Most horrifying fan art ever

Nicolas Cage Jurassic Park t-rex dinosaur

This made me laugh a lot. See, I can sympathise. My own attempts at fan art have suffered a little in the execution. For example Continue reading

The incredibly lifelike celebrity lookalike dolls of Noel Cruz

I have a wobbly headed Legolas doll in a box somewhere, an Evil Dead Ash and a few other bits and pieces stored away. I love merchandise, and always wanted Spaceballs: The Flamethrower as a kid. What I love less is how little these toys for grown-ups tend to resemble the characters that inspired them. I mean, they usually look like this:

Yeah, apparently that’s supposed to be Edward from Twilight. I doubt you’d get that if it wasn’t explained.  Noel Cruz‘s version, by contrast … well, that looks a little more like Robert Pattinson.  And by a little, I mean a lot. Continue reading

10 most popular posts of the past 90 days

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1. Is it OK to think Skrillex is OK?
“It’s Diet Aphex Twin! Derivative, sure, but not dull enough to be offensive.”

2. How Kim Kardashian’s tits prove Obama’s anti-feminist agenda
“Well, that got your attention …”

3. Red hot: 25 carrot-haired cuties
“If the mere mention of Daryl Hall’s name doesn’t trigger the memory of catchy-but-cheesy tunes from the 80s … you’re obviously younger than I am.”

4. Dumb & Dumber
“I took my mother to see Dumb & Dumber at the cinema. She told me that if she was a 13 year-old boy, it would be her favourite film in the world.”

5. Beowulf
“The first thing to say about the film is that it looks absolutely gorgeous. Video games – even cutscenes – are years away from this fidelity.”

6. Skyrim: constructive criticism at its best
“In this age of entitlement – our me, me, me culture – people are usually unable to express their opinions without coming across like toddlers stamping their pudgy little legs and screaming, ‘But I want …'”

7. 10 sexiest nerds
“Wil Wheaton: He’s come a long way since he played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

8. Really realistic Disney princesses
“Finnish art student Jirka Väätäinen has ‘shopped together photographs to recreate impressions of what Disney’s princesses would look like in real life – and he’s done it very well.”

9. 10 actors who are older than you thought
“Frankie Muniz was 15 years old when the first episode of Malcolm in the Middle aired, and 21 by the final series. He was about the same age as his “older brother”, Justin Berfield as Reese.”

10. Offsetting the Uncool Footprint
“What’s the difference between the embarrassing records you’re quite proud of, and the ones that actually make you cringe? You know how people are trying to offset their carbon emissions. Can you do that with music?”



Whatever I was expecting from Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 CGI mo-cap interpretation of the ancient Anglo-Saxon classic, Beowulf was a complete surprise. It might share technology with The Polar Express,  but this is no children’s fantasy. It carries a hard ’12’ rating – as bloody and unsettling as The Dark Knight – but its pitch as a grown-up type of monster tale is mostly carried by its themes.

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