Saturday, January 28, 2017

Photographer: Jack Welpott

Amanda Gullickson

A day in the life, Jan 24

A day in the life, Jan 24, Regensburg cathedral

Lily-Rose Depp

ph: Tom Munro

New York

New York City, 1954

Barbara Palvin

First Lines: Peter Matthiessen - The Snow Leopard

In late September of 1973, I set out with GS on a journey to the Crystal Mountain, walking west under Annapurna and north along the Kali Gandaki River, then west and north again, around the Dhaulagiri peaks and across the Kanjiroba, two hundred and fifty miles or more to the Land of Dolpo, on the Tibetan Plateau.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Lisa Cant

A day in the life, Jan 23

A day in the life, Jan 23, objet trouvé

Agyness Deyn

New Stuff: Frank Zappa

Dani Witt

ph: Nicole Heiniger

Pompeii (2014)

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator, and, as Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Below-average historical catastrophe drama full of age-old cliches; one is relieved when the volcano finally erupts.

Maltin**1/2: "Special effects are the star attraction in the kind of sword-and-sandal epic that was once a staple in Hollywood. This is pure, hokey fun for the nondiscerning, even if Sutherland's bad-guy performance is a bit monotonous."

Fabiana Mayer

ph: Bob Wolfenson

New Stuff: Blue Velvet

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Kristina Elise

ph: Aris Jerome

The Last Days on Mars (2013)

A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

Old-fashioned and formulaic sci-fi horror movie is nicely produced, but simply doesn't offer anything new.

Maltin: "Well cast and well made on a low budget, but its debuting director is let down by a script with indifferent dialogue and one of the worst ideas conceivable for an otherwise realistic science-fiction tale: Martian bacteria turn human beings into the murderous walking dead. Oh dear."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Miranda Kerr

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Who's That Girl?

Art: Phil May

Isa Stoppi

ph: Gian Paolo Barbieri

Window faces

Regensburg, January 2017

Julia Hafstrom

ph: Matthew Kristall

A day in the life, Jan 22

A day in the life, Jan 22, snowing

Ornella Muti

New York

New York City - 12th Avenue on the West Side (under Riverside Drive, the '125th Street Overpass')

Edie Sedgwick

First Lines: Fridtjof Nansen - Farthest North

Unseen and untrodden under their spotless mantle of ice the rigid polar regions slept the profound sleep of death from the earliest dawn of time.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Matilda Dods

ph: Stephen Ward

A day in the life, Jan 21

A day in the life, Jan 21, objet trouvé

Ehren Dorsey

Tarzan (2013)

Tarzan and Jane face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan's parents, after they died in a plane crash.

Likable, but unremarkable animated movie, clearly intended for a very young audience.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nastya Kusakina

Pitch Black (2000)

A group of marooned space travelers struggle for survival on a seemingly lifeless sun-scorched world.

Above-average sci-fi thriller with some atmospheric visuals.

On renewed viewing: I must admit it's not a masterpiece but a guilty pleasure of mine.

Halliwell (no star): "Essentially a 'B' movie with a few pretensions, this delivers its shocks efficiently enough, but is otherwise in need of a better script and a bigger budget."

Maltin**: "Ambitious, but formulaic sci-fi/horror film...Some exciting scenes and effects, but weighed down by a feeling of deja vu."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Bruce Davidson

May Douglas

A day in the life, Jan 20

A day in the life, Jan 20, window display

Vita Sidorkina

ph: Max Abadian

New York

Equitable Building Fire Ruins New York City - 1912

Josephine Skriver

First Lines: Marco Polo - Travels

Let me begin with Armenia.

Ashley Benson

A day in the life, Jan 19

A day in the life, Jan 19, evening star

Jean Shrimpton

New Stuff: The Wire