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2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Lomography Sprocket Rocket 915

lomography sprocket rocket holiday gift

Here's a more unique entry for our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. This is the Lomography Sprocket Rocket. The plastic-bodied Rocket camera has a wide-angle frame that exposes the film all the way to the edges, out past the sprocket holes. It also lets you rewind the film for those cool double exposures. They typicalls sell for $89, but you can grab one on Amazon for $78.50, a 12% savings.


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20,000 film scenes now available on YouTube

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Internet, Movies

YouTube Movieclips

Google's YouTube has signed a deal with MovieClips.com to apparently replace the thousands of movie clips users have uploaded with authentic, licensed replacements.

The more than 20,000 licensed movie clips may be found at YouTube MovieClips, a partnership with the MovieClips.com site.

Using the company's proprietary technology, a team of Content Curators assigns up to 1,000 points of relevant data points to every scene relating to everything from action to mood to setting, and prop, the site said. "Our goal is to promote the discovery of movies," said MovieClips co-founder Richard Raddon, in a statement. "By making our clips accessible on the biggest video platform on the web, we unlock the power of movie clips to promote feature film purchase and rental."

What this means, then, is that users can search for "say hello to my little friend" and either see a number of clips on YouTube itself or the licensed, HD version of the climactic, violent conclusion to the Al Pacino classic, Scarface. It's worth noting that the clips on YouTube are just a few seconds long, while the Movieclips.com clip is 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Brandon Routh Is Dylan Dog: Comic Book Movie

Dylan DogSo who’s going to win the big summer comic book movie sweepstakes? Will it be Marvel’s Thor? DC’s Green Lantern? Cowboys & Aliens?

You might not know it, but there’s another comic book based movie coming out and it’s opening this Friday, April 29th.

Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night.

It’s based on an Italian comic book series created by writer Tiziano Sclavi back in 1986. The series claims nearly 60 million readers worldwide, though almost none of them are in the U.S. The series was reprinted by Dark Horse in 7 volumes between 1999-2002.

The movie is set in New Orleans where Dylan is an investigator of the undead. Brandon Routh from Superman Returns plays Dylan, and the supporting cast includes Taye Diggs and Peter Stormare (so great in Fargo).

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Free Comic Book Day

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Viz Media

Yu Gi Oh Bonds Beyond TimeDid you know that there’s a new Yu-Gi-Oh! movie coming out? Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time is scheduled to debut on February 26 in 300 digital US theaters.

For those in the know, this marks the 10th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Those who drop into the theater to see it big-screen will “receive a promotional Malefic Red Eyes Black Dragon card along with a mini-manga from Viz Media.”

It’s like Free Comic Book Day at the movie theater. You’ll find a way to locate your nearest theater at the link.

If you’re a fan, go forth!

[Artwork: Yu-Gi-Oh!]


Polaroid Instant Film lives again for one last time with Urban Outfitters

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cameras, Hot Deals

Polaroid Instant Film One600For those of you who are still lamenting over the death of Polaroid film more than a year ago, you can rest assured that you can still purchase the last of it, along with a Polaroid ONE600 camera, at Urban Outfitters.  There are only 700 pieces of these limited-edition sets available, so if you want one, you might wanna go take care of that.

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Kodachrome, R.I.P.

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Corporate News

KodachromeBecause of poor sales, Eastman Kodak has decided to take our Kodachrome away. No more greens of summer when the stock that is left sells out, probably this fall. The film first came out in 1935 and was a huge hit, but now accounts for less than 1% of the company’s market. Most camera owners opt for digital and newer film technology and although the company claims to be nostalgic, it still comes down to profit.

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VuPoint Digital Film and Slide Scanner

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech, USB

VuPoint ScannerThe VuPoint Solutions Digital Film and Slide Scanner has a 2.4-inch TFT color display, a 5MP CMOS Sensor, a USB 1.1 interface and is compatible with both Mac and Windows. The FC-C520-VP has 32MB of memory that can be expanded to 8GB with an SD card. Not only will it scan, it can covert your old slides and negatives to digital images in either JPEG or TIFF files. At a price of $129.99, it comes with adapter, USB and video cables and software CD.


Wrapsol Protects Electronics and Saves the Planet

Wrapsol

Wrapsol’s invisible anti-scratch film can be used for iPhones, BlackBerrys, laptops, iPods and other digital devices. The company claims that it’s twice the strength of other film and will keep your electronics dirt and dust free. Even better the packaging is recyclable and a portion of the sales goes to Cool Earth. Purchase a Wrapsol and save 500 ft. of rainforest. Prices vary, depending on the kit you choose.

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Surprise Showing of New Star Trek Movie in Texas

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Movies

Leonard Nimoy

It pays to be the right Trekker at the right time. Two hundred moviegoers in Austin, Texas, who were told they would see a trailer to the new Star Trek movie along with “The Wrath of Khan” Monday night, were pleasantly surprised when the Alamo Draughthouse Theater previewed the entire film. The older film had started when it appeared to have melted. After a couple of minutes Leonard Nimoy came out and told fans the good news. Mr. Spock hung around for the showing, as did filmmakers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. The reaction was mostly positive, going as far as a standing ovation when it was over.

 

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Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD TV

Cinema 21:9

Philips is in the midst of developing a 56-inch LCD TV with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The Cinema is supposed to be more like a film screen, which is always a good thing. The TV will feature the company’s Ambilight bordered technology. Unfortunately, unless you are in Germany, Belgium, France or the UK, the wait may be a long one. Philips is hoping to release their new creation this spring, far enough away to start stockpiling microwave popcorn and Raisinettes.

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