Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Taiwan's NMA News breaks down the Conan/Leno drama
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
TED talk: Motivation and incentives. Dan Pink on what science knows and what business does
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?
Friday, September 04, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Kuroshio Sea on YouTube
Sunday, August 02, 2009
For those interested, the significance of the year 2012 is that it is the grossly oversimplified interpretation of the end of the Mayan calendar.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
45365 - available online until August 6th
45365 is an engrossing stream-of-consicousness documentary that follows a year or so in the life of a small Ohio town. I was lucky enough to see this as a volunteer screener at South by Southwest; the film later played the festival and won the festival's juried documentary feature award. It's available on the internet through SnagFilms (embedded above) until August 6 - catch it while you can.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Twitter in plain English
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Redbox introduces "Redbox Replay" titles
Redbox re-introduces you to some of your favorite movies! Redbox Replay™ movies are classics, comedies, dramas and more – that you love to replay over and over again.
Recognizing the value of certain catalog titles, Redbox is now stocking its vending machines with classic movies that (however noxious you may find them personally) have proven their, er, replay value with moviewatchers time and time again.
Anaconda and Big Daddy I can kinda get, but Beverly Hills Ninja? Really? Is our cinematic heritage so sadly mixed that From Here to Eternity nestles next to Hook and The Cable Guy?
Redbox has proven its convenience to me a few times now -- it has the in-home comfort factor and search capabilities of Netflix with the immediacy of the corner rental store, and it's inexpensive. That we cinephiles must face the ugly truths about American moviewatching tastes is a small price to pay for the increased selection.
In related Redbox news, stakeholder Coinstar (the folks who make those ubiquitous coin-counting machines you see at grocery stores) has signed a deal to take full ownership of Redbox from McDonald's.
Coinstar plans to pay GetAMovie, the McDonald's affiliate, $10 million in cash and 1.5 million shares of common stock for its 44.4 percent stake in Redbox. Also, Coinstar said it has made a similarly structured arrangement with the remaining minority-interest holders to bring its stake — currently at 51 percent — to 100 percent.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tina Fey conquers the universe
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Rainn Wilson interviews Maya "Slash" Angelou on Book Chat
Saturday, August 02, 2008
What Oscar the Grouch likes about public television
Thursday, July 31, 2008
How to Be the Perfect Girlfriend
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Hideaway video contest winner
Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Ode to (Musical, Sarcastic, Ultraviolent) Joy
Fortunately, it seems the subversive spirit at Henson Studios hasn't died -- it's gone a bit more underground and is leaking its way out any way it can. In particular it has found a home on YouTube. Great new bits like the one below have been showing up on everyone's favorite video service and they make good use of the staples that have made the Muppets so entertaining over the years: music, sarcasm, and slapstick violence. Perhaps it's a viral campaign for the upcoming Muppet movie? Is it just a way for the Muppeteers to let out some old-school wackiness? I don't care. Just keep 'em coming.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Lost Skeleton Returns Again!
Now here's a movie trailer release I can get behind: not one, but five teaser trailers for the sequel to The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra -- The Lost Skeleton Returns Again! If ever there were a film worthy of a sequel franchise, I believe this is the one. I especially love the bit with the aliens bickering about wasting time.
Check out all five trailers right now.
The horror: Watchmen movie trailer surfaces.
Don't get me wrong, I think this looks great. I'm a Watchmen fan from way back. But there's a world of difference between making a music video that recreates scenes from the graphic novel and making a convincing movie out of some pretty epic source material.
Watchmen is an intensely cerebral comic book largely about comic books. What kind of movie do you make out of that? I'm guessing it will be escapist garbage, but I'll reserve judgment until I see the final product. Nice eye candy, though.
Who watches the Watchmen trailer?