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Playing with Animoto

Movies & TV,Photography,Technology Monday 14th April 2008

Animoto generates “shorts” compiled from your photos and set to music. They render lots of fancy effects, using your photos, apparently in time to the music. Pretty neat!


South Park Episodes Online – for free!

Movies & TV,Technology Monday 7th April 2008

So apparently Matt and Tre have negotiated a deal where all past south park episodes are going to be streamable free online. Pretty damn shiny. Unfortunately this isn’t available in the UK yet and we can redirected to this hilarious page.


The Net

Movies & TV,Technology Tuesday 1st April 2008

Some awesome guy has posted an episode of The Net online. The Net was a bbc show that started in 1994 that was sort of a Wired magazine on TV. It was way ahead of its time and had a brilliant “Net Cetera” feature at the end of every programme. This was where they would quickly flash screens full of information, URLS, telephone numbers etc that you were supposed to record and then play back in slow motion. Brings back memories…



Movies & TV,Reviews Saturday 15th March 2008
  • Rather similar to a lot of other Will Ferrell movies
  • Incredibly similar to a lot of other underdog-team/small-town/sporting/crisis-of-confidence movies
  • Awesomely funky soundtrack
  • Some nice slow-mo basketball shots
My Rating: gold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey star

Black Book

Movies & TV,Reviews Monday 25th February 2008

Slightly comedy nazis, some good underground/resistance banter, Carice van Houten is gorgeous, Verhoeven’s usual excessive violence.

My Rating: gold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey star

Mr Brooks

Movies & TV,Reviews Monday 25th February 2008

Surprisingly dark, Costner pretty good, I was pleasantly surprised.

My Rating: gold stargold stargold stargold stargrey star

The Wire: Season 5

Movies & TV Thursday 29th November 2007

The fifth season of The Wire will apparently start on December 6th, aces. The site also lists five of the teasers that must be airing on HBO in the US.



Movies & TV Monday 12th November 2007

I keep catching bits of Californication on TV and it always seems great. Last nights episode was called “LOL” and had Hank (Duchovny) bitching about the decline of decent spoken english, very topical. It also featured this great exchange:

Hank: “B” to the “I” to the double “L”. What’s up, my nig nog?
Bill: I need to talk to you.
Hank: Well, you should have called. I wouldn’t have answered, but you could’ve left a message, which I would have quickly erased.

OK, maybe it was funnier in context. You’ve just got to imagine the half-awake, hungover, dead-pan of Duchovy’s delivery.


The Wire Season 5 Teaser

Movies & TV Sunday 11th November 2007


Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

Movies & TV Tuesday 11th September 2007

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

Somehow doesn’t seem as catchy as the previous titles. I’m sure it’ll grow on me.