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Graph: The Audibility of Darth Vader’s Voice by Location on his Breathing Mask

There’s a lot of magic, both dark or otherwise, in the Star Wars universe. This is doubly true for the villain in the series, Darth Vader. But it’s not all magic. In fact, there is some cold, hard data out there about Vader. Specifically, we can chart just how easy it is to hear what he’s saying based on which part of his face it’s coming from. I’ve done just that in this bar graph. Continue reading

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What Disney Princesses Would Look Like if People Would Stop Reimagining Them as Other Crap

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We’ve seen Disney princesses reimagined in a lot of wacky ways in the last few years. Amongst a thousand other things, we’ve seen them twisted, as Star Wars characters, with beards, with Instagram accounts, and as Batman characters. Truly, the world of reimagined Disney princesses is a rich tapestry. But there’s one piece missing. What would Disney princesses look like if people would stop reimagining them as other stuff? Continue reading

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Other TV Shows That Could Take Place in Minnesota

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Fargo made its debut on FX this week. It was a gripping premiere, full of plenty of the shenanigans we’ve come to love from the Coen catalogue. Having lived in Duluth, Minnesota briefly, I got a kick out of hearing locations like Bemidji and Duluth referred to regularly. Then on Twitter, I saw this banter between IndieWire editor Sam Adams and Daniel Fienberg of HitFix:

Naturally, this led me to wonder what other Minnesota-themed TV shows might be created. Continue reading

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Quiz: Which Gravity Character Are You?

Facebook has infected the universe with quizzes. Which Geico caveman are you? Which 50s sitcom are you? Which character in Jabba’s palace are you? These are all a waste of time, because I’ve created the perfect quiz. It’s so much more meaningful than the others. Which character from the Oscar-nominated film Gravity are you? Now we’re getting somewhere. Find out after the jump. Continue reading

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The Most Delightful Song About Slaughtering Zombies You’ll Ever Hear

Last night, I had the opportunity to check out Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012). The movie was a tad uneven, although it certainly has its successful moments as a horror-comedy. In fact, the song that plays over the ending credits works as a perfect totem animal for the film’s horror and comedy roots. It’s a delightful tune… about killing zombies. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading

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Star Wars Lounge Music is a Thing That Exists

The other day while everyone else was working on a Monday and I was on a massive pub crawl because of a movie, one of our crawlers chimed in from the backseat. “I have a surprise for you,” he said to another crawler, probably, but my memory is understandably hazy for direct quotes. He then handed me a cassette tape, presumably dormant since 1999, and asked that I pop it in (yes, my Explorer has a tape deck… shut up). After determining that it was not a new mix tape (“I no longer possess the technological means to make mix tapes”), this is what played, resulting in several minutes of drunken laughter: Continue reading

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Tale of the Tape: Wolverine vs. Freddy Krueger

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The latest installment in Marvel’s Wolverine film series, The Wolverine, comes out later this week. With the film just around the corner, it’s only natural to wonder- is Wolverine the best movie character that wreaks havoc with claws? There’s really only one other contender, and he lives on Elm Street in Springwood, Ohio. Maybe a proper tale of the tape will help put it in perspective. Continue reading

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