MUTO Wall Painted Animation by Blu
June 4, 2008, 9:20 am
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This is insane! MUTO by Blu is an animation painted on walls in Buenos Aires and Baden that I found on the CMD Agency blog posting. Watch it, it will blow you away I’m sure. Having my brother and a few friends be graf artists, I can especially appreciate this one. AMAZING!!

Not only is that rad, but his wall paintings and art are just awesome! Check out all his stuff!


Tales from Earthsea and Ghibli Studio

I was recently told about the Ghibli Studio movie, Tales from Earthsea

Director Goro Miyazaki is every bit as brilliant as his father Hayao Miyazaki. I’m just taken away by all that I’ve seen from them and Ghibli Studio. While the it’s not as visual as Hayao’s movies like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, but it still has a captivating storyline.

The best thing I find about these films is really how simply thier animated. Well, the characters anyway. The shape of the nose, eyes, mouths, are all reminiscent of the old animated tv series like RoboTech or the like. The animation is of course far beyond what it was, but the simple line art of the human characters with incredibly detailed backgrounds and scenery, amazing story telling all bring it together so wonderfully.

I really hope that someday my daugther will enjoy these films as much as I do and just love the fact that these films can span the age gap. I don’t know one adult who’s seen a Miyazaki film that hasn’t absolutely adored it, and my daugther has already watched parts of Howl’s Moving Castle and was mesmerized. Not that I let her watch a lot of television at this point…but I digress.

I sound like I’m ranting a bit but my main point here is I will never cease to be amazed by what Ghibli Studio and the Miyazaki’s are creating. There are a few other I still need to see and can’t wait to enjoy watching them.

Below is a list of films and links to Ghibli Studio movies I HIGHLY reccomend:

Princess Mononoke
Howl’s Moving Castle
Spirited Away
Nausicaa of the Wind
Porco Rosso
Tales from Earthsea
Grave if Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro

Hellboy II
May 30, 2008, 11:48 pm
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ACK! I almost freaked out last night while watching the trailer for Hellboy II. First, how freaking awesome is Del Toro? He’s freaking IMENSLEY awesome. And secondly, how freaking great is Ron Perlman as Hellboy!? I’ve always loved him but damn does he rock as that red demon monkey. Anyway, no matter how you slice it, this is going to be one of the BEST summer movies this year…wtf? BEST MOVIE AT ALL for the year.

At first, I thought Del Toro was just making a new film…and then I see that no, it’s HELLBOY II!! I started hooting and hollering the movie theater and was filled with such giddy school girl anticipation that I nearly cried. Well not really but there are only a few things in this world that get me that excited and Hellboy is definately one of them.

The unfortunate thing is, I’ve never actualy read the comic by Mike Mignola. I am however going to start adding it to the long list of mangas and graphic novels I’m currently engrossed in. Mignola’s artwork is just simply amazing and is reminiscent of Frank Miller in a way with his hard edges.

Again, I couldn’t be more excited to see this movie and am just drooling with anticipation for it to release on July 11th.