Category Archives: out of the box

Hyper-

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1. Over; above; beyond: hypercharge.
2. Excessive; excessively: hypercritical.
3. Existing in more than three dimensions: hyperspace.
4. Linked or arranged nonsequentially: hypertext.

[Greek huper-, from huper, over, beyond; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

He is unconventional; he is driven; he is inventive.  He is about the FUTURE.

“Yes, this is possible, absolutely.”  

And I wouldn’t bet against him, given his track record…
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Intergalactic Synergy

NERDS REJOICE: The largest media conglomerate in the world (Disney) bought Lucasfilm last week and immediately announced that a fresh new trilogy of Star Wars films WILL BE HAPPENING starting with an Episode VII in 2015.  Yesterday it was confirmed that Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) has been hired to pen Episode VII as the film begins pre-production.  No word yet on who will direct or be cast in the films but personally I am optimistic, as Hayden Christensen already ruined one trilogy and will not be allowed to ruin another.

The new triumvirate of films will reportedly focus on the rebuilding of the Republic, with an aged Luke Skywalker becoming the premier Jedi and training a new order of Jedi Knights.  The series will reportedly culminate in a final confrontation between Skywalker and the Emperor.  Obviously many of the overarching plotlines have yet to be imagined:

Another epic storyline with four main characters? NO WAY!  You must be saying.  Let’s take a look.

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The Norman Conquests

Norman?!
Norman!?
Norman!!

“A man with my type of temperament should really get through three women a day without even ruffling his hair. That’s what I’m like inside. That’s my appetite. That’s me. I’m a three a day man.”  — Norman Dewars

It’s comedy of life.

Norman Conquests: a trilogy of plays written in 1973 by Alan Ayckbourn. The plays are at times wildly comic, and at times poignant in their portrayals of the relationships among six characters. Each of the plays depicts the same six characters over the same weekend in a different part of a house. Table Manners is set in the dining room, Living Together in the living room, and Round and Round the Garden in the garden. Each play is self-contained, and they may be watched in any order. Some of the scenes overlap, and on several occasions a character’s exit from one play corresponds with an entrance in another. [Wikipedia]

The plays are centered around Norman Dewars, an fun loving Artisan.

It’s fiction, but …

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Tactician’s Pact

The summer of the movie nerd sadly is long gone my friends and so Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, Lincoln and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have to suffice for the holiday season.  Skyfall specifically is lookin pretty bossy though especially in this new trailer:

After 50 years of the franchise, Skyfall is already being called the ‘best Bond yet’.  Daniel Craig is said to have truly stepped into his role as a more nitty-gritty James Bond, and Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem is said to shine in his role as unhinged arch-criminal Silva.

Something tells me he loses though.  And Bond wins.  Just a hunch.  Why does Bond win all the time?  Well I guess some people are just born that way.  Bond seems to find out though, as we all do: that life’s greatest gift, can sometimes be a curse.  Let’s take a look.

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Within the Edge of …

October 27, 1992

His voice was bubbly and full of enthusiasm: “You know it’s tantalizing.  — I feel I’m on the edge of something.”

That was last thing he said to his wife.

“In considering the relationship between the finite and the infinite, we are led to observe that the whole field of the finite is inherently limited, in that it has no independent existence. It has the appearance of  independent existence, but that appearance is merely the result of an abstraction of our thought.  We can see this dependent nature of the finite from the fact that every finite thing is transient…”

He had developed his own interpretation — a non-local hidden variable deterministic theory, the predictions of which agree perfectly with the nondeterministic quantum theory. His work and the EPR argument became the major factor motivating John Bell‘s inequality, the consequences of which are still being investigated. [Wikipedia, revised]

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Super Brawl

A Justice League of America film will now officially compete directly with The Avenger’s  2 in the summer of 2015.  Warner Bros. green lit the project and will reportedly ramp up development on it following a decisive legal victory involving the rights to Superman.  Opening the door for competing super squads of epic proportion.  A CLASH OF TITANS if you will.  Okay.  Maybe I got a little excited there.  It is looking pretty legit though as DC/Warner Bros. has made it clear they want a high caliber director at the helm.  As for the cast, let’s hope they go for a little more depth than Megan Fox.  Why does WB want a super-squad of it’s own?  Perhaps a better question is: Why WOULDN’T they want a super-squad of their own.

Can Batman go toe-to-toe with The Hulk? Could Superman beat up Captain America?  I don’t know.  I’m not a rocket scientist.  The two superhero teams will indeed clash at the box office in the summer of 2015, as Warner Bros. looks to sign a director and all star cast within the near future.  Having had talks with The Wachowski Brothers and Ben Affleck about directing, it seems they are willing to spend a pretty penny on bringing a Hall of Justice to the big screen in top class fashion.  Why are all the cool kids making movies about superhero teams these days?  Because effective team synergy is a powerful thing.  Let’s take a look.

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Eternal Romance

The MTV Video Music Awards aired this week and did I not get the memo that we’re back to having boy bands?  FFS.  Thought we grew outta that one.  Speaking of pop teenie type stuff along with the show aired an MTV exclusive clip of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.  Introducing the clip was the director and cast of the film, with a noticeable absence from actress Kristen Stewart (right).  Hrrrmmm.  Wonder what thats all about.  Despite infidelity rumors (on Kristen’s behalf) actor Robert Pattinson (left) seemed in good spirits.  Though the couple’s non-fictional relationship may be in dire straits at the moment their fictional relationship is quite the opposite.

For those of you who do not know The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the concluding film of a series of movies based on romantic novels of the same title.  The series chronicles the life if a young human Bella and her romantic encounters with a vampire (Edward) and a were-wolf (Jacob).  She ultimately falls deeply in love with the vampire (Edward), and marries him, which creates some mildly entertaining dramatic plot points.  The focus of the series however is the deep love connection that blossoms between Bella and Edward, as one of the most important and appealing concepts of the saga is the idea that true love transcends time, as Edward is over 100 years old and yet falls deeply in love with the young human Bella.

What IS true love you ask?  Why, a simple matter of synergistic pairings.  Diametrically opposed inherent mindsets that spark the romantic ideal that we know as true love.  Whether it be ‘Rational and Idealist or ‘Artisan and Guardian, people all around the world find “true love” every single day.  What does a “true love” couple look like?  Let’s take a look.

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Executioner’s Enterprise

Michael Fassbender has been cast as Ubisoft’s “iconic hooded hero” in an Assassin’s Creed film.  Which let’s be honest sounds pretty dope.  The young German actor will likely portray the original franchise character; Syrian Master Assassin, Altaïr.

Michael Fassbender was our first choice,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”

With roles in critically-acclaimed movies like Shame and blockbusters such as X-Men: First Class and PrometheusFassbender has quickly established himself as one of the most in-demand actors around, and his casting in the Assassin’s Creed movie sends out a strong signal of intent by the recently-founded Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The film will also be produced by Fassbender’s own company, DMC Film.  What does it take to become a Master Assassin?  Let’s take a look.

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Symbiotic Justice

Warner Bros. is ramping up their JLA efforts after Ben Affleck recently shot down reports that he might direct the film.  The studio has reportedly reached out to The Matrix Trilogy writers’ and directors’ Andy and Lana Wachowski to take the reigns of a Justice League of America film;

“According to Moviehole, the sibling directors behind the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer and the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas are on the studio’s list of possible contenders to helm JLA, which was scripted by Gangster Squad’s Will Beall. The site claims the studio is “apparently jazzed with Cloud Atlas, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration. Justice League needs to be as big on character, as it does bells & whistles, and the Wachowski’s could probably offer that.”

It’s no secret that Joss Whedon put a large emphasis on “character” in The Avengers, and given the films success, it seems WB will be attempting to follow suit.  Given DC’s roster, it seems like they’ll have a good shot at giving Marvel a run for it’s money.  What roster?  You ask?  Let’s take a look.

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