Friday, March 25, 2011

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos

Matt Stopera shares a collection of the most confusing/unexplainable photos from his Tumblr blog, Black & WTF.

“Star Wars” universe set to invade Legoland California

A new "Star Wars" themed area at Legoland California with 2,000 Lego models will take visitors chronologically through scenes from the epic film saga.

Read full article and see the photo gallery of 24 images at the Los Angeles Times site:,0,1419576.story

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles [PG-13]

Columbia 2011

Grade: B-
up-graded from C

+1: Cinema verite/ pseudo documentary style
+2: Alien and alien tech. designs and science-fiction science
+1: Gung ho heroics
-1: “Braveheart” type rallying speech by SSgt. Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckart)
-1: Feels like it borrows the best from “Blackhawk Down,” “District 9,” “Cloverfield,” “War of the Worlds (2005),” and a bunch of other films.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Andy Helms

Here are some striking Star Wars inspired poster by artist Andy Helms.

Apparently Mr. Helms loves Star Wars and has a web-log dedicated to this love, Starwarsblog:

Unfortunately, so big was his abundant, artistic expression of that SW love, and subsequent attempts to share said expressions through monetary exchange, brought him to the attention of Lucasfilms, ltd.


Rango [PG]
2011 Paramount

Grade: C-
down-graded from C

par, Quirky Johnny Depp character (Rango)
par, stylized western
-1, character design
-1, story pacing
+1, evocative Hans Zimmer score and sound track

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March M.O.D.O.K. Madness

This guy was (or still is as far as I know) a big ol' bad guy from the Marvel comics of the 70’s, often squaring off with the likes of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.

Paul Sizer made one striking poster of the giant head with the jet powered throne.

This was created as part of a larger communal project called March MODOK Madness.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Giant Choclate Bar Advertisement

OSAKA (Kyodo) A giant billboard that looks like a chocolate bar erected at a confectionary factory in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, ahead of Valentine's Day on Feb. 14.

Read more at The Japanese Times online: