Monday, January 31, 2011

Superman Likes Tea, Who Cares?

Henry Cavill was cast as Superman today, which poses an interesting question : "Who the hell is that guy".

I'll do my best to answer that...Superman is an alien who crash landed in the country, was raised by farmers, has a secret identity that involves glasses, and can fly/lift stuff/burn stuff with his eyes/reverse time by spinning the earth backward and is basically has no vulnerabilities. Bad joke aside, I hate Superman. He's as vanilla as comic book characters come.  The "only weakness is Kryptonite" thing is played out.

More Spider-man Reboot Stuff

Some of the action scenes from the original Spider-man movies looked  like a PS2 game.  Complete garbage.

It looks like they're looking to fix some of those issues in the reboot by shooting more practical effects, which I think is awesome.

Here's Spider-man doing some real Spider-man type stuff.  I'm pretty sure this clip will need some color correction before it makes it's way to theatres.

I'm back!

After spending a week in warm and sunny California, I'm back in cold and miserable New Jersey.  Unfortunately, California had way less Snake Pliskin then I was hoping for, and for some reason Avocado is in everything they cook.

Thanks to Anderson for a weeks worth of "work".  Now if we could only teach that kid what a line break is.

Spoiler after the jump.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Jerry and Kal-El are friends

If you've ever watched Seinfeld, it's pretty clear Jerry is a huge Superman fan.

A few years back, he did an American Express commercial with the man of steel.

Here is the full feature from this legendary hang.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow Wars

Snow is coming down in Philly today.

So go out..shovel, sled, or make this...

Snowy trench run from Aaron Dabelow on Vimeo.

Train Dodge

Teddy Duchamp, you have just been one-upped.

This guy from Russia decides to film a train passing over him. I hate to encourage this kind of behavior by blogging about it but

1. It's pretty amazing
2. It does beat kitten videos

It still is really dumb and desperate.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cinema's Greatest Slaps

In honor of the oscar nominations being released today, I thought I'd share my favorite part of the ceremony. The Douger would like to think that it would be the acceptance speech or red carpet. He loves imagining me curled up on the couch with my pjs on, big bucket of popcorn in hand, and saying things like "You deserve this!" or "Enjoy this moment!".

That's just not true.

My favorite part of the awards show is the montage. Every year they do anywhere from 2-4 montages throughout the show. Usually a recap of the nominees, some sort of themed retrospective and always the "people who died this year" montage. Some are better than others but almost all I enjoy from an entertainment and editing perspective.

In the spirt of that I will try and share some of the other sequences you won't see at the awards show.

Courtesy of the other great place to see a montage, You Tube.


Choose Your Own Apocalypse

Take a moment and decide your own doom.

What Kind of Apocalypse Scenario Best Suits You?
Via: Online Schools

Monday, January 24, 2011


We value all of our readers' opinions.
Especially this guy.
Say what you feel kind sir.

Super Clerk.

Before Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" hit the screens in 2006. We had all heard rumors of another film to be helmed by Tim Burton called "Superman Lives" which would star Nicolas Cage. However, due to disagreements with script and budgets, Burton left the project to direct Sleepy Hollow. After other directors, scripts, and stars came and went the film was finally scrapped in 2001.

In the last few years, leaked concept art and costume designs have surfaced all around the internet. While "Superman Returns" did become quite forgettable, I am happy that was the movie that made it to the theaters as opposed to the one with this guy.

Believe it or not "Superman Lives" ill fate began way before H.I. McDunnough threw on this set of PJs. Kevin Smith, director & comic book lover, tells his experience with this deathship of a film. Although I can't say I am a huge fan of all his cinematic efforts, Smith is a great raconteur. This story may be a bit long but it does paint a very real and humorous look at the Hollywood studio system.


Filling In.

The Douger is away this week on a shoot so I'll be filling in with some nonsense posts.
He did send a pic and wishes you all the best. Good lucky out there buddy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

No strings attached. Well one string...

Natalie Portman is out doing promotion for a movie about having sex without commitment.

Now she is pregnant.

Cue Irony.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Muppets 2001

(artist : Jim Unwin)

Natalie Portman Has A Weird Laugh

Brendan Fraser's reaction at the end makes this great.

Brendan Fraser's reaction at the end makes this great.

Al Davis - American Zombie

Ah, Al Davis. He stands like a grouchy rock amongst the waves of modern coaches old enough to be his great grandson. He hasn't always been the most popular owner in the league, and sure...some of his teams have played the game like they were prison inmates on cocaine. But, Mr. Davis took a struggling AFL and skyrocketed it up to the NFL's level.  Sure, he took a lot of the NFL players and signed them to AFL contracts, but that's business.

So, do yourself a favor and remember Al Davis as a younger man, and do not hit the jump or scroll down.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Casting Shinfo

Big news from "The Dark Knight Rises" today; Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Tom Hardy has been cast as Bane. No Riddler or Killer Croc, so I'm sure Batman nerds are bummed, but Catwoman and Bane were a good choice.

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
Finally, a love interest that doesn't involve Katie Holmes or what's his name...Maggie Gyllenhaal. Anne Hathaway doesn't come off as the Catwoman type but I'm all for non-traditional casting.

Tom Hardy as BANE
Knightfall is probably one of my favorite story arcs. In it, BANE travels to Gotham to fight Batman but realizes that he can't win a fair fight, so destroys a wall at Arkham Asylum and lets all the crazies loose (including Joker, Scarecrow and Zsasz). It takes months for Batman to round them all up, and when he finally succeeds his is suffering from extreme exhaustion. He cruises back to Wayne Manor and Bane is just chilling in his house. So, Batman is weak, BANE knows his secret identity, and they're about to fight in his own crib. BANE winds up literally breaking him over his knee. Unfortunately, BANE has fallen short in just about everything he's been in since his introduction. 

If they follow the Knightfall story, you could see a bunch of cameos of other villains, which would be cool.

From The Mind Of DER (Why WATCHMEN Failed At The Movies)

This is not a new concept.
A story suffering from a book to film adaptation.
It's going to happen. The deck is stacked. Real world time and resources against endless imagination where the only restriction is when words cease to fall on the page.
Most of the time we take it with a grain of salt and are willing to sacrifice a little to see some portion of a tale we loved come to life.
However, some are doomed from the start.
This is the first installment in a series of:


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

X-Men Family Tree

Illustrator Joe Stone created a family tree based on Marvel Comics' mutants and its pretty sweet.  There are no names to the faces, but I figured out about half of them. Hit the jump for the illustration with labels, or go here to see the original.

X-Men First Class Picture

This is the first official photo, and for me its pretty meh. I'm surprised that FOX decided to go the prequel route over a complete reboot.  To have an X-men movie without Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Iceman feels like a bad idea. Watchmen taught us that getting too "comic booky" can be a bad thing at the box office, and when casual fans sit down to watch the X-men I assume they'll want to see the heavy hitters and not Havok and Azazel. I'm sure no one will complain, but does anyone outside of comic book nerds know who Emma Frost is?

Urban Camouflage

Those whacky Germans and their hilarious pranks. These guys get a bunch of stuff, then lay in a bin of the same stuff, and people don't even realize that the stuff is actually a person, and stuff. 

I'd like to see them make a suit out of tissues and go down to the "Adult Book Store".

Hit the jump for more German whackiness.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Doug's Football Picks - Divisional Playoffs

Last week's playoff games were amazing. Only one home team won, the Seahawks shocked EVERYONE by upsetting the Saints, and those good for nothing Packers somehow cheated and beat my Eagles.

Seahawk game aside, my picks last week were VERY close. Even when I got it wrong, my points were pretty damn accurate. Long story short, feel free to rely on my picks when beating money on the games.

Hit the jump for my picks:

Follow Friday @MovieShinfo

The Drunken Duo combat a long drive with 40's of High Life and a bottle of Jameson. Josh supervises.
If you've ever seen Every Time I Die's "Shit Happens", you know that I love/despise Zack Cannon.  He is my partner in "The Drunken Duo", and constant source of entertainment. He's a person you could put a camera on and a reality show would just develop. For instance : episode 1 - "Zack Loses His Wallet".  Right there you have a day filled with intrigue, mystery, false accusations, anger, depression, drinking, and probably joy once he checks his other pants.

He just started a new Twitter account, where you can find these gems:

SPOILER: Highest body count of any Rambo film (236). - Rambo

On the set, Dan Aykroyd referred to the "Slimer" ghost as the ghost of John Belushi. - Ghost Busters #RIP 

Willem Dafoe, David Bowie, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, and James Woods, were considered for The Joker. - Batman 

This film uses the word "fuck" 205 times. - American History X 

The first porn movie Bateman is watching is "White Angel". The second is "Red Vibe Diaries: Object of Desire". American Psycho

Follow his exploits at

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bad Tattoo(s) Of The Day

(via @Rebel8)

Dr. Mario, M.D.

Wii Fit is a game that comes with a pad you stand on and do exercises and stuff.  The game tracks your stats and fills you in on the progress.  Apparently, it is also authorized to make medical diagnosis.

Julie Wilks, a 54 year old woman had been using the game when she got the news she had Parkinson's:

"There was a huge footprint on the screen and everyone was joking saying I was doing it on purpose," said Julie Wilks, who later found out that she was suffering from the illness. "I'm so grateful that I was playing the game that day and that it ended up in my diagnosis."

"What an amazing piece of technology."

Parkinson's disease effects your central nervous system and impairs movement, thought processes, and posture. Wii Fit noticed that she was favoring her left foot and started to use her left hand over her right, even though she was right handed.  
Coming soon to XBOX 360.

I am Jack's Complete Lack of Surprise

Watterson (with a shaved head...hmm...)
Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, has never licensed anything C+H related except for the collections of the comic. Coffee mugs, shirts, stickers with Calvin peeing on stuff...all bootlegs. The amount of money that Watterson gave up in marketing rights either makes him an artist with incredible integrity, or a dummy. Either way, a club that forsakes money and "the man" may very well interest Mr. Bill Watterson.

Or he watched someone else bootleg his property and got bummed out.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day

If I'm not shoveling, I'll be sledding with my kids so no posts today (probably). Check back tmw.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Deadpool Family

Deadpool has to be put in the correct writer's hands or it has potential to be EXTREMELY lame.  Luckily, the last couple years have had a pretty impressive batting average.  Straight from the pages of "DEADPOOL CORPS", Marvel announced today that they'd be debuting the latest exploits of the Merc With A Mouth this February with "DEADPOOL FAMILY".

From the press release: The Deadpools are one big happy psychotic family in Deadpool Family #1, from writers James Asmus, Cullen Bunn, and Mary HK Choi with artists Darnell Johnson, Dominike Stanton, and Iren Strychalski! Join Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Kidpool, Headpool, and Dogpool in three action-packed, explosive stories all told in this great one-shot! Robots, psychotherapy, canine archenemies—this book has it all!

"People really couldn't get enough of the Deadpools," said Marvel editor Sebastian Girner. "We wanted to continue delivering the action-packed hilarity and the great team dynamic we've created with this cast so we've lined up some really talented creative teams to tell the stories of this Deadpool Family."

Do not miss out on the lunacy in Deadpool Family #1!

Parental Advisory …$3.99

Alien Prequel

Hollywood obviously read my blog yesterday about the Police Academy reboot I casted and want to get in on the fun of casting actors and actresses that could possibly be interested in starring in movies that may or may not get made.

The Family That Battles Together...

Ahh..this is nice.

As a father of 2 kids under 5, I know the feeling of going to war the instant I walk in the door after work.  Unfortunately (for me), I'm never given any warning or a weapon to retaliate. Instead of being pelted with little nerf darts, my battle usually ends with a kick to the jewels or a punch in the face.

A Fact About the Ghostbusters 3 Rumors (but maybe not).

A lot of rumors and speculation have been swarming the internet as to the status of Ghostbusters 3. "The original cast will have a small role and will pass the torch to a new cast", "Venkman's son will take over the family business" and "Bill Murray is going to play a ghost" were the focus of all kinds of nerd outrage/rejoicing.

Dan Aykroyd went so far as to give out casting information, Sigourney Weaver gave out confusing clues, and Bill Murray went back and forth on his opinions of GB3. Even Harold Ramis got in on the rumor telling fun. Turns out, its all horse shit.  Ivan Reitman, producer of Ghostbusters I and II, spoke on the subject while doing press for his latest non-Ghostbusters movie.

"There is nothing... I mean, all these stories... there has been a ton of stuff about casting, about who's in... none of it is true."

Bill Murray just got the script and probably hasn't even read it yet.  Reitman confirmed that the script includes all the original cast members and went on to say "I hope we get to do it".  

So...either there is no real news on GB3 yet and all the other cast members are yankin our chains, or Ivan Reitman is full of it.  Its hard to believe that NOTHING that Aykroyd, Murray, Weaver, and Murray have said have any ounce of truth, but at this point who really knows.  

Read more of the interview at

Monday, January 10, 2011

Police Academy REBOOT

Rick Barnhart and I were talking about this list of movie reboots in the works, and Police Academy stood out to us.  Out of all the movies in that list, I think this would benefit most from a reboot. I dragged my friend Boogs and Der in on the project, so here's our casting breakdown for a film destined to be  Oscar bound.

Ghostbusters Cake

This is a wedding cake made by Charm City Cakes, which is known for Ace of Cakes.  It looks like the bride and groom are the Ghostbusters at the top, which is pretty cool.

(via ThatsNerdalicious)

Dickolas Cage

What better way to kick off a week, then to get this absolutely disgusting photo from Buske.

"I hate Nicholas Cage. I hate his voice. I hate his hair and lack of a hair line. I hate his mouth. I hate his acting, or lack there of. I do, however, love the Internet and this photo for existing." -Buske

(hit the jump for the picture...kinda NSFW)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Clip On LED Reading Light

This may usurp the Bluetooth headset as the dumbest accessory you can attach to your face. I would think having a bright light source that close to your eye would be a distraction, but the plus side is that now bullies will have an easier time finding you in the dark.

Beard Wars

Jason Aaron (left) is a fairly new writer (Scalped, Ultimate Captain America) and is evidently sick of Alan Moore's shit. 

Moore is as known for his writing (Watchmen, From Hell, V For Vendetta) as he is for being totally bat shit crazy and for his disdain of the industry that he chose to be a part of.  Moore doesn't mask his disapproval of most of the comic book industry's practices, and isn't afraid to speak his (bat shit crazy) mind. 

Jason Aaron, being part of that industry, had enough and retaliated to some of Moore's comments with "Go fuck yourself, Alan Moore".  

I have to agree with Jason Aaron.  Regardless of who it is, you don't want to constantly hear someone talking shit. Even if that shit talker happens to be a snake worshipping, ring wearing, wanna be magician.
Moore, after realizing he was left home alone.
Go to Robot 6 for more. 

Ghostbusters : Still Relevant/Awesome

Ghostbusters, recut with the soundtrack from INCEPTION.

Recutting trailers with different movie sound tracks is nothing new, but this is pretty awesome.

I tweeted this joke a couple months ago, but it fits so why not : 
I was thinking of doing a porn parody of INCEPTION and call it "CONCEPTION".  Catch phrase would be "Its a Total Mind Fuck".

(posted by Douger)

George Lucas Likes Money

Georgie Boy surprised no one by announcing that he will be re-re-releasing the entire Star Wars saga on BluRay with, get this shit, 30 hours of extra footage spread over 9 discs. 30. Hours. First off, where the fuck are they getting all this footage from? Its probably EVERY single second of footage that ever appeared on TV, DVD, internet, sketchbook doodle, etc. They claim that there's "never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes", but they had to have had to dig pretty deep for that shit. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter?

Set construction will begin next week for Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter.  Fox seems to be pushing the Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) film out quickly, assumably to strike while the zombie iron is hot and that so no one has the chance to ask "Wait...what?".

Keith Buckley's "BEER GOOGLES", The review of "Exit Through The Gift Shop"

Being as this is my first contribution to Brain Dead Blog, I’ve figured theres no better way to prematurely establish my legacy than with an entry teeming with indecision and blatant non-commitment wrapped in the guise of superfluous language. For that reason, I’ve decided to review a documentary called “Exit Through The Gift Shop”.

Spider-man Reboot Picture

First off; reboot.  Insanely stupid word.

The picture above is of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone all done up in their roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, and they look how Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy appear in the comics.

I'm a big fan of Spider-man of what Brian Michael Bendis did with Ultimate Spider-man. Instead of an origin of "oh shit, I got bit by a I'm Spider-man"that lasted for 20 something pages, Bendis spread the story over a 6 issue arc. I think the point of this movie is to spread out the origin, so hopefully they follow Bendis' lead.

Well...not too closely.
There was a rumor going around that Bendis told a fan that the movie was going to be EXACTLY like the first volume of Ultimate Spider-man, but he tweeted that he never said that.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lego Mania

If you ever wondered where all your legos went when you turned your back, this video has your answer.

Its hard to endorse any video that involves animating a mustache. Creepy dude aside, this is pretty impressive. The entire piece was done in stop motion, so keep that mind when you see all the rack focus effects, changes in lighting, and camera movements.

Hit the jump for another LEGO video from the same team.

Asshole For Hire

I've never seen an episode of Dawson's Creek, let alone know who the fuck this guy is. If anything, if someone asked if I'd ever even seen Dawson's Creek, I'd probably reply with something along the lines of, "Fuck them, I listen to Madball".

Ignorance aside, James Van Der Beek who plays Dawson on said TV series takes full blame for setting the unrealistic standard of always being the sweet, apologetic good guy—the trait his character portrays on the show that captivates women's hearts around the world. I think it's safe to say, some of the scenarios you are about to see are very accurate to how us men think and may say at times.

Enjoy, fellow assholes.

(posted by Buske)

We Did It!

I'd like to thank all of our readers for taking the time to check out the post I made yesterday about how being homeless stinks.  Obviously one of the top brass over at the Cleveland Cavaliers read our blog and gave Ted Williams a job as their announcer as well as a house.

Williams was quoted as saying "That lady offered me a full-time job with the Cavs and then something about the mortgage of a home? I'm going with that! Out of all the offers I've had, and I've had quite a few, I'll be working in Cleveland, Ohio.".

Apparantly NFL Films also contacted him about doing some voiceover work.

(posted by Douger. thanks to Anderson Bradshaw for sending this from his office to mine. A total of 10 feet.)

Stan "The Man" Lee Is A Star

Stan Lee, co-creator of such small time/indie superheroes like the Fantastic Four, Spider-man, the X-men, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, the Avengers and a couple others, was honored yesterday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He's already won a ton of awards for his work in the comic book industry, but its cool for him to be recognized by "non-comic book" people.
Stan received his star in the "Film" category, which is obviously for his amazing work as "Old Man #1" in Spider-man, and "Guy Who Looks Like Hugh Hefner" in Iron Man 2.
Stan received his star in the "Film" category, which is obviously for his amazing work as "Old Man #1" in Spider-man, and "Guy Who Looks Like Hugh Hefner" in Iron Man 2. 


(posted by Douger)