Head on over to EffTD to check out the alter-ego of Mike Vardy’s review of a highly-anticipated comic book film adapation.
I remember when I first saw Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, and I also remember a particular scene that has stuck with me throughout the years.
No…it’s not the “Kirk yell.”
It was the scene where Chekov and Captain Clark Terrell were ambushed by Khan and his loyal followers. Khan implants the two unfortunates with eels that enter their ears, enabling him to control their minds.
Still freaks me out.
I normally don’t gloat about my predictions…but I’m pretty stoked about this one.
If you like Danny Boyle, you’ll really like the fact that he is getting his just due on the awards front at long last.
And you’ll also really dig this flick.
The Best Notes In Show
MacWorld: Our “Jobs” Is Done Here
CES: Hasta La “Vista”
movies & television
Awards Shows: The “People” Have Misspoken
Golden Globe Previews: Better Almost In Time Than Never
website of the week
Anthony picks: Urban Dictionary
Mike builds on top of that pick (and Anth is okay with it) with: Lessig.org
musical artist profile
The Dears (special thanks to Arts&Crafts Records)
Don’t forget to visit SMSLess this week and keep your fingers from doing the typing on Thursday, January 15th!
We “dyscuss” the year that was…
I learned yesterday that the lawyers representing Michael Moore issued takedown notices to torrent sites hosting his new film “Slacker Uprising” which we talked about on the show last week.
There seemed to be a confused “WTF?”that circulated around the web as to why someone who is releasing a film for free via download would complain if it was being spread via torrent. I know he does plan on eventually selling a DVD that will probably contain 12 hours of Moore leading his revivalist sessions at Tallahassee JUCO and the like, but why the big legal fuss? I think I’ve figured it out.
The currency that Moore is getting from the free web download is an email list. He’s created a product that will draw a certain demographic that he can now reach any time he wants. Most people who “buy” into the marketing platform of a free download are probably fans that will not begrudge such an intrusion, which has become regular since I downloaded the film. This is the reason, however, that torrent sites are problematic: no email address required. I appreciate the effort to galvanize and work the system, but seriously, if you’re going to make something free, then free it is. If you want to tell people that the cost is their email and regular missives from Moore, that’s fine too… lawyers don’t seem too conducive to a “slacker uprising” though.