Friday, November 30, 2012

Random Stuff #31: Celebs Photoshopped into Party Photos

These almost had me fooled. Love the Ry Goz and the Rock snaps!
Source: chelspineda

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"More Twilight" - A Bad Lip Reading of The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Someone PLEASE bad-lip-read the entire Twilight series - I'd totally watch it then. "I ran over a gummy bear..." Here's the earlier one if you missed it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Game of Thrones as a Sitcom

Can't say I saw this one coming, but it was bound to happen sooner or later...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Trailer: Now You See Me

Magic? Heists? Magic + heists in a movie together? COUNT ME IN. Louis Leterrier's Now You See Me looks awfully silly but it also looks like awesome fun, if you can imagine how fun Ocean's Eleven by way of The Prestige can be. The film features a pretty good cast (Mark Zuckerberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo) - although the proximity of Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in the same movie again, doing their standard "old guy thing" is strangely discomforting. Regardless, I already want to know how they pull off that trick in the trailer damnit.

Paul Thomas Anderson's Career in Five Steadicam Shots

For those film geeks out there who like picking apart shot construction etc, here's an excellent analysis of how Paul Thomas Anderson's camerawork, in particular his use of the Steadicam, has evolved over his first five films: Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and There Will Be Blood. We see a masterful director very much in command of film language, but one who's gradually refined and toned down his showy style for a subtler approach without losing its impact nor ambitiousness. Anderson's highly anticipated The Master will be released in NZ on 17th January from Roadshow (no 70mm screenings doh!).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Short Film: Dragon Baby

Simple concept (kung fu baby vs dragon), executed well = awesomeness, and awesome cuteness.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IMDB Top 250 in 2 1/2 Minutes

A couple of observations:
  • Moonrise Kingdom already??
  • I didn't realise Tarkovsky's Stalker was on there. Good to see a bit of taste. :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

For the Star Wars Fan with Everything #23

If you were anywhere near the internet yesterday, particularly those wee social media haunts such as Facebook or Twitter, you were probably bombarded with the earth-shaking news of Disney acquiring LucasFilm for some insane sum which could feed an entire starving nation, which in layman's terms, basically means that Star Wars has become part of the Disney family (Twitter's still going nuts with the news). It also means that we can expect a brand new Star Wars film sometime in 2015, although George Lucas won't be directing it. This acquisition means a lot of things and opens up a lot of possibilities, not least of all giving fans "a new hope" for a franchise whose legacy has somewhat been tarnished by the crappiness of the prequels. Ol' Darth seems to be settling in fine: