50 Amazing Movie Facts! | Hollywire.com 2. Samuel L. Jackson politely requests that anyone who claims not to enjoy watching themselves in movies to please stop lying. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 78% of all musicians-turned-actors are rappers, and of those, 58% are black, and only two are any good. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 19 years ago today, Hollywire's own film critic (me) wasin San Jose being scared out of his 10-year-old wits by the 7.1 Richterscale Bay Area earthquake. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
Whatever Happened To MTV? - Talking Heads - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win MTV are going back to their roots – or so they would have us believe. The TV network is reviving its cult cartoon show Beavis & Butt-Head after a fourteen year hiatus. Meanwhile, they’ve just launched an exciting new sister channel called – wait for it – MTV Music. So does this mean they’ll be reducing their primary output of shallow, shrieking, youth-targeted reality TV? The truth is, bringing back Beavis & Butthead is too little too late - the desperate act of a once-pioneering broadcaster trying to claw back the respect of the music fans who abandoned it long ago. Because, yes, people did once respect MTV. The rise of YouTube, with its focus on quick-fire, LOL-worthy viral clips, looks to have impacted MTV to the point where it feels it can no longer influence music culture. It’s not just about music videos though (we have other channels to sate our promo appetite, such as our own NME TV). MTV used to do this brilliantly.
The Art of Practical Effects | James River Film Journal As noted by my other entries, I am biased towards natural cinematography shot on motion picture film. If it’s shot through a lens onto celluloid, count me in! Recently, I have been thinking about a list of films with flawless execution of “special” effects. 6. From the opening shot with Watson Pritchard’s disembodied head to Vincent Price puppeteering a skeleton at the climax of the film, this film is full of cleverly executed effects. 5. Victor Sjöström‘s Swedish Silent masterpiece showcases some of the earliest and most refined use of multiple exposure effects. 4. One of the best horror films ever made. 3. A world made up entirely of puppets and real sets and locations. 2. It was nice to see homage paid to Georges Melies work in the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” 1. Somehow horror won out over charm in this list, but respects had to be paid to John Carpenter and his special effects team. Computers make it so easy to make the creative filmmaking process digital and industrial.
Emily V. Gordon: Is Post-Ex Sex Ever Okay? I once counseled a married couple who came in to therapy in the middle of their divorce process. They didn't have any children but wanted to remain friends, and they wanted me to facilitate an amicable divorce, which was hard given how completely they seemed to hate each other. These two, I'll call them Chad and Ellen, had the fresh bitterness of a couple that is still trying to hold onto a failing relationship, rather than a couple who has already gone through the tough work of divorce. Suddenly everything about them made sense. If sex complicates just a friendship (watch any recent TV show or movie if you want to see examples), can you imagine how much it can complicate something as already complicated as a divorce? There are a million reasons why having sex with your ex-spouse regularly is a terrible idea. The biggest reason seems to be that ex-sex is comfortable. I am dubious, but I also see that there a million ways to heal after a divorce.
Top 50 movie special effects shots CRITERIA FOR THIS LIST:This is not a list of 'iconic' SFX shots, such as the opening shot in Star Wars or the final shot in Back To The Future, etc. There are many fantastic SFX shots in cinema history that are artistically 'awesome' without qualifying here. For the purposes of this list, a shot has to be either a) exceptionally convincing, b) ground-breaking or c) an exemplary execution of an oft-used technique. Only one shot is allowed per film. A note about pagination (why the entries on this list are divided this way) 50: Alien: Resurrection (1997) - Ripley clone matures Jean-Pierre Jeunet's quirky fourth entry to the Alien series boasts many eccentric touches worthy of mention, including an elegant solution for the astronaut who even has to carry his whiskey freeze-dried, as well as the first CGI examples of H.R. 49: Just Imagine (1930) - Descent to New York penthouse 48: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) - Manhattan floods. 47: Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Bullets in the water. Cecil B.
Talulah Riley Riley was featured on the March 2010 cover of Esquire. Acting career Television Theatre Film In 2010, Riley appeared as a blonde, actually a disguise, in Inception, with Leonardo DiCaprio, written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Personal life In 2010 Riley married billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland. In January 2012, it was reported that the couple was seeking a divorce. She settled for $4.2 million out of Elon Musk's reported $2 billion net worth at the time. However, in a 60 Minutes interview on 30 March 2014 with CBS journalist Scott Pelley, she and Elon Musk are still happily together in their marriage with Elon's five children from his first marriage with Justine Musk. Filmography References External links Talulah Riley at the Internet Movie Database
Great practical effects films I'll always applaud the old school effects, if only for the immense work in just getting one ship to light up. Take this shot. It looks pretty straight forwards, ship in front of background moving around. But due to the nature of film is where things get tricky. To capture this correctly you have to film multiple passes for each different layer of lighting intensity; one for the windows, the running light, the dish and then the ambient and key lighting. But unlike the world of digital it's no simple matter combining this, these were often done in layers, often by overprinting on the same bit of film. The intense lighting used for things like buildings often led to things being combustible on set, such as Blade Runner where the Tyrell building was being re-purposed for something else melted. But inventiveness also works for practical effects as this still from Jedi shows. Yes that is a car being shoved through the set. Some people
Red Letter Media Does The Dog Die? #TubeClash - The Movie There are "wookies" in the movie that look little like the ones in Star Wars, but are more like cute little fuzzballs. One of them is killed by a character by being cut in half, being mistaken for a monster. It however comes back to life as a zombie and appears as such for the rest of the movie and its sequels. So despite being killed, it is undead for most of its on-screen time and still has its consciousness. 10 Cloverfield Lane Two dead pigs, named Frank and Mildred, are seen briefly (they are never shown alive). 13 Cameras A newlywed couple have no idea their grim, lascivious landlord has been spying on them since they moved in. 2 Guns Chickens are buried up to their necks in the ground and their heads are shot off. 2012 The dog (a Japanese Chin) does not die. 21 Up Documentary. 22 Jump Street An octopus, a cockatoo, an iguana, a burro, several pigs and some doves all appear in the film; none are harmed. 25th Hour A dog is severely injured but recovers.