‘Cost of Living’ is an awesome little sci-fi short written and directed by first-time movie maker BenDavid Grabinski. Damn! We think we’re in love!! ♥
It features Bret Harrison (Reaper, Breaking In) and Brandon Routh (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Chuck) as Silas and Jerry; two average guys working a dead-end job for an evil, monster-creating organization. It’s essentially a day in the life of the security guards at the Umbrella Corporation or Aperture Science. Speaking of Aperture Science, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Thing) even does a wicked pseudo-GLADoS impression in her cameo as the voice of the computer.
Also, we’d like the record to show that we totally agree with Jerry regarding the necessity of memory guide posts! They are so important!
The full film is now online; you will be a better person for having watched it.
We’ve conveniently embedded it right there for you! Watch it now!
[ via Fo Industries ]
Reactions? Worth the buzz it got at Fantastic Fest last year?
- Watch ‘Cost of Living,’ a Great Workplace Sci-Fi Short Featuring Bret Harrison and Brandon Routh (slashfilm.com)
- Must Watch Sci-Fi Short Film – COST OF LIVING with Brandon Routh (geektyrant.com)
- Cost of Living, a 10-minute movie about bored security guards at a monster factory [Video] (io9.com)
If you decide to take a break from all the booze, candy and indecent costumes this Hallowe’en weekend, these are the big new comers at the cinemas this week. If you’re looking for some new scary movies to celebrate your All Hallow’s Eve, you’re out of luck. Instead you get a narcissistic cartoon cat with some fairly inappropriate dialogue considering its supposed to be for children.
“Time Is Money.”
Directing: Andrew Niccol
Writing: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde,
Immortality is up for sale in a future in which humans are engineered to stop aging at the age of 25, but only live for one year after. The wealthy live forever, the destitute struggle for every last minute and one couple rises up against the system.
Price of Admission will get you a damn sexy cast in something that looks like a somewhat unsuccessful marriage of ‘GATTACA’ and ‘Logan’s Run’.
Running Time · 109 min
Genre · Crime / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Rated · PG-13
THE RUM DIARY
“One part outrage. One part justice. Three parts rum. Mix Well.”
Directing: Bruce Robinson
Writing: Bruce Robinson (screenplay), Hunter S. Thompson (novel),
Starring: Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli
Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, this movie chronicles the adventures of Paul Kemp, a young American journalist working for one of Puerto Rico’s newspapers. It doesn’t take long before he adopts the rum-saturated lifestyle of the island and finds himself in with some less than reputable locals.
Price of Admission will get you Johnny Depp revisiting his role as Hunter S. Thompson.
Running Time · 120 min
Genre · Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Rated · 14A
Prepare for some scrumptiously geeky treats! If there is something we Surly Gurls love it’s Science Fiction… and CUPCAKES! So, we’ve put together a gallery of a dozen seriously awesome sci-fi themed cupcakes! All of the fun yet none of the calories!!
It’s win-win… except we do really want to eat up all those delicious, delicious calories!! Mmmmmmm!!!!
ORIGINAL STAR TREK
Korina over at Wild Streak Treats made these cupcakes for her friend’s birthday. Yet we would trade them all for a hand phaser, or a good solid club. On second thought, these are too delicious to trade for any weapon!
Keeping with the Star Trek theme, we’re jumping to TheRealJim down at DeviantArt who created these as part of a #StarTrekking DeviantArt assignment. Seven of Nine, you are so sexy in cupcake form!
Vivian created these incredible cupcakes for her husband’s birthday!! Her blog-o-rama has tons of up close and personal shots of all of the cupcake characters. What she has done here should make HER the Hero of Canton!!
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
Traveling is one of the greatest things we as human beings do. We explore and wander and experience everything that our amazing planet has to offer. But, wouldn’t it be great to do all those things on a different planet altogether? Here are the planets we would most like to visit. Hurry up and get Virgin Galactic up and running Mr. Branson!
10. Fhloston Paradise (The Fifth Element)
Okay, so not technically a planet, rather the coolest cruise ship ever. You’re greated like you are in Hawaii with beautiful girls giving you fancy flower necklaces and then are whisked away to your luxurious room to freshen up. We imagine the food is outstanding and we all know that the entertainment is top notch. As long as no one shows up and starts shooting the place apart, it’s the greatest vacation we’ll never have.
9. Magrathea’s Factory Floor (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
Nothing would be more awesome than getting to design your very own planet. Not to mention just riding through the factory with Slartibartfast would be insanely inspiring. Seeing all those planets being created would be the single most amazing experience. The rest of the planet seems to be an icy hell with a whole lot of portals, but if that is the way they kept their planet factory a secret, so be it. We’ll give it points as well for the wicked planets and moons that can be seen from the surface.