Archive for November, 2012

Cosplay Girls

Posted: November 29, 2012 in cosplay, women
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Because I love them, more Cosplay Girls. To see more photos of Cosplay Girls on this blog, please click in the category Cosplay. Enjoy.

One of my favorite actress from all-time is having a Birthday today! Happy 50th Anniversary, Jodie Foster.

I grew up watching the films of Jodie Foster in the 70s, such as “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Taxi Driver”, “Bugsy Malone”, “The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane” and “Freaky Friday”.

That little girl with golden hair and deep blue eyes enchanted me from the very first movie I saw with her. In the ’80s were few films because she was finishing her studies. She then attended Yale University, earning a bachelor’s degree in literature in 1985.

Jodie Foster was born on November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of four children born to Evelyn Ella “Brandy” (née Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster II. Jodie has an older brother, “Buddy”, who was also a child actor, and two older sisters, Lucinda and Constance. After appearing as a child in several commercials, Jodie Foster made her first credited TV appearance on “The Doris Day Show”. Her first film role was in the 1970 television movie “Menace on the Mountain”, which was followed by several Disney productions.

Unlike other child stars such as Shirley Temple or Tatum O’Neal, Jodie Foster successfully made the transition to more mature roles, but it was not without initial difficulty, as several of the films in her early adult career were financially unsuccessful. These included “The Hotel New Hampshire”, “Five Corners”, and “Stealing Home”.

She had to audition for her role in “The Accused”. She won the part and the first of her two Golden Globes and Academy Awards and a nomination for a BAFTA Award as Best Actress for her role as a rape survivor. She starred as FBI trainee Clarice Starling in the 1991 thriller “The Silence of the Lambs”, for which she won her second Academy Award and Golden Globe, and won her first BAFTA Award for Best Actress. This is the film for which Foster has won the most awards.

Jodie Foster made her directorial debut in 1991, with “Little Man Tate”, a critically acclaimed drama about a child prodigy, in which she also co-starred as the child’s mother. She also directed “Home for the Holidays” (1995), a black comedy starring Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. In 1992, Jodie founded a production company called Egg Pictures in Los Angeles. It primarily produced independent films for distribution by other companies until it was closed in 2001. Source: Wikipedia.

Jodie and Connie on the set of Taxi Driver. The actress, then 12 years old, had to be replaced by her older sister in heavy scenes of the film directed by Martin Scorsese.

In an extensive filmography as hers, I have many favorite movies of Jodie Foster, and they are:

Taxi Driver, 1976, directed by Martin Scorsese, as Iris Steensma.

Bugsy Malone, 1976, directed by Alan Parker, as Tallulah.

The Little Girl who Lives Down the Lane, 1976, directed by Nicolas Gessner, as Rynn Jacobs.

The Accused, 1988, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, as Sarah Tobias.

The Silence of the Lambs, 1991, directed by Jonathan Demme, as Clarice Starling.

Sommersby, 1993, directed by Jon Amiel, as Laurel Sommersby.

Maverick, 1994, directed by Richard Donner, as Annabelle Bransford.

Nell, 1994, directed by Michael Apted, as Nell Kellty.

Contact, 1997, directed by Robert Zemeckis, as Dr. Eleanor Arroway.

Panic Room, 2002, directed by David Fincher, as Meg Altman.

Marvel heroes by Mr Garcin

Posted: November 16, 2012 in art, comics
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Some months ago, a collage of the Spiderman created by French artist Mr Garcin traveled around the world. The Marvel Comics liked it so much that bought the picture to use it as cover to commemorate the 700th edition of the magazine The Amazing Spider-Man. The publisher will not stop there, however.

Four more arts have been ordered to Garcin: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Daredevil. The last already have destiny certain: be used as the alternate cover to the HQ Daredevil: End of Days. See the images below and enjoy.

Star Wars swimsuits?

Posted: November 16, 2012 in humor, women
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With the announcement of new episodes of  the Star Wars Saga from 2015 onwards, we will have a change in fashion for the next spring-summer seasons?

Choose your favorite swimsuit and may the Force be with you!

I saw this movie in theaters when I was 10 years old, but was the Special Edition (1980) where the character of Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Neary, at the end of the film entered the mothership. Steven Spielberg made a timeless classic, celebrating the intergalactical peace with music and special effects – a legacy of his parents: the mother was a classical pianist and the father a technician in electronics.

The original “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was released on November 1977, but Spielberg was not satisfied with the movie. In 1980, he made his “Special Edition”, removing 15 minutes from the original and adding 12 minutes of new scenes to be exact, and a new final. In 2001, Spielberg made his definitive version, released on DVD as “Close encounters of the third kind (Collectors Edition)”.


“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (often referred to as “Close Encounters” or “CE3K”) is a 1977 science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg and features actors Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. It tells the story of Roy Neary, a lineman in Indiana, whose life changes after a close encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO).

“Close Encounters” was a long-cherished project for Spielberg. In late 1973, he developed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a science fiction film. Though Spielberg receives sole credit for the script, he was assisted by Paul Schrader, John Hill, David Giler, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, and Jerry Belson, all of whom contributed to the screenplay in varying degrees.

The title is derived from ufologist J. Allen Hynek’s classification of close encounters with aliens, in which the third kind denotes human observations of actual aliens or “animate beings”. Douglas Trumbull served as the visual effects supervisor, while Carlo Rambaldi designed the aliens.

The score was composed, conducted and produced by John Williams, who had previously won an Academy Award for his work on Spielberg’s “Jaws”. Much like his two-note “Jaws” theme, the “five-tone” motif for “Close Encounters” has since become ingrained in popular culture – the five tones are used by scientists to communicate with the visiting spaceship as a mathematical language as well as being incorporated into the film’s signature theme.

“Close Encounters” was released in November 1977 to critical and financial success, grossing out $337,700,000 of the film’s $20 million budget.