February 28, 2012

IF - Capable

We saw ’The Secret World of Arrietty’ on Sunday.  Fantastic take on the Borrowers and what they really communicated well was how wondrous and dangerous our world would seem at a quarter inch scale.  I really liked the father character in the film – he seemed resourceful and capable – and really understood the communicative power of the grunt.

February 23, 2012

Psalm 51

An illustration I did for my church in response to our ash wednesday psalm hymn (which you can listen to here).  Click on it for a larger view.

February 17, 2012

My top 15 Anticipated Films of 2012

There appears to be a lot of interesting films coming out this year – so much so that I had to change this list from 10 to 15 (and I still left out a couple).  As always I will wait until reviews come out before I spend $10 on most of these movies and there will surely be some surprises that pop up that I haven’t included.  Never the less, here are the movies that are currently getting my attention.

I should be looking forward to Spielberg’s movie about our 16th president but the thought of him as a vampire hunter sound more fun.

I’m a sucker for time travel movies.  What can I say.

Looks like fun.  Could be really good if handled right.

Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby himself.  Should be a great adaptation.

Ridley Scott’s (kindof) prequel to Alien.  Looks epic.

A car chase movie but on bikes.  Looks like a lot of fun.

An animated movie about two Cuban lovers and jazz set in the 1920s Havana and New York.

A Claymation flick by the Wallace and Grommit creators about pirates.  Oh and Charles Darwin is in it as well.

Studio Ghibli’s take on the Borrowers, no need to say more.

The next movies series for Peter Parker starts here.  In my perfect world there would be no comic book movie sequels but an endless series of reboots because I love seeing different takes on familiar characters.  You got a really gangly Parker, Doc Conners as the Lizard, and mechanical webshooters.

I have grown really attached to the movies of Wes Anderson.  This one looks to keep the eccentric course.

They got all the dwarves – I’m in.

Pixar’s latest (and it is not a Cars sequel).

That Marvel has actual seemed to plan a movie-verse (and seemed to do it well) is almost beyond comprehension.  This is the thing that usually only happens in the wishlists deep in the message boards.  Add to that Joss Whedon.  Crossing my fingers that it will be excellent and epic.

The reason this tops the avengers is that I am confident that this will be excellent and epic.  Batman, Catwoman, Bane, and Michael Caine.  Christopher Nolan we thank you.

(4 animated films, 11 sci-fi/fantasy films, 7 adaptations of print, and 3 movies with Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

IF - Fluid

I always saw the venom symbiote as being a rather fluid entity.