Next week Time is going to run a piece about District 9. I won’t be writing it, because I’m not a movie critic. But I did have a chat with the director, Neill Blomkamp, and the piece will be using quotes from that conversation.
I was going to chop the interview down into manageable bits and post it here, and I did chop it down some, …
I’m just going to blog when and where I can while I’m in Montreal. Hit targets of opportunity and hit’em hard. Like back when I was in the space rangers.
I just got out of a really interesting panel on intellectual property, featuring Cory Doctorow and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, among others. First they explained how copyright law is so …
This morning I woke up at 7:25, in Brooklyn, hungover. My train left at 8:15 from Penn Station in Manhattan. It was a photo finish. Though maybe it’s better that no photos of that event are actually available.
The train is — over the course of 11 hours — taking me to WorldCon in Montreal. I’ve never been before, but judging by …
On August 7, an action movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, opens against a cooking movie, Julie and Julia. To update the franchise for the new millennium, G.I. Joe now stands for:
Days before its release, Julie and Julia has also revealed its new acronym:
Upper middle …
I’ve been waiting for these to surface, and they finally have, on the redoubtable io9: footage of the Kick-Ass clips from Comic-Con. They’re blurry and shaky and generally crappy, but they do get the tone of the movie across. And I love its tone. I don’t even know if you have a distributor yet, Kick-Ass, but I believe in you.
So I just came back from a theater in midtown Manhattan where they screened about 25 minutes of footage from James Cameron’s much-gestated Avatar. And wow. There’s seriously a lot to think about there.
Quick premise recap. Paralyzed ex-marine’s consciousness is projected into 10-foot-tall blue alien humanoid body on …
I’ve flown back and forth to NY, like, three times during the past month. To make the time pass more quickly, I started downloading Battlestar Galactica episodes to my iPhone on the recommendation of friends who claim the series rivals The Wire in its awesomeness. It does.
I don’t know why Lev resists it so much.
I’m coming to this almost exactly one calendar year late. The Legend of Neil is a no-budget video series about a guy who accidentally gets projected into The Legend of Zelda. It could be lame. But it’s not, it’s very clever.
Also it’s NSFW. I would embed it here anyway, but any video client besides YouTube gives WordPress a migraine.
I came across Joe Abercrombie when I had lunch with some people from Orbit, the science fiction publisher, a few weeks ago, and they mentioned him. They publish Abercrombie, so their objectivity is hopelessly compromised, but I put him on my list anyway. Then I was reminded of him when I was obsessively checking the Amazon UK page …
This ran in Time, and I just decided it was germane to this blog. Just like that.
It’s a piece about a book — no wait, hear me out — about late 18th century scientists, who were working at a time when the field was so wide open, anybody with a basement lab and some free time could make major discoveries.
The book is called Age of …
The Potter Puppet Pals are important to me. Therefore you have to look at them. Actual real posting resumes tomorrow.
“My mum was awesome!”
Also look at this: Warren Spector’s steampunk re-imagining of Mickey Mouse. It’s so cool, it can’t be real. But people say it is.
I’ve been to 13 Comic-Cons. And every year I go back, I get this crazy feeling. It’s a combination of exhaustion and déjà vu and girls in costumes that warps me into a headspace where I believe that Comic-Con is my only true existence. The rest of my life – the other 364 days – seem like a dream. What I think of as “Real …