Friday, June 24, 2011

Sketched Discussion: Predictions for Dark of the Moon

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon comes out next week.  Early reviews say it's pretty good, but everyone else is skeptical.  I just wanted to make a few predictions(based on the trailers and what we know about the psyche of Michael Bay) of what I think will happen in the movie and see how many I get right. So, spoilers ahead? Possibly?

Can you tell I don't draw transformers often? I was hesitant about drawing Bayformer style Megatron, until I realized he's just a bunch of scribbles.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sketched Discussion: Fast Five is a great videogame movie

Fast Five, the somehow fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, is exactly like a videogame. I'm generally surprised there's not a Fast Five videogame Tie-in coming out. Watchign this made me want to go home and play burnout, and I usually hate driving games! How is this possible? I'm going to point out the various videogame tropes and how they parallel parts from the movie, not including all the generic story bits that videogames took from generic action movies.  Spoilers ensue.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sketched Review: Green Lantern

Power up your energy rings, we're reviewing Green Lantern!
I tried something new in illustrator and photoshop again. not sure if it's successful, but I like it. 

This has just been destroyed in the reviews as if it's one of the four horsemen of the superhero movie apocalypse. I wouldn't say it's that bad, but I can't say it's that good either.  The cgi creations are nice but the story is by the books at best and nonsensical at worst and Ryan Reynolds just doesn't fill the green boots well.

Also, don't bother with the 3D. I put them on in the beginning of the movie, and then...well when the bright shiny ending titles shot past, I literally went, "Oh yeah! I'm watching a 3D movie!"

Friday, June 17, 2011

6 Things that didn't suck about Phantom Menace

I did a post awhile back about movies that had great trailers, that really ramped up the anticipation, but just couldn't deliver when the movie came out.  One of those movies(number 1 actually) was Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and for good many, many reasons(lookin' at you Jar Jar). But I wanted to make a post about the six utterly awesome things that came out of that disaster.  Read on for more!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: Super 8

Get out your videotape camera recorders, we're reviewing Super 8!


Super 8 is a super mega nostalgic sci-fi thriller. The acting and characters are great, but are the monster effects worth it? Also, if anyone is wondering what the monster is, here it is.

Midnight in Paris

Get your Baguettes and sketchbooks, we're reviewing Midnight in Paris!
Trying something different, a sketch of a Paris street!

This is a really enchanting and lovely film, if a bit artsy.  I wouldn't call it a chick flick as others may have called it, but it is a Woody Allan film, so take that as you will.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sketched Disccusion: X Men: First Class

I wanted to discuss a scene from X-Men: First Class that really bothered me.  I included this in my review, but now that I've figured out Blogger has page jumps, I've made the discussion it's own post so the review is completly spoiler free!  If you haven't seen the movie yet, go see it and come back.  If you have, by all means read on! Thought provoking discussion after the jump!

Monday, June 6, 2011

X-Men: First Class

Put on your Blue and Yellow Spandex, we're reviewing X-Men: First Class!

Just a quick Fassbender sketch.  I have something else planned which I'll post here later!

UPDATE: Finished! 60's posters are all the rage these days, so I tried a simple one in Illustrator!

This is a great movie. Not just a great prequel, sequel, reboot, or superhero blockbuster, but a great movie.  But does it live up to the standards of The Dark Knight and Watchmen as people keep saying it is?