Archive for the ‘Flicks’ Category

Google Wave Cinema

Friday, October 16th, 2009

A whole new genre of homage / parody: Google Wave Cinema.

Here’s someone’s take on Pulp Fiction:

You can also watch Good Will Hunting.

This Google Wave thing seems like a lot of fun. Can the rest of us get invites now please?


Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Woah. Not sure quite what this is, or who these guys are, but this is pretty incredible — if nothing else just for the scale of the whole thing:

Apparently it’s a collaboration between Blu and David Ellis who are… well I’m not actually sure who they are.¬† But they’re pretty amazing.

Thanks FormFiftyFive.

The ‘In One Minute’ Genre

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Apparently this is a big thing. This is the first time I’d seen it. Forest Gump in a minute:

Pretty hilarious. †And kind of sums up the way I feel about the movie (and Tom Hanks two (!!!!) academy awards).

These guys have other ones too: 28 Days Later and Kill Bill. †I like this one best.

And apparently there’s an ‘In 5 Seconds’ genre as well, although the only ones I’ve found of those are not so funny (which is sad. †’Titanic in 5 Seconds’ seems like a pretty easy layup).

Thanks BuzzFeed

Fool’s Gold – “Surprise Hotel”

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Just saw this on Stereogum and I really like it.¬† It’s just a beautifully shot, fun music video.¬† Some of it feels a lot like Spike Jonze at his best:

I don’t know much about Fool’s Gold, but they sound like an interesting project…

Microsoft Is At It Again

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Yikes.¬† Don’t these guys ever learn? Not even after this and this?

Microsoft is now encouraging people to host “launch parties” to honor the release of Windows 7.¬† No.¬† I’m not kidding.

Now you too can help usher in a whole new era of mediocrity.  Forget all those parties you threw to help Obama get elected.  This is bigger.  Much, much bigger. And space is limited so you have to act now.  Hurry.  Your multicultural friends of all ages are waiting.

Only Microsoft could make technology look even less appealing than late-night infomercial products.

I swear.¬† Microsoft, next time you need an idea for an ad campaign or a promotion, just give me a call.¬† Me and my friends in your target demographic have lost cocktail napkins with better ideas of appearing “hip” and “with it.”


World Cinema

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

This is a Cohen Brothers short that was made for Chacun son Cinema (To Each His Own Cinema) — a short film festival featuring 3 minute shorts to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.

World Cinema, the Cohen Brothers contribution featuring the amazingly talented Josh Brolin, is great (and apparently until recently, very hard to find).  Have a look see:

Apparently a lot of filmmakers contributed to Chacun son Cinema including Gus Van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Roman Plolanski and David Lynch — and all of their films are included in the DVD.¬† But somehow World Cinema was omitted.

Thanks to the magic of the internet, it’s now been released in Technicolor!

Thanks interwebs!  And thanks VSL!

Patrick Duffy & The Crab

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Where on earth did this come from?  This is pretty hilarious.  But totally random:

If you like it, there are a few more episodes floating around.  If not, pretend you dreamed this post and you just woke up.

Thanks HuffPo.