Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Mondo has always had a good eye for making pop culture posters that appeal to something primal in a specific fandom – their artists tap into imagery that remind us why we love something in the first place. And now, they’re coming for the ’90s kids.
The Austin-based art and collectibles company has officially announced their next gallery show, which will be based around Nickelodeon shows, touching on both the classic and recent entries in the network’s line-up.
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Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
After a false start with Dracula Untold, the Universal Monsters franchise is ready to get going for real with its first big release, The Mummy. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise as the hero who gets mixed up in some kind of trouble involving an ancient, wronged, and very pissed-off princess (played by Star Trek Beyond‘s Sofia Boutella).
Today the first The Mummy poster has arrived, along with a little The Mummy teaser for the trailer arriving this weekend. See it all after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
It only took 20+ years, but Martin Scorsese‘s Silence is finally coming to theaters next month. Ahead of the trailer’s premiere later this week, Paramount has unveiled the first Silence poster and a couple new Silence images.
Meanwhile, there’s a bit of bad news for another Scorsese project that’s been simmering for a long while. The Frank Sinatra musical biopic that he’s been developing on and off for the past several years is apparently dead, at least according to screenwriter Michael Chabon.
See the new Silence photos and get the latest on the Sinatra movie below. Read More »
Recently we’ve been learning a lot more about Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. For starters, the film will feature original songs by Oscar winner Alan Menken not heard in the Broadway Production of Beauty and the Beast or the 1994 Disney film. Speaking of the classic animated movie, the new poster for Condon’s remake pays tribute to it.
Below, check out the new live-action Beauty and the Beast poster.
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Next month brings another anticipated Star Wars movie to the big screen, but as every fan knows, this one will be a little more different. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story marks the first spin-off from the primary Star Wars saga storyline, and while The Clone Wars brought an animated version of the Star Wars universe to life on the big screen awhile back, this is the first live-action movie that isn’t a milestone episode in the long-running franchise.
To keep the hype train rolling along, a new Rogue One TV spot has debuted with some snippets of new footage to hold us over until that sneak preview hits ABC around Thanksgiving. In addition, two new banners have cropped up from the United Kingdom featuring our Rebel heroes and those poor marksman known as Stormtroopers charging at each other on the beaches of Scarif. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
How long has it been since you’ve watched the original xXx? Released in 2002 near the dawn of Vin Diesel‘s career as one of our strangest (and most strangely lovable) action stars, it was very much a product of its time, combining ’80s action, ’90s style, and two youthful middle fingers to the James Bond franchise. It was terrible. But it remains a fascinating artifact, a film from a time of great transition that will be studied by action movie scholars as a key moment in…something. We’ll figure out that something at a later date.
My point is that the modern action movie has changed a lot in the past decade and what was pretty rad to the cool kids back in the early ’00s doesn’t fly these days. What’s most interesting about this batch of new character posters for xXx: Return of Xander Cage is that they show off a franchise that may very well have grown with the times.
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Even those who have a fondness for the Star Wars prequels recognize that Jar Jar Binks is an abomination to the sci-fi saga. The character is a walking punchline in a wholly infuriating way with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Not even the insane theory about him being a genius villain who was in league with Senator Palpatine would be enough to make the character tolerable.
Since Jar Jar Binks can ruin things just by showing his stupid bug-eyed, duck-faced self, someone decided to take the gorgeous poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and put Jar Jar Binks all over it. The clumsy, moronic Gungan replaced all of the heroes featured on the poster, from Jyn Erso to Saw Gerrera.
Check out the Jar Jar Binks Rogue One poster after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We’re days away from MondoCon 2016, the annual celebration pop culture art organized by the good folks at Mondo, and previews from this year’s show have already been invading the internet. We’ve played our part, having debuted Kevin Tong’s new poster inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Ran last week and interviewed artist Todd Slater (and showed off his new The Secret of NIMH print) earlier today. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as other stunning posters have already made their way online in advance of the show. Let’s run through ’em.
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Just recently, the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was classified with a running time of 1 minute and 29 seconds. With Doctor Strange set to hit international markets next week, we’re likely to get this teaser trailer either later this week or early next week. But in the meantime, the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser poster has arrived.
Unlike the polished posters we’ve come to expect from Marvel Studios movies, this particular teaser poster looks more like an album cover straight out of the 1980s, and it has a rather cocky tagline as well. Check out the poster after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you’re a movie fan on the internet, you’re probably familiar with Mondo, the Austin-based purveyors of posters, clothing, and toys that have a habit of selling out in the blink of an eye. And this weekend brings us MondoCon 2016, the annual convention that puts dozens of the company’s regular artists in the same space for a pop culture celebration that is breathtaking and wallet-draining. Like last year, I’ll be in attendance to bring you all of the necessary news and share looks at the beautiful art that will be on display.
In advance of this year’s con, I was offered the chance to speak with artist Todd Slater, who will be in attendance this year and will have a few new posters, including a unique take on the Don Bluth animated classic, The Secret of NIMH, for sale at his booth.
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