Friday, April 30, 2010

Russian "Commando" Remake?!?

How have I not heard of this until just now?

"Day D," a 2008 film by Russian director Mikhail Porechenkov, is apparently a shot-for-shot remake of the indispensable 1985 action masterpiece, "Commando."

I need to see this as soon as possible. Like yesterday. I don't even care if the torrent that I found is subtitled or English-dubbed, I will provide the goddamn dialogue myself.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Two Words: Clamshell Cases

Does that bring back any memories? Strike a chord on the ol' nostalgia piano? It did for me, when the inimitable Final Girl posted this fond lookback on the classic Warner Home Video VHS boxes of the mid-1980s. The uniformity of their design is, in its own charmingly outdated way, totally fucking awesome.

Makes me want to grab up as many as can be had via eBay, and arrange them into some kind of giant collage, paying tribute to the mightiness of last century's home movie rentals...

Friday, April 23, 2010

"It's also telling that, despite all the leftist handwringing about how the 'teabaggers' are inciting violence, no one is editing TV shows to avoid pissing them off."

A simple and noteworthy observation from a commenter over at Reason's blog, in light of Comedy Central/Viacom's unsurprising (yet still disappointing) handling of the most recent "South Park" episode.

Also, just 'cause:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

HTML5 Video Example

Well color me impressed, for reasons I can only begin to wildly speculate about.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"The Lost Art of Making a Mix Tape"

This nostalgia-inducing post by Michele Catalano (and the comments that followed it) inspired me to check out I just created my first mix there, and it was easy as hell. Thanks, internet, for yet another interesting way to discover and share music.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Really? It's that easy?

Does Kathleen Hanna get a cut?