Friday, February 20, 2015

Cool Shit 2/20

Watch drone footage of Niagra Falls in all its icy glory:

I know it sounds crazy, but rebooting a movie like Shaft is akin to rebooting Jaws; it wasn't just a moive, it was a cultural phenomenon that made it that much bigger than it was, and that's something you can't duplicate. Shaft wasn't great because it was a good movie; the plot is clunky at times. It is great because it took what at the time was a different perspective, and gave it a "don't give a fuck" attitude. It missed in the 2000 remake, and I'm willing to be it will be missed again. We live in a different time, with different problems; a movie like Shaft could work, tackling the issues of today, but I don't have hope that that's what is going to happen.

A little more detail about the shenanigans during the SNL 40th. By now you've probably heard the Eddie Murphy almost doing Cosby story. And there are a lot of theories out there about why or why not. Mine is that had Murphy opened that door, it would have given people the opportunity to compare his past daliances with women with Cosby, and that's something he didn't want to dredge up all over again. I can't blame him.

More evidence to suggest the Oscars are not about finding the quality of film; this focuses on weird rules that keeps some movies in, and eliminates the chances of others.

A new Alien movie has at least been given the opportunity to take its next steps (I'm still not 100%
positive it will happen). Here is a look at how they might work around the muddled story that both Alien 3 & 4 have taken us to, as well as the awful, terrible no good Prometheus.

Continuing with Alien, here we also have some pros and cons of Neil Blomkamp's involvement. Personally, while I enjoy his vision, I'm not sure he's the right type to write the story.

Enjoy a good beer? Here are the steps you have to take to get your hands on some of the most sought after beers in the country.

Fight Club 2? In comic form? Check out the first 6 pages if you'd like, or you can simply ignore this exists and keep the original in its pure form in your head. And I really hope this doesn't end as being a dream in the narrator's head (who yes, has a name in this sequel).

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