It’s been forty-three years from the infamous film, Jaws was released. Our fascination of sharks grew over the years. Shark week became a successful television sensation. Now we have a super-large addition to our shark craze. The Meg is a shark-themed 2018 science fiction thriller. It is loosely based off the book by Steve Alten, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror and stars Li Bingbing, Jason Statham, Cliff Curtis and Ruby Rose. Originally, Disney owned the rights to the book in the 90s but was later purchased by Warner Bros. Production didn’t start until 2015. The movie follows a group of scientists who find a seventy-five foot megalodon shark while deep on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Check out our images of the work we completed for the film. We created numerous large-scale banner graphics, floor graphics, marquees, and backlit graphics using our T3 System.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an adventure comedy that is the sequel to the 1995 film Jumanji. The franchise is based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The new film pays tribute to Robin Williams, the star of the original. This board game found in the first movie is transformed into a video game that four young teens play. These four teenagers are transported into the video game where they must win the game to go home. The film stars Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, and Dwayne Johnson. Olson Visual created a wonderful backlit graphic using their T3 System for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Check out these images of our work.
Olson Visual installed numerous graphics for the Murder on the Orient Express. The murder mystery movie was directed by Kenneth Branagh (who also stars in the film). It is based off of the 1934 Agatha Christie novel and has an all-star cast. This includes: Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, and Johnny Depp. This is the fourth edition (1974, 2001, 2010). Murder on the Orient Express had many mixed reviews. Part of the reason is that the adaption has a slower pace then most films out today. The characters were not developed as much either. There were many big actors but the film didn’t need to have. It seemed more like a way of convincing people to see the movie just for the cast. Also, critics felt that Branagh should not act and direct in the same project. Olson Visual created a lot of graphics for this film.… read more →
Olson Visual installs numerous graphics for the inspired true story, Mollys Game film. Directed and written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin, this movie chronicles the life of Molly Bloom. Bloom becomes a target for the FBI while running an underground poker empire for famous celebrities, athletes, business men, and the Russian mob. Originally Bloom was to become an Olympic skier but her career was cut short due to an injury during the qualifying 2002 Winter Olympics. Instead she decided to go into law school but takes a year off and moves to Los Angeles. There she works for a night club as a bottle-service waitress. She meets Dean, and becomes his office manager. He gets her to run his underground poker parties. She starts to earn a bunch of cash just from tips. She figures out how to appeal to the players. She starts her own business in New… read more →
Battle of the Sexes is a film based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. It stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell and includes Elisabeth Shue and Bill Pullman in supporting roles. The film received positive reviews from critics and premiered on September 2, 2017. The movie shows the events that lead up to the famous match between tennis stars King and Riggs. It reveals personal turmoil for both of them. The match was created in rebuttal from the sexism of tennis at that time. Women at that time only received 1/8th of the amount of prize money compared to the men. Kramer (who was in charge of the tournaments) refused to change this. So, the women created a new Tennis Association after being expelled. Later, Kramer gets Virginia Slims to be an endorsement and wants the women to play for him… read more →
Bladerunner 2049 is a neo-noirsccience fiction movie starring Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, and Harrison Ford. The film adopts similar technological advancements and set thirty years later from the original. Goslings character K, investigates a war between replicants and humans. K works for Wallace Corporation (a manufacturer of replicants) and uncovers a DNA archive of Rachael, one of the main characters from the original film. The CEO Niander Wallace wants to find the original child of Rachael and has K followed. K goes to a farm where he finds a carved tree and has a memory of a toy horse. He then realizes he might be the missing child. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards but unfortunately, only took Best Cinematography and Visual Effects. It was nominated for Post Production, Sound Mixing, and Sound Editing. Personally, this film was by far the best film of the year… read more →
Phantom Thread is an American drama starring Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in London’s couture fashion world in the year 1954. Day-Lewis is the world-renowned fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock who takes a waitress as his muse. Woodcock creates clothing for the super rich and high society members. He is a genius at his craft but also controlling and abusive. He is haunted by his dead mother and stitches text into the inner-innings of the garments. Then, he becomes interested in a young waitress and she decides to move in and become his lover, assistant, and muse. Reynolds starts to become aloof and makes Alma, the waitress, eager to please. This leads to fights because he just doesn’t pay enough attention to her. He is instead, married to his work. Phantom Thread was nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and… read more →
I Tonya is a biographical film about the attack of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the months leading up to the 1994 Olympics. Evidence starts to point to the other olympic athlete, Tanya Harding, played by Margot Robbie. The attack becomes a media circus and in the end Harding is stripped of her right to compete professionally in figure skating, including the Olympics. The movie is done in a mockumentary-style with interviews of the characters today and shows the childhood and background of Harding. Harding grew up in a poor “white trash” neighborhood with an abusive mother, played by Allison Janney (who won the Academy Award for supporting actress for this role). At just three years old, she started to train as a skater. She became so good, that she was the only female to do the triple axel jump. She was on her way to becoming the best figure… read more →
It is now 2018 and we look back at our achievements throughout the year. We have been increasingly busy by creating work for top blockbuster films including: Logan, Despicable 3, Kong: Skull Island, The Great Wall, Ghost in the Shell, Alien Covenant, Baywatch, and many others. These graphics also allowed us to offer new products including: inflatable and customized large scale backlit prop and display using our T3 System. This year we expanded our locations in New York and other cities in the United States. We also created large scale step and repeats for Miss Universe and a pop-up for Air Jordan. Check out a year to remember!