Guardians: An Upcoming Russian Superhero Movie [Trailer]

Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named “Patriot” gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.

The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, which each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland.

[Official Russian Trailers]

The Beard Cycle [Comic]

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Deal of the Day: Save BIG on Belkin Surge Protectors, 23-Inch LED-Lit Monitor, Power Generator, and MORE!

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning:

Belkin 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector$19.99 $8.49 (58% Off)

Belkin 8-Outlet Pivot Surge Protector with 6-Foot Cord$29.99 $18.29 (39% Off)

WEN 56200i, 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts, 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant$549.45 $379.99 (31% Off)

Acer G236HL Bbd 23-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor$119.99 $89.99 (25%)

ZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30000mAh Dual Layer Rugged External Battery/Portable Charger$199.99 $69.99 (Use Promo Code JUXKCZZ4)

Snark SN-5 Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Violin$19.00 $6.65 (65% Off)

BIG FAT LIE: No Man’s Sky (Honest Game Trailers)

I was going to buy this game, but after reading the reviews and checking out this honest trailer, I think I’m just going to wait until it gets patched and drops price.

[Smosh Games]

DC vs. Marvel: The Box Office Battle! [Video]

Data Attack reveals the history of DC and Marvel films and how they’ve created Hollywood’s biggest franchises.

[WIRED]

Manbang: North Koreans Get Own Take On VOD & Streaming TV

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North Korea’s government appears to have launched an internet Video on Demand service. It’s got limited content and an unfortunate name for English speakers.

It seems the service was intended to have a name conveying that the content is available in “every direction” or “everywhere” but the Korean word for that meaning is pronounced “Manbang.”

The service works over the Internet but is designed for use on televisions via a modem connection and set-top box rather than on a computer. The independent NK News site reports that the service offers live streaming of five channels, a selection of searchable on-demand videos, and access to text from both a state newspaper and state news agency.

Exactly how many people have both the equipment and the connection to use the system is unclear, with even state run media suggesting its more likely to be in the hundreds.

While the content is certainly controlled and approved by the government, the system does have a couple of legitimate technical reasons according to state media. One is for people who live in the border city of Sinuiju where over-the-air reception can suffer from radio interference from Chinese broadcasters.

Another is for children, who reportedly share their international counterparts’ desire to watch the same video over and over again, something that isn’t normally possible with North Korea’s linear TV stations.

(Image credit: Korean Central Television (KCTV))

The Revenant as an 8-Bit Video Game

Leo vs. The Bear in an epic 8-bit game battle! No quarters or controllers required!

[CineFix]

Welcome to the Fourth Grade: Teacher Sends Music Video to Welcome Students to his Class [Video]

Chicago, Illinois-based first year teacher Dwayne Reed sent this fun music video by email to introduce himself to his new fourth grade students. If Mr. Reed is as good a teacher as he is a singer, the kids in his class are in for quite an amazing year!

[Ty Gotham]

WANT: Deadpool’s Bad-Ass Backpack

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It’s a pouchstravaganza of carryingness!

From Thinkgeek:

It has all the features you want in a backpack (padded and adjustable shoulder straps, dedicated laptop/tablet section lined in fleece, Deadpool logos), but with more pockets for your stuff. Two front pockets that look like they belong on Deadpool’s belt, two wraparound side pockets, and two of those mesh side pouches for your tequila. Oh, wait no. Put your tequila in the body – there’s even a hole for you to feed the “hydration tube” through the top of the bag. And it has a reinforced bottom. Which is useful if your bottom isn’t self-healing.

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[Deadpool’s Bad-Ass Backpack]

Dorkly Comic: Computer Hacking in Movies VS Real Life

In this comic from Dorkly, @JHallComics takes a look at some of the differences between computer hacking as its depicted in movies vs. in real life.

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[Source: Dorkly]

New Pennywise the Clown Revealed For ‘IT’ Remake

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Growing up, if you saw the TV movie “It” based on the Stephen King book, there was just something about Pennywise the clown that scarred most of us pretty deeply. Maybe it was the John Wayne Gacy thing. Maybe it was the simple fact that clowns are scary as hell and Tim Curry nailed it. Hell, it was a lot of things that made Pennywise work.

Well, as many of you know, there is an It remake in the works right now, and the above shot is our first real look at the new Pennywise. Now I know at first glance we all think no one can outdo the original, but remember, people said the same thing when Heath Ledger became a clown, and look how well that turned out. I see a clown, I know it’s Pennywise, and that works for me. Plus, once he says “they all float down here” it is game-over, fear of clowns or not, that is some scary ish. That look, too. That look he is giving is making me feel violated.

Yup, Pennywise 2.0 is freaky as Hell.

(Image via Entertainment Weekly)