Looking to take a cartoon inspired vacation in a couple years? Cartoon Network already shocked people once this year with their own themed cruise, and now they're upping the ante with a massive 10-acre waterpark in Bali. Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time are among the noted properties that will be referenced in the park's theme, although others will surely appear as well. The project is set to be completed in 2020 and will also feature an indoor entertainment center. Check out this concept art for the park, which looks pretty amazing, below:
So what happens when a major Hollywood studio collaborates with a famous YouTuber to make a promotional video for a film? Magic. I love this dude pulling off sick parkour moves trying to escape these people in dinosaur suits, although I really think Universal should've just made the dino suit guys the stars of the show! Check out the video below, and wonder how lucky you gotta be to get a major movie company to sponsor your YouTube channel in the comments below:
I'm sure many of us have tried to recreate the iconic THX sound at some point in our lives, but I daresay anyone has gotten closer to recreating it than this guy right here. Using the official sheet music, he tried to recreate by doing each note on his own. he starts off very strong, but I think the ending might be impossible for any person's vocal register. Check out his attempt and let us know what you think:
Do you want to see Adam Savage construct a custom magazine for a Nerf Blaster so it can shoot 1000 shots? You don't? You'd rather see the end result?! I feel that, which is why I'm going to tell you if you skip to the 34:00 mark in this video you can skip all the custom build stuff and get right into how bad ass this is. Then, if you have the will to make one for yourself, maybe go back and watch the 30 minutes that precede it. Enjoy!:
90s kids be warned, you may not be able to handle this much nostalgia. RetroSFX mashed up NBA Jam and Space Jam, and the result is pretty great. Also, I never noticed how weird Michael Jordan looks next to all the Looney Toons. I'm not sure what it is, but something doesn't look right. Is it the fact that he's not sweating at all during a basketball game?
Months ago we featured a story where Brendan Fraser alleged he was sexually assaulted by the former president and current member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. When the news first broke, the HFPA said it would do an investigation of the situation and the accused Philip Berk. Well, GQ did a follow up with Fraser following the incident, and come to find out the HFPA reached out to him and tried to get him to sign a joint statement that said the following:
“Although it was concluded that Mr. Berk inappropriately touched Mr. Fraser, the evidence supports that it was intended to be taken as a joke and not as a sexual advance”
Fraser, of course, declined to sign the statement which meant the HFPA kept the results of their internal investigation from him as well as the rest of the public. Just as a refresher for those who don't remember what exactly happened, here's Brendan Fraser describing the "joke" Phillip Berk pulled on him:
“His left hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint. And he starts moving it around.”
Now, I remember a handful of commenters on here last time asking why Fraser didn't kick the guy's ass or anything, but you have to remember who we're dealing with here. The HFPA is responsible for producing the Golden Globes, and while that may not be the most prestigious award show in Hollywood, it's certainly comprised of a list of well-connected people. Fraser could've knocked that dude senseless, but almost assuredly it would've come at some big repercussions to his career, and others in Hollywood.
Berk, who has maintained the allegations lodged against him are false, said he does not know what the investigation found but said he has faced no repercussions from the incident, and that he was told the press release would absolve him from any wrongdoing.
Cameron Cuffe's portrayal of real-life serial killer Ed Kemper was one of the shining moments in an already glowing season of Mindhunter, and now David Fincher is explaining how the show managed to pull such an impressive performance out of the actor. Fincher told Indiewire he instructed the cast and crew to not fraternize with Cuffe on set and to practically leave him in isolation until it was time for him to do his thing:
“One of the things that was critical [came to me] when we did a read-through of the first three episodes, It became really obvious coming out of the first read-through that: ‘Make sure Cameron doesn’t talk to anyone. He can’t fraternize [with anyone]. I don’t want this to be a social thing. He has to literally come from Pluto and be in the show.’ He can’t be indoctrinated into what anyone else is up to. It has to be that this guy shows up, he’s got all the time in the world — 13 life sentences — and he’s going to tell you what you want to know. During the read-through, it was [clear] that if we can get that on film, we’re going to be fine.”
Wow, that had to be a shitty experience, although I'm sure Cuffe is grateful that his performance has helped elevate his career. It's always wild to hear about directors and their methods on set, as I would never think that isolating someone would make them a better performer. If anything, I would think that would weaken things! I wonder who he's currently isolating during Season 2? Speaking of which, are you excited for the upcoming season of the Netflix series?
Typically when I see these movie sets recreated within a game, I'm not all that impressed. The maker might have made one part of the film look super good, but then really half-assed it on the rest. I can't say that about any of this Jurassic Park map, which was painstakingly created all for other users to play multiplayer in. The only downside? There are no dinosaurs in Far Cry 5, although I totally think we should petition the game add some if only to make this level as good as it can possibly be. See it for yourself in the video below:
I wouldn't say the Hollywood Prop Master is an underappreciated part of the movie making process, but I think most people undervalue their work. Think of all the iconic replicas you've sought out for your favorite film franchise, and then now remember that was the effort of someone working tirelessly to create that original piece just for your enjoyment. Russell Bobbitt is one of those guys, in fact he might just be one of THE guys right now considering he's the creator of things such as The Infinity Gauntlet in Thor, and the Arc Reactor In Iron Man.
Oh, also there's pretty blatant advertising for Zippo in this video so just be aware of that.
BBC has been working on an adaptation of the Philip Pullman classic His Dark Materials, and they just landed some pretty big actors. Deadline reports James McAvoy and Clarke Peters have both hopped on the adaptation which is set to be an eight-part series. McAvoy will play Lord Asriel, who was originally portrayed by Daniel Craig on the big screen adaptation of the first book. Peters will play the master who raised Lyra.
The series is based on Pullman’s trilogy of books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, "a complex tale of physics, philosophy and theology featuring witches and armored polar bears. It tells the story of two children, Lyra and Will, who wander through a series of parallel universes."
The duo will join Lin-Manuel Miranda, who joined the project earlier this year in the role of adventurer Lee Scoresby. The series will be directed by The King's Speech director Tom Hopper, and no release date has been announced at this time.