Before going further and without spoiling anything, if there’s one movie you should see this summer, it’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And when I say this is the best sci-fi flick I’ve seen in the past two decades, I’m not even joking. The visuals are absolutely gorgeous and the action will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat till the very end.
I won’t bore you with the synopsis or the performance of the actors, the only thing you need to know is that GOTG is genuinely smart, hilarious and action packed. Oh, and the soundtrack featuring mostly songs from the 70s and 80s also happen to be awesome.
It’s my new favorite film and I suspect that if you’re reading this site, it’ll be yours as well. I’m not telling you guys anything else, go see it.
Also, be sure to keep on watching until the very end for a very special guest appearance! :)
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The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer completely redone in LEGO!
Directed by Forrest Whaley
Animation by Sean Willets & Forrest Whaley
Production Assistance provided by Paul Hollingsworth
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Coming this September, SyFy is jumping in the zombie TV series bandwagon with their new show, Z Nation, produced by Asylum, the same folks who made the Sharnado movies.
Z Nation, produced by The Asylum (Sharknado), is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russel Hodgkingson (Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).
Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.
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What it’s really like to be at San Diego Comic Con, songified.
The new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is absolutely BRILLIANT. Best movie trailer I’ve seen in 2014 so far. I have the feeling that this is the kind of movie where people will by crying their eyes out for half of the time they’ll spend watching the film.
When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely-separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage to another galaxy with the goal of saving humanity. [Source]
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Actress Aimee Richardson, playing the role of Myrcella Baratheon, daughter of Cersei Lannister, got replaced in the next season of Game of Thrones, and here’s her funny reaction to this rather unfortunate turn of event:
(Don’t forget to un-mute the video!)
You can follow Aimee on twitter right here, she’s hilarious.
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The Tor Project says an attack on the network earlier this year may have left user identities exposed for up to five months.
At the moment those behind Tor say they are uncertain exactly what the consequences of the attack, which ran from January 30 to July 4, are for users.
The Tor Project says it believes the attack was the work of a pair of security researchers who’d been scheduled to give a talk at the Black Hat hacking conference but cancelled on legal advice.
Tor, short for the Onion Router, works by routing traffic through a chain of connections of participants computers and servers, with fresh encryption at each stage. The idea is that even if one “hop” is compromised, there’ll still be many anonymous layers between the end user and the destination.
The service lets users browse sites anonymously, including many that are part of the so-called “dark web” and can’t be accessed through links on ordinary websites and search engines. It’s used by people who want to communicate anonymously for both legal and illegal purposes.
Exactly how the attack worked is still uncertain, but the principle appears to be comparing traffic logs of entry relays (the original user’s connection) and exit relays (the final connection between an encryption point and the destination) and looking at both the size of the data and the timings to find a match.
In theory such an attack could allow an attacker to link the destination with the IP address of the original user. Because every connection takes a random route, it would be down to luck whether such an attack would identify a specific visitor to a specific site. However, it also appears the attackers took control of around six percent of entry guards, a set of points in the process designed to further randomize connections and make tracking harder.
After being almost done with the script for the Avengers, Joss Whedon sent a copy of it to Tom Hiddleston, who then replied with what has to be one of the best emails of all time:
To which Joss replied:
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Another awesome video game music cover by Youtuber Epic Keyboard Guy.
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