Archive for May, 2014


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Australian based album concept artist Ken Taylor also does some serious movie poster art collectibles for the folks at the Mondo Gallery in Austin Texas.  Mondo is giving him his first solo show which runs May 30th-June 21s at the Austin Gallery located on Guadalupe Street.  Taylor’s bright kinetic style has made him a fan favorite. 

Here’s a sampling: 

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The trailer for The Book of Life is so lovely that it had me aching for September to come so that I would be able to witness this love story of Manolo and Maria.  The movie’s website, BookofLifeMovie.com has beautiful stills from the film with a narration from the director Jorge Gutierrez explaining some of the symbolism presented in them. 

SAn Angel  

The way the houses lean in on each other is symbolic for the way the community in the film lean on each other for support.  The towering and oversize church in the background represents the over arching presence of religion in people’s life.  

The Proposal Tree

The Proposal Tree is present in all three realms of the film:  The Land of the Living, The Land of the Remembered and The Land of the Forgotten.  The soft and warm colors echo the heartfelt emotions being expressed by Manolo.  

La Muerte's Castle

This panel is part of a door from La Muerte’s Castle.  The colorful patterns adorning the wall are inspired by Mexican folk art and Mayan design.  The heart homages the work of Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi. 

The Land of the Remembered

The Land of the Remembered is an endless world that is forever expanding.  It is inspired by Mayan, Aztec and  Spanish Colonial architecture and incorporates elements of Mexican folk art.  A cleverly disguised guitar shaped house is a symbol for Manolo’s true heart’s quest.  

Manolo Serenades Maria

Manolo serenades Maria with a true song from his heart.  Manolo is still wearing the costume of his family’s true aspirations for him: to be a bull fighter.  His heart calls him to be a musician. 

Cemetery at Night

This cemetery scene at night shows Manolo and his friend playfully dueling for the heart of Maria.  The candles and festive decorations are celebrations of life amidst the knowledge that death comes for every one.  

The Cave of Souls

The Cave of Souls is a passageway between the realms represented in the film.  It is also the home of the Candle Maker and the Keeper of the Book of Life.  The thousands of burning candles symbolize the people who live in the Land of the Living. 


Augerin Canyon

 

These Planes: Fire and Rescue posters are easy on the eyes, bright, sharp, colorful and are subdued enough to smartly highlight the beauty, the awesome depth of field and panoramic view that nature provides without the planes and cars over-burdening the frame. Bonus points for the posters that smartly echo planes in their natural features.

The first Planes barely made enough world-wide to eek out a sequel.  

The story this time has a crew of firefighting aircraft defending Piston Peak National Park from the ravages of bush fire.

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens everywhere July 18th. 

 

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For most of last week Netflix suffered from a mysterious program bug that resulted in hilarious mash-ups of plot descriptions. Or was it an inadvertent leak of its super secret program responsible for generating all its original content? 😉 I am beginning to think it’s the latter.

Any way, the mash-ups were frequent enough that a new Twitter feed was formed, @SummaryBug.

As of this writing, 112 screenshots have been posted. Here are some of the better mash-ups.

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Eva Green is apparently too hot to be seen in your neighborhood movie theater. The MPAA banned this poster of her from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from being shown due to “nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.”

Eva Green’s big reveal comes August 22nd when Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is released nationwide.

Eva Green Sin city poster


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 Disney Princesses are traditionally drawn with flowing curves and with just enough earthiness to keep them innocent and awkward.  They are all about the promise of maturity, a maturity that is never seen but ached for.  In our minds and on the screen they stay teens, always girls and never women.  

They are neither too thin or too big.  They exist in that perfect average.  Characters outside of that average are usually villains. 

The art of Winter Frozen Prince aka Guillermo Garcia Meraz, a fan artist, and would be fashion illustrator who lives in Mexico City, Mexico delights in taking Disney Princesses and villains outside of their perfect means.  The thinner longer look of these Princesses and villains is an affectation of an industry that produces art and Haute Couture through fabric, the sweep of great flowing lines and the use of perfect fit or outsize form.  

In the slim down styles the villains really come into their own.  They gain sexiness and menace, making them perfect femme fatales.  They exist at the edge of male dominatrix fantasies.  

The Princesses with wide anime eyes and great flowing hair (Anna, Ariel, Merida and Jasmine) exist as perfect versions of their potential self.  Maturity suits them well in a way that allows them to keep their inner innocence while still looking stunning in chiffon.  The rest are “mean girls” with attitude.  However, have them skate on ice and they all get their innocence back while showing perfect form and style.        

Meraz has broken them all into four groups:  Haute Couture villains, Chiffon Princesses, Disney Chicks styles and Skating Princesses.  

You can find more of Meraz’s work at http://frozen-winter-prince.deviantart.com/gallery/

Haute Couture Villains:

Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil

Evil Queen

Evil Queen

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Helga Sinclair

Lady Tremaine

Lady Tremaine

Madame Mim

Madame Mim

Maleficent

Maleficent

Mother Gothel

Mother Gothel

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

Ursula

Ursula

Yzma

Yzma

 

Chiffon Princesses:

The Disney Mean Girls Club

The Disney Mean Girls Club

Anna

Anna

Ariel

Ariel

Aurora

Aurora

Belle

Belle

Cinderella

Cinderella

Elsa

Elsa

Elsa

Elsa

Merida

Merida

Mulan

Mulan

Tiana

Tiana

Esmeralda

Esmeralda

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

RApunzel

Rapunzel

Jasmine

Jasmine

Megara

Megara

Snow White

Snow White

Disney Chicks Styles:

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The Disney Chicks

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Ariel

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Jasmine

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Mulan

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Rapunzel

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Tiana

 

 

Fashion Purse Style:

Ariel

Ariel

Mulan

Mulan

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Aurora

Aurora

 

Ice Skaters:

Anna

Anna

Ariel

Ariel

Cinderella

Cinderella

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Snow White

Snow White

Tiana

Tiana


 

Concept art illustrations allow you to see the evolution of an idea. 

The great things about the Sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past is that both prototypes and finished editions share screen space. 

Framestore, the company responsible for most of the effects in DOFP and who released these design sketches,  has won an Oscar for its visual  effects work for Gravity.  They were also nominated for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, The Dark Knight, The Golden Compass and Superman Returns.  

Source: ConceptArtWorld.com

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.


X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer (“Usual Suspects”). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and US cinemas the following day.

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