shortformblog:

theavc:


Actually, now Clerks III will be Kevin Smith’s final movie

I wonder how many people I know are making a high-pitched squeal right now.

Clerks III: Kevin Smith Stops Trying

“Does Kevin Smith contradict himself? Very well then, he contradicts himself. He is large. He contains multitudes.”
That’s a classy-ass fat joke, you guys.

shortformblog:

theavc:

Actually, now Clerks III will be Kevin Smith’s final movie

I wonder how many people I know are making a high-pitched squeal right now.

Clerks III: Kevin Smith Stops Trying

Does Kevin Smith contradict himself? Very well then, he contradicts himself. He is large. He contains multitudes.”

That’s a classy-ass fat joke, you guys.

parislemon:

Put this way, it sounds so simple. And actually, it should be this simple.
Unfortunately, this discounts the fact that Hollywood is run by people with their heads up their asses. Like this guy. It’s a fucked up nightmare of politics and greed. It’s amazing that anything good comes out of the system at all — it’s a testament to the true creative talent behind the films themselves. 
You can bet that Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and all the rest have tried to talk Hollywood into the system above. They’ve probably been doing it for a decade, if not longer. Instead, we get bullshit like UltraViolet — a giant middle finger to consumers.

While I would LOVE the model above to be reality, I don’t think piracy can BE killed.
The generation of kids entering middle school right are used to getting what they want for free.  Sure, you grow up, you get a little more money, you do the right thing more often (maybe).  But there’s a mentality ingrained in people my age and younger that’s hard to fight.

parislemon:

Put this way, it sounds so simple. And actually, it should be this simple.

Unfortunately, this discounts the fact that Hollywood is run by people with their heads up their asses. Like this guy. It’s a fucked up nightmare of politics and greed. It’s amazing that anything good comes out of the system at all — it’s a testament to the true creative talent behind the films themselves. 

You can bet that Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and all the rest have tried to talk Hollywood into the system above. They’ve probably been doing it for a decade, if not longer. Instead, we get bullshit like UltraViolet — a giant middle finger to consumers.

While I would LOVE the model above to be reality, I don’t think piracy can BE killed.

The generation of kids entering middle school right are used to getting what they want for free.  Sure, you grow up, you get a little more money, you do the right thing more often (maybe).  But there’s a mentality ingrained in people my age and younger that’s hard to fight.

kateoplis:

onearth:

Congratulations to Marshall Curry and the team behind “If a Tree Halls for the Oscar nomination. Here is our blog editor Ben Jervey’s review of the film, which he calls “evenhanded” and “conflicting” from back in August.

Even during these politically-charged times, when Tea Party activists stomp on the heads of opponents and conservative media moguls take pies to the face, the radical and destructive actions of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) still seem pretty extreme.
Don’t  remember the ELF (by name anyway)? You’ll probably remember them as the  “eco-terrorists” that torched a whole bunch of buildings in the Pacific  Northwest in the late 1990s. They were radical environmental extremists  who made the nightly news by setting ablaze a Forest Service ranger  station, a slaughterhouse, a timber company office, an SUV dealership, a  $12 million resort in Vail, and on and on and on.
It’s a short,  volatile period in the history of the environmental movement that most  mainstream environmentalists would probably prefer to remain forever  swept under the rug. (And, it should be noted, most environmental  activist groups and organizations, including NRDC, which publishes OnEarth,  immediately and vehemently renounced these actions at the time.)  Indeed, many mainstream environmentalists probably aren’t thrilled that  there’s a new documentary out about the explosive rise and sudden fall  of the ELF.
And that’s a shame. Because If A Tree Falls is a powerful and fascinating film, and one that could and should be instructive for participants in any social movement.
Read more.


Queue it up.

Great doc

kateoplis:

onearth:

Congratulations to Marshall Curry and the team behind “If a Tree Halls for the Oscar nomination. Here is our blog editor Ben Jervey’s review of the film, which he calls “evenhanded” and “conflicting” from back in August.

Even during these politically-charged times, when Tea Party activists stomp on the heads of opponents and conservative media moguls take pies to the face, the radical and destructive actions of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) still seem pretty extreme.

Don’t remember the ELF (by name anyway)? You’ll probably remember them as the “eco-terrorists” that torched a whole bunch of buildings in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1990s. They were radical environmental extremists who made the nightly news by setting ablaze a Forest Service ranger station, a slaughterhouse, a timber company office, an SUV dealership, a $12 million resort in Vail, and on and on and on.

It’s a short, volatile period in the history of the environmental movement that most mainstream environmentalists would probably prefer to remain forever swept under the rug. (And, it should be noted, most environmental activist groups and organizations, including NRDC, which publishes OnEarth, immediately and vehemently renounced these actions at the time.) Indeed, many mainstream environmentalists probably aren’t thrilled that there’s a new documentary out about the explosive rise and sudden fall of the ELF.

And that’s a shame. Because If A Tree Falls is a powerful and fascinating film, and one that could and should be instructive for participants in any social movement.

Read more.

Queue it up.

Great doc

thekidshouldseethis:

Powers of Ten (1968), written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames. How is it that I didn’t see this classic film until I was in college? It’s perfect for kids! They should see this!

Thanks, Ariel Churi.

Oh man, I remember seeing this for the first time in elementary school and getting my mind blown.

indieandyy:

Fight Club
ianbrooks:

PROTIP: Tilt your screen back.


OK, that’s cool

indieandyy:

Fight Club

ianbrooks:

PROTIP: Tilt your screen back.

OK, that’s cool