Empire States: Oscars 2014: What Went Viral
Posted on Monday March 3, 2014, 11:16 by Ben Kirby in Empire States
In case you missed it, the 86th Academy Awards happened last night, and there was a fairly high quotient of intentional (and unintentional) hilarity. We’ve listed our favourite moments here, but the thanks to Twitter, tumblr and the rest, little pieces of internet immortality soon floated to the surface. Scroll on for selfies, photobombings, and, of course, Jennifer Lawrence falling over.
One of the internet’s favourite movie-related jokes has to be the continued refusal of the Academy to bestow poor Leonardo DiCaprio with an Oscar of his own. In particular, his reaction shots at every ceremony have been mined for any hint of tears or heartbreak, and this year was no exception. It’s simultaneously hilarious and really, really sad. He’ll just have to cry himself to sleep on his bed of supermodels and money.
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Empire States: Which Movies And TV Shows Should Lego Make Next?
Posted on Tuesday February 4, 2014, 16:47 by Ben Kirby in Empire States
The much-anticipated Lego Movie is finally being released this month, complete with a plethora of film-related characters. But if seeing Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman together onscreen isn’t enough to satisfy your plastic dreams, you can always head down to your local internet high street. Here you’ll find a huge range of bizarre and brilliant fan-made concepts, all a far cry from Toys R Us. And while Lego's own stuff can be pretty cool, and they've started to look at fan concepts for other properties, we're impatient to see a few less-likely films make the cut.
I’m sure we’re all familiar with the ever-growing family of official Lego film tie-ins. It began somewhat ignominiously back in 1999 with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Sets included a little Liam Neeson (complete with glorious, shiny plastic hair), a dinky Da...
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