May 03, 2012

Nerd News: The Expendables 2, Lego Game of Thrones, a Newsies medley and more

Vol. 3, Issue 18

Happy Avengers Eve, friends! I'll be seeing it at midnight tonight—will you?

In movie news this week:

Trailers ahoy:

The Dark Knight Rises

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The Expendables 2

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Brave (/the NFL draft)

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Avengers Art Assemble!

Love, love, LOVE this comic.






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Also adorable.

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This is a great guide to the 'Vengers' weapons. (Click to embiggen.)

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These are pretty.



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Doug makes a most excellent Cap.

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Awesome.

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In TV news:

A couple of teasers:

Castle *Caskettshippersquee!*

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True Blood

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I used to not like River—like at all—but now I love her. And she and Eleven are too cute.

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More awesome 50th anniversary fan posters. (Thanks, Rebecca!)


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I'd so wear these shirts.


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Videos like this make me wish I'd kept my legos from when I was little ... and that I had the skills to make something like this with them. (Thanks, Kristen!)

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SCIENCE! And technology:

Not a lot of gaming news this week, as TGG was otherwise occupied (a.k.a. on vacation and playing Mass Effect). He did send me this neat infographic of Nathan Drake's journey in all three Uncharted games. (Thanks, Wes!) I also found a couple of things:

This video is bizarre, and yet, mesmerizing.

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Disneyland Paris will soon have a Star Wars Land.

Definitely need to make one of these someday. (Thanks, Shaun!)

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Mickey as Han is super cute. (Although methinks he's a tad too nice to really pull off the character.) (Thanks, Rachel.)





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This is so sweet!

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This is an excellent comparison chart. (Thanks, Annika!)

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Sam Hiti's comic is also excellent. (Click to embiggen; thanks, Rachel.)

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A couple of rockin' covers of well-known theme songs for you:

Doctor Who


DuckTales

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Such lovely ladies.


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And finally, from the best musical ever:

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11 comments:

  1. 1. Have you read The Graveyard Book? We all liked it. It's very different. Mason did a report on it in 4th grade.

    2. Mason has so many of the Disney/Star Wars mashup figures. We've been looking for a Pete for the last two visits to Walt Disney World.

    3. As always, Newsies is AWESOME!!!!! EIGHT Tony Noms!!!! :)

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    1. I haven't read it, no. I own it, and have been meaning to for ages. I love everything Gaiman. :)

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  2. *the phrase 'Generic information is intentionally generic.' gave me such a giggle. sadly the link is no worky :(
    *holy shnikes that's a lot of reboots!
    *archer napping may be cutest sentence of the week.
    *the avengers art is lovely. i had only seen some of those before. i wish i was that kind of arty.
    *the 'ain't nothin but a hound dog' shirt made me bust out laughing. i scared the baby. seriously.
    *the superladies art is beautiful, but i almost didn't get to it cause...
    SQUEE star wars land star wars land star wars land star wars land star wars land!!!!

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    1. hooray the link is back up! and while that news isn't shocking it's still nice to hear some rumors (might) be confirmed.

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    2. Haha, yeah, I fixed it last night and then forgot to comment that I had. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  3. Gah! Star Wars/Disney mash ups kill me! SO CUTE. I'm so bummed we can't go to Disney's Star Wars Weekends this year :(

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    1. I've always wanted to attend! What fun you must have had.

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  4. The Dark Knight trailer gave me goosebumps. And I am actullay going to get my old Lego bricks from my parents on my next visitm, because I have felt the strange urge to build stuff for a while. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Nice! I'll have to keep an eye out for what you've built. ;)

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  5. OMG WHO IS GOING TO BE ON DW - I HOPE ITS ROSE... OR DONNA... MAYBE DONNA... let rose's chapter be closed...

    ANd omg - that guy... how can he SING like that? <3 Newsies<3

    on a seperate note:
    may the fourth be with you, Mandy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUQc1Sdcjo8&feature=related

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    1. OMG! Bill Murray and Star Wars. My mind is blown.

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