Monday Movie Magic—Heat

But Chris, you say, it’s not Monday anymore! Well that’s what you *would* say if you were reading this, but you’re not, so I don’t need to explain how holidays work. Heat Damn. This movie is good. I know sometimes I feel like my movie poster contributions aren’t that good, but I don’t think I’ve ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—Logan

What would happen if Johnny Cash were still alive and asked to direct a Marvel movie? You would end up with this week’s movie. Logan In a world filled with “dark and gritty” hero movies, Logan manages to stand out above so many others. Mainly because of the source material, but also because James Mangold ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—John Wick

What do you mean you haven’t seen this week’s movie? I will buy it FOR YOU and put it in your eyeholes, because… John Wick The above is a conversation I basically had with a friend of mine, because this movie is so good, everyone deserves to see it. Sure, it’s a good revenge story ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—Guardians of the Galaxy

With the release of Volume 2 last week (it’s amazing, by the way) I thought it would be apropos to revisit the first. Guardians of the Galaxy In my opinion, this is the first Marvel Studios movie where the studio just let the director have fun. I mean, I’m sure there was some direction, but ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—Alien

I did it again. I said I wasn’t going to tackle my favorite movies because I can’t do them justice, and yet here I am again. It’s not my fault. Alien Day is Wednesday and I’m preparing! Alien Man this movie holds up. 38 years and it’s still as creepy and good as it was ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—Robocop

I think the danger of social media analytics is that you can actually SEE that no one is viewing your work, so I have to keep reminding myself that these are practice and not for “likes.” That being said, no one needs to comment, “I’d buy that for a dollar!!” because you’ll get my hopes ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—Blade Runner

I promised myself I wouldn’t do any of my all-time favorite movies for this project, because this is an exercise I’m doing as practice and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any of them justice. That’s why I didn’t start with Star Wars, Fargo, etc., but I had to watch this movie this ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—Taken

Admittedly, the first two Monday Movie Magic choices were ones I had early inclinations of creating. This week’s was less so. I had to ask around for a few suggestions, but eventually came upon… Taken Forget the cliches that this movie has been spun into and just focus on what it is: a fast-paced action ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—The Big Lebowski

I’ve always found that the trouble with creating my own art is that I never know when to say when. Should I add one more element? Change that color tint just a bit? Tweak the layer transparency a little more? I suppose that’s the difference between amateurs and professionals, and the reason I’ll keep practicing. ... More »

Monday Movie Magic—The Matrix

Starting a new series here on the blog where I take a stab at redesigning the one sheets from some of my favorite movies. Not because I think I can do better than the original, but more as away for me to stay in practice and give them my own spin. So each week I’ll ... More »