Star Wars Darth Vader Stovetop Kettle

The Fowndry is featuring a stainless steel Star Wars Stovetop Kettle designed to resemble the silhouette of Darth Vader‘s iconic shiny black helmet. It also features a handle made out of his lightsaber hilt.

In space, no-one can hear you steam… which is a shame because the superbly menacing Darth Vader Kettle has a whistle that could awaken The Force. This officially licensed, high quality stainless-steel stovetop kettle will have 1.7L of water boiling with barely suppressed rage faster than you can say “the brew is strong with this one…”

You can order the kettle HERE for $70. 


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How The Unicorn Craze Has Taken Hold In Australia

Despite being a creature that has never been spotted in Perth, Sydney or Melbourne, the unicorn has become a fixture in Australian pop culture. From t-shirts to bags and from phone covers to slippers, they are everywhere.

Yet, most people are unsure how this craze started in the first place. How did this legendary horned horse become such a big part of our lives and how completely has it taken over our pop culture?

Unicorn cupcakes” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by kgroovy

Bright And Colorful Unicorn Food

Search online for “unicorn recipes” and prepare to be surprised at how many different ideas come back from sites like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. From frappes to hot chocolate and from cupcakes to ice cream, there is something for every taste.

The bright colors and fun look of this food mean that it is incredibly popular with children. These recipes also make it easy to put together a range of snacks and treats with a unicorn theme for a memorable birthday party.

Of course, there are plenty of other options in Australian cities for cheerful, colorful food that brightens up your day. For instance, has a list of alternative burgers that are designed to look appealing without a horn in sight. Yet, there is no sign of the unicorn food craze slowing down.

Millions of Instagram Images

Some people suggest that Instagram has been the biggest factor in the unicorn craze that is sweeping Australia and the rest of the world. Certainly, with eight million Instagram posts using the #unicorn tag, it is clear that these beasts are popular with users.

So, what do we find when we look through Instagram for unicorns? Well, we can see lipstick designs, nail designs, cocktails, backpacks, and a lot more. What is obvious is that people love putting unicorn images on social media.

These days, even accounts that aren’t directly about unicorns use them in their name. Unicorn Kids is a Sydney-based children’s modelling agency and Chasing Unicorns is the account for an Australian fashion store. What isn’t clear is whether the craze started on Instagram or carried over there from elsewhere.

My My Little Pony” (CC BY 2.0) by CarbonNYC [in SF!]

Movies and TV Shows About Unicorns

Perhaps the truth is that the unicorn trend started with movies and television shows. Certainly, there is a popular opinion that the My Little Pony show started the ball rolling. My Little Pony: The Movie was premiered in Australia at the end of 2017 and had made a total gross of $977,018 by early in January.

Unikitty, Mia and Me, and Planet Unicorn are all TV shows that feature horses with horns. Kids can’t get enough of these animals and it seems likely that we will see more and more of these shows as the craze continues.

Of course, unicorns have been on our screens for a long time, so this isn’t just a recent phenomenon. The Last Unicorn movie from 1982 and Nico the Unicorn from 1998 are a couple of examples of movies from the end of the 20th century based on these mysterious creatures.

Maybe we will never know exactly why unicorns are now so popular in Australia and elsewhere. Perhaps this is just the perfect time for these magical animals to take the spotlight and we should enjoy it while it lasts.


The Lifters By Dave Eggers

Journey to an underground world where adventure awaits and heroes are made in this middle grade novel from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of The Monk of Mokha and Her Right Foot, Dave Eggers.

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the earth like mini-hurricanes and causing the town to slowly but surely sink.

When Gran’s friend, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway to underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow wherever she leads. With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, Gran and Catalina might just find a way to lift their town–and the known world–out of danger.

In The Lifters, critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire readers of any age.

The book will be released on April 24, 2018 and can be ordered HERE.

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The Karate Kid Returns To The Big Screen for One Night & Watch The First Two Episodes of Cobra Kai

Moviegoers across the country will be practicing their “wax on, wax off” skills when Fathom Events and YouTube revive the beloved Karate Kid saga with an exclusive, one-night cinema experience featuring the original 1984 classic, The Karate Kid, coupled with an exclusive advance screening of the first two episodes of the new YouTube Red Original Series, Cobra Kai, based on the Karate Kid franchise.

This special event screens in cinemas nationwide for one night on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters. 

Originally hitting theaters in 1984, The Karate Kid received critical acclaim as a heart-stopping yet endearing underdog story following the friendship of high schooler Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his apartment maintenance man turned martial arts trainer Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), as Daniel prepares to take on arch-rival Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) in the All Valley Karate Tournament. Through Miyagi’s teaching, Daniel learns important life lessons, overcomes adversity and ultimately faces his opponent in an epic match.

In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film reunite in Cobra Kai. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in Cobra Kai, a YouTube Red Original Series. Cobra Kai is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The YouTube Red Original series Cobra Kai will have its world debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24 and will later launch to audiences around the world May 2 on YouTube Red.

The Karate Kid became an instant classic in the 1980s and continues to resonate with generations of film lovers across the country,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Tom Lucas. “We’re excited to partner with YouTube Red to give audiences an exclusive look into the reignited rivalry in ‘Cobra Kai,’ along with the original film and a cast panel discussion — all on the big screen.”

“A beloved American classic, ‘The Karate Kid’ film continues to be one of the most searched entertainment properties on YouTube,” said Susanne Daniels Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We’re thrilled to recreate the world inside the dojo in this exciting new YouTube Red Original Series, featuring iconic cast members from the original film.”

Tickets for “Cobra Kai: Premiere Feat. The Karate Kid” can be purchased beginning Friday, March 23, at or participating theater box offices.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children’s picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. 

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon’s life is about to change forever… 

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children’s book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

100% of Last Week Tonight’s proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

Order the book HERE.

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Watch The New Deadpool 2 Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the new Deadpool 2 trailer! 

Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) is playing the film’s central villain, which, while unconfirmed, is rumored to be Irish mutant Black Tom Cassidy. Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna and Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) have also joined the film in mystery roles.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Other stars returning from the first Deadpool include Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus.

Look for the Merc with a Mouth to return to theaters on May 18.

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Watch the New Trailer for Frozen the Musical

Walt Disney Theatrical Productions has debuted the new official trailer for Frozen the Musical.

Frozen stars Broadway veterans Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as Anna. They are joined by principal cast members Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans), Robert Creighton (Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett (Young Anna), Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson (Young Elsa), Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa), Alyssa Fox (Elsa Standby), Aisha Jackson (Anna Standby) and Adam Jepsen (Sven Standby).

The stellar design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram (“Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2,” “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” “Evita”), lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (“Aladdin,” “Hello Dolly!” “An American in Paris”), sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (“The Scottsboro Boys,” “Motown,” “After Midnight”), video design by Tony winner Finn Ross (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”), puppet design by Michael Curry (“The Lion King,” “Spamalot”), hair design by David Brian Brown (“War Paint,” “She Loves Me”), makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates (“On Your Feet!” “On the Twentieth Century”) and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick (“Aladdin,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”).

Rounding out the musical team are two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (“Avenue Q,” “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon”), who serves as music supervisor and creates vocal, incidental and dance arrangements. Joining Oremus on the music team are Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (executive music producer) and Brian Usifer (music director).

The Frozen Broadway musical is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

Frozen the Musical is now open on Broadway, more info HERE.

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Seth Rogen’s Hilarity For Charity Announces All-Star Cast

Today, Netflix has announced the all-star guest lineup for Seth Rogen’s upcoming special, Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, where Rogen and friends combine stand-up, sketches and music into an outrageous comedy special that could only come from the mind of Seth.

Guests that will appear in the special include Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden,The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.

This marks the sixth annual Hilarity for Charity event put together by Seth and Lauren Rogen. The event will be filmed Saturday, March 24 at The Hollywood Palladium and is the first time that is has been broadcast.

“We started the Los Angeles variety show six years ago in order to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, a disease that has touched so many families including my own. Our goal is to educate a younger audience and ultimately create the next generation of advocates for the cause,” said HFC Co-Founder Lauren Miller Rogen. “I am so thrilled to be able to share this year’s show with an even larger audience through our partnership with Netflix and are proud to have them as a partner.”

In 2012, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen founded Hilarity for Charity as a resource for the millennial generation, to help bridge the gap in understanding the landscape of Alzheimer’s disease. Using this unique approach, HFC aims to significantly improve outcomes for all family members contending with Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.

Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity will stream globally on Netflix in April.

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LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Set Officially Announced

Build, play and display with this futuristic LEGO Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney, featuring 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid. This construction toy includes a booklet with information about its fan creator and LEGO designers, plus the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.

The set contains 230 pieces, will retail for $34.99 and will be available on March 31.


-Includes 3 LEGO minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler.
-Features 2 buildable Light Cycles for Sam Flynn and Rinzler, and a TRON grid/display base.
-Sam Flynn’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-blue light-style elements, including power stream effects.
-Rinzler’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-orange light-style elements, including power stream effects.
-TRON grid/display base features 2 detachable parts, attachment points for the 2 Light Cycles and translucent-blue elements.
-Divide the grid to recreate the Light Cyclechase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie, or use it to role-play the disc battle scene with the minifigures.
-Includes Quorra’s sword.
-Accessory elements include Sam Flynn and Quorra’s blue Identity Discs, and Rinzler’s 2 orange Identity Discs. Attached to the back of each minifigure.
-This construction toy includes a booklet with building instructions, information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers, and the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.
-Each Light Cycle measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
-TRON grid/display base measures over 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

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Top Pop Culture Trends For 2018

Are you a self-confessed pop culture nerd? If you love cult TV series, including Stranger Things and are keen to feast your eyes on the latest Avengers Movie or releases such as Black Panther, then you will be pleased to hear that 2018 promises a whole new host of exciting trends. The way that we watch our favorite series and keep up to date with information is changing, meaning that retro pop culture is fast becoming a thing of the past. However, worry not if you still feel that Pac Man rocks your world, as you can still enjoy the finer pop culture icons while keeping tabs on the latest must-haves and must-see series and movies.

Get panicking

If you haven’t visited a panic room or escape room experience yet this year, then have you been living under a rock? This is the ultimate in must-do activities for any pop culture fan, ideal if you have a big group of friends that you love spending time with and doing exciting activities. Check out Evansville Escape Room where you have to solve a series of puzzles and games to escape within a given time period. It’s fast-paced, seriously old-school fun all in an enclosed space, so make sure that you get panicking and put the results on your Instagram feed.

Sports got sexy

You may hate working out, and perhaps the idea of spending time in the gym brings you out in a cold sweat before you have even got started, but this year sports are cool. From fashion to your Instagram or social media feed, be prepared to start getting your retro sportswear out of the closet and embracing the great outdoors – you may even be surprised at the results also. When it comes to pop culture trends getting active is now the epitome of 2018 cool, so make sure that you start getting up and out there, and be sure to share the results with your friends or social media followers.

Big screen releases

A whole host of popular movie favorites are now being released and hitting the big screen, so make sure that you get the popcorn and sodas in and enjoy spending time at the movies. From Paddington 2 to Mary Poppins and even the new Avengers release, make sure that you grab your friends and take time to head to the cinema and relive the movies that made your childhood, and teenage years, extra special.

This 2018, pop culture trends are starting to shift, but worry not, the past is still cool and very much part of the present. Visit a panic or escape room for the ultimate in old-school fun with your friends. Make sure that you get your activewear out of the closet and enjoy getting physical – but share it on your social media too. Finally, be sure to book a few trips to the cinema and make sure that you catch new releases of your favorite childhood movies – with a new, modern twist.

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