I can’t really put in writing how great this video is. Ames is the writer of the recently cancelled Bored to Death, something that he brings up at least five times during his drunken presentation. His complete lack of worry for his actions makes the entire presentation that much better.
Sometimes I find our society’s recent obsession with vampires to be quite tiresome. Other times I find it to be pretty cool. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is one example of an awesome use of vampires.
Originally a book that is now being made into a movie, the first trailer was just released today. The trailer was all nice and ho-hum in the beginning but the last 30 seconds really sealed the deal for me.
It seems that cherry trees wasn’t all that Abraham Lincoln cut down…
Today’s been a pretty slow day. The definite highlight was the release of the trailer for the upcoming Bourne Legacy film starring Jeremy Renner. I think Renner will make a great Bourne. So long as the film keeps the spirit of the earlier ones it has all the hallmarks of another great action flick. I got goosebumps watching this trailer. Wonderful and delicious goosebumps.
Long New York Times article focusing on George Lucas and his decision to step away from major film-making. Let’s see if this decision sticks.
Hacking in movies is usually a joke. The super nerdy character is shown in front of a computer screen that usually shows bright green text on a black background, typing away at a ferocious and inhuman pace. At odd intervals the character usually mutters to himself (as it’s usually a guy), alternating between grunts of joy and grimaces of pain. Ultimately a short montage of spinning clocks floats past the hacker’s sweating brow until in a triumphant last-minute sprint the hacker jumps to his feet in a triumphant yell.
Ignoring the obviously contorted length of time it would normally take to conduct the hack at hand, the graphics that are usually shown on the computer screen are never near any realm of realism. Usually awkward graphics and nonsensical commands are shown being inputted into the screen, resulting in new windows popping up lush with beautiful graphics that would look more at home in a 3d rendering program.