The Future According to Films

by Joey deVilla on September 6, 2011

In the spirit of the first day back to school, here’s the future — as predicted by films (with the occasional TV show) and presented in timeline form by Tremulant Design. Dystopias and shenanigans abound!

A long timeline showing movies and TV shows depicting the future and the years in which they will take place, from 2012 (2012) to 3001988 (Red Dwarf).
Click the timeline to see it at full size.


Happy Mother’s Day from Joey…and SHAFT!

by Joey deVilla on May 8, 2011

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To my Mom, my sister and all you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day from me…and Shaft!

In case you’ve never seen the movie, here’s the trailer (back in the 1970s, trailers ran long and gave you waaaay too much of the movie)…

And here’s the intro with that classic theme by the late Mr. Isaac Hayes:


Don’t Count on Cat Lassie

by Joey deVilla on July 1, 2010

…because cats are jerks:


Which Brendan Fraser Movie are You Watching?

by Joey deVilla on May 10, 2010

Flowchart: How to Tell Which Brendan Fraser Movie You're Watching

You’ll always know with this handy flowchart. Click it to see it at full size.


"Hey, I'm M. Night Shyamalan!" ***PLOT TWIST!*** "I'm actually a cat eating a cheeseburger." (found via Topherchris.)


Which Action Movie Should You See?

by Joey deVilla on April 28, 2010

Given the bounty of action films coming out this summer, you might not know which one to watch. Let this flowchart help you decide:

"Which Action Movie Should You See?" flowchart


Graphic designer Tavis Coburn designed the program covers for this year’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, and they’re retro-cool! Each one features elements from the nominees for the Best Picture Award.

Here’s the cover featuring Up in the Air, with a very Mad Men-esque treatment of George Clooney:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "Up in the Air"

This is the cover for An Education:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "An Education"

It took me a moment to figure this one out. The helmet screams “space movie”, but the reflection of the child playing soccer in the visor makes it clear that the movie depicted here is The Hurt Locker:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "The Hurt Locker"

Avatar, obviously. I still haven’t seen this movie. Mind you, I didn’t see Titanic until 2005. I like to think that anything I was doing around the turn of the millennium was far more interesting than any movie, especially a schmaltzy James Cameron date flick.

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "Avatar"

And finally, Precious:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "Precious"