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The Most Badass 12 Year Olds Ever

We’re told as kids to ‘dream big’ and we believe it. We all wanted to be astronauts, skateboarders, spies, movie stars, and rockstars, but how many 6th graders have 720k views on a Vimeo video? These two metal heads from Flatbush, New York are real dream chasers. Their in a band named Unlocking The Truth, and from what I heard, they blend the sounds of Death Metal, Stoner Metal, and Progressive Metal all into one cohesive sound.

What I loved from watching this video is that they aren’t innocent, sheltered children. They seem to have a mature view of what the real world is like. They take the negative energy of stereotypes and transform it into a positive, and uplifting message that says, “Metal rocks, Bullies suck”. How can you not like that? It’s so clear cut and true that even an overdue man could enjoy.

From their videos on YouTube, I’m guessing posted from the Mom’s account (Tracy Brickhouse), I’ve noticed how far they’ve already come. Playing in Times Square and having a large audience only shows the capabilities of reaching for your dreams. I cannot get enough of the video of Master Chief rocking out and headbanging to one of the bands songs. They’re killer. I’ll include it below to share the greatness of it.

These kids are real ass kickers, and it’s hard to think that they’re only 12 as well. Just another reason why age doesn’t mean talent. It’s the ambition and drive in a person as well.

Unlocking The Truth – Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.

The coolest video from the band here: 

Badass production stills from ELYSIUM starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster

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As you might’ve guessed I’m backing the shit out of this film…as if they need it. Yesterday we got to see the full trailer for director Neil Blomkamp‘s (District 9) futuristic epic Elysium and it was outstanding,at least visually, it was stunning. It’s been kind of a long process getting this baby to screen. The film ran into a snag a few months ago when Sony decided to push it from it’s original March release to an August release, simply to make room for the uber-complicated Robocop remake. Since then all systems are a go, evidence by the trailer that released yesterday. The footage is down right astounding!

Today we get another treat from Elysium’s official website itsbetterupthere.com , in the form of exclusive production stills that feature, yet unseen, moments with Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. By the way, I can’t wait to see what that damn exoskeleton Matt and Sharlto are rocking in the trailer can do.

Elysium stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna, and William Fichtner. and releases in theaters on August 9, 2013.

ELYSIUM Official Website

Official synopsis:

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

ELYSIUM trailer starring Matt Damon is another masterpiece by director Neil Blomkamp

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There’s a certain feeling I get when I watch true artistry. Artistry that’s not forced and completely effortless. This trailer for director Neil Blomkamp‘s hyper apocalyptic film ELYSIUM is just that. Clean and concise and with a ton of visually interesting concepts that folks like me will take one look at and must know more. That’s the hook! Bring on the Halo movie, this guy can do it!

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, and Wagner Moura.“Elysium” is set to hit theaters on August 9, 2013.

Official Elysium Website

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Animator Monty Oum’s unveals an outstanding trailer for RWBY’s “Black Trailer”

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Today guests at this years gaming convention PAX East , got the chance to see a mind-blowing trailer from one of anime‘s prodigy’s Monty Oum‘s pet project RWBY. Monty Oum is a self made animator and the brain child behind amazing works like Haloid in 2007 and The Halo inspired, Red V. Blue seasons 8,9 and 10. I don’t follow anime as closely as some of you out there, so if my coverage of what a lot of you consider the second coming, isn’t up to par…I’ll be more than happy  to build you a bridge, so you can get over it.  The story called RWBY (Red, White, Black, Yellow), centers around for gifted ladies, all with unique abilities and all of which draws blood if you fuck with them. The series is written by Monty Oum, Miles Luna, and Kerry Shawcross and is animated by Monty Oum in corporation with the gaming team at Rooster Teeth. No word yet on the official release for RWBY.

NOTE: Because the video has not yet been released on a Word Press compatible format, all I have is the link to the BLACK TRAILER. Take it from me, it’s worth a “click”. Below you’ll find the trailers for Red and White. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

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RWBY brings four very different girls together for one legendary purpose. These four fighters will come face-to-face with menacing creatures, devious villains, and an incredible cast of characters.

Monty Oum Facebbok

Rooster Teeth Studios

PAX East Official Website


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