"You have so many ideas, but once you're weightless, you forget what to do."
Tony Hawk is one of the greatest and most talented athletes in the world of skateboarding. He's pulled off some insane tricks in his day including landing the first 900 during an X-Games competition. In a recent promo video released by Sony, Hawk and pro-skater Aaron “Jaws” Homoki attempt to pull off some skateboarding tricks in zero gravity and it's pretty damn funny. I'm surprised that no one threw up!
Artist Dan Hipp just blew my mind with his latest Star Wars illustration. It’s called “Some Damn Fool Idealistic Crusade.” That title is taken from a quote from Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope when he says to Luke:
“I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.”
The art lays out the differences of who Darth Vader was and who Kylo Ren is and it answers the question raised by Obi-Wan, “Who’s more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”
This is a powerful piece of art that hit me in the gut. I had never thought of it this way before.
ScreenRant has released an interesting new video that list ten subliminal messages that are hidden in some popular films. Some of the films listed include Star Wars, The Shining, Aliens, The Matrix Reloaded, Captain America: The Winter Solider, and more.
The most effective methods to get ideas across in cinema are usually the subtlest ones. Rather than characters stating ideas on religion and social commentary through dialogue, these messages are better expressed through allegories, metaphors, and symbols that infer subliminal meanings in the viewer. Here are 10 Secret Subliminal Messages In Famous Movies.
Imgur user Khrisamisu has used his skills of awesomeness to create a series of Pokémon Gundam mechs that are simply incredible. If you feel like maybe there is something missing in your life, maybe these can fill that void.
These are custom-made figures that include a Charizard-inspired PM-006 called Charlie, a Blastoise-style PM-009 named Sheldon, and a Venusaur-based PM-003 named Petunia. He created them by sourcing parts from model kits of some of the most venerable Gundam mobile suits.
If you want to see the process of how these figures came together, click here.
Some photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII have surfaced featuring incredibly cool detailed shots of the Millennium Falcon. The ship was found by a group of urban explorers who tracked down the location and posted the photos on Oblivion State. There was no filming going on at the location when they showed up, just a giant Millennium Falcon that they could play around in! How freakin’ awesome is that?! I want to go play with it!
Anyone who has read my work this year may have seen a few pieces a wrote regarding Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince. The first time I saw a trailer was back in January when I got around to checking out Anomalisa (another great animated flick) and I was instantly transfixed by what I saw. Mid-March could not come soon enough.
Then, without warning, Paramount pulled the film from it’s schedule a week before it was supposed to hit theaters. No one knows why and the studio still hasn’t given an answer. But despite glowing reviews and a decent international box office the higher-ups pulled it and seemingly threw it to the side.
But Netflix jumped in and saved the day, nabbing the rights to the film and proclaiming that they would make an announcement regarding it’s release sometime soon.
Well soon is now as the streaming provider has given us a new trailer for Osborne’s adaptation of the 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. And not only did we get a trailer but it was also said that the film will arrive to stream AND be made available to select theaters on August 5!
This is great news and I couldn’t be more happy. This film looks amazing, blending current CG animation with beautiful stop-motion pieces. And the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Most times I’d say this might be overhype and I’m getting my hopes up but this looks like it could be the real deal.
So get ready because in a little over two months we’ll finally get to see The Little Prince. For now we’ve got the new trailer here for your viewing pleasure.
This is Stormie, she is a young cosplayer who dressed up as a mashup of Rey from Star Wars and Elsa from Frozen. The name of the mashup is Jedi Elsa Rey and the photos you see here were posted by her dad, who goes by the name of trustmeimasuperheroon Imgur. She recently made an appearance at Wizard World in Des Moines and as you can see, everything about this is insanely cute.
Hawkeye would have looked a lot different had the filmmakers of Captain America: Civil War used these alternate designs that were created for the film. It seems the concept artist was keen on covering Jeremy Renner’s face. I actually think these designs look cool, especially the one with the mask and the red goggles. He looks a lot more badass, but I’m sure Renner likes to see his face on the big screen so they opted not to use this one. I also included alternate designs for Winter Soldier and Captain America. To see the previously released concept art for Baron Zemo, click here.
Here’s an interesting infographic that that breaks down all the actors who voice some of our favorite characters from cartoons and video games. The infographic comes fromFivesquid and this is the note that came along with it:
Cartoons and video games have some of the most memorable and recognisable characters in any media, but for the most part the people who actually bring these animations to life can go fairly unnoticed. Well, here at fivesquid we thought we would take a look through some of our favourite characters and have a gander at who exactly is behind the voices we love so much. From Dan Castellaneta, the man behind Homer Simpson and half of the other characters in the show, all the way to Nolan North & Troy Baker who combined, have probably played a part in pretty much every video game ever.
I’m a fan of most of the voice actors on this list, but a few of my favorites are Mark Hamill, Peter Cullen, Mel Blanc, and Dan Castellaneta.