Posts Tagged ‘joss whedon’


Link Dump: Web Shows & Eclectic

May 14, 2009

Yes, my link dumps are almost all eclectic, but there’s more than just web show type stuff in this one, but nothing I could categorize under one name that fit it all nicely. Anyway… it’s a pretty light dump this week, but there’s some good stuff in here, I promise. I’ll dispense with the usual sell-you-on-my-post type stuff this time and simply get to it…

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Showcase: Chainsaw Maid

August 5, 2008

I know I’ve got a taste for fun-gore flicks, but this has got to be admired for its painstaking claymation alone. As you know, claymation is stop-motion with clay, and is brilliantly hard to do well, given the subtleties of motion and the detail of the clay objects themselves. Imagine trying to keep a story, performances and production value while concentrating on all of that! However, since I naturally love movies like Planet Terror and The Machine Girl (a better article’s here, with a trailer here), I was recommended this video by a friend. I was shocked and amazed to see all the gorey hilarity in stop-motion clay, with all the cheese of a great Grindhouse-esque zombie flick.

Also, a minor edit on the last Showcase post, Lifehacker has posted an interview with actress Felicia Day, and the full Dr. Horrible short film is available courtesy of on the interview page.


Showcase: Dr. Horrible

July 23, 2008

I know this isn’t exactly low-budget or indie in the super-low-budget sense that I typically cater to, but it’s by Joss Whedon, got some great actors and is just a fun short with a musical twist. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, this is essentially a cross between a musical and the Spiderman-esque romance story. It’s a fun, funny watch worth checking out if you’ve got the time. I don’t know anything about the inspiration or what it was made for, but they had some big VFX houses work on it, not to mention the known talent involved, but I got to see it free online, so I’m happy :). For some reason the pages with the full episodes don’t seem to be available anymore, but if you can find them then please do let me know and I’ll post the links up here.

Links: IMDB, Site

EDIT: You can now watch the entire show at Lifehacker, plus read their interview with star Felicia Day (she sounds awesome!)