Thursday, December 8, 2011


Posted by: Dave

1. Painting from "The Goonies." "Give me a nice big lickery kiss."

2. Painting of Vigo The Carpathian from "Ghostbusters 2." Who doesn't remember Vigo, the 400 year dark warlord who missed his kitten? For me, this is one of the most memorable paintings from my childhood, and still reads today as a fairly harmonious and well composed piece. The actual painting was exectued by Lou Police and is currently hanging in Ivan Reitman's home

3. Painting from the "Royal Tenenbaums." Just as cool in its randomness as its awesomeness. According to imdb, "The monster-masked men paintings in Eli's apartment are attributed to Mexican artist Miguel Calderon and were part of his 1998 exhibit "Aggressively Mediocre/Mentally Challenged/Fantasy Island (circle one)", though they were not actually painted by him. Calderón took photographs of his friends posed on motorcycles and, after deciding the photographs were not realistic, hired a portrait painter to reproduce them on canvas."

4. Formal portrait of Biff from "Back to the Future 2." Biff is one of my favorite characters from almost any film from the 80's, next to Lo Pan of course. On a side note, my friend brought up a very good point about the conclusion of the first movie which never really sat well with me. It was rather odd that at the end of the movie, Marty's family history had been completely changed with his father's altercation with Biff at the "Under the Sea Dance." The weird part is, his family didn't find it strange that all of a sudden Marty couldn't remember the last 18 years of his life upon his return to 1985. Makes you think.

5. The Necronomicon from "Evil Dead 2." The Necronomican is really one of the very few books nowadays that is worth reading. Also, if anyone responds with "what about the Da Vinci code?" You need to take a good long hard look in the mirror...then slap yourself across the face.

6. Sculpture from "Big Trouble in Little China." This was Kim Cattrell's only good role before she took the part for the grandmother in "Sex in the City."

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