Orchestra flash mob in Copenhagen

Google “flash mob” and you’ll get about 99 hits ranging from the Sound of Music to Michael Jackson.

This, however, is one of the most original (and coolest!) flash mobs I’ve ever seen, and it doesn’t involve choreographed dance.

Check out the orchestra flash mob featuring the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra playing Ravel’s “Bolero.”

Note: Yes, this happened in May so it doesn’t have much news value, but it’s the first I’ve seen of it and I wanted to share!

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Start off 2012 with Liam Neeson’s “The Grey”

Calling all Liam Neeson fans! His latest, “The Grey,” won’t be out until Jan. 27, 2012, but I’m already pumped because it looks pretty awesome.

The film stars Neeson as Ottoway, a man who is stranded in Alaska with his fellow oil drilling team when their plane crashes in the wild. Co-starring are Dermot Mulroney and Joe Anderson (the latter of “Across the Universe” fame).

Liam Neeson and snow tunnels and wolves, oh my!

Former O.C. cast member plays Batman?

Yes, you read that correctly. In the animated “Batman: Year One,” to be released Oct. 18, Bruce Wayne is voiced by not Christian Bale, not Val Kilmer, but… Benjamin McKenzie.

I assume that makes you just as uncomfortable as it makes me. Or at least I sure hope it does.

Broody brood does not equal the Batman...

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trailer(s)

The full length trailer for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” debuted today, and even though it provides a much more in-depth story line, I still prefer the teaser trailer.

Said teaser trailer is, in my humble opinion, one of the most epic trailers I’ve seen recently. I’ll allow you to judge between the two for yourself:

 

Florence + The Machine: “Ceremonies”

Although it didn’t gain popularity until last year, Florence + The Machine’s first album, “Lungs,” actually debuted in 2009. So it’s about time for a sophomore album!

“Ceremonies” will be released on Nov. 15, and if these two songs are any indication, it is going to be nothing short of spectacular. I’ll allow the songs to speak for themselves:

The only problem is that I can’t decide which new track I like more. Any way you look at it, Florence Welch has a hauntingly beautiful voice that is decisively different from anything else out there in the “music” world today.

Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

I can’t speak for everyone, but I know I personally have been itching for a new Quentin Tarantino movie. “Inglorious Basterds” came out two years ago, and I need my fix.

Don't you worry, I got this!

The good news is that he’s working on it. The bad news is that it won’t start shooting until January, meaning it won’t come out for another 99 years after that. Sigh.

This “it” of which I speak is “Django Unchained,” a film about a freed slave who tracks down his wife (who is being held at a plantation) with the help of a bounty hunter.

Why am I babbling on about this? Because awesome people keep signing on to the project!

So far, Jamie Foxx is playing Django, Leo DiCaprio will star as the plantation owner, and the German bounty hunter will be played by Christoph Waltz. Yesterday, it was announced that Samuel L. Jackson will play a house slave.

With a cast and crew like this, all Tarantino needs to do now is somehow toss the Bear Jew into the equation and I’ll be one happy lady.

"We're gonna be doing one thing, and one thing only. Killing Nazis."

“The Shining” gets polished

Ever wonder what “The Shining” would look like had it been created in the days of CGI?

Me neither, but someone decided to show us anyways. Here is the original (and well known!), elevator of blood scene, followed by a redone CGI version.

In my opinion, it looks ridiculous. “The Shining” came out in 1980, and CGI (in its very first stages) wasn’t really used in films until the late ’80s. It just looks very out of place. But alas, I digress.

The next thing you know, film studios are going to be re-releasing Top Gun in 3D. Oh wait….

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

In her latest role, Michelle Williams channels Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn,” which hits theaters in November.

She also channels the blonde beauty in the October issue of “Vogue” magazine. With photographs taken by famed celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz, the results are nothing short of stunning.

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In the day and age of teen starlets who grew up too fast and poor role models, seeing a classic portrayal of beauty is very refreshing.

Read the article in its entirety at Vogue.com.

“The Walking Dead” season two poster

Unveiled today, this season’s “The Walking Dead” poster bares an eerie resemblance to the first season’s.

See for yourself:

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Before, Rick was on horseback and surrounded by an abandoned freeway. Now, he’s even more isolated. Let the theories begin.

Song of the day: “Paradise” by Coldplay

While you won’t be able to hear the ear candy that is Coldplay’s fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, in its entirety just yet, you can at least get a little taste.

Listen for yourself:

While many of the tracks off the album have been heard at live shows already, you can pick up Mylo Xyloto and hear the whole thing when it drops on October 24.

In the night / the stormy night / she closed her eyes. In the night / the stormy night / away she’d fly.