Someone was kind enough to send me the art book for one of my favorite films this year, Disney's FROZEN. Man, it was just such an emotionally powerful film and I credit the art with at least 60% of that. If you haven't seen the film yet, I may end up spoiling large chunks of it so proceed with [But wait, there’s more!]
This is a quote from the most recent episode of EAGLEHEART: "I'm afraid you've outlived your usefulness and I've out used your livefulness." BANG. Best show on TV and also the only show on TV, I think because the TV is currently full of champagne and garland. Don't drown, Chris!
I finally finished my review of ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG for This Is Infamous. I say "finally" because I beat the game with 98% completion and it took me a lifetime. I would also add that I just breezed through the Aveline side story, which was fun if not especially interesting. I expect much [But wait, there’s more!]
There isn't much value in criticizing Peter Jackson's goblin-sprinkled, Evangelined THE HOBBIT trilogy. Having just sat through the second film, THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, I can confirm that the director continues to deliver a movie only the dustiest of archivists and Stephen Colbert could have [But wait, there’s more!]
I thought I was capturing a droplet of rain caught in a leaf in a photo but it turns out I was capturing myself inside a droplet of rain caught in a leaf in a photo. That about sums up my head going into the New Year.
I've been away in Florida and Texas visiting family for the holidays, so I'm super late in wishing y'all a very Merry WhateverYouCelebrate. This was one of my best Christmases ever, because I got to spend it with family. My daughter was on cloud nine the entire time. You would think, having received [But wait, there’s more!]
The message, delivered by the generically British woman who sounds like my GPS, is clear, "It's up to you to make the future," because Disney is done dreaming for you lazy assholes. And now we don't even have Jeremy Irons, who was a step down from Walter Kronkite, to deliver the doomsaying. [But wait, there’s more!]
In ONLY GOD FORGIVES, Nicholas Winding Refn finally grows so disinterested in dialogue (and words in general) that he steals the remote and lowers the volume for the viewer, instead turning up his tunes to drown out whatever's being said. Because.. who cares what's being said? Talk is cheap and full [But wait, there’s more!]
My friend Jojo sent me this link to a snippet from an interview with Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman himself) in which he discusses the remastering of Pee-Wee's Playhouse for its blu-ray release. The gist: The Christmas Special was shot on film with effects added to the dubbed tapes. So, they now are [But wait, there’s more!]
This is pretty neat but a traffic light beaming you wi-fi is something of a mixed signal, no? Also, smirking kudos to the graphics guy that added the vertical THE MATRIX scrolling binary code to help illustrate that, yes, data was being transferred. If only the real light could duplicate that retro [But wait, there’s more!]