Friday, October 6, 2017

Video: Batman VS Elmer Fudd

Did you know that DC once released a comic book crossover of the DC and Looney Tunes universe?  Neither did I.  In this video, you can listen to comic book artist Neal Adams narrate "Batman VS Elmer Fudd." You should definitely check it out!

Video: Papyrus

In the single funniest sketch Saturday Night Live has aired in the past five years, Ryan Gosling tears into the graphic design of Avatar's title.

Video: White Walker Makeup Tutorial

Los Angeles professional beauty and special effects makeup artist Mykie of Glam&Gore posted a special effects makeup tutorial where she demonstrated how to turn yourself into a terrifying White Walker from Game of Thrones using cotton and liquid latex.

Video: Khaleesi Makeup Tutorial

"Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons and badassery, done in the style of both glam & gore. If you follow this tutorial, whatever you do, don't use burlap to make your top. I'm still itchy. The horse heart scene being referred to in this tutorial is from season 1 of Game of Thrones. If you don't watch that show or remember that scene, I probably look insane to you. :)"

Video: What Makes Black Mirror So Dark

In this excellent video essay on the incredible dystopian Netflix series Black Mirror, Youtuber Evan Puschak aka The Nerdwriter takes a deep look into how the series effects such a dark tone.  Puschak notes that Aristotle defined tragedy as a “safe place to feel pity and fear in a safe environment” resulting a cathartic response.  Due to the show's unique structure, the audience is never allowed to achieve catharsis and is left with only raw feelings towards each character, making them more relatable.
What Charlie Brooker the intensely smart creator of ‘Black Mirror’ has given us our tragedies that are often senseless in other words tragedies that withhold catharsis. The result I think, is that we end up feeling much closer to these stories. The cathartic appreciation that’s meant to transform our pity and our fear never comes and we’re just left with the pity and the fear. So why do we watch Black Mirror if it robs us of the pleasure often associated with tragedy. I think it’s because this feeling is a truly unique one in TV it’s unlike most other shows.

Video: Stranger Things References

With season two of Stranger Things just around the corner (October 27th), ScreenPrism posted this two-part series pointing out all of the amazing references, homages, and Easter eggs scattered throughout season one.
"Stranger Things is infused with 80s horror references and updates to the classic tropes of 80s teen movies and music. In Part 2 of our series about the Netflix hit, we explore how the Duffer brothers draw on these pop culture references in the teen strand of the story. Stranger Things Season 2 premieres October 27th."

Short Film: Blade Runner Shorts

In 2022, an EMP detonation has caused a global blackout that has massive, destructive implications all over the world. Directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo's Shinichiro Watanabe, Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new and highly-anticipated animated short which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049.

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