Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Opening Credits Finally Get Their Respect

Did you ever realize the time and dedication of the opening to a movie? Sure most of the budget and talent for movies goes into hiring the big name stars and blowing up oil tankers, but there really is an art to some opening credits. It sets up the movie and gets you ready for the ride your about to take.

This blog goes into the detail of all the hard work that goes into the credits. From the type of camera they used to the way they shot it or storyboarded out the ideas. It’s incredible the detail that often gets overlooked.

One of my favorite opening credits is to Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, it’s so epic and rocking and I love the devilish Tarot card theme.

Check out the blog dedicated to the first few minutes of movies right here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Simpsons Characters

A few years back The Simspons released a poster featuring a huge cast of characters from their ever expanding line-up. For the release of their 20th season premier on DVD they have released another poster with even more of their lovable yellow characters. Check out an even larger version of the poster here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hey Disney, are you cool?

So today Disney unleashed a slew of cool new updates from some of their big movies next year.

The first being a god-awful concept starring a god-awful actor from a (more times than not) god-awful producer. Why make an awesome cartoon segment like Mickey Mouse fighting magic broomsticks and turn it into a movie starring Nic Cage.

The second is an awesome new poster from their Tron sequel. Top Notch right?

So the question is, hey Disney, are you cool?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Got a Second Interview

My color will be yellow and my name choices are Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Ghiberti
or Giotto.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Why you Gotta Be So Sexy Mr. Peanut?

Every once in a while a brand gets stale and they need something to add freshness to it’s less relevant brand identity. Such is the case with Sun Maid Raisins as they decided to make the raisin girl a bit “saucier.”

Here are a few more brands that needed to sex up their image.

"Damn girl! Why you gotta be so sexy with that strawberry"

"You such a tease you magic pixie."

"Your coffee is truly as sexy as your mustache."

"Yeah, teach me Spanish you dirty girl."

Also on deck are planned updates to Mr. Peanut (no!!!!) and (get ready for it) a new sexier and younger Foreigner for I Can't believe It's not Butter to replace Fabio.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Movie stars being movie stars while not being movie stars

I wish this magazine wasn't so geektacular, but every once in a while they have such a gem of a feature. They had that amazing find the 50 movies which I posted earlier this year. Now they have a great little gallery of recreated famous movie scenes with the original actors out of costume. Here are a few of my favorites, but check out their site for the full gallery.