8-Bit Cinema: great films reimagined as classic video games

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We've featured David Dutton's 8-Bit Cinema many times over the past 8 years, but this astounding showreel demonstrates that his canon is wider, deeper and cooler that you might realize. Read the rest

Hand-colored footage from The Addams Family

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Zach Smothers, who hand-colorized 1,300 frames from the credits of The Munsters has posted 64 seconds of similarly hand-colored footage from The Addams Family. Read the rest

8-bit geometric watercolor paintings: Star Wars, rap stars, icons and classics


Adam writes, "I'm an artist working in Beacon, New York. I make 8-bit inspired geometric paintings based on iconic images and I'd like to share a new series of paintings with you." Read the rest

Decorating a wall with a perfect, floor-to-ceiling replica of the opening of Harry Potter


Author Meredith McCardle used a projector to project a scan of the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on her wall, then painstakingly painted it in, leaving behind a perfect replica of the page from floor to ceiling. Read the rest

Grandad builds miniature backyard Disneyland


Steve Dobbs grew up near the present-day site of Disneyland and was profoundly influenced by watching the park get built while he zipped by on his bike; today the reitred aerospace engineer has built a charming miniature Disney-inspired theme-park in his backyard in Fullerton, CA. Read the rest

Auctioneer beats: videos of auctioneers backed with sick beats


You might could also try Gangstagrass. Read the rest

Tolkien elf or prescription drug name?


I scored badly enough on this that I'm thinking that my fallback career will be raiding The Silmarillion for Elvish names to sell to Big Pharma. Read the rest

The Day the Clown Cried: 35-minute fan-edit

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Jerry Lewis called his unreleased 1972 movie "The Day the Clown Cried," about a clown in Auschwitz who convinces children to go to their deaths, an "embarass[ing] poor work" and said it would never be released. Read the rest

Paramount tells judge that they're still suing over Star Trek fan-film


Nearly a month after producer JJ Abrams and director Justin Lin went public with their call for Paramount to drop its litigation against the crowdfunded Star Trek fan-film Axanar, Paramount's lawyers have told a judge that its suit is still a live issue. Read the rest

Recreating a classic Moebius comic with Peanuts characters


Jesse Orion writes, "This is Jean 'Moebius' Giraud's '40 Days in the Desert B' recreated page by page with characters from Charles Schulz' 'Peanuts'!" Read the rest

Night Vale shorts that say "Creepy" on the butt


Available as shorts ($25) or pants ($42), and they say "Creepy" on the butt, because they come from Night Vale, where "creepy" is a superlative. Read the rest

Audio fandom: exploring the ambient noises of stfnal spaceships


Spike Snell is a Star Trek fan whose thing is the ambient noise that the series' sound-designers created for the fictional spaceships, sounds that are never meant to be in the foreground, but which are always informing the viewer about both the ship's architecture and layout and its current status. Read the rest

The best thing you will read about the revelation that Captain America was a Nazi spy


This week, Marvel Comics published the first issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers in which it's revealed that since his earliest days, Captain America has been a double agent for Hydra, the thinly veiled allegory for the Nazis; in an epic Twitter rant, Livejournal alumnus and Dreamwidth cofounder Denise Paolucci explains the way that perpetual copyright and business concentration has neutralized the ancient custom of collective storytelling of epic narratives, magnifying the harm from bad corporate decisions. Read the rest

JJ Abrams urges Paramount to drop its lawsuit over fan Star Trek movie


Abrams directed the first two Star Trek reboot movies and is producing the third one for Paramount; he says he convinced the studio to drop its controversial lawsuit against Axanar, a crowdfunded fan-film (a suit that included a dubious claim about the copyrightability of the Klingon language) telling them that the lawsuit "wasn’t an appropriate way to deal with the fans." Read the rest

Nintendo claims ownership over fans' Minecraft/Mario mashups


Nintendo continues its long-running campaign of legal harassment against its biggest fans: this time, they're targeting fan-videos showing gameplay from the official, licensed Mario/Minecraft mashup pack for the Wii U. Read the rest

Everything is a Remix on "The Force Awakens"


Kirby Ferguson's amazing Everything is a Remix series (previously), turns its keen eyes on JJ Abrams's record-breaking reboot of Star Wars, itself a mashup of classic films, and shows what happens when a mashup artist remixed a remix of a mashup. (via Kottke) Read the rest

Make: "Pie Another Day," a no-bake James Bond Oreo pie

“Pie Another Day“: James Bond No-Bake Oreo Pie Recipe by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) (more geeky pie goodness) Read the rest

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