Pretty Angel

14 Dec 18
Angels-Aliens

  (Don’t forget to sign up to receive all of my blogs and updates automatically–simply hit the “Subscribe by Email” link on the menu icon!) Just a month or so ago, I saw what I deem to be the second UFO I have ever personally witnessed. The object was an extremely bright light that would […]

14 Dec 18
GoldDerby
Though it was his first credited feature film as a production designer, Aaron Haye was cool as a cucumber making “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The art department veteran and erstwhile model maker felt “really comfortable with the material and with the team that we put together,” which put his mind at ease. Watch our exclusive video interview with Haye above. This 20th Century Fox release chronicles the life of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), from the formation of the band Queen through their legendary performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. As a designer, Haye tries to “absorb all the research I can possibly get my hands on,” and because Queen had such a high public profile “there’s a tremendous amount available online and in print.” He adds, “Knowing that the primary part of our film was going to take place between 1970 and 1985 roughly, we developed a long timeline and then filled the boards with images of his childhood, his adulthood” and “the timeline of the band.” It certainly helped that Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor were involved as producers. “They came into the office regularly,” Haye reveals. In fact, May “invited us to his house, where he has an incredible archive of everything Queen-related you could imagine,” including ticket stubs, instruments, and recordings. “It was pretty remarkable to have access to that resource.” Haye previously won Art Directors Guild Awards for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Period Film in 2008) and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video in 2013). He earned additional noms for “Star Trek” (2009), “The Social Network” (2010), and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014). He also worked as a production designer on the 2017 pilot for “The Gifted” and is currently shooting the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has received Golden Globe nominations for Best Film Drama and Best Film Drama Actor (Malek), plus Critics’ Choice bids for Best Actor, Best Costume Design, and Best Hair and Makeup.
14 Dec 18
Homespun Ancestors

There are special memories we treasure and renew each Christmas season, no matter what!  It seems that to honor this most treasured holiday is in our soul, for the birth of Baby Jesus brought treasured Joy and Love into our world.  As we celebrate this joyous holiday, we enjoy making or buying special gifts for […]

14 Dec 18
J is for Journey

Art Historical Background Before understanding religious imagery you have to first understand the religion’s doctrine and secondly understand the historical context in which the image was created. For example a painting of Jesus has a very different meaning in 4th century Rome than it does in 20th century America. And so it is with the […]

14 Dec 18
Focus Hip Hop

This album was released on December 7th this year. This is the first posthumous release from XXXTENTACION. I didn’t review his last album, ?. However, I did check it out after he passed away earlier this year. It’s not good. There were actually two tracks I kinda like on it though. That track with Joey […]

14 Dec 18
Anthony in Korea

Week el numero sam (3) at the MTC Was sick a lot of the week but got over it and I’m pretty good now. On Monday Elder Carpenter, a General Authority Seventy, came with his wife and they spoke. It was great. Those devotionals are awesome because the choir sings and it is always incredible. […]

14 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

Ian Kinsler signs a two-year deal with the Padres https://ift.tt/2LfSfDe Ken Rosenthal reports that Ian Kinsler is signing with the San Diego Padres on a two-year, $8 million deal. A surprising multi-year deal for Kinsler, who will turn 37 next season, but it’s a pretty low financial outlay for the Padres. An understandably low one […]

14 Dec 18
GoldDerby
Though it was his first credited feature film as a production designer, Aaron Haye was cool as a cucumber making “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The art department veteran and erstwhile model maker felt “really comfortable with the material and with the team that we put together,” which put his mind at ease. Watch our exclusive video interview with Haye above. SEE Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’): Freddy Mercury fought for us to be who we really are [WATCH] This 20th Century Fox release chronicles the life of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), from the formation of the band Queen through their legendary performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. As a designer, Haye tries to “absorb all the research I can possibly get my hands on,” and because Queen had such a high public profile “there’s a tremendous amount available online and in print.” He adds, “Knowing that the primary part of our film was going to take place between 1970 and 1985 roughly, we developed a long timeline and then filled the boards with images of his childhood, his adulthood” and “the timeline of the band.” It certainly helped that Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor were involved as producers. “They came into the office regularly,” Haye reveals. In fact, May “invited us to his house, where he has an incredible archive of everything Queen-related you could imagine,” including ticket stubs, instruments, and recordings. “It was pretty remarkable to have access to that resource.” SEE 2019 Oscars: 5 reasons why Rami Malek can win Best Actor for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Haye previously won Art Directors Guild Awards for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Period Film in 2008) and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video in 2013). He earned additional noms for “Star Trek” (2009), “The Social Network” (2010), and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014). He also worked as a production designer on the 2017 pilot for “The Gifted” and is currently shooting the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has received Golden Globe nominations for Best Film Drama and Best Film Drama Actor (Malek), plus Critics’ Choice bids for Best Actor, Best Costume Design, and Best Hair and Makeup. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Oscar nominations now; change them until January 22[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
14 Dec 18
HardballTalk

Kinsler won a Gold Glove at the keystone in 2018

14 Dec 18
PRESERVATION INSANITY

In some ways, this film is a stand-in for other films by Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren and in a larger sense for Los Angeles filmmakers in general. In yet another sense, it’s a stand-in for a very specific film by Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren: Bertha’s Children (1976). But although Bertha’s Children was a […]

14 Dec 18
TWO ON NO OUT

Tears began to well up in her eyes. There was so much hurt, so much pain, desperately crying out to make itself visible. The guy in our small group, a senior, who often would have no reason to be listening to a sophomore girl talk about her life, suddenly turned his attention from me to her…

14 Dec 18
The Biblio Blonde

So here we are, just about halfway through December.  Most of my Christmas shopping is done, but I haven’t wrapped a darn thing yet.  I should get that done this afternoon, I thought. Then I said to myself, “Self, you can wrap later.  Let’s do a Friday Favorites post instead.”  And now you’re caught up […]

14 Dec 18
Beneath the Tangles

After years in development, Alita: Battle Angel, based on the Battle Angel Alita manga, reaches theaters on Valentine’s Day. It’s been a long process to get the film made—producer James Cameron has had fanboys excited for over a decade due to his attachment to it, but finally turned the property over to a different director […]

14 Dec 18
Simple Truth

Simple Truth Life can get pretty dramatic for a lot of us and at the same time a lot of people can be melodramatic, especially nowadays with so many people displaying behavioural problems! Let’s face it, there are a lot of extremes that people are going to these days so all in all it tends […]

14 Dec 18
UPROXX

It’s called a hoecake because you cook it on the backside of a hoe. If you can’t get a few jokes out of that, it’s on you.