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Friday, June 26, 2015

Ex Machina

Press release: for immediate release
 
The creative process behind the break-out science fiction hit movie of 2015, Ex Machina, is to be opened up in a very special book this August.
 
Alex Garland’s directorial debut has confirmed his position as the master of indie SF cinema and artist Jock’s concept work behind the film’s robot AI and the heart of the story, Ava, is being printed for the first time in a unique showcase format.
 
AVA Evolved is a very special limited edition art book, that will feature loose-leafed A3 scale portfolio pieces, collecting Jock’s incredible concept art, detailing the evolution of Ava, from early mood-pieces to detailed key concept art.
 
This stunning sequence of drawings, paintings and collages by the concept artist behind DREDD (2012) provides real insight into the creative process behind one of the most striking SF films of recent years. The book also includes an introduction by Garland, whose directorial vision has seen Ex Machina become a sleeper hit, as more audiences have discovered the film’s incredible aesthetic, complex characters, and insightful moral questions.
 
The book is limited to just 500 copies and will be available exclusively from the 2000 AD webshop at http://shop.2000adonline.com/products/ex_machina_ava_evolved
 
A handful of special editions will also be available at the 2000 AD booth (Booth 2806) at Comic Con San Diego, 9th-12th July, where Jock will be signing on the Thursday of the event.
 
Jock said: “It’s been an incredible experience for me seeing Ava come to life in the final film, and the response people have had to her. I worked with Alex in the very earliest stages of production, and this portfolio contains all the images from that time, before she was handed over to the amazing VFX team at Double Negative. It was a few intense weeks trying to figure out what this machine was and I’m looking forward to people getting to look behind the scenes and see the process from the first sketch to the final concepts in this beautifully designed package from Rebellion.”
 
Ben Smith, Rebellion Publishing’s Head of Books and Comic Books, said: “Ex Machina continues to surprise and delight audiences, so it is a privilege and a pleasure to bring Jock’s work on Ava into the light. Ava Evolved really is a unique opportunity to see the process behind the character’s look in a showcase format, as well as learning so much about one of the most in-demand concept artists in movies today.”
 
 
 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

RIP Patrick Macnee


I was saddened to learn of the passing of Patrick Macnee ...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

RIP Christopher Lee

As a long-time Hammer fan, I was saddened to learn of the death of Christopher Lee.

'The Impossible Dream' is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams.Christopher Lee




source: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/11/christopher-lee-dies-at-the-age-of-93-dracula

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Get well soon, Nichelle!

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Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the Enterprise‘s communications officer Lieutenant Uhura on the original “Star Trek” TV series, has suffered a mild stroke.
Her official Facebook page sent out the following statement earlier today:
Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.
-Zach McGinnis
Galactic Productions, LLC

Sunday, May 31, 2015

KUNG FURY Official Movie

Words alone can't describe this movie short by David Sandberg.

 Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.


My nephew and I laughed through the whole film.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Amazon Prime

I recommend Amazon Prime for video content ... oh and the 2 day shipping is good too.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SWTOR romancing Ashara Zavros


SWTOR romancing Ashara Zavros and others ....

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sense8

Any good or have the Wachowskis burned out?

I guess we will see will the new Netflix series Sense8...

Monday, May 4, 2015

RIP Grace Lee Whitney


RIP Grace Lee Whitney

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Luke, I am your mug

Another thing I gotta have while playing SWTOR.