There are many things wrong with mega-conventions, and the team behind MondoCon is going to try and fix them. At many conventions the food sucks, it’s too crowded, and the lines are too long. These are problems Mondo knows about, and seeks to improve upon for the company’s first con. The stuff they won’t be able to fix — in fact, what Mondo might make worse — are the many geek Sophie’s Choices fans constantly have to make.
MondoCon, the first Mondo-centric pop culture convention, takes place September 20-21 in Austin, Texas. (That’s during the opening weekend of Fantastic Fest.) Tickets go on sale Wednesday June 4. An initial press release giving some general idea about the convention came online Monday but it raised many more questions than it answered. I got on the phone with Mondo’s Creative Director Justin Ishmael to get more answers. We talked about questions such as, how Mondo will handle the lines, what kind of events will be at the con, which artists are attending, and exactly how big the event will be.
Ishmael was able to answer some of those questions, as well as others. The prevailing feeling I got speaking to him is that, much like Comic-Con, MondoCon is going to have so much excellent stuff happening simultaneously that fans will have to make some really tough decisions on what they want to do over the course of the two days. Read more about MondoCon below. Read More »
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In the history of movies, the list of films with essential, iconic and influential looks is short. Films like Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and 2001: A Space Odyssey all instantly come to mind. On that list, too, is Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. The “future noir” aesthetic it helped pioneer over thirty years ago remains a standard in science fiction to this day.
That legacy makes it an absolutely perfect film to commemorate in an art show, which is exactly what the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York is doing this weekend. The Blade Runner art show is called Moments Lost – Music and Art Inspired by Blade Runner and is centered on a brand new album released by Analog Sweden. Fully funded through IndieGogo, the album is full of music inspired by and made with the same equipment Vangelis used to compose the score to the film. Each track also has an accompanying piece of art and those pieces, along with many more, will be on display beginning May 31.
Below, check out some of the gorgeous work in the Blade Runner art show and find out how you can attend. Read More »
Five years have passed since audiences were first transported to Pandora in James Cameron‘s Avatar. Since then, hype surrounding the highest-grossing film of all time has subsided a bit. But, with three sequels coming between 2016 and 2018, the writer/director is preparing to bombard the world with his vision once again.
We know an Avatar Land is in the works for Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and now Cameron is teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create a live-action, touring show based on the film. It will be Cirque’s first movie-themed show ever. Read More »
Popular and talented artist Ken Taylor will have his first solo show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas this week. After our exclusive debut from the show, a ton of new posters have now been revealed. Posters for Frankenstein, Predator, Fight Club, Das Boot and Catwoman join Children of Men and Little Shop of Horrors to comprise a good portion of what fans and collectors will get to see come Friday May 30. Check out images from the Ken Taylor Mondo show below. Read More »
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Ivan Reitman’s comedy classic Ghostbusters. And over the past few months, Gallery 1988 has been presenting a fully authorized art show to celebrate the occasion. It kicked off in New York, is currently in Los Angeles and will make a stop in Chicago on June 20-22 before heading to San Diego Comic-Con.
And though many of the pieces in the show have made it online, and some have even sold out, there’s been no place to view the entire exhibit in digital form. Until now.
Slashfilm is proud to be the exclusive online home of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit. Below we’ve got five pages with almost 150 different pieces of art. Everything from limited edition posters to original paintings, sculptures and more. It’s an embarrassment of Ghostbusting riches and you can check it all out by clicking here. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve seen theaters try to entice moviegoers with big-name guests, luxe chairs, gourmet menus, specialty cocktails, and even etiquette ninjas. But this may be the first time we’ve heard of rooftop pool parties being brought into the mix.
A company called Hot Tub Cinema has begun hosting pop-up events in which — as their name suggests — movie lovers get to watch films from the comfort of a hot tub. Find out how you can attend after the jump.
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Few artists in the poster world are as in demand as Ken Taylor. The Australian artist is not only one of the most popular names on the Mondo roster, he does posters for many of the biggest bands touring today. Taylor’s gorgeous, realistic, striking style has made instant collectibles of posters for Halloween, Alice in Wonderland, Man of Steel, Jurassic Park, and Breaking Bad. Now he’s tackling even more.
Though Taylor had a paired show at Mondo last year, and triple at Phone Booth the year before that, on May 30, he’s soon having his first solo show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. The show, simply called The Art of Ken Taylor, will feature posters for lots of recognizable films, many of which Mondo has never tackled before.
To whet your whistle, we’re excited to exclusively debut Taylor’s poster for Alfonso Cuaron‘s Children of Men and also a take on Frank Oz‘s musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Read more about the solo Ken Taylor Mondo show below. Read More »
Early on in The Graduate, there’s that iconic moment. Ben Braddock, a recent college grad, is talking with the beautiful older family friend Mrs. Robinson. Ben says, “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.” It’s iconic thanks to director Mike Nichols’ choice of angle, the delivery of the line by Dustin Hoffman, and the way that one sentence sets the entire story into motion.
At Jason Reitman‘s final live read of the season, actor Jay Baruchel played the role of Ben Braddock. When he got to that line, delivered next to his Mrs. Robinson, Sharon Stone, the 32-year-old actor broke character, cocked his right arm on his side and whispered, “Yes!” He was excited, not just because he nailed the legendary line, but maybe he got the feeling what was to follow was going to go very well. Reitman’s casting of Baruchel as the nervous, unsure, yet charming and likable Ben couldn’t have been more perfect. The same could also be said for Sharon Stone, whose Mrs. Robinson was sexy, confident and cool.
Though both actors were merely sitting in chairs, reading lines of dialogue, their body language created an electric chemistry that turned the combination of a great cast and a flawless script into a memorable event. Below, read more details about the Film Independent at LACMA Live Read of The Graduate. Read More »
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