In case you haven’t heard, Mondo is pretty much every pop culture geek favorite poster design team, and the goodies keep on coming with this awesome Lord of the Rings poster set that they debuted this weekend at Comic Con. Designed by artist JC Richard and each featuring a hypnotic, iconic scene from the beloved Lord of the Rings story, the set of these three limited run posters (only 390 will be produced) retails for $150. Click through to check out the posters, and if you happen to find yourself at Comic Con this weekend, see if you can snap one up for yourself! … Read More
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YouTube is a huge and diverse place, but over the years, certain types of video content have proved more popular and widespread than others. There’s the cat videos, the dudes-playing-bass-guitar videos, the teenage vloggers — and then there are the hair and makeup tutorials, which may just be the best things to ever come out YouTube that don’t feature adorable animals. In fact, for the pop culture-obsessed among us who’ve always wanted to look like our favorite characters without having to spend money on wigs, hair tutorials are a must. We’ve rounded up the coolest hairstyles we could find, and surprise! Most of them are pretty easy to do, provided you have a lot of hair and a lot of time. … Read More
Folks, if you love something, don’t set it free. Instead, unabashedly paint your vehicle so that your favorite film, TV show, or band is with you wherever you may drive. Have a big thing for Pikachu? Turn your headlights into cutesy eyes, your brake lights into rosy cheeks, and exchange your “honk” for these noises. Will fellow drivers think you’re recruiting them for Poké Battles whenever you lay on the horn? Yes, but that’ll just put a fun new twist on road rage, eh? Or, if you’d rather get it out there that you, in fact, want to rock and roll all night, go ahead and turn your car into Gene Simmons’s head, creepy tongue and all. After the jump, we’ve gathered 13 examples of drivers who have transformed their cars into really strange pop-culture homages. Check ‘em out, and let us know what you’d request from Xzibit if Pimp My Ride were still a thing. … Read More
Remember the good old days when it was commonplace to wear supremely lame, pop culture-themed shoes? Of course, at the time, you felt awesome stomping around in your Velcro Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles light-up sneakers, but at some point, you grew up and transitioned into normal, boring shoes without even realizing. Well, if you’re anything like us, you thought they didn’t really make themed shoes for adult-size feet, but boy, were we wrong! After the jump, we’ve gathered 15 pairs of grown-up shoes that pay homage to noteworthy TV shows, films, and the occasional David Bowie. Click through for your favorite new kicks. … Read More
As much as we love fans of genre fiction and fantasy, you have to admit that they are not all that good at dealing with change. Writing a vampire novel but don’t want your vamp to have to deal with the dangers of sunlight? People will get straight-up enraged with you for letting him off the hook. And why shouldn’t they? You’re breaking the vampire rules! Everyone know they burst into flames in the day!
As it turns out, since none of these fantasy creatures, you know, exist, people have been taking liberties with their “rules” since they were first invented. In fact, most of the stuff you think you know about mythological creatures? They’re all modern add-ons to ancient myths. Don’t believe us? Check out some of these commonly held myths that you probably associate with werewolves or elves, and see just how wrong you were about them. If you can think of any we missed, let us know! … Read More
Romantic-drama classic Casablanca will be appearing on select movie screens across the country today. The Hollywood treasure about a man, a woman, and a sacrifice for love is being treated to a newly restored print in celebration of the movie’s 70th anniversary. “The event will begin with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne taking audiences behind the scenes of this epic love story in a special original production showcasing stories from those who were on set and those who simply admire this timeless classic.” The film also gets a Blu-ray release on March 27.
One of the ways Casablanca has taken up residence in our collective cinematic memory is through its snappy, unforgettable dialogue thanks to screenwriters Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch (adapted from an unstaged play). The quotable lines delivered by Humphrey Bogart’s steely cynic-romantic Rick Blaine are effortlessly recited by many — even those who have never actually seen the movie. We wanted to look at other timeless quotes from romantic films. Some are pretty corny and have entered the pop culture mainstream, others are weep-worthy, and a few have an odd, but honest, way at tugging at our heartstrings. Visit our picks past the break, and quote your favorite lines in the comments below. … Read More
Sure we’re still feeling the effects of the economic crisis, but let’s pretend that you have millions of dollars just sort of lying around. What would you do with it all? Well, you could run for president, of course, but we know we’d rather throw around a whole bunch of money making all of the nerdiest dreams we had as children come true. Seriously, if you’re the offspring of a software entrepreneur or something, there are some crazy gifts out there for you to put on your Christmas list! Here are some of the priciest geek toys on the market. They may be marketed to kids, but many will clearly appeal more to grown-up fans — and they run from least to most expensive, so prepare yourself now for the end of the list. Seriously, you might want to sit down. … Read More
In today’s media-saturated market, who has time to invest in watching and reading everything out there? Not us — and we assume that we devote more time to pop-culture consumption than most. But you don’t have to feel left out of your friends’ conversations about Harry Potter, Doctor Who, or even The Bold and the Beautiful. Luckily, there’s a way to catch up the television shows, movies, and other classics that everybody’s talking about — and it’s much more fun than reading the summaries on Wikipedia. We’ve put together some of our favorite video condensations of famous franchises to keep you up to date. … Read More
Epic nerd and talented musician Lindsey Stirling has just released a follow up to her popular Legends of Zelda medley with an even more impressive video featuring a medley of the music of Lord of the Rings. The video is actually shot in New Zealand, and the cinematography is pretty fantastic, as sweeping and magical as the music (and the elves and stuff). Apparently, she even used a helicopter, which is pretty advanced for a nerdy fan-video dedicated to a film adaptation of a cult fantasy novel. Stirling’s skills, however, are undeniable, and the goofy grin that’s plastered on her face the whole time kind of makes us love her forever. Click through to watch the video, and get psyched for The Hobbit. … Read More