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Five more Easter eggs emerge for Nintendo's Splatoon!

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Last week I posted a great video for Nintendo Wii U's new third person shooter Splatoon that shared some incredible Easter eggs that featured 8-bit Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.

With the release of Splatoon on Friday, Game Xplain has released a new video that shows fans five new in game Easter eggs that involve the Squid Sisters, Cap'n Cuttlefish, spraying seagulls, Octo Valley, and the collectible Sunken Scrolls!

Are you enjoying Splatoon?



Source: YouTube - GameXplain

Amazing video shows off first person shooter video games in Lego form!

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Animator Andrew McMurry has created a brilliant first person shooter video that features hit video games in Lego form. Games include Portal, Skyrim, Bioshock, and Counter Strike. Seeing these games in this style is really funny and a whole lot of fun. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - AndrewMFilms

Disney decides to cancel plans for Tron 3.

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Sad news has hit the Tron world today as it is being reported that Disney has elected not to move forward with the third installment of the franchise. This is very sad news as the world of Tron had such amazing potential to it and I was very excited for the film.

The new film would have saw the return of actor Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, actress Olivia Wilde as Quorra, and Joseph Kosinski returning to direct the film.

Although Tron: Legacy made its money back Disney felt that it had under performed at the box office. The Tron franchise definitely has a cult following but perhaps Disney felt moving forward with the third film just wasn't a smart money decision for them. It's a real shame! Instead, it seems like they'll move forward with adapting their classic animated films into live action films.

Are you upset about the news that Tron 3 has been canceled? Think maybe Disney will revisit the idea sometime in the future?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Cosplay Closet - Cosplay videos of The Steampunk World’s Fair 2015!

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Like other conventions The Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway, NJ attracts some amazing cosplayers. Beat Down Boogie was in attendance at The Steampunk World’s Fair 2015 and was able to capture some truly amazing costumes on film. The great thing about these videos is that it shows off some incredible artistry and costuming. The way some of these cosplayers can turn a regular comic or film character into a steampunk work of art is amazing.

Enjoy!





Source: YouTube - beatdownboogie
Source: YouTube - beatdownboogie

4 new promotional videos for Fantastic Four offer background details on the team.

If you are excited for the upcoming Fantastic Four film then you'll definitely want to check out these four new promotional videos that were released on the Fantastic Four Twitter page! The videos offer fans some great background details on the main characters; Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), the Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), Invisible Woman (Kate Mara), and The Thing (Jamie Bell).

The film has an uphill battle to climb with comic fans but there are definitely some things in it that have me intrigued. I'll most likely check it out because I like the team and it'll be fun to see a new take on the characters. Will you be seeing the film when it is released in theaters?

Fantastic Four will be in theaters on August 7, 2015.

Ambitious mind. Scientific prodigy. #ReedRichards#FantasticFourhttps://t.co/1PQWvSQTJG — Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) May 13, 2015
Independent. Beautiful. Brilliant. #SueStorm#FantasticFourhttps://t.co/xorxXxoEiT — Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) May 15,…

Watch the full Agent Carter panel from Wizard World St. Louis with Hayley Atwell and Lyndsy Fonseca!

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Actresses Hayley Atwell and Lyndsy Fonseca recently appeared at Wizard World St. Louis and spoke at an Agent Carter panel. During the panel the two talk about Agent Carter's first season, the upcoming second season (with some great insight from Hayley Atwell), and Captain America: The First Avenger. The panel is a lot of fun and has some really fun stories from the actresses. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - QuackyTelly

Video shows evidence that Darth Vader broke his neck in Star Wars!

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I have to admit that I have never noticed this small detail in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi but it flashes by on the screen so quick that I am not surprised that I, and almost everyone else, missed it.

YouTuber "The Movie Maniac" has created a video that walks you through the evidence from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi that shows that Darth Vader had broken his neck at some point between the end of Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith and the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The surprising thing is that you never hear discussions about this little fact which leads me to believe that many out there may not know about it.

When Darth Vader is lifting the Emperor over his head in order to save Luke, the Emperor's force lightning flashes around and goes through Darth Vader. At this point Vader's body lights up like an x-ray and you can see that his neck vertebra have been replaced by what looks to be a metal spine. The real question here is when did this happen? What …

Watch the new gameplay trailer for LEGO Jurassic World!

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have released a brand new gameplay trailer for LEGO Jurassic World! This trailer puts the spotlight on the dinosaurs in the game that are fully playable!

The great thing about this upcoming video game is that it encompasses all four films into the game and will have four playable adventures. The game itself looks like it will be a lot of fun and keeps the humor that the LEGO games are known for.

LEGO Jurrasic World launches on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PC along side the film on June 12, 2015.



Source: YouTube - WB Games

Sesame Street's Big Bird performs Big Pun's "Still Not A Player"!

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The internet is always there for you when you need a pick me up and today the internet has definitely provided that pick me up. Here is a video that feature's Sesame Street's Big Bird singing "Still Not A Player" by Big Pun (1998). The video is footage from Sesame Street witht he audio track of Big Pun but it is spliced together perfectly. It is extremely funny. Enjoy!



Source: TIME

Watch the opening credit sequence to Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil reimagined in the style of Law and Order.

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Many Marvel fans loved the opening credit sequence for Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil, but take a look at what the opening credit sequence would look like if it were reimagined as the opening from the court room drama Law & Order. The video was created by videographer David Johns and is extremely well done.



Source: Laughing Squid

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 villains Shredder, Karai, Bebop, and Rocksteady seen on set in costume!

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Some very exciting set photos have appeared from the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 that have me very excited for the film! These photos give fans a first look at the sequel's new villains and they look absolutely amazing! It really looks like they are trying to step it up in this new film and give fans what they want. The new photos reveal Brian Tee as Shredder, Brittany Ishibashi as Karai, Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop, and Stephen Farrelly as Rocksteady. Farrelly is also known as the WWE Superstar Sheamus.

The photos of Bebop and Rocksteady are obviously pre-mutation so it'll be very interesting to see if they are transformed into their animal forms in this film. (Bebop is transformed into a humanoid warthog and Rocksteady is transformed into a humanoid rhinoceros.) The pre-mutation looks are great and I love that they kept Bebop's purple mohawk and nose ring. I also really have to say that both Brian Tee and Brittany Ishibashi look much better as Shredder and K…

New Ant-Man poster has Ant-Man dodging a barrage of bullets!

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The new Ant-Man poster released by Marvel has Ant-Man riding on the back of a winged ant as he dodges a barrage of bullets streaming his way. This is a much cooler poster than we have previously seen from the film and it'll be cool to see a moment like this actually happen. Are you excited for Marvel's Ant-Man?

Ant-Man will be in theaters on July 17, 2015.
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Source: Twitter - Marvel

New set photos and videos from the Suicide Squad set show off Batman's new suit and the Batmobile in action!

A new batch of photos and videos has surfaced from the Toronto set of Suicide Squad and it gives fans a great look at the new Batsuit that Batman will be wearing as well as a look at the Batmobile in pursuit of the Joker and his Lamborghini.

It may only be Ben Affleck's stunt double in the picture but it is still a great look at his suit which looks amazing. You also get a look at Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. I have been a fan of Harley's looks for this film but I am not a fan of her having "Rotten" tattooed on her cheek. Check out the photos and video of the car chase below!

Suicide Squad will be in theaters on August 5, 2016.


Better look at #Batman and #HarleyQuinn on the set of #SuicideSquad! A photo posted by Batman v Superman™ (@batmanvsupermandawnofjustice) on May 28, 2015 at 9:24am PDT

#Batman chasing #TheJoker and #HarleyQuinn sooting of #SuicideSquad!! Via @johnhanleyphoto A video posted by Batman v Superman™ (@batmanvsupermandawnofjustice) on May 27, 2015 at…

Andy Serkis' character name is revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Some big news was revealed today by Lucasfilm and Disney concerning a new character for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Since the news of Andy Serkis' casting for the film fans have wondered who he would be playing. Most assumed, given his background, that he would be playing a character that would involve CGI and motion capture. We now know that these assumptions were correct! A new behind the scenes photo has been released of Serkis in a motion capture suit for his character that in the new film will be named "Supreme Leader Snoke". So far the only piece of information released on the character is his name. As to what/who he is a leader of, why he is leading them, and whether he'll be good or bad (though his voice sounded villainous) we'll have to wait and see.We do know that Andy Serkis was the actor who delivered the narration in the first teaser trailer for the film that was released last November.

What do you think of the name "Supreme Leader Snoke"…

New 3D printed Bionic Claws could transform you into X-Men's Wolverine!

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If you have ever wanted to be Wolverine from Marvel's X-Men then Advancer Technologies has just the new prop for you! Along with a Kickstarter campaign that they currently have running for new technology they are calling MyoWare, they have released a video for 3D printed bionic claws that really extend and retract.
"Our tutorial will teach you to build bionic claws using our fourth-generation muscle sensor, the MyoWare. Simply flex your forearm muscle and *SNIKT*, a fraction of a second later the 4 inch claws extend out. Relax your forearm to retract the claws. We've even added a muscle-activated locking mechanism in case you want the claws to stay out without keeping your muscle flexed." The technology behind these claws is absolutely brilliant and is being used for great purposes with prosthetic limbs. Check out the video below to see the "Bionic Claws" in action with some great X-Men music on in the background.

MyoWare Kickstarter Campaign



Source: Makezi…

Superhero Origins: Archangel!

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The X-Men character Angel may have made a brief appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand but he never got to transform into Archangel which is arguably the better half to the character. The transition to this updated character, the internal struggle he goes through, and the updated powers that he acquires make him one badass character. Now that it is official that Archangel will appear in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse, let's take a look at the character's comic book origins!  

The video below will share everything that you need to know about where the character came from and what abilities he has. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - WatchMojo.com

The making of Star Wars at Madame Tussauds London!

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London has just opened a brand new section that focuses on the iconic characters of the Star Wars franchise! In honor of the opening, a new video has been released that shows off the hard work that goes into creating the life like wax statues.

Watch as a team of 180 talented sculptors create statues for Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and many other fan favorite characters. You'll find out behind the scenes secrets like how Luke Skywalker's hair consists of 10,000 indivually placed (by hand) strands of human hair while Chewbacca used yak hair and took 10 people 800 hours to complete.

The video shows off  a lot of really cool secrets to the sculpting and creating of these life like statues. I hope that this section comes to the Madame Tussauds in New York City so that I can visit and see it in person. Enjoy!




Source: YouTube - Madame Tussauds London

Actress Tilda Swinton is in talks to play The Ancient One in Marvel's Doctor Strange!

Some big news is circulating about Marvel's Doctor Strange film from the casting department! It appears as though Marvel is in talks with actress Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia, Snowpiercer) to play the role of "The Ancient One".

This is a very interesting casting choice since The Ancient One is always depicted as a very old man but I can actually see Swinton in the role. The Ancient One once held the title of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme (greatest magic wielder on Earth) but the title is eventually handed down to Doctor Stephen Strange (who will be played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the film) who is trained by The Ancient One.

What do you think about The Ancient One being a female in the upcoming film? What do you think about actress Tilda Swinton taking on the role?

Doctor Strange will be in theaters on November 4, 2016.

Tilda Swinton might play The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange http://t.co/wl7VJEkHOlpic.twitter.com/1Rda0PvXaM — The AV Club (@TheA…

New video breaks down the visual effects of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

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If you were a fan of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier then you'll love this new video that breaks down the visual effects used in the film! The video comes from the Beijing-based digital effects company BaseFX (who teamed up with Industrial Light and Magic) and shows you the various layers of effects that went into creating some of the great scenes in the film. Getting a behind the scenes look at films like this is always really cool. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Mir 3D

Fox looking to make a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film!

Fox is returning to Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! Fans may remember Fox's 2003 film that had very mixed reviews and the failed attempt at a TV show a few years later. Now, Fox is returning to the franchise to try again!

It is being reported that John Davies (The Blacklist) will be producing the film which is centered around a team of Victorian fictional characters including Wilhelmina Murray, Captain Nemo, Hawley Griffin (the Invisible Man), Allan Quatermain, and Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that save the world from evil and war. The comics has some amazing stories so if done properly this film has great potential. Could this new try step out of the ugly shadow of the first film? Would you be interested to see a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

Fox Is Taking Another Shot at a #LeagueofExtraordinaryGentlemen Movie http://t.co/C3DNdiaJ2I — io9 (@io9) May 27, 2015

Source: Twitter - io9
Source: io9

Actress Brittany Ishibashi is cast as Karai in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2!

It has been announced that Paramount Pictures has made a new casting for their upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Although the character appeared in the first film (played by actress Minae Noji) actress Brittany Ishibashi (Bones) has been cast for the role of Shredder's daughter Karai! Seeing as Karai was a very low key character, very low key, I don't mind that she was recast and hopefully this means that her role in the sequel will be larger. She is a great character in the comics and Nickelodeon show.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be in theaters on June 3, 2016.

Brittany Ishibashi Cast As Shredder's Daughter Karai In TMNT 2 #TMNT2http://t.co/TcXfwSfUQlpic.twitter.com/c36oz2Cmdq — Cosmic Book News (@cosmicbooknews) May 27, 2015

Source: Twitter - Cosmic Book News

Chris Pratt saves a co-worker and calms down his raptor squad in a new Jurassic World clip!

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The opening day for Jurassic World is quickly approaching and a new clip has been released by Universal Studios to excite fans! The new clip shows off Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) calming down his raptor squad and saves a co-worker of the park from becoming their lunch.

Jurassic World will open to the public on June 12, 2015.



Source: YouTube - CBR Trailers

New trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight shows off exclusive PS4 content including new missions and Batsuits!

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Rocksteady Studios has just put out a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight that features exclusive content for the PlayStation 4! The trailer features a lot of new footage from the game that reveals that PlayStation 4 gamers will have new missions titled "Scarecrow's Nightmare Missions", a Justice League 3000 Batman suit, and a classic Adam West 1960's Batman suit and skin for the Batmobile. That is pretty cool. You can see all this in action in the trailer below!

Batman: Arkham Knight will be on store shelves on June 23, 2015.



Source: YouTube - PlayStation

Honest Trailers - Armageddon!

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A new Honest Trailer has just been put out by Screen Junkies and it focuses on the 1998 Michael Bay film Armageddon. As usual, Screen Junkies points out some hilarious plot holes from the film that is sure to make you laugh.
"Strap in for a mega-dose of Michael Bay-hem in 1998's second movie about a giant rock hurtling towards Earth from outer space - Armageddon!!" Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Screen Junkies

Go behind the scenes of Jurassic World with Steven Spielberg and Chris Pratt in a new featurette.

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Take a trip to Jurassic World with Steven Spielberg and actor Chris Pratt with this new behind the scenes featurette! Released by Universal Pictures, this featurette offers some great new footage from the film as well as insight into what to expect when you take the adventure back to the island that started it all.

Jurassic World will open to the public on June 12, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Universal Pictures

Brilliant LEGO infographic reveals great facts about its popular playsets of the last 50 years!

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Mashable has created a brilliant infographic for the toy company LEGO that shows off the top stats of the last 50 years. LEGO hasn't changed much since it was first introduced but it's popularity has sky rocketed. Every big property has its own LEGO set and the company now has a hit blockbuster film under its belt.

This great infographic takes a look at the various playsets that LEGO has to offer and reveals what the most popular are, which sets have the most pieces to them, and more. In true LEGO fashion, the infographic was created with actual LEGO bricks. Absolutely brilliant! Enjoy!


Source: Mashable

See the official unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition phone!

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The first Avengers smart phone for Samsung has finally been revealed! It is the new Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition model and it look great!! The phone is a 64gb model that comes with a charging pad that looks like Tony Stark's arc reactor and a clear cover so that you can show off the Iron Man theme.
"Along with all of your favorite features and included accessories, the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition comes pre-installed with a custom Avengers theme, matching wireless charging pad and a Clear Cover, all packaged within a limited edition Avengers box." This looks awesome and I know a lot of people who will be excited to get their hands on this. I cannot wait to see what the other Avenger phones will look like! More information can be found at Samsung - Avengers. Watch the official unboxing of the phone below!



Source: YouTube - Samsung Mobile

Epic Rap Battles of History - Lewis and Clark vs Bill and Ted!

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Get ready for an all new Epic Rap Battle of History as Lewis and Clark take on Bill and Ted! The new battle is pretty good but not the best out of all the Epic Rap Battles. But my vote for the winner definitely has to go to Lewis and Clark. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - ERB

2 clips for Disney and Pixar's Inside Out are released!

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Two great clips has surfaced for Disney and Pixar's upcoming film Inside Out and they show fans what fun the film is going to be. The first clip shows how our brain uses its long term memory functions while the second clip introduces fans to the emotion characters Disgust and Anger. The second clip really had me laughing.

Inside Out will be in theaters on June 19, 2015.





Source: YouTube - Disney-Pixar

The science behind Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow of the Avengers!

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When it comes to comic films, the science in them can sometimes get a little confusing. So the YouTube channel "Reactions" has created a video that talks about the Avengers. This video focuses on Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, Captain America’s shield, and Captain America and Black Widow’s fast healing ability.



Source: YouTube - Reactions

Pac-Man attacks in a new clip from Pixels!

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A new clip has been released for Adam Sandler's upcoming video game comedy film Pixels. The film is about classic video game characters invading Earth and attacking while Sandler and his team of gamers try to defeat them and save the world. The clip that was released features Toru Iwatani, Pac-Man's creator, trying to talk Pac-Man down from attacking the city only to get attacked himself.

Pixels will be in theaters on July 24, 2015.



Source: YouTube - JoBlo Movie Trailers

New TV spot for Jurassic World features a voice over from John Hammond.

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A new TV spot for Jurassic World has been released that includes a brilliant voice over from John Hammond who was played by actor actor Richard Attenborough in the original 1993 Jurassic Park. This particular TV spot really connects the new film with the original and will definitely get you excited to see it.

Jurassic World will open to the public on June 12, 2015.



Source: YouTube - Adoro Filmes

New Tomorrowland featurette discusses the film's IMAX experience.

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Step into the world of Disney's Tomorrowland with this all new IMAX featurette! Director Brad Bird and actress Britt Robertson talk about and discuss the film's themes and why IMAX may be the best experience for this film.



Source: YouTube - IMAX

Redneck Avengers: Tulsa Nights - A new hilarious bad lip reading video!

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A new episode of Bad Lip Reading has been released and it shows off Marvel's Avengers like you have never seen them before! The video uses video from The Avengers and and turns it into a prime time drama titled "Redneck Avengers: Tulsa Nights". I laughed throughout this whole video. Redneck Thor may have been my favorite. Take a look at see who your favorite Redneck Avenger is.
"In this new prime-time drama, the Redneck Avengers explore the backwaters of obsession, relationships, and crime-fighting in Oklahoma."

Source: YouTube - Bad Lip Reading

George Clooney apologizes for destroying the Batman franchise calling Batman and Robin a disaster.

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When it comes to superhero films or book adaptations, fans can be very critical of the film and look for every imperfection in order to tear it apart. However, it seems that at times even the stars of the film are not happy with what was released. In a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, George Clooney and fellow Tomorrowland cast mates appeared to talk about their film. The discussion got to their San Deigo Comic Con appearance and then Clooney mentioned that he also appeared at Comic Con for the 1997 film Batman and Robin. (This starts at the 1:32 mark.) Clooney goes on to apologize for the film calling it a disaster that he thought killed the franchise until it was rebooted years later. Take a look at the interview and apology in the video below.



Source: YouTube - The Graham Norton Show