Essential Viewing | NY 77 (The Coolest Year In Hell)

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How Kubrick's opening to The Shining became Scott's end to Blade Runner

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“The fact is, if you are ahead of your time, that’s as bad as being behind the times, nearly,” explains Ridley Scott. “You’ve still got the same problem. I’m all about trying to fix the problem.” Scott and his team decided they could fix one “problem” in particular: The original ending of Blade Runner's ambiguous ending. Here entereth the problem solver: Stanley Kubrick. Here's a look at Kubrick's opening to the greatest horror film ever produced. The alternate alternate-end scene to Blade Runner. Thank Odin this cut wasn't used. Ironically, the superior ending to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is...

Essential Viewing | A Short Film About Cassettes

Posted by Phillips would have you believe that cassettes are making a comeback. While I'm not particularly buying their argument I certainly do have a lot of fond memories messing around with audio cassettes in the 1990s and even early 2000s. Here's a short little film waxing poetic about some people who refuse to give up the ghost. via MKA

Essential Viewing | Backstreet Atlas | A Skateboarding Doc

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From RIDE Channel comes this beautiful 20-min. doc. about two kids, Zach Baker and Adam Abada, who decide to take a bus to Boston with the intention of skateboarding through southern New England back to home. This is how life is meant to be fucking lived. When you've finished watching the film check out Andy Cush's interview with Zach and Adam for Animal New York. via ANIMAL

Casey Neistat's Obsessive SoHo Studio

Posted by Viral video filmmaker Casey Neistat gives a tour around his insanely functional SoHo studio. Check out Gizmodo to watch parts 2 and 3 of the tour of Casey's studio. via DEV

The Stanley Kubrick Animated Blooper Reel

Posted by From the wacky whimsical mind of Dan Meth and his tumblr blog (which everyone should already be following): a short animated blooper reel from some of Kubrick's finest. via METH

The Motivtion | an Adam Bhala Lough film

Posted by An exclusive ten minute preview of Adam Bhala Lough's film The Motivation where we see some of th world's top skateboarders getting ready to compete in the $200,000 grand prize New York's Street League Championship. Not only is nearly a quarter-mil. on the line but also the prestige and recognition of being known as the world's best when it comes to skating the street. Sean Malto, Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriquez, Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, Chaz Ortiz, Bastien Salabanzi and Luan Oliveira are all featured.

Redrawing Akira with Characters From The Simpsons

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Comic artist James Harvey had an idea. He expressed that idea on his tumlr blog. The idea: an Akira re-imagining using characters from The Simpsons. Not long after hundreds, 768 counted thus far, have contributed their work to the project. Here is a look at a few of the submissions: via BUZZ

Robert De Niro Loses His Shit

Posted by Is there anything more horrifying than the idea of having Robert De Niro go bananas on you? Well, yeah, probably. But still, it's not something you would necessarily want to have happen. Here is a fun compilation from FlavorWire of De Niro "losing his shit." Watch what happens. via FLV

Polish Film Poster Art

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A look at some Polish film poster art courtesty of the Danish Film Institute's Flickr page.

Essential Viewing | The Birdman

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The Birdman | a Jesse Auritt film Profiling Rainbow Music and her shopowner: the "Birdman." There's not a lot of places like around anymore - and there's not a lot of businessmen like the Birdman left. Old school, baby. "With CDs, VHSs and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarder's paradise. However, its quirky owner, known as 'The Birdman', knows exactly where everything is. Amidst the Starbucks and Subways popping up on every corner of the East Village, Rainbow Music maintains its mom and pop feel, and is a hidden gem to its patrons. Due...

Essential Viewing | T-Shirts in Movies-The Compilation

Posted by A visual history of the greatest prop t-shirts — and the occasional tank, polo, and sweatshirt — from film. via TWBE