As the hot summer nights go on, I continue to do work on issue #4. This week I am sharing with you a piece that will find it’s way into the book. Not much else to say, back to work!
One of the best sequels of all time gets on my list at #33…
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part II is a sequel that ups the anti of the original in every way. It layers more scenarios of time travel and introduces alternate timelines. We have multiple Marty’s running around in scenes, and we get to see behind the scenes of the original movie. The idea of using footage from the original movie was just genius. Also, I love that this film goes from present day to the future, and then back to the past all in one flick. It has so many memorable set pieces that are reintroduced in every era. Great film!
In space. No one can hear you scream… #34
One of my all time favorite horror films. Alien! I have seen this dozens of times, and the pacing of the film is half the beauty. It’s a slow burn, but when it ramps up, boy does it get crazy! The design of the xenomorph is like nothing I had never seen before, and just added to the creepiness of the flick. I am probably in the more uncommon category, but I love Alien way more than Aliens. This probably comes from my love of the horror genre. So, sorry, there will be no Aliens on this list.
A classic, a classic I tell ya! That’s what my #35 film is!
12 Angry Men is a film I saw late in life. I think around 2006 I rented it from the now non-existant Hollywood Video. It was in the dollar rental section. I am pretty sure it’s the best dollar I have ever spent! They talk about bottle episodes of movies that take place in one space. Well, how about an entire feature length film in one room? The performances and story are so damn intriguing that you never get bored of the same room for 90 minutes. This is a classic, i depicted a great scene when Henry Fonda’s character reveals a piece of evidence isn’t as uncommon as they think. See this. See it now.
My #36 favorite film is a movie that makes me laugh everytime I watch it.
Pineapple Express (2008)
This movie gets better with repeated viewings. I didn’t like it the first time I saw it, but I have now seen it over a dozen times, and it just gets funnier and funnier. I just love the idea of an ordinary guy put into an action movie, with all the effects that come with the genre. I depict one of my favorite comedy actors, Danny McBride. He is my favorite part of this movie.
Another Oscar winner for best picture makes the next spot….
“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
That’s my explanation of why I love this movie. It has it all! In fact, I am gonna watch it tonight!
Hello Randeers… I don’t know about that term… This week I wanted to share a review of the first 3 issues of the comic! Shawn Perry was kind of enough to promote me on Bleeding Cool after meeting him at Hartford Comic Con. To check out the review of the books check out his blog HERE! Next week I will share some Issue #4 artwork.
My next film on my favorite 50 flicks is a best picture Oscar winner.
I saw this film in the theatre during high school. It was one of those films that showed me that a film can be more than a James Cameron action film. I love the comedy, the emotion, and the issues dealt with. I depicted the dream sequence where Mina Suvari is on the ceiling with rose petals falling. I get scrutinized for liking this film, but I don’t need to explain myself when it won an Oscar!
How could this not be on anyone’s favorite movie list? This is the quintessential mob movie. I was trying to think of a key scene from this film to draw, and my first idea was to draw the thinly sliced garlic for Sunday pasta night… but opted to go with the death of Tommy. If you haven’t seen this epic, please set aside a 3 hours and take it all in!
Well Punk… My next favorite movie is a classic 70s film with a cop he doesn’t play by the rules…
I remember seeing random Dirty Harry films on TV a lot, and not being sure which one was which. It wasn’t until later in life that I took a serious look at the original… I love it, Clint Eastwood is such a badass cop in this, and it has the harsh 70s grit on top of the film. Still one of my favorite cop films.
Welcome to the 60th edition of Sunday in Rander. Every time we hit a special number, I like to post something special! So this week I want to share the inks for the cover to issue #4! Yes, it’s early, but this is something I wanted to work on recently. I sent the inks over to Jesse Munoz master colorist http://www.jessemunoz.com and will share those when they arrive. This represents the death that the Matador has brought to the feet of our savior. Thanks for reading, it’s back to the drawing board!
Another animated film makes my list… And the first Vin Diesel performance!
Right before the new millennium we got one last great traditional animated film. This is a perfect movie in my eyes. It has real animation, a giant robot, and a great heartfelt ET style story. This will be something that makes me feel like a child whenever I watch it, so it will always remain in my collection.
My first Kevin Smith entry into my top 50 favorite movies…
Chasing Amy (1997)
I think Chasing Amy would have clocked in way further up on my list 10 years ago, but over time, I just like other films more and more. This movie was very important to me when I was in high school. I related to a few things that were dealt with, and helped me to resolve them. I love the comedy as it’s witty, smart and real. I love Ben Affleck and Jason Lee’s performances, and I love the inclusion of the comic creator’s world. I hope to someday live the life of working out of a rented studio during the day. The picture drawn here is pretty vulgar if you know what it is in reference to.
The 43rd pick in my 50 favorite movies comes from a movie I have seen dozens and dozens of times…
The Warriors (1979)
The Warriors. When you watch this film, you get time traveled to the 70s! My mother was the one who introduced this movie to me when I was just a wee little boy and probably too young to be watching such intense violence. But regardless, I was captivated by the unique looking characters, gangs and city. This was the New York City I expected when I first visited NYC. This is a great example of a movie that has a clear concise point, and isn’t over comlicated. You care for the characters, and follow them on their journey back to Coney Island. I can’t recommend this enough!
Posting live from Hartford Comic Con, Tony Sedani here with a picture of my booth! This is the first convention that I am selling my new issue #3. I’m excited to be getting them in peoples hands, as well as my new sketchbook. I am next to buddies Joe Dax and Joel Lolar again and we are having a blast! Come on by and say hi!