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June 17th, 2010

So idk if any of you are awesome computer programmer geniuses, but I just started working at a company full of them. OOOii does crazy awesome "future technology" computing for film (mostly) and they did all the computer displays in the new Trek. A while ago, the Flash blog interviewed my boss about it. The video won't imbed, so go here if you're interested in the interview.

Warning for lay people: It's pretty technical. I didn't understand much of it, but that may have been because I was kicking myself that I started working here after JJ stopped swinging by the office every day.
On June 23, everyone’s favorite soap-opera actor, James Franco, will open his first solo art show, “The Dangerous Book Four Boys,” in lower Manhattan. What can you expect to find in the multimedia exhibition? Its major theme is teenage “sexual confusion.” Franco explains, "I feel like shows or films that deal with kids, they're playing to all of these sexual feelings that you have at that age, but they don't fully admit to it. So I kind of try to draw that out.” More specifically, among other installations, there will be home-movie footage, short films that “focus on demolition, showing burning or bullet-riddled structures like a plastic toy home or a large wooden rocker,” and, likely best of all, a piece that “explores a romantic encounter between Star Trek characters Spock and James T. Kirk."


You guys. You guys. You guys. PLEASE TELL ME I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE FLAILING RIGHT NOW.

SSAAUAUUUUCE

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Apparently a sequel to the much loved 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is in the works. It's called Dorothy of Oz and is set to be released in April 2012.

Summary from the film's official websiteCollapse )

Lea Michele is cast as Dorothy with Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, and Jim Belushi respectively voicing the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion.

Patrick Stewart is cast as Tugg, "a humorous talking tree turned talking tugboat."


Picture source

Official movie site
Official IMDb page (which for some reason leaves Sir PStew off the cast list)
Official Facebook page
Official Twitter account
A fairly informative article from Broadway World

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