Movies, in general, have happy endings. The hero triumphs over adversity and the audience leaves the theater feeling good. But what if the bad guy won? What if the bomb went off? While the happy ending dominates cinema, some of the best movies of all time have taken the ‘dark ending’ route, and now some that did not have been reimagined with new conclusions.
Alternate Endings is a brand new art show presented by the Silver Screen Society and opening December 14 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Each artist in the show picked one of their favorite movies and created a piece of art showing an “alternate ending.” So, for example, Godmachine surmised that Tetsuo won in Akira. Mark Englert reimagined James Bond’s childhood in Skyfall. Others changed the endings of Home Alone, RoboCop, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
After the jump, check out a few images from the show and get all the pertinent info. Read More »
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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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What if Home Alone was a movie about a boy left home along in a city overrun with zombies? This is exactly what Jeff Schmalz has imagined in this video which mashes the films Home Alone and I am Legend together into one movie.
Macaully Culkin stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller about a young boy all alone at Christmas who is attacked by zombie vampires.
Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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Are you a fan of the movie Home Alone? /Film reader Tom H sent along word that you can now follow the McCallister family as they fly off to Paris and discover they left their son Kevin at home, alone.
The Home Alone Twitter project follows the characters in real time in an alternative dimension where all of the characters have access to Twitter accounts in the 21st century. People who are interested can follow 22 different characters or just watch the the twitter-list to see how they interact, chat to each other and tweet their thoughts and feelings. You might also want to check out some of the individual twitter accounts, which are all pretty elaborately set-up. For example, check out the page for Buzz McCallister.
Kevin McCallister just sent out a twitpic showing a photo of van in the driveway of his neighbors house, but he “thought the Murphys went to Florida??” Meanwhile, you can watch burglars Harry and Marv tweet to each other from the van as they scope out the McCallister home.
Questionable Internet/playground slang alert: A Bollywood family film entitled Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors is the target of a Warner Bros. lawsuit. The point of contention lies in the title’s similarity to the studio’s multi-billion Harry Potter franchise. Sillier still, Hari Puttar is described online as a blatant Home Alone knockoff. So the robber on the left is Bollywood’s version of Joe Pesci? Serious algebra. As you’d expect, Puttar‘s producers and crew are claiming innocence…
“Hari is a very common Indian name and Puttar stands for son in English,” the film’s music director Aadesh Shrivastav said at the music release of the film earlier.
This is true, and I don’t think the lawsuit holds much weight, but c’mon, the general approach of “Whaa? Harry Potter? Ours is Hari P-u-t-t-a-r” is straight out of This is Spinal Tap (or Bollywood’s knockoff, Tiger Sandwich). Judging from this 2007 event flyer, the similarity didn’t elude Duke University’s South Asian Student Association. And if you’re curious, here’s the logline…
The film revolves around a ten year old boy, Hari Prasad Dhoonda (nicknamed Hari Puttar) who has recently moved from India to the United Kingdom. Left home alone with his cousin Tuk Tuk when his parents go on vacation, Hari must deal with two burglars who hope steal a secret formula Hari’s father had created.
Discuss: Who do you side with, Puttar or Potter or Daniel Stern? Do you think Warner Bros. has a case? Should American kids see Hari Puttar?
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