You might have heard that Comic-Con 2010 started yesterday in San Diego, and that Sylvester Stallone’s new movie, “The Expendables,” made its unofficial debut there. While that in itself is probably not worth mentioning, what’s interesting is the fact that Stallone managed to get a whole lot of people angry by joking about filming in Brazilian locations and the local violence. So because of that, a lot of people are considering the movie an attempt by Stallone to “denigrate the Brazilian image,” and are campaigning against it.Read More
A recent poll of 1,000 Australians found that the happy endings of romantic comedies lead to unrealistic expectations from partners.
One in five Australians said it made their partners expect gifts and flowers “just because,” and one in four said they were now expected to know what their partner was thinking (so that’s where that came from).
Now you know that when your loved one wants to watch a romantic comedy with you, what they actually really want is to break up.
And who writes those movies anyway? They’re so full of happy accidents and unfunny jokes you’d think they were written by a drunk pink pony.
source: nydailynews.comRead More
Tech blog Gizmodo writes that (brilliant director) Christopher Nolan may shoot all of Batman 3 in non-3D IMAX, and follows that article with box office revenue numbers that might indicate the direction 3D is headed: its demise.
Assuming that the trend indications are valid, this is great news (for me at least). While I love being on the bleeding edge, the post Avatar 3D movies are nothing spectacular when viewed in 3D. Some of them were actually quite disappointing as a whole, using the (sometimes even poor) 3D experience as a crutch for unconvincing acting and storyline.
And then there’s the economic reason. First, the theater prices are pretty high for 3D screenings. Second, the prices for 3D TVs are not very friendly and most people already have high-spec 2D screens in their living rooms.
Reasons for upgrading to a 3D screen or watching every available 3D movie? There are two of them: Avatar – but we’ve already seen it – and having too much money.Read More
This is just a quick update to let you know that sharing content with your friends is now easier! You may have noticed a bar at the bottom of the page with different buttons and stuff. That bar lets you share content on a variety of social networks, or email it to your friends.
If for some reason you don’t like the bar, find no use for it, or feel that it takes too much screen space, there is a button on its right side that lets you hide it.Read More
Just read on americablog.com that BP has Photoshopped a press photo to make themselves look busier in their attempt to stop/control the Gulf oil spill.
Scott Dean, a spokesman for BP, said that there was nothing sinister in the photo alteration and provided the original unaltered version. He said that a photographer working for the company had inserted the three images in spots where the video screens were blank.
Sure, blame the photographer. I’m sure BP is offering him so much creative freedom he just thought it would be that much cooler if he used his weak Photoshop and creative skills (he doubled existing screens) to make the company look better. Right, BP, right… And what a great way to gain trust this is!Read More
News outlets somehow missed this i-Dose virtual drug “phenomenon” when it first appeared at the end of 2006, but that didn’t stop them from picking it up now and using it to put fear in the hearts of the naive and scoring some easy views in the process (sensationalism sells, and so does sex *wink*).
If you don’t know what this is about, an i-Dose virtual (or digital) “drug” is basically a repetitive noise frequency to which you listen to on your headphones, and which is claimed to influence your brain (towards drug use (?)). Simply put, it’s an mp3 with repetitive drone sounds that can makes you feel weird – my God, how surprising.Read More