I saw The Matador with some friends last night. we had no idea what the movie was about going into but wow, we all enjoyed it, me the most (as evidenced by me posting about it). for those not in the know, it’s about a hitman that encounters a super average business man in mexico city and their wacky antics together. ok, not really wacky antics, but their story together. please don’t watch the trailer, i just did and meh, the movie is nothing like it.
having seen a lot of crap recently, this was just a really fresh movie in my opinion. i had absolutely no idea where the story was going, not because i was lost but because it could have gone anywhere and it would have been good. the art direction was beautiful (loved when they first met at the bar in the hotel). and lastly, there were just so many good character moments that really kept my friends and i interested from an animation perspective. so many subtle ways the characters did their thing… ahhhh, good stuff. i guess my only complaint would be that the pacing could have been better. sooooooooo, go see it, you’ll like it i bet.
oh, and how amazing does Thank You For Smoking look? really amazing, that’s how.
last night the first tv show i worked on, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide, aired at 8/7c on nickelodeon. i’ve already seen it a couple of times so i missed watching it on tv, but one critic, known as my mom, let me know her opinions*. “Bold, simply bold,” she stated. “The animation was superb, full of moments that made you want to repeat it over and over. This clearly was a thinking man’s cartoon,” she concluded.
*these quotes are not representative of fact or truth.
i watched The Dark Side of Oz the other night. yeah, if i were a helpless drug addict who was tripping i’m sure the movie would have been infinitely more fascinating, but i am not. even so, i found it really interesting in spots, particularly the entire tornado sequence. in no way am i saying that the syncing is intentional, but there were some parts that were very closely matched which made it really fun. the beginning is dodgy and once the album starts to repeat i zoned out and ended up stopping it, but still, i liked it.
so, if you’re inundated with free time and happen to have Wizard of Oz, might as well try it. :)
well, i have officially wrapped on crowd work for The Ant Bully. it took up 8 months of my life, but as we watch the sims, i realize how amazing it looks. starting monday i’m on the hero team. :)