Friday, August 21, 2009
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.
Posted by Lons at 2:24 PM
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.
Posted by Lons at 9:49 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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.
Posted by Lons at 8:46 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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.
Posted by Lons at 3:30 PM
Monday, August 17, 2009
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.http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/08/dancing-with-the-stars-meet-the-season-9-contenders-none-of-whom-are-named-paula-abdul.html1
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.
Posted by Lons at 12:17 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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.
Posted by Lons at 4:58 PM