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Historical Disney Princesses In Period Accurate Dresses

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Here’s an interesting take on the Disney princesses that alters their existing gowns into period-accurate costumes. DeviantArtist Claire Hummel researched different periods and then made adjustments so the dresses would fit a specific time in history. She even explains how she altered each dress. Of Ariel from The Little Mermaid she says,

The Little Mermaid is hard to place from a time period standpoint – Grimsby’s wearing a Georgian getup, Ariel’s pink dress with the slashed sleeves subscribes to several eras from the Renaissance to the 1840s, Eric is… Eric.

I went with Ariel’s wedding dress as a starting point since those gigantic leg-o-mutton sleeves (so embarrassingly popular in ’80s wedding fashion) were a great starting point for an 1890s evening gown. It’s also not unfeasible that Eric’s cropped tailcoat could be from the same era, so I’m sticking with my choice. PLUS Ariel with Gibson girl hair? COME ON IT IS AWESOME

Yes, yes it is.

See more pictures after the break…

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(via io9)

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Samuel L. Jackson Wants To Talk Star Wars VII

Samuel L. Jackson, (Mr. Jackson if you’re nasty), is throwing his hat into the Star Wars VII ring. He recently talked with E! News about his desire to remain associated with the franchise he loves.

“I’m not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars. It’s like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I’m dead and we’ll find out what happened to Mace Windu. I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that’s still around that didn’t actually die.”

“I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don’t care, I just want to stay associated with the franchise.”

“I just always loved it. I always loved the idea of it, that there’s this whole civilization out there somewhere else that’s just as much fun and different and diverse and wild as we are.”

What do you think? We never really saw the body so there’s plenty of wiggle room to bring Mace Windu back. We saw Anakin fall through the speeder filled sky of Coruscant, so it’s not a stretch to see a Jedi Master like Mace Windu save himself as easily.

Star Wars VII is scheduled for release in 2015.

Via: Comingsoon

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The BastardCast vs. Darth Disney And The Raiders Of The Lost Podcast

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This time on The Bastardcast: Jeremy busts out of a courtroom and Jason escapes a post-apocalyptic New Jersey to talk about Nic Cage, a WOW playing senator, Doctor Who, the Justice League (of Alabama) and a few things Superman. Then briefly breaking to sexually fantasize about Joe Biden before taking on the main event.

The sale of LucasFilm to Disney and why it will consume the Internet over the 36 months.

After that melange of mayhem, the boys tackle this week’s ultimate question in VS: Whose the better commander n’ chief, Pullman in Independence Day or Camacho in Idiocracy?

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Watch Disney Characters Audition for ‘Star Wars’ Roles

With Disney buying up Lucasfilm, the only thing people seem to be talking about lately is the fate of the Star Wars franchise and the inevitable arrival of Episodes VII through IX. And with the speculation, rumor and endless banter comes the opportunity to poke fun at this fodder-rich merger of Mickey Mouse and Darth Vader. The folks over at Screen Junkies have decided to see what it would be like if Disney characters had the chance to audition for past Star Wars films and made a video for us. Enjoy.

Somehow I don’t think they’d have gotten the parts. Though even if they did, the movies still would have probably turned out better than the current incarnation of Episode I.

Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.

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Matthew Vaughn Is The One Rumored To Be Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ This Week

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Collider is passing along an unconfirmed rumor that Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) is in talks to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. They say the “deal has been in the works for awhile,” and this is why he dropped out of directing X-Men: Days Of Future Past and was replaced by Bryan Singer.

Why would Vaughn abruptly drop out of helming the X-Men sequel when the head of 20th Century Fox (Tom Rothman) is leaving the studio? After all, while Rothman helped make some great movies over the past few years, he’s also known as a micro-manager that can rub some filmmakers the wrong way. With Rothman out, I imagine Vaughn would have had more creative control on the sequel and it would have been an easier film to make. But if Lucasfilm offered Vaughn the keys to Star Wars, that’s something he’d likely jump ship for. [Collider via Zimbio]

Matthew Vaughn could probably handle the job, judging from his work in action ensembles for X-Men: First Class, but we’re still pumped about that Brad Bird rumor. Oh well, as long as it’s not Brett Ratner or Michael Moore everything should be all right. Oh, and Disney? If a large, neck-pouched guy wearing a fake mustache over his real mustache approaches you claiming his name is Lucas Georgas, don’t hire him.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’: What’d You Think?

So, Wreck-It Ralph did pretty well, as you may have heard, landing almost $50 million this weekend.

It’s an odd duck of a movie, to some degree. Calling it the best movie about video games is actually an insult in the sense that it’s pretty much the only (fictional) movie about video games worth watching, unless you have a serious blind spot for The Wizard.

It’s also a pretty good movie, in the sense that it’s funny and engaging, and old-school gamers will enjoy the dozens of gags about classic arcade and console games, although for copyright reasons it’s largely parodies instead of the real thing.

But that said, it’s very much a Disney movie, with all of the baggage that implies. It could have been more, and instead, quite consciously, chose to be “good enough.”

Wreck-It Ralph has been drawing unfair comparisons to both Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Toy Story, and it’s not trying to be either. It’s essentially your typical Disney narrative set in an arcade fantasyland instead of a fairy-tale one, complete with an unjustly displaced royal and a lowly misfit hero nobody appreciates. It just also has the problems of this stock setting and it’s a little baffling that nobody bothered to fix the problems in the script.

The movie actually does a pretty good job of establishing why everybody thinks Ralph is a tool; he’s got anger issues and he’s clumsy, so he often comes off as a rage case even when he’s just confused. That said, the script leans a little too hard on Ralph being a bumpkin to drive the plot. Similarly, the movie never makes a good argument for why Ralph shouldn’t just leave the fat complacent douchebags who treated him like dirt for thirty years to their fate. Yeah, Ralph is such a terrible person for wanting to be treated with some basic decency. Shame on him.

On a far less overthought note, the product placement is egregious. The Sugar Rush arcade game crams just about every possible type of candy into its scenes, to the point where the plot actually hinges on Mentos to some degree.

All that said, it’s by no means a bad movie. It’s cute, the jokes range from the entertainingly goofy to the unexpectedly clever, and the voice cast does a uniformly superb job. It’s just, unlike its hero, lacking in ambition.

What’d you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Another Anime Convention Cosplay Gallery

Check out these amazing pictures by John Riley of Red Zebra Photography of Steampunk, Adventure Time, Homestuck, DC Comics hero and villain cosplayers at Another Anime Convention 2012!

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Leia Joins The Disney Princesses [Comic]

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Nerd Art Dump: How Popeye Should Look, Baby Aliens Vs. Predators, Peter Parker for Playboy and MOAR!

Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!

Now that Sony is finally working on a CG animated Popeye film we’re left to speculate just what Popeye is going to look like, hopefully it’s like this. Created by Lee Romao, this version of Popeye is the furthest thing away from Robin Williams live action film of the early 80s’ and well suited for what Sony should be going with now. Hey Sony, if your reading this, hire the man. [Geek Tyrant]

Hit the Jump for Catwoman, a Doctor Who/Disney Mash-up and MOAR!

Usually most cat burglars don’t want any distinguishing marks the people can identify them with but when Cyrilt added a little ink to Gotham’s Queen of crime… well let’s just say no one is focusing on her face. [CGHUB]

This sums up the entire war the Aliens and Predators have had for centuries, this image alone explains everything better then two cheesy movies ever could. Artist Edwin David must know something that we don’t. [Geek Tyrant]

“Come with me , I’m the Doctor.” Ladies from everywhere and all time lines haved swooned over the charming wit of the Doctor Who, so why not a Disney princess? Artist Karen Hallion created this small series featuring the Doctor -his hand at least- beckoning Cinderella into his T.A.R.D.I.S. [Karen Hallion]

If you’ve never played Zombies Ate My Neighbours before then you missed out on a prime gaming experience in your childhood. Artist Christophe Regnault sums up the game quite nicely though as heroes Zeke and Julie battle the undead with water guns in hand and an “I don’t give a shit” attitude. [XombieDIRGE]

“Imagine, an entire island where once extinct humans can roam free.” A part of the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York The Autumn Society warped several Jurassic Park characters into a Dino form. I wonder who Dennis Nedry would be? [The Autumn Society]

The What If? story we’ll never see. Hugh Hefner hiring Peter Parker as a Playboy photograhper. Steven Howard made this piece after the suggestion “With no crime left to fight, what would super heroes be doing as a regular day job?” [Deviant Art]

Shaun of the Dead is an awesome Zombie movie and Mondo, the sweet poster company, knows how to make movies look even better in poster form. So Jock, one of Mondo’s premier artists, crafted this bitching Shaun of the Dead poster featured at this year’s New York Comic-Con, showing Shaun (Simon Pegg) in a bit of a bind. Check out the link for the alternate version featuring ED, Shaun’s best buddy and a whole lot of red. [Geek Tyrant]

Just enjoy this kick ass water color of Wonder Woman by Mike Kretz, it doesn’t need words. [Deviant Art]

The propsed idea for Stan Lee‘s original Avengers cameo, Scarlett Johansson respectively declined. [XombieDIRGE]

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Tom Rothman Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’; Anne Hathaway Also in Talks to Star

DreamWorks Studios is one step closer to bringing Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse to the big screen with the addition of former Fox chief Tom Rothman. Rothman has signed on to produce the feature acquired by DreamWorks and Doubleday from Daniel H. Wilson‘s formerly unpublished manuscript as part of a pre-emptive deal back in November 2009.

Reports are also coming out from The Hollywood Reporter that Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway is in talks to star as the female lead next to Avengers star Chris Hemsworth in the futuristic adaptation. Yes, Catwoman and Thor in a movie. Before you get too excited though, we should caution that these talks are still in the early stages and negotiations are still underway.

What is Robotocalypse? The story focuses on “the fate of the human race following a robot uprising.” Robopocalypse is being adapted to screen by Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard with Disney and Fox looking ahead toward a April 25th, 2014 release date. Principal photography is set to begin sometime in early 2013.

Source: /Film

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