Monday, May 30, 2011


Priest [PG-13]
Directed by Scott Stewart

Grade: D+
Downgraded from C

+1: vampires are monsters.
Par: Priests are skilled fighters... pretty much hits the premise, but lacking "wow"
-1: is there a missing Priests versus vampires fight scene?
-1: long train ride
-1: part 1 of a series ending

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: 4

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [PG-13]
Directed by: Rob Marshall

Grade: D+
Downgraded from C

Par: Captain Jack Sparrow.
-1: Character chemistry (Jack/ Angelica (Penelope Cruz)), (Angelica/ Black Beard (Ian McShane)), etc.
par: fights, duels and chase sequences.
-1: the Fountain of Youth and its weird instructions to use it.
Par: its fit in the serial of films.

Bonus scene after the end credits (par).


Bridesmaids [R]
Directed by: Paul Feig

Grade: A
Upgraded from B

+1: Kristen Wig as Annie, the maid of dishonor.
+1: Food poisoning is funny.
par: Helen, little miss prefect rival to Annie (Rose Byrne).
+1: Megan, the wild card (Mellisa McCarthy).
+1: Wilson Phillips.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Nick Tassone Minimalist Movie Posters

Artist (student) Nick Tassone created a series of 10 minimalist movie posters in 2010.
Born in Ohio, and lived in several states after that. Received a BFA in New Media Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in gray-skied New York and is now working in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Work encompasses print design, motion graphics, and many other aspects of the design world.

More minimalist movies posters from the site that led me to find Tassone's:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nerdy Sculptures Made With Canned Food

By Flor Sgarlatta

The scene is only one of many which are recreated yearly as a part of the competitions held by Canstruction, a non-profit organization dedicated to food charity. The participating teams are in charge of procuring the canned food they’ll need to materialize their creations, and they’re lead by professionals in the design and construction industries. 

Read the whole article at

R2D2 Recycling Can


Friday, May 13, 2011

Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards is a cartoonist/illustrator/comic-maker based in London who specializes in science-fiction puzzle adventures, dinosaurs, robotics and cats.

See his portfolio blog:

Batman Arkham City

From WB Games and DC Comics.

The trailer has amazing production values.

The game graphics look good too, but the choppier animation and simpler shading are the tells that it’s a video game.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Coca Cola at 125 Years

ATLANTA, May 6, 2011 -- The headquarters building of The Coca-ColaCompany is illuminated against the skyline of Atlanta as a 'thank you' to the world in celebration of the Company's 125th Anniversary, to be marked on May 8. The visual display is the world's largest single-building illumination covering more than 210,000 square feet. Visual design and projection by Obscura Digital. Photo credit: Michael Pugh.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Aaron Horkey

“Flight of the Conchords”

Fully prepared for and welcoming a long languishing into obscurity, Aaron is the sole survivor of the Black Osprey Dead Arts Society and founding member of the Cottonwood County Druids Skateboard Gang.

The see more of his art:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Disney Dream Portrait Series

This year, photographer Annie Leibovitz has re-teamed with Disney to promote the Disney theme parks with new visions of classic and popular Disney films in new pairings of celebrity talent.

Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and
Alec Baldwin as the Spirit in the Magic Mirror.

Penelope Cruz as Belle and
Jeff Bridges as the Transformed Prince

Queen Latifa as Ursula

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and
Patti Smith as Second Pirate in Command

This batch of wall papers continues the graphic layouts of first two sets, including the now not applicable “Year of a Million Dreams” promotion logo.


 Thor [PG-13]
2011 Paramount
Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Grade: A-
Up-graded from B

+1: Battle scenes (a.k.a. Headstrong Thor (Chris Hemsworth) likes smashing things).
Par: Character development and growth.
+1: Goodies for comics fans (a.k.a. surprise characters and props).
-1: Slowish and sparsely populated middle parts.
+1: Fun

Bonus scene runs after the credits.

Monday, May 2, 2011