The 10 bad physics in movies is perfect for the moviegoer who likes to watch the impossible come to life on the silver screen. Flashing bullets, flying objects, laser beams, sound, breaking glass and explosions do not have to adhere to physical laws when in the hands of Hollywood creators. Keep reading to learn what great feats were actually bad movie physics:
If there’s one organization known for its crusade against online piracy, it’s the RIAA. Nevertheless, even in the RIAA’s headquarters several people use BitTorrent to download pirated music, movies, TV-shows and software. And they are in good company. The Department of Homeland Security – known for seizing pirate domain names – also harbors hundreds of BitTorrent pirates. Last week we wrote about a new website that exposes what people behind an IP-address have downloaded using BitTorrent. The Russian-based founders of the site gathered this data from public BitTorrent trackers, much like anti-piracy outfits do when they track down copyright infringers.
The Radio Times has published the results of the 25 best put downs ever from TV land, some of these are real gems: Basil Fawlty – Fawlty Towers. To Sybil: “Oh dear, what happened? Did you get entangled in the eiderdown again? Not enough cream in your eclair?
In theory, CGI should never break your suspension of disbelief (unless you’re watching a Syfy Original or Birdemic, in which case it was never there in the first place). In practice, budgets get tight, time gets short, and even mega-blockbusters like Lords of the Rings or Harry Potter will have a couple of crappy looking scenes. But sometimes movies that don’t even really need much CGI will toss it in for a short sequence, whether it’s just to show off, save money, or even to mask Bill the microphone guy’s fuck up. Inevitably, though, at least one of those scenes ends up looking like the production company outsourced the job to someone’s Nintendo 64. When big budget movies have bargain basement special effects , everyone wins. And by “everyone,” I mean “no one,” and by “wins,” I mean “is paying attention to the movie anymore because they’re too busy laughing.”
No one who frequents this site will argue against the awesomeness of exhaustive, expansive DVD/Blu-ray releases of our favorite films and series, like the recent over-the-top Tron: Legacy identity disc set. We can't get enough of that shit, and many of us are such completist fanatics, we'll happily slap down hard-earned gas money for the same movie three, four, even five times just to get all of the latest bells, whistles and "uncovered" bonus features that were conveniently still "lost" the last time a movie was re-released. But in addition to being fanatics, many of us are also organizational freaks. We want all of our DVD cases to line up perfectly so that we may display them proudly and impress people with our ability to spend a load of money and arrange small boxes neatly on shelves. And when we're denied the opportunity for that, like when studios think they're doing us a solid by offering ridiculous, bulky, knickknack-laden packaging, well, we like to piss and moan about it.
Spoiler Alert: Stories Are Not Spoiled by 'Spoilers' August 10, 2011 Inga Kiderra Many of us go to extraordinary lengths to avoid learning the endings of stories we have yet to read or see – plugging our ears, for example, and loudly repeating “la-la-la-la,” when discussion threatens to reveal the outcome. Of book and movie critics, we demand they not give away any plot twists or, at least, oblige with a clearly labeled “spoiler alert.”
I spent some time in 2009-10 working on a series of articles about arc TV (long before io9 would occasionally reprint my stuff). You guys may find it interesting: [thewertzone.blogspot.com] My take is that these modern shows appear to have borrowed the superficial aesthetics of LOST and not paid attention to what gave the show longevity.