We’ve all been members of the infamous “procrasti-NATION” at one point or another. Even typing this up right now I may or may not have gotten a little distracted by this John Oliver clip on Nuclear Weapons from 2014… but that’s not what we’re really here for, is it? The crazy thing about procrastination is that although it may seem like a thought out choice to be lazy and avoid priorities, it’s actually an effect of the nature of habit. And there’s even science to explain it! But all in all, we usually know it’s a better idea to, for example, just take out the garbage instead of spending 10 hours watching funny videos online. The question is, how do we overcome the urge to just abandon our responsibilities? Lucky for us, full-time procrastinator and part-time filmmaker Stuart Langfield began to piece the puzzle together. Granted, it was about six-months ago but he eventually got the job done. Don’t put off watching Langfield and his colleagues sift through the world of science, studies, data and theories to uncover what we know about procrastination & to find out if it’s possible to conjure a cure.
It goes without saying that New York City is a colorful and diverse place; From the people, food and buildings, to the flowers and lights, there’s not a color in the rainbow that isn’t can’t be found here. But, sometimes, these colors overpower one another and don’t get the equal opportunity to flourish. Luckily, filmmaker Danil Krivoruchko had his camera handy and the vision to let all of New York’s color show in his short film, “NYC Flow.” Take an extra-trippy look at New York City here.
If you’re fortunate enough to have turned 28 years old today, congratulations! You may now consider yourself royalty! I mean, yeah, the Alchemist & Lil Wayne both dropped impeccable albums on this day in 2004 but, with all due respect, they ain’t touching the Prince of Zamunda. One of Eddie Murphy’s greatest on screen performances and concrete evidence of his comedic genius, “Coming to America” is almost at the three decade mark and hasn’t stopped putting us in stitches yet. The film follows a regal gentleman hailing from the definitely real nation of Zamunda on his journey to distant, foreign lands to find a genuine suitor. And where else could someone find a woman fit for a King but Queens, NY?
At times, the voyage of Prince Akeem and Semmi, his loyal friend, is landlocked between catastrophe and chaos but the unfathomable happens when the King’s son finds his Queen-to-be. A terrific New York City love story to say the least, but it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to mention this 1988 classic without looking at all the moments from the barbershop downstairs from “Kunta.” Enjoy and if you haven’t watched this film already, watch it. You’ll be very happyyou did!
Come have a look-see. Just know that you won’t be able to un-see any of this abstract universe. This short animation takes a look into the twisted, contorting heart of a unique creature from the mind of
There are millions of fathers in this world, but there are far fewer “dads.” It takes the love, attention, understanding, and genuine compassion that only a dad could give to earn that title. It certainly doesn’t take being a perfect father though, as the eccentric inventor in Natalie Labarre’s“Papa” demonstrates. The short animation, inspired by Labarre’s actual relationship with her father, is sweet, rich with nostalgia, funny and honest. We wish all the dad’s and hard-working single mother’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day!
by English stop-motion animator Steve Boot follows a lonely blue alien that thinks he’s found a new friend to play with. Then, out of the blue, a strange new explorer robot lands on his planet. As beautiful irony would have it, the world was visited by a blue moon just this past weekend!
Fear is such a weird thing. Fear’s abstract nature can’t really be explained in words but when it’s felt, it’s almost unshakable. The worst part is having a big fear as a little kid. Everything is amplified by infinity when you’re a young child. The level of fear experienced by a young gator during a routine dentist appointment is explored in the short film “You Look Scary” by Xiya Lan. Don’t get spooked when you check
SUMMAH CONTROLLA! We’ve been saying this summer is going to be lit since last August. We haven’t changed our minds yet. If you’re not in the summertime spirit yet, watch this hilarious parody animation of a reggae music video called “Freeda Tropi Fafa”
Don’t sit too close to your TV’s and give your phone some space every once in a while, or you’ll end up missing out on what’s happening right in front of you. At least that’s what the lesson “Cycle” tries to teach us. The Raquel Sancinetti directed short film about a man & a woman surrounded by the overwhelming noise of electronics and consumerism doubles as a portrait of loneliness in