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Dante Basco Can’t Escape The Legacy of Rufio. Bangarang! [VIDEO]

Almost Totally Excellent

I'm sure that actor Dante Basco has learned by now that once you play a fan favorite like Hook's Rufio, it's hard to shake the role, and I can only assume this is the trajectory of every audition Basco attends, including his Avatar: The Last Airbender audition, down to the gleeful humming. Really, though, the takeaway here is that YouTube comedians The Younger Statesmen know what the internet wants, and that at least one of Basco's auditions, way back in 1990, was actually like this.

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Disney Characters Catch ‘Em All In These Clever Pokémon Trainer Illustrations

Together At Last

Artist Krista Nicholson's bright, exciting illustrations of Disney characters are almost too cute. Nicholson has definitely managed to slip some perfect pairing in there, from Vanellope and Jigglypuff to the adorable, but destructive, pairing of Stitch and Pikachu. Even Magikarp finds a Disney character to swim around with! You can see more of Nicholson's art, featuring more Disney characters and Pokémon, at her Deviantart account.

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CoverGirl Emphasizes Capitol Decadence For Their Hunger Games Makeup Line

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The image above represents the luxury of District 1 in the new Hunger Games CoverGirl cosmetics line, which will be released in October of this year in anticipation of the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire film to be released in November. The line of cosmetics is much more extensive than the nail polish line released for the first film, and reportedly features nail polish, nail decals, mascara, and lip gloss, among other items. The makeup was even used on the stars in the film, so the trailer may give you a better idea of what to expect. Head past the break for two more photos from the campaign.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Now Has A Synopsis, Maria Hill, and More


Captain America: The Winter Soldier may not have a poster or trailer yet, but we now have a good idea of what Steve Rogers will be facing in his third big screen appearance. Marvel has released a plot summary for the upcoming film, giving us a bit more information on the involvement of SHIELD and how the film connects to The Avengers. Plus, actors Cobie Smulders and Anthony Mackie have contributed to the news with their own information on how Captain America: The Winter Soldier is its own unique Marvel film.

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Learn About The San Diego Comic-Con Anti-Bullying Summit From Some Geeky Writers, Actors, and Activists [VIDEO]

Consider the Following

The first Anti-Bullying Summit for San Diego Comic-Con was held this year, showcasing a good number wonderful, nerdy individuals talking about the need to stop bullying and sharing their own experiences with the Con. With all the division and bullying even among members of the same fandom, it's great to see a Comic-Con International event dedicated to targeting the problem of bullying among kids and adults alike, and to preventing bullying in the future. Check out Nerdist's feature on the summit, which includes creators, actor, voice actors, and activists (many will be familiar to our readers) sharing their reasons for helping make the first of hopefully more Anti-Bullying Summits possible. Previously in Bullying and Harassment

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Gina Carano Wants A Wonder Woman Movie, And She Wants It Done Right

Today in Awesome

"That's the ultimate superhero for a woman. No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it's something that is done correctly. I know it's there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It's just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real." Actress and mixed martial artist Gina Carano on the need for a Wonder Woman film. Carano, who herself would fit the role quite well in many fans minds, weighed in on the discussion as to whether Diana should take to the big screen in an interview with Carano has previously appeared in Fast & Furious 6 and Steven Soderbergh's Haywire. She can soon be seen in In the Blood, a thriller where she plays a woman who must rescue her husband after he disappears during their honeymoon.

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This Portrait Of Adventure Time‘s Ice King And Gunter Is Emotional

Oh Mah Glob Guys

The Ice King's journey from the caring human Simon Petrikov to an insane, lonely wizard with no memory of his past is possibly the most tragic aspect of Adventure Time, which we all know is surprisingly horrifying to begin with. Artist James Hance is no doubt aware of this fact, and created this painting, titled "I Remember You," either to pay tribute to The Ice King's story and his relationship with Marceline the Vampire Queen, or to make me want to cry at work. Tom Kenny, the voice of the Ice King, even weighed in on the portrait of Simon and penguin-companion Gunter, saying,

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Clones Are People Too: The Science and Science Fiction of BBC America’s Orphan Black


As BBC America's Orphan Black heads into its second season, many critics have focused on Tatiana Maslany’s supremely impressive feats of acting and the many compelling female characters as the draw of the series. If you haven’t watched the show, you’ve still likely heard that the lead actress plays no fewer than seven distinct characters, just in the first season. However, Orphan Black also stands out as a piece of science fiction, and it does so in a very relevant manner. The series is a distinctly modern science fiction story and focuses on two crucial themes: individuality and gene patenting. By posing serious questions about humanity, Orphan Black serves as an effective analogue for real life events, which elevates its science fiction status. Read on to find out how the show is reflecting our society, perceived stereotypes, and why they're way ahead of the sci-fi game.

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Arrow Executive Producer Explains How The Flash TV Show Will Share Their Universe

Consider the Following

When DC and CW announced that they would pursue a The Flash television series that not only drew on the success of current CW offering Arrow, but took place in the same universe, certain questions arose. If Arrow does take place in the same universe as the new Flash series, how will the show runners deal with the relatively super-powerless world of Arrow? Why did the CW put Amazon, their planned Wonder Woman show, on hold for the new Flash series? Will Arrow and the new Flash show cross over at any point after The Flash gets his own show? Well, two of these questions now have answers, thanks to Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim.

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A Trailer For Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, Now With English Subtitles!

What It Says On the Tin

Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises has been described as a more grown up Studio Ghibli tale, focusing on Jiro Horikoshi, an airplane designer in the first half of the 20th century. Those of us unfortunate enough to not understand Japanese, however, have had to wait to see the full impact of the predictably gorgeous footage from the new film, until now. The Wind Rises will be shown at the Venice Film Festival, and soon after at the Toronto International Film Festival, prompting the release of this english-subtitled version of the trailer to give us a good idea of what we're looking forward to.

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Start Off Your Day With Contre Temps, A Stunning Animated Post-Apocalyptic Short

so long and thanks for all the fish

If the apocalypse does plunge our world under water, I hope that it ends up more like this gorgeous animation by The Contre Temps Team, and less like Waterworld. I could just stare at the backgrounds in this short all day, but the quirky characters definitely add their own charm to the video. Between the mesmerizing visuals and the serene music, nothing much even needs to happen in the first minute of the video to capture your attention. (via io9, Vimeo) Previously in Animation

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Things We Saw Today: It Looks Like Superman Flew Too Close To The Red Sun

Things We Saw Today

Artists Steve Lawler and Eric Foenander are responsible for this Dalí-esque Superman sculpture, titled "Nobody can save us..." and located at the Singapore Art Museum. (via Neatorama)

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Tina Fey is Producing A New NBC Comedy With A Female Writer and Female Lead

i'll just leave this here

The end of 30 Rock may have left a cheesy-blaster shaped hole in fans' hearts, but there's hope. Soon you can experience more of the genius of Tina Fey on television, sort of, with a new television show for NBC. Fey will be executive producing a new show written and produced by another funny lady, former 30 Rock writer Colleen McGuinness. The show sounds like it will carry on the spirit of popular sitcoms, which hopefully includes a touch of the madcap dysfunction of Liz Lemon's workplace.

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Extended Gravity Trailer Gives Us Five Terrifying Minutes of Sandra Bullock Floating In Space [VIDEO]

Don't Panic

The new extended trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity gives us a bit more plot to go along with the terror we have come to know from previous clips. There is plenty of hurtling through space on the part of stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, but there is also a good hint at how their nerve racking ordeal starts, thanks to some tense radio communications with Earth. The film is set for release on October 4, 2013, and will, obviously, be in IMAX theaters and in 3D, to ensure that you feel as alone and uncertain as the characters floating in the vacuum of space as you view the truly terrifying looking thriller. (via Blastr) Previously in Gravity

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You Can Buy Your Own Dragon (Sort Of) With This Game Of Thrones Season 3 Box Set

Winter Is Coming

Okay, the dragon on this limited edition season 3 Blu-ray/DVD box set can't engulf your enemies in flames. Still, the planned look of the new Game of Thrones set is quite fun, taking the coolest part of the Season 3 marketing campaign, the dragons' shadows, to the next level. The set, which also includes a digital copy of the season, is $104.99 on Amazon, so it turns out that even inanimate dragons are quite expensive. Plus, the image above is only an artist's rendering, so the design could change a bit. Still, a dragon seems like an effective way to guard precious Game of Thrones DVDs, and the resemblance the box set bears to a grave stone definitely lets you know what you're getting into before you hit the end of the season.

Available exclusively on Amazon, you can pre-order the set now in advance of its February 18, 2014 release.

(via Nerd Approved) Previously in Game of Thrones

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This Mini Metroid Movie Will Make You Want A Full Length Animated Film


This Super Metroid animation is so serene and well drawn that you could almost forget that there is a giant monster bearing down on our hero. Of course, the visuals combined with the monster fighting power of Samus Aran are what make me think that this needs to become a feature length animation. The short animation was created by artist Dave Rapoza, who, sadly, did not animate it as a sign of more Metroid movie magic to come, but as a means of learning more about animation. Previously in Metroid

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Google Maps Easter Eggs Lets You Journey To The Center of The TARDIS

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

Google Maps already allows us to observe earth from great heights and go anywhere we want in seconds, so it was only a matter of time before the TARDIS got involved. If you search for Earl's Court Road, one of the locations of an actual, blue police call box in London, you can not only admire the outside of the police box, but also enter the TARDIS control room. For proof that it really is bigger on the inside, head past the break for photos of the interior, and check out the Easter egg for yourself at Google Maps (click on the double arrow pointing up toward the TARDIS). You can explore the entire control room and zoom in on an amazing number of switches and other design features. Plus, take a look at some helpful reviews from TARDIS visitors.

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Batman Is Done With Crime Fighting, Prefers To Sit Back With A Good Book

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Photographer David Ngo snapped this photo of a very relaxed Batman during San Diego Comic-Con. He could be taking it slow, waiting in line for the Game of Thrones panel, and enjoying his retirement. On the other hand, the Bat could be subtly advertising for the new web series The Dark Knight Retires, which launches tomorrow. Either way, it's nice to see Bruce Wayne kicking back and letting others take on the vigilante justice for a while. (Via Fashionably Geek) Previously in Cosplay

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Guillermo del Toro Geeks Out Over Gundam In Japan, and Everyone Geeks Out Over Guillermo del Toro [VIDEO]


Pacific Rim wouldn't exist without the nerdy enthusiasm of director Guillermo del Toro, and now that the movie has finally opened in Japan, we can watch footage of del Toro visiting the birthplace of the Kaiju and Gundam that inspired the film. This clip of del Toro, and the two Mako Mori's of the film, Rinko Kikuchi, and Ashida Mana, walking around Odiaba, Japan is adorable, from the ice cream del Toro buys for the three of them, to the television host who has a fanboy moment over del Toro, to the director's reaction when he encounters a giant Gundam in real life. Giant robots abound, and dreams come true for all. Previously in Guillermo del Toro

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Good News Tumblr, Thor: The Dark World Can’t Get Enough of Loki Either, Hiddleston Filming More

old gods do new jobs

More and more recently, it seems as if Thor: The Dark World is really about Loki. Between his new hairdo and the slap he receives, the fan favorite caught the majority of the attention, at least on the internet, when each of the new trailers came out. Disney's D23 Expo has only brought more news of Tom Hiddleston and the trickster god he's famous for portraying. Hiddleston himself seems to be enjoying the filming, and director Alan Taylor and company seem to want more Loki as well. Taylor is apparently adding multiple scenes to the film, which comes out on November 8, and many of the new scenes feature Loki.

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