Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Only rumored last week, Variety has confirmed that Frank Grillo, last seen in "The Gray", will be playing Brock Rumlow - AKA "Crossbones" in the Marvel Studios sequel. If anyone hasn't read the Winter Soldier storyline from the comics, I highly recommend getting off yer arse and go get yourself a copy - its the best Captain America storyline in years! Look for Captain America : The Winter Soldier, to hit theaters April 4, 2014!
Friday, October 26, 2012
Since I've decided to customize my van with a Tiki motif, I've re-worked an old art piece to reflect my business. I'll be using the van to go on buying trips, and the logo will go on the back windows and sides. What do y'all think? Also, my wife hates the idea of using the 3-D Monster name for the business because it doesn't accurately describe what I do. I think it's perfect because the blog and Etsy store are already pretty well established, and anyway; who would have ever thought that a site called "Monster.com" would be an employment site?!? Just sayin'. Your input and opinion would be greatly appreciated!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Check out the tattoo on the back of Ben Kingsley's neck as barely seen on the new Iron Man 3 trailer! Is the "A" for Avengers, America, or even Anarchy? His character; The Mandarin, is known as a terrorist in the film, so I'm going with Anarchy. What do you guys think?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Why only five? Because we're not friggin' cry-babies! I'm sure plenty of you will disagree, or throw in 100 year old movies like "Old Yeller" and such, but these are the only five films that I have openly wept in, so deal with it. Coming soon - the top five movies I have slept through in the theater!
#5.) Armageddon: "Remember how I told you I was coming home? Looks like I'll have to break that promise." Those words to Liv Tyler from her dad; Bruce Willis were enough to get the water works pumpin'!
#4.) Return of The Jedi: "Just once... let me look on you with my own eyes." That one simple line led to the greatest cinematic reveal of all time; the face behind the mask of one of the most feared movie villains in history, and he is revealed to be... a broken old man who has found redemption and loves his kids. "Sniff"... talk amongst yourselves... I've got something in my eye.
#3.) Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan: "I have been... and always shall be... your friend." Spock's final words to Captain Kirk as he sacrifices himself for the good of the crew left my 9 year-old self devastated! For a Vulcan devoid of emotion, he sure knows how to get a guy bawlin'
#2.) King Kong (2005 Version): No words were necessary for this one; amazing cgi and Peter Jackson's direction humanized the giant ape with a heart of gold like no one before. My wife had to console me all the way home from the theater.
#1.) E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: Now c'mon - are you really surprised? "I'll be right here" That parting line from E.T. to his friend Elliot instantly reduces me to a blubbering pile of tears and mucus to this very day! Anyone who didn't cry when watching this is truly dead inside.
Well that's it! The top five guy-flicks that made me bawl like a little girl, and I'm man enough to admit it! Whew! That was emotional - I need to go watch something with blood and explosions now.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse poster company that creates limited edition screen printed posters with re-envisioned artwork that'll knock your bolts off!
They've been wowing folks with fresh designs from artists such as Mike Mitchell, Drew Struzan and Tom Whalen, and now they're set to have their biggest show yet, with posters based on Universal Studios horror films.
Head to the Laughing Squid link below if you want to see more of the Universal monsters series, or hit the other link and head to their shop page where you'll find lots more Mondo.
After finishing off "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" from my number two time waster; Netflix (#1 being the interwebs, of course), I was looking for a new series to catch up on. I've been aware of "Sons of Anarchy" since the beginning, and even watched an episode a couple of years ago, but I had no idea what was going on, so I didn't watch it again. Then came the miracle of Netflix streaming, so I decided to give it another shot from the beginning.
That was last week, and I'm already half-way through season 2! This show is awesome!! It's basically the Sopranos with motorcycles and lots of leather! I'm really diggin' the roster of guest stars, too - the storyline I'm on now features Henry Rollins as the head skull-cracker for a white supremacist group, and he's scary as Hell!!
Seriously though; if you haven't watched this show, but are a fan of Sopranos-style crime dramas, then Sons of Anarchy will be right up your alley!
Friday, October 19, 2012
I'm sure all of you know by now that I'm selling my still-in-development social network; "Planet My Town" on Ebay right now, along with the business account with $10,000 seed money, as well as offering a 10% finder's fee to anyone who refers the winning bidder to me, but you may not know that I also recently added my antique 1981 recently restored Mercedes-Benz 380slc to the auction to attract more bidders. This is a very rare model with only 1500 ever made!
I absolutely love this car, but Winter is coming & I don't want to have to pay to store it. The auction has three days left and can be viewed here!
Hey guys - I apologize for the lack of posting this week, but I've been really busy with other projects; one of which is the ongoing development of my 1979 Chevy G20 van into a Tiki paradise! Living up here in Maine, I need all the tropical influence that I can get!
My plan is to restore the original paint scheme with metal flake, but I just couldn't resist adding some white pinstriping just to spruce up the exterior a bit!
I used to pinstripe small aircraft professionally, so that experience has been a huge asset with this.
I'm working on a tiki-themed 3-D Monster logo that I can have made into two large decals for the back windows. I'll probably tweak the colors a bit, but here's what it looks like so far;
My oldest son was gracious enough to donate his "Freaky Tiki" bobber to the cause, so I attached it to the rear table. I can already see him surrounded by drinks with little umbrellas!
This would be a better picture at night, but this is my orange & red "mood" lighting. I was going for a lave-hued glow :-)
You can barley see it's hair, but I re-positioned my shrunken head above the tiki bobber and below the skylight.
I just love this ridiculously large window!
This is a Tiki mask that I got from Disney World's Adventure Land waaay back in 1985! He looks a bit lonely, though - I think he needs 8 or 9 brothers and sisters to keep him company!
So that's where I am so far! I've been broke, so I can't get any of the big things I want any time soon, but I'll add masks, totems and decals here and there, so stay tuned!