Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Tarsem Singh's The Fall is one of my favorite films, and almost unequaled in visual panache. Part of that is because so much of the movie is filmed on location in astounding places in multiple countries around the globe. With his new movie Immortals, it seems he's going the 300 route. From what I can tell from the first trailer that's been released nearly all the locations are computer generated. This is an obvious choice from a budgetary standpoint, and not entirely out of step with Tarsem's previous film, The Cell, which was cold but visually impressive.

I'm hoping Immortals manages to keep some of the warmth and emotion of The Fall, despite having the heavily stylized CGI venear of The Cell and 300. I'm glad to see Tarsem's taste for wacky costumery seems to be intact here, at the very least.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Tim Minchin's delightful little song story, Storm, is candy for skeptics. And this new animated video for it makes it eye candy as well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Things That Exist Part 3

While the previous two Things That Exist entries focused on extremely bizarre ocean creatures, this is...something else. I'm not sure how to describe this, really. Wait until 1:33 and see for yourself. My god.