You’ve seen Nightmare Before Christmas. You’ve probably seen Corpse Bride and James and the Giant Peach. If you’re a Wes Anderson fan, you’ve most likely seen The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Neil Gaiman fan? You’ve seen Coraline. And of course you’ve seen Wallace and Gromit. They’re all terrific films, and they’re all enchanting examples of stop-motion animation. I’m a big fan of stop-motion; it’s a nice change of pace from all the CG animation that’s become the norm in the film industry these days. But you know what? There’s LOADS of stop-motion animation out there, and there’s a good chance you haven’t seen most of it. Oh, and a lot of it is available on Netflix, so it’s pretty easy to get a hold of. So why not do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to something new? You’ll thank yourself for it. I promise. More
Topic: Alice in Wonderland
My own particular nerdy tendencies have never reached dressing-up-as-beloved-fictional-characters heights, but I’m pretty impressed by those who DO venture into that territory. What better place, then, to showcase your lovingly-constructed masterpieces than San Diego Comic-Con, which incidentally is happening this weekend? We’ll bring you images of the best of this year’s SDCC costumes as soon as they start surfacing, but until then, in honor of the event, we bring you 13 of the most creative cosplay costumes we’ve ever seen from previous years. They’re not necessarily the most detailed of costumes (though a few are); but they all demonstrate some excellent outside-the-proverbial-box thinking. Who would you dress up as? Tell us in the comments! More
It’s a simple equation: Geekery + pastry = AWESOME. Have your geek and it too with these incredibly creative cookies, cakes, and other assorted tasties. Who else wants to go take over their local bakery now? I do, I do!
Retellings of fairy tales are all the rage these days, and there’s a good reason for that. Fairy tales hit something primal inside us, so they’re always relevant, and Disney aside, they’re always just a tiny bit scary. There have been loads of retellings of fairy tales around before Beastly and Red Riding Hood hit the scene, though. Here are some of our favorites. Get ready to take your once upon a time and send it to some really interesting places… More
Always wanted the perfect bottle for your home-brewed batch of Polyjuice Potion? Well, now you can have one! Thanks to the brilliant sellers on Etsy, plenty of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy gear can be found in this plane of existence. Here are a few of our favorites: More
We finally sat down to watch The Kids Are All Right the other night — and wow, what a great movie! While Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo were sensational, we found ourselves most enchanted by the quiet but amazingly self-possessed Mia Wasikowska, who plays the daughter (of everyone ) in the film. Mia, who also starred in Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, is just 21-years-old but well on her way to stardom, mark our words. We looked up more info on the Australian actress and quickly realized that in addition to amazing self-possession and enormous talent, Mia also has a killer sense of style. See what we mean in our gallery of Mia pics. More
Yay, Pogo is back with his latest mashup of Disney songs, this time to the classic Snow White. “Wishery” fits in with the rest of the YouTube artist’s oeuvre like Upular (Up), Bangarang (Hook), and Alice (Alice in Wonderland): take clips of the famous kids’ tunes, add a house beat, and loop them over video of the film until they become a completely new movie, though one that’s as familiar as it is danceable. Um, it probably also helps if you’re high. More
Helena Bonham Carter at the French premiere of Alice In Wonderland. (Photo by WENN.com)
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Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music, TV, and DVD. We’ve navigated the upcoming release calendars in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. On deck this week are Little Boots‘ … More
The stars of Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland braved rain in London last night for the world premiere of their film. Check out our gallery below of red carpet fashion from Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Avril Lavigne, Helena Bonham Carter, … More
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We’re going to say this once, and then again and again: keep your eye on Mia Wasikowska. The blonde actress, currently known best for her work on HBO’s In Treatment, is set to hit big with the upcoming releases of … More
Here’s a just released video of Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) talking about her new project, “Alice in Wonderland”, which looks to be an incredibly visually rich film. Helena plays the Red Queen; brief snippets of the film can be … More