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District 9

Posted in art, movies with tags , on 08/17/2009 by g00ba

Went to go see District 9 yesterday, and it was everything I hoped it would be, though I really didn’t know what to expect going in. Both the special effects and the acting were solid, but the most striking things about the movie were the ideas presented within. With all the garbage alien movies floating around, it’s kind of shocking to see one as well thought out, and unique as this one. It’s not your typical Hollywood summer blockbuster flick, but at the same time, it managed to satisfy me in that regard as well. I don’t really want to go on about it, because it seems like the type of movie one should just go see, without knowing that much beforehand.

Now I just want to go see Ponyo and my appetite for cinema should be appeased for awhile. Studio Ghibli has just had the most amazing track record throughout the years, and this one looks to be no different. It kind of irks me that Disney had to go and get there fingers into everything, but at least it pretty much guarantees a good translation, and that lots of people will get the opportunity to see it.

Put down some colored halftones on that 7L ES piece, so now it’s finally done. Haven’t really tried this method before, and I think some more practice is in order.


Have a closeup!



interesting things of interest

Posted in linky, movies, videogame with tags on 06/15/2009 by g00ba

Been surfin around and I thought I’d post some of the things I’ve come across. Here’s a great music video, great song. I really like the LooneyToon aesthetics mixed with the more modern toy culture. Worth a look!

Go here for a look at the opening cinematic for the new Beatles Rock Band game. Harmonix really nailed the visual style needed to be faithful to the source material. Even though it’s just the opening movie, it really shows the effort they put forth to please the fans. There’s also some great footage of in game visuals here as well. I really like how the bands appearance is different as they progress throughout their virtual careers. The last music game I bought was Guitar Hero 2, and that was about three years ago! Once Harmonix sold the Guitar Hero franchise to Activision, they really drove it into the ground. If I ever get back into it, I’ll be going with Rock Band.

There is really only two games I’m reeaallly anticipating at the moment though, and that would be Scribblenauts for the DS, and The Last Guardian for ps3.

Scribblenauts looks like your typical 2D side scrolling adventure, only you use the stylus to jot down any concrete noun you can think of on the bottom screen, and that very thing will pop up on the top screen to help your character progress through the level. Jackalope, submarine, Tabasco sauce, even God himself. Such a cool idea for a game.

The Last Guardian is going to be an incredible game because Team Ico makes incredible games. I still can’t believe that I know people who have ps2’s but have never played Shadow of the Colossus. Fools!

I guess I lied, because there is one more game I can’t wait to play, and that would be the sequel to Proffesor Layton. If you like brain teasers, you just can’t go wrong with these games. Not only are they chock full of stylus based puzzles, but they have a great story to unravel, complete with mysterious characters and incredible music. It’s too bad they take so long to localize them because the third ones already out in Japan, but we still haven’t even got the second one! It comes out 10 days after my birthday, so at least it’s not too far away.

If I could only have one pair of shoes, they might just be this pair right here. Heck yeah.

I haven’t been to the movies in some time, but there are a few on the horizon that I am looking forward to. Antichrist looks incredibly creepy in a Rosemary’s Baby sort of way.

Moon looks like it could be an interesting science fiction film, if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am.

Alright, well Cat Shit One isn’t a movie, but a batshit crazy pilot for a TV show based on a Japanese comic. I don’t know how to explain what this about without saying just watch the damn trailer.

Not long ago all there was to see was a brief glimpse of test footage, but now the entire trailer for Where the Wild Things Are is available. It looks excellent.

Here’s a great blog featuring a collection of various artists interpretations of the original illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Really good stuff over there.

Oh hey look an awesome animated short. Not your typical man versus monster tale.

How about The Cat Came Back! Still amazing after all these years.