David Bordwell assess the victory of the digital cinema revolution. The conversion is nearly complete. Some small theaters are doing extremely well with digital; for some, the conversion is a lateral move – unable to run first run movies due to competing screens, but business is still stable; others struggle to convert or screen 35mm; some major theaters now offer a far greater range of cinema in more places; many theaters are closing or are consumed by the Big 3; movies are available in more places at more times than ever before.
It’s more complicated than that, of course. David Bordwell details the complications in his comforting and incisive voice.
From NPR and Robert Krulwich, I present:
Christopher Stoll has just entirely stolen my heart with this image:
That’s Disney’s Pocahontas as Captain America, if you needed the nudge. I would absolutely read this comic/watch this movie/play this video game/drunkenly buy this lego figure on ebay.
Click through below and you’ll see Mulan and Snow White, and a few others. It’s also worth going into each image and reading his imagined description of each character.
This is my favorite Kickstarter ever. It’s going to end in 48 hours and I need it to reach its goal.
Three guys, all of whom are charmingly terrible on camera, are trying to produce six mini comics.
The name Mini Comics Included refers to the old-school marketing ploy of including a mini comic in an action figure’s packaging. There’s an example of that in their video.
Fans of Community will remember the Kickpuncher mini comic that was included in the Season One DVD. Here’s a link of Dan Harmon talking about the mini comic. So if you’re a Community fan, you’re probably a mini comic fan already.
Ridiculous, pun-heavy, nostalgia-fueled joylets—or mini comics for short—featuring Prime-8s drawn by Ryan Browne, whose Gods Hate Astronauts recently funded successfully, and Literary Commandos which features a character names Marksman Twain. Not too long ago, Wil and I came up with a bunch of pun-based superheroes and one of our best was Karl MarXman, so I’m already a huge fan of Marskman Twain. In fact, I’d like to see a version of Enemy At The Gates featuring Ed Harris as Marksman Twain and Jude Law as Karl MarXman, but not even Kickstarter could make that happen.
(maybe if we did Veronica Marksman…)
Mini Comics Included, by Mike Moreci and the Brothers Seeley. Jump on it.
The best part? For $15 you get all six mini comics! That’s a no-brainer.
Okay, now that you’re all backing this project and telling your grandmothers to back this project, let’s move on to the question that’s been bothering everybody since the beginning of the Internet:
When is there going to be a Kickpuncher Kickstarter?
I can’t be the first one to make that joke.
Here is Westeros recreated in obsessive detail within a game of Minecraft.
Thank you, Wired.