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More like John Slip

Behind the Scenes of the Shooting scene in the Matrix. At about 2 minutes in Keanu Reeves slips and falls. In the final scene they switched camera view.

Via this Reddit post.

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A Magic VIC 20 in John Wick 2

John Wick 2 is a movie like a violent shoot-em-up game with a body count approaching that of a typical Call of Duty game. But it’s also got a retro heritage, with old fashioned telephone exchanges, rotary dial telephones and even a venerable Commodore VIC 20.

It’s also a magic computer because it wasn’t even plugged in, and the power light was unlit. It was a hero prop so they should have noticed!

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On the set of Skyfall

Remember that helicopter crashing into the farmhouse?

Via Reddit.

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Thank you for Smoking

That scene where the Merchants of Death compare American deaths by smoking, alcohol and firearms.

What’s your poison?

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Steak, cream and fat are healthy for you!

Years ago I remembered watching a Woody Allen movie where scientists in the future laughed at our views on eating a diet rich in fat and greasy food. Apparently that movie is “Sleeper” but I don’t remember the rest of it!

‘Course since then the advice about fat has changed somewhat and sugar is now the big bad food stuff we should avoid but I think everything in moderation is probably the best for most people.

Yes, this video is a camera recording a Youtube video on a computer monitor and uploaded to Youtube again. Odd.

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The Cork Film Festival Bundle

Pay what you want for Irish and international shorts, features and movies in The Cork Film Festival Bundle.

For a movie based bundle the page lacks embeddable media I can easily use here but it looks worth it and I bought the bundle. The interview with James Mulligan explains what the bundle is all about but you’ll have to visit the page to view it.

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The Lego Movie Teaser Trailer

Please, please, please, please make a good job of this movie. My six year old son will love this. Oh alright, I’m sure I’ll get a kick out of it too! (via)

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Tie-Tanic

Disney bought LucasFilm did they? They’ll ruin Star Wars will they? Doubt that. Even fans consider the prequels a low point and I’ve never been a fan of the series myself so this Star Wars Titanic parody made me chuckle.

SMBC posted this on the facebook page: “Worrying that Disney will ruin Star Wars is like worrying that a second iceberg will dive down to hit the Titanic.”

Star Trek all the way. Fight! (via)

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The Dark Knight was no Batman

I’d been really looking forward to watching The Dark Knight Rises since it came out a few weeks ago. I diligently avoided all spoilers and laughed when I heard one or two strange stories about the ending. I finally got to watch the movie last night in an almost empty theatre.

I hated it.

It’s not often that I’ll leave a theatre angry at the movie I’ve just watched but this happened last night. The movie was too long and destroyed the Batman mythology. The Batman story has always been flexible. Characters are changed about, sometimes the stories contradict each other but usually those stories are seen as separate to the main Batman story line. That might excuse some changes but this movie knocked huge gaping holes in it and threw a twist in at the end to make sure it was completely destroyed. *sigh*

I’ll leave you with this, The Dark Knight Rises: 20 Mistakes Nolan Should Have Avoided which is a pretty good overview of mistakes made in the movie. Do not read if you haven’t watched the movie.

Oh, and go read Batman: Knightfall. It’s the story this movie was based on but it’s so much better.

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Batdance

I love the original Batman the Movie soundtrack. This video (which I saw for the first time today) though makes me cringe. (via Twitter but I found a YT copy)

Bonus: Batmania by Pretzel Logic on the C64. I remember watching this around the time the movie came out.