Jurassic Park was the first movie to truly blur the line between CGI and reality, combining Industrial Light and Magic's cutting-edge computer effects with dinosaurs designed by practical effects legend Stan Winston. But screw all that—some guys on YouTube did it with toys and cardboard.
Once prolific tweeter Kanye West has again taken to Twitter to vaguely explain yesterday's "Black Skinhead" video debacle. The video, which appeared not on his own official site as we initially reported but a site run by his label group Universal Music, he says was unfinished and prematurely leaked. To whomever is responsible, West tweeted "FUK YOU!" That person doesn't even deserve a full "FUCK," that's how low he or she is.
Kanye West posted the official video for the Yeezus single "Black Skinhead" on his official site. [Update: MTV News points out that the site on which the video was posted is actually a Universal Music Group "development" page.] It features a CGI Kanye dancing to song's Gary Glitter-esque shuffle. It's bad. Really bad. It looks kind of like The Sims or maybe an interstitial from Tekken 2. It's definitely not polished enough for Just Dance. "This is that goon shit / Fuck up your whole afternoon shit," snarls Kanye, but this video wouldn't even fuck up your brunch.
Hacks like to call the Times vs. Journal battle "Bald men fighting over a comb." But in this CGI epic, it's more like "A sharkman fighting Pinch Sulzberger with a money cannon, West Side Story-style." Amazing journalism.
The list of films that could be nominated for the Academy's seven-year-old Best Animated Feature Oscar was released, and everything else in the category will be overshadowed by the one lock for a nod, Wall-E. The rest will campaign for just 2 other slots. With more animated films produced outside of the Disney system, small triumphs like the Israeli animated documentary Waltz with Bashir may find themselves on the outside looking in when nominations are announced next year. With only a tiny run in American theaters to put itself into consideration, why is the Academy continue to insists on cramming the field into this tiny category?Here's the full list of submissions for 3 nominations: Bolt, Delgo, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, Dragon Hunters, Fly Me to the Moon, Igor, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $9.99, The Sky Crawlers, Sword of the Stranger, The Tale of Despereaux, Wall-E and Waltz with Bashir.