Movie Review - Hugo (2011)

Hugo exists not only to entertain, but hopefully to inspire a child's imagination and wonder about the history of film.

It's A Christmas Photoship Miracle

Observe the power to digitally enhance beauty with a dash of holiday spirit.

Funny Beans

Animated short with great visuals, action, and a little comedy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sticker Zine

I made a zine! It has stickers for each of our spring designs and a description of the artworks. Check it out :)

 Pick them up for FREE at one of these locations:

Rhino Records

235 Yale Ave  
Claremont, CA 91711

Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St.
Alhambra CA 91801

The Hive Gallery
729 S Spring St
Los AngelesCA 90014

The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Ooga Booga
943 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2147 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Skylight books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Headline Records
7706 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Known Gallery
441 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Monday, April 29, 2013

Portraits Created from Trash

Zac Freeman uses objects that people normally dispose as mediums for his detailed portraits.

How he does it.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Movie Review - Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Pregnancy can be a very exciting and happy experience.  That is not the case for Rosemary's baby.  Fear, confusion, and paranoia slowly build in Rosemary's life ever since she moved into a new apartment with her husband, Guy.  Strange events begin to take place.  She becomes mysteriously pregnant after passing out, a few people die abruptly, and the neighbors become actively involved in caring for her.  Contrarily, there are explanations for most of these occurrences by her husband and neighbors.  Is there some odd conspiracy brewing, or is she just losing her mind?

By today's conventions, Rosemary's Baby doesn't play out like a modern horror film.  All the shots throughout run long and some cuts are masked.  The protagonist's thoughts encourages the audience to use their imagination instead of being force fed a sensory overload of violence, gore, and quick jolts.          

This film is said to be an extremely accurate adaptation of Ira Levin's novel.  The writer and director, Roman Polanski, decided to follow the book and it's descriptions as close as possible (dialog, clothing, and color schemes).  He wrote and finished the script in three weeks.  A little over a year after this film was released, Roman's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered in the infamous Charles Manson killing spree.

Rosemary's Baby can currently be streamed on Netflix

Rated R for violence, language, nudity, and strong adult themes.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Youtube chanel: AgentXPQ "Tales of Mere Existence" is composed of humorous doodles usually about negative outlooks on everyday life. Lev Yilmaz never fails to put a smile on my face.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sid Sriram

Indian, indie, hip-hop, r&b singer Sid Sriram.

First got his big break with his cover of We All Try by Frank Ocean.

Listen more here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sky Art

Thomas Lamadieu, a French artist, uses the odd natural shape between tall buildings as a canvas for creatively playful drawing.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Movie Review - Teddy Bear (2012)

The massive hulking body of most movie characters exist to quickly establish physical dominance, which is usually followed by violence.  This is not the case for Teddy Bear.  Dennis is a 38-year-old Danish bodybuilder who lives with his emotionally dependent mother.  He embarks on a journey to find true love.

Despite how big and strong Dennis appears, his heart tends to be the most fragile.  He has a strong aversion to conflict, causing him to lie to his mother about his efforts to find a girlfriend.  His mother has a strong fear of abandonment, and uses guilt to keep Dennis home with her.  When his uncle is married to a woman from Thailand, Dennis decides to search for a significant other there, convinced that it would be easier than Denmark.

Teddy Bear is very gentle and heartfelt without any fluff.  It is shot realistically and simply from the perspective of Dennis.  Despite the minimal look, the lack of style leaves all of the attention to the great performances.  Kim Kold, as Dennis, allows us to see the innocent and frustrated boy behind the muscular build.  His expressions are subtle yet very palpable.  

The most successful thing about Teddy Bear is that it forces the audience to look within and see the true being beyond the body.

Teddy Bear can currently be streamed on Netflix.

Runtime: 92 min.
Unrated.  Critic projected rating: PG-13

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You are More Beautiful Than You Think

 Doves latests beauty campaign uses an FBI-trained criminal sketch artist, Gil Zamora, to draw two drawings. The first drawing is created by the woman's description of herself and the other is how strangers view the same woman. The contrast in drawings is surprising.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Evolution of Music

Pentatonix, winners of the third season of The Sing-Off, begin this a cappella medley at the 11th century and make their way to the 21st.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Itty Bitty Paintings

Hasan Kale  Loves to paint on unique small canvases.