As we head into the second half of the year I thought this would be a good time to rate the 5 movies I’ve seen at the theater so far this year.
Starting off with number five:
Fresh while still paying respect to the original Disney animated version, this film was a lovely adaptation of the classic story. This was the first movie I saw this year, but there was still more awesome movie magic to come.
4) Inside Out
This movie has all the great things we’ve come to expect with a Pixar film: endearing characters, incredible animation and feelings in a quite literal way. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I felt like there was something missing and as a result I didn’t connect as much as I have with past Pixar movies.
3) Avengers: Age of Ultron
This darker, bleaker chapter of Avengers was a fantastic summer blockbuster! It gave us more of what we love – beloved superheroes, non-stop action, state-of-the-art effects and super cool artificial intelligence. Bring on Civil War! Continue reading Top 5 Movies I’ve Seen in the First Half of 2015 – RANKED! →
One of the things I was able to accomplish over the weekend was to paint! This is exciting because 1) I haven’t gotten my paints out in quite some time and 2) I painted BB-8! (On the off-chance that you don’t know who this BB-8 I speak of is, he’s one of the droids in the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.)
I thought it would be interesting to document this in its various stages.
Stage One – Rough Sketch
Stage Two – Basic Color Blocking
Stage Three: Fine Tuning and Details
So, there you have it! I’m pretty pleased with the results and think I might have to do a droid series with R2-D2 and Chopper!
I came back to my hotel last night night way too exhausted to write about my day. I literally fell asleep trying to watch the new teaser one more time. That’s how tired I was. But I woke up refreshed and pumped to take on another day at #SWCA. But before I do that, here’s a recap of yesterday.
We ended up leaving Phoenix about 1 am on Thursday and I only slept for about 1 hour in the car. Yep. I went all day yesterday, with just one hour of sleep! Oh, the sacrifices we make for Star Wars! But it was totally worth it!
After some major LA morning traffic we pulled into Anaheim about 8 am. Then I went to pick up my media badge and wait in line for the JJ Abrams/Kathleen Kennedy panel. After waiting for what seemed like forever, I finally got my wrist band for one of the simulcast rooms and was seated shortly. That panel was nothing short of spectacular! Highlights for me were seeing the new and old cast members, having BB-8 roll on stage, and of course, that incredible trailer! This was an amazing start for Star Wars Celebration.
I went on to attend The Coffee With Kenobi podcast, panels including: the Music of the Empire Strikes Back, the untold Clone Wars, and the History of R2-D2, I briefly hit the sales floor, and finally watched The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones in 3d.
The atmosphere here is amazing! Star Wars fans are fantastic and there’s a definite camaraderie in the air. It’s been so cool to meet new people and some of my Twitter followers!
I’m looking forward to more great people, costumes, and panels. I’m sure I’ll keep tweeting like a maniac so that should be fun! Oh yeah. I’m also an ewok today, so there’s that!
May the force be with you!