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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 • (0) 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

Youtube: The Story of You+Me.

Alecia Moore and Dallas Green. See if you recognize Alecia. She remains so charmingly “Doylestown.”

09/17/14 • 11:21 AM • EntertainmentMotion GraphicsMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Comicbook.com: Guardians Of The Galaxy Fans Can Now Text Groot.

You can now read “I am Groot” anytime, anywhere.

09/17/14 • 09:58 AM • EntertainmentInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Emma Thompson - ‘It’s a different patch of life, your 50s’.

People wanting to be 35 when they’re 50 makes me think: why? Why don’t you be 50 and be good at that?” The interview is much more wide-ranging than this soundbite; but it’s good soundbite. I didn’t realize her mother was Phyllida Law.

09/16/14 • 11:01 AM • EntertainmentEnvironmental • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

In the Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailers ...

It looks like they’ve got some of those easy-to-down jets from SHIELD. Can’t wait to see if they have helicarriers, too.

09/15/14 • 09:26 PM • EntertainmentPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.

Every white American male under the age of 50 is some version of the character he plays on “Louie,” a show almost entirely devoted to the absurdity of being a pale, doughy heterosexual man with children in a post-patriarchal age. Or, if you prefer, a loser.”  AO Scott rips out a doozy. Tangentially, I’ll also mention that A&E reportedly not only dropped “Longmire” because they didn’t own the franchise, but because the fans were too old. God forbid you should have a plot that plays out over months and is delightfully unpredictable, even if you’ve read the novels. Then again, the fault may be worse than simply an inability to mature ... it may reside in the fact we don’t read at all {link via Euan Semple on FB}.

Later: If you want a book that embodies the ‘adulthood’ points mentioned by the author above, you might wish to try Daniel Martin, by John Fowles. An incredibly rich book. Discussing this tome is the first time I ever described prose as ‘loamy’. I’m still learning how to write from it. Try the library first though, see if you like it. Definite difference from YA-style modern novels.

09/11/14 • 02:38 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentPersonalPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Wikipedia - use of the term ‘Shipping’ (fandom).

I ran across this a while ago in a discussion about a book series; a term I hadn’t heard at the time. Thought others might appreciate the clue.

09/11/14 • 10:34 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Art of VFX: Dracula Untold trailer.

Dracula as superhero. A bit overwrought, no?

09/04/14 • 03:45 PM • Entertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Joan Rivers, a Comedic Stiletto, Dies at 81.

Shocked? Offended? ‘Oh, grow up!’ she advised.” We’ll always remember. RIP, good lady.

09/04/14 • 02:32 PM • EntertainmentHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Federalist: Feminism or Sexism?

See, this is how the restrictive modern radio/music format and the narrowminded moneymaking music outfits limit young folk to blind consumption. The media’s textual orgasms over these performances are creepy and revisionist.

Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” dominated the charts in late ‘72, became the Equal Rights Amendment anthem [The amendment passed both houses of Congress that year, and moved to the State legislatures for approval], and won the Grammy. Her speech, where she thanked God ... “SHE made it possible” ... resonated in culture for years afterwards. Heard it on the radio lately? Nope. Unknown now, among young people. Arguably bigger than Beyonce at the time and with huge impact on the cultural and political landscape.

Beyonce adopts “Feminist” as a marketing tactic, not as an actual philosophy. Pole dancers in the background? This is the old patriarchal “even if they haven’t got power, women run the world through controlling men’s sexual desire” routine, repackaged as something admirable. There were elderly Congressmen spouting this on Capitol Hill, once upon a time, with a whole lot less subtlety. Women of the time threw it back with beautiful invective, followed by “male chauvinist pig!” And a bit of creative oinking.

You’re being played, fans. Post-ERA, pre-AIDS, with birth control pills freely available ... sexual liberation was well-practiced throughout the ‘70’s. Better than today in some ways. This is not something Beyonce has suddenly gifted the world with.

And the whole Sofia Vergara thing is just not funny.

Stars of the past lived feminism, maintained a largely consistent message throughout those tumultuous years - years when it was threatening to a career to do so. Today, it’s all artless performance to a crowd of young people who will seemingly accept anything with special effects accompaniment.

[As an aside, whenever I think of that song, that era, I can’t help but hear Bella Abzug in my head. Walk the walk instead of just talking the talk, Queen Bey, and I’ll listen.]

08/29/14 • 10:33 AM • EntertainmentHistoryHuman RightsWeblogs • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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