Genius Party Beyond – Moondrive

Take the average internet geek and you get something like this: Stupidity + Coolness – Money.

It’s hilarious that Moondrive – a short movie of the anime anthology Genius Party Beyond – accidentally exploits just this prototype to tell its hilarious story which follows a bunch of bankrupt thieves on their hunt for a treasure. Nevertheless I can safely state that Moondrive is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. This includes movies, by the way. It has tons of cool moments, interesting characters and style wherever you look. Admitted, the characters turn out to be a little bit flat but since this is a short movie that completely goes for “style” I can accept that. If you haven’t seen Moondrive or Genius Party Beyond, do it now. It’s only about twenty minutes long so you cannot say you ruined too much of your life afterwards.

So, and now let’s take a closer look at the best moments of Moondrive with an absolute disregard of spoilers (therefore the red flag on the left side of the title if you’re on this site and not using feed reader. This post was the reason I implemented all this technical AJAX stuff).

Madmind-driven Technology Porn

Do you see it on this website? No? Look closer. It’s not far away.

Now?

No?

Then let me explain…

The Disney Renaissance in Four Charts

(Update: Thanks to Daniel’s important hint in the comments l I added Brother Bear and Home on the Range to my analysis – which I initially totally forgot. Interestingly, the text doesn’t even need a change, since both movies did nothing exceptional on the box office front and continued the trends I write about.)

Soon, Disney will try to redeem its name in the world of 2D animation with The Princess and the Frog. Personally and frankly I couldn’t care less since I’ve begun to dive into the world of anime and watched some highly creative stuff they’ve done. But that’s only me, one little blogger with a mad mind, so that’s okay.

Not regarding my personal taste regarding Disney movies I’ve done some “research” and put together all important numbers from all Disney (Update: 2D/classical) animated flicks since Little Mermaid.

Well, what can I say: it can only go up…

Batman Begins as a Movie Poster

Do you still remember the horror Schumacher brought us with his abysmal Batman movies? I still cringe by the very thought of it (all those flashing lights and nasty designs…eek).

Thank god the franchise got a reboot and got a treatment the way it should be treated forever: dark and gritty.

And basically, this is what my newest movie poster art is all about.

Right Statistics accompanied by Wrong Charts

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself.

Today I stumbled upon an interesting post on Slashfilm that deals with the various box offices of every Harry Potter movie from 1 to 5. While the different box offices’ up and downs is cool to look at, there’s one problem in that post which urges me to write about it in more detail since I often use statistics and hence feel some sort of obligation: the proper way to create charts.