Pacific Rim trailer

Pacific Rim

We always thought alien life would come from the stars but it came from deep beneath the sea – a portal between dimensions in the Pacific Ocean. Something out there had discovered us. They counted on the humans to hide, to give up, to fail.

Pacific Rim, already THE movie I’m looking forward most to this year.
Giant aliens + battle suits + giant mechas + Guillermo del Toro, can’t lose.

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Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer

Star Trek Into Darkness

I’m looking forward to it even though I can’t remember a damn thing about the first, which usually isn’t a good sign.
On the bright side; Sherlock Holmes.

Upcoming: Oblivion

Not a lot of details on this one yet but the poster peaked my interest.
It’s based on a graphic novel by Kosinski and directed and co-produced by the same Kosinski, who also directed Tron: Legacy, so I’m VERY much looking forward to this. Release date is April 12, 2013.

Despicable Me

Somehow I missed Despicable Me when it was released, probably because I don’t like Steve Carell & Russell Brand’s normal failed attempts at comedy. But when we saw it last weekend on tv it turned out to be surprisingly good. Nice story, fun to have the villain be the hero, great animation and just a wonderful family movie. Looking forward to the sequel next year now.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dammit, after trying my best not to read any news on the movie I stumbled across the trailer and now I’m looking forward to seeing it. Seeing as they’ve drawn the book out to 3 movies maybe Jackson will revisit the Lord of the Rings again after this to make it a trilogy per book as well…

The Hunger Games

Finally got a chance to see the Hunger Games. Wow. What a pointless movie. It’s like the crappy writer of new Dr. Who got together with the people who made the Twilight movies and admitted they ran out of ideas so they decided to make an extremely poor rip-off only very loosely based on Battle Royale and tossed some vague 1984 stuff in there. Without the fun bits of Battle Royale.
It’s set in a sci-fi setting for some weird random reason that doesn’t add anything to the story. There’s a ‘love’ story that really stretches the definition. And a lot of time is wasted on showing how epically awesome the main heroine of the story, Katniss, can handle a bow and arrow only to have her botch up every single shot when the games actually start. Add implausible rescues in the knick of time at every random interval, some very well known actors who look like they too are struggling to get the point of the movie so they can get into their roles and the whole thing just ends up looking and feeling like something that should have gone straight to the bargain video/dvd/blu-ray/new-medium-of-choice bin. Why this was such a huge success is beyond me. Maybe the books are better, but I doubt it.

Wreck-It Ralph trailer

Coming in November, Wreck-It Ralph tells the story of said Ralph, a video game bad guy tired of being a bad guy. He ditches his game and goes off on an adventure to be the good guy. Judging from the trailer it looks fun, loads of video game references. Love Zangief being in there. :D
And who knows, this might be the first time I can actually stomach Sarah Silverman. Maybe.
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You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you’re on your own. Do you understand?

What a surprising movie. Not knowing anything about it other than having seen the trailer I was expecting the typical hollywood treatment, overkill effects, non-stop action and over the top dialogue.
Instead I saw a, for lack of better words, minimalistic and restrained movie focused on telling a story and conveying emotions and a mood. Right from the start it grabs you and doesn’t let go until the end titles start rolling.
Dialogue is kept to a minimum, no bold crap, no action sequences that don’t serve a purpose (although there’s plenty of action), it all just worked and shows that great movies can still be made.
If you haven’t seen it yet; go watch it.

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Avengers GUI & HUD

Awesome post by the design lead for the Avengers movie’s GUI’s and HUD’s used.
Gotta love the attention to detail in all those stills.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.