sabato 30 novembre 2013

19 Geeky Travel Posters For Imaginary Locations

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mackenziekruvant/geeky-travel-posters-for-imaginary-locations

Ever wished you could travel to the worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, or Lord of the Rings? Looks like graphic designer Ali Xenos has too.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Image by Ali Xenos

Image by Ali Xenos

Image by Ali Xenos

Image by Ali Xenos


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venerdì 29 novembre 2013

18 Best Disney Princess Fan Art Of 2013

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/best-disney-princess-fan-art-of-2013

It was a banner year for lovers of Disney’s iconic ladies.

In 2013, the ladies of Disney grew epic beards.

In 2013, the ladies of Disney grew epic beards.

Adam Ellis

And realized the power of Disney Eyes.

And realized the power of Disney Eyes .

Jen Lewis

They dressed up for Halloween.

They dressed up for Halloween.

Isaiah Stephens

And became the monsters of their stories.

And became the monsters of their stories.

Jeffrey Thomas


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31 Perfect People You Wanted To Date In 2013

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/perfect-people-you-wanted-to-date-in-2013

Damn you for being so hot and so fictional.

The Doctor

The Doctor

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(all thirteen of them tbh)

(all thirteen of them tbh)

Why it'd never work out (besides that whole being fictional thing): He's pretty much married to a wooden police box, on top of being actually married to one Queen of England and another woman who might as well be the Queen of England.

Played by: Currently Matt Smith, soon to be Peter Capaldi

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Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen


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The 30 Greatest Comic Book Moments Of 2013

http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/the-greatest-comic-book-moments-of-2013

Puppy bombs, space sharks, Bat-cows… 2013 was a pretty great year for comic books.

S.H.I.E.L.D. stopping Hulk with a puppy bomb in Indestructible Hulk Special #1.

S.H.I.E.L.D. stopping Hulk with a puppy bomb in Indestructible Hulk Special #1.

Via Marvel Comics / archive.foolz.us

Harley Quinn and the Green Arrow teaming up in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Harley Quinn and the Green Arrow teaming up in Injustice: Gods Among Us .

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This interaction between Hawkman and Vibe in the pages of Justice League of America #2.

This interaction between Hawkman and Vibe in the pages of Justice League of America #2.

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A young Jean Grey meeting her daughter Rachel for the first time in All-New X-Men.

A young Jean Grey meeting her daughter Rachel for the first time in All-New X-Men .

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giovedì 28 novembre 2013

8 Movie Marathons on TV To Fill Your Thanksgiving Weekend

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/thanksgiving-2013-movie-marathons

From James Bond to Harry Potter, Star Wars to Star Trek, and Alfred Hitchcock to, yes, Steven Seagal, here are all the different ways to be a movie glutton this holiday. All times Eastern.

The Godfather saga (AMC)

The Godfather saga (AMC)

Let's all agree that Part III doesn't exist and just watch the first two films again.

Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 11:30 a.m.: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather (again), The Godfather Part II (again)

Paramount Pictures

James Bond (SyFy)

James Bond (SyFy)

Sorry, Roger Moore fans — you're really getting the short shrift here. But whoever scheduled You Only Live Twice twice has a good sense of humor.

Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 8 a.m.: Dr. No, Thunderball, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Goldfinger, The World Is Not Enough (again)

Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 8:30 a.m.: The Man with the Golden Gun, You Only Live Twice, GoldenEye, Casino Royale (again)

Break for WWE Smackdown at 8 p.m. (obviously)

Starting up again at 10 p.m.: Quantum of Solace, License to Kill, You Only Live Twice (again)

United Artists

Harry Potter (ABC Family)

Harry Potter (ABC Family)

Looks like the first two Harry Potter movies are hiding under Harry's invisibility cloak, and whoever scheduled Half-Blood Prince to run after Goblet of Fire on Thursday may have had a few too many butterbeers. Meanwhile, one could accuse ABC Family of consorting with Sytherin for ending Friday's marathon with Deathly Hallows Part 1, but they more than make up for it by running Part 2 twice on Saturday.

Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 1 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Saturday, Nov. 30, starting at 7 a.m.: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and Part 2 again

Warner Bros.

Shrek (TBS)

Shrek (TBS)

Shrek Forever After was, apparently, not.

Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 9:45 a.m.: Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third

DreamWorks Animation


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21 Great Geek Gifts For Every Fandom

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mccarricksean/great-geek-gifts-for-the-holidays-fjmu

Looking for the perfect present for that special Geek in your life? Look no further.

Game of Thrones dragon egg canister

Game of Thrones dragon egg canister

Yes, it can also hold cookies. If you must.

Get it here!

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Harry Potter throw pillows

Harry Potter throw pillows

Because when I want to snuggle, I think of Ron Weasley.

Get it here!

Via etsy.com

Cthulhu mini plush

Cthulhu mini plush

Yes he may be an ancient evil reborn, but he is just so gosh darn cute!

Get it here!

Via etsy.com

Thor's Mjolnir

Thor's Mjolnir

Weighing in at a hefty 10.5 pounds, this hammer is sure to smash all Frost Giants in the vicinity. No word on whether it will return to the owner once thrown.

Get it Here!

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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Breaks Twilight's Record For Biggest November Debut

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/hunger-games-catching-fire-box-office

If estimates hold, the film also grossed the biggest 2D debut of all time.

Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Murray Close / Lionsgate

The odds are definitely in Katniss Everdeen's favor.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened this weekend with an estimated $161.1 million in the U.S., according to figures from Lionsgate, blasting past 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon for the best November debut ever (even when adjusting for inflation). To put that further in perspective, Catching Fire just made more money in three days than Thor: The Dark World made in 15 days.

If the final numbers come in at or above Catching Fire's estimated take, the film will have also just squeezed by The Dark Knight Rises for the biggest opening weekend for a 2D film ever. (It still isn't enough, however, to best Iron Man 3's $174.1 million opening weekend, still the best of 2013, and the second best of all time.)

But the real accomplishment here is the film's $146.6 million international take, which puts Catching Fire's global total at $307.7 million — a whopping 45% improvement over The Hunger Games' worldwide debut in March 2012. The first film pulled in just $283.2 internationally over its entire run, an unusually low number for a blockbuster of this scale, but it appears the rest of the world has caught up with American's fever for all things Katniss. To wit: In the UK, Sweden, and the Netherlands, Catching Fire opened with two-and-a-half-times the debut gross of The Hunger Games, and in Germany and Denmark, Catching Fire tripled The Hunger Games' opening weekend.

Needless to say, this bodes incredibly well for the franchise's global box office health.

It also bears noting that The Hunger Games is now the second franchise to destroy box office records with a woman at the center of the story. Unlike the Twilight films, however, the audience for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was more demographically balanced, with 41% men and 59% women. The film was also evenly split between audiences under and over 25 years old. And it earned an "A" grade from the audience polling firm CinemaScore, indicating word of mouth will carry the film throughout the holiday moviegoing season.

Here are the estimated top 10 box office figures for Friday to Sunday, courtesy Box Office Mojo:

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire* — $161.1 million
2. Thor: The Dark World — $14.1 million
3. The Best Man Holiday — $12.5 million
4. Delivery Man* — $8.2 million
5. Free Birds — $5.3 million
6. Last Vegas — $4.4 million
7. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa — $3.5 million
8. Gravity — $3.3 million
9. 12 Years a Slave — $2.8 million
10. Dallas Buyers Club — $2.77 million

*Opening weekend

Daniel Radcliffe's 8 Finest Post-Potter Roles

http://www.buzzfeed.com/danmartin/daniel-radcliffes-8-finest-post-potter-roles

The former boy-wizard is turning into a very busy man.

J Pierrepont Finch (How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying).

J Pierrepont Finch ( How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying ).

Coming out of a blockbuster franchise like Potter, you can't go much further out of your comfort zone than taking to the Broadway stage for the 50th anniversary revival of a beloved musical. He did ten months as the young hustling window cleaner who climbs the greasy pole. Everyone agreed he was a trouper, but nobody pretended he could actually really sing.

REX USA/Greg Allen

Arthur Kipps (The Woman In Black).

Arthur Kipps ( The Woman In Black ).

His first part outside Potter made waves, maybe not as much from the serviceable job he did in it but because it was the first great British ghost story of a movie. He was probably too young for the role of widowed lawyer Kipps, but he held his own.

REX USA/Moviestore / Rex

Drunk guy in music video ("Beginners" by Slow Club).

Drunk guy in music video ( "Beginners" by Slow Club ).

He basically staggers about a pub doing some drunk acting and looking maudlin while mouthing along to this track from the folkish Sheffield duo. But the song is excellent and it was filmed at Finsbury Park's Faltering Fullback, aka one the best pubs in London.

Moshi Moshi

Wallace (The F Word).

Wallace ( The F Word ).

Playing against-type s oddballs and misfits in kooky things is all very well, but Radcliffe's first foray into romantic comedy could be a more tricky proposition. Due out next year, he plays Wallace, a young man who develops feelings for woman involved with someone else, and finds himself in the dreaded "friend zone". One of the buzziest offerings at the Toronto Film Festival, this sounds like a gawky indie spin on the genre in the vein of (500) Days Of Summer.

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Two Londoners Have Reconstructed All Of Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen's Twitter Pictures

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kimberleydadds/two-guys-have-reconstructed-all-of-patrick-stewart-and-ian-m

Well, someone clearly has too much time on their hands.

As we all know, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are best mates. And awesome at joint Twitter photos during their current stay in New York.

As we all know, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are best mates. And awesome at joint Twitter photos during their current stay in New York.

Twitter: @SirPatStew

From drinking ale in pubs.

From drinking ale in pubs.

Twitter: @oil_of_oleg / Twitter: @SirPatStew

To crouching by bins in back streets.

To crouching by bins in back streets.

Twitter: @oil_of_oleg / Twitter: @SirPatStew


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13 Twitter Science "Facts", Debunked

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/13-twitter-science-facts-debunked

Calling something a fact doesn’t make it true.

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Twitter: @UberFacts

It'll go paler, but not completely white. Fish produce pigment in response to light (like we do when we get a tan). But they also get some pigment from the food they eat, so even in left in the dark forever they wouldn't go white.

Flickr: cecilio_padilla / Creative Commons / Twitter: @OMGFacts


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mercoledì 27 novembre 2013

The Epic Loneliness Of Link

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/the-epic-loneliness-of-link

The new Zelda game is a strong reminder that the only family Link has ever had was us.

Nintendo / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask / Via ryanike.com

Link must be the loneliest guy in the world.

Unlike some video game characters who are largely empty shells for you to fill out in your own image, or others, whose backstories are revealed to you piecemeal, the Legend of Zelda hero is a bit unknowable. He doesn't have a family, often doesn't have a home or a companion, and because of the paralleling and redoubling and zigzagging way time works across the various games, even his personal history is easy to lose track of. Other characters you encounter often remark on how he doesn't say much, and the fairies who occasionally come along with him are mostly rattling, redundant pains in the ass. Link is so separate from everyone else in his world (including the game's titular princess, whom he only ever seems to connect with in passing moments) that it often feels like the only thing you can do is follow-guide him, with some tenderness and some sadness, on his journey.

Despite its strikingly solitary nature, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) was the first game my brother and sister and I played all the way through together. (Single-player games do not stay that way when there are three opinionated children tussling over the N64 controller.) That game begins among the Kokiri, a quasi-annoying tribe of elfin forest people to which a young Link has always assumed he belonged. Of course, he quickly finds out that he doesn't, and is essentially cast out so he can go save the world. He's catapulted through time, into the body of his 17-year-old self, a move that was echoed in the Okun family's all-time favorite game, Majora's Mask (2000). There, Link wanders into a universe perpetually on the brink of complete destruction, armed with a small musical instrument that propels him backward and forward through time and a series of masks that allow him to assume the shapes of others. And when he does manage to help someone, chances are that because of a shift in time, they'll never remember meeting him. Homeboy cannot catch a break.

Nintendo / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask / Via lozonline.webs.com

My siblings and I loved Link, talked about him like he was one of us. We loved unearthing increasingly nonsensical masks for him to wear and completing what were, in retrospect, incredibly moving side quests. (In one notable and complicated example, Link helps a young couple named Anju and Kafei reunite after Kafei has been robbed and turned into a child. He's still a child when they meet again at last, but Anju doesn't seem to mind? It's really actually sweet and not creepy, I promise.) We would stay up way too late and wake up way too early in order to complete dungeons, and always chorused "But we need to find a saving spot!" to our mother when she tried to make us stop. (One of the many blessings/curses of Majora was how difficult it was to save when you were in the middle of something.) Link was like this pleasant, puzzling Greek myth of a family friend who gave the three of us something in common even with our seven-year age spread.

I played the most recent Zelda game by myself, on a Nintendo 3DS, mostly underground on the subway. It was the exact opposite of my parents' cozy sunroom. In A Link Between Worlds (get it?), Link is now unstuck in space as well as time. He's given the ability to merge with flat surfaces and slip in and out of different worlds through tiny cracks, totally upending the sacred inviolable Zelda wall (with the notable bomb nook exception).

Even the game's narrative itself has been reoriented: Unlike in previous iterations, where you were required to play through dungeons and pick up crucial items in a predetermined order, here you can play however you want. All items are available for rent from an impish squatter named Ravio (who's basically overtaken Link's entire house) and every area is therefore open to you whenever you feel like facing it. This lack of linear forward motion is three parts liberating and two parts unsettling. You can't help but feel a little like Link, fumbling through time without a sense of direction, at frustrating moments in the game's action (although the beauty of its totally laid-out structure is that you can always abandon a tough spot and go work on another). I found myself wishing that my brother, with his single-minded teenage boy perseverance, or my sister, with her insane sense of humor and instinct for where to go next, were playing with me.


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23 Reasons Neil Gaiman Is The Coolest Author Around

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jeremybender/neil-gaiman-is-the-coolest-author-around

The man’s just pure awesome.

He writes everything from darkly gothic graphic novels...

He writes everything from darkly gothic graphic novels...

Vertigo / Via geekdad.com

To reinterpretations of X-Men...

To reinterpretations of X-Men ...

Marvel

From ominous and haunting novels...

From ominous and haunting novels...

William Morrow / Via spinoff.comicbookresources.com


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How To Tell If You Are Attracted To Josh Hutcherson

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/how-to-tell-you-are-attracted-to-josh-hutcherson

This post will either prove or disprove your lust for Josh Hutcherson. Good luck.

You might be attracted to Josh Hutcherson if your heart skips a beat when you look at him just standing there...

You might be attracted to Josh Hutcherson if your heart skips a beat when you look at him just standing there...

Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker

And you desperately wish you were Jennifer Lawrence in this scenario:

And you desperately wish you were Jennifer Lawrence in this scenario:

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Karen Gillan Rocks Her New Cropped Hair Do, Looks Awesome

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kimberleydadds/karen-gillan-rocks-her-new-cropped-hair-do-looks-awesome

Working it.

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Fast forward a few months and she now looks like this.

Fast forward a few months and she now looks like this.

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Josh Hutcherson Competes With Jimmy Fallon In A Thanksgiving Basketball Game

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyhennen/josh-hutcherson-competes-with-jimmy-fallon-in-a-thanksgiving

By basketball game, we mean tossing turkey’s and cranberry sauce into a net.


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"Thor's" Lady Sif Visited A Children's Hospital And It Was Awesome

http://www.buzzfeed.com/catesish/thors-lady-sif-visited-a-childrens-hospital-and-it-was-aweso

Jaimie Alexander, a hero on the big screen, took time to visit some tough real-life heroes at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


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