Posts tagged ‘movie’

September 23, 2010

Let the Force Be Your Guide. Star Wars GPS

by Matt Forcey

Vader, Solo, 3PO, Yoda…. yeah, Yoda. Guide you there he will.

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September 21, 2010

‘Catfish’ Keeps You Hooked

by Matt Forcey
 By CHRISTY LIMIRE – AP Movie

The problem with writing about “Catfish” is that you have to write about “Catfish” — and potentially divulge the many twists the documentary has in store.

Still, you’ve got to say something. So this is probably going to be a short review.

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September 16, 2010

New HDR Video: Ultra-Realistic and Slightly Eerie

by Matt Forcey

We recently took a look at the high-dynamic range photography with an iPhone, utilizing a new app for iOS4. Now, the team at Soviet Montage has used the same process to create some amazing, ultra-realistic video.

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September 15, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

by Matt Forcey

By Michael Kurcfeld

Today we take it for granted when seeing graffiti art in a posh gallery, but arguably the first artist to channel the urban street frequencies of his time and get it onto the “white walls with white people with white wine” was Jean-Michel Basquiat.

In 1988 this singularly gifted artist, who had leapt to fame in Warhol’s New York, died of a drug overdose at the age of 27. Filmmaker Tamra Davis took all of the footage she had shot of her good friend, including a never-seen interview and B-roll of him working in his studio, and put it in away in a drawer. 20 years later, she decided it was not hers to hide anymore and made it the core of a superb documentary, Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

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September 15, 2010

Get Your Freakonomics On… at the Theater

by Matt Forcey

The bestselling book by University of Chicago economist, Steven Levitt, and New York Times journalist Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics, is now a movie by the same name.  In a move as unconventional as the material it covers, Magnolia Pictures has chosen to

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September 14, 2010

Movie House Pulp: Tyler Stout’s Frenetic Posters

by Matt Forcey

Master graphic designer Tyler Stout has created this movie poster for Let the Right One In, a killer Swedish Vampire movie, based on an even better book.  As we talked about last week, a new U.S.-produced take on this story will be hitting theaters in a couple of weeks, under the title Let Me In.

Wildly lush and frenetic with imagery, I’ve always grooved on Tyler’s illustrations, the best of which visualize films of the bombastic 1980’s and early 90’s, and live music (concerts and festivals) like The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Bonnaroo.  Here are some of Tyler’s other movie posters, all of which are available for purchase thru his website.

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September 8, 2010

Birth of a Contemporary Vampire Legend: Let the Right One In

by Matt Forcey

Illustration by Tyler Stout

With the Millenium trilogy and other great mysteries like The Man From Beijing finding their way into my collection over the past year, I’ve been on a real Swedish author kick.  Taking a deviation from the inventive page-turners of Larsson and Mankell, I recently picked up Let The Right One In, by yet another Swedish author, John Ajvide Lindqvist.  Set in the early 1980’s Stockholm, the story is an unusual blend of a coming of age buddy tale and an eerie vampire horror. 

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