Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 28

What I think about the outcome of the 2012 Oscars

Billy Crystal struts his stuff at the 84th Academy Awards

So, the 84th Academy Awards are now behind us. The event, while spectacular in its execution, yeilded some rather unremarkable results that didn’t really surprise anyone.

Favourites The Artist and Hugo had 10 and 11 nominations respectfully, ultimately going home with 5 awards each. The Artist’s awards were undoubtedly better though, taking the holy trinity …

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Feb 24

Some Great Movies In Real-Time

I recently went to see Polanski’s latest film Carnage, in which two couples meet to discuss one of their children hitting the other one in the face. In an hour and a half of virtually no cuts, the movie grows from a nervous exchange of pleasantries into a full on battle of words, with the …

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Feb 22

Animation Spotlight: The Chase

The Chase is an Animated Action Short Film by Clawer Films.

Verdict:

Really superb animation and good story, supported by great music and effects.

Visit http://thechaseshortfilm.com/.

 

Feb 16

Blender Open Movie Projects

The Blender Foundation is embarking on a fourth open movie project, known as Project Mango. Thus far, the first three projects have produced excellent short animations, helping to advance the technology, design and workflow in Blender 3D software. The movies are not created for profit, but for the facility to test and …

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Feb 13

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (13th Feb) – The Graduate

The Graduate

In a slightly Valentine-y week, I thought I’d take a look at a score from a popular romance film, albeit one without a great deal of romance. The Graduate is a classic. Dustin Hoffman became deservedly famous after its release, and Simon and Garfunkel’s folky soundtrack is just delightful.

1967 would prove to be a …

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Feb 09

Animation Spotlight: Slug Invasion

Slug Invasion by The Animation Workshop.

Slug Invasion from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

Verdict:

Excellent concept and animation; a thoroughly entertaining short film.

 

Feb 06

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (6th Feb) – Pulp Fiction

For nearly twenty years, movie buffs and college students everywhere have been quoting meaningless lines from Quentin Tarantino’s most acclaimed movie, the formidable Pulp Fiction. Reasons why the film is so repeatedly watchable and quotable vary wildly, but people seem to be in no disagreement about how enjoyable it is. As always, here is my …

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Feb 02

Skyfall – James Bond

Everyone’s seen at least one James Bond movie. One of the most popular spy movie series of all time, it is also one of the largest. But it’s about to become even larger.

The next epic for the seemingly immortal James Bond has been named ‘Skyfall’ and is set to be released in October this …

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