Around the Web 2

H.R. Giger, the artist who designed the xenomorph in Alien, passed away. Den of Geek has a nice write-up.

The trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is intriguing.

A photo of Ben Affleck as Batman rocked the internet. Here’s an enhanced version that reveals more of the costume’s texture. It’s reminiscent of the costume from the Arkham games. Also, the Bat symbol itself clearly shows Frank Miller’s influence.

Two former James Bonds, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton, speak about their tenure as 007. In my opinion, both actors are a bit hard on themselves. Dalton is one of the most underrated actors to play Bond. He was doing the darker, grittier take on the character long before Daniel Craig. Unfortunately, audiences didn’t appreciate that portrayal at the time.

A new Hercules movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is coming out soon. Donald Robertson takes this renewed public interest in the Greek myth as an opportunity to talk about the legacy of Hercules in Stoic philosophy.

 

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2 thoughts on “Around the Web 2

  1. Thanks to the pointer to the article on Giger – very interesting. I had no idea that his creatures were created from dream images – I always thought that any horrible sci-fi creature was an amalgam of existing animals, merged in a weird way by a nerd playing with some software (insect eyes, reptile legs etc…)

    • I didn’t know that either. I had heard that Giger was influenced by Lovecraft, whose creatures also came to him in dreams. Interesting factoid.

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