Sunday, December 29, 2019

My Conversation with Choreographer King Kayak-Season Finale




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The final episode of the year. The season finale. My conversation with Wendell Bullen, aka King Kayak from Danca Family. If you're a dancer who aspires to be a professional making his/her living from dance, this is a great episode. Wendell tells his story, from his humble beginnings to currently being one of the most popular Dancehall choreographers in NYC and how he went about doing that.

All the ways to contact King Kayak

Twitter https://twitter.com/kingkayakdanca?lang=en 
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imkingkayak/?hl=en 
Website https://www.wendellbullen.com 
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/IronMike1994/videos 

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Star Wars. The Rise of Skywalker SPOILER REVIEW



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Was this trilogy necessary?    Could've it been better served as a TV series?    Was the final chapter in the Skywalker saga satisfying?    I answer all these questions in this SPOILER review of the latest Star Wars.

What is this movie about?    Go here for more https://bit.ly/2ZkW7dn 

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Knives Out Review-NO SPOILERS


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Director Rian Johnson has made movies I've enjoyed.    Looper(2012) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi(2017)come to mind.   

His latest film is Knives Out, and it's very enjoyable.    Check out my non-spoiler review.

Find out more about Knives Out here https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

I mentioned the film Clue in this review.   What is Clue?  Find out. here. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088930/ 

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Monday, December 23, 2019

DarkHawk Deadly Favor-Action Figure Comic

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Here I've made a small story with action figures.  

I've loved these types of toys for some time and wanted to combine this with my passion for drawing and produce something I've never done before.

Here I used Marvel, NECA, Halo figures. Extreme Sets dioramas and my artwork(using an iPad, Apple Pencil, and the Procreate app). 

This is my first attempt in this format and looking to do more. Thoughts? Comments? Do so on the below. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

My Conversation with ShoShots the Photographer


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Shoshots is an excellent photographer. I love the moments he captures, especially in party settings. His photos(he's taken of myself)I most often share on social media and dating profile! I wanted to up my picture game, so I asked him if I can pick his brain. In doing so, I found out more about the man behind the camera.

Check out his website here https://www.shoshots.com  
Here's his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shoshots/ 

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. My Biggest Takeaways.


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Reading and enjoying Eckhart Tolle’s ‘Power of Now’ inspired me to Google ‘best spiritual books.’ The Celestine Prophecy was one of those books. Siddartha, my last ‘biggest takeaways’ entry, was one as well.    

The Celestine Prophecy plays out like a movie when listening to the audiobook version. Some of the dialogue intrigued me and moved me to highlight a particular text in the Kindle version of the book.

The question which fascinates me, ‘why do we do what we do’ is brought up multiple times in this novel. I figure if I can find out why I do what I do, I can be a better, more understanding, and forgiving version of myself.

Here’s a description of what this book is about https://bit.ly/35roQio 

Here are some of my biggest takeaways. Do any of these passages resonate with you? Please let me know.

Page 5-6


The first thought that comes to mind is high amount of divorce taking place today, after reading this.

Page 70


I think this speaks to one’s ego.

Page 72



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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Big Bad BBQ 2019. Coney Island. Party VIDEO


Summer 2019 memories. It's great fun recording friends and events. This party was fun, but man it was hot that day. A lot of Soca was played and that's not totally my thing. Love the good vibes.


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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Final Weird Stories Episode for 2019!



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Check out this episode!

I love covering weird(and true)stories and this is a the final edition for 2019.   

The stories covered:

1-Skyscraper sized meteor passes by Earth
https://bit.ly/2kkhfjL 

2-Woman bites camel’s testicles
https://bit.ly/2sVX141 

3-Mysterious fireball in the skies of Chile
https://cnet.co/2PkUxnh 

4-5000 year old city found
https://bit.ly/2OVWTK8 

5-Family living in cellar for 9 years
https://yhoo.it/36lIZaj 

Thoughts? Comments? Do so on the below.   

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

My Conversation with DJ Fade

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Check out this episode!

DJ Fade is a DJ, model, producer and one half of the duo Jersey Gods.  

'It's Time' is one of their most popular tracks.    Gaining repeated radio play on Hot 97, Power 105(local stations in the tri-state area)and more.   

DJ Fade comes on and give us a brief history on his musical background, his inspiration.   He also shares great insights on networking and tells us about an exciting collaboration he's putting together with dancehall artist Shenseea.

LINKS

Follow DJ Fade on Twitter at https://twitter.com/djfadethefuture?lang=en 

Listen to his music on Soundcloud here https://soundcloud.com/djfadethefuture 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Conversation with Hall Of Fame Podcaster Danny Pena.




This is my conversation with Danny Pena.    Hall of Fame podcaster(inducted in 2015).   He(alongside Paris Lilly)are the hosts of Gamertagradio.    A long running podcast covering the video game industry.
    
This was a bucket list conversation.   In this episode I pick his brain on podcasting.    We dig into his past, current life situation and where he wants to head next.   There's also loads of current video game talk.

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LINKS
Gamertagradio podcast
https://audioboom.com/channel/gamertag-radio 

Dave Jackson's School Of Podcasting
http://schoolofpodcasting.com 

Kiaun's Analog Circle podcast
https://theanalogcirclepodcast.libsyn.com 

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Doctor Sleep and Terminator Dark Fate. SPOILER REVIEWS


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On this episode I review both Doctor Sleep and Terminator: Dark Fate.    Jason G. does chime in with his thoughts on Doctor Sleep.   Are this films any good?    Find out here in our spoiler reviews.

Thoughts?   Comments?   Do so below.

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Find the written version of Terminator Dark Fate here.

Doctor Sleep SPOILER REVIEW and Thoughts

Late 2018, director Mike Flanagan produced Haunting of Hill House on Netflix.   Very enjoyable, Doctor Sleep was his follow up.  

After watching this movie, I couldn't help but sense that this seemed better suited for streaming.  The vibe and cinematography of Hill House were felt all over Doctor Sleep.  Except this production was a lot bloodier.

What I didn't like:

Not very scary.   Also, was Abra overpowered?   

In the first, and halfway through the second act, Rose the Hat and her crew felt like a threat.  The scene when Bradley(Jacob Tremblay)is murdered was hard to watch.  Once Abra starts to realize a portion of her abilities, the menace of True Knot(the name of the villainous group)is lessened.  

Danny, Abra, and Billy dispose of its members without much trouble.   The Overlook Hotel didn't present Abra with much of a threat, either.    A missed opportunity I feel.

What I liked:

I liked the names of the members in True Knot like Barry the Chunk, Apron Annie and Grampa Flick.  

I also enjoyed how Doctor Sleep borrowed minimal footage from 'The Shining' and re-shot scenes with new actors such as Danny Torrance's parents.

I noticed homages to past directors like Wes Craven and Stanley Kubrick.  The scene where Abra gets off a bus and on to Elm Street.  Or the many transitions between scenes using Kubrick-esque fades.  

A recurring theme plays out in the movie.    That being father figures dying.   The primary examples being Danny dealing with his father's death and that tying into his alcohol addiction.    Abra's father being killed.   Tony(Danny's ghost guide) finally transitioning.   And in the end the same happening to Danny.   What does it mean?

Demonstrating the unique abilities of those who shine was cool.   Like Danny's ability to read minds or Snakebite Andi's ability to influence others.  Crow Daddy's ability to locate those who shined.  Abra seemed to have many skills, but it was never defined.   Same with Rose the Hat.   Rose's flying scene and her 2nd interaction with Abra was great.

The overall soundtrack(borrowing from 'The Shining')and sound effects were highlights of Doctor Sleep.

This was an engaging 2 1/2 hour movie.   I'm writing this review in its second week of release, and it hasn't done well in the box office.    Maybe more people would've watched this as a streaming mini-series which I feel would've fit right in.


Friday, November 8, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate REVIEW-SPOILERS


Terminator: Dark Fate is an intense action thriller.   But if you've seen one Terminator movie you've seen them all.   The outliers in this franchise being the first Terminator film having a horror vibe and Terminator Salvation, which reverses the roles(for a time)between the machine(played by Sam Worthington)and the human resistance(led by John Connor). 

Dark Fate includes ideas from past films.   Such as:
 -Rev-9(the main antagonist)having a liquid form, and the ability to make spears from his body.     
-Grace(played by Mackenzie Davis)is an augmented human; I felt was inspired by the human-Terminator combo from Salvation.    
-Arnold being the sympathetic figure coming to the aid of the resistance.   
-Strong female roles played by Linda Hamilton and actress Natalia Reyes.

Sarah Connor does elevate the film.   The character's portrayal(I feel)is appropriate to how she'd react living through the experiences of the first two films as Dark Fate takes place after T2.

My biggest issue here is Arnold, who plays a T-800 Terminator model named Carl.    His back story made me scratch my head.    

-The T-800 raising a family in a non-physical relationship with the spouse.   In all the time, the family has been together, didn't the mother or son have any doubts, concerns about Carl's behavior or actions?   Even if he was the perfect father, wouldn't that raise questions?

-Arnold humor.   Some of the comedy beats fell flat.   Terminator comedy works when he's playing it straight and not trying to be funny.

-Future intel.   Carl texted Sarah Connor future instances of Terminators appearing in the current timeline.    She would then stop them.    By film's end, Carl is finished.    This leads me to believe that more robots are coming after these ladies.   How are Sarah and Dani(played by Natalia Reyes)going to handle another Rev-9 showing up?   If they had this much trouble with one here.

I enjoyed this film, the performances, and special effects were great, but unfortunately, this one's more of a cable/streaming/vod watch and not a must-see in theaters.    

Time to do something completely different with this franchise?   Maybe.


Here I have the T-800 versus Arnold from Terminator 2.    Behind them is the Nela Level 6 Extreme Set.   Action figure fun.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

My Interview of dancer, choreographer Bling Evo.

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Bling Evo is a dancer, choreographer, lecturer I've known for some time.    A person who has always treated me warmly and with respect.

In this episode we delve into this remarkable dancer's past, present and future.   Also his current DH Evolution 876 course, which is much more than another dance class.

You can find out more about DH Evolution 876 by emailing DHEvolution876@gmail.com or follow the Instagram account here https://www.instagram.com/dhevolution_876/ 

Find out more about Bling Evo himself(you can contact him here as well)on his Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/bling_evo_jefe/ 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Pictures from Halloween NYC 2019


These are pictures I took in Union Square during the  Halloween parade(in NYC).   I love how willing people are to be photographed.   Thank you strangers!   I appreciate you all for posing for my camera.  

Friday, November 1, 2019

El Camino Spoiler Review + Artwork

Count me in as a fan of Breaking Bad.   I enjoyed the series immensely and was excited to revisit this world.   But what we get with the here, El Camino is fun but not necessary.   

El Camino takes place right after the series finale.    It's great seeing all the cameos of returning characters such as Mike, Badger, Skinny, Jane, and Walter White.   The late Mr. Robert Forster as Ed, the fixer, and his interactions with Jesse were a standout for me.   Others were with Todd (played by Jesse Plemmons), who is weird and creepy in his unique way.    There were times I thought he was going to rape Jesse.    The main antagonist Neil, played by Scott Macarthur, is great at being a dick.    I first saw him in HBO's Righteous Gemstones, where he was an entertaining villain.

Aaron Paul, as Mr. Pinkman, does a great job here relaying the trauma he's dealt with over the last five seasons of the show.   Having lost multiple girlfriends, his abduction and being held prisoner breaks him in ways which he demonstrates in this movie.    There are moments when he has supreme confidence.   Where he isn't easily fazed and feels like a seasoned criminal.   Then other times where he doesn't want to deal with the world, he's long been associated with and wants to curl up into a ball.

This Netflix exclusive felt like a series of events which, in the end, gives Jesse a happier ending than the series finale.   If you saw Breaking Bad,  maybe still watching Better Call Saul, and you still want more, then this is for you.




El Camino inspired me to draw this piece.    It's from a scene in the third act.    This design is for sale in my Teepublic store, which you can visit by here.    

Thanks for reading.    Thoughts?   Comments?    Do so below.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

My interview of DJ Gringo

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DJ Gringo is one of my favorite selectors.   When I attend one of his parties, I know I'm in for a good time.   It was a pleasure to sit down and get to know this man, listen to his his story and accomplishments.

Currently, he runs two regular, weekly parties.   Sunday nights at Bar 13 in Union Square(NYC)and Tuesdays at Kinfolk in Williamsburg(Brooklyn).

Also, he has a long running Reggae/Dancheall radio show on Sirius XM, The Joint 42.   You can tune in Sundays from 1p-7p.

You can find more information on DJ Gringo, on Instagram, here https://www.instagram.com/djgringonyc


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Zombieland Double Tap SPOILER REVIEW

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Is this movie one of my favorites of the year?   What did Jason G think?   Here's our spoiler review of Zombieland Double Tap.


This is the movie Jason was talking about Freaks of Nature(2015/affiliate link)..at the time of this recording, I found it free on Crackle(with ads).



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Monday, October 21, 2019

New York City Comic Con 2019 pictures

I did this a few years where I would walk around the outside of the Jacob Javits Center(in New York City), while Comic Con was taking place.    Watching attendees in their cosplay outfits is fun.    They are kindly willing to be photographed.   Here are some of those pictures.


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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Pics from the Major League Wrestling show from July 2019

I'm grateful to any event which I attend and allows pictures to be taken.   This is my 2nd MLW event at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens.   I've had a great time at both.   Here are photos of the wrestlers doing their thing.

Find out more on their website at http://mlw.com 

Enjoy!   Thoughts, comments, do so below.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gemini Man Quick Review plus ARTWORk-SPOILERS

Gemini man is a fun action thriller.  Director Ang Lee shot this film at 120 frames per second.   The screening I would come to see was in 60 frames per second in IMAX 3D, and It looks incredible.    The backgrounds look painted.    Will Smith's younger version of himself did not look out of place amongst the other actors.    The visuals were sharp and smooth at the same time.    During the action scenes, the blending of CGI and reality was seamless.    This film has some impressive action scenes.   The stand out being the motorcycle sequence

This isn't a story we haven't seen before.   In a nutshell, a soldier serves his country dutifully for years, now wants to retire, but knows too much and must be erased.   In Gemini Man, this basic premise was handled well. 

A few spoiler notes; I don't disagree with Clive Owen's reasoning for creating clones, but couldn't he of used robots instead?   Also, I liked that Will Smith's Henry(who is presented as a no-nonsense killer)was forgiving and showed mercy to Junior(young Will Smith) and his handler Del who initially sets him up.

Gemini Man(like Rambo: Last Blood)makes for an exceptional cable/streaming watch.  But for the 3D, HFR(High Frame Rate)experience, see it in theaters.

In honor of the film I drew this piece.   It is for sale in my Teepublic store which you can find here.

Monday, October 14, 2019

October 2019 Mixtape

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Another mixtape of some of my favorite current songs.    Several genres in this mix.    There are also some inspirational quotes from movies and motivational speakers sprinkled in.    Here's the track listing:

 Dancehall vibes
  1. Vybz Kartel ‘Drone Dem’
  2. Govanna ‘Cups Up’
  3. Vybz Kartel ‘One Way’
  4. Mavado ‘Keep Going Up’
  5. Point Zero ‘AC’
  6. Vybz Kartel ‘Pandora 19’
  7. Gage ‘Something Bout Yuh’
  8. Gage ‘Good Pussy Gyal’
  9. GBM Nutron ‘Practice’
  10. Yoda quote from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
R&B & Trap tunes
  1. Ruel ‘Face to Face’
  2. Lucky Daye ‘Real Games’
  3. Big Boi ‘Intentions’
  4. Raphael Saadiq ‘So Ready’
  5. Black Coffee ‘Lalala’
  6. MadeinTYO ’Stop Calling’
  7. BlocBoy JB ‘Mercedes’
  8. Baby Keem ‘France Freestyle’
  9. Jay Park ‘K-TOWN’
  10. Father ‘Handful’
  11. Rocky quote from Rocky Balboa
Rock & Pop
  1. Hobo Johnson ‘Typical Story’
  2. Grandson ‘Oh No!!’
  3. Bulow ‘Own Me’
  4. Hey Violet ‘Close My Eyes’
  5. William Bolton ‘Serendipity’
  6. Cold War Kids ‘Complainer’
  7. Olivia Holt ‘Bad GirlFriend’
  8. Good Day ‘Surfaces’
  9. Jim Rohn quote
Hip Hop
  1. Kamiyah ‘Windows’
  2. Swizz Beatz ‘Cross the Path’
  3. Asap Ferg ‘WAM’
  4. Robin Sharma quote

Enjoyed the mix?   Thoughts? Comments? Do so below.




Sunday, October 6, 2019

Joker Movie REView-SPOILERS

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On this episode Jason G. and I review Todd Phillips Joker.   Based on the famous DC comics villain from Batman lore.   We both very much enjoyed this film but both felt it wasn't perfect.   Joaquin Phoenix's performance in the film is incredible and undeniable for sure.    Have you seen Joker?   Please post your thoughts, comments, feedback down below.

I was anticipating this movie.   In my excitement, I drew my version of Phoenix's character here.


We shot this right after the review.    Geez, we look tired.    Looking forward to the next movie night with Jason G.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Dancing Outside. Summer 2019.

I've watched dancehall dancers for years. They still inspire me while I attempt to copy their dance moves.  


Original Version.

But watching myself dance, the truth is I don't move like the dancers that I want to emulate.    And I'm slowly coming to accept that.

All due respect to the creators of the dances, this is my expression, my version, my body language.   That might rub people the wrong way; I may be doing the dances incorrectly, I'm sorry.    But I don't apologize for being me or my dance voice.

I enjoy dancing to dancehall.    It's one of my joys in life.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Ad Astra, Dark Crystal AOR REVIEWS, Invisalign and More.

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On this episode I review Ad Astra, Brad Pitt's latest film.    I also review Netflix's fantasy series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.    There are spoilers for both, please be forewarned.   

Correcting my teeth.   It's a journey I've recently begun by signing up for Invisalign.    I breakdown what the beginning of this journey has felt like and why I'm doing this.

Finally, writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause put together one awesome comic series called Irredeemable.   There were two quotes in the run that really resonated with me and I share that here.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ad Astra Movie Review (SPOILERS)

Ad Astra is a space drama which I enjoyed but wouldn’t sit through again.  

What I liked; the moon pirates.   Can we get a full feature on that?   Also, the 70’s-80’s sci-fi vibe when Roy Mcbride(Pitt)was on Mars.  Especially when he was in the ‘comfort room.’   The psych evaluation tests which determine if one is fit to serve.   The soundtrack was great as well.  It gave weight to awe-inspiring visuals while in space or during a ship's launch.   Finally, the father-son themes and Pitt not choosing to go down his father's path, which seemed to be the case for a while in the story.

However, I prefer Interstellar and Gravity to Ad Astra if we are comparing similar films.   Space madness is introduced in Interstellar, and it is an element in the narrative here.  It seems the longer you are in space you might become crazy.  Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones characters had shades of that, but it didn’t stop them from trying to achieve their respective missions.

Overall, the film feels long and boring at times.    It can be trimmed.   Good movie, but not great.

Haven't seen Interstellar or Gravity?    See them here.

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Find out more about Ad Astra here. https://bit.ly/2mq0R1O


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Beginning the Journey of Correcting my Teeth-Invisalign.

September 2019
On September 11, 2019, I began my Invisalign journey.

When I was younger, I wasn’t crazy about getting braces.  The dentist had suggested them multiple times.   

Most of my life, I’ve been shy when it came to girls/women, and I thought having braces would kill my confidence more so.   My best friend in high school had the metal braces, and I remember him sitting behind me in class breathing funny. 

I never found myself attractive to the public, but privately I like the way I look.  Artists and painters brushstrokes are unique.  I consider all of us being the works of a unique illustrator(G-O-D, our sky buddy).  In saying this, having a big nose, going bald in my 20’s, my crooked teeth, I've come to accept.  
July 2019

I learned that one’s teeth shift throughout their life, and as I’ve gotten older, it’s affected my dental health.  My biting myself(inside my mouth) happened often and severely.  Grinding my teeth when I slept, didn’t help either.

This process of correction will take up to 2 1/2 years.  Some teeth will have to be shaved, I was told.  Let’s see how this goes.

Jillionaire's Chicken and Beer Party 2019. Brooklyn, NYC


I've been to this party for the last two years, and it's never disappointed. With these recent party videos, I've been trying to be more intentional in capturing friends and familiar faces.  Why? Because of Micro Don's passing.  Here today, gone tomorrow.  We never know how much time we have left on this planet.

Events like this make me so happy to be alive. To dance amongst friends have the best of times.  Moments like these are what I feel make life worth living.

When it comes to dancing at parties, I admittedly can have an ego.  I want people to follow me, all eyes on me.  When I don't get that I, sometimes, might feel less than.   It's something I'm trying to work through.

I wanted to thank and give credit to DJ Fade, Dutty the French, and the gentleman behind the 15th Parish documentary for shooting this event from their point of view.  Max Glazer for a beautiful speech honoring Micro Don's memory and making us dance.  Jillionaire for continuing to put on this annual summer event.  

Finally, I want to show love to all my friends, acquaintances and familiar faces I see at these functions.   These events are made better because of you.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance REVIEW

I saw the 1982 movie(on Netflix)in preparation for this series and found it lacking, which is weird because the world is so full of substance.    But as this series presents, there was more to be explored.

This Netflix exclusive takes place before the movie, but I preferred Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to the film.   Fleshing out these characters, the unraveling of the story, the history of the world was wonderful.   However, I admit it didn't grab me until the 2nd episode.

I was surprised at how many times I got emotional watching this.  Specifically, the parent-child relationships.    Reinforcing the power of the human voice evoking emotion, whether it would be in an animated film like 'Up' or a series made with puppets showcased here.

The fantasy world first introduced back in 1982 is more realized in this show.   If you're a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you won't be disappointed.   One of the locales called 'Stone in the Wood' reminded me of the Shire with the homes being inside small hills.

The Skesis are probably the most entertaining, scary, dark characters.    I wouldn't be opposed to having a mini-series focused solely on them. 

I  watched the 'making of' documentary after the series and was amazed at how much work it took to put this production together.    
With most TV series, multiple directors head up different episodes.    Here Louis Letterier leads all ten chapters.   He directed films such as 2008's Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans(2010), and Now You See Me(2013) to name a few.

The voice cast was vast and surprising.   With such actors as Taron Egerton, Lena Headey, Nathalie Emmanuel(both from Game of Thrones), Simon Pegg, Awkwafina and many more.     Check the IMDB page here for the entire voice cast https://imdb.to/2kiDBSJ.   The puppeteers act out the scene the voice actors come in after to breathe more life into the performance.

One of my favorite series this year.  Fantasy wise(on TV), this is the one for 2019.   

Carnival Row on Amazon Prime was good, this was great.   I want more.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It Chapter 2 SPOILER REVIEW

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Jason G and I saw It Chapter 2.    We both enjoyed it but felt the first film was superior.    

Some of Jason's thoughts(THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW):

-He's read the book and said this movie was too faithful to the book, comparing it to the Watchmen film.    This isn't a good thing.

-Jason enjoyed the ensemble of the adult Losers' club even saying, if there were an Oscar nomination in this category, this would win.

-Stephen King connected universe?    He shares some insights he's learned regarding this story being related to Mr. King's Dark Tower book.


Late night movie review
 My thoughts:

-This film wasn't necessary.    Unless you're a completist and want to discover how the rest of the story plays out.

-Is Pennywise and alien?    This wasn't explained well.

-The movie does drag at points.

We discuss all this and more in this episode.    Please post your comments and feedback below.

It was my birthday on September 8.   Jason got me this great gift.    A book summarizing Quentin Tarantino's films.    Very cool.

A birthday gift from Jason G

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Terminator Stalks Deathlok-Action Figure Drawing


In this drawing, the T-800 is stalking Deathlok, but he is ready for him.    The figures I used in this piece are the Marvel Legends, Sasquatch BAF, Deathlok figure.    The second is the Neca Terminator, Kenner Tribute, T-800, with the Power Arm.


Time lapsed video of this drawing.


The Alien films inspired the setting.    Those movies often take place in dark, steamy, dirty corridors of a spaceship which has been on a mission for some time.   

The challenge I run into with these pieces is the lighting on the figures.    Its doesn't always fit the mood.    

After loading the photo(of the action figures)into the Procreate app on the Ipad, I tend to freestyle it, pouring out whatever environment comes to me.

With a little planning, I'm sure I can fix this.

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Thoughts, comments, please do so below.    


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