It seems like a mash-up kind of day today. Graphic artist, Matthew Ranzetta created these pretty awesome mash-up posters of classic movies such as ‘Cool Hand Luke’ and ‘The Princess Bride’ with a ‘Star Wars’ twist. Ranzetta’s simple designs makes these poster quite cool. My favorite definitely has to be ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. I would think Han Solo would be more fitting of that title, but what do I know? Hit the jump to check out Matthew Ranzetta’s brilliant Star Wars classic movie mash-ups!
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Getting you geared up and in the mood for the Geek Girls Network Zombie Week! There will be a virtual battle with the horde on twitter, guest bloggers with zombie-themed posts, and lots of swag to win! In the mean time, check this out:
Posted some time ago on Guardian.co.uk is a nice bit of home-made gore and goodness that’s right up my alley (but not in a gay way), entitled “The joys of DIY gore.” Making your own low-budget horror, but stuck for that pulsating heart? The Guardian’s FX expert, Dan Martin, shows you how! A guru of low-budget horror effects, with credits ranging from Mutant Chronicles to the upcoming Wolfman, Dan Martin presents his top five cheap-and-easy tricks for budding horror movie film-makers.
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For those of you that aren’t Star Wars fanatics like I am, do you ever come across a Star Wars movie playing while channel surfing only to be confused about which movie from the saga you are actually watching? Thanks to the boys and lovely gals at Maxim, they have created a handy flowchart for those that are watching Star Wars for the first time. On a side note, if you HAVE watched Star Wars and you still need this flowchart, shame on you. I’m going to send a Rancor over to your house to eat your mailbox.
Following the recent news of Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics and Warner Brothers Entertainment is making news as well. Warner Bros. Entertainment will be revamping its DC Comics franchise into a new company called DC Entertainment. DC Entertainment will be tackling the task of exploiting there catalog of comic book characters such as Superman and Batman into blockbuster feature films, television, and other types of media. There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding this news and I just wanted to give you the simplified breakdown of what this change will bring.
- Paul Levitz who is the President and publisher of DC Comics since 2002 will be resign from his position and will become an writer, contributing editor and consultant for DC Entertainment.
- Diane Nelson (pictured above) has been appointed the President of DC Entertainment. Diane Nelson previous job was as President of Warner Bros. Premiere (WB Premiere produced all the DC Comics animated movies such as Green Lantern: First Flight) and Nelson was also in charge of overseeing the development of the Harry Potter franchise since 1999.
- Warner Bros. Entertainments move to revamp DC Comics was NOT due to Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment. This move was being planned for months. Unfortunately for DC & WB, their press release happened AFTER Disney and Marvels. Always the bridesmaid. Never the bride.
- Other than the 3 mentioned above, there is nothing else.
There is no official word on whether the change will affect the comic books or not, but it is too early to tell. It is pretty obvious that DC and Warner Bros. wants to successfully break more into the different types of media outside of comic books like they did with The Dark Knight and Smallville. DC and Marvel may be rivals in the world of comics, but Marvel is king when it comes to producing blockbuster movies, video games, and more. In my opinion, the news regarding the creation of DC Entertainment was nothing more than an announcement of a name change and a changing of the guards. Only time will tell.
Source: Daily Variety