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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hilariously crazy slow motion music video

Check out this hilarious slow motion music video featuring Japanese people approaching the camera while acting like madmen.

The video was directed by Sou Ootsuki and features music by the late Nujabes (Jun Seba).



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Enemy movie review

Enemy (2013) was exactly what I hoped for since viewing the intriguing first trailer — a feverish, dream-like, Lynchian experience that makes you doubt what is real and what is fantasy.

Enemy (2013) movie review

Jake Gyllenhaal successfully returns to a movie with the depth and feverishness of Donnie Darko, playing what fits him best: a troubled, tortured character.

The moody lighting and solitary scenes throughout Enemy effectively add to the film's sense of estrangement and isolation. The spider scenes gave me goosebumps, and completed the thought-inducing symbolism that characterizes the movie.

Enemy is definitely not a movie for those who like conventional storylines with a clear plot and ending. I'd describe Enemy as a surreal, sinister poem that crawls under your skin.



Friday, July 11, 2014

The macabre art of Kristian Hammerstad

Norwegian artist Kristian Hammerstad creates surreal, bizarre artwork in a retro horror comic ink drawing style, in the likes of Charles Burns.

Kristian works for several well-known publications, such as The New York Times, Wired and The New Yorker. A number of his artworks are available as high-quality prints.

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad


Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Horror artwork by Kristian Hammerstad

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Turn your Apple TV into a Wii with the free Motion Tennis game

The Apple TV has an interesting game console potential, which is not really utilized yet, mainly due to the lack of a decent game controller. Motion Tennis attempts to change this by turning the Apple TV into a Nintendo Wii game console, and the iPhone into a Wii Remote controller.

Motion Tennis is a free app you install on your iPhone. After you run the app, you get clear instructions how to connect your iPhone to the Apple TV and calibrate the iPhone in order to start playing tennis using the iPhone as your racket.

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review

The developers of Motion Tennis created the so-called Rolomotion engine, using a mix between the iPhone sensors — gyroscope, magnetometer and accelerometer — to control a game on your television screen using your iPhone's movement and orientation.

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review
 Play Motion Tennis alone or as a team.

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review
Choose between several difficulty levels. 

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review

Motion Tennis iPhone / Apple TV game review

Motion Tennis works great, but doesn't yet achieve the accuracy of a Wii game console. Your arm's motion does not translate in real-time to the arm of the on-screen tennis player, but the game does detect things like your timing and whether you're hitting the ball with a backhand or a forehand.

The best news is that — at the time of writing — Motion Tennis has changed from a $7.99 game into a free download, so grab it while you can!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Realistically repainted dolls by Noel Cruz

Californian artist Noel Cruz takes factory-produced celebrity dolls and repaints them with meticulous detail, resulting in an impressively lifelike resemblance of the celebrities. MetinSeven.com made a selection.

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Custom-painted celebrity doll

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Retro games box cover artwork

In the early days of gaming (particularly the 1970s and 1980s), game graphics were still limited by low screen resolutions and few colors. As games were distributed on physical media such as diskettes and CD-ROMs, the box cover artwork was responsible for a game's first impression on potential buyers. MetinSeven.com showcases a selection of box cover artwork published by former games producers.

Psygnosis (1984 - 1993)

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Ocean Software (1984 - 1998)

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Rainbow Arts (1984 - 1999)

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Thalamus (1984 - 1993)

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Retro game box cover artwork

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Shining movie image gallery

The Shining (1980) is my all-time favorite movie. Stanley Kubrick's brilliant audiovisual interpretation of Stephen King's story has become a horror classic, with its estrangingly symmetrical scene compositions, effective use of camera motion, disturbing soundtrack, and of course... Jack Nicholson. ㋡

In the course of time I collected various Shining footage and fan art from a range of internet sources, and it's my pleasure to share it. Be warned though, if you haven't seen the movie yet, some images contain spoilers.

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One of The Shining's movie posters.

The Shining fan art movie poster, by Sevensheaven, available as an art print.

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The happy Torrance family.

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Danny on the carpet featuring the iconic motive.

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Characteristic symmetrical Kubrick scene composition with one-point perspective, leading the viewer's eye to the evil twins.

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I just couldn't imagine anyone else but Jack Nicholson being Jack Torrance.

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Nicholson mentally and physically preparing himself for the classic axe scene.

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A fine example of The Shining’s brilliant camerawork, synchronized with the axe motion to maximize the scene's impact.

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“Heeere’s Johnny!!”, an improvised line in the movie by Jack Nicholson.

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The classic final photo.

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"Come and play with us, Danny. Forever, and ever, and ever."

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Jack the man, behind the scenes.

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Nicholson and Kubrick behind the scenes.

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Kubrick and Nicholson behind the scenes. Notice Jack leaning on his axe.

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The Shining promo photo, featuring Jack holding the key to room 237.

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The iconic Shining twins imagined as elderly women, by Federico Chiesa.

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Jack Torrance Halloween outfit.

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American Gothic parody (author unknown).

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Spitting Image caricature of the most iconic Shining scene.

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Kubrick, by Phillip Ellering.

The Shining @ iTunes   |   The Shining @ IMDb

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