Eminem's surprise album has yet another surprise for the geek community, as if the song for the upcoming Venom movie wasn't enough. Fans are now noticing the song "Good Guy," contains a connection to the Kingdom Hearts franchise, as singer Utada Hikaru's vocals on "Simple and Clean," can be heard in the background:
As for how that sample happened, Eminem apparently didn't have much to do with it. That was more the work of producer Illadaproducer, who talked about the sample more in a Rolling Stone interview:
That’s me doing my video game thing. Kingdom Hearts. It’s a Japanese videogame, and that’s the theme song from it. It’s one of the dopest melodies I’ve ever heard. Shout out Japanese videogames and Japanimation for inspiration. Filtered it, did some chops, did some processing to it. I basically made it unrecognizable, but I know they would have still found it. That’s why we had to deal with the clearance. But when I do anything I try to make it to where it’s not fully recognizable.
Are you a fan of the original song? I'm fine with the slower version, but I always preferred the club mix much more. Let us know what you think of Utada Hikaru, Eminem, or the current state of the music industry in general in the comments below.
There have been whispers of e-Sports becoming a part of Olympic events for a while now, although all that talk appears to have gone out the door after a recent interview with the International Olympic Committee's president. Thomas Bach spoke at the Asian Games (which featured e-Sports competition as a demonstration sport at the event) and talked about how he doesn't see the sport ever becoming an Olympic event due to the promotion of violence (via Eurogamer):
"We cannot have in the Olympic programme a game which is promoting violence or discrimination. So-called killer games. They, from our point of view, are contradictory to the Olympic values and cannot therefore be accepted."
Apparently, Dota and CS:GO promote violence far more than boxing, fencing, or martial arts. Nevertheless it appears that eSports won't be at the 2020 Tokyo games, which is where many people hoped to see the sport make a big debut. Do you think the statement is a cop-out? Do you really care if it is? Do you think e-sports have a place at the Olympic games?
In what feels like the epitome of poor planning, the official creepy Michael MyersHalloween mask for the new film won't be available until November. That means you won't see this grizzled grittier looking mask out on the streets or in your local haunted house, and if you do it's a bootleg:
Those of you who still want the mask can order it right now for $59.99, and I guess wear it to Thanksgiving? Are you interested in buying the mask, or are you going to wait and see if you enjoy the film (which comes out October 19th) first?
The first trailer for director Paul Greengrass' 22 July has arrived, and it's pretty intense. As it should be, of course, as Norway's deadliest shooting which involved a far-right extremist conducting a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens was a tragedy the country hasn't forgotten since 2011. Check out the trailer and synopsis below, and be ready for this one when it releases on Netflix and select theaters October 10:
In 22 JULY, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, UNITED 93) tells the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 JULY uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country's path to healing and reconciliation.
Two Runaways characters just got together in the comics, which could show where things are headed with the two in the Hulu series. Granted, Nico and Karolina had kissed in the comics prior to that on-screen moment in Season 1, but that first kiss ended up with Karolina rejecting any sort of relationship with her non-alien friend.
Now CBR is reporting the events of Runaways #12, making it look like the two are making a real run at it, which means we could be seeing the same thing unfold in Season 2 of Runaways or later seasons. If you don't remember the kiss from Season 1, check it out below, and get ready for Season 2 to start later this year:
Incredibles 2 made history over the weekend as it's become the first animated film to gross over $600 million domestically. The news comes after the film pulled in an estimated $3.16 million over the weekend, and puts the film well ahead of the previous record holder Finding Dory.
Incredibles 2 is Pixar's highest-grossing film and the overall 17th highest grossing film of all time. I'd love to say this means we're going to see Incredibles 3, but if success was a measurement for these sequels we wouldn't have had to wait as long as we did for the second film!
Kablam! fans, prepare to binge an hour and a half of Prometheus and Bob! Not everyone may be familiar with these short clay-mation adventures of an alien and a caveman, but for folks around my age this was one of my favorite parts of Nickelodeon's comic-book variety show!
Whether this is your first time or you're a nostalgic fan, you'll enjoy this hour-and-a-half long compilation of shorts all arranged in order to show the series from start to finish. I'm not sure if there's any real continuity watching it this way, as the show showed them out of sequence and skipped around from "classified," tape to tape. Check it out below, and if you're the person who uploaded this, make a full-length cut of Action League Now!
The Halloween season is fast approaching, and if you're the type of person that sends a card for anything, Target looks like the place to be for Halloween! If you're not the type of person who sends a card for anything, perhaps even you will be encouraged to do so with these Universal Monster themed Halloween greeting cards the outlet is currently selling (via Bloody Disgusting):
You can build some pretty impressive things with LEGO, but I'm not sure anyone would've imagined this was possible. The LEGO team wanted to really push the capabilities of its LEGO Technic brand and show how impressive it is, and they certainly did just that with this 1:1 version of the Bugatti Chiron! LEGO recreated the classic luxury vehicle on the outside, as well as the inside as they recreated the engine as well using LEGO Technic parts!
That's not the only thing made of LEGO either, as the steering wheel, dashboard, brake pedal, seats and vast majority of this vehicle is completed out of LEGO. What's more impressive, is that it was all done without glue, and a steel frame to support the massive weight of all this LEGO and a human rolling down the test track.
It can only go 18 MPH, and I'd be concerned about hitting any potholes while driving it, but it's an impressive accomplishment to say the least. Check it out in action below, and let us know what car you'd like to recreate using LEGO in the comments below:
When we say with LEGO Technic you can BUILD FOR REAL, we really mean it! Here’s our amazing 1:1 version of the iconic Bugatti Chiron. Not only does it look like the real thing, it also drives as well – and to prove it we took it for a spin on the same German track where Bugatti do their testing…
As she says in her video below, Hello Kitty basically does everything. Japan's iconic character has been kicking around for decades, so I guess it was only a matter of time before she became a YouTuber. Yep, you can actually subscribe to Hello Kitty on YouTube, and watch her bizarre Vlog in which she talks about her everyday life and her struggles with being an older cartoon.
It's weird, but that's the kind of shit I like to see on the internet, so I subscribed. Check out her introduction below (be sure to turn on captions), and subscribe if you're looking to see where this ride takes us: