Here at Flavorpill, we’re always on the lookout for a great library — even if that library happens to be fictional. So we’ve sifted through literature, film, and television to bring you ten of the best libraries ever… Read More
It’s a pretty safe bet that if Sherlock Holmes and the Doctor were ever in the same room, there’d be a little bit of healthy competition going on. After all, one has almost superhuman powers of perception and a really bad attitude, and the other is actually superhuman (well, alien at least), and a delightful disposition — until things get hairy, that is. They both take their work very seriously, which is why it’s wonderful (and feels a little salacious) to see this video by YouTube user Liisakee, who has imagined the pair singing along to Irving Berlin’s “I Can Do Anything Better Than You.” We’re not sure why Sherlock’s the girl, though. Maybe it’s those luscious curls of Benedict Cumberbatch’s. Click through to watch the video, and let us know which of the two you think would win in an all-out battle of wits. … Read More
Ever since “Hansel and Gretel” came on the scene two centuries ago, gingerbread houses have been a staple of the season — whether or not the Brothers Grimm are directly responsible, or just fueled the trend with their cautionary fairy tale, is still up for debate. But regardless of their origin, these cookie cottages have come a long way since they first appeared. Before you set the oven to 350 degrees this year, you might want to consider giving your classic construction with a more modern update. Check out some of our favorite pop culture homages in gingerbread, which range from an ode to surprisingly adorable miniature version of CBGB to a delicious looking take on Doctor Who’s TARDIS, after the jump. … Read More
Last night, CBS announced that departing CSI lead actor (and Boyz n the Hood alum) Laurence Fishburne will be replaced on the series next season by Ted Danson. Fishburne was himself a replacement for the show’s original leading actor, William Petersen, who fronted CSI for its first eight seasons before Fishburne took over. The ratings have dipped a touch in the last year, but it is still one of the most popular shows on television — a case where the series and the brand did just fine without the leading actor, and it will presumably continue to thrive once its third lead takes over. (All we have to say about Danson’s participation is this: he better still make time for Bored to Death.)
This turnabout at CSI, the continuation of Two and Half Men with Ashton Kutcher taking over for Charlie Sheen, and this season’s exit of Steve Carell from the leading role of The Office (which will continue for an eighth season, reportedly with British comedienne Catherine Tate stepping in as Dunder-Mifflin manager, and with support from new cast member James Spader), got us thinking about other shows that had soldiered on after losing their leads — and what had happened to them. After the jump, we’ll look at five shows that thrived under new leadership, and five shows that, well, didn’t. … Read More
Come on, you know you’ve thought about building your very own version of Back to the Future‘s Delorean. And now you can — well, no you can’t, but here’s some fodder for daydreaming: an IKEA-style guide to putting together a time-traveling car, complete with the obligatory toilet reference. If you enjoy this one, chances are you’ll like CollegeHumor’s other IKEA guides, for making Dr. Who‘s Tardis, Star Wars‘ lightsabers, and dinosaurs. … Read More
Almost as long as there have been movies, there have been alien movies. Whether they’re zapping intruders on a moon romp, abducting helpless teenagers, terrorizing the planet, or simply visiting, extraterrestrials have been a prominent force on both the silver and television screen throughout the history of both mediums. But though the possibilities of imagined space creatures are endless — from sassy moon babes with ring skirts to gelatinous blobs with teeth — the paths of alien design follow distinct trends in film history.
This week sci-fi alien invasion movie Skyline, the latest from the Brothers Strause, opens in theaters. In honor of its contribution to the annals of aliens in film, we consider the limits of designing Martians, Mooninites, and Sun People — and look at the history of alien movies — after the jump. … Read More