Monday, August 30, 2010

Tyler Stout: "Let The Right One In" Poster

I came across this poster for "Let The Right One In", and loved it. It's by an artist named Tyler Stout, who seems to do a few of these kind of things. I've seen some of his past stuff, and particularly liked his "Iron Man 2" poster, so I've posted a few here for you to peruse if you like.
Visit his website.It's worth clicking on even just for the cool little flash(?) animation on the opening page.

Let The Right One In

Iron Man 2


Inglorious Basterds

The Flight Of The Conchords

The Warriors

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Twitch Top Kills

Over at Twitch, they've started a new column celebrating the best kill shots in film, and their first one is a doozy.

Yeah, thank you India. I wish I could sit through a whole movie from you without getting frustrated, but at least you do produce great clips.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today Is "Read Comics In Public Day", Apparently.

I found out too late. I was in public today, and I could've easily read comics while in public.
Now I have to wait a year.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Continuing Work In Progress

Painting continues to be fun, and I'm really quite pleased with what I'm producing, though I don't really think of it as painting, more sketching with acrylic paint. One day soon I hope to be bold and not cheap, and really lay the paint down thick, but it just doesn't seem to be my style.

\ This was a still life Clay set up, though no one seemed to like my painting as much as I did. I'd say this is a finished piece.

Was going to give Tim this as 21st present, probably still will, but I didn't put the energy into finishing it the next day when I came down sick and decided not to go to the party.

Fixed the upper lip problems I was having, put some white into her eyes, and kept trying to get the shading on her face right. Still not sure if it's finished, but it's closer.

Not pictured, but I put the red paint across the top of the Abe pic, and I think it's an improvement, but I still need to put more in, I think.

It takes two to paint. One to paint, the other to stand by with an axe to kill him before he spoils it.
-William Merritt Chase

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Some Thoughts On The Karen

So I went to the Intermission fundraising concert for CMS that my sister put on last night, and I had a pretty good time. If you weren't there, well I'm sure you didn't know about it or had something better to do, and if you were there, it was good to see you, and sorry i had to leave early, I would've liked to have chatted longer, but I really needed to get to bed.
So anyway, it was a good night, and sparked several thoughts in my head, one about the paucity of Australian culture, but I'll explore that on in another post one day (hopefully), but mostly about the Karen people. So while I don't actually have any point to make, or even coherence to my thoughts, I wanted to share them anyway. The rest is up to you to read or not, I've done my bit.
I really liked the way white shirts designated a single woman and black a married woman in the traditional clothes represented in the yesterday section. While I can see how that might be considered restrictive and rather one sided, as men don't seem to have anything to distinguish them, it would make it very convenient for me. Jonny also had the suggestion they could embroider what church they go to on their shirt, to make it even easier for me to follow up on them.
That rock song rocked. Dude shredding away like he was a youngster, though most of the group were probably over 40. What rocked most was the old guy who just oozed cool. The one on the left with blue acoustic guitar. Nothing fazed him, he looked like he's seen it all before. We ended up calling him the Karen Cucumber, as in, "Cool as a..." He'd look great in a Jonny To or John Woo film. I need to see if he has an agent, try get him in my next film.
The next song, that was just great. Not the most professional performance, or even the poetic of lyrics, but what it did was a amazing. When we think of the Karen people,we tend to think of them in negative terms, as in a people undergoing a great suffering, and rightly so I'd say. There's no doubt they suffer great persecution, that they're a displaced people, but this song flipped our perceptions. It took those negative labels, and turned them on their head, giving the positive side of the story. What was also great about it was the ownership of it. The song basically broke down into "They say this about the Karen, but we are this instead." It challenged us in our perceptions, it said you may see us as this, but we see ourselves as something better. I'm pretty sure the girl singing it wrote it, and that's why it worked so well, it was just such an honest statement in song, all the more powerful for it. And to turn the worldly suffering into heavenly praise, to take the long view, and not focus on the temporal, it was good stuff. You see us as children of suffering, but we are children of God.
Lets finish up with the last act, the young guy on some traditional stringed instrument. No idea what he was singing about, but it sounded great.
I have to wonder though, have any of these guys seen "Rambo", and if they have, I wonder what they think about it?

Mickey Rourke And The Ghost Of "The Wild Bunch"

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Things I Miss (updated)

Single women
Single friends
Sleeping in
The past
The future
Uncle Walt and the Rocketmen
Punk Floyd
Pink Floyd
The Koreans
Past bible study groups
Sleeping In
Living elsewhere
The feel of her breast on my leg as we lay on the floor listening to music
When we used to talk
The old Jackpot menu
My sister (pick one)

Zoë Rae Quarterman

Friday, August 6, 2010

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Posters

I've been meaning to get this post up for about a week or so now, but anyway, we're here now, hey? I saw these posters and others over at one of my favourite blogs OMG Posters!, and really liked them. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is in Austin, and they often show cult and retro and classic films, as well as contemporary cinema, and it seems like they've got some kind of traveling festival thing going on (2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour), but who cares? Pretty Pictures!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trailer For "Who Killed Captain Alex"

I think my favourite part is the child announcer, but it's all good.

"Lalalala, action! Lalalala, action!"