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Validation

tags: Validation, humor, funny, social commentary, film, movie, streaming video This sweet video is actually a short film that has won a lot of awards at film festivals. It’s a bit long compared to the usual video embeds I share with you, but I think you’ll enjoy this film (I certainly did).

The Tiger Next Door

tags: The Tiger Next Door, documentary, film, ethics, social commentary, exotic pets, wild animals, large cats, Dennis Hill, streaming video This interesting video is a trailer for a documentary, “The Tiger Next Door,” the story of a man named Dennis Hill who has been breeding and selling tigers from his backyard for over 15 years.…

tags: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, film, movie, trailer, entertainment, streaming video Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will LOVE this! This is the second trailer from the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter films; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which was shown at the MTV movie…

tags: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, film, movie, trailer, entertainment, streaming video Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will LOVE this! This is the first trailer from the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter films; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which will hit theaters on November 19th,…

Foosball Fever

tags: Foosball Fever, Foosball, table football, Nokia, film, filmmaking, innovation, technology, wow, television, streaming video This video is amazing! It captures an amazing series of foosball matches, complete with all the wacky new tricks that were done. Plus, after the main video is over, you are presented with a clickable menu of embedded video links…

tags: The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies, feminism, film, movies, entertainment industry, pop culture, cultural observation, Bechdel Test, Allison Bechdel, streaming video The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by…

The Chatty Duel

tags: The Chatty Duel, The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Hollywood, film, offbeat, streaming video For this week’s Silly Saturday, I am sharing this video of the fight between the Man in Black (Cary Elwes) and Inigo (Mandy Patinkin) from the Princess Bride. It’s actually funny to watch these two chat while sword fighting.

Resonant Chamber

tags: Resonant Chamber, music, music video, film, animation, technology, computer graphics, Animusic, streaming video This interesting animation is an argument for how a self-playing harp might work. The one thing that would improve its efficiency is to have a “plucker” that is dedicated to each string (as you see on the bass part of this…

Tour of Chirpendale

tags: Bill and Coo, Tour of Chirpendale, film, movies, silly, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, animal training, birds, parrots, streaming video I have never seen nor heard of Bill and Coo (1948), but it’s a real treat. It features an all-bird cast (trained by George Burton) acting out a story involving Taxi Driver Bill Singer wooing…

Scary Mary?

tags: Scary Mary, Mary Poppins, spoof, film, parody, Chris Rule, Nick Eckert, streaming video This recut of the original Disney film, Mary Poppins by Chris Rule and Nick Eckert, raises an interesting question about the film goer’s perspective and how a scary film is set up differently from one that is not scary.