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Star Wars posters by Ollie Moss

Sean

Just look at these amazing posters for the original Star Wars trilogy by Ollie Moss. They are available for purchase (but probably not for long) for $500 a set. The use of the silhouette and scene are very clever, the two moons for C3PO, the cloud city to define the mask on Boba fett? Come on‚ÄĒstar wars fan or not, you have to admit the beauty of these prints.

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World Opening Credits

Sean

The Art of the Title Sequence finally added Scott Pilgrim opening sequence to their blog. There is a great interview with director Edgar Wright talking about the choices and ideas they had for the sequence. Edgar teamed with Shynola to create the effects. The credits open up to Scott’s band Sex Ba-Bomb playing “We are Sex Ba-Bomb” and is completely bad-ass. If this doesn’t get you excited for the movie, you may have problems. Go and buy Scott Pilgrim.

Also, if your in NYC this Friday the 7th, or Saturday, Scott Pilgrim is playing at the Landmark Sunshine Theater, so if you missed it in theaters the first time, here’s your chance.

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Sucker Punch

Sean

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So this movie looks epic. Reaaally hope its not a disappointment. The movie website doesnt say much, probably because theres a battle going on, but I managed to grab some info from the meta tag in the homepage:

“Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences.”

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Restrepo

Sean

Restrepo is a documentary of a 15-man troop in the Korangal Valley in Afganistan fighting the Taliban. The outpost was named “Restrepo” after a platoon medic who was the first to fall. I feel like I need to stop what I’m doing at this very moment and see this movie. Is it me or does this trailer just give you a weird feeling?

“The war in Afghanistan has become highly politicized, but soldiers rarely take part in that discussion. Our intention was to capture the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. Their lives were our lives: we did not sit down with their families, we did not interview Afghans, we did not explore geopolitical debates. Soldiers are living and fighting and dying at remote outposts in Afghanistan in conditions that few Americans back home can imagine. Their experiences are important to understand, regardless of one‚Äôs political beliefs. Beliefs are a way to avoid looking at reality. This is reality.”
‚ÄďTim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

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idiocracy

Lizzie

It is my personal opinion that this movie should be shown in schools for what it most certainly is: a cautionary tale, which we ought to heed as a depressingly prophetic warning of what is sure to come if we continue to let education and free thought fall by the wayside.

It’s hard to believe that our degradation of intellectual activity has already caused Idiocracy, the dystopian vision of satiric mastermind Mike Judge, to be so widely misinterpreted as a “hairbrained comedy” as opposed to a dark satire of our imminent future. Each and every day I witness signs that the idiotic apocalypse is near. Protect yourself. Read books!

View the first (and most important) scene of the movie here in five parts.

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the fantastic mr. fox

Lizzie

I finally caught this movie a few nights ago. Considering the blend of talent that went into The Fantastic Mr. Fox, there was no doubt in my mind that it would be anything but amazing.¬†Start with¬†Roald Dahl’s quirky fables, well known and loved by all,¬†stir in Wes Anderson’s dark, so-down-to-earth-it’s-below-ground¬†humor, and in my mind¬†you’ve already got¬†a winner. Add in personal heartthrob and Anderson muse Jason Schwartzman, not to mention the omnipotent¬†George Cloony¬†and Meryl Streep. Mix¬†everything up with¬†a touch of¬†the Great One—Bill Murray, of course—and¬†you’ve achieved stop-action animation perfection.

Not only were the writing, animation,¬†and casting spot-on in this one, but¬†Anderson managed to artfully¬†adapt a¬†children’s story into¬†a¬†relevant, semi-adult, semi-dark comedy. Anderson fleshed out the original Mr. Fox story to include a dysfunctional fox family, references to the current¬†housing crisis, and as always, the fat¬†cat farmers hating on everyone. Political commentary, anyone?