Feeling the need for speed? You’ve come to the right place. This Memorial Day, FIC is pleased to present some of the new additions to our Top Gun t-shirt collection (and an old favorite). Don’t lose that lovin’ feeling: check them out now!
Goose Is My Wingman
If you’ve got the best wingman in Top Gun by your side, you’re going to want to brag about it. The Goose Is My Wingman shirt lets everyone in the room know who has your back.
8-Bit Top Gun Logo
Take your love of Top Gun totally old school in this awesome 8 Bit Top Gun shirt! You’re sure to take everyone’s breath away when you walk into the room.
Nas Miramar Volleyball
When you’re playing a game of beach volleyball, it’s important to look the part. Get a stylish arm up on your competition with this Nas Miramar Volleyball shirt.
If a short-sleeved sweatshirt’s more your style, our Firebirds sweatshirt is just like the one Goose wears on the volleyball court— just cut the arms off! It’s one of our tried-and-true favorites, and it’s also available as a t-shirt.
You put on your sunglasses and step outside. It’s 99° but only 11:30am. The pool is open but nobody’s there yet. You haven’t sweated enough to justify beer-o’clock and besides, your friends don’t get off work for another 5-½ hours. What to do… Go see a movie! Nothing beats the heat like stepping into a dark, air-conditioned movie theater and consuming about 2 hours of digital projection bliss. This summer there are some amazing movies coming out. Here is a sampling of our favorites.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (May 15)
Based on the trailers seen so far, we predict this absolutely bonkers reboot will be 15 to 30 minutes of back-story followed by about 2 hours of the most insane cross-desert car destruction ever put on film! There’s Tom Hardy (swoon!) as Mad Max, with Charlize Theron bringing the badassness.
Director George Miller stated that 90% of the action effects are practical (ie not CGI). Given the sheer carnage included in the trailers, this casts our memories back to those 1970’s car chase films where they left in the stunts that went bad. This alone makes us want to double-down on the butter in the popcorn.
TOMORROWLAND (May 22)
This movie looks like it’s just going to be a whole lot of fun! We didn’t know George Clooney had the lead role in this sci-fi romp until we watched the trailer, but then come to find out there’s basically an all-star cast. Brad Bird is directing (he was also at the helm for The Incredibles – one of our favorite animated movies) so that combined with what we’ve seen in the trailers makes us confident we’ll come out of the theater feeling quite satisfied. Plus there’s that Cube-esque slice n’ dice laser mesh.
KUNG FURY (May 28)
There’s not much that should be said about this upcoming short film, too many words would detract from its perfectness. It’s not going to be a very long adventure, supposedly coming in around the 30-minute mark. Interestingly, backers of this semi-failed Kickstarter-funded film say the brevity is a good thing. If it had reached its funding goal it would have been turned into a feature length film. This way it is going to reach us much, much sooner!
Bonus music video featuring The Hoff:
JURASSIC WORLD (June 12)
Even though he’s been doing the acting gig for over 10 years, we predict Chris Pratt is going to be like many movie stars from the 1980s: after some grunt work in television, there’ll be a quick rise to fame in feature films, then a quiet fading into the background. He’s not a particularly great actor but he’s the actor that we deserve right now, and despite his affable lovability in Guardians and Parks & Rec, his latest entry into the Jurassic universe sure feels phoned-in if these trailers are any indication.
Judy Greer is also in Jurassic World, and we’re not sure if she got a new agent or what, but she seems to be appearing in a lot of big name films these days. We love her and can’t wait to hear more from the woman who voices Archer’s Cheryl Tunt.
DOPE (June 19)
We’re counting the minutes until this movie is released. In a good way we can’t help but make a comparison to the almighty classic, Friday. We follow for a day a smart protagonist, who has some goofy friends, that run afoul of some gangster-lite types, while falling for the pretty girl, and probably ends the night on a high note. Of course we’re only extrapolating this from the trailer, but if DOPE holds up to the hype (and there have been a lot of words written about this film that say it does), the film has a strong chance to become a cult classic, just like Friday. Bonus: 90s hip-hop soundtrack to die for.
ANT-MAN (July 17)
Marking the last Marvel film until mid-2016, Ant-Man is directed by an interesting choice: Peyton Reed. Mr. Reed is known much more for his comedic work (offbeat comedy?) than any sort of direction on drama films. This signals to us that either Ant-Man is going to be a comedy heist film – with lots of one-liners and puns – or Peyton is trying to break out of his mold. Given that the Avengers: Age of Ultron had twice as much “funny” as necessary, our money is that Ant-Man is going to go the same direction. Regardless the premise looks interesting and we do love heist films, plus there’s the Marvel stamp of approval, so we are cautiously optimistic that the funny will be held to a reasonable amount and the heist aspect carefully crafted.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION (July 31)
Tom Cruise is back, reprising his role as Ethan Hunt in what looks to be (if this trailer is any judge) to be our most favorite Mission: Impossible entry yet! Something that we’ve noticed lately is that some directors are working less with CGI and more with practical effects, and this Mission is no exception. Near the end of the trailer, the scene where Cruise is hanging off the cargo plane? He’s actually out there, climbing and fighting on the outside of an Airbus Atlas, to an altitude of 5000 feet, and no stunt double. We have to hand it to the 52-year-old actor: he’s keeping himself in shape and looking good.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day: a time to tell your mom how much you love and appreciate her. Others might shower their moms with traditional gifts such as flowers, candy, and breakfast in bed, but those of you looking to go beyond the cliche will appreciate these mom-themed t-shirts.
Let her rub it in just a little bit. (Skreened)
Her methods may have been unorthodox, but you turned out just fine! (Zazzle)
She doesn’t need a reason. She’s your mother. (Skreened)
She did the best she could. Maybe she won’t be getting any Mom of the Year awards, but you can still show her you’re grateful for her work. (Amazon)
Put her favorite word on a shirt and you’ve got an excellent gift that saves her time and energy when you’re asking her for favors. (Think Geek)
Sometimes moms need a break, okay? (Zazzle)
For the kickass mom who won’t let anyone or anything get in her way. (Look Human)
“What kind of mother do you think I am? Why, do you want a little bit? Because if you’re going to drink I’d rather you do it in the house.” (Etsy)
For the badass moms who run. (Zazzle)
Geeky moms of multiple children will get a kick out of this shirt. (Comical Shirt)
This is what the dictionary should say. (Etsy)
She’s always right: let her show it in this shirt. (Zazzle)
Well it’s true, isn’t it? (Spreadshirt)
Coffee and wine: diet of champion moms. (Zazzle)
This December, Star Wars: Episode VII hits the theaters. Here at It Goes to 11, we’re damn excited! George Lucas did so much damage to the franchise over the last decade that it gave us pause to get stoked about this film. We’re quickly changing our tune however: the film trailers have blown everyone’s mind and this NSFW video of Kevin Smith describing what he saw on the Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens set has pretty much made us all here feel 14 years old again. It’s going to be epic. Let’s hope this film takes us back, back to when we were young and able to be blown away by the big screen.
There are some famous movie & TV weapons out there: the phaser from Star Trek, Indiana Jones’ whip, the pulse rifle from Aliens, Dirty Hairy’s .44 magnum, Ghostbusters proton packs. Yes, we can list probably 25 or 30 weapons from films that we hold dear. But did any other weapon inspire more than the Lightsaber? The sound is instantly recognizable and turned any kid with a stick into a Jedi master with a blazing sword.
Have you seen the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer #2? If you haven’t, the hell you waitin’ for? Go, check it out now. Once you have you’ll understand why, “Chewie… we’re home” makes us all misty-eyed. Probably the best sidekick you could have. Celebrate the Wookie with this t-shirt of the hairy companion.
Stephen Colbert tells a story of how he was a fan of Star Wars before anyone else. He was in the 8th grade and had just won a pair of advance screening tickets from a radio contest. Of course back in 1977, two weeks before the May 25 general release date, nobody had heard of Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia or Darth Vader. But Colbert had! He had seen the movie two weeks before anyone else. He goes on to describe how excited he felt, but none of his friends could relate to his experience… until two weeks later and the country was swept up in Star Wars mania! Inspired by an original movie poster, we hope our shirt will rekindle some of that childhood giddiness.
The Empire. A vicious collection of bad-asses that spans a Galaxy. They care only about advancing their goals for domination, supremacy, and for ruining your day if you were a Rebel. The symbolism behind the Imperial Crest makes for interesting reading. There are several permutations of the crest, changing when events warrant. For our shirt, we’ve chosen to go with the Empire-in-Exile design.
Are you into experimental combat spacecraft? Hell yeah you are! By the way, did you know that NASA has a whole list of sci-fi terms to use if you’re writing a book that’s based in outer space? Stuff like how to describe faster than light travel, and why it’s important to describe in appropriate detail damaged hulls? The TIE Advanced X1 (Bat) fighter is more than capable of creating damaged hulls against its enemies. See it in all its brutal effectiveness here.
Whether you’ve been following the Star Wars saga since its beginnings in the 80s or were introduced to it somewhere along the way, you’re no doubt aware of the new trailer for the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, due in theaters this December.
Response to the second trailer has been widespread; we’ve gathered some of our favorite reaction articles and videos for your enjoyment.
Gizmodo UK has a detailed breakdown of all the rumors, leaks, and trailers to date; read at your own risk!
Babies are getting super pumped even though they may not fully understand what’s happening.
Entertainment Weekly deciphers hidden clues from the trailer.
What Culture talks about 7 fan theories about the new trailer that are probably too crazy to be true.
FirstShowing breaks down the trailer frame by frame.
Dork Side of the Force found the new trailer to be particularly GIFable and has structured its review accordingly.
SNL reaired its spoof of the first trailer with James Franco from late last year:
If Father Roderick is this excited about the new trailer, just wait until the full movie is released.
Do you have a positively awful family photo lying around, something that just makes you cringe or worse? Great! Our friends at DadGifts.com want to see it!
For one week, from April 21st to April 28th, you’re invited to submit your most horrible, crazy-bad family photos to the DadGifts team. For whoever is selected the best of the worst, there’s a great pile of prizes ready to be awarded, including a personalized plaque that commemorates your skills at terrible photography.
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