Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category
Friday, October 26th, 2012
That’s right, there’s only five days left in our countdown to Halloween!
For day 5, we looked to some of the best horror movies to pick out these five infamous killers. Freddy Krueger from Nightmare On Elm Street, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Ghostface (Did anyone else know that was his name?) from Scream, and Michael Myers from Halloween.
We know there’s plenty more out there, but we think these are some of the best. They’re at least good enough to have multiple movies made out of them that don’t get old after #2, which we think is saying a lot!
Monday, December 6th, 2010
Leading the charge of new super hero movies, Green Lantern is projected to storm into action on June 17, 2011 as the first DC super hero movie
to get the revolutionary 3D treatment. As the slow months to release pass, you’re bound to see a big comic book movie revival as DC Comics t-shirts
begin to fill the streets in anticipation. As one hero who’s never gotten the feature film treatment before, and with a niche but extremely dedicated fanbase, DC promises to pull out all the stops to make this the greatest DC movie yet!
But for the uninitiated: who is Green Lantern? Actually, the Green Lantern is a role in an intergalactic police force, composed of thousands of different heroes from all across the universe. The power rings, the source of the Green Lantern powers, are forged by the “Guardians of the Universe” and are limited only by the strength and willpower of the wielder. In the film, it’s Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds), the first human ever selected to be worthy of the all-powerful power ring. Though later plot arcs would see the Green Lantern bumping shoulders with the rest of the DC lineup, fighting alongside Superman, Batman, and others to save the entire universe from destruction, the new film serves as a reboot for new fans and starts the story from the very beginning.
And that’s good, because there’s a whole world out there for Lantern recruits to catch up on. Green Lantern has graced comic pages for over sixty years and shows no signs of slowing down! Depending on the success of the new movie, we may even see an entire trilogy of Green Lantern films, with the second screenplay already in the works! Join the ranks of the Latern Corps and show your support with great Green Lantern t-shirts
, and be sure not to miss the next evolution of this classic franchise on June 17th.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
At 2Bhip we mourn the loss of Leslie Nielsen
, a sixty-two year film veteran best known for his deadpan roles as Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun series and Dr. Alan Rumack in the cult-comedy Airplane. Though best known for his groundbreaking comedic roles, where he played the straight man to slapstick and absurdity, his career goes way back to television’s Golden Age, appearing as a serious actor on almost fifty shows in 1950 alone. He would go on to score starring roles in the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet and later, the Academy Award-winning Poseidon Adventure, as well as dozens of other films from 1956-1980. The eighties would see Nielsen finding a comedic passion with an unforgettable role in Airplane
, a call back to his own disaster-film days. Called “a fish in water” by colleagues, Nielsen would become known as a comedic icon, a straight man to contrast the absurdity around him. With the success of Airplane and that famous line “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley”, he would go on to star in the Naked Gun
trilogy, an even more absurd take on popular comedy that made Frank Drebin a household name. Even after achieving comedic fame in Airplane and Naked Gun, Nielsen kept his passion for acting and continued to star in new projects, including the modern comedies Scary Movie 3 & 4 and a serious acting role in Music Within, all the way until his death.
Not just a comedian but a well-respected actor with a sixty-two year legacy, Leslie Nielsen should be remembered by anyone who appreciates cinema history. In commemoration, we offer great Airplane t-shirts
and Naked Gun t-shirts
, featuring the lines we know film goers everywhere will never forget.
Friday, October 29th, 2010
Bruce Lee is one of those cult figures who’s many different things to many different people. For some, he’s a standout martial artist. His discipline and skill in martial arts combat is historically unparalleled and his techniques gave rise to the distinctive Jeet Kune Do fighting style. For others, he’s better known as the iconic star of martial arts films like Way Of The Dragon and Enter The Dragon, in which he displayed his famous Jeet Kune Do fighting style in perfect form on the silver screen. And for many others, he is best known for the legends surrounding him; the infamous One Inch Punch (a punch delivered literally from an inch away) is said to have sent a man who outweighed him by almost one hundred pounds flying through the air, landing fifteen feet away. Let’s not forget the tales of thumbs-only pushups, side-kicking three hundred pound heavy bags to the ceiling, and catching rice thrown into the air with chopsticks.
Bruce Lee’s martial arts skill is without a doubt legendary and unprecedented, but with a private life of martial arts merged with a public life of film acting it’s hard to get a feel for just who Bruce Lee was; not as just a martial artist, but as a man. With November’s (projected release) new Bruce Lee biopic “Bruce Lee, My Brother” coming out, we’ll get a look at just that.
As the title implies, the film is recounted by his surviving brother Robert Lee and tells of Bruce Lee’s life as a youth, when he was first breaking into film making as a child and developing his martial arts style on the street, not the studio. While it remains to be seen if relative newcomer Aarif Lee will be able to effectively play such a legendary figure, the film promises conceptually to be everything Bruce Lee fans have searched for. With so many conflicting accounts of Bruce Lee’s life and prowess, to hear his history straight from his own brother is a fantastic opportunity. Still unrivaled and unmatched, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the “Genesis of the Dragon”. We have great Bruce Lee t-shirts cool enough to pop off a few roundhouses in, and hope to continue to honor Lee’s legacy as the biopic’s release draws closer.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
“What’s your favorite movie?”
is a question everyone can answer, and everyone will answer passionately. Film sees radical changes in technology and style; every decade of film has it’s own identity and has a different feel from the ones before and after it. But no matter where you came from, film has an undeniable impact on our culture, and it’s only natural to show the love. We have movie t shirts
for all your favorites, old and new alike. We have a soft spot for the classic brat pack, Marty McFly, and the best of George Lucas’ films and don our 80s movie tees
with pride, but all generations had movies to be just as passionate about. In fact, Citizen Kane is considered critically to be one of the best films ever made, and that came out in 1941, long before we were even born!
Did you know that movie theaters have been around for almost one hundred years? Way back then, it was a far simpler time. Moving pictures
were spectacles, not yet evolved enough to tell a real story, but more than enough to captivate a culture. Back then, movies were only a few minutes in length, with choppy frame rates and blurry shots, and we didn’t complain! We walked a mile in the snow with no shoes to the five cent theater, and they didn’t even have air conditioning! Naturally though, theaters have grown a lot since then. Now, the first big trip to the movie theater is a childhood memory we can all cherish. Remember that first time you saw Star Wars as a kid and the Star Destroyer made it’s slow crawl over the audience, accompanied by a massive mechanical roar that echoed through the room? Remember the next five times you saw Star Wars after that? It’s a rhetorical question: you’ll never forget.
A far cry from our childhoods, today we have the option to sit down in a body-hugging plush seat, recline it back, put a massive sugary soft drink in the arm rest and watch our favorite actors do their thing on a 40 foot screen in full HD and 3D while looking almost as good as reality. We have theaters with moving seats that weave and wobble along with the action, and massive screens that telescope across the ceiling, surrounding the viewer with an image on all sides. We’ve even moved past 3-D and have seen the introduction of “4-D” cinemas, which spray water, move seats, blow jets of wind, and more, all to immerse the next generation in the world of movies even more than the last. And if you don’t feel like going out and you feel like the magic is finally gone, with Video On Demand services now you don’t even need to leave the couch. Pop on your favorite movie t-shirt, slide the DVD in, and turn your own house into a theater to envy!
Friday, July 9th, 2010
Total Film had Back to the Future fans in a frenzy from it’s Twitter post on Monday by declaring July 5, 2010 as “Future Day”. Total Film Tweeted a doctored photo of the delorean dashboard claiming that this was the date Doc and Marty traveled in time to. Followers of the site re-tweeted and their followers re-tweeted and so on. This quickly became one of the most searched terms across the internet and a trending topic on Twitter.
Total Film confessed of their doctored photo after die hard fans had demanded an explanation of the grevious mistake.
Rest assured Googlers the future date is a good 5 years away, October 21st 2015 (Back to the Future II). Bring on the hover board and Jaws 19!
Monday, June 28th, 2010
Get ready fairy fans…Tinker Bell and her friends are on their way to a new full length movie, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue , set to release on July 30th 2010.
Tink encounters her first human, before Wendy and the Lost Boys, Lizzy. As the two unite, Tink develops a special bond with the girl in need of a friend. As Tink’s fairy friends launch a daring rescue, Tink risks her safety along with the future of all fairies. The action packed adventure takes all fairies of Pixie Hollow on a daring flight to London to save Tinker Bell and fairies of all kind.
Check out the official sneak peek
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Trailer
Friday, June 11th, 2010
Brain child of the Disney Corporation and delivered with the flawless execution of a new innovative technology, Toy Story is fantastic on a number of levels. Toy Story was the first film for Pixar Entertainment who pioneered the use of cgi cinematography. Mix in a colorful storyline performed by an incredibly talented cast and crowds worldwide lined up to take part of this fantasy. Toy Story 2, the sophmore film, experienced the same success of it’s predecessor. The film featured a mix of familiar voices. Tom Hanks stars as Woody, the lovable old fashioned pull string cowboy and best pal to his child owner, Andy. A wonderland of it own, Andy’s room is full of toys who come to life when he leaves. Woody is their leader.
In the first film we’re introduced to Buzz Lightyear a fearless and dare say oblivious astronaut action figure who unlike the other toys, believes he’s real. Andy brings Buzz home after a birthday party and is awstruck with the buttons, new dazzling features and, of course, the trademark “To infinity and beyond!”. Alas, Woody is disenchanted fearing that his place in the boys heart as his best pal may be lost to this new toy. From there the movie unfolds as Woody plots to trap this intruder that results in him falling out of the Toy room only to having Buzz come to his aid. They learn that they must rely on each other to make it home.
Of course, as is the Disney way, the two toys become comrades in the end and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Just like that, a franchise was launched with plush dolls, funny t-shirts and the Toy Story Mania area at Disneyland California Adventure. The best part about the film(s) is not only the appeal they have for children but that the adults can enjoy it just as much. That’s an impressive feat and we’re all hooked as a result. 2010′s Toy Story 3 brings some old friendly faces back to the big screen, like the piggy bank named Hamm. “Lotso” (short for Lots-O’-Huggin Bear) is the newest member of the bunch. June 18th in the release date and the world is sitting in anticipation . With such a great time in store, who wouldn’t be.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
The series that introduced most of the world to Mr. T, The A-Team
is seeing a newfound revival as we count down to the new A-Team movie on June 11th
The A-Team series starred four soldiers of fortune who escape from military prison after being staged for the infamous “crime they didn’t commit”. Ex-Vietnam veterans, The A-Team are elites, each with a different mastery which makes them the best mercenaries of their kind. While most episodes were unrelated, their war experiences and now famous interplay (“I ain’t gettin’ on no plane!”) brought the team together for five seasons, before retiring Hannibal, Faceman, Murdock, and B.A. Baracus to television history. The massive explosions, macho look at warfare, and often subtle satire made it a homeland hit, and made it the target of international controversy. Though many critics would claim the mindless action and cartoonish look at warfare delegitimized the show, even calling it a “celebration of violence”, hardcore fans know that this was the magic of the A-Team, and what the show did better than all others. Few television moments match the pure entertainment value of a massive explosion triggering as Hannibal lights his cigar, walking off without looking back. There’s an art to action, and The A-Team mastered it, with many similar series taking their influences directly from The A-Team to this day.
A reinvention of the franchise, not a remake, the 2010 A-Team movie stars new actors in a more contemporary Middle East setting. As expected, it
keeps the trademark van, the explosions, and the high-octane approach to warfare. Though the cast has changed, they look to keep the spirit, with UFC’s Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking the crucial role of B.A. Baracus and film veterans Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List), Sharlto Copley (District 9), and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) filling out the rest of the crew. It is expected to lessen the slapstick aspects of the original series for a more gritty modern feel, making the A-Team
concept more identifiable for new fans. Though it changes a few elements, old-school fans can take solace in the fact that both creators of the original series are involved with and supervising the project, so it should keep the spirit of the series alive and well. For A-Team
fans, this movie is not one to miss!
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
The first of the Karate Kid
series was a critically acclaimed coming of age
story about a student-mentor relationship and the battle for dignity against the dishonorable Cobra Kai
. It brought us classic phrases like “wax on, wax off” and “sweep the leg”, the crane kick has entered the martial arts lexicon, and the film launched Ralph Macchio’s career as a teen sensation. It would see three sequels, all popular, but critically none would have the cult reputation of the iconic first film, which is still merchandised and quoted to this day.
However, a new challenger finally enters to make a grab for Macchio’s throne. Produced by Will Smith and starring his son Jaden, 2010′s upcoming Karate Kid
movie has a June 11th release date and a world of anticipation behind it. More of a reboot than a remake, Karate Kid 2010
brings the action overseas to Beijing, and focuses on kung fu over the more traditional karate from the original. Though Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) has sadly passed on, he finds a suitable replacement in film legend Jackie Chan, playing Mr. Han, a kung-fu master passing on his kung fu secrets to the new “karate kid”. While the characters and fighting style may have changed, the film looks to keep the spirit intact, and with filming being performed on location in places like the Great Wall of China it looks to be the authentic martial arts film fans have been dying to see. Respectfully, the new film will contain a few homages to the original, including a variation on the fly-catching training sequence. While the great cast and location should keep old fans satisfied, this will prove to be a great time to get a whole new generation in on the Karate Kid legend, and bring “strike first strike hard no mercy sir” back to the warrior repertoire once again.