Drill Bits 080 – Ymagyne Graytyr

syfy

This week on Drill Bits, we speak once again with frequent visitor David Chen from the /Filmcast as we discuss the Sci Fi network’s odd name change, Benjamin Button entering the Criterion Collection, and whether it matters or not that Blu-Ray won the HD format war.


Show notes
SciFi Channel Changes Name … To ‘Syfy’

Drill Bits 079 – big Blue DONG!

watchmen-graphjam

/Filmcast‘s David Chen joins TDD’s Andrew Sorcini in an impromptu review and discussion of director Zack Snyder’s epic adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ heralded 1986 graphic novel Watchmen.

show notes

Filmspotting’s review of Watchmen
Kevin Smith and the /Filmcast Review Watchmen
Creative Screenwriting Podcast interview with Watchmen screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse Continue reading

Drill Bits 077 – Oscar Picks and Most Anticipated Films of 2009

Andrew Sorcini and Shazad Butt (former Digg user OptimusPrime01) trade picks for Oscar and discuss their most anticipated films of 2009. Later we discuss the films we’re most looking forward to seeing in 2009.


Show links

81st Annual Academy Awards Nominee list
Songza
Wil Wheaton’s non-spoiler Watchmen review

How did Shazad and Andy do in their Oscar picks? Check out the table below:

Category Andy’s pick Shazad’s Pick And the winner is…
Actor in a Leading Role Mickey Rourke Mickey Rourke Sean Penn
Actor in a Supporting Role Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heath Ledger
Actress in a Leading Role Kate Winslet Kate Winslet Kate Winslet
Actress in a Supporting Role Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson Penelope Cruz
Animated Feature Film WALL-E
WALL-E
WALL-E
Art Direction The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cinematography The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Slumdog Millionaire
Costume Design Australia Milk / The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Duchess
Directing David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Documentary Feature Man On Wire Man On Wire Man On Wire
Documentary Short The Conscience of Nhem En The Witness Smile Pinki
Film Editing Milk The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Slumdog Millionaire
Foreign Language Film Waltz With Bashir The Class Departures
Makeup The Dark Knight The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Music (Score) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire
Music (Song) Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire
Short Film (Animated) Oktapodi Presto La Maison en Petits Cubes
Short Film (Live Action) Spielzeugland New Boy Spielzeugland
Sound Editing WALL-E / The Dark Knight The Dark Knight The Dark Knight
Sound Mixing The Dark Knight WALL-E Slumdog Millionaire
Visual Effects The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire
Writing (Original Screenplay) In Bruges Milk Milk

Drill Bits 072 – Apple Sauce

Frequent Drill Bits guest SlashFilmCast’s David Chen offers his .02¢ on the argument that Apple is not so much a technological innovator, but merely a marketing powerhouse. Mu takes the opposing argument. Also we discuss more juicy tidbits about Digg and the dynamics of elitism within social networks.



The Round Up 038 – The Curious Case of Forrest Gump and Amy Dixon-Kolar

Andy Sorcini aka Mr. Baby Man from The Drill Down and Greg Davies aka cGt2099 from Social Blend join forces for The Round Up – a short mini podcast focusing on some entertainment news, with a preview of what’s coming up in Social Blend and The Drill Down.


In the 38th edition of The Round Up, Andy gives us a review of The Curious Case of FORREST GUMP (yes, you read that correctly).  Later, Greg pays tribute to both Martin Luther King Jr and President-elect Barack Obama with ther song Rosa Sat by Amy Dixon-Kolar, a fitting selection for MLK Day and Inauguration Day. 

Be sure to check out The Drill Down at http://www.thedrilldown.com/ – and you can listen to Social Blend at http://www.mixxingbowl.com/


Show Links:

The Curious Case of Forrest Gump

Rosa Sat by Amy Dixon-Kolar

Amy Dixon-Kolar – Official Site

Amy Dixon-Kolar – Official MySpace Page

nComment Official Site

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Drill Bits 071 – Videogames and TV Shows

Mu and Andy shoot the breeze on their most anticipated videogames of 2009, and the TV shows they’re watching now.

Show Links
25 of the Most Anticipated Games of 2009


Zero Punctuation: Saints Row 2


Bioshock score – Welcome to Rapture


Dexter opening titles


Invasion's Kari Matchett


Chucks Yvonne Strahovski

Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski