Good morning El Moochadores! For today’s Morning Moo we got just one feature. It’s a great series of short films on the Youtube about a man sucked into a world of direct to video B-movies. Literally. He’s sucked in. Straight to Video: The B-Movie Odyssey is the adventure of Edmonton’s last video store clerks, Kevin Martin, who is pulled into a strange world of low budget, direct to video, movies like we loved to watch as kids. Seriously, old Chudd and I were huge fans of the low budget sci-fi and horror films, and many thanks go to Full Moon and David Carradine for making our childhood at least a little better. Anyways, the series was produced by indie film makers House of Heathens and stars Kevin Martin as, well, Kevin the video store clerk. The series takes Kevin through all genres of low budget greatness, including great titles like Beaver Lake Massacre and Gong Tao Justice. Kind of like Quantum Leap but with a giant praying mantis and you can’t leave until the credits roll. Each show is roughly 7 minutes, and (here’s the thing) they’re really damn good. The humor is awesome and I love how they didn’t forget that these films are supposed to be from the 80’s and 90’s. Or, maybe that’s just Canada. All the same, I’ve posted a couple of sample of episodes below along with the show’s synopsis, as it appears on the facebook, but click the links to see the whole thing.
Kevin, jaded video store owner, rises from behind a desk, jerry can in hand. Gas splashes out onto racks of movies. The video store has met it’s end, the love he had once had for the films of the straight to video era is gone. His bags are packed behind him; he strikes a match. The return slot flings open and gusts of air howl through the room; dousing the flame. A mysterious BETA case drops in from the opening. Curiosity piqued; he puts it in his vintage player. The TV screen flickers momentarily; then erupts as a large rotating black hole vortex pours out. Everything in the room collapses, pulled into it, including Kevin. Screams and ominous laughter wake him. In a twisted turn of fate, he is trapped inside his B-movies, and must fight the terrors around him to end this video nightmare.
Good afternoon El Moochadores! There’s a lot of cool stuff people have made out of LEGOS. Bat caves, Planet Hoth, but I didn’t see this one coming. LEGO artist, Matt De Lonoy had made the Fhloston Paradise fight scene from the 1997 hit sci-fi film Fifth Element. I don’t know why he made this, but he did and it looks pretty damn cool! Check out the pics below for the complete view!
Good evening El Moochadores! It’s been a few weeks but we’re back with a little less money, a few new bruises, and another episode of the Atomic Moocast! On this edition of the Atomic Moocast we talked with independent comic book creator, Kara Barrett! Kara has just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign for her new graphic novel; The Bargain! Check this out:
Twenty years ago Jackson signed his soul away to pay his mother’s gambling debt. Now his bill is coming due on New Year’s Eve. Peddling potions and mojos as a traveling salesman most of his life, Jackson understands a thing or two about magic. But salvation always eludes him. Louisiana is his last hope. Jackson’s hunt for a way to break the devil’s pact leads him to a haunted plantation in search of a crazy hoodoo slave ghost and then to the wild streets of 1955 New Orleans. With the assistance of an alluring creole healer named Lissette, can Jackson find a way to save himself before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve?
Follow the link above back to Kara’s Kickstarter project and check out the niffty benefits you get for donating to her project!
Also on this episode; One of our past Brethren Moo returns! Buttery Wholesomeness is back and joins us for a State of the Moo before this shows interview! Buttery helps us discuss the finer points of 1912, Tarzan, and Kevin Smith!
So this is it El Moochadores! Now is the time to scour your fridge for snacks and cool fizzy sodas, then flop your extra large McButt into a comfy chair, and hit that button that will start the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!
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Probably the most honest title to any book I’ve come across recently; The Great Show Downs by artist Scott Campbell is a fun book of movie confrontations from all genres of film. Published by Titan Books, and in an artistic style I don’t even have a name for, Every “showdown” comes with a smile and has a lot of fun interpreting classic movie moments like when the Titanic met the iceberg. The art is simple but something about the way it’s presented makes each face off (I wonder if there’s a Nick Cage/ Travolta showdown that didn’t make it into the book…?) a little more epic and engaging. However, sometimes it can be frustrating to view. The ED 209 does not smile! I don’t give a damn what artist license an artist feels he/she has: ED 209 doesn’t smile! Okay, that aside, go get a copy of The Great Showdowns at the Titan Books link above or you can find it on Amazon.com! Also, Go check out some of Scott Campbell’s other works. Mr. Campbell has done plenty of work with illustration, paintings, video games, and children’s books and you can find links to his stuff at his site.
Check out a few examples from the book below, but keep in mind this is just “the tip of the iceberg.” Okay, I only put that cliche in there because of the Titanic showdown. d’oh.
Hey guys, check out these great looking, and geeky, travel posters by deviantArtist Montygog. I gotta say, he’s definitely one of my more favorite vector artists on DA. Also, I really enjoy the design and layout work of these pieces; they look like geeky cartoon versions of old Swiss travel posters. I’ll post a few more poster below, but check out his gallery for more great work. Later!
Damn… I almost bought a rat tonight. Or would’ve except the bitch at the pet store kept trying up-sale me on rat supplies. “You can’t put it in a cardboard box, it’ll eat its way out! Here! Here’s a rat approved cage for only… oh… $89.00. Oh, and don’t forget, it’ll need a water dish ($10.99), water bottle ($9.99), a large sack of food ($19.99), a copy of Ratatouille on Blu-ray ($24.99)—wait, you don’t have Blu-ray??? Well, we’ll set you up with that too ($79.99), along with a flat screen ($1199.99), rat-sized sofa ($129.99) and surround sound system ($249.99) so it can really get the full experience….” How the fuck did rats survive before we put’em in cages? The strange thing was that the rat was only $15.00 by itself! I guess that’s how they hook’ya.
Anyhow, I didn’t really want to get on and bitch about the perils of buying a rat. I came across these awesome ads (via LaughingSquid.com) for a Brazilian Cineplex… in Brazil… I’m not sure if you were getting that. At the very least I thought Trog would get a kick outta them, ’cause he speaks Portugese. No, really he does. He spent two years down there peddling religion for a popular cult based out of Utah (and I got sent to fucking Sacramento… the English speaking parts).
Check out the rest below. I got stuffs to do. Later!
Hey El Moochadors. Sorry for the lack of post lately, but life’s been kind of hectic. I did come across a few really cool things tonight though, so I thought I would take some time to share them. The first being this awesome Robotect cosplay by Argentinian DeviantArt memeber Kitty-Honey (Also goes by Urara). You don’t see a lot of Robotech cosplay, and that’s a shame. It was an great cartoon back in the ’80s and definitely deserves more recognition. Also for Trog and myself it was our introduction to Anime. Anyways, Urara did a terrific job on the outfit and making her self look like Lisa Hayes.
I’ll post a couple more images below, but check out her gallery for more of her work.
Wow! I did it and here it is for your very special ear holes; Yet another Atomic Moocast! For this episode we sat down with our fellow Brethren Moo and imagined a day where we might have a thousand dollars and one week free of obligations to make a low budget Atomic Moo video. If you give this Moocast a listen you’ll here the brilliant story pitches from D20, Neko_Bijin, Numbers, Buttery Wholesomeness, Uncle Chudd, and myself. This episode was originally recorded on April 12th and if we had regular listeners I would be very sorry about the delay, however we don’t. So I’m just glad I was able to produce this with the very limited amount of time and resources I have. So get ready folks! Peel open that salty bag of crunchy cheddar stuff, pop the top on a cool fizzy soda, and arrange your self in a very comfy chair because this Moocast is eager to burn it’s self deep into your brain!
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As I Figure
Funk Game Loop
I will post the links this time… just not now. It’s late and I want to sleep now and dream of large women.
Wow, I’ve been busy. So busy that I haven’t had enough time to post anything on the Atomic Moo blog. However, I am currently working on a new Moocast and that should be online shortly. The bad part about not having enough time to post is that all the good internet stuff gets snatched up and spread around before I even have a chance to log on to my computer. Thankfully though, there’s just enough cool stuff left stuck to the bottom of the vast barrel we call the internet to make a cool post. Like… This wonderful illustration I found on Neatorama.com! Illustrated by artist Andy Hunter we get to see a “Wallis and Gromit” version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Go suck a cock Michael Bay.
New Avengers International Trailers
Via Geek Tyrant; Check out two cool new ads for the upcoming Avengers film, but do you’re best to ignore the bizarre subtitles that appear at the bottom of the screen. It’s just some dead language a joker pasted over the trailers.
04/15/2012 / Uncle Chudd / Comments Off on Evening Moo: Color Reel, Iron Man Cosplay, and Some Nifty Games
Well, I’ve spent the last couple days going through all my receipts and statements from this last year (I guess my method of dumping all that crap into a drawer throughout the year isn’t that effective…), so I’ve almost got my taxes squared away. I’ve still got a couple more days, right? No worries then.
Anyhow, I came across some really neat stuff tonight. This “Color Reel” video is by the same guy that did the “123 Film” Video, Evan Seitz. I thought this one was a little harder. I still can’t figure out the one with the wolf (Silver Bullet?). Check it out below and see how you do.
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If you're a creative geek (have a web comic, into cosplay, geek based Youtube videos, into illustration, geek tunes, or even have your own geek blog or podcast, etc…), we would love to have you as a guest on the Moocast. If you’re interested in talking with us contact Trog at firstname.lastname@example.org.