Thursday, April 2, 2009

Team Mammut: Iditarod 2009 - We made it!

Team Mammut: Iditarod 2009 - We made it!

My friend Karin Hendrickson writes about her rookie Iditarod experience.  Amazing conditions during this race, and it is amazing that the dogs and mushers can do it and enjoy doing so!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Help NASA Name ISS Node 3

If you are a fan of Joss Whedon's show Firefly, you'll see that 82% of the votes as of this writing are for naming it 'Serenity'.

We added our votes to that.

Vote here.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Oscar Winners List

Complete List of 2009 Oscar Winners Movie News, Trailers, Reviews and More
Best motion picture of the year

* Slumdog Millionaire

Performance by an actor in a leading role

* Sean Penn (Milk)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

* Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

* Kate Winslet (The Reader)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

* Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

Best animated feature film of the year


Best Documentary Short Subject

* Smile Pinki

Best Short Film (Animated)

* La Maison de Petits Cubes

Best Short Film (Live Action)

* Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Achievement in art direction

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Achievement in cinematography

* Slumdog Millionaire, Anthony Dod Mantle

Achievement in costume design

* The Duchess, Michael O’Connor

Achievement in directing

* Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best documentary feature

* Man on Wire

Achievement in makeup

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Greg Cannom

Achievement in film editing

* Slumdog Millionaire, Chris Dickens

Best foreign language film of the year

* Departures

Original score

* Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

Original song

* “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight), Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar

Achievement in sound editing

* The Dark Knight, Richard King

Achievement in sound mixing

* Slumdog Millionaire, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

Achievement in visual effects

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron

Adapted screenplay

* Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)

Original screenplay

* Dustin Lance Black (Milk)


1. Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won 3 Oscars
3. The Dark Knight won 2 Oscars
4. Milk won 2 Oscars
5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona won 1 Oscar
6. Man on Wire won 1 Oscar
7. The Duchess won 1 Oscar
8. WALL-E won 1 Oscar
9. The Reader won 1 Oscar
10. Departures won 1 Oscar

Film Spoiler Alert

Sums up a lot of good ones.  Most of these are worth watching.  Most should have already been seen, really.

No idea who made this, but credit can be given if someone lets us know.  Found it on Grown-Ass People.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fanboys now coming to more cities

Looks like I may have to trek over to Orlando to see it if I don't want to wait any longer.

Fanboys expands into 10 more U.S. cities on February 20!

1. Boston
2. Washington DC
3. Detroit
4. Atlanta
5. Denver
6. New Haven
7. Orlando
8. Phoenix
9. Columbus, OH
10. Raleigh , NC

Theater locations to come soon! Spread the word!

Fanboys is currently playing in…

New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco

From Starwarsblog.

Friday, February 6, 2009

More Pre-Watchmen Video

I'll confess I have yet to read the graphic novel, but am starting to look forward to the film, since they stopped playing that horrid Smashing Pumpkins song in the trailers.  I am aware that Horrid and "Smashing Pumpkins" is redundant, but I wanted the emphasis.