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“The Expendables 3” Leak Is A Piracy Lightning Rod

You may well have heard of the third instalment of The Expendables movie series starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and almost every other known action actor. The movie opens in wide release on August 15, but a high-quality version was leaked to the Internet almost three weeks before the release. This kind of thing has happened in the past, but never so long before release, and never in such a completed state [1]. Again, the debate over piracy (and associated penalties) is in the public’s consciousness.

Remix This, Argo

It’s been a while since the great web series Everything is a Remix was concluded. If you haven’t, you should still catch the four parts of that series. Truly amazing stuff only reinforced by those around us. Take the amazing actor-director Ben Affleck in an incredible interview at details.com, he says:

“The Friends of Eddie Coyle was a movie that I copied—well, copied, whatever, was inspired by—for The Town. The Verdict was the poster I had on the wall during Gone, Baby, Gone.”

You’re basically the sum of all the experiences you’ve ever had, and they’re sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies. And I think you’re made better by watching the masters, that’s for sure.”

His newest movie, Argo, is released Oct 12.

Best Damn Concept for a movie!

smart_peopleI interrupt my Panamanian log to bring you a look at a small movie that I thought was so amazing, that hit so close to home – that I had to share it with you! You can go here to see the description and trailer for this movie, called SMART PEOPLE – go, and come back, I’ll wait ;)

…ok, I haven’t seen this movie, but I love how it skillfully lays out the theme of “societally defined” smart people actually being not-so-smart. Where this really hits home is my (somewhat) fractured relationship with my P.H.D. Professor father and his profound knowledge of stuff other than his family. I look forward to seeing Dennis Quaid, one of the coolest actors *before* my generation. Throw in lots of oddball characters and this could be this year’s Juno… ok, maybe I’m being a bit premature.

From the funny , but not supposed to be funny movie Dept.

I just checked out a trailer for a new movie called “Untraceable”.  The movie follows a CyberCrime investigator as she tries to solve a case based on an untraceable website. What I love/hate about these technology-type movies is how they use technology and possibly fear of it as a means of creating tension. The problem with most of them though is how wrong they get it. There is a scene in the trailer where the bad guy is in her car’s back seat, but he had to “Hack into her car’s computer” first to shut it down… haha… he’s such a geek..

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