Friday, December 22, 2006
Well-known filmmaker Gus Van Sant, who has made many of his sometimes controversial films in Portland and is a local resident, has been arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicants, according to Portland police.
The arrest took place in Portland around 4 a.m. Thursday, according to Portland police spokesman Sergeant Brian Schmautz.
Many of his films were made in Portland and he is currently making "Paranoid Park" in and around the city.
Cai Guo Qiang is an interesting International art star, who made built his career by utilizing gunpowder as his preferred medium. As you can see he has branched out and is making equally compelling work. I still like his work that involves big explosions or the traces of such explosions. Check out his other works in the link in his name.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Ok, so I have been absent for anyone who cares, but I will be back bigger and better. I have been up to my eyeballs in movie magic, and will share all the juicy details soon. But you have to love Jeuse figurines and Triumph the comic dog, together at last! So for now, as always, be well.
Friday, December 08, 2006
I shit you not, driving into work this morning, L.A.'s very own Indie radio station 103.1 has added a new weather reporter, David Lynch! He came on, presented the date and described the day as "clear blue skies and golden sunshine" he then told the current temperature in both fahrenheit and celsius and poof he was gone. The DJ said he would now be doing the weather in the morning from now on, who would've thunk it...?
Thursday, December 07, 2006
There's a blast from the past, an old friend recently sent me this nasty picture. Woo wee...
Teen Woo at his snarliest. Anyhow, I am currently going through another new work
tranistion. I've started a new feature film, and will share more later, but first I'm busy
getting the art department up and running, I shall return shortly. Thanks for your patience.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The Road the lastest novel by Cormac McCarthy which tells the post apocalyptic tale of a father and son traveling down a road after a major nuclear? Disaster and encountering horrors of humanity has just been picked up by Hallmark films in time for Holiday Cheer, No, actually it will be brought to the big screen guts n all by director John Hillcoat who directed the Nick Cave penned screenplay the Proposition. I haven't read this book, but my wife has. She said it was good not great, and of course very depressing and a bit scary. It's a short book, she read it in one day! Click here to read about the screen rights acquisition.
In honor of Mr. Jimsmash's absence, I will carry the torch of outing stupid and sad people. Today's "Douche" comes from Ohio, China Arnold, a mother of four who was charged Monday for killing her one month old daughter China, by sticking her in the microwave! Read more here
Dave Cockrum has passed on, he re-energized the franchise in the 1970's creating characters such as Storm, Colossus, and Nightcrawler. And he was never paid a dime from the successful movie franchise that included his characters. Read more here.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
This site is pretty cool, get a 360 degree virtual tour of this charming freaky fantastic house known as Steve's Weird House.
Stephen resides in a Victorian home that is a cluttered combination of museum, library and art gallery, decorated with that old-world Addam's Family charm. Not only is every inch of every wall covered with art, but all the ceilings are also decorated.
check it out!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Lost star Josh Holloway is being tipped to star in the next X-Men movie as fan favorite Gambit. Holloway, who plays Sawyer on the hit TV show, was set to star as Gambit in X-Men: The Last Stand but pulled out because of TV commitments. But it's reported the model/actor will star in the next installment, which will not feature many of the film's original stars, including Hugh Jackman, Sir Ian McKellen and Halle Berry. The film's producer Lauren Shuler Donner tells Moviehole, "Remember in Lost? There was a guy in there that was the perfect Gambit, the guy with the straight hair, good-looking, the bad boy… Sawyer. The reason we didn't use Gambit was because in a sense his persona is a bit like Wolverine in that he's got attitude and his power is not quite as exciting as the others. That's why we went to Nightcrawler on 2 because he looked different than everybody else and he had a great power. So yes, I think we would weave Gambit within our story, (but) it wouldn't be The Gambit Movie." Gambit possesses the ability to charge objects with energy, causing them to explode.
Friday, November 17, 2006
On a related subject from the last post, guess how these three men are related... "A Hong Kong billionaire has paid a record US$17.3 million for a painting of China's Chairman Mao Zedong by pop artist Andy Warhol, it was revealed Thursday. Art collector Joseph Lau made the successful bid to clinch the painting, which depicts the former leader in typical Warhol-style, when it went under the hammer at Christie's New York Wednesday evening. The amount is a world record for a Warhol painting." read more
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Don't know about Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol... check out this adaptation about "The young, beautiful and wealthy socialite Edie Sedgwick who exploded onto the New York art scene in the sixties, becoming the object of Andy Warhol's attention and art. However, the same things that built her up would eventually lead to her downfall." Trailer.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
A rabbit rests with a tiger cub at the Sanya Greatest World of Love in Sanya, a city in South China's Hainan Province November 6, 2006. The artificially bred tiger cub gets along well with the rabbit, which generates tremendous interest among visitors. [Newsphoto] Tremendous interest indeed... love the name of the animal refuge, Greatest world of love, yes.
More pics here.