Cross Stitched Eggs

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Sure died Easter eggs look cool, but they certainly can’t compete with these artistic eggs.



Peeps Mood Rings

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

By removing the “jewel” from your ring pop and using the post to skewer a Peep, you can make your very own Peeps mood rings.



What Peeps Are Really Made Of

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Enjoy your insulation foam kiddos.



An Egg Decorating Machine

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Is decorating you Easter eggs becoming too monotonous? Step into the future with the automatic egg decorating machine, the Egg Bot.





The World’s Worst Easter Bunnies

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

While some of these pics aren’t that bad, this one can give full-grown men nightmares.



13 Great Peeps Dioramas

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Over at Neatorama this month, I wrote this post on Peeps dioramas. There are some pretty funny ones, so go check them out.



Weird Easter Celebrations Around The World

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The people of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia must love to whip people. After all, they beat people for both Christmas and Easter. What a wonderful way to celebrate religious holidays. Check out more Easter traditions from around the world on this Mirror UK article.



Go See The Legend of the Fist Tomorrow

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

 

Reviewed by Jill Harness on April 21, 2011.

Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen is a continuation of the saga of Chen Zhen, a legendary character of classic kung fu movies. For Westerners, the character is similar to James Bond, a cool action hero that has been played by everyone from Daniel Craig to Pierce Brosnan to Sean Connery. Similarly, Chen Zhen has been portrayed by some of the most famous kung fu actors in the world, including Bruce Lee and Jet Li.

This incarnation of Zhen is a follow up to the 1995 Chinese television show Fist of Fury and stars Donnie Yen, who played Zhen in the show.  Comparing Donnie Yen to Bruce Lee is a little like comparing Daniel Craig to Sean Connery –it is difficult to say anyone is better than the actor who embodies the classic character, but for someone to be close to that level is incredible in itself.

Donnie Yen is an excellent fighter who started his career doing choreography for kung fu movies. But his skills extend far beyond his action sequences. He is also an incredible actor and his on-screen romance with Kiki (Shu Qi) shows that Yen can be just as sensitive as he can be tough.

Shu Qi is also great in the film and she looks simply stunning in the 1920’s period clothing of her character. In fact, all of the character’s costumes look wonderful, as do the settings. The film does an excellent job portraying a post-WWI China preparing for the invasion of the Japanese. There is a perfect balance between classic Chinese culture and Westernized Jazz Age styles that set the scene both stylistically and thematically.

The cinematography is gorgeous as well, pairing swooping shots of the city and detailed pans of the bouncing night club that serves as one of the main settings. This also makes for extremely satisfying violence as the shots look stunning while the full-force gore flies across the screen. In the first few minutes of the film, there was ample killing, including a graphic slicing of one enemy’s Achilles heel and a brutal throat slashing. If you can’t handle violence, you probably won’t like the film.

That being said, I think most people will greatly enjoy Legend of the Fist. The clothing, setting and romance are suitable for those looking for a touching love story and those looking for action are sure to be pleased. The film manages a perfect balance of beauty, violence, love, betrayal and revenge -enough to keep everyone watching.

I’d give it a 5 out of 5.



Creepy Jesus Easter Bunny

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Finally all the great Easter icons have been brought together into one.