Most of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy or action films become our favorites because of their details. I’m talking weapons; iconic tools of destruction that are so damn cool we want to own them. Lightsabers in Star Wars, the Hanzo steel in Kill Bill, Robocop‘s handgun, pulse rifles in Aliens, Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver, Indiana Jones‘s whip, Ghostbuster proton packs, Freddy‘s claws. Iconic weapons are a huge asset to a classic pop-culture action film.
A new art gallery is opening in Los Angeles January 11 called the Hero Complex Gallery and they agree with that assessment. Their debut show is called Weapon of Choice. All the work is based upon pop culture weapons. Some are obvious, like the ones mentioned above. Others are more subtle, like a film noir femme fatale using sex as a weapon. But either way, the show looks incredibly gorgeous and /Film is honored to debut several of the works in the show.
The show has The Thing flamethrower by Craig Drake, Conan‘s sword by Joshua Budich, the No Country for Old Men bolt pistol by Scott Belcastro, Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver by Brandon Schaefer, Buck Rodgers’ ray gun by Laurent Durieux, and images from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill and much more. Check it all out below. Read More »
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The snowballing popularity of pop culture art has found a place to plant its flag in the Pacific Northwest. Los Angeles has Gallery 1988, Austin has Mondo, San Francisco has Spoke Art, New York at Bottleneck and Seattle now has the LTD Art Gallery. The gallery will celebrate its one year anniversary this weekend with the opening of Pop 2, an exhibit featuring the art of pop culture. Everything from sci-fi to comic books, television and movies are all on display created a talented group of veteran and up and coming artists. Batman, Hellboy, I Dream of Jeannie, Blade Runner, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead are some of the subjects.
The show runs from November 8 through December 9 with an opening reception happening this Thursday from 6-10 p.m. After the jump, check out a bunch of images from the exhibit and get all the details.
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New York Comic-Con has come and gone, bringing with it big movie news, TV news and lots and lots of collectibles. And while some booths chose to reveal their collectibles in advance, one that didn’t was the crew at Mondo. They preferred to keep their first trip to New York a well-kept secret until the convention opened on Thursday. Once that happened though, fans realized it was worth the wait as the famous poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse had brought posters from the Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill, Friday the 13th and more. That’s the good news. The better news is that not everything sold out so they’ll likely be online soon.
After the jump, check out all of Mondo’s New York Comic-Con offerings. Read More »
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The primary purpose of a movie poster is to tell a consumer about a film in hopes they’ll want to watch it. Artist Robert Brandenburg wants to do the same thing. He’s just selling the wrong message. The Ohio-based artist, who came onto the pop art scene at Gallery 1988 in 2011, is one half of the latest exhibit the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, opening September 14. His work in the show consists of seven original movie posters on which he has painted, ever so slightly, to completely subvert the purpose of the poster. For example, he reworked Deliverance, seen above.
/Film is proud to debut Brandenburg’s hilarious reinterpretation of Woody Allen‘s 1979 film Manhattan along with an interview with the artist, discussing his choices, style and revealing which other films will be featured in the exhibit. Two words: Free Willy. Check it out below. Read More »