Kite Rhapsody

I’m not quite sure how these people didn’t cross the lies.  Sure it won’t be terribly dangerous and deadly, but it’s damn impressive nonetheless.  Also, it’s gotta be a pretty windy day at the beach there because those kites are perfectly situated.  Honestly though, until the last minute of the song, I didn’t really see much of the song, it looks more like someone tacked on.  The last parts though make up for it, and the description itself says that it was performed in Oregon in 2012.

I’d like to go to a kite festival.  I bet it’s fun to watch.  I think you would have to be close though, and at the same angle as the people flying – perspective is everything up in the sky, and it’s easy to make things seem like they’re way off when you’re looking at them from just slightly off.  Oh well, for the summer.

Speeder Bikes

What is it with the Star Wars posts lately?  Oh, that’s right Episode VIII is going to come out next month.  That’s right.  It better not suck though.  The trailer has me worried, it looks an awful lot like The Empire Strikes Back.  I mean, look at it – Walkers on a snow planet, Jedi training with an old lost Master, dark theme, lost souls.  It looks like eerily similar to ESB.  I hope it’s not.

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LEGO Jakku

Jakku LEGO Scene

This is a pretty neat diorama of a mix of LEGO scenes from the sequel trilogy.  What you can’t see from the photo is the moving ships that go around the perimeter.  Reddit video doesn’t let me embed it for some reason, so you’ll have to venture over there.

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Judgement Day

We can thank our friend The Cyberdyne system T-800 Model 101 Terminator for helping us avert destruction.  At least for a little while that is, because Judgement Day can never be averted, only postponed.

Much as been said about the war between the machines and the humans.  There have been many documentaries, each of them telling a different version of the same events.  One of the commonalities they all share however is the persistence of man.  For when he is backed into a corner and all bets are off, he will do anything to prevent his own destruction.  That’s something that even a Machine was able to learn.  This leads us to hope that there will be a future where Judgement Day can be perpetually averted.

Darth Vader

I was shown this at work the other day, I could explain it, but it’s only 2 minutes long, just watch it.

Logan

I’m extremely sad that Logan will be the last time that Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine.  He’s one of those perfectly cast characters, and someone that you will really have a hard time finding a replacement for.  The X-Men have always been my favorite comic book movie series.  Honestly, I was never a comic book fan, but that movies, those I love.  What makes The X-Men franchise so good in my opinion is the consistency.  The same actors have reprised their roles over 17 years.  You don’t see that often.  Not to mention, the actors they got to play the roles are pretty close to perfect.

Anyway, I like the above marketing play that they put together.  It’s very modern.  Plus, The Hydraulic Press Channel is fun.

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Impressive Wooden Marble Run

The most impressive part of this marble run is the fact that much of it is carved out of food.  Look at the organic shapes made.  It must have taken the guy ages to get all that detail in it.  It doesn’t hurt that marble runs are just fun to watch.

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Nakatomi Tower

My trip this past weekend brought me down to Los Angeles, city of Angels.  It is also the home of Fox Plaza, which served as the setting for the greatest film of all time, Die Hard. Naturally, being in  Los Angeles for the first time, I had to visit this monument to film making.  You will be happy to know that the building is still standing, and it does accurately match the film of 30 years ago.

The Ultimate Showdown 2

This is an interesting update to the classic video The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.  However, it’s filled with recent additions to the super-hero landscape.  Sure there are some classics: The T-800, Indy, Luke, but all newer takes on the famous heroes/villains of modern times.  Plus, there’s no catchy music playing in the background.  Maybe that’s what I miss the most.  Anyway, watch the above, it’ll keep you enjoyed for 8 minutes, then watch the original after the break:

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360° Oscar

This Short Film, Pearl, by Patrick Osborne is nominated for an Academy Award for Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.  The short itself isn’t bad, what makes it unique is that it’s shot in 360°.  Unfortunately, in my opinion, it doesn’t make great use of the 360° format.  Most of the action that happens is though one view point, sure there are some instances when they’re driving that it’s neat to see through the 360° view, it doesn’t add anything to the film.  Granted, I’m not a film critic, so my opinion is moot on the matter.  Anyway, it’s 5 minutes long, watch it, have fun.

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