Drawing100 – 9. Drive

The first image that popped into my head when I saw today’s topic – Drive, was, but of course, Ryan Gosling’s shiny scorpion jacket, with a hammer. But I thought it was too obvious. And then I questioned myself –  which prominent pop culture characters could be found on the steering wheel? And as soon as I asked that question, the options came rolling in – Marty McFly, Mad Max, Knight Rider, that T-Rex chase scene from Jurassic Park (which would’ve been fantastic in retrospect). But I had to settle down with the famous Royale with Cheese scene from the Quentin Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction. So here you go –

Drive - Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson’s hair was fun to draw. John Travolta’s nose wasn’t.

This drawing is a part of the Draw100 challenge. For the entire list, check out the Drawing 100 Challenge page.

Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Man Of Steel [Review]

Man of Steel

Since last summer’s end of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Warner Bros. only other beacon of hope to hit the summer blockbuster movie jackpot had to be the red-caped DC Superhero – Superman. In his first non-self-titled movie venture – Man of Steel, the superhero has been given a more emotional story (that took almost 200+ episodes of Smallville to cover). Thrown in the mix, are the jaw-dropping visuals of Kal-El’s home planet Krypton, and a very Star Trek-esque dying planet scenario – black holes, singularity, the whole shabang! Hell, even the arch nemesis, Zod, has been given a reason for being the anti-Superman. Then, why oh why, does Man of Steel just doesn’t feel like it measures up as the Big-Super-Blockbuster that we were hoping for? Is it because The Avengers has spoiled us with its own super-level awesomeness of how superhero movies should be? It probably is. But I have other bones to pick as well. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy Man of Steel – I surely did. But what could’ve been a helluva ride, feels like a cheap ticket on a retro machine that just about takes off.

Some of my detailed thoughts are on the other side of the jump.


The 9E3K Oscars 2013 RoundUp [ Photos ]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth MacFarlane and Daniel Radcliffe perform during the show at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest night clocked at a staggering 3 hours show (excluding commercials). Yes, it was boring to the point that I wanted to shoot Seth McFarlane, and whoever wrote those jokes, and sketches. There were dances, and more dances, and even more dances. Oscars 2013 celebrated a lot of things – music in movies, 50 years of James Bond, and Jennifer Lawrence. If there was one winner that came out of Oscars 2013, it was Miss Lawrence, who not only won the Best Actress, by beating 9E3K favourite Jessica Chastain, but also made a smashing entry into the world of interweb memes. But more on that later. Here is my round-up of the Academy Awards 2013.


Top 10 Movies of 2012 [9E3K Year End List]

9E3K Best Movies of 2012

I know it is a bit late to do Top 10’s of last year in mid Feb, but the Oscars are almost here, and it reminded me to do this. It sort of has now become a blogging culture to do so, and me being the well-cultured geeky bloke as you all know, can only abide by it. 2012 at the cinema has been wonderful. Superhero movies have never been as bigger than this year. Nolan’s Bat trilogy came to an end, and Joss Whedon was honoured with Box Office glory. We went back to Middle Earth, and action movies from unknown territories pulled the rug under our feet. I cannot genuinely remember having seen a disappointing movie at the cinema this year. But probably, that is because I did not watch all of them, and I have been smarter with my movie choices. Even the widely unsuccessful John Carter, to me was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining movie. I even found the  unnecessary reboot of The Amazing Spiderman to be surprisingly good. Hell, I even enjoyed Bond in Skyfall. So here are my..

Top 10 movies of 2012