Where do people get these whack ideas? Who would think to combine a science fiction epic with a cute, animated kid’s movie? Thankfully somebody did just that. The new Star Trek movie, Star Trek into Darkness,is opening on May 17, 2013, and a YouTuber has created this creepy mashup to get us ready. This video features footage from 2009′s Toy Story 3 and dialogue from the Star Trek into Darknesstrailer. I know it sounds crazy, yeah? Watch the video and you’ll see that it actually works. Trust me.
Are you a Hobbit fan? If you are, then I know you’ll enjoy the video I’ve shared below. The clip is called The Economic Impact of Lord of the Rings, and it explains how J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy masterpieces have generated a mountain of cash since they were first published. Think about it – books, collectibles, toys, tourism, and, of course, movies have combined to make the 75 year-old property one of the most lucrative in the world. Thanks to www.onlinemba.com for allowing me to share this video.
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I knew The Lord of the Rings made a ton of money at the box office, but, as the video points out, movies are only one part of the franchise’s economic impact. No doubt, J.R.R.Tolkien would be astounded at the ongoing infatuation that people everywhere have for his work. Check out the video, and if you found anything especially interesting, hit me up in the comments.
Robots! Monsters! Guillermo del Toro! If those three ingredients don’t spell W-E-I-R-D, I don’t know what does. Yes, the looong-awaited giant monster flick, Pacific Rim, from director del Toro, is finally (almost) upon us, and I am a happy camper. Really, is anything cooler than 200 foot tall mechas battling huge beasts in devastated urban landscapes? Answer: No, there is not.
Take in the awesomeness in the trailer below and let me know what you think.
“We always thought alien life would come from the stars, but it came from deep beneath the sea – a portal between dimensions in the Pacific Ocean. Something out there had discovered us, but it counted on the humans to hide, to give up, to fail. They never considerd our ability to stand, to endure; that we would rise to the challenge.” - narrator, Pacific Rim
Want to own an item that’s tied to a literary classic and is also a piece of vintage Americana? Well, if you have an extra $1,000 lying around, you can bid on the last ticket for the real streetcar named ‘Desire’, dated May 30, 1948, and signed by Tennessee Williams. Yep, this is the same New Orleans streetcar that inspired the title for Williams’ 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.
“New Orleans Streetcar Transfer Ticket for the Streetcar “Desire”. [New Orleans]: Sun., May 30, 1948. The complete ticket, with all transfers (Direct, two Intermediate, and Final). Printed in black and red on light brown paper. Approximately 10.25 x 2 inches. Matted, framed and glazed. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the lower right corner of the matte, “Best/Tennessee/1974″. In another hand, on the same matte, is written in the same ink: “Desire Streetcar/Last Day Transfer”. Ticket a bit toned (the red printing is a bit faint), minor wear to frame. Overall, a near fine example of a unique item which should be much prized by any Tennessee Williams collector. Sunday, May 30, 1948 was the final day that the “Desire” streetcar ran on its route. It was replaced by a bus on the next day. Estimate: $1,000 – up.”
is back! Yeah, I know it seems like he has a new movie out every month, but it’s always a hoot watching Nic lose his sh*t on screen. This time, he’s Will Montgomery – former professional thief trying to go straight. It seems Will just got out the slammer for stealing $10 miilion, when an old partner in crime kidnaps his daughter. Going by this trailer, Stolen looks like a mash-up of Taken and Gone in Sixty Seconds.