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…It’s Things Thursday: Oakley Medusa?

Oakley Medusa

Unless you’re a Burning Man regular, or your rock band is about to go big on MTV, I don’t think you need Oakley’s Medusa line of Hat & Goggles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t want them.

Featuring leather dreadlocks, snap on eyewear, and enough post-apocalyptic style to make Mel Gibson blush, the Medusa line definitely isn’t for the subtle, bit if you want to stand out, then I can’t think of anything better.

[Oakley – Medusa]

[Via: Uncrate]

…Cloverfield was unique?


One of my favorite aspects of Cloverfield was that they didn’t give a lot away in the previews, so I’m going to try and review it without giving a lot away as well, because I think that you should go see it with as little information about it as possible.

Thus, a brief synopsis:

(Warning: Though I’m trying not to, this may contain some small spoilers, so if you want to go in with a pure mind, I suggest you read this after you see the film.)

The Good:

  • Like I said, I knew little to nothing about this film going in, because they decided to go with vague trailers as opposed to the current trend of using the trailer as a mini-version of the movie.
  • The ‘Blaire Witch’ style camera work added to the sense of realism, and kept you on edge the whole time.
  • The pace and tone of the film was so good that for an entire hour and a half, no one in my theater spoke a word. No one. I can’t remember the last time that happened.

The Bad:

  • The monster had a bit of a scale issue. One minute it’s tearing down building; the next it’s going after individual people. Perhaps it just changed tastes half way through, but it seems like it couldn’t pick a size.
  • They don’t explain much. Where did the monster come from? Why is it unaffected by our counter-monster measures? Why is the film named Cloverfield?

All in all, I’d say it was about as good as a monster movie can get. They kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time, they kept things somewhat believable, and they didn’t oversell any of it. While I don’t think that this was the ‘Movie of the Year’ by any means (and I’ve already basically give that nomination to Juno), it was a very entertaining film, and I definitely suggest going to see it.

Grade: B+
Theater Worthy: Yes

Note: For a great article on how Cloverfield advertised without advertising, check out MTV’s coverage of the Cloverfield viral-marketing campaign.


[MTV – Cloverfield Viral-Marketing]

[Rotten Tomatoes – Cloverfield]

…You can make your own wood watch?

Wood Watch

This amazing looking wood faced wrist watch might not be available in stores, but Instructables user jamesv was kind enough to post a thorough how to showing how he turned a simple Fossil Zane into a stunning custom accessory using a few common tools, a few homemade tools, and a lot of time. Next up on MTV: Pimp My Watch.


[Via: Wrist Watch Review]

…Kanye West mixes well with Beethoven?

This remix featuring Kanye West’s Gold Digger and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony gives a pretty good idea of what it would be like for modern day music stars to combine talents with some of classical music’s greatest. Call it Classical Hip-Hop, give it an exclusive MTV channel, and you’ve got yourself a revolution.

[Rebel DJs]

[Via: Digg]