Wow. Better than any rollercoaster.
Sacha Feiner reignites Gremlins fans’ lust with an incredible Gremlins 2 “Film Break” Alternate DVD Version.
In the middle of the movie Gremlins 2, there is a sequence where the film seems to break, and where the gremlins invade the projection booth. This is the alternate sequence Sacha made, supposed to replace the theatrical one on the DVD.
Watch it. (Flash Video)
It blows my mind how Radiohead manages to stay fresh in the public’s eye. I love it because Radiohead is one of my favorite bands of all time. I think part of the charm in this and other Radiohead projects is that the band is never gun shy about taking risks, no matter how big or successful they get.
Unrelated but earlier today…
Does everybody kiss the same on film?
Me and Billy Bob, a recent DVD and web project, takes as its subject a ‘crush’ I have on actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton.
Unfortunately, Billy Bob has not responded, and I am ready to make him jealous. Screen Kiss features several popular actors including Daniel Day Lewis,Vincent Gallo, Johnny Depp, and one actress, Billy Bob’s former wife Angelina Jolie. In each case I inserted myself into existing film scenes as stand-in for the actresses or actor being kissed by or engaged in other gestures of romance with these stars. I make eye contact with the camera, which functions as voyeur and Billy Bob’s, presumably jealous, eye.
Glad someone else is doing this.
The dysfunctional family of internet celebrities come together for this Weezer song.
Wall animation. Beautiful ideas inserted into the real world.
It has been a while since we heard from the Four Eyed Monsters (filmmakers Arin Crumley & Susan Buice). We have interviewed them in the past. I have fond affection and respect for them and their work. Many times, since all hoopla died down, I found myself defending them, their work, their way of doing things.
The biggest objection I hear is that they teeter on the obnoxious. A feeling akin to an older person feels to a younger person describing their lives as a grand-new-once-in-a-lifetime event when it is actually commonplace and repetitive. If you are in your late 20’s or later, these podcasts and the drama it revolves around remind you how silly, shallow life is in your early 20’s. But that could be intriguing in its own right.
These new podcasts will not change any of those perceptions. We are in our middle 20’s. The relationship is past the film and focused on itself. The big twist is that Susan has decided to be a stripper. I am a little confused on the reasons. Money, sexual exploration and a bigger-middle-finger-fuck-you to Arin are thrown in the mix. One reason, not touched upon, but in the mind of the viewer, would be that Susan, like Arin, are exhibitionists. It does boggle the mind how much recording taking place. Newest fetish: videoblogging!?
Like all of their earlier podcasts, they are honest about what is going on but not truthful. What I mean is that they are stating and describing what is going on. But nothing else. They have added what must be the most annoying cutaways to enhance these statements. But they stop there. What could be incredible conversations are cut short by a montage of beat-over-the-head physical illustrations of what has already been said.
Still following, still interested. As I have plead to the creators of Lost in the past, be easy with the fill.
Photograph from Susan’s flickr account.
The Improv Everywhere pranks were getting tiresome. But this time, they stepped up to the big leagues (all puns intended). The group showed up at a Little League game in California with a Jumbotron, sports newscaster Jim Gray and a friggin’ blimp. Awesome cuteness.
A series of Canadian public service announcements in which people have various fatal accidents that could have been prevented. What is really effective about these ads is that the accidents are incredibly short and violent, the kind to get a reaction out of everyone. The first one is especially troubling.
Join the LCPD and fight the Terror. Yes, the Terror…
Watch it. (Flash Video)
We see this style everywhere on the internet now, especially from the DIY crowd but this one manages to stand out.
Beautiful graphics and music come together to create a sensually pleasing effect.
What can be better than slomo skate boarding footage? Explosions. Quite beautiful intro to an upcoming dvd (a review).
p.s. can’t decide if this is graphics or a real stunt.