VLC, the greatest video omnivore of them all, has finally reached its two-point-oh, after eleven years. What's new? Plenty. But don't worry, the old standby can most importantly still play virtually anything you throw at it.
The only thing better than watching an attractive actor have lots of attractive sex, shoot evil Soviets, and spew corny one-liners, is to watch it happen twenty two times simultaneously. Behold: all of James Bond, funneled straight to your brain.
At one time kissing in public was considered a scandalous act, which is probably why Thomas Edison, who was just as much a showman as he was an inventor, was responsible for capturing the first on-screen kiss way back in 1896.
Let me preface this with an admission that I’m a big fan of the original, so when I heard they were making a new Dredd film, well, I was both excited and apprehensive. Let’s face it; some of the recent reboots of classic franchises have been a bit crap of late. Unfortunately, these leaked clips don’t fill me with confidence.
Die hard Star Wars fan might know this already but for the rest, here's your next vacation: Tunisia. Four of the Star Wars saga was filmed in Tunisia (as the planet Tatooine) and most of the buildings are still in good shape, which means you can visit it. It's Star Wars, but instead of being a galaxy far, far away, it's on Earth.
All of the descriptions of Humbert Humbert from Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita paint a creepily human picture of a paedophile. Especially when you plug those descriptions into the composite sketch software that cops use to nab crooks. How does this computer-generated portrait compare with what you thought Humbert Humbert looked like?
Spike "I'm Friends With Rappers, Too" Jonze has been behind some big name films: Where the Wild Things Are, Jackass: The Movie, uh, Björk: Volumen Plus (?), the music video for Otis was pretty great... Next subject? iPhones and romance.
I grew up under the shadow of the spectre of nuclear war. In the 1980s, popular culture was rife with the imagery of nuclear annihilation—from The Day After, to Threads, to Smiths songs. But nothing approached Dr. Strangelove.
Manhattan's SoHo neighbourhood is mostly filled with bored models and stupid-expensive boutiques. But on one grimy, absolutely ignorable corner is the entrance to a cavern stuffed with guns, rockets, cocaine, and riot shields. This is where Hollywood locks and loads.
There’s a new superassassin on his way, and he’s not pulling his punches. Jeremy Renner has stepped into the empty shoes of the Bourne franchise for its next instalment, and if this trailer is anything to go buy, Bond has some serious competition this summer.
A few simple camera moves can make your low-budget film look like a Hollywood feature. And thanks to a heavy steel flywheel at its core, the Polly Dolly ensures smooth tracking and dolly shots with just a single finger's push.
It’s been ages since we had a new Bond film, and at one stage I was worried that Bond had been terminal with Daniel Craig. Thankfully Skyfall is on its way with more fast cars, awesome gadgets and a good taste of suave-yet-brutal British espionage.
The conquering of traditional film by video technology is a story whose outcome was perhaps decided years ago. But there remain the hangers-on who fight in the name of those grainy, flickering, celluloid strips. "Side by Side" is a documentary produced by Keanu Reeves (seriously), which examines the transition from film to video in the world of movies.