But we still have her words:
But we still have her words:
Went to see the new Godzilla movie last night. Things I learned:
1) Godzilla has less screen time than you would expect. (But he has the most adorable eyes!)
2) So does Bryan Cranston.
3) Breathing under a mask is loud.
4) Do not mess with school bus drivers.
5) The military never listens to scientists when it comes to monsters.
6) Apparently, the military does not have a lot of EOD specialists lying around. Or tools to break plastic glass.
7) The director of the movie is obsessed with train tracks.
8) Everyone now in San Francisco will get cancer, and definitely don’t eat the fish there.
9) The neatest part of the whole movie is watching a hotel resort I stayed in get destroyed. (Look, it’s the boat dock!)
10) The thing that frightened me the most was a pelican.
11) Woman in the fridge!
12) The plot was slightly less nonsensical than the plot of Pacific Rim, and definitely was a brain trust compared to Prometheus.
It was silly and generally fun, but a bit too long maybe. The monsters and monster battles were pretty well done. I happen to be someone who liked the 1998 Godzilla film (which was very successful financially,) but I will say that this one is probably more in keeping with the spirit of the original Godzilla films. Consequently, it does not have a lot of (intentional) humor to it but there are plenty of smashed buildings. And Godzilla himself has the patience of a saint in this movie. Really, don’t expect him to put up with all this stuff in the sequel.
My desk looks like a tube of paper exploded on it. So have some entertaining videos:
1) The wonderfully clever short film called Darth Baby’s Lightsaber. This is my new favorite Star Wars parody:
2) The amazing group Arstidir (close as I can get to reprinting properly,) sing an old Icelandic hymn in the stunning acoustics of a German train station:
3) Dan Newbie‘s rendering of the theme to Game of Thrones on water glasses, jugs and pans:
4) The trailer for the up-coming new t.v. show, Constantine, adapted from the comics and airing on NBC in the U.S., which looks pretty good:
5) The trailer for the new New Zealand mockumentary film about vampires, What We Do in the Shadows. I’m hoping it gets widely distributed:* *Apparently, it’s not a film; it’s a t.v. series, which is even better.
6) And lastly, an amazing street performer reproduces Bumblebee from the Transformer movies in Michigan. I don’t know if this is the same guy as the one in New Orleans but it seems very likely, and I don’t know who he is but the special effects people in Hollywood should hire him:
This is how I do Mother’s Day weekend, booya!
A photo of the Silfra Fissure between the North American and European continents by photographer Alex Mustard:
First, an article from Salon.com about how text and Net lingo does not warp people’s brains. (But don’t text and drive.)
Next, a nice story about the secret animator code used by Disney and other animation shops.
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde‘s exhibit creates clouds in rooms.
Actor Arthur Darvill, best known for playing Rory on the t.v. show Doctor Who, sings a song, “The Ballad of Arthur Darvill,” written for him by BBC 1 radio DJ’s to the music of Frozen‘s “Let It Go”. And it is awesome.
Improv Everywhere gets into more than usual trouble by having a large group dressed in white bodysuits and Gap clothing pose as mannequins in a Gap store, whereupon they are briefly arrested. It’s funny. And The Gap is really stupid about PR marketing.
The Korean arts Project SH stages an a cappella cellphone performance on a subway train. I am sure if I spoke Korean, it would be even funnier, but it’s beautifully done regardless:
And the incredible painting and mural art of artist David Walker: