Sunday, January 31, 2010

Russian Sand Sculptures

The organizers didn’t realize that Moscow is not the best place to held such an event because of unstable spring climate. Usually those contests are conducted in the regions where the rains are not so often, but in this city and at this time of year, it can rain daily, so it’s big pity they didn’t last long.


Unrecyclable Robots

This robot and his minions were made from discarded styrofoam.
So go out to all the bins, skips and rubbish tips and do something useful for the environment, build a giant robot!!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

HYS – Remakes and adaptations

It’s been a while since the ESPV team has offered a HaveYourSay post for yall to mill over.. so we thought we’d throw a nice simple one out there to kick off the new year.

For many film lovers and critics the last ten years was known as the decade of remakes, adaptations and attempts to bring old stories to life.. sometimes with dire results.

The Lord of the Rings, Transformers, Sin City, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, King Kong, 3:10 to Yuma, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Alice in Wonderland, Dawn of the Dead, The 300, Infernal Affairs, Hell Boy, Superman, Batman, Where the Wild Things Are… all remakes, adaptations or classic stories brought to life for the first time on the big screen.

(Images: Google)
For some, original storylines and characters loose their authenticity when, for example, brought from the comic book page to the silver screen. Some aspects of a story which originally captivated a select audience, when adapted to film, often come across as being watered down to suit Hollywood’s mass-market.. much to the displeasure of true fans and followers.

Others find satisfaction in Hollywood spending big bucks on remaking classic favorites. But, as we all know, the results aren’t always inspiring or satisfying.

What has been your best/worst movie remake, adaptation or old-skool story?

Do you think Hollywood has done a good job over the last decade?

What classic story would you like to see made into a film?

Leave us your comments below!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pandora-Like Disappearing Sea Plant

In the movie Avatar, there is a plant that disappears into the ground the instant it’s touched. The good news for those afflicted with Pandora Depression it that we have a similar plant organism, right here on Earth! The Sea Pen (a soft coral) expels water from its body when touched, so as to avoid being eaten.

Girls from Moscow Night Clubs

Moscow is one of the most popular sex destinations in Europe. This place is notorious for its strip clubs and its unbelievably gorgeous girls. Moscow is the capital of the world’s biggest country, situated in the centre of the European part of Russia. Is one of the oldest and most beautiful Russian cities but is also the epicenter of New Russia and everything that it represents.

This city has got a lot in store for those who love night life. Once dowdy and uninspired city, now has become a bustling center for tourism and entertainment, attracting travelers from all over the world. After communism fall the city opened its doors to the world and Moscow nightlife is the most exciting and unbridled in Europe. One thing is for sure though, there are a vast array of nightlife options available, to any person of any age with any taste.

There are hundreds of nightclubs and entertainment centers but only some of them are worth a visit.

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