Los Angeles residents are incredibly spoiled when it comes to pop culture art events. Most of that is because Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell opened not one but two Gallery 1988 locations in the City of Angels. Every few weeks, a new art exhibit goes on the walls celebrating either an artist or subject, usually with a pop culture theme. Lost, Breaking Bad, Edgar Wright, Judd Apatow, the list of awesome Gallery 1988 subjects goes on and on. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, usually you can’t experience these for yourself.
That’s why, in 2011, Cromwell and Karp released a beautiful coffee table book called Crazy 4 Cult, based on the Gallery’s signature exhibit. Next week, they’re releasing the sequel, Crazy 4 Cult 2, and we got Karp to exclusively explain some of his favorite images in the book. They’re based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Shaun of the Dead, Rushmore, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Donnie Darko, Willy Wonka, Coming to America, Back to the Future and Wet Hot American Summer. Read More »
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From black lights to best friends, Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Gallery is getting sentimental for their next pop culture art exhibit. It’s called I Love You, Man and is focused on friendships that are prevalent in film or television. Some examples: The Channel 4 News Team in Anchorman, the Ghostbusters, Ferris and Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bill and Ted, The Boondock Saints, The Three Amigos, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Donnie and the Rabbit in Donnie Darko. Obviously, it’s a theme the gallery allowed to be twisted ever so slightly, but if you’ve ever dreamt of an Encino Man print, this is the show for you.
“I Love You, Man” opens at 7 p.m. Friday May 10 and will remain on display through May 26 at the gallery, which is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Check out a nice, big sampling from the show below. Read More »
Each year some of the commercials from the biggest brands during the Super Bowl are directed by big name filmmakers (remember Ridley Scott‘s classic Apple “1984″ Super Bowl ad). The 2012 Super Bowl commercials feature spots directed by Todd Phillips, Bobby Farrelly, David Gordon Green, Miguel Arteta, Noam Murro, Craig Gillespie, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., Joe Pytka, Jake Scott, Fredick Bond, Peter Berg and others. After the jump I’ve collected 18 of the tv spots directed by big screen talent, breaking down who directed what.
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Last week the internet went into a minor frenzy when a clip appeared featuring Matthew Broderick seemingly reprising his starring role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Turns out the clip was an early herald for Honda ad directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School). The ad recreates and/or riffs on scenes from the ’80s comedy film, but this time with the intent of generating sales for Honda rather than laughs.
Now we’ve got the full ad for your viewing… er, pleasure. Check it out below. Read More »
How’s your ’80s nostalgia level today? If it is feeling a little low, take a look at the ten-second preview clip for a Honda ad that will run during the Super Bowl. In the clip, Matthew Broderick teases a reprise of one of his most-loved roles: Ferris Bueller, complete with a bit of Yello’s signature song ‘Oh Yeah.’ Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by Angie Han
We already know that director Paul Feig will be reteaming with Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, and Judd Apatow for a new movie – but it turns out Feig has another mysterious project on the horizon as well. Feig spilled the beans in an interview with Moviehole, where he said the following: “There’s actually something in the fall that… is a sequel to a movie that people know but I can’t really talk about it yet; we’re still trying to finalize it. That would be fun. It’s something I’ve wanted to with some actors I’ve wanted to work with.”
Feig went on to say that the sequel in question is not a sequel to Bridesmaids or even, technically, a sequel — rather, the mystery project will be a “reboot” of a well-known franchise. He added, “I want to talk about it but it might not happen because of actors deals and so on so I better remain mysterious.” Care to take a guess at what Feig might be talking about?
After the jump, possible sequels for two very different ’80s flicks.
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Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
I know genre-switched trailers have sort of been done to death, but every once in a while a good one comes along that makes me laugh. Today, it’s a trailer for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — done up to look like an indie film. Watch it after the jump.
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Our friends at Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA have a new art exhibition, “The Road To Shermer, a tribute to John Hughes”. The show opening on February 11th and runs until March 4th, 2011. As you know, John Hughes is the writer/director responsible for some of our most beloved teen films of the 1980s: National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Plaines Trains & Automobiles, The Great Outdoors, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Dutch, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and many others.
After the jump you can find a gallery of the best artwork from the show (in my opinion).
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