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Astronaut and a Writer at the Movies -
As we recall from bitter memory, the Hubble and the space station are in vastly different orbits. Getting from one to the other requires so much energy that not even space shuttles had enough fuel to do it. The telescope is 353 miles high, in an orbit that keeps it near the Equator; the space station is about 100 miles lower, in an orbit that takes it far north, over Russia.

To have the movie astronauts Matt Kowalski (Mr. Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Ms. Bullock) zip over to the space station would be like having a pirate tossed overboard in the Caribbean swim to London.
space  gravity  movies  to:fb  science 
october 2013 by deusx
Getting ultraviolent about UltraViolet™
But back to my user journey. After the 404 error I took control of the user experience myself. I Googled “Doctor Who S07E01 torrent”, and I very much doubt I’ll ever attempt to use UltraViolet™ again.
to:fb  drm  ultraviolet  movies  copyfight 
march 2013 by deusx
Digital copy of "The Martian Chronicles" on Mars - CBS News
A digital copy of Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles" along with works by other science fiction legends was flown into space in 2007 by NASA's Phoenix spacecraft, which touched down on the Martian arctic plains.
nifty  movies  mars  space  to:fb  bradbury 
june 2012 by deusx
God Bless America (Official Movie Site) - From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait - Starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr - Now on Demand and In Theatres - Trailers, Pictures & More
Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture, which he sees as overrun with cruelty, stupidity and intolerance. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine—starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement, and together they embark on a nation-wide assault on our country’s dumbest, most irritating celebrities.
funny  comedy  movies 
may 2012 by deusx
The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent A Box Office Record | TorrentFreak
Despite the widespread availability of pirated releases, The Avengers just scored a record-breaking $200 million opening weekend at the box office. While some are baffled to see that piracy failed to crush the movie’s profits, it’s really not that surprising. Claiming a camcorded copy of a movie seriously impacts box office attendance is the same as arguing that concert bootlegs stop people from seeing artists on stage.
copyfight  avengers  movies  piracy  to:fb 
may 2012 by deusx
At 92, Movie Bootlegger Is Soldiers’ Hero -
“Big Hy” — his handle among many loyal customers — would almost certainly be cast as Hollywood Enemy No. 1 but for a few details. He is actually Hyman Strachman, a 92-year-old, 5-foot-5 World War II veteran trying to stay busy after the death of his wife. And he has sent every one of his copied DVDs, almost 4,000 boxes of them to date, free to American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
copyfight  to:fb  military  dvds  movies  videos 
april 2012 by deusx
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Aliens - Movies News at IGN
According to Stuff We Like, Bay was speaking at the 2012 Nickelodeon Upfront in New York last week when he said that the Turtles are really ... aliens! Don't believe it? Watch the video below to see for yourself.
tmnt  movies  gtfo  michaelbay  donotwant  to:fb 
march 2012 by deusx
Yes, There Are Black People in Your Hunger Games: The Strange Case of Rue & Cinna | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
There were the usual complaints of actors not meeting book loyalist expectations. However, among the usual complaints of “She doesn’t look as young as I thought” or “Where are Effie’s pink curls?” There was a different kind of shock and surprise toward Rue & Cinna, who will be played by Amandla Stenberg and Lenny Kravitz, respectively.
hungergames  movies  entertainment  race 
november 2011 by deusx
Doctor Who film being planned | Television & radio |
But fans of the current Doctor, Matt Smith, could be disappointed, as Yates said that the film would be "quite a radical transformation" from the latest BBC1 series which ended in October.
doctorwho  drwho  scifi  movies 
november 2011 by deusx
Sci-Fi Short XXIT Gets Big Blade Runner Look From Small Camera | Underwire |
XXIT’s plot revolves around a beautiful “BioClone” from the future who travels to San Francisco to rescue the humans whose DNA she shares. The short film’s acting may be standard issue, but the visuals point toward a promising future for low-budget sci-fi. The crew shot the production on the streets of San Francisco using six handheld cameras that cost $20,000 apiece.
scifi  video  cg  movies 
november 2011 by deusx
jtnimoy: The Work of Josh Nimoy
I spent a half year writing software art to generate special effects for Tron Legacy, working at Digital Domain with Bradley "GMUNK" Munkowitz, Jake Sargeant, and David "dlew" Lewandowski. This page has taken a long time to be published because I've had to await clearance. A lot of my team's work was done using Adobe software and Cinema 4D. The rest of it got written in C++ using OpenFrameworks and wxWidgets, the way I've always done it with this team ;) Uniquely however, Digital Domain's CG artists were able to port my apps over to Houdini for further evolution and better rendering than OpenGL could ever provide. Special thanks to Andy King for showing me that what seasoned CG artists do at DD is actually not so far off from what's going on in the Processing community.
movies  tron  scifi  processing  graphics  specialeffects  cg  animation  design  film 
november 2011 by deusx
Johnny Depp: 'I'm not ready to give up my American citizenship' | Film | The Guardian
I think it's Depp's own innocence – expressed as indiscriminate adoration for those he admires – that might be what men respond to. It's an odd thing, but a star with a weakness for public hero worship seems to inspire deliriously wide-eyed hero worship in his fans. Depp is a famous enthusiast, with great taste – he loves Withnail & I, The Fast Show, Jack Kerouac, gonzo journalism, hard liquor, good wine and rock guitar. But then, so do a lot of the men in my local bar in Hackney. Only in today's Hollywood, where most heartthrobs are traditionally either too insecure or undiscerning to share these tastes with boyishly humble enthusiasm, do they confer the status of Jean-Paul Sartre crossed with James Dean.
depp  entertainment  movies 
november 2011 by deusx
"You Just Don't Get It, Do You?" - A Montage of Cinema's Worst Writing Cliche on Vimeo
A montage that I edited early-mid 2011 under my Bottoms Up Productions label for acclaimed movie blog Was a viral hit, featured on several websites that include The Huffington Post, NY Mag, The Daily What, and critic Roger Ebert's blog. See source link:​2011/​06/​cinemas-most-overused-line-you-just-dont-get-it-do-you
videos  movies  funny  to:tumblr 
november 2011 by deusx
Your movie on every platform, sort of, for a while: how the new UltraViolet DRM fails
UltraViolet is a digital rights authentication system developed by the movie industry to give consumers access to the content they have purchased across a number of devices. It sounds straightforward enough, but when we bought a Blu-ray copy of Horrible Bosses in order to see how well UltraViolet is implemented, we found it to be too tied down to proprietary apps, its access limited in too many ways, and the viewing experience subpar. It's a hassle.
entertainment  copyfight  ultraviolet  movies 
november 2011 by deusx
Back to the Future (1985) - a set on Flickr
"Personal pics from the set of Back of the Future taken while I was a security guard at Universal Studios."
bttf  photos  movies  from delicious
january 2011 by deusx
The real-life location of Zoltar from Big is now occupied by a Pepsi machine [Movies]
Remember the magical Zoltar Speaks machine from Big? Well, the spot where it once stood now boasts a Pepsi vending machine. And if you sip a drink from it, you'll either age 20 years or turn into Tom Hanks.
zoltar  big  movies  tomhanks  from google
january 2011 by deusx
In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek
"Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they're so utilitarian by nature - really they're just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are 'sold' to viewers, movie magic is close at hand."
scifi  corridors  architecture  design  movies  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
io9 - Michael Bay Finally Made An Art Movie - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Best movie review evar. "So yes, ROTF approaches the sublime, and then just keeps rocketing. Next stop: total anarchy. In a sense, it's the first war movie ever to convey a real sense of the fog of war, the confusion that comes with battle. Somewhere around hour nine, you will understand why friendly fire happens in wartime."
funny  movies  reviews  transformers 
june 2009 by deusx
The Kevin Bacon Movie Club from Kevin Bacon and Eric Appel
"Starring Kevin Bacon, Johnny Meeks and Deanna Raphael. Written by Eric Appel. Directed by Jake Szymanski."
kevinbacon  movies  funny  bacon 
june 2009 by deusx
Video Games 2.0: Throwing A Party On Your Xbox (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic)
Nerdy, but I could actually see this being kinda fun, wearing a headset on the couch MST3K'ing with some friends locally and cross-country. "Instead of only communicating, Microsoft is going one step further. They have partnered with Netflix to incorporate their streaming movie service into Xbox Live. This will allow one person in the party to select and start streaming a movie, which all people in the party room can watch, while communicating with each other in real time. Basically, it's a virtual, multi-person movie theatre."
netflix  xbox360  xbox  movies  communication  social 
october 2008 by deusx
Movie Voice Guy Don LaFontaine Has Died «
"The legendary movie voice guy known as Don LaFontaine passed away on Monday at the age of 68. Entertainment Tonight is reporting that LaFontaine passed away of complications from Pneumothorax, a condition that is the result of a collapsed lung. Why am I writing this tribute to Don? Because even though you might not know it, Don is the voice that you recognize from nearly every last movie trailer and every last movie voiceover. He's got that deep, thrilling voice that you'll instantly recognize the moment you hear it. He may never have been seen in any actual movies, but to me, he has been and always will be the voice of movies and movie trailers. Don and his voice will most certainly never be forgotten."
don  lafontaine  sad  movies 
september 2008 by deusx
Bob & Doug McKenzie's anniversary: Epic comedy "Strange Brew" turns 25 today. Don't be a hoser -- tap our review - KalamaBrew: Beer making, brewing and microbrews - Kalamazoo Gazette -
"Kalamazoo Gazette film critic James Sanford sat down this weekend and watched "Strange Brew," which celebrates its 25th anniversary today. He was kind enough to offer this review"
strangebrew  sctv  funny  movies  reviews  beer 
august 2008 by deusx
Halfway There: CPE1704TKS
"If you recognized the title of this post, congratulations. You are a true übernerd, a geek among geeks. It's the launch code from the movie WarGames"
wargames  movies  launch  codes 
august 2008 by deusx
There Are No Walls in the House of Jearl - Mystery DVD #136
"You don't wanna know how many meta-review ideas I thought up and rejected before giving up and just rambling it to death. One involved sending The Core out on a date with Deep Blue Sea. It wasn't pretty."
funny  thecore  movies  reviews 
july 2008 by deusx
Huge fire burns at Universal Studios - Life-
"Officials say the iconic courthouse square from "Back to the Future," has been destroyed, and the famous clocktower that enabled star Michael J. Fox's character to time travel has been damaged. "
bttf  backtothefuture  movies  hollywood  universal  sad 
june 2008 by deusx
Bill And Ted: Bill And Ted's Completely Unnecessary Remake
"A new Bill And Ted movie finally got the green light — probably from the same people at MGM who thought that War Games sequel was a good idea — and it could show up in the next couple of years."
movies  donotwant  nomegusta  entertainment  scifi  billandted 
april 2008 by deusx
probertson: Kings of Power 4 Billion %
hand-made epilepsy-inducing video-game-influenced lil movie
anime  movies  animation  weird 
march 2008 by deusx
DETOUR >> Music + Film + Pop Culture >> Word.
"More of a glorified IT department than police, Ramsay and his team take care of “runaways” — robots who have gone awry."
movies  robots  yay 
february 2008 by deusx
Cloverfield Review: Nevermind the Monster -- Cloverfield Is All About 9/11
"ut when the movie's images of a destroyed New York fallen into chaos haunt you for days afterward, you'll start to realize that Reeves and his twangy-ass monster have given the U.S. its first great movie about 9/11."
911  monsters  cloverfield  movies 
january 2008 by deusx
"Compass" under fire over religious content - Yahoo! News
I'll never understand why so many religious people are so scared by the existence of and being exposed to information contrary to their beliefs.
religion  catholicism  pullman  thegoldencompass  hisdarkmaterials  movies 
november 2007 by deusx :: Which movies did I want to watch?
"I wrote this hack to carry my movie bookmarks with me, offline."
mobile  delicious  mashups  movies 
november 2007 by deusx
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: The Singularity
"Ray Kurzweil ... [is] adapting his latest book to make a movie titled The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About The Future."
kurzweil  singularity  future  movies 
november 2007 by deusx
SuicideGirls > News > Geek > Wil Wheaton's Geek in Review: A Mind Forever Voyaging
"I think of my time as a valuable currency that must be earned by anyone who wants me to exchange it for whatever they’re selling."
ifiction  gaming  movies  life  halo  bustywomen  textadventures 
november 2007 by deusx
SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel | SCIFI.COM
"The stars of The Golden Compass interacted and performed on set with stuffed green footballs and other devices that would later be replaced with computer-generated animals and creatures, visual-effects specialists at Rhythm & Hues told journalists this w
goldencompass  movies  entertainment 
october 2007 by deusx
In the Shadow of the Moon
remember when the whole world looked up
moon  nasa  astronauts  space  movies 
september 2007 by deusx
Great Scott, This is Heavy!
"Everything you wanted to know about the Back To The Future Trilogy but had too little time to ask!"
bttf  movies  timetravel  scifi 
august 2007 by deusx
ectoplasmosis » Yo-Yo Girl Cop!
"Yes, that’s right, not only is this a movie about Japense school girl crime fighting with Yo-Yos, it’s actually the SECOND movie about Japanese school girl crime fighting with Yo-Yos."
yoyos  movies  odd 
august 2007 by deusx
Filmwad - Movie news, trailers, galleries and box office! FEATURED: Why Christian Bale is a Badass
"Christian Bale is eighteen times cooler than you, or anyone you will ever meet. This is a fact."
funny  movies  christianbale 
july 2007 by deusx
charles: NSFW
"Except somehow, Scriptwriter/Director David Goyer saved the entire movie by coming up with the immortal phrase: "cock-juggling thundercunt"."
funny  movies  blade 
march 2007 by deusx
SFX - Dark Crystal 2: it's official!
"The Jim Henson Company remains committed to producing Power of the Dark Crystal."
darkcrystal  fantasy  entertainment  movies  jimhenson 
february 2007 by deusx
Harrison Ford, whip / - Now Magazine - A MUST for celebrity gossip and style fans everywhere!
"Harrison Ford has threatened to leave the new Indiana Jones movie unless he gets to use a real whip. "
movies  indianajones  via:warrenellis  harrisonford 
february 2007 by deusx
William Shatner SciFi DVD of the Month Club
"Get a whole year of great sci-fi for just $47.99 - That's less than $4.00 per DVD! (Includes S&H)"
shatner  entertainment  scifi  movies  dvd 
january 2007 by deusx
Back and to the left - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""Back and to the left" is a phrase originating from the 1991 Oliver Stone movie JFK about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States."
zapruder  wikipedia  jfk  movies 
december 2006 by deusx
Moving Through Matter with Buckaroo Banzai
"The most important contribution of "Buckaroo Banzai" is to demonstrate that there is a very important role for imaginative science to play in imaginative science fiction."
buckaroobanzai  scifi  movies  buckaroo 
december 2006 by deusx
Back to the Future timeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"As a time-traveler acquires multiple recollections of these altered timelines, a fourth-dimensional latticework begins to emerge which can be expressed graphically"
movies  bttf  mcfly  timetravel  scifi  backtothefuture 
december 2006 by deusx | What code DOESN'T do in real life (that it does in the movies)
"Matt craps on a bunch of ridiculous ideas about programming and code that Hollywood can't seem to stay away from."
hackers  hollywood  funny  movies  code 
december 2006 by deusx | Top 20 Hackers in Film History
"Below you will find a list of the 20 coolest, funniest, dare I say sexiest hackers and computer geeks that have graced the silver screen."
hackers  hollywood  movies  entertainment 
december 2006 by deusx
08/29/2006: "<i>Nightmare</i> to receive 2-disc sountrack this October"
"will enter stores on October 24th. While the first disc of the set offers Danny Elfman's music directly from Nightmare, the second disc will present covers of movie's popular songs."
music  nightmarebeforechristmas  timburton  movies 
august 2006 by deusx
Sounds like a twist on the killer asteroid plot. "The Sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. "
movies  entertainment  scifi  sunshine 
august 2006 by deusx
"Back to the Future: The Enchantment Under the Sea Dance Revisited" (2005) - Google Video
"Wonder what it would be like to have Parts I and II of "Back to the Future" synched up on a split-screen"
video  backtothefuture  bttf  mcfly  movies  nifty  entertainment 
july 2006 by deusx
The Back to the Future Tour - Presented by The Big Waste of Space
"As a big fan of the movie, I decided to live the cinematic adventure myself by locating each of the sites used in its making."
gigawatts  bttf  movies  marty  mcfly  backtothefuture  scifi  timetravel  photos 
june 2006 by deusx - Lionsgate shrugging
"Ayn Rand's most ambitious novel may finally be brought to the bigscreen after years of false starts."
aynrand  entertainment  movies 
april 2006 by deusx
Best Week Ever Blog: Fair & (Un)Balanced
"Because I trust Fox News, and if Fox News is insinuating that somehow the terrorists have enlisted the help of alien space ships to attack the United States of America, I believe them."
funny  politics  terrorism  movies  scifi 
february 2006 by deusx
The Fishbowl: You Wouldn't Steal a Movie
"Yes, I would. I'd steal it in a second if the stolen version allowed me to fast-forward past the fucking adverts."
movies  entertainment  copyfight  drm 
february 2006 by deusx
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas - Napoleon Explosive!
"The film was subtitled in Chinese, and then for some inexplicable reason, translated from Chinese back in to English for one of the most random and bizarre film transcripts ever seen."
napoleondynamite  movies  funny  engrish 
january 2006 by deusx
CulturePulp 041: The Not-So-Secret History of 'Aeon Flux'
"One wonders how this crew could capture the pure imagination explosion of Chung’s elaborately perverse cartoons -- much less in a film that’s rated PG-13."
aeonflux  entertainment  movies 
december 2005 by deusx
August 2005 | | features | first look | Snakes on a Plane
Er, what? "On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean, an assassin, bent on killing a passenger who's a witness in protective custody, let loose a crate full of deadly snakes."
movies  wtf 
september 2005 by deusx
Hollywood faces the music: bad movies mean bad ticket sales
"For many of us, there's really nothing special about the movie theatre experience, and with the high definition revolution underway, I don't see that changing anytime soon. Weaker movie titles are only going to egg it on."
entertainment  movies 
august 2005 by deusx
Studio head wants to rethink movie-DVD release window
"I don't think it's out of the question that a DVD can be released in effect in the same window as a [cinematic] release."
movies  entertainment  dvd 
august 2005 by deusx
MilkandCookies - Origin of CTRL-ALT-DELETE
"David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL. Then tries to packpedal after he inadvertantly slams Bill Gates for making it famous."
funny  msft  microsoft  movies  windows 
july 2005 by deusx
Sci Fi Wire - Voltron Zooms to Theaters
"Producer Mark Gordon (The Day After Tomorrow) is developing a big-budget feature based on Voltron: Defender of the Universe, a 1980s Japanese animated series about a team of pilots whose individual ships combine to form a giant robot, according to The Ho
movies  cartoons  oldschool  wtf 
july 2005 by deusx
diesel sweeties #1254
"I swore an oath to my dead parents that I'd never enjoy another Batman movie after the one with the Bat-Nipples." Amen!
batman  movies  comics  funny 
june 2005 by deusx
Donnie Darko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Donnie Darko is a 2001 film, the first by writer and director Richard Kelly. The movie is a psychological science fiction film about a boy named Donnie Darko who, after narrowly escaping death, has visions of a giant bunny rabbit named Frank who predicts
may 2005 by deusx
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