Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history. --Pope John Paul II
This may be the ONLY reason I've heard to consider buying Star Wars Battlefront II.
The excellent mod by xD0IT turns Kylo Ren into a buffed out Pope John Paul II who is one with the Force... or Jesus, I'm not really sure how that stuff expresses in a religion not my own.
During his time as pontiff, JPII was clearly a man of peace and love. As a Jedi decked out with a cruciform lightsaber? Try he will not.
Alternatively, Star Wars: Fallen Order is a great game. Read the rest
Not to be confused with that painfully mediocre Dave Eggers novel, Netflix's new reality show The Circle is basically the IRL version that Black Mirror episode where Bryce Dallas Howard obsessively ranks everything on social media to the point of extreme isolation. Read the rest
It's not the The New Adventures of Wonder Woman that I grew up with but it does have that Stranger Things/mallwave appeal, and a New Order song. It also has Steve Trevor who most certainly died in the first film but no matter.
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"Snowbrawl" is a high-energy 90-second David versus Goliath snowball fight directed by David Leitch for Apple.
The commercial is nice, but the real magic is in this mini-documentary, which shows some of the simple tools used to achieve such kinetic shots:
Kudos to Apple, the two videos really do a good job of making it seem like anyone who can afford an iPhone can create a great-looking movie. Read the rest
Jordan Peele fans (Get Out, Us) rejoice – he has just produced a new Amazon series, Hunters, which comes out sometime in 2020. As an added bonus, it stars Al Pacino. Read the rest
In this video, an astoundingly dedicated player demonstrates how to complete Minecraft without ever picking up an item. Read the rest
"I have had it with these motherfucking Sith on this motherfucking train!" --GPS1138, Video Game Enthusiast
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is the best Star Wars game I've played since Knights of the Old Republic, which is one of the best video games of all time.
I did not want to buy Fallen Order. I figured that much like all the other bullshit EA opportunities to rake in cash from Star Wars fans, this game would probably suck. The trailers tempted me but the game's protagonist was yet another whiny appearing young white male with resting Sith face.
Day one and two reviews were so strong I found myself watching others play on Twitch and quickly realized I wanted to play through this adventure myself. I bought the game.
Meet Cal Kestis, a young man who was formerly a Jedi Padawan. Having survived Order 66, Cal starts the game with all the cringe-inducing drama and angst of a Star Wars Jedi trainee. Cal is trying to keep his force powers hidden but must use them to save a pal, thus ensuring the Inquisitors immediately arrive and he must run.
BD-1 rapidly becomes Cal's droid pal and is the most useful and fun droid in a Star Wars game yet. I feel obligated to say BD BD BD often. Cere, Greez and number of other characters aid you on your mission to do what most every single non-Skywalker Star Wars story has seemed to invovle for ages: Jedi babies.
THERE WAS A LASAT JEDI MASTER! Read the rest
Nandi Bushell channels drummer David Grohl as she drums to Nirvana's "In Bloom." Read the rest
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Congratulations to Disney on the exciting new merchandising opportunity of bounty pucks.
I swear these are three different scenes:
And if bounty pucks don't prove popular, there's the less sophisticated tracking fob:
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The first rule of kindness club is be kind. Read the rest
I have long thought of 'Coke and Mentos' as a less fun 'liquid plumber and aluminum foil' science fair trick, no longer...
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Marble Machine X is an ongoing project by Martin Molin of the band Wintergatan to create an amusingly-complex mobile marble-powered instrument. Read the rest
No touchie snek.
Snek no like Lil Pump. Read the rest
Tom Selleck was Steven Spielberg's pick to play Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. However, Selleck was under contract with CBS and they refused to release him to take the role. Fortunately for us. See what could have been in the deepfake above.
Below, Selleck recounts his experience as almost being Indy:
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Enjoy this cover version of Bob Dylan's 1965 song, "Mr. Tambourine Man," performed by The Starbugs from New Zealand. Read the rest