‘Left or Right’, An Examination of How Character Choices Were Visualized in the Film ‘Snowpiercer’

Tony Zhou of the film analysis series Every Frame a Painting (previously) has created “Left or Right,” an examination of how character choices were visualized in the sci-fi action film Snowpiercer.

Characters make choices which they cannot take back. The question is: how do you show it visually?

Two Black Bears Fight In Front of a Home in a Residential New Jersey Neighborhood

has posted a motion stabilized version of J Domzalski’s video of a pair of black bears fighting it out on a residential street in Rockaway, New Jersey, as cars pull over to watch the spectacle. In the video at least, the battle ends in something of a standoff, with the two large land mammals staring one another down.

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Father Builds a Life-Sized ‘MechWarrior’ Halloween Costume for Him and His Six-Month-Old Son

Father and Son MechWarrior

Ryan Bowen created a fantastic life-sized Halloween costume for him and his six-month-old son that looks like a deadly “SunderBattleMech from MechWarrior, a video game Bowen used to play in high school. The massive suit holds both Ryan and his adorable little boy inside. More photos and a video of the completed costume are available to view on Imgur and Youtube.

Father and Son MechWarrior

Father and Son MechWarrior

Father and Son MechWarrior

Father and Son MechWarrior

Father and Son MechWarrior

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Anita Sarkeesian About Gamergate on ‘The Colbert Report’

Stephen Colbert recently interviewed feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian about the ongoing Gamergate controversy on The Colbert Report. Colbert prefaced the interview with a short segment about Gamergate itself.

An online debate over how women are portrayed in video games devolves into sexist bullying and violent threats.

A Video Tour of the 102nd Floor One World Trade Center Observatory

CBS New York has posted an early video sneak peek of the 102nd floor One World Trade Center observatory. Set to open in Spring 2015, the 120,000 square foot observation deck will have views of much of New York City, allowing visitors to see as far as the Catskill Mountains, according to The New York Daily News.

One World Trade

One World Trade
One World Trade

One World Trade

One World Trade

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Addresses His Sexual Orientation in an Essay, ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Tim Cook

In an essay for Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged his sexual orientation, explaining that while he hadnt kept the matter secret, he had never addressed the issue in a public forum.

So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me. Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life.

The executive, who has largely made a point to keep his private life private, addressed the issue after calling on his home state of Alabama to do more for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights — a statement keeping with Apple’s history of fighting for workplace equality.

We’ve taken a strong stand in support of a workplace equality bill before Congress, just as we stood for marriage equality in our home state of California. And we spoke up in Arizona when that state’s legislature passed a discriminatory bill targeting the gay community. We’ll continue to fight for our values, and I believe that any CEO of this incredible company, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, would do the same.

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Kevin Smith Shares Photos of Himself Before and After Shaving Off His Iconic Beard

Kevin Smith Beard

Kevin Smith recently shared photos of himself before and a after shaving off his iconic beard. Smith got rid of his facial hair for Yoga Hosers, his upcoming action-adventure film that is a spinoff of the 2014 horror movie Tusk.

Kevin Smith No Beard

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