It's debatable whether the troubled World War Z
signals the end of the ongoing zombie craze, but the film that started it all is much more clear: Danny Boyle's
bleak, artful cult horror-drama 28 Days Later
, which saw its US premiere ten years ago this weekend.
From its iconic opening shots of an eerily abandoned London
(set to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's
brooding post-rock epic "East Hastings"
) to the frenzied chaos of its climax
, Boyle's film -- a dark yet humanist tale
of a world eviscerated by a frighteningly contagious epidemic of murderous rage -- reinvented and reinvigorated the genre that Romero built (though many insist its rabid, sprinting berserkers don't really count
And while sequel 28 Weeks Later
with its heavyhanded Iraq War allusions
failed to live up to the original (despite boasting one of the most viscerally terrifying opening sequences
in modern horror), and 28 Months
looks increasingly unlikely
, there remains a small universe of side content from the film, including music, short films, comics, and inspired-by games. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Twenty years ago today, the gaming world saw the launch of a truly landmark title: Sonic the Hedgehog
. Developed as a vehicle for a new Sega mascot, the fluid, vibrant, cheery-tuned wonderland swiftly became the company's flagship product, inspiring over the ensuing decades an increasingly convoluted universe
of TV shows, comic books
, and dozens of games on a variety of systems (all documented in this frighteningly comprehensive TVTropes portal
). And while in recent years the series has turned out more and more mediocre 3D and RPG efforts
, the original games remain crown jewels of the 16-bit era. So why not kick off this anniversary by replaying the titles that started it all for free in your browser: Sonic the Hedgehog
(1991), Sonic the Hedgehog 2
(1992), Sonic the Hedgehog 3
(1994), Sonic & Knuckles
(1994). Or click inside for music, remakes, and other fun stuff! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 23, 2011 -
The IDEA - The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts
- Seven somewhat dated collections of essays, music, videos, and thought curated and designed by Shankar Barua, backed by totally awesome early Internet-era graphics, and hosted at Laurie Spiegel's
. Please note that many individual pages of The IDEA gazettes are very-very heavily loaded, by [2001's] WWWeb standards, with images/audio/video. In other words, if you can get past ugly old broken HTML and auto-playing music, you may find a lot to like in here.
posted by carsonb
on May 4, 2010 -
They're not quite a dog, nor a bean but a hybrid of both. They love to appear out of nowhere and offer random bits of trivia whether you asked for it or not.
posted by boo_radley
on Jan 30, 2010 -
is the latest creation from multi-media singer/artist Fredo Viola
. Using multi-track recordings of his voice in rich harmony, coupled with unusual video vignettes, The Turn [flash]
offers a dozen performances of Viola's interesting integration of voice and visual artistry. His first album was just released this week on iTunes and includes works like The Sad Song
posted by netbros
on Dec 12, 2008 -
onoes! teenz on teh pr0n webs!
It's been a year since I posted about Stickam
, and in that time, one would be naïve to think that a community of unmoderated videos broadcast live from the private and semi-anonymous bedrooms of the world would not result in epic lulz
(nsfw). To no one's surprise, disgruntled Stickam ex-VP Alex Becker says Stickam shares office space, staff, and equipment with live pornographic video providers
-- this via NYT tech writer Brad Stone
. Cue the "think of the CHILDRUNZ!"
. But popular websites being related to or backed up by prurient interest are nothing new: Wikipeda predecessor Bomis
was once accused of having "softore porn" in its "Babes" section
, and of course everyone knows porn drives technology
. What do you think the internet is for
? But if you use Stickam and this bothers you, the burgeoning field of live embeddable Flash-based webcam video streaming is rife with alternatives: uStream.tv
, and Operator11
, just to name some -- but there'll be naked girls on those too. I guarantee it.
posted by brownpau
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Download Flash Video.
This site makes it easy to download all of the You Tube, Google Video and iFilm content that has been appearing on the front page. Ideal if you can't view them at work and your home connection is arthritic. Similiar functionality can be provided for Google and You Tube by a greasemonky script
. The downloaded file is in .FLV format which can be viewed with VLC
or FLV Player
. .FLV can be converted to other formats with TVC
once you have it on your system.
posted by Mitheral
on Mar 8, 2006 -
Not My Type
- An office and its occupants, made entirely of typographic characters, create a theatre of emotion. View the separate animations (Flash) 1
. Also, visit an article
on the work's concept development and storyboarding process. And there's more
posted by sjvilla79
on Aug 16, 2005 -
It's time for some Friday Flash Fun! (Well sort of, since even though this video was probably created in Flash, it's delivered in crap-tacular streaming format) Anyway, everyone's favorite white-boy (or "guero"
) hip-hop superstar is back in action with a new video [rm
] for his forthcoming album
. The video was created by Flash maestro Mumbleboy
, and for those that found Beck's last outing
a little vanilla for their tastes, it signals a welcome return to the man's Chunky Monkey
posted by idontlikewords
on Jan 28, 2005 -