Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tron

After watching Tron, I think this is what happened at Disney behind the scenes:


Source: See Mike Draw

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Birdman of Lisbon

Via Explore Music.

Very cool.

The Awful Truth About the Pixar Lamp

The Pixar Lamp, a sordid tale.

Since when do musicians do trailers?

Trailer to the upcoming R.E.M. album, Collapse Into Now:

When Other Creeds Fail

Reposted from Slice of Infinity. If you don't already, subscribe.

When Other Creeds Fail
from A Slice of Infinity by Jill Carattini

The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is one of the world's largest maximum-security prisons, an eighteen-thousand acre habitat to people who have committed horrible crimes. It houses roughly five thousand inmates, more than half of which are serving life sentences. Death looms large at Angola; ninety-four percent of inmates who enter are expected to die while incarcerated. The fear of dying alone in prison, coupled with the reality that for many inmates their first encounter with death was committing murder, makes death a weighted subject, often locked up in anger, guilt, and dread.

For a few inmates, however, the Angola Hospice volunteer program has drastically changed this. In 1998, equipped with a variety of staff trustees and inmate volunteers, the LSP hospice opened its doors to its first terminally ill inmate. Today it is recognized as one of the best programs of its kind. Giving inmate volunteers a role in the creation of the hospice and the primary care during the dying process, inmates find themselves in the position to tangibly affect the lives of others for good. Reckoning with death as a fate that awaits all of humanity as they care for dying friends and strangers, prisoners gradually let go of hardened demeanors. One inmate notes, "I've seen guys that used to run around Angola, and want to fight and drug up, actually cry and be heartbroken over the patient."(1) Another describes being present in the lives of the dying and how much this takes from the living. "But it puts a lot in you," he adds. A third inmate describes how caring for strangers on the brink of death has put an end to his lifelong anger and helped him to confront his guilt with honesty.

It may seem for some an odd story as a means of introducing the story of Christmas, but in some ways it is the only story to ever truly introduce the story of Christmas: broken, guilty souls longing for someone to be present. As martyred archbishop Oscar Romero once said, it is only the poor and hungry, those most aware they need someone to come on their behalf, who can celebrate Christmas. For the prisoners at Angola who stare death in the eyes and realize the tender importance of presence, for the child whose mother left and whose father was never there, for the melancholic soul that laments the evils of a fallen world, the Incarnation is the only story that touches every pain, every lost hope, every ounce of our guilt, every joy that ever matters. Where other creeds fail, Christmas, in essence, is about coming poor and weary, guilty and famished to the very scene in history where God reached down and touched the world by stepping into it.

The Incarnation is hard to dismiss out of hand because it so radically comes near our needs. Into the world of lives and deaths, the arrival of Christ as a child turns fears of isolation, weakness, and condemnation on their heads. C.S. Lewis describes the doctrine of the Incarnation as a story that gets under our skin unlike any other creed, religion, or theory. "[The Incarnation] digs beneath the surface, works through the rest of our knowledge by unexpected channels, harmonises best with our deepest apprehensions... and undermines our superficial opinions. It has little to say to the man who is still certain that everything is going to the dogs, or that everything is getting better and better, or that everything is God, or that everything is electricity. Its hour comes when these wholesale creeds have begun to fail us."(2) Standing over the precipices of the things that matter, nothing matters more than that there is a forgiving God who draws near.

The great hope of the Incarnation is that God comes for us. God is present and Christ is aware, and it changes everything. "[I]f accepted," writes Lewis, "[the Incarnation] illuminates and orders all other phenomena, explains both our laughter and our logic, our fear of the dead and our knowledge that it is somehow good to die,...[and] covers what multitudes of separate theories will hardly cover for us if this is rejected."(3) The coming of Christ as an infant in Bethlehem puts flesh on humanity's worth and puts God in humanity's weakness. To the captive, there is no other freedom.

Jill Carattini is managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.

(1) Stephen Kiernan, Last Rights (New York: St Martin's Press, 2006), 274.
(2) C.S. Lewis, The Complete C.S. Lewis (New York: HarperCollins, 2002), 282.
(3) Ibid.

Monday, December 20, 2010

270 Movies of 2010 in 6 minutes



List of the movies:

Films in Order of Appearance:
01. Iron Man 2
02. The Social Network
03. Saw 3D
04. TRON: Legacy
05. Never Let Me Go
06. Legion
07. The Book of Eli
08. Easy A
09. The Runaways
10. Farewell
11. Kick-Ass
12. Jonah Hex
13. Harry Brown
14. The Sorceror’s Apprentice
15. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
16. Despicable Me
17. Stone
18. Dinner For Schmucks
19. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
20. Hereafter
21. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
22. Black Swan
23. Howl
24. Faster
25. Casino Jack
26. Casino Jack and the United States of Money
27. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel
28. Waiting for Superman
29. Inception
30. Resident Evil: Afterlife
31. The Town
32. The Expendables
33. The A-Team
34. The American
35. The Concert
36. The Tempest
37. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
38. The Tourist
39. Metropia
40. Burlesque
41. Love Ranch
42. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
43. The Warrior’s Way
44. Twelve
45. Going The Distance
46. Chain Letter
47. Catfish
48. Machete
49. Step Up 3D
50. Devil
51. Clash of the Titans
52. Countdown to Zero
53. Jackass 3D
54. Alice in Wonderland
55. Buried
56. Red
57. Mesrine
58. Predators
59. MacGruber
60. Robin Hood
61. Green Zone
62. The Way Back
63. Due Date
64. Daybreakers
65. Knight and Day
66. Heartbreaker
67. The Karate Kid
68. Secretariat
69. Middle Men
70. Repo Men
71. Hot Tub Time Machine
72. All Good Things
73. Skyline
74. Animal Kingdom
75. Fair Game
76. Paper Man
77. Eclipse
78. Megamind
79. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
80. True Grit
81. Accidents Happen
82. Date Night
83. Perrier’s Bounty
84. Killers
85. How To Train Your Dragon
86. The Other Guys
87. Unstoppable
88. Leap Year
89. Cop Out
90. When In Rome
91. Centurion
92. Salt
93. Takers
94. Barney’s Version
95. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
96. The Winning Season
97. Just Wright
98. Legendary
99. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
100. Ong Bak 3
101. Rogues Gallery
102. Defendor
103. District 13: Ultimatum
104. Conviction
105. The Losers
106. The Disappearance of Alice Creed
107. Brooklyn’s Finest
108. Wild Target
109. Four Lions
110. The King’s Speech
111. Boogie Woogie
112. 127 Hours
113. Somewhere
114. Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll
115. Letters to Juliet
116. The Kids are All Right
117. Sex and the City 2
118. Vampires Suck
119. Love and Other Drugs
120. Life As We Know It
121. Blue Valentine
122. Jolene
123. The Extra Man
124. The Last Song
125. Our Family Wedding
126. Morning Glory
127. Greenberg
128. Remember Me
129. Please Give
130. Certified Copy
131. The Last Exorcism
132. Peacock
133. Flipped
134. Cemetery Junction
135. I Love You Phillip Morris
136. Toy Story 3
137. The Romantics
138. Welcome to the Rileys
139. I’m Still Here
140. Get Him To The Greek
141. The Yellow Handkerchief
142. The Greatest
143. The Virginity Hit
144. Furry Vengeance
145. Eat Pray Love
146. Don McKay
147. Solitary Man
148. Cyrus
149. Case 39
150. Dear John
151. The Good Guy
152. Jack Goes Boating
153. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
154. Leaves of Grass
155. How Do You Know
156. Death at a Funeral
157. Tamara Drewe
158. The Killer Inside Me
159. The Back-Up Plan
160. Another Year
161. Great Directors
162. The Ghost Writer
163. Splice
164. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
165. The Wolfman
166. Piranha
167. A Nightmare on Elm Street
168. Charlie St. Cloud
169. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
170. Biutiful
171. The Lovely Bones
172. Monsters
173. Cairo Time
174. The Crazies
175. Valhalla Rising
176. Ondine
177. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story
178. Stolen Lives
179. Creation
180. Chloe
181. The Debt
182. Princess Ka’iulani
183. Like Dandelion Dust
184. Shutter Island
185. Inhale
186. Heartless
187. Rabbit Hole
188. Let Me In
189. Hemingway’s Garden of Eden
190. The Fighter
191. From Paris With Love
192. Shrek Forever After
193. The Next Three Days
194. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
195. Spring Fever
196. Stonewall Uprising
197. Smash His Camera
198. My Soul To Take
199. Life During Wartime
200. The Joneses
201. Mr. Nobody
202. The Good Heart
203. The Lottery
204. Leaving
205. Night Catches Us
206. Nowhere Boy
207. Babies
208. Barry Munday
209. Tooth Fairy
210. Yogi Bear
211. The Borrowers
212. You Again
213. Standing Ovation
214. Soul Kitchen
215. Multiple Sarcasms
216. The Nutcracker in 3D
217. The Last Airbender
218. Youth in Revolt
219. Edge of Darkness
220. Last Night
221. Extraordinary Measures
222. Ramona and Beezus
223. Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
224. Alpha and Omega
225. Tangled
226. Marmaduke
227. Grown Ups
228. Inside Job
229. Gulliver’s Travels
230. The Spy Next Door
231. The Dry Land
232. Tiny Furniture
233. La mission
234. City Island
235. Letters to God
236. She’s Out of My League
237. Lottery Ticket
238. Wonderful World
239. The Infidel
240. Holy Rollers
241. Why Did I Get Married Too?
242. Paranormal Activity 2
243. Frozen
244. The Switch
245. Finding Bliss
246. Made in Dagenham
247. For Colored Girls
248. Crazy on the Outside
249. The Last Station
250. The Bounty Hunter
251. I’m Here
252. I Am Love
253. Red Hill
254. Country Strong
255. Peepli Live
256. Oceans
257. Sanctum
258. Little Fockers
259. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
260. Exit Through The Gift Shop
261. Winter’s Bone
262. Get Low
263. Fish Tank
264. Valentine’s Day
265. The Tillman Story
266. The Company Men
267. Tales from Earthsea
268. Spoken Word
269. To Save A Life
270. Hubble 3D

Not in Kansas anymore

If there was any doubt as to the most memorable movie line, no more. Check out this compilation:



List of clips:

The Wizard of Oz
Sex and the City 2
Spring Break
South Beach Academy
Entourage
Talons of the Eagle
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Population 436
Inkheart
Highway to Hell
Crocodile
Passport to Paris
New York Minute
The Ben Stiller Show
Married...with Children
Stargate SG-1
Criminal Minds
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Sliders
Grey's Anatomy
Ghosts of the Abyss
Brothers at War
Mysterious Skin
Swingers
Fat Actress
Spiders
The Man with the Screaming Brain
Blonde Ambition
Lifepod
Supernatural
Lois and Clark
Pretender
Supergator
Trancers 4
Camp Slaughter
Vamp
Alien Species
Sailor Moon
Swamp Thing
Iron Eagle II
Little Shop of Horrors
The Matrix
Fanscape
Smallville
Jack of All Trades
Avatar
Volcano
CSI: Miami
Real Time with Bill Maher
Happy Town
Gilmore Girls
Bones
Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
Anamaniacs
America's Next Top Model
Ugly Betty
Shutter Island
Stargate SG-1

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cat Fight!

I couldn't turn away! Whoever set this to music should get the academy award for best score.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thor Trailer



Now this looks awesome!

Didn't He?



My all time favorite Geoff Moore Song, Didn't He.

Lyrics:
And the hammer fell on the wooden nail
Through his flesh into the tree
As they laughed at him
As he cried for them
And there he hung
The faultless one

(Chorus)
Now didn't he live, oh didn't he
And didn't he give, oh didn't he
But didn't he die for you and me
Spilled his precious blood
Sacrifice of love

We didn't take his life from him
He gave it willingly
Fulfill the prophecy
What's black is white
And this wrong is right

Bugler, blow your horn
Now the curtain's torn
And the battle's done I know
I know the victory's come
Drummer you drum your drum
He broke death's chains
The Lamb is slain

Now doesn't he live, my brother, doesn't he
Now doesn't he give, sweet sister, doesn't he
But didn't he die for you and me
But didn't he die for you and for me

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner in Real Life

Presenting Wiley vs. Rhodes, an independent short film.

Via neatorama.

Incredible Indian Pop Musical Discovery 12/3/2010

Indian pop Music! I've been reading this Indian indie music blog lately: IndieDecision, which is where I found this gem with a fantastic name: Susheela Raman

Stream "Raise Up" here.

Download the free EP here. You will need to download WinRar here to uncompress.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oktapodi!

Nominated for 2009 Academy award for Best Animated Short



Reblogged from TYWKIWDBI

Sad & Pathetic or Creative Problem Solving?

Sad & Pathetic or Creative Problem Solving? You decide.