Archive for category: Movies

Michael Bay and Basic Astronomy

July 4, 2011 | Astronomy, Movies | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve seen lots of bashing of Michael Bay and his movies this weekend. Amongst the blogging world, there seems to be almost universal contempt the flashy, soul-less combination of flashy cars and collagen injected supermodels. And yet his latest release Transformers: Dark of the Moon just claimed the all time Independence Day record, amassing 156 […]

Lotte Reiniger’s Adventures of Prince Achmed

May 30, 2011 | Movies | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today, while scanning around for things that I could watch on Netflix streaming, I found that they had The Adventures of Prince Achmed, which was a movie which I had heard about, but had never seen. Wikipedia claims that it is the oldest surviving full length animated feature film, dating back to 1926. I first […]

Wall-E gets a Golden Globe

January 11, 2009 | Movies, My Photos, Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

I don’t spend much time talking about my day job here on the blog, but every once in a while, I have to take time out and crow a bit about Pixar and what a great place it is to work. Tonight, Wall-E picked up a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. It was also […]

Episode III: The Backstroke of the West

April 5, 2006 | Movies | By: Mark VandeWettering

From one of our internal mailing lists, witness the mighty translating skills displayed in this illegal copy of Episode III. It’s strangely compelling. Technorati Tags: Engrish, Illegal DVD, Bad Movie, Bad Translation Addendum: The more I think about this, the more hilarious it gets. The film was already in English. They went to the trouble […]

James Bond can’t drive a stick…

February 24, 2006 | I Kid You Not, Movies | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, a total fluff link.  How lame is it that actor Daniel Craig, poised to replace Pierce Brosnan as the latest James Bond, can’t drive a stick?   It’s bad enough that he wears a life jacket while in a boat. I’m not expecting good things.