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Between Two Ferns With Zack Galifiniakis

Charlize Theron is one awesome lady and she proves it by besting Zack Galifiniakis in his online chat show, Between Two Ferns.

Tron Legacy Trailer

The original movie (1982) was a game changer and Jeff Bridges made it so. This one looks pretty good but how can they outdo all the other hacker/fantasy movies that have come along in between? I ask you….

Transformers Revisted

Nifty little short shows the movie making power that is available to the general public. This beauty was shot with a Canon 550D and a Nikon D5000 and put together with off-the-shelf software. Watch the credits to see the amazing 3D work in wire frame. Awesome.

Transformers from repey815 on Vimeo.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Haven’t been blogging because I’ve been in New York City where it’s a sweltering 90 degrees with 100% humidity. Why go in August, you ask? Never again….

This is a trailer to a movie that isn’t. It’s doesn’t exist but the trailer sure takes the piss out of a guy (Weird Al) who makes his living taking the piss out of big stars. I love it. I would pay to see this movie.

Movie Shot On Copier

[Tip o’ de hat to smays.com]

Validation

I ran across this nifty “Short Movie” at Yay!Everyday and it really made me smile. Hope it does the same for you. It’s about what we all need; some good old personal validation.

Sherlock Holmes: End Credits

I really enjoyed Guy Richie’s recent movie, Sherlock Holmes. Yeah, it was violent and there wasn’t much “Elementary, my dear Watson.” However there was some great action and the homoerotic relationship was a direction that Conan Doyle never would have contemplated.

Above is the final credit sequence and it is an amazing work of art. You can read and see more about the guy who did this at The Art of the Title Sequence blog:

The sequence creative director Danny Yount, a self-taught Emmy-winning designer/director produced main titles for Six Feet Under and The Grid while at Digital Kitchen. He currently resides at Prologue Films and has created titles for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man and RockNRolla.

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco

Rick Prelinger, a “guerrilla” film archivist, presents a wonderful collection of moving images of San Francisco under the auspices of The Long Now Foundation. He starts around 1904 and goes up through the 1960s. Of particular interest to me is the opening ride up Market Street to the Ferry Building (1904). Around 53:00 minutes there is the victory parade for World War One with people on the street wearing masks against the 1918 flu epidemic. Also, the Pan Am Clipper taking off at the Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island in August, 1941 (54:00 minutes) was like seeing a real life scene from Indiana Jones.

If you love San Francisco, you’ll want to see this amazing footage. (Tip o’ de hat to Kotke.org and Boing Boing.)

The Matrix as Charlie Chaplin Short

This is a short of The Matrix done in the style of Charlie Chaplin by a Russian actors group called “Big Difference.” (Seen at Boing Boing.)

The “Green Shoots” of Recovery

Paul Krugman points to a post at the Wall Street Journal, “Fed Chairman Chauncey Gardiner: You Must Believe In Spring“. It’s kinda scary to think that Fed chairman Bernanke pronouncements are as daft as the Peter Sellers character in that memorable movie, Being There. Sadly, I think this is all too close to reality.

CHANCE: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all will be well in the garden.

PRESIDENT: …In the garden?

CHANCE: That is correct. In a garden, growth has its season. There is spring and summer, but there is also fall and winter. And then spring and summer again…

PRESIDENT: …Spring and summer… Yes, I see…Fall and winter. Yes, indeed.