From what various actors in the Star Wars franchise have said, Porgs taste like chicken. Now we're learning they apparently sound like them as well. As Skywalker sound designer Ren Klyce said, the Porg noises are slowed down Chicken chirps:
“At Skywalker Sound there’s a chicken coop with these little chickens, and Coya Elliott, our first assistant, went down and recorded those chickens. And then we took that sound and slowed it down and stretched it out and found little chirps,”
Originally, Porgs were supposed to be based on goats, and at one point sound was recorded of a goat for the film. I can't imagine a Porg with a voice like a goat, so I'm glad they went the route that they did. Thanks to i09 for giving us all the info we could ever ask for on Porgs as they were in the top 5 things I loved about this film.
I've heard whispers of a manga that envisioned the holy Buddha and Jesus as roommates for years, but this is the first time I've ever seen proof that it exists! Saint Young Men still exists primarily as a slice of life comedy manga, but in 2013 a film was released that needs to be seen to be believed.
The following is a scene where Jesus makes friends with a member of the Yakuza while in a sauna. Buddha is immediately aware of who this guy is and what he's about, but Jesus is a little oblivious and continues to share the details of his life which makes the Yakuza member believe Jesus is Yakuza as well. It's....well...just watch for yourself and search out "Saint Oniisan" if you're looking to see the whole thing.
IFC has a new horror film on the way, and it actually looks legitimately spooky. The premise of The Midnight Man sounds kind of flawed (a game that has nothing to gain from winning and everything to lose from losing), but visually, this film looks like it's going to be a trip. Plus, the film has horror staple Lin Shaye playing a creepy grandma, so you know it has to be somewhat decent.
A girl and her friends find a game in the attic that summons a creature known as The Midnight Man, who uses their worst fears against them.
Check out the trailer below, share your thoughts, and get ready for this one January 19!
In case you were curious just how big Godzilla is in the anime Godzilla: Monster Planet, the answer is pretty damn big. In fact, this infographic (via Bloody-Disgusting) shows that the new Godzilla is three times the size of most Godzilla's, and over six times bigger than the original! Check out the infographic below, be amazed, and then pester Netflix about when we're going to see this series!
If you're curious as to what will be seen in the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, it appears someone who has claimed to see it has posted a description to Reddit. Here's what he claims we'll see:
Han walking, angle only shows his holstered blaster
Wookiees getting transferred somewhere. Planet looked new, never seen it before
Shot from behind of Han approaching a large crowd surrounding a table or something
Close up of Han’s dice
There’s like one shot of Woody’s character, but it was in a dark alley area and he looked paranoid
Han doing his “Yehoo!” yell and the Falcon going through light speed
Chewbacca roaring and running next to Han
Somebody says “it’s not worth the risk”, pretty sure Lando says it
There is a cut-to-black and somebody says “l’ll make him pay” and there’s a huge long rifle on a table with some armor piece next to it
A lot of people on the thread are trashing the post as almost certainly fake, and citing the part where Han's dice are seen in the trailer is just too obvious that it is. While I'm not 100% certain this description is legit, I will say I don't know if this whole thing is worth condemning on the basis of the guy mentioning Han's dice. While it's true the dice haven't really received a lot of attention until Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we've already seen connected Easter Eggs mentioned between TLJ and Rogue One, so it isn't that hard to believe Disney is pushing Han's dice into relevance to get people to purchase them for their own Millennium Falcons. What do you think of the description? Legit or no?
As robots continue to get more and more advanced, they're becoming more and more human. In fact, the University of Tokyo’s Johou Systems Kougaku laboratory's robot Kengoro is becoming so human that he actually sweats to cool down! In an attempt to make robots less bulky with built-in cooling systems, these Japanese researchers are instead inserting a cup of water into this robot which allows it to sweat and keep from overheating for about 12 hours.
Of course, extended activity will make that water evaporate quicker, but even so Kengoro can do pushups for 11 minutes straight without needing a refill! That may not sound impressive, but if you think you can do the same go ahead and drop down and see how long you'll last doing continuous pushups.
Kengoro can do a lot of other things with his human frame, and you'll get a full showcase of what he can do in this sweet montage found below. Thanks to Gizmodo for the heads up:
Warning! The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
While some hardcore sci-fi fans have always disputed the sound made in space battle sequences in Star Wars, others have grown accustomed to the fact that when you're in a galaxy far far away, explosions make sounds in space. For that reason, some fans were particularly taken aback at the scene which showed Vice-Admiral Holdo slicing through a fleet of First Order ships at light speed. For those that don't remember that insanly badass scene, the sound was cut for a full ten seconds from the film, which caused others to grow concerned the film was messing up. Enough people complained apparently that AMC theaters decided to post a note to warn those who attended prior to the showing:
"Please Note: The Last Jedi contains a sequence at approximately 1 hour and 52 minutes into the movie in which ALL sound stops for about 10 full seconds. While the images continue to play on the screen you will hear nothing. This is intentionally done by the director for a creative effect.”
The note went viral when comedian Paul Scheer shared the note on Facebook and has had geeks SMH'ing ever since. Star Wars VFX supervisor Ben Morris has called this moment of silence franchise first. He told Collider:
“We had always hoped that would resonate, both as a story beat and as a striking visual, and when I heard all of the cries and gasps in the silence, it was just fantastic. We realized that it worked. That’s never really happened in Star Wars before.”
Did the scene fool you, or was it fairly obvious what was happening on your end?
If there was ever a time to make an all-female Marvel movie, Karen Gillan says it's now. The star of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle told CBM she's not the only actress tied to the universe that thinks so and said recounts the story of when she teamed up with a group of them to confront Kevin Feige to make one:
"Brie Larson was like, ‘We should go up to Kevin Feige and tell him to make an all-female Marvel movie,’ so we marched up there in a group, a whole herd of us, and said that to him. He was like, ‘Yeah, that would be amazing!’ but he didn’t really commit to it, but he thought it would be a great idea. Look at the success of Wonder Woman. It’s clear we all want that."
Of course, it's not all that surprising that Marvel would be down for the idea, although one has to wonder how they would make it happen exactly. Kevin Feige has said that it's a possibility. If the movie does happen, one of the best options would be to focus on Lady Liberators, which is an all-female team in the comics with characters that have included Valkyrie, Wasp, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch. There are more characters that include She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, Hellcat, Spider-Woman and more.
The women of Marvel recently gathered together for a photo shoot, and it certainly got fans excited for what an all-female Marvel movie would look like. That group included Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Zoe Saldana(Gamora), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Danai Gurira (Okoye), and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).
Anyone have any other ideas for an all-female Marvel film? I'm all ears!
If you have a strong stomach and a true curiosity as to how deadly The Joker's "pencil trick," in The Dark Knight actually is, you've come to the right place. I got approximately one minute into this video before my eyeballs began to hurt too much just thinking about it, so I'm not brave enough to sit through these nine minutes and give you the TL:DW, but perhaps a braver soul can struggle through it and let me know in the comments. Thanks Nerdist for doing the work on this one!
Looking for something dumb to try during the holidays? The L.A. Beast is always good for some dumb stunt to try, and this time he's getting in the holiday spirit by downing an entire gallon of egg nog in a minute and a half. Of course, he pukes like right after finishing, but I'm super surprised at how quickly he was able to glug that bad boy down!
Watch this insanity below, and then watch him chase it with a pound of 100% cacao just because he likes to suffer.