Free movies for download!

Sounds like a spam e-mail, but this is nothing of the sort. Previously I have mentioned a Star Wars Fan Film made with a relatively low budget called Star Wars: Revelations. Just now while browsing through my normal geek sites I have found two new awesome links. Normally I would just throw these into the A-sides on the right, but I figured this deserved a bit of a mention.

Firstly, a program called Blender. From the site: “Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.” I’ve just downloaded it and I’ll probably give it a look-see, but it’s interesting to note since it was used to create the movie in the second link.

Elephants Dream is a movie created entirely with free software, Blender. Right now their site is in a minimal state, providing only download links and not much else, however the idea alone has me really enthralled. Download it and have a watch, it can’t hurt.

What a bunch of sucks!

Homer: Yeah Moe, that team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I’ve seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.
Marge: Homer, watch your mouth!
Homer: Uh, I gotta go, my damn weiner kids are listening.



Straight from the newly formed “Memorable Movie Quotes” category comes this little champion…

Peter La Fleur: Yeah, uh, Patches… are you sure this is completely necessary?
Patches O’Houlihan: Necessary? Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine?
Peter La Fleur: Probably not.
Patches O’Houlihan: No, but I do it anyway because it’s sterile and I like the taste.
Peter La Fleur: …Okay.

Of course it tastes like cheese

bananas on toast has been sitting in the back of my mind, nagging at me like a wife. I’ve really wanted to write, but I just haven’t had time, so here I am struggling to stay awake after a really big weekend with a few little things.

The website has finished all the major updates, the new look is complete and any future changes should be rather minor. I’ve included some nice 80 x 15 buttons on the right hand side which I like, advertising my favorite Open Source software, my news feeds, some things I use and my creative commons deed.

On the topic of creative commons, I just finished watching a movie titled “Star Wars: Revelations” which was released under a Creative Commons License. The movie ran for around 40-something minutes and considering it only cost a few hundred MB of download time, it was brilliant. The special effects are awesome, the plot was more than reasonable and the acting wasn’t too bad either. All in all, I think it’s a good show of the talent and selflessness that is out there, go download the movie and see for yourself. Tomorrow I shall be watching Batman: Dead End, so expect another report.

Mitch’s Top 10

The other day Ryan and I were discussing the best movies of all time. I have a lot of movies that I really like, but I think I can easily put my finger on my ten most favorite movies, so here goes starting from 10. This may contain a few spoilers and you might also notice that I am leaving out both Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Star Wars and Star Trek, purely because they make the top 19 movies of my all time favorites and that would be kind of a boring list.

10. Saw: A very new film and frankly one of the best scripts ever written. This movie plays out perfectly, not to mention that it treads in a lot of places where most movies fear to.

9. Pulp Fiction: Hardcore drugs, blood, violence and directed by the man, Quinton Tarintino. Definitely in my Top 10 of all time!

8. Waynes World and Waynes World 2: Two absolute classic movies, they combine awesome music, bad 80’s fashion and hair and two of the biggest tards to ever walk the earth. “Party on!”

7. Toy Story: One of the best animated movies of all time, this movie is just fantastic! Toy Story 2 is almost as good, but I think it ranks just outside my Top 10.

6. Cop and a Half: It sounds crap, and in parts it kind of is, but it’s actually comedy gold. Without a doubt the best non-animated kids movie ever made. With quotes like, “no, he’s been dunking for turds!” and half witted henchmen, how can you go wrong?!

5. Mallrats: Every single line of this movie is a memorable quote, there is nothing that the characters don’t say that Ryan and I don’t quote at least once a week. “Might that be the party where you fucked Rick Derris on a pool table?”

4. The Goonies: The most classic 80’s movie ever. I mean hell, it even stars a young Shaun Astin, so if that doesn’t make it worth watching nothing will.

3. The Austin Powers Trilogy: I’ve grouped these movies because I think they are all as good as each other and I think they are all good films. Good for when you just want to sit down and have a laugh without thinking too much.

2. American History X: The only movie that has ever made me cry. Ever. At the end when Danny is shot, I can’t help but think to myself how I would react if that happened to Josh and it almost brings me to tears every single time.

1. Fight Club: I think everything about this movie is just fantastic. From the casting, the script and the production, this movie is simply perfect. A good plot twist never fails to impress either.

I would also like to give an honorable mention to a short film Seth Whiley directed a while ago called The Good Things. It also starred my favorite writer, and he is a damn fine actor too, Wil Wheaton. It was 27 minutes of awesomeness, however I cannot find the movie anywhere and not even so much as a link to it existing on DVD or VHS. If anyone has any clues as to how I might find it, let me know.