As any videographer will tell you, taking moving or unbalanced shots can be a real nightmare. Often, while filming a scene, you’ll need handheld rigs, sliders, jibs, Glide-cams, Steadi-cams and tons of other equipment but it looks like all that could change…..for some. Vincent Laforet is bringing the MoVi series of handheld stabilizers to the market and if the video below is any indication of its capability – it’ll be a game changer for sure.
Massimo Carnevale has created some absolutely amazing movie posters and movie art that is not to be missed. Taking moments not traditionally used for movie marketing but classics when remembering specific cinematic favorites, the art is breathtaking – full gallery and source after the break.
Charlie Chaplin’s amazing final speech from The Great Dictator.
Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute.
Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits…
“In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination…” Trailer after the break.
Making the Matrix cost millions of dollars and several years but in a genre that is hard to stand out in (sci-fi), it’s in a league of its own – the visuals and storyline are uniquely fresh, especially the infamous ”Lobby Scene.” So, one would think that it would be equally difficult to re-make that scene and still have it equally, if not more, spectacular….enter Matt Mulholland and his A Cappella version….
This one’s for Spartaaaaaaaaa! In typical HISHE fashion, the crew retells the tale of the mighty 300. Did it really have to be so tough for those Spartans?
The Daily is reporting that, not only is Ashton Kutcher cast for the role of the late Apple co-founder and pioneer (Steve jobs) but he thinks the role was meant for him. The film is supposedly titled “Jobs” and is being pushed for a late 2012 release – you know, so it can make the windows for Oscar contention…
…Producer Mark Hulme, whose newly formed Five Star Feature Films is the sole investor behind “Jobs,” told Flash.
“He believes the role was meant for him.”
I fear for what else Ashton Kutcher thinks he is meant for. Anyway, at least someone is speaking up – Twitter. There have been a number of tweets about the supposed casting, ones like this gem:
Source: The Daily
So, Sony pictures has released the full length trailer to the Total Recall remake – still looks bad. We already talked about how we feel about Sony remaking this Sci-Fi classic but die-hard Hollywood supporters hold true that this new version might hold truer to the original book, thus making it better… For those not familiar with the storyline:
Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it’s a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie…
So there you have it. The remake comes out August 3rd but if you still aren’t convinced that Hollywood is taking less risks and simply making remakes because they’re safer bets - might want to check out this article.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since…
Jeff Sneider (Variety Magazine) reported on Sunday that Ashton Kutcher (Punk’d) has been cast to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming rendition of the Apple co-founder’s life. Keep in mind that Sunday was April Fools day, so anything is possible regarding the story but even the Hollywood Reporter got in on the story – maybe they’re also in on the joke.
Regardless, here is how I personally feel about Kutcher playing Jobs – no disrespect to the “Dude, Where’s My Car!” and “Killers” star but:
If you’re a producer and you cast Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs – You blew it!
We didn’t re-invent fire nor the wheel, so why would someone even consider re-inventing one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time? Is it the money? Someone, please hand the people in charge of making this movie tons of cash – just don’t try to re-invent my childhood….it’s the only memory I really know to be real. I wish I had three hands, to slap the people responsible for making this movie!
About This Talk: Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade. Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.
About The Speaker: Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. The progeny of two brilliant parents; His mother, an Oxford Educated Professor of Comparative Mythology, his father, a self-taught software Engineer, it was clear from an early age that Sir Peter’s capabilities would only be eclipsed by his ambition to realize them. By the age of fourteen, he had already registered a dozen patents in a wide range of fields from biotech to robotics, but it would be his dynamic break-throughs in generating synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice cap that gained him worldwide recognition and spawned an empire.
In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth. “There are other worlds than this one,” Sir Peter boldly declared, “And if there is no air to breathe, we will simply have to make it.”
Ok, so this is why the above video (BTW great performance byGuy Pearce) is so bad ass – this is the only real tie-in between Ridley Scott’s upcoming epic sci-fi Prometheus film and his sci-fi masterpiece Alien saga. Below, you can find the trailer for the upcoming Prometheus film – looks amazing.
UPDATE: Secrets of Prometheus Film Leaked. Below is a YouTube video (Link Provided by User: Carl Friman – Thanks Dude) that claims to explain more about what Prometheus is about – plot points and story line info. Even thought the actual video claims that it is not a spoiler – I consider the info (if true or not) to be spoiler material. Be warned!
Source: TED Talks