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unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: Dredd is a straightforward no-nonsense cop-thriller set in the future. Linux/Unix once again makes a cameo appearance in the form of Peach Trees online maintenance system.
iheartubuntu.com: Netflix on Ubuntu linux works! And it works great too! A winner has been found! Back in March of this year I Heart Ubuntu put out a call to get Netflix on Ubuntu working. Somehow. Legally.
makeuseof.com: The Internet Archive is home to gigabytes of media that anyone can view or download for free. Those of you who are fond of suspense, thrills, blood and guts will be pleased to know we’ve hacked and slashed our way through the tripe to find some of the best scary films available in the public domain.
cubicgarden.com: In a little over two months time, the long-awaited horror movie The Tunnel will receive its world premiere. Rather than a traditional theatrical release, the movie will make its debut online for free with BitTorrent.
torvalds-family.blogspot: My life isn't glamorous. I know that comes as a big shock to everybody, since geeks in general are seen as the crème de la crème of society. Not so.
Well, I've kinda lost a lot of interest in the movie world this past year. I still watch movies occasionally, but couldn't get too excited about the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, since it's a tradition around here to cover some of the winners, here are the big categories.
There’s a reason they’re called “movies.” They’re supposed to move. Here I’m going to demonstrate such an animated storyboard using Inkscape and Blender.
zdnet.com.au: In its work Weta uses several different software programs to create its special effects. The company uses PCs running Linux and most animation is done using Maya.
switched.com: For Halloween, we've rounded up the ways horror has tried to use tech to kill us. Text messages from the dead, TV waves that destroy your brain, even evil EVP. The bottom line is that true creep factor is a well-written plot, expertly paced scenes and deeply disturbing imagery -- not a possessed iPad or rogue radio.
cnet.com: Think how awesome it was the first time you saw a lightsaber in action. Or how your mind was officially shredded when Neo mastered the Matrix. Technology in movies is cool. But for every thrilling example of cool-ass tech, Hollywood seems to produce a tired, dated cliche.
beehivecity.com: “Creation myths need a devil.” So says one of The Social Network’s minor characters in its final scene, unwittingly revealing both the film’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness in but five words.
cinemablend.com: James Franco has purchased the rights to the memoir The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder by Stephen Elliott with the intention of adapting, directing, producing and starring, according to Variety.
techdrivein.com: Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender.