December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice Special: Alma

Happy shortest day of the year everybody! I have an a little gift for you all on this darkest of dark days, Alma from Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas. You need to see this award winning short, like, right now.

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Dolls rank up there with clowns and cephalopods on my "scary" list.

December 16, 2009

Trailers: Iron Man 2 & Hot Tub Time Machine

I thought you guys would want to see these these two trailers. Iron Man 2 and Hot Tub Time Machine are nothing alike but I combine them together here in this post like pb&j. I will answer two questions right off the bat.

1) Yes, Terrence Howard is now Don Cheadle and he wears the "Black" War Machine suit. I am not going to attempt to examine if that is racist or not.

2) No, Hot Tub Time Machine does not look that funny. Hopefully I will be able to catch it on a plane or Free On Demand.

I really hope Clark Duke doesn't make out with his mom.

December 14, 2009

TAC Holiday Gift Guide!

Tis the season peeps! Hopefully you are not not scrambling to find gifts for all your loved ones/family this holiday season. If there are still a couple of people on your list left, I have a gift giving guide for you. Order these items now an you might get them delivered by Christmas... or shortly after. You really shouldn't wait this late in the month to get your gifts. Anyway, on with the The Anthropomorphic Critic Gift Guide!

For the Intellectual Cousin you hate talking to:

Penguin Books Great Idea Series:
From the site: "Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are."

This should shut them up for a while.

For the person who donated to a charity in your name when all you asked for was alcohol.

Coal Gram!
When you purchase the coal they donate a percentage to your choice of charity. And the recipient gets some coal for a present in a very deceiving jewelery box. They can't get mad, it's for charity. You should also recommend they donate the coal as well. What are they going to do with coal?

For your favorite avid Hunter/Taxidermist

Cardboard Animal Heads

They are really cool and guaranteed to make any house look like a log cabin in the North Woods. And it sends a message that you don't nee to decapitate animals to impress the ladies.

For your step dad who's originally from California.

The California Desk

It's $5,500 dollars. But California is a pretty awesome state and he is a pretty awesome step dad.

For your friend's little brother/sister because they are cooler than your friend (And you secretly wish you were friends with them instead).

Grizzly Adventures T-Shirt from Threadless

This is a totally rad shirt, they will love it. Your friend is going to be so jealous.

For your kinda serious girlfriend

Beaver Ring

It's not an engagement ring but it's way cuter than a promise ring or a celibacy ring.

For the doodler or emo kid or grandma

Recycled BINGO game sketchbooks

Here you go, Merry Christmas. Now go off in a corner away from me and draw or write or whatever...No, the other corner, farther away from me.

For any guy you know.

Zip Tie

Boot Knife Sock

Clipper Ship Tie
Guys are so easy to buy for.

For The Anthropomorphic Critic

Night Court Travel Bar
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease? I want it! The drinks go where I go, in style!

Whatever you do, do not get anyone you know or only sorta know this:
Stuffed Unicorn
It's just not right.

I think RUN DMC said it best:

"My name's D.M.C. with the mic in my hand
And I'm chilling and coolin just like a snowman
So open your eyes, lend us an ear
We want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"

-Christmas in Hollis Queens

December 13, 2009

Kids In The Hall: Death Comes to Town

They're Back! They are all older and doughier but they are back!......on Canadian Television. That's close enough I guess. Most things Canadian come on down south to the States eventually. Here's a trailer for the 8-part series for the rest of us non-Canadians.

Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town - watch more funny videos

Look how young and not in drag they are! Awwwwwww

December 9, 2009

Movie Poster Review: TRON Legacy

Here's the new poster for Disney's Tron Legacy... And it lets you know everything you need to know about the movie: neon motorcycles. The producers know that the audience's favorite part of the first movie were the bikes that played like the old "Snakes" computer game. Just give the people what they want, crazy-ass bike chases with deadly walls of light.

They did not take this approach with the poster for the original movie:
This poster conveys the message that the movie is about people who worship a glowing Frisbee. This helps explain why it was a flop when it first came out. That and this guy:

You Can't defeat me, unless you are really good at "Breakout"

December 1, 2009

Original Movie Posters, Tilt Shift Disney & a list from IFC

Back when being French was cool

Pretty cool Original designed movie posters, right? You can by them Here just in time for the holidays for that person who has everything. Well Mr. or Ms. Smarty-pants, you didn't know these existed did you? Looks like you didn't have everything then , did you? Hope you enjoy. This one's cool too:


Are you guys hungry for some more tilt shift cinema? This time it comes in the form of a commercial for Disney World. It's still pretty mesmerizing and fun. It looks like stop motion, but it's real! Look:

IFC has kindly scrounged up a list of the 25 Scariest Moments in Non-Horror Movies. I had one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments. I hate those moments, but don't let that taint the list it's one of the best list in an Internet sea of lists. It has the scene where they open the Ark in Raiders of the Lost Ark. I had nightmares for weeks because of that scene. Also check out #16 Leave Her to Heaven. That movie looks messed up. Never heard of it and now it's at the top of my Netflix queue. I have a feeling I should get paid by Netfilx now...

Nightmares for weeks