Star Trek Motion Stabilized

When the USS Enterprise was hit with an enemy attack, it would rock the entire starship, throwing crew members over equipment and to the floor. Most people know the effect on the old Star Trek television series didn’t have the budget to put the set on a shaker, and the old school movie magic effect was created simply by shaking the camera and have the actors throw themselves around the set as if the room was in sudden movement. Of course, the internet is having fun with this, creating a new reddit subreddit called r/StarTrekStabilized where they put the old television footage through image stabilization software to show you the funny truth behind the filming. Hit the jump to see more Star Trek motion stabilized gif images.

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Netflix bug

It’s a favorite complaint of cinephiles that there just don’t seem to be any original ideas left in Hollywood anymore. But Netflix, it seems, has plenty to spare. Or at least a bug within the service’s works does.

A glitch has led the system to combine synopses of completely separate movies, leading to delightfully bizarre mash-up summaries like “A reprogrammed Terminator arrives from the future to protect young John Connor from a relentless shape-shifting cyborg gumball machine.” How’s that for an unexpected plot twist? Read some of the bug’s greatest hits after the jump.

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gary whitta star wars

Long before Disney bought Star Wars or Gary Whitta was writing a Star Wars movie, the two things came together in a very odd way. On YouTube, there’s a clip of Whitta, who wrote The Book of Eli and After Earth, on the Tested.com “this is only a test” Podcast back in 2011 geeking out about Star Wars. He talks about how he would love to do Disney’s Jedi Training Academy (above), but gets mad that it’s only for kids. It’s a super funny clip and extremely timely considering Thursdays massive news regarding he and Gareth Edwards making a Star Wars stand alone movie. Check it out below. Read More »

Frozen VHS
The above photo of a Frozen VHS started making the rounds around the internet earlier this week, and took me back.

I’m sure one universal memory most people who grew up during the 1980′s or early 1990′s has is opening up one of those large plastic clamshell cases, popping a Disney animated film into the VHS player and waiting for the magic to begin. These days, reminiscing about those times must sound the same as when my father would tell me about the days before remote controls where he had to turn a dial on the television to change the channels. Okay, I’m getting old.

Had Disney actually produced a VHS version of Frozen? Was the movie that popular that the mouse house decided they could make enough money off the now niche market of primary VHS player owners?

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LOL: The Ben Affleck Sad Batman Meme

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We usually keep the meme stuff in Page 2 or Superhero Bits, but I thought this one was particularly funny. Yesterday, after Zack Snyder revealed the first photo of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume alongside the new batmobile (from the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie), the internet took to photoshop and started cropping sad Batfleck into various funny photos and animated gifs. Basically, its the geek version of the Sad Keanu meme from 2010. Hit the jump to see some of the best of the photos and even get a template to create your own Ben Affleck sad Batman photos.

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VOTD: Everything Wrong With ‘X-Men: First Class’

Everything Wrong With X-Men First Class

With X-Men: Days of Future Past picking up some very promising reviews on its way to theaters, now seems as good a time as any to take a long, hard look at the last mutant movie, X-Men: First Class. And no one’s looking longer or harder than the folks at CinemaSins, who’ve made the comic book reboot the latest subject of their signature “Everything Wrong With” series.

As usual, the complaints range from totally valid (that villain plot does seem awfully convoluted) to the totally silly (who cares what happened with those Twinkies?). Watch the video after the jump.

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Conan O Brien Star Wars

Here’s why you have to love Conan O’Brien‘s show. His writers read websites like this. How else do you explain that the talk show host knew a rumored Star Wars Episode VII title is “An Ancient Fear?” It’s not like that hit the mainstream media. Plus, what’s even cooler about Conan is he takes rumors like that and turns them into bits. Often time, they’re bits about Star Wars. He’s the guy who gave Harrison Ford $1000 to offer up a hint about the film, remember? And who can forget Triumph slaughtering the fans (myself included) waiting in line for Attack of the Clones?

Well, Conan is back at it again. He offered up a bunch of alternate titles to Star Wars Episode VII. Learn Conan O’Brien’s Star Wars titles below. Read More »

air force godzilla

After Pacific Rim last year, and Godzilla this year, it’s about time the United States military finally figured out a plan to fight giant monsters. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. In a very joking way, of course. Who would win in an Air force Godzilla fight?

The Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine interviewed members of the U.S. Air Force stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan to ask them how they’d combat Godzilla. Check out the answer below plus see an infographic of just how big the new Godzilla is. Read More »

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