We've long been fans of The Washington Post's annual Peeps Show — a diorama contest where readers use those sugary bunny and chick marshmallows in the most creative ways. But this year may be our favorite yet, with a movie taking the top honors and seven others represented in the finalists. And just like the Oscars, while Avatar made the nominees, "AVATAR: The 3P Experience" didn't take home the big prize. which movie won? >> Posted 04.02.10 by reelz
Just in case you thought writing On the Origin of Species was a walk in the park for Charles Darwin, think again. According to the new movie Creation, it turns out that the renowned naturalist encountered more than a few stumbling blocks in the course of drafting the book that would establish the concept of evolution. Not only was he wracked with chronic illness, he was also concerned with how his work would fly in the face of religious doctrine and consumed with guilt over the death of his daughter Anne.
Imagine now if, on top of all of that, Darwin had regularly ducked into a movie theater and gotten a gander at the collection of hitherto-unknown life forms featured in movies. The ones that seem to defy several, if not all, the aspects of his theories. At best, their revelations would've thrown a monkey wrench into the writing process. At worst, they might've compelled the man to forsake his work in favor of a lifetime collecting decorative thimbles.
Fortunately for all our sakes, Darwin remained blissfully unaware of these rarefied beasts. But that doesn't mean we can't take a good look at 'em and see what havoc they might have wreaked in established science in 10 Creatures that Would Have Stumped Darwin. Posted 01.19.10 by reelz
There may be a brief reprieve in the hideous world of Hollywood remakes. Chud.com reports that producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form might shelf their planned rehash of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror classic, The Birds. These are the same two geniuses that thought it would be a great idea to remake Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. That project got the axe, and hopefully this one will too.
Did the dynamic duo come to the sensible conclusion that a classic shouldn't be touched? Did they realize that the movie's legendary sound design and subtle pacing couldn't be replicated? Hardly. Fuller is apparently only concerned with the birds as a plot device:
What do they do? They peck and poke ... so there's not a lot of variety as to what can happen.
Had they not seen the original? You have to wonder if these basic bird traits came as a surprise. Regardless, if this ends their project, we'll simply be thankful.
In the meantime, here's the master, himself, with his hilarious promo: Posted 06.16.09 by reelz