McSweeney pens a hilarious letter from the chairman of the Committee on Promotion and Tenure at Marshall College outlining the many reasons why they have denied Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. tenure. Though the committee may have overstepped the boundaries of its evaluation, I find it pertinent to note that Dr. Jones has been romantically linked to countless women of […]
The March 1979 issue of The Atlantic contained this amazing profile of George Lucas, who at the time was only a couple years removed from releasing Star Wars. Star Wars was manufactured. When a competent corporation prepares a new product, it does market research. George Lucas did precisely that. When he says that the film was […]
The Awakening opened on August 17 this year (in the US). I’d never heard of it, but this is really something I’d like to see. I might also note I love when movie studios do stuff like this, you know release the while first ten minutes of the darn movie.
The Wachowskis brothers (The Matrix movies) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) are teaming up to bring David Mitchell’s award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas, to a theater near you this fall. Ambitious to say the least, given the plot of the book: The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in […]
Here is the teaser trailer for P.T. Anderson’s next film, The Master, directed by Anderson himself. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (the acclaimed director of, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia and Boogie Nights), this story stars Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the […]
In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. Within just a few months SWU grew into a wild success. The creativity that poured into the project […]
I have to admit as a sci-fi/fantasy guy it is kind of strange I never got into the Harry Potter books or movies Heck I only saw the first two movies. But pretty much everybody I know was waiting in line yesterday to see Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and will be talking about it for […]
One of the most common things I get when I show folks Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is WTF just happened. I don’t get it. Well in an interview with Kubrick in 1969 he kind of lays it out in a pretty straight-forward manner. You begin with an artifact left on earth four million […]