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The Dark Knight Rises Official Movie Trailer

Nice to see Pittsburgh represented so well.

Time-lapse video taken from International Space Station orbiting Earth at night

It's worth watching the HD version in full-screen mode. A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) [...]

Animated GIFs rule in 2011

Animated GIFs rule in 2011

Animated GIFs were once the loathed embodiment of everything wrong with 1990s web design. Now they are the new art of the 'net, from message-board humor tropes to mesmerizing distillations of classic movie scenes. Anil Dash... The facts about animated GIFs are stark. They only support a palette of 256 colors. No current browser lists support for [...]

Colton Harris-Moore: The “Barefoot Bandit,” pleads guilty to 7 federal charges

Colton Harris-Moore: The “Barefoot Bandit,” pleads guilty to 7 federal charges

Colton Harris-Moore, the 20-year-old, 6-foot-5 criminal whose hijinks in multiple countries led to internet fame and the "Barefoot Bandit" name, today pleaded guilty to seven criminal charges. (more…)

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron: Legacy (Rated PG, Walt Disney Studios, $79.99 for the five-disc combo that includes Tron: Classic, $39.99 for two-disc blu-ray /DVD combo, $29.99 blu-ray only) was a welcome arrival on movie screens during last year’s holiday movie season. Yes, it was a bit emotionally cold, relying on a father-son relationship that should have been [...]

How a Netflix original-series deal could change TV making

How a Netflix original-series deal could change TV making

Dear Netflix, Please acquire Arrested Development and make new episodes. Sincerely, Everyone The entertainment-biz press, led by a report in Deadline.com, has the news this morning that Netflix may be about to acquire a high-profile original drama—political thriller House of Cards from David Fincher and Kevin Spacey—by outbidding the [...]

Big problems for online porn credit card processor

Big problems for online porn credit card processor

Sanjiv Bhattacharya of Details profiled the rise and fall of online porn payment processor Chris Mallick. After earning a fortune processing online-porn payments, Chris Mallick spent $32million to make Middle Men, a movie about his fabulous rise starring Luke Wilson. The movie bombed, but that was just the beginning of his problems. His [...]

Pirating the Oscars: 2011 Edition

Pirating the Oscars: 2011 Edition

Andy Baio has continued his excellent annual series, "Pirating the Oscars," which tracks each year's Oscar nominee's appearance on file-sharing networks, and keeps statistics on the method by which each nominee is captured and uploaded (camcordered, ripped from screener/pre-release cut, ripped from commercial DVD, etc). Because Andy does these [...]

Hanna movie trailer 2011

Raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after [...]

Tron: Legacy 3D opens #1 for Disney 28 years later

Tron: Legacy 3D opens #1 for Disney 28 years later

This is exactly the sort of movie to benefit during the pre-Christmas rush because of the obvious fanboy interest, helped by the fact that every young male is out of school and can indulge his cultural need to see films like this first. So Hollywood and even Disney had been expecting a weekend of at least $50M. "Depends how good it is," one rival [...]

Tron Earns $3.5 Million in Midnight Showings

Tron Earns $3.5 Million in Midnight Showings

The movie ties "Avatar's" early-morning showings. Disney's Tron: Legacy grossed roughly $3.5 million in midnight runs, with Imax theaters providing a record percentage of the gross, according to early estimates. (more…)

The Shining – Top Horror Flicks of All Time – #9

The Shining – Top Horror Flicks of All Time – #9

Stephen King’s book was my favourite novel of all time for quite some time. It’s tense, atmospheric, has great characters, and simply draws you in. It’s about a man turned bad by an evil hotel. The movie is not like this and not about that. The movie is something completely different, but that doesn’t stop it from being completely [...]

Can Diaspora win anything but publicity?

Can Diaspora win anything but publicity?

The press is in love with Diaspora. With Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg having gone from start-up, to MySpace contender, to leader, to domination, to movie villain faster than most people can get through college, the search is on for the next big thing. Diaspora combines the promise of open source with privacy guarantees. As such it [...]