• Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…'TRON: Legacy'

    TRON – loved/hated, esoteric and dated has, after 28 years, been given a proper sequel. This isn’t the first time a film has been dusted off and given a follow-up after the fact, but the real question is (in the case of TRON specifically): How do you make a nearly 30 year old property relevant again? Why, “Reboot” it of course (and that seems all the more funnier since this is a computer based film). Sure reboots have been all the rage in Hollywood in the last decade but it’s yielded mixed results. But in this case, doing so does the world of TRON quite a proper service. While Legacy has…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’TRON: Legacy’

    TRON – loved/hated, esoteric and dated has, after 28 years, been given a proper sequel. This isn’t the first time a film has been dusted off and given a follow-up after the fact, but the real question is (in the case of TRON specifically): How do you make a nearly 30 year old property relevant again? Why, “Reboot” it of course (and that seems all the more funnier since this is a computer based film). Sure reboots have been all the rage in Hollywood in the last decade but it’s yielded mixed results. But in this case, doing so does the world of TRON quite a proper service. While Legacy has…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    When Is It "Too Late" (Or Unnecessary) To Make A Sequel?

    Inspired by the home video release of TRON: Legacy and the original TRON (for the first time on Blu Ray) hitting shelves today, I wanted to look at popular stand alone films/franchises that have several years (even decades) between installments. To date, some are good, some are bad and there are scheduled/rumored sequels to some older properties coming down the pike that seem questionable. To this day, it still boggles my mind that Disney wanted to dust off the original TRON and attempt this sequel a whopping 28 years after Flynn’s adventures in “The Grid”. Now truth be told, I liked Legacy and it did a fine job at continuing the story but had trouble fleshing…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    When Is It “Too Late” (Or Unnecessary) To Make A Sequel?

    Inspired by the home video release of TRON: Legacy and the original TRON (for the first time on Blu Ray) hitting shelves today, I wanted to look at popular stand alone films/franchises that have several years (even decades) between installments. To date, some are good, some are bad and there are scheduled/rumored sequels to some older properties coming down the pike that seem questionable. To this day, it still boggles my mind that Disney wanted to dust off the original TRON and attempt this sequel a whopping 28 years after Flynn’s adventures in “The Grid”. Now truth be told, I liked Legacy and it did a fine job at continuing the story but had trouble fleshing…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…'Tron: Legacy' and 'Black Swan' VFX Featurettes

    2010 was a big year for Visual Effects. Films like Inception have had effects work (both practical and CG) seamlessly woven into the film which created just jaw dropping and memorable sequences. While Inception has deservingly received an Oscar nominated for it’s achievements, other visually striking films (like the two in our header) have struck out. From Oscars.org, here is the official list of SFX nominees:

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…’Tron: Legacy’ and ‘Black Swan’ VFX Featurettes

    2010 was a big year for Visual Effects. Films like Inception have had effects work (both practical and CG) seamlessly woven into the film which created just jaw dropping and memorable sequences. While Inception has deservingly received an Oscar nominated for it’s achievements, other visually striking films (like the two in our header) have struck out. From Oscars.org, here is the official list of SFX nominees:

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Fan-Made "For Your Oscar Consideration" Poster

    This goes out to all you fans of Daft Punk. More specifically those of you who LOVE their music from TRON Legacy. While it was at time the score was so much more exciting than the film, Daft Punk knocked this right out of the park. Apparently I’m not the only one who thought highly of it as an artist at Deviant Art has created this awesome “For Your Oscar Consideration” poster. Equal parts retro and innovative it’s just graphically stunning. Very awesome and I think calling this “Dope” sums it up nicely:P Check it out below!!

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Fan-Made “For Your Oscar Consideration” Poster

    This goes out to all you fans of Daft Punk. More specifically those of you who LOVE their music from TRON Legacy. While it was at time the score was so much more exciting than the film, Daft Punk knocked this right out of the park. Apparently I’m not the only one who thought highly of it as an artist at Deviant Art has created this awesome “For Your Oscar Consideration” poster. Equal parts retro and innovative it’s just graphically stunning. Very awesome and I think calling this “Dope” sums it up nicely:P Check it out below!!

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Tron Legacy

    It still boggles my mind that after nearly 30 years anyone would want to go back to a film that has the dual notoriety of being a flop* as well as a cult classic. Something of a black sheep in the Disney family of films Tron, before now, was relatively unknown to most modern audiences. Yet while the original film was ahead of its time but still lacked much of the technology to really do it right, Disney still thought they had something worth exploring. Enter Joseph Kosinski and a budget of over 300 million (production and marketing) and Disney sought out to make a dazzling film for the ages. Not sure they…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    Does Viral Marketing Guarantee Cinematic Success?

    We’ve seen how well the viral marketing for The Dark Knight was executed.  The movie was the highest grossing film of 2008 and now sits at 3nd on the All Time Box Office Chart (under both of Cameron’s uber successful films), and for those of you who still didn’t notice, it raked in over 1 billion dollars when you add international box office receipts. TDK was already going to be a cash cow. It was the much-anticipated sequel to Batman Begins, which was done so well that the fans could count on a bigger, better sequel. So it certainly didn’t need more help than that to sell it. I think the news about the…