Friday, July 30, 2010

Movie Posters I

So, as you may have guessed: I love movies. And Movie Posters appeal to the geek designer in me. So, here, off the top of my head, are some of my favorite movie posters. I have no doubt I'll remember about 12 movie posters as soon as I post this, so I'll add more later!




















Saturday, July 24, 2010

Episode 6.11 Happily Ever After



This is an episode from the final season. We now know that the "Flash-Sideways" world is actually some kind of purgatory until all the castaways remembered what happened to them. Anyhoo, any Desmond Hume episode is guaranteed to blow your mind, leaving you drooling until the next day. He's dealt with time travel within himself and now his enemy/father-in-law Charles Widmore knows how special he is to the Island. Apparently, Desmond is able to withstand vast amounts of electromagnetic energy and still survive. The scene where he's forced into that chamber reminds me of the Watchmen comic and the origin of Dr. Manhattan. I used a picture from the movie to demonstrate. The top pic is from the Lost episode.


I found this great picture somebody made on Flickr of a young Charles Widmore and it cracked me up!!! I can't post it but please take a look!!

Lost Episode 3.14 Expose

I'm getting back to these!!



Lost Episode 3.14 Exposé

This is the episode most people hate, but it cracks me up. It sorta introduces Nikki and Paolo to the Lost universe. They had been sudden background characters with speaking lines in the last several episodes. But the thing that I really love about the episode is the fake show-within-a-show, Exposé! I really like the image I created for this episode. It's from this site: Paul Goodwin Designs. If you look carefully, below the TV is the famous picture of Desmond and Penny. It's covering up the previous photo in that frame.


Essentially, Exposé is a cheesey, exploitative show about girls who are strippers at night, but also by night they're detectives. Yeah, you read that right. Strippers and detectives. Oh, and "Corvette's" famous catch-phrase: "RAZZLE DAZZLE!" That cracked me up.They're lead by the suave stripclub owner Mr. LaShade. Their arch-enemy is the mysterious Cobra. Yet, the twist is Mr. LaShade and Cobra are the same person---Billy Dee Williams!!! Yeah, just as awesome as it sounds.




The other crazy thing about this episode is that Nikki and Paolo stole diamonds from their employer after killing him and take off on Oceanic 815. However, it crashes but Nikki is still obsessed with greed and her diamonds. She paralyzes Paolo with a Medusa spider but gets bit herself. As a result, she's paralyzed as she reaches the remaining castaways. They think she's dead and proceed to bury both her and Paolo alive.

Lost Episode 3.14 Exposé



Oh, somebody even made sneakers devoted to this episode and the fake show!



Friday, July 16, 2010

Want!!


As I sweat here, I came across this awesome Darth Maul Cyborg from Sideshow Toys. It's based on a "Visions" comic story that came out before Episode III. In it, Darth Maul somehow survived being cut in two by Obi-Wan and is pursuing Obi-Wan and young Luke Skywalker. Great story, and now it's a giant collectible. If you buy this for me, I'll be your best friend!!! And maybe buy you an ice cream in return.....


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Predators!



Holy crap, I saw the new flick Predators and really liked it!!!

Okay, so a bunch of soldiers and killers wake up on an alien game preserve, parachuting from the sky. There's Adrian Brody as a mercenary and general bastard. For some reason, women LOVE this guy. I don't see it, but what do I know. He also has this wicked cool weapon and figures out what's going on, as well as a logical assessment of what they're dealing with. There's a woman sniper, a death row inmate, a Russian soldier with a mini-gun (a la "Ol' Painless" from the first Predator), a Yakuza guy with two missing fingers (who later finds a katana for a kick ass sword fight with a Predator), some African soldier and a doctor. Yeah, the "doctor" is played by Topher Grace, seems kind of out of place but provides some laughs and later, some intricate role. I unfortunately found out about him months before I saw the movie but it didn't interfere. Oh, and a dude I will dub "Machete" because the trailer for that flick was in the previews right before and it's played by the same guy -- Danny Trejo. And Laurence Fishburne is in it as well, although briefly. The trailers made him seem like this bad-ass dude who has been killing predators and stealing their gear. Nah, he's just shitbird insane.

They do reference the original Predator, and thank God not the second Aliens Vs. Predator movie. The sniper recalls a black ops mission in Guatemala where the group was wiped out one by one, survived only by Ah-nold. Also, the Little Richard song played over the end credits is the same song played by that group while flying over the Guatemalan jungle.

The Predator is also different: seems the one we're used to seeing is only one of the Predator species. There's a bigger, badder kind as well--the one we see has used bone in customizing his armor. There's also these crazy attack dog-creatures and some kind of cool, stealthy, unmanned robot drone that attaches to the Predator's backs. Very neat.

Just a fun, down and dirty action movie.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Damn you Internets

So, Youtube has once again found a piece of my childhood. How did I ever like this shit? On a side note, some of these Kids (see what I did there?) have gone on to bigger and apparently better things. Stacy Ferguson is now Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, Martika made some '80's one hit wonder and Ryan Lambert starred in the cult classic Monster Squad (which I watched for the first time in about 20 years--wow!)

Seeing Predators tomorrow, hopefully will have a review soon!

Friday, July 2, 2010

El Joy de Plastico

So RK asked me to do this meme:

Plastic Joy:


In my award acceptance speech I have to name 5 people I'd like to get jiggy with if I could, and apparently, my partner won't get mad and kill me with a shot gun.


So, I currently possess no partner, so therefore no death by shotgun. At least not yet. I usually don't do this kind of meme only because...

eh, I don't know.

So here are my five that I would slam the nickels out of:


1. Jessica Alba: I have always been in love with Ms. Alba. She is my future wife. The whole husband and kid thing? This is Hollywood, baby!! Who cares?

2. Miranda Kerr: Yeah, I know it's cliche to put a Victoria's Secret model in this type of list, but I .don't care. She has all the parts I like and has a killer accent.


3. Kari Byron: This one's kinda weird. She's on Mythbusters and makes SCIENCE sexy. And apparently I have a thing for redheads.




4. Christina Hendricks: Shit, I don't even watch Mad Men, but she was on Firefly and about every magazine cover I've ever seen. She's also built like a brick shithouse (as my father used to say) and I love that. And, oh look, another redhead.




5. Kat Dennings: This last one's kinda weird, but I got a thing for her.


BONUS:


For accent and smile alone: Billie Piper from Doctor Who.
'Nuff said, I've embarrassed myself enough.