January 4, 2010 : 1:42 AM
The Blu-Ray Experience
I rented and watched my irst Blu-Ray disc today and while the quality was amazing it was something else that had me shaking my head in disbelief.
Both discs, one from Sony and the other Paramount, had BD-Live which let me "chat with friends while watching my the film or my fav scenes"
They seriously expect you to chat on your screen while watching the film. Chat with friends who are watching it at the same time? Does anyone use this feature? Did anyone request this? Or were the studios so desperate to look for a Blu-Ray only feature that they threw money at this?
The Paramount disc had a mini web browser where I could watch trailers and other crap but I do this much better with my computer.
Lucky I have a PS3 as it's connected to the net but I'm guessing most people who have just a standard Blu-Ray player wont have it connected. My guess is based on zero fact but why would would bother to connect your Blu-Ray player when the only extra is a chat feature. Why would a Blu-Ray player manufacturer waste the extra money on adding Wi-Fi or an Ethernet port.
I like features like the one seen below where I can get a PSP version of the movie I own from BD-Live but why not pack that smaller file onto the disc by default? Seems silly to make me download a 1GB file
Studios are advertising directors chatting through the dics in "screenings" like in this video here for Hellboy. Cumbersome indeed, sales ploy for sure.
Sad gimmicks that seem to have been created more to sell the discs than to make the experience better.
If you are one of thise people who have used the chat feature let me know what it's like.
Posted at January 4, 2010 : 1:42 AM
October 12, 2009 : 11:16 PM
Crips and Bloods
I love this photo from the Crips and Bloods: Made in the America doco. Even gansta's love to game
The only thing I wanted from the film was for it to be longer. I wanted more info and more details.
Posted at October 12, 2009 : 11:16 PM
March 22, 2009 : 1:35 PM
Why there will be no Spider-Man 4
Chances are there will never be a Spider-Man 4 or an Iron Man 2. There will be a 4th Spider-Man movie but it won't be named Spiderman 4. Why?
Because every studio now is against using numbers in their squeals. Every! C'mon you are exaggerating. Do we have The Dark Knight to blame for this as well? Maybe..... Indiana Jones has been doing it for decades but The Dark Knight is different as it's a film that didn't even share the same name as it's other predecessors and it made the studio a shit load of cash.
Also movies that aren't even a seqel are being primed for it. Like the recent X-Men Origins of G.I Joe movie.
Take the recent examples below and tell me this is not a trend.
Imagine if a kid who has been in a coma for 15 years wakes up today. Good fucking luck trying to work out which Harry Potter to watch first.
In Australia (and Asia) though we are still using numbers. This dropping of the numbers is a USA thing.
If I had it my way every poster which is a sequel will be required to have someone doing the peace sign to signify the number 2
Luckily we still have the SAW series holding the flag for numbered squeals. Although they do use roman numerals so it technically doesn't count.
And when studios must use numbers they do it ironically like Tr2n or H2 or Taking of Phelem 123. Oh wait that last one doesn't make sense.
I know I've missed a bunch so let me know in the comments.
Posted at March 22, 2009 : 1:35 PM
February 26, 2009 : 10:30 PM
Pffft Samual L Jackson as Nick Fury
Doesn't every one know that David Hasslehoff is the real Nick Fury.
Posted at February 26, 2009 : 10:30 PM
October 12, 2008 : 2:23 PM
Who has killed more? Aliens or Predator
Posted at October 12, 2008 : 2:23 PM
Chainsaw Maid Video
Posted at October 12, 2008 : 1:22 PM
August 25, 2008 : 11:49 PM
The New Action Hero King
I just saw the Transporter 3 trailer and thought of this.
Remember when Arnie was the biggest film star in the world? Remember when action films were the staple diet of many at the cinemas? Ahh yeah good times.
Then something happened. No new talent worth their salt came up to the plate. Sure Jackie Chan and Jet Li are still kicking it but it's not new Arnie.
I had high hopes for The Rock until the spat of comedies and the name change. Oh Dwayne I ripped my poster off the wall years ago.
So who's the big action stars of today (with more films still left in them)
Vin Diesel? Will Smith? Tom Cruise? Matt Damon? The Rock? Christian Bale? Marky Mark? Keanu? Brendan Fraser!!!
The only one staying true to 80's action is Jason Stanham.
It's been a staple diet of movies where people get kicked in the head. That's all you want from your action stars. No Disney movies, no light heartered comedies, no dramadies, special interest movies. Just Big silly action movies with "turn to your mate and go ahh F yeah scenes" and the occasional T&A. Throw in a couple of jokes and a helicopter exploding and it's a good night at the movies.
Jason's no Arnie but he's all we've got. If we don't support him and more like him we'll end up with Shia LaBeouf vs Hayden Christensen in 2020's big action blockbuster. And that's just fucking scary.
Put all these guys in the Thunderdome as see which one leaves. Jason, The Rock and Vinny would probably have the most fight in them, followed by Christian Bale but then rest would go down like a sack of wet socks.
Keanu Reeves vs Brendan Fraser is something I'd actually like to see. My money would be on Brendan though.
Posted at August 25, 2008 : 11:49 PM
July 14, 2008 : 10:25 PM
I am Batman
I just saw Batman Dark Knight. Wholly blockbusters it was pretty damn solid. Sure it's weird (this was pointed out to me after the film) that Bruce Wayne still talks in his silly deep Batman voice even to people who know who he is and there were a few BS tech moments but the flow, the story, the script and the acting were all solid as a rock.
Iron Man set the bar and Batman jumped his Batbike over it. The comic book flick can no longer be out down as a sub genre of film. This stands up there with the best entertainment you can get in a cinema.
This and Pineapple Express have given me joy in the cinema lately for totally different reasons.
Posted at July 14, 2008 : 10:25 PM
May 21, 2008 : 5:56 PM
The Happening Experiment Sydney
Posted at May 21, 2008 : 5:56 PM
May 17, 2008 : 10:39 AM
City of Ember
We just launched the first stage of Fox + Walden's new film City of Ember.
Check the widget map to see where the widget is generating power from. Someone in NZ liked it :)
There's lots more to be added (which we have to keep hush hush right now) but I'm excited to work on the project and we have a client who's pushing us to do better work too. Which is a rare thing.
Posted at May 17, 2008 : 10:39 AM
March 30, 2008 : 9:21 PM
TED Talk: Amazing underwater animals
that's the best thing ive seen in ages. the last transform will blow your mind
Posted at March 30, 2008 : 9:21 PM
March 16, 2008 : 2:14 PM
Be Kind Rewind
I think this will be the last film that any studio outside of France will let Michel Gondry write and direct. Why? Because all the films he writes are just excuses for him to do his weird (but always fun) hand made shit and then strong a movie around them.
Oh wait didn't he co-write Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind?!?! And that was brilliant. Um yeah but he was riding shotgun to Charlie Kaufman who actually knows that a movie must entertain the audience. Not pay for the directors on screen masturbation.
Why else would someone drop Michel. Well maybe the fact Be Kind rewind bombed at the box office. Doing a sad 7M in the USA with a reported 20M budget. Ouch! I don't think DVD rentals will save this puppy.
Will Farrel is getting his ass handed to him over Semi Pro's poorer than usual BO performance. And it still brought in 14m in the opening week!
So the actual movie itself was really flat. Jack Black was a cliche of himself and Mos Def doesn't really have much of a persona. It's as if he's playing a idiot savant but badly when the role isn't an idiot savant.
The best part about the film is the synopsis. I found myself not laughing in the film and was even a bit bored. The "oh cool it's a cardboard car" or "haha funny it's a hand made tin foil gun" aren't exactly hilarious moments. You don't even get to see the sweded films. Just the makings of. Check the official site for snippets of the sweded films.
Here Gondry swedes his own trailer for the film. hahahah how does he do it?
Michel should stick to making film clips, visual effects and short films. That way his energy can go into something <10 minutes and you don't mind it doesn't make sense. Or at least start with someone else's good script and go from there. He seems to only think in one dimension and that's through the smear of his own ego and talent.
If I had of downloaded Be Kind Rewind I would have been bummed I wasted the bandwidth.
Posted at March 16, 2008 : 2:14 PM
February 21, 2008 : 11:01 AM
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February 6, 2008 : 11:01 PM
King of Kong Screening
I saw King of Kong tonight at a Gamesport free screening. The film was great but there was just 15 people at the screening. This comes after being told the screening was fully booked.
The Gamespot crew delayed the start by 15 minutes thinking people were late but I guess everyone forgot. Every seat had a promo postcard on it so they were expecting more people.
I'm bummed as a few people at work wanted to see the flick and I had to say it was fully booked.
The film is a must see for anyone who likes video games. It reminded me of Spellbound but this doco has good guys, bad guys, a history lesson and a tale of perseverance to hook you.
Posted at February 6, 2008 : 11:01 PM
February 2, 2008 : 12:10 PM
Improv Everywhere. Time Square Freeze
I like this type of stuff the reactions are great.
Posted at February 2, 2008 : 12:10 PM
January 1, 2008 : 5:45 PM
My Youtube Account is Back!!!!
Today I randomly clicked my Youtube channel bookmark and found my account is back! After 3 months!!
They haven't emailed or anything. It's like my new years present.
Posted at January 1, 2008 : 5:45 PM
My Vimeo Player
Posted at January 1, 2008 : 5:05 PM
December 30, 2007 : 11:05 AM
Now that Youtube has deleted my account I've had to start my video collection over again. I'm moving my videos over to Vimeo. The quality is much better and you can actually upload HD footage and they present it in HD!
I'm not so concerned with views to these videos so Vimeo is perfect. There is a smaller user base on the site so the likely hood of your video getting random views is a lot less. But if quality is what you're after then Vimeo is the way to go.
Check out my video channel. I have up so far. I have lots more boring travel videos to upload too.
Posted at December 30, 2007 : 11:05 AM
December 14, 2007 : 12:16 AM
Amazing Short Film
Disturbing yet so beautifully done.
Posted at December 14, 2007 : 12:16 AM
October 3, 2007 : 2:00 PM
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August 5, 2007 : 11:08 PM
Simpsons Theme on 2 Guitars
This guy is more talented than the Chocolate Rain guy
Posted at August 5, 2007 : 11:08 PM
July 14, 2007 : 7:57 PM
Snakes on a Train
They actually made this movie
Posted at July 14, 2007 : 7:57 PM
July 5, 2007 : 8:41 PM
One song you'll be hearing a lot of in August will be the Spiderpig theme. It's catchy, its easy to remember and when The Simpsons movie is released on July 26th everyone will have heard it.
Here's what you get of Spiderpig from the trailer. Download the MP3 here but there's a full orchestral version coming soon from Fox.
Oh and here's my avatar from the Simpsons Create your own Avatar. I wish you could scale a few things but alas there are heaps of options
Posted at July 5, 2007 : 8:41 PM
July 3, 2007 : 8:23 PM
2700 Simpsons Characters
Freeze frame it and you find some interesting characters. A few look like the people in our office.
Posted at July 3, 2007 : 8:23 PM
June 29, 2007 : 12:34 AM
I got to see Transformers tonight on its opening night. Which is weird as Australia gets to see the film almost a week before the USA. I guess we get some payback for Grindhouse (which I got to see in the US anyway so I'm not that worried) The cinema was packed with geeks with one wearing an Optimus Prime mask.
The film is enjoyable even with the extra think M.Bay treatment over the top. There are some gunienly funny scenes and some great action moments. Although it was alot of shooting from the transformers rather than them going at it with fists. When they does happen it's over pretty fast. (I don't remember any Deceptacon getting it's head ripped off in the cartoon)
Then you have the camera spinning around the actors, the holding hands scenes, the old people being stupid but the young sexy stars know what to do bits. By the end of the 2.5 hrs you're a little underwhelmed by the film. It all ends happy, no one dies and the earth is saved for another sequal.
It's worth seeing if you're a fan (they play to the fans quite a bit) and I look forward to the DVD with all the extras.
Geek Rant: While I wasn't the biggest Transformers fan I still enjoyed the cartoon series and read a few comics/books. What I loved about them was their design. This 2007 movie makes all the Transformers look the same. They really lost all their personality. They look cool, the testures and small details but from a distance really look boring. Megatron looked no different than Skyscream and they both looked like a bunch or bent spoons.
I'm not sure of they wanted them to be more mechanically correct or just look more tech but they have all lost their personality. And good luck to any Mum who wants to bake a Optimus Prime cake. The new ones are too detailed to even start.
Posted at June 29, 2007 : 12:34 AM
June 23, 2007 : 9:31 PM
This is better than Cobra vs Komodo which I saw on my holidays. Click here to view the whole video. The atom filsm player doesn't actually let you see the whole film. LAME.
Posted at June 23, 2007 : 9:31 PM
June 18, 2007 : 10:09 PM
Michael Bay and his two dogs
Here's Michael Bay with his two dogs named Armageddon and Pearl Harbour!
Just kidding, if only Michael had a sense of homour about his work, they're actually named Mason and Gracie and you can see more on his Virb profile. Yay someone that doens't use Myspace.
That said I will be seeing Transformers when it comes out. I can't be the only one in the office not talking about it or making the transformation sound. ekkk oorrr kuk koook.
Posted at June 18, 2007 : 10:09 PM
June 11, 2007 : 6:05 PM
Ahh this is pure gold. Apologies to all those who find Hitler humour offensive.
Posted at June 11, 2007 : 6:05 PM
June 7, 2007 : 10:53 PM
Popcorn Taxi: Breaking down 300
I saw a presentation by two Animal Logic guys last night at Popcorn Taxi. Well put together presentation and lots of info. If you aren't already jump on the Popcoirn Taxi mailing list, as the events are always great. Well most of the time. The Kevin Smith one still makes me laugh and I hope to see him talk again.
We're lucky to have people putting these shows on in Sydney as there isnt anything else like it.
Posted at June 7, 2007 : 10:53 PM
June 5, 2007 : 12:01 AM
Thanks in part to flying to the USA and Asia in less than 30 days and having cable TV where I stayed Indo I saw heap of movies lately. Many of them very bad. Here in not particular order is a list which I hope to review. Some I hope to forget like Norbit
After seeing Norbit it made me try and think of the last Eddie Murphy film I watched and enjoyed. I couldn't only think of Beverly Hills Cop that and Coming to Amercia which is still a fav of mine.
Posted at June 5, 2007 : 12:01 AM
May 30, 2007 : 5:39 PM
Great viral clip for the film!
Posted at May 30, 2007 : 5:39 PM
April 27, 2007 : 1:26 PM
Winne Das Poouer
Posted at April 27, 2007 : 1:26 PM
April 13, 2007 : 8:59 PM
'Gadgets' with Joel Salom
Filmed at Syndey's Darling Harbour. He gets a pretty good beat going from the arm bands and the ampled voice is someone from the audience he recorded just earlier live.
Posted at April 13, 2007 : 8:59 PM
April 3, 2007 : 11:14 PM
2007 A Kickass Year for Movies
Posted at April 3, 2007 : 11:14 PM
March 28, 2007 : 7:28 PM
28 Weeks Later Trailer
Also from I watch Stuff is the new 28 Weeks Later Trailer. It looks good and let's hope it expends on the first movie and treats it well. Rather than cashing in on a good movie.
Also make sure you check out Sunshine, whcih is in cinemas next week. Thats Danny Boyle's latest film (he didnt direct 28 Weeks) and it kicks A hole. Think 2001 meets Alien meets Cape Fear meets Event Horizon.
View the sexy HD trailer on quicktime here.
Posted at March 28, 2007 : 7:28 PM
And if you're into movie posters you can go past the best with Posterwire.
Posted at March 28, 2007 : 7:23 PM
March 26, 2007 : 7:49 PM
The Only Grind House Review You need TO read
This is quite possibly the funniest review I've ever read.
Here's a few take aways.
DEATH PROOF is about this dude, Driver Mike, and he’s played by Kurt Plissken, and goddamn but that dude just gets more bad-ass as he gets older. You know how Sly Stallone kind of looks like Bea Arthur now, and Jean-Claude Van Damme looks like Ally Sheedy? Well, Kurt Plissken looks like a dumpster full of drop kicks. He could fuck a bulldozer into eight Mini Coopers. Fuck, I should pitch that to someone.
That’s what GRINDHOUSE is. It’s a taquito buffet that you puke up after getting hit with a motorcycle, and it turns into a bikini chick that blows you and kills your boss with a hammer.
Posted at March 26, 2007 : 7:49 PM
March 14, 2007 : 9:04 AM
Workplace Safety Video
It;s a shortfilm not a real workplace video but it'd quite good. In a Evil Dead/Final Destination kind of way.
Posted at March 14, 2007 : 9:04 AM
December 31, 2006 : 1:59 PM
UFC and PRIDE
I saw an episode of The Ultimate Fighter last week and have since been wanting to see more of UFC. Then I found out about the Japanese version PRIDE and after seeing this video I think the PRIDE stuff looks alot more hardcore.
I didn't see many kicks in any of the UFC stuff. Just moreboxing and then sitting on a guy. This PRIDE stuff looks more like Kick boxing and a little more hardcore.
You can't watch this and not go ouch!
CHeck the rules too. They allow everything except an elbow to the head?! Which is weird as kick boxing allows this.
* PRIDE allows kicking and kneeing the head of a downed opponent who is on his back. This is considered a foul in the Unified Rules, which only allows kicks and knees to the body of a downed opponent.
* PRIDE allows a fighter to stomp a downed opponent. This is considered a foul in the Unified Rules.
* PRIDE allows a fighter to spike an opponent. This is considered a foul in the Unified Rules.
* PRIDE does not allow elbow strikes to the head. The Unified rules allows elbows provided they are not striking directly down with the point of the elbow.
* PRIDE's matches include a ten minute first round, with two minute rest periods. The Unified rules allow rounds no longer than five minutes, with rest periods not exceeding one minute.
* PRIDE's matches are not judged on the ten point must system, rather judges score the whole fight. The Unified rules call for all matches to be judged using the ten point must system.
Stomping = allowed. But elbows are bad?!
Posted at December 31, 2006 : 1:59 PM
December 29, 2006 : 6:12 PM
hard Kung Fu
Posted at December 29, 2006 : 6:12 PM
December 11, 2006 : 8:35 PM
Drilling Through laptop Screen
They must own the shittiest drill in the world but it eventually makes it through the screen.
Posted at December 11, 2006 : 8:35 PM
December 6, 2006 : 1:38 AM
The Bazura Project
Check out the site for a new movie show starting this Thursday on Channel 31 Melbourne called The Bazura Project. A friend is a producer on this and it's quite funny.
Posted at December 6, 2006 : 1:38 AM
November 7, 2006 : 6:14 PM
Ren and Stimpy Belly Button Song
I saw this episode and couldn't get the damn song out of my head for weeks. It's a classic!
If anyone has the MP3 please send me!
Posted at November 7, 2006 : 6:14 PM
October 16, 2006 : 9:02 PM
"Who Killed The Electric Car?" on Google Video
While it lasts Who Killed the Electric Car is available in full on Google Video.
Posted at October 16, 2006 : 9:02 PM
October 9, 2006 : 11:51 AM
Walk to City
I had a flash version of this but the youtube version is easier to view.
Posted at October 9, 2006 : 11:51 AM
October 7, 2006 : 6:27 PM
Guiness Book of Records Attempt
155 T-Shirts. It doesn;t seem that that many and then you watch this video. It reminds me on when I was in highschool and I went through the Guiness World Record book looking for ones I thought I coudl topple.
Also there's a Mambo shirt in the mix about half way through.
Posted at October 7, 2006 : 6:27 PM
October 6, 2006 : 6:19 PM
My Arnie Impression
I watched The Running Man which I bought at a garage sale for 50c the other night. Man that movie was pretty good for its time. It's also Arnie at his best. He sports a beard, he says "I'll be back" he kills alot of people and he also wears that jump suit.
Oh and that's my voice in the video.
Posted at October 6, 2006 : 6:19 PM
September 25, 2006 : 9:16 PM
John Long Goes to Shopping Heaven
We shot this as a test on Sunday. Brad edited the video and did the titles. He also stars as Long John. I was the camera monkey. Hopefully we can film a few more experiments now with more people. Above is brads audio at 100% speed. Below is my audio at 165% speed. I prefer my song but that's cause I chose it.
We're planning on hitting Darling Harbour this weekend. After watching the Pharcycle Drop video we're inspired now to really go all out on the next one.
Posted at September 25, 2006 : 9:16 PM
For me the best stuff being done online (ie original, engaging, fun & entertaining) is by ordinary people in their free time. Here is the original application. that this video was inspired by.
Posted at September 25, 2006 : 7:00 PM
September 8, 2006 : 8:50 PM
I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of Borat last week. It was 95% complete with the extra 5 I'm guessing being some sound editing and the end titles.
If you are fan of Borat on the ALi-G show then you will love this movie. Just when you think Borat wont go there he does and more. It’s one of the most original and funny films you'll see this year while still being able to pack some subliminal messages about racism and society.
Brad was most freaked out by the extreme Christians but I think I was most freaked out by the naked male fighting.
It's due for release in November here in Australia and we are hopefully going to do some work for the films release. Supposedly all ideas need to get the personal approval or Sasha Cohen which is pretty cool. I love it when celebs have to approve stuff. We've had delays while J-Lo approved stuff and now where waiting for Paul Hogan to approve a game we are making. Hurry up Hoags!!!
Posted at September 8, 2006 : 8:50 PM
August 23, 2006 : 9:14 PM
Clerks 2 and KEVIN SMITH in Conversation
I was lucky to get a free ticket for the Aussie premiere of Clerks 2 at the State Theatre. What was even better was having Kevin Smith do 3 hrs of Q&A after the film with the fans.
This was hosted by Popcorn Taxi which put on some great shows. They sell out really fast so I was lucky to get a ticket how I did. Thanks Julian!
The film itself was pretty funny and contained a few pretty crude scenes that the fans will get off on. Talk off ass to mouth, a donkey sex scene, debates over Star Wars Vs LOTR and cameos from a few famous faces.
The best part for me was hearing Kevin Smith talk and I'm not even a huge fan. The guy knew how to work an audience, which was all ultra geek, fan boys, but he was polite, funny and quick. He also gave really good answers to every question. It was almost like a standup routine with questions form the audience. I’d pay just to here him speak again.
I now have to rent the original Clerks as I hardly remember it.
I give Clerks 2: 7.5 /10 and recommend anyone who likes a crude comedy to check it out.
Posted at August 23, 2006 : 9:14 PM
August 13, 2006 : 7:08 PM
This Deadwood video cracks me up. It's that mix of swearing and edwardian like dialog that gets me. Half the time I have the subtitles on when I watch the show.
Posted at August 13, 2006 : 7:08 PM
August 12, 2006 : 5:17 PM
We did this for another project that needed some silly content.
Posted at August 12, 2006 : 5:17 PM
August 11, 2006 : 7:14 PM
Deadwood Cocksuckers 1
I love the show so much I've edited out all the words except "cocksuckers" and made a mini episode. ALl video taken form just 3 episodes!! So you can see how much swearing there is in the show. I will have to do another couple of videos to get all the "cocksuckers" done.
It's quite fun editing video I just wish Youtibe didn't throw the audio out of sync.
Posted at August 11, 2006 : 7:14 PM
August 5, 2006 : 4:02 PM
Gold! Great catchy tune too.
Posted at August 5, 2006 : 4:02 PM
August 1, 2006 : 6:48 PM
(Can't You) Trip Like I Do
Here's my first attempt at a filmed music video. I realise now that you need to shoot about 10 scenes to make a video interetsing as the 2 I shot for this makes for a pretty boring video. It's one of my fav tracks from when I was studying Crastal Method's "Trip Like I Do" from the Spawn Soundtrack. I havent even seen the movie!
I'm happy with how it turned out though and once I et a real editing program (IMovie is pretty limited) then I can really start to stretch my directors muscle.
I'm going to do a whole series of videos with these toys.
Posted at August 1, 2006 : 6:48 PM
July 31, 2006 : 10:58 AM
Requiem for a Toy
My first effort of editing something. Shot with our new camera and edited in IMovie. I definetly needed Final Cut or Premiere as IMovie is just way to basic.
Im pretty happy with how it turned out as I didn't have an idea in mind when I shot all the footage.
Posted at July 31, 2006 : 10:58 AM
July 20, 2006 : 8:59 PM
Wholly shit this is cool. Probably the best thing to come to 1st person shooters in a while.
Posted at July 20, 2006 : 8:59 PM
July 17, 2006 : 6:00 PM
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June 7, 2006 : 9:38 AM
A work mate of Ervi's filmed this over the weekend with his son. It's such a great idea and imagine if you're the kid and show this to your friends.
Posted at June 7, 2006 : 9:38 AM
May 22, 2006 : 8:12 PM
Fast Food Nation
They've turned one of my favourite books into a movie. I would have expected a documentary but this might actually be more entertaining thean another fact heavy film. Hey read the book if you want those. I also like Greg Kinnear. And it's also a Fox searchlight film so I will get a piece of the action when it's released her in Australia.
Posted at May 22, 2006 : 8:12 PM
May 12, 2006 : 9:14 PM
Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006
Never before have I been so excited about seeing a bunch of pixels on screen. Check out Paul Robertsons: Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006. Weighing in a whopping 115MB it's worth every k.The character design is from a twisted mind and the number of 80's cameos is amazing. You need to watch it about 4 times to catch everything. My fav part was the pregnant zombies, it's just too fucked up. The soundtrack rocks too.
Posted at May 12, 2006 : 9:14 PM
Xmen 3 Australian Media Premiere
Between this and Da Vinci Code may is lookign like a blockbuster month for movies.
Ian McKellen is doing the Hugo Weaving thing by beaing in two major movie releases at once like with Matrix and LOTR. And even the speech by Ian in the Da Vinci trailer sounds like his speech from X3.
Posted at May 12, 2006 : 8:31 PM
May 8, 2006 : 8:29 PM
Coldplay :The Hardest Part
This new Coldplay filmclip cracks me up. I thougth it was a young girl with an old lady mask on but it looks legit.
Posted at May 8, 2006 : 8:29 PM
March 12, 2006 : 9:45 PM
I cant get the theme song for this Japanese Spiderman video out of my head. "Yeah yeah yeah..... woah"
If thats not freaky enough for you then try this video. WTF
Posted at March 12, 2006 : 9:45 PM
February 24, 2006 : 9:57 PM
The Hills Have Eyes
Also play the great 3D game here
It's a remake of a classic Wes Craven (Nigtmare on Elm St) film by the same name.
I'm usually pretty bad in horror films as I'm really squeamish but now I think it's all in my head, as I really enjoyed The Hills have Eyes and didn't think it was that gory at all. Rob (mr Horror himself), Brad, Christian and the others through it was very gory and felt a little disturbed. I did jump about 10 times and felt foolish for falling for all the old tricks (peopel jumping at windows etc etc) but the audio was cranked in the screening room so everything had huge impact.
I guess to me someone getting a pick axe to the head is very comical rather than disturbing. Someone getting their lips scissored off to me is disturbing.
I haven’t seen the original but I don’t think this matters much.
The plot is about a bunch of mutant miners who control an area of the Arizona dessert and a family who get stuck in their territory. There’s a nice solid story behind the film and it looks amazing.
The girl from LOST (the one who had the baby) is in it and a mutant that looks like a thin Gary Busey. There’s also a dude who looks like Rubber Johnny with a giant piñata head.
It’s worth seeing even and there is a great scene with a freezer that really freaked me out.
The Truffle rating of 8/10 as thats an enjoyable horror film.
Posted at February 24, 2006 : 9:57 PM
February 11, 2006 : 3:35 PM
MI3 The Hunt
I just completed ther first misison for Mission Impossible 3 Ultimate Hunt. Normally with these things you'd expect it to be quite simple but the first was relativly complicated. I had to download the Superbowl trailer for the movie and google the licence plate from that. Which was TPJ-527. Clicking the only link form that then tracks my mission as being complete.
Check it out here on google
Very cool, I'll be inetrested to see if they do a google earth mission and what other bits of technology will be used in the 14 remaining misisons.
Posted at February 11, 2006 : 3:35 PM
February 10, 2006 : 9:31 PM
Golden Tomato Awards 2005
Check out the Golden Tomato Winners for 2005 Kung Fu Hustle won best foriegn release which is great. Thaat was my fav film for 2005 just ahead of The Incredibles.
Serenity beat Star Wars for best Sci Fi release. The power of fans over franchise! Both movies were a little lacking but you can't go past the 4 armed light sabre fight from Star Wars 3
Posted at February 10, 2006 : 9:31 PM
January 29, 2006 : 11:10 PM
We saw Date Movie about 3 weeks ago and have since worked on the small online campaign for the movie.
If you liked Scary Movie then this is your type of film. It takes the piss of all the chick flicks of the past 10 years and does it pretty well. There's also a great scene with Sophie Monk in slow motion in a bikini that goes for 5 minutes. Definetly boner material.
Posted at January 29, 2006 : 11:10 PM
Bill Hicks Live DVD
His theory on using terminally ill people as stunt people in movies cracked me up as I had the same idea but to use people on death row. Why let these people die in isolation. Let them live forever on DVD being blown up by Arnie!
There is quite a bit of Bill Hick's work on Amazon and I recommend chekcing it out. He's a hard hitting funny guy with a a social conciese.
Posted at January 29, 2006 : 10:47 PM
December 16, 2005 : 9:02 PM
I saw King Kong last night on the opening night and thought it was the best monkey movies I've seen all year.
Jack Black was my fav but everyone in the film is great. Kong looks great as do all the effects.
It's sad, its funny and its cheesy but it's all good cheese. Oh and it's 3 hrs long but you enjoy all of it.
Just don't try and understand how Kong stops from breaking Naomi Watts' neck as he swings her around violently or how a person can outrun almost every animal in the dense jungle and you'll be fine.
Posted at December 16, 2005 : 9:02 PM
Is Chuck Norris the new Hoff?
Now that the Hoff has started to cash in on his internet fame it all seems a little old. With the recent string of Chuck Norris facts I think we could have the new hero to pass the baton too.
On paper Chuck is far superior to The Hoff. Here are a few things to consider
1: Chuck Norris has rumbled with Bruce Lee!
I look forward to 2006 becoming The Year of the Roundhouse as we see the Hoff perish in a a fury of Chuck Roundhouses. If you could buy shares in Chuck right now it'd be a safe investment. They must be worth 2c right now?
Posted at December 16, 2005 : 8:35 PM
September 7, 2005 : 11:56 PM
I've seen more movie in the past 3 months than some entire years. Combination of movie money, Fox screenings and free entry thanks to knowing somone who works at the cinema has increased my movie intake 5x.
Preview: (watched at Fox screening room)
Into the Blue: 7.5/10
The Island: 7/10
Wedding Crashers: 9/10
Land of the Dead: 5/10
Team America World Police: 8.5/10
The film I'm hanging to see is the all punch-fest Transporter 2. It looks to be a good action movie with all the BS you want and little to think about except how much it would hurt.
And Kung Fu Hustle 2 has been announced!
Posted at September 7, 2005 : 11:56 PM