The hurt locker, is a great action movie, it does not even need to be set in Iraq. That is not a bad thing, but it needs to be known that this is in almost no way a political movie, nor does it try to make a statement. It only tries to make you tense and nervous...and it succeeds wonderfully. This movie is one intense sequence after another. A military bomb squad in Iraq going to assignments when a roadside bomb is suspected or seen is a set piece for some of the most intense action you'll see in any movie. Once you see it, you'll see what all the hype is about. This movie is like knowing you're going to get a spanking and the switch has been drawn back in the striking position and waiting for it, but you're not sure if mom will reconsider. that is this movie from beginningh to end. (You have to see my Inglorious Bastards review to get the context.)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
One of the best movies of the year with out a doubt. There is not alot more to be said about them than hasn't already been reiterated over podcastss and movie review sites. But I will explain how these great movies made me feel. Inglorious bastards is a film fan's movie. It makes so many references to great films not in content, but in style, that are too numerous to mention. the strength of this movie, which is deceptively not filled with action, is in its pacingh. It is slow. However, it is masterfully crafted. Quentin Tarantino has a way of using long scemnes of dialogue, very intersting dialogue about not a whole lot by the way, to build tension. Inglorious bastards from start to finish is like Your mom or dad telling you you're going to get a spanking for something you did, but not telling you when, or where. They just drop that sweat inducing piece of info to make you anticipate uncomfortably for what is about to happen but because everything is so ordinary, you have no idea when the bomb will be dropped. that is inglorious bastards, and it is so fun to experience.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
THE BOOK WILL BE PRINTED AND READY SOON! The art and everything is all tightened up and finished finally. Soooo, what now? Seeing as no one really readS my blog I have to try and pub the book somehow. But I plan to take them to a comic con and sell them there along with the Lil Dude book. So sooner or later someone will care about my work. lol Here is the first Page of the book.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Thi is the same sketch I colored. I knew there was something that just didn't look right. Its Natari's ( I think I jack the spelling of her name up worse each time I write it) hair, It is supposed to be black and I made her a brunette. Hope this may be a bit better.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Going in to Sherlock Holmes you expect Robert Downey Jr. to be awesome becasuse he always is. He was born to play Tony Stark(Iron Man), and now I believe the same about Sherlock Holmes. His and Jude Law's chemistry is so fun and interesting thatthat alone is worth seeing. Its Holmes so there has to be a myster, which is good, but there are only so many different ways a crime can be committed and its only in how it is solved that makes it interesting. Holmes and Watson's way of using their keen observation skills in true classic-Holmes fashion make the standard play very fresh and fun. They have an Odd couple-esque relationship in that Holmes is so brilliant but a mess and Watson is not quite as brilliant but brilliant none- the- less and is much more refined and classy. The trailers I might add do not do the film justice. Don't think you are going to see slapstick action and Wild Wild West 19th century contraptions, because this movoe is not that at all. I thought the same thing, buty I had a feeling it wold be more than that and I was right. Lastly, the unsung hero, the 6th man in this movie is Guy Ritchie's sense of setting and atmosphere in this movie. Studios could save a lot of money on 3D if they were able to get directors to do what Guy Ritchie does here,. The drab grays and grimy streets of old London are so convincing you feel like you are there. I don't know all the cinematic nuances to make this achievement but it works and it works well. I recommend it,.