Iron Man 3 opened on Wednesday and according to Hollywood Reporter it grossed $13.2 million at the international box office on it’s opening day. That’s pretty good news for Disney and Marvel. Now I’ve just come across this remake of the trailer by some Thai boyband crew called FedFe. It’s at 95,ooo views and it may not smash 13.2 million but it’s a brilliant lo-fi remake of the official trailer. Happy Friday.
This Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking. James Cameron’s film has been re-released in 3D. This pastiche by Pistol Shrimps has racked up 10 million views as it reveals the new 3D techniques that have been used along with a few guest executive directors/producers.
Yesterday saw the close of the BPL transfer window. It resulted in frantic activity as clubs scrambled for players signatures right up to the deadline. Sky Bet rode the wave by creating a fake story about a £83 million recording breaking move. By visiting http://www.skybet.com/cms/breaking-transfer-news.shtm you simply enter your name or a players name and then the site instantly generates a news report and video with a unique URL for you to spread. It duped many people as reports of Van Persie joining Barcelona spread across social networks.
Dalston Superstars is a new series from Vice.com which satirises the latest contenders in UK reality TV hell, such as Made In Chelsea. They have pitched it as The Only Way Is Essex, but more swag and describe it as a startling, fresh look at the lives of five young creatives from London’s coolest hangout, Dalston. Dalston became what Shoreditch was a few years ago, ie. a hipster’s paradise, and Superstars is in effect the modern day, multimedia version of Shoreditch Twat. Now that London’s posh and chav-tastic have had their 15 minutes, it’s clear that Vice are urgently addressing the need to represent The Big Smoke’s deluded and pretentious too.
Episode 1 has just launched today, although various blogs and Twitter accounts linked to the program’s characters have been online in the build up to the launch. It’s a #Win from us.
re35 – An April Fool joke that fooled many. It had such a positive response from photographers, who wanted to resurrect their old 35mm SLRs, the creators (design company Rogge and Pott) had to put a disclaimer on the site to say it was a joke. But if there’s that level of demand perhaps it’s not such a bad idea.