“Everybody wants to Stay Alive.”
That could easily be the tagline for this entry into the fusion (or mash-up) category. It’s a funny branch of art – much like creating a tasty new dish, mash-up relies on mixing together complimentary ingredients in such proportions that result in something really special. Any cook will tell you that’s way more difficult than it sounds. As often as not, ingredients don’t match, or the quantities aren’t right, and the whole thing just falls flat. Any artist could share similar experience. Continue reading
Sadly the collective pop world mourns another dear name today. Anton Yelchin, probably best know as the young ensign Checkov from Star Trek, has died in a tragic accident.
I remember fondly an interview he gave when the Abrams helmed Trek was first released. He commented, with a wry smile, that he – a Russian born and fluently speaking actor – had to adopt a not-remotely-Russian accent for his role, thanks to the legacy of his predecessor.
Yelchin seemed a bright young actor who picked some really great roles. He will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to his family and friends – may God comfort you in this time.
The absolute runaway success of Game of Thrones has proven that there is a modern audience for high fantasy. While the cinematic Lord of the Rings was likely a safe bet, building a “franchise” on
Those of you who align yourselves philosophically or otherwise with colloquial ‘geek culture’ may have found yourselves drawn to the worldwide Mecca of The Geek, the San Diego Comicon. Those of you on much, much tighter budgets may have settled for Sydney’s annual Supanova pop culture expo. Continue reading
It’s winter down in the land of Oz. Admittedly, things don’t get quite as cold over on the mid-East coast, but it is time to start rockin’ the Ugg Boots. Continue reading
One of the best films of 2012 was Argo. For those who’ve seen it, you know; for those who haven’t, do yourself the favour. Aside from the fact that director and star Ben Affleck has a real gift for film-craft, Argo is one of the most engrossing “based-on” true stories you’re likely to find. Continue reading
‘They’ say that art comes in various guises, right? Continue reading