Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has hit theatres and nearly his $300 million for its worldwide opening box office gross. Not bad for the first Star Wars spin-off of the Disney era. (Let’s pretend that the Clone Wars animated movie never happened and move on.) While there is a wide range of opinions about the film, it does show that there is a market for more Star Wars outside the Skywalker family saga. So where to next? Maybe this Star Wars travel guide can help us find some interesting places to focus future A Star Wars Stories on.
The Cost of Operating the Death Star (Infographic)
If there’s one way to create jobs, it’s through massive construction projects. Sure, the Imperial government spent scads of money to create those jobs but that might be nothing compared to the long-term costs of operating a Death Star. Maybe the Rebels were in cahoots with the Imperials to help them create construction jobs because X-Wings can’t melt main reactors. Anyway, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out today, here’s a look at the cost of running the Death Star.
The Logistics of the Death Star (Infographic)
I don’t know if you noticed but the first Star Wars anthology movie is coming out this week. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is hitting theatres on Thursday (or Friday depending on your location) and it’s a new telling of how the Rebels obtained the Death Star’s plans. But there’s more to the Death Star than a superlaser capable of exploding a planet nearly instantly. To find out more about the Death Star, we have this handy infographic for you.
The Evolution of Marvel Superhero Costumes (Infographic)
Last week, we asked if you could survive in the Marvel universe but how many superheroes and perspective superheroes are concerned about that? After all, most superheroes will sacrifice everything for the greater good and blahdy, blahdy, blah. What many superheroes, including but not limited to the likes of Iron Man/Tony Stark and The Doctor (yes, the one from the BBC TV series), are more concerned about is their look. So just how have various heroes changed their looks over the years? This handy infographic will give you a little guide.
Would You Survive the Marvel Multiverse? (Infographic)
It seems like we’re hearing about more Marvel movies every other week and new Marvel movies feel like they’re coming out every other month. This month, it’s Doctor Strange which isn’t a high-profile Marvel property but they’ve managed to create a critical and commercial smash hit. So just how would you or I fare in the rather extensive Marvel universe. Well, there’s a handy flowchart infographic to help you find out.
The Best of How2Wrestling
Since I think we all need a little time to recover from the bullshit and the politics
in the back of the last 18 months, let’s give you something else to take your mind off of life. I post a lot about great wrestling podcasts but a lot of them are built around the basis that you’re already a fan. What if you’re a new fan or want to become a fan? That’s where How2Wrestling comes in. Hosted by Kefin Mahon, host of The Attitude Era Podcast, and Jo Graham, Kefin’s girlfriend and new wrestling fan, How2Wrestling teaches you how to get into wrestling, how to understand wresting and how to enjoy wrestling.
So to give you something fun to listen to and to take your mind off the fate of the world, let’s listen to five of the best and my favourite episodes of How2Wrestling.
Every Car from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Infographic)
Who would have thought that comedians getting coffee and driving around in cars would be such a hit? Then again, any show starring Jerry Seinfeld, a bunch of high-profile friends (including President Obama) and classic cars. It’s basically Top Gear without the lunatics destroying tires, clutches and the environment.
Over the course of eight seasons and 53 episodes, there have been 56 cars featured on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Just what has Seinfeld to say about the classic cars on his show? Our friends at Instamotor compiled the information for our perusal in a handy infographic.
The Cost of Building an AT-AT (Infographic)
We’ve brought you a lot of infographics pricing out the real world cost of some iconic pieces of movie worlds. Since this blog began, we’ve looked at the costs of the Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader’s suit, Yoda’s hut and Jabba’s Palace. Those are just a handful of countless great real world cost infographics that we’ve done. Today, we add to that with the real-world cost of building an AT-AT. Keep this in mind when prepping for Rogue One in three months.
Entertainment Link-Off: Guns Blazin’
The ELO is a bit late this weekend once again but the unpredictable schedule continues over here in the Aussie HQ. Anyway, the weekly links are here, so let’s get started with Ana de Armas. You can catch her in the flick War Dogs, which is out this weekend.
After the jump find out what it’s like to work with Martin Scorsese, Avengers 4 will have a new title, there is a small hiccup for MI:6, the Chinese don’t like Rogue One, and take a time warp back to the 2000s with the honest trailer for Gladiator! Continue reading
Entertainment Link-Off: Slice and Dice
Welcome to another edition of the ELO. It has been crazy busy over here, so expect some delays with the usual ELO posts for the next little while. Anyway, Suicide Squad opens this weekend and it is set to make some box office records in August. I managed to catch the film earlier. It’s not a great film and the editing is very choppy but at least the final product is an enjoyable ride. Oh and you can catch new breakout star Karen Fukuhara in the film.
After the jump, a tiny bit more Suicide Squad news, no Fresh Prince reboots in the works, leave Terminator alone, whitewashing the Great Wall and let’s have a look at Zack Snyder’s other polarizing superhero movie. Continue reading