Have you not seen this movie? Have you been living under a rock?? CAN YOU EVEN ANSWER FROM UNDER YOUR NAIVETY BOULDER? Don’t let nature keep you down, man.
This movie. It has ninjas. And gangs that know like jujitsu. Those are both Japanese. But this is Little China so that doesn’t even make sense, get with it.
It also has:
- a big-ass semi
- a hottie Asian chick with green eyes
- a beholder
- motherfucking Kurt Russell
Truck driver Jack Burton (Russell) and diminutive Asian man Wang (heh), go to the airport to pick up Wang’s super hot girlfriend but she’s kidnapped by an 80s Asian street gang. Then she’s kidnapped by the leader of the 80s Asian street gang, Lo Pan, because she has green eyes and that fulfills a prophecy so that he can be a real boy and not a ghost.
This already sounds fucking awesome so I don’t need to continue. But I will.
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Joss Whedon and friends talk “Much Ado About Nothing” and Whedon expresses his thoughts on Digital vs Film shooting.
Originally published at The L.A. Times
Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and the “TableTop” team over at Geek & Sundry are hoping that their zeal for board games is contagious.
Day’s multimedia company and YouTube channel Geek & Sundry have dubbed Saturday (March 30) International TableTop Day, teaming up with game stores and major publishers, including Asmodee Editions, Days of Wonder, Indie Boards & Cards, Mayfair Games and Wizards of the Coast, to host the event — a sort of worldwide gaming open house. People interested in trying new games or meeting other gamers can sign up at TableTopDay.com to attend free events at game shops or to host their own gaming event.
In the meantime, the Geek & Sundry team have provided Hero Complex readers with its top 10 board games list — five games for players coming from popular classic games, and five games for players who are already familiar with modern games. Click through the gallery above for a peek at some games you might not know about.
TableTop Day comes after the success of the “TableTop” Web series, in which Wheaton — of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Big Bang Theory” fame — and a table of celebrity guests play and teach board games, card games and dice games. The show, which draws hundreds of thousands of views each week, is produced by Geek & Sundry.
Hero Complex caught up with Felicia Day to talk about gaming, TableTop Day and what’s next for Geek & Sundry.
If you haven’t heard by now – this coming Saturday, March 30th has been deemed International Table Top Day in celebration of the hit internet web series Table Top and the Geek & Sundry network. More than that it is a celebration of gaming and how it can bring people closer together. If you are near the Space Coast of Florida, YOU can com play with us at:
We’ll be playing Tabletop featured titles and they will be running special sales. This will be a family friendly event.They host a weekly game night attended by nearly 150 people so you know there will be plenty of space to join us. So come on down!
Some of the games on the agenda:
Pandemic Small World
Settlers of Catan Zombie Dice
Get Bit! Tsuro
Ticket to Ride Munchkin
Castle Panic Gloom
Say Anything Elder Sign
Dixit Wits & Wagers
Chupacabra And many more!
And if that isn’t enough to convince you – here are a few words from the gaming guru himself:
Superman Co-Creator’s Family Fails in Bid to Reclaim Copyright
The National Law Journal
Back in January, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
See on www.law.com
Big Moment For Vine As First Wolverine Movie Footage Comes Via 6-Second “Tweaser” Instead Of Trailer | TechCrunch
Vine’s ready for its close-up. The first footage of new Marvel comics superhero film The Wolverine was released today through a Vine (RT @EricTTung: Big Moment For Vine As First Wolverine Movie Footage Comes Via 6-Second “Tweaser”…
What a tease…
See on ericttung.sharedby.co
Last week we were thrilled beyond belief to learn Capcom has created DuckTales: Remastered, a video game that harkens back to the classic Nintendo game based on the animated series. Here now with some 90s nostalgia is an updated look at Greg Weisman’sGargoyles. This series holds a special place in my heart, not just for the characters and storylines, but voice actors as well. DeviantArtist Digital Tofu illustrated much what I’d expect from a CGI reboot of the series. Take a look for yourself.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion on the rise in geek culture and what that means, and today Felicia Day managed to put it into words in a way I do not believe anyone else has:
I’ve made no bones about it – Felicia Day inspired me to go down the path I am currently travelling, and what she had to say in this video is exactly why. one would not immediately classify me as an outsider – in fact I am kind of the opposite. I tend to fit in with almost any group or click with relative ease. However I have my own version of being an outsider – and that came in the form of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As much as I loved that show, I kept my interest to myself for a long time for fear of what people would think. Even within the few people I did express my interest to I received some ribbing (albeit all on good fun). I was actually afraid to let people know of my fandom. I was somewhat ashamed when I attended my first Comic Convention – MegaCon in Orlando, Fl.
Luckily I learned to overcome these concerns and learned to really embrace my geekdom. Now I realize it was something I never should have feared at all. The activities and communities that I have been able to be a part of have enriched my life immensely. The people I have met and the places I have gone because I embraced this part of myself have resulted in some of the most memorable and enjoyable moments in my life. I am glad for these experiences and memories – and it is because I adopted the attitude which Felicia day sums up so succinctly in the video above.
So this is basically a big thank you to the woman in the video above. Her message is simple and more powerful than you can know. Embrace your geekdom. Let your freak flag fly. Do what you love because you love it and don’t let yourself be limited by what you fear people may think. You’ll be happier for it.
Tonight we’re discussing the Denzel Washington movie, American Gangster.
Review by By Roger Ebert
At the Sun Times
Apart from the detail that he was a heroin dealer, Frank Lucas’ career would be an ideal case study for a business school. “American Gangster” tells his success story. Inheriting a crime empire from his famous boss Bumpy Johnson, he cornered the New York drug trade with admirable capitalist strategies. He personally flew to Southeast Asia to buy his product directly from the suppliers, used an ingenious importing scheme to get it into the United States, and sold it at higher purity and lower cost than anyone else was able to. At the end, he was worth more than $150 million, and got a reduced sentence by cutting a deal to expose three-quarters of the NYPD narcotics officers as corrupt. And he always took his mom to church on Sunday.
Lucas is played by Denzel Washington in another one of those performances where he is affable and smooth on the outside, yet ruthless enough to set an enemy on fire. Here’s a detail: As the man goes up in flames, Frank shoots him to put him out of his agony. Now that’s merciful. His stubborn antagonist in the picture is a police detective named Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), who gets a very bad reputation in the department. How does he do that? By finding $1 million in drug money — and turning it in. What the hell kind of a thing is that to do, when the usual practice would be to share it with the boys?