Posts Tagged Friday Night Movies

A Damn Fine Short SciFi-Film: Aaron Sims’ ARCHETYPE , ‘Your Memories are Just a Glitch’

Official Synopsis

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.
Directed by: Aaron Sims
starring: Robert Joy (Land of the Dead, CSI:NY) and David Anders (Heroes, 24).

What We Learned: Special effects and animation veteran Aaron Sims released his $0 budget and completely unfunded labor of love, ARCHETYPE, on the Internets January 20, 2012. After watching it the first time we decided on the spot that ARCHETYPE is pretty fucking cool!

Like most Hollywood movies, all the usual tropes are covered. Unlike most Hollywood big action fare Aaron Sims made those tropes engaging and worth watching. We’ve already viewed this short more times than we care to mention.

Seven minutes is just not enough.

We hope this taste of the ARCHETYPE world generates enough buzz and gains financial backers so that he can fully visualize his labor of love. Note: we’re almost certain the concept art of Sims complete vision is featured in the credits. Stick around and watch those for once.

Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! This has been a labor of love on a budget of $0 and it makes it all worth while when we see other poeple responding to it. Thank you! – Aaron Sims

Official sites: http://www.aaronsims.com/ | http://www.archetype-movie.com/
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Friday Night Short: Proper Execution of Mahna Mahna

That tune is rather catchy.

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Animated Win!: (NOTES ON) BIOLOGY or ROBOT ELEPHANT!

From Ornana Films we get this awesome short called (NOTES ON) BIOLOGY. Far be it from us to tell them their business but ROBOT ELEPHANT packs* the more powerful punch.
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Friday Night Movie: ROBOT, Watch How Easily Kollywood Out-Awesomes Hollywood

ROBOT is a BKollywood creation from Tamil cinema. It is completely batshit… and we’re loving it because of that.

We’re late jumping on the blog posting bandwagon for this flick. We have no excuse for that. We’re posting it now, dammit, and you’d do well to attend.

Below is a clip show of every movie robot trope, cliche, and action sequence ever conceived by the cinema world. Below is a clip show of fantastic awesome.

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Friday Night Movie: “Science Saved My Soul…”

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Friday Night Movie: Professor Kevin Warrick is “The Cyborg”. The Human-Robot Hybrid Revolution is Coming.

In 1998, Kevin Warwick, a Professor of Cybernetics at Reading University, became the world’s first cyborg. Well, to be exact, he had a radio frequency ID implanted in his arm. As a result, he can turn on lights by snapping his fingers; once he let his wife’s brain waves take control of his body (she’s also cybernetic).

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The Games We Play: That BioShock Infinite Gameplay Trailer that Everyone has Seen but Us

Official Synopsis

The events of the game take place in 1912. The player assumes the identity of Booker DeWitt, a disgraced former agent of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, who was dismissed for behavior beyond the acceptable bounds of the Agency. He is hired by mysterious individuals, aware of Columbia’s location, and tasked to invade the air-city and rescue a young woman named Elizabeth, who has been held aboard the air-city for the last twelve years. Though DeWitt finds Elizabeth easily enough, he quickly discovers that Elizabeth is central to the city’s conflict between these two groups, as each faction seeks to use Elizabeth to turn the tide of the conflict in their favor, forcing DeWitt and Elizabeth to trust each other in order to escape. To complicate matters, the pair is chased by “Him”, a large, robotic bird-like creature who had been Elizabeth’s friend over the last twelve years of her imprisonment.

What We Learned:

The past + the future + super powers + conflicting political ideologies = one hell of an awesome looking game!

Why We’ll Play:

  • Bird. Summoning.
  • Aggressive telekinesis.
  • Combo powers.
  • Insane graphics.
  • Incredible plot.

And that’s just from the 9 minutes Irrational Games showed us.

When’s it coming?
2012. Damn, that’s forever away.

Official site:
http://www.bioshockinfinite.com

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Today in Star Wars: SILENT STAR WARS

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Friday Night Movies: THE VIDEO WEBSITE, MYSPACE: THE MOVIE(Remember That One?), FACEBOOK: THE MOVIE(The Other One)

Official-ish Synopsis

this parody, courtesy of Sketch Comedy group Prussian Sunsets, takes all those elements and reimagines them as a film about YouTube founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim (Karim is missing from the parody, for some reason).

What We Learned:
Keyboard Cat is a demanding artiste.

When’s it coming?
It’s already here. It’s a parody trailer. Doesn’t make us wish any less that Prussian Sunsets would make the thing a reality.

Official site:
Prussian Sunsets. They do comedy videos on the Internets. Watch some, won’t you?

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Black History in Comics: Black Vulcan. Hero. In his pants.

Technically, Black Vulcan was not an original comics character. He was stolen from one. Creators of botox afflicted animation, Hanna Barbera, asked for the rights to DC Comics Black Lightning(a hero to be focused on another day) but changed their minds and made their own knockoff: Black Vulcan.

It was the 70s. That long ago age when barbershops were shunned and cars lined up for miles to grab a cheap gallon of gas. In effort to make our Saturday mornings more identifiable(and by ‘our’ we mean Americans of other ethnicities) the Superfriends became multicultural. As we’ve mentioned before, The Suits tactic worked on Kid Groonk. The only excuse we have for accepting such blatant stereotyping is that we were young and very stupid. As opposed to being older and slightly less stupid today.

The Superfriends Black Vulcan trickled down into the 80s and kept entertaining the superhero addicted tykes on network TV until the early 90s. But old cartoons never die. Their cels are virtually immortal. To the delight of all Adult Swim’s Harvey Birdman saw fit to re-introduce Black Vulcan as a parody of his former self.

You lucky children of the 21st century don’t have to rely on nostalgia for our misplaced youth. For you, faithful readers, have You Tube.

Wonder Woman and Black Vulcan vs “VooDoo Vampires”
In the darkest depth of Africa sits a temple adorned in bats. From this temple comes Storm…er…I mean Vampiress: the VooDoo vampire. Her ultimate evil plan? To be a bat and flit about the jungle all threatening-like. When Vampiress bores of this she attacks random safari goers with LASERS from her FANGS. Apparently the drugs were very good back in the 70s.

The Timeline of a Great Catchphrase “In my pants”
Pure comedy genius…in his pants.

(via wayback machine you tube, @misterperturbed)

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