Here Are Some Floor Plans from Famous TV Shows!

Question: have you ever wanted to see the floor plans of the apartments and houses from some of your favorite TV shows? About four years ago, Spanish interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde wanted the same thing, and he was inspired to create a floorplan of the apartment from one of his favorite TV shows, Frasier.  As interest in this idea from some of his friends and colleagues grew, Aliste started to create renderings for some of their favorite shows as well. Currently, the interior designer has created floorplans for more than 20 shows and movies, and some of those plans range from the apartments in Friends to the house in UP!. “Many people have told me that thanks to my drawings, they recall the good times spent with the series or movie…. Even people not used to technical layouts are able to understand my drawings and dive into them,” he told ArchDaily. Check out more floor plans after the break!
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Black History Month: MoviePass, Netflix for Movies Still in Theaters

MoviePass founders Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt

What if there was a Netflix, but for movies that were STILL IN THEATERS?!? Or “theatres” for the fancy crowd. Well, MoviePass is a subscription-based service that launched in February of 2011 by technology and entertainment entrepreneurs Stacy Spikes and Hamet Watt, and is for going to movie theaters available in the United States. The service allows members across the country to view up to one movie (just 2D; no 3D yet) every 24 hours for a fixed monthly fee — typically starting at $29.99/month by vary based on local market– plus members can select which theaters they wish to attend. As an added bonus, there are zero “blackout dates.” MoviePass works in nearly all movie theaters that accept the Discover Card credit card (should you be a member of that exclusive club called anybody), making it one of the largest subscription-based theater networks in America. Continue reading “Black History Month: MoviePass, Netflix for Movies Still in Theaters”

Indie Game: The Movie; a Movie of Indie Games…Get it?

Sure, we gamers enjoy the triple-A, million dollars games that big-name, big-time developers and publishers with large employee numbers churn out to us in retail stores every year.  However, how about the games that aren’t big budget titles, made by a small team of people (if not just one person), and don’t get the same mainstream attention?  Here’s a secret: some of those independently-developed video games are just as fun (if not MORE fun) than their big-budget counterparts.  For the real stories behind some the most recently acclaimed games of this type, look no further than the documentary, Indie Game: The Movie. Continue reading “Indie Game: The Movie; a Movie of Indie Games…Get it?”

“Beyond the Mat,” The 1999 Pro Wrestling Documentary

One of favorite film genres are documentaries, and one of those movies is Barry W. Blaustein’s 1999 project Beyond the Mat.  I remember seeing commercials for this film while watching WWF Shotgun Saturday night (remember that, fellow wrestling fans) and anticipating its release.  I would later be gifted the VHS  release of the film as a Christmas gift from my parents in 2001 and watched it non-stop for several weeks.  Beyond the Mat is by far one of my favorite professional wrestling documentaries (next to Wrestling with Shadows and The Rise & Fall of ECW) of all time, and one that any fan of pro wrestling and/or documentaries should take the time and watch.   Continue reading ““Beyond the Mat,” The 1999 Pro Wrestling Documentary”

The Architecture of “Metropolis (1927)”

The classic 1927 silent, black-and-white film Metropolis, from German director Fritz Lang, showcases a look decades ahead where futuristic urban dystopia cities are designed and built in vertical layers (rather than horizontally) based upon reflecting the varied social statuses in society.  The film’s plot involves a futuristic city that is sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, and the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their social class differences.  The architecture of Metropolis could pretty easily be seen and recognized in several major cities across the world today, and shows influences from a number of architectural styles, including (but not limited to): Futurist, Art Deco, and Gothic.

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