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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)Directed by J A BayonaI watched "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" last night. I've not done a new sketch of it, rather, sharing a photo of the artwork I did with this movie featured. (Wore this shirt to the movie.) This movie is set a few years after the events of "Jurassic World". The park has closed but a new threat looms – an active volcano threatens to wipe out all life on Isla Nublar, and the question is whether to save these animals or not. Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) and a few other characters go to the island on a rescue effort but not all is as it seems – and the people who hired them may have ulterior motives. The volcano and rescue part that you see in the trailers is only about half of the movie's plot, which is a good thing. But unfortunately what followed was at times predictable and at times very comic book-ish / cartoonish.The leads did well and the movie is well made, it has nice cinematography and good visual effects, the dinosaur action is well handled. However overall I thought it was an interesting movie at best but not great. Michael Giacchino did the music but again that was very generic and not memorable in my opinion.The movie ends with a setup for another sequel. Let's see what that will be like.#vsco #google #pixel2xl #teampixel #madebygoogle @madebygoogle #jurassicworld #jurassicworldfallenkingdom #jurassicpark #dailymoviesketch
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13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (2018)Developed by Brian YorkeyI recently finished watching Season 2 of "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix. The first season that aired last year got critical acclaim. It was an engaging and well acted high school drama, which looked into the circumstances that led to the suicide of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). Hannah left behind a set of audio tapes, each of which dealt with how one character influenced her decision to take her life.I liked the first season, and while some of the reasons presented didn't seem severe enough to me, for someone to commit suicide, taken purely as a form of entertainment / storytelling, I thought it was well done.In the second season, the framing device is this – Hannah's parents have filed a case against Liberty High, blaming the school's negligence as the cause of Hannah's death. Each episode shows the testimony of one of the characters in court. For those who liked the first season, I think this is worth watching. However, taken on its own merits, I don't think it's as good as the first Season. I have mixed feelings about Season 2. I thought the season didn't need 13 episodes, I felt it kind of dragged in the first half, and some of the characters and subplots (Clay's girlfriend Skye for example) were unnecessary, or went on for longer than they needed to (Justin's arc). However it did pick up as it went on. One thing that can't be faulted is the acting, once again, the young cast all give very good performances. This season at some points I think was a bit darker than the first. There is certainly more content in this season that is for mature audiences only.Overall I liked it and I think it's definitely worth watching.I drew Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker from the show. I thought he really played his character well, and brought the right mix of charm and creepiness to the role as the antagonist.The drawing was done with my 0.5mm 2B pencil and scanned. Swipe to see a version of the drawing with text.#352 / 7-Jun-18#dailymoviesketch #13reasonswhy #thirteenreasonswhy #brycewalker
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Upgrade (2018)Directed by Leigh WhannellNo, I haven't seen this movie yet, unfortunately! I wish I was drawing this after having watched it, but it hasn't been released in India and I don't know if it will be. Probably have to wait for it to come to streaming somewhere.@kashyapchandra sent me the link to the trailer of this movie sometime back and it seems awesome. The storyline is this – an attack on Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) leaves him paralysed and his wife dead. However, he is implanted with an experimental chip called Stem, that functions as an enhanced brain. When Grey lets Stem take control of his body, he gets enhanced speed and strength (sort of like how Venom takes over Tom Hardy's body in that movie's trailer), and uses his abilities to track down his wife's killers.The movie seems like grand fun, and if the trailer is anything to go by, it has scenes of strong violence and bloodshed, good times. It's been getting good reviews too, mentioning that it's cleverly done. It's written and directed by "Saw" co-creator Leigh Whannell.I drew this shot from the trailer, where Grey / Stem jams a knife into an attacker's mouth, ripping it open (isn't this kind of what the "Saw" reverse beartrap would do?). The drawing was done with my 0.5mm 2B pencil and scanned.#351 / 5-Jun-18
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Southland Tales (2006)Directed by Richard KellyI am a fan of director Richard Kelly's debut, "Donnie Darko". A blend of science fiction and teen drama, it had a very unique vibe. It's a movie that one won't understand at first, reading articles about it explaining concepts of time travel and tangent universes, enables one to really appreciate it. The movie was a cult hit and Kelly's second project, "Southland Tales", a story comprising 6 chapters (3 told in graphic novel form, and the last 3 in the movie) was anticipated. The movie wasn't received well at its Cannes premiere in 2006 leading Kelly to eliminate some 15 min of footage and add narration explaining the plot better, and the theatrical cut was released in 2007. I watched the Cannes cut and re-watched the theatrical cut recently and thus decided to do a drawing based on it. "Southland Tales" has a sprawling plot and a huge ensemble cast. The storyline – after twin nuclear attacks in Texas in 2005, the world is pushed towards war. The US has become a police state, with USIdent monitoring all internet communications. In 2008 the Treer Corporation has developed an alternate energy source, Fluid Karma, which is causing a slowdown in the Earth's rotation, and has opened a rift in the fourth dimension (time). Porn star Krysta Now and actor Boxer Santaros have written a screenplay predicting the end of the world. The Neo Marxists want to bring down the government, while the world is being pushed towards an actual apocalypse.The movie is intriguing, the music by Moby really enhances the tone, which I liked very much. But I think Kelly was too ambitious, and in trying to say too much, the movie becomes annoying at times. Plot threads don't go anywhere, we don't get a clear explanation of what is happening, especially at the end, and the worst part is, characters overact, seemingly given direction to make their performances come off as amateurish.Still, it's worth watching and in my imaginary restrained version of the movie, it's played straight, explained better and is absolutely epic.I drew Sarah Michelle Gellar as Krysta. Drawn with 0.5mm 2B pencil and scanned.#350 / 31-May-18
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)Directed by Ron HowardThe "Star Wars" Anthology films are movies that sort of "fill in the blanks" between or are about characters from the main Episodic saga. The first of these was "Rogue One", released a couple of years ago, and this film, about a young Han Solo, is the second.The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich in the title role, made famous by Harrison Ford, and it is set some ten years before the storyline of Episode IV. Han is a young orphan on Corellia, who makes a living stealing hyperfuel and dealing with various gangs. He dreams of becoming a pilot, getting his own ship and leaving Corellia with his girlfriend Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke). You could look at the movie as a kind of heist film, that also introduces us to some new characters and shows how Han met his buddies Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.I found this movie to be entertaining and well made but ultimately unmemorable. It looks very nice (the cinematography is by "Arrival" DOP Bradford Young), is well acted, and has some well executed action scenes. The thing is, it all feels like a very efficient product. Almost everything that one would expect to see is there, sort of by the numbers, and I found myself forgetting things almost immediately after leaving the theatre.It's not that I didn't like the movie, but I felt "Rogue One" for example, was more inventive. "Solo" is definitely good but not a great Star Wars movie.This movie was initially a project under the helm of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (the "21" and "22 Jump Street" guys, who also did "The Lego Movie"), who left the project due to creative differences with the studio, which led to Ron Howard coming on board and finishing it.I drew Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino as the charismatic Lando Calrissian from the movie. This was drawn with 0.5mm 2B pencil on Brustro sketchbook and scanned. Thank you to all of you who watched me drawing this Live yesterday, the video has been uploaded to YouTube. I spent about 30 min more on the drawing after the 84 min live session, so this would've taken totally around 2 hours to draw.#349 / 27-May-18#dailymoviesketch #soloastarwarsstory
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)Directed by Gavin HoodIn both Deadpool movies, they make fun of the fact that Ryan Reynolds actually starred as Wade Wilson / Deadpool in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". The portrayal of the character received criticism for them sewing the mouth shut, of a character referred to as the Merc with a Mouth. In that movie Wade is talkative, but Deadpool isn't. Also, the name Deadpool is given because they pool together powers of other mutants in him. Apparently, for Deadpool in that movie, Ryan Reynolds only portrayed the character in close up shots, and in action scenes it's actually Scott Adkins.I drew the 2009 version of Deadpool from that movie. This was drawn with 0.5mm 2B pencil and @prismacolor pencil (the red parts) on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#348 / 24-May-18#dailymoviesketch #deadpool #wadewilson #ryanreynolds #wolverine #xmen #xmenorigins #pencilart
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)Directed by Bryan Singer and Dexter FletcherA few days back, the trailer for this biopic on Queen was released, and it was a terrific trailer, incorporating classic songs by the band. The show seems to be stolen by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. I was reading about the movie and it said that Bryan Singer worked on 2/3rds of the film and it was a really good one, but he was let go from the project. Dexter Fletcher completed the rest of the film and whose credit will be on the released film is unknown.I'm looking forward to the movie nevertheless. I drew Rami Malek from the trailer, the sketch was done with my 0.5mm 2B pencil on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#347 / 20-May-18
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[#NOSPOILERS]Deadpool 2 (2018)Directed by David LeitchI've done multiple sketches based on this movie (almost everytime the studio released a trailer!), and was very excited to see it. Seen it twice so far, once yesterday and again this morning and I loved it.Time travelling soldier from the future, Cable (Josh Brolin) is wanting to kill a 14 year old mutant (Julian Dennison), and Deadpool must stop him. To do so, he puts together a team called the X-Force.This makes it sound like a run-of-the-mill sequel, but it's not. There are certain aspects of the story that are predictable (reminded me of one movie in particular, which I'll name in the first comment on this post), but the filmmakers find ways to subvert our expectations and add interesting elements to it. I thought it was well written (Ryan Reynolds is credited as co-writer this time). There's a lot to love about this movie – it's very, very entertaining with lots of jokes and references. It gets surprisingly emotional and touching at times too. The acting and soundtrack choices were great as well.Part 2 had almost double the budget of the first movie, and it shows – this feels more bigger and elaborate. I loved the violent and brutal action scenes, courtesy "John Wick" co-director David Leitch. They used Deadpool's regenerative powers in creative ways in the action scenes as well.There are a couple of blink-and-you'll-miss-it surprises, so do watch keenly. And there is a clever mid-credits scene (no post-credits scene). I loved the opening credits sequence too.Overall, I enjoyed the movie very much and I liked it better than the first film. Highly recommended watching.The version of the movie we got in India is rated "A" but I think it had only mild censorship, as far as I could tell. Only a couple of instances of muted dialogue, and I couldn't make out if any of the violence was cut.This is a sketch of Peter from the movie, who joins the X-Force team just after seeing the ad, though he doesn't have any superpowers (there is a Twitter and LinkedIn profile for Peter as well!). Drawn with 0.5mm 2B pencil and @Prismacolor pencils on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.#346 / 18-May-18
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)Directed by Anthony and Joe RussoBirthday Drawing! Yesterday, 15-May-18, was my birthday, and I re-watched "Captain America: Civil War", as it recently came on Netflix.It's such a well made movie. The action, story, pacing, character conflicts, drama are all very well done, and the acting from all is great. Certainly, "Avengers: Infinity War" was in safe hands with the Russo Brothers at the helm.The movie made you care for all the characters and gave plausible motivations for Team Tony and Team Cap. This was pretty much an "Avengers Part 2.5", considering the scope.I realised I never did a proper drawing of possibly the biggest star in the entire MCU, so did this drawing yesterday. Robert Downey Jr made the role of Tony Stark / Iron Man his own. The drawing was done with my 0.5mm 2B mechanical pencil on Brustro sketchbook and scanned.I started this drawing yesterday, but only finished it today. Still, I'll consider it a Birthday drawing!#345 / 16-May-18#dailymoviesketch #ironman #tonystark #captainamerica #civilwar #avengers #infinitywar #avengersinfinitywar #marvel #mcu #pencil #pencilart #worldofnerdart @worldofnerdart
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I had posted this on @karthikabhiram earlier, so thought I'd post it here also. This is an entry for @instagram's Weekend Hashtag Project #WHPimagination. You can see the post on my other account to see how I shot this photo. I'm looking forward to watching "Deadpool 2" a few days from now! #vsco #canon #sl2 #200d #24mm #24mmpancake #handsinframe #DailyMovieSketch #deadpool2
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