There’s not a lot of honest-to-gosh, bona-fide institutions on the web. So much of the internet presence is fly-by-night, here today and forgotten tomorrow. But there are places like the IMDB, Fark, Ain’t It Cool News, Ebay and Amazon that have solidified their own place in the annals of internet history, and no matter how much these sites have been imitated and replicated, they’re the recognizable brands for their own particular niche on the net.
I think I could also safely say that the folks at HomestarRunner.com have quite safely established themselves as the premier utilizers of Flash animation on the web, creating over the past four years a cast of goofy characters, a variety of simplistic yet addictive web games, and adding their own unique entries (songs, terminology, and unusual accents) into the world of pop culture.
The proof of the endurance of the world created by the brothers Chapman is this three DVD box set of the first 100 emails as read - and responded to - by Strongbad.
Read on, my friends.
Blah blah blah, see previous post, only substitute references to “books” with “movies”… only I’ve seen much more off this list than I have off the book list.
Apparently this list comes from IMDB’s top rated films
I’ve made up an Amazon.ca Wishlist so you can have a look and see what I want for the festive season and beyond…
You can sort by books, cds, dvds (because, as stands, it’s all quite a mess right now)
If you really love me, I want THIS
but unfortunately it’s a US site and thus massive exchange and duties apply. And this product is currently exclusive to this company. Grrrr.
Gary just got me Father Ted Season 3 on DVD, Space Ghost Coast To Coast Vol 1 and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol 1. Love that guy!
Artisan and Marvel have a new trailer up for The Punisher… and it looks… okay. Thomas Jane I think is an appropriate selection for the role… the only thing that will probably bring the film down is a certain Mr. Travolta. But hopefully not.
The Day After Tomorrow is made by one half of the mooks who brung us Godzilla, Independence Day and Stargate (I’m not a fan of any of them, in fact I loathe them all) and yet I’m intrigued by this apocalyptic end-of-the-world disaster film… it’s a new ice age… hmm. Can I stem my hatred for the director, was it his partner that turned golden ideas into crappy films? Time will tell.
Over at the Aliens vs Predator official site they have a mini-documentary/propeganda piece and a quick trailer for the film… as doubtless as I am that Paul Anderson (Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil) will do an adequate job, it definitely won’t live up to expectations… this is over 10 years in the making afterall.
This month’s Channel 101 showcase include new episodes from:
Timebelt : This is exactly how 5-minute science fiction should be done. I think the time travel genre has reached it’s epitome in this one. This week: “Oh shit, zombies”
Computerman : Jack Black got the gay, big time, in this continuing series, now in episode 5.
Ringwald and Molly : sadly, it didn’t live on, and episode five is the last. But it’s crazy freaky puppet/cardboard animation is jaw dropping.
The Fastest Samurai in the West : it’s racist and soooo un-PC, and I hate myself for liking it. Now you fuck calm down, G.I.
Ultraforce : The second installment in this retro-80’s, post-apocalyptic future. girl-hair, guys-on-motorcycles farce. This is me giddy!
The ‘Bu is a pseudo-WB teen drama, which inexplicably gets interrupted by an annoying squirrel which tells you to put your 3-D glasses on, starring Scrubs’ Sarah Chalke.
It’s basically pg-13 rated gay bear porn… with a lower budget
Monobrow.com - a site devoted to those of the singular over-eye-strip. People like me. Unfortunately, like internationally renound small-”c” celebrity Billy Zane, I have taken efforts to keep my brow in the double realm.
But props to the makers of Monobrow.com (”one is fun”, “make the connection”) and also to visionary Frida Kahlo, and Salma Hayek for putting the unibrow into semi-underground fashion.
Gristle is one of those sites with a hundred links to a hundred things of varying levels of interest. It’s a lot to explore, but that’s where I found monobrow above, and this gem:
The Centre For The Prevention of Shopping Cart Abuse… oh my, those poor poor carts. Obviously a legacy site, but still fun to peruse.