As a species, our attention spans are supposedly shrinking, and most mainstream films pander to this assumption. Images, action, strands of story and scene changes are ceaselessly thrown at us in an effort to keep our attention, and distract from the lack of meaningful plot and characters worth caring about. Passable movies keep you awake […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.