Happy Meals with cult movie and TV tie-ups

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 24 July 2013

So, these McDonald’s Happy Meals that kids are crazy about usually come with free toys from some kid-friendly movie tie-up. Newt Clements crossed the cheeseburger-filled boxes with cult films and TV series — think The Shining, The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead and yes, even Little House on the Prairie — possibly making us […]

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Iconic movie scenes, as seen on Google Street View

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 22 May 2013

What happens when you bring locations that exist within movie realities into, well, real life? Google Street Scene, which squeezes iconic movie scenes into Google Maps’ Street View feature, that’s what. It’s the ingenious brainchild of Tre Baker, who has recreated these movie scenes in Google Street View style — he even blurs out the […]

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River’s Edge: a 1986 movie with Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, and Dennis Hopper

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By Dead Stars in New Film on Monday 13 May 2013

One of the greatest movies ever. River’s Edge is a 1986 film about a group of high school kids. One of them murders their friend and the rest cover it up. Listen to this cast: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye and Dennis Hopper, among others. The soundtrack includes Slayer, the Wipers and Agent Orange. […]

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James Bond’s gadgets: a list of every gadget ever used

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Friday 10 May 2013

Where would 007 be without his special watches, guns, pens, and bombs? We all know that James Bond would only be half the super spy he is without all those gadgets Q outfits him with. Take a gander at this website for a rundown of every gadget the agent has ever used. Categorized by movie and use, each clever invention […]

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Movies and their colour palettes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 26 April 2013

Curated and created by LA-based graphic designer Roxy Radulescu, the Movies in Color blog features movie stills and their color palettes. Radulescu first uses a color generator to generate a basic, first-cut range of swatches, then assembles a general color spectrum using that, as well as the prominent colors from the still. These visuals rock […]

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A House of Lies: the quest to find the ‘most 90s’ movies

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By Matt Warren in Cool Websites on Thursday 17 January 2013

This blog is full of nostalgia as I grew up in the 90s and loved so many of these films. I admire the author’s dedication to the cause, as he challenges himself to find ‘the most ‘90’s film of all time’. His views and commentary are humorous as he thoroughly dissects these films. It’s great to reminisce about this era of movie making, and at the same time, it’s scary to see how dated things have become!

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Honest titles for 2013’s Oscar Nominees

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By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Friday 11 January 2013

The votes are in for this year’s Oscar nominations, but our vote goes towards these hilarious, slightly more honest titles for the Oscar nominated films of 2013, by our friends at College Humor.

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The Truth: creating radio drama movies for your ears

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By Adam Wells in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 November 2012

Radio drama does not get much traction in today’s world, which is a shame because it could be so good. The guys and girls at The Truth are creating movies for your ears and hopefully redefining how you think about audio content. Highly recommend.

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App shows you the best times to pee during a movie

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 2 November 2012

An app that tells you when’s the best time to make a break for the loo in the middle of a film at the cinema, and gives you a pithy synopsis of just what you’ve missed when you’re back? Cool. One problem though: what if some scissor-happy film censor’s been snipping away at the film? But life is too short for worrying like that. Roll on, happy bladders.

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The Five Point Palm Exploding Sack Technique

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By David Leeflang in Video on Monday 22 October 2012

Beatrix Kiddo had hers, Jackie Chan had his. And frankly, if you’re going to die in a kung-fu movie, this is the way to go.

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Film illustrations by Massimo Carnevale

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Illustration on Thursday 23 August 2012

These amazingly vibrant illustrations by Massimo Carnevale are a great tribute to, and interpretation of, films we all know and love. Well, mostly. But the ones we do know are great.

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Reimagined movies for bygone eras

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 21 August 2012

After wondering what the movies we all know would look like if they were shot in a different era, illustrator and designer Peter Stults decided to recast them in a whole bunch of reimagined movie posters, giving them the old-school treatment. So, Mick Jagger for James Bond and Frank Zappa for The Big Lebowski? We approve.

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Murat Palta recreates classic film scenes in miniature

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Friday 27 July 2012

A memorable scene is what makes us remember the films we’ve seen. Turkish artist Murat Palta recreates classic films in miniature style for his thesis. Through his experiment to blend traditional ‘oriental’ (Ottoman) motifs and contemporary ‘western’ cinema, his works portray a sense of familiarity for all film buffs. Can you guess what movies he depicts in each piece?

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Movie poster designs by Austin-based Mondo

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By Josef Buchanan in New Design on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Austin’s Mondo is described via their Facebook page as follows: ‘If we have to explain what we are, you wouldn’t understand’. Which I guess is true in many ways, but the bottom line is they showcase numerous artistic renditions of movie posters, which span everything from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Duck Dodgers and the 24 1/2th Century, and everything in-between. Apparently the posters sell out within minutes, and sometimes even seconds, but you can still check out the archive and eventually pick up your jaw from the ground after viewing all of the awesome work that has beed done.

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Movie-based typefaces by Simon Heard

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By Simon Heard in New Design on Tuesday 3 April 2012

An ongoing personal project encompassing my love of type, illustration and my favorite movies. These four complete sets of illustrative typefaces are the first of a series based on, and inspired by, the movies Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Shaun of the Dead, and Jurassic Park. Simon at Sinage Design states ‘I wanted to pick apart the films and include common memorable elements from each movie to create the full A-Z library’.

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