Monthly Archives: August 2016
The trolley problem is a classic thought experiment in ethics, which asks you to imagine a trolley headed toward a track that five people are bound to. If you pull a lever, you can redirect the trolley to another track, where one person is bound. Do yo… Continue reading
As a continuation to last year’s classic video edit Hell’s Club
, where Antonio Maria Da Silva of AMDS Films stitched together famous movie characters into one tremendous club scene, comes this epic bathroom scene. Characters like Tony Montana from Scarface and Tyler Durden from Fight Club can get into a brawl, while Jack Torrance from The Shining breaks down the door to peer in on Arnold in True Lies fighting some damn monster. Oh yeah, and Mr. Bean is over there trying to pat himself dry.
British acting icon Jim Broadbent is joining the cast of Game of Thrones in season seven. Which means, inevitably, that Game of Thrones probably has plans to do something grim and gruesome to poor Jim Broadbent, because that’s what it does best.
The kinkiest thing an automaton can wank to is the organic lifeform he’s tried to kill for five years.
Tim Ferguson on Spin Out: ‘Wait till America finds out that you can do doughnuts and win five grand’
‘I always doubted that I could do it,’ says the Doug Anthony All Star, who found a way around his multiple sclerosis to make his debut feature film
It was a script reading at a small Western Australian film festival in 2012 that finally lit a fire under Spin Out, the Australian comedian Tim Ferguson’s debut as a feature film director. Ferguson had an inkling that a romantic comedy set at a bachelor and spinster ball in country Australia and its youthful cast of ute fiends would appeal to the young CinefestOz, then in its fifth year.
He approached the festival’s PAC Script Lab with the project, then titled Circle Work, and a reading was staged in Busselton with a group of rising actors, including a local Emma Booth, and Matilda Brown.
Adaptations of King Arthur stories are evergreen, but it looks like the coming months will be a boom time for projects inspired by the legend. There’s Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, due in March; Transformers: The Last Knight, due in June; and a just-announced new Fox show titled Camelot, an adaptation set in modern New York City and which is utterly bananas.
Venice film festival 2016: Emma Stone, Sam Mendes and Jeremy Irons at the opening night – in pictures
La La Land, a musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was the first film to screen at this year’s Venice film festival – and has been rapturously received. Its star and director, as well as this year’s jury, were on the red carpet for the gala premiere
You wait three years for news about a movie, and then two trailers come along at once. But yes, if you still needed convincing that Mattel is, in fact, still turning Max Steel into a live-action movie, here’s a new, entirely-in-English trailer.
Your standard inkjet printer can mostly handle paper, occasionally transparencies, and maybe even blank DVDs while they were still a thing. But Xerox just revealed a towering machine it calls the Direct to Object Inkjet Printer because that’s exactly what it does—it prints on almost any 3D object.
Dozens of brains and brain parts belonging to victims of the Nazi eugenics campaign—and possibly the Holocaust—have been uncovered during renovations at the Max Planck Psychiatric Institute in Munich, Germany.
The latest trailer for Fox’s Morgan was made by IBM’s most famous Jeopardy contestant/chef
, Watson. And I can now rest a little bit easier knowing that the robot uprising is a long way off, because Watson sucks at this.
Wilder’s role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory resonated with children everywhere – but also in the hearts and minds of generations of chefs
The birth of Willy Wonka predated Gene Wilder’s embodiment of him by seven years. Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first appeared in 1964; Mel Stuart’s retitled adaptation came in 1971. But with Wilder’s passing last week, the world also mourned the passing of the man synonymous with that of the mercurial candy man.
Widely seen and deeply felt, Wilder’s portrayal of the man behind the world’s strangest chocolate factory resonated with children everywhere – but also in the hearts and minds of inchoate pastry chefs who were inspired by the edible teacup and everlasting gobstopper. Rarely mentioned as a food movie, per se, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory inspired generations to enter into a world of pure imagination.
Artist Anthony Petrie thinks the pop culture art scene has gotten a little stale. So many rehashes of the same ideas, same properties, with the same old techniques. This is art! Do something different! Be bold! And with his upcoming solo show—and a little help from the Predator—he’s doing just that.
It’s never too early to start fostering a deep, almost obsessive love of Star Trek in your children. So while your toddler is innocently rocking back and forth in this lovely wooden USS Enterprise rocking horse, they’ll have no idea they’re secretly being groomed as a future Trekkie.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander give heartfelt performances in a tale of love and sacrifice that isn’t afraid to hit cymbal-crashing levels of sentimentality
Prepare for a massive bull market in Kleenex shares. There are oceans of tears in this surging and swirling emotional melodrama from writer-director Derek Cianfrance, adapted from the 2012 bestseller by Australian author ML Stedman.
Unashamedly and even ruthlessly sentimental, this film tugs away at your heartstrings like it’s ringing in the new year. A new Richter scale may have to be devised to measure the mass audience lip-trembling. Never mind “weepie” – it’s a sobbie, a blubberie and (for certain tight-lipped male critics in the audience) a secret-snifflie.
Promoting new film La La Land at the Venice film festival, the actor said she thinks her generation focuses too much on finding ‘the flaws in everything’
La La Land star Emma Stone said she hoped her new movie would steer young people away from “cynicism” and “making fun of things” and instead encourage them to “work hard and achieve their dreams”.
It is 2016, and Farm Egg has arrived by mail atop a majestic cardboard bed for consumption by the eager tongues of the one percent. Read more… Continue reading
Ben Wizner, lawyer for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was pleased when he saw the upcoming movie about his client eight months ago. “This is a dramatization,” Wizner told Gizmodo. “Having said that, it tells a true story.”
I mean, if you happened to be in a first contact situation with an alien race, you’d be on edge too. But these clips from Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival have us on the edge of our seats in the best possible way.
Bill Nye has a new science show—but it won’t be on TV. It’s coming to Netflix this Spring.