I saw “The Greatest Game Ever Played” tonight. It’s one of the best films I have seen this year. From the advertising, I was expecting a simple kids movie, but it’s not that at all. It’s an enticing film about classism and the unique attitude of what separates winners from losers.
I think it’s possible for someone to stumble into making a good movie. With a quality first film “Frailty” already under his belt, director Bill Paxton shows in this film that he is a filmmaker of magnitude. He posses a visually flair that most actors-turned-directors lack. He gets amazing performances from young actors Shia LaBeouf and future Academy Award winner Josh Flitter. Mark Frost turns in a good script from his book which is based on a true story.
This film was mismarketed. I am not a golf fan and I don’t think you need to be one to enjoy this film. It’s definitely worth watching.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Anton Bogaty and I traded drawings of Princess Leia wearing her metal bikini. Yes, I know Anton did a way better drawing than I did. I'll make it up to him by becoming a brilliant film director and then he can show my drawing to his friends and say, "Look at the crappy Leia drawing I got from that Hollywood bigshot." Check out Anton's website and buy his beautiful Drawings book.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
I recently got to meet John Cena on the set of his upcoming movie "The Marine" (my buddy Paul Power storyboarded some of the action sequences). I think John has a good potential to make the transition to feature films. Most wrestlers carry their over-the-top acting that they do for live audiences in huge arenas when they do film or TV acting. John seems to know the difference and has properly toned it down in the few scenes I saw him act in. Looking at this photo, it's sad that putting both my arms together does not even match the size of one of John's arms. John is a cool guy even though he did body slam me into the concrete floor after this photo was taken.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Here are a couple of old drawings of Bruce Lee and Boba Fett by Joey Mason and me. Joey is one of the most artistically talented guy I've worked with. He should look beyond the world of comics for I think his art would be better appreciated by "regular" folks.