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THIS awesome tribute to Robin Wiliams.

It’s been a week since the remarkable actor took his own life having battled for so long with drink, drug and depression issues, and what a genuine loss it was. Looking back at Williams’ back catalogue, the man totally gave an amazing performance in every film.

Amidst the cat memes, hipster pisstakes and general trast, the internet came up tops with a host of tribute videos but this one, clocking in at exactly 60 seconds is by far the best. 

BANGARANG.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” 

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” 

The Pugs of Westeros.

Like Game of Thrones? Like pugs? Damn kid, you’re in for a treat. To celebrate the introduction of the hit HBO show to blinkbox, this awesomeness was produced. Three pugs – Roxy, Blue and Bono – cast in various lead character roles of, ‘The Pugs of Westeros’.

ENJOY.

Super *Hipster* Heroes?

Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…

New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.

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Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
*LIKE* 
Super *Hipster* Heroes? 
Well, more rock than hip but anyway, you get the gist…
New York-based illustrator, Andrés Moncayo has combined DC and Marvel’s The Justice League and Avengers respectively as crews of punk, rock and metal lovers, and they look badass.

Check out more of Moncayo’s work on his Behance site right away.
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'Birdman' - trailer.
The latest teaser for the upcoming American comedy-drama, Birdman, dropped recently and it looks pretty damn good. Michael Keaton returns to his comedic roots to star as a washed-up actor - famous for his portrayal of the titular superhero - as he struggled to redeem himself in the eyes of his friends, family and the general public. Particularly interesting since the man played Batman back in the day.
Set to release in October, the trailer blends tragic black comedy with fantasy superhero to form an intriguing glimpse at what is to come. 
Interestingly, the film’s cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, best known for his work on 2013 sci-fi hit Gravity, said that the camerawork and editing will be manipulated to give the impression that the whole film is one continuous long take. The method worked extremely well for the main action set piece in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie Children of Men and we are hyped to see the outcome in Birdman.
WATCH.

UK STREET ART: Sclater Street, London E1

UK STREET ART: Sclater Street, London E1

Google Chromecast upgrade.

First it was Google launched Chromecast, a small device allowing users to  cast online video, music and anything from the web direct to their TV.

Now, in addition to Chromecast, Android TV brings great Android apps and games to straight to your living room via a set-top box or as part of your TV.

Users will be able to use voice search to find a live TV show, film from Google Play, or a music video on YouTube. PLUS, as it’s Android, you’ll be able to play your favorite Android games, reimagined for TV AND with a handy gamepad. 

This update will make the device, waaaaay more powerful, filled with new features without needing to be on the same WiFi network, and casting exactly what is on your Android phone or tablet screen directly to the TV. Like Apple TV, but better?

#WANT.

Google Chromecast upgrade.
First it was Google launched Chromecast, a small device allowing users to  cast online video, music and anything from the web direct to their TV. 
Now, in addition to Chromecast, Android TV brings great Android apps and games to straight to your living room via a set-top box or as part of your TV. 
Users will be able to use voice search to find a live TV show, film from Google Play, or a music video on YouTube. PLUS, as it’s Android, you’ll be able to play your favorite Android games, reimagined for TV AND with a handy gamepad. 
This update will make the device, waaaaay more powerful, filled with new features without needing to be on the same WiFi network, and casting exactly what is on your Android phone or tablet screen directly to the TV. Like Apple TV, but better?
#WANT.

Emily Ratajkowski shot by Michael Thompson for GQ magazine.

Photographed for the July 2014 issue, the accompanying story traces Emily’s roots from San Diego school girl to international model.

Check out the cover story grab the latest edition here.

HOT.

Emily Ratajkowski shot by Michael Thompson for GQ magazine.
Photographed for the July 2014 issue, the accompanying story traces Emily’s roots from San Diego school girl to international model. 
Check out the cover story grab the latest edition here.
HOT.

Rad new trailer for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ drops.

Yep, it’s  finally arrived, the latest visual for the Michael Bay-produced flick starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. While the original preview teaser provided brief sights of the reimagined characters, the newest trailer really showcases everyones favourite pizza-eating-sewer-dwelling-ninja-mutant-turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.

Set to be released in August, we are of course hyped for this awesome new film.

WATCH.

London’s life-sized LEGO bus stop.

Check our the recently installed  inspired new bus stop on Regent Street to mark almost 200 years of the London bus as part of part of TfL’s Regent St Bus Cavalcade event.

Built outside the famous, Hamley’s toy store, the installation was made of 100,000 LEGO bricks!

Almost 50 buses from the earliest horse-drawn model of the 1820s right up to the New Routemasters  took part in the parade with this awesome centrepiece.

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London’s life-sized LEGO bus stop.
Check our the recently installed  inspired new bus stop on Regent Street to mark almost 200 years of the London bus as part of part of TfL’s Regent St Bus Cavalcade event.
Built outside the famous, Hamley’s toy store, the installation was made of 100,000 LEGO bricks!
Almost 50 buses from the earliest horse-drawn model of the 1820s right up to the New Routemasters  took part in the parade with this awesome centrepiece.
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The Weeknd - “Often”

It’s been a while but The Weeknd are back with this newly released  track, Often. Dropped via the Canadian singer’s SoundCloud, this upbeat tune is great and sultry return.

LISTEN.

New Sin City 2 poster.

While a number of character posters have already been released, followed by the NSFW one featuring Eve Green which didn’t get MPAA approval “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” (seen below), we are now presented with the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For quad featuring key cast members.  

Keeping inline with the films stylised cinematography, it’s sinful to not like this visual.

Set to open in the UK on August 22, we are understandably hyped for this release.

New Sin City 2 poster.
While a number of character posters have already been released, followed by the NSFW one featuring Eve Green which didn’t get MPAA approval “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” (seen below), we are now presented with the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For quad featuring key cast members.  
Keeping inline with the films stylised cinematography, it’s sinful to not like this visual.
Set to open in the UK on August 22, we are understandably hyped for this release.

The Magic Gap.

Fashion photographer and director Guy Aroch envisions New York as a 1970s-hued dreamscape in this short. Part of NOWNESS’ weekly #DefineBeauty series spotlighting the different aesthetic tropes surrounding body image, this edition takes an abstracted look at the much-documented thigh-gap obsession.

In an attempt to “diffuse” the controversial topic, Aroch applied his romanticized, sun-kissed filter that frequently graces the pages of Harper’s BazaarNuméro and GQ. “It was more a comment on the mysterious fixation women have,” explains the director, “because as a male, I didn’t even know it was a thing.” Probing SoHo and Central Park passers-by on the definition of ‘the magic gap,’ Aroch cast his regularly photographed models including Chanel Iman to depict the controversial fixation that is largely based on pelvic shape and tendon length. “I was trying to be fly-on-the-wall and quite voyeuristic,” he adds. “Most people that didn’t actually know the answer—99% of them. And I didn’t tell them either.”

Revered by some, and hated by others, “The Magic Gap” has had viewers split. What do you think, like or dislike?

LOOK. OR DON’T LOOK?

Major Lazer - ”Aerosol Can” (DJ Freakiii remix).

DJ Freakiii adds his own flex to the Major Lazer track that features vocals from Pharrell Williams, and it’s pretty darn good. Well worth a listen.

TUNE IN.

Are these the world’s coolest illustrated movie-themed deck of playing cards, inspired by cult films?

Most likely. We dig a Kickstarter campaign and this one is right up there with our favourites - this awesome deck of playing cards are an absolute must for people who love cinema, and of course, cards.

Each illustrated Cult Movie Card will be inspired by an iconic film, with an original cult movie pattern on the reverse. While the detail of exactly what will be featured is still under wraps, you can bet that cinema’s greatest Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks and numerical-themed heroes and villains will star in the Cult Movie Card deck. 

Designed by award-winning illustrator Paul Willoughby, creative director at Human After All. Paul is both a great artist and a true film fan, who has poured all his passion into this project.

Thanks can be given to Little White Lies editorial director Jonathan Crocker, a film journalist who’s written for the likes of Total Film, the Guardian and Time Out for more than a decade for coming up with these cards.

If you want in, get some at kickstarter.com/cult-movie-cards NOW.

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