1. io9 is reporting (and the AP has confirmed) the sad news that legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury — whose prolific output included Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and one of our all-time favorite short stories, “Dandelion Wine” — died this morning in Los Angeles at… Read More
1. Filmmaker Harmony Korine’s super weird new video for the Black Keys’ “Gold on the Ceiling” (a song which already had a music video) features Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach as adult babies who are lugging around tinier baby versions of themselves. Really, you just need to watch it to understand.… Read More
By now you’ve probably seen the fan-edited John Carter trailer that’s taken the Internet by storm. Most critics are calling it “better than the real trailer” and marveling at the thing as though it’s actually difficult to tell a story better than a huge Hollywood studio can. But apparently, it isn’t that hard — people on the Internet do it every day! After the jump, we’ll look at some of the best fan-made and fan-edited videos out there. If you like something we haven’t listed, be sure to mention it in the comments!
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We’ve been having the “Does criticism matter?” debate for decades now — and it’s kicked into high gear in the past few years, with cash-strapped publications cutting their staff critics. So there is something especially gratifying about Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter’s midyear list of 2011’s biggest box-office flops, which we discovered via FilmDrunk. For the most part, it’s a strong statement that crass movies — unnecessary sequels and remakes, kid- and teen-pandering crap, and exploitative action flicks with no substance — aren’t working. If critics are so unimportant, then why did nearly even movie in the top ten also happen to get mercilessly panned? The list, with details and our commentary, is after the jump.
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1. The trailer for Red Riding Hood, director Catherine Hardwicke’s follow-up to Twilight has dropped, and naturally, the wolf that is tormenting Amanda Seyfried is a really hot dude. [via Vulture]
2. MTV has broken down all two and a half minutes of the first Green Lantern trailer frame by… Read More
Comics creator Dean Trippe first gained a fanboy following with his webcomic Butterfly, which parodied the concept of the sidekick of a sidekick. Now he’s back with a series called “Barack Obama Looking at Awesome Things.” We’ve included our favorite pictures of Obama checking out comic book weapons — from Captain America’s Shield to Thor’s Hammer — that Trippe has created so far. What awesome thing do you think he should look at next?
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Today at Flavorpill, we marveled at the irony of the head of the Galactic Empire ringing the opening bell at the Stock Exchange. We loved the recycling initiative at Worn Again, but decided that recycled vintage leather might be more our style. We continued to follow the hardest working man in… Read More