Posts Tagged ‘funny’

IMDB Keywords: Torso Cut In Half!

October 11, 2008

Man, I love IMDB plot keywords!

Torso Cut In Half

Torso Cut In Half - Related Keywords

Here’s one for movies featuring a torso cut in half. Pretty damn specific, you’d think. Right? Wrong! There are 118 movies in IMDB which have been tagged with this sucker! And I can narrow those 118 bad boys down even more as the above image shows.

What if I want to see all movies featuring a torso cut in half which also feature “breasts”? No problem!

But dammit if there aren’t 25 of those. I think I’m in the mood of torsos being cut in half, breasts, and… martial arts!

Now we’re talking. We’re down to 6, and most of those have unpronounceable Japanese names (who’d have thought it?). I’ll narrow it down a little further, though, just to be sure, adding “trousers” into the mix: straight outta leftfield! I feel like a bit of trousers with my torso mutilation, martial arts and breasts.

Et voila: Gantz.

Gantz

Gantz: A movie featuring torsos being cut in half, breasts, martial arts and trousers.

As you can see, it’s some form of anime. Here’s the plot summary on IMDB:

A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

Sounds sweet.

Almost There… Stay On Target!

October 10, 2007

Plaster Wars” was an event which took place earlier this month featuring scale models of several Star Wars craft, like the X-Wing (full-scale) and Y-Wing (1/4 scale):

“A long time ago, in a garage in Santee, California, a group of slightly insane rocketeers decided to make a flying scale model of the X-Wing fighter from what is arguably the best movie ever made, Star Wars.”

Here are the (less than spectacular, but still geekily entertaining) results:

Altogether now: “Watch out, Wedge! Three from above!” “I can’t shake him!” “Too late!”, etc.

Grammar Nazis: xkcd

October 8, 2007

Webcomic xkcd just published a strip about the intricacies of English grammar. In a previous life I would very much identify with this kind of thing, and in fact there are people I know from my postgraduate days in linguistics who probably still do this on a daily basis:

xkcd - effect affect

Of course, I know plenty of grammar nazis too…

Even More Mashed-Up Trailers

August 13, 2007

While browsing around Metafilter recently, I came across a link to the following post all about video mashups:

Sublime Recycling: Mashups That Rock! (via Metafilter)

I posted about my love for trailer mashups and music mashups a while ago, but there were a few links that I hadn’t come across before; most notably, Boogie Nights as Star Wars. However, the real find here is this near-comprehensive trailer mashup resource:

The Trailer Mash

Mashup fiends are in heaven: you can search mashups by genre or by movie. There’s a sizeable database here, so inevitably the quality is somewhat varied. But you can peruse the top 10 recut trailers, all of which are classics, and most of which I’ve included in my previous mashup-oriented blog posts.

Unbelievably though, I had missed the incredibly professional Goonies of the Caribbean mashup — two parts 80s kids’ adventure-comedy effortlessly mixed with three parts Jack Sparrow — so it was well worth the visit: