If you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home then the chances are you’ve been quickly introduced to videotelephony and online chat services such as Zoom, for business meetings and briefings.
These soul-crushing online get-togethers have for many been a dull, monotonous affair, in desperate need of some colour and engagement. Now thanks to the BBC you can easily change your webcam background to literally hundreds of different settings. From Del Boy’s front room, (Only Fools And Horses), and the Eastenders laundrette to Dr Who’s Tardis and even the BBC weather map.
Just save the large background images to your pictures then upload it to your background on Zoom the next time you have an online meeting. See if anyone notices. Link below.
Oh boy, is this special.
Here’s a video montage mashup by movie editor Evan Gorski & film director Michael Dougherty, (Trick ‘r Treat), entitled: Everything I Need To Know To Survive Covid I Learned By Watching Sci-Fi And Horror Movies.
This is a genius take on the current pandemic situation courtesy of some nifty editing and genius clip selections. Enjoy.
There are many great and epic public meltdown videos on the internet, but one which stands head and shoulders above the rest was filmed in Australia in the 80s. It’s of the arrest of Paul Charles Dozsa who had tried to dodge paying for a meal at a Chinese restaurant.
The video is famous largely due to Dozsa’s booming voice and relative calmness at being manhandled by cops. As they try to bundle him into their patrol car Dozsa shouts: ‘What is the charge? Eating a meal? A succulent Chinese meal?’
The video has been bouncing around the internet for the better part of two decades and it was largely assumed that Dozsa was no longer alive, but thanks to SportsBet Australia, who tracked the man down, we can all rejoice in the fact that the famous ‘succulent Chinese meal’ guy is alive and well and living in Brisbane.
Just don’t touch his limp penis!
Every time Danny Macaskill uploads a new video of him bending the laws of physics on a bike we end up watching it multiple times.
His latest short film is no exception which sees Danny try out the new Santa Cruz Ebike by testing it to its limits on the Scottish islands of Inchkeith and Skye, where he grew up.
It seems every time something seems a little too dangerous Danny gets excited and runs headlong into it, screaming with joy. Never change Danny, never change.
We’re somewhat obsessed with the supernatural phenomena known as The Mothman. Ever since we watched the 2001 cult classic The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, our interest in the illusive winged man of West Virginia has been constant.
Thankfully we now have even more detail to pour over with the imminent release of the documentary The Mothman Legacy: West Virginia Hills a direct sequel to the excellent 2017 documentary The Mothman Of Point Pleasant.
The documentary charts the increase in Mothman sightings around the West Virginia Hills, interviewing locals who recount their experiences and provide a wealth of new information expanding on the creature’s mythology.
Here’s the official music video for LCD Soundsystem’s latest track ‘oh baby’ and it’s simplistic beauty makes it one of this year’s best.
It stars Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn as two aged scientists frantically trying to map out an extremely complicated equation for something big. I’ll leave it at that. The video is directed by Rian Johnson, a man who surprisingly didn’t wreck out childhood with his brilliant Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie, proving once more he’s a talent to pay attention to.
Game developer Bethesda are releasing their latest entry in the Fallout gaming franchise next month, but tech website Gamespot managed to record 50 minutes of their early Fallout 76 experience and were kind enough to share it with the world.
The game looks fantastic and in our personal opinion any fears we may have had about the franchise losing it’s allure, now multiplayer has been introduced, dissipated.
Although this title and it’s fresh direction still seems to divide opinion among fans.
Roll on November 14th
Italian singer Andrea Bocelli has released a new song which has pretty much made most of the internet weep.
Bocelli, who was born blind, has joined forces with his 20 year-old talented son, Matteo Bocelli, to sing a moving duet entitled ‘Fall On Me’, which has accumulated almost three million views on YouTube in only five days.
A man who has never been able to see his own son, singing in perfect harmony with him is probably the most emotional thing you’ll experience on the internet this week.
Is there someone cutting onions in this room?
Here’s the first official look at Disney’s forthcoming Mary Poppins sequel, featuring Emily Blunt, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer and a 92 year-old Dick Van Dyke dancing on a table.
Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall, (Chicago, Into The Woods), and is a direct sequel to the 1964 original with Blunt taking over the title role from Julie Andrews. The main plot of the movie rattles along like so:
Set in 1935 London, Jane and Michael Banks are now grown-up, with Michael still living in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. He lives there with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper, Ellen. After Michael’s wife’s death, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks family with street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), and eccentric cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep)
The story, which picks up 20 years later, is based upon the Mary Poppins books and as the trailer demonstrates is full of nostalgia, specifically with the return of Dick Van Dyke who plays the son of Mr Dawes Snr, the old bank owner, a character played by Dyke in the original movie. Marshall has kept true to the elements which made Poppins such a classic, opting to use hand drawn animated sequences rather than CGI.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled for release on 19th December.
This article was lifted from our sister site Sequels Prequels.
Below is the first official trailer for a new movie called Apostle, directed by Gareth Evans, (The Raid, Godzilla), and stars Michael Sheen and Legion’s Dan Stevens.
The period, horror will be released on Netflix on October 12th and marks new territory for the martial arts director, whose body of work so far has never ventured into the world of the supernatural.
The plot of Apostle rattles along like so:
The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will rue the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built.