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Monday Mix: Robocop Live, The Final Image, and X-Men vs. Lady Gaga

July 18th, 2011 by Rick Marshall · No Comments ·

A busy weekend leads into an even busier week, but I won’t bore you with all the details of the last few days (because that’s what Twitter is for). If you’ve been following along at home, you’ve seen some of my work begin popping up on IFC.com, as well as tech site Digital Trends and a few other soon-to-be-named places.

Here’s what else crossed my desk lately that seemed worth a shout:

- I’ve seen “Evil Dead: The Musical,” but now I really, really must see “Robocop Live” to make my life complete:

As Robocop sings, his family over one shoulder and the men who killed him over the other, a spotlight finds him through the smoke. It’s an image that would be hilarious if it wasn’t so stunning. It would be easy to make Robocop sing if you were simply making fun of Robocop, but not here. Robocop is singing because everyone in the cast and crew agreed that Robocop singing would be absolutely friggin’ awesome. And it is.

(via Movies.com)

- I was able to identify 11 of the 20 final scenes from famous films excerpted in this post on Buzzfeed. You can see more images (sans trivia element) at The Final Image blog.

Here’s my favorite, from a film I’ve seen more times than I can count:

- I’m a little surprised it took this long to mix the X-Men pro-mutant scene with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” but here it is:

Props to the creators for taking a shot at Pyro and offering up a better Gambit costume than the one in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Yeah, I said it.

- I’ll be at a screening of “Captain America: The First Avenger” tomorrow night, but I totally want this propoganda-style Red Skull promo by Eric Tan on my wall right now:

(via Movies.com)

- I’m pretty sure that “Doctor Who” is the only television show I’m looking forward to as much as (if not more than) “The Walking Dead.” This new teaser confirmed that:

(via SuperHeroHype)

- Finally, after devoting a significant chunk of my life to the Harry Potter movies last week, I posted a 2-minute video in which I attempt to summarize the arc of all eight movies without actually reading the books. The video is the brainchild of a conversation I had a while back about book-to-film adaptations and what’s often lost in translation, and it’s already sparked some interesting conversation:

Aaaaaand…. that’s it for now. Keep an eye on the site here over the next 24 hours for a big announcement that involves San Diego Comic-Con, photos, and some free comics and toys. Something very cool is in the works!

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