Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 by Angie Han
Hollywood may be synonymous with moviemaking, but when it comes to iconic cinematic landmarks, few cities can beat New York, NY. The Big Apple’s many facets are well represented in every type of story, for every type of person — including, of course, geeky types like us. While all the other tourists are running to Katz’s Deli to pay way too much for the sandwiches Sally made famous in When Harry Met Sally, BuzzFeed’s guide to nerd-friendly New York City spots will direct you to Avengers HQ and the future home of Planet Express. Check it out after the jump.
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Shane Carruth‘s time-travel film Primer is one of the smartest sci-fi movies of the past decade. It is also a particularly compelling one because it tells a time-travel story with a very unadorned indie aesthetic. The look of the film may be born out of budget and necessity, but it makes Primer stand out, and makes the very detailed explanation of the film’s mechanics feel more grounded, and consequently more effective. The film is Carruth’s only movie, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow-up. (So much so that word of his participation on Rian Johnson’s new film Looper was enough to cause ripples of excitement.)
Primer is meaty enough to withstand a great deal of conversation and scrutiny. As we wait for another film from the director, there is still plenty of territory to explore in his first. If you’ve already memorized the DVD commentary track, check out the infographic below, which seeks to sort out all of the film’s many timelines. It could make the events of the movie more clear, but perhaps not at first glance. Read More »
When George Lucas put the words “Episode IV: A New Hope” in front of the original Star Wars for the film’s 1981 theatrical re-release, no one could have imagined where it would lead: Greedo shooting first (above), midichlorians, Jar Jar, “Nooooo” and Jedi Rocks. But did you know that the addition of the subtitle, around the release of The Empire Strikes Back, wasn’t the first change made to Star Wars? That’s according to a well-researched infographic put together by The Geek Twins that tracks all the changes George Lucas has made to his film from 1977 through today, the official release of the entire trilogy on High Definition Blu-ray. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Today is the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, as creator Gene Roddenberry launched the original television show on September 8, 1966. To celebrate, here’s a good little infographic that quickly runs down the history of the show and a handful of facts associated with many people and ideas associated with it over time. Read More »
Duncan Jones‘ Source Code hit Blu-ray and DVD a few short weeks back and while most film nerds have exhausted any talk of the film’s ending, more and more people are now discovering the movie. Seems like the perfect time for the director to take to Twitter and post a drawing he did during production that attempts to visually explain the film’s structure, ending and subtle changes. Obviously, there are major Source Code spoilers after the jump. Read More »
Movies have a spectacularly bad track record when it comes to predicting the future; if we believe in RoboCop, for example, we’ll have giant watchdog robots going crazy in executive boardrooms within three years. But that doesn’t make films that cast an eye to the future any less entertaining.
Michael Hobson, aka @tremulantdesign, has created a nice infographic that collates possible futures from dozens of films and graphs them on a handy timeline. Check it out below and map out your future.
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Very few TV shows that only air 11 episodes are as revered as Firefly. Joss Whedon‘s space-western starring Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and others was famously canceled by Fox but has lived on thanks to a rabid fanbase known as Browncoats, a reference from the show. Their passion for the series helped Whedon direct Serenity, a movie based on the series, and continues to drive interest in the franchise, spawning fan events, merchandise and more.
Yet even with that level of intense fandom, there are still things most of us – and some fans – might not know about Firefly and Serenity. After the jump, check out an infographic that lists a whole bunch. Eighteen to be exact. Read More »
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As much as moviegoers, filmmakers and theater owners try and try, the fight against piracy seems to be a losing one. People can take all the precautions in the world but there’s always going to be one person who pirates a movie, uploads it online and then it spreads like wildfire. Now the pirates would let you believe this is their right and what they’re doing doesn’t hurt the bottom line. They believe they’re a small minority. The Motion Picture Association of America would disagree with that and have put out their own infographic to let everyone know just how much content theft hurts the entertainment industry. Check it out after the jump. Read More »