Enders Game blog for Enders Game movie. Should be fun.
French trailer from the latest Studio Ghibli production, From Up on Poppy Hill. Renowned director Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay for the shoujo manga adaptation, while son Goro Miyazaki directed.
Gkids will screen the movie this year to qualify for 2013’s Academy Awards before a larger March, 2013 release. Earlier this year, the movie won the award for animated feature in the 35th Japan Academy Prizes.
Variety explains that the movie is set in 1963 Yokohama, and follows a pair of high school students who are battling the demolition of a historic building as they deal with their own families’ past secrets. There’s been a lot of talk about how the movie is the first part of a nostalgia-focus at the studio.
Quantic Dreams, maker of Heavy Rain has released a trailer of their next game, Beyond Two Souls. It stars Ellen Page and looks amazing. See kotaku’s coverage.
BBC News - Station grabs SpaceX Dragon ship
SpaceX is now part of the US Space Program. Woot for commercial space development!
“Hello Mr. Bayn” this viral video from MTV Movies Blog shows Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw asking for a favor, which leads us to the rabbit hole that is “Prometheus”. Enjoy.
Community. I have come upon your doorsteps late in the game. Hooray for technology (Netflix) and DVDs though. One of my favorite from list of profound thoughts:
Dean: I thought you were a fly on the wall.
Abed: Some flies are too awesome for the wall. Documentarians are supposed to be objective, to avoid having any effect on the story. And yet we have more effect than anyone, because we decide to tell it. And we decide how it ends. Will your story be yet another sad one of yet another man who just wanted to be happy? Or will your story acknowledge the very nature of stories, and embrace the fact that sharing the sad ones can sometimes make them happy?
The Swan Glowing in Flight
Best known as a swan winging its way across the night, the constellation Cygnus is easily seen in the northern hemisphere’s summertime sky. This new view of the Cygnus-X star-forming region by the Herschel Telescope highlights chaotic networks of dust and gas that point to sites of massive star formation. This image combines far-infrared data acquired at 70 micron (corresponding to the blue channel); 160 micron (corresponding to the green channel); and 250 micron (corresponding to the red channel). The observations were made on May 24, 2010, and Dec. 18, 2010.
Herschel is a European Space Agency cornerstone mission, with science instruments provided by consortia of European institutes and with important participation by NASA.