December 4th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
November 21st, 2013 by caity shaffer
Before James Franco’s adaptation of Child of God premiered at Austin Film Festival, the book was banned at a high school in Tuscola, Texas under the accusation that it was “harmful to minors”. Aye! Prepare to be harmed. This screenplay remains loyal to Cormac McCarthy’s original story, besides some minor changes and an added scene. It’s the same unsettling tale of an outcast who stirs up a town in 1960’s Tennesse, unravelling the lives of those around him, toiling with fire, dead bodies and, uh, lurking in caves.
Scott Haze’s brilliant portrayal of Lester Ballard cannot be beat. The man (who hails from LA) relocated to Sevier County, Tennessee for several months—sometimes living at a friend’s house and other times camping out in caves—to embark on his “studies”. Haze detailed the adventure after the premiere, laughing in disbelief at his own extremism and trying to convince the audience that he was, in fact, not crazy. Boy, did his efforts pay off in the film. How is it that Haze makes necrophelia seem, I don’t know, kind of sweet?
The cinematography is rough and some cuts seem abrupt, which gives the film a kind of amateurish quality. Much like the plot, this is redeemed by an endearing bareness that seems to permeate the film, which brings me to what I enjoyed most about Child of God—its dark, unpredictable humor. Authors like Flannery O’Connor and Faulker are masters of this trickery. A character may appear tragic, hysterical, or unbearable, but in the end they garner a strange kind of sympathy. You’ll get to know Lester Ballard much in the same way. As in, more emphasis on instances when he is not killing/raping/pillaging, but rather trying to the best of his ability, in his oddly romantic and simple way, to get by in this world.
Franco recently put out another Southern Gothic gem that’s been taking the spotlight, Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. If you only see one Franco movie this year, I’ll go ahead and recommend Child of God for its unflinching glimpse into the life of one of Cormac’s most controversial characters.
October 31st, 2013 by Kfm2nd
October 30th, 2013 by caity shaffer
Even after waiting in line for several hours, it seemed that no one was prepared for last night’s introduction to the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis at Austin Film Fest. The animated legend T-Bone Burnett sauntered onto the stage to give a brief history of the roots music that inspired the folk revival in 1963 and praised lead actor Oscar Isaac’s musicianship. T-Bone wondered, is this the first time in recent history that an actor has done all of his own singing and playing? He detailed his first dinner with the Coen Brothers during which they shared a love of all things folk and Dr. Strangelove, and then moved up to his balcony seat (were his shades still on?) as the first scene began.
It didn’t take long to see what T-Bone meant. The movie opened with Llewyn Davis effortlessly crooning an old folk song (yes, actor Oscar Isaac is actually Travis picking in real time) to a crowd of cigarette-sucking turtlenecks in New York City’s Gaslight Cafe. This scene might’ve been typical 50 years ago, but there’s something odd about the way the Coens hand it to us today: with all the suspense of a horror movie wrapped in the sobering atmosphere of some distant New York City winter. The shots are simply beautiful. Warm, fuzzy colors and dreamy on-the-road sequences fit well with the sparse dialogue and frozen expression of the characters. All the while, we remain in Llewyn’s perpetually sleep-deprived, tough-as-nails world– not exactly how you might have imagined this idealized period in American music history.
The characters are the richest part of the film. They give little and yet there exists the illusion that you know them more intimately than they know themselves. Within Llewyn’s journey are the sagas of each relationship that he attempts to hold onto, both for his own practical benefit (a couch to crash on, meals, emotional support, etc.) and a subtle feeling of compassion that Llewyn so often rejects. His close friends (Timberlake and Mulligan) serve as a contrast to his carelessly romantic mentality (later pegged the “losers” vs the “squares”). ”I love you,” Davis says to his friend’s lover, Jean, with a deadened face, and you know he means it. Why? Because Llewyn isn’t a man who puts on airs. As Isaac explained to the audience during Q&A, this is not Dylan’s story. Instead it’s a story about a man who exists without a mythology–completely himself, failing to fit in with the pop-folk groups or intellectualized jazz players. Davis embodies the anti-hero that America has so lately embraced and how he exists in an environment where each person seems not to hear or understand his artistic voice.
After the film, Oscar Isaac and T-Bone Burnett detailed the making of the picture. Inspiration for the film, Isaac said, came from the dark and uncomfortable parts of Dave Van Ronk’s memoir “The Mayor of MacDougal Street”. Questions from the audience quickly dissipated into gushy phrase wherein the original question became inconsequential. T-Bone returned the compliments by saying, “Now, that’s why I like Austin. This is an audience that knows how to hear.” My favorite remark came when Isaac likened fingerpicking to surfing. This movie was a lot like how I imagine surfing might be, too. In Llewyn’s shoes, you’ll get knocked down a million times over again, but occasionally enjoy a brief moment of suspension.
Comedic highlights: Justin Timberlake’s collaboration with T-Bone Burnett on “Please Mr. Kennedy”, hysterical parodies in the vein of Peter, Paul and Mary sing-alongs, and racy comments by the owner of the Gaslight.
October 23rd, 2013 by caity shaffer
This year’s Austin Film Festival has arrived with its annual influx of global talent, and the next 8 days will be dedicated to the spirit of silver screen.
In anticipation of our badges, Austin Daze joined a troupe of cinemathusiasts at the headquarters for everything AFF–the illustrious Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin. Making our way through a sea of black festival T-shirts and frenzied AFF volunteers, we passed pin-ups for some of this year’s most-awaited films: the new Cohen Brothers film Llewyn Davis, James Franco’s directorial debut in Child of God, and the dark comedy Nebraska, and 12 Years A Slave, among others.
AFF is known for its multifaceted approach to film, which sets it apart from other conventional festivals. Expect workshops for novice screenwriters, panel discussions with actors/directors/writers, and all the golden wisdom of Hollywood.
The festival will run October 24-October 31st.
Badges are still available for purchase and a full schedule can be seen at www.austinfilmfestival.com
October 16th, 2013 by Russ
October 9th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
Our evening at The Long Center was a delight thanks to Heath and the Lovely Michelle…a long time friend of Russ and the Daze. Unlike our recent adventures, we were back with the VIP treatment and were escorted to awesome left center seats 5 rows back…this was more like it! Russ was grinning as we were close enough to peg every member of the band with a tennis ball if we wanted to. The band was made up of 13 musicians and 4 singers that came off an on. The band leader was a trumpet player named Jesus who wore a platinum shiny striped suit that only cool black guys can get away with wearing…also fronting the band were two back up singers. One of the singers was a squirrely little Cuban guy with a white suit and bright blue shirt and matching tie. The other singer was an Amazon shapely lady that had giant boobs and butt and sported a giant bleached blond pony tail pulled out the top of her head…they both would break out in the coolest dance moves ever! The rest of the band were beautifully dressed in suits and seemed to average about 75 years old in spite of being sprinkled with a few guys in their 40′s. The sound was perfect and the music was a pure delight…dance-able, infectious, rhythmic, and sweet! A guy in all black with a Cowboy hat came out and did several songs and played beautiful guitar solos….later an ancient Lady wearing a bright red sequined dress sang in a clear strong voice and got the crowd going. Omara Portuondo, who began her career years ago at the famous Tropicana Cabaret controlled the room. This show was a visual treat as well as an organic pulsating aural pleasure…the dancing…the whole package…the crowd loved it! Even the elderly ushers were attempting to Salsa dance! Near the end of the show beautifully dressed couples started coming up the aisles and a dance broke out…what a nice way to end the show! Great music…beautiful harmonic singing…lovely dancers…a magical night…everyone left smiling. Another night of live music in Austin. Ken Miller
October 1st, 2013 by christine
September 27th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
September 27th, 2013 by christine
RED CARPET INTERVIEWS WITH ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, DANNY TREJO, COMPOSERS CARL THIEL AND TITO LARRIVA, AND MARTIAL ARTIST MARKO ZAROR
September 25th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
For the first time since I have been wrangling Russ there were no press credentials waiting for us in will call. After being shuttled back and forth between the regular will call and HAAM’s table, the staff was kind enough to let us in but in the very back row on the right. Not the usual rock star/VIP treatment that Russ is used to. ( IT WAS HAAM DAY, SO, IT WAS ALL GOOD) We listened to a two song set by Quiet Company who sounded great and bam!…that was it!…out came Jody Denberg and he blabbed in between the super short sets….so that was the format…two songs and on to the next one. Next up was Charlie and Will Sexton who played two songs with an Austin all star band. Our leader Russ was unhappy with his seating and decided to make a break for it and wheeled off to the area in the center where the sound board and photo area was. KLRU was taping the show and there were all kinds of large manned TV cameras as well as robotic ones. Apparently Russ’s escape to a better viewing area was noted by the authorities and they came to me and said he was blocking acess and go get him and stay in our assigned seat way in the far back. Considering they never found our tickets I guess we were lucky not to get thrown out all together. I moved into an empty seat near the center to take a few pics from different angles. When I sat in the center I noticed that when Jimmie Vaughn and Lou Ann Barton played the sound quality was terrible…very loud and grating! The last few shows I saw at the Moody ( Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, etc.)….the sound was dead perfect…this hurt my ears! Alas, this went on all night. I realize that it is a tough job when multiple acts go on but it continued on. The lovely Suzanna Choffel was next and did the best two songs of the night with Charlie Sexton on guitar. I went upstairs to take some pics from a new angle and saw Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth do two intense and “too loud” songs. The next pairing I thought was bizzarre for an “all Austin” showcase…Shake Russell…OK …and Michael Hearne who is from Dallas but I consider a Taos, New Mexico artist….I have seen him there many times and like him fine, but with all the great Austin players what was he doing here? Then at the end of his song he played the worst “piece of shit” out of tune solo I have ever heard in public! The sound was cutting in and out so I don’t know to blame him or the sound man…it was dreadful!! I look forward to seeing this on the KLRU show to see what they do with this turd of a solo…I realize great running backs fumble the ball every once in a while, but I wish I was closer so I could have launched a ripe tomato at him…poor bastard…I know he is better than this. Then it was smooth sailing with uneven sound but great playing by Monte Montgomery Marcia Ball, Van Wilks and the sweet singing Malford Milligan., Then Eric Johnson came out and I was struck by the fact that he must be in his 50′s but he looks like he is 25 years old! He must either be a Vampire or got a deal on Michael Jackson’s Hyperbolic air chamber after he croaked! Creepy…Jackson Brown is the same way…perhaps they are Aliens…Eric dragged out Malford to sing with him and he put on a good show….a portly but awesome Christopher Cross closed it out with a 3 song set ending with “Ride like the Wind”. Overall, a fine sampler of Austin music with annoying sound. Near the end Russ texted me and we broke for “stage right” and he was ensconced in the VIP section for the last few songs. One of the most impressive thing I observed at the show was the amazing robotic cameras at the show…this camera on the end of an amazing telescoping arm had incredible range and appeared to be a giant smooth snake that moved all over the stage and above the audience…you can see it in my first pic…it is hard to explain how it flew around the room like it did. So in the end Russ made it from ” chump” seats to where he could tickle Jody Denberg and Suzanna Choffel after the show. Another night of live Austin music… Ken Miller
September 15th, 2013 by Russ
This is The Movie Geek’s paradise. 7 days of films and partying. I am only 65% music fan, the other 35% of me is a movie geek. I have been a regular at this festival since the beginning and have had some very memorable experiences. I am set to roll out for the first screening of (Machette Kills). And where it goes from there is anybody’s guess. Pay attention to the website for reviews.
The Fantastic Fest website is http://fantasticfest.com/
This îs at the new Lakeline Alamo Drafthouse. Gotta find about where thAt is!
September 14th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
Russ and I were dropped off in front of Stubb’s and I wheeled him to “will call”….we were escorted through the restaurant and were deposited in the VIP section which is a cool balcony overlooking the stage… Russ was jabbering something about going to the “pit” in front of the stage since he secured a Photo pass for me. I didn’t think there was any hurry but he seemed agitated and seemed upset! I remembered that I got stuck upstairs at The Belmont once the band started and everyone surged forward, so I heeded his advice and went to the “photo pit”. Once I got there I saw it was a shallow metal trench and it was packed with “real ” photographers snapping away like fiends in a frenzy! I was armed with an iPad and my new iPhone5. The burly guard frowned at me but saw my photo pass and let me in. All the “real” photo guys and gals all had at least 3-5 cameras and kind of gave me funny looks. I took a few pics but was in no hurry as it was hot and sweaty. I soon learned why Russ was so adamant about going immediately….all of a sudden the photo people started stampeding out of the pit like a group of doomed rats in my direction chased by an angry hillbilly Security guy who might have been on chystal meth. I get it ! The photo pit is only for 15 minutes or so! No wonder Russ was so insistent! I fought my way through the crowd and joined Russ back up in the VIP section with “the beautiful people”. While I was up there, some tall weird looking dude named Turk Pipkin kept trying to hit me up for money…something about a mail order bride in Africa that he was trying to pay for or something…It was hard to hear him with the band playing so I shot him a dirty look and edged away from him. I was still sweating like a Water Buffalo from the “pit” so I decided to go into the restaurant and cool down in the bar and get a bite to eat. I ordered the buffalo wings “spicy”…I chatted with a nice “frat boy” looking kid from Alabama that was in town for a few days to visit friends and then go to College station to see that horrible Grifter/weasel “Johnny Football” and hopefully get revenge for last year. Nice kid. The 1/2 order of wings arrived and I was delighted to see that they were large, not previously frozen, and very good! He asked where to go after the show and I told him to go to The Continental Gallery to see the Wednesday funk show that starts at 10:30 or so. Oddly enough, later that night I saw him up there dancing with a hot and sleazy local girl…good man! Most “kids” including my adult children ignore my advice as a rule…this kid is changing my perception of “people” from Alabama for the better. I went back out to the VIP balcony but had trouble seeing very well. From what I can tell the large crowd loved the show and went home happy….another night of live music in Austin. Ken Miller
( RUSS SAYS THAT THIS SHOW WAS THE BEST OF THE WEEK… THE PAIRING IS BRILLIANT.)
September 12th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
Last night I was downstairs listening to the Warren Hood band play and Eliza Gilkyson trudged by with a giant guitar travel case on her back…I asked “are you playing here tonight?” and she shot back “upstairs at 10:45″ Since that was in ten minutes, I started inching towards the door. I made my way upstairs and heard this beautiful voice! It was crowded because there is some sort of “booking” convention in town for music acts so a parade of folk singers were doing short sets. The voice belonged to a young “pretty boy/ Mr. Wonderful” type of guy….handsome, cool hair, well groomed, nice clothes, kinda looks like Leonardo DiCaprio…I hated him instantly! His name is Parker Millsap…after 3 songs I was very impressed. Never heard of him…but really enjoyed his set. Next up the lovely Eliza…she is a veteran who I have seen many times and I was sitting there hoping she would play ” The Beauty Way”…so having a great time and enjoying the show. Things couldn’t be better until she did the most horrific thing that folk singers inflict on the unwary…the dreaded “sing along”…. and what made it worse…it was a back and for “whistle-athon”…I’m not kidding! This was the worse shit ever!! I stared looking for something to hang myself with or at least…poke out my eardrums! Finally even Eliza couldn’t take it any more and started laughing and it thankfully ended. I can’t convey how horrific it was to see an earnest group of aging and sincere hippies “doing there best” whistling. It was worse than the Ice Capades. It goes to show you how fast things can turn on you!..another night of live Austin music. Ken Miller
September 9th, 2013 by Kfm2nd
August 21st, 2013 by Chappy
Here is your chance to be transported back in time to 1972 and experience the greatest rock concert ever ever produced!
Antone’s (at it’s new East Riverside location) will host Rock n Roll Suicide – a Tribute to David Bowie on Saturday August 31st, 2013.
Come and bear witness to the ground-breaking rock and roll – as local music collective Purple Bee Crew recreates The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in all its bombastic, spellbinding glory.
Kicking off the night – The Super Creeps, an all-star band of Bowie aficionados led by Adam Sultan and John ‘El John’ Nelson, will perform a full set of Bowie classics.
The grand finale is Rock and Roll Suicide, a stunning and costumed re-creation of the legendary Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust album. Released in 1972, “Ziggy Stardust” was an immediate hit and vaulted David Bowie to a mega-star. Rolling Stone listed the album at #6 on their greatest albums list from the last 50 years and #35 on the Top 500 albums of all-time.
Come early for a Bowie mashup. Put on your ‘glammiest’ clothes and get a lightning bolt face painted. Get your photo taken on the red carpet ‘as’ David Bowie. This concert benefits Aids Services of Austin.
Tickets Available Here | RSVP to the Facebook Event Here
August 4th, 2013 by Russ
I haven’t been to the Long Center in many years. The last time I was in the room was for the Leonard Cohen shows. I was so blown away the first night that I had to make the second night happen. The accoustîcs of the room are great. I wish they would do more concerts at this venue. It is really a great music venue.
Stolen from Cheryl
The Monkees are now the surviving three original members. I knew most of the songs by heart, as did most of the room. There were many Monkees fans in attendance. The three belted out hit after hit under a massive screen that showed footage of the show and some great pictures of the guys in their prime. There was also a full backup bànd on stage.
I was wondering how they would swing “Daydeam Belîever” without Davy Jones. They brought up two kids to the stage and had them sing it with the audience. It was a great tribute to Davy Jones. How did those kids know all the words?
I had a great time at this show. Thanks to Nickelodeon, I got a heavy dose of the reruns in the late eightees. On the big screen, we were given a preview of the film they made. I knew nothing of “Head.” This film is now on my list. For sure this experience ranks up there WITH the best of the year. AND YOU CAN TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT I HAVE HAD A GOOD YEAR….
July 28th, 2013 by Bradley Gastwirth
I have always had the highest regard for the character Wolverine; ever since I was first introduced to the hairy beast in the comics. He wore the brown costume, to show my age, and I knew from the start there was something special about this Canadian runt. Maybe that’s why Hugh Jackman, who reprises his role as Logan for the sixth time, has stuck around so long. I’ll admit that I was fearful that Marvel’s newest potential blockbuster would again fail to do Wolverine justice. Surprisingly, The Wolverine clawed its ways through my skepticism in some respects.
For those who saw X-Men Origins and X-Men: The Last Stand, I’m very sorry. This is the first time where I felt like Hugh Jackman almost cared about playing Wolverine again. It’s probably not very difficult for him to get into character at this point, but you could tell he was more intrigued by this one compared to the previous two features. There was more substance to the story, but I’m not sure if you can thank the writers for that.
The Wolverine is loosely based on the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller origin story comic, which has become fairly well known to fans. Taking place in the same universe as the other X-men films, The Wolverine occurs sometime after X-Men: The Last Stand. We find Wolverine living in the snowy Canadian wilderness among Grizzly’s and other wildlife. Still mourning the loss of Jean Grey (reprised by Famke Janssen in dream sequences), Wolverine has lost all faith in humanity and in himself, but is brought out of this crisis to visit an old friend in Tokyo as a dying wish. Logan reluctantly agrees to travel to Japan by plane (apparently Wolverine doesn’t like planes) to visit the ailing Yashida (played by Haruhiko Yamanouchi), who Logan saved back on Hiroshima during WWII. Yashida is aware of Wolverine’s healing factor ability and if he would only share this with the old man, in return, Logan could obtain mortality and live a normal life. Wolverine turns him down and plans to travel home, but Yashida passes away that very night. After being introduced to Yashida’s granddaughter, Mariko (Tao Okamato), we soon learn that the Yakuza has plans to kidnap her. Most of the movie centers on Wolverine and Mariko’s blossoming and borderline creepy romance. The lack of chemistry is obvious, possibly due to the age gap in real life and the fact that Wolverine used to pal around with her grandpa.
Director, James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma) delivers some well executed shots that give this action movie some distinction among other Summer flicks. Although, I’m not certain he was able to breathe life back into the iconic Wolverine.
This is Wolverine at his core, an animal referred to as a “Ronin”, a Samurai without a master, but even he has a code, as a soldier. The Wolverine is darker and grittier than X-Men Origins, and I would have liked to have seen it with an R rating label. There are some annoying continuity errors and poorly timed jokes, but I’ll let you pick them out. Overall this film is able to keep the attention of the X-men movie fans and will appease some of the comic fans along the way. If nothing else, the teaser scene at the end of the movie is well worth the cost of admission.
June 29th, 2013 by Bradley Gastwirth
Do you enjoy buddy cop comedies? If so, then The Heat may be right up your crime alley. Take the stereotypical straight laced and goofy FBI agent, Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock), and pair her up with the foul mouthed loose cannon detective, Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), to get a slapstick heavy, and sometimes formulaic comedy. What makes this movie work is the undeniable chemistry between Bullock and McCarthy which is carved out of something I would have thought to be impossible.
I’ve always felt like Melissa McCarthy channels her comedic style from somewhere in the vein of Gilda Radner and John Belushi. Her character, Mullins is crass and crude which is showcased in The Heat with gags like; Ashburn mistaking her for a man at least twice, or the fact that she doesn’t bathe regularly and her refrigerator is armed to the teeth with weaponry. Alternatively, Sandra Bullock seems to have mellowed out a little and seems less squirmy or mousy than previous comedies she has done, which I believe finally allows for her to be not only likeable, but believable as well.
Once united, Ashburn and Mullins work together to bring down a mutually sought after drug lord by tracking down his lesser minions throughout the streets of New Jersey. The film eventually hits a good tempo, and we find these two working together to get through one silly shenanigan to the next. Honorable mentions go out to the scenes involving Mullins’ family (It’s good to see Michael Rappaport getting gigs). They happily take on the personas of Jersey Shore knockoffs (which are already knock offs of humans) and are just as, if not more, volatile and noxious then McCarthy’s character. The Heat does have one or two gags, particularly involving a cat, that will leave you chuckling thanks to McCarthy’s rare gift for spot-on comedic timing. I could tell you more about the plot, but I think it’s kind of irrelevant and it’s really the undertones of the film that makes The Heat bloom.
If you liked Bridesmaids, the previous film by Director Paul Fieg, you may find The Heat appealing if no other reason than it takes an underrepresented population in comedies (females) and gives them a chance to shine in the ever dominant male centric genre. There are even scenes in The Heat that derive awareness from pushing the adversity of women in the workplace to the forefront; like Ashburn calling out her male counterparts with the FBI for discounting the credibility of she and Mullins, possibly because they are strong willed females. Besides this poignant notion, there isn’t any other obvious subtext to The Heat, but if nothing else, this is the first time we get a buddy cop movie with two leading female roles that I can recall and it works.
June 24th, 2013 by Ismael Cavazos
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The Replica Report goes galactic this week looking at 4 galaxies whose shapes Resemble the letter ‘I’. A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system consisting of stars, stellar remnants, and a interstellar medium of gas and dust, and, it is hypothesized, an important but poorly understood component called dark matter. Examples of galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million stars to giants with a hundred trillion stars, each orbiting their galaxy’s own center of mass.
Galaxies contain varying numbers of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Observational data suggests that super massive black holes may exist at the center of many, if not all, galaxies. They are thought to be the primary driver of active galactic nuclei found at the core of some galaxies. The Milky Way galaxy appears to harbor at least one such object.
Galaxies have been historically categorized according to their apparent shape; usually referred to as their visual morphology. A common form is the elliptical galaxy, which has an ellipse-shaped light profile. Spiral galaxies are disk-shaped with dusty, curving arms. Those with irregular or unusual shapes are known as irregular galaxies and typically originate from disruption by the gravitational pull of neighboring galaxies and are what make the alphabet series possible. Such interactions between nearby galaxies, which may ultimately result in a merging, sometimes induce significantly increased incidents of star formation leading to starburst galaxies. Smaller galaxies lacking a coherent structure are referred to as irregular galaxies.
Src : Wikipedia & http://cas.sdss.org/dr7/en/ & http://replicareport.blogspot.com/2013/06/galaxies-that-resemble-letter-i.html
About the author: the power of Resemblances inspired artist Ismael Cavazos to create the Old Man in the Peanut after recognizing the heart of a peanut resembles an old man’s hooded head complete with beard. He now brings you Remarkable Resemblances from around the World with the Replica Report.