The band Gesu no Kiwami Otome, or Guess’ Extreme Maiden in English, is an Indi/Alternative band from Tokyo who got together in 2012. The first song is I will not lose to you, and since it was posted online on October 9th it has received over a million views. The second track is Darumasan, with Daruma’s rolling around all over the playing area. That one is more of a song fragment it is so short, there is a longer version available but I really like the visuals so I went with the fragment.
The silly animated short Print Your Guy was quite enjoyable; if you like it, check their web site for all the details.
Creative Control is a near-future story where our protagonist uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend… or so he believes. It has already won one award on the Film Fest circuit. 10 Cloverfield Lane is supposed to be Sci-Fi from J.J.Abrams, but seems more like a monster movie when I look at the trailer. Not being a horror movie fan, I am going for the other one.
There are less than positive implications sometimes when a Humanoid Robot With AI meets the cold, cruel world. This interpretation on how it might work out is not exactly comforting to the intelligence at the core of this story, and should not make the rest of us feel very easy about it. When the time comes that we face these situations, I hope you are ready to stand up and be counted among those who believe in freedom and justice.
This week we get Listening, a film about some of the potential consequences of inventing mechanically induced telepathy. I assume it is an Indi film since I could not find a major distribution company associated with it, since it has won a number of awards on the film fest circuit, and since it will only be in a limited number of theaters. If you aren’t near one of those theaters it will also be available on demand from iTunes, so you can watch it anywhere you are. Another option is the non-genre Bollywood film Hero, about a Mumbai gangster and the police chief’s daughter. It is an action/romance film complete with dance numbers, for those looking for a change of pace.
'Hero' Hindi Movie Official Trailer 2015 Sooraj… by sohailshoukat2704
SIGGRAPH is going on right now, from August 9th to the 13th, and many of us are missing it. Here are a few videos explaining a couple of the tracks. While it isn’t as good as being there, a number of these individual programs will hopefully be captured and uploaded to their official SIGGRAPH You Tube Channel soon. While we wait for that, enjoy these teasers.