Category Archives: movie
“Silver Thunderbird” Marc Cohn It really wasn’t planned that this song follow “Listening to Levon” on my countdown, but it’s nice that it worked out that way. In “Listening to Levon”, Cohn tells us he was sitting in his dad’s … Continue reading
Rating: 3 out of 5 (meh) Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a Michael Bay film. That pretty much sums up exactly what the movie is, and you don’t really need to know any more about it. It’s not a … Continue reading
Being a geek of a certain age, I of course went out to see Tron: Legacy as soon as it opened in the theaters. And being a geek of a certain type, and having listened to Wendy Carlos‘ ethereal soundtrack … Continue reading
Inception a Christopher Nolan Film Arbitrary 5-Point rating: 5 out of 5 Inception is a weird, ambitious, action-packed sci fi thriller-cum-heist flick. It is, in its own way, as ambitious as The Matrix and suffers from the comparison only in … Continue reading
For about ten years, I’ve been running a project in my Honors Physics course called Days of Miracle and Wonder (yes, title taken from a Paul Simon song). In it, the students are asked to create a business case for … Continue reading
… but this looks awesome.
… using footage from — amazingly! — the Toy Story franchise! via Ezra Klein
This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3jkUhG68wY&feature=player_embedded) is a hilarious take-down of the music publishing industry’s allegation that personal filesharing is “killing” music. Part of the fun is figuring out the early 1980s references. Also, I would totally buy a flag that had that … Continue reading
… but this looks awesome. Apparently, the release date is 2010 December 17. Just for completeness, the original Comicon 2009 trailer is embedded below the fold.
Everyone has their own unique signs that summer is upon us, the signature sound that signals the academic year is winding down. For me, it’s “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears. More below the fold.