Friday, March 30, 2012

I'm a motherfucking Pterodactyl.

#Pterodactyl #Theoatmeal

This is amazing, created by The Oatmeal. If you haven't heard of him, he draws hilarious, often informative comics.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm Ron Burgandy?

#RonBurgandy #Anchorman2 #Conan

So Ron Burgandy made an appearance on Conan the other night to announce his new film, he also played some jazz flute. It made me swoon, i've missed this man, its been 10 years since we last heard from Ron, i wonder what he's been up to.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tenacious D are back.


Good to see ole Jack Black and Kyle Glass back to what they do best......ROCK!

Brooksbot told me to post this. Thanks Brooksbot. Love you.

Game of Thrones Season 2.

#Gameofthrones #YouWinOrYouDie

So Game of Thrones season 2 starts next week and for some of you it may have been a year since you last looked in on the Starks, the Lannisters and the ever naked Daeneryus Targaryen. Here is a 20 minute look at season 1 among chats with the writers/directors and a few tantalising shots of Season 2.

More videos after the jump.

Conservative America, Advocating Stupidity since 1776.

#america #education

somewhere in america, there are some stupid people who are trying to fuck up the education system. They have created a list of 50 words they want banned from the school curriculum because some people may be offended by them, words such as Dinosaur..... seriously. Apparently it reminds people of Evolution and that could offend creationists. so what? how can creationists deny the giant fucking skeletons in pretty much any museum you have ever been to?
here is the complete list of words that could be banned:

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
Bodily functions
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
Death and disease

Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling involving money
Homes with swimming pools
Junk food
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
Loss of employment
Nuclear weapons
Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
Rap Music
Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
Rock-and-Roll music
Running away
Television and video games (excessive use)
Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
War and bloodshed
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.

People are Awesome.


That is all there is to say about this. People are Awesome.

Samsung, cashing in on viral videos.

#samsung #Galaxynote #elephant

So Samsung is cashing in on the recent viral videos involving animals playing with touch screens. Except as they put it "Bigger is Better" so they got an elephant to play with their new Galaxy Note the rival of the iPad. Some people are saying this isn't real, I'm inclined to disagree with them.

Stockholm, We have iPads.

#Stockholm #iPads

I didn't really get much from this except that the people in stockholm really know how to utilise an iPad.

Injured Personnel Carrier.

#Agilite #IPC

So apparently the israel army is using these things to help carry injured troops out of conflict zones. My first thought is that it's a really good way to protect your back in a fire fight.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up

#MittRomney #Eminem #USPolitics

And Dr. Dre said, nothing you idiot he's locked in my basement.

Shit Post Sunday - Vader all day


Enjoy Vader breathing for 10 hours.

And Vader's Noooooo for 50 hours.

We bring you the best shits.

Anti-gay party!! Bring your friends! {UPDATED} {IT'S A HOAX}

@AlexPodger @Can_do_Campbell @DiFarmerMP @KRuddMP 


I used to live on Brisbane's south side, in the suburb of Hawthorne.
It's a great suburb, close to the city, trendy, right on the river & the people are friendly.
A mate of mine, Alex, received this letter in his mail box this morning -
inviting fellow neighbours to a gay-hating political party this monday night.

It has not been well received by neighbours and has taken off like wild fire on social media sites.
It also prompted this response from Alex.

A peaceful counter protest has been organised for Monday night at Hardcastle Park (Hawthorne Ferry Terminal) which will most likely migrate to the offending street. 
Attending numbers yet to be finalised, likely to have a strong show of support.
join HERE on Facebook

The letter is apparently a hoax.
A poorly judged practical joke by a neighbour.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


#cosmopolis #cronenberg

The old Cronenberg is back with COSMOPOLIS! When i say that i mean the guy we know and love for his body horror works like Videdrome and Scanners.

So Robert Pattison wants to be taken more seriously as an actor I guess. I've never seen him in a film (I refused to see any of that Twilight bullshit) but i look forward to his countless fans being shocked and awed by crazy Cronenberg.

Do yourself a favour and do a Cronenberg marathon. The guy is a twisted genius and has told some pretty harrowing stories in his films.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Lightsaber 101

@StarWars #Lightsabers

Brule is Back with Broats


Steve Brule is back with the first episode of season two entitled 'Boats'.

It's about boats surprisingly enough. Watch a clip and download it on da iTunes or watch on the xbox.

Funny fact is that iTunes had issues uploading the show because the quality wasn't good enough. It's shot on VHS dumb dumbs!

For your health!

Boys Noize & Erol Alkan's 3rd Collab. EP



Death Suite/Waves
(Boys Noize Records 2009)


(Phantasy Sound [Erol's label] 2010)


Roland Rat/Brain storm
(Boys Noize records 2012)

Boys Noize & Erol Alkan's 3rd EP Roland Rat/Brain Storm will be released 2nd april 2012 digitally and on da vinyl. 

I don't need to tell you about these guys if you have any interest in electronic music whatsoever. Everything they have made together has been gold so far and these two new (new?) tracks continue to uphold this standard. 

Listen to both tracks in full below (thanks to thestoolpigeon). 

Once again we've been hearing these tracks for what seems like donkeys years ('Brain Storm' especially). Buttttt i guess its never too late to have them to ourselves for our iPods, stereos and vinyl collection. 

Sauce - (head to this link for a great read on how this EP was put together)

Mad Men - The Youtube Game


Mad Men will be with us in just a few days (March 25). So why not fill in time with this clever fan made 8 bit video game. These guys know the show pretty well and it's pretty damn funny. Totally worth your time. 


If it's being dicky play it from here

Is anyone aware of some other simple/clever youtube games?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

UPDATED - Doctor Beak's Rantanplant - The New Siriusmo EP

@MonkeyTown_jp @Modeselektor #siriusmo
Siriusmo designed cover art for Doctor Beak's Rantanplant (interesting to see that it changed from this)


Just announced from the Monkeytown.....

"The last Siriusmo release, the 42 track compilation "Pearls & Embarassments: 2000-2010", has been released almost a year ago, just shortly after the critically acclaimed debut album "Mosaik".
In the past months Siriusmo has locked himself into the studio to work on a new album. No gigs, no releases. Silence.
"Doctor Beak's Rantanplant" is meant to shorten the waiting time with some pleasurable Siriusmo entertainment. The 3 tracks here give you a hint on what to expect from the yet untitled next album planned for end of the year.
But maybe the album will sound completely different?
With Siriusmo you never know.
01/A1: "Rantanplant"
02/B1: "Doctor Beak"
03/B2: "Plastic Hips"
Released by: Monkeytown Records 
Release/catalogue number: MONKEYTOWN024
Release date: Apr 6, 2012 

Pre-order the 12" here

OK so now we have a Mo album to look forward to at the end of this year. Will he receive album of the year two years running here at the castle (it's a pretty effing prestigious award)? He can only hope.

New preview of the first two tracks off the upcoming EP.

Pre - order yourself this sweet shirt here

Updated - Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

#Battlestar Galactica

A prequel series of Battlestar Galactica that chronicles the adventures of a very young Bill Adama aboard the brand new Battlestar known as Galactica.

Lose your shit.
Teaser here.

UPDATE - Unfortunately SYFY has downgraded this series to a 10 episode web series, consisting of 10 videos each 10 minutes long. There is still the possibility that the first episode will be a made for TV movie, so fingers crossed on that one.

The Story behind the Berlin Music Video.



 "We want to get married, and we want Modeselektor to play there … They’ll NEVER come and play at a wedding … And we wouldn’t be able to afford them … Weeks later I emailed Monkeytown Records in order to prove to Meike, my future wife, that this idea will always stay an idea … One day later at the phone – Monkeytown: “You contacted us at the perfect moment – we urgently need a good video because someone flaked on us!” One Skype conversation with Modeselektor … 3 weeks of hard work and little sleep … cardboard everywhere … lots of computer crashes and … Modeselektor will play at our wedding – hurray!"


Sauce -

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Presents from the Castle - Accidents Happen on blu ray

#AccidentsHappen @BluRay

Attention USA / Canadian castlers,
Have you 'liked' the castle on Facebook?
If not, that's okay, because I don't like you either.

But, if you were to like the castle, and post some love / hate mail on our wall, tell us where you're from and what your blood type is, and we might be sending you a copy of Accidents Happen on blu ray!

So, this isn't quite the generous gift giving that it may seem to be.
This is a film I worked on back in 2008, when It came out on blu ray, I had Amazon send me a few copies, and of course, coming from America they are Region A locked, which is of no use to me at all here in Australia.
So, Rather than gathering dust in my office, we thought we'd give them to YOU!!!!

This is a film that completely flew under the radar for almost everyone. I was lucky enough to catch the Cast & Crew screening, and to be honest, it's a pretty decent film.

Like Castle Awesome on Facebook.
Show the wall some love,
and if you're in the USA or Canada, you might open your letter box to find a copy of Accidents Happen waiting for you.


Not in the USA or Canada? Still want to see this film?
fear not!

it's on iTunes HERE!
and the soundtrack by Luke Steele is HERE!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Under the Covers Part 3

@soulwax @2manydjs

Ummm. Yes. Some really new stuff in here. FRESH!

NSFW content.

Not the Bees!!!!

#notthebees #niccage #Conan #threatlevel

America just got a little bit cooler, conan just got a little bit funnier. Nic Cage just got ridiculed on national television. Life is good.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - Best Commercial Ever?

Updated - Two New Prometheus Trailers

@AlienPrometheus #Prometheus


We're finally getting a Sci Fi film that matters again. So much excitement for the Space Jockey shot.

IMAX trailer

Annd a new Viral Video.

So Fassbender is our Android. GOOOOOD!

aaaaaaaaaand the International Trailer.

Saturday, March 17, 2012



This is a pretty sweet animated film, its only 8 mins long, so take the time to watch it.

RUIN from OddBall Animation on Vimeo.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Trust the Japanese to find what Tron lacked...

#Tron @wreckingcreworchestra
So this is a mind-blowing dance routine performed by the Wrecking Crew Orchestra from Japan. So there's a few glitches and some of the music is a bit ho-hum, but it's fucking cool. Absorb.

Tellier is GOD.

Sebastien Tellier's new LP will be released Tomorrow on the Internet (16th March) and the 23rd of March in LP in France. We don't no yet for the rest of the world. An other good excuse to pack up and move to France.

With this album Tellier becomes more and more GOD, he just launched this website :
I guess you'll need a translation as you have skipped all you french lecture at school.

"Today we live in a community ocean which pours out into black hole of nonsense. Alliance Bleue provides its faithful to use their virtual community energy to appease their curiosity. Their pain..."

There is the first single of his forthcoming album : Cochon Ville which means "Pig Town".

Click here if you want to read an interview made with our new God made 3 days ago.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Raid: Redemption - The Castle Verdict

@animemadman #TheRaid

The Raid is the most adrenaline pumped action film i have seen in years. The number of times i gasped 'holy shit' was countless and the crowd I was watching it felt the same way.

Annnnd Synopsis.....

Iko Uwais (remember that name) stars as RAMA a member of a special team (JAKA by Joe Taslim, BOWO by Tegar Satriya, ARI by Ananda George, WAHYU by Pierre Gruno and BUDI by Verdi Solaiman) arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord named TAMA played by Ray Sahetapy. The apartment block has never been raided before, never been touched by police. Seen as a no go zone the building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched. Making their move in the break of dawn they work their way up the building under cover of silence, steadily controlling the location one floor at a time. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover, TAMA orders a lock down on the building with all lights out and all exits blocked.

Hit the Jump to Read what we thought.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Finally a peak inside Season 5 of Mad Men


Finally some footage of the classiest show on television. Well no actually Matt Weiner (the creator and writer of Mad Men) doesn't like to show a frame before it goes to air. Sigh.....

 It's been almost 18 months and finally we get the 5th season on March 25.

 It's going to be 2 hours of pure joy.

And a look inside.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Shoes - Time To Dance Video Clip

If your dream was to see the sexy Jake Gyllenhaal killing people with a sword in London night-clubs you won't be disappointed.
So, say thank you to The Shoes and enjoy!

Time To Dance is extract from The Shoes' previous album Crack My Bones released over a year ago on Gum Label.


Monday, March 12, 2012

When you don't have cable, you're up for anything

@charliesheen #DirectTV
I wish this happened to me every time I lost my internet connection.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shit Post Sunday - Bachelor in Zombie Killing

#MSU #Zombie #School

Michigan state University, a University located in the state of Michigan,
is one of the USA's most awesome / bad ass Universities - with an emphasis on providing prospective employers with course graduates possessing useful skills for the real world.
One such course is the seven week intensive diploma entitled:
Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse 

Finally! a practical course teaching people things that they will need to know when the zombie  apocalypse plunges the earth into the depths of despair.

Thankfully, legitimate Universities are spreading awareness and taking some of the training burden away from zombie-killing supreme-master-overlord, Festy Nickel (who CastleAwesome has reported on in the past, click link here), the poster boy for the Zombie Resistance Underground, an organisation dedicated to preparing the world for the day of the dead, aka "Z-Day".

In a statement published on the Universities website;

The course begins and ends with a “Catastrophic Event Simulation” (a Coronal Mass Ejection Incident has caused a Zombie pandemic). Students are assigned into Survivor Groups located throughout the United States and must face the challenges of living and surviving together during a catastrophic event. 

In times of catastrophes some people find their humanity, while others lose theirs. What will you and your group do?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jean Dujardin on Funny or Die !

The french oscar winner Jean Dujardin says it : Smoking is Cool !

In real life do not smoke !

Monday, March 5, 2012

Die Another Day, Invisible Car.

#dieanotherday #invisiblecar #Mercedesbenz

Gooood, this was many peoples pet peeve about Die Another Day, invisible car was just stupid. well now its stupid and real.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Everything Is A Remix.

#everythingisaremix #kirbyferguson

This web series takes a look at popular culture and how everything today is a remix in its own way. watch, enjoy, its quite interesting to see the sources of where some of our favourite movies and music comes from.

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Everything is a Remix Part 4 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Sebastian - Love In Motion Video Clip


There quite a controversial new video-clip for the Sebastian's song Love In Motion.
Directed by Gaspard NoƩ.

I say "controversial" because once again Ed Banger Records's having trouble on the social network.
A couple of month ago, the Justice's On n On single cover was banned from Facebook cause of a nipple...
Today's new video clip has been banned from Ed Banger's official Youtube account for obscure reasons.
It is anyway still available on the web and there it is :

Behind the scenes here

And in case you haven't seen it yet, here's the Justice cover :

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Gorillaz


I've always loved the Gorillaz. Their first LP was terrific (that was back in 2000!) and Demon Days was even better. Their third LP left me puzzled though. I couldn't jump in and swim in it's rhythm.

DoYaThing though has blown me away (on first listen) and i like this bizaare video that continues the Gorillaz story.

The track features Andre 3000 (my fav. half of Outkast) and James Murphy (LCD soundsytem frontman.[did i really need to tell you that?])

Pick up the track for frees over here at converse.

Full Length Avengers Trailer


Holy Balls! Insane. Goodness. After several origin films it's all lead up to this film. This is either going to be truly awesome or terribly convoluted and disappointing. Lets hope for the former.

And yes i can deal with Ruffalo being Hulk now. The CG Hulk looks a little strange though, no?

Thanks for the heads up sweet prince @callumgroth

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