Buzzgasm: The Friday WTF!? Dumping Ground

GTA Joker, Harley Quinn does Frozen, X-Files Goes Lego, pensioners react to superhero smackdowns and more…

lost_interest_poster_true_detectiveLOST: TRUE DETECTIVE’S PLOT
The second season of True Detective has been baffling viewers worldwide with a rambling storyline and online reaction has been divided. New York-based comedian Jason Saenz captured the mood of the disaffected section of the audience with a homemade sign that he created, which he then slapped on a telegraph poll and posted on Instagram.

“Lost: Interest,” it says, above pictures of the series’ stars, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. “If you have any info as to WTF is happening this season, please call: 910-337-2369.” That number only goes to a dead line, “which is symbolic of the current state of the show,” gripes Saenz.

“I was such a fan of the first season. I want this season to be just as good, too. I created this sign to voice my frustration in a silly way. I had no idea people would latch on to it so quickly.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]

OLD MAN V BATMAN V SUPERMAN
So, what happens when you film the reactions of a bunch of senior citizens who have no knowledge of the buzz surrounding one of the biggest superhero blockbusters of the decade? Surprisingly, their various responses aren’t so much different in range, variety and cynicism from reading posts by sceptical pundits on internet forums – only a lot more polite.

THE IRON MAN POWER YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT

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“Tony Stark (Mark XLV Armor Version) has bobble-head function.” Well, that’ll be handy in a fight against the Hulk. Or do they mean that the billionaire scientist has been on the bottle again? Honestly, that has to be our favourite line in a press release this week, as Hot Toys officially unveils its Avengers: Age of Ultron Cosbaby Series 2.5, featuring the Hulkbuster with jackhammer arm and Tony Stark in the Mark XLV armour. [via comicbook.com]

WE ONLY HAVE 14 MORE CORNY LINE TO SAVE THE WORLD

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So after two and a half seasons of increasingly convoluted and corny exposition the secret behind Under The Dome is finally revealed: Ming The Merciless is terraforming Earth to look like Mongo in the 1980 Flash Gordon film…

X-FILES COULD BE AWESOME
Gillian Anderson revealed this week that she’d like to be immortalised in LEGO form. Presumably partnering Blocks Mulder. Boom, boom. We’re here all week. [via Twitter]

INCEPTION THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF INTERPRETIVE DANCE

Cellist David Chen plays a version of the track “Time” from the Inception soundtrack while a dancer performs a Lyra dance (no we didn’t know that’s what it’s called either) inspired by Dom Cobb spinning his totem in the film. All very haunting and beautiful… and not a little like the intermission entertainment during Eurovision. You can buy a whole album of this stuff, y’know! [via slashfilm]

“TOO SOON?” WONDERS THRONES STAR

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“Oh ffs not again…” Tweeted Game Of Thrones star Kerry Ingram who, as Shireen Baratheon, was flame-grilled by her parents in season five. She later apologised to those still traumatised by the princess’s death, though: “Sorry guys,” she later Tweeted. “I’m at a BBQ with friends and family and couldn’t help it. So sorry if you thought it was too soon😆 #lol”. [via Winter Is Coming]

CLOWN THEFT AUTO
Digital artist Berduu has created the ultimate Grand Theft Auto cut and shut – but not from the cars. He’s reimagined Grand Theft Auto V’s charmer Trevor Philips as the Joker. And you know what? It works. Uncannily. [via Kotaku]

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CARTOON VIOLENCE
Game Of Thrones’ iconic death become visual poetry in this exquisite animation.

 

badwolfWHAT’S IN A NAME?
Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, two senior producers who were instrumental in resurrecting Doctor Who in 2005, have more recently been working for BBC Worldwide, overseeing such shows as Da Vinci’s Demons and Intruders. They have set up a new production company together. And its name? Bad Wolf. Yep, they’re named it after the timey-wimey arc plot that threaded its way through the Eccleston season of Doctor Who. Maybe Rose travelled through time to suggest it to them…? If they end up casting Billie Piper in anything they produce that’s going to be just downright freaky.

FANCY A NIBBLER?

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Dogs trail behind cats when it comes to internet memes but only dogs can truly pull off cosplay. Cats look too horrified at the indignity of the idea, whereas dogs have a kind of… well… dogged acceptance. So if you want to turn your pooch into Nibbler from Futurama (possibly not a good idea if you own an Irish Wolf Hound) you can find the instructions here. Warning: you will need a ping pong ball and four pipe cleaners. And a dog. Or a guinea pig at a stretch.

ryan-reynolds-deadpoolDEADPOOL ISSUES WOLVERINE A CHALLENGE
Earlier this week, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman asked his followers on Twitter to tell him what they’d like to see in his final solo outing as the tallest Canadian shortarse in superhero movies. The fans obviously had a lot of suggestions, though one Tweeted repsonse came from an unexpected source.

Ryan Reynolds, who is starring in next year’s Deadpool (having played a different version of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) took our breath away by proposing, “Not sure if it’s been done, but what if Logan and Deadpool enlist in the Navy’s elite Top Gun Program?” Yep, we’re pretty certain that hasn’t been done…

TRIBUTE TO MIYAZAKI
This wonderful video celebrating the work of Studio Ghibli genius Hayao Miyazaki by French animator Dono is simply beautiful. Enjoy.

HARLEY QUINN: MUSICAL STAR
Sydney Amber’s reworking of “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” from Frozen as “Do You Want To Kill A Batman?” – with Harley Quinn trying to coax the Joker out of his cell – has been on the net for over a year and a half now. But it’s found new life thanks to animator Michael Smith who’s given it a Pixar makeover. It’s a work-in-progress (as you’ll see) but it’s worth sticking with to the end for a guest cameo. Though not from Mr Freeze, sadly. We’d like to see Harley build snowmen with Mr Freeze.

 

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