Last weekend I was having Thai food with a friend and we started talking about how awesome Jurassic Park was. Thinking about all the awesome scenes like the T. Rex smashing the Explorer into the mud while the kids are in and even the little things like the Jell-O jiggling on Lex’s spoon as she sees the shadow of the Raptor. With all of this fun reminiscing, we decided that we’d have a little Jurassic Park watching party, just for the fun of it. Cut to last night, where we decided to make Mexican food (the movie is set in Costa Rica, so that’s as close as we could get) and we had some mud pie that was very dino-related as well. Watching the movie it actually seemed so dated, but it was still a ton of fun and I laughed so hard at all of Jeff Goldblum’s lines.
I came into work this morning and my co-worker Jamie asked me about last night, but then she told me how she was on Wikipedia last night and Jurassic Park was on the front page, which we both thought was weird. So I looked up the movie on IMDB, and oddly enough, THE MOVIE WAS RELEASED 15 YEARS AGO TO THE DAY. How weird is that?!?! We watched the movie on it’s exact 15 year anniversary. We had no idea at all, which makes the whole thing even more cool. That’s really all this blog post is about, I just thought I’d share my funny story, haha…
Last night I took a little drive across town to see The Go-Getter, a story about a young guy (played by Lou Pucci) who steals a car to find his long lost half brother. It gets a lot more complicated then that, in fact the story is pretty epic because he ends up driving up and down most of the west coast. On his way a cell phone in the car rings, and it’s the owner of the car who is played by the amazing Zooey Deschanel. The movie is pretty dream-like all throughout, with lots of blown out shots and color distortions, and in some parts even feeling like something Michel Gondry might have done.
Another big aspect of the movie was the music, which was mostly done by M. Ward. The movie actually starts with a toned down version of Animal Collective. After that every single scene has amazing songs and music, and of course, the soundtrack isn’t on sale anywhere. So instead I’ve been listening to Post War non-stop, which definitely helps a little bit. Can I just throw out there that I do know about Zooey and M. Ward’s side project, She and Him? I know one of you is going to try and “out-cool” me with that tidbit of info, haha…
I don’t think the movie is playing in a whole lot of places right now, but if you have the chance to see it I highly suggest doing it. And i you know Zooey Deschanel, tell her we need to hang out because she’s pretty much the coolest chick on Earth.
The BFF/Roommate Garrett just sent me this and I HAD to post about it right away! Pixar has released this fun mini-video featuring some of the other robotic characters from Wallâ€¢E, and they’re really cute and fun. One of the robots profiled is EVE, and you learn what she was built for, which gives you an interesting bit of information as to why she comes to Earth in the first place. But the best part is definitely toward the end, where Wallâ€¢E demonstrates his “Stereophonics” abilities, and ends up doing the cutest dance ever! I think it’s his head wiggling around that’s so funny! This movie comes out in 23 days, and I CANNOT wait. I think it’s definitely going to be the biggest movie of the summer, without a doubt.
Note: Fuck the Moviefone player, thank goodness for YouTube.
Poor Zune, you try so hard but never really get anywhere in your battle against Apple. Hell, one of my co-workers hadn’t ever heard of a Zune before! But like I said, you do try, and this new video by Three Legged Legs is proof positive that you really do care. The video is called Pieces of Me, Pieces of You, and features zombie puppets! The puppets were created the awesome Adam Parker Smith, who is a damn pro on creating creepy, zombie puppets. Imagine Thriller with puppets and a Chromeo soundtrack and that’s what you’ve got.
Be sure to stop by Three Legged Legs behind the scenes post which shows you pretty much the entire process from concept to finished product. They even have sketches, photos of the puppets, storyboards, and test zombie movement footage. I want one of those zombies so bad, him and Wall-E could hang out!
I already know what I want for X-mas this year, and nothing else can possibly compare to it. The video above is a demonstration of a real life, honest to god, Wall-E!!! Seeing the movie is one thing, but being able to interact with a real moving and talking Wall-E would be the best thing ever! I’ve heard recently that Disneyland is starting to create more interactive robots like this that would be controlled by someone standing off to the side of the action. I really hope that Disney puts this little guy out onto the streets of Disneyland, I’d honestly go down there just to see him (and possibly try to ride him, try to stop me, I dare you!).