You know one when you see it: a Rube Goldberg machine. Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pultitzer prize-winning cartoonist/inventor, best known for his depictions of devices which accomplished simple tasks by convoluted means, operating on a series of inter-dependent, domino-like events. His work naturally reflected--and often parodied--a national obsession with technology, as his life coincided with a budding and booming industrial age. His renderings are so unmistakably synonymous with his name that Rube Goldberg even appears in the dictionary to describe any such redundancy-packed machine. Hats tipped in his direction via all sorts of pop-culture homages demostrate just how influential the man and his drawing were. Here are ten of such which carry Goldberg's signature, and show that practicality isn't everything (lessons to be learned in this age of smartphones and the over-praised virtue of all-in-one-ness).
For generations, Westerns have been among the most beloved movies ever made. So it would make sense that the actors who star in them would go on to become famous in their own right. Western stars have gone on to become some of the most recognizable and beloved cinematic icons of all time.
Here are ten of the all-time greatest.
Tim Burton is an American born film director, producer, writer, and artist. He tends to take movie goers on an emotional journey by creating characters and themes that are dark and tortured, while also funny and endearing. He is a stunning visual creator and his movies are riddled in spectacular effects and animation and often paired with gripping and beautiful musical scores. It's easy to see why Burton has created some of the most captivating films of our time. Here is a small selection of his finest masterpieces!
These movie trailers are parody trailers, they are fake, make fun of the actual movie, and provide lots of spoilers. They're also hilarious.
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Let's see what's in store for us in 2012.
With the recent release of The Avengers and the still present nerdgasm I have as a result of watching it, I got to thinking who else in Marvel’s long line of heroes is due for the silver screen treatment? Aside with the X-Men, Spider-Man, and the other greats already have a shot, who else in the pantheon is up for some action?
Ah, the movie sequel. Hollywood finds a great movie and tries so hard to outdo the first with an even better sequel. Rarely does it happen that the sequel is better than the original, but sometimes it happens. Sometimes, the sequel is at least as good as the original. The below list are sequels that are at least as memorable as their original counterpart.