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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.

Even Rotten Tomatoes agrees that some of the books that made it onto this list should have never been considered for major motion picture filming in the first place. Yep, looking in your direction Cat in the Hat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:10 PM | Tags (5) | books | hollywood | movies | rottentomatoes | unfilmable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game getting some helping hands from all facets of LucasFilms.Upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game getting some helping hands from all facets of LucasFilms.

Now that Disney has acquired LucasArts some interesting news is starting to trickle out regarding their games division. It seems that all of the different entities under LucasFilms such as Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Animation, and LucasArts are all collobarating on this next generation title. Star Wars 1313 will take place in the seedy underbelly of Corsuscant which alone sounds like an interesting premise. Whatever does come out of this Disney/Lucas effort it will most likely be better than The Force Unleashed 2 by default (zing).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:09 PM | Tags (8) | 1313 | disney | force | gaming | ilm | lucasarts | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 29, 2011

Photoblog: Tomato Fibers
Tomato Fibers

Playing with my new FujiFilm F550 EXR. Loving it so far, it's nice to be able to capture a shot like this using a mid-range point and shoot. Bonus: used the camera's EXR mode for this which automatically detected that I was attempting a macro shot and adjusted internal settings accordingly. Take that, manual settings!

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 12:59 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | exr | fibers | fujifilm | macro | photoblog | settings | tomato |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.

It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory -- and quite satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Fully justifying the decision, once thought purely mercenary, of splitting J.K. Rowling's final book into two parts, this is an exciting and, to put it mildly, massively eventful finale that will grip and greatly please anyone who has been at all a fan of the series up to now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:17 PM | Tags (14) | 2 | conclusion | deathly | film | hallows | harry | hollywood | jkrowling | part | potter | reporter | review | saga | series |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.

Yes, the next you see Jack Sparrow on the big screen you'll be able see him in multiple dimensions. Filming in 3D offers up obvious some advantages over adding useless effects in post - though you may up seeing a bevy of Avatar-like effects (not necessarily a bad thing). POTC4 will be swash-buckling into theaters May 2011. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:45 PM | Tags (9) | 3d | caribbean | comingsoon | filming | jacksparrow | johnnydepp | movies | pirates | strangertides |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to obtain free movie tickets.A handy tutorial on how to obtain free movie tickets.

There are some interesting methods listed here that you can use to try and score some free movie tickets. Some methods may take longer than others (ie becoming a film critic and/or getting a job at said movie theater). Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:03 AM | Tags (9) | critic | entertainment | film | free | job | movies | tickets | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Teaser trailer for next Harry Potter movie surfaces online.Teaser trailer for next Harry Potter movie surfaces online.

Teaser trailer starts after the interview segment of the video, about fifty-seven seconds in. This movie (which is just part one of two) will hit theaters November of 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:38 AM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | movies | deathlyhallows | part1 | teaser | slashfilm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Fujifilm pulls the curtain back on six new cameras for fall lineup.Fujifilm pulls the curtain back on six new cameras for fall lineup.

I'm a big fan of Fujifilm cameras. Fun GLM fact: most all of the photos in the photoblog were taken on some kind of Fujifilm digital camera.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | cameras | fujifilm | photoblog | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

FujiFilm to pull the curtain back on first 3-D camera for consumers.FujiFilm to pull the curtain back on first 3-D camera for consumers.

Both methods produce snapshots in which the central subjects appear to pop off the screen or print. A parlor trick? Perhaps, but Fujifilm is gambling that consumers will not only be willing to pay for such special effects, but they'll also pay extra.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:24 AM | Tags (4) | fujifilm | digicam | cameras | 3d |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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