Chia Gundam?

AZM Ally Kyle Wright sent along photos of the Gundam Topiary project which is growing around the corner from the 1/1 scale RX-78. Gives new meaning to Rose Gundam, amiright? AHAHAhah–oh. Well, I think it’s pretty and more interesting to look at than an all-green Zaku topiary.

David Lo Pan Style

Apparently, John Carpenter gets asked a lot of questions about doing a Big Trouble in Little China sequel (YES PLEASE). This year’s Screamfest in LA was no different. But instead of doing a Big Trouble Q&A, John Carpenter presented this amazing “Gangnam Style” parody, David Lo Pan Style.

If you haven’t seen Big Trouble in Little China, this probably won’t do anything for you. But for the rest of us, Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “David Lo Pan style!”

Tony Stark, Crisis of Faith

The full trailer for Iron Man 3 is out today and man, it feels like a punch in the gut. It seems that Tony’s near death experience at the hands of the Chitari has actually made an impact on his otherwise impenetrable playboy facade. It feels like we’re going to see more character development for Tony in this film than the previous three he’s starred in. I’m really excited for that aspect.

The armor is growing on my as I thought it might. Seeing the gauntlet do a reverse Rocket Pawnch onto Tony’s hand is pretty cool. I kind of shuddered watching the Iron gallery explode with all those beautiful suits. I hope those are CG shots and not actual mockups that got blowed up. So many gorgeous panels! Still think the Iron Patriot looks stupid.

I am not looking forward to Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin. I was skeptical when his name came up for the role. Not that I think the character is worth portraying at all. The Mandarin recalls a period in American pop culture when the exotic Orient was feared and reviled. He’s not exactly a good representation of Asians in comics. Soooooo… yeah, don’t care for the Mandarin. However, Ben Kingsley in general would make an amazing villain. He’s an extremely versatile actor who brings real star power to the already impressive Iron Man cast. So I figured, hell, at least he’d be kinda awesome as a villain. Well, I know we only get a voice-over and a quick peak at him in costume, but I have to say that he looks and sounds really stupid. Hobo Santa Claus doesn’t exactly inspire fear or terror, especially not with those cheap Cracker Jack rings he’s sporting. Green Lantern was fucking awful, but at least the ring looked like it could do some damage. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see the actual film, but from this little trailer, I am a bit underwhelmed.

Iron Man 3: Hobo Santa Rises. Yeah, I’ll still see it.

Iron Man Goes to the Wub Wub Machine

This teaser trailer for Iron Man 3 is way too short to tell us anything of substance. I am kind of disappointed to see Pepper Potts in full on Damsel-in-Distress mode. I kind of want her to armor up in this one and kick major ass. We do finally get to see the new armor in action briefly. As I suspected, I have fewer problems with the design when it’s in motion, although that three-point stance is kind of played out.

Bleeding Cool has compiled a bunch of new photos which include a nice shot of the Iron Patriot. Talk about color schemes that don’t quite work in real life. Again, it probably looks just fine when it’s shooting at shit, but I’m not a fan of the paint job.

Apparently, a proper trailer drops tomorrow. Hopefully with more Iron Man footage and less Wub Wub.

Just in Time for the Christmas Special, the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote

As much of a Who fan as I am, I’ve never bought a Sonic Screwdriver. Sure, they make cool sounds and light up and extend and some of the more expensive ones are even made from nicely weighted metal. But the disappointment factor of pointing it at an electronic device and nothing happening was something I didn’t really care for. If I’m getting a show accurate prop, I want it to do something. With a lightsaber, I can at least hit things.

Well, now there’s a sonic that makes things do things when you wave it at them!

The Universal Remote Sonic lets you control IR devices with simple gestures. You can rotate your sonic to control volume, change channels with a flick of your wrist, open the dvd tray with a pull motion! All you need is a fez and a bowtie and you can run around your house pointing your sonic at IR controlled devices and make them do things! It’s every Whovian’s dream come true!

So the Christmas Special is on the way and I expect that these things will be flying off the shelves. I can think of no more perfect gift than this to unwrap and watch the Christmas Special with. So get your ass over to Think Geek and get one before they’ve all been lost to the timestream.

From: Think Geek

As Cheesy As Vamps May Look, It’s Still A Better Love Story Than Twilight

One of my biggest problems with the vampire genre in general is that it takes itself way too seriously. Even when they’re sparkly fake vampires, everything is so gray and pale and serious and emo and dour and gothic and WE FUCKING GET IT ALREADY! You’re seriously dead. You’re seriously dark. You’re seriously serious. Ugh.

I always thought it would be nice to see a less serious take on vampirism. And it seems that I’m not the only one. Take a look at this trailer for Vamps.

Oh, it’s good to see Alicia Silverstone back in action. Sure, she’s basically playing Vampire Cher, but it’s still good to see her working. And it’s going to be really tough not to yell out “Jaaaaaane” in my best Jesse Pinkman voice in the theater. Yeah, I said it, IN THE THEATER. I would pay some money to see this stupid thing. This is exactly the kind of thing I’ve been looking for from the vampire genre. We’ve seen the dead serious side of vampires forever now and I think something like this breaths a new life, pardon the pun, into the genre.

So go on, Vampire Cher, go get your Van Helsing. Cousin Matthew is a pretty good catch.

Gangnam Style, Helping Parents Feed Their Kids Since 2012

It’s a scientific fact that food tastes better with a soundtrack. We forget this when we get older, but this toddler refuses to eat anything unless the most epic song is playing.

Nope, still not tired of it!

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