Spain-based skater Kilian Martin appears in “India Within,” realized by Brett Novak who was also responsible for Martin’s other high concept skate videos including Internal Departure. In India Within, we get to experience a rarely seen and artfully shot juxtaposition of two different worlds. If the serene and colorful environments weren’t enough, Martin’s unique skating style that takes his feet up and down walls and along the edges of his board definitely makes the video worthy of its title.
It's not often that you have the chance to witness a four-minute video as genuinely beautiful as this — let alone a four-minute skateboarding video. Not to mention one of the most utterly mind-blowing performances I've seen in quite some time.
Watch in HD.
Drink any time an actress cries in a speech.
Drink any time you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage.
Drink any time someone says, "I didn't prepare anything!"
Eat a meatball sub any time someone thanks Harvey Weinstein.
Take off an article of clothing any time they show Judi Dench.
Take off an article of clothing any time Maggie Smith wins.
Behold! Possibly the only time the Golden Globes will ever be worth watching.
The rules have been extracted from The Hollywood Reporter's original interview with the hosting duo. It's worth a read. It might restore some of your faith in the media industry.
(Incidentally, one of my most favorite Tweets of all time was on precisely this topic back in October, 2012 from Mr. Brett Kelly.)
There's something about 2013's Consumer Electronics Show that's different from every other iteration this decade. You might not realize it immediately, for it's marked by the absence rather than the arrival of a new technology, but it's there and we're all sensing it on a deep, subconscious level. And it feels good.
3D is gone.
3D television has, thankfully, faded into inauspicious irrelevance and insignificance.
It's a shift that many predicted, but few actively pursued. Which, in and of itself, is perhaps the most apt summary of the technology's terminal existence.
Unlike the act of steadily improving picture quality, 3D offered a degraded and gimmicky experience that was unbecoming of virtually any cinematic experience. It was a repeated effort in embarrassing up-selling for the consumer, drawing a consistent and withering barrage of dismissals from even the most technology-versed of movie watchers.
Of course, 3D televisions will continue to be sold and 3D movies marketed to cinema goers. But, the buzz around the technology, as Vlad writes, has devolved from cutting edge innovation to largely irrelevant novelty. And that's a remarkable (and welcome) thing to behold.
J.J. Abrams is famous for his devotion to secrecy, but even he knows when to open up and perform a good deed. After a Reddit post made the rounds last week about the wish of a Trekkie stricken with terminal cancer, the filmmaker got in touch with the man and his wife to offer a private screening of Star Trek Into Darkness.
Sometimes Hollywood isn't a blackened gulf devoid of human decency, I suppose. In fact, in this instance, it was downright heartwarming.
My thoughts extend to Dan, his friends, and his family over the next few weeks. I'm so pleased he was able to have such a lovely experience.