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NY Times goes inside Pixar

The New York Times gets a rare behind-the-scenes look at Pixar.

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Panic Attack

In this short film, giant robots attack Montevideo, Uruguay. This was created on a minuscule budget by Fede Alvarez, who did practically everything from shooting the footage to the special effects.

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San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake

Above: Seventeen minutes of recently uncovered silent film footage of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. It appears to be shot from a trolley. The footage starts off a little boring, but after about three minutes the POV is traveling down Market Street almost to the Ferry Building. Later you see the remains of buildings […]

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October 2 asides

NYTimes: Basic religion test stumps many Americans Color me not surprised. Update: Here’s part of the PEW survey which you can take online. I got 12 correct out of 15, a score of 80%, better than 87% of the public. Can you do better? I hate shared calendars (at work) I have to say I […]

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Winnebago Man

Jack Rebney is an internet phenomenon. An angry, crotchety, foul-mouthed, phenomenon. But who is he anyway? A documentary (opening July 30 in San Francisco) tries to find him and tell his story.

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Cringe-worthy “best” fight scene of all time

Surely nobody involved in this film puts it on their resume anymore. Director, “actors,” fight choreographer, makeup…hell, even the music score is terrible. Best parts: At 1:44 I would’ve sworn there was going to be a homo kiss. And wait for the last line, its awesomeness is truly worth it.

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Iron Baby

Very nicely done.

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Scott Pilgrim trailer #2

Video: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Trailer (HD) This is definitely my most eagerly anticipated summer film. There is little doubt that this movie will be awesomeness.

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The Raven

Pretty cool short film by Ricardo de Montreuil. Via Phil Coffman, who said: “Made on a $5k budget. I never tire of shorts like this. Shot in 2 days in downtown LA with a Red camera. It’s just amazing what you can do with time, equipment you can pick up at your local Apple store, […]

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Film about Facebook founders paints an unflattering picture

The Social Network, a film by Aaron Sorkin (“West Wing”) dramatizes Facebook’s controversial founding. The movie is slated to hit theaters in October. Newsweek has a revealing look at the script. Updates Jul 3: The first trailer is out (and kinda lame). The movie website is up. And Trent Reznor is scoring the film. [via […]

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