The Iron Giant by Steve Womack
This is one of my top 5 favorite movies. It’s one of those kid befriends an alien, alien gets hunted by the government, cue chase scene, then cue crying as the alien either leaves or dies heroically. It’s set in the late 50s which both provides a lot of fun kitsch and an ominous vein of Cold War paranoia that threads itself throughout.
- This film is directed by Brad Bird who later went on to direct The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and is directing the upcoming Mission Impossible 4.
- Executive produced by Pete Townshend of The Who
- Vin Diesel is the voice of the giant.
- This is still the best thing that Vin Diesel has ever done
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou by Travis English
I was a little lukewarm on the story, but visually it was stunning. Not surprisingly for a Wes Anderson film, the design and art direction were amazing. That scene at the end with the jaguar shark scored with the Sigur Ros song is just gorgeous. I also loved all of those Portugese covers of David Bowie songs.
A refresher of the scene:
Maybe I should watch it again.
Well THIS would have come in handy for my “5 Quote Prints that AREN’t Schmaltzy”….
IsleofPrinting, “Fun Facts About Word Posters”, 1-color letterpress “actually on archival paper”, 9” x 12”, Unknown Edition Size, Available here on etsy.
there’s nothing ironic about printing
Yes, I love the cleverness of this. I want to hang you on my wall next to my “Rock Song" poster.
toasted ciabatta roll
fried egg over easy
TIP: Sauté the kimchi in some butter briefly to warm it up and reduce the liquid. This sandwich is very tangy, do not make it if you’re on the fence about kimchi! I loved it, and may add some melted cheese next time! (I also think regular mayo may work better than lemonaise!)
Kali Eats is a blog that combines art and food; two things that I love and enjoy. The art reminds me of What to Cook and How to Cook It (aka a cookbook that I don’t own but really should because it’s pretty). Mmm.