‘Man of Steel’ teaser trailer: Will it make us forget Superman Returns ever happened?

Man of Steel

This new Superman Man Of Steel teaser shows us a little bit more than the initial trailer — the Russell Crowe dubbed effort from a few months ago — and it already looks to be an upgrade. It centers around events from Clark Kent’s early childhood where he accidentally shows off his super strength by pulling a bus out of a body of water. This most likely explains why we see Kent featured on The Deadliest Catch in the last trailer. Denying his powers? Ashamed by being different? Unwilling to take up the hero mantle? These themes are probably explored early in the film, then moving on to some kind of final showdown.

(Watch the full trailer below.)

But here’s the problem: The teaser does not reveal a villain. I’ll bet dollars to donuts that someone has an evil plan up their sleeve (and that once again, the military will take a non-existent role in the final showdown). Lois Lane and Superman in the field with a growing storm in the background no doubt foreshadows this unknown final battle against this currently faceless bad guy.



Gabe from ‘The Office’ gets tooled by Lance Armstrong in Nike commercial

By C.W.

Lance Armstrong is a dick. This should not be breaking news to anyone. What was news to me, however, is that he did a commercial with that weird guy from corporate, Gabe, from NBC’s The Office. It’s funny, Lance seems like a dude who’s jacked up on PEDs and Gabe is, well, Gabe. Also, according to a commenter, the redhead kid at the end is in School of Rock.

Someone wrote a song called ‘Sound of Cylons’ … and it’s fraking awesome

Hello Gaius my old friend, indeed! Serious question: How has it taken this long for some brave genius to turn the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sounds of Silence” into a Battlestar Galactica-themed toaster ode aptly titled “Sound of Cylons”? Prepare to have a nerdgasm:

‘The Walking Dead’ vs blow jobs: Such are the trials of man


Listen, life is all about priorities. Sometimes that means you’re going to have to make some hard decisions. Now I’m not saying this gentleman over at Above Average TV Network made the right call, per se, in watching The Walking Dead over sexy-time with the wifey. But can you blame him? I mean what guy hasn’t found himself in this dilemma? I say godspeed sir, you’re a pioneer on the we-won’t-be-blackmailed-by-sex-anymore front. Enjoy.

(Tip of the flat brim @Shizazaraz)

Watch chilling new ‘Homeland’ trailer


Have the past nine months of your life been devoid of a bipolar spy/POW turncoat/Islamic militant love triangles? Are the unresolved images of a sweaty, faulty-explosive garbed ginger and manic, unmedicated Golden Globe winner haunting your dreams? Well you’re in luck: The second season of Homeland returns next month, and to get us ready for the much anticipated sophomore season Showtime released the following trailer packed with dynamic new footage. Beyond the foreboding images, the most striking aspect of this trailer is Scala & Kolacny Brothers’ version of “Every Breath You Take,” the same chilling voices behind the Radiohead “Creep” cover featured in 2010’s The Social Network trailer. Now go get your Brody-lovin’ fix.

Homeland Season 2 premieres Sun., Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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‘The Newsroom’s’ Charlie Skinner is the man

When he’s not threatening to take out Reese Lansing’s teeth, “one punch at a time,” Charlie Skinner can be found drinking, wearing bow-ties, or making the best facial expressions man has ever seen. And in the season finale, The Greater Fool, Charlie said this:

I mean honestly, do I really need to say anything else?

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Taste of Thrones: Arya the cat meows intro music

In case the news that Ciaran Hinds, aka Rome’s Julius Caesar, has been cast as King Beyond the Wall Mance Rayder wasn’t exciting enough, we bring you another bit of essential offseason Game of Thrones news: A Thrones fan has posted a video of his cat, the aptly named Arya, meowing the show’s theme song. Quality.

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New ‘Skyfall’ trailer offers look at Javier Bardem’s villain



Everything from the first teaser trailer for the new Bond film, Skyfall, is back in this full-length trailer that Sony released on Tuesday. But there’s one key addition: here we get our first real look at the Javier Bardem-played bad guy, and we’re liking what we’re seeing. Bardem has resurrected that ominous voice from No Country for Old Men perfectly for the role. He looks to be a perfect and cunning fit as the new Bond villain, so who cares if that hairdo sparks imagery of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s fat, creepy character from Boogie Nights? The newest installment of 007’s legacy still looks awesome.

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‘Do What Light Does’: RGIII gets in your head with new adidas commercial



He’s everywhere. He’s everyone. He’ll tape your ankles just before he breaks them.

The above video is Robert Griffin III’s new adidas commercial for the adizero 5 star, and it’s just the right mix of badass and hilarious. For some reason, the ominous sounds and constantly changing uniforms remind me of the many faces of the Dark Knight’s Joker, dressed like a cop or a nurse and ready to strike at all moments. Or perhaps Jaquen H’ghar from Game of Thrones. Yes, let’s go with the latter as inspiration for this commercial. A man has patrol duty. A man should not tap on the glass. A man drives a bus while ridin’ sideways. A man winks and smiles before he feasts. OK, just watch the video before I get carried away.

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Taste of Thrones, Edition 1: Amazingly Accurate ‘Game of Thrones’ Impressions

Game of Thrones has entered its offseason hiatus, thus beginning the waiting game until the Season 3 premiere.  And it’s been difficult to cope: How can we survive without Dany, Arya, Tyrion and Robb’s majestic hair?

Thankfully, TNW has come up with a brilliant solution to make it through these trying summer months. Each week, we’ll unveil a “Taste of Thrones” — a weekly clip, photo or other newsworthy Game of Thrones-related tidbit that will temporarily satisfy your appetite for all things Westeros.

That starts with this video of one man’s scary-good voice impressions of the following characters: Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Jon Snow, Varys, Littlefinger, Pycelle, Ser Davos and Ser Jorah.

Other lines we’d like for Steve Love to perform as Jorah: “Say hello to my little friend, Khaleesi;” “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti, Khaleesi;” “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads, Khaleesi.” Oh, and “You are a real hooker and I’m gonna slap you in public, Khaleesi.” In fact, anything that combines Anchorman and Game of Thrones. Get on it.

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