Invisible effects: Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2009

November 18, 2010

Wow. This comes via my Facebook friend Kelly Griffin.

Son of the Readers Strike Back: Toby Blattner’s 2010 Top 10 (So Far)

November 18, 2010

Another reader has answered the challenge. Here’s Toby Blattner with her thoughts (and my thoughts on her thoughts are in the first comment): I was sitting at camp (not deer camp, just camping, although deer were involved) Friday evening reading …

Spirits preview: Opening the Bourbon Notebook

November 17, 2010

I’m preparing to write about bourbon in my December Spirits column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (usually the column runs on the first Sunday of the month, but sometimes it slips to the second Sunday). To that end, I’ve been trying …

Delicate Steve “Butterfly” (free track)

November 17, 2010

I’m almost positive I genuinely love this band (despite their twee, passive-aggressive press release, quoted from below). And all my muso friends will probably love them as well. Here’s their song “Butterfly” for your listening pleasure: Butterfly From the press …

Whip Your Hair

November 17, 2010

No comment.

The Mechanic trailer

November 17, 2010

It’s hard to be overly hopeful about any movie that opens in late January, but there’s something intriguing about this one. Or maybe it’s just the cool poster. Anyway, below find  the studio-supplied synopsis: “Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a …

SoLost: Hugh’s Place

November 16, 2010

I’ve written about Dave Anderson‘s SoLost video series for the Oxford American before and I think I’ll repost the videos from the series here from now on. Because they’re pretty great. This one is about Hugh Marrioneaux, of Port Allen, …

Skiing Everest at the RAVE Thursday

November 16, 2010

The Little Rock Ski and Snow Club is hosting a screening of this Les Guthman/Mike Marolt documentary Thursday evening. November 18, at 7 p.m. at the RAVE Colonel Glenn 18. Tickets are $9.25.

Metropia on DVD today

November 16, 2010

One of the more “interesting” films of the year, Tarik Saleh’s Metropia is a far cry from the escapist entertaiment of, say, How to Train Your Dragon. It’s set in 2024, in a dystopian Stockholm, in a world rapidly running …

Robbins Barstow’s Disneyland Dream

November 15, 2010

On my desk this morning was a Sunday New York Times obituary of Robbins Barstow, a Connecticut man who worked for the state’s teacher’s union. He died November 7. He was 91 years old. Barstow was also a filmmaker, who, …