One of my good friends from college, Mary Longshore is hosting a fun event on Facebook designed to encourage us artists to create new promotional materials for ourselves. In the first week, 10 final sketches musts be completed. In the second week, those sketches should get inked. And in the third and fourth weeks, those inked drawings should become ten fully rendered illustratons.
Since I needed to create new promotional material for my screenplays, I decided to join in (although obviously I had to alter the schedule to fit my workflow a bit, for instance, I don’t ink my work since it’s all done on the computer.
The first week was last week, and here are the ten sketches!
This next week I’ll be posting the colored sketches, so keep an eye out.
Okay, I have been in love with the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers for a good while (thanks to the sweet movie Benny and Joon), but now it has been made even more awesome by the cast and crew of one of my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who!
I literally had tears in my eyes while I was watching it, it’s so awesome! If you love Doctor Who, you will love this too.
So I went and saw the Avengers on opening weekend and holy s#@%!! It was amazing! One of the best movies to come out this year! It completely earned all the money it made opening weekend, shattering box office records by bringing in a haul over over $200 million in just the first three days.
I wish I had been able to long into my website right after seeing it so I could have written up a review right then, but I have been having some website issues and couldn’t log in. And since most people have seen it already, allow me to simply highlight some of the best parts.
1) Each character got about the same amount of screen time, and I loved every single one of them. Joss Whedon created yet another kick-ass female character in Black Widow, and he gave her the most human moment in the entire film. With an entire cast of male heroes, her character stood out from the crowd and I loved her character. She’s my new favorite superhero. =D
2) The story, while simple, never got dull or boring. There were only two main battles but they were intense and full of twists and adrenaline that left me sitting on my seat wondering what was going to happen.
3) There was a casualty in the movie that I did not see coming, and it made me very sad, but at the same time I am glad they did it, because with the amount of destruction and damage in this film it would have been entirely unrealistic if everyone had made it out alive. And surprisingly it wasn’t Joss Whedon’s idea to kill the character! *cough* Wash *cough*
Those are really the main highlights of the movie, at least that I can think of right now. But I think one of the best things about this movie is what happened during opening weekend. Joss Whedon, who is always so humble even in the midst of huge success, came out on his website Whedonesque and thanked all of his fans for making the Avengers such a huge success. What an awesome guy, right? *tear*
Thank you, Joss Whedon, for being amazing, and for creating what will probably be the biggest hit film of 2012!
There seems to be a new trend out lately as people get more and more into watching movie trailers online. Companies are now releasing teasers of a trailer to draw in more interest before releasing the full length trailer for a movie.
They did it with the new Total Recall, and now they are doing it with Looper, a new scifi flick starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.
Looper has a very interesting concept behind the movie: what would happen if you had to travel into the future to kill your future self.
Check out the teaser below:
The full-length trailer comes out in three days, so keep any eye out.
The new season of Doctor Who is something that I am definitely looking forward to. Even though it means the inevitable departure of my favorite Companions yet, Amy and Rory, there is plenty to be excited about.
First of all, Amy and Rory will not be leaving right away, as is evident by the fact that Rory’s father, played by Mark Williams (Mr. Weasley from Harry Potter), will be making an appearance.
Secondly, Ben Browder, who geeks will remember, from the awesome scifi shows Farscape and Stargate SG-1, will be guest-starring in a western-themed episode! I sort of had a geekgasm when I saw that.
And thirdly, there is a new Companion this season.
Jenna-Louise Coleman has been cast as the new space-traveling Tardis gal, and it seems that she will make an interesting counterpart to the Doctor because she can actually talk faster than he can.
You can check out the new trailer for Season 7 below.
The new season will be starting sometime later this year.
The newest trailer for Prometheus came out today and it is so epic and inspiring!
After the first trailer for this film came out, there was a lot of speculation that it was a prequel to the Alien Saga, especially since the project is helmed by Ridley Scott himself, the man who directed the original Alien movie. With this new trailer, I think it’s pretty obvious that it is, but it also looks like it is so much more than that.