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Dora the Explorer: The Explosive Faux Trailer

CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos

Finally, Dora the Explorer in an action-packed live-action feature film with a hard boiled approach. At least that's what the creative team at CollegeHumor.com have come up with in this parody trailer. It stars Ariel Winter from 'Modern Family' as pistol-packing Dora.


'The Man with the Iron Fists' by RZA/Tarantino - Red Band Trailer

RZA and Tarantino Bring their Own Bloody Kung-Fu Flick
As a fan of old school kung-fu movies I was happy to hear that true historians of the genre were collaborating to bring their own spin on them. RZA and Quentin Tarantino have produced 'The Man with the Iron Fists'  and the trailer is out and doesn't look to disappoint. 
Wu-Tang Clan co-founder and hip-hop Renaissance man RZA is set to make his directorial debut with the Quentin Tarantino-produced film The Man With the Iron Fists, and you can check out its blood-splattered trailer here. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and RZA (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Eli Roth) and features a doozy of a soundtrack line-up: Kanye West, the Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan and RZA himself. The two-minute Red Band trailer is rife with popcorn violence reminiscent of the B-grade kung-fu flicks that RZA has clearly been watching his whole life. In other words: no one's more qualified than him to make this movie.…

Dating Advice From Batman & Batman Live

Super Mario - 3D Chalk Art (Time Lapse)

by Denver-based artist Chris Carlson and photographer Mike Larremore



Chalk drawings really are an under-appreciated art form. Artists have been able to reproduce world famous paintings on sidewalks for years. The latest trend has been adding another dimension to chalk art. Producing 3-D drawings have been blowing the minds of observers. We featured one before  and there's been one in the news lately using Pac-Man.


Official 'Dark Knight Rises' Website Launches

After a slew of new trailers rolled out over the last month, several product tie-ins, a viral campaign, and soundtrack samples have been released comes the latest marketing venture for Warner Bros. 'The Dark Knight Rises'. The Official Dark Knight Rises website is now open for business. It features a synopsis of the film, wallpapers, downloadable stills, links for designing your own Tumbler and playing 'The Fire Rises' game. 







New 'Dark Knight Rises' TV Spot Now with More Catwoman!

Another great TV spot for 'The Dark Knight Rises' has been released with more Catwoman scenes and dialogue with Batman. The more I see the more I'm convinced that Anne Hathaway was a good choice to play Selina Kyle/Catwoman. I was skeptical at first but it appears she has the presence and attitude that the role requires. I can't wait for July 20 to come fast enough. 


'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer in LEGO

This brilliant scene-for-scene trailer mimics the original below with the use of LEGO. Paranick Filmz has done a series of these using Harry Potter and Indiana Jones as well as other Batman themes. It may not be the trailer we need but it certainly is the one we deserve. Enjoy and check out the original version for comparison. 









'Arrested Development' Art Exhibit

UPDATE:  ARTWORK NOW ONLINE!
If you're a fan of 'Arrested Development', a fan of art, and are (or will be) in Los Angeles check out this unique exhibit from Gallery 1988 on Melrose: This Friday night, June 29th, join us at G1988 (Melrose) to open our newest group show, "There's Always Money In The Banana Stand!" Over 80 artists have come together to create artwork inspired by one of the greatest sitcoms of all-time, Arrested Development. There will be paintings, prints, plush and sculptures all celebrating the Bluth family and their insane adventures. The opening reception on Friday night will be from 7-10 PM and the show will run through July 21st. Do not miss this show!





Speed Painting Goku, Batman, Vegeta, Superman by Adrian Castillo

There seems to be a lot of these 'speed painting' videos around and I can understand why. The time-elapsed videos make the tedious and painstaking work of coloring and shading quicker and more interesting to watch especially with a kick ass soundtrack. Here is a great concept from Adrian Castillo (swave18). 
How better to put 4 of my favorite characters from 2 different art styles in one drawing.Goku and Superman have the same personality: Nice/kind peaceful outgoing
Vegeta and Batman have the same personality: Bad ass/Mean loner dark
I though of this idea a long time ago so I decided to finally do it!! put a Japanese art and American art together to make a Awesome Poster.




















Art: 'Wonder Woman in Chains' by Jeff Chapman

As you may have noticed, we at spartantown.com have an affinity for the legendary DC Comics Amazon Princess, Wonder Woman. Perhaps it's an unhealthy obsession but I don't know I'm not a psychologist. In any case we bring you another great digital art find in this piece by Jeff Chapman
"Wonder Woman comics have often had her tied and bound in precarious situations. Probably due to her creator's kinky bondage fetish. So in tribute to that I did a chained up captive Wonder Woman."

The Caped Crusader (Batman Concept & Speed Painting) by Duks Abii

Some critics may not consider digital art an actual art form because of it's use of computers and software to aid in creating some mind-blowing illustrations but this time-elapsed video from Duks Abii  should dispel that notion. A lot of work takes place putting together the form, colors, shading and depth like any other medium of artwork. Instead of a brush, pencil, charcoal, or clay, digital artists use the same painstaking craftsmanship with the mouse of a computer. Please visit his site for more incredible illustrations. 

























New 'Dark Knight Rises' Notes and Possible Clue

The following notes comes from a wonderful interview with the 'The Dark Knight Rises' cast from French CineWebradio. (translated)
Christopher Nolan - Director
"I still have several months of work," explains the director, in a suit lanky, blond hair combed back. "We still have scenes to shoot in London. This is the longest story I've ever told, and it's exciting. It is rich and dense, and that's what I love. So for now, I just try to enjoy it . "While Nolan said it was difficult to reduce history to a word or concept, " the starting point of the film deals with the consequences of our actions , "he says. "Many things happen in THE DARK KNIGHT and provide a satisfactory conclusion, and we try to show the effects of these events realistically and seriously. It is question of consequences, of redemption. The film is about all that and much more ".
Christian Bale - Batman/Bruce Wayne

Chris has always done perfectly coincide …

'Dark Knight Rises' Busts Through in New Billboard

Some of the great things about the marketing folks at Warner Bros. are their innovation and creativity. We all know about their viral campaigns, corporate sponsorships and trailers. It was good to see that they haven't forgotten about old school marketing structures like billboards. And WB knows how to bring their brilliance to an old standard too. Here is a bat emblem that has exploded through the billboard all the while keeping the upcoming movie release date in clear view. Only a highly anticipated blockbuster with innovative marketing campaigns can get the blogs going with imagination like this. 
(source: cinemablend)

Art: Powergirl Battle by Ash

This digital piece by Ash (artdude41) is a wonderfully rendered depiction of Power Girl in action. 

Pixar Artist Makes Your Favorite Violent Movies Into a Children's Book

Josh Cooley, a Pixar illustrator, has taken some very well known R-rated films and created a faux-children's book. These are just some of the memorable scenes converted into the kid-friendly pages of a child's tome. The artwork appears on his website and is available for sale. The work has also been bound into an actual book .







(source: themarysue)

Art: Vintage DC Superhero Posters by Michael Myers

(source: geekartgallery)

The Dark Knight Rises - Bane Vs Batman portrait by Barry Jazz (video)

This time-elapsed video shows the incredible work by Barry Jazz Finnegan on a large scale charcoal portrait of Bane face-to-face with Batman from the upcoming 'The Dark Knight Rises' movie, opening July 20th. Please enjoy the artistry. 




















Art: JLA Pencils by Ryan Benjamin

Ryan Benjamin is a talented comic book artist and this Justice League piece proves why. The scowling faces adds a tough and intimidating dimension to the 'Super Friends'. Seeing the raw pencil work is always interesting because of the attention to detail that it involves. The intricate scales of Aqua-Man, the shading on Batman's cowl and cape, and the intentionally messy hair-do's of Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman. Definitely an artist and creator to watch. Keep up with Ryan on Facebook