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The Best Handmade Gifts For Princess Leia Fanatics
If somebody will get this walking carpet out of my way, I’ll be able to tell you all about these amazing handmade gifts for the Princess Leia fans in your life (or for yourself, let’s be honest). From mugs to notebooks to incredible art that will wow your guests, here are some gorgeous works of art from dedicated Etsy sellers who’ve made Princess Leia their business. You may not be able to find these items locally, but you can feel good about purchasing something amazing from an artisan online.
Is Superman Pop Culture's Jesus?
When Jewish immigrants Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster originally created Superman, his origin story was their own modern reinvention of the classic Moses story. Moses was sent away by his parents in an arc where he was eventually picked up and raised by an adopted family. The only difference was that Siegel and Schuster updated the iconography with sci-fi spin. Now, instead of fleeing from the wrath of tyrannical pharaoh demanding all male Hebrew children be drowned, Superman is the child of a scientist couple sent off in a spaceship ark as the last son of the dying world of krypton. He, too, becomes the adopted loving son, only Superman learns his innate values of truth and justice from them instead of growing up and using his super powers to wreak havoc on Smallville like Moses did to the Egyptian royal family who made the mistake of taking him in.
The Latest On That All-Female 'Ocean's Eleven' Spinoff
Nobody can deny that the Ocean’s Eleven franchise has been pretty successful over the years. From its first Sinatra-led incarnation to the three movies helmed by George Clooney and Brad Pitt, the delightfully convoluted heist series has consistently captured the attention of its audiences. Now the latest Ocean’s film is scheduled for release ---- but this one has a twist. Instead of its more standard ensemble cast of witty gentlemen, this movie’s going to be an entirely female-led enterprise.
Just Some Really Good Biopics
Some of the best movies, in my opinion, are bio-pics. These movies take the life (or events of a life) of someone extraordinary. They’ve won many Academy Awards, and procured countless nominations. Citizen Kane, the “greatest movie of all time” was loosely based on newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, after all. These films give us a glimpse at major historical events, sensational figures, and a better sense of what it was really like as them.
Best 'Goosebumps' Books
Goosebumps has the benefit of appealing to both young kids and adults who grew up in the nineties and still have plenty of nostalgia for the nights they stayed awake reading the classics. Even those nineties kids who weren’t into reading probably caught at least a few episodes of the TV adaptation. The Goosebumps book series is one of the most popular children’s series of all time. Since the first publication in 1992, the series has sold over 350 million books worldwide in 32 different languages.
Funniest 'Lord of the Rings' T-Shirts
Proclaim your love for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and great humor with these funny t-shirts. If you love all the humorous moments from the movies (“What about SECOND breakfast?” “Fool of a Took!” “Toss me!” “What’s taters, precious?”), then you’ll enjoy making your friends laugh with these spoofs on the greatest epic films of all time (thank you, Peter Jackson).
90’s Hero Movies Well Worth Another Watch
For every action there’s an equal but opposite reaction, or something like that. And so, to pay for the sins of the 80’s, the 90’s were born…and with them lurched a slew of “dark” hero films crafted as if to atone for the campiness of Superman et al.
Why Do We Quote Films?
How many times have you stood on your porch and screamed, “I’m the king of the world!” Or wandered around in the dark and uttered “I have a bad feeling about this?” How about reassuring your mopey best friend that “you aren’t dying; you just can’t think of anything better to do?”
Learn About All Things Nerd With Steve Zaragoza
Steve Zaragoza is synonymous with the word nerd. From helping launch the YouTube channel SourcefedNERD, to sharing his very strong opinions on Star Wars and comic book movies, Steve has become an expert in the nerd world and I had the honor to ask him some questions about the nerd world.
Check Out The Coolest 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Cosplays
Oh, Guardians of the Galaxy, how I love you. From the best Vin Diesel role of all time - I think a huge key here was covering him up with a CGI tree suit and only giving him three words to say - to the rocking soundtrack I have on repeat, it’s a seriously underrated movie that you can watch again and again. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of cosplayers out there who’ve made it their job to flawlessly recreate the characters. From Gamora to Groot, here are some of the best Guardians of the Galaxy cosplays from around the web. Try these on for your next con or save an especially challenging one for Halloween next year.
What Was Most Popular in the 1990s?
The 1990s were a simpler time, when frosted hair tips were all the rage and boy bands ruled the music charts. It was a time when kids constantly quoted Nickelodeon cartoons and adults copied Rachel Green’s hairstyle and Carrie Bradshaw’s drink order. The era yielded some truly iconic musicians, movies, TV shows, games, toys, snacks, and fashion trends. To fuel your 90s nostalgia, here are some of the most popular fads that defined the decade.
How to Increase Your Wealth by $300 Million Hiring Adam Sandler
If you want to make at least $300 million in Hollywood producing several films starring Adam Sandler then you need to invest at least $29 million and sell at least $600 million in combined worldwide sales.