Monday, April 30, 2012
The more I see of this, the more I feel that it's going to be the best movie of the Summer.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Something about watching sweaty guys roll around with each other in their underwear just never really clicked with me.
However, this kind of wrestling is something I could truly get behind... and under ;-)
I love the Shins - I played the Hell out of "Wincing The Night Away", and still haven't gotten sick of it! From Neatorama;
This amazing new animated music video for The Shins song The Rifle’s Spiral is full of stop motion goodness and a style inspired in part by the art of Edward Gorey.
It was created by Jamie Caliri, who is perhaps best known for the animated end title sequence he created for Lemony Snicket’s film A Series Of Unfortunate Events.
It’s a feast for the senses, with lots to look at and a song that really rocks!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I don't know - this looks pretty solid ;-)
Image no. 1 - completely badass!
Images 2 & 3 - Meh.
Everyone is talking about how awesome "the bat" is, but I think it looks kinda boring. One of the coolest aspects of a real bat are the scalloped wings, and when you are creating a plane for Batman, you really miss out on a golden design opportunity by not adding scalloped wings. You say; "well, the tumbler doesn't have any sort of bat-wing design".
And I say; "I've always thought that the tumbler was ugly too."
Luckily, Nolan is really good at making story & character driven films, or I just wouldn't be able to get past these designs.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I've got high hopes for this one, especially after seeing the inclusion of two classic Cobra characters! Ten points to anyone who can name them both :-)
Monday, April 23, 2012
HOLY CRAP!! This movie has more twists and turns than the Autobahn! The synopsis on Yahoo couldn't be more right; "Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again."
I went into this knowing absolutely nothing about the film, other that half paying attention to the trailer once or twice. It just seemed so straight-up slasher formula, that I didn't even notice it, really. But it was a rainy Sunday afternoon, my son wanted to see it, it looked better than "The 3 Stooges", and I really had nothing better to do.
It starts out very true to the tired formula, but it's intertwined with these very perplexing scenes from what looks like average workers in some type of government-looking facility. As the film continues, I made many assumptions as to what was happening - all of them quickly proven false. Even toward the very end, I looked at my son and said; "I still have no idea what the Hell is going on!"
The ending is something I would have never seen coming in a million years! This is easily the most original fright flick I have seen in a VERY long time, and I could not recommend it enough! In fact, I'm going to take my wife to see it asap!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Like Billy Dee always says; "Works every time!"
Thursday, April 12, 2012
What is Rotoscoping? I'm glad you asked; Rotoscoping is a tedious process that involves animating over a live action film frame by frame, which means it took waaaaaay too long to rotoscope this trailer for the horror classic The Evil Dead.
And, while the end result is pretty cool looking and fun to watch, it’s highly unlikely that PFR Studios will be rotoscoping any more of the film, because this bit is almost three years old!
What do you buy a psychopathic killer for Father's Day, anyway?
First, the Pac-Man table. Kiran says: "I make a range of stuff from tables to lamps and beyond. I recently started my first retro range, and have just completed an 80s gaming table, based on an old electronic game that we all know and love! I have the table listed on Folksy with a few of my other items too. It is £225."
For the gaming enthusiast with much deeper pockets, I present to you the NES Controller table. Etsy seller TheBohemianWorkbench combines fine joinery with fine nerdery and comes up with a beautiful, handmade wooden coffee table that resembles a giant NES controller, and which functions as a NES controller as well. It's available for $3,500 from his Venice, CA studio (pickup preferred).
Nintendo NES controller coffee table. Made from maple, mahogany and walnut with dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs.
This table fully functions as a Nintendo NES controller and can be used to play games with the glass removed. The cord is retractable from underneath. The demonstration video is currently being produced and will be posted soon.