Football! Superheroes! Jewelry! Dinosaurs! All in this week’s guide to the awesomeness on the the internet.
While we bid farewell to this up and down NFL season, Pixar animator Austin Madison, offered a full series of pieces based on the most memorable confrontations. Savvy fans will smile at all the pop culture jokes Madison slipped in.
Unfortunately, it seems like the Justice League also can’t catch a break, as the newest rumors have Warner scrambling for answers after the recent script commissioned received less than favorable reviews.
Fear not though, if you’re looking to change the fate of the Justice League and the rest of the free world, a certain organization is stepping up their recruitment efforts. We wonder if our expertise in PR will benefit their Mass Device Initiative.
This week, we also got wind of a few things we NEED. Including this awesome Star Wars inspired cameo, these fantastic Marko Manev Super Hero Noir Prints:
In other dinosaur related news — yes, it’s been a busy week for dinos — we’ve heralded the joy that is T-rex Trying multiple times before on this blog. Those in the LA area can catch a signing and reading with the man responsible tonight at Skylight Books. If you head out, look for us and say hello. You know, when you are chortling.
We’ll leave you with a belly laugh in the form of this fake oscar campaign video for Anne Hathaway.
For our friends out East, stay warm and happy weekend!
Welcome to this February 1st 2013 Edition of Click On This, in which we ruminate on getting older and talk about the big event happening this weekend!
As card carrying geeks and nerds, we all get a little introspective at times. Some of us Clicksters are Potterheads, some are Bronies, most can tell you the many difference between the Stars (both Wars and Trek) and all of us are supposedly grown-up. Right? Over at The Marysue, Becky Chambers offers some thoughts on why some of us seem to refuse to let our tastes “grow up” like the rest of the world.
For those looking to hang onto that childhood link, Bow Peeps offers some awesome hair accessories like this epic Wolverine inspired bow.
A bow that’s the best there is at what it does… and what it does is accentuate your new doo!
In gearing up for this weekend’s big event, we offer this teaser of the new Iron Man 3 trailer set to premier during some boring sports thing.
While Iron Man 3 may be one of the more highly anticipated super hero films, back in the late 90s, the world and burgeoning internet fan base was on pins and needles waiting for Super Man Lives. By now, most know the film never made it to the screen. Though most of the actual facts exist only as whispers and legends, one person aims to shed a little light with a kickstarter campaign to produce a documentary collecting all known information of the failed production.
Ever wonder what superheroes do with their pets? Artist Phil Jones offers his thoughts.
As if we didn’t love Jennifer Lawrence enough, her recent stopover at Jimmy Kimmel Live proved she’s entertaining even when sick and slightly drunk. We forgive her the slightly drunk; it IS Kimmel after all.
Finally, for this week’s moment of Zen we offer Hamlet the pig and his quest for oatmeal.
For non-fans of the series in need of smiles, we offer (besides our distrust) this excellent shirt from our friends at Woot! Just give it a second to sink in…
Ever wonder why there isn’t a better selection of character underwear for girls? One father’s novel approach to the issue is to just buy his daughter boys’ undies. Truthfully no one uses the front flap anyway.
College humor has a fun image that perfectly captures the stages we all go through when our internet service is interrupted.
We don’t know what you drink. But this beverage would seem like the obvious choice for geeks who shop for alcohol based on label alone. At least until someone makes a Batman riding Bruce while fighting Darth Vader riding a velociraptor on The Grid. ’Cause that would be amazing!
Good or bad, some of these “life hacks” are pretty ingenious!
Those who watch ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live know of his feud with star Matt Damon. Damon finally gets his revenge. We’ll leave with this video of his opening monologue.
We’re officially knee deep in 2013. We’ve even stopped writing/typing the twelve and then having to change it! … mostly … While last week saw the noteworthy Oscar nominations, this week on the web saw plenty of news and a bit of cute. We’ll help you wade through it all with this week’s Click On This!
It’s one thing to swede a trailer. It takes a special kid of dedication to recreate an entire film. In the case of this fan-made Toy Story, the results are both impressive and appropriate.
Many of us regularly flock to Buzzfeed for their photo posts, but how do the people taking those photos feel about having their art used for sponsored posts? Poynter takes a stab at answering.
Not one to shy away from shoddy journalism themselves, The Hill Valley Times proves why they’ll never be added to Click’s press list.
With the announcement this week of the most recent crop of Academy Award nominations, Award Season has officially moved from underway to full speed ahead. Not ones to shy away from giving our opinions, the Click team offers their thoughts on this years batch of potential Oscar winners.
First, I still hate the 10 Best Picture nominations thing and think it’s one of the worst examples of “Everyone gets a gold star!” type pandering to mediocrity in our culture today, but perhaps that’s a rant for another day. I am really pulling for Argo in the Best Picture race. Of all the films I saw this year, it’s the one that’s stayed with me the longest & strongest. I would pay a sitter so I could see it in the theater again, and that’s really saying something.
I also think there were a lot of snubs this year. No nod for Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck or Quentin Tarantino for Best Director? Boo. And there’s only three noms for Best Makeup, so there should have been plenty of room for Lincoln, where familiar faces all but disappeared into their characters, and The Hunger Games, where the world of Capitol City was brought to vibrant, dazzling life. Finally, the fact that ”Into the Open Air” from Brave wasn’t nominated for best original song must just be because of one of those crazy rules where it wasn’t technically original for the movie, or the Julie Fowlis released the same song on an album, or something. Because if not? SNUB. That song is perfect.
I’m going to go ahead and drop a “what she said” on this one. Serious snubs for some folks.
I’m super happy about Alan Arkin and Christoph Waltz, though. Both were fantastic.
How many noms does he need to score a “BINGO”?
I need to catch up on a lot of Oscar nominated movies too! But, thrilled that the Silver Linings Playbook got the recognition it deserved. Bradley Cooper was amazing and it was a great movie overall! I have not seen the Beasts of the Southern Wild, but rooting for Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest nominee for Best Actress in a leading role. Woo woo! I think that Ben Affleck got snubbed for Best Director for Argo too! Double boo! And, sooooo ecstatic that Wreck-It Ralph is up for Best Animated Feature Film. L-O-V-E that movie! CG was incredible and they did a phenomenal job bringing my childhood video game characters to life.
I need to catch up on A LOT of movies. Christopher Waltz is great in Django Unchainedand I was super excited to see that Moonrise Kingdom was nominated for best original screenplay.
I am pleasantly surprised that Silver Linings Playbook got nominated in so many categories. I am really pulling for Bradley Cooper, it is nice to see a new face in the acting category. I think Moonrise Kingdom got snubbed in the all the categories. Specifically, Bill Murray and the two young actors, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman, who brought Wes Anderson’s quirk to life. It is so rare to experience a moving performance from a young actor/actress. The rest of the nominations seem pretty cut and dry. Anne Hathaway, I hope it was worth chopping off your hair. Amy Adams, this year is your year! I guess after looking through the whole list, the question on my mind is: Who did Ben Affleck piss off?
Obviously Academy Voters did NOT think he was “da bomb in Phantoms“.
Like so many others, I feel that having 10 slots for Best Picture is often like handing out cookies just for showing up to the party. I’m sure they’re all lovely films, but wasn’t 5 slots enough to make the competition more fierce for that coveted Nomination, let alone win?
That being said, my favorites for Best Picture are for Argo, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook. While the others were fantastic films, or at least the ones I’ve seen so far, I stick by my choices.
For snubs, it’s a crime that Affleck wasn’t nominated for Best Director, that Lincoln OR Hunger Games didn’t even get recognized for Make-Up and Hair (I’m sorry, can YOU do what they did?), and that Brave’s beautiful Celtic ballad apparently buzzed completely by the recognition of the Academy.
I’m excited that Silver Linings Playbook warranted recognition for Adapted Screenplay; while the review from professionals and general public alike were 50/50 for or against, I found it charming, witty, and aggressive in all the right ways. Quite pleased to see Marvel’s The Avengers got recognized for SOMETHING (Visual Effects), and that smaller film such as Moonrise Kingdom were recognized at all.
All in all, some good competition, looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.
Nailed it! – Beasts of the Southern Wild. I don’t think a lot of people I know have seen it. Those who have? Blown. Away.
Whiffed! – Affleck and Bigelow. More surprised by Affleck than Bigs. NOT sad to see Tarantino “snubbed” however. To be fair though, Im not a fan. He strikes me as a one trick genre guy who somehow gets acclaim because of his – admittedly – vast knowledge of film and his personality. For me he’s the flip side of Robert Rodriguez, who is ALSO a one trick pony, but employs a trick I enjoy more. :)
Replay? – Amour. Saw the trailer when I went to the re-opening of the Laemle Royale. The end of the trailer where he turns off the recording and you realize his wife is NOT playing, and the camera lingers for almost two seconds too long? I found that moment haunting and visceral. And will likely trek over to see the film now.
With regard to snubs, due to my love for all things Tarantino, I was also bummed to find that he did not receive a nod for Best Director of Django Unchained. That said, I’m definitely pulling for Christoph Waltz as Best Supporting Actor. I was absolutely charmed by his performance as “Dr. King Schultz” and hope to see him take home a gold statue come February!
I’ll also have fingers crossed for Joaquin Phoenix’s nomination for Best Actor in The Master. I was floored by his performance, and frankly, I’ve been in love with the guy since majorly swooning over him years ago in Inventing the Abbots.
While I’m happy for all the nominees, I’m a little upset with the snubs… and I wonder if the new voting system has anything to do with this craziness…. No Affleck?!? Or Bigelow?? Unreal. Absolutely crazy.
And come on Academy… snubbing Leo DiCaprio because you thought he needed to earn his stripes, fine. But after Gangs of New York, The Departed, Revolutionary Road and Inception… Its getting obvious now. He’s paid his dues. He creeped me OUT in Django. Travesty he didn’t receive a nom.
Also a shout out for John Hawkes…. He was exceptional in The Sessions and also deserved a nom!
I’m just thrilled that Brave, Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph were nominated for Animated Feature Film! Silver Linings Playbook got so much (well deserved) love across the various categories. Now I can’t wait to see all the red carpet fashion come February 24th!
The fact that Rian Johnson didn’t get an original screenplay nomination is crazy to me. But I am so excited that ParaNorman got an animation nod. My favorite animated film of the year!
I still need to see some nominations myself (I’m supposed to see Silver Linings Playbook tonight). But I will say that I thought Argo was great, and obviously I love Affleck so it’s disappointing he didn’t get a nomination.
I can’t believe that no one is talking about the BIGGEST snub this year. How did “Thunder Buddies” not get nominated for best song?? It’s an instant classic that everyone sings anytime there is thunder now. Seriously, though, I hope the Norah Jones song wins, she’s great.
Maybe it’s the lyrical content?…
Sadly, I have barely seen anything this year. Of everything I saw, Skyfall and Argo top my list. Adele definitely earned her nom for Best Song, but feel the Bond blockbuster had a serious shot at making the Best Film list.
So, there’s our thoughts. What did you think? Tell us below who deserved their noms, and who the Academy left out.
Welcome to the New Year Clicksters! In the first Click On This of the New Year we offer scary, exciting and adorable from the week on the interwebs!
It’s an exciting world we live in, when the Captain of the Fictional Enterprise and an honest to goodness Space Commander can exchange Tweets for the whole world to see.
In other exciting news, fans of Middle Earth lacking the time or funds to visit New Zealand may soon get the chance to visit Hobbiton after all. At least if Warner Bros and Universal have any say. (Via The Mary Sue)
Is it Friday already? I guess when you spend Tuesday opening presents and spending time with family (or however you chose to celebrate) the week can fly past quickly. We hope you got everything you asked for. For those who didn’t, we humbly offer the best of this short week on the interwebs.
For anyone who got coal, we suggest spoiling yourself with either of these awesome T-shirts courtesy of Red Bubble and Shirt Woot.
One comic shop owner facing financial hardship is getting a boost from several industry vets in the form of original art to auction off. The whole thing was organized by Bongo comics Bill Morrison.
The comics industry also celebrates the birthday of The Man. If you don’t know who that is, well, you probably won’t recognize his voice either.
Not all news from the comics world was good. Peter Parker just can’t catch a break. If it isn’t his marriage being disolved by Satan, it’s Doctor Octopus pulling a Freaky Friday and causing his demise. Poor Puny Parker…
Superhero fans did get a new glimpse at Iron Man 3 with Marvel’s holiday post however.
You’d think Tony would at least wear a scarf…
Finally, fans of ZomRomComs got a treat with the release of the first four minutes of the upcoming Warm Bodies.
Hope the weekend treats you well. And f you’re in the snow like Tony, grab a stocking cap at least!
Today probably won’t actually be the end of our time here on Earth, but it is a great time to look back at the year, take stock of all the changes we’ve been through so far, and get excited about the potential of a new year in 2013.
In 2012, we celebrated our Five Year Anniversary, we found some outstanding comic book artists in order to produce the best Comic-Con Survival Guide yet, and made friends with even more outstanding bloggers and online journalists. We added to our long list of strategic partners in order to provide even more services to our clients, and we added to our Click team as well.
We had Scott Arnold’s outstanding artwork from our Comic-Con Survival Guide updated for the holiday card.
The end of 2012 has also brought about some departures for us. First, Jackie Cavanagh moved on to join our friends and colleagues over at MPRM. Then Haley Lierman became the fifth person at Click to be snapped up by a studio, going to Universal. Finally, today is the last day for one of the Click Originals, Dre Birskovich, who will be enjoying the considerably slower pace of yoga instruction in her new home in Northern California.
Dre wields one mean croquet mallet, and will be missed dearly.
We wish all of our “Clickers 4 Life” the best in their new adventures, and are also very excited to bring some fresh faces into the Click fold in 2013. Especially since we will now be working with everyone in our new office!
To all of our friends, family, clients, press, colleagues and partners in crime, we wish you a very safe and happy holiday season!
Our digital holiday card, with art by the talented Tess Fowler, was inspired by two of our favorite Christmas movies.
There’s a chill in the air (it’s a California-Cold 66 degrees here in the Valley, and colder in the Beach Cities!), we’re preparing to offload excess junk as white elephant gifts, and we have a strange craving for gingerbread and eggnog that only seems to pop up one month out of the year. As we head into the weekend, let’s take a second to look at the interesting, fun, and adorable that was this week on the interwebs.
A SERIOUS Korgi Cosplayer would’ve sported the scar as well…
As more and more people flock to tumblr, MTV takes a look at the most Gifable moments this year. We’re pleased to see that a little Loki/Hulk is featured.
While rumors persist of a Ghostbusters 3 - we’re not holding our breath – those desperately in need of a new ghostbusting fix can breathe easy with news of a new mobile game from Capcom in the works.
In news of the adorable, these Hello Kitty / Streetfighter mashup toys are available. Our favorite HAS to be Zangeif. How can you NOT love the combo of bow + chest hair + beard?!?
We make no bones about wearing our humanist hearts on our sleeves at Click. So, it should come as little surprise that we are all for giving a shout out to a worthwhile Kickstarter project focusing on not being afraid to be outspoken about your feminism that our friends at Comics Alliance are currently trumpeting.
While there has been some great discussion about gender roles in nerd inspired media of late, sometimes the best medicine for the somewhat negative stereotypes of women in the nerd mediums is simply a kick-ass female hero. As such, we give you Delilah Dirk.
Looking to improve productivity at work or home so you can spend more time searching for adorable baby animal pics online? No need to fret, there’s a handy list of the 20 TED talks most likely to improve productivity.
Finally, we’ll leave you with a favorite holiday tune that has been re-imagined. Frankly, we’re all for musical re-imaginings when they involve The Roots.