Ray Harryhausen passed away last week. This has been noted by people more qualified than I to discuss the master of stop-motion magic—Rick Baker, Adam Savage, Todd Masters, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and more. The superhuman talent and perseverance evident in a Harryhausen effects sequence can easily be seen in countless visual effects artists since he first brought his creations to frame-by-frame life on the big screen. That makes sense. So how can I really say anything of worth when I say that I was also profoundly influenced by the artistry of Ray Harryhausen? With modesty, and a story about Clash of the Titans. Continue reading…
New clip promoting Venture Bros. season 5.
Here’s a clip from Bong Joon-ho’s The Host 2/ Gwoemul 2 (sequel to the 2007 film, The Host / Gwoemul). More river monster + a little behind the scenes look.
Matt Shapiro has put together a lovely compilation representing the Cinescape of 2011. (via Peter Gutierrez)
Here are two more trailers for films screening at this year’s Midnight Madness Program at the Toronto International Film Festival. First up, a teaser and clip from Eduardo Sánchez’ Lovely Molly. There’s also a trailer for Frederic Jardin’s thriller, Sleepless Night / Nuit Blanche. (Updated: The Incident trailer was incorrect).
The Master and Margarita anime? That’s right, Russian animation in Japanese style at Catsuka!
Every zombie death in The Walking Dead. 42 deaths in 1:09. (via @SFSignal)
Todd from 4DK takes over Fighting Femmes, Fiends and Fanatics vlog to discuss the Italian superhero/eurospy hybrid, The Fantastic Argoman–with clips!
Here’s the opening 2 minutes of the new live-action Space Battleship Yamato. (I grew up with Space Battleship Yamato as Star Blazers). (Thanks, August Ragone!)
A clip from Insidious, the creepy new ghost movie from James Wan (Saw) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity). (via both FearNET and Dread Central)