I watched the film Her on the plane back from holidays last week – and it was amazing: inventive, smart, funny, thought-provoking – and wonderfully directed by Spike Jonze, not to mention brilliantly acted by a fantastic cast including Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.
Also, it was partially scored by Arcade Fire – and this track really stood out to me:
The news that Ridley Scott is going to be directing a brand new Blade Runner movie completely blind-sided me this morning, and I’m yet to pick my jaw up off the floor. I loveBlade Runner – it’s my favourite film of all time, and I’m sure I must have watched it like 20 times. I loved the Philip K. Dick book, I really enjoyed the K. W. Jeter extensions, I finished the PC adventure game multiple times so I could see all the different endings… So yeah, bit of a fan, then. To find out they’re making a new movie, and that Ridley Scott’s at the helm has officially just made my year =D
If you don’t know what you’re missing, check out the Blade Runner Final Cut (2007) trailer below:
The good Mr. Doctorow briefly discusses the progression of copying in culture from the earliest silent-movie piano performances to the Net, and how it’s reached a stage where the corporations are strong-arming legislature that will give you three strikes and cut you off if you don’t put your hand in your pocket.
Definitely worth seeing, if only for the grin-inducing progression of Performance-to-Piracy claims :D
Resident Evil: Afterlife comes out today and although both you and I know it’s going to be cheesy, cliched and poorly acted, if you can manage to switch your head off before going to watch it in 3D then it’s likely to be a bit of a laugh =D And, for added goodness, it’s directed by Paul W. S. Anderson so… oh, I was thinking of Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers etc.) so never mind… It’ll be shit.
Still – zombies. In 3D. Prolly worth a dabble if it’s raining and you’re at a loose end.