THE #2 MOVIE ON THE LIST IS HERE! AND TO NO ONE’S SURPRISE…
Yes, my second favorite movie is clerks. Go ahead say what you will, but this movie has heart and soul behind it. It has a voice, a true voice that I was on the same level as. I first saw this movie very young in 1996 when my friend Pete borrowed a copy from his brother. This may have increased my vulgar vocabulary by years in advance, but we loved it. As I got older, I related to things in it that were going on with me. Dealing with annoying customers, girlfriends, people not having common sense. This movie pulls no punches in calling out all the jackesses that piss us off on a daily basis. I liked parts of clerks 2, but felt it was missing that hard edge that made this one so real and fresh. I do however look forward to clerks 3 and seeing all these great characters come back.
Here is one of my all time favs. Norman Bates. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece classic Psycho must have been quite a thing to experience in it’s day. I love the twist of Norman actually dressing as his mother and doing the killings. It reminds me of a good twilight zone episode or something. Check this classic out if you ever do. I cannot, however, vouch for the sequels as I have never given them a watch.
Like tears in the rain comes the first of my top 3…
Blade Runner (1982)
Here it is, my top 3 favorite flicks, and to start it off is yet another Harrison Ford performance, and yet another Ridley Scott film. I wouldn’t say I am a fan of Ridley Scott, but I sure do highly enjoy a select few of his movies. This being one of them. This movie has everything going for it. A great lead character Deckard. A great futuristic world with practical effects. A great story about robots (replicants) looking just like us, and not knowing who they are. I also love the mystery thread that makes us wonder if Deckard is a replicant or not, and it is never directly answered. The 80’s synthesized soundtrack ads so much to the tone and is in regular rotation in my studio for drawing. Plain and simple, they just don’t make movies like this anymore. Brilliant! And don’t make a sequel Scott, stop ruining your masterpieces.
With all of the Halloween and movie posts I have been doing, I can’t let Rander get lost in October!
So here is one last image from issue #4 to get you pumped!
And, since things finished ahead of schedule, Rander Issue #4 will be available 1 week early! This Wednesday the 22nd it will be in New England Comics and in my online store for sale! I will also have plenty of copies at Rhode Island Comic Con on November 1 & 2. The first 50 issues to sell through my online store or at conventions will receive a free 6 x 11 map of the five points! Get on it!
Tony here to give you a frightful villain. Leatherface of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. The original is by far the scariest movie in my opinion. Watch it on VHS to maintain the gritty feeling. Something about Leatherface just being a normal overweight dude who likes to chop people up is just chilling. You can find Leatherface in 3-D in Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2011). After the 3D art you can see my original inks underneath.
thats, like, your opinion man… Here’s #4 of 50!
The Big Lebowski (1998)
You either love it, or hate it. Obviously, I am in the love it group. Coen Brothers knocked it out of the park with the “dude” character. The cast is just top notch and the characters are so memorable, Walter, Jesus, Donny, Mr. Lebowski, The Dude. Everything Jeff Bridges does in this film is a riot. All of the little details, including paying for his milk with a check, saying obviously you aren’t a golfer when he asks what the bowling ball is, and when he finds out what was drawn on the pad of paper when talking to Jackie Treehorn. And to end the movie with the hilarious scene of spreading Donny’s ashes. It’s all gold I tell ya!
Welcome back to Stocktober 3-D. Tony here again giving you another iconic Slasher! Jason Vorhees! I love the Friday the 13th flicks. I would highly recommend parts 3-D, 4 & 6. I love the different takes on his look in each movie by the respective directors. You can see Jason in 3-D in Friday the 13th Part 3-D (1982). Again, after the 3D version is the standard inks so you can see the piece in it’s original form.