close encounters of the third kind

It started with a tease, “This means something” the video was called. Eagle-eyed movie fans instantly understood the reference, a line from Close Encounters of the Third Kind where Roy Neary, played by Richard Dreyfuss tries to explain to his wife his obsession with the Devil’s Tower after seeing a UFO. The line now has a double meaning thanks to Sony Picture‘s viral savviness. The video does, in fact, mean something, and it’s not a remake, reboot or sequel as some people were led to believe. What it does portend is the return of Close Encounters, perhaps in a theatre near you, sometime later this year.  (more…)


Whether you like his politics or not, President Barack Obama is a unique president. OK, let’s get the obvious one out the way, he’s black. However, another unique feature that he has that not many presidents have had, is that he’s the first “millennial” president. He uses social media, he listens to current pop music, and he’s a loud and proud nerd.


Paramount Pictures has just picked up the rights to Clark Baker‘s short film Vessel, which is described as a combination of Alien, The Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Now don’t that rather generic mish-mash turn you off because if you haven’t seen it already, the short film is really worth seeing. Scope it out via You Tube below:

Intrigued? I think there’s a bit of Millennium in their too, not the Lance Henrickson TV show, but the Kris Kristopherson movie of the same name. Maybe you can find it on Netflix. Anyway the above result, funded generously by investors via Kickstarter, shows that Baker has the skill and vision to make something interesting, and make it look good on a budget.

Stephen Susco, who wrote the American version of The Grudge, is currently penning the feature length screenplay, which will surely expand on the short’s alien invasion on a plane and skyjacking of the passengers plot line.

What do you Bastards think? Will you see the feature-length Vessel when/if it comes out?

Source: Geek Tyrant

Daft Punk of a Third Kind


Experiencing Daft Punk is like being inside a disco ball of sweaty, primal, helmeted hotness. Thus, it was only a matter of time before someone took the pretty flashing lights and excited faces from that one scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and layered some funky, funky Daft Punk beats over it. Take a gander at the very short Daft Punk of a 3rd Kind below:

Get a feel for the original scene here:

Source: LaughingSquid, via SlashFilm