Sunday, January 25, 2015

Honest Video Game Trailers: Resident Evil!

Smosh Games lays into the hit video game Resident Evil in their newest Honest Trailer and it is hilarious. Though the game was a success and spawned several sequels and films, you cannot deny that it had some of the worst voice acting in a video game ... ever. I laughed pretty hard throughout this video and I know that gamers out there will laugh as well. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Smosh Games

Jaw dropping achery video shows what a true master of archery looks like!

Over the years archery in films has become a glorified art that always match up to the real art of the sport. This jaw dropping 6 minute video shows off archer Lars Andersen completing archery feats that most would have thought impossible. With years of practice Lars has become a true master of archery. Watch as he debunks many archery concepts and shows off skills such as shooting in mid-air, close quarter combat, catching a bow from mid-air and firing it, fire multiple arrows (with accuracy) at once, hit in oncoming arrow, split an oncoming arrow, and soo much more.

Watching a video on archery may not sound that exciting but I highly recommend watching and can say that it will definitely keep you entertained. The skills shown here are amazing.

Below the video Lars Andersen expands on some of the myths and truths about archery that are brought up in the video.



"Quiver:
An archers with a quiver on his back is a movie icon which is widespread throughout the world.
But putting arrows in a quiver on your back is not a good solution.
It is bad in motion and the archer cannot see his own arrows, as he has an enemy in front of him. He must focus on his quiver, which makes him vulnerable.
Past archers often had different types of arrows simultaneously in his quiver but since the quiver is on his back, he cannot see which arrow he takes.
Placing the quiver in the belt solved most problems, and if the archer is horseback, the quiver could be placed on the horse in front of the rider. These methods were the most common ways to use a quiver.

The round divided target:
The two dimensional target is not known from the past. Historical targets were not flat, but three dimensional.

Quiver, arrows in the bow hand, arrows in the draw hand:
I think there has always been an evolution in archery. Archers from even the earliest times have gone from using quivers, to arrows in the bow hand, and ultimately, to hold arrows in the draw hand.
Going from the quiver to holding the arrows in the bow hand is not difficult, it can be learnt. You get the arrow in front of you, so you do not have to focus away from an enemy
It is far better in motion, so there are many advantages over a quiver. There are today archers which are really good with this method.
Keeping the arrow in the draw hand provides a wide range of benefits, but it assumes that one can draw and shoot in a single movement automatically.
If you must use multiple movements or have to use your fingers on the bow hand to get the arrow in place, then it is far better to go back and keep the arrow in the bow hand.

Double draw
I have for many years experimented with drawing with both hands simultaneously so while your hand with the arrow pulling the string behind, while bow hand is pushed forward, this providing more power on the arrow.
when I 2 years ago made the video "Reinventing the fastest forgotten archery" I had seen many historic pictures of a low half drag, and then I thought it would be interpreted as past archers only drew the bow short, but today I think it is more likely that the images show a double draw,

To hit an arrow in the air::
I have currently tried 14 times (everything is filmed)
For me this is the ultimate archery, which I until recently had thought was impossible.
it can be done, but requires the handling of the bow and arrow to become completely bodily.
you may not have time to aim or think, and you must first be completely convinced you hit, you see, "feel" the incoming arrow and shoot in an instant.
do not attempt this
I / we have been in doubt about wether this should be shown,
because we were afraid that someone gets hurt if they try to emulate it,

I trained for many years and spent a really long time before I tried it the first time.
For several years, I along with my friends Peter and Ask also trained with harmless buffer arrows where I often have shot their arrows down and before we switched to proper arrows I had very safely hit 5 harmless arrows in a row.
It will not be shot with a very strong bow (but it's still dangerous)
The arrow that fired at me is a light bamboo arrow with metal tip, I'll shoot back with a heavy aluminum arrow so I'm sure that the incoming arrow flexes when they hit together.
The archer shoots at me normally sits behind one large safety sheet, but in the video is filmed with the sheets pulled away, so you can see what is going on.

I hope to try again during the summer outside, with an HD camera in slow motion.

Do I hit everything?
I use a lot of time practicing, and it can take a very long time before I learn a new skill. For instance, when I got the idea of jumping to grab and enemy’s arrow before I land, it took me months to learn, where for a long time, the arrows would fly everywhere, until I learned to handle it.

Thanks for reading and watching my videos
-Lars Andersen"

Source: YouTube - larsandersen23

Star Wars: The Force is Lost. Lost stormtrooper pops up throughout film history!

Check out this funny Star Wars: The Force Awakens parody video that has actor John Boyega's character Finn lost and poppin gup in some classic movie scenes throughout history. I didn't expect to laugh as much as I did at this but it is truly hilarious. The scenes got better and better as the video progressed. Enjoy!



Movies used:
Planet of the Apes
Grease 
Bad Boys
Predator
The Avengers
Lord of the Rings
The Shawshank Redemption
Jurassic Park
Spartacus

Source: YouTube - Coponfilms

Friday, January 23, 2015

Star-Lord cosplayer dances around New York City in "Guardians of the Galaxy in Real Life"!

Check out this amazingly fun video of a Star-Lord cosplayer dancing around the streets of New York City! The cosplay is extremely well done and he even managed to find the exact SONY Walkman and headphones used in the film! What makes this all even better is that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted this video himself along with the caption, "Love this guy!" This video by itself was a lot of fun but getting recognized by the film's director make it that much better! Enjoy the video below.



"This video took a lot of my time and energy. It took over 4 months to make the costume, shoot and edit the video.  
The headphones and walkman are the same kind used in the movie. They are very rare, but thanks to some awesome bidding on eBay, I was able to get my hands on them! 
The boots and belt were handmade. We found some templates from an online forum and bought the leather at a local store. It took about 3 weeks to make them. 
The pants were an awesome online find. They are normally pants made for riding motorcycles, but they just so happen to look exactly like the pants Star Lord wears. The pants were very dark when we bought them, so we needed to "de-color" them to get the right look. 
I bought the jacket online. It's not 100% screen accurate, but it's pretty close.
It took us 3 days of shooting in New York City to get all the shots we needed. Luckily I had done a video similar to this last year, so I was a little less nervous, but to be honest, it still took a lot of guts to go dance around by random people. 
I came up with this idea during the opening scene of Guardians Of The Galaxy. I had just released the video "Dancing With Strangers" so when I say Chris Pratt dancing around wearing headphones I thought, "I have to do that exact same thing in public." From that moment I haven't been able to get the video out of my mind. I am so glad it's finally done. It turned out great!"

Source: Twitter - James Gunn

Star Wars supercut shows off all the interfaces in Star Wars: A New Hope!

Vimeo user Dino Ignacio has created a new way to look at the Star Wars franchise by creating a supercut that puts together all the times a character uses an interface in Star Wars: A New Hope. Whether it's a computer, a droid, a door, screens, levers, it is all here. This is a pretty cool supercut and definitely a unique view of the film. Enjoy!


The Interfaces of Star Wars: A New Hope from Dino Ignacio on Vimeo.


Source: Vimeo

New extended trailer for Arrow's next episode "Midnight City"!

*Spoilers if you have not seen this week's new Arrow episode.

If you cannot wait to see next week's all new episode of Arrow then you can watch some new footage in the new extended trailer for next week's episode "Midnight City".



Source: YouTube - The CW Television Network

Bud Light Super Bowl XLIX Commercial – Real Life Pac-Man!

Bud Light has released one of their upcoming Super Bowl commercials for Super Bowl XLIX and it is sure to excite old school gamers! In the commercial a random guy is offered a Bud Light and asked if he is up for anything. When he accepts the proposal he soon finds himself in a real life game of Pac-Man that looks like a blast! Full size game of Pac-Man, a great band playing music as you run around the maze, and tons of people cheering you on? Count me in!

Enjoy the commercial below!

#UpForWhatever



Source: YouTube - Bud Light

Bryan Singer casts Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm for X-Men: Apocalypse!

Word spread fast of the actors and actresses going in to audition for various roles in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse that will be directed by Bryan Singer. Recently we have heard a lot of talk concerning the characters of Jean Grey, Scott Summers (aka Cyclops), and Ororo Munroe (aka Storm). 

It was announced late last night but the search is over and the actors have been chosen! These characters will still be young in the Apocalypse storyline (said to take place in the 80's) so a young cast had to be selected. Chosen for the roles were Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and Alexandra Shipp as Storm. Turner is known for her work on Game of Thrones while Sheridan had a great performance in Mud, and Shipp may be best known for her portrayal of Aaliyah in a biopic of the singer's life.





Do you think these young stars will shine in the X-Men family?

X-Men: Apocalypse is currently set to be in theaters on May 27, 2016.

Source: Twitter - Bryan Singer
Source: Twitter - ComingSoon.net

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Supergirl is cast for the upcoming CBS Supergirl show!


Since the announcement that CBS was looking to create a new show centered around the DC Comics heroine Supergirl, fans have been wanting to know who they would cast for the part of Supergirl.

All rumors and speculation can now be put aside as CBS has officially announced that actress Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) has been cast as Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El!

Supergirl is the cousin of Superman and was also born on the planet of Krypton. She managed to escape the planet before it was destroyed and has been hiding out on Earth. Since her arrival to her new home she has hid her powers but now she has decided to be the hero that she knows that she can be.

From what I have recently heard the show will play off almost like a "cop show" where Supergirl is fighting off lower level threats and crimes as she grows up and develops her abilities.

How do you feel about casting Melissa Benoist as Supergirl? I think she certainly looks the part and she has already dyed her hair blonde for the role. This is a character that you do not get to see much of so I am super excited to see how this show develops and I hope that it is a success.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Star Wars: Age of Vader! A Star Wars and Avengers: Age of Ultron mash-up trailer!

Mash-up trailers are extremely popular and sometimes there is a good reason for that. Take a look at this incredible mash-up trailer that combines Star Wars and Avengers: Age of Ultron! Using footage from the Star Wars franchise and the music and tone of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, YouTuber "The Unusual Suspects" has created a completely badass trailer titled "Star Wars: Age of Vader". The editing is superb and the final result is truly remarkable. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - The Unusual Suspect

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Venom gets an all new look for the Guardians of the Galaxy comics!

Venom may have started out in Marvel Comics as a villain and slowly worked his way up the hero ladder but as a member of the new Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom is a full fledged hero. Being worn by Flash Thompson, this Venom has a whole new role in today's comics and Marvel has decided that with that new role should come a whole new look. He originally appeared as a hulking monster and recently appeared as a government soldier wearing tactical armor. Those days however are over.

Artist Valerio Schiti took a moment to discuss the new look and share some sketches of what it will look like in Brian Michael Bendis' series Guardians of the Galaxy.
"I suppose that the main reason for this change is the new readers—at least that’s what [GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY writer] Brian Bendis said! The new generations of readers have a totally different idea of Venom; most of them don’t even know that once he was a bad guy. In this moment nobody perceives him like a monster, everybody knows that he’s a hero, a good guy with a super cool costume that can do amazing things so why don’t we concentrate on them?"
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Speaking about the direction of the new look:
"As I said he must be cool. They wanted a modern version of the character: he should be strong and sleek and powerful; a perfect version of the character, with a new set of super powers. Brian showed me a picture of the version of Venom [from “Disney Infinity”] and said: “Something like this. Cool. Sleek. Big.”"
"I looked at the work of Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane mostly for the size and the main idea: a big guy with a white spider on the chest. That was a perfect and powerful design indeed and I wanted to keep the final design as close as possible to that look.
I also added some details coming from sci-fi anime and movies like “Ghost in the Shell” or “Tron” because this time we wanted to show a “space Venom,”"
I think this new look for Venom looks pretty cool and it'll be interesting to see how it all works out in the comics. I can also completely see what Schiti is talking about when he says it looks like the original Venom yet more updated and sleek. That very much comes through in this design. What do you think of this redesign for Venom? Are you a fan of it? Does anything really stand out that you really like or do not like?

Source: Marvel

Honest Trailers - Pirates of the Caribbean!

It was only a matter of time before Screen Junkies put their creative minds together and came up with a great Honest Trailer for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and it is finally here. Like many I really enjoyed the first film and the enjoyed decreased with each film release. Yet, I still saw them all just like everyone else. Watch the trailer below to find out the great jokes that Screen Junkies came up with and to see how Johnny Depp has turned into "a boring parody of himself".

Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Screen Junkies

"You Think You Know Comics?" - Find out the history of DC's Justice League!

An all new "You Think You Know Comics" video has been released by Comics Alliance and this time the focus is DC's Justice League! This video dives into the team's history and how and why it was formed. Find out why it was called the "Justice League" and who has been in it over the years. Also, in a random but interesting side note, find out how we know that Batman is a fan of anime! This video will prove to be a great tool for fans to learn the history of the team or for those that already know, a fun video refresher! Enjoy.



Source: YouTube - ComicsAlliance