X-Men Origins: Wolverine Not The Sharpest Claw

So I finally watched the leaked footage from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and no wonder it's getting such mediocre reviews. Hugh Jackman looks all skinny and without the CGI effects I'd swear his claws look like diner knives. I think they might be in trouble. (Link via Neatorama)

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Everybody Be Cool - The Tarantino Mixtape

Eclectic Method - The Tarantino Mixtape from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

The Eclectic Method re-cuts and remixes Quentin Tarantino's films and soundtracks until they have created a unique audio-visual mashup.

It's a tour de force that manages to out-Tarantino Tarantino and they should be hired to make the trailer for the inevitable box set. Which is exactly what this video made me want to do — hunker down for a marathon of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill I & II.

You've gotta admit, the man's got style to spare and can make a mixtape second to none. So hang on in the beginning, it picks up steam. (Link via Media-Digest)

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Calvin and Hobbes, if Calvin was a six-year-old and Hobbes was a real tiger. Wait... he wasn't?

From pop artist Casey Weldon for a show at Gallery 1998, they of the cool Idiot Box exhibit I've been enjoying so much. Thanks to Super Punch for another great find.

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Ka-pow! Dark Knight Dances The Batusi

Perhaps director Christopher Nolan's take Gotham's hero wasn't as far removed from its 1960s TV predecessor after all.

Watch as the Caped Crusader faces a truly dastardly foe in Batman: Dark Night! — the film remade with Adam West, Burt Ward and Cesar Romero as the Joker. Holy retro, Batman! There are frightful schemes and devious deeds, indeed.

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Threadless has reprinted Glennz Dark Side of the Garden — it's a classic.

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Ugly Betty gets a Himalayan makeover in this spoof from Take180.com. Now I've only watched the show over the top of my laptop while Gill was engrossed in it, but I really can't tell the difference. I suppose Abominable Snowmen need love too and Bigfoot really is the new beautiful.

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Extreme Crocheting

Howie Woo crochets, but not like your grandma, as you can see from the crochet dynamite above.
"I'm aware of the double-takes when a guy is seen working with yarn. My girlfriend overhears "grandma" when she's making a scarf on the bus. But those stereotypes will fade as more people of all ages and genders become interested in yarn-craft."
I also learnt a new word today: amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Japanese, who would have guessed? See more of Howie Woo's work at WooWork.com or his Flickr page. (Link via Neatorama)

Crochet Vices

Crochet Ray Gun

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Checkmate In Four Moves, Predator

Can't an Alien and a Predator just get along? The image, along with the duo playing pool and tetherball, were created by a New Zealand ad agency for the Sky TV network, for an airing of Alien vs. Predator. I suspect the ad was better than the film.

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Vincent Van Wolverine

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Wolverine and, I dunno, promote a tiny little art film they've got on the go, Marvel is issuing a number of titles with variations done in the style of some of the world's greatest artists.

Above is Laura Martin take in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. Others include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Edvard Munch and Roy Lichenstein.

It's a nice touch and a nod to pop culture's place in the arts. (Link via Super Punch)

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Extinct, Endangered, Resurrected

Conservation Status, from Threadless designer Aled Lewis: "All the best creatures are already extinct. This chart makes for depressing viewing. Sorry."

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Henson's 11: Are You In Or Out?

It's The Great Muppet Caper vs. Oceans 11, one of the best mashups I've seen in some time. Filmmaker Kat Reilly nails the audio perfectly and of course Brad Pitt just had to be Fozzy Bear. (Link via Neatorama)

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The World's Most Dangerous Graphic

Evel Knievel — the name is synonymous with danger and daredevil but, until now, not so much with data diagram.

Spot Motorcycle has put together a graphic of all the jumps of the world's greatest daredevil, what he leaped, how far he jumped and what he broke if he didn't.

Cool. "Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!”

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Oompa LoomPacino

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doompadah dacino
Why are there seven Al Pacinos?
Pop artist Dave MacDowell takes on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, with Al Pacino Oompa-Loompas. Say hello to my little candy friend!

While I loved the Tim Burton version of the film, I always have a special spot in my pop culture heart for the Oompa-Loompas. It may have something to do with my summer working at a candy factory making Willy Wonka candies. True story. (Thanks to Funktards for reminding me about MacDowell.)

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Beam Me Up, Scotchie

With the reboot of the Star Trek looming on the horizon, everyone's trying to piggyback on the Enterprise. Sometimes it is amusing, sometimes creepy. So why not get your Trekkie on with a couple of these concoctions?

I can't bear scotch myself, but I'd find it hard to resist a Beam Me Up, Scotchie. Slurp back eight more nerdy delights. I'm more of a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster kinda guy.

If the drinks aren't taking you where no one has gone before, how about a wall mural that will turn your bedroom (I assume) into the bridge of the original Enterprise? You can serve everyone Fuzzy Tribbles.

If those don't work for you (or work too well) there is only one final resting place: a Star Trek casket. May you die long and prosper.

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Superheroes Come In All Shapes and Cliches

I'd want to be the rich avenger, but only if it came with real super powers. See the video at the bottom to understand why. From Threadless designer Joshua Kemble.

The Real Story of the Superheroes

From photographer Dulce Pinzón: The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is a perfect example of the hero who has gone unnoticed. It is common for a Mexican worker in New York to work extraordinary hours in extreme conditions for very low wages which are saved at great cost and sacrifice and sent to families and communities in Mexico who rely on them to survive.

The principal objective of this series is to pay homage to these brave and determined men and women that somehow manage, without the help of any supernatural power, to withstand extreme conditions of labor in order to help their families and communities survive and prosper. (See all 16 photos here)

Do those workers ever wish they had real super powers? From Norwegian director Stian Hafstad: This is the story of Arne, who is convinced he has super powers. He just hasn't found them yet. So he decides to put up a wanted note for an archenemy, hoping that it will help him discover his true powers.

The Justice League and a completely ordinary human save the city. Sometimes not having super powers makes it a little hard to deal with your peers.

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Mr. T Party

Would you like some more Earl Grey, "Howling Mad" Murdock? Oh, I see you have your straitjacket on again. Bother.

From pop artist Ruel Pascual, as part of the Idiot Box Artwork exhibit.

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People Were Hating 'Fore I Left My Comment

On the off-hand chance you haven't already seen this video everywhere — and with 10K Diggs and most major sites posting it, that's unlikely — here's We Didn't Start the Flame War from College Humor.

What I love about it is how culturally specific it is and it makes me realize there is a genuine, if sad, subculture at play here. But if you don't spend any time on major commenting sites, it will be entirely meaningless to you. My wife watched it and shrugged, as I suspected.

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I've never really understood the appeal of steampunk. It's one of those web phenomenons that has escaped me. Why would you want everything to look like futuristic Victorian technology?

But there was no denying the artistry of Fabricio Moraes' winning entry for the CG Society's Steampunk Myths & Legends contest:
Geppetto is a mad and lonely old man. Since he has no friends at all, he decided to make one. With no magic or abracadabra stuff, he makes his creation alive with the power of steam.
I really have a thing for variants of classic Disney images these days.
(Link via Mira y Calla)

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A purposed Afghanistan law could allows marital rape by stopping a wife from refusing sex and could prevent women from leaving their home without her husband's permission except on urgent business. A group of women protesting this law were driven away by a mob of men yesterday.

Sometimes an incident is so enraging that it even cuts through to the confines of my pop culture world as it obviously did for the National Post's editorial cartoonist Gary Clement, top, and the Globe and Mail's Brian Gable, bottom. What, exactly, are we doing there?

Ok, back to the funny...

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The Rainbow Vomiting Pandas Of Interestingness

Flying pandas barf rainbows. Of course they do. Read pop artist Derek Chatwood's explanation of what they ate before they burst. (Link via Listicles)

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Not By The Hair Of My Stop Motion Chin

A Wolf Loves Pork is a stunning piece of stop motion animation, using photos, by Takeuchi Taijin that really has to be seen to be believed. At first I thought, yeah, I could do that. But very quickly I saw there wasn't a chance in hell I could do that. (Link via Neatorama)

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Quentin Tarantino Mad Libs

Make your own movie plot in the style of QuentinTarantino, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Moore and Michael Bay with Holy Taco's director Mad Libs. These are ____ing (Verb) hilarious! (Link via Screen Junkies)

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Daddy, Can I Have Herpes?

Cuddle up with a sexually transmitted disease, courtesy of Drew Oliver's line of 15 giant plush microbes, who claims: "I want to do for microbes what Walt Disney did for rodents." Not into the STDs? Then how about ebola, HIV, or the flesh eating bacteria?
There’s no cure for herpes, so once you get a hold of this little guy, you’ll never be able to let him go. Unlike his biological counterparts, this guy stays around all month long, rather than cycling through active and remission periods. Plus, they won’t leave you with painful, itchy and unsightly blisters.

This also just might be the only way you can give someone herpes while expecting them to ever talk to you again.
Drop those antibiotics and head to the Neatorama store and pick up a disease for the hypochondriac in your life.

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Lego Silence Of The Lambs

Buffalo Bill and Catherine singing Put the Fucking Lotion in the Basket from Silence of the Lambs, as Lego characters. Doesn't get any weirder than that. I love pop culture. (Link via JazJaz)

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Yar, Pirates!

Ok, I know pirates aren't the romantic, comedic, swashbuckling figures of books and pop culture. Yes, they are murderous, desperate, drug-addled fiends, just like the real pirates of old. So I can't help but echo the excitement Rayne, of Least I Could Do, over the reemergence of real-life, high-seas cutthroats.

I mean, come on, pirates! I totally wanted to be a pirate when I was a kid. Now that I've (purportedly) grown up, I'd rather be a space pirate, but I many have to pass that dream on to my son.

Of course maybe the media is oversimplifying the story — we do that, you know.

Hmm, the cartoon man may be right. How else to explain the serendipitous emergence of a Spike TV show about U.S. Navy pirate hunters? What an amazing coincidence!

But until we get that thoughtful documentary, I'll be following the pirates on Twitter and dreaming of treasure.

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Disney: Copy, Paste, Repeat

Some of these scenes are just like the others... Now what I've read on all the Digg comments (always a reliable, impartial, source of information), this is a technique often used in animation. Maybe so, but it's still a surprise when you see it side by side. (Link via Nick McGylnn)

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Lots of Good Fun That Is Funny

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is 1626 words in length and uses a total vocabulary of 236 words, Theodore Seuss Geisel's response to a 1954 Life article which criticized American school primers as intensely boring, unchallenging to readers and responsible for causing harm to children's literacy. And here it is in a snazzy Wordle word cloud, courtesy of The Journal of Cartoon Over-analyzations. They've created Wordles of four other Seuss classics as well. Check 'em out.

I can't go a night without reading Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, There's a Wocket in My Pocket, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! or One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish as Tristan has become hooked on the good doctor. I love it. (Link via culture kills and The Afterword)

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Inside All Of Us Is Poop

Do you remember when you first learned that everyone poops? Spike Jonze wastes no time adapting another 10 page children's book into a film and LandlineTV manages to suck some of the pretension out of the upcoming Where The Wild Things Are movie.

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Happy Easter!

Enjoy your day egg and bunny collecting, church attending, over eating, what have you.

(Link from Threadless via Super Punch)

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Canadian History: The Video Game

If Canadian history looked like this, I think I could get into it. Can Mario (Sir John A. McDonald) crush King "Louis Riel" and his rebellion? I want to play!

"Through gaming, we intend to challenge students to see if they can be as successful as Sir John A. Macdonald in creating a new country," wrote Thomas S. Axworthy, chair of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University in the National Post.

Of course it would probably be more like a dull(er) version of Railroad Tycoon. But I love Steve Murray's graphic, so I suppose that will suffice.

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Ventriloquist pulls a Billy Bob Thornton

I like them French fried potaters. Except when they don't have any gravy. Then I just act like a belligerent, full-of-myself, arrogant dick.

My friends at CBC Radio 3 have captured the awesomeness of Billy Bob Thorton's prickly, uncomfortable interview with Q host Jian Gomeshi earlier this week. His sense of entitlement was truly stunning.

Update: Billy Bob Thornton has cancelled The Boxmasters' remaining Canadian shows. Seems describing your audiences as "mashed potatoes but no gravy" isn't the savviest of PR moves

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101 Last Suppers

Who know the Last Supper would be such a popular pop culture touchstone? When I started noticing them a couple of years ago I thought it would be fun to compile a few. I figured I might be able to find 10.

Last night I put the finishing touches to my Last Supper post, adding another 50 versions of Leonardo da Vinci's L'Ultima Cena.

Above is the version of the Last Supper that hung over Michael Jackson's bed at Neverland (otherwise known as the scene of the crime). I've also added Last Suppers featuring Dilbert, Dogs Playing Poker, Dracula, Elvis, Raptor Jesus, Superheroes, Mel Brooks and a slew of others.

And thanks to Neatorama, Geekologie and PopCandy for the link love!

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Cereal Killer, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?

"The cereal-slinging life is enough to drive almost any decent cereal mascot to a life of murder. While the police have no proof that Sonny or Cap'n Crunch are responsible for the deaths of anyone, many children go missing each year. We think it's time someone took a good, long look into these borderline psychotics who might be part of a nutritious breakfast... but also part remorseless killer."

For more breakfast carnage, read Topless Robot's countdown of the 10 Cereal Mascots that Are Probably Also Serial Killers. My bet is on Tony the Tiger. There is no way somebody can be that relentlessly positive without eventually snapping.

The image of Buffy The Vampire Slayer dusting the Count is from pop artist Chris Tezber, entitled The Tragic Death of Count Chocula. (Link via Idiot Box Artwork)

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Nirvana Vs The Beach Boys

Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home. Today's strange mashup is Nirvana Vs The Beach Boys - Smells Like Sloop John B. The only time I've seen those two bands side by side is when my iPod is feeling mischievous. Still, it works and you have to wonder if Kurt Cobain and Brian Wilson might have been kindred spirits. (Link via The Drill Down)

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Who/What To Worship?

These days I'm split between the Black Obelisk and the The Great Prophet Zarquon. Use this handy chart to help you decide.

Cartoon by Tom Gauld for the Guardian. (Link via JazJaz)

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Sock It To Me: World Pillow Fight Day

I just found out that it is World Pillow Fight Day, so there's still time to grab a fluffy weapon and give somebody a solid thwack, just like J. Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man in pop artist Brandon Bird's BAM THWOP. Loads more photos of feathery mayhem at Flickr.

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8 Kilomètres

Rap battles as competitive French beat poetry, filmed as classic European cinema: "I'm gonna force-feed you like a duck... and make foe gras out of your liver. Cluck, cluck, bang!... Say bonjour to your wife."

Turns out this French version of Eminem's 8 Mile is a viral campaign from Stella Artois that also parodies Die Hard (Dial Hard) and 24 (Vingt-Quatre Heures), but the product placement is so subtle it's blink and you'll miss it. Très magnifique! (Link via PopTube)

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The Android Team

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. Umm, robot soldiers of fortune, for some reasom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The Android Team.

Pop artist James "Jimbot" Demski re-imagines the A-Team as android, in A is for Android.

(Link via Idiot Box Artwork and, initially, from Kevin Smith's Twitter feed. Seems following celebrities isn't such a bad idea.)

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If U Seek Mr. Bean

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Th-th-th-That's Sacrilegious Folks!

Once again a controversy has erupted over a pop culture depiction of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Artist Glen Tarnowski's Looney Tunes Last Supper, entitled The Gathering, has been displayed in the window of the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego, and it has been turning heads. Inevitably it has also been sending some folks off the deep end.

“Most people think it's fun and amusing, but 5% are pulling their hair out,” says Mike Dicken, national sales director for the gallery, of the people calling for the paintings removal.

If these people had any idea how often the Last Supper was parodied they wouldn't get so worked up. Or they would freak out completely — here's 50 more versions to send them over the edge.

“Chuck Jones was the absolute master in using cartoon characters to communicate the issues we deal with in life,” Tarnowski told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We all resonate with these characters.

In the Looney Tunes universe, I can see why Tarnowski would choose Bugs as the Christ figure and Fudd as his Judas works, seeing as he was always trying to kill him and everything. One commentator suggested Daffy would be a better choice. I can see that.

The Disciples (l-r): Henery Hawk, Wile E. Coyote, Junior Bear, Elmer Fudd as Judas, the Grinch, the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny as Jesus, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Marc Anthony, Pepe Le Pew, Gossamer, Porky Pig

(Link via Cartoon Brew)

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Old Russian Proverb: When Zombie Attack, Wise Man Get Shotgun

Alex Poutiainen is the filmmaking poster boy for the recession. For a mere $24 and six days of shooting he made a seven-minute, stop-motion zombie short called Zoo of the Dead. Twenty-four bucks! I've spent that much on popcorn at a movie. At that price he could make a full-length feature for $300. You couldn't film one second of the recently leaked X-Men Origins: Wolverine with that kind of budget.

Admittedly, it doesn't have the quirkiness of his previous work, Rise and Fall of Nazi Dinosaurs and the camera work started to make me nauseous, I can't wait to see what he does next.

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A call by the Nerdist for Hogwarts snaps pulled in over 400 highly-inappropriate Harry Potter insults. Here are a few of my faves:
dino_rider: Yo mama’s so ugly the Dementor’s Kiss was swapped out for a hearty handshake and a promise to give her a call sometime.

bradheintz: Yo mama so nasty, Dobby wouldn’t take her sock

Burnaway: Yo momma so skanky, even her patronus got knocked up

chompychomp: Yo mama so stupid, she drowned in a pensieve

melgotserved: Yo momma’s so fat she got stuck in the Floo Network
Read the full list at the Nerdist.

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Your Tauntaun Will Freeze, But You Won't

"Use the glowing lightsaber zipper pull on the Tauntaun sleeping bag to illustrate how Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from certain death in the freezing climate of Hoth by slitting open the belly of a dead Tauntaun and placing Luke inside the stinking (but warm) carcass."
The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag started out today as an April Fool's joke at nerdy retailer ThinkGeek, but due to a staggering response, they are now looking into creating it for real.
"ATTN Tauntaun Fanatics! Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life. We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license, nor do we know how much it would ultimately retail for. "
But if you do want one, head to ThinkGeek and let them know.

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Who Observes The Observers?

"When developing out Stations, the Dharma Initiative understands the importance of combining new technologies with comfort and style. Long hours are spent in these places - why not make them as enjoyable as possible?"

Flickr user Hot Meteor has creates a series of Dharma Initiative magazine ads from the 1970s, for their computer systems, their stylish jumpsuits, Dharma Initiative cigarettes. Put me on a submarine, I'm there.

(Link: Media Digest via Gizmodo)

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Viggo Mortensen's Ample, Flapping Genitalia

Director David Cronenberg has never made a sequel in his long career, but he is intrigued with the idea of making one from Eastern Promises, his Russian mafia tale. The twist at the end of the film is star Viggo Mortensen's gangster character was actually working for an intelligence agency. It's something Cronenberg wants to explore further. "I thought we had unfinished business with those characters."

Of course some people have another scene, namely Mortensen's nude fight scene in the bathhouse. ScreenJunkies imagines how a press conference may go...

Meanwhile The Ampersand has speculated what Cronenberg sequels for Crash, Dead Ringers, A History of Violence, Shivers and Videodrome would look like.

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