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The Car Hood Slide: A Supercut

To make a clean getaway, a vehicle is a must, but sometimes you’re getting away so quick that your metal sidekick can be an obstacle you’ve got to frantically pass. Here we’ve assembled a visual history of the best car get-around move that all the cool kids and their grown-up counterparts are doing. Sliding your tookus across a vehicle’s front end like it’s your personal counter-top is the best way to give em the slip.

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Awesome New Ant-Man Shirts


Ant-Man is crawling into theaters on July 17! The tale of Scott Lang, a con-man turned superhero with the help of a special suit, is the latest installment in the Marvel franchise. We can’t find a reliable source for the ant suits, but we’ve got the next best thing in these Ant-Man t-shirts!

Ant-Man Blueprint T-Shirt

This awesome Ant-Man Blueprint Shirt features a blueprint-style sketch of the Ant-Man suit. If you’re a fan of Dr. Hank Pym and his work, you’re going to want to be seen in this fantastic tee.

Ant-Man Swarm T-Shirt

Have you ever wanted to ride an ant? It might not be physically possible, but you can still dream with our Ant-Man Swarm T-Shirt. With a great retro comic book-style design, this shirt will keep you cool and comfy whether you’re surrounded by ants or by humans.

Dissolving Ant-Man T-Shirt

One of our more artistic designs, this Dissolving Ant-Man T-Shirt features a design of ants flying to depict Ant-Man’s helmet. This shirt is a creative and unique way to show your affinity for Ant-Man!

Classic Ant-Man T-Shirt

This retro-style Classic Ant-Man T-Shirt features a comic book Ant-Man design that celebrates one of the original members of the Avengers. Marvel fans, this shirt is for you!

Jurassic World Movie Shirts

After an opening weekend like that, you can bet we’ll be seeing a lot more of Chris Pratt and dinosaurs! The new movie is pretty sweet but sometimes you want to get back to your roots. And to help with that here’s our favorite Jurassic Park tshirts. You know, from the ’90s.

Turn It Off

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Immortalizing one of the dumbest things you can do when you’re trapped in an SUV at night with a T-Rex nearby, Turn It Off sends a clear signal that your taste in ridiculous movie tropes has no equal. Hit the switch, Lex!

Classic Jurassic

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This return to old school cool is just the thing to wear to that new-fangled Jurassic World movie (get it? Fangled? Okay, we’ll stop). We’re still not sure why the movie folks went with a skeleton of a dinosaur, rather than something that’s still alive, you know, like what’s roaming around the park.

Danger 10,000 Volts

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We had this tiny kitchen with an old fridge in it. If you touched the fridge and grabbed the sink, somehow you’d ground out and the 110v current would course through your body. Stupid us would have a few beers and see who could hold on the longest. Nope, we’re not the brightest bunch but we know damn well not to touch a 10,000 volt electric fence. Dinosaurs would however! 40 tons and the brains of a house cat.

Favorite Father Roundup!

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, it seems only fitting to pay homage to some of film’s greatest dads. What makes a great dad? The example they set for their children, or the way they express their love? No matter how you answer that question, these Dads have proven themselves as top notch father material.


10. Vito Corleone (The Godfather: 1972)

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Coming in at the number 10 spot is Don Corleone. To this man, family is everything. He might have an odd way of honoring his sons, but he cherishes them. He wanted more than a life of blood and bullets for his favorite son, Michael, hoping he’d go into politics. Don Corleone might be a mafia mastermind, but he knows a thing or two about family.

Why we like him: “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”


9. Jack Walsh (Pretty in Pink: 1986)/Noah Levenstein (American Pie: 1999)

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Tying for the number 9 spot we have Jack Walsh and Noah Levenstein. In our book, these dads play similar roles, only one has a son, the other, a daughter. Both dads selflessly help their teens through their embarrassing angst.

Why we like them: Not every parent would take their kid to the ER without question…


8. Marlin the Clownfish (Finding Nemo: 2003)

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Swimming in at number 8, Marlin the clownfish! This Dad goes to great lengths (hundreds of miles, really) to get his son back. He battles some of his greatest fears, turns enemies into friends, and learns what it means to live a little.

Why we like him: He goes against insurmountable odds to save his son


7. Mac Maguff (Juno: 2007)

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In the face of teenage pregnancy, J.K. Simmons not only holds it together but does so with humor. He supports his daughter, and even has the compassion to ensure her that someday, she’ll be back in the delivery room when it’s the right time.

Why we like him: Encouraging his pregnant teenage daughter to find the right person who thinks the sun shines out her ass isn’t something every dad would do.


6. Bob Ivanovich (My Life: 1993)

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The number 6 spot goes to Bob Ivanovich. Playing parent to a video camera, Michael Keaton earns a spot on our list for being proactive. This heart wrenching story should be a lesson to all dads-to-be. In the face of a terminal illness, Keaton films himself teaching his unborn son everyday life lessons.

Why we like him: He does his best with the time he has.


5. Ted Kramer (Kramer vs Kramer: 1979)

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Workaholic-turned-full time dad Ted Kramer shows us what true love is. After being thrust into single parenthood, Kramer forms an unbreakable bond with his son. Making it into the top 5, Ted Kramer becomes a role model dad.

Why we like him: He overcomes his selfish tendencies to turn into a custody-fighting super dad


4. Chris Gardner (The Pursuit of Happyness: 2006)

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Chris Garnder knows what it really means to be a good person. While having very little material wealth, this patriarch is swimming in moral integrity. He wants nothing but success and happiness for his son and does what he can to provide it.

Why we like him:  “Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?…If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”


3. Jason “Furious” Styles (Boyz in the Hood: 1991)

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Owning the number 3 spot on our list is Furious Styles. In a sea of violent and drug-addicted men, Jason “Furious” Styles stands out as a role model. Knowing what it takes to be a man, he teaches his son the value of honesty and a work ethic.

Why we like him: “Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children.”


2. Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird: 1963)

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A beacon of civility and equality, Atticus Finch is not just a stellar dad, but an honorable person. If being a single dad wasn’t hard enough, Finch managed to raise his kids with decency and honesty in the Deep South in the 30’s. Integrity and morality are just a few reasons he’s on our list. Teaching his kids that everyone is created equal in a town that went against his beliefs proves Atticus is a real man.

Why we like him: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”


1. Guido Orefice (Life is Beautiful: 1997)

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In the midst of one of histories greatest atrocities, Guido Orefice manages to protect his son and convince him that the concentration camp they’re in is just a complicated game. Making up rules and guidelines his son must follow in order to “win” (or-stay alive), Guido plays the role of a lifetime. Shielding his son from the horrors of their reality in order to keep him alive earns him our number one spot.

Why we like him: He turned a concentration camp into a game to protect his son’s innocence. Obviously father-of-the-year material.


Honorable Mention: Mufasa (The Lion King: 1994)

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Preparing young Simba to rule the Pride Lands is no easy  feat. Especially when you have a vindictive brother trying to strip you of your crown. Mufasa captures the respect of every creature under his reign, and exudes masculinity and strength. He handles both fatherhood and his royal duties with passion, dignity, and grace. We couldn’t imagine a list without him, so he gets our Honorable Mention!

Why we like him:  “I’m only brave when I have to be. Simba, being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.”


Well there you have it! Our Top Ten Fathers in Film! The competition was stiff, but these Dads stuck out in a way that earned them their spot. Now go and tell your Pops how much he means to you!

 

The Goonies 30th Anniversary

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Just the other day our beloved film The Goonies turned 30 years old. Some of us here at It Goes to 11 are old enough to remember seeing the film in the theater (get off my lawn!). This cult classic movie takes us on a ride with a group of tweens and teens searching for lost pirate treasure in their hometown of Astoria, Oregon and the troubles they get themselves into. Using incredible set pieces and beautiful cinematography, Goonies is one of those timeless movies that just don’t age.

To celebrate let’s take a look at where The Goonies are now…

Sean (Mikey) Astin

Sean Astin as Michael “Mikey” Walsh

The Goonies was Sean’s first film credit. Possibly more famous than his role as Mikey, Sean went on to play Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Currently Astin provides the voice of Shazam in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. He’s also married to Miss Indiana Teen USA 1984, Christine Harrell, and is a father of three.

Corey (Mouth) Feldman

Corey Feldman as Clark “Mouth” Devereaux

Corey was an experienced actor before he landed the role of Mouth. At the time, Feldman was in a string of high earning, often number-one films including Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), Stand By Me (1986), and The Lost Boys (1987). With dozens of films under his belt, Feldman currently heads up the ska band Truth Movement.

Jonathan (Data) Quan

Jonathan Ke Huy Quan as Richard “Data” Wang

Many folks will recognize Jonathan from his role as Short Round, performing alongside Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw in Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. After The Goonies, Quan added Breathing Fire, Encino Man, and Second Time Around to his filmography list. He went on to choreograph stunt work and dabbled in film editing. Today Jonathan lives quietly in Australia, retired from the acting spotlight.

Josh (Brand) Brolin

Josh Brolin as Brandon “Brand” Walsh

The Goonies was Brolin’s first film. Appearing in a wide range of films, his latest work includes Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron (cast in both movies as super-villain Thanos). He’s engaged to model Kathryn Boyd (she is also Josh’s assistant).

Jeff (Chunk) Cohen

Jeff Cohen as Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen

The Goonies was Jeff’s second film after Little Shots (1983). He added a couple more movies to his filmography, as well as a string of appearances on ‘80s kids TV shows. Currently he’s an attorney in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kerri (Andy) Green

Kerri Green as Andrea “Andy” Carmichael

Another actor whose first film was The Goonies, Kerri continued to work through the ‘80s and then again in 2010 for the film Complacent. She had a string of appearances on TV, including ER and Mad About You. In the late ‘90s she co-founded a movie production company, Independent Women Artists. Currently there’s not much on the Internet about any projects she’s working on…

Martha (Stef) Plimpton

Martha Plimpton as Stephanie “Stef” Steinbrenner

The daughter of actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton, Martha started her career as a model. After appearing in a few movies she landed the role of Stef in The Goonies, her breakthrough performance. Plimpton’s extensive repertoire includes Broadway theatre, television, and an extensive filmography, including Academy Award nominations. Today she’s active in politics and continues to grace the theatrical stage as well as roles on television.

David Sandberg’s Incredible Film: Kung Fury

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Creating quality inanity is a difficult goal to achieve, but the short film Kung Fury has it in spades. Released on May 28th for free on YouTube, Kung Fury has become a bona fide Internet sensation with over 10 million views in only a few days. Even this is eclipsed by the official trailer with over 11 million views, and then there’s the Kung Fury inspired True Survivor song (performed by David Hasselhoff) with almost 13 million views. We can’t seem to get enough of Kung Fury!

Director, writer, and lead star David Sandberg has concocted 31 minutes of heady, over the top action distilled from the cream of every ‘80s trope ever, right down to VCR tracking errors and color shift. The titular character Kung Fury is a police officer and martial arts master. After an opening fight scene with an arcade videogame, we’re shown how he was transformed from beat cop to kung fu cop. From here on the film picks up speed and snowballs into a sensory overload of quixotic premises and concentrated craziness. Kung Fury gets sent back in time to kill Adolf Hitler (aka Kung Führer), but misses the target year and lands in the Viking age.

Everything about this movie is geared to smack you in the face and make you beg for more. If you have seen the film, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t yet and harbor any doubts about the level of insanity, in one of the calmer scenes a laserraptor (a velociraptor that shoots lasers from its eyes, duh!) gets taken out by a war-wolf riding Viking armed with a minigun, and all anyone has to say about it is that laserraptors were supposed to have gone extinct a thousand years ago.

Don’t take my word for it though. Check out Matthew McConaughey’s reaction:

With a fantastic supporting cast of humans and quasi-humans, Kung Fury whips up a strong blend of everything that was great – and terrible – about ‘80s action movies. The film is a bit of an acquired taste however. If you’re more likely to change the TV channel should the Karate Kid or any Arnold Schwarzenegger flick comes on, you might not appreciate Kung Fury to the fullest, and there’s certainly nothing suitable for kids. But if you appreciate tongue-in-cheek dialogue, ridiculously gratuitous violence, tons of ‘80s references and in-jokes, and an epic soundtrack by Mitch Murder, then Kung Fury is a great way to spend 31 minutes. Tank you for reading!

Kick Off Summer With New Top Gun Shirts!

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.





Firebirds


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.

2015 Summer Movie Preview

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.