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Geek Gear: Adventure Time ‘Where the Wild Adventures Are’ Shirt
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Adventure Time Where the Wild Adventures Are

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a mash up of Adventures Time and Where the Wild Things Are called “Where the Wild Adventures Are” by artist Michael Myers Jr..

The sale began at Teefury today, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Author Maurice Sendak Passes Away At 83
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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, the author best known for the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, passed away today in in Danbury, CT, at the age of 83. According to the NY Times, Sendak died from complications from a recent stroke.

Where the Wild Things Are was introduced into the cinematic world via Spike Jones’ adaptation of the beloved children’s novel in 2009. But the author was also known for novels such as Outside Over There and In the Night Kitchen. Sendak’s stories have touched people of all ages and his passing is a great loss in the literary world.

Though Sendak has written many stories, he is best known for Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. But it was no ordinary children’s book, it was a story that explored the sensations and dangers of a fantasy in a manner that was effective towards a reader of any age. Basically it told children that adults also have dreams.

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Doom Discussion: 67th Annual Golden Globe Winners & Losers
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Globes

Well, the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards were just handed out, and the winners and losers are now here for us to talk about.

The popularity and integrity of the Globes has consistently declined over the years as it became apparent that those who were voting were typically voting based on popularity and not so much on those who are deserving (a trend among awards shows, it would seem). Still, these are the awards that set the table for the big one, the Academy Awards, and what we can start to expect when those are handed out.

The show was actually better than it usually is. Ricky Gervais was a brilliant host, and even though he likely pissed a lot of people off with his edgy humor, it will be impossible to ignore the positive feedback you will hear from his job this evening. The awards played out as expected with a few pleasant surprises and the typical sickening winner from time-to-time.

For those of you who missed the Golden Globes or just didn’t watch them, click on over to the other side to see a rundown of highlights to seek out on YouTube and low points to avoid. Also to be found below is the entire list of nominees, with the winner in each category in bold if you don’t care and just want to peek at who won.

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Golden Globe Nominees Revealed; What Do You Think?
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Globes

The list of nominees for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced earlier today, and you can check out the whole list below.

The Globes aren’t the most respected of all awards ceremonies (not that many…if ANY are these days), but they are good for one important thing: Academy Awards potentials. Many of the nominees and winners of Golden Globes will go on to land Oscar nominations as well, so movie fans watch with sharp eyes.

Just a glance over the list of nominees, you can see why so many people have trouble taking awards like this seriously. There’s a select group of movies that feel like they’re given these nods just because of their status and not due to their quality. These movies could in fact be the very best of the best this year — I do not know for sure — but when you see films like Nine which hasn’t even been released yet getting so many nominations, you scratch your head, especially knowing how much love musicals get JUST for being musicals. Or maybe even Avatar grabbing a massively unexpected nod in the Best Motion Picture Dramas category. Hopefully the majority of these are indeed the most deserving of the honor, and may the best films win.

Head on over to the other side to see the entire rundown of Golden Globe nominees and please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Worst Idea Ever? ‘American Gladiators’ To Become Superheroes In New Movie
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American Gladiators

It’s being reported that Peter Iliff has been brought in to pen a brand new feature film in which the world famous American Gladiators become superheroes. The movie is said to be based on the TV show we’re all familiar with that began in 1988 and recently came back for a short two-season run. No word on if Gladiators like Nitro, Malibu, Zap, Lace, or some of the newer ones like Crush, Wolf, or Titan will actually star in the film, or if they will cast new faces. It will be produced by Scott Mednick.

Iliff isn’t exactly a household name, but the man has brought us some decent titles over the years. He first wrote the popular action movie Point Break (and a possible future sequel called Point Break Indo), which starred a young Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze. He then went on to write Harrison Ford’s Patriot Games, the high school football flick Varsity Blues, and Under Suspicion with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. Mednick also has an impressive resume of producing jobs that includes Superman Returns, Beerfest, 300, We Are Marshall, and Where the Wild Things Are.

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Nickelodeon Acquires Rights To ‘Ninja Turtles’ For $60 Million; Hopes For A Darker Turtle Gone?
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Ninja Turtles

The Mirage Group, who owned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and brought us the all CGI TMNT, has sold the entire global property rights to children’s brand Nickelodeon for $60 Million. The deal includes the movies and shows, as well as the rights to all merchandising.

It’s been in a news a few times recently, but in case you haven’t heard, a brand new Ninja Turtle movie is on the way. The movie is to retract from that CGI style that they tried and move back into the glorious world of live-action. To ensure an even greater realistic quality, it is expected that they will use the same methods used in Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are in which people are put into highly-detailed costumes and only the facial expressions are created using computer effects. Hopefully, the end result will be similar to the Ninja Turtles we saw in the ’80s and ’90s, but with a whole lot more realism to them.

One of the main concerns with this new project was whether they would aim the movie at a younger audience as they always have before, or if they would finally make a darker, more adult aimed movie for the original fans of the Turtles who are all now in their 20s and 30s. If today’s news is any indication, it will be the former yet again.

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Behind The Scenes Peek: Making The ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Soundtrack
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At the end of last month, the entire soundtrack for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are by Karen O was up to listen to free of charge (Read: New ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Images Set To The Full Soundtrack). You can still head over there and listen if you have not yet done so (it’s very good), and now you can peek at an equally good little video showcasing the making of said soundtrack.

The feature talks about how Jonze always had Karen O in mind for the music, and how her work with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs always had a that childlike innocence to it. You’ll see the movie’s young star, Max Records, in the studio to do some small voice recordings for the tracks; a peek a what looks like a really beautiful snowy scene using a Daniel Johnston (The Devil and Daniel Johnston) cover song; as well as their use of a children’s choir in some of the recordings.

Click on over to the other side to check out the video, it’s very much worth it, I promise.

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New ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Images Set To The Full Soundtrack
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It’s just about that time: Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are is about to finally be released in theaters on October 16, 2009. It’s been a while since the trailer was released and our excitement was at an all-time high, so right here and now you can listen to the entire movie soundtrack free online. Even better, while listening to the music that shall accompany this beautiful film, you can also check out a bunch of new images from the movie and its production. The soundtrack contains original songs by Karen O And The Kids — Karen O as in the singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

As you all likely know, the movie has endured a battle to get to our eyes, with rumors at one point claiming that the movie had been entirely scrapped and Jonze taken off the job by Warner Brothers because it was too dark and they wanted it more aimed at kids. Thankfully it was decided that the original vision was obviously the best, and things moved forward as planned.

Where the Wild Things Are is based on the novel by Maurice Sendak about a young boy named Max (Max Records) who becomes angry with his mother and travels dangerous seas to mystical lands inhabited by large creatures known as the Wild Things who decide to make Max their king.

Click on over to the other side to listen to the soundtrack and check out the images. The soundtrack was also released yesterday on CD, MP3, and vinyl. May I suggest throwing on the music before enjoying the pictures. Sets the tone quite nicely. Head on over to io9 for more images.

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‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Gets Another Great Trailer
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Wild Things

The second official trailer for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are has been released by Yahoo! Movies.

The trailer consists of a lot of the stuff that we saw in the first trailer, but this time there’s a bunch of dialogue included. This is particularly amazing to see when it comes to the Wild Things. We finally get to see these amazing creations interacting with young Max (Max Records) and you can see why so much work went into combining the physical costumes with the computer animated facial features and expressions. Spike Jonze has created real living, breathing creatures here, and this trailer takes that magic to a whole new level. I imagine this is a shorter peek at what the people who went to Comic Con were shown (Read: SDCC 09: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Panel).

Click on over to the other side to check out the trailer.

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SDCC 09: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Panel
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If there’s one thing we’ve learned in all of the highs and lows of the production of Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are, it’s that this right here is how to faithfully adapt a book. From the very beginning, the movie was a passion project that saw the director working closely with the book’s author Maurice Sendak to make it a beautiful and fitting adaptation, while also making it his own. This pure love for the material is showing in what we’ve seen so far, and the movie is shaping up to be something truly, truly special.

The Wild Things crew made an appearance at the recent San Diego Comic Con as part of the gigantic Warner Brothers panel, and while the panel didn’t have any big announcements or anything like that, they did bring a lot of wonderful footage and videos to watch. The clips were introduced by young Max Records, who plays Max in the film. The boy came out and stood strong, though he was a little nervous, which lead him to write some things on his hands so he didn’t forget. The one thing that stuck out was a great quote he relayed from Sendak that said: “You know I really love this movie and I hope people like it, because if not they can all go straight to hell.” They played three new clips from the movie with stuff we haven’t seen — mainly an extended look at some of the very brief clips that we saw in the first official trailer. They show more from the scene where Carol (James Gandolfini) is carrying Max, and also the scene where the Wild Things are chucking each other all over the place.

Click on over for more and a cool video that was shown that features a look at both Jonze and Sendak.

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