Anthony Petrie Charts 2 - Godzilla

While this weekend brings Mass Hysteria 2 to Gallery 1988 with some outstanding new pieces from 100% Soft, next weekend brings another sophomore show from one of our favorite artists. Anthony Petrie is known for his details maps and charts artwork, and he rounded up a bunch of them for his first art show last year. Simply called Charts, the show features incredible pieces paying tribute to Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and more. And now he’s back with more.

Charts 2 brings Anthony Petrie back to Gallery 1988 with a whole new batch of artwork inspired by films such as Up, Godzilla, Rocky, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Grand Budapest Hotel and even television shows such as The Walking Dead. We have all those pieces available for you to check out after the jump, a couple of which haven’t been seen anywhere else until today. Read More »

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Rogue Binks

For many fans, the appeal of Rogue One is that it looks more somber than your typical Star Wars adventure. Gone are the idealistic young heroes and noble Jedi; here are a bunch of veterans and troublemakers who’ve seen some shit. The tone feels more akin to a gritty war drama than a fanciful space opera, and even the famously uncoordinated Stormtroopers look like a real threat this time out.

But while Rogue One looks intense, it doesn’t exactly strike terror into the hearts of fans. No, if Rogue One really wanted to send a chill down our spines, it’d call in the franchise’s most notorious hero. Rogue Binks unveils a version of Rogue One starring everyone’s favorite Gungan general, with special appearances by Chewbacca Mom, Holiday Special Leia, Ewok warriors, and George Lucas. Now that is some truly harrowing stuff. Watch the Rogue Binks trailer below.  Read More »

Robots React to the Morgan Trailer

Next weekend brings Morgan to theaters, a sci-fi thriller produced by Ridley Scott about a rapidly evolving, synthetically created person who has decided she’s done with being kept locked up like some kind of science experiment. Even though the movie is more about tampering with genetics rather than artificial intelligence, someone at 20th Century Fox thought it would be cool to see how two of the most advanced robots in existence today would react to the teaser trailer for Morgan. The results are simultaneously entertaining and a bit creepy.

Watch robots react to the Morgan trailer after the jump. Read More »

Batman - Guinness World Record

How much more will be unveiled about The Joker in the third season of Gotham? How did one man’s cosplay Batman suit set a Guinness World Record? Who should play John Constantine in the Justice League Dark movie? Want to hear a radio play version of Batman: The Killing Joke that’s more true to the source material? Would you like to attend a comic convention on a cruise ship? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Fede Alvarez interview

Director Fede Alvarez is all about defying expectations. First, he did the impossible and made an Evil Dead remake that managed to live up to the nasty legacy of the original. Now, he’s back with Don’t Breathe, a terrifying thriller that never zigs when it can zag, pushing the boundaries of good taste at every opportunity.

The set-up is refreshingly simple: three young criminals break into the home of a blind man, hoping to make off with the fortune he supposedly has stashed away. But that blind man is tough military veteran played by Stephen Lang and those crooks are on his turf and he has a few surprises in store for them. It’s intense. It’s gnarly. It’s grotesque. It may even go a little too far, but hey, you’ve got to admire its gleefully deranged commitment. I enjoyed it as SXSW and enjoyed it just as much just a few weeks ago. Alvarez is the real deal.

I was able to sit down with Alvarez after my second viewing and like many of the directors responsible for the most gruesome of horror movies, he turned out to be thoughtful, funny, and full of great stories. We spoke about directing Stephen Lang, channeling (and rejecting) cinematic influences, and how the film’s best scene was the result of a last-minute on-set rewrite.

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Independence Day Resurgence Review

One of the conversations I keep having with friends this month is how the summer movies this year have been atrocious. The summer seems filled with bad sequels like Independence Day Resurgence, Jason Bourne, and X-Men: Apocalypse, lackluster adaptations like Suicide Squad, Warcraft, The Legend of Tarzan, The Angry Birds Movie and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and even a few original stories like The Secret Life of Pets and The Neon Demon which weren’t that original or entertaining. But was this summer really THAT bad? Let’s take a look at the numbers and find out.

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Southside With You

Note: With Southside With You in limited release this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the Sundance Film Festival.

Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise has sparked dozens of imitations, some better than others, but Southside With You is almost certainly the first time it’s inspired a biopic based on a sitting U.S. president. Written and directed by Richard Tanne, the gentle indie romance chronicles the charmed first date of Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), then a summer associate at a Chicago law firm, and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter), then a second-year associate and his mentor at the same firm.  Read More »

100% Soft - Mad Max: Fury Road

The artwork of 100% Soft is unmistakable. The artist just has a way of creating the most adorable versions of characters from film and television, always giving proper respect to even the largest roster of characters. And his latest exhibition opening this weekend is no different.

Gallery 1988 is proud to present Mass Hysteria 2, the latest show featuring artwork by 100% Soft, aka Truck Torrence, and ahead of the opening of the show on Friday in Los Angeles, some of his pieces featuring the characters of Harry Potter, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Walking Dead and Mars Attacks! have been revealed online.

Check out the new pieces from the 100% Soft Gallery 1988 show after the jump. Read More »

Chris Hemsworth - Tom Hiddleston - Children's Hospital

Are there talks with Netflix for a third season of Young Justice yet? Want to see Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston being wonderful by visiting a children’s hospital in Australia? Want to see more of the Captain America: Civil War brawl? Would you sign a petition for ABC to release the Marvel’s Most Wanted pilot? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »