Los Angeles residents are incredibly spoiled when it comes to pop culture art events. Most of that is because Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell opened not one but two Gallery 1988 locations in the City of Angels. Every few weeks, a new art exhibit goes on the walls celebrating either an artist or subject, usually with a pop culture theme. Lost, Breaking Bad, Edgar Wright, Judd Apatow, the list of awesome Gallery 1988 subjects goes on and on. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, usually you can’t experience these for yourself.
That’s why, in 2011, Cromwell and Karp released a beautiful coffee table book called Crazy 4 Cult, based on the Gallery’s signature exhibit. Next week, they’re releasing the sequel, Crazy 4 Cult 2, and we got Karp to exclusively explain some of his favorite images in the book. They’re based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Shaun of the Dead, Rushmore, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Donnie Darko, Willy Wonka, Coming to America, Back to the Future and Wet Hot American Summer. Read More »
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Matt Zoller Seitz‘s The Wes Anderson Collection is a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. Matt has been working on the collection for twenty years, and the result is sure to be something that any fan of the director must own. The book is set to be released on October 8th 2013 and there is currently a deal for 39% off the $40 cover price. So if you’re a Wes fan or know one that could use a cool gift this holiday season, nows the time to pick this one up!.
The 336 page book takes an “in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career.” It features:
Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.
Watch a trailer for the book after the jump.
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By now the story of Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado About Nothing is well-known. On a break from post-production for The Avengers, which would go on to gross $1.5 billion worldwide, the writer/director grabbed a bunch of friends and over 12 days shot a modernized version of the classic Shakespeare play at his own house. The resulting film, released in June, didn’t make as much as The Avengers – in fact, it made just .3% as much – but the passion in it is likely on a similar level.
Next week, Titan Books is releasing a book for Much Ado About Nothing that includes Whedon’s full screenplay, an exclusive interview, and never before seen images from the production of the film, such as the one above.
After the jump, see four more exclusive images as well as some special excerpts from the script and the interview. Read More »
For years, director Robert Zemeckis has conveyed an interest in making a sequel to his 1988 smash, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? At times, it even sounds like it’s getting close. Before (or if) that ever happens though, an actual sequel is coming and it’s coming later this year.
Gary K. Wolf, the creator of Roger Rabbit, will be releasing a new Roger Rabbit eBook on November 29. It’s called Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? Read More »
TODAY is the day, Del Rey’s highly anticipated The Making of Return of the Jedi is now in stores. Amazon is still offering 40% off, but I’m not sure how long that price will stay. I own every book in this collection, and every single one of them is worth the price of admission. If you’re a Star Wars fan, buy it! If you know a Star Wars fan, this is the perfect gift! I’ve included some of the photo previews that have been released after the jump, alongside a short video trailer.
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In Tommy Wiseau‘s comedy of errors The Room, he regularly greets his friend with a loud, disingenuous and blandly hilarious line: “Hi Mark!” Next week in Los Angeles, those two words are sure to be on everyone’s lips because Mark himself, actor and author Greg Sestero, is finally releasing The Disaster Artist, a book detailing production of the film, one of the worst cult classics of all time.
Tuesday October 1 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, fans can see a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of The Room, followed by a Q&A and book signing with Sestero. Plus, the first 100 people to purchase the book get some awesome limited edition art by Alex Pardee. Below, get more information on the event and see additional posters. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
M. Night Shyamalan‘s career was originally built on his ability to surprise the audience, and his latest release may be his most unexpected yet. Yes, it’s something even more out-there than a ’90s teen romcom.
Shyamalan has written a new book about public education reform, titled I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap. Although it seems an unlikely subject for the Sixth Sense director to tackle, his interest in it stems from an experience he had as a filmmaker. More on how the book came to be after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
What’s that in the header image? Why, it’s Luke Skywalker — well, Mark Hamill — catching up with his old buddy the Rancor. See the full-sized version after the jump. Also below:
- So where is Episode VII going to shoot?
- And when is filming supposed to start?
- New book Kenobi delves into Obi-Wan’s past
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