GAME OF THRONES Star Maisie Williams Does a Fantastic CORALINE Cosplay

Maisie Williams is an adored actress who is probably best known for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. She is very talented and one of the reasons my wife and I are excited to see The New Mutants as well. To add to her talented acting, it appears she’s a pretty good cosplayer. When Williams wasn’t at the Golden Globes, she posted a photo of herself to Instagram dressed up as Coraline Jones from Neil Gaiman’s book and movie Coraline. Coraline is pretty creepy so I don't know that I would recommend young children watching it, but it is a good movie with solid characters and Williams’ costume is spot on. The yellow jacket, the blue hair, everything is perfect. She even has her best friend Wyborn “Wybie” Lovat in Oliver Jackson who also has a fantastic costume. Thankfully, they do not appear to have button eyes so I think everyone’s safe. What’s your favorite cosplay a celebrity has done?

I could not attend the golden globes this year. Instead, I took this weekend as an opportunity to fulfil all my hopes and dreams by dressing up as my idol, Coraline. Don't @ me #coralineandwybie #DONTEVENTHINKABOUTGOINGOUTSIDECORALINEJONES

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Becomes a Summer Pop Song in a Major Key

Going from a minor key to a major key can cause a song to feel the exact opposite of how it was written. Just listen to "The Imperial March" in a major key as an example. It no longer sounds ominous and of impending doom. Well, Sleep Good is a psychedelic pop band who has decided to mess with a classic grunge song. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is the most famous song by Nirvana, and probably the most famous song from the grunge era. Kurt Cobain’s voice and simple guitar part are a perfect pair. When you listen to the song, it’s very angry and angsty. When you listen to Sleep Good’s version “Teen Sprite,” that all goes away and it sounds like a pop hit that could be a cousin to Hanson’s “MMMBop.” It’s scary what you can do when transposing music. Although with lyrics, this transposition creates a new level of irony as the counter-culture song is sung to a happy instrumental track instead of the dark angsty tone of the original. I still prefer the original, but it’s fun to see what the Internet will do. Which version is your favorite?

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Fuses with DRAGON BALL for Epic Trailer

I love geeks on the Internet. You guys can be some of the most creative people I’ve seen. There have been so many awesome fan-made mash-up trailers for Avengers: Infinity War that you’d think it gets old after the first one or two. It doesn’t. We’ve seen an animated trailer, a retro trailer, and an anime trailer featuring dozens of anime. Now we have an anime trailer that is exclusively Dragon Ball characters. The trailer was made by Dizzle Shizzle and most, if not all, of the footage, appears to be from Dragon Ball Super and this trailer is just as amazing as the others. Goku Black seems to be our Thanos, Vegeta is Thor, and Beerus is Black Panther. I love these trailers, so please keep them coming. What’s your favorite fan-made trailer mash-up?

This Guy Tastes Water That is 2 Million Years Old

The guys over at the Waterjet Channel on YouTube recently found an enhydro agate that was roughly 2 million years old and it had some water trapped inside. So, what do they do with it? They decide to break it open and have one of their members, Mitchell, taste the 2-million-year-old water. One of the dangers here is that there's no guarantee the water from the agate is safe to drink. In fact, the guys over at Boing Boing point out, "...enhydro agates rarely contain pure water. They often also contain quartz microcrystals, debris, or petroleum, depending on the conditions under which they were formed." The team also gathers culture swabs of Mitchell’s tongue, the rock water, and a gas pump that Mitchell had licked in a previous episode to compare after a week. You can see the results in the video below, but I have to say, that is a beautiful rock. What’s the oldest thing you’ve ever licked?

Check Out this Indian Take on Disney Princesses

I know many girls who have dressed up as Disney Princesses. I have never seen this take on them though. Instagram model Hamel Patel has combined her love for Disney Princess with her family’s heritage. On her Instagram she stated:

I finally get to show you guys the series I’ve been working on! ? Growing up I always wished there was a Disney Princess I could relate to, one that represented where I came from. So I came up with this idea many months ago and I’m so happy how they turned out! Introducing outfits/makeup looks inspired by the eight original Disney Princesses we all grew up watching, with a little desi twist!

I think these are phenomenal. I know at first glance I couldn’t see who a couple of them were, but when I took more than 2 seconds to look, everything became clear. These are masterpieces and I wish more people would do similar things. I would love to see more Disney Princess inspired photos that mix in some more traditional outfits from all over the world. That would be something incredible. Which of Patel’s outfits is your favorite?

Find your inner warrior ⚔️ Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette & #morpheXjaclynhill palette #morphe#morphebabe @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy turbosan and noli @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy fuego highlighter @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / liquid matte in trendsetter #hudabeautyliquidmatte #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #indian #indianmakeup #indianbridal #desi #desimakeup #bollywood #mua #makeupartist #looksbyhp

My favorite look from this whole series! ? Jewelry: @goldencollectionsbysheila / Aiasha Set Outfit: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina / dipbrow pomade in ebony #norvina #anastasiabrows @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy fuego highlighter @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette & #morpheXjaclynhill palette #morphe #morphebabe @stylistylecosmetics / liquid metals cream eyeshadow in amplified @nyxcosmetics / matte black liquid liner #nyxcosmetics @lagirlcosmetics / aquatic glide gel eyeliner #lagirl #lagirlcosmetics @hudabeauty / lashes in farah #hudabeautylashes @shophudabeauty / liquid matte lipstick in girlfriend #hudabeautyliquidmatte (with @vaselinebrand on top) #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #indian #indianmakeup #indianbridal #desi #desimakeup #bollywood #mua #makeupartist #looksbyhp

Bhoomi and the Bewaqoof ? Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @beccacosmetics / light chaser highlighter in opal flashes jade #beccacosmetics @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette & #morpheXjaclynhill palette #morphe#morphebabe @iconalashes / I see you boo lashes @wetnwildbeauty / megalast liquid catsuit matte lipstick in missy and fierce #wetnwild #wetnwildbeauty #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #indian #indianmakeup #indianbridal #desi #desimakeup #bollywood #mua #makeupartist #looksbyhp

"One bite, & all your dreams will come true." ? Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @ex1cosmetics / invisiwear foundation in 8.0 @fentybeauty / pro filt'r soft matte longwear foundation in 300 #fentybeauty #profiltr @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina / dipbrow in ebony #dipbrow #anastasiabeverlyhills #abhbrows #anastasiabrows #abh #norvina @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy fuego highlighter @morphebrushes X @jaclynhill #morphexjaclynhill #morphebabe #morphebrushes @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette @stylistylecosmetics / pressed pigments in liquid gold @maybelline / gel liner in lustrous sapphire #mnyitlook @sigmabeauty / wicked gel eyeliner #sigmabeauty #sigmabrushes @shophudabeauty @hudabeauty / Farah lashes #hudabeautylashes @wetnwildbeauty / megalast liquid catsuit matte lipstick in missy and fierce #wetnwild #wetnwildbeauty #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist #indian #desi #looksbyhp

Even miracles take a little time ? Outfit: @banjaraofnc Jewelry: Mom's collection . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava #hudabeautyliquidmatte in girlfriend and bikini babe @shophudabeauty @hudabeauty / Samantha lashes #hudabeautylashes @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer #benefitclubpink#benefitcosmetics @bhcosmetics / iridescent highlighter @carlibel deluxe palette #bhcosmetics @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette #morphe#morphebabe @profusion / ella from sultry palette @lagirlcosmetics / aquatic glide gel eyeliner #lagirl#lagirlcosmetics #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist#indian #desi #looksbyhp

Under the sea ? Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @kyliecosmetics / kylighter in salted caramel #kyliecosmetics @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette #morphe#morphebabe @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautydesertdusk palette @sigmabeauty / gel eyeliner in wicked #sigmabeauty #sigmabrushes #sigma @iconalashes / make him miss me lashes @lusciouscosmetics pout maker lip contour crayon in fierce @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautydesertdusk palette twilight on the lips #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist #indian #desi #looksbyhp

Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one ? Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina / dipbrow pomade in ebony #norvina #anastasiabrows @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy fuego highlighter @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / #morpheXjaclynhill palette #morphe #morphebabe @iconalashes / l see you boo lashes @colourpopcosmetics / ultra satin lipstick in tansy #colourpopme #colourpopcosmetics #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #indian #indianmakeup #indianbridal #desi #desimakeup #bollywood #mua #makeupartist #looksbyhp

Once upon a dream ✨ Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @kyliecosmetics / kylighter in salted caramel #kyliecosmetics @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette #morphe #morphebabe #morphebrushes @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautydesertdusk palette @shophudabeauty @hudabeauty / farah lashes #hudabeautylashes @lusciouscosmetics pout maker lip contour crayons in untamed and fierce @hudabeauty / #hudabeautyliquidmatte in crush #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist#indian #desi #looksbyhp

Here’s a New Clip From DC Animation’s BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT

Gotham by Gaslight began the Batman Elseworld storylines and was published back in February 1989. Essentially, the idea is that Bruce Wayne becomes Batman in 1889 and faces down against Jack the Ripper. If you missed the announcement, this storyline is being adapted into an animated film and it looks pretty good. Warner Bros. released a new clip that introduces some familiar faces to us earlier this week. If you want to know more about the story, here’s a synopsis:

In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.

If you want to read the story before watching the movie, you can pick up a copy of Gotham by Gaslight over on Amazon. It’s only 48 pages, so it shouldn’t take too long to get through. Because it’s only 48 pages, DC has stated that the movie will expand on the story to get the runtime to around 80 minutes. If handled well, the additions could prove great. If done poorly, it could kill the film (I’m looking at you The Killing Joke). Are you excited to see this great story come to life?

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will be released digitally on January 23 or on Blu-ray and DVD February 6. Pre-orders are available now.

Warner Bros. Aims to Streamline The Movie Decision Process

It looks like the game of musical chairs is still going over at Warner Bros. It has been reported that Toby Emmerich has been promoted to chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures. This gives him direct access to the CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Kevin Tsujihara. So, what? Big deal. How does this change anything? Well, Warner Bros.' goal with promoting Emmerich and giving him direct access to Tsujihara is to streamline the decision-making process. Before this move, there was a committee approach to making decisions about the movies. Now it appears Emmerich will be able to give the greenlight to movies, and if it’s a problem, Tsujihara will be able to stop it.

That’s not the only change though. Sue Kroll was the marketing chief, but she has been moved over to be a producer. I’m hopeful that this more streamlined approach will help improve things over at the studios. Maybe we’ll be able to get that Martian Manhunter movie now that only one person needs to say yes. Do you think these changes are going to be good for the DC films, bad, or not make a difference?

Source: Den of Geek

Rian Johnson Explains the Ending of THE LAST JEDI

It is no secret that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is full of heated debates and questions. It’s also no secret that the movie does have a few plot holes (most movies do). Rian Johnson is more than happy to help answer some of the questions and do his best to close some plot holes in interviews. In true Johnson fashion he has talked to IGN to explain a part at the end of the movie that has raised questions from many fans. This should go without saying, but SPOILERS ahead.

At the end of the movie, we have a showdown between Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker. This is the showdown we were all waiting for since Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The question many fans have though revolves around Luke’s weapon of choice: Anakin’s blue lightsaber. Many fans have asked why Luke didn’t use his green lightsaber. Why did he use his father’s? I knew part of the reason was to be a clue to us, the audience, that this was not really Luke. However, here’s Johnson’s explanation:

[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo. He knows that Kylo’s Achilles heel is his rage, and so that’s why he kind of makes himself look younger, the way Kylo would’ve last seen him in their confrontation at the temple, and that’s why he decided to bring Kylo’s grandfather’s lightsaber down there — the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, ‘that’s mine, that belongs to me.’

But what about the lightsaber splitting in two? There's no way Kylo wouldn't have noticed that, right?

We as an audience saw that... The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half — Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up. So if you really want to dig into it and get an explanation, you can say that he doesn’t 100 percent know what happened to the lightsaber.

That makes sense. I hadn’t even considered that due to the flash of light Kylo wouldn’t have been able to see the destroyed saber, especially since Rey is already gone by the time he wakes up. It also makes sense because Luke knows about Kylo’s obsession with everything Darth Vader. By seeing his old mentor whom he had deemed a failure using Vader’s old lightsaber, Kylo’s anger levels would skyrocket. Thank you, Johnson, for helping me understand this a bit better. Does this help solve your quandaries about the final showdown for Luke Skywalker?
 

Mark Hamill Tells Us About Alternate Ending to THE FORCE AWAKENS

Last month, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters and ever since people have been arguing about everything in that movie. Also, now that it’s out, people have started speculating about Episode IX. Well, let’s go back and revisit the start of the new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. CBM. has reported that Mark Hamill has shared an alternate ending for The Force Awakens that changed to what we saw due to the vision Rian Johnson had for The Last Jedi:

When we were doing [The Force Awakens], Rian said, ‘Oh and by the way we might have a couple of boulders floating to show your Force emanating’, so I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me. When I read [The Last Jedi] before 7 came out, I said ‘what?” and called J.J. or Rian to say, ‘Are you guys aware of this? Have you seen a cut? Is there floating boulders?’ And they said, ‘No, we caught that and we worked it all out’.

If you haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet, you may wonder why they had to change it, so go watch it already! For those who have seen it, you understand fully the reasoning behind why the scene had to be changed.
 

The RWBY Manga is Set to Hit Stores Next Week

If you don’t know what RWBY is, I recommend you check it out. It’s a web anime series made by Rooster Teeth (the guys that make Red vs Blue) that follows a team of young girls, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, as they train to become huntresses and defend the world from Grimm. The show is fantastic and I highly recommend it. You can find it on YouTube as well as Rooster Teeth's site. That being said, the RWBY manga that was published in Viz Media’s Shonen Jump, will now make its way to stores starting January 16, 2018. According to Anime Mojo, Senior Editor at Rooster Teeth Joel Enos describes the manga as follows:

The RWBY manga works as a prequel to the animated series. The chapters include previously unseen backstory about Ruby, Weiss, Yang, and Blake, all enhanced by Shirow Miwa’s artwork.

I’m really excited for the release. You can even pre-order it from Amazon or your preferred retailer where books are sold. Are you excited to delve into these backstories?