Remember the movie Airport? I’ve been watching bits of it on Netflix the past few nights. I have about a half hour of it remaining, which I should be able to get through tonight. If you haven’t seen it since it came out 40 years ago, you should check it out. Now that everybody’s bailed […]Read more "airport"
I just mailed my last red envelope back to Netflix (it was Clint’s ‘Hereafter’; can’t actually recommend it). I wasn’t all that upset about their big change last week. This was the prompt I needed to let go of the DVD form factor and embrace the stream from the cloud. That sounds weird. As many […]Read more "that’s that"
Mellowcat observes that our Oscar favorite District 9 did not garner any awards. How is this possible? Did they forget to give out the award for Most Awesomest Film of the year? I suppose they ran out of time. Or maybe it was because the best picture category was cluttered with many undeserving films that […]Read more "oscar, we beg to differ"
The mecha warrior robot in District 9 brought to mind the Cave Troll from Fellowship of the Ring. When these figures appear, there’s a brief, stunned reaction from the people around it, and we see it mostly from the perspective of “eye level” for an adult human. What can we compare this to in real […]Read more "pilot operated walking exoskeleton"