Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hobbit review

New Zealand Herald 'Time Out' editor Russell Baillie and film reviewer Dominic Corry have watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. They share their thoughts in a robust discussion in the studio as New Zealand awaits the December 12 release.

well its out now in North America. Being New Zealand film reviewers they just might have a vested interest in promoting this film. either way, haven`t seen it, want to see it, will see it

Inside the world`s quietest room

"An anechoic chamber in Minneapolis's Orfield Laboratory holds the Guinness world record for the world's quietest place at -9.4 decibels.

Watch: driving a go-kart on the street is illegal

This one`s from Australia. newsnine reports:

Friday, December 14, 2012

This 2 wheeler may be the urban vehicle of the future

Think a fully enclosed gyro stabilized motorcycle that can`t be tipped over, like flying a jet fighter.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Upstream Color trailer

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

here`s another new trailer for this movie, looks weird, but i`m curious

Upstream Color opens March 22 2013

This is the largest iceberg break up ever filmed

It's like watching 'Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes', says one of the researchers for filmmaker James Balog.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pacific Rim: First trailer

You like giant robots fighting monsters? Of course you do!

When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

In theatres: July 12, 2013

oh yeeeeaaaah

North Korea`s new satellite out of control

Whether its a weather satellite, a weapon of some sorts or something else entirely reports are coming it that whatever it is North Korea put up there in orbit is tumbling out of control, which generally is not a good thing for spacecraft to do.

G.I. Joe Retaliation trailer

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

was supposed to be out last summer but was unexpected dropped , so here we go again

North Korea claims to have put satellite in orbit

Maybe it actually worked this time? North Korea is claiming that they put a weather satellite into orbit:
 "The launch of the second version of our Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite from the Sohae Space Centre... on December 12 was successful," KCNA said. "The satellite has entered the orbit as planned."

Solar Eclipse from Northern Australia

The Sweeping Shadow - Total Solar Eclipse, Nov 14 2012,The Granite, FNQ, Australia. from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

Captured by Colin Legg. "I was fortunate to view the eclipse from "The Granite' in far north Queensland this November. Inspired by Joe Cali's short but spectacular footage of the 2008 event (, I sought a high vantage point to capture the sweep of the shadow. Clear views north and east proved difficult to find, so I had to hike an 850m peak the night before and sleep on a rock ledge.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Lone Ranger trailer

Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

looks good, got to say Johnny Depp looks awesome in this

Man of Steel trailer

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil

yup another Superman remake, but i got to say it does look good, look for a summer 2013 release

That`s a lot of Gold! Have a look at the Bank of England`s vault

The Bank of England protects about £197 billion ($315bn) worth of gold, according to the mostly recently published figures.

Monday, December 10, 2012

After Earth trailer

After a crash landing, a father and son explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier.

From M. Night Shyamalan, looks interesting

This is what happens when the engine fails on an ultralight

These two aviators are pretty lucky. As you can tell the engine fails on their ultralight aircraft and they are surrounded by forested hills. Luckily the pilot spots a road and they come in for a landing, but still end up in the forest, still very lucky.

good thing for them ultralights generally have some gliding ability.

Lego M&M sorter

This Lego Mindstorms kit will actually sort M&Ms. The system works by using a colour sensor to differentiate the colours of different M&M candies and sort them out.

pretty cool

Disney flies fire breathing dragon over Fantasyland Castle

After weeks of poring through page after page on the Internet, studying grainy video, hearing reports of strange encounters and trying to make sense of archival photos from another era, Gary finally sees the Dragon.

Dogs that drive, and they`re pretty good at it too

Dogs this smart deserve a home.
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these pups are actually pretty good at it

Sunday, December 9, 2012

First Oblivion trailer

A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.

looks interesting