street art, movie reviews, and thoughts above the whiskey rocks in las vegas

Man Of Tai Chi Trailer

Keanu Reeves stars AND directs!

With Iko Uwais from the Raid Redemption.

Cannot wait for a good kung fu/action movie.

Guest Review : This Is The End by The Viking

It’s a bunch of actors making fun of themselves with Emma Watson who is looking HELLA good and someone famous gets ass raped by a certain type of thing and I laughed a lot.

That’s my review.

-The Viking.

Dexter Buzzfeed Article

Dexter Buzzfeed Article

BuzzFeed

Received a tip from one of my old college friends, Ashwin that my Dexter piece made a recent Buzzfeed article. I was honored and floored to see my piece in the list.

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/25-bloodiest-pieces-of-dexter-fan-art

 

Big big tings.

Oblivion Review

The is one of the major blockbusters for the spring slash summer. It had high expectations for both it being an original sci-fi movie and had a plethora of excitement with the trailer.

The landscapes were beautiful, but it has the same problems Prometheus had. Great special effects and some beautiful shots (especially seeing it in IMAX), but no substance and the lack of an engaging plot.

There were several lacking parts to the film that took you away from the Sci-Fi world that it created. The film had both a slow first and second act. One of the parts that is most upsetting is how act 1 plays as act 1 should or even level 1 of a video game. It is there to teach you the mechanics, show you what is going on, and the purpose of each piece of technology and character. Apparently this did not translate into the 2nd or 3rd act and the movie had a lack of consistency.

Jamie Lannister appears as one of the characters and the movie transpires in a predictable manner with obvious twists and gaping plot holes and inconsistencies.

It was an upsetting movie to have so many flaws and moments that took you out of what would of been an engrossing Sci-Fi movie. There were just too many questions raised and not enough answers.

I would skip this movie and trust me that if you would like to see technology and great graphics; pop in Mass Effect 2 or 3 or watch every great space/Sci-Fi movie such as 2001: Space Odyssey.

Anyone paying attention to the movie will notice these major flaws in the plot which will bother even the most casual movie goer. This will have a decent opening weekend, but will fall off quickly after the reviews start to come in.

The main red head actress hasn’t really been in any notable movies and is a new comer to a major film. Her huge dilated pupils throughout the entire film are very distracting and one ponders if, ‘She popped that molly and was in fact sweatin”

Tom Cruise plays typical Tom Cruise.

!! And I just found out this is the same director of Tron. Which I loved. Why……….

Skip it. 1/5

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Have you seen the movie already?

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I warned you

Was it as predictable for you as it was for everyone else?

Why was the other operator not paying attention at all? Did she really leave her post and not see the video from her technicians ship of two Jack’s fighting?

How did the mothership not detect that it was ship 52 instead of 49 that was coming to it?

Where did Jack 52 go?!

If they can detect DNA trails, wouldn’t the drones HAVE to know the difference between each Jack? How did the mother ship not know it was a different prisoner body? Also if the ship can detect heart rate and voice inflections; wouldn’t it figure out there is 10 power cores!?

What happened the 60 years that it took for Julia to come back to Earth?

Why when every lazer that hits a person that person explodes, but Morgan Freemon is just injured?

They had an alert system when the first drone came to find Jack with the survivors. They were loading the bomb and the alert system just forgot?

How many times with different Jacks did they try to have him help them?

Why was Earth destroyed in the first place?

The armor doesn’t explain why they moved like creatures that invaded.

When did they have sex to get pregnant?

Why wasn’t there a sex scene?

Why did she sleep with him if she knew it was a different Jack?

What were they saying with the audio distorters that made them sound like aliens?

The Place Beyond The Pines Review

I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t expect what unfolded during the movie after enjoying the hell out of the above trailer. This movie is shot in the same artistic and stylized way of Blue Valentine (the director’s previous movie). The chase scenes were great. Ryan Gosling’s character was the epitome of a bad ass. Bradley Cooper does have a very compelling performance and will continue to improve his acting chops for his non-Hangover performances such as The Silver Linings Playbook.

Don’t look past the trailer. If the trailer excites you and you’re like tattooed Ryan Gosling, motorcycles, AND bank robberies, Fuck Yea! Go see the movie. Don’t ask anyone about it, don’t look up more about. Go see it. This isn’t going to be an in depth review because of the story and how the movie progresses. I think most reviewers should refrain from full reviews and just call it a Catfish.

I went into the movie knowing that the trailer was well cut and didn’t tell everything there is to know about the story and that it was from a director I enjoyed. I highly recommend it and it was one of the very very few movies that I have been genuinely excited about seeing outside of the big blockbusters like Star Trek ID and Iron Man 3.

4/5

Downtown Hanger Article

Downtown Hanger Article

The awesome guys over at the Downtown Hanger Project in Las Vegas, NV wrote an awesome little article about my art and my gallery show coming up on February 1st.

 

Please hit them up with a click and like.

http://www.downtownhanger.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DowntownHanger

Indiegogo Campaign

Indiegogo Art Campaign

Above is my new crowd sourcing campaign.

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We are all insane

Not criminally insane, not dangerous to others. We like to feel sad because it’s something we can connect with; something that we identify with and something that makes us appreciate the happy times.

 

In the ying and yang sense of things you have to have terrible and sad times in order to appreciate the great times.

 

I love my friends. The insane and creative crazies. I see my friend up days at a time, up late when everybody is sleeping, painting, putting what he thinks people will love on canvas. The emotional connection you have with something you’ve created is so great, but as an artist you have to find another person who appreciates it more than you do and you will make happy by exchanging your time for a piece that they will connect with on the wall of the residence.

 

I think of my amazing friends recently. I look up to them with so much admiration, I’m afraid they won’t know how much I care about them. I look up to one of my few heroes who got his dream job after college and is consistently being successful in the industry. I look up to the guy that pursued sketch comedy with everything that he could give and will be with no doubt one of the best comedians and performer of our time. I look up to the coal miner who finished what I couldn’t and has worked hard day in day out with an occupation that very few people can appreciate. I look up to all the people from Virginia Tech that I have had ‘the talk’ with and how we have attempted to make sense of things. I look up to an amazingly talented designer who with a few lucky breaks could become a huge impact on the design community. I look up to aspiring med students who have pursued one of the hardest career paths to help people. I look up to my best friends in high school who have found what makes them happy and are pursuing it. I look up to a ginger who can always make me laugh and have the most ridiculous conversations with and has always supported anything I have ever attempted. I appreciate my family.  I look up to my pledge class who knows me more than most every people I met. I look up to the guys I did BAM with who shared moments of usefulness and beauty that stays with you. I look up to my roommates who have always been there for me and dealt with my world of crazy.

 

My biggest fear with becoming an artist or being creative or even the risk of becoming who I want to be is not acknowledging who helped me get to where I am. I never had a lot of chance to say thank you to the people that meant the most to me and sometimes you just have to put it out there in hopes they will read it. There are a lot of conversations and moments that echo with me.

 

I just felt it was time to write about it.

 

-M

Kobe Bryant Mock by Mowgli

4 Layer Stencil Mock by Mowgli

4 Layer Stencil Mock by Mowgli

Original Image

Original Image

 

Something about this stencil turned out really well. The finished product is going to look amazing. I’m really excited.

Wolf Mock by Mowgli

5 Layer Stencil Mock by Mowgli

5 Layer Stencil Mock by Mowgli

 

Original Wolf Image

Original Wolf Image

 

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