Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This Terrifying Raptor Chase Is the Most Traumatic Prank of All Time

Reported on io9 by Rob Bricken [link] Aug. 24, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

TCM: Summer Under the Stars 2013

A different star featured every day in August on TCM

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Wolverine 2

The Wolverine [PG-13]
Directed by James Mangold

Grade: B
Down-graded from B.

+1: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).
+1: Action/ fight sequences.
-1: Jean Grey’s ghost? (Famke Janssen).
-1: Character story arcs- Viper’s (Svetlana Khodchenkova) motivation, Shingen’s Hiroyuki Sannda) long range plans, Mariko’s (Tao Okamoto) seeming lack of plans.
par: Silver Samurai.

[synopsis on Fandango]

Bonus sequence after credits: par.

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim [PG-13]
2013 Warner Bros.
Driected by Guillermo del Toro

Grade: B-
Up-Graded from C.

par: Characters- Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba).
+1: Kaiju (monster) and Jeager (robot) design and animation.
par: Improbable science: mind-linked robot controls; using a tanker ship as a club.
+1: Flashback sequence of young Mako (Mana Ashida)
par: Invading aliens’ over-confidence.

[synopsis on Fandango]

The Lone Ranger, vol. 3, No. 1

The Lone Ranger [PG-13]
2013 Disney
Directed by Gore Verbinski

Grade C
Down-graded from B

par: Cast- Armie Hammer (as the Lone Ranger/ John Reid), Johnny Depp (Tonto).
-1: Flashback story structure.
-1: Pace.
par: Eccentric characters- Red (Helena Bonham Carter), Silver (horse).
-1: Physics of fighting on top of a moving train.

[synopsis on Fandango]

End credit sequence: -1

This Is the End

This Is the End [R]
2013 Sony Pictures
Directed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Grade: A
Up-graded from B.

+1: Cast- Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson
+1: Michael Cera (as Michael Cera).
+1: Monster design.
par: Story.
par: The moral of the story.

[synopsis on Fandango]

The Heat

The Heat [R]
2013 20th Century Fox
Directed by Paul Feig

Grade C-
Down-graded from C.

par: Cast- Sandra Bullock (as Sarah Ashburn), Melissa McCarthy (Shannon Mullins).
-1: Buddy cop characterizations.
+1: Mullins Family.
par: Drug ring storyline.
-1: Pace.

[synopsis on Fandango]

Monday, August 12, 2013

Adventure Time Main Title Sequence in LEGOs

Published Aug. 3,2013

Check out the opening of Adventure Time created with LEGO!
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