Friday, September 30, 2011

Indie Film 'Light Masters' Shows Promise (Kind of)

Alright, folks. Very little is known about Light Masters besides the fact that it is trying to be made into an actual film and that Seth Green is backing it up. The site for the production lists a hodge podge crew that is currently working on the film but even so, Light Masters still looks to be in the VERY early stages of development. Here's what the website says about the plot of the independent film: 
"In this Sci-fi, Matrix-meets-Indiana Jones tale, the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur as the film’s 16-year old heroine struggles to find her true calling.  Rigg creates a rich world filled with conspiracy and the threat of a new world order.  Who plays?  Who resists?  In one of the most important themes of the 21st century, the question is not who wins... but how."
 It's tough to be an independent film maker and still produce a good quality film like this. There just isn't enough money to make a believable film and it ends up looking like a joke. However, seeing as the Light Masters website holds a section for donations it is likely that Kelly Rigg (the filmmaker behind this operation) is also aware of that fact and won't finish production until they reach the proper quality of film. 

If the film shows promise to you, check out the site. All movies start small but with money anything can start to look good (Pirates 5, anyone?). Maybe your donation will be the one to make a difference.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pocahontas and Cee-Lo

...............Well, I thought it was funny.

Up/ Dead Island

Found this on Unreality today and couldn't pass it up. This creator took the piano theme from the game Dead Island and placed the sound over three minutes of Up. No editing was done over the visual (besides playing it in reverse), just over sound. I dare you to watch without crying.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Desktop of the Week

No idea where this was originally taken but it was included in a recent article on the Chive. I wonder what that random guy is planning? Total hostile takeover of the ship or just some random photobombing? The world will never know...

Behold: Liam Brazier

I tip my hat to Alex for finding this awesome artist online. Liam Brazier has a unique style that he brings to each of his illustrations and to make things better, most of his art is an homage to Star Wars and superheroes. Personal favorite is Running Man (featured below) but Le Boba is equally awesome. I've included a few images on this site but to get a grasp of what this man is truly capable of you have to see his website for yourselves.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I am so pleased to contribute, to this, the Solar Surfer's blog. Because she is a badass. With that, I give you this awesome Megatron depiction by artist Jon Davis-Hunt. He has a nice little gallery with the Comic Art Community website, which seems to be a more specialized version of deviantart. Megatron is of special interest to me, and I may post more about him than is necessary, but I feel this is a high quality problem.

Check out the website and his gallery if you're interested in a bunch of really cool original comic and gamer fan art. Which. You better be.

Mrs. Featherbottom

If only Arrested Development was still around...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DC Universe Online will Now be Free

It's official. The online MMO that people spent money on last year will now be free to the public to download and play. Granted, it's a much smaller scale from the accounts of people who pay and your options in the DC world are much more limited but it's a good trial run to figure out if the game is worth playing.

The IGN article gives further details on what the free account actually entails and what lies ahead for the online world. DC Universe Online goes free in January and I look forward to seeing you all there. Read the article here:
And also find details about the actual free account here:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Shoutout for Suits

Dear God this show is amazing. I watched it all through this summer and after seeing each episode a second time around, it was time to share its greatness with the world. This preview pretty much sums up the plot but it's rare to come across a show where every character has good development and is actually likeable. Even Louis, the token toolbag of the firm has become one of my favorite characters.

In addition to the characters, the stories of each episode manages to be exclusive to itself yet still develops an overall storyline for the loyal viewers. I truly feel Suits is the year's next big show so don't be left behind by not watching it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Desktop of the Week

Minimalist posters are the best. Created by gotrei, this particular minimalist poster actually is my background now so I felt it was worthy of desktop of the week.

No Competition

It all started with the chart. Props to Megan for finding it. In the efforts to find this chart and place on the blog, I was lucky enough to find the Church of Optimus Prime. Oh yeah, you heard me right. They admit to being satirical which is unfortunate. It would be awesome if people really followed the teachings Prime but the site itself is something to see.

My personal favorite is the commandments section where they list "Thou shalt transform and rolleth out" as one of the top rules to follow.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New JGL Trailer

 Yeah, 50/50 is technically the latest Joesph Gordon-Levitt film but we all have heard about it so it's time for some new stuff. Thankfully, he has a new film coming out this January. Premium Rush, a film circling around a New York bike messenger and some sort of thrilling mystery of his latest package lead him to a crazy chase around the city. Not exactly oscar winner but still more evidence that JGL doesn't like to do films that have been made a dozen times over.

Even 50/50 seems like a new idea. It seems like most movies involving cancer dwell on the fact that it is not a happy thing and the characters die. This film looks to be one about facing your future head on and making the best of things. Granted, I could be completely wrong. Feel free to let me know if 50/50 is actually a dose of depression for the masses.

Oh Wait. Dumbledore was Lame from the Start

There's no way I could pass this up; especially after today's earlier post. It's clear that Dumbledore was a cheater and a liar from the start but on top of that he was one biased bastard.

The Difference in Dumbledores

I absolutely loved Richard Harris as Dumbledore. Best one imaginable to me. And once he passed away and was replaced by Michael Gambon (I don't even care enough to look up proper spelling), everything went downhill. Seriously, after he flipped out in Goblet of Fire over Harry having his name in the goblet I knew he was a shitty choice of actor. Even with the series finished it's easy to get a heated argument out of me. If only Richard Harris was immortal.

Primal Carnage

I don't know why, but I have a fascination with dinosaurs. Extinction or not, they are still terrifying. It's quite a love-hate relationship. The Jurassic Park films are some of my favorites yet every time I go on the ride at Universal Studios I want to cry when the raptors attack. Therefore, I am excited for Primal Carnage.

As far as humans versus dinosaurs can go, this looks solid. I know this could be an even competition because I can't decide which side I prefer. They manage to make the humans look capable of having a chance to survive while still showing the sheer brutal power behind playing as dinos. No release date yet, though. Full IGN article linked below.

Shameless Plug for Hard Knocks

What is Hard Knocks, you say? Only the most amazing laser tag arena in the entirety of the United States! At least, that is what they look like from the website. Never have I been so amazed by laser tag. Hard Knocks is in a class of its own.

Just a glance at their armory should be enough to sell you on this idea. Boasting TEN different realistic weapons to choose from (no orange tips here), including M16s, shotguns, and claymores, this place is as close as you can get to Call of Duty without joining the military.

In addition to this, these guys have over 50 different missions you can operate in their arenas and the arenas are a whole new experience as well. Whether taking place in the office, house, warehouse arena, or combining all three for coliseum style warfare, this place is a mecca for nerds.

Can you tell I'm excited? Unfortunately, Hard Knocks is located next to UCF in central Florida and I haven't even been there. Look for a post a year from now because this writer is going to experience the awesomeness for herself around that time and I will make sure to share it with the world right here on Solar Surfer. But don't take my word for it, go check out the site for yourself. Once you get past the cheesy pictures of hot chicks holding guns you can you can see that these people are serious about laser tag. Especially in the video. Those stupid blonds get irritating. Link below:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leo Dicaprio as an 'Evil Plantation Owner!'

Every day I thank god that people like Quentin Tarantino walk the earth today. His latest film has an all-star cast playing out a storyline in the past of slaves and bounty hunters. The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, and Jamie Foxx, as well as many other big names. Oh, and Kevin Costner, for those who actually like his monotone acting and overall muted manner.

The film will be called Django Unchained. Not too sure how realistic or crazy the film is going to be (knowing Tarantino the latter is more likely) but it looks to be another hopeful success. Link below holds the full announcement.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Geek Love

Jacob gets all the credit for finding Zendulo on YouTube. Her videos are awesome and will more than than likely be featured several times on this blog. To start us off, a fairly old video from 2008 but also one of my favorites. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Desktop of the Week

Not the best picture of the ground zero memorial but I thought it was neat to see the names and everything up close. These two never-ending waterfalls form the finished memorial of the 9/11 attacks. Not the epic tower everyone was expecting but I feel this is a more soothing way to pay respects.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gundam of Recycling

I don't even remember the original poster of this picture. I only remember that I found it on imgur months ago and forgot to share it with y'all until just now. As a huge Gundam Wing fan myself, it takes very little to get me psyched about an homage to the show. This particular Gundam was made from completely from cardboard boxes and tape was amazing.

Awesome photo by KrisCynical on deviantart. I always loved Ocarina of Time the most because it was my first Zelda experience. And honestly, the games since then, while still fun, were never the same as this one. KrisCynical also has a pretty cool image from Twilight Princess as well as some from Fullmetal Alchemist and Inuyasha for those interested.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A-1 Knows His 90's Hits

This has been circling the internet for a while but for those who haven't A-1's music is a necessity for all nerds. Personally, I love his Pokemon rap the most but the All That remix is such a dose of nostalgia that I couldn't hold back from including it as well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1000 Views...Now What?

Wow. 1000 views. I don't have anything special or pretty to represent my excitement; just more neat things from the interweb that we all care about. However, it IS pretty cool to know there are other people out there who equally acknowledge the stuff on this blog as awesome. So as a way to say thank you, I got my ass out of bed to another Starbucks to share more internet goodness with you guys. My friend Joe found this one and it kicks ass.

The laser guns alone are a reason to love it but the dubstep adds soo much more. Hope you all like it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Awesome First Aid Kit

There's no way I could finish the updates for the day without adding this awesome first aid kit. Who wouldn't love a message to sympathize with the fact that you are no longer feeling 100%? I love that the website for the company is I almost want a headache just so I can be comforted by this kit.

I highly suggest checking out the website if you want a good time waster. It has it's own section titled "help I'm bored" which includes tons of awesome stuff like a "help, I'm always procrastinating" section. If you click that, the site gives you this:

Seriously, for being a site to buy medicine this is one awesome place. I might buy their band-aids just for the fact that they entertained me so much. Or perhaps it's worth it to by their entire kit entitled "help, I have problems." Definitely a great marketing ploy.

How Did Bunraku Sneak Past Everyone?

Alright, I have no idea what the hell to think of Bunraku. Woody Harrelson was all I needed to see to be sold but the film also includes, Demi Moore, Ron Perlman, and Josh Hartnett. With crazy lighting and cg, and an insane story to boot, I'm blown away that no one seems to heard of Bunraku yet. While the film itself premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010, the US version will be released to the public on September 30th. Here's the brief IMDB description:
In a world without guns, a mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) walks into a strange town terrorized by the ruthless Nicola (Ron Perlman) and his army of thugs, headed by nine deadly assassins. The drifter is forced to trust a young samurai (Gackt) looking to restore his family's honor, and the local bartender (Woody Harrelson) who has been secretly awaiting a dream team to help overthrow Nicola’s tyrannical regime. 
After seeing the trailer, I feel like I should expect some sort of mixture between Sin City and Sukiyaki Western Django, with slightly under budget undertones. Keep your eyes out for this one, I'm feeling it will slide by unnoticed.

Beetlejuice Sequel?!?

Dear God, please let this actually follow through. has posted a small article stating that two new additions ( David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith) to Warner Bros. are claiming a sequel to Beetlejuice as their first movie to be made in their two year contract. But don't get your hopes up; no Burton or Keaton attachment has been announced yet. In fact, there isn't really any sort of finality to the article but I suppose just the possibility is enough to get fans excited. Complete barebones article can be found through the link.

It's Good to be Back

I'm back. And over the next couple of weeks this blogger will be updating the world through various restaurants and coffee shops around my house until I actually receive internet in the new apartment. You guys better appreciate just how important you are to me. After all, a day without the internet is a lifetime of information lost. I'd like to kick off the updates with this little gem of a movie. The Artist, although it isn't being released until November 23rd, is already receiving a bunch of praise as a foreign, Weinstein produced film. Here's what apple trailers says of the plot:
"Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a very successful silent movie star. The arrival of talking pictures will mark the end of his career. Peppy Miller, a young woman extra, becomes a major movie star."
Simple enough plot, and definitely reminiscent of Singing in the Rain but the mere fact that you can get the entire plot just from the silent trailer fascinates me. I'm wondering if the film itself is completely silent as well. Also, this film seems to have a much more dramatic tone than that of old Gene Kelly dancing flicks. Yes, there is much curiosity circling The Artist. Expect another update when I November rolls around.