This was a somewhat refreshing take on the zombie genre with funny, Zombie Survival Guide inspired narration. The movie does come to a grinding halt about two-thirds the way through when the characters hold up in a mansion for the sole purpose of throwing in a lame cameo. Also, I take umbrage to the term zombie being applied here. In this film, the monsters are sick people and not the walking dead. Heck, they are not even walking. Fast "zombies" suck.
A terrible sci-fi monster movie where the action exists mainly in the form of Rutger Hauer grabbing other characters by the shirt collar and slamming them against the wall to prove his renegade-ness. Some of the worst dialogue ever captured on film.
From my series about my art experiences, it's is my favorite of the series and it's about printmakers' obsession with making prints that last longer than they will. I rather like the self-portrait shown in this detail (never mind that the top of the shirt doesn't line up with the bottom):
From my series about my art experiences, this print is my take on the jealousy printmakers feel against painters. In the art world, printmaking has a sort of second class status beneath painting. Sort of in the way RC Cola™ has always taken a back seat to Coca-Cola™. RC is usually cheaper, it's not as flashy, you don't see top celebrities endorsing it, but it tastes just as good (I'd say it's even better) than the entrenched status-quo softdrink, Coca-Cola™. Anyways, if it were ever to come down to fisticuffs the printers would win anyway because we have sharper tools.
In graduate school I made a series of five etching which were about art and my graduate school experiences. This image was one of the earlier ones from the series. Basically, I hate art critiques. They are boring and they bring out all sorts of cliched remarks, especially in an art school setting. This image depicts some of the stereotypes I noticed over the years The composition is ripped from a Bosch painting, Ecce Homo.
This is from a series of etchings I did in graduate school. The theme of the series is art and art school. This print is my take on a typical art school life drawing class.
This is from a series of etchings I did in graduate school. The theme of the series is art and art school.
Here's the mighty Dolph Lungren from the movie Showdown in Little Tokyo. I highly recommend it for lovers of bad movies. This movie just reaks of super-awesome-tude. In the above scene, Dolph looks like he is doing a little stand-up at the Improv. He is, in fact, getting connected with his Japanese cultural roots by dressing like a Karateman and then machine gunning pony-tailed Yakuzas who wear double-breasted suits.
A heavy handed attempt at goofball comedy that fails at least 95% of the time. The makers of this film don't seem to grasp how to make a comedy that builds up effectively. They throw some of the wildest jokes in the first ten minutes and then the movie comes to a grinding halt, occasionally bringing back recurring gags that weren't very funny to begin with.
Although I try to minimize political posting here on the Pages of Fun, about a week ago I decided to run with a post featuring a "Tea Party" protest poster I created: Teabagger / Teabaggee. I tweeted (I hate that term... almost as much as webinar) a link, got a few dozen hits and that was that.
However, yesterday I started to get all sorts of notifications of new comments in my inbox regarding this post. I went and checked my analytics account:
It has been a while since I've read a contemporary novel that I liked this much. Motherless Brooklyn is a pretty standard hard-boiled detective story with the noteworthy twist being that the protagonist/narrator has tourette's syndrome. In many ways Lionel Essrog is like T.V.'s Adrian Monk—counting, touching, and ticcing his way through life—but, unlike Monk, Lionel's disorder isn't his super-detective power. His outbursts seem to explode at the worst possible times which adds an additional level of tension to already tense situations.
I can't believe this is not a SciFi Channel movie. It's okay, I guess, but the film tries too hard to be a Paul Verhoeven satire and mostly falls flat. Too much stupid 00's shaky cam crap in lieu of actual action.
This is an illustration that I created a while ago for a company that was developing medical technology. The illustration is one of a series of maybe 3 or 4 that I made as concepts for a possible trade show booth. This one was going to use a virtual reality "cave" to allow a user to view microbes in 3-D. In the process of creating this proposal we got to try out the VR Cave at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Unfortunately, the client never ended up using any of our concepts.
The original illustration actually featured two users:
This is an illustration that I created a while ago for a company that was developing medical technology. The illustration is one of a series of maybe 3 or 4 that I made as concepts for a possible trade show booth. This one was going to use a virtual reality "cave" to simulate battling microbes. In the process of creating this proposal we got to try out the VR Cave at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Unfortunately, the client never ended up using any of our concepts.