June 23, 2011

Nerd News: Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, minimalist movie posters and more

Vol. 2, Issue 25

In tv news this week:
The voice over on this video is terrible, but the thought behind it is hilarious.

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Also, the phrase "bromantic comedy"? I so wish I'd thought of it.

Similarly amusing:

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Two new entries onto the long list of t-shirts I need to own:

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In Harry Potter news:

Of course, Warner Bros. released the trailer for HPatDH:P2 mere hours after last week's Nerd News. Even though you've all probably seen it, I'd feel like I was being remiss in my nerdly duties by not posting it here.


Also, Pottermore? It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. I am in love with the idea of officially learning more about all the characters!

Here's a video of J.K. making the announcement:


These posters are fantastic. (I don't think I'm going to grow out of the minimalist phase any time soon, you guys.)

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And I love these, too. The Superman one was a RIPT shirt the other day that I came really close to buying.

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I think there needs to be an Indiana Jones/Hellboy movie made, stat. It makes so much sense!

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In movie news:
An actual trailer for The Muppets has finally been released.

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    I need want a giant poster of this illustration for my nonexistent nerd lair. (Colt-We are totally having a nerd lair when we get a bigger place.)

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    I really don't think that Oscar fits the whole Green Lantern aesthetic—and has Elmo ever been mad in his entire existence?—but I get what they were going for.

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    Hahaha.

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    SCIENCE!

    Do you Star Wars fans (/Twitter users) follow @DeathStarPR? You should. Especially because if you're not, you're missing out on gems like this Open Letter to Time Magazine. A snippet:
    NOT ONLY did Darth Vader improve Luke's life immeasurably by giving him the opportunity to become an awesome cyborg, but he then sweetened the deal even further by inviting Luke to join the family business: ruling the galaxy together as father and son. Just in case you missed it, TIME Magazine, that didn't say "run a plumbing company or a small sandwich shop together," it said "RULE THE ENTIRE FRIGGING GALAXY." So Darth Vader, the greatest father in history, wanted to give his son power and wealth beyond measure, EVEN THOUGH HIS SON WAS A BIT OF A WIENER.

    Of course, we could also talk about how Darth Vader saved Luke on the second Death Star, sacrificing his own life to throw the Emperor down the reactor shaft. Or how he became a Force ghost so that he could constantly lovingly
    haunt watch over his children for all time, but we won't because we think you get the point by now TIME Magazine. You do, don't you?

    Now let's put the shiny black all-terrain durasteel boot on the other foot. Let's talk about you, TIME Magazine. Darth Vader is NOT a fictional character. He's been in six biographical documentaries about his life. There are photos of him all over the place. He even recently went to Disneyland. How many movies have you been in, TIME Magazine? How many guest appearances at children's parties have you made? Where are all the photos of you? Maybe YOU'RE the fictional character.
    I do so enjoy it when a joke keeps going ... and going ... and going ... and then starts all over again.

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    These Leia posters remind me of the 80s. (Not a bad thing, mind you.)

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    And I just like these a lot. (Not surprising.)

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    Also, this:

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    The vast amount of Young Charles/Young Eric slash fic/art/love that's going around the Interwebs makes me smile.

    I'm so glad Bioware realized that people like FemShep and will be featuring her much more in Mass Effect 3 promotion.

    This article on the top 10 bits of pop culture jewelry is quite interesting. In other news, I finally fully understand the Phineas and Ferb episode about the Mary MacGuffin doll.

    Another great "10" list: 10 reveals that made stories even more confusing.

    Would the Doctor really ride around in a garbage can? Or a pedo-van? I think not.

    It's now so easy to imagine Weeping Angels dancing to the Peanuts theme.

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    Missing the gang? This Star Trek comic will tide you over until J.J. Abrams is satisfied with his lens flares.

    And finally: Oh, Leonard. (Thanks, Wes!)


    11 comments:

    1. OMG, this Nerd News was fully loaded. There is so much awesomeness! When I first saw that Lantern Corp illustration, I immediately saved it and now I use it as a wallpaper for just about everything I can. =^.^=

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    2. Good GRIEF!!! You are SO awesome, you find the coolest stuff!!! I've already opened so many of the linkies you've posted!!! YAY!!!

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    3. I can only second the first two commenters. Every day I read your posts, and there's always something that I like, or I know a friend will like. Like the posters today. The updates on The Hobbit. Or the Pottermore video. (So well-made!)

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    4. First. That Darth Vader image/print/poster...I WANT.
      Second. You should find yourself a copy of the 10th Anniversary Les Mis in Concert "dream cast" performance. My FAVE.
      Third. I'm dying over the Hobbit images. Martin Freeman looks just perfect. I am crazy excited about the casting (minus Evangeline Lily...whaaat?)
      Fourth. FemShep...hooray!!

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    5. Emilia-So glad you liked it! And yes, the Lantern illustration is awesome. Any idea who made it?

      Angie-Haha, thank you! :D

      Annika-That is so sweet, thank you. I'm glad I write things you all like to read!

      Mariel-Yes! It's like Star Wars meets Shepard Fairey. I will definitely look for the Les Mis album. Martin Freeman is perfect, yes. :D And indeed! :D

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    6. The minimalist back to the future posters are amazing! Actually, all the posters are amazing.

      These links are great. I also don't think it matters about Jack. If people have seen Doctor Who, his whole sexuality is explained. I wouldn't object to him making out with some girls as well, though. The man is sexy.

      I miss Stargate soooooo much! :-( David Hewlett should guest star on Sanctuary.

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    7. Jen-I wish I had infinite rooms to hang all these things. And infinite monies, too, natch. And YES. David would be great in some Sanctuary Role. Maybourne was just on during the finale, haha.

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    8. Yes, I noticed that! I want David, but not with his face all covered in abnormal makeup like Paul McGillion's was.

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    9. Man, that was creepy! And he was such a jerk, too.

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    10. I am obsessed with minimalist posters myself. Where did you find those?

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    11. Hi Anon. I actually post my sources under each photo, in the "(via)" link. :)

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