to give an answer to this debate and has created a video where he sings about all the strong female characters that we have seen in gaming history (and admits that there are some he left out). This is actually a lot of fun to watch! (And makes me think of the cartoon Animaniacs.) Below the video you'll find the lyrics of the song which includes all the characters names in order of appearance.

There is always room for more strong female characters but do you agree that there is not a short supply of them currently out there or do you feel differently?

Enjoy!



Song lyrics:

"Odessa, Kanono, Rosella, Alena, Hatsune Miku, Lyonesse
Mackenzie, an…

LEGO Groot, Hodor, and Chewbacca meet in the Mos Eisley Cantina to discuss how "No One Understands".

Find out what happens when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi of the Star Wars franchise walk into the Mos Eisley cantina and find three of film and TV's greatest misunderstood sidekicks having a conversation. This fantastic new video from Brotherhood Workshop puts together Groot (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy), Chewbacca (Star Wars), and Hodor (HBO's Game of Thrones) and lets fans listen in on their conversation about not being understood by their partners. This video is extremely well done and so funny!

"A Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Marvel mashup, in which our three favorite taciturn sidekicks are allowed to express how they really feel." Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - BrotherhoodWorkshop

Gaming with a pet kitten around you can be fun and really hard.

This funny video shows you what it is like to try to play video games when you have a curious kitten around. The results are adorable and hilarious.



Source: Geeks Are Sexy

Marvel releases an action packed new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron!

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Marvel has just posted a brand new, action packed trailer for their upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron!

This new trailer shows off some great new footage of the Hulkbuster vs Hulk fight scene as well as various Avengers fighting in different moments as well as Thor sending out a lightning bolt at someone. (These trailers could use a lot more Thor.) Fan will also get to see more of James Spader as the new villain Ultron which still looks creepy as hell. This is one film I am sure everybody is itching to see!

Avengers: Age of Ultron will smash its way into theaters on May 1, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

Everything Wrong With Percy Jackson and The Sea Of Monsters!

Cinema Sins has released a new "Everything Wrong With" video and this time they let loose on Percy Jackson and The Seas of Monsters! I never got a chance to see this sequel but that didn't stop me from laughing throughout this entire video. They bring up some hilariously great point and plot holes and if you were a fan of the books or films then this is definitely a video you should check out. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Cinema Sins

Who will step in as the Arrow and wear the suit on CW's Arrow? The answer may shock you!

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*Possible spoilers ahead.

When Arrow aired it's mid-season finale it left fans scrambling for answers as to whether or not Oliver Queen had actually just been killed by Ra's al Ghul and what will happen to "Arrow" now that Oliver is gone. It was certainly a major cliffhanger!

Fans expect our favorite archer to make a return, the show is called Arrow, but the bigger question was when will Oliver make his return and what will his friends do in the meantime?

In recent trailers and other promo videos and photographs we have seen that Arsenal will step up in a big way and that Katie Cassidy's character Laurel Lance will officially become "Black Canary". You even have Ray Palmer trying to finish his A.T.O.M. suit! But what about the "Arrow"? Will he just disappear for the time being? New information that says Arrow will still be protecting Starling City. But who will be donning the green archer's suit?

Find out inside the full article!

Star Wars Rebels behind the scenes video shows Star Wars veteran actor Billy Dee Williams voicing Lando Calrissian for the next episode!

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Billy Dee Williams is back! Star Wars Rebels has released an all new behind the scenes video that show actor Billy Dee Williams doing voice over work for Lando Calrissian's return to the Star Wars universe. In the next episode of Star Wars Rebels titled "Idiot's Array", fans will get to see a younger Lando who is still up and coming in the universe and learning all his sharp moves.



Post by Star Wars Rebels.

Source: Facebook - Star Wars Rebels

Gamer does a speed run completing 3 dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time blindfolded!

Wow! Now THIS is impressive! Take a look at this amazing video of gamer "Runnerguy2489" does a speedrun of the Nintendo video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time blindfolded! In the video he accomplishes to beat three dungeons in the game while blindfolded the entire time. The video is a bit longer at an hour and a half but to appreciate the skill you can really jump to any point in the video and watch for a little bit. He walks the viewers through each of his decisions and tell them why he is doing the things that he is in game. He also explains how is able to accomplish this feat which includes being able to tell what type of surface Link is walking on (grass, dirt, wood, ect.) just by the sound effects in the game. This is truly impressive!

Enjoy!



Source: My Nintendo News