Up Mashed Inception

Holy heck, this is great fun. Via Doobybrain.

Waiting for Superman

No. Not that Superman. This one. The one that might save my kids and my country.



In this time of ocean devastation and funky phone antennas it’s nice to know that there’s a Roger Corman in the world.

Four Lions

Cory Doctorow says “This is Spinal Tap for suicide bombers.” That phrase alone has me in line to buy a ticket. [Via BoingBoing]

Kubrick. Scorsese. Bliss.

Kubrick vs Scorsese from Leandro Copperfield on Vimeo.

[Via kottke.org]

The world out my back door

This is cool. In 1927 Paramount Studios mapped out local environs meant to double for distant locations. Who knew Venice, Italy was so close?

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3D bag

The Los Angeles Times has a good article on the pervasive reach of 3D. I liked AVATAR but this 3D nonsense has got to stop.

Warner Bloopers

Via Neatorama, a fun collection of Warner Bros. outtakes from the 1930s.

Dickney DVDs

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Menu Nightmare!

Disney’s Fast Play (Or the Marketing of a Flipped Bit)

My kids will be thrilled. Not me. Could care less. Really. Not even interested. Maybe I should get tickets now.

Toy Story 3 Trailer 2 in HD

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Chaplin before The Tramp

I always assumed Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character was launched fully formed into film history. Not so. CNN has a great feature on the creation of a classic character.

Get lost

Mark your calendar

Screening at midnight on 2/26/10 at the Fairfax Cinema in Los Angeles.

Words that move (you)

“Lately I’ve become completely enamored with kinetic typography.”

That’s from Lynn La for an article she wrote at
macworld.com. Kinetic typography is the art of putting words to movement. You’ve seen this in the opening credits of films like North by Northwest. Get moving.

A Ballet of Destruction

Tapdancing on Roller Skates

We've all had the experience. Work is crazy. Life is crazier. Gene Kelly makes it art.

Sweet fancy Moses.

Hammer Time

Growing up in Indiana in the early '70s the heady mix of my father's Playboy collection in his sock drawer and Hammer films at the State Theater provided plenty of, well, grist. Watching Chris Lee stalk a voluptuous lady Brit was thrilling and terrifying. Adolescent lust, indeed. Seems I wasn't alone.


Everyday I get closer to cutting the satellite mainline to my TV artery and going totally digital. The latest salvo was delivered by Netflix's Roku box. Streaming movies and TV shows via Roku beats Apple's AppleTV hands down. Worth checking out if you have a Netflix subscription (or even if you don't). Add in Amazon's video streaming offerings and it's harder to ignore. C/Net Review.

Stanley Kubrick on The Zicree Simkins Podcast

How cool is this? While reading John Gruber's excellent Daring Fireball I landed on his linked posting of a 1966 interview with Stanley Kubrick by Jeremy Bernstein. So, in true internet swipey-stealy fashion, I grabbed it for the podcast I do with Marc Zicree.

For cool things Kubrick,
check this out. When you're done there, go explore here. Great site. Great webness.

I'm There: The Red Band Trailer for LEGION

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Making Head with Ed and Ted

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Trailer Fun

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Hey, I Wrote a Movie!

Eighteen months ago my wife was pregnant with twins. I wasn’t working. Well, not “working” working but there was a lot of baby-prep going on. Dan Myrick, a good friend, approached me with an idea for a movie. We kicked it around some and, since I had a little time before the baby shoes dropped, I wrote it. He produced it. Ben Rock directed it. Julia Fair did a terrific production rewrite when the twins arrived and I was pulled into two wonderful other directions. Here’s the trailer for ALIEN RAIDERS.