“Please take off your shoes at the front door.” Was this a Japanese restaurant or a film screening? A sign with that request was on the door at the Crest Theater in Los Angeles Saturday night as Mondo host their eleventh Mystery Movie. The reason for shoe removal would become obvious seconds later as patrons entered the theater to see “glass” all over the floor. Yup, we were about to watch a 35mm print of John McTiernan‘s classic 1988 action film Die Hard and the glass on the floor was just one of the many surprises the Mondo team had in store, in addition to the poster.
Below, read more more and watch a video from the event. Plus, Mondo announces their latest gallery show, the first solo show of Laurent Durieux, featuring posters for The Birds, Forbidden Planet and Back to the Future. Read More »
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We all love a good top ten list, but the Alamo Drafthouse has gone ten times better. They’ve taken the end of 2013 as an opportunity to create the “Alamo 100,” the 100 favorite films of all time according to the theater’s programming team. These films, which predictably run the gamut from undeniable classics to super-specific genre gems, will begin screening at Alamo locations nationwide in the new year. Each month will bring a new slate of films and January gives a great cross section of the list. In January, Drafthouses will screen Brazil, City Lights, The Goonies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raging Bull, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Sixteen Candles. And that’s just the start. See the full list below. Read More »
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Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery 1988‘s signature pop culture art event, is returning to the Big Apple. The show, which got its start in Los Angeles several years ago and has since spawned two books and innumerable imitators, came to New York in 2012 and is coming back on December 13. It’ll remain on display through December 21, so there’s plenty of time to pick up the perfect pop culture inspired piece of art for anyone on your Christmas shopping list.
There is literally something for everyone in this show and it’s so massive, we have not one but two previews of its goodies. In this second preview we have limited edition pop culture art from Back to the Future, Home Alone, RoboCop, Clue, A Christmas Story, Tremors, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and many, many more. Check it out below. Read More »
Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery 1988‘s signature pop culture art event, is returning to the Big Apple. The show, which got its start in Los Angeles several years ago and has since spawned two books and innumerable imitators, came to New York in 2012 and is coming back on December 13. It’ll then remain on display through December 21, plenty of time to pick up the perfect pop culture inspired piece of art for anyone on your Christmas shopping list.
There is literally something for everyone in this show and it’s so massive, we have not one but two previews of its goodies. In this first preview (we’ll publish the second tomorrow) we have limited edition pop culture art from Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Aliens, The Goonies, The Princess Bride, and even some exclusive pieces you’ll only see here on /Film from A Clockwork Orange, Beetlejuice, The Dark Crystal and Pulp Fiction). Check it out below. Read More »
Next week, New York gets a taste of Los Angeles as Gallery 1988 brings their signature event, Crazy 4 Cult, back to the Big Apple. The show opens December 13 and while we’ll have much more on the event in the upcoming days, two pieces in particular deserve to be called out.
They’re paintings by Jason Edmiston, who recently had a solo gallery show at Mondo in Austin, TX. Edmiston captured the climax of Steven Spielberg‘s Raiders of the Lost Ark with two paintings showing Colonel Dietrich and Major Arnold Toht in the horrific final moments. These works aren’t for the faint of heart, but they will find a place in the heart of any Indiana Jones fan. Check them out below. Read More »
Spinning movies in artistic, fun ways is what Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo are all about. In 2012, the Pennsylvania artists took art fans on a tour of their favorite ’80s film locations. In 2013, they’re presenting some of their favorite modern films in vintage styles.
The exhibit called Modern Vintage opens at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles on December 6. It’s the second show by the artists, who are best known for the stellar work they’ve done in the past for Mondo, Acme, Disney, Fox and so many more. This latest show is a little less specific than their 2012 Gallery 1988 show in that the pieces aren’t beholden to any 100% specific theme. Movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner are simply reimagined in clever vintage styles. That might mean an advertisement, it might mean a public service announcement or maybe something else entirely. Either way, Whalen and Perillo’s signature, colorful art will delight fans who are in on the joke.
Check out an exclusive reveal of several images from the show below. Read More »
Plenty of movies are made in studios, but Saving Mr. Banks is different. Besides shooting scenes inside sound stages, many scenes were shot outside at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, too, on the walking paths current Disney employees frequent going to work. That’s because those walkways are where the true story of P.L. Travers’ reluctance to let Walt Disney adapt Mary Poppins actually happened. And If you’re telling a true story, and have the ability to shoot in the actual locations, why wouldn’t you?
Disney obviously realized this awesome opportunity to screen a movie both where it was shot, but also where the story actually took place, and are opening their backlot to the public. For one week only, fans can purchase tickets to see Saving Mr. Banks at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Read More »
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