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Welcome to Marwen Trailer #2 (2018) “To Dream is To Heal”

Steve Carell plays a traumatized photographer in the new movie Welcome to Marwen, the true story of artist Mark Hogancamp’s battle with PTSD by creating miniature World War II town.  Director Robert Zemeckis puts a cinematic spin on the story, which was depicted in the 2010 documentary Marwencol. The tech-savvy filmmaker combines flesh-and-blood footage with motion capture action to capture Hogancamp’s fictitious town, which he populated with characters resembling himself, his loved ones and, as Nazis, the men who attacked him and left him brain damaged.

The film’s synopsis states, “When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.”

Welcome to Marwen, which opens in time for awards season on November 21st, co-stars Janelle Monae, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger and Eiza Gonzalez.
*Text from Rolling Stone

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Welcome to Marwen Trailer #1 (2018) *Definitely a Most Unexpected Place*

Steve Carell plays a traumatized photographer in the new movie Welcome to Marwen, the true story of artist Mark Hogancamp’s battle with PTSD by creating miniature World War II town.  Director Robert Zemeckis puts a cinematic spin on the story, which was depicted in the 2010 documentary Marwencol. The tech-savvy filmmaker combines flesh-and-blood footage with motion capture action to capture Hogancamp’s fictitious town, which he populated with characters resembling himself, his loved ones and, as Nazis, the men who attacked him and left him brain damaged.

The film’s synopsis states, “When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.”

Welcome to Marwen, which opens in time for awards season on November 21st, co-stars Janelle Monae, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger and Eiza Gonzalez.
*Text from Rolling Stone

Welcome to Marwen Poster

How I Review Movies

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Today is the fourth anniversary of Killing Time!  We’ve been consistently stabbing minutes here for four years now, and I was wondering how best to mark the occasion when I got a question from a KTer over at the Facebook page (YES, we’re on Facebook: www.facebook.com/killingtime2014).  His question was so good that I decided to make it the anniversary showcase because it goes to the heart of the site.  He asked, “What do you look for when criticizing movies? I will never understand critics and what they out of movies.”  I’ve been doing this now for actually about 10 years in various forums and no one has ever asked me that, and it is a perfectly reasonable question to which I’ll try to give my best answer. Continue reading How I Review Movies

Massive Science Fiction Ship Comparison Montage by Dirk Loechel

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Have you ever wondered how big, say, a Borg Cube is compared to the Battlestar Galactica.  If you have, welcome to our sad, quirky, heavily-medicated band.  But give Dirk Loechel all the credit in the world, because he didn’t just wonder; he plotted it out.  All of it.  If you can think of a ship in the annals of science fiction: The Enterprise, a Super Star Destroyer or..,.literally ANY ship, Mr. Loechel has plotted its size relative to the rest of the fictitious fleet.  This is an astounding achievement in terms of art, math, and ludicrous geekery (and I mean that in the most complimentary of terms).  Nor is this a finished product.  If you head over to Deviantart (where many similar cool things may be found), you’ll see that this is only a snapshot in time of Mr. Loechel’s work.  If a new ship comes along, into the fleet it goes.  There comes a time when you simply have to tip your cap to someone whose talent has created something so painstakingly awesome that we never knew we wanted it until it was seen.  Bravo, sir.  Bravo.

Stunning Geek Art Gallery from Jeff Langevin!

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Every now and then I see an artist’s work highlighted on websites I visit and I’ll pass them along to you.  Today, I was fortunate enough to see the work of Jeff Langevin, and I was stunned.  His range is amazing.  He does these wonderful modern art mash-up tributes to franchises like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc.  He also does very clever posters for recent landmark video games (I also love the collection of  the greatest weapons in video game history).  He ALSO can pull off some of the most gorgeous portraits of Wonder Woman and the Birds of Prey that put me in mind of David Mack and of the very best of the Fables covers over the year.  If I had wall space and money, I would have bought several of his prints, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t.  You can visit his website by clicking here and his store by clicking here.  Prints are mostly $15 and that’s just robbery for some thing as cool as these.

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