Thursday, November 29, 2012

Daily Links 11/29

A look at a few upcoming sic-fi movies.

Sure, you may have seen a few of these photos of erupting volcanoes before, but that doesn't make them any less amazing.

It's never too early to think about Sundance. Well maybe the day after the festival, but that's it!

Bill Murray. Interviewed.

Here's a strange story - are environmental activists being targeted?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Daily Links 11/27

I knew they didn't have a whole big plan for the island. I knew it! (How Lost got made). (Thanks Dallas)

Your cable company is shitting its pants right now as Google is slowly rolling out their business model to take over the airwaves.

Want to stay cognitively relevant? Try these drugs! (disclaimer - see your doctor first)

Movie credits are an art form unto themselves. And sometimes, they upstage the actual movie.

This guy REALLY goes into detail about how a space battle might transpire.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Daily Links 11/26

Do you agree with this list of the lamest villains from the movies?

In an effort to hype her latest album, Unapologetic, Rihanna attempts to do 7 concerts, on 7 continents, in 7 days - and take a plane full of press and fans along for the ride. If you thought that would end up working, well...

With The Hobbit coming out shortly, I assume someone out there will be interested in this visual breakdown of the races in Middle Earth.

Find yourself in a Russian prison (or planning something sketchy in Russia and thinking you want to be prepared for the chance of winding up in a Russian prison)? This collection of Russian criminal tattoos and their meanings then is probably indispensable.

Sure most Bond villains have some ridiculous plans to take over the world. But some ideas are a little more plausible.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daily Links 11/19

Really want to know a lot about all the ladies Bond has bedded? This infographic gives you the glorious details.

I don't know why, but these photos of comedians hanging out together, fascinate me. Maybe they'll fascinate you as well.

New original series from Netflix: House of Cards. Political intrigue! Kevin Spacey! David Fincher! It looks interesting, I just hope the "talking to the camera thing" Spacey does is not employed throughout the series.

Dear Internet. Never change. Never change.

The New Yorker's take on the Grateful Dead.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Daily Links 11/12

I cannot wait until next year to write the date. It will be so easy! Anyway...

Nothing much going on here, just taking pictures of a 26 foot long snake.

I'm sure by now, many of you are bored with the cityscape time lapse videos, but this one offers something a little different...

City on Fire from E Kital on Vimeo.

Remember in the 80s when people would get hypnotized and "remember" they were in a Satanic cult? And then the whole thing was proven to be fake/not real? This next clip not only mildly reminds me of that, but is also roughly a billion times better than any of those stories. Of course, with the evidence offered, maybe I shouldn't be so quick to pass judgement...

Just when I think I could get tired of the internet, clips like these show up!

Sorta surprised I didn't see "my parent's crawlspace" on this list of 25 creepiest places.

The long, complicated story of sugar.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Exclusive World War Z Trailer

I can't recommend the novel World War Z enough. The author, Max Brooks creates an apocalyptic world, a world where the dead rise and makes it believable and scary, showing us how the world would react to such an outbreak. Made up of smaller stories, ranging from army experiences to individual bouts of survival, it is an enthralling, interesting work.

This trailer, based on the book, suggests something altogether different, and unfortunately, subpar...

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Look, I imagine recreating the novel on the big screen would be box office poison. There are no main characters, nor is there one consistent story that ties everything together. It's simply an oral history of the war against zombies. Filming something like that probably wouldn't work. While I may like it, and other fans of the book may like it, financially speaking it probably wouldn't do well enough for the budget it requires. I get that.

But, from the look of this trailer, they have completely abandoned the concept that made the novel so good, and simply turned it into an action film. And you know what? That WILL probably work. For all the problems that have hovered around production of this movie, a big budgeted zombie war film starring Brad Pitt will probably do well. (Quick aside - I will say I appreciate the choice to make the zombies be able to run. It's a nice touch that I've always wanted in my zombie movies to increase the danger and tension.) But I just wish it was called something else - because the book resonated so well, it will be hard to divorce the movie from it and I think that fact will cause major disappointment.

But hey, maybe I'm wrong. This is only 2 minutes of the movie.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Top 10 Ways To Destroy a Pumpkin

Honestly, its videos like these that make the Internet truly worthwhile...

The Best Ad of All Time

I mean, I guess advertising companies can still stay in business trying to make the second best ad of all time...