Category Archives: Film

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for reasons best known to himself, video editor Bobby Burns compiles footage form the Indiana Jones films to make Speilberg’s eponymous hero look like Jason Bourne. To wit:

We can dream, right? What if this Steven Spielberg classic was actually part of the Bourne series? Here’s a little taste for the action spy fans!

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Sarah Jeong’s comprehensive geeknalysis of the storage formats of Star Wars. To wit:

Upon reviewing the Star Wars canon of movies (no animated films or shows, and no Expanded Universe content, which now exists in a purgatory of maybe-canon), it’s become clear to me that that the galaxy is crippled by an abundance of disk formats, with all of the accompanying interoperability issues that we see on our own planet. Every time the Rebel Alliance changes bases, they must be lugging around a spaceship full of drives, both new and obsolete, to read every possible format.

READ ON: (Warning: Spoilers) From Tape Drives To Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Sarah Jeong, Motherboard)

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The video for Dublin alt-songstress Naoise Roo‘s new single Whore premiered yesterday on Nialler9.

Directed by Girl Band visual collaborator Bob Gallagher, and starring actor Aron Hegarty, it accompanies a tune that provides a backing track for internal conflict and examination of roles/power structures.

Says Naoise:

“The song Whore was born out of a sense of longing and frustration. The idea of playing with power and submission. I think Bob’s video reflects those feelings, but takes a different slant. Religion and sexuality have had centuries of conflict and in Ireland we know this all too well. But at the root of it sexuality and sexual energy are the essence of being human. I’ve often wondered where that energy goes, what that inner conflict looks like”

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A new update to the Netflix mobile app today will allow some of the streaming service’s content to be downloaded for offline play.

Good for long trips/Internet outages, but even better for parents with sprogs to keep quiet during same, considering the amount of kids’ shows, anime, etc.

Front and centre in all of this? All the Netflix exclusives are first-up for local storage.

Grand.

To start using the service, you’ll need to update to the latest version of the app.

Netflix fans rejoice! You can now download shows to watch offline (Wired)