Zombie in a Penguin Suit….of course. This video is getting a ton of interesting feedback because it’s not your typical zombie film.
If you live in the Seattle/Tacoma area there’s a cool new improv comedy you must go see called “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. It’s a long form improv comedy parodying the original Star Trek series and it runs June 23-July 2 at Seattle’s Odd Duck Studio which is near the I-90 / I-5 interchange.
One of the actors is Cheryl, (pictured below in costume and w/an alien rock), she writes about some of the nuances of the show and the hidden Star Trek community at her blog.
You can also check out more details, pics at their Facebook page . They also have a challenge for us at FB that could get the alien girl in the show to dress in green paint and play the part of the Orion slave girl. 😉
Get your tickets here, they’re only $12. I’ll see you there next week on the 24th!
The wait is over, "Blood Light" is back and better then before with longer episodes, the same comedic creativity, and a few new faces that will keep us all on the edge of our seats waiting to see what’s to come. After launching the first 5-episodes in September of 2010, "Blood Light" has gained great momentum and a loyal fan base in the short time it has been running.
"Blood Light" is centered on the premise that “This is NOT a show about vampires; it’s a show about people who happen to be vampires.” Two recently turned Vampires, Alex and Ethan, struggle with the realization that being a Vampire is not as ‘cool’ as it seems. Along with Connor, their human friend, who pretends to be a Vampire to get women to sleep with him, they soon realize that death sucks just as much as life.
Here’s episode 1 below, check out their site to watch the videos.
No introduction needed here! Watch the vid for fun times 🙂
Hulu plans to charge, expand to devices like Xbox, TV and more. Sounds like an audio version of Netflix now.
The question isn’t if or when they’ll do it. The more interesting question is will consumers pay?
So Blockbuster is trying to catch up to Redbox and Netflix by moving away from the DVD media format, but it’s strange that they chose the SD format. Wouldn’t USB be a better form?
Chris Dannen at Fast Company has a good take on this, with some analysis and better photos of this kiosk.
In "Crush," a crime thriller by chiropractor-turned-author Alan Jacobson, Microsoft’s Office suite plays a central role in helping track down a serial killer.
Without giving away too much of the plot, it’s fair to say that a certain PowerPoint file becomes a key piece of evidence, with a worker at Microsoft finding central clues within the document’s metadata.
Product placement aside, from reading the product description at Amazon, it actually looks like a decent mystery .
James Spencer from pixel eyes productions alerted me to a new machinima series they’ve posted called Shelf Life, it uses the models from Half Life 2. I honestly think this stuff is a masterpiece! The quality if this video blows me away.
The audio is spot on and the music adds to the creepiness factor of this mind-bending thriller. The cinematic aspects are something you’d expect right out of Hollywood movie, not a machinima. For instance there’s a couple of pan shots early on, one of them is pretty complex that occurs outside the protaganist’s house and i recall thinking at the time ‘now this is what’s cool about this medium, there aren’t many films that attempt something like this’.
It’s about two scientists, one with the ability to visualize advanced theories related to the power of memory and the human brain, and one with the determination to do whatever it takes to reach a scientific breakthrough. They are both parts of one big puzzle, a puzzle that is a project that poses a bigger danger to humanity than anything else in history, and it’s up to one of them to expose the danger, even if it means putting himself at great risk.
Here’s part 1 below, go to their youtube channel and subscribe to keep up with each part to this thriller.
One of the two biggest gripes I had about JJ Abrams remake of Star Trek was the old and busted plot involving time travel. If we’re supposed to role over and take a story line involving Khan for the next Star Trek movie then I’m holding out for the DVD on Netflix so I can spend as little as possible to view it.
Six years after cancelling the Futurama series, Comedy Central will resume production now that it has ordered 26 new episodes.
Looks like the DVD sales have revitalized interest in this great show. Woot!
Speaking of Futurama, here’s a classic motivational poster…(clicky)
I’ve always loved the Sherlock Holmes stories whether in book, radio theater or cinema form. I can hardly wait for the next chapter in the great detective’s life later this year. And according to IMDB, this is the first Sherlock Holmes movie to reach US cinema in 20 years! It’s about time! 🙂 Here’s the details on this one:
Release Date: December 25, 2009
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly
Plot: Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
No sequel? Yeah right. Whether it makes big $$$ is the determining factor.
Here’s a snippet from the Associated Press story:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans should plan to savor every visual morsel when "Watchmen" swoops into movie theaters Friday because the subversive superheroes of the landmark comic book series may never return to the big screen.
"There’s no way I would be involved in a sequel or prequel," said director Zack Snyder, who turned the graphic novel "300" into a 2007 blockbuster.
"Will they make one? I have no idea how you would. The work is the work. This movie is about ideas. Anything else you would do, if you did a sequel to it, misses the point entirely of what ‘Watchmen’ is," he said.
Pining for instant access to episodes of "MacGyver" on your iPhone (and really, who isn’t)? CBS Mobile has you covered with its new TV.com app (iTunes link) released on Thursday. The app offers free streaming video content from CBS (including CBS News, Sports, and Radio), the CW, and Showtime, as well as CBS-owned Cnet and some other places (CBS aquired the TV.com Web site along with its purchase of Cnet in 2008).
I’m not going to apologize for apparently not being among the masses pining to watch TV on a handheld device. Is there really a desire for this and will it generate enough revenue to pay for the bandwidth?
On January 15th, 2009 at 6:00 PM PST and 9:00 PM EST, RiffTrax will be hosting its inaugural RiffTrax Live! Webcast, featuring the former stars and writers of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Mike Nelson, Kevin “Tom Servo” Murphy and Bill “Crow” Corbett) doing what they do best—sitting in front of a terrible movie and making fun of it.
With all luck, viewers around the country and the world will get a free, live look at how these three comedians practice their craft, courtesy of UStream.tv’s webcasting technology.
The film to be screened is the 1951 short, “Self-Conscious Guy,” one of those unintentionally hilarious informational films. Afterwards, Mike & Co. will participate in a live question and answer session with viewers.
Full details and the event itself will be available at: www.rifftrax.com/live
Fans can also submit advance questions for Mike to the RiffTrax Facebook page.
What is this, you ask? Some lame attempt at chauvinism? An awesome codex of life for your fellow man? No, my friends. This is a book that carefully details the rules that all Bros must live by; a subtle collection of clarity and wisdom passed down through the ages by your fellow Bro, and all contained within the pages of a single book. This lexicon of empowerment can help you solve such situations as “A Bro will, in a timely manner, alert his Bro to the existance of a chick fight.” or “A Bro only claims a fart after first accusing another Bro (Exception: “Pull my finger.”).”
I asked my wife to get this for me during the recent holidays, because I felt it was time to rebolster my “Inner Bro” – He has been beaten down and oppressed for a while now, and now I feel it is time to let him shine through! Women, buy this for your man! Men, embolden yourselves, and claim your Bro status for all eternity 🙂
Based off the musings of Barney Stinson in “How I met your mother” TV show.
Buy this at Amazon.
How could you choose avoiding a little pain over understanding a magic lightning machine?