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Monday: January 7, 2013

Disney unveils next generation guest experience in the form of digital wristbands.Disney unveils next generation guest experience in the form of digital wristbands.

The new wristbands will work in tandem with a new Disney app that you can use on your smartphone. The wristband (officially called MagicBand) can be used as your rooom key, theme park ticket, photopass, payment information and even access to FastPass for quicker access to rides and attractions. So long Key to the World cards!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | disney | wristband | experience | bracelet | themepark | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 3, 2013

Have a peek at some concept art for Pixar's 2013-2014 movies and beyond.Have a peek at some concept art for Pixar's 2013-2014 movies and beyond.

In 2014 it's their if-dinosaurs-didn't-go-extinct movie titled The Good Dinosaur, directed by Bob Peterson, with a tease we've seen before. In 2015 it's Pete Docter's 'Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind', now titled The Inside Out; and in 2016 they've also got Lee Unkrich's movie about Día de los Muertos, which we really don't know much about at all. Notably missing is Andrew Stanton's sequel Finding Nemo 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 11:57 AM | Tags (8) | pixar | movies | concept | art | firstshowing | sequels | prequels | disney |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 19, 2012

Buy some video games while supporting charity via Humble Indie Bundle 7.Buy some video games while supporting charity via Humble Indie Bundle 7.

Need some new games to play and want to help charity out at the same time? The seventh annual Humble Indie Bundle is here just in time for the holidays. Pay what you want and enjoy cross-platform DRM free games from some great gaming developers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:23 PM | Tags (6) | humble | indie | bundle | charity | videogames | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.Twenty-one unfilmable books that managed to make it to the big screen.

Even Rotten Tomatoes agrees that some of the books that made it onto this list should have never been considered for major motion picture filming in the first place. Yep, looking in your direction Cat in the Hat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:10 PM | Tags (5) | books | hollywood | movies | rottentomatoes | unfilmable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 13, 2012

Apple selects the Best of 2012 awards from notable iTunes Store apps and games.Apple selects the Best of 2012 awards from notable iTunes Store apps and games.

For the first time in two years, no photography apps made it in to the top listings. 2012 also marks the first year that an Entertainment app was given an editor’s choice award. As always, during the end of the year wrap up Apple highlights games and apps from a wide variety of categories, so it’s well worth skimming the list for hidden gems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (12) | 2012 | apple | apps | appstore | best | editors | entertainment | itunes | macrumors | movies | music | podcasts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The Monsters University movie website is academically detailed in every way possible.The Monsters University movie website is academically detailed in every way possible.

Click around the teaser site and you'll find everything from a list of Monsters University student clubs all the way over to a Monsters University academic calendar. Not really sure what to make of the actual movie plot at this point other than its Mike and Sully in their college days presumably in some kind of Revenge of the Nerds scenario. Whatever it ends up being I'll be at the theaters wearing some sort of MU paraphernalia (which you can buy on the MU online campus store).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 9:19 AM | Tags (7) | college | disney | monsters | movies | pixar | prequel | university |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.

Rather than the majestic grandeur presented in the first films, the new entry looks more like a Renaissance Faire recreation shot on your brother's mini-DV camera. It's most jarring in the movie's opening, where we briefly visit Frodo and Bilbo in the moments leading up to Fellowship; we know what these characters in that world should look like, and it simply feels wrong.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:24 AM | Tags (10) | 48fps | bilbo | frodo | gandalf | hobbit | lotr | movies | review | rings | verge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nirvana reunion song to be part of soundtrack to Dave Grohl's directorial debut film.Nirvana reunion song to be part of soundtrack to Dave Grohl's directorial debut film.

The song you heard last night at the 12/12/12 concert (if you stayed up late enough) was titled 'Cut Me Some Slack'.  This song is the result of the Nirvana reunion / Paul McCartney mashup and it will serve as part of the soundtrack to Sound City. Sound City ity is a film that Dave Grohl directed. It's a documentary chronicling the history of the Sound City recording studio over in Van Nuys, California. It has a notable history with some of the most legendary artists in music history laying down tracks there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | movie | nirvana | paulmccartney | performance | song | soundcity | soundtrack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 11, 2012

New trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger surfaces online.New trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger surfaces online.

There is something very wrong with that horse.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:28 PM | Tags (8) | adventure | aintitcool | disney | horse | johnnydepp | loneranger | movies | trailer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: December 9, 2012

Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.

While this news is by no means official it sounds like a formal announcement may be right around the corner. Full disclosure: I am a gigantic Disney nerd. My kids, by association, are also gigantic Disney nerds. But they also happen to be huge fans of the Cars movies. Ask us to recite any line and you'll hear the whole movie. The recently opened Cars Land in California has been met with postivive reviews from fans and non-fans of the franchise. Being that we reside on the East Coast, a trip to Florida is way more feasible than a trip out to California. Ka-chow!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 10:26 PM | Tags (14) | cars | land | coming | disney | wdwinfo | unofficial | florida | california | hollywood | themepark | vacation | travel | pixar | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 21, 2011

A couple of highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on the Total Recall DVD.A couple of highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on the Total Recall DVD.

Normally I'm usually quite opposed to post anything from a Gawker-related media site (in this case the main Gawker.com site of all things) but this one was just too good to pass up. Watch the embedded video and you'll hear Arnold quip about some interesting points during the movie-making process that was Total Recall. Here is a great example: 'this scene is unbelievable because my frustration that this taxi cab does not understand where I want to go.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 10:50 AM | Tags (9) | arnold | comedy | commentary | dvd | gawker | gold | movies | schwarzenegger | totalrecall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

A video review of the next Legend of Zelda game due out on November 20th for the Nintendo Wii.A video review of the next Legend of Zelda game due out on November 20th for the Nintendo Wii.

GameTrailers sums up everything you would need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in under ten minutes for your viewing pleasure. I've always had a real soft spot for Zelda games. This title may force me to blow the dust off of the old Nintendo Wii and hook it up via nine-hundred multi-colored component cables once again. Also, as the review demonstrates, the Wii really shows it's age with the graphics and lack of voice acting here. In the end though, it still looks like it will be an utterly fantastic Zelda game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:50 PM | Tags (12) | controls | gametrailers | gaming | motion | nintendo | review | skyward | sword | video | videogames | wii | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.

Engadget covers everything here from the packaging to the performance of Amazon's first real entry into the tablet field. Engadget hails the device as quite an achievement at it's current price point ($200) but they do knock the device some by saying that it can't compete with 'normal' tablets that are currently on the market in some key factors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 10:32 AM | Tags (10) | amazon | battery | engadget | fire | interface | kindle | packaging | performance | review | thorough |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

An interesting video showing off the impressive CGI used in Game of Thrones.An interesting video showing off the impressive CGI used in Game of Thrones.

Andy Gavin has written a post with a behind the scenes video from HBO's Game of Thrones depicting how most of the locations are built using modern CGI and clever scouting.  If you've watched the show (and I highly recommend that you do) some of the per-CGI moments in the video may actually take you by surprise, once you see their post-CGI counterparts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:09 PM | Tags (8) | andygavin | cgi | effects | gameofthrones | hbo | series | special | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

New York City according to various scenes from American Psycho.New York City according to various scenes from American Psycho.

Scouting New York has an awesome article entitled 'Patrick Bateman’s New York: What Happened To The World of American Psycho' in which they investigate the many top NYC spots mentioned in the movie. You'll get a look at some of the locations used in the movie and what they've become today as well as expected difficulty in getting reservations at each place. And no, you will never get a reservation at Dorsia (spoiler alert, it doesn't exist).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:53 PM | Tags (8) | nyc | manhattan | scoutingnyc | spoiler | movie | american | psycho | patrickbateman |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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