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A site of original and unoriginal content meant to entertain and inform. Out of Sight is edited by JJ O'Donoghue and William Hilderbrandt.

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If this site had to be summed up in one word and a preceding parenthetical phrase, then it would be (hopefully) entertaining. Think of it as an archive of some of the most interesting articles, videos, photography, and miscellany that JJ and William find online.

Presently the two have hopes of expanding the site to include some of their own work, and when they do just watch the hilarity ensue.

In the meantime please leave comments on posts - whether you like or dislike - and make suggestions as to what you want to see more of. For some of you it's more tits and ass, for others you prefer men with beards, and for one of you (you know who I am talking about) it's all about jam.

one more thing on out of sight

Out of sight is Will and JJ's attempt to get noticed and invited on daytime TV or any Fox TV show. Before out of sight, there was rich and creamy, a hugely popular blog for spammers who wanted to sell us penis enhancing products. They were wasting their time.

But to stick to the augmentation analogy, out of sight at its best is a brain enhancing website. That's a radical statement guys.

What you'll find on the site is a ménage à trois of humour, skepticism, intelligence and titilation. We really enjoy comments and recommendations and we hope to build up a community of followers so that we then add a subscription wall and take on the Financial Times or Playboy. Or just get jobs with them.

who is this stud william?

William lives in Paris. At the start of 2009 he left London and all his friends and his bad job to come to France, where he hardly speaks the language, to be with his girlfriend. Officially he is very happy to finally be living with her but occasionally he does get nostalgic for London.

He grew up in the US - Oklahoma (please do not hum the musical!) - and studied philosophy before going to London for a Master's in journalism. His work has not been published by the best in the industry, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Mother Jones, McSweeney's, and many, many more.

Currently he is freelancing at radio and TV gigs, slowly acquiring technical skills he hopes he can eventually use to make documentary and feature films that one day will not be produced by some of the world's best film studios.

who is this wise guy jj?

Quite early on in life JJ discovered that he was a fabricator. In 2006 his mum and dad invited him to leave their home in Cork, Ireland and head for London, where he now resides, to shake up the city. He cycles hard, drinks hard and blogs harder. You get the picture.

Currently he's alive, and, like most people his age he's 29. He longs for the day Japan get's moved right next to Ireland, and that Cork wins the world series in hurling. More than anything else he want's a book deal. Failing that a decent sandwich with French mustard, mayonnaise and Ballymaloe relish in it.

27 July 09
I was excited to hear that Tim Burton was doing the yet-unreleased Alice in Wonderland. However, as visually pleasing as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was I thought the movie itself was somewhat slow. So I worry that this film could be a similar disappointment. Burton will be working with that film’s lead, Johnny Depp (above-left), and also Helena Bonham Carter (right) so the talent is there but I need the plot to punch harder than the aesthetics, otherwise somethings so visual is indeed purely superficial.
That being, sad I like this photo taken by Mary Ellen Clark. Vanity Fair has a slideshow of some of her other work documenting the making of other large films.

I was excited to hear that Tim Burton was doing the yet-unreleased Alice in Wonderland. However, as visually pleasing as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was I thought the movie itself was somewhat slow. So I worry that this film could be a similar disappointment. Burton will be working with that film’s lead, Johnny Depp (above-left), and also Helena Bonham Carter (right) so the talent is there but I need the plot to punch harder than the aesthetics, otherwise somethings so visual is indeed purely superficial.

That being, sad I like this photo taken by Mary Ellen Clark. Vanity Fair has a slideshow of some of her other work documenting the making of other large films.

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Posted: 11:24 AM

I am not a fan of the Tobey Maguire ‘Spider-Man’ movies. The guy is more like a Google nerd than a superhero. Thankfully, there is Japanese Spider Man, or スパイダーマン, Supaidāman - see me bust out the Katakana there - who kicks ass and takes down Transformer-like baddies.

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15 July 09

"The Invention of Lying" is Ricky Gervais’ latest Hollywood outing and it looks awful. His transatlantic humour sucks. Why did this happen? Has it all become too easy for Gervais? Does Hollywood turn you soft? Talk to me Ricky.

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9 July 09
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18 June 09
The Architects Journal has published its top ten favourite Star Wars structures. I am not much of a SW nut, but the Death Star, in top place, and Corsucant, pictured above are highly imaginative mega-structures. Here’s what the panel had to say about planet Corsucant:

“Like adding New York to Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, then squaring the result. The capital of the Old Republic takes urban sprawl to the extreme and realises the vision of Greek City planner Constantinos Doxiadis of an ecumeonpolis: a single city that covers the whole of a planet. The ‘New Architecture’ style common to the Senate Area of Coruscant is characterised by Manhattan-like skyscrapers nestled among blade-thin obelisks that resemble the soaring minarets of Cairo”.

The Architects Journal has published its top ten favourite Star Wars structures. I am not much of a SW nut, but the Death Star, in top place, and Corsucant, pictured above are highly imaginative mega-structures. Here’s what the panel had to say about planet Corsucant:

Like adding New York to Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, then squaring the result. The capital of the Old Republic takes urban sprawl to the extreme and realises the vision of Greek City planner Constantinos Doxiadis of an ecumeonpolis: a single city that covers the whole of a planet. The ‘New Architecture’ style common to the Senate Area of Coruscant is characterised by Manhattan-like skyscrapers nestled among blade-thin obelisks that resemble the soaring minarets of Cairo”.

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28 May 09
Neat idea for a website - take four movie stills that best represent a movie’s plot and stitch them togther. I like this one from Jackie Brown. More at Movies in Frames.

Neat idea for a website - take four movie stills that best represent a movie’s plot and stitch them togther. I like this one from Jackie Brown. More at Movies in Frames.

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27 May 09

Here it is, the greatest movie ever. A giant shark. An even bigger octopus. And they are mad as hell with each other. Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus is in cinemas soon, if you can handle it. [via Stateofshock]

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22 May 09
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20 May 09

inglourious basterds - the new tarantino flick

Tarantino’s new three hour (no doubt the word epic will be attcahed to most reviews) WWII flick has premiered at Cannes. Pitt’s in the lead role. Bowie’s on the soundtrack. It sounds alot like Allo, Allo on paper, but not so from the trailer. Watch Inglourious Basterds over at Apple.

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19 May 09

Guy Ritchie. Robert Downey, Jr. Jude Law. It’s the new Sherlock Holmes film, and I am intrigued. What say you?

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18 May 09
This is doing the rounds on Tumblr. Ah, it’s a goody.
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This is doing the rounds on Tumblr. Ah, it’s a goody.

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Reblogged: kagurazakaundergroundresistance

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Posted: 3:08 AM

Great video I discovered over at tuneage:

This song — and the video, for that matter — is composed almost entirely of samples from the Disney animation of Alice in Wonderland. Sound good? Well there are 3 more tracks just like it which make up the album Wonderland, a free release by Australian mashup artist Pogo, who describes his music as “a refreshing mix of hip hop and trippy sounds”.

I haven’t heard the rest of his music, but I’m about to rectify that.

Reblogged: tuneage

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Posted: 3:07 AM
Chris Hemsworth from the new Star Trek has been cast as the title character in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Marvel’s Thor. Really, Thor? I am not so savvy on The Avengers or Thor but the only time I ever thought Thor was cool was in Adventures in Babysitting.
On a similar note, I saw Star Trek on Friday and was thoroughly entertained. It’s not a great movie - and true it’s not the show you grew up with - but it is fun with good effects and even some suspense. [via Current]

Chris Hemsworth from the new Star Trek has been cast as the title character in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Marvel’s Thor. Really, Thor? I am not so savvy on The Avengers or Thor but the only time I ever thought Thor was cool was in Adventures in Babysitting.

On a similar note, I saw Star Trek on Friday and was thoroughly entertained. It’s not a great movie - and true it’s not the show you grew up with - but it is fun with good effects and even some suspense. [via Current]

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh