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Art of VFX: Into the Woods, featurette.

Of interest, also.

10/29/14 • 11:55 AM • EntertainmentMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Art of VFX: BBC ‘God Only Knows’ - Behind The Work.

So much green screen these days. It must be so hard for actors.

10/29/14 • 11:53 AM • EntertainmentMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Top 10 cult leather icons.

Okay, how could such a hip online magazine forget to include the Lizard King in his leather pants? Huh? Dump Cruise in Top Gun. That had very little cultural effect, comparatively.

10/29/14 • 11:47 AM • ConsumptionEntertainmentGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Paddington – Official International Trailer #3.

Looks delightful. I didn’t even know it was in production. First I’ve heard of it.

10/28/14 • 11:18 AM • ChildhoodEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BadassDigest: Film Crit Hulk Smash - ON DESPAIR, GAMERGATE AND QUITTING THE HULK.

I picture Hulk sitting by the fireside, with half-glasses and a smoking jacket.

10/28/14 • 10:45 AM • EntertainmentGeneralHuman RightsInternetSocial Media • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LA Times: Marcia Strassman dies at 66; actress starred in ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’.

‘We didn’t think anybody would believe her with Gabe Kaplan.’ I said: ‘You believe me with Gabe Kaplan? Thank you very much.’”” Indeed. My heart lost a few beats over her, way back when. Beautiful eyes and a lovely smile. I note the Grim Reaper of breast cancer took her; he is too active these days. RIP.

10/28/14 • 10:44 AM • EntertainmentHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Pacific Standard: We Are All Confident Idiots.

The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise.” Sticking people in front of a camera requires folks to multi-task - even those who know better can begin babbling in order to portray themselves in a way they feel is ‘good’. I don’t think it’s a fair test of ‘ignorance’.  Certainly not a scholarly study of the phenom.

10/27/14 • 12:49 PM • EntertainmentPsychology • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: Renee Zellweger’s new look reveals the pernicious demands we make of all women.

Age and a blepharoplasty. I’ve had ‘squinty eyes’ since childhood, taken the teasing, the terrible nicknames. Now that I’m 55, if my upper eyelid/brow sag gets any worse, I’ll need to follow Renee’s lead. I would trade a bit of character to be able to a) see better and b) not to have to hike my eyebrows up to my hairline to seem happy and/or not asleep. My fear is a plastic surgeon would make me look permanently frightened to death.

Damn the slings and arrows, Renee. I understand completely. Perhaps only another person with the ‘squints’ can.

10/22/14 • 12:26 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: “Alan Bean Plus Four”

Tom Hanks rips one out.

10/22/14 • 10:30 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Trailer.

In case you haven’t heard, it’s being remastered and rereleased to theatres.  The trailer’s too discontiguous for my taste. The imagery marginally more contrasty/saturated.

Interesting to find out others remember the ‘blue food’ sequence as I do. And I never read the book!  Bowman finds shelves of boxes of blue powder, and gets a bit dramatic with it. One assumes this is synthesized food for his consumption, graciously offered by his ‘hosts’.

It *was* in the film. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re crazy.

10/21/14 • 03:43 PM • EntertainmentHistory • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Tropical spider burrows under man’s skin through scar - video.

Will be featured in one of Hollywood’s next horror films, methinks.

10/16/14 • 01:27 PM • EntertainmentHealthScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: Night on Bald Mountain: An Eery, Avant-Garde Pinscreen Animation.

What a difference seven years makes.

10/16/14 • 01:13 PM • ArtsChildhoodEntertainmentHistoryPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hollywood Reporter: John Cleese Quits Movies, Says He’s “Looking Forward” to Death.

The key to understanding Python now is we have all driven off in completely different directions. Michael [Palin], as you know, makes those travel programs that I put on any time I can’t sleep. Eric Idle is very good at lyrics so he is writing songs. Terry Gilliam is off trying to raise money for one of his plotless ­extravaganzas. And [Terry] Jonesy is just insane – he writes children’s books and recently went to Lisbon and directed an opera about vacuum cleaners.”  That’s something not often recognized - that you don’t necessarily have to like your team in order to do great work.

10/14/14 • 10:57 AM • EntertainmentHistoryPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: Marvel wants to give us the next Hunger Games.

Diving into the Young Adult book market headfirst. When the zombie books follow their lead, I suppose we need to change ‘penny dreadfuls’ to ‘dollar dreadfuls’?

10/14/14 • 10:55 AM • ArtsBooksChildhoodEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Neil Young’s Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars.

Nice.

10/12/14 • 10:43 AM • EntertainmentEnvironmentalMusicVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

iainclaridge.net: Clint.

The beard makes him look 20 years younger.

10/10/14 • 09:48 AM • EntertainmentPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

If I hear one more newscaster ...

... trying to sew fear-and-panic over ‘the man in Dallas with a bowler’, I’m gonna implode. I know you want to be all PC and all, newsies, but if you can’t get the pronunciation correct, don’t even try. Most tourists are calling it eee-BOW-lah anyway.

Every time newscasters do it, I picture John Cleese in the Ministry of Silly Walks.

10/06/14 • 06:27 PM • EntertainmentHealthNews • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

RIP, Geoffrey Holder.

You were so much more ... but I most frequently remember this.

10/06/14 • 12:02 PM • EntertainmentHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CosmosUp: Pluto is a Planet Again?

After the experts argued their cases, the audience was allowed to vote on what a planet is or isn’t and whether Pluto should be considered a planet. The results were conclusive: Pluto should be a planet once again.”  Let the people decide science questions!  There’s a fix. We’ll be arming ourselves against Elvis impersonators flying black helicopters out of Roswell in no time.  Loosely filed under ‘Science.’

09/30/14 • 09:35 AM • EntertainmentScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OneHeadlightInk: Holy Batman v Superman, New Mexico!

We’re Africa this time around.

09/25/14 • 02:06 PM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bartosz Kosowski: Lolita.

Good lord. [Possibly NSFW.] Not a photograph; the essence of graphic.

09/24/14 • 10:31 AM • ArtsDesignEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Destiny/Mars Opening Sequence.

Kinda fun. The ‘space M-16’ is kinda bizarre.

09/22/14 • 04:09 PM • ChildhoodEntertainmentMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

A Continuous Lean.: The Escape Artist/Dennis Hopper in Taos.

At some point, I’ll take a drive up and pay my respects.

09/22/14 • 11:05 AM • EntertainmentHistorySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hollywood Reporter: Were ‘Longmire’ Viewers Too Long in the Tooth to Matter?

“Every second and a half an American turns 50, which means that in a very short time, we will be the largest demographic in the country — and with our longer life spans, we’re not going anywhere. It also just so happens that 50-plus-ers account for of 75% of disposable income in America.

09/18/14 • 04:46 PM • EntertainmentNewsSanta Fe Local • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: How do you differentiate good acting from bad acting?

I agree.

09/18/14 • 09:40 AM • EntertainmentPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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