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Time Suck Alert! Time Travel Explained in 34 Ways.

I just want to lose myself in this….and then maybe reappear 12 minutes into another timeline. La Jetee perhaps.

From the awesome mind of the nattily named Mr. Dalliard.

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Avengers Assemble! And Vogue!

This is so wrong that it’s right.

Also spotted on Reddit.

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2011 National Film Registry

25 films from the 2200 titles nominated have been added to the National Film Registry for 2011.

A Computer Animated Hand created by Ed Catmull (one of the founders of Pixar) and Fred Parke is among the inductees. This fascinating short is one of the first (as many believe, from 1972) to feature digital 3D computer graphics. Check it out at Nerd Plus Art (pretty cool blog too).

Other films include Bambi (a Disney classic that many can attribute to their mother and/or abandonment issues), Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi (which heralded a next wave of indie directors and shoe-string budgets), John Cassavetes’ Faces (conformity shattered, Gena Rowlands is devastating) and Frank Capra’s The Negro Soldier (a 1944 film to promote racial tolerance).

Check out the full list at deadline.com.

Maybe next year Bambi meets Godzilla will be nominated:

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Rent/Buy It – Bellflower

Originally I wanted to see Bellflower for two reasons: flame throwing cars and the homage to one of my favorite films, Mad Max (George Miller I will always less than 3 you). Well I got those mixed in with an emotionally stunning and devastating story of heartbreak and finding a way to give a damn about one’s own culpability. Oh and did I mention flame throwers?

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Rent It – Attack the Block

ATTACK THE BLOCK is finally opening today now available for your home entertainment entertaining. It is worth getting off your couch, watching 88 minutes of glorious alien carnage, and becoming a #blockhead. Trust.

Written and directed by Brit Joe Cornish and executive produced by Edgar Wright, ATB is non-stop action. The film first knocks you out of your comfort zone by introducing 6 teens in hoodies led by Moses (superbly acted by John Boyega) committing a straight-up crime and then 15 minutes later smacks you in the face because guess what? These are our heroes. Allow it!

When aliens decide to roll up into their hood they are not having it. It is inner city versus outer space (gotta love a good marketing tagline).

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