A couple of chilly weekends ago we took a lovely day trip to Chicago Botanic Gardens. I shot some photos and this new short film. Enjoy! Photos coming soon!
Check out this beautiful title sequence for “The Empire Strikes Back” by Kurt Rauffer that’s modern yet perfectly set to the tune of “Spectre” by Radiohead recalling Bond movie intros. The song makes me think of that film, which I was disappointed with instead of the magic and joy that is my favorite Star Wars movie. That said, this is beautiful and worth watching over and over again. MTFBWY.
The Verge found Yoda. He made a $15,000 Lightsaber based on Luke Skywalker’s from The Empire Strikes Back complete with the legendary power crystal and custom made…everything! and it’s beautiful.
Jimmy Kimmel had Benedict Cumberbatch on the show tonight and released this new trailer for his upcoming Doctor Strange movie from Marvel/Disney. I know nothing about the character other than this looks pretty good and reminds me of scenes from such quality films as Inception, The Matrix, and Batman Begins. If you want to learn more about Doctor Strange, check out some history here. I’m definitely interested to see how this fits into the Marvel cinematic universe and the darker international tone of this film. Good stuff. Enjoy!
Two days after the blu ray release of The Force Awakens, us Star Wars fans are given this teaser trailer for Rogue One. Felicity Jones plays Jin being a real badass and playing an important part of the story. Good to see Mon Mothma make an appearance, an intimidating Imperial general of some importance, Shadow Troopers and a different style of Stormtrooper. It makes me wonder what happens in the story to these Stormtroopers that prevents us from seeing them in the original trilogy. Diego Luna looks like he’ll be playing Biggs, we see Yavin, Forrest Whitaker being his amazing self, and this being a war movie sounds and looks pretty great. We can’t wait to see this one in the theaters! See you there.
Andy Rourke from The Smiths and Dolores O’Riordan along with Olé Koretsky have formed the new band D.A.R.K. Here’s the first single called “Curvy” and it’s a great, dark, new wavey tune. Check it out and look for their new album on May 27th on the Cooking Vinyl label.
I shot some photos at C2E2 yesterday. Click on the photo to see the gallery. Good times were had as always and it was a treat to see Edward James Olmos in person as well as my friends shop, 84 Chicago, doing well. I saw some friends and ate expensive pizza and already looking forward to next year.
It was a warm February Saturday in Chicago so I went down to Chinatown for some dim sum with an old friend and shot some photos along the way. Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery on Flickr.
Scope is a short video art piece I put together recently with a GoPro, a toy kaleidasccope, and an iPhone. Enjoy!