As much as I loved playing with LEGOs when I was a kid — hell, who am I kidding, I still love playing with LEGOs — it’s kind of hard to believe how much the building blocks have expanded throughout pop culture. In addition to the hugely entertaining Lego Movie there have been dozens of cartoons and direct-to-DVD installments, not to mention a mega-successful video-game line that’s spoofed everything from Star Wars to Marvel to Jurassic World. We probably won’t ever see any officially licensed LEGO Interstellar sets, but thankfully that doesn’t mean LEGO maniacs can’t just create their own, and that’s precisely what jp_veliciraptor did.
Darth Vader’s imposing black armor is rightfully iconic, cutting one of the most instantly recognizable silhouettes in pop culture history and just generally looking so badass that you can almost forget Lucas sullying it with Hayden Christensen’s whiny ass. Still, you have to think he’s got more than one outfit. You’ve got to peel that shit off every few weeks just to hose the burned-meat smell out of it and throw in some baby powder. I’m envisioning a walk-in closet on the Death Star filled with identical black get-ups, but surely Vader’s got some other options mixed in there too. Maybe something with a splash of color, like this:
Superman may not have spawned a Batcave’s worth of sidekicks and spinoff vigilantes, but Kal-El did have one very important hero who shared his shield and his defining adjective: Supergirl. While there have been numerous variations on the character over the decades, she has always been, at least in part, defined by her relation to her more famous forebear. We’ve known for a while that CBS was developing a new Supergirl TV series, but we didn’t know the answer to that fundamental question: would this Supergirl exist in a world with Superman?
The answer would seem to be yes. The revelation came out almost as an afterthought in a TV Line story on the first supervillains the titular superheroine will be facing off against. TV Line reports that Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Danvers, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, will spent the pilot episode smacking around the DC comics supervillain “Lumberjack.” (His schtick is that he’s big and he dresses like a lumberjack — hey, every hero has to start somewhere.) At any rate, TV Line says that CBS is looking to cast somebody in the vein of “Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones” to play the “big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin in the past.”
Dean Israelite’s twisty time travel thriller Project Almanac finally hit theaters this weekend after several delays, aiming to woo ticket buyers that are willing to watch MTV Films and Platinum Dunes do found footage with teenagers. Regardless of whether or not you go out to see it—producer Michael Bay is watching you, though—we’ve pulled together a list of the best sci-fi found footage and faux documentaries out there, just in case you need a second entry for a double feature. Or just something to keep your nightmares nice and light.
Here at Giant Freakin’ Robot, our love for the British anthology series Black Mirror is almost as unhealthy as its characters’ connections to the world around them. So when it was announced that the show would be getting a U.S. remake down the line, internal jubilation and despair duked it out, with optimism coming out ahead in the end. But only if the right person is doing it.
Part of what makes creator Charlie Brooker’s future so constantly intriguing is that each of the show’s seven episodes so wholly exudes his singular vision of madness’ trickle effect through gadgetry and pop culture. (Even in the episode he didn’t write.) And so here are five creative minds that we would love to see get behind a domestic Black Mirror, where their own versions of dystopian progress could haunt the world in proper fashion. Fingers crossed.
It’s no secret that there is a certain level of specified talent needed to cut a film trailer, whether you’re going for mysterious thrills or in-your-face action. It’s like math. As such, the amount of overlap in techniques is getting all the more recognizable as time goes on. Never has that been more clear than in the Fantastic Four trailer below, which matches up perfectly with audio from the Interstellar trailer, in a way that seems to defy reality.