This weekend’s re-release of Terminator 2 in 3D very well may be the end of an era. At least, it feels like a period on the modern 3D era that started slowly around 2005, exploded in 2009 with James Cameron’s Avatar, and became almost all-encompassing in the years to follow.
Someone get Pixar President Edwin Catmull on the phone. Fairly Oddparents creator Butch Hartman’s got some awesome ideas on how to bring some of Disney Pixar’s most popular movies to television.
Daniel Boria was not the first person to see Up and think it would be a great idea to fly around in his own balloon chair. But he’ll stand as an eternal example of how thoughtless this kind of stunt can be.
Artist Anthony Petrie thinks the pop culture art scene has gotten a little stale. So many rehashes of the same ideas, same properties, with the same old techniques. This is art! Do something different! Be bold! And with his upcoming solo show—and a little help from the Predator—he’s doing just that.
Burger Fiction has put together some really great supercuts lately, but their latest will absolutely break your heart.
The amateur aeronautical engineers from YouTube’s Flight Test are known for their massive flying experiments that are often surprisingly successful. But it’s this tiny creation, an RC version of the flying house from Pixar’s Up that’s held aloft by actual helium balloons, that we’d most like to see available as a kit.
Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented.
The concept of Inside Out sounds unbearably twee, not to mention borrowed from the sitcom Herman’s Head. We’re seeing inside the head of a young girl, where each of her emotions is a cartoon, voiced by a comedian. But Inside Out is actually a brilliant movie about the beginning of wisdom.
The story of Up works well because it's heartwarming to see an odd couple go on an adventure together in a flying house and run into squirrel addicted dogs. This alternate horror story version of Up also works because it's easy to imagine Carl Fredericksen as an evil monster who takes Russell as his prisoner.
It's not as impressive as lifting a house into the air, but daredevil Erik Roner had a miniature Up moment when he was lifted 8,000 feet into the air with the help of 50 tanks of helium and 90 enormous balloons.
Every person who has seen the movie Up and also enjoys dreaming about fanciful things every now and again has thought about flying away in balloons like Carl Fredricksen. Professional daredevil and crazy person Erik Roner just did it. He bought tanks of helium to pump up giant balloons to make him fly.
Sure, we watch Disney villains commit some terrible atrocities over the course of their films, but we tend to be a bit more forgiving when we remember the dead. These obituaries recall the lives of villains from a more sympathetic perspective.
One thing is for sure: it would contain a lot more explosions. Prepare for animated Bayhem.
Have you ever thought how great it would be to fly, only to look up, and see the dangers of wires, tree branches, and street lights in your way? (Ah, then I'm the only one.) The point is, there's a lot over our heads, all the time. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, shoot straight up.
Jawbone is acquiring BodyMedia, makers of health monitoring armbands, for over $100 million. No further details have been made public about the deal.
This Up and Batman mash-up art works surprisingly well. Created by Senior Golden Spork at DeviantArt, we can honestly say that if PIxar ever made a Justice League movie, we're certain these are the characters they would use for Batman and Robin. We can see it now — it all started when millionaire Carl Fredricksen got…
What happens when you refuse to sell your house to make room for a new construction project? Lacking the balloons and helium to make an Up-ward escape, 67-year-old Luo Baogen of Xiayangzhang village and his wife decided to stay put, refusing the government's offer to purchase their property. So the government simply…
Last night we reported about Jonathan Trappe, a man who's hoping to fly a tiny balloon-tethered house across the Atlantic ocean. But his Up-inspired planning would probably have been a lot easier had he access to this online calculator that lets you know exactly how many helium filled balloons you'd need to hoist your…
We'll forgive you for mistaking Jonathan Trappe for Carl Fredriksen of the Pixar movie UP. Like Fredriksen, Trappe is a "cluster balloonist" who likes to fly around the world with a bunch of balloons. He's attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean soon.
Jawbone has given its life-tracking Up bracelet a second chance. The original was promising, but had a sky-high failure rate. The new band, Jawbone hopes, will fix the massive problems of the original, and deliver on its equally massive potential.