As the first true standalone story in the Star Wars saga, there was a whole lot riding on Rogue One. But the story surrounding the film is almost as interesting as the one we watched on the big screen. From axed cameos to the film’s humble beginnings, there’s a whole lot more to Rogue One than just Jyn’s quest to snag the Death Star plans…
The Academy Awards are the Hollywood version of your High School prom. Celebrities play dress up and try to behave – even the trashy ones. And like any other prom or I-spent-money-on-this-dress-so-I-better-get-some-photos event, there are many photo ops and photos I am sure you’ve seen around, including red carpet, winners gallery, etc. But the one gallery that caught my attention and that I enjoyed was this series of photos taken by the talented Mark Seliger at Vanity Fair’s Oscars Party. Check out the series after the jump and learn your pose for the next office party…
Honestly, by now we all know and love OK GO lovely music videos – and if you don’t, I suggest you catch up because they are truly worth it. There’s nothing else we can say that has not been said before. Inspiring, hypnotizing, beautifully executed, and more… Here’s Upside Down and Inside Out, the band’s latest video. Enjoy!
Let’s be honest. How many of you knew Ant-Man was a real Marvel super hero? I know… But, I am sure everyone will know and love Ant-Man after the movie drops this summer. I personally love the casting of Paul Rudd for the role and can’t wait to watch it. But you don’t want to read, you want to watch the trailer. Enjoy.
With all the ignorance and stupidity regarding music coming out of Twitter - yes, I’m talking about the people who have no idea who Paul McCartney, Missy Elliot or Beck are - I thought it is important to share this upcoming movie I just stumbled upon this week, you know, before someone thinks Dr. Dre is trying to be the new Pharell. What’s the movie you ask? Well, it’s the story about the roots and rise of N.W.A. I know!!! Check out the great trailer after the jump!
We all have favorite TV shows, and as a visual type of guy, I know I am not alone when I say that we would always pay extra attention to the opening titles, animation, music, etc. Don’t believe me? Just play “I’ll be there for you” by The Rembrandts, and everyone around you will be dropping FRIENDS’ quotes within minutes. FXX’s new show, “Man Seeking Woman” recently dropped beautiful, different and interesting opening titles based on minimalist line illustrations that you have to check out. I mean, this is great news for TV – More Design is always good! In the sequence, symbols of ordinary dating life mix with over-the-top, genre-spanning imagery, reflecting the unique narrative device used in the series.
The 2014 Oscars are scheduled to air in less than a week (March 2) and as always, there will be films we have never heard of – and some films that we love. But when it comes to these year’s films’ posters, illustrator and artist Todd Spence decided to twist things up a bit and give each nominated poster a fun new ‘Pixar look’ by replacing their main heroes with Pixar movies characters. Don’t know about you, but that Wolf of Wall Street one… pure gold!
It’s been a while since I share some personal work, and since January is all about resolutions, goals and new starts, I figured it would be a good idea to share a great project I had the pleasure and fortune of working on recently… It all started with a phone call, you know, the ones that simply happen when you least expect it and that in a matter of seconds not only capture your complete attention, but also manage to get your creativity going crazy. Well, I recently received one of those phone calls asking me if I would be interested in working on a secret cool project for a very well known Hollywood client. After a couple of details and without thinking twice, I immediately accepted and began sketching ideas. The challenge: Hollywood Director Robert Rodriguez and his newest and ambitious television project, EL REY Network.
When it comes to TV series, everyone’s got a favorite. And although I am no TV expert, I’ve seen and know very well the huge success and popularity of HBO’s Game of Thrones. (Yes, I have not been able to watch it yet… don’t judge me bro!) To celebrate the third-season premiere of Game of Thrones, the folks at Shutterstock branded each of the show’s Kingdoms as modern day corporations. Man, Madoff would’ve been perfect for this!
I am pretty sure you are as excited as I am about the upcoming new season of Arrested Development, which is only four days away! And although I promised I won’t post any spoilers, I want to get you all in a Bluth mood and share the impressive work of Atlanta based Illustrator Catherine A. Moore. These Bluth family portraits are not only extremely detailed and beautifully executed, but they also represent each family member to a T. Check them out after the jump!
As many of you already know, Mad Men is launching its 2-hour 6th season premiere this Sunday (April 7) and it looks as crazy and great as always! Now, if you did not know this or have not seen the promos, here’s a preview of what’s to come on season 6…
Remember Wedding Crashers and that great bromance/chemistry between Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn? Well, they’re back, but not for a sequel (yet). The Internship is a new movie starring Wilson and Vaughn as ex-salesmen who lose their jobs and somehow end up as Google interns. Could this be the future of movies? A feature, extremely expensive (and profitable) product commercial?
It is no secret I love animation films. Specially well done ones! The amount of dedication, time and impressive detail that goes into every animated film, feature or short, is absolutely admirable. I recently received a great and… surprising western short film directed by 3 Supinfocom students, Paul Jaulmes, Boris Croisé, and Guillaume Cunis featuring an interesting cast and brilliant production full of lovely animations, color and music. To put it simple, Wanted Melody is a fun western short film with an unexpected twist!
Continuing this trailer Tuesday, I want to share a just released second trailer for a movie that has been around for many years (and not-so-good versions) and that this time around looks very promising. Actually, forget promising… it looks badass! Man of Steel , Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Henry Cavill promise to tell the story of Clark Kent, from a very different perspective. A Nolan perspective – yes, he’s the director of the Dark Knight trilogy. I have to say it, the trailers look great but the music… the music definitely gets me pumped!
Even though the movie won’t be released until may 2013, I can’t deny I am excited. Yes, some people might say that Iron Man jumped the shark after the first movie or that the movies are not good, but as a father of two boys, believe me, there is nothing cooler than watching super hero movies and playing them out later! Here’s the first official trailer for Iron Man 3.
If the title of this post makes perfect sense to you, you’re going to love what I am about to share today! Los Angeles based Gallery 1988 is treating all Arrested Development fans to a fun unique exhibition called ‘There’s always money in the banana stand’, composed of an eclectic collection of styles and work including paintings and print posters featuring your favorite characters GOB, George Michael, Tobias Funke of course! and celebrating one of the most dysfunctional and underrated families on TV, the Bluths. Check out some of the great pieces being exhibited and grab one while they’re still available.
While browsing through magazines this past weekend, I realized how much I enjoy editorial and portrait Photography. I know I’ve said it before but am I the only one who enjoys and sometimes spends more time studying photos and spreads than reading the accompanying article? Think not. So, I decided today would be a good day to share the beautiful and inspiring work of Sam Jones. Sam is an exceptionally talented LA based Photographer and Director whose photos has been featured in magazines like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Esquire and whose music videos,Foo Fighters’ – Walk to name one, have been featured on MTV, VH1, well… you get it. Check out some of his work after the jump.
Last year I had the opportunity to visit San Francisco (HERE) and as part of my vacation itinerary, I decided to fly Virgin Airlines and experience the great service many friends have always raved about. I am happy to share that all the great comments were absolutely right. The great service, the in-flight entertainment, and the cool lounge-like interiors were simply great. This, combined with the admiration I’ve always had for Sir Richard Branson (any person who owns his own Island and hangs out with Victoria’s Secret models is A-OK in my book) have made a fan out of me and as one, I want to share Virgin’s new project as a Film Production Company. Departure Date is a film shot entirely aboard Virgin airplanes… oh, and as an extra bonus, it features my boy Luis Guzman!
This one is dedicated to all you film-lovers. “Movies of the 2000s” by Jürgen Müller is TASCHEN’s latest book and it is a collection of over 140 films like Inception, Avatar, Harry Potter series, Babel, City of God, Brokeback Mountain, Mulholland Drive, No Country for Old Men, and Black Swan, complete with film stills and great production photos, movie synopsis and analysis, and interesting trivia. Learn more and check out some photos after the jump!
Remember those nudie magazines your friends used to bring to school? You know, those old Playboy relics they used to steal from that single ‘cool, uncle’. Whether you admit it or not (you might be at work, in that case, we’ll stick to the ‘articles’ story), Playboy has been present for ages and can be considered part of the American life. And now, a new app has been released, containing all Playboy covers -and believe you me this will bring back memories :) Now, I must admit that I mostly decided to post this because I know a few friends who decided to create and design apps and have gone through hell and back trying to get Apple’s approval. How’s this for ‘following rules’ guys? Check out the app and download it if you want to feel again like a horny 13 year old boy. Or girl…