Activity from Artw

Showing posts from:
Displaying post 1 to 50 of 1178

Roleplaying's just like acting, but with your friends.

You know, sometimes life can be rough. We all got hard things to deal with, right? Sometimes we lose people. Sometimes people hurt us. And some days we're just not feeling it and we don't even know why. When I'm feeling down one thing I like to do is play a game. I feel like games can really bring us together. - Life got you down? Play a relaxing game of Dungeons & Dragons with action star Vin Diesel.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:13 PM on May 25, 2015 (28 comments)

Mefi Horror Club Part II: The Returninging

Greetings, connoisseurs of the uncanny! Fanfare has new functionality to support movie clubs, and since I'm running MeFi Horror Club this week I thought I'd set up shop for us here.
posted to FanFare by Artw at 4:20 PM on May 22, 2015 (3 comments)

Movie: Berberian Sound Studio

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.
posted to FanFare by Artw at 8:40 AM on May 22, 2015 (9 comments)

Welcome... To the world of tomorrow!

Tomorrowland: how Walt Disney’s strange utopia shaped the world of tomorrow - cryogenically frozen head not included.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:45 PM on May 21, 2015 (19 comments)

Carpe Atmospherum

How spaceships die
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:09 AM on May 17, 2015 (15 comments)

The IPs are coming from inside the house

The hilariously absurd technobabble of CSI Cyber, incoherent techno-paranoid diaper and last best hope of the CSI franchise.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:27 AM on May 16, 2015 (77 comments)

MeFi Horror Club: Berberian Sound Studio

Toby Jones is hired as a sound engineer for Italian horror film "The Equestrian Vortex", or is something more sinister going on? It's Berberian Sound Studio, the next MeFi Horror Club film!
posted to FanFare by Artw at 5:41 PM on May 15, 2015 (6 comments)

Movie: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

The authorized documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen Washington to his success and downfall with Grunge band Nirvana. Official site/HBO PAGE.
posted to FanFare by Artw at 1:28 PM on May 10, 2015 (7 comments)

Harry Potter mostly isn't YA...

Should You Read Middle Grade Books? A Flowchart
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:49 PM on May 9, 2015 (84 comments)

The auteur of Black Widow is Scarlett Johansson

The Black Widow Conundrum - how Black Widow being the most popular female superhero of the decade is both exciting and disappointing. Also Ike Perlmutter thinks female-led films bomb, The Mary Sue discusses Joss Whedon leaving Twitter.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:20 PM on May 6, 2015 (132 comments)

"Thank God. Another human being."

You couldn’t control the camera, I mean. The Silent Hill video games were blunt and herky-jerky—you, backed into a corner, swinging a plywood board clumsily at two sets of mannequin hips bolted horrifically together, flailing at you. Clay-colored, faceless children grabbed at you in the dark as you tap-tap-jogged awkwardly in circles, desperate to regain some kind of control. The world fell silent for cutscenes, PlayStation glory-era wax-lipped women with empty eyes mouthing hollow dialogue at you from the mist and shadows.

It was all really bad and scary, and kind of broken, and everyone loved it, especially me.
Why Silent Hill mattered.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:14 AM on May 2, 2015 (57 comments)

A Field In Pseudo-Germany

Want to play Warhammer Fantasy Battle? Not possesed of a Scrroge McDuck style moneypit or willing to sell organs in order to buy figures? Kieron Gillen and Matthew Sheret are here to help with Hipsterhammer. Jump in with guides to building Dwarf, Empire or Vampire Count armies on the cheap! Doubles as a bit of a guide to the weirdo world of Warhammer Fantasy, as distinct from your more generic Tolkienesque efforts. They even have a manifesto!
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:10 PM on April 26, 2015 (24 comments)

DC Super Hero Girls

DC is partnering with Mattel, Lego, Random House and others to launch DC Super Hero Girls universe for girls. Here's seven things CBR hopes they can acheive.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:39 PM on April 23, 2015 (32 comments)

The secret man who drinks at work

An Oral HistoryOf ‘Mad Men’ - as recounted to Clickhole by Matthew Weiner and the cast. May contain spoilers and inaccuracies.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:30 AM on April 22, 2015 (50 comments)

What could go wrong?

The family shows up at Hank’s house unaware that they’ll be sharing it with assorted wildlife whose collective attitude toward humans ranges from playful to scarily aggressive. Oh, and all the animals are real, and largely untrained, and when they paw and pounce on their human costars, you can see real terror in the actors’ eyes — like actual Oh shit please God no terror.
The making of Roar, possibly the Most Dangerous Movie of All Time.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:33 AM on April 18, 2015 (25 comments)

Armageddon as Autogeddon

Mad Max: ‘Punk’s Sistine Chapel’ – A Ballardian Primer
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:15 PM on April 12, 2015 (28 comments)

From Kitty to Kamala

The Journey That Turned Ms Marvel into This Generation’s Hero
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:38 AM on April 10, 2015 (24 comments)

A Day In the •Life

A bulbous, friendly little thing - The Verge’s Nilay Patel spends a day with the Apple Watch.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:26 PM on April 8, 2015 (205 comments)

Pones and Bones: A Trip to Anti-Narnia.

Peter Watts (previously) tours the FX house responsible for Hannibal's bodies. Meanwhile Neil Marshall and Vincenzo Natali are to direct episodes of the show.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:15 PM on March 23, 2015 (29 comments)

Judge Dredd, His Apocalyptic World

ECCC attending Mefites might want to check out my panel on Judge Dredd: Arthur Wyatt (writer of Dredd: Underbelly and Dredd: Uprise), Douglas Wolk, Ryan Hill (creators of Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two, City of Courts) and artist Chris Burnham talk about the future lawman, his strange world, the Dredd movie and Pug Dredd.
posted to MeFi IRL by Artw at 4:13 PM on March 13, 2015 (4 comments)

Pink Slimer for girls, blue Slimer for boys...

Sony just gave Ghostbusters a big, familiar gender problem
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:43 AM on March 10, 2015 (167 comments)

Shame and Ideology

Study Confirms That Abstinence Education Has Utterly Failed At Preventing AIDS In Africa
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:15 PM on March 7, 2015 (22 comments)

The Uncanny X-Men

What if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men movie?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:13 AM on March 4, 2015 (25 comments)

Burn After Reading

The story of The Anarchist Cookbook and William Powell, regretful author.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:42 PM on February 27, 2015 (71 comments)

"You must be Eddie"

The day Chris Kyle died - an account of the fateful gun range encounter between the subject of the film "American Sniper" and fellow veteran Eddie Ray Routh. Routh has received a life sentence for killing Kyle and freind Chad Littlefield, with a jury finding his claims of PTSD to be "an excuse".
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:42 PM on February 25, 2015 (35 comments)

Red Star

A statement posted to the Russian space agency’s website said a meeting of the Roscosmos science and technical council considered Russia’s future human spaceflight plans, favoring the continued use of the International Space Station until 2024.

Then Russia plans to remove its modules from the International Space Station to form an all-Russian complex in orbit.

posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:15 PM on February 24, 2015 (54 comments)

The 87th Academy Awards, also booze

The Oscars 2015: What They Tell Us. Watch out for these 5 types of upsets. It's National Margarita Day, why not drink along to the show with a George Clooney margarita?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:55 PM on February 22, 2015 (319 comments)

Mostly As, Bs and Cs

Quiz: what mental disorder do you have? (adjusted for scientific accuracy)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:42 AM on February 19, 2015 (27 comments)

"Lights out!"

Comics artist Brett Ewins, co-creator of Deadline, artist for Skreemer and Johnny Nemo, and frequent 2000AD contributor (cover gallery), has passed away passed away age 59.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:46 AM on February 17, 2015 (18 comments)

Push Comics Forward

It’s primarily about joining the conversations that are happening in this comics community of ours, helping to support and amplify those messages, and encouraging others to join. I love this industry. I’ve been working in it, when I’ve had the good fortune to have the opportunities, since I was like 17 years old. To see the way the industry has evolved in even the last few years is amazing–we’re seeing things (slowly!) become more representative. We’re ahead of the curve in many ways in comics and we’re also behind the curve in many ways. - Boom Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon talks to Comics Alliance about Push Comics Forward, "a movement to actively shape what the comics industry SHOULD look like in 10 years."
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:09 PM on January 28, 2015 (16 comments)

SS Pieter Schelte

The "world's largest ship" is named after a Nazi war criminal. Unsurprisingly a few people have a problem with that.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:33 PM on January 25, 2015 (80 comments)

Best Science Fiction of the last year

I've gotten out of the loop on recent Science Fiction writing. What are the best science fiction short stories and novels published within the last year?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Artw at 12:21 AM on January 25, 2015 (14 comments)


Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix] Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:25 PM on January 22, 2015 (25 comments)

An Innocuous Everyday Phrase Imbued With Sinister Meaning Due To Context

Next On “Black Mirror”
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:59 AM on January 20, 2015 (184 comments)

Broad Fucking City

“I think what we are doing differently is we never try to force emotional turns or aim to shock anyone. If you feel for Abbi and Ilana, it’s because they remind you of people you know.” - Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson talk about Broad City, which returns tonight with a new season.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:58 AM on January 14, 2015 (51 comments)

Intel Includes

Intel Wants Diversity in the Workplace, Puts $300 Million Where Their Mouth Is - Also they have a cool stabby spider dress.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:05 AM on January 7, 2015 (77 comments)

Save that dance

Who Is Agent Carter? A brief history of the starring character of Marvel's latest TV show - and now also a comic.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:21 AM on January 6, 2015 (76 comments)

Radioactive blood

Nerdist talks to Sam Raimi about fruit, his career in retail sales, how he got started making movies, the links between comedy and horror, the Evil Dead TV show and of course why Spider-Man 3 was "awful".
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:46 AM on January 3, 2015 (41 comments)

How Emily Brontë met Mickey Spillane

Book publishers back then didn’t always have much interest in books as such. They were experts at merchandising. They manufactured a certain number of titles every year, advertised them, sold as many copies as possible, and then did it all over the next year. Sometimes a book would be reprinted and sold again. Print runs were modest and so, generally, were profits.

Then, one day, there was a revolution...
Pulp’s Big Moment
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:05 PM on January 1, 2015 (9 comments)

The Sounds of Things to Come

Sound of Cinema - British Sci-Fi from the BFI Days of Fear and Wonder - BBC Radio 3 talks to film composer Stephen Price about The Shape of Things to Come, Alien, Gravity, and other science fiction soundtracks.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:09 PM on December 27, 2014 (7 comments)

Also includes casting notes on the 2015 remake

Die Hard has been previously established as the most Christmasy film ever (shut up, Buzzfeed), now you can join in the festive fun with this specially recorded War Rocket Ajax Die Hard commentary track featuring Matt Fraction, Matt D Wilson and Chris Sims. Cue up the Vintage VHS tape (or modern alternative, scheisse dem fenster, and enjoy!
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:54 PM on December 22, 2014 (42 comments)

Freedom is the right of all sentient beings

An Argentina court has recognised an Orangutang as 'non-human person': “This opens the way not only for other Great Apes, but also for other sentient beings which are unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in zoos, circuses, water parks and scientific laboratories.” - A similar case regarding a chimpanzee in New York was recently thrown out of court.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:52 PM on December 21, 2014 (71 comments)

1964 Chevy Malibu

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About The Making Of Repo Man
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:47 AM on December 19, 2014 (70 comments)

A dark reimagining of a Hollywood list

The 2014 Black List Has been announced - the top unproduced scripts of the year, according to Hollywood insiders. Excited film buffs will be scouring the list for overlooked gems and masterpieces that might have been, but why not go a different route? The Ten Worst Sounding Black List Scripts.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:43 AM on December 16, 2014 (136 comments)

Radio Raheem Is a Broken Record

Do the Right Thing wasn’t ahead of its time. It was behind its time, and it’s ahead of ours. It came out in the summer of 1989, six months before Driving Miss Daisy, but if you can imagine it without hip-hop, it could have come out in 1939 alongside Gone with the Wind; without color, in 1929 with The Jazz Singer; without sound, 1915 and The Birth of a Nation. If you updated the soundtrack and the fashion a bit and released it next week, critics would praise its timeliness and how its depiction of police brutality and racial tension captures the angry zeitgeist surrounding the recent killings of unarmed black civilians by police officers. Some might even predict that it would ultimately end up feeling dated, as some did 25 years ago. If only. - Lessons from Do the Right Thing on Its 25th Anniversary
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:53 PM on December 13, 2014 (34 comments)


Seeing ‘the Man Who Fell To Earth’ Was One Of The Greatest Experiences Of Philip K. Dick’s Life - The time PKD got really into David Bowie.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:36 PM on December 12, 2014 (23 comments)

Gotham Central

Ed Brubaker looking back on writing Batman, Catwoman and Gotham Central - an epic three part interview from Comics Alliance: 1, 2, 3

A previous interview with fellow Gotham Central writer Greg Rucka: 1, 2 3
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:19 AM on December 11, 2014 (23 comments)

2014: a lot of people on the internet said a lot of things about comics

The Best Comics Commentary of 2014
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:36 AM on December 10, 2014 (36 comments)

One and sadly done

12 excellent features from directors who never made another feature
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:28 AM on December 8, 2014 (38 comments)

Tales from Failed Anatomies

The Thing In The Pit
Drowning in Sand

The Unspeakable Oath presents audio versions of several Dennis Detwiller stories following the successfull Kickstarting of the Delta Green fiction anthology Tales from Failed Anatomies.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:15 PM on December 5, 2014 (38 comments)

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 24