Crowd sourcing has become an efficient means fund a number of different projects — be it medical bills, video games or a Veronica Mars movie. Now you and your friends can pitch in to make a favourite t-shirt design into a reality with TeePublic.
Launched by Josh Abramson (co-founder of College Humor and Vimeo), TeePublic is making it easier for graphic designers to finally see their designs on a t-shirt. The way it works is anyone can upload their designs and if 30 people in a month (that’s one person a day) agrees to buy your shirt, the company will put it into production and with every shirt sold, $5 per shirt goes back to the designer.
Considering just how creative the internet gets (have you seen the sloth photos?), here are just some of our favourite shirts so far on TeePublic:
1. Best Buds by CorwinWebb
2. STAY CLASSY by jordansoliz
3. RASCAL by Keddie
James Franco brings back his Spring Breakers’ character, Alien, back for this “no talking” commercial.
Filmed at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin during his visit to SXSW, Franco wants you to turn off your screens and not to ruin it because, “look at this shit!” Also making a brief appearance is Harry Osbourne, Franco’s character in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy.
If you’re ever feeling down and don’t know how to get out of that rut of yours, just take a look at all these famous film characters to make yourself feel a little better.
The blog Thumbs & Ammos have photoshopped the guns out from the hands of some your favourite action stars replacing them with the thumbs up your live deserves right now. So the next time you’re feeling a little down, remember that Arnold Schwarzenegger has your back.
Get ready for your heart to melt as Milo the puppy dresses up as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy from the classic film, The Wizard of Oz. D’awwwww….
It’s no secret we love Pitch Perfect. It was just one of the many reasons why we love Rebel Wilson.
Basically, we all think the whole Pitch Perfect cast is flawless, especially Anna Kendrick. We even still very much like the Cup Song from the musical even though everyone, and I mean everyone, has been trying to imitate it.
Andrewpresents on Tumblr claims the movie’s studio was looking to release a radio version of the Cup Song. If, when, why—it all doesn’t matter to us. Just get this on our iPods NOW and we’ll all be happier people for it.
Good try, girls! Really, I do mean it. While some of you didn’t really put any effort into it, I do appreciate those who tried to capture Schwarzenegger’s gravitas and manliness. Brava!
Why not jazz up your favourite movies with a little dose of Batman? In this YouTube vid by PistolShrimps, the dark knight makes a cameo in classic flicks like Forest Gump, The Wizard of Oz, and Dirty Dancing. LOL, this spoof just nails that deep raspy voice. Love it!
Hey, Andrew Garfield! We all know you’re filming the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man so we have to ask: is this your stunt double? If not, why isn’t he?
It’s not to say the wire work your current stunt guy is probably doing isn’t impressive already, but this, this is just really cool. Just watch as he flies across the air, doing moves that wouldn’t be out of place in the cartoons themselves.
The only thing missing, though, are the jokes. The best part about the current Spider-Man is that he’s actually funny. We need a little sass every now and again from the guy who seems to have the world on his shoulders.
You know when you’re trying to catch a movie, you always factor in the time it takes for the trailers to roll and the title cards to play? It’s that little bit of time that makes you go, “why yes, I can be a little late to this movie. Let me grab some more M&Ms and squirt a little bit more butter on my popcorn like the true ‘foodie’ I am.”
Well, if that movie began with this overly enthused (and most likely drugged up) Skrillex fan as the MGM Lion, I would never never be late for a movie again.
Obviously, repetition gets a little boring, so maybe MGM can switch it up from time to time with Jennifer Lawrence:
Who would you prefer to see? Jennifer Lawrence or the drugged up Skrillex fan? Comment and tell us below!
The man behind “Harry Potter in 99 Seconds” strikes again with a hilarious take on why all your favourite Disney movies end in lies.
Jon Cozart hits you where it hurts as he heartbreakingly tells us how The LIttle Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas would play out if we applied some modern knowledge today. In his take, Ariel has to live with an oil spill, the government is racially profiling Jasmine as Aladdin is thrown in Guantanamo Bay, Belle is being charged with bestiality, and Pocahontas caught a disease as spread by New World settlers.
Kind of grim but we love it anyways!
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Now that Oscar season is over, movie fans can all get ready for the summer of blockbusters.
Set to release on May 17, the film directed by J.J. Adams follows Captain Kirk as he leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a man with mass destruction on the mind.
While recent trailers have focused on Benedict Cumberbatch’s villanous role, this new trailer follows Chris Pine’s Kirk as he goes through plenty of explosions chases and one giant fish.
I have to admit here that when I saw Cumberbatch on the screen, my heart did something quite unnatural.
Movie sequels occasionally work if the script is a thoughtful continuation of the first film, but if they’re done badly, they end up recycling old storylines with a D-list cast for a quick buck. Then there are those sequels that are so bad, the movie studio tucks them into a deep, dark abyss of an alleyway to prevent you from seeing them. These are their stories.
Mean Girls 2
Despite multiple offers by Paramount to write the sequel, Tina Fey distanced herself from the monstrosity that is Mean Girls 2. The only actor who returned to the franchise was Tim Meadows, who played Principal Duvall. Coincidentally (or not?), he’s also starring in another upcoming sequel — Grown Ups 2. No surprise, the first 25 seconds of the trailer is swallowed by our favourite moments from the original film, because the new script doesn’t have two legs to stand on. The plot is essentially the same as the first, except Cady is replaced by Jo, a 17-year-old tomboy who lives with her father, and the lead Plastic is brunette instead of blonde. WOAH, slow down Mean Girls 2, you’re blowing my mind.
I was OBSESSED with Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde when it came out in 2001 and watched it every year before school started. It was a tradition, so don’t JUDGE me thank you. That’s why it hurts my fragile soul to hear the Oscar-winning actress and blonde bombshell thought producing Legally Blondes (notice the plurality) would be a smart idea even after the failure of Legally Blonde 2 — the whole thing reeks of irony. In this stand alone triquel, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods must defend themselves when their school’s reigning forces frame them for a crime. The randomly British twins find strength in their Chihuahuas and use the school code to defend their pink-dominated wardrobe. Amurca’s about freedom of choice y’all.
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We live in a world of knockoff jewellery, purses, and clothing but I didn’t think it went beyond that. Turns out, everything has a knockoff.
Te0pots has brought to our attention that Netflix thinks it can pull one over us with movie knockoffs. Thats right. MOVIE knockoffs. This is absurd, yet very funny. The posters for them are so unfortunate yet you can’t look away. Who even makes these movies?
Have these movie makers never heard of anything called copyright? The posters for the knockoff’s are identical to their counterparts, except with tweaked names and slightly altered (read: lower quality) animation.
I’m surprised there isn’t a Lord of the Rings knockoff titled “Journey to Mordor.”
I am kind of tempted to watch one of these know just for a good laugh. How about you? Would you ever watch one of Netflix’s movie knockoffs?
Don’t believe me about the knockoffs? Check out the posters below
See more posters and their tumblr reactions below
Don’t lie, nine times out of ten this is what an average party for you is like. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a rockstar to drop by their house and yell, “I am a golden God!” before jumping off of the roof into the pool. Hell, you’d be lucky if you even had a blow up pool, let alone an in-ground one.
But to put it all into perspective, at least all those boring parties will make that one crazy night that much more memorable. Just make sure you’re not the one hosting the shingdig. Trust me, you don’t want to be the one responsible for cleaning that up.
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Hollywood movies can go through the whole roladex of would-be leading men and ladies before the final actors are chosen. When a star like Leonardo DiCaprio nails a movie role like in Titanic, it’s hard to imagine the movie without him (unlike Rose, I would NEVER let go). Can you believe the Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin even had a chance at landing the role of a lifetime? Vanity Fair put together this crazy collage of what some of our fav films would look like if the roles had gone to other stars in consideration. Here’s our favourite finds.
Lindsay Lohan - Alice in Wonderland
I’d only believe Lindsay as innocent Alice if it was Mean Girls-era LiLo.
Bill Murray - Star Wars
Nobody in a galaxy far, far away would have take the comedian as serious action star in his SNL days.
Ellen Page - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
As badass as Ellen Page is, her face would have been way too sweet to play Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish thriller.
Christopher Walken - Pirates of the Carribean
Why am I not surprised Johnny Depp landed the hunky role of Captain Jack Sparrow instead?
John Travolta - Forrest Gump
The only thing crazier than Tom Hanks not being first choice for Forrest is the fact that John Travolta said no to the role.
By Gabriella Zicarelli
If there’s anything we love more than a great movie it’s the obligatory sequel that follows. And in the coming months there will be loads of them! Here are 11 sequels that we’re excited to see this year.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Unprofessional and inappropriate — these are just a couple words that can be used to describe Ron Burgundy and his team at the Channel 4 nightly news. I think it’s fair to say we’ve been looking forward to an Anchorman sequel since it was released in 2004. Anchorman: The Legend Continues will bring back Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and just announced to join the cast…Drum roll… is the hilarious Kristin Wiig. We have to wait until Dec. 20 for this one so ’til then, re-watch Ron personally announcing the sequels’ release on Conan (above).
Thor: The Dark World
Let’s be honest, when it comes to Thor you don’t have to be a Marvel Comics fan, am I right ladies? Australian hottie, Chris Hemsworth made his action hero debut when he donned his Thor costume and hammer in the first instalment, which became a huge blockbuster and career starter for him. In The Dark World, Thor sets out to battle a dark race of elves being led by Malekith, who is threatening to plunge the universe into darkness following what happened in The Avengers. The Dark World is set for a Nov. 8 release, but above is a little teaser from Marvel.
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Harry Potter’s American publisher, Scholastic, will reissue the magical book series with all new covers to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (oooh! American title!).
The new cover for the first installment aptly depicts Harry’s first visit Diagon Alley (a.k.a. his first foray into the magical world) with Hagrid by his side. It’s a good choice considering just how fantastic that first Diagon Alley scene was in the film adaptation.
The old cover, on the other hand, shows Harry catching the golden snitch as a unicorn runs by and Fluffy, Hagrid’s three-headed dog, watches on.
Here’s the original:
Here’s the new cover:
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new covers will be released in September as paperbacks. If you’re a fan of the original, don’t fret! That artwork will still be used for hardcover and trade paperback editions.
As a Canadian, I can’t help but prefer the original British cover (below) and never really understood why they had to change “philosopher” to “sorceror.” I think kids are a lot smarter than publishers think.
What do you guys think? Yay or nay for the new cover?
Sometimes life can be pretty tough for singletons (Bridget Jones Diary)
But then you meet that special someone and it’s magic (She’s All That)
You’re not sure how to talk to them, but you’d do anything to go on a date (Superbad)
You’d risk your life on a ferris wheel (The Notebook)
Sing on the bleachers (10 Things I Hate About You) Read more…
One of my biggest pet peeves is when a perfectly good book, with a creative and innovative cover, is replaced by a movie poster. That switch from original book cover to the poster of its movie adaptation is such a sham. I always opt to purchase the book with the original cover. Snobbish? Elitist? I don’t think so. Movie studios love to alter and change the plot lines of the books they’re based on, do they really need to ruin the book covers too?
When I pick up a book, I care about the story — not the cast and production team behind the “new motion picture.” That’s another thing, when you change a book cover to the movie poster do you REALLY need to vandalize the book even more by putting that big metallic sticker on it that says “now a motion picture?” Is that REALLY necessary? I think my rage is justified.
Then there are the books with the metallic “Movie TK” sticker, which never end up getting produced. I had false hope and was a very disappointed child when Meg Cabot’s “All American Girl,” never became a movie like the sticker on the front promised. Raven Symone was supposed to be in the movie to boot. Never forgive, and never forget. This bookworm will not stand for the elimination of perfectly good book covers in exchange for movie posters. A movie poster is a movie poster. NOT a book cover.
See some altered book covers below — which do you prefer?
1) Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was first published by MTV on Feb. 1, 1999. The book was adapted to a movie in 2012 starring Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson. The film was adapted to a screenplay and directed by the original author Stephen Chbosky. Not even Emma Watson can really make up for the cover change, as the original is so basic and reflective of the story.
2) Warm Bodies
The novel Warm Bodies was released by Simon and Schuster on Apr 26, 2011. The movie adaption will hit the big screen Feb. 1, 2013, and will star Nicholas Hoult. He’s beautiful, so I suggest you all go watch, especially Skins fans who miss seeing him on their screens. Still bitter about the cover swap though…
3) The Hunger Games
This Suzanne Collins novel was published by Scholastic Press on Sept. 14, 2008 with this basic cover that was emulated in all subsequent novels of the trilogy with unique spins. I.e, a different bird is pictured in the same amulet. The movie came out March 23, 2012, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Unfortunately as Catching Fire and Mockingjay come out in movie form, their book covers will also change. Endless cycle of book cover shaming.
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Despite being in one the most popular franchises of our generation, Daniel Radcliffe has continuously proved to us that he can stay relevant. From starring on Broadway to completely transforming into Allen Ginsberg to critical acclaim in Kill Your Darlings, the most important thing that makes DRad awesome and amazing is that he’s remained very true to himself.
In fact, he’s so grounded, that he’s even made a video for fans to show them how they can be JUST LIKE HIM.
But while he’s appreciative of his fans, it turns out that it takes a bit of effort to not let the fame get to his head. Hiring a man named Jake to keep him grounded, what ensues turns out to be a lot of jealousy on Dan’s part…
But to be fair, Dan HAS worked with greats such as Maggie Smith and Gary Oldman. I think he can show off just a little bit…
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