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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sunday, 24 March 2013

A Sketch a Day: Modesty Blaise

A quick homage to 60's super spy comic strip created by Peter O'Donnell and Jim Holdaway (1963.)
It was also made into a groovy caper movie in 1966.....

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Top 5: Best Uses of Pop Music in Movies....

Where the Beatles version of Twist and Shout form Ferris Bueller and the Beta Band's Dry the Rain in Hi-Fidelity will always make Empire's list here are 5 that might not.....

5 The Ramones: Judy is a Punk (The Royal Tenebaums)
The perfect music for a montage, 1-2-3-4.....

4. Jackson5: ABC (Clerks II)
Who doesn't love an impromptu fourth wall breaking dance routine in the middle of their working day?

3. Otis Reading: Try a Little Tenderness (Pretty in Pink)
Anyone who says they havn't done this is a stone cold liar.

2. Donovan: Colours (Rules of Attraction)
Cracking clip, well shot, well edited and backed up by a tune that was made for summer mornings.

1. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Chile (Withnail & I)
The perfect mix of the grand and mundane all coming together in the name of 'making time'.

Beastie Boys - Glasgow 1999 (FULL SHOW)

Playing my home town....nuff said.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A Sketch a Day: Ride a Space Prawn....

' the people of the Beltane Wear your hair long, babe you can't go wrong'. Keep a little Marc in your heart.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

A Sketch a Day: Praise be to the Tupelo Mississippi FLASH

This started off as a boss eyed attempt at being topical but turned into a righteous tribute to the King starring
Schmidt from New Girl as the pope.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

WATCHMEN: Motion Comic...

The full original mini series by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore made into a motion comic, can-you-DIG IT!


Issue#10 part1
Issue#10 part2

RUN DMC: Mary Mary

JACK KIRBY: STORYTELLER documentary (2005)

I could watch documentaries on Jack Kirby from dusrk till dawn and always get a kick out of them.
One of the great artist of the 20th Century regardless of the artistic medium....

BATMAN:ZERO YEAR in a nutshell.....

Scott Snyder's next big Bat epic will be 'BATMAN:ZERO YEAR' a year long origin story of how Bruce Wayne becomes the Dark Knight...parp.
After his 'A Death of the Family' (which although not as a consiquence ended just as we got another dead Robin) playing on the 1980's (death of Robin story line) 'A Death in the Family' the decision to do an origin story (Zero Year) that plays on Frank Miller's bat origin 'Year One' seems a bit odd if not down right lazy (I look forward to the A Place to Die Lonley, Killer Joke and Knight Fell) but Snyder is a good writer and I'm sure this tale will have more than it's fair share of twists and turns even if it's outcome is, predictable.
And just to be a dick here is a check list of stuff I predict you'll be seeing....

1. Bruce wears a balaclava as a proto-type cowl.
2. Bruce is trained by Ra's al Ghul, Henri Ducard or Mr.Miyagi who give him a secrect identity with the revelation being that Bruce Wayne was the first Robin!
3. His parents murder was not a mugging but and assasination which is all part of an industrial espionage plot.
4. Bruce has a sister and Alfred is his real father.
5. Bruce uses a gun.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Handsome Boy Modelling School: the Projects

The Smiths: These Things Take Time Documentary (2002)

Narrated by the once great Vic Reeves this may not be the most in depth documentary but there are some great stories and clips to make it very worth while...

A Sketch a Day: Marvel then and NOW!

That's it I give up and admit defeat Marvel (this gose for DC and it's New 52) to me at least, is dead i just don't get the 'Superhero' genre any more or mabey what's worse I do get it but I'm just not entertained by it.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A Sketch a Day: The Fantastic Four....

Created by Jack Kirby with a little help from Stan Lee. These challengers of the unknown (I thank you) first appeared in Fantastic Four #1 (1961) published by Marvel Comics. I've replaced the Human torch with Spider-Man because I liked it when he took over from Johnny Storm (in the Future Foundation) and it would seem to make more sense that (if he was going to join a team) the fun loving orphan, Peter Parker would fit in more with the family dynamic of the FF rather than the gritted teeth, testosterone mess that has become the Avengers.

Friday, 1 March 2013