Green Lantern–the movie

April 11, 2011

Hollywood is known to stuff up when they make movies from books or in this case a comic, but i have to say the 4 minutes of the upcoming Green Lantern movie actually looks pretty good.

According to the io9 article here, it even won over the sceptical crowd at Wondercon, so what could go wrong, right?!?

Let me know what you think in the comments.

@maniac13


The Hype about Avatar

January 8, 2010

I have to say that when the first trailer of Avatar appeared I was fascinated by it and even though I haven’t seen the movie, everyone I talk to is telling me how awesome it is so I can’t wait to finally find the time and see it.

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What I find interesting is the whole 3D thing about it. There are hardly any movies out there that show it without 3D and a few people that have seen it in 3D have told me that they are going back to see it again without the glasses. Especially the fast moving scenes just blur out and you can hardly see anything. Did you experience the same?

Also the movie made over USD 1 Billion within 17 days of its release – that is amazing. I know the movie was estimated to cost USD 237 million with $150 million for promotion, but that still means that within 17 days they made their money back and tripled it.

I thought that we are all aware of the fact that this movie is fiction, but there seem to be people out there that are getting depressed by the fact that the dream of Pandora is being intangible. If you are one of them than check out this forum – you might find help – http://avatar-forums.com/showthread.php?t=43

But if you still don’t have enough and you want to at least make yourself look like a Navi, here is how you can do it digitally in Photoshop

Anyway – I will try and see the movie as soon as possible and add a few more dollars to the enormous amount they already made.

Let me know what you thought of it in the comments.


Art & Copy

August 21, 2009

SYNOPSIS

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where’s the Beef?," "Got Milk," "Think Different," and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

Official site

Via Swiss Miss


Tron Legacy Trailer

July 31, 2009

Can’t wait for this, simply awesome:

Watch it in full screen HD for super extra high quality shininess.

Also an interesting read via /Film: TRON Legacy Teaser Trailer.


Dr Ronald Chevalier uses Photoface

August 25, 2008

The viral marketing for an upcoming film (yeah sorry, doctor Ron ain’t available for consultations unfortunately) uses your favourite face manipulation and mine, but mostly Iain’s, Oddcast’s Photoface (http://host.oddcast.com/photofit/) to create an incarnation of Dr. Ronald Chevalier.

http://www.ronaldchevalier.com/
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And the film?
It’s Gentleman Broncos featuring Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame.
Made by Jared Hess of Napolean Dynamite and Nacho Libre fame.
Fame, fame, fame as Derryn Hinch said.
That’s what I heard anyway.


Montauk Monster – viral campaign, hoax or just a dog?

August 11, 2008

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A week after the “Montauk Monster” was was “discovered”, Slashfilm are reporting that the “monster” may be part of a viral marketing campaign for indie movie Splinterheads after a picture was posted on the film’s official blog. The picture was removed soon after, but Slashfilm took a screen grab.

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Interestingly, Rachel Goldberg, who “discovered” the monster and went to the press, is allegedly the sister of the film’s producer Darren Goldberg.

Splinterheads is an independent film about “carnie subculture” and is scheduled for release in 2009.

It seems strange that if this is a viral campaign for the film, that the image would be removed from the official site. Personally, I think they just took advantage of a situation for some free publicity. Hey, it worked, didn’t it?