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Pegg and Frost do Star Wars

This short film is quite old (2009) but I somehow missed it and it made me laugh. Basically, while filming the movie Paul, Simon Pegg and best bud Nick Frost decided to recreate Star Wars scene by scene. Or at least that is what the blurb says. They were probably just in a desert and felt like having a laugh. The result is this short but funny scene.

Pegg and Frost apparently met over a love of Star Wars and they are always great to watch. This is essentially funny fanboys arguing in a desert. Enjoy.

Rakka – Neill Blomkamp’s short starring Sigourney Weaver

Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) has started something called Oat Studios, which is a creative venture focusing on monsters, aliens, and general weirdness. Which sounds bloody great to me. His idea is to create short experimental films and be funded by people online rather than go through the studio system or crowdfunding. The first such offering is called Rakka and it stars the always superb Sigourney Weaver. I won’t give too much away as you can watch the 20-minute film below. Basically, aliens invade and they are really, really mean. Sigourney is trying to kick their alien asses and let’s face it, she has a history of success in this kind of endeavour. Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is officially not going to happen, so this is a great way to fill that Sigourney/Alien shaped hole.

I am a big fan of Blomkamp, especially District 9, and Rakka has a similar feel to that film. I also think it is an interesting experiment that he is trying with his Oats studio creation and want to support in my own minor way. Rather than simply do a KickstarterĀ or go to a Hollywood studio, he is hoping people will be interested enough to fund further work. Have a look at what is happening and a way to contribute yourself on Steam by clicking on this link.

Without further ado, here is Rakka. (Warning: it is a tad violent and not for kids.)

Spy versus Guy

I saw this clip on www.io9.com and thought it was kind of fun. If a bit silly. It’s all about a bit of technology which falls into the hands of a pizza delivery guy. A super (but for some reason inept) spy is sent to get him. Think Wile E. Coyote meets one of the spies from, well, Spy vs Spy.

Not sure if this counts as scifi but I saw it on a scifi site and it has a robot pigeon.

Spy vs Guy from Red Giant on Vimeo.