Friday, August 22, 2014

Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Tribute

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for 30 years! It's hard to believe but it's true. 5 movies and over 4 shows, as well as many different comic canons and video games. It's a rich history and all incarnations are varied and unique. And I have taken some time to honor these 3 decades of TMNT by making this tribute-montage video-music video-fan video about the turtles. It has music by Vanilla Ice, Spunkadelic, and Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K. So prepare to hear the "Ninja Rap", "9.95", and "Rockin' Over the Beat". the video can be seen here by following this link to my youtube channel. the poster is below. This article/blog post follows below the picture. I will talk about the movies, shows, and more. And about my relationship to all the different versions of tmnt.


About me and the Turtles:

I have a long relationship with the turtles. 20 plus years! I plan on making an article called "Why I love the Turtles" later on. The main point of this post was to promote my montage video. But I will give you guys a taste of why I love the turtles here. and I will talk about many of the movies and shows. So, lets begin.

Photoshop of me and the turtles for my"Random Stop-Motion 3" video. 

Me and the 2007 Mickey figure. see "Random Stop Motion 3" here

I grew up with the turtles my whole life. My older brother grew up with them and I inherited that love from him. I loved watching the first show, the 3 movies, and playing with the toys as a kid. I would watch one of the movies everyday day for quite a while. Had them memorized and everything. I would constantly play with the toys. And I drew so many Drawings of the turtles that if I had kept them all I would have a crapload of binders with drawings in them. Sadly only one of those drawings survived from the early 90's.

Eventually I "grew"out of TMNT [Herecy!!!]. I got into other stuff like Power Rangers and DBZ and Pokemon. Like most kids we make dumb choices, like throwing toys away when we are not playing much with them [boy do I regret that now]. And when we get into something new we forget about the old. Luckily I always paid attention to Star Wars and DC so I didn't throw any of those away. But luckily when 2003 came around the turtles were rebooted and I got excited. More on the 2003 show very soon.

The Original Show:

I grew up with the show as a kid and I loved it. it was perfect for a kid that age. Now as an adult I find it hard re-watching it. Doesn't hold up well in some areas, and its very kiddie for my age. But I still love the show. It was such an important part of my childhood, and its close to my heart. I am going to start re-watching it this year cause my bro got the DVD's! Also, the Nes and SNES video games from this era are awesome. been playing them over and over again for years. The GBA games from the 2000's are good too.

Cowabunga

The Movies: 

The original movie is a masterpiece. It's dark, intense, and well written. It's also fun and silly, but not too silly. I could talk about it for hours so I will stop soon. It's one of my favorite movies of all time cause I grew up with it and still to this day watch it a lot. The sequels are not as good, but they are guilty pleasures. Secret of the Ooze is fun, and I like that the third one is a bit darker in some areas like the fight scenes. TMNT 2007 cgi movie is highly under rated and under appreciated.

 Masterpiece!!

under appreciated film. love this movie.

2003 series:

The 2003 series re-ignited my love for the Turtles and made me a lifelong fan. Its darker, smarter, and better than most other incarnations of TMNT. The first season is a masterpiece cause it borrowed a lot from the original comics and had some cool-fresh-new ideas too. The first 4 seasons are a must see for any true TMNT fan. hell, the entire show is fun to watch. and "Turtles Forever" was amazing. The 80's comic book turtles, the 80's animated turtles, and the 2003 turtles collided in an epic finale that sent the 2003 series out with a bang!

You have no idea how much I love this show!

Nick Show and 2014 movie:

The Nick show seemed like it would be crap but turned out to be quite awesome. I love how the Turtles act like teenagers instead of like children [80s show] or older teenagers-young adults [2003 show]. Its fun to watch. It's sillier than the 2003 one, but not like the 80's one. It's an in between in terms of tone and it works quite well. The new movie doesn't fare as well as the new show but I didn't hate it. What works is really good [like the turtles and the action scenes]. But the foot clan, shredder characterization, the backstory, all messed up as hell. But it's not bad; It's worth a watch. The new movie series has potential. Let's cross our fingers the sequels is more... effective. Haven't read the IDW comics yet, but I will read them soon.


 Well done Nickelodeon. Booyakasha!!

Messy film. mixed bag. but kinda cool. I kinda like it. 

Conclusion:

I love TMNT. That's the conclusion. I love them. If you see the tribute video you will see what I mean. As I said earlier, this article is a teaser for a bigger one that will come later on, and it's companion video. "Why I love TMNT"!! Hope you enjoyed the post anyway. More TMNT stuff coming this year. stay tuned to my channel for the "Art Gallery Video". The 8 bit gallery exhibit was great. video coming soon.

Poster I made for my next video, about the 30th anniversary exhibit at the 8 bit gallery. 

30th anniversary art 

My bro at the art show 

Me at the art show

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COWABUNGA!!!!!






Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit

It has been 30 years since Ghostbusters arrived in theaters, and the Traveling Art exhibit came to the "Eighty Eight" art gallery in California. I was lucky enough to go. If you see the video it will be as if you were there. You will see most, if not all, of the paintings that were there in the video. the video can be seen here in my youtube channel. The article continues below with some pictures from the show and my reaction to the entire Ghostbusters 30th anniversary celebration. It's a big year with this art show, the bluray, toys, the theatrical re-release, and much more. continue reading to hear my views on all of this.

poster I made for the video!

The Art Show:

The art exhibit was amazing. The Slimer in the middle of the gallery was a nice photo op and it looks great. There were so many amazing paintings and pieces of art. Here are a few of my favorites. More in the video!!!

 door! you are about to enter an amazing exhibit! 

great gallery! Slimer awaits!

From the moment you arrive you are treated with ghostbusters awesomeness! The Logo is in entrance. And once you step inside you see the long gallery, with Slimer in the middle of the gallery! And you know he wants you to take pictures with him!

Cala with Slimer!

Slimer and me!

The art show was about Ghostbusters, but there were some bins with pieces of art from previous exhibits. including the Community event they had last year.

 Gizmo!! 

Community! SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE!

The paintings are great. Many are realistic, but some are very cartoony and even surreal. There is a great variety in terms of the styles. I enjoyed every minute of being there. Here are some paintings:










30h Anniversary events all year:

The Art gallery isn't the only thing happening this year! The movie is being re-release very soon to theaters. heres a link to the trailer. FUNKO has been making POP Figures of Ghostbusters. LEGO has just released the Ecto-1. And Ghostbusters 2 is finally getting the Blu-Ray treatment! There is a single version, a two pack of ghostbusters 1 and 2, and a collectors edition two pack that brings a statue.

 FUNKO POP Figures

 LEGO ECTO-1

 Ghostbusters 2 blu-ray

 1 and 2 on blu-ray! two-pack!

Collectors edition Blu-Ray box-set

Conclusion: 

I want to dedicate the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary video I made to Harold Ramis. He played Egon in the movies. He was a great actor-writer-director. He directed CaddyShack, Groundhog Day, and many more awesome movie! Rest in Peace Harold Ramis!

Egon!! Harold Ramis! 

Harold Ramis!

Thank you for reading the blog post and for reading the video! Hope you enjoyed it! stay tuned for more articles. this piece wasn't that big. But many other posts are big in depth articles. And all my videos get companion pieces here on the blogspot. check out all my channels like youtube, twitter, google plus, etc. 

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Friday, June 20, 2014

X-MEN Days of Future Past - Arclight Cast Q&A

I was privileged to attend a Q&A with actors Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Omar Sy, and producer Laura Schuler. It was at the Artclight Theaters in Hollywood, California. The movie was screened and then the panel began. The video embedded below is the video I made of said Q&A. You will see about 8 minutes from the Panel and my introduction and conclusion. I give a mini-review of the movie during the last segment-conclusion piece. In total the video is about 13 minutes and a half. Hope you enjoy it. this article continues below the embedd with a mini review and some more info. enjoy the video and the companion article! Just in case, here's a link to the video.


the actors you will be seeing in the Q&A:

 Omar Sy as Bishop

 Shawn Ashmore as Iceman

Evan Peters as Quicksilver

Here are some pictures I took of the Q&A, article continues below these pics.

Pic of the stage! Q&A in progress! 

Q and A 

Omar Sy and Shawn Ashmore 

 Evan Peters and Laura Schuler

Poster in the Arclight theater

Mini-Review

I really really enjoyed the movie. Just like First Class and Wolverine 2, it was a good x-men movie. And the awesome thing is that it fixed all the things the third movie ruined. SPOILERS!!! Jean Grey and Scott Summers are back. And that last sequence was awesome. Seeing Wolverine walk around the X-Mansion while he sees all the other X-Men alive and well. Awesome cameos, even a surprising one by Kelsey Grammer as Beast [one of the few redeeming qualities from X3 was him playing Beast]. And Anna Paquin as Rogue! As you will see in the Q&A, Producer Laura Schuler promised that the sequence featuring Rogue, that was cut from the movie, will be re-inserted for the Blu-Ray release later this year.

Good to have you back Jean and Cyclops!

The cast of First Class and the one from the trilogy mixed together = EPIC

X3- I HATE YOU!!

I have't read the comic "Days of Future Past". Will work on that soon I promise. But I did see the way it was adapted in the 90's animated show. But that was years ago so I don't remember too much [have to re-watch that show, and X-Men Evolution, and finish Wolverine and the X-Men]. So I don't know how much justice was done to the comic. But the movie as what it is, an X-Men movie from Fox Studios, was great. It was emotional. It was complex without being complicated or convoluted. All the main actors gave it their all. Great story, script, visuals, and performances. So many memorable scenes. Evan Peters stole the show with his performance as Quicksilver. There was a nice nod to Magneto possibly being his dad in this universe as well. I am curious to see how Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are writtena nd portrayed in next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. That scene when Logan, Xavier, and Quicksilver enter the Pentagon to get Magneto was amazing. The scene when he is running on the walls and messing with the cops is very memorable.

Quicksilver in action!

So yeah, awesome movie. It's not perfect, things can be nitpicked. But that's not what this article is for. Great movie! seeing the original actors alongside the younger versions from First Class was great. And now that we witnessed the now fixed present time of the X-Men, I really really really wanna see an X-Men 4! Logan, Jean, Scott, Storm, Prof. X, Kitty, Colossus, etc, MAKE IT HAPPEN FOX!!!

About the Movie Show

This video is the first video of my "movie show" webshow. Second if you count the upload I did of the show's intro. That intro will be at the beginning of every movie show video. You can see the intro in the X-men video, or here, or below in the embedd.


The movie show will include videos about Movie related events, like this video about the X-MEN Cast Q&A. It will also include Reviews of recent movies, as well older classic movies. Retrospectives, discussions, and much much more. To learn more about the movie show see this article I wrote. Next up is the Ghostbuster 30th Anniversary Art event! Much more to come later on!

Conclusion:

Thanks for reading the article, and watching the video. If you enjoyed this then stay tuned for more movie videos and movie blog posts. Many posts will be separate from topics done in videos. Not all blog posts will be just companion pieces to the movie show. So stay tuned for great written Articles. And great videos as well of course. Thank you! See you next time! As Stan Lee would say: EXCELSIOR!

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

djtitoflow's movie show intro

I will be entering the realm of movie related videos and this is the intro that will appear at the beginning of all my movie videos (reviews, discussions, retrospectives, coverage of live events, etc). This intro has footage from Star Trek First Contact, Ninja Turtles 2 Secret of the Ooze, Batman 1989, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Batman Begins, Star Wars Saga, Jurassic Park, X2 X-Men United, Batman Returns, Superman the Movie, Spiderman 2, and TMNT 2007.

Title Card-Poster I made in photoshop for the movie show

Here's the video. the article continues below the embedded video. It's a breakdown of all the shots and their respective movie sources.



First Few episodes

The first two episodes are probably gonna be about X-Men and Ghostbusters. The xmen video is a Q & A about Days of Future Past. I filmed a bit of the Q & A that followed the movie at the Arclight screening I went to. And the next video will probably be about the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Exhibition at Gallery 88.

poster for the X-MEN video

Getting to know Slimer at the Ghostbuster's art gallery

Movie Show Intro Breakdown

Here are the most of the different shots in the movie show intro. thanks for reading the post. hope you enjoy the upcoming videos and hope you stay tuned to my youtube channel, and my blogger. please subscribe. enjoy this series of cool movie photos! take care everyone!

 Picard from "First Contact"

 Dramatic scene from "Secret of the Ooze"

 Empire Strikes Back. son vs father!

 Michael Keaton-Batman

 The Shredder still lives!

 Shredder!!!!!

 Indy! the original, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Doc and Marty! Back to the Future

 Ecto-1! Ghostbusters!

 Batman Begins

 Empire Strikes Back!

 Return of the Jedi!

 Yoda, Revenge of the Sith

 Wolverine in X2

 T-REX! Jurassic Park!

 Keaton! Bruce Wayne! Batman Returns!

 Batman Returns!

 The immortal Christopher Reeves! Superman! 

 Spidey! from Spiderman 2!

Raph in 2007's TMNT movie

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Many Movie related videos coming soon.
TV and Toy videos will also start to appear later this year.
Videogame videos will continues to be made, many many coming this year!
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