Category: Movies

Andrew Charipar’s “Nighthawks”

This is the second piece of Stallone art that I’ve gotten from Andrew Charipar. You may remember the Cobra piece that he did at FX. A few months later, Andrew was sketching at the Florida SuperCon and so I hit him up for another piece.

Andrew worked up this very cool shot of Deke from “Nighthawks.” Love the design and how Andrew went back in with the colored pencil for highlights. When I picked up the piece Andrew said he already had an idea for his next Stallone drawing, and I can’t wait to see what it is. Until then we have Andrew’s blog and his DA site to hold us over.

“Avatar” Teaser Hits

I’m a huge James Cameron fan, and have been waiting a long time to see what his Avatar  would be like.

This first teaser gives glimpses of some really cool stuff… along with other scenes that make me go “uh, okaaay…”

Hopefully the really cool will greatly outweigh the “okay.”

I Choose Flickchart

My latest addiction is Flickchart.  It’s a website based on a simple premise: it is possible to create a definitive ranking for your favorite movies.  But you’ve tried without success, you say.  How can you choose between “The Wizard of Oz” and “Enter the Dragon” or “Aliens” vs “Terminator 2” or… 

But it can be done.  The site simply posts two movie posters and you choose the movie you like best, it then ranks the movies based on your choices and repeats endlessly with different movies.  If you like movies and rankings, give it a try.  Just be careful… a few times and I was hooked… and loving it!

“Law Abiding Citizen”

Until I saw this trailer yesterday before seeing “District 9,” I hadn’t heard anything about “Law Abiding Citizen.”  Heck, it wasn’t until about halfway through the trailer that I even recognized Gerard Butler. Although the concept is a bit far-fetched, the trailer makes “Law Abiding Citizen” look like it will be a fun ride.

And who doesn’t like a fun ride?

“Walking Dead” Live @ AMC

Variety announced today that AMC is…

“close to finalizing one of the richest development deals ever with [Frank] Darabont to write and direct a series adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel series ‘The Walking Dead,’ penned by Robert Kirkman.

As a reader who has been with the series since issue one, and who still reads it immediately after getting home, you’d be right to say I’m thrilled.  This has the potential to be really, really good.

“Knowing” a Disaster / Z-View

The Pitch: Final Destination  meets Left Behind.

The Good: the idea that a troubled little girl from 50 years in the past could have left a code that predicts major disasters — the plane crash — the train wreck.

The Bad: just about everything that happens after the mysterious strangers begin to show up — the “aliens/angels” — the ending.

The Ugly: Trying to make sense of the movie.

In Summary: The Knowing is about a person given advance knowledge of major disasters. The movie is a jumbled mess.  If someone asks for a recommendation for it, Knowing what I do now, I would advise him/her to avoid THAT disaster.

Rating: 1 out of 5