Unsure which films to check out this summer? How about taking a stroll through the best of the upcoming slate of summer blockbusters in this week’s Click On This?
IRON MAN 3 – May 3
In true Marvel form, kicking off the Summer Movie Season with one of the most anticipated films.
THE GREAT GATSBY – May 10
Baz Luhrman’s first film since 2008, the swirling lights and beautiful costumes mixed with a mind-blowing soundtrack is enough to make me sure this will be an epic cinematic feat.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS – May 17
Just in case you weren’t already over the moon excited for the return of Pine, Quinto, and Pegg, let’s also not forget Mr. Cumberbatch (like we ever could); no one can doubt that J.J. Abrahms knows how to make a memorable summer blockbuster!
FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6 – May 24
One of the few franchises where each new film holds it’s own in fun, seriously bad-ass cars, and Michael Bay-level explosions; perfect for a Friday afternoon movie-hooky!
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – June 7
It’s already a pretty well-known fact that just about everything Joss Whedon touches turns to gold. We dare you not to love this trailer.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – June 21
Let’s not forget our family-friendly summer blockbusters as well. The MUCH anticipated follow up to Pixar’s 2001 Monsters, Inc, kids (and grown-up kids) will surely be lining up for Sully and Mike once again!
PACIFIC RIM – July 12
Robots! Kaiju! Charlie Hunnam! Del Toro for the win!
RED 2 – July 19
Absolutely adored the original, can’t wait for this upcoming sequel!!
THE WOLVERINE – July 26
Hugh Jackman fights ninjas….that is all.
KICK-ASS 2 – August 16
The incomparable Chloë Grace Moretz, all grown up, but still in ass-kicking mode, it’s almost as though we have been anticipating this movie since rolling credits of the original.
THE WORLD’S END – August 23
We’ve been waiting for this film to release since it was first greenlit. With it’s shiny new August release date, I’m already counting down the seconds until I can submerse myself in the final flavor of the Blood and Cornetto Trilogy.
This week the internet saw made up holidays, a Browncoat crackdown, and the NHL making a stand against discrimination. Read on Clicksters to see what this week was like on the web.
Did you celebrate Rex Manning Day on Monday? Do you know what Rex Manning Day is? Fans of the cult 90′s record store comedy Empire Records sure do, and our friends at the Huffington Post offered a fitting tribute for this year’s observance.
Browncoats saw their blood rise this week, when Fox offered a seeming slap in the face by cracking down on Etsy sellers making unlicensed Jayne Hats. While many articles including this one at i09 are clearly siding against the corporate giant that cancelled the beloved show over 10 years ago, other fans are pointing out the fact that cease and desist letters are common when making money off something you don’t own. The issue is clouded by the fact that the hat wasn’t created by the show’s prop department, but was in fact, purchased from a boutique seller that made ugly hats. Food for thought, eh?
Sometimes we see things online that leave us at a loss for words. Obviously these cats in pin-up poses had that affect. Judge for yourself.
Way back in 1993, the Super Mario Brothers Movie had a similar affect on us. Twenty years after this noted Hollywood disaster, this article at Grantland aims to decipher what exactly went wrong with this epic flop. Our belief? Too much Luigi!
There’s nothing wrong with this Game of Thrones Disney style song featuring the tale of Daenerys.
The NHL steeped up this week and made their stance on discrimination based on sexual orientation very clear by officially partnering with the You Can Play Poject. Now if more athletes in other sports would take this cue and start acting like Chris Kluwe, we might get somewhere!
Looking for love? How about looking for a laugh. If your answer is yes to one or both, you should check out the newest dating sim Jurassic Heart.
You can’t make this stuff up.
It is a sad day that sees the passing of comedy great Jonathan Winters. The Nerdist sums it up best. “Jonathan Winters was… well, let’s say that before there was Robin Williams (whose son Winters played on Mork and Mindy), there was Jonathan Winters, whose often anarchic comedy was unique for its time and incredibly influential.”
Boss making your day rough? Co-worker getting under your skin? Dad making you stay home for a family dinner and miss the show you wanted to go to with your friends? No need to say something that will land you in hot water! Simply use one of these classic Shakespeare lines. They’ll have no idea what you’re saying and won’t know to be offended until the headed back to the laptop to decipher what you just said. Then they feel doubly dumb. Zing! (The use of cat memes are entirely up to you.)
Of course some people don’t like to take their frustrations out on others. No worries, for you we offer Cute Overload. Prepare to squee.
Finally, ABC Family aired Batman Begins, and well, as you can see it seems like a much different film based on this promo.
“He fights for family and lives for love” indeed… Happy Friday!
Its April already. How time flies. It’ll be Summer Movie Season before we know it! In this week’s rundown of all things online, we have heaps of nerd news, the best of this year’s online April Fool’s Day gags, and of course cats. Cause internet. Every year, websites and companies with a strong tech and web presence pull out all the stops to trump their competitors and offer the very best April 1st gag ever. If you didn’t have time to scour the net, no need to worry, our friends at Film School Rejects collected the best in one place. Know any nerds? Wanna make their heads explode? Show them this picture.
Sure, it’s kind of old. But still great!
Fans of horror have an new Evil Dead to look forward to this weekend. LA horror fans who’d rather live the action can start booking tickets now for the Great Horror Campout. Sorry SF, Chi Town, and the Big apple. While not quite horror, the folks at Gritty Reboots have put their spin on Calvin and Hobbes. And we gotta say, we’d watch the heck out of it!
There was so much news for TV fans this week. History’s epic series “Vikings” was renewed for a second season. As the 50th anniversary of BBC’s “Dr. Who” approaches, anglophiles scour tumblr and Twitter feeds for any news. And boy has there been some. Finally, rejoice never nudes! Netflix has announced the date for new episodes of “Arrested Development!” This week, the entertainment world saw the loss of two incredibly influential people. Carmine Infantino and Roger Ebert. Infantino helped usher in Comic’s Silver Age and created some of the most recognizable superheroes and villains of all time.
Comics Alliance ran a great tribute here. Ebert is synonymous with Modern Film criticism. Of course he was known to be wrong about films sometimes too.
Last week, we at Click christened our new Office Digs with a party for some of our clients and friends. If you weren’t there, you can check out the pics here. We’ll leave you with some cat cosplay. You’re welcome. Happy weekend!
Our Video Gamer friends on the East Coast (and those who ventured there from the West Coast) are enjoying PAX East. Half the Click Staff is fully embroiled in March Madness. And all of us have made it successfully to Friday! With all that in mind, let’s dive into this week’s Click On This!
Sometimes it can be difficult to keep calm and carry on. For those struggling, here’s a helpful of 22 things that happy people do differently. Definitely food for thought. Speaking of food AND thought, we discovered this not-quite-safe-for-work (due to language) blog: Thug Kitchen. It’s definitely worth checking out for laughs and recipes.
Also worth checking out is today’s epic Shirt Woot offering.
Yeah. It glows in the dark!
While everyone at Click can get excited for nerdery like this shirt. But when half the staff started talking about our brackets this week, the other half was all, “What are sp-orts?” While it specifically deals with Football and not Basketball, this fantastic Penny Arcade strip takes the foreign seeming sp-orts and makes the concept relatable to our nerdier brethren.
While this is only a fan created piece, this epic CG poster from Greg Thomas makes us squee at the thought of Masters Of The Universe Legos!
Speaking of nerd fantasies, here’s two great ideas. The first adds fuel to the nerd rumor from a while back that Peter Jackson woud like to direct an Episode of Doctor Who. While some performers work for peanuts, Jackson seems willing to take a Dalek as his payment. Screencrush makes a compelling case for why Jennifer Lawrence is the best choice to play Young Han Solo in the spinoff film from Lucasfilm and Disney.
For those tiring of Post-It Notes, Google announced via Blog this week that their new note taking app is now readily available for smart phones. Take that pad and paper!
Those of you in the LA area with time on your hands tomorrow, should head up to Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka for an awesome Star Wars signing featuring Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko.
Finally we’ll leave you with this awesome video from the new series Man At Arms, where a talented weapon-smith makes practical, fully realized versions of famous nerd weapons. In the past he’s fashioned Finn’s sword, Batman’s Batarangs, and Odd Job’s killer bowler. This week sees him tackle the famous Power Sword He-man wields.
There’s a big to do in Austin this weekend and Click’s own Mac is headed there. Those of you headed to SXSW can check out said panel to learn a thing or two, or just heckle Mac. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening this week on the web.
At Click, we never have any problems with productivity during the work day. Of course we spend our days working on movies, TV shows and games. For those of you looking to up your productivity, Lifehack has a list of 20 apps to increase productivity that everyone should have. It’s a well known fact that lots of office procrastination expresses itself in internet searches, it’s part of why we offer Click On This — as a way to decrease the time needed to scour the net.
With that in mind, those looking for a great new limited edition T-shirt, should check out this offering from ShirtWoot.
Another way to increase productivity is to increase the amount of time you can spend working. You could make great strides with this product.
Those of you headed to Austin and looking for the best the city has to offer in terms of cuisine can step away from your computer search engines as MedMen has done the work for you already.
Those in LA this weekend, however, should head to Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka for a night of gambling to celebrate the new release from the talented award winning duo of Janet Lee and Jim McCann. In honor of Oz the Great and Powerful, we’ll leave you with this amazing interview with Mila Kunis.
Football! Superheroes! Jewelry! Dinosaurs! All in this week’s guide to the awesomeness on the the internet.
While we bid farewell to this up and down NFL season, Pixar animator Austin Madison, offered a full series of pieces based on the most memorable confrontations. Savvy fans will smile at all the pop culture jokes Madison slipped in.
Unfortunately, it seems like the Justice League also can’t catch a break, as the newest rumors have Warner scrambling for answers after the recent script commissioned received less than favorable reviews.
Fear not though, if you’re looking to change the fate of the Justice League and the rest of the free world, a certain organization is stepping up their recruitment efforts. We wonder if our expertise in PR will benefit their Mass Device Initiative.
This week, we also got wind of a few things we NEED. Including this awesome Star Wars inspired cameo, these fantastic Marko Manev Super Hero Noir Prints:
In other dinosaur related news — yes, it’s been a busy week for dinos — we’ve heralded the joy that is T-rex Trying multiple times before on this blog. Those in the LA area can catch a signing and reading with the man responsible tonight at Skylight Books. If you head out, look for us and say hello. You know, when you are chortling.
We’ll leave you with a belly laugh in the form of this fake oscar campaign video for Anne Hathaway.
For our friends out East, stay warm and happy weekend!
Welcome to this February 1st 2013 Edition of Click On This, in which we ruminate on getting older and talk about the big event happening this weekend!
As card carrying geeks and nerds, we all get a little introspective at times. Some of us Clicksters are Potterheads, some are Bronies, most can tell you the many difference between the Stars (both Wars and Trek) and all of us are supposedly grown-up. Right? Over at The Marysue, Becky Chambers offers some thoughts on why some of us seem to refuse to let our tastes “grow up” like the rest of the world.
For those looking to hang onto that childhood link, Bow Peeps offers some awesome hair accessories like this epic Wolverine inspired bow.
A bow that’s the best there is at what it does… and what it does is accentuate your new doo!
In gearing up for this weekend’s big event, we offer this teaser of the new Iron Man 3 trailer set to premier during some boring sports thing.
While Iron Man 3 may be one of the more highly anticipated super hero films, back in the late 90s, the world and burgeoning internet fan base was on pins and needles waiting for Super Man Lives. By now, most know the film never made it to the screen. Though most of the actual facts exist only as whispers and legends, one person aims to shed a little light with a kickstarter campaign to produce a documentary collecting all known information of the failed production.
Ever wonder what superheroes do with their pets? Artist Phil Jones offers his thoughts.
As if we didn’t love Jennifer Lawrence enough, her recent stopover at Jimmy Kimmel Live proved she’s entertaining even when sick and slightly drunk. We forgive her the slightly drunk; it IS Kimmel after all.
Finally, for this week’s moment of Zen we offer Hamlet the pig and his quest for oatmeal.
For non-fans of the series in need of smiles, we offer (besides our distrust) this excellent shirt from our friends at Woot! Just give it a second to sink in…
Ever wonder why there isn’t a better selection of character underwear for girls? One father’s novel approach to the issue is to just buy his daughter boys’ undies. Truthfully no one uses the front flap anyway.
College humor has a fun image that perfectly captures the stages we all go through when our internet service is interrupted.
We don’t know what you drink. But this beverage would seem like the obvious choice for geeks who shop for alcohol based on label alone. At least until someone makes a Batman riding Bruce while fighting Darth Vader riding a velociraptor on The Grid. ’Cause that would be amazing!
Good or bad, some of these “life hacks” are pretty ingenious!
Those who watch ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live know of his feud with star Matt Damon. Damon finally gets his revenge. We’ll leave with this video of his opening monologue.
We’re officially knee deep in 2013. We’ve even stopped writing/typing the twelve and then having to change it! … mostly … While last week saw the noteworthy Oscar nominations, this week on the web saw plenty of news and a bit of cute. We’ll help you wade through it all with this week’s Click On This!
It’s one thing to swede a trailer. It takes a special kid of dedication to recreate an entire film. In the case of this fan-made Toy Story, the results are both impressive and appropriate.
Many of us regularly flock to Buzzfeed for their photo posts, but how do the people taking those photos feel about having their art used for sponsored posts? Poynter takes a stab at answering.
Not one to shy away from shoddy journalism themselves, The Hill Valley Times proves why they’ll never be added to Click’s press list.