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Last year was brutal for beards: Matisyahu and Conan O'Brien shaved theirs, and Osama bin Laden's became a sea life habitat, thanks to SEAL Team 6. But 2012 has been fantastic for facial hair, from movies to TV to video games to "The Hunger Games."
Without further ado, the greatest whiskers of the past 12 months...
Best Superhero Facial Hair: Bruce Wayne, 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Not so long ago, comic book heroes were clean-shaven while villains twirled their mustaches. But in "The Avengers," bare-faced Loki is no match for bearded Thor, Iron Man and Nick Fury. That said, the only crime-fighter more badass than Batman is unkempt, clinically depressed Batman. Until caveman-style Wolverine hits screens next year.
New York-based comedian/director Dan Goodman recently finished his Kickstarter-funded movie "Skinja," which is (of course) a story about a stripper turned ninja. Two things that, for some unknown reason, have not previously been put together on film.
We asked Dan a few quick questions about combining martial arts and lap dances for the innovative action-comedy.
Give us the quick elevator synopsis for "Skinja."
"Skinja" is about a stripper by night, ninja by later that night. She's a single mom whose baby daddy wouldn't pay child support, and the city took her kids because of her sex/karate lifestyle. Now there's only two things that matter to her: getting paid and getting her kids back. "Skinja" is where Ass meets Assassin.
Was this based on a true story?
Yes, it's based on the true story of me wishing this was a true story. Read More...
James Bond has been the alpha dog of debonair heroes for nearly 60 years. He saves the world dozens of times, each time nearly dying himself, while sipping a well-shaken martini and never breaking a sweat. However, no character, not even Bond, can star in two dozen feature-length films without having a few awkward and ridiculous ("Un-Bondlike") moments.
It's hard to think of a character who's killed more bad guys and slept with more gorgeous women than Bond. But there are scenes in the film series that don't hold up so well. In honor of the upcoming release of "Skyfall," here are six of those moments.
In "Live and Let Die," James Bond faced off against Dr. Kananga. Of course, Dr. Kananga has an underground lair with a shark pool. When Bond and Kananga fall into water, it's not the shark that Kananga should be worried about. It's a pellet that makes you float into the air and then explode. Read More...
It's Halloween and that means every channel is showing just enough horror movies to kill off 10 percent of the elderly. Horror movies are great, and ever since the 70s, they've been getting scarier and scarier. And if it weren't for them, most dudes in the '70s would never have even gotten to first base with girls. Hollywood producers figured this out quickly and started banging out slasher flicks faster than your girlfriend can say, "I'm gonna cover my eyes for this part...stop it, Bradley, you're sooo sleazy...aaaah it's scary, hold me!"
Our favorite scene in any type of horror movie is the Freakout. That's the scene in which the scary character jumps out, is seen through a window or appears in a reflection when they weren't there a second ago. This is the true test of a director's talent and an actor's vocal chords. It has to happen suddenly, have high-pitched sound effects and has to freak the audience out as much as it freaks the character out. Here are 10 GIFs of our favorite freak outs that you can watch to your heart's content. If you get numb to them, you'll look tough the next time you watch one of them with your lady. Read More...
October 26, 1985 is the day that Marty McFly goes back... to the future. In celebration of this fictional anniversary, here are five people who (we're guessing) based their life decisions on the legendary film.
1. Barack Obama
The president was 24 when "Back to the Future" hit theaters, and the story of Goldie Wilson could've had an effect on him. Wilson, a busboy whose boss laughs at the idea of an African-American getting elected in 1955 ("A colored mayor! That'll be the day!") later wins that very office. Needless to say, Obama similarly proved skeptics wrong in 2008.
2. Sammy Sosa
Fame? Fortune? A lot of people have theories as to why Sosa turned to performance-enhancing drugs in an attempt to slug the Cubs into relevancy. Here's a theory: it was to uphold the "BTTF" sequel's bold prediction that the Cubs would eventually win the World Series. Perhaps Sosa was attempting to fulfill his team's destiny… or its "density," as George McFly would say.
Car & Driver magazine had the very bright idea of hiring Epic Meal Time's Harley Morenstein to host some short videos for humorous presentation and much more epic-ness. They succeeded. In the video below, Morenstein takes viewers through five of the biggest movie car chase clichés, drawing on Hollywood's long tradition of chase scenes in action flicks. Done right, they're still entertaining, but it's fun to point out the car chase staples.
Great video, but respectfully, we'd like to add a few items: Read More...
The downside of a great, effective horror film is that it irreparably changes something for you, probably forever. Before "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," most people viewed chainsaws as an effective tool to be used with caution. Now if you heard a chainsaw rev up in the middle of the night, you'd turn your bed into a waterbed of urine. Considering this concept, we brainstormed 10 things that have been ruined by effective (some great, some decent) horror films. If you haven't seen one of these, check it out... at your peril. Read More...
Revenge is defined as, "Harm done to another person in return for harm which he has done (to oneself or to someone else)." There's no better example of revenge than in the world of cinema where all bets are off when it comes to getting some of that good ol' payback. Here are 10 GIFs from some of the most epic revenge films of all time and the lessons that we learn.
Never lock up a man in a hotel room for 15 years, let him out and not give him the reason why. He'll beat your ass in a hallway with a knife sticking out of his back. Now that's dedication.
Meeting your girlfriend's parents is never something you eagerly anticipate. But it could be worse. Take comfort in knowing that actually meeting your girlfriend's parents will not be as bad as these three examples.
Your girlfriend's mom might end up being the bane of your existence, but she probably won't exist only in your girlfriend's fractured psyche. You show up at your girlfriend's parents' house, and you see the silhouette of an old woman in a window. Your girlfriend tells you that's her mother, but unfortunately she's too sick to come to dinner tonight. Thinking you dodged a bullet by not having to eat dinner with a sick, old lady, you decide to celebrate with a shower. Suddenly your girlfriend ruins everything by stabbing you to death while wearing her mother's dress and a wig. She then puts your body in the trunk of a car and dumps you in a lake. A few days later, your sister and her boyfriend go to the house to look for you. They don't find you, but they do find the mummified remains of your girlfriend's mom in the basement. Read More...
Meet Jon Foo. Don't make the Jon "Kung" Foo pun or else he'll roundhouse-kick your teeth into the distant future. You might have seen him as Jin in "Tekken," but playing a video game character in a movie isn't badass. Foo's performance in the new movie, "Bangkok Revenge"--which opens today--should make him the new name in cinematic ass-whooping.
Foo is half-Chinese and half-Irish, which really comes through in the subway scene, where he fights with the skill of a Chinese martial artist then just keeps punching people when they're down with the skill of an Irishman. Also, Foo makes use of every part of a subway car for violence: pole, door, hand rails, etc. Anyone who's ever ridden a subway has had the urge to beat the stinky piss out of someone on the train, so we can all watch Foo rip these dudes apart with both awe and jealousy.
The best part about Foo is that he's come up in the Jackie Chan tradition but has a harder edge than Chan - like when Foo elbows through a dude's rib cage. He's also more realistic than Jet Li, but that might be because Jet Li looks more like a hair model than a ninja.