Things We Saw Today: The Animatronic Dinosaur I Wish I’d Had as a Kid
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, February 6th, 2013
Made by Scottish toy company H. Grossman Ltd, this “moving, breathing Megasaur” is approximately 20 feet long and has a moving head, eyes, arms, legs, and mouth. Did I say I wanted it as a kid? I mean I want it now. (via Gizmodo)
- Via The Frisky, Hasbro Replaces That Boring Old Monopoly Iron With A Kitty Cat. Pssht. Cats. Team Scottie dog forever!
- The pilot for USA’s Horizons— aka their female-centric WWII drama WITH ALIENS—has been pushed back to the summer because “the USA brass decided to wait until the end of the broadcast pilot season when more talent will be available.” That’s a good reason to push back WWII aliens. I’ll just be waiting over here then. (Deadline)
- A just-released plot synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 makes it official that Paul Giamatti is in fact part of the cast, though whether he’s playing Rhino is still unconfirmed. Also appearing: Colm Feore (Thor, The Borgias, 24) in an unspecified role. (via /Film)
This is what the (non-extended) Blu-ray/DVD version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, out March 19th, will look like. Reports Digital Spy, each copy “will come with a code allowing fans to view an exclusive first look at upcoming sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, hosted live by Peter Jackson on March 24.”
- Friend of the Blog (™) Allison M. Charette is giving away two copies of the biography The Last Love of George Sand, translated by Charette, on her website.
- Marvel picks their favorite villains of 2012.
Here’s a new poster from Bong Joon-Ho‘s upcoming dystopian sci-fi epic Snowpiercer, starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, and Ewen Bremner, which is quite possibly my favorite cast of 2013. Sorry, The Desolation of Smaug. (via /Film)
- And finally, you might have seen a malware warning on the site on Monday. We did too, and it made us quite worried. Fortunately, none of us have to worry about a virus (from us, anyway). Here’s what happened:
“Early this morning we received alerts that our 3rd party hosted corporate website (netseer.com) was hacked and infected with malware. Consequently, Google added our domain to the list of malware affected websites and Chrome and some other browsers started blocking any sites that had ‘netseer.com’ code.
Our ad serving infrastructure is completely different from the corporate website but shares the same domain (netseer.com). So although the malware never impacted the ad serving all our ad serving partners saw Chrome and other browsers flagging malware warnings to users. To reiterate, the malware was never served into ad serving stream and the browser behavior was completely due to ad serving and the corporate website sharing the same domain name.”