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Heavy Metal Hero: Fan-Made Iron Man Gauntlet Can Shoot Real Lasers

Have you ever felt so passionate about something that you just wanted to break out the tools and make something to that thing you’re so passionate about? Well, I never did, since I’m not really good with the DIY stuff, but Patrick Priebe is–and he’s showing the rest of the world just how awesome he is at it by making this Iron Man gauntlet.

The gauntlet isn’t all for show. It can actually shoot high-powered lasers that have the capacity to burn stuff (ouch!) and pop balloons. He didn’t do any tutorials or post any in-the-making images so you won’t be able to replicate this at home, unless you do so with your own resourcefulness and ingenuity.

Hit the break for a video of the gauntlet in action.

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Because This Is The Bookcase You Deserve, But Not The One You Need Right Now

You need a practical bookcase, one that can efficiently serve as storage for the mountains of paperbacks that you refuse to throw once you’ve read them. You need to be able to order them alphabetically, for easy retrieval. You need to look at them in neat stacks. After all, you always get your ducks in a row. But you’re looking at this case, and you know you really want it. We want it too, even if the book mosaic within is making us anxious; unlike Lt. James Gordon’s easy decision to cast Batman as a villain, we’re a little torn.

The $283 price tag, however, and the relative emptiness of the bank account is making the point somewhat moot. Maybe not for you though, so hit the link at the bottom to order yours, if you’re so inclined. They’re made to order, and measure 22 x 32 inch / 56 x 82 cm.

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Remember the Bubble Wrap Space Suit from ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ Well, It’s Here!

Bubble Wrap Suit

I can’t believe the amount of stupidity moviemakers managed to cram into Dude, Where’s My Car? Among a host of gags is the part with Zoltan and his gang of bubble wrap-suit wearing followers. If you’ve ever wanted to own one of these suits but were too lazy to make one yourself, then now’s your chance to get it for cheap.

Similar bubble wrap suits are priced at about $60, while you can get this one for a measly $14.99. Just be careful when you put it on though, because you don’t all the bubbles to pop before you get a chance to show it off to fellow geeks and movie aficionados.

Hit the break for a look at the full suit.

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A Bedroom Like Bilbo’s, Straight From His Little House in the Shire

Bilbo's Bedroom

We’ve got two more weeks before Bilbo Baggins’ epic adventure hits the big screen. Peter Jackson and the rest of his crew are currently working feverishly on post-production for The Hobbit, and it’s set to be completed just two days before the big opening. Talk about a close call.

I’m not going a grand adventure like Bilbo is, although I am making a huge move to a new place next year. So you can just imagine the geek in me scream out (while my boring, serious external stuff maintained a calm demeanor) when I spotted this cozy-looking get-up that looks like it came straight from the set of The Hobbit!

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Skyfall (Small Spoiler Alert): Crew Turned To 3D Printer For Destroyed DB5

If you watched Skyfall, you probably cringed at the sight of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 being blown to bits by a rain of bullets shot from a helicopter. But you didn’t think it was an actual DB5, did you? The real car is far too valuable to destroy like that, so the team created a 1:3 replica using high quality industrial 3D printers. They called on a company called “Voxeljet who used a massive VX4000 3D printer with 283 cubic feet of space” to create 18 different components, who were then “sent off to Propshop Modelmakers in London to be assembled, finished, lacquered, and chromed to make them look exactly like the original.” As someone who’s watched the scene, we can assure you the effect is spot on.

There’s no word on how much the 3D prints cost, but one of the unused model was recently auctioned off for $100,000. This price of course may be more reflective of the collector’s enthusiast rather than the price demanded by Voxeljet for their product, but it at least assures you that this wasn’t the work of some $500 printer.

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London Cinema Employs Ninjas to Shut Noisy Moviegoers Up

London Cinema Ninjas

There’s no escaping them, because they’re present at every cinema. You know who I’m talking about: the noisy, obnoxious bunch who’ll whisper and talk and take phone calls all throughout the movie. It’s a huge stinker on the whole movie-watching experience, and many cinemas agree–including the Prince Charles Cinema over at London.

In fact, they find rude moviegoers so annoying that they decided to go all out and hire movie ninjas to shush these people up. You read that right, folks: ninjas. Well, not real, authentic ninjas per se, but they’re certainly dressed the part. They’re probably just ushers dressed in black, skintight bodysuits that lets them move across the theater stealthily. You probably won’t even notice them if you’re not one of the offending parties like moviegoer Abdul Stagg, who recounted his experience:

I normally hate noisy people in cinemas, but I got a call from my friend just as the movie started and thought I could get away with taking it. The last thing I expected was two completely blacked-out people suddenly appearing by our seats and give me and my mates a warning to shut up. It was actually pretty terrifying at first, but then I realised it was a bit of a laugh and a great way to make it clear what I was doing was having an impact on those around me. It certainly made me hang up and shut up for the rest of the film.

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You Too Can Smell Like James Bond… Whatever That Means

You know they’re making another James Bond movie, right? We thought we’d heard rumours that the franchise was dead a while back, but we’re happy to see it’s not. The Skyfall trailer, by the way, looks awesome. Now, we’re fans, but not fan enough to desire something like the above. There are those, however, who will. It’s the official James Bond Fragrance, and it’s of course being launched to coincide with Skyfall’s release in a couple of months. We have no idea what it’s supposed to smell like, but we suspect it’ll have a liberal dose of… You know what? We were going to insert a bunch of 007 related smells, like gun powder and sex and stuff. But we won’t. We won’t.

No word on price, but it’ll be available everywhere “soon.”

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A Typical Reaction To A Chris Nolan Movie

The Dark Knight Rises is out and while not breaking records, it’s been fairly well received by critics.

And the above comic pretty much nails down a typical reaction to a Chris Nolan movie. I’m just about ready to go watch it a second time, despite the bunch of holes I punched right through its logic within a couple hours of leaving the theatre.

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