Monday, January 28, 2013

9 Famous Movie Vilains Who Were Right All Along

by Cezary Jan Strusiewicz, January 12, 2011,

The Wicked Witch of the West wasn’t set out to kill Dorothy. She wanted her sister’s slippers, which were being worn by her sister’s killer.

The security chief in Short Circuit was in the right by trying to recapture a malfunctioning piece of machinery with a laser canon which gained sentience but had no understanding of the value of life or death.

And in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, it’s the principal’s job to see to it that kids go to school and not take unapproved days off.

Check out Cezary Jan Strusiewicz ’s“villain”s eye” summary of 9 famous movies:

Les Misérables

Les Misérables [PG-13]
2012 Universal
Directed by Tom Hooper

Grade B-
Up-graded from C.

+1: Theme of redemption.
+2: Performances: Anne Hathaway (as Fantine), Samanth Barks (Eponine).
-1: Big singing heads filling the screen.
-1: Pace/ Lack of quiet moments.
+1: Art direction.

[overview on Fandango]

Star Trek Retro Art Prints by Juan Ortiz

Artist Juan Ortiz has created 80 movie-style posters, one for each and every episode (including the first pilot) of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The images feature retro-style art that recalls 1960’s-era posters, pulp novel covers, comic books and advertisements, and will be introduced at a rate of four a month, on the first of each month, over the next 20 months – and not in chronological order.

Read more about them in an interview with Oritz at
[series 1] :
[series 2] :
[series 3] :
[series 4] :
[series 5] :
[series 6] :

Check out Juan Ortiz’s website:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Adventure Time Opening in 3D

Here’s a piece of video fan art recreating the opening title sequence of Pendleton Ward’s show (Cartoon Network) from hand drawn animation to futuristic 3-dimensional computer graphics!

Published on Jan 16, 2013 - RyleyAndFriends

Monday, January 14, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook [R]
2012 The Weinstein Company
Directed by David O. Russell

Grade A-
Up-graded from B

+1: Cast (Bradley Cooper as Pat, Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany).
par: Ernest Hemingway.
+1: Danny’s (played by Chris Tucker) dance instruction.
par: “Excelsior”.
par: Sappy romantic-comedy endings.

[overview on Fandango]

Sunday, January 13, 2013

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For

The White House will not be building a Death Star, and respond with a sense of humor.

Reported by Lauren Davis, io9 (Jan. 11, 2013) — Once the official White House petition to secure resources and funding to begin construction on a Death Star passed 25,000 signatures, it rated a response from the White House. First, the bad news: we're not getting a Death Star. There is, however, a bit of good news: the person assigned to responding to the petition has both a firm love of science and a geeky sense of humor.

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:
• The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
•The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
•Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
— excerpt from the respons from Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

 Read the full response at teh White House’s site:

Alison Brie as Captain America

Screen Rant offers this find of what is a very excellent Photoshop digital composite image of Alison Brie (Community) and Marvel’s star-spangled Avenger, or “Miss America”.
It apparently originated from a Dec. 24, 2012 posting on the blog, Fan Art Exhibit:
by the artist by the Deviant Art ID, joshwmc.

“She can save me anyday.” — ScreenRant

“we're just begging to see more of. Just imagine Chang as Scarlett Witch!” — Meredith Woerner, io9

“What they failed to realize was she would have looked equally cool with her sensitive stomach region protected.” — Jill Pantozzi, The Mary Sue

Exploration on Fan Art Exhibit revealed these additional “Earth Two” takes on popular film versions super-heroes and villains...

Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) as “Dark Dame”.

Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as “The Joker-ess”.

Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) as “Haley Two-Face”.

Sandra Bullock (Demolition Man) as “Iron Maiden”.

Amber Heard (The Playboy Club) as “Thora” or Thor-Girl.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bonds James Bonds

found on:

Seven-Foot Long Minifig-Scale Serenity Model Is a Lego Masterpiece

reported on i09 by Lauren Davis

Adrian Drake spent 475 hours over the course of 21 months to build this painstakingly accurate model of Firefly's Serenity entirely out of Lego bricks. The result is this 135-pound, seven-foot long, 70,000-brick beauty that looks especially shiny paired with its minifig crew.

Read the article and see more photos:

Kumi Yamashita

Constellation - Mana
Wood panel, brads, single sewing thread
40 cm x 30 cm x 3 cm

Constellation: This body of work consists of three simple materials that, when combined, produce the portraits: a wooden panel painted a solid white, thousands of small galvanized nails, and a single, unbroken, common sewing thread.

See more at the artist’s site:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Daniel Craig as James Bond 3

Skyfall [PG-13]
(a.k.a. James Bond 23)
2012 Sony
Driected by Sam Mendes

Grade: A
Up-graded from B

+1: Cast (Daniel Craig as James Bond, Jedi Dench as M, Javier Bardem as bad guy, Silva).
+1: Stunts over gadgets.
+1: Silva’s false teeth.
par: Near endless supply of hench men.
par: M’s courtroom monologue.

[overview of Fandango]

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D [PG]
2012 Paramount
Directed by Andrew Adamson

Grade: C
Up-graded from C

-1: Story.
par: Original segments versus segments featuring resident Las Vegas shows.
+1: Beatles and Elvis songs.
+1: Art direction.
-1: Versus a live Cirque du Soleil performance.

par: 3D

[overview on Fandango]