Joe Dante and Roger Corman are two filmmakers with incredibly influential legacies. Corman’s eclectic, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants style of filmmaking helped educate and launch the careers of everyone from James Cameron and Jack Nicholson to Ron Howard and Peter Fonda. Then there’s Dante, whose twisted sense of humor mixed with childlike wonder helped mold children of the Eighties in ways very similar to Steven Spielberg. Along the way, each gave us a ton of memorable films.
Now, the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles is paying tribute to the films of both filmmakers with a art exhibit and film screening. The exhibit is called Kings Of Cult: An Art Tribute to Roger Corman and Joe Dante and opens May 24 at the Gallery in Los Angeles. Before that, Dante and Corman will be in attendance at a double feature of Dante’s 1993 film Matinee and Corman’s 1964 film The Masque of the Red Death on may 23 at the New Beverly Cinema. Read more about the event, and see some of the art, below. Read More »
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A brand new horror anthology has been given a green light. It’s called Fear Paris, and will feature multiple connected stories from directors such as Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) which will explore the supernatural underbelly of France’s capital city. Casting is now underway and two more directors will soon join the project, which will start shooting this summer.
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Update: Joe Dante has taken to Twitter to debunk this report:
Original story follows after the jump.
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Three directors recently booked brand new films: one underworked, one overworked and another making his debut. After the jump read about
- Joe Dante will be directing the horror-thriller Air Disturbance.
- Shawn Levy takes over This Is Where I Leave You, a family comedy originally set for Adam Shankman
- Writer Max Landis will make his directorial debut with Me Him Her, a “sexual identity comedy.”
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Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
In the two years since its launch, Drafthouse Films has compiled an enjoyably eclectic lineup ranging from the retrofuturistic break-dancing apocalypse comedy The FP to last year’s foreign film Oscar nominee Bullhead. But even by those standards, their latest release Trailer War is a little bit different. It’s not so much a movie as it is a feature-length compilation of trailers — gloriously bizarre, gleefully tasteless vintage trailers from low-budget exploitation flicks, in the vein of the old 42nd Street Forever compilations. Hit the jump to read more, check out the poster, and watch the NSFW trailer.
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Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
When we last checked on Joe Dante‘s The Hole back in 2010, we noted that it had been a long wait since the film was completed in early 2009 and revealed at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Turns out that lag time was nothing — two years later, it’s still yet to hit U.S. theaters. But at least now we know when it will.
Big Air Studios has just set a release date of September 28 for the 3D thriller, which centers around a family (Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia, and Nathan Gamble) who move into a new house. With the aid of their young neighbor (Haley Bennett), they discover a mysterious hole in the basement that may or may not lead to hell. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Summer time is sequel time. For the purposes of this particular article, it’s the time for sequels that don’t exist yet and, for all we know, may never exist. But Zombieland 2, Jurassic Park 4 and Gremlins 3 are all films that come up in conversation with filmmakers on a semi-regular basis. We’ve got the latest updates on all three below. A hint: don’t warm up the popcorn just yet. Read More »
The Sandlot’s Marty “Yeah-Yeah” York and Patrick “Ham” Renna reunite at LA Fitness in Hollywood where York is a personal trainer. [tmz via tdw]
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
Once again, Hollywood proves it isn’t satisfied til a trend has been completely beaten into the ground… then beaten some more… then covered with two tons of dirt and had a cross-shaped headstone laid on top of it.
Gremlins director Joe Dante will be helming Monster Love for Darclight, the genre arm of Arclight Films. The screenplay, by comics writer Greg Pak, is a horror-comedy about a werewolf and a vampire whose romance sparks an inter-species war. If that plot sounds new and exciting to you, you probably haven’t been awake for the past five years. More details, including the synopsis from the press release, after the jump. Read More »