Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Beauty of Pixar

Leandro Copperfield is a self proclaimed “film lover” from Brazil and he has generated a lot of attention lately for his tribute “The Beauty of Pixar.” The video features over 500 clips from all 11 Pixar films, masterfully condensed into 7-minutes of awesome. Watch it below:

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Javier Bardem & Viggo Mortensen Rumored As Frontrunners For Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’

The upcoming Universal-led multi-platform, mega franchise launch of the adaptation of the seven novel strong “The Dark Tower” is going to be one monster of a project, using both film and television to tell the tale based on Stephen King‘s expansive world. And while director Ron Howard hasn’t shied away from talking about a bevy of names mentioned for the lead role including Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and Jon Hamm, it appears a new candidate and a fan favorite are apparently the frontrunners for the gig.

According to sources speaking to the NY Post, Javier Bardem is the frontrunner for Roland Deschain, the gunslinger who searches for the mysterious castle which may or may not be the nexus of the universe, with Viggo Mortensen, running close behind. Word on the street is that given the “The Dark Tower” project will spread out over three films with a television series linking everything together, the role is one that agents are clamoring over for their clients. But that said, don’t be surprised if those two names are strictly wishlist at this point, sitting at the top of a talent list that the studio and filmmakers eventually plan to reach out to. However, even if it is just a wishlist, it does perhaps indicate that Universal and co. are hoping to land a strong name to pull in the audience required to pull off what is certainly one of the most ambitious studio projects in a long time.

Read more HERE.

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The Ricky Gervais Show – The Complete 1st Season DVD Will Be Released On January 4th

From the creators of “The Office” and “Extras,” comes the new HBO comedy series, The Ricky Gervais Show. The series is an animated version of Gervais’ podcasts that earned a spot in The Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads. It is voiced by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and colleague and friend Karl Pilkington whose offbeat musings inspire many of the storylines which include the merits of 20th century inventions; Karl’s suggestion for population control; how philosophy has evolved through the ages; Karl’s round head; and his thoughts on charity. Warner Home Video has announced that The Ricky Gervais Show – The Complete 1st Season will be released on DVD this coming January 4th. For $29.98 SRP you’ll get 13 episodes on 2 discs: “Space Monkey,” “Knob At Night,” “Charity,” “Dolphins,” “Glass Houses,” “Cobblers,” “The Diary,” “Nuts,” “The Jockey,” “The Fight,” “Beatles,” “Noises” and “Freaks” (390 minutes). Extras include a Comedy Gala Animation, and an Episode Storyboard featurette.

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Skype For iPhone Updates To 3.0 & Adds Video Calling

The latest update to the Skype app for iPhone finally adds video calling.

The newest version of the app will allow users to make video Skype to Skype calls from their iPhone via Wi-Fi and 3G, and also call Skype desktop users on both OS X and Windows.

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FREE Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Biscuits From January 3 to 8, 2011

Make your reservation for an EXCLUSIVE premiere tasting of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit.

From January 3 to 8, 2011, Chick-fil-A is giving a limited number of FREE Spicy Chicken Biscuits to customers who make a reservation. It will not be added to the menu until January 10, 2011.

Click HERE to make your reservation.

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THE FIRE WIRE Comic Book Pick of The Week – Batman: The Dark Knight #1

Comics superstar David Finch takes full creative control (both writing and illustrating!) on this brand-new Batman monthly series entitled Batman: The Dark Knight ($3.99)! Joined by the best of the best – Scott Williams – on inks, this new series is sure to be on everyone’s must-read pile! Delving into the more supernatural and esoteric areas of Gotham City, the 6-part storyline explores the horrific murder of one of Bruce Wayne’s childhood friends…and the terrible ramifications the brutal crime has on Batman’s life! The book will be on shelves this Wednesday (weather permitting).

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US Postal Service To Release Pixar Stamps On August 19, 2011

The United States Postal Service today announced its commemorative stamp program for 2011 and it includes some very familiar faces, fictional and not, including friends from several Disney/Pixar films.

The Send a Hello stamps are a natural outgrowth of the Art of Disney stamp series issued between 2004 and 2008. Originally intended as a series of three annual issuances depicting friendship, celebration, and romance, the Art of Disney stamps proved so popular that the Postal Service expanded the series to include issuances in 2007 and 2008 to celebrate imagination and magic. The Send a Hello series is meant to encourage people to connect with their loved ones via the United States Postal Service.

With an already established and well-received relationship, the Postal Service was eager to again work with the Walt Disney Company, this time choosing to explore the Disney/Pixar films, which offer exciting, contemporary characters and strong themes involving family and friends.

The pane of 20 stamps includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009); and WALL*E from WALL*E (2008).

The 2011 Disney/Pixar Send a Hello stamps will be released on August 19, 2011.

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TinEye Reverse Image Search

Have you come across an image and had no clue who the original artist or photographer was? TinEye Reverse Image Search is an amazing website / plug-in that will sift through the internet and help find the source.

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2011: The Year Ahead in Consumer Technology

TIME Magazine Predicts some of the technology trends and devices we will all clamor for in 2011. You can read the article HERE.

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ZIIIRO Watches

First unveiled as a concept this past spring, ZIIIRO watches took a novel approach and completely removed numbers, hashes, hands from the clock face. The demand for the product was so high that the company decided to go into production and now you can buy one this week. (Price: 100-134 Euros).

The watch works as follows: The tip of the inner swirl shows the hour, and the tip of the outer swirl shows minutes. The pendant in the middle pops out of the silicon-and-steel strap so that you can use all six colored straps with the same core, making the watch into some kind of fluid, ever-changing timepiece and work of art.

The German manufacturer has also commissioned an iPhone app that offers to replicate the ZIIIRO clock face on your bedside table.

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