Friday, August 21, 2009

Michael Cera plays himself again in "Youth in Revolt"

Trailer DOES feature Fred Willard and Zach Galifianakis, and is actually kind of funny, but even Cera's "dangerous" alter-ego pretty much seems exactly like George Michael Bluth. Nevertheless, I'm intrigued...

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Pringles, Brit Brit, Obama Girl, The Guild, cat massages, @shiralazar and me, all on TWIYT 59!

For the pedantic people out there, yes, yes, I know that Shane Dawson will still work with The Station. We shoot these early, okay? I didn't know that at the time! Geez!

Also, I seriously could not believe the blatant insertion of FULL ADS in the middle of Barely Digital videos. I'm not one of those people that's intensely bothered by online advertising. I will gladly wait through a 15-30 second clip in front of some good content, no complaints. But interrupting the middle of your 3 minute video with an extended ad for a movie is just insulting, PLUS it ruins the continuity of your video because I'm guaranteed to shut it off halfway through. Just awful.

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The new "Castlevania" game looks sick, though nothing like an actual Castlevania game (via @MarkBurnham)

A lot of contemporary games seem to share a similar style. Feels like there was more variety back in the NES/SNES days than there is today, where you'd get a "Castlevania" game and a "Super Mario" game and "Pilotwings" and they'd all be very different experiences. This essentially looks like "Devil May Cry" meets "Assassin's Creed" set inside the forthcoming "Dante's Inferno."

I'll still have to check it out. I love me some old-school Castlevania.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

James Cameron's "Avatar" teaser is blue, pretty

What's the deal with putting "From the director of 'Titanic'" on this trailer? I mean, yes, it's the most popular movie of all-time, but "Terminator 2" and "Aliens" are no slouches, either, and seem to have more in common with this intergalactic war film. Just saying...

This is pretty impressive stuff, in that it appears much of the film will center on the computer-generated Na'vi characters, and that they will spend much of their time emoting.

Though motion-capture has clearly come a long way, there have only been a few instances where I've really felt that it was used successfully to create a real, sympathetic, relatable character as opposed to just effects. Gollum is obviously still the gold standard for this, though I guess "Benjamin Button" last year was also impressive. Curious to see what Cameron does with it.

Anyway, clearly a must-see, and a movie we've been waiting to get a look at for a long time.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

For those who find the Long-Distance Spitting Championships too snobby and elitist...

Seems like all of these guys (and of course it's all guys) are going for the same maneuver. Pull your bottom lip way up over your upper lip. I guess there are no points for originality.

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Give Stewie his Emmy already...

Monday, August 17, 2009

From House Majority Leader to Dancing with the Stars in 4 years! Tom DeLay is a national treasure.

The cast of season nine of the popular reality show Dancing with the Stars was announced on August 17, 2009. The season will premiere on September 21, 2009, on ABC.

The 2009 cast includes Aaron Carter, Tom DeLay, Macy Gray, Melissa Joan Hart, Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Chuck Liddell, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond, among others.

If they're bringing DeLay on to be this season's "villain," it's sort of a master stroke. I'm also curious to see who will be more blisteringly insane - DeLay or Michael Irvin. Seriously, can we get some Vegas odds on this? Compared to the two of them, Macy Gray's behavior will likely be boring and predictable.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Flaming Lips Song "See the Leaves"

Was just not into the last Flaming Lips album...They're a genuinely goofy band, but the sing-songy cutesy vibe of stuff like "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" (I mean, even that name) just got old fast.

But this "See The Leaves" song is old-skool Lips at their best. Trippy, weird, discordantly infectious...I'm digging it. The new album, "Embryonic," comes out October 13.

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