See ya later, 2010! Mike runs off his list of the 5 worst cinematic atrocities of the past year in this, our last WTI installment of MMX! Happy New Year!
Take a look at the gallery from an alternate universe... where COMPLETELY REAL negative reviews are the hallmark of movie posters.
This is a thorough and comprehensive look at each iteration of Alice in Wonderland. It's also a wonderful mini-history of film and special effects and animation.
Understand the Problem of Couch Potatoes I have a lot of movies stored on my PC and when I have to finally have the time to watch something, I do not always remember which movie is which. So now I have to google for each movie with the keyboard or search in IMDB. When I am s ...more
Hello readers, My name is Ryan and I am a movie freak, fanatic, addict, or whatever you want to call it. Get it? Got it? Good. Well anyway I'm going to try to write some movie reviews and we'll just have to see if anyone else agrees or disagrees. Movie review number one will ...more
ANIMATED FEATURE: Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, maintaining all of t ...more
Yeah it's... that's a good movie there Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, ...more
Happy Turkey day, Yanks! Mike from thesubstream is finding it very hard to NOT recommend you go see Dwayne "The Rock Master" Johnson in the straight-up, no-laugh old-school action flick Faster.
WHAT'S THE DEAL? - Superfan Rajo talks about the upcoming Airbender adaptation.
The Google Nexus S smartphone is finally here! Well… almost. Nexus S is the first smartphone based on the Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3) and will be available for purchase online and at Best Buy store locations everywhere, come December 16th, with T-Mobile service. Aah… just ...more
It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more
When you're ready to review your movie, there are various ways you can play it to see how it looks. iMovie allows many easy ways to make sure your movie is exactly what you want.
It isn't a new gadget, but the EyeClops Mini Projector still makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas Day. It's great for kids to play with, but for techies— it's sure to be something fun to hack and mod this holiday season. The EyeClops Mini Projector looks more like Wal ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more
This tutorial is for complete beginners to time-lapse photography and will show you all the settings and equipment you'll need to start taking time-lapse videos with a DSLR camera relatively cheaply. Although this tutorial focuses on the Canon 7D, the steps outlined and equipm ...more
Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more
Last week I had a quick look at V.I.K.T.O.R, the anthropomorphized automated editing app that lives on your iPhone, and today it’s time to put it to work. There’s a powerful idea at the center of V.I.K.T.O.R. Our mobile devices make it absurdly easy to shoot high quality vide ...more
I write for a movie site called Flixist, a sister-site of Destructoid. Basically, I write movie news, reviews, features, and interviews. I wrote this for our feature series Flixist Film School. It's a primer into film editing technique. What do you think?
Edit your video footage like a pro with Windows Live Movie Maker. This informative video from Vimeo's excellent Video 101 series of tutorials reviews the steps involved in using the software to create a basic 5x5—that is, a video composed of five clips of five seconds each. Th ...more
Kick Ass Game Review Part 1: Background & Voice Talent There are three parties involved in bringing you The Kick Ass Game: - Wha Entertainment (Publisher) - Marv Entertainment (Role unknown) - Frozen Codebase (Indie Developer) Wha Entertainment is owned by Howard Horowitz. H ...more
Last week I reviewed Kinotopic, the iPhone app that lets you easily create cinemagraphs. While I loved the result, I found the app hugely flawed. Kinotopic forced you to use a Facebook log-in, and didn't store the finished video on your phone itself. Instead, you had to visit ...more
A cartoony, "Trials HD"-type game being released today. It's multiplayer so you can take on people at home or online. Looks like a lot of fun. You can also create your own levels. Here is an excerpt from the Game Informer review: It’s a rare feat. Building a game that enterta ...more
Kick Ass Review Part 3: Conclusions [Spoiler Alert! Plot points are discussed from the movie and comic in this section!] Big Daddy as a selectable character presents problems for the story in the game. In the movie and in the comic, Bid Daddy dies. As a playable character th ...more
Our pals Matt and Matt of the beloved MAMO podcast chime in on Paul, a movie brought to you by Simon, Nick and Greg. And they liked it!
Our buddy Matt Brown (of MAMO fame) pops by to give us the lowdown on The Eagle, a new road trip movie about Roman soldier buddies who may or may not be gay.
Ok, so perhaps V.I.K.T.O.R. won’t replace Walter Murch or Thelma Schoonmaker anytime soon, but this app that automatically assembles clips and photos from your iPhone and transforms them into mini-movies is another viable example of software-assisted creativity. V.I.K.T.O.R. E ...more
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Just as they promised, SightEra Technologies, creator of automatic video editor Magisto, has released an app for the iPhone. You can read my reviews of the web-based version of Magisto here: Magisto: Turn Rambling Video Footage Into a Polished Edit in Only a Few Clicks Autom ...more
Shadows of the Dammed (360/PS3) is a polarizing game. It's not shy of being crass and crude. Go ahead and judge the game by the following examples (click to enlarge): The game is a giant penis joke. This is an official trailer for the game.. Now, with what you have seen, choos ...more
During our final week here at Edit on a Dime, I looked at two different ways of making those cool photo-motion cinemagraphs, and tried editing on an iPhone for free: Kintotopic: How To Get Excited Taking iPhone Photos Again iCinegraph vs. Kintopic: Which Cinemagraph App is Be ...more
It's been a Consumer Electronics Show bonanza at Edit on a Dime this week. Here's the stories we looked at over the last seven days. Magisto App for iPhone Released at CES Automatic Video Editor Shootout: Magisto vs. Vidify vs. V.I.K.T.O.R. Cyberlink Announces PowerDirector M ...more
The right combination of an appropriately awkward protagonist, a clever script with , and truly remarkable animation (including 3-d flying scenes that trump anything in ), made this flick a blast from start to finish. When he finds the fallen dragon, injured and helpless in t ...more
Describe this movie in one word? Hilarious! Could you watch this movie again? Without a doubt! Worth watching in theaters? Definitely! This is by far one of the funniest Will Ferrel movies in my book! To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of movies starring Will Ferrel because I f ...more
Looking back on Alan Wake, more than a year and a half after its release, it's still one of my favorite games. The graphics and ambience have held up well in comparison to any other story driven game, and it's still the best third-person horror game out there, in terms of game ...more
Cinemagraphs are those incredible video-photo-mashups that isolate movement in a moving frame. Don't know what I'm talking about? Then check out these fantastic examples on If We Don't Remember Me. Creating these 'living movie stills' can be a time consuming process, as this ...more
Toy Story 3 has received rave reviews across the board. Curious, a couple of us here at WonderHowTo went to see it last night. We found it to be decent. Not fabulous. The opening was exhilarating. Full of action and humor and a thoroughly dynamic use of 3D, but the rest of the ...more
Dumb but honest. Like a golden retriever covered in ketchup Cameron Diaz does what she can with what little she's given to work with in James Mangold's brainless, hyperactive and utterly rote spy-romance-thriller Knight and Day. Paired with the increasingly wooden, increasing ...more
Kiss Ass Game First Impressions Review of the game next week. Here are some quick impressions of the game and the first level Kick ass character can fight. Heavy attacks are useful, light attacks are not. Light, heavy, and special attacks (3 types) for all character. Jump + a ...more
Have an opinion and want the whole world to know it? You're not alone! There are many online outlets for you to type up your review, whether it be for a restaurant, play, movie, book or anything else you have recently experienced. Check out this video for tips on how and where ...more
Check out Systm's calibration lesson to make your HDTV a great as it was intended. PCMag's HDTV expert, Robert Heron, teaches us top notch HDTV calibration tricks using tools anybody can afford! HDTV is supposed to be your window into the high fidelity video, but if you have ...more
People smile in this movie. This is a genius breakthrough Another day, another remake. Another safe choice during apparently rocky times - this wintry economic climate, don't you know - and we're off and watching Joe Carnahan's big-screen version of the A-Team. In 2010. Why ...more
The Netherlands are a hotbed of indie game development, which seems appropriate for such a brilliant and eccentric little nation. Two man Dutch indie developer Vlambeer have found themselves in the news more often than most companies of their size, thanks to two great games an ...more
Have you ever gone on a long internet binge, researching and surfing mindless things, and thought to yourself: I wish I could make some money surfing the internet and sharing the (sometimes useless) information I had just acquired? Well, now you can! Actually, you could have ...more
BEST PICTURE, ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, FILM EDITING, CINEMATOGRAPHY: I would go to the ballet all the time if it was this cool! 2008's The Wrestler was a huge stylistic left turn in director Darren Aronofsky's work. It moved abruptly away from the fantastical, painterly style he a ...more
Keanu Reeves is a really good actor and I'm not even kidding Pity the fate of the blank-faced man or: Why you need to rewatch Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Somewhere along the line, around about the time Pacino, De Niro, Brando and Hoffman and Hackman and Eastwood were int ...more
Charades is a word-guessing game that's acted out in pantomime by players at parties or other gatherings. Step 1 Review common charades gestures. Cranking an old-time movie camera means the answer will be a film title. Making a rectangle with your thumbs and index fingers ind ...more
Snapseed is a highly regarded and award-winning photo-editing app for iOS devices. Originating out of image manipulation specialist Nik Software in San Diego, Snapseed is Apple’s iPad App of the Year and, after using it for the purposes of this review, I believe it points to t ...more
Google+ is taking over more and more of Google's core properties. This week, we've seen several announcements from Google blogs about new products, new features, new looks, new integrations. If you're like me, you actually want to know where to go for all the latest informatio ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more
So, you scratched up your $500 Adobe CD and now it's unreadable. You could go buy a new one, but you already purchased it! Searching The Pirate Bay and downloading some Adobe software can usually be easy enough, but what should you watch out for? And what about your movies? W ...more
If you're between the ages of 20 and 40, then video arcades probably hold a special place in your heart. Whether you all but lived in one (me), wished you could, or detested those with a liking for them, there's no denying that arcades were a ubiquitous part of American cultur ...more
Facebook games are ostensibly all about connecting their players. Yet, in many ways they exist on an isolated island. That's one of the reasons traditional gamers and game franchises have avoided Facebook in the past. And all of the breakout hits so far on Facebook have been c ...more
Guiding internet users to useful content is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. This process is called aggregation. Google and other search engines form the top of the food chain, aggregating all of the content on the web in response to queries. There are all so ...more
Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more
There’s a race on to see who'll be the Instagram of moving pictures. This makes sense, since many of our phones are clogged with video that, so far, no one is going to see. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple app that could take our video content, edit it for us, and t ...more
ClariTrans is a requester on MTurk (www.mturk.com) they pay very well for transcribing short snippets of audio. Here is how you can transcribe their audio snippets properly to ensure your text will be approved and you will be paid: ClariTrans Transcription Formatting Guide S ...more
Kick Ass Review Part 2: Gameplay and Design In the game, you can play as Kick Ass, Hit Girl, or Big Daddy. Each charater has a light and heavy attack that can be strung together into small combos. Each character also has three special attacks assigned to the Square, Triangle, ...more
In this video, watch as film studies graduate and movie critic Amy Wallace teaches how to be a movie critic. Learn how to research films, how to watch movies at home and in theaters with care, how to take notes during a film, how to reflect on a movie, the importance of honest ...more
Marketers from Facebook who design ads for advertisers can ask them to switch over to higher end product in which Facebook would be designing or hosting themes based on their products. This product theme will have a separate scroll area where advertisers (after buying rights f ...more