star wars art show

When Lucasfilm and Disney announced the Star Wars “Art Awakens” initiative, it was revealed they were working with Los Angeles-based art gallery Gallery1988 on an official Star Wars: The Force Awakens art show. This got the whole art and screen print community excited. And now we have the first real details and a sneak preview of just a few of the pieces of art which will be available at the show. Hit the jump for the info.

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The Final Girls poster

This weekend brings a wonderful meshing of horror and comedy with some real heart in the form of The Final Girls. The meta flick takes Taissa Farmiga and throws her into the world of the horror movie that her mother (Malin Akerman) made famous, making for a reunion that is simultaneously thrilling, touching and hilarious. It’s like Last Action Hero, but way better.

And to help get the word out about this seriously incredible movie that will be in limited theaters and available on VOD starting Friday, October 9th, we’ve got an exclusive batch of character posters designed by Alex Pardee, the brilliant artist who has delivered awesome work for The World’s End and Attack the Block previously.

Plus, if you need anymore convincing (other than the awesome trailer), director Todd Strauss-Schulson checked in with us to make sure you know that this movie is all about. And if that’s not enough, we had a great interview with him back in August that you should definitely take the time to read. Otherwise, check out The Final Girls posters below! Read More »

Scott C's Pacific Rim

This Friday night, Gallery 1988 (West) is presenting In Service of Monsters, a group art show in tribute to the films of Guillermo Del Toro‘s films: Cronos, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II. Hellboy, Pan’s Labrinth, Hellboy II, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. The art show is curated by Chogrin and Gary Deocampo, and will feature work by dozens of artists reinterpreting del Toro’s films in their own unique styles. Hit the jump to see a sample of preview images from the show, and get more information on when, where and how you can attend or buy artwork online.

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Digging Through The Marrow Trailer

Last year at Buttnumathon, I saw an early screening of Horror filmmaker Adam Green‘s newest movie Digging Up The Marrow. The found footage documentary-style film puts the filmmaker Hatchet/Frozen director front in center in a story exploring a series of letters he supposedly received and the mysterious man behind them (played by Ray Wise) who believes to have proof that monsters are real. Most interestingly, the film incorporates the monster designs of artist Alex Pardee (who we’ve covered on the site many times in his past), bringing some of his demented creations to life on the big screen. The film is fun, albeit it feels a bit self self-aggrandizing for Green to make himself a character at the center of this story.

Green and Pardree just announced they will be brining the film on tour and have released the first Digging Out The Marrow trailer which you can watch embedded after the jump.

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Batman 75 Mondo Gallery

Have you ever heard of this character Batman? I hear he’s pretty popular. They’ve made a few movies about him, a few TV shows, and apparently a few comic books. 2014 is the 75th anniversary of this incredibly obscure, niche character, which apparently is why the team at Mondo is doing a full gallery show of original art and posters based on him and his gallery of characters.

75 Years of Batman opens Friday October 24 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and the first batch of art has been revealed. There are some heavy hitters here: Kevin Tong, Tom Whalen, Craig Drake, Phantom City Creative, Alex Pardee, Scott C., Jason Edmiston and this is just the first wave. Check out the Mondo Batman posters below. Read More »

Disaster Artist 3

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 »

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say artist Alex Pardee, like many of us, is an Edgar Wright fan. Pardee did a “literally mind-blowing” poster for Wright triple feature back in 2011 featuring images from Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.Now, Focus Features commissioned him to do a follow-up.

The poster is for Wright’s upcoming release The World’s End, and it’s a striking, violent, but incredibly on-point visualization of the film. Check it out below.

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We’ve seen art immortalizing music icons and we’ve seen art immortalizing movie icons. But rarely do we get to see one having sex with the other. That’s exactly what’s currently on display at Gallery 1988 Melrose in Los Angeles, a super twisted art exhibit by a group calling themselves The Butcher Kings.

The Butcher Kings consist of Alex Pardee (who has been on this site numerous times) and Skinner. Together they’ve taken all the properties we love in pop culture: Star Wars, Alien, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, He-Man, you name it, and either combined them with something completely different and subversive or just made them totally gross and hilarious. For example, in reference to the second sentence, there’s a piece called “F*** The Police” featuring Easy-E from NWA having doggie-style sex with a T-1000 from Terminator 2. It’s that kind of show.

Check out a bunch of the images after the jump. Be warned, though. Some are NSFW. Read More »

Sometimes there are posters so cool, people get mad when we post them. Posting them alerts more people to their awesomeness and, hypothetically, gives everyone less of a chance to buy one themselves. To those people, I apologize in advance.

Alex Pardee, whose work you might be familiar with from Sucker Punch or a new Attack the Block piece, has designed a “literally mind-blowing” poster for an upcoming Edgar Wright triple feature at the Castro Theater in San Francisco: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. After the jump we’ll show you the full image and tell you where you can buy tickets to attend the event and pick up one of these beauties. Read More »