I always found it a little odd how Bill Murray seemed to be so dismissive of Ghostbusters, and more recently, Groundhog Day. When I watched them properly a few years ago (i.e. when I was an adult and could understand all the jokes), I wondered what his problem was. As I saw some of his [...]
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May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
February 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments
There’s an interesting article on the New York Times about the recent blossoming of internet comedy, partly thanks to the Writer’s Guild of America strike (will it continue after it ends, I wonder?). In it, there’s an interesting quote:
“I love it when people say, ‘I want to make a viral video,’ because it’s like [...]
July 19th, 2007 · 6 Comments
At GDC this year, I remember hearing some writers talk about the sorry state of story and dialogue in action/adventure games. One of the promising games that they looked forward to, though, was Mass Effect – apparently it would have a brand new conversation system.
Over the months, details emerged. In effect, the game would allow [...]
July 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment
One of the most innovative games that’s come out of this year’s E3 is Echochrome for the Playstation; basically, if M. C. Escher could’ve made a computer game, this is what it would look like. I have some questions about the control scheme, difficulty level and gameplay (e.g. does the guy keep on walking all [...]
July 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment
In a book about weather (called ‘Weather’) that I’m reading, there’s a fact that blithely states:
Driest location: The Atacama Desert in Chile has virtually no rainfall (0.08mm annually), except for a passing shower several times a century.
Not several times a year. Several times a century. What impresses me about this is not the fact that [...]
July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments
That’s what this wonderfully incisive Movie Preview Review says, anyway:
I’m going to see the movie – for the robots.
June 21st, 2007 · No Comments
A couple of months ago, I went to see Yann Tiersen play at The Scala in London. Mr Tiersen is, of course, the person behind the tinkling, cheery and immensely popular music to Amelie and Goodbye Lenin.
Shortly before the gig, I discovered that he probably wouldn’t be playing just Amelie-style music, but instead he’d be [...]
August 28th, 2006 · 2 Comments
Much as I hate to perpetuate memes like this, the whole saga of YouTube’s lonelygirl15 has just hit Metafilter. Basically, someone has posted a bunch of video diaries to YouTube purporting to be a young homeschooled girl with ultra-religious parents. She’s having drama with a boy, and she appears to be involved in some satanic [...]
March 15th, 2003 · No Comments
Sonic boom video – a jet fighter causes a particularly impressive shockwave during a sonic boom (thanks Charlie!)
February 13th, 2003 · No Comments
Doug Chiang Studio – home of the Robota art/book/film story. There’s an extremely well done teaser video (Teaser II) for the project there.