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I Really Hate UltraViolet: Is It Just Me?

I Really Hate UltraViolet: Is It Just Me?

I’m beginning to lose patience with the whole digital movies thing. Don’t get me wrong, I think the idea of having a digital copy of a movie and being able to watch it on all our devices is great. In fact, I’m fully onboard with that. We have Apple TVs throughout the house and an iTunes library large enough that the computer hosting it has a 6 TB external hard drive exclusively for that purpose. And I actually buy those movies. But the studios seem determined to mess up a good thing through competing standards for digital downloads. In particular, the insistence on pushing UltraViolet exclusively seems thickheaded. Read More

A Short Review Of Pacific Rim

A Short Review Of Pacific Rim

I know some of the reviews of Pacific Rim have criticized Guillermo Del Toro’s lastest blockbuster, but they are wrong. And also a lot too critical. I don’t know what they expected, but let’s consider that it is essentially Godzilla vs Transformers.
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Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters

Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters

I think what I find most fascinating about these books is the glimpse into the creator’s mind that they afford us–watching how a mere idea progresses through character building, world building, story-boarding, and ultimately into the reality of film. Sure, I know that most of it is CG these days, but that doesn’t detract from the artistic talent and vision that went into creating it. Read More