Friday, January 27, 2012

Chris Sanders

 Chris Sanders

- Screenwriter/Director: “How to Train Your Dragon” (with Dean DeBlois)
- Screenwriter/Director: “Lilo and Stitch” (with Dean DeBlois).
- Production Designer, “The Lion King” “I Just Can't Wait to Be King” sequence.
- Walt Disney Feature Animation, visual development dept.

see the artist’s web site and blog:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snow Storm Warning

I just got off the phone with friend living in North Dakota near the Canadian border.
He said that since early this morning the snow has gotten nearly waist high and is still falling.
The temperature is dropping way below zero and the north wind is increasing to near gale force.
His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and just stare.
He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.


Haywire [R]
2012 Relativity Media
Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Grade C- 
Down-graded from C.

+1: Fight choreography.
-1: Pedestrian chase scenes.
-1: Flashback storytelling.
+1: Gina Carano as trained operative of few words.
-1: Stakes.

[Overview on Fandango]

Friday, January 13, 2012

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D [G]
Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Grade: A+
Upgraded from A

+1: Songs.
-1: Consistency of drawings of Belle.
+1: Ballroom sequence.
+1: Beast, learns to control his temper.
Par: Vain Gaston reveals true villainous side.

Par: Adjustment for 3D conversion.

* Note: “Human Again” sequence not included.

 Tangled Ever After (short)
Directed by Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Grade: B

[overview on Fandango]

Mission Impossible 4

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol [PG-13]

Directed by Brad Bird

Grade: A-
Upgraded from B

+1: Tom Cruise (as Ethan Hunt) climbs a tall building.
Par: Chase in a sand storm.
Par: Josh Holloway cameo.
+1: Fighting on a robotic parking deck.
Par: Science of a screen actively displaying half a hallway for which to hide behind.

[overview on Fandango]

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Erik Almas

See more of photographer Erik Almas’ work:

Erik Almas is represented by Vaughan Hannigan:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Robert Mangaoang

Robert Mangaoang, a.k.a. Doom CMYK is a Honolulu-based Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Video Gamer.

Adventure Time Poster #4 “Game Time”
Adventure Time Poster #2 “You’re My Only Hope”
“World War Hulk” 5 x 7 drawing.

This artist’s main site:

25 Days of Christmas by Glen Brogan

Each day from December 1 to Christmas Day, artist Glen Brogan posted a piece of Christmas character art inspired by notable Christmas specials, all culminating in this one collage.

The artist’s blog:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hollywood by Helicopter

An aerial tour of Hollywood in 1958, which includes Griffith Observatory, the Capitol Records Building, the Hollywood Bowl, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the major studios.

Footage from this film is available for licensing from