Action films in the Eighties were extremely distinctive. The featured big muscle-bound men accomplishing insurmountable tasks, decorated with squirting blood, massive guns and fists to the face. The names are legend: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris. The films are revered: The Terminator, Bloodsport, Commando, Cobra, Rocky III, RoboCop, Rambo, Aliens. And now Spoke Art has teamed up with artist Jon Smith to create an art exhibit that’s all about the craziest era in action film history.
It’s called Mucho Machismo: First Blood Part One and features works by Godmachine, James Flames, Tim Doyle, Methane Studios, Gabz, Alan Hynes and many others. The show opens in Oakland, CA Friday September 7 and will remain on display through September 28. Check out an exclusive gallery of images featuring all those films above and others after the jump. Read More »
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The Summer of 2012 has been pretty light on comedy. Ted was certainly funny and 21 Jump Street, a few months back, was a welcome surprise but so far we’re still searching for that breakout, quote with your friends, insane laugh fest that Superbad, The Hangover and others have been in recent years. For your consideration, I present Klown.
The Danish film from director Mikkel Nørgaard follows two men, played by Frank Hvam & Casper Christensen, who leave their lives for a raunchy weekend getaway. Things go from inappropriate to downright offensive, though, when the 12-year-old son of one of their girlfriends joins them on the trip. It’s on track to get a Todd Phillips/Danny McBride remake in the future.
Klown is being released in New York, Los Angeles, Austin as well as Video on Demand this Friday, July 27, and to commemorate the occasion, Mondo has commissioned artist Alan Hynes to do a very limited screen print. You can check that out after the jump, along with a video showing a special event where fans took canoes down a river, just like in the movie, to see the movie. Read More »
Mondo has been on a roll lately, and today they tossed images of three upcoming poster images out to three different sites. But while the company has been doing a lot of high-profile films of late (Star Wars, Hellboy, etc) these films get back closer to the origins of Mondo.
The Alamo Drafthouse is doing a two-night series with exploitation director William Lustig, and has commissioned three posters to celebrate the three films being shown. Tuesday night (that’s tomorrow!) will be Maniac and then Maniac Cop 2 (note that despite the title similarities, these are unlreated movies) and then Wednesday will be Vigilante. And Mr. Lustig will be present for all three screenings.
Check out the posters in full after the break. Read More »
Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas is mere hours away and we’ve got a look at some of the awesome poster art from Mondo that will be on sale at the event. There are posters for Let Me In and Rubber both by /Film favorite Olly Moss, Roger Corman (co-winner of this year’s Fantastic Fest Lifetime Achievement Award) by Zach Hobbs, Red, White & Blue by Sawdust, Nevermore by Alan Hynes, and X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes by Rob Jones.
Hit the jump to check them all out. Read More »