My Favorite Movies of 2014

Quick disclaimer: I have not watched every movie released in 2014, obviously. This is a Top 10 list of the movies that I have seen. Also note that throughout the year, I’ve kept a record of every movie that I’ve watched this year (grand total was 100 – yes, a nice round number) and left a short, one to three sentence review of the movie. I’ve included those here as well. All ten are worth seeing, if you haven’t seen them already.

10. Blue Ruin

Dwight, gentle man on a vengeful rampage. The most non-Coen, Coen movie. A wonderful surprise of a film.

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9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those eyes at the end were haunting. My new favorite of the entire Planet of the Apes series.

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8. The Babadook

Wow, such a stressful movie. Once you become aware of the Babadook, consider yourself fucked. And by the way, that little boy can act.

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To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.

~ Walter Mitty

Keep Calm You Will, Yes, Hmmmmm

Calm You Shall Keep and Carry On You Must. Favorite of mine this T-Shirt must be. Yes, Hmmmm.

Originally for sale on RIPT a few days ago for only 24 hours, it has found new life on RedBubble. You can customize it and have the design printed on a variety of different color T-Shirts. Keep Calm You Will is available now from RedBubble for $$24.54 .

8-Bit Zombie: Loners & Rebels & Beetlejuice & Ghostbusters

If you’re seeking some vintage awesomeness then I suggest that you head on over to 8-Bit ZOMBIE and check out their latest line tees. They’ve got everything from Pee-Wee Herman to Beetlejuice to The Ghostbusters. How much better can you get? In fact, their newly redesigned website bleeds awesome sauce. It’s full of throwback love for every 80’s kid and then some. I actually got super excited when I first saw the preview images (see last image below). They reminded me so much of Garbage Pail Kids Trading Cards – I was a huge fan of those. In fact, I still have my entire Garbage Pail Kids collection!

My favorites from the new line is twofold. My first instinct led me straight to that amazing Ghostbusters piece. However, when I saw that they did a Neverending Story design, my mind was blown. So good! This new line is basically my childhood printed on T-Shirts. All that’s missing? Maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Masters of the Universe designs would have been perfect – but I can always wait until next time.

The new 8-Bit ZOMBIE tees are available now at their online shop for $20 a piece.

Hat tip to Carlos over at Oven Fresh Dreams.

Life’s Too Short Not To Be Norwegian

I spotted this shirt over at the wonderful movie blog, Slashfilm. It reads “Life’s Too Short Not To Be Norwegian.” Apparently, Norwegian people are really happy going folks! The shirt is featured in the upcoming comedy A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy featuring the ever raunchy SNL alum, Jason Sudeikis. Check out the trailer below.

I have no idea where you can buy this shirt, but if you find out then feel free to leave a comment below!

Evil Comes In All Sizes: 11 of the Most Evil Characters In Film

Sean Mort is the artist behind one of my favorite Threadless tees ever – The Gaming Revolution. In fact, I’ve worn it out so much that I think it’s time for me to request a reprint. Needless to say, I’ve been waiting for Threadless to release another Sean Mort designed tee. I’ve been waiting for some time now.

Luckily for me, the wait is over. Mort’s latest design, Evil Comes In All Sizes does in fact come in a bunch of different sizes (Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large to be exact). It might not be a Threadless print but it’s still hot nonetheless. The shirt references some of the most famous big screen monsters of all time, from the infant sized terror named Chucky to the mysterious Clover monster from Cloverfield. And of course, they are all aligned in a police type lineup from shortest to tallest. By the way, I had no idea that Godzilla was so huge.

“Evil Comes In All Sizes is a size chart of famous movie baddies and comes with an informative key on the lower back of the shirt. Featured bad guys are Chucky, the Wicked Witch of the West, a T-Rex, King Kong, Rancor, Megatron, the 50ft Woman, Mr Stay Puft, Tripod, Godzilla and Clover.”

The design is printed on a heather gray Gildan Softstyle ringspun tee. Evil Comes In All Sizes is available now at Sean Mort’s online shop for a reasonable £12 (~$19 US). Grab one now or pay for it later!

And speaking of Godzilla, check out this montage featuring over 50 years of Godzilla in film:

80’s Filmography

The Chop Shop never fails when designing amazingly iconic T-Shirts! This time, they tackle the 80’s, a decade that was filled with a handful of pop culture icons. With the help of graphic designer Timo Meyer, the Chop Shop takes 22 films and converts them into Foursquare like badges that form an 8. Awesome. Now the only question is, can you figure out the names of all 22 films?

80’s Filmography is available now from the Chop Shop for $20 but you can save 15% by using the coupon code “cotygun” at checkout!

Chop Shop - 80's Filmography

A new approach to the Chop Shop iconic tee. 22 classic 80’s films reduced to symbols and arranged into the form of an eight. A Chop Shop concept designed and executed by Timo Meyer.

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 4)

Comic-Con 2010 has officially come to an end. And although I am sad, I am very excited for whats to come in terms of geekery for 2010 and beyond. Enjoy the last set of cosplay from the final day of Comic Con 2010!

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting

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1. Zangief from Street Fighter, photo by Super* Junk. Zangief looks just a tad bit chubby here. Visit Super-Junk.

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2. Pikachu, photo by Arnold Tijerina. Imagine for a bit how it would be to walk around for a day in this Pikachu costume. Visit Arnold Tijerina’s Flickr Photostream.

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3. Three Flashes, photo by UnderTheRadarMag. What would it be like if these three Flashes flashed you? Not a pretty sight, I would imagine. Visit UnderTheRadarMag’s Flickr Photostream.

Three Flashes

4. Shrek, photo by uncle_shoggoth. Cute couple. Visit uncle_shoggoth’s Flickr Photostream.

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5. Rorschach, photo by uncle_shoggoth. He brought his journal. Count me impressed. Visit uncle_shoggoth’s Flickr Photostream.

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Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 1)

Comic-Con 2010 is being held from July 22-25 this year and as with any comic book convention, there are some amazingly wacky costumes to be seen! I’ll be tracking the best costume spottings from Comic-Con 2010 because I always get a kick at seeing what people decide to dress up as. My favorite from the first days batch has got to be very well done Tron costume!

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting

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1. Tron, photo by Mike Rollerson. This Tron inspired costume has got to be the hottest costume spotted yet at Comic-Con 2010. Or else the photo just made it look that much more awesome! Visit MikeRollerson.com.

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2. Green Girls, photo by Mike Rollerson. These female Green Hornets look like they are up to no good. Visit MikeRollerson.com.

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3. Ms. Captain America, photo by Port of San Diego. Even the wife of a national hero needs some rest and relaxation! Visit Port of San Diego.

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4. Link, photo by Mark H. Anbinder (mhaithaca). Here’s one video gamer representing at Comic-Con 2010. Visit 14850 Online.

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5. Ms. Iron Man, photo by Official Star Wars Blog. High marks on the costume even though the pose is a little weak. Come on Ms. Iron Man, put some spunk into that superhero pose of yours! Visit Star Wars.

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Comic-Con Friendly tees All Week at RIPT Apparel

WARNING: expect to see a LOT of comic related geekery for the rest of the week in celebration of Comic-Con 2010!

To help kick things off are our friends at RIPT Apparel. Throughout Comic-Con weekend (which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday), they will be having one limited edition comic/science-fiction themed graphic tee on sale for just $9 a piece. Each of the limited edition shirts will be on sale for one day only! Normally, RIPT tees are priced at $10 but be sure to use the coupon code “ILOVERIPT” at checkout for an additional $1 off.

See below for a peek of their Comic-Con offerings!

RIPT Apparel

Thursday (July 22, 2010): Super Manatee. No comic convention would be complete without someone sporting the blue tights, red undies and cape! Be different and be bold. Pick up this Superman/Manatee mashup tee!

Super Manatee

Friday (July 23, 2010): There’s No Place Like Space. The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. Yes, that happened.

There's No Place Like Space

Saturday (July 24, 2010): Batkid. This Batkid looks like like he’s ready to tag something. Thug much?

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Sunday (July 25, 2010): Cat-A-Tar. I really enjoyed Avatar, but in all seriousness, if the Avatars looks a bit like the Cat-a-tars below, I might have loved the movie that much more. Maybe. Now I’m thirsty for some milk!

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