This is a fun little list (in video form!) compiled by Looper about the 10 craziest things that have happened to Batman throughout his existence. The craziest thing in my opinion is that he and Superman never got it on. I know what you are thinking, wouldn’t he and Robin bang first? No, that’s too easy, but the sexual tension between Bruce and Clark is so thick you could cut it with a knife! Enjoy the video. and for those who thought The Batusi would be on the list, enjoy!
Whitney Houston might have been a little off with that whole believing children are the future thing… I know we usually deal with pop-culture and cross-over themes but hey, it can’t hurt to be educational every once and a while. This is a pretty cool video by The American Museum of Natural History showing the Earth’s growth in human population over time. Let’s just say we’ve had a more productive past couple centuries when it comes to baby making: It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. After watching this I have realized that we already have geeks and nerds to thank for all the technological advances we’ve made and now we gotta thank them for saving the overpopulation issue. Ya know, cause they aren’t getting laid thus no kids. The future is saved! Enjoy.
Did you know that shot for shot remake of Psycho with Vince Vaughn was in fact a remake? Well you better have! First off I said remake twice (that’s a pretty big hint), second it was a shot for shot remake I mean, how on the nose can I be? However, I bet some of these movies featured by Screen Junkies will be a completely surprise you, much like when you found out juice is just basically liquid sugar. Shocking. Enjoy!
If you are like me, you are a raging alcoholic and should seek help immediately. Also, you didn’t know that some of Disney’s most famous cartoons were actually developed by using scenes with real actors. I know what you are thinking, “Ben, have you been drinking?” and the answer is: Of course I have! I just told you I’m an alcoholic! But apperently this was a real thing. It’s called Rotoscoping and it’s when animators trace the frames of live action film footage to make realistic animations. I choose to interpret that as animators are all hacks who have to trace things. But seriously it’s pretty cool, here are some examples of how they did it. There is no photo evidence that Disney dressed a fox and a bear up as Robin Hood and Little John, but how else would the animators know how to draw that? Enjoy!
This is a fun little video for those who like title design (and who doesn’t?). It’s a presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening which features brief moments from over 70 movies and tv show’s opening credits (or title design if you will). It is a bit interesting that some titles are not even featured in the video, but the person who created this is obviously way more creative then I am, so I’ll assume I am an idiot that doesn’t get it (much like I do with Harry Potter). A full list of movies and shows can be found just below the video. Props to artofthetitle.com for a great job. Enjoy! Full film and television listing: Intolerance Phantom of the Opera King Kong Modern Times My Man Godfrey Make Way For Tomorrow Citizen Kane The Maltese Falcon Gun Crazy The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Lady in the Lake Fallen Angel The Thing Singing in the Rain The Man with the Golden Arm Anatomy of a Murder Psycho North by …