We probably don’t really need hype for the new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey because it will be huge and awesome anyway, but there is never anything wrong with just doing something cool. Weta took to the Wellington Airport in New Zealand for an installation of a GIANT Gollum as a little promotion to the film and where it was filmed. From the rafters of the airport you see this monstrous and captivating Gollum diving for his fishes. It looks to be set up over a food court area which makes this actually fairly amusing. Watch out for drool down there, and watch the video of the lengths that one has to endure for this undertaking.
Now I want to go to New Zealand even more. THE HOBBIT!
Photos by Steve Unwin
Here is a fun animation for a Thursday morning from Dorianne Fibleuil.
This is the story of an old woman who wants to pay her last respects to her husband.
She welcomes a team of Funeral directors at her home, a strange apartment full of dead animals. It’s time to get the body and perform the ceremony. It’s time to say goodbye to what is left behind.
The recent campaigns to promote awareness of Hands-Only CPR is all over the place. Gone are the days of Squints fooling Wendy Peppercorn into mouth to mouth. Now a very creative advert is out using the ever lovable Zombie theme. Even zombies know the modern proper way of only using hands and they want it to be known; so pay attention.
“Michael Squints Palledorous walked a little taller that day and we had to tip our hats to him. He was lucky she hadn’t beat the crap out of him. We wouldn’t have blamed her. What he did was sneaky, rotten, low and cool…”
Last winter, documentary film maker Daniel Zana joined the all star artist cast of Army of Snipers consisting of Angry Woebots, J*RYU, Ritzy Periwinkle, Sheryo, and Peap Tarr on the humanitarian art mission known as The Little Lotus Project. Their journey took them to Thailand, Singapore, and Honk Kong, and all along the way, Zana was filming.
Finally we get a teaser trailer of the documentary. Please watch.
A kickstarter campaign by Mike Correll is very close to being fulfilled to make a documentary on artist Chet Zar. “I like to paint monsters“, will dive into the work, thought processes, development, and understanding of the man known as Chet Zar. Oct. 12, is the cutoff date for funding, and this project is ever so close to being finished. Click the link here to watch a video for better insight into what this fabulous kickstarter will bring. We love documentaries, and not since Heather Donahue got lost in the woods with her’s, have we been more stoked for one. This funding has to happen, and who knows, you might even see a familiar Albuquerque gallery in the film.
Thanks to Disney, we get to see two (with a third coming soon it seems) 360 degree virtual tours from the set of Frankenweenie!!! Tim Burtons new stop motion feature hits the theaters Oct. 5 but this glimpse into their world is going to get us all pumped up like crazy for the release.
Take the tour here.
To celebrate 50 years of the legacy that is James Bond, Christie’s is holding an online only auction of donations from cast members along with Bond memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions. They will have forty lots up for auction from September 28 to October 8, and an additional 10 lots on Oct. 5th in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Dr. No that is unfortunately invite only. Everything in the auction will be open to the public to check out for free at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom, 85 Old Brompton Road. And what is very awesome is that all proceeds of the auction will benefit UNICEF’s work for children and other charitable causes.
View the auction items here and click more for a sneak peak into what is in the auction.