Posts tagged "movies"

Interview with Chicago area web comic artist and writer Gordon McAlpin

Gordon McAlpin (Photo Courtesy: Charlene Epple) Gordon McAlpin is a Chicago-area artist who writes and illustrates the web comic Multiplex. The web comic follows a young group of employees that work in a movie theater, located in an unnamed Chicago suburb. The web comic is published twice-weekly, and it’s a humorous glimpse into to the... Read more »

Tyrese tweets from the Transformers 3 set

Tyrese tweets from the Transformers 3 set
I’m slowly becoming a fan of Twitter. I’m still figuring out the trending topics, and the Follow Fridays, and all that jazz. Celebrities, on the other hand, are pretty well versed when it comes to tweeting. One of the stars of Transformers 3 has been tweeting up a storm with some exclusive behind the scenes... Read more »

Nash visits the Transformers 3 set

Nash visits the Transformers 3 set
Well, it has been on eventful weekend for yours truly. Friday was my college graduation, which was a long time coming, and Saturday I visted the set of Transformers 3. Michael Bay and his crew have been taking over the streets of Chicago for a week now, and after seeing everyone’s pictures from last week,... Read more »
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Controversial Disney Characters

Controversial Disney Characters
Disney has been one of the pioneers of animated feature films, and we’ve all grown up with their classic movies. But, as one blogger, Amy Cook, brought to my attention, “Disney movies actually entail some pretty blatant racist and sexist overtones.” Are there messages in these cartoons that some would find offensive? Amy’s blog features... Read more »

Transformers 3 to ditch offensive Autobots

I’ve recently found out that the very controversial, ebonics speaking Autobots known as Skids and Mudflap (The Twins) will not be returning for Transformers 3. Transformers Director, Michael Bay told fans yesterday on his official message board that “The Twins are not back in T3.” We all know they didn’t die in the last movie,... Read more »

Chris Hemsworth as Thor for upcoming comic film (PIC)

Yesterday, Marvel released the first official photo of Chris Hemsworth as Thor. The Principal photography on this anticipated comic book film has begun, and the film is due in theaters May 6, 2011. I’m not a huge Thor fan myself, but I’m particularly excited to see how this story plays out on the big screen.... Read more »
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Men in Tights

The lovely Chris Evans will be portraying Captain America So, I just found out that Chris Evans has been confirmed to play Captain America in the upcoming Marvel film. I for one am very excited to see this gorgeous actor suit up for another super hero role. Evans previously starred as the Human Torch in... Read more »

"Kick-Ass" cast appearing in Chicago

I’m happy to share that Chicago will be hosting a red carpet premiere event for the movie Kick-Ass. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage. On Thursday April 15, 2010 the day before C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo), cast members... Read more »

Life Imitating Art

As any cosplayer knows, getting your picture taking is as common as saying “hello” when you’re at a convention. The key to taking a great photo in costume is having the perfect pose. To channel your character, it’s quite common to strike one of their signature poses. I’ve come across a few cosplay photos that... Read more »
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Transformers to film in Chicago

I have admittedly become a Transformers fan after seeing the live action film in 2007! I was so inspired by the bad-ass robots, that I decided to transform my 2006 VW Beetle into the Bumblebee Bug! Fittingly the original Bumblebee from the Transformers cartoon series was a yellow VW Beetle too. My car is a... Read more »