Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Humor: When my Wifi is Down

Sooo true.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Video: Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man

YouTube user Darren Wallace took some video editing liberties in creating a mash-up of the popular Marvel franchise Avengers with the classic film The Wizard of Oz.

The mash-up re-imagines the Tin Man as Ultron, the Cowardly Lion as Thor, the Scarecrow as Captain America and Dorthy and Toto as Black Widow. This is the stuff movie-lover dreams are made of.

Short Film: Actor Seeks Role

"Actor Seeks Role" is a short comedy film about the difficulties of pursuing an acting career.  In it, a struggling method actor resorts to medical acting, a part-time gig performing the symptoms of various illnesses for student doctors.

As two competing mentors direct our struggling actor, their incongruous advice sparks an internal tug-of-war.  The film is a darker-toned character study that explores what happens when preparing for a role turns into an unhealthy obsession.  The film builds up slowly, paying fantastic attention to detail.

Short Film: Second Thoughts

"Second Thoughts" directed by David Shane of B Negative
Written by Matt Heath, Eric Stevens and Joshua Dimarcantonio

"Second Thoughts" is a dark comedy in which a cult leader gets cold feet when it comes time to "transcend" into the afterlife with his followers.

The High Priest Nebula, leader of a religious cult, is about to lead his acolytes in a mass suicide so that they can leave their mortal vessels and transcend to the planet Quathcore.  However, with the elixir in his chalice and the moment upon him, he is unsure whether he has faith enough to proceed. The only problem is that he was the one who prophesised that he would lead the others in their transcendence.

It's a strong short that expertly milks every drop of humor from its central premise, affording each character an opportunity to shine.  The overwhelming awkwardness of the High Priest Nebula is expertly portrayed by Rory Scovel.  The laughter keeps flowing as he squirms through evasion after evasion in a style reminiscent of an episode of Fawlty Towers.  Despite retreading familiar comedic ground, this short never outstays its welcome, though.

Lego Creation: Avenger Mechs

Tinman X Ironman by tcflic

Lego Mech Suits for the Avengers

In this brilliant series, Titan Creations designs Lego mech suits for each of the Avengers!  I can't help but think that this would be an AWESOME Lego video game. 

It would be just like Hawkeye to wear a mech suit and use it for nothing better than drawing an even larger bow.

Lego Creation: Mad Max War Rig

I predict that there are going to be a lot more Lego Mad Max vehicles popping up around the web.
"I had free time so I made the front part of the War Rig with my available Legos because I do adult things."

Lego Creation: Mad Max Fleet

Lego mastermind Calin has done an amazing job capturing the true stars of Mad Max: Fury Road - the vehicles - in brick form.  Calin has included the Interceptor, the Nux Car, and even a few unexpected vehicles, including a mini that completely escaped my notice.  I'm praying that eventually instructions for these make their way online, because I would love to play with  model these myself... in a completely adult and mature way.

Make sure you CLICK through.  I've only posted one shot for each vehicle out of respect for the builder, but the Flickr album offers shots from many different angles.
"A mix of ideas and some more exploring of rims. These just might be THE rims for the Nux car, unfortunately the wheels holder doesn't allow much in terms of positioning of the grille.

I used to think TT wheels and holders are a walk in the park to play, but they turn out to be quite a challenge when you REALLY want to play them."

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