Tomorrow night kicks off Gallery 1988’s Both Sides: An Art Show Celebrating Heroes & Villains featuring artwork by Dan Mumford and Jeff Boyes, two pop culture artists we’ve featured on the site previously. The show will also feature some “cameo” artwork from Ashton Gallagher, Chet Phillips, Clark Orr, Dave Quibble, Jeffrey Everett/Rockets are Red, Ryan Binkerhoff and Sam Gilbey. Hit the jump to get a preview of some of the artwork from the show.
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Twitter has released their 2010 Top Twitter Trends Analytics which includes a list og the top 10 tweeted about movies of the last year. The most talked about film of 2010 on Twitter? Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Hit the jump to see the full list.
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In this special episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley are joined by writer/director Rian Johnson to review JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film. They also wonder what the hell director Nicholas Winding Refn thinks about Keanu Reeves, reflect on the promise of Bradley Cooper, and get excited about Neveldine/Taylor’s Gamer. Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom will be in NY/LA beginning on May 15th and will open in select cities beginning May 22nd.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 by David Chen
In this episode of the /Filmcast, Dave, Devindra, and Adam witness the self-destruction of Joaquin Phoenix, say goodbye to Laserdiscs, and discuss the status of Wolverine: X-Men Origins. Special geek/guest Elisabeth Rappe joins us from Cinematical and MTV Movies Blog.
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I’ve been following Natasha Arthy’s Fighter ever since the initial trailers hit, and my anticipation for the film continues to grow as it slowly travels West-ward. The Danish film is about a teenage Turkish girl who finds herself outcast from both her family and society due to conflicting pressures. Ultimately, she finds solace in martial arts. On paper it sounds like a more dramatic Karate Kid, but the trailers also hint at some great Crouching Tiger-esque choreography. By many accounts, the film is phenomenal.
Now Twitch brings us the new UK trailer for the film, and while it starts off rather deceptively (you could easily imagine a dramatic Don LaFontaine reading of that opening text), it eventually rewards us with some great looking fight scenes. While it seems a bit wire-heavy at times, it’s done so well that I could easily imagine star Semra Turan could actually fly wuxia-style. This is not much of a surprise since the choreography comes courtesy of Xian Gao, who worked on both Crouching Tiger and Fong Sai Yuk.
While this trailer fails to show any of dramatic elements, it will at least convince people to see Fighter. From what I hear, the dramatic parts of the film work just as well as the action. I’m eager to see how the film handles the conflict between her conservative Muslim family and that of the more liberal Danish society.
Fighter screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin this past September, but there’s no word on a US release yet. It’s hitting DVD in the UK in February.