The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is hitting theaters in December, and what's a better way to welcome it than mashing it up with one of the most quotable movies of our time- Mean Girls. Check out the animated sketch, from Leigh Lahav after the break.
Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.
But beyond the best laid plans of squirrels and humans is the primary goal of bringing creative, interactive, handcrafted entertainment to 21st-century viewers who are increasingly being fed a steady diet of desensitized programming.
The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.
While this writer was not able to see all 330 films from 49 countries over three days at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival -- the largest of its kind in the U.S. -- all or part of 98 shorts were seen.