This is not your father’s Doctor Carol Marcus. Alice Eve’s underwear scene in Star Trek Into Darkness was deemed unnecessary by some critics and moviegoers. Damon Lindelof has publicly apologized for the inclusion of the gratuitous barely clothed Doctor Carol Marcus. The scene played no significant role in any of the story arcs in the movie.
Ray Harryhausen passed away today at the age of 92. I had the pleasure of meeting Ray Harryhausen a few years ago. I had a custom cake made for him for his birthday. It was decorated with plastic dinosaurs. He blew out the candles and asked me if he could keep the dinosaur toys. My last image of him was him walking away with my dinosaurs. He signed a cyclops picture my young daughter made for him. He confessed to me that was the first cyclops picture he ever signed. That was a wonderful afternoon I spent with him, he will be missed by many. He was sharp even in his later life. Ray Harryhausen was CGI before it was created. He took clay and made it come to life. He also brought to life many youthful filmmakers. As a youth I fell in love with The Valley of Gwangi, Sinbad and Clash of the Titans.
There was a time when music played a significant role in movies. The soundtrack and Hollywood are natural companions. Mojo magazine has a nifty collection of soundtrack music and a list of the best 100 greatest film music. Some well known movies and some cult movies make it on this list. The magazine is worth getting just for the CD.
THE 100 GREATEST MUSIC FILMS EVER: From The Girl Can’t Help It to Searching For Sugar Man, via The Beatles, The Blues Brothers and Brian Jonestown Massacre – and with close-ups on Bowie’s barmy Cracked Actor, Dylan’s cranked-up Dont Look Back, and more – MOJO celebrates 100 mind-blowing melds of music and moving image.
Hats play a significant role in many Hollywood movies. Can you spot your favorite character based on 101 hats from famous movies as illustrated by Chay Hawes.
To the non-geeks out there who have not seen The Matrix, this 60 seconds animation will satisfy your curiosity.
Download free high resolution vintage posters. Pick from advertising, travel, animals, nature, movies, circus, western cowboys, military, food, art design and sports.
Who says billionaires don’t care. Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark spend billions on their gadgets to protect the public. I could just imagine the insurance coverage they have. I am not a great fan of the info-graph, I could not pass this one.
One would think that in the DC and Marvel universe and especially in New York City there must be an insurance that covers both super-hero and super-villain damage. I would not want to live next to The Baxter Building, the rates must be through the roof. Are you not glad that you live in a normal universe where home owners insurance is cheap.
October 20th marks the birthday of Bela Lugosi. If he were alive he would truly be a white zombie since he was born in 1882. His real name was Blasko Bela Ferenc Dezso. Bela Lugosi perhaps is the prime candidate to come back from the dead as he has many times in the movies, but sadly he is still not one of the walking dead. Bela’s last movie was Plan 9 from Outer Space and died on August 6th 1956 while the movie was still in production. I am surprised there is no Google Doodle paying tribute to the original scare-meister’s 130 birthday.
In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.
The legend of the Monkey King is not so foreign in North America as you might think. Having interviewed Gene Luen Yang and as a youth watched Alakazam the Great, the legend of the Monkey King is also etched in non Asian culture in past years. The Monkey King 72 Transformations of the Mythical Hero by Vincent Zhao celebrates the myth of the Monkey King with illustrations by such artists as Berk Öztü, Chen Wei, Da Li, Edward Kwong, Enrique Fernandez, Luis Melo, Feng Hanxin, Florian Satzinger, He Xin, Huang Yitao, Chen Dawei, Huang Guixing, and sixty others.
The Monkey King is a centuries-old character from Chinese literature, possessed of incredible strength and supernatural powers, and capable of 72 transformations into various animals and objects. The legend of the Monkey King is that he was born out of rock, making him extremely strong and durable. His image is also open to vast interpretation, as this book makes clear. The Monkey King: 72 Transformations of the Mythical Hero will appeal to fans of fantasy art, Asian culture, and fairy tales.
Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel Literature Prize!
Rocket Robin Hood movie?
Spicing Halloween with a rainbow glitter pumpkin.
We are the 99 percent and we can’t take it anymore. Wall Street has to answer for their actions.
The king of all media was Steve Jobs. Thanks Steve. May you find eternal peace. I guess this was not the iCloud you envisioned.
Hitch by Pascal Monaco is a gastronomic treat for all Alfred Hitchcock fans with a passion for food and films.
The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook. An animated book containing the recipes for Alfred Hitchcock’s classics. It’s made for Hitchcock enthusiasts and every other couch potato out there.