Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Wolfman

Okay, I don't ever really 'review' things online, but I finally escaped tonight and went to a movie. I couldn't remember the last movie I've gone to, it's been a long time. I went alone, and it was pretty fun. Going alone felt so 'rogue', and I liked it. Based on comments my brother and best friend made regarding Alice in Wonderland, I opted to see The Wolfman. It has Anthony Hopkins, and that's all I needed to read to make my decision on what to see. I won't copy Ben's 5 star rating system, I like something with more options, so I'll go with the old school grading system. A down to F.

The Wolfman (C+)
Worth seeing in the theaters? NO
Worth renting? MAYBE
Worth purchasing? NO

It was basically your run-of-the-mill werewolf movie. I caught on to the plot WAY too quickly, which is saying something. Anthony Hopkins did the best in his role compared to the other characters, but he wasn't mind blowing. I didn't fall in love with any of the characters. Visually I thought it could have been so much better. The effects were decent enough though, good gore and guts, okay werewolves. And there was a flat-lined love story thrown in. I could tell you the plot in less than 10 sentences, but then I'd be a plot spoiler, but trust me, it wasn't anything very spectacular, this movie's plot line just didn't throw me any punches and I wasn't impressed.

One of the previews however caught my interest, "the Crazies", it looked a little zombie-ish, and who doesn't LOVE zombies? I need to find out more about this movie.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Brother/Sister Art Sale!

So Tyler and I finally found something to kick ourselves into action. To get really motivated to crank out some artwork. I got a random invite through someone who had liked my etsy store to participate in an art sale in April during the Duluth Gallery Hop event.

Our idea will be afford-ably priced art for everyone. Small paintings and handcrafted art pieces for less than $20. The price for a booth at the sale is awesome, just $15. We're hoping to have at least 20 pieces each, but I think we'll end up with a few more than that even. Most of our work will be 8x10 stretched canvases in acrylics. Some panel work and found items too.

It's just over a month away, and we've been texting and calling each other every night bouncing ideas off of each other. I'm excited to see what he brings and can't wait to see his work sitting by mine and hopefully other people will like what they see and want to take it home with them. The pictures here are from Tyler, sent over the phone, so I apologize for the quality. It's some of his concepts he's gotten together over the past couple of nights. The last one is really cool. He's testing out different paint on those cheap iron-on jean patches. Make your kid's (or yours too) tattered jeans super awesome with custom patches! I'm digging this idea!

So, mark your calendars, April 17th at the old Washington school in Duluth that's an art co-op now.