… A Movie of Facebook?

Watched on January 13…

The recently-released Social Network Blu-ray and DVD sets include the excellent feature-length making-of documentary, How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? The only problem… from what I can tell, it isn’t available for rental at Blockbuster, Redbox, or Netflix.

Still, it’s well worth tracking down for students of filmmaking and David Fincher fans. I bought the Blu from Amazon just to watch the doc. After I lend it out to any interested parties, maybe I’ll sell it on eBay.

Watched January 15…

Not as classy or in-depth, but worth a look for fans of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, is the unfortunately-titled The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making X2. I just noticed this hour-long making-of doc was included on the X-Men 2 two-disc DVD set that I’ve had for years. There are several other behind-the-scenes featurettes on that set, including an enlightening “multi-angle study” of X2‘s Nightcrawler-Attacks-the-White-House opening scene.

Watched January 16…

There’s not much left to say about the Harry Potter movies at this point. After seven of them, the mythology has gotten a little too convoluted for my taste. And I’m still annoyed they killed off Sirius Black in… whichever flick it was that happened.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is another solid entry in the series. Well, half an entry (Part 2 arrives later this year), but Part 1 ends on a decent enough cliffhanger (just don’t go in expecting Han Solo frozen in carbonite or anything).

Also…

Get your week off to a great start with the trailer for a new John Carpenter movie!

How did I miss this? A new version of Handbrake (best free OS X video transcoder of all time!) was released earlier this month. And Firefox 4 Beta is now available.

This is one of the best Blu-ray covers/cases I’ve ever seen:

It’s the Social Network Blu-ray case. Not sure if you can tell from this photo (taken with the iPhone in low light, sorry), but it’s black with the movie’s tagline embossed on it. It forgoes the usual floating heads… heck, it forgoes the title of the movie. Kind of reminds me of the old Beatles “White Album” LPs.

I want to try this out at some point: Recording a Skype Call for a Podcast for Free (Mac).

This looks simple enough: Escape from “web-safe” fonts using CSS.

The real problem with Google’s Android phone OS. And the problem with Facebook.

Wow. If this is true, the screen resolution of the next iPad will be 2048×1536. That’s a lot of pixels! (via Dwight Silverman’s excellent TechBlog)

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