Earlier this year, Lay's announced that they would be accepting submissions for a new potato chip flavor. 14 million entries later, Lay's has it narrowed down to four, with fans voting to decide which one becomes the brand's next new flavor.
Here at 8CN, every day is awards day, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wins all the awards today, including: Best Reactionary Tweet from a Celebrity, Most Drop-the-Mic-Walk-Away Line, and Smuggest Cultural Reference. Read on for more ways in which the simian apocalypse went so, so right.
Sometimes, pop culture is simply too bountiful. Kristian Nairn, who plays everybody's favorite freakishly strong imbecile, Hodor of Game of Thrones, is actually a respected DJ amongst Northern Irish clubbing circles, one who happened to land an excelllent side-job on the hit fantasy series. And now he's combining the best aspects of both careers in the 'Rave of Thrones' tour--audiences, don your best blouses and beware the Lannister theme.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, currently serving a 20 year prison sentence for human rights violations, is not so happy about one of his most recent appearances in pop culture. Noriega is reportedly suing Activision for his appearance in 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Marvel Studios is usually pretty secretive about their movies (not surprising considering there are around 14 billion blogs out there trying leak as many details as they can), but they certainly aren't playing coy about The Avengers' next nemesis. Gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly is none other than Ultron himself, and he's got a slick new character makeover.
Over the past 3+ years, a very dedicated fan going by the name of "Paradise Decay" has been working to recreate the entirety of Star Wars: Episode IV in Minecraft. Next year, he plans to release the completed project, and he's uploaded one final teaser to show us how it's looking.
So Marvel announced today that a female character will be taking over the mantle of Thor in the comic world soon. Awesome! Cool! More strong, female characters in the comics world, especially in the world of big-name heroes, is awesome to see. But, is there really a need to turn Thor into a woman?
Whether you were too busy to watch it, too distracted to DVR it, too poor to attend it, or, like me, just too drunk to remember what happened - don't worry. Here's your (kinda) weekly Monday Night Raw report for the event from Richmond, VA.
Daniel Radcliffe is headed to Comic-Con for the first time, and surprisingly, it's not for anything Harry Potter related. Instead, he's there to promote Horns, a dark fantasy film based on Locke & Key author Joe Hill's novel of the same name. It stars Radcliffe as a man who sprouts a pair of demonic looking horns overnight. If that wasn't bad enough, his girlfriend gets murdered, and everyone wants to blame the guy with the scary looking head-protrusions.
What the hell happened?! That was my final reaction watching the season premiere of Hemlock Grove. This might surprise you, given my past with the show, but this wasn't an exclamation of horror. I was shocked, shocked at how good the episode was. This is what Hemlock Grove should have been all last season. Raising questions, but giving answers. Showing the darkness, but not bringing everything to light.
Official Bioshock Infinite LEGO sets are not a thing (yet), but that didn't stop one super-fan from creating his own blocky vision of Columbia. This Bank of the Prophet build was created by Imagine Rigney, and is fully equipped with little LEGO versions of a Handyman, Sonbird, the Luteces, and of course, Booker and Elizabeth.
Japan loves its Pokemon. Scratch that. Japan looooovvvves its Pokemon. This weekend in Tokyo, that trend intensifies with the opening of an official "Pikachu Cafe" that will serve a menu of Poke-inspired food and drinks.