When I leave school, I want to be a piece of jelly sitting in a fridge

Friday, 29 July, 2016

In my final years at high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do for work, or a career. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever known, I just somehow ended up where I am now.

That’s not the case for a seventeen year old Scottish girl who wants to be “chilling in your fridge” as… gelatine, in Rubber Guillotine, a short film by Bryan M Ferguson.

There’s a bit of strong language here, in case that might be an issue where ever you are.

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Watching pills dissolve, more fun than watching paint dry

Friday, 29 July, 2016

Ever given any thought as to exactly what happens to the medications you may take in pill, or tablet form, after you’ve swallowed them? This video clip, of pills dissolving in water, might give you some idea.

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A music clip with a weird black cat, Dear John, by James

Thursday, 28 July, 2016

The video clip for Manchester rock band James’ new single Dear John, lifted from their album Girl At The End Of The World, tells a story of its own. Beware of black cats you encounter while walking in the hills?

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Some film trailers give away too much. So stop watching them

Thursday, 28 July, 2016

It’s something I’ve been trying to do just recently, not look at trailers for films I plan to see. Not always possible, as many are played immediately before another film I am about to see, while at the cinema.

In some cases though, as Chris Ryan writes, trailers, especially when there are three or four per feature, can almost tell the whole story. And give away the best scenes as well.

Trailers are ruining comedies by including all the funny parts. Seth Rogen: Your movies are funny, and I don’t really need to pay to see them anymore because all the jokes are free in the four Neighbors 2 trailers. Trailers are ruining horror movies by revealing all the scares. Trailers are ruining great movies. Almost all of Sicario’s best scenes are In. The. Trailer. … What?

I will post, however, the trailer for Love & Friendship, a comedy based on the writings of Jane Austen. Trailers should be more like this, arousing curiosity, without revealing too much.

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What You Want, by Is Tropical… from where you’d rather be

Wednesday, 27 July, 2016

What You Want, new music from British band Is Tropical. There is a whole other behind the video clip, directed by William Kennedy, though:

I made this film at a turning point in my life. I met someone and I dropped everything to be with her, thousands of miles from home. This was my way of coming to terms with the past and allowing myself to be happy.

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A year in the life of planet Earth, as seen from one million miles

Tuesday, 26 July, 2016

Situated one million miles from Earth, permanently facing its sunlit side, the DSCOVR satellite, a weather satellite among other things, takes photos of our planet everyday. These images have been made into a timelapse video, and gives those of us on the surface, a pretty good idea of how Earth looks from space, on a day to day basis.

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The tonic for tension and stress? A place in the north of Sweden?

Monday, 25 July, 2016

How to deal with tensions and stresses of day to day life? You have to get into the habit of relaxing, or so we are told. Going to the north of Sweden however, looks like it might help when it comes to getting into the habit of relaxing.

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It’s game on with the video clip for White Flag, by Delta Heavy

Monday, 25 July, 2016

White Flag is new music from British electronic musicians Delta Heavy, that comes with a trippy eight-bit video game like clip, directed by Los Angeles based writer and director Najeeb Tarazi.

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How tennis balls are made, a short film by Benedict Redgrove

Friday, 22 July, 2016

Watch a batch of tennis balls come into being, at the Wilson Factory in Thailand, in this short film by British filmmaker and photographer, Benedict Redgrove.

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The Evolution of the Joker, a short documentary

Thursday, 21 July, 2016

The Evolution of the Joker, a short documentary that examines the role of Batman’s nemesis, the Joker, and how actors who have portrayed him – including Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Mark Hamill, who voiced the super-villain in animations and video games for years – have played a part in developing his character.

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