The horrors (and joys) of the 24-hour queue to get into Comic Con's infamous "Hall H."

If you’re familiar with San Diego Comic-Con lore, then the phrase “Hall H” probably strikes a sense of awe and terror into your heart. If not, then the simplest explanation is that when you see photos of people sleeping on the floor at Comic-Con, it’s probably because they’re queueing for Hall H.

Hall H is the biggest theatre at SDCC, and it’s where all the major movie panels take place. For the past few years, the evening timeslot has been dominated by Marvel Studios, leading to iconic moments like the unveiling of the Avengers cast, or Tom Hiddleston showing up to give a speech in-character as Loki.
Last year, more than 130,000 people went to SDCC, and the queue for Hall H was estimated to be more than a mile long. 
The Hall H queue has become such an infamously marathon-like exercise that managing to get inside the hall itself is considered an impressive feat.

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Consumption Junction

under-the-skin

Oh look. Scarlett Johansson playing a sexy lady in a movie.

Here’s a list of things I have watched later that I want to discuss further, but will get to at a later time. Under The Skin made me ragey. Jodorowsky’s Dune put me to sleep.  They Came Together was a let down. But here’s a larger list of what I would recommend and what I would not.

Great:

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newyorker:

The Tower of David, an unfinished skyscraper in downtown Caracas, has been the home of 3,000 people for the past several years. Now, the world’s tallest slum is being evacuated: http://nyr.kr/1nXJAAo
Photograph by Sebastian Liste.
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 19mm

newyorker:

The Tower of David, an unfinished skyscraper in downtown Caracas, has been the home of 3,000 people for the past several years. Now, the world’s tallest slum is being evacuated: http://nyr.kr/1nXJAAo

Photograph by Sebastian Liste.

(Source: newyorker.com)

Kevin Smith, stick to hockey jerseys and comic books. 

iheartchaos:

Check out the first trailer for Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith is trying horror again, this time with a story about a journalist with an obsession for an adventurer with an obsession with walruses.