I found this video of a pixelated version of the Simpsons opening that was diracted and animated by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon with music by Jeremy Dower. It’s a pretty good video and it takes me back to the time when I was like 6 or 7 and my parents would bring me to the arcade and I’d pump some quarters into the Simpsons arcade game.
I don’t know whether to classify this video as 8-bit or 16-bit, I mean there are parts that look very 8-bitish but there are times when it looks smooth enough to be 16-bit. Perhaps call it 12-bit? I don’t know, check out the video for yourself and you decide how many bits to give it.
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I was born in 1986 and because of this I grew up on ’80s and ’90s television and movies. Those were weird times, and movies and television could be summarized by like 3 or 4 major themes: 1/2: martial arts and extreme sports were everywhere. Don’t believe me about this? Well then here are some movies to remind you of that: Ninja Turtles, 3 Ninjas, Surf Ninjas, Sidekicks, Rad, Airborne. 3:kids were in super dangerous, super irresponsible, and super unrealistic situations? Want an example? Well have you ever heard of Iron Eagle? Or how about Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead? Finally the last thing that summarized movies of the time were that there were a crapload of post apocalyptic movies. Examples? American Cyborg, Fortress.
Hell I don’t really know why I was listing examples. As long as you were born before like ’98/’99 you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, recently I saw this crazy trailer Facebook feed about a upcoming Sundance film fest movie called Turbo Kid. Turbo Kid looks like a giant throwback to the ’80s and ’90s. Judging from this 30 second trailer it looks like the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, humanity is forced to cruise around on BMX bikes and the protagonist looks like a 13 year old kid who has to fight against a bunch of guys cosplaying as Mad Max characters. Heck none of that is even the best part of the trailer. The best part of the trailer is when the narrator says “This is the future. This is the year 1997.”
Want to see how awesome this trailer is? Well check it out below:
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Last Sunday’s episode of the Simpsons closed out with a this tribute to Charlie Hebdo following the terrorist attack on the French satirical newspaper. The message on Maggie’s flag, “Je Suis Charlie” is French for “I am Charlie” and is currently being adopted by supporters of free speech and free expression.
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So last week the trailer for Terminator Genisys was released. After watching it I’m not quite sure what to make of it. Is it a prequel? Sequel? Reboot? Some prequel/sequel/reboot like when JJ Abrams did Star Trek? All I know is there’s no Christian Bale and Sarah Connor is played by Daenerys Targaryen and there’s an Asian T1000 played by the guy who played Storm Shadow in the live action GI Joe movies.
Here’s the trailer for you if your haven’t watched it yet.
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A few weeks ago it was announced that ABC would be canceling Selfie. I never watched it. Hell, I don’t think I ever really heard about it except for a bus ad I drive passed on my way home from work. All I know is that it starred Karen Gillan, AKA the blue evil chick from Guardians of the Galaxy/Chick who ate a lightbulb cause of that freaky mirror in Oculus and that John Cho, AKA Harold from Harold and Kumar do stuff and the new George Takei in the new Star Trek movies.
If it helps here’s the overview from wikipedia:
The series follows the life of Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms, including Instagram where she posts selfies. She begins to worry that “friending” people online is not a substitute for real friendship, and she seeks help from Henry Higgs, a marketing image guru.
The character names are a reference to Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, the main characters of the 1912 George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, further popularized by the 1956 musical My Fair Lady. In the play and musical, Henry is tasked with improving Eliza’s social status, and ends up succeeding all too well; an eventual romantic relationship between the two is hinted at, but never shown.
This was one of those things I probably would have gotten into eventually if I only saw a single episode. Unfortunately it’s too late for me now. Maybe I can binge watch it on Netflix like I did with Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23
Hell, I will sit through it just so I can see this scene of Karen Gillan trying to seduce John Cho by shaking it to Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz.”
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Tags: Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harold and Kumar, John Cho, Karen Gillan, Selfie, Star Trek, We Dem Boyz
A few days ago the teaser trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron was released and it looks pretty freaking sweet. Aside from seeing Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, and a full view of Ultron we’re also teased with a few seconds of RDJ decked out in Hulkbuster armor going toe to toe with the Hulk, while a freaky remix of “I’ve got no Strings” plays (really clever Disney).
A couple people on the internet have dissected the trailer carefully and they are suspecting a major Easter Egg is being hinted in it: the Black Panther is coming. Yep, the Wakandan King could be in Avengers 2 or at the very least could be coming to the big screen. According to Uproxx, the two major things that suggest the Black Panther are coming are:
– The opening scenes in the trailer look like they’re in South Africa which is… on the same continent as Wakanda, or something? (I dunno it’s a freakin’ fictional country
– There’s also a guy in the trailer who looks like Ulysses Klaw, the sound-based villain whose origin is closely tied to the Black Panther’s.
There’s another theory floating around the internet that the version of Ultron in the film will be made of Vibranium, and Vibranium just happens to come from Wakanda, so yeah all these facts tied together do make it sound very likely that we’ll see glimpses of Wakanda which could mean that we’ll be seeing the Black Panther very soon.
I for one have my own theory on Avengers: Age of Ultron and that is it is a a sequel to Less Than Zero. I mean after all it is Robert Downey Jr. vs. James Spader. For all we know Ultron could try to force Iron Man to give him a robo BJ in exchange for some repulsor-powered crack or something.
Oh well, enjoy the trailer
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