The Week In Fist Pumps

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Ahoy hoy and congratulations! You made it through another week of floating through space and here are the things that have been making the little blue ball we live on a better place to be.

What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popcornjunkies

Threadless calls on the thunder

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Thor: The Dark World is close to being unleashed on the world and the awesome folks at Threadless have commissioned a bunch of Thor themed t-shirts.

Grab one while you can because these Marvel designs go quickly and it can be agonising waiting for a second run.

You’re f**king out!

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Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) is back in series four of East Bound and Down. Continually watching this character hit rock-bottom is hilarious and season four features Kenny facing his worst nightmare: comfortable suburban living. I could endlessly watch Powers navigate every social situation and McBride is fantastic playing the washed up professional baseball player.

The series has the perfect balance of dark humour and silly situations, and there certainly isn’t a comedy on television at the moment as risky as Eastbound and Down.

Only God Forgives on BluRay

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The team at Icon sent me a copy of Only God Forgives on BluRay and it’s a neat little package. The BluRay transfer brings all the neon pleasures of this film to life and it features a director’s commentary track by writer and director, Nicolas Winding Refn.

Only God Forgives is one of my favourite films of 2013 so far and my gushy review can be found here.

Only God Forgives slices into DVD, BluRay and digital in Australia, 4 December 2013.

The Tim-Tam cake

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The Tim-Tam is a tasty chocolate biscuit that’s popular in Australia and has been known to cause orgasms (not proven by science).

A mad culinary genius in the kitchen, Raspberri Cupcakes, has made a Tim-Tam cake that has made it onto my bucket list of “thing to eat”.

The recipe is available here. My birthday is in December.

Marvel at Mondo

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Modern movie posters are often the nightmarish result of a work experience kid let loose in Photoshop. Thank Korean Jesus that Mondo Tees have come to the rescue to hire artists to design the posters that the studios are too chicken to put in a cinema lobby.

Sometimes it’s hard to get posters made due to the pesky legal complications of image licensing. Luckily, the team at Mondo have been working hard to get the rights to pop culture licenses and they’ve attained the endorsement of Marvel.

Mondo will start rolling out a series of new posters inspired by Marvel characters and if the first piece of art featuring the Silver Surfer (it’s already sold out) is any indication, it’s going to be a series you’ll want to collect like a rabid Pokemon fan.

Dendy Classics verses Pod Save Our Screen

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Two of my favourite film geeks, Blake Howard (@blakeisbatman) and Maria Lewis (@moviemazz), who write for www.graffitiwithpunctuation.net are recording special episodes of their podcast, Pod Save Our Screen, at sessions of the current season of Dendy Cult Classics at Dendy Newtown, Sydney.

It has just been announced that the legendary concept artist, Ron Cobb, who worked on Alien, will join Blake and Maria for a chat about his experience working on the film following a screening of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece, 14 October 2013 at Dendy Newtown.

Other movies part of the series are: Ghostbusters, The Matrix and Labyrinth. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these flicks on the big screen again, hang out with Blake and Maria for a chat, giveaways and surprise guests.

Book tickets here.

More love for The Indoor Kids

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I can’t let this week pass without mentioning The Indoor Kids (I know, again, but it’s that good). Listening to Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon chat about videogames is so entertaining, and there are funny diversions into other random topics as well. Cool guests, awesome hosts and videogames, it’s worth hanging out with The Indoor Kids.

Download here.

What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popcornjunkies

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