Cool Stuff: Pop Culture Quotes Inspire an Art Show

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Movie quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite films. Buy all the tickets you want, but the moment you truly prove your love of a movie is when you quote it in regular conversation. By that rationale, the new show at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles is an unabashed love fest.

The show is called Quotes, Lines & Lyrics and it’s comprised of the work of over 70 artists all who have created work based around famous lines of dialogue from a movie, TV show or song. It opens February 27 and remains on display through March 15. Online sales start February 28. Below, see just a few of our favorite pop culture quotes turned into art.  Read More »

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Hugh Fleming Star Wars

This edition of Star Wars Bits jumps all over the timeline. Below, read about the following:

  • Own the first ever autographed cast photo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Oscar Isaac says he’s “in the dark” about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Dave Filoni offers a fascinating look at the development of Star Wars Rebels
  • See some images from a new Star Wars poster book.
  • Read an excerpt from Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi.
  • What locations does the Millennium Falcon show up at in The Force Awakens?
  • A fascinating, new rumor has surfaced about Luke Skywalker‘s role in The Force Awakens.

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ernest cline armada synopsis

Considering this site is called “Slashfilm,” we don’t cover a lot of books. But most books aren’t written by Ernie Cline. Cline first hit our radar as the writer of Fanboys, the Star Wars fan story directed by Kyle Newman. He then truly hit a home run with Ready Player One, a massive sci-fi adventure influenced by movies, music, video games and more. It’s currently being developed into a movie by Warner Bros. That’s why Cline’s work fits so well on this site. Those who live and breathe pop culture will truly appreciate it.

His second novel, Armada, sounds like it further explores some of the concepts he’s played with before. The movie rights were picked up last year and, finally, Random House has announced an official release date for the book: July 14. Along with that, we now have the cover and a full synopsis. However, in that synopsis is something very odd. It seems Cline is drawing heavily from The Last Starfighter. Could that actually be? Read the Armada synopsis below. Read More »

cult movie t-shirts

There’s something oddly rewarding in sporting a super nerdy t-shirt. You feel good about yourself and if someone gets it, you know they’re on your wavelength. If you want to know what I mean, check out an awesome batch of shirts curated by the Bottleneck Gallery in New York along with TeeFury. They collaborated with a number of artists to make t-shirts based on a ton of cult movies you never see shirts for. Things like Hot Fuzz, A Trip to the Moon, UHF, 12 Monkeys, Rushmore, Teen Wolf and more. Below, check out a very cool set of cult movie t-shirts. Read More »

Legendary Yoda Empire Strikes Back

The buzz of New York Toy Fair is finally wearing off but, when an event is that big, a few things will always fall through the cracks. One example is a tease of an upcoming Star Wars toy by Spin-Master. It’s called Legendary Yoda and we don’t know exactly what it does but a teaser video is about as tantalizing and fun as teaser videos gets. Check out the Star Wars Legendary Yoda from Spin-Master below. Read More »

jason-palmer Star Wars Celebration

A major question may have been answered and a major amount of art is featured in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about:

  • Mark Hamill offers a cryptic tease of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • There’s a real lack of female characters made as Hasbro Star Wars toys.
  • Check out a preview of Marvel’s Star Wars #3.
  • Greg Grunberg talks about working on, and the secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • See a bunch of exclusive art that will be available at Star Wars Celebration.
  • Has Rey’s speeder already made it into the world of Star Wars?
  • A large batch of rumors, some new some old, have been posted online.

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Tomorrowland

Disney’s marketing team has been pretty secretive about Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland, but details have a way of leaking out anyway. Today it’s thanks to Funko, which unveiled a line of Tomorrowland toys at this weekend’s Toy Fair.

The figurines reveal the movie’s major characters, including one we’ve never seen and a couple we barely know. Plus, they all come with accessories including shiny guns and a jet pack. Join us after the jump as we attempt to figure out what the Tomorrowland toys mean about the Tomorrowland movie.  Read More »

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Want to see lots and lots of New York Toy Fair images from Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and DC? Which characters are about to hit Gotham? What did the EP of Arrow tease about Green Lantern? How did Kingsman: The Secret Service do over its opening weekend? Want to see some new X-Men Apocalypse concept art from Bryan Singer? Who is the latest full time addition to the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Which roles are the currently casting for Deadpool? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Back to the Future DeLorean

While we wait for the hoverboards and self-tying Nikes we were promised, here’s another way to make your 2015 feel a bit more like Marty McFly’s 2015. Japanese toy company Bandai has announced a Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone case.

By that, we don’t mean they’ve just taken a plain old iPhone case and painted on some fancy pictures. No, this is a detailed miniature model with working lights and everything. You’ll have to supply your own flux capacitor if you actually want to send it through time, though.

Watch a video of the Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone case in action after the jump.  Read More »

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