I had some trouble coming up with today's sketch. I knew I wanted to do something for Ocean's 13, but I didn't know what that was supposed to be. It's kind of hard to convey glamorous or 21st century masculine charms. But y'know... I tried.
I tried to put something in the background. Maybe like the Luxor pyramid with the light coming out of the top? But then I couldn't remember what the rest of the Las Vegas strip looked like and it started to get too complicated. Figuring since it was a sketch, I decided to let sleeping dogs lie. I think the Vegas sign turned out pretty good, though!
I don't have much to say about Ocean's 13 beyond what I shared in Wednesday's blog except that I'm surprised by the generally positive reviews on this one. I think this is an example where audiences and critics are going to be in sync just like they were for Knocked Up - which is a welcome treat.
Critics had their fun beating up on Ocean's 12 - and some of it was deserved. But I don't think the movie was done poorly enough to keep people away from the third installment. I think this movie will end up doing fine this weekend.
Since I don't have a lot to say about the movies coming out this weekend, I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of UPCOMING movies.
First of all, I wanted to share with you a press release sent to me from MySpace and Paramount Vantage. They have an online casting call going on right now for a movie called How She Move and they'll be picking three winners to fly to Toronto to be a part of the movie's final scene. Apparently all you have to do is submit a photo? The movie is about "a high school student who is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood. There she re-kindles her passion for step dancing. When she enters an international step competition in hopes of changing her destiny, she learns that winning may come at a price."
If that sounds like something you're interested in, you can enter the contest here.
The second thing I'd like to point your attention to is the trailer to the new Don Cheadle movie Talk To Me. I saw a preview of this on IFC last night and it instantly caught my attention. It's the true-life story about "Petey" Greene Jr. - an ex-con who becomes an on-air radio personality and civil rights activist in 1960's Washington D.C. He was kind of a "shock jock" before people knew what that was.
At any rate, the movie comes out July 13. Check out the trailer and judge for yourself. I'm serving it up in a few different formats:
Talk To Me trailer - QuickTime - Low
Talk To Me trailer - Windows Media - High
Talk To Me trailer - Windows Media - Low
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That's about it for me. If I pick up anything news-worthy to share, I'll let you know!