jw-effects
01 Feb 2016

Watch: ILM Shows Off The Amazing Special Effects of Jurassic World

Any right-minded person could tell you that the dinosaurs running around in last summer’s blockbuster hit, Jurassic World, weren’t real. A cursory knowledge of how special effects have been applied in the last decade of movie-making would probably tell you that there were some other elements that weren’t actually on set when Colin Trevorrow and co. filmed the picture. What you might not realize is that much of what you saw in the film: water, trees, buildings, people, and pretty much everything else in the movie was nothing more than a very realistic cartoon.

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25 Jan 2016

Media Collective, Wisecrack, Explains The Philosophy Of Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is one of the most intelligent series on television. Paired with (many) jokes about butts or balls or butts and balls, is an awareness of the deepest subject matter possible. Creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) draw from Nietzsche and Camus, to paint a picture of existence that most cartoons (or live-action series) simply never explore.

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03 Jan 2016

Geoff Celis’ ‘Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others’ Is Now Available To Stream For FREE

Not only does ‘Some Guys’ feature OG DAPS staffer, Michaelangelo “Flam” Muniz, but also frequent collaborators/well-wishers Casey Jost, Kevin Devlin, and Tim Duffy. Not only is it made on Staten Island, but the film’s Indiegogo campaign also promoted the borough we call home. Today, we’re proud and excited excited to tell you that ‘Some Guys’ is now available online for streaming online.

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Casey Jost Bet on Me
28 Dec 2015

People-Watching For Money + Casey Jost = TLC’s Bet On Me

Casey Jost is a frequent DAPS collaborator and if I’m being honest, the funniest dude on Staten Island. This Wednesday night, the Impractical Jokers writer will be taking another step on his road to super-stardom with the pilot episode of Bet on Me, a people watching game show airing on The Learning Channel (aka TLC.)

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17 Nov 2015

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: Can We Trust It?

As we approach the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, people are pretty excited, but the excitement seems to be tempered with the understanding that The Phantom Menace didn’t live up to the promise of it’s hype.

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02 Nov 2015

Watch This ‘Mad Max: Fury Road vs Mad Max Trilogy’ Supercut

One of my favorite Vimeo Video Editors, whoispablo, put together an interesting new Supercut showing the similarities between the recently rebooted Mad Max: Fury Road and the original Mad Max Trilogy.

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29 Oct 2015

Disney Mashes-Up Inside Out and Star Wars, Is Coming For Your Mash-Up Hobby

Disney owns both Pixar (and their colorful emotions) as well as Lucasfilm (what with the Han Solos of the world). When you own those kinds of intellectual properties, you can mash ’em up, throw ’em up on the web.

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26 Oct 2015

Watch This Star Wars: The Force Awakens Supertrailer

I present to you; the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Supertrailer, a montage that combines footage from every other Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers and teasers into one super-duper jumbo sized trailer. Which clocks in just under an impressive 4 minutes.

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jimmy-bling
26 Oct 2015

Bob’s Burgers’ Jimmy Jr. Makes Drake’s Hotline Bling So Much Better

What Would Happen if Hotline Bling was combined with beautiful dancing? Well, that’s what YouTuber, Jake Ensor, wanted to find out. Jake, the genius that he is, combined the stunningly graceful movements of Bob’s Burgers Jimmy Jr.

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leftovers
22 Oct 2015

Why ‘The Leftovers’ Is The Greatest Television Show Of All Time

This is not an opinion. It’s a fact. Just like if choosing to willingly eat the trail mix without M&M’s in it makes you a serial killer.

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