So Scorpion debuted last night on CBS, bringing us the thrilling tale of “geniuses” who help DHS by setting up wifi access points in restaurants. Yes, that is a true plot point. It all leads to this scene, whose true meaning I will unfold for you so that you can appreciate the full amazing awfulness.
I can’t wait for the episode about server farmers, with their server tractors and server crops.
A Rare Antiquity: 10 Thoughts on Steven Soderbergh’s Black-and-White Reimagining of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ ↘
“At some point you will say to yourself or someone THIS LOOKS AMAZING IN BLACK AND WHITE,” Steven Soderbergh wrote about a movie yesterday. He was referring to — wait for it — Raiders of the Lost Ark. Dr. Soderbergh had performed a new experiment at his lab over at Extension 765. First — after explaining that he wasn’t sure any of this was legal — Soderbergh drained Raiders of the Lost Ark of its colors. Then he swapped out the famous John Williams score for moody Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross music from The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Our favorite rip-roaring adventure has become a dreamlike silent film. But Indy, my friend, what can this teach us about a movie we’ve seen a million times before?
F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were needed in case the Syrians used their sophisticated air defenses. But Raptors don’t come cheap.