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Remember the guy who cut a sheet of glass under water with a pair of scissors? That happened yesterday, except it was the glass that cut me. A large bit of my epidermis got sliced off my left hand and left me a lesser man. At least that’s the excuse I’ve used to get out of any chores around the house. Don’t tell anyone.

None of my injuries have anything to do with what this post is about, but sometimes that’s how I roll. Minimalist movie posters are all the rage these days, and in this post we take a look at re-imagined classics, alternative posters for super hero films, and horror flicks penned by Stephen King. See our selection after the jump.

Cartoons & Comics Risqué Weirdness

Superhero Gender Swap!

Word from the Daily Mail is that the Chastity Cher is in the final stages of operation gender-swap and will next month ask a judge to formally change her gender to male and forthwith be known as Chaz Cher. Good on her/him.

We now move from the realm of normality to that of the extraordinary, and consider what male superheroes would look like if they were female. Two comic artists Mariano Navarro and Hernán Cabrera do just that – for each month of the year since 2007, they take a male character from a comic book or cartoon and create a suitably sexy female equivalent. Their gender reversals are freakishly awesome (note to self: find better synonyms).

Check out some of our favourite superhero gender reversals after the jump (possibly NSFW).

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Superheroes Re-imagined as Mr. Men

Growing up, I never had any of the Mr. Men books. Going through them now, I was a lot of those, including one that’s not in the series – Mr. Total-Pain-In-Yo-Ass. My mom would be nodding in agreement if she were reading this, but I’m not so sure she knows what the Internet is. In any case, I love you mom :heart:

Right where was I going with this? Oh, a Glaswegian graphic designer by the name of Seven_Hundred wondered what your favourite superheroes and villains would look like if they were drawn as Mr. Men characters. He set to work, and the results are so very cute. See some of Seven_Hundred’s fun re-imaginings after the jump.

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Emo Super Heroes

What do emo kids use as birth control? Their personalities. Clearly I didn’t write that joke, it’s actually funny. It however shows the extent of my knowledge on all things “emo”.

Now, artist JSalvador wondered what super heroes would be like if they were emo and sketched our their tortured thoughts. Check out his “Super Emo Friends” series after the jump.

Movies Video Clips

Timur Bekmambetov’s “Black Lightning” Trailer

You’d think it was the sequel to an upcoming blaxploitation movie, but you’d be wrong. Black Lightning features far less black people, but makes up for it in other ways. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Day Watch, Night Watch), Чёрная Молния tells of a Moscow University student who wants to impress a girl but is too poor to afford a fancy car. His luck turns unexpectedly when he is gifted with a rusty old Volga that has a very special ability. Have a look at the trailer below – oddly enough the subtitles seem to show up only when you view the trailer in full-screen mode or watch it directly on YouTube.

Described as “the Russian response to Transformers and Batman,” Black Lightning is directed Alexandr Voitinsky and will appear in Russian theaters on December 31st, 2009.

Update (December 8th): The second trailer is out. There are no subtitles so please feel free to make the dialog up as you go along.

[via Twitch]

Link Loving

Link Loving – July 9, 2009

I know times are tough at work when I can only manage to do one post a day, and I think today is going to be one of those days. Pity me, but whilst I try to un-break the things I mashed up yesterday here are some cool links for you to look at.

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Watchmen: The Game

Dr Manhattan faces off against the Jolly Green Giant. It’s a dong fight of epic proportions!

Found at Buzzfeed.

Flash Games Mindlessness

I am a Super Hero!

Now this is fun time-waster. With a new online hero generator called “The Hero Factory”, you can build you own super hero from the ground up, with several options for facial types, upper body and lower body costumes, suit colors, weapons, and accessories. The 80’s throwback soundtrack is an excellent touch.

Like all hormonal men, I long to be a super hero. I certainly couldn’t be one at work though. The only place to change into my body-hugging, crotch-enhancing supersuit would be in the toilets, and the noxious fumes in there would knock me the fuck out!  With that in mind, here’s my attempt:

Don’t let the trident fool you, his special weapon is in the rear – his farts come straight from Satan’s bottom.

Create your own super hero at The Hero Factory. And drop us a line if you’ve made one you’re especially proud of.

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The Superest

The Superest is a continually running game of My Team, Your Team, where Player 1 draws a character with a power. Player 2 then draws a character whose power cancels the power of that previous character. Rinse. Repeat.

Click the images to see them bigger.

More at The Superest – via The Presurfer.

Entertainment Movie Reviews

Blu-ray Review: Iron Man

Meet Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr). The son of deceased weapons manufacturer, Howard Stark, Tony is an arrogant (yet charming) billionaire and genius who spends as much time building machines as he does chasing the ladies. As a stop on his globe-trotting tour, Tony is visiting Afghanistan to promote his company’s state-of-the-art missile system, the Jericho, when his convoy is attacked and he is taken prisoner by a terrorist group, the Ten Rings. Injured in the attack, Tony is nursed back to health by fellow prisoner, surgeon, and translator, Dr. Yinsen (Shaun Toub). Already possessing a vast cache of Stark Industries weapons, the terrorists want Tony to build the new Jericho system for them as well, and in exchange they will set him free.

Will Tony submit to the terrorists or does he have other plans in mind? Read more after the jump.