It's a well-known fact that just about anything that involves Hayao Miyazaki and his production company Studio Ghibli will always be worth its weight in gold. Even if it isn't 100% good there is something about one of their films that makes it worth watching more than once. Such is the case with the latest from Ghibli: The Secret World of Arrietty.
It's been almost four decades since we had a high-profiled silent movie the world's gone crazy over (Mel Brooks's classic Silent Movie), thanks in part to our film industry being laid brick by brick with a 100% ratio of talking in it. Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, however, does more without words than just about every film released in 2011.
Alright, so in May I got myself a brand-spanking-new Mac laptop, which since I was previously a die-hard PC fan was a big step for me. I even went so far as to name it "The Destiny Prognosication Machine" like the good little Escaflowne fan I am. So, since I was now an hip and cool Justin Long rather than a boring old suit-wearing John Hodgeman, I figured it was required that I make something video flavored. Because it would be easy and quick and I could do it right out of the box without having to load more software, which can I say really screwed me up. I spent more time trying to figure out what I needed to do to set the thing up than I would have spent actually setting a PC up.
At the time I was also rabidly watching Star Trek every chance I got, to the point where the end credits would roll and I'd press play again. I'm a crazy insane Karl Urban fan and have been ever since his Caesar/Cupid days on Hercules/Xena. As I type this, I just finished watching 'Pathfinder' and my background image is of Vaako from the Chronicles of Riddick, so you can guess how nuts about him I am. I'm also a huge Zachary Quintos fan, so Star Trek XI is like visual crack for me.
Star Trek mixed with the idea of making a fanvid in my head and this is what popped out...
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Mortal Kombat has seized control of Earth with the new viral video of a re-imagined MK world. We are introduced to this "realistic" take on Mortal Kombat by Jackson Briggs: y'all know him as