Nov 18, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Cute, Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Music, Toys

## Suck My Brick

I love these LEGO creations by Flickr user SuckMyBrick. Can you guess the pop culture icon depicted in each sculpture? (Highlight just below the photo to see the answer.) Michael Jackson

Oct 19, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Geek, Movies

## Power Dynamics Via Angles [Silence of the Lambs Edition]

I’m really enjoying the Every Frame a Painting series from Tony Zhou! Last week, I shared with you his analysis of David Fincher’s brilliant directorial techniques. Today, I bring you a similar video that dissects a famous scene from Silence of the Lambs. This one’s less than 3 minutes long, so take a look if you didn’t watch the […]

Oct 11, 2014  •  In Cute, Education, Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Parenting, Star Wars

## J.J. Abrams Personally Solves Kid’s Algebra Problem

Last week, a (rightfully) proud father’s Facebook post went viral as he shared his 8th grade son’s homework. The assignment? To create an algebraic expression into a word problem. And his son Cody’s answer (with no help from his parents)? In case you’re having trouble reading the above, it says: J.J. Abrams is making Star Wars […]

Oct 6, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Geek, Movies

## Things David Fincher Doesn’t Do [Brilliant!]

This video has been popping up on my favorite blogs since last week, but I haven’t had a chance to watch it until now. And it’s excellent. One can’t help but be utterly impressed with David Fincher afterwards. I don’t think the average movie goer notices the things that Tony Zhou points out in the […]

Sep 23, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Infographics, Movies

## A Comprehensive Chronology Chart of Disney Movies

Ever wonder where exactly in known history (or future) your favorite Disney movie takes place? Or how they compare chronologically to other Disney films? Now, you can, with this handy chart from Disney’s New Groove. Aish, the creator of the timeline, explains: Disney movies in order of historical setting. (Excludes most of the package films. Some […]

Sep 21, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Information, Movies

## Fascinating Ways in Which ‘Based on a True Story’ Movies Differ from Real Life

I think most of us are smart enough to know that Hollywood takes a lot of liberties in making its films more marketable to audiences. Even if a movie is “based on a true story,” it can be safe to assume that many changes were made to the original narrative in order to make it more […]

Aug 27, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

## Three Things You Should Be Watching Right Now

Just in case you have some time to kill in these last days of summer… 1.  Snowpiercer Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans (of Captain America fame) as a man leading a desperate band of third-class passengers in a daring revolt against the ruling class of a train — its inhabitants […]

Aug 8, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books, Entertainment, Geek, Movies

## The Giving Groot

Have you guys seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? I was able to catch a showing opening weekend, and although I liked it a lot (I’ve loved Chris Pratt ever since he first stepped foot on the Parks and Recreation set), I didn’t believe it was as fantastic as most people made it out to be.  😐   I […]

Aug 5, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Science, Star Wars

## The Science of Star Wars

Physicist Andy Howell recently gave a talk about the science of Star Wars — yes, the actual science behind, the inspiration for, the data that supports, and the ‘how’s and ‘why’s behind the wonders of the SW world! — and wrote up a summary for Ain’t It Cool. This is so nerdy that I couldn’t help but stay […]

Aug 3, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books, Entertainment, Movies, Video Games

## Pop Culture Reimagined as Little Golden Books

Another day, another art exhibit I’m dying to attend on the west coast. (Srsly. I know NY has some of the best that the art world has to offer, but I freakin’ LOVE the LA art scene!) Galley 1988, which has gotten love on this blog before, is currently showing Storytime: A Little Galley Show by illustrator Joey […]