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An Honest Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man

(YouTube link) Screen Junkies continues its series of Honest Movie Trailers by working on the movies that are most requested. This one for The Amazing Spider-Man is a hoot. -via Laughing Squid

Pumpkin Carvings Inspired By Hollywood Movies

Bringing characters and images from the big screen to the side of a pumpkin is no small feat, but these sublimely detailed carvings from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Rhode Island prove it can be done, and without the grossly inflated budget of a Hollywood movie! Link

Screen Tests from Everyone’s Favorite Movies

Screen tests offer an interesting look at actors before they fully “become” a character. As Alison Nastasi at Flavorwire puts it, “It’s a chance to see popular stars, who always appear so glamorously surefooted, build the framework for the movies that made them famous in a smaller, bare-bones setting.” Indeed. Check out Ralph Macchio testing [...]

The Apple Store Home Office

There are people who like Apple, then there are hardcore Apple fanboys, and then there is David Wu: Call me mad. Call me crazy. But I woke up one day around three months or more ago and decided to completely [...]

Early Movie Character Concept Art

Look what Shrek was originally conceived to look like -before he was altered to more resemble Mike Myers. How different would the movies have been! Screen Crush looked up the early concept art for many of the film characters we know and love, so we can see what might have been. Yoda originally looked like [...]

The First Feature Length Film Shot Entirely On A Smartphone

(YouTube Link) Olive looks like a cute little film, with an indie flair and a colorful cast, nothing too groundbreaking until you discover how the film was shot- entirely on a Nokia N8 smartphone! Also noteworthy is the fact that Olive was created as a true independent, the first film to make it from small smartphone screen [...]

How Do Touchscreens Work?

It depends on the device and the type of touchscreen you’re using. There are two different kinds used in most consumer electronics: Resistive touchscreens – which are used on some Samsung, HTC and LG phones, and are typical of ATMs, supermarket checkout stations and the electronic signature doodad the UPS guy carries – have a glass [...]

How Apple Gets You to Touch Their Computers

Every design element of an Apple Store is arranged to subtly encourage visitors to become customers. The computer screens, for example, are angled at 70° to compel users to adjust them. Touching the screen lets users experience Apple products tactility and increases the desire to purchase one: The point, explains Carmine Gallo, who is writing a [...]

Mickey Mouse, If He Aged Normally

Since his screen debut in 1928, Mickey has not aged thanks to the dark arts taught to him by Walt Disney. But what would happen if he did not have access to overly-trusting interns and the ghastly secrets of the Illuminati? Darick Maasen made this latex sculpture that shows an elderly Mickey Mouse ready for [...]

You vs. Cat Video Game

Friskies released some iPad games for your cat to play last year. Now they have a game that you can play against your cat! “You vs. Cat” was unveiled at the SXSW interactive Festival in Austin last night. The game is simple enough: At one end of the screen the human slings a piece of animated [...]