Friday, April 30, 2010

Top 10 Movies of 2009

I love making lists & I love movies haha, so here's my top 10 of last year. I'm a little late making this but I like to try and see as many as I can before I make it.

1. The Lovely Bones

I really loved this movie! One of the most emotional ones I've seen. I was still thinking about it days after watching. Saoirse Ronan absolutely blew me away in this! You really can't take your eyes off of her. With this, Atonement, City of Ember & Death Defying Acts she's easily become one of my favorite actresses. Though there are some story issues, the amazing acting & beautiful visuals made this my favorite movie.

2. The Road

Gorgeous & powerful movie. Cinematography was amazing, really feels like this is what a post apocalyptic future would be like. Plus I love Viggo Mortensen in pretty much anything he's in.

3. Star Trek

Really everything a good blockbuster movie should be. Great characters, awesome action, intriguing story. Really awesome how well the whole cast did playing such well known characters. I'm so glad Star Trek is back.

4. District 9

I remember seeing the trailer for this and wasn't all that excited about it. But after seeing it I was really blown away. Nice to see people trying new things & not sticking to the typical "Hollywood" movie.

5. Inglorious Basterds

I'm a sucker for Quentin Tarantino and this is one of his best. Really different than what they were marketing, much more of a character drama, which I liked. Excellent supporting role from Christoph Waltz

6. Avatar

The story could have had a little more, but the visuals were amazing. Please don't wait 10 years for your next movie James Cameron

7. Moon

Was a really great year for Sci Fi and Moon sorta flew under the radar, wonderful movie though. I was sad Sam Rockwell didn't get more recognition for his performance(s).

8. Julia & Julia

This was just a really fun movie. Had me smiling all the way through & after. Great performances by all & will definitely make you hungry while watching.

9. Up

Another great from Pixar. I love how they continue to try new things & don't get stuck in making the same things.

10. Where The Wild Things Are

I love Spike Jonze and he did a great job with this movie. Surprisingly emotional.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pre Order Art of Toy Story 3

Art book can be pre ordered at Amazon and Chronicle Books, click the image to head over there!
Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Susie Salmon

Watched The Lovely Bones the other night & drew this. Great movie with amazing performances by Stanley Tucci & Saoirse Ronan.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Acting Reference #29

Another sweet clip from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Great reference for a more subtle double take that happens about half way through the shot.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pencil Test Depot

Great site with a lot of awesome hand drawn animation.
Click the image to check it out!
Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Acting Reference #28

Here's a nice clip from The Black Dahlia. There's a great arc reversal in the beginning when she laughs. I really love the seductive feel she has, but its not too over the top, very subtle which works.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Animation Progression Reels

Great blog that shows various progression reels, I always love watching these
Click the image to check it out!
Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

TS3 Clip

Clip from Toy Story 3. Not really of a fan of the use of Dream Weaver, but the animation looks great.

Friday, April 9, 2010


From the makers of Planet Earth, LIFE on The Discovery Channel is amazing! Beautiful photography and great animal reference. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Acting Reference #27

Here's a great clip from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (love that show!) I love the emotion & gestures Charlie uses. He's just saying the same line over & over, but you still get so much from it. Great Stuff!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pixar Studio Stories

Real cute behind the scenes stories from Pixar

Friday, April 2, 2010

Acting Reference #26

Those who know me know I'm a Shia Labeauf fan, when people give me crap for this I always tell them the same him in A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints. Here's a particularly powerful scene from the movie. He does such a great job of conveying emotion. I love how, even though he is confronting his father, he still can't look him in the eye...really powerful scene
!Warning Profanity!