Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Best Film I Seen This Year

In the last year I have watched 128 films (a complete alphabetical list is found at the end of this post). And at the end of the year it is an easy post to write about what my general recommendation as to what the best film I seen was. To do this I first generate a short list of what I rated rated 5/5 on LoveFilm (read Netflix if in US) and then have a look at the site's meta data to see what others who seen the films thought. And then the film me and the meta data think is best is my recommendation for the year.

This year the film I can recommend to most people rather easily is Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

P.S. IGN and I am sure a lot of others as my meta data shows, will claim that Inception is the best film of 2010. I only gave Inception 4/5 because I never cared about the characters or their mission.

Tron Legacy
17 Again
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
638 Ways To Kill Castro
A Serious Man
Angels And Demons
Apocalypse Now Redux
Boat That Rocked, The
Book of Eli
Capitalism: A Love Story
Che - Part 1 - The Argentine
Clash of the Titans
Clash Of The Titans
Coco Before Chanel
Code 46
Cold Souls
Crying Fist
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The
Dead Man Running
District 13
Dorian Gray
Dragonball Evolution
Evangelion 1.01 - You're Not Alone
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Expendables, The
Fantastic Mr. Fox, The
Fast And Furious
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Fish Tank
Full Metal Jacket
Girl Who Lept Through Time, The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The
Girlfriend Experience, The
Good Morning, Vietnam
Halo - Legends
Handmaid's Tale, The
Hangover, The
Hotel Rwanda
Hudson Hawk
I'm Here
In Bruges
Iron Man 2
Jacob's Ladder
Jennifer's Body
Karate Kid - Part 2, The
Law Abiding Citizen
Lethal Weapon
Men Who Stare at Goats, The
Michael Jackson - This Is It
On The Beach
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Paul Blart - Mall Cop
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time
Rambo - First Blood
Rambo - First Blood - Part II
Rambo - III
Rear Window
Red Rock West
Resident Evil Afterlife
Road, The
Runaway Train
S. Darko - A Donnie Darko Tale
Saw IV
Saw V
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Sherlock Holmes
Sky Crawlers
Slaughterhouse Five
Sleepless In Seattle
Slumdog Millionaire
Smokin' Aces
Snake Eyes
Solar Crisis
South Park - The Passion of the Jew
Strait Jacket
Sword Of The Stranger
The 39 Steps
The Back-up Plan
The Basketball Diaries
The Cove
The Horde
The Informant
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid 3
The Losers
The Mist
The Road
The Twilight Saga - New Moon
The Wrestler
To Hell And Back
Toy Story 3
Up In The Air
Waltz with Bashir
Where the Wild Things Are
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Youth in Revolt
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Adult Fans Of Lego

This is a documentary about some AFOLs. I remember seeing some well constructed things as a kid, but what the hobby is doing now is on a new level of interesting.

AFOL A Blocumentary from AFOL on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Colour Wheel For Use In Web Design

Color Scheme Designer is a great little JavaScript based web tool for creating a matching colour scheme for websites. It even includes a website preview that scarily seems to look great no-matter what colour scheme you choose.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Wikileaks On Why Leaking Is Good

WikiLeaks is a website dedicated to releasing leaked information. It isn't doing anything new, leaked information has been a large part of Journalism for a while, but what is different that the leaks are delivered in an almost no edited format.

Recently WikiLeaks got hold of 251,287 leaked US Embassy Cables. These are short reports about all manor of things. I found the report on colonel Gaddafi rather interesting, but there has been a lot of criticism towards the leaks; mainly around the possibility that they would harm diplomatic relations and cost lives. Reading the reports you can see many of the names have been removed, so I am not convinced by the loss of life argument, but there was a TED talk earlier in the year with WikiLeak found Julian Assange giving his account on why WikiLeaks is a force for good.
WikiLeaks is under (government?) attack, so has several Mirror Sites setup.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Free Documentaries

Documentary-Film.net is a network that distributes documentaries for free. Most of them seem to be professional looking, that isn't to say the information is accurate or impartial in all of them, there is a good selection.