Category: Life at Random

Changes are happening…

I’m in the process of making a few changes around here. So if things are appearing broken or weird, hopefully they won’t stay that way for too long…

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Yes! Star Wars VII has REAL Puppet Characters Again!

J.J. Abrams released a short video this morning showing bits of the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi, spruiking UNICEF and what-not. Bu J.J. is upstaged by the coolest puppeteered character I’ve seen in a while. I’m SOO glad to see this. I despise episodes I, II and III for their tragic overuse of CGI to create characters that had no gravity or depth – odd animations that felt out of place with the live action. Rewatching the original trilogy on May 4, I was reminded how much more real the characters feel when they are physically on the set,...

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer wants me to believe This is Not End

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about something trailer-related, but the music in the recently released trailer for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is phenomenal. That drop – especially that drop – at 1:37 into a beautiful, glorious, epically dark but hopefully bright major chord is just bliss. So simple yet so effective. The actual track feels like a remix of something – with a bit of the building trailer treatment. I’ve been trying to pin down a likely artist for that cool synth vocal, but yet to find out. The film looks...

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