Fri, 06 Nov 2009 05:46:23 GMT
1996"s Bad Moon was the last film helmed by cult genre filmmaker Eric Red (director of Body Parts and Cohen and Tate, screenwriter of Near Dark and The Hitcher) before most had heard about the strange and tragic troubles he encountered earlier this decade. Premiering last year on the SyFy channel, 100 Feet marks Red"s return to the screen:
"Her Husband"s Dead, and He"s Taking the News Badly" reads the irresistible tagline of Eric Red"s first film in 12 years, in which abused wife Marnie (Famke Janssen) learns that stabbing her sadistic spouse three times is not enough to keep him away. After serving some time for murder, she"s placed under house arrest in her spacious Brooklyn brownstone, fitted with an electronic anklet, and is soon haunted by hubby"s vengeful spirit (a creepy Michael Pare, looking more like Michael Myers). Hand-wringingly tense, 100 Feet provides the chills expected from the writer of the wonderfully deranged Near Dark and The Hitcher.
As part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center"s Scary Movies 3 series (now through October 22), both 100 Feet and The Hitcher will screen on Tuesday, October 20th-the same day that 100 Feet lands on DVD. Ominously calling just before midnight on the 13th of this month, I spoke with Eric Red about both films, the unfortunate remake of The Hitcher, how he feels about a notorious review by Roger Ebert, and what scares him today.
To listen to the podcast, click here. (14:58)
INTRO: Mark Isham, "Headlights (Main Theme to The Hitcher)"
OUTRO: Mark Isham, "Dust and Gasoline"
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Fri, 06 Nov 2009 05:17:45 GMT
EOS 1D mkIV hands on
have been very crafty and have managed to get themselves a little bit of hands on time with Canon"s next big hitter; the EOS 1D mk IV. If I"m honest it"s just what I expected: it"s a bloody fantastic camera with a pricetag to match. Featuring lots of technology passed down from the 5D, this 1.2kg beast is set to set the photojournalism world on fire providing the pricing comes in at the right level of silly.
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Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:52:27 GMT
SBA1700 uber-sleek portable speakers
Philips has unveiled its latest portable speakers for the Korean market - the SBA1700. And they are back with the disc-shaped profile, perhaps to please the purists. The speakers show-off an elegant silver finish and weigh a mere 0.3 kg - almost resembling a giant pocket watch, if only much sleeker. They are plug-and-play and connect to an audio source via a 3.5mm stereo connector with the promise of a 20-hour long playtime (3 AAA batteries, 1.5V). Then there is the trademark simplicity of design - the connector cable can be neatly hidden within the back-case when not in use and the speaker itself looped around your wrist like a vanity purse. The SBA1700 is rather dearly priced at around $60, but we bet it will be your every penny"s worth.
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Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:24:15 GMT
Google Wave Add-on For Firefox
I’ve been playing around with Google Wave for a few days now, and it’s definitely a fascinating piece of technology. The idea is to drag email and text communications into the 21st century by restructuring the way we chat with each other.
As with all innovative tech, it’s going to take a while to see what benefit this initiative will bring to the table, but I’m tending to agree with Daniel Tenner in his view that at the very least it’s going to turn out to be a great collaborative tool for getting work done with teams rather than a Facebook or Twitter destroyer.
Whatever the guesstimates, there’s clearly something radically significant about the launch of this platform which we won’t see until the rumoured Tsunami (heh) of products start arriving on the scene from 3rd party developers, at which point all should become crystal.
In the meantime, for those with invites, here’s a handy Google Wave Firefox Addon which gives you notification of Wave activity in the status bar. A bit redundant since Wave is browser based anyway, but what the heck.
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Wed, 14 Oct 2009 03:02:48 GMT
Microsoft Office Lashes Back at Google
© Stephen Edgar - Netweb
I have almost entirely become a Google Docs User; it is simple, cheap (free), and gets the job done 99% of the time. There are times, mostly when dealing with spreadsheets and numbers, that I have to use Microsoft Office. To be frank, I don"t like doing it at all. Microsoft Office represents such bloat on my 80 GB SSD drive, that I resent using it. I would love it if someone would come along and give me a true lightweight and powerful Office replacement. Wouldn"t it be ironic if Microsoft were that someone.
Rumor has it that with the release of Microsoft Office 2010, the Big Window from Redmond will release an online, add supported, and fully functional Microsoft Office suite. First, this online office suite would replace Microsoft Works, which is convenient. Works is always the first piece of bloatware I have to uninstall when I set-up a new PC or help a friend restore theirs. Second, an online suite is the perfect companion for the millions and millions of Netbooks that are spreading across the world. Lastly, there are many people like myself who love Google Docs and Zoho; if the alternatives continue to improve, we will continue to leave.
The ad supported office will not have PowerPoint or Outlook. In my opinion, that is a plus; while I might miss PowerPoint, I have not used Outlook in years. Users who are in need of those two programs will be able to upgrade the ad supported basic suite with a retail card, downloadable code, or retail box. Microsoft is fighting back, and this battle might be won by Redmond.
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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 13:10:36 GMT
Fitbit Keeps You Honest About Fitness
According to the website, Fitbit uses 3D motion sensor technology similar to the Nintendo Wii to track movement in three dimensions creating an accurate report on your daily exercise activities. The collected data is collected every time you walk by the wireless base included in the setup.
A little larger than a quarter, the Fitbit can be clipped to the waist of your pants, slipped into a wallet, or attached to the included wristband to record your every move. Retailing at $99, the Fitbit is a nifty device that can help kick your exercise regiment into the next gear.
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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 13:03:51 GMT
Chloe Intense EDP
The sleek, gray bow-tie on the new Chloe Intense EDP signals that this is a different scent from the original Chole - more serious, focused and sleek.
I loved scent as much as I loved the Chloe bottle. The clear rectangle shape and ribbed detail (which reminds me a little of a beautifully tailored French suit with pin stripes), with the shiny silver just scream chic/modern to me. Indeed, the new version of Chloe is a very modern and unique interpretation of the rose.
On my skin I immediately got a burst of the crisp rose along with the pink pepper, which together made for a really clear, fresh and modern rose scent - I"ve really never smelled anything quite like this interpretation of rose, and I liked it very much. The expanded staying power was also fantastic. Long into the evening I still smelled the base rose and the pretty warmer dry down notes like the sandalwood and the tonka bean, after spritzing in the AM.
Overall, I found it to be a very arid, fresh, crisp floral/oriental scent perfect for fall - and because of the lightness and the streamlined notes, equally perfect for spring/early summer as well.
This is suitable for day-to-day wear, the office and even weekends when you want to make a little statement but nothing too strong. - RLB
Rose, Magnolia, Lily of the Valley
Amber, Cedar Wood, Sandalwood, Tonka bean
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 04:15:31 GMT
True Blood in the Fridge....Weekend is Set.
I am so obsessed with this show that I don"t know what I"m going to do with myself once the season ends.
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 03:46:23 GMT
Manticore Technology Is the Solution
With today's tech scene crowded with startups, companies often live or die based on their ability to market their product or service. So how are your marketing efforts going? If you're looking for a productive marketing solution that can help you turn your marketing efforts into actual sales, you're probably looking for Manticore Technology.
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Manticore Technology is a leading provider of such marketing automation solutions. They enable your marketers to identify sales prospects with little effort and move them along in the sales process. Their marketing automation results in demand generation. Then your sales people can make sales decisions with data provided by the system's lead management software.
If you're looking for a way to significantly improve your marketing and sales process, consider Manticore Technology.
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Wed, 16 Sep 2009 04:59:30 GMT
The financial meltdown and tell-tale emails
Should UBS be held accountable for selling toxic collateralised debt obligations? The Wall Street Journal
reports that UBS staff knew these debt securities were bad and sent off emails making that point quite clear. "OK still have this vomit?" one email said. Another email was just as pithy, saying they had sold "more crap".
As Reuters blogger Matthew Goldstein
points out, the damning part about the evidence now coming out in legal proceedings is the allegation that ratings agency Moody's shared information with UBS which makes it very close to insider trading. That's bad news for other investment banks. "It's doubtful that this sharing of information between a rating agency and a Wall Street bank was an isolated event," Goldstein writes.
The Huffington Post
backs this up with its report showing these damning emails were being fired off by so many in Wall Street. The implication: Wall Street traders knew they were selling junk but were still intent on ripping off the public. Expect more lawsuits.
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