Plot Device is both a nine-minute short film, and an advertisement to show off the editing prowess of Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 11. The film rips through a variety of genres, from noir to indie to sci-fi. It’s entertaining. My favorite part? The amazing use of lens flares everywhere in one segment. Take that, Abrams!
The BioShock Infinite demo from E3 made many a journalist and blogger cream their pantaloons. The game cleaned up with 35 ‘Game of the Show’ awards. I dream of playing that demo, my fat little fingers giggling as I once again get my Levine-gland stroked. Until then, I’ll have to sate myself with the fact that on July 7, GTTV on Spike is running a 30 minute presentation of that.
Just to tease the tip-lips, they’ve released a 2 minute section of it.
Man, and I thought that I was a trifle bit incensed about the forthcoming DCnU. There’s going to be a full-fledged protest going down at Comic-Con this year. If you’re feelin’ the vibe and the commitment of these fellow fans, you can take part in the DC Original Protest Walk.
I thought that Thor was a fun, vacuous journey through hammers and Gods and action sequences. Enough to be excited for a sequel a couple years done the road. Marvel confirmed the obvious today, officially announced a second movie was coming. Then they done and crushed my little heart, announced Kenneth Branagh wouldn’t be returning.
After the sort of hogwash that I’ve seen this summer, I’m really looking forward to Captain America. The trailer for it that played prior to Transformers: American Freedom Fuck Yeah! was the best part of that movie going experience. Don’t let me down, Evans et al.
Hit the jump for a new international poster for the flick.
As I drove home last night, my girlfriend wearily turned to me and asked if we could not see anymore sucky movies this summer. She is my co-pilot in my various adventures as I rocket into the goopy chasms of pop-culture suck. A fellow space monkey. I promised her yes, I wouldn’t bother her with such an endeavor.
She had crossed the Rubicon last night, watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon. A movie so utterly dreadful, xenophobic, sexist and frankly fucking boring that I last night bled myself and affixed leeches to my freshly shorn testicles. I felt infected. I had to purge.
Every MMO dork knows about Blizzard’s next MMO code named Titan. I sit, quietly lusting for it. I’m feigning for that shit. There’s been relatively little news about the project, but one analyst is predicting it to be a casual MMO. Yeah right.
Coming to theaters during a summer overstuffed with sequels to big movie franchises, reboots to past successes with built-in fanbases, and potential blockbusters based on pre-existing properties from other media, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is nothing less than a godsend for movie lovers. A work of sheer originality and cinematic virtuosity, it attempts to inspect all of existence and humanity’s place within the awe-inspiring cosmos–and brilliantly boils it all down into one immensely perceptive family drama.
Warren Ellis is a bit of a touchstone of mine. When he writes I listen, and usually find myself raging at the mouth puppeting his sentiments because I find them so brilliant. Today Ellis posted a take on DC’s forthcoming reboot and their digital strategy on his blog.
It’s an excellent look at the inner-workings of the industry from a dude who has seen its grimy fucking guts.