The build up to Titans hasn’t been without controversy, and there’s been a few people who’ve taken issue with the show’s bold new take on the Teen Titans, and changes to their characters. Some have had something to say about Anna Diop’s Starfire, who is rocking a mink coat in a lot of the promotional photos for the show and not her traditional costume. Diop squashed the discussion that Starfire’s traditional garb doesn’t appear in the show, and set the record straight for Comicbook at New York Comic Con:
As soon as I put it on, everyone was flipping out. It’s awesome because it’s something that so many people have seen for so long and it means so much to people and this is the first time we’re bringing it to life, but you know — our story takes its time. It takes its time, it’s an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone’s always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It’s a ride, and it’s a fun one.
The buzz for the first two episodes at New York Comic Con has been positive, but as someone who has attended San Diego Comic Con, I wouldn’t put a ton of stock in that. It’s not hard to get a crowd of people sitting in line for hours on end not to get excited about anything, much less something they stood in line half a day for. We’ll all get a chance to judge for ourselves soon enough anyway as Season 1 premieres on DC Universe Friday, October 12.
Does Matthew McConaughey say “alright,” in films more than Owen Wilson says “wow”? After watching both videos I can answer that with an emphatic “yes,” and it isn’t even close. McConaughey has said “alright,” over 200 times on screen, which sounds unbelievable until you watch this video and see he says it at least 5 times a film. Check out the video below and see for yourself:
Were you disappointed in Venom? Are you currently questioning Tom Hardy’s abilities as an actor? Are you just down in the dumps in general? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this video is for you. While it won’t wash the taste of Hardy’s latest film out of your mouth, it will warm your heart to see the actor playing with dogs, and hopefully getting attached to better projects down the road. Check out the video below, and yell in the comments about how Venom was a good film if you’re one of those people who arrived to defend it:
If you’re trying to learn how to draw the characters of Rick and Morty and just can’t seem to get the details right, this video is for you. Art director Jeffrey Thompson shows you the ins and outs of drawing the two characters and also reveals the common mistakes made in animating the duo or another character from the universe. Check out his tips below, and then get to work on that bootleg Rick and Morty t-shirt you’ve always wanted!
I don’t know much about animation or drawing, and if you’re the same way, this video is going to blow your mind. I figured drawing was just something you sat down and did, but apparently when you’re at Disney there are hard and fast rules one must follow when animating a character for a feature. This includes crucial elements like winding up for an action, representing emotions based on a singular hard line, and so many other things your brain wouldn’t even think to comprehend unless you’re an animation artist who has to think of these things while working.
This video breaks all of those things wonderfully, and makes it easy to understand why Disney animation ranks among some of the best of the world. Check out the video below!
There’s so many cakes you could make to pay homage to The Office, but I really don’t care about those ideas now that I’ve seen this Prison Mike cake. This cake will scare you straight, and get you back on the right track, all the verdict is out on how delicious it is. I suggest watching this video at 2x speed if you don’t care much about how it was made, and just want to see an amazing cake get made:
The summa-verminoth was one of the largest and most impressive creatures the Star Wars franchise has shown on screen to date, and creating it was no easy task. This video profile by ABC news really digs into how the creature was created, and some of the most challenging sequences in bringing the creature to life. Check it out below, and let us know if you think the sequence was money well spent:
David Cronenberg made his career off his work in films like Scanners, The Fly, and A History Of Violence, but now it’s looking like he may be done with films for good. The director recently indicated to EW he may be done making films and instead devote the rest of his career to writing novels or doing a television series on streaming:
I’ve written one novel (2014’s Consumed) and I really quite enjoyed that. I think that there are things you can do in the novel that you cannot do on a movie. I just came back from the Venice film festival, and I was on a panel with Spike Lee and some others, talking about the future of cinema. There was a lot of discussion about Netflix, and streaming series, and so on, and I was saying that I thought that was the future of cinema, and that it was really an interesting idea, the idea of doing a TV series, a streaming series. Whether I end up doing something like that is a whole other thing. Obviously, it would be a huge commitment of time and so on. To do eight hours of TV is a lot. [But] once again, the idea of a series as being more novelistic than a movie. When you compare the two, a movie is really more like a short story than a novel, and the complexity that you can get into in a series is really quite interesting.
Does a television series by David Cronenberg sound like something you’d be interested in? For me, I think it would depend on the project he’s involved in because his films can be hit and miss for me, but I’ll never say no to a high profile director jumping into streaming.
Tom Hardy’s remarks that his favorite scenes from Venom were cut from the film is spreading like wildfire, but no one is talking about Riz Ahmed’s hilarious attempt to save the damaging statement after it was made. This video highlights the moment where Ahmed, perhaps unintentionally, implies that the scenes were cut because they were garbage despite what Hardy thought when he was filming them. Hardy has a small reaction on his face to that, which is made much worse by the iconic song “The Sound of Silence.” Check out the video below, and let us know if you think Ahmed was trying to do damage control or he was just being honest:
If you’ve ever watched The Simpsons or Family Guy, you know they’re not afraid to take shots at their home network. You might be surprised how often these shows and others like them do it, however, as this video compiles 13 minutes worth of jabs, insults, and otherwise directed at the Fox network and Fox News. Check it out below, and let us know your favorite in the comments: