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Friends TV show intro gets a Harry Potter makeover in this great video.

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A dedicated Harry Potter fan has used footage from the Harry Potter films and created a "Friends" style intro for the films that makes the films seem like a fun TV show! Creating these "Friends" intros for various other franchises is nothing new but this is one of the first Harry Potter ones that I have come across that I have quite enjoyed! (But not the first I have seen.) Watch the video below and let me know if you would tune in to a Harry Potter themed Friends show.



Source: Buzzfeed

LEGO Star Wars - Micro Battle of Hoth mini movie!

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The Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a fan favorite from the franchise. LEGO has taken this love for the battle and created a Microfighters video titled "Micro Battle of Hoth" that will surely crack fans up. This particular battle is its own unique battle separate from the one we saw in the film but it is still great and made me laugh. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - LEGO

Watch the animated life of Robb Stark from Game of Thrones in just 60 seconds!

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Here is another fantastic Quick Draw video from Vanity Fair that shares the animated life of Robb Stark from HBO's Game of Thrones in just 60 seconds. Robb Stark is played by Richard Madden in the show.



Source: YouTube - Vanity Fair

Trailer imagines Disney / Pixar's UP as a horror film.

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"What if Carl wasn't such a nice guy after all?"

Watch  this fantastic recut trailer for Disney / Pixar's hit film UP that imagines it as a horror film. It truly gives the film a whole other feel and is brilliantly made. Well done!



Source: YouTube - Bobby Burns

Get your first look at Jason Voorhees, Predator, Tanya, and Tremor in Mortal Kombat X!

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A new trailer for Mortal Kombat X's "Kombat Pack" DLC reveals the four characters that players will be able to unlock!

It was recently revealed that players would be able to fight as Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th and as the Predator from the Predator franchise. This still left two mystery fighters. The newest reveal trailer shows fans that the two newest additions are classic Mortal Kombat combatants; Tanya and Tremor!

Mortal Kombat X will hit store shelves on April 14, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Mortal Kombat Community

Newest Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. clip has Skye being compared to the Avengers!

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With Skye's, aka Daisy Johnson aka Quake, powers getting stronger on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., her friends at S.H.I.E.L.D. are beginning to take notice. This newest clip from the next episode, "Love In The Time of Hydra" has Agents Fitz and Simmons comparing Skye to a few members of the Avengers team. It's also interesting to see that the arm bracers Skye is wearing to help her heal also look similar to the bracers that Quake wears in the comics.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air this Tuesday on ABC at 9:00 PM ET.



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

A hero has fallen - tragedy strikes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics.

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I grew up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and have loved them ever since I was little. They are a group that has just always been there through various incarnations in shows, films, and comics. It is hard to imagine a world in which one of the Turtles would actually be defeated in battle where he dies.

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 one of the heroes falls in battle and it has fans scrambling for answers of whether this is really happening or if he will somehow pull through in the next issue.
"The series, by writers Tom Waltz and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, has committed to being more grounded in order to harken back to the original series, and this violent development certainly keeps in line with that." The comic is being written by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz and has been getting better and better but this new twist is something that I did not see coming. If this sticks it will change the comic forever.

Look inside the …

Morena Baccarin will play Copycat in the Deadpool film!

It was recently announced that actress Morena Baccarin (Gotham, Homeland, Firefly) was cast in the upcoming Deadpool film alongside actor Ryan Reynolds as the title character. However, the pair has tweeted photos of their director chairs from set and Morena's reveals who she is playing in the film!

Morena's tweet reveals that she is playing a character named "Vanessa" which pretty much confirms that she will be playing the character of Vanessa Carlysle, aka Copycat! Copycat is a shapeshifter in the comics who fell in love with Wade Wilson before he became Deadpool.

Powers:
"Genetic Metamorph: her mutant physiology gave her blue skin, white hair, and luminescent red eyes. Able to duplicate another humanoid or near-humanoid so accurately that even those closest to them couldn't tell the difference. Unlike the shape-shifting abilities of Mystique, Copycat's morphing seemed to go to the genetic level, where she could reproduce powers as well. This ability ac…

Another new TV spot is released for Avengers: Age of Ultron with some new footage.

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Well that was fast! After the amazing, new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron that was released yesterday with all new footage we now have yet another new TV spot for the film!

This new TV spot is short than the second one but features some quick new footage that fans may enjoy.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1, 2015.



Source: YouTube - CBR Trailers

Watch the first trailer for the Attack on Titan live action adaptation!

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The first trailer for the upcoming live action adaptation for Attack on Titan has surfaced and it looks like fans will be happy about this one. I have not gotten into the anime myself but have heard great things about it from friends. This particular trailer seems to be a teaser for the first two films for Attack on Titan which will be getting release dates of August 1, 2015 and September 19, 2015. At the moment these are the Japanese release dates but I am sure that this film will eventually make it out to other countries as well.



Source: io9

Game of Thrones season 5 featurette introduces Oberyn's daughters, the Sand Snakes!

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Get ready for the Sand Snakes! A new featurette has been released by the hit HBO show Game of Thrones that focuses on the daughters of the late Oberyn Martell, the Sand Snakes. The video reveals that his daughters are seeking revenge for his death. Playing the three daughter will be Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand, Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand, and Jessica Henwick as Nym Sand.

Game of Thrones season 5 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:00pm ET.



Source: YouTube - GameofThrones

Video shares the special effects breakdown for Rocket Raccoon from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Get ready to dive back into James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy with this awesome visual effects video that breaks down the effects used to create Rocket Raccoon. The video is from FrameStore who was the visual effects company Marvel used to create Rocket Raccoon. Watching these visual effects videos is always really cool. Seeing how a film is brought to life and the various methods used to create characters has always been fascinating to me. Watch the video below to see how Rocket Raccoon was brought to life and became a loved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.



Source: Laughing Squid

New episode of Pop Psych has Nintendo's Mario going to therapy.

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The newest episode of Pop Psych, a web series that analyzes the motivations and problems with popular pop culture icons, features everyone's favorite Italian plumber, Mario! Host Tessa Goss dives into the mind of this iconic Nintendo character and explains why Mario is content doing the same things over and over in his various video game adventures. This is a really fascinating look at the character and his motivations that any gamer will surely love. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Wisecrack

See the new species of catfish named after Star Wars' Greedo!

Science is once again reflecting pop culture and it is pretty cool. Jonathan Armbruster, biological sciences professor and curator of fishes for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, discovered a new species of catfish and has named him after an iconic character from the Star Wars franchise; Greedo! Star Wars fans will know Greedo as the bounty hunter that Han Solo shoots and kills in the Mos Eisley cantina.

The new species of catfish shares similar physical traits with Greedo including its wide eyes and puckered mouth. The latin designation given to the new species is Peckoltia Greedoi. Do you see the resemblance between Greedo and this newly discovered species of cat fish?

New species of catfish is named after Greedo from 'Star Wars' http://t.co/U73R7MSisY
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 19, 2015

Source: Twitter - Huffington Post

Explore the backstory of Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's "Con Man" with this fun animated video!

When fans love something, or someone, they are not shy about donating money to a cause. Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's new web series project Con Man has already surpassed its initial goal four times over.

Alan Tudyk has just released another fun video that describes what Con Man is really about. This new video sets up a little of the backstory for the web series and the tone that it will have as well. The series will star Tudyk as a former star of a cult hit sci-fi series that was pre-maturely canceled and follows his experiences around the convention circuit.



Source: Indiegogo - Con Man

Daredevil's new motion poster from Marvel teases Avengers Tower and his classic red suit!

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Well this is interesting. Marvel has released a new motion poster for their upcoming Netflix series Daredevil that has some pretty cool Easter eggs in it. The video features Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, walking through the streets of Hells Kitchen, NYC. However, if you keep an eye out in the background you'll see Avengers Tower! Even cooler, if you look closely as Matt Murdock walks up the street you'll start to notice that his reflection in the wet street is not mirroring his movements. Look more closely and you'll see that the reflection is actually Daredevil. Although it is hard to see, some are even saying that it looks like Daredevil could be wearing the red suit in the reflection and has the small horns on the helmet. It does sort of look like that. How cool!

Daredevil will air on Netflix on April 10, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

New TV spot for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is filled with mind blowing, new footage!

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Stop everything! Marvel has released a new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron that is completely filled with no footage that will blow you away! Every Avenger member takes the spotlight in this new trailer and you even get to hear Quicksilver speak for the very first time. If the earlier trailers did not excite you about the film then this may just be the one that does it! Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

Inspiring Mario comic teaches us to "Never Give Up".

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Artist Kotor has an amazing art style and draws up some pretty great little comic strips. Take a look at this one that he has drawn up that features Mario going through the various levels of Super Mario Bros. and being met with the hardships and enemies that he faces in the game. Titled "Never Give Up", this comic speaks volumes for everything that we do in life. We will always be met with hardships but we should never give up.
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Source: Comics by Kotor

New Star Wars book "Star Wars: Aftermath" will tell the tale of what happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens!

It was recently announced by Lucas Books and Del Rey that they would be releasing 20 new Star Wars books this year that would range from books to comics. These new titles would have the purpose of filling in the Star Wars history between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Now we have learned that the first book will be written by Chuck Wendig and will be titled Star Wars: Aftermath. This book, which is the first in a trilogy, will give fans a direct connection between between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

What happened after Endor? Find out in Aftermath, a new novel bridging Return of the Jedi & #TheForceAwakens. http://t.co/NKaSp6N80E
— Star Wars (@starwars) March 17, 2015

Talking about Star Wars: Aftermath, Jen Heddle, Senior Editor of Lucas Books, stated:
"The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace…

New trailer for Mortal Kombat X focuses on the Cage family!

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A brand new trailer has been released for the upcoming video game Mortal Kombat X and this time around it is focusing on the Cage family; Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Cassie Cage. The trailer primarily focuses on Johnny and Sonya and their relationship and teaming up once again to save the world but if you watch closely you'll also catch the reveal of the character Kenshi, a deadly fighter who is a skilled swordsman and blind.

Mortal Kombat X will be available for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One, and PC on April 14, 2015.



Source: YouTube - GameHQMedia

8-bit Cinema turns The Walking Dead seasons 1-2 into an 8-bit video game!

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A new 8-bit Cinema video has been released by CineFix and this one is Part 1 of a new set that will focus on the hit AMC show The Walking Dead! This video turns the first two seasons of the show into an 8-bit video game and it definitely looks like a game that I would enjoy playing!



I cracked up at "You found Sophia."!

Source: YouTube - CineFix

80's video game characters attack New York City in the new "Pixels" film trailer!

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The film Pixels has been known about for some time but now fans can sit back and see the full trailer for the first time. I'm a little puzzled since it delivers a wide spectrum of thoughts. The film brings in some of the most iconic video game characters from the 80's (and some might say all time) and has them attacking New York City. On one hand it is awesome seeing these characters on the big screen. But then the film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad who are trying to save the world from the alien invasion that sent down these characters. This has me concerned because their films could really go either way; amazingly funny or just awful. I laughed at some of the jokes in this trailer but I doubt every joke will be a success in this film.

Watch closely and you'll also see a quick inserted frame into the trailer at the 1:38 mark that takes you to a website called Dojo Quest that is about Ashley Benson's character in the film. You'll als…

Paul Feig is still not sure if he'll use the original 'Ghostbusters' theme song in the new film.

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The new Ghostbusters film is a touchy subject with many fans for many different reasons. Personally, I have repeatedly been asking two questions; "Will they use the original Ghostbusters theme song?" and "Will they use the original Ghostbusters logo?" Both of these are icons of an era and are ingrained in pop culture.

Director Paul Feig has commented on one of these pressing questions and commented his thoughts on whether or not he will use the original Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters theme song in the new film.
""We have ways to bring it in that we're playing with, so we'll see,"  "It's such an iconic thing that part of you goes, 'I don't want to change it,' but then another part of you wants to update it," Feig said. "It's one of the biggest questions we're faced with."" Its difficult to imagine a Ghostbusters film without the iconic Ray Parker Jr. theme song (and for some fans impossible to imag…

Funny rap video has Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs performing Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.!

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I kept seeing this video circulate around the net and for whatever reason decided not to watch. Well, today I watched it and fully understood why this was so popular.

This video is "A mashup of 'Dinosaurs' (TV Series 1991–1994) and Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G (1997)" and it is executed perfectly. Who knew that in a past life Biggie was Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs. Enjoy!

Warning: Strong Language



Source: YouTube - Benjamin Roberts

The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman weighs in on the Marvel vs DC debate.

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One of the biggest debates going on right now with movie goers (as well as comic fans) is who is better; Mavel or DC? Even though it seems that Marvel clearly has the upper hand with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) being around for quite a few years now, DC has announced their own plans to build the DC universe in their films now.

Right now, Marvel has a line up for the next 5 years that is pretty stand out amazing. At this point fans know how Marvel Studios is handling their characters and trust them to put out stellar films.

On the other hand, DC has announced quite a bit of films themselves (some of which are definitely exciting) but it is still not known 100% the tone that the DC universe will take or how Warner Bros. will handle the DC characters.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was asked on his opinion on the Marvel vs DC debate and he gave a great answer.
"“ I’m going to get in trouble here … Anyone would be foolis…

New Game of Thrones season 5 trailer talks about the next possible ruler of Westeros!

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The doors to Westeros are once again almost open as we come nearer to the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones. In anticipation of the release, HBO has released another trailer for the upcoming season that is filled with some great new footage!

In the trailer Lord Varys is talking to Tyrion about what the next ruler of Westeros will have to have in order to take over and by the end of the trailer is is clear who Varys is referring to. Enjoy!

Game of Thrones return on HBO on April 12, 2015.



Source: YouTube - GameofThrones

Cosplay Closet - Cosplays and video games of PAX East 2015!

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Beat Down Boogie was in attendance this year at PAX East 2015 and took some great footage of the cosplayers and video games being show cased at the convention. Beat Down Boogie always puts together amazing videos from conventions and this one is no exception. They captured some of the great cosplays that populated the convention and show people why this is one of the most popular conventions to attend year after year. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - beatdownboogie

Jaws - What’s the difference between the book and the film?

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Steven Spielberg's 1975 film Jaws is an all time classic and is revered by millions of movie lovers. The film was based off the book which was released a year prior to the film but there are plenty of differences between the film and the book. In fact some of the differences are pretty big.

CineFix has created a fantastic video that goes through and identifies these differences and talks about why they were made. If you are a big fan of the film (or book), this is definitely an interesting video that you need to watch! Find out character differences, more info on Amity Island, how the ending was different and much, much more!
"Before it was the original summer blockbuster, Jaws was a novel by Peter Benchley that sold like gangbusters. You guys have been asking for it, so here we are: Jaws - What’s the Difference?   Steven Spielberg called dibs on adapting the book before it was released, but on the road from page to screen, a lot of things got changed. It’s still the tale of a…

Watch the official trailer for the new Thunderbirds reboot series "Thunderbird Are Go"!

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The 1960's show Thunderbirds is getting a fresh rebooted cartoon series titled Thunderbirds Are Go and the first official trailer has been released! The new series looks to capture the original series look (which had the characters portrayed by marionette puppets) by having the sets for the show built from practical models and having the characters created with computer graphics to look like the old style. It's an interesting blend of old and new. The trailer looks pretty cool and it'll be interesting to see how well this new series does.
"When disaster strikes and there’s no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe – and beyond – in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No re…

Funny short "When No One Gets Your Cosplay (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance)" will crack up any cosplayer!

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If you are a cosplayer then you have probably come across the situation where you were not recognized in the cosplay that you had spent hours upon hours working on. It's an upsetting moment that everyone experiences at some point and when it does there is always an interesting monologue of thoughts in your head.

This hilarious Birdman parody from YouTuber OnlyLeigh takes a look at that exact moment. Featuring a Harvey Birdman cosplayer with an inner monologue like Michael Keaton's character in Birdman, this video is sure to crack up any cosplayer! Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - OnlyLeigh

Details on Batman's role in Suicide Squad surface!

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Some very interesting news has surfaced concerning Batman's role in the upcoming Suicide Squad film!

Umberto Gonzalez from Latino Review has been told some very interesting news from a source that he has shared on his Instagram account. If I had learned to trust anyone concerning great movie news, it is Latino Review. Their sources are always dead on and have an amazing track record.

*Spoiler Warning.*

Here is the news that Gonzalez has come across:
"According to sources, in the film Batman is some sort of big boogeyman that the government REALLY hates. Get this, prior to the events in #BatmanvSuperman, THE JOKER is the only one to really ever meet him or know him and that's why he's so important to Amanda Waller. They have footage of Batman in action which they watch. There is a bit of dialogue where they say Batman is the key to tracking down all 'the supers.' Very cool stuff." So far, none of this is confirmed but like I said above, Latino Review has a…

The T-Rex is loose in the new LEGO Jurassic World trailer!

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A new trailer has been released for the upcoming video game LEGO Jurassic World and it is really funny. The game looks like it will be a lot of fun and it will take gamers through all four Jurassic Park films and I have heard that you may even be able to play as a dinosaur in the game as well! Take a look at the all new trailer below and stay tuned for more fun LEGO Jurassic World news!

LEGO Jurassic World will be available for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, Xbox 360 and One, PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, and the PC on June 30, 2015.



Source: YouTube - IGN

See a photo of Drea De Matteo and her deadly claws as Karla Faye in this week's new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

In this week's upcoming new episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., actress Drea De Matteo will be joining the cast as one of Cal's super villains named Karla Faye. Take a look at the photo below that gives the fans a look at the weapons that Karla Faye will have. We'll have to wait and see if these "claws" were grafted onto her fingers somehow or if she gained them by other means. Whatever the case, she definitely looks deadly!

.@dreadematteo's Karla Faye joins @Kyle_MacLachlan's Cal for a dark & twisty treat on Marvel's #AgentsofSHIELD! pic.twitter.com/E3M73vcI9M
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) March 15, 2015

Source: Twitter - Agents of SHIELD

Princess of Thrones - A hilarious The Princess Bride and Game of Thrones mashup trailer!

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Check out this hilarious mashup video from Shawn Kohne and Todd Spence that brings together the iconic film The Princess Bride and HBO's hit series Game of Thrones! This great video images what it would have been like if the grandson's grandfather read him "Game of Thrones" instead of "The Princess Bride" in the film. Everything fits together great and the video's closing line is hilariously perfect. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Shawn Kohne