Archive for May, 2010

The City I Love

This mash up from Moviefone sums up New York Cinema.  The expansiveness of stories about love, history and the city.   It makes you relish in the city that never sleep!

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Star Wars in the 50’s

This is a really interesting fan made video.  It uses real footage from shows like Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Captain Midnight and others to remake the Empire Strikes Back.  It what that movie would have looked like if it was made in the 1950’s.  Pretty clever!

Also, Happy 30th Anniversary of the release of Empire Strikes Back!

Newt, no longer

I don’t hide my love for anything Pixar. I think it has one of the best group of films ever produced by a single company.  Although animated, their films stand alone as excellent works of cinema.  Up stands as their crowning jewel after its nomination as a best picture in the last Oscar ceremony.  Quite often i check upcoming projects by the studio and on my last checkup i realized they had canceled one of their upcoming films.

Newt was going to be the story of the last two blue footed newts.  I am assuming it was going to be Pixar’s version of a love story as these two newts work together to repopulate their species. The film was scheduled to be released in the summer of 2012. Instead the film has been canceled entirely.  A reasoning has not been given but i am sure one will arise soon.  It sad to see that a studio with such pedigree as Pixar is following the Hollywood norm of sequel after sequel.  The next two films scheduled for release is Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

Touching The Void

Touching The Void follows the real life events of two mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates.  These two friends struggle to climb Siula Grande in Peru. A feat no other has done previously and since.  The climb goes relatively smoothly but the dissent is perilous.  A broken leg, an open crevasse, lack of water and dangerous conditions haunt these two climbers on their way down.  Multiple times they both think the other has died and struggles with either continuing on or going to help.

Without explaining or ruining too much of the plot,  Joe Simpson faces the harder challenge on the dissent.  Suffering injury and abandonment his most inspiring act exemplifies his journey down.  In order to cover miles under excruciating pains Joe takes his trek and simplifies them into small increments.  He pushes himself to reach boulder after boulder within a certain time.  Its amazing how after all his hardships he still gets worked up if he made it in the time or not.  This was the only way he was able to make it down the mountatin.  His sheer blind courage and strength to continue makes his extrodionary.

Heeeere’s Cinema, I Love You

So sorry for the lack of post recently.  The summer has begun and i plan on getting back to it! Here’s a quick clip from The Shining.  I have been watching a lot of Kubrick recently and this is one of his more famous films