The Lady and The Reaper An old lady is nearing the end of her days and she longs to be with the husband she has lost. So, when death pays her a visit on night in the form of a rather comical Grim Reaper then she touches his extended hand without fear. Only, she has not considered that a meddlling doctor on our side of the great divide will decide that she must be resuscitated . So ensues a terrific fight between the Reaper and the doctor, who fight fiercely over the mortal coil of the ancient dame. This wonderful 3D imaging short film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009.
5 Amazing Performances From Actors Who Weren't Acting We believe it was Frank Capra who said, and we're paraphrasing here, "If you want to film someone looking genuinely terrified, you have to scare the shit out of them. If you want your actors to cry, make them sad. And above all else, never tell them what's going on." Directors have been taking those wise words to heart ever since. #5. Previously on Alien, an astronaut was face-raped by an alien. What sells that scene isn't the creature effects, or the fact that if you were an audience in 1979, it was the absolute last freaking thing you expected to happen right then. If you think the other actors' horrified and shocked reactions were convincing, it's probably because they, like their characters, had absolutely no idea what was about to occur. "Yeah, I'm looking forward to many more long days of shooting." So the rest of the cast showed up on set knowing only that the script for this particular scene read, "The thing emerges." "Hey, it does have teeth and a moving head!" #4. #3.
Top 10 Strange Japanese Films You Need to Watch There are strange movies, and then there are stranger movies. Movies that simply cannot be described with words alone. There are movies you see, and then there are movies you experience. This list compiles ten of the strangest Japanese movies that simply must be seen to be believed. Have you seen Japan’s ten strangest movies? [box type="alert"]A lot of the trailers for these wacky movies are pretty NSFW and include gore, explicit language, and in some cases, even dude butt. 10. Obvious green screen is obvious House is a cult classic and with good reason. Especially considering the year it was made, House is pretty impressive. It’s a cult classic you wouldn’t want to miss out on. [yframe url=' Weirdness: 3/5 Enjoyability: 3/5 Who to watch it with: Anyone who enjoys B-movie horror or appreciates cult classics. 9. No, I haven’t seen your cat. When I rented this movie I really wasn’t expecting anything special. [yframe url=' 8. 7. 6.
We’ve Lost Control Again: Return of the DJ 10 Must-See Animated Short Films Movies and TV No matter how old you are, I’m sure you’d love good animations and cartoons. I still remember spending my whole afternoons watching Cartoon Network when I was still a kid. But even more so than what’s available on your local cable channel, a lot of good animations are also available on Youtube! The short films are a special mention, as many of them come with a good story. The list below has 10 popular short film animations (in no particular order) you must see on Youtube. Let’s start our list with a feel-good love story. I can‘t tell if this one’s inspirational or if it’s actually sad – but one thing’s for sure, it hits that soft spot in your heart. Oh and by the way, “Alma” means “soul” in Spanish. Let’s get back to the nicer stories, shall we? Day and Night won Best Short Film at the 38th Annie Awards and has been nominated as Best Animated Short Film at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. I’m sure many people can relate to this short film – myself certainly included.
8 Movie Special Effects You Won't Believe Aren't CGI We mean no disrespect to the digital effects artists working in Hollywood, but sometimes it feels like computer-generated (CG) effects haven't improved in 10 years. Every blockbuster seems to have at least one big effects scene that looks like it was lifted from a PS3. So maybe we need to stop and appreciate the mind-blowing scenes that were done the old-fashioned way -- with stunts, models and borderline insanity. The Dark Knight -- The Big Chase Scene It was a chase that destroyed the Batmobile, a Joker-themed semi, a dump truck, a paddy wagon, multiple cop cars and God knows how many bystander vehicles. Batman on a motorcycle. Two specific points during the insane car chase at the halfway point of The Dark Knight are so over-the-top they seem like they would have had to be computer-generated, if for no other reason than they would have killed the stunt drivers. The first is when the Batmobile first shows up to take out the Joker's convoy. Why? CGI is for squares. "Bam. Or Hobbitvision.
Animated Short Movies » Life-Changing Arts Movie shorts, or short animations are a unique form of art, which can inspire and enlighten just like any other art form. Sometimes even more so. Here is a selection of inspiring, or for some reason animated short movies, here shown in their original full length. Thanks to all the visitors who have contributed with their detailed suggestions! That is why there are now two pages of great animated shorts! If you think there is a short animated movie that should be added, let us know which, and why. The below movies are not sorted in any particular order. French Toast Written and directed by Fabrice O. The Lady and the Reaper Written and directed by Javier Recio Gracia Get Out By Charlotte Boisson, Julien Fourvel, Pascal Han-Kwan, Tristan Reinarz and Fanny Roche Granny O'Grimm Directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films Oktapodi By Julien Bocabeille, Francois-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi Big Buck Bunny Life Line Created by Tomek Ducki
The Best, Free Alternatives to Nero CD/DVD Burner Nero is one of the best piece of softwares available in the market for CD/DVD Burning Purposes, but it’s quite expensive. It’s bulky and comes with a lot of programs that you’ll never really use. Why not try some freeware CD DVD Burning Apps applications that can serve as an alternative to Nero Burning ROM for your Windows PC? 1. This is by far the most popular free alternative to the expensive Nero Software. Multi Language InterfaceSupport for Blu Ray/HD DVDBIN > ISO converter included Download CDBurnerXP 2. This is the software that I currently use on my computer as a Nero alternative, and I must tell, it’s damn simple and straightforward. Support for Multi-SessionVery Light on ResourcesSupport for not just ISO, but also BIN and CUE imagesBurning on Dual Layer DVDs is supported Download InfraRecorder 3. Another good alternative. Supports both internal and external CD/DVD writers.Burn any data, copy any disc.Create multiple disk copies.Make ISO CDs.Print CD labels. Download DeepBurner 4. 5.
Animated Short Films A film about design. If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change? makeshapechange.com Shape is part of a project to get young people thinking about how the world is made around them, and where design fits in. This film and the accompanying website was commissioned by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council to promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change. Film credits: Presented by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council Directed & Designed by Johnny Kelly Written by Scott Burnett Produced by Ali Grehan Production company: Nexus Nexus Producer: Isobel Conroy Animators: Felix Massie, Joe Sparrow, Alex Grigg and Johnny Kelly GIF wrangling: Alasdair Brotherston Editor: Steven McInerney Thanks to Mark Davies, Sergei Shabarov and Chris O'Reilly Special thanks to Cllr Naoise O'Muiri and Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan for their support
The 15 Worst Album Covers of All-Time We don't expect much from album covers. Wear something revealing if you're a pop starlet. If you're Prince, just make sure to wear something. Guns n' Roses- Appetite for Destruction The cover art for a band's debut album is especially important. Luckily for Axl and company, someone talked some sense into them and this cover was replaced with the with the now famous five-skull cross emblem. Birth Control - Operation Feeding infants to a giant insect isn't an effective form of birth control, primarily because, you know, you've already given birth. Boned - Up at the Crack Well Boned, we probably shouldn't be surprised at this point. The Scorpions - Lovedrive This is the album cover equivalent of a bad political cartoon that nobody quite understands. Pooh-Man - Funky as I Wanna Be We might be willing to believe that your nickname has nothing to do with poop. The Frivolous Five - Sour Cream and Other Delights Try not to think about it for too long; the screaming might wake your neighbors.