I’m okie with the idea of sequels if the story arc is longer than a single story (a la Harry Potter) from the very beginning. But why does the movie industry insist on cramming more sequels down our throats when they could move on to other stories? This is a trend that should end. One can only wish, right?

Nintendo chief slams iPhone, Android for devaluing games | Electronista

Really, Nintendo? Maybe the games were overpriced to begin with. When we were looking to get our son a Nintendo DS I pushed hard to get him an iPod Touch. My reasoning: There were no cartridges to lose The games weren’t overpriced The games were more “throwaway” – he’s a six year old boy. His interest level in a game will come and go as quickly as the day He pushed back.

Stunning time lapse video

I don’t know who this guy is or what he’s up to, but this is one seriously inspirational chunk of digital video that I felt that I had to share. Another Cloud Reel… from Delrious on Vimeo.

Terminator Series Commits Suicide, McG to Blame

The new film Terminator Salvation is not just bad… it’s absurd, ridiculous, boneheaded and an absolute atrocity. The producers of this film should be vastly ashamed for not just killing the series (Terminator III already started the slow death, this one just deals the final blow), but for making me lose all interest in any Terminator film or storyline ever again. I had a hint that this film was in a sad state when it seemed that McG, the “visionary director” behind this enormous waste of time had forgotten that he showed the name of the film once in the opening credits.

Missed Opportunities in Star Trek

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image by <a href="http://www.daylife.com/source/Getty_Images">AFP/Getty Images</a> via <a href="http://www.daylife.com">Daylife</a> </dd> </dl> FOREWARNING: SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN STAR TREK, STOP READING NOW. While I’ve been on a trip for the day job this week in downtown Dallas, TX, some of us found time to check out of the action and head over to catch Star Trek a second time. It’s purely logical that a few NASAgeeks want to check it out again, yes?

First Video Podcast Released Today

Today I had the honor of putting together the first “real” video podcastfor The DVD Marquee, a DVD/movie podcast site run by Jeffrey Rosado. Those of you who know me very well know that I’ve been dreaming of putting together a new mediacompany. Jeff, a longtime friend of mine, shares this dream. He had the notion to fire up a quick video podcast for the Oscarsthis year and, despite the extremely tight deadline, he managed to land equipment and a location.

Is it time to rate online video?

As the parent of two children (soon to be three) and knowing the types of films that I would produce if I could – a question came to my mind while doing the dishes tonight. Earlier I had been engaged in working on a script for an online short that I think will just be fan-damn-tastic, but admittedly would garner quite the R rating if it were to be shown in a movie theatre.

Jin and Sun as Figures of Tragedy

I feel like I can always count on episodes of Lost that are centered on Jin and Sun to bring tears to my eyes. There’s a subtle, consistent thread that exists about these two; they are figures of traditional tragedy, especially tonight. Okie, that’s all I’ll say plot-wise, because I know some of you may have DVR’d it. I’ll try to express this without giving it away. The story of Jin and Sun has an inherent overtone of tragedy.

The Oscars

So I finally get to sit and watch what amounts to the last half of the Oscars. It seems like I didn’t miss much. I was trying to watch it live on the net, but my son was forcing me to play Super Mario Party 8 on the Wii while he ate dinner (a regular ritual around here). Now I’ve picked it up and started watching. I really thought Ellen Page was going to win for Juno, even though I have yet to see it.