Dan Olson is a boss. He’s a media critic from Alberta, Canada, who analyzes the rhetoric — the arguments presented and how they’re made — of pop cultural phenomena and products. So, film, video games, music videos, TV shows, and books, but also pop cultural movements; how they fit into and reflect the culture in which they’re made, and what ideas they’re presenting, not just through the messages they explicitly state, but through imagery, editing, theme, and context, as well. In other words, I’ve found a new favorite vlog. Keep reading »
Were you disturbed the first time you watched “Se7en” in a way that haunts you to this day? Fear not! Dorkly is here to Men-In-Black your memory of the movie and replace it with happiness. In addition to this wonderful video adaptation of the film’s ending, they also have a comic version (with bonus “Empire Strikes Back” and “There Will Be Blood” nicer-interpretations). John Doe just wanted to show he cared! Love is in the baaahhhhhx, Mills! Love!
Now imagine this ending tacked onto the rest of the movie and rate your cognitive dissonance on a scale of 1-100. I’m at about 60, personally. [Dorkly (1), (2)]
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First we heard that a Facebook status message was going to be turned into a movie. Now, a fictional documentary about Facebook itself is in the works. While it sounds like a snooze fest to us, apparently Columbia Pictures digs the idea and is working to bring the biopic about Mark Zuckerberg and his social networking site to the big screen. The script was written by “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin and is based on the soon-to-be-released book by Ben Mezrich, The Accidental Billionares. Most importantly, Columbia Pictures is in advanced talks with David Fincher, of “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” fame, to direct. And initial casting searches have Michael Cera and Shia LeBeouf neck-in-neck to play the Harvard dropout. Since anything David Fincher, Michel Cera, and Shia Lebeouf touches generally turns to gold, if Columbia Pictures can get these folks on-board, maybe this flick will turn out to be more than “Revenge of the Nerds: Part 56.” [CNet] Keep reading »