April 18, 2013

Nerd News: Divergent's final book, Pitch Perfect 2, R.I.P.D. trailer and more

Vol. 4, Issue 14

There are a bunch of really exciting trailers in the movie news section below, so if you want to skip down there and then come back to read the TV news, I won't blame you. (I'm a slave to organizational structure.)

In TV news:

In webseries news:

A new gallery show in LA celebrates the best of 90s Nickelodeon.

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The BBC is releasing a set of mugs to go along with the 50th anniversary Doctor Who celebrations. (Thanks, Colt!)

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In movie news:

Here are a bunch of trailers and a featurette:

After Earth


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The Great Gatsby


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The Hangover III


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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


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Iron Man 3


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Man of Steel


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R.I.P.D.


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Romeo and Juliet


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Star Trek Into Darkness


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Nerdy ABCs are one of my favorite things to think about decorating a future nursery with.

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This is a super cute poster—and it goes on sale tomorrow. (Details are at the link below. Thanks, Rebecca.)

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In comics/books/poetry news:

This is a great Harry Potter+Scarface mashup T-shirt:

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In game news, from TGG:

TCC sent in this information on the new Batman: Arkham Origins game.

In toy news:

These native American-style superhero designs are totally unique.

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And these ladies are adorable. (And somewhat scantily clad!)

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In SCIENCE! tech and archeology news, from the Mister:

I found a few things as well:

And finally: The fact that this 8+ minute speech is improvised makes it all that much better. Also, I'd love to see this as an actual movie.


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9 comments:

  1. RE: Patton Oswald's improvised filibuster.

    Yes. I'm pretty sure everyone wants that movie to be made. Actually I'm going to play devil's advocate here and say that someone somewhere is working on it right now for the internet.

    This also prompted a discussion between myself and Shaun about whether Wolverine's claws would be cut by a lightsaber and if so, what would they look like when they grew back. The consensus was "yes," and "just bone claws," respectively. I still maintain that Wolverine would win the fight, though.

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  2. Oh ma gawsh! So much good movie news!

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  3. I'm pretty sure that all I want to do between now and May 10th is shut myself up in my room and watch Gatsby trailers. Oh, and pop my head out once to see Iron Man 3. But otherwise, that sounds about right.

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  4. TCC and I had a lengthy text conversation yesterday about this answer. It was a good debate, but I'm not sure we'll ever really know what would happen if Wolverine tried to block a lightsaber with his claws. According to the best internet sources I could find adamantium doesn't have a melting point so presumably the lightsaber wouldn't cut his claws, but I think TCC hit closest to the mark with this:


    "Well, the real answer is: It depends on who is top billed on the comic cover/movie poster."

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  5. I hope it's half as amazing as the trailers make it seem. Baz has such an amazing talent for mixing music and ideas together in such unique and unexpected ways.

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  6. Well, thank you. I aim to please. ;)

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  7. Haha, I love that you guys had a serious talk about this. I agree with TCC.

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  8. I really do hope so. People either love Baz's films or hate them, and I've always been a fan, so unless the acting is really horrible or something, I don't anticipate not liking it. Then again, I've psyched myself up for it so much, there's a lot to live up to in my head.

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  9. I've not seen many of his films, but I love the style of Moulin Rouge. So if it's anything like that, I'll be on board.

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