In his latest video, the king of the dubstep dance pays tribute to the late king of pop. Watch as Scott pops, locks, and contorts his body in a reinterpretation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I swear this man has no bones in his body.
The 1980s was a renaissance for cartoon series, and during that time a certain pop singer released a ghoulish, funk-inspired single. This tribute video mashes together those two wonderful 80s creations. Watch in sheer amazement as the Autobots shake their shiny metal asses to the tunes of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Wasn’t that thrilling? The video was created using a 3D app that is normally used for digital choreography, it is called MikuMikuDance.
The first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Inception merely told us it was a sci-fi mystery set within the architecture of the mind (see it here). It was painfully vague yet so very tantalizing. The newest trailer dropped this past weekend and gives a better look into the life of Dom Cobb, a corporate spy who nicks secrets from deep within the subconscious of his victims. The thief has lost things dear to him but has a chance at redemption with one last, almost impossible job.
Inception is written and directed by Christopher Nolan and has a first-rate cast including Leonardo Dicaprio, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page. The accompanying poster looks good as well, with a M.C. Escher look about it.
Inception is due out in the U.S. on July 16th, and will air in South Africa at the end of July. It will not be in 3D. It’s certainly the movie I’m most looking forward to this year. What’s yours?
UPDATE (May 26th): Here’s a preview of the international trailer that was aired on a Japanese television station during an interview with Ken Watanabe. The new footage starts at the 39-second mark.
If there was ever anyone to challenge Michael Bay in the boom-boom stakes, it would have to be the German director, Roland Emmerich. And his upcoming disaster film, 2012, tells of a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world as we know it (or will know in 2012) and the struggle of a handful of survivors. It stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Woody Harrelson and it set for a November 2009 release.
I’m a little tried of the whole disaster movie genre, but the 2012 trailer is full of CGI, pretty explosions, and small chunks of dialogue. And that’s certainly enough to keep my ADD-riddled brain engaged. Check it out below or see it in HD at YouTube.
The concept for the film is based on a Mayan belief that the world will end in 2012 so when the time comes, you’ll know who to blame ;-)
Carousel is a Dark Knight-inspired short film created to celebrate the impending arrival of the Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD, the world’s first cinema proportioned television screen.
Coincidentally 2 minutes and 19 seconds long, Carousel shows an epic cops-and-robbers shootout that is frozen in time. As the ad plays out, the camera moves through the frozen scene revealing different parts of the story. Check it out.
Carousel was created by Stink Digital and directed by Adam Berg who conceived it to work as an endless loop. It’s better viewed on the Philips Carousel microsite.
Visitors to the microsite therefore have the option to spin through the films single take shot repeatedly, to stop on a specific frame, or to watch it at the preordained speed. The film also contains embedded hotspots, which, when triggered, transport the viewer seamlessly from the heavily posted film to a behind-the-scenes version of the same shot.
United States President Henry Ashton (William Hurt) is in Salamanca, Spain to attend an anti-terrorism summit. An American cable news channel is tracking the event, and Rex Brooks (Sigourney Weaver) is directing traffic from the OB van, when she notices Secret Service agent Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid), back on detail so soon after taking a bullet for Ashton earlier on in the year. She watches on her monitors as Ashton is introduced by the Spanish mayor, and is about to deliver his speech. Without warning, Ashton is shot twice in the chest, and utter chaos ensues. She watches as Secret Service agents surround the president and usher him into an ambulance, and amid the confusion, a massive explosion goes off in the plaza, completely destroying the podium and killing several people. At this point, the camera rewinds to the point in time where we initially joined Brooks, but the perspective changes.
The tagline for Vantage Point is “8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth”, and over the same 23-minute period that is looped over and over, the assassination of the U.S. President unfolds through the eyes of different people. With each perspective and subsequent rewind, a valuable new piece of the puzzle is revealed.
How complex does the puzzle get? Read on and find out.