By Alex Zalben
Is there a point when you're building a 150,000 block replica of the battle of Helm's Deep out of LEGOs that you stop and take stock of your life? Thankfully, whatever was going through Rick-K and Big J's minds when they were building this epic model, they didn't stop until 1,700 mini-figures were ready to do battle for the fate of Middle-Earth:
This isn't the first time LEGO builders have gone above and beyond for the sake of J.R.R. Tolkein's finest creations. Click past the jump to see more!
Today is a good day because lots of people saw "Gravity" over the weekend, and that means that there are probably many please moviegoers in the world. Director Alfonso Cuarón made a movie the way he wanted to, and it's already wildly successful both with critics and audiences.
But not everyone is happy. Some scientists, including one of the most famous physicists working today, Neil deGrasse Tyson, who shared his thoughts about "Gravity" over the weekend.
It turns out that some of the more dramatic uses of physics might not hold up to close inspection. Check out Tyson's entire Twitter breakdown after the jump!
It's a good thing that the cast and crew of "Fast and Furious 7" seem as eager to share images from the set as we are to see the damn thing.
Vin Diesel has been updating his Facebook page like he was... Vin Diesel. (There's no better analogy for that.) And now the series' new director, James Wan of "Insidious" and "The Conjuring," his tweeting out some badass imagery himself.
Wan's latest dispatch features one very slick ride and some info about the new villain for the seventh entry into the series.
Click past the jump to see the new picture.
By Ryan Rigley
Looks like somebody finally let the cat out of the bag. While there have been a number of big name actors rumored to have auditioned for a role in "Star Wars VII," nobody has officially confirmed whether or not they have read for a part. Until now, that is. Last week, Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna," "The Lovely Bones") spoke to Empire Podcast about auditioning for a role in "Star Wars VII" that required using a lightsaber.
"I'd imagine J.J. is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that he needs," Ronan muses. "But nobody has a clue what it's about, and nobody's read the script. Even if I don't get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber. That was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!" So which lightsaber-wielding female did Ronan read for? Jedi? Sith? Or perhaps both, as is the case with one Tahiri Veila.
By Alex Zalben
The first trailer for "I, Frankenstein" has hit the Internet, and it is AMAZING. From the producers of the "Underworld" series, "I, Frankenstein" casts Aaron Eckhart as the titular monster, wandering the world before getting embroiled in what looks like a battle between demons and angels, or possibly Frankensteins and Gargoyles.
The movie is written and directed by Stuart Beattie, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux (who previously appeared in – and created - the "Underworld" series), and also stars Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski.
Point being, January can't get here soon enough. So in celebration of this momentous event, we made a few posters for the movie – and even provided a blank one, so you can make your own!
By Amelia Mularz
The government shutdown is NOT projected to affect Goobers sales. Thank god. Head to an institution you can count on—the movie theater̵and catch a flick. Here's what's happening this weekend:
On the Big Screen: "Gravity"
Gravity, the sexiest of all of Newton's laws, has always been a mainstay in entertainment. There was the song by John Mayer, and later a jingle of the same name by Sara Bareilles. Also, the witches in the musical "Wicked" defied gravity, as did Bieber's hair for most of 2012. Well, this weekend Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone) and George Clooney (Matt Kowalski) get a massive dose of weightlessness when their characters get lost in space in Alfonso Cuarón's new film "Gravity." The movie will take you for a ride, it'll revive your love for oxygen, and it'll have you wondering if the characters are wearing adult diapers under their space suits. James Cameron has already called it "the best space film ever." That coming from the guy who gave us "Aliens"? Um yeah, go see it.
By Alex Zalben
Because a day can't go by without some small bit of "Star Wars" news, today brings the tiniest news item of them all. NimbleBit, makers of the insanely addictive mobile game Tiny Tower will be releasing a new version called "Star Wars: Tiny Death Star." I've got a bad feeling about this...
...Specifically that the Star Wars themed game will be as fun and time consuming as the original, if not more so. Here's the official blurb from Disney Interactive:
By Alex Zalben
Since "Breaking Bad" finished its run on Sunday, we've had plenty of other things to talk about: Miley Cyrus' stuff, some junk about the government shutdown or whatever, and of course, Spanish "Breaking Bad." Yet for some reason, people seem obsessed with talking about one of the most haunting, perfectly realized TV finales of all time.
Who are these people? Comedian Norm Macdonald, who seems set to continue our long national nightmare of fascinating and plausible "Breaking Bad" ending theories with one that posits... Well, spoilers after this point.
UPDATE: So maybe it wasn't official. Warner Bros. has removed the video. We will keep you posted if another version goes up.
Most of what we have heard about "Godzilla" from director Gareth Edwards, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, has been hearsay from the lucky crowds inside Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year and last.
The 2012 SDCC audience got a look at a concept teaser that was made before the project even went into production and laid out the tone for latest look at the legendary monster. Lucky for everyone else, that teaser has just gone online in what appears to be the first move of a viral campaign.
All the way back in early September, an official copy of that video appeared over on a YouTube channel, Akira Watanabe, without anyone noticing, under the title "Fat Boy," a reference to one of the atomic bombs that the U.S. dropped on Japan during World War II. The legacy of that attack is felt throughout the piece.
Check out the teaser after the jump!
Of the sights Tolkien fans have been eagerly waiting to see in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Beorn might be chief among them. The enormous shapeshifter has always been a fan favorite, mostly because he's a huge guy that can turn into a bear if he wants, and he's been noticeably absent from the marketing campaigns, which has been surprisingly liberal with looks at Smaug.
Then there were the leaked photos from an officially licensed calendar that depicted Beorn as sort of a wild man meets 80s hair metal guitarist, and fans weren't exactly pleased, with most hoping that the early look didn't accurately reflect Beorn.
Now a new image of the Beorn has gone online (via TheOneRing.net), confirming the hairsprayed look for the character.
Take a look after the jump!