An Anime Explosion: Challenging themes, complex characters make Japanese animation a global phenomenon What was the last Japanese movie you saw? Chances are it was “Spirited Away,” the largest grossing movie ever to come out of Japan, or maybe it was “Princess Mononoke,” another very popular film. The better question may be, “What was the last live-action Japanese movie you saw?” That’s because more than half of all movies and television programs produced in Japan are animation, or anime as it is better known. Row Three A decade into the 21st Century and we have arrived at the future. The promise of Tomorrow. But instead we have looming energy crises, endless middle east conflict and more disappointing, we have no flying cars, Heck, for all the bright and clean future promised in 2001: A Space Odyssey, none of the real companies used as brands in the film even exist anymore. Even moving from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s, nobody makes DeLoreans (although they occasionally sell on Ebay), but cloning and tablet computing (as promised by Star Trek: The Next Generation) have more or less come to pass in this century. It is not the gizmos or the distopian aesthetics, that have brought Science Fiction into the new millennium, but the questions it asks of people or society in a future time or place and how they reflect on our own times. There have been a surprising number of excellent science fiction films to come about in the past decade that do this and do this well.
Words With Friends Cheat - Smart Cheat Board, Word Finder, and Helper Words With Friends Cheat Introduction Everyone has played word games at least once in their life. And most have found themselves stumped when it came to creating a word that would garner them the highest points possible. No dictionaries can be opened and everyone just relies on the collection of words that they can remember. Well, Words with Friends is the new popular word game and like many games of today, cheats are now available! The Word with Friends Cheat will help you create words from your tiles so you don’t need to rely on your poor memory anymore. Jenny vs. Spencer - StumbleUpon JENNY vs. SPENCER: SPENCER RESPONDS! I'm sure that everyone has seen Jenny quitting via dry-erase board, but now Jenny's mysterious boss has responded the same way.
Funny illustrations Art & Design These awesome illustrations are made by the Malaysian artist Chow Hon Lam. He made much more, so check his website. Top Ten - Top 10 Hidden Treasures: The Best Movies You Never Saw - Top 10 - Lords of Flatbush - Fandango - Electra Glide in Blue - Burn! - Corndog Man Top 10 Hidden Treasures: The Best Movies You Never Saw Sylvester Stallone’s big break came in 1974 when he starred with Henry Winkler as gang member Stanley Rosiello in this underappreciated little cult movie. Winkler portrays "Butchey Weinstein," while Perry King is "Chico Tyrell" and Paul Mace is "Wimpy Murgalo."
The Art of Clean Up: Sorting and Stacking Everyday Objects Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is releasing a new book on The Art of Clean Up, where he takes everyday scenes of disorder and rearranges them into neat rows, sorted by different attributes such as color, size, shape, and type, etc. Some of the preview images from the book seem borderline OCD, such as the pine branch that has been ordered by the needle size– others are on such a huge scale that it almost seems laughable, as if a giant had come along and re-organized a lawn full of towels and people. The book is a follow-up to his previous Tidying Up Art books, where Wehrli used to “tidy up” famous artworks, such as Van Gogh’s room or Botticelli’s beach.
Smithsonian Exhibit Explores The Art of Video Games Video games have vastly evolved since their introduction nearly 40 years ago. Some, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, would argue that this creative evolution gives video games the honor of being an art form. From March 16 through September 30, an exhibition titled "The Art of Video Games" will be on view at the museum, Smithsonian Magazine reports. Guest curator of the exhibit Chris Melissinos explains in a video about the exhibition that there are three voices in the artistic realm of video games; the designer, the game itself and the player. He argues that the true artistic form is the player -- that their personal experiences build into the game play, creating an original piece of art every time they touch the control.
Amazing Art of Otis Frampton « impossible astronaut Amazing art inspired by famous movies and TV series such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Watchmen, LOTR, Firefly/ Serenity, The Big Bang Theory, X- Men, Harry Potter, Tron, Matrix, Kill Bill, Batman, Iron Man, Thor, Star Trek and many more. Like this: Like Loading... Crave Online After nearly a decade removed from his last solo series, Static is finally coming back with a comic of his own. Earlier today, DC announced on its Source Blog that an all new Static Shock ongoing series will debut in the middle of this year with writer Felicia Henderson along with artists Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion. "I always had my fingers crossed about Static getting his own book, again," said Henderson. "In fact, I stalked Dan DiDio about the idea. I’m also a big Dwayne McDuffie fan, and if I could choose my real life little brother, he’d be Static! I love his relationship with his family, particularly with his sister.
Left Brain/Right Brain: Gorgeously Illustrated Mercedes Benz Ads This series of Mercedes Benz ads have left me speechless: what a wonderful way to illustrate the experience of owning a luxury car, which appeals to both your left brain and your right brain. The ad is split neatly down the middle, separating the brain into its clean, analytical left side and colorful, explosive right side. The text on the ad reads: Left brain: I am the left brain.