For any critic that complains about special effects today, you just need to watch the video below to realize how far we have come. People complain movies are too CGI, or not enough. Be happy with the technology that is available today people.

Not every movie name is mentioned as the video plays, so here are the list of them, in order shown:

(1900) The Enchanted Drawing
(1903) The Great Train Robbery
(1923) The Ten Commandments
(1927) Sunrise
(1933) King Kong
(1939) The Wizard of Oz
(1940) The Thief of Baghdad
(1954) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(1956) Forbidden Planet
(1963) Jason and the Argonauts
(1964) Mary Poppins
(1977) Star Wars
(1982) Tron
(1985) Back to the Future
(1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1989) The Abyss
(1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
(1992) The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
(1993) Jurassic Park
(2004) Spider-Man 2
(2005) King Kong
(2006) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
(2007) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
(2007) The Golden Compass
(2008) The Spiderwick Chronicles
(2008) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Quite a few are missing that should be included, like LOTR’s. Hello!

Sidebar: I know the music that plays during this video, but for the life of me cannot remember the name. If you know who it is please let me know. It’s driving me crazy. Thank you.


Edit: Thank you to Vivian for naming the song: Rods and Cones by Blue Man Group

We recently came across a fantastic mixtape archive site that we wanted to share with you called Rave Archive. It hosts mixtapes from legendary DJ’s such as Junior Vasquez, Frankie Bones, Rabbit in The Moon, and Deep Dish. It will have old school house, rave, and techno fans jumping back in time. If you were never into that scene, here’s your chance to hear what it was all about.

Here’s a taste of some of the other DJ’s you will find:

Turn up your speakers and head over to RaveArchive.com. Enjoy.

Just imagine the patience one has to have to make such sculptures out of paper. His work is quite amazing.

Kinz+Tillou describes his work:  “Brian Dettmer sifts through stacks of old books, boxes of dusty cassette tapes, and piles of obsolete maps to uncover the perfect source and subject for his conceptual explorations and sculptural dissections. Dettmer alters pre-existing materials by selectively removing and manipulating elements as a way to allow new interpretations and ideas to emerge. With the precision of a surgeon, Dettmer uses clamps, scalpels and tweezers to recontextualize his found objects and reveal hidden meanings.”

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Illustrator Koren Shadmi has done work for Billboard, ESPN, Harvard Business, New York Times, Threadless, Village Voice, and Business Week. He currently resides and works in Brooklyn. Here are samples of his work…

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The installation below is titled: To the Memory of H.P. Lovecraft, 1999, 2008, by Michael Nelson. Nelson is a contemporary British installation artist who was born in Loughborough in 1967, lives and works in London and was nominated twice for the Turner Prize. There is a reason why this installation is being highlighted. You will find out why soon enough.

I appreciate art, but sometimes I just don’t ‘get’ a piece of artwork or an art installation.

On a recent visit to the Miami Art Musuem for the first time, I enjoyed an interesting hour plunged into contemporary art works, when I came across one installation which was quite puzzling. It was Carlos Bunga: Metamorphosis which featured two large-scale, site-specific structures created from perishable materials (cardboard), and explores the continuous mutation of architecture and urban space.

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Amidst all the sour reviews of The Wolfman circulating around the internet, at least one thing can be appreciated about the film. The make-up. Hours are spent applying it and it took up to an hour a day to remove it. It is no small feat turning man into beast.

Here is a look at Benicio del Toro became the Wolfman.

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