SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileInteresting story on Gawker this morning. Apparently Paramount is into video game production. And now that the VG industry has finally accepted that, yes, girls are gamers too, their braintrusts have gone into overdrive in an effort to figure out how to market games to women.Paramount’s solution: develop a line of casual games based on Paramount produced chick flicks.
Several reviewers are having trouble themselves: Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman is refreshingly honest about his befuddlement.Repeat viewings are probably essential, but here are some articles that might help. (Spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen Inception in its first week of release and still plan to, don’t read these stories.)Earlier this week in Salon, Sam Adams wrote an astoundingly comprehensive blow by blow called “Everything you wanted to know about Inception.” Adams has either seen the film 15 times or possesses a photographic memory; he also has some nice insights about the similarities between Inception and Shutter Island.New York magazine’s website interviewed Dileep Rao, who plays the chemist Yusuf in the film; the actor does a nice job of clarifying a few issues, including that much debated ending.If there was ever a movie that required a flow chart, this is it. The folks at Cinemablend have kindly provided “An Illustrated Guide to the 5 Levels of Inception.” As well, they offer this overview that includes answers to the questions “What causes the loss of gravity in the hotel dream world?” and “Aren’t you supposed to be alone in limbo?”Really, the online debate is only starting.
The story of our lost connection to our body mechanics goes something like this: Our feet are built amazingly well and should be flexible and strong by nature. Supportive, cushiony shoes have allowed our feet to get away with some major slacking, causing atrophy in the muscle groups of the foot and ankle. Barefoot running proponents claim that this weakness, caused by the very shoes we thought were protecting us, is to blame for many common running injuries.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileRogers Communications, the country’s second biggest internet provider, is lowering the usage limits on some of its plans, just days after online video streaming service Netflix announced it was expanding into Canada.The company lowered the data transfer limits Wednesday on several of its service plans in Ontario, its main market. Users who signed up for the cable company’s “Extreme” service after July 21 will be allowed 80 gigabytes of monthly usage, versus 90 GB for those who signed up before.Customers who sign up for the “Lite” service will now get 15 GB, versus 25 GB before.The company, which has 1.6 million internet subscribers second only to Bell Canada did not explain the changes and a spokesperson did not have a comment.Read more.Do usage limits affect how you use the internet? Do you regularly exceed your limit? Are you paying fees because of it? Tell us below.(This poll is not scientific. It is based on readers’ responses.)Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports.