Movie Review - Hugo (2011)

Hugo exists not only to entertain, but hopefully to inspire a child's imagination and wonder about the history of film.

It's A Christmas Photoship Miracle

Observe the power to digitally enhance beauty with a dash of holiday spirit.

Funny Beans

Animated short with great visuals, action, and a little comedy.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Danny Brown Ft. Purity Ring - 25 Bucks

New track from Danny Brown featuring Canadian Electronic band Purity Ring.  Danny Brown's LP Old is now available to stream on Spotify and will be officially released next week.

Giant Hula Hoop Dance

Valerie Inertie dances with what is called a cyr-wheel.

Stunning Opal Gemstones Appear Like Grand Scenery

Beautiful pictures of light shining through opal gemstones have began circulating recently.  Here are a few that appear grander beyond their small size.

Mexican Fire Opal

Oregon Contra Luz Opal

Oregon Opal 

Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Ethiopian Welo Opal

New Phantogram - Celebrating Nothng

Phantogram released their new self titled EP today.  Celebrating Nothing, Black Out Days, and two other tracks can be found on it.  The New York native band upcoming LP is titled Voices.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Surreal Digital Paintings

Russian illustrator from South West of Siberia Artem Chebokha a.k.a. Rhads creates dreamlike scenes that feel serene yet grand also.  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Charli XCX - SuperLove Music Video

Only 5 months have passed since Charli XCX's debut album True Romance, but she is already releasing new content on her sophmore effort.  Here is SuperLove.

Friday, September 27, 2013

In Camera Projection Mapping

Bot & Dolly has created Box, a short that demonstrates the power of their motion control technology.

College Kids Create Robotic Arm for a Teenager

A group of college bio-engineering students go above and beyond to help an incoming disabled freshman.

Steve Carell Stars in Dark Role Foxcatcher

Steve Carell makes a serious acting debut in Foxcatcher as Jon duPont, a schizophrenic that ended up killing his Olympic wrestling champion brother.  Based on a true story.

Movie Review - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Paranoid, unpredictable and out of control, Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his lawyer Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) venture through a drug bender in Las Vegas.  Adapted from the legendary journalist's book of the same title, Hunter S. Thompson's real life experiences and Terry Gilliam's strong direction create a marriage in psychedelic heaven.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas delivers all of the drugged up wackiness of a binge gone too long and taken too far.

To the inexperienced with psychedelics, most of this film probably won't make sense on a few levels.  There isn't much of a discernible plot: stuff happens, but nothing truly develops logically.  Dialogue is spoken, but most of it doesn't seem important except the narration.  Francis Ford Coppola famously stated that Apocalypse Now, " not about is Vietnam."  Fear and Loathing isn't a film about drugs, it is a drug.

 Much like the desired and adverse effects of taking too much LSD or smoking too much marijuana, there are two major tones in the film:  The fear, then the loathing.  The adventure begins as they start the drive into Vegas.  The fear sets in as they arrive to check into the first of many hotel rooms.  The acid kicks in, and Duke panics when he concludes he is too gone to deal with the check in lady.  This continues with many funny and baked results.  Then the mood shifts into a darker, much more menacing half where lines are crossed and the altered states feel inescapable.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas isn't just about the hallucinogenic trip either.  It draws parallels to an era of transition from the 1960s to the 1970s.  After the drug trip, the movie concludes as if it all was a prolonged haze of confusion in a city with empty promises of the American Dream.  Drug culture became more of an escape from the brutal realities than a movement for peace and love.  

 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is currently available for stream on Netflix.

Rated R for pervasive extreme drug use and related bizarre behavior, strong language, and brief nudity


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Funny Deleted Scene From Terminator 3

Terminator 3, known for its slapstick comedic moments and definitely a break in tone of the franchise, has this funny deleted scene that steps deep into parody territory.

Banks - This Is What It Feels Like Music Video

Again choosing minimalist visuals but this time on a colored palette, Banks music video flows smooth with subtlety.  Listen to her full EP London here.

The Casting Process Behind Christopher Nolan's Batman

This 6 minute clip gives a brief rundown on how Christian Bale was cast as Batman.  It also shows some shots of Cillian Murphy and Eion Bailey auditioning for the iconic role.

New Clams Casino - Crystals

Lifted from Grand Theft Auto 5's plethora of music, producer Mike Volpe a.k.a. Clams Casino has publicly released his new song Crystals.  Originating out of New Jersey, Clams Casino has created music for well known acts such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, and Lil B.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Madonna Covers Eliott Smith's "Between The Bars"

Yesterday night Madonna hosted the launch party for secretprojectrevolution, which was a 17 minute short film made with Steven Klein intended to address discrimination and injustice in the world.  Listen to her rendition of Eliott Smith's song, "Between the Bars".  More information on the event here.

Fake Seinfeld Movies As Real Modern Day Film Posters

Great classics like Rochelle Rochelle and heart busting actioners like Death Blow are given real modern actors in these fun fake posters.  There are more that can be seen at

Animated Pulp Fiction in 60 Seconds

1A4 Studio creates 60 second animated clips summing up popular movies.  Watch their latest of Pulp Fiction which is also shown in chronological order.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

James Blake's Life Round Here Gets a Remix

Taken from James Blake's album Overgrown, Chicago based Chance the Rapper remixes "Life Round Here"

Stream Moby's New Album Innocents

Listen first to Moby's eleventh studio album Innocents on NPR.  

Music Video of A Case For Shame

Dumb and Dumber sequel first photos from set

Finally, after some funding complications, the true sequel to Dumb and Dumber has began production.  It's exciting finally seeing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels dressed in character.  The highly anticipated sequel hits theaters next year in 2014.

Jeff Daniels on Dumb and Dumber To:

“There are some things that’s we’re going to do in Dumb and Dumber To that make the toilet scene [in the original] seem lame,” Jeff told us, adding that he can’t wait to work with “comedic genius” Jim once again.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Seinfeld Meets Pulp Fiction

Ever watch this Pulp Fiction scene and think, hey, that guy looks like Jerry!

3D Light Sculptures

Benjamin Muzzin has created a fast spinning two monitor display that creates live 3D light sculptures.  The installation is called Full Turn.  

"With this project I wanted to explore the notion of the third dimension, with the desire to try to get out of the usual frame of a flat screen. For this, my work mainly consisted in exploring and experimenting a different device for displaying images, trying to give animations volume in space. The resulting machine works with the rotation of two screens placed back to back, creating a three-dimensional animated sequence that can be seen at 360 degrees. Due to the persistence of vision, the shapes that appear on the screen turn into kinetic light sculptures."
-Benjamin Muzzin

New Extended Trailer for Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer's otherworldly film about an alien living in Scotland gets an extended trailer.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blood Orange - Chamakay music video

Brand new music from British singer/songwriter Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange featuring vocals from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek.

Hynes on the video:

“I decided to visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time, the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting.”