Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Man of Steel **half

Man of Steel **half

Amy Adams makes a v gd Lois Lane, lots of CG.
Everything else is more CG.
As I was falling asleep watching this, I suddenly wake up when the film ends.
So, I cant give it three stars, even though I know there was a lot of work put into it.
The story line is so silly, and so much saving the world depends on one or two people.  Puts me to sleep.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Life.2, documentary ****

Life.2, documentary ****

Documentary : recommended by Oprah on OWN
 Directed By:  


Movie Info
Every day, across all corners of the globe, millions of users log onto Second Life, a virtual online world not entirely unlike our own. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars - digital alter egos that can be sculpted and manipulated to the heart's desire, representing reality, fantasy, or a healthy mix of both. Within this alternate landscape, escapism abounds, relationships are formed, and a real-world economy thrives effectively blurring … More

OWN Documentaries - Official Site

The Amie avatar lady looks v beautiful, healthy, romantic woman at the beginning, and at the end, she looks more interestingly beautiful.  Like someone with more layers to her personality.  A v gd documentary and from mulitple angles, from different lives, including Philip Rosedales thoughts.  I enjoy Secondlife, but I could never see it beyond electronic puppetry stage.  But what wonderful electronic puppetry.  Great platform - its a very easy to access 3d building platform w possibilities of social events.  Too bad, that the platform seem to be less and less artistic, or, a lot of the more interesting creators have left.  Actually i prefer Prim system not the mesh system.  Becasue in Prim building, you actually simulate the building process but the mesh system is more like an "animation production".
And for the man who had a child avatar, it was quite a break through I think.  Its good, a positive point for SL.  The bad thing about SL is that people stay seated infront of a computer all the time.  It was the thing that I dont like at the beginning and still the thing that I dont like now.




A small size Flower Ball with HH Cubes

Outsider Art Magazine


Yearly photos : Photos of China


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Virtual World Art Project by Vanessa Blaylock : invites avatars to make one card of a deck, Swannjie " Queen of Hearts "

Vanessa Blaylock's deck of card Project

Virtual World Art Project by Vanessa Blaylock : invites avatars to make one card of a deck, Swannjie " Queen of Hearts "

Swann Jie has made the Queen of Hearts card

Under the skin ***, Magic in the Moonlight ***

Under the skin ***, with Scarlett Johannson

A stylish "robot/alien" person who zips into a skin, organised by someone in a motocycle attire with a hump on the back (this device is so that we the audience could distinquish him from other motocyclists at a distance, for example on the chase scenes along the road?)  There is very little conversation.  Only conversation is from the robot - Scarlett Johannson, she accosts strangers, and only attach herself to strangers - leads them to some abandonned house like space, she undresses, up to her underwear - and the lured ones are all undressed naked, as they step in they sink in some liquid metal type of watery body and drowns.  She dresses herself and leaves.

At a very last encounter, she met a v nice man, who treated her kindly, took care of her, like a real person.  So they made love, she seemed to not have noticed she has a sex part on her.  Doesnt have any ordinary life.  She goes to a restaurant and tastes a piece of chocolate cake, and chokes on a small bite of that.

The movie is sci-fi ressembling something like philosophical or simply Comic Book super hero type of ambiance.

Visually interesting, but no intention to show any depth - not that I could see.  Glossy eye candy.  Johannson nude.

Magic in the Moonlight  *** by Woody Allen 2014
Retro, vintage style.
Watching the scenes in the fancy genteel house of the super old money people - makes you want to have a cup of milk tea and nice cakes.
The conversation dialogue is witty, quick, typical.
The actrice has huge eyes.  
Colin Firth plays a dry, cardboard figure of a magician - who was brought up in a cushy family - even by her aunt but still a cushy background

The film displays like a fairy tale book.  Each scene cuts to the quick, the next and then the next.
Romantic, comedy.
Eye candy again, in soft pastel