Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Harley Quinn by Ben Hickling

More art by Ben Hickling here.

New John Carter Poster - Early 70's Sci-Fi Book Cover Art?

I'm a bit torn - because visually I kind of  like this poster. I'm really tired of the overly enhanced, generally dirt-splattered, extreme photo-portraits that dominate action and fantasy film posters - so it's nice to see any poster attempt to break away. The composition is really weak, but it does have that bold, graphic, more abstract look of the late 60's early 70's Sci-Fi book covers I grew up with - so it gets nostalgia points. But that's also a big part of  the reason this poster goes so wrong. Burroughs' Mars Series was high Fantasy Pulp - not heavy socially relevant Modern Science Fiction. And although It's pretty clear from images and interviews the filmmakers have taken no visual cues from either publishing era, the poster also does not represent the style of the film as seen in trailers and photos so far - really,  I wish the Martian landscape looked this red in the trailers. So conceptually this poster fails in actually selling the movie it's for...unless they were going for Martian Spaghetti Western... in which case it might not be too far off.

More About the Nautilus Sub Art Car by Five Ton Crane

Detail of the Sub's Aperture Door, photos & artists links shared previously here.

"Parade" Ron Howard & Canon's Project Imagin8ion Promo

Cool promotional ad for an interesting concept contest from Canon & Ron Howard - develop a short film inspired by user submitted photos. More details here. The completed film premieres online 12/16/11.

Ghosts of Glamour's Past Haunt Dior J'Adore Fragrance Ad

Rushing to a runway show, Charlize Theron encounters inspiration from past glamour icons Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, and Marilyn Monroe. This is the full "short film" version - an abbreviated ad runs on TV.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Groovy Marvel Comic Prints by Modhero (aka Rogan Josh)

Rogan Josh prints now available @ Society 6. Groovy DC Hero prints available too!

Zatanna By Bruce Timm, Oniyon and Lostonezero

By Lostonezero
By Oniyon
By Bruce Timm

Steampunk Super Heroines - DC Comics Part 3 - Bevis Musson's Edwardeans

Edwardian Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

Edwardian Birds of Prey
Edwardian Catwoman and Huntress

Steampunk Wonder Woman and Black Canary

Steampunk Death and Hawkgirl
More art by Bevis Musson here.

Batman: Dark Knight Rises - Photos From Empire Magazine

The latest production photos featured in Empire Magazine

Friday, November 25, 2011

John Carter (of Mars) Latest Preview Images - The Good, The Mediocre, and The Ugly

OK - The airships continue to look pretty cool, and this canoe shot shows a glimmer of an alien landscape.

Whatever - Death Valley, Xena and One Green Martian. Would it kill them to make Mars (and Deja Thoris for that matter) more red? And what's with the blue sky?

Oh, poor Woola, what have they done to you?

A new trailer hits this week. It's a good bet most of these shots are from featured scenes. I keeping hoping to see something - anything - really special from this movie - and "cute" Woola is not it.

Tim Burton's B. Boy Balloon - Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2011 Debut Flight

Hilarious True Blood DVD Set Holiday Gift Ad

"Unleashed" - Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday Shopping Dogs

You'll laugh, you'll cry - and also hopefully adopt, and buy!
Funny an heartwarming blend of retail promotion and a great cause - perfect for the season.