Movie fans are well-aware what Bad Robot is: the production company of J.J. Abrams, responsible for a multitude of hit TV shows and movies. Among the TV shows are Fringe, Lost, Alias, Revolution and Person of Interest. The films? Star Trek, Cloverfield, Super 8, Mission: Impossible III and soon, Star Wars Episode VII. The company is a powerhouse of geeky goodness.
This week, Bad Robot adds yet another impressive line to their resume: art show subject. Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has teamed up with Abrams and crew to host the first ever Bad Robot Art Experience. Featuring art by over 100 artists based on all the above films, shows and more, it’s going to be a can’t miss event for art fans and pop culture fans alike.
The show opens April 26 and remains on display through May 18. After the jump, look at more than forty of the pieces in the show. Read More »
We’ve got two art shows to tell you about today. One is movie specific, second is more subtle and pop culture centric, both are very cool.
First, tied in with this weekend’s huge new release, Disney is releasing some Oz the Great and Powerful art by Joey Chou at their WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA. The gallery will also have a bunch of props from the film on display.
Next up, Los Angeles’s Gallery 1988 is opening their latest show, Product Placement, on March 9. It features works based on different products in movies and TV. What does that mean? Well how about Dapper Dan in O’Brother Where Art Thou, Oceanic 815 in Lost, Shark Repellent in Batman, Neo Tokyo Customs in Akira, Morrie’s Wigs in Goodfellas and much, much more. Check images out below. Read More »
The team at College Humor has made a living creating clever videos for us to share amongst friends and this has to be one of my favorites. Taking a formula they’re pretty much perfected in the past and combining it with their best subject yet, we’re presented with Lost: The Role Playing Game. Six seasons of the hit ABC show from J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are condensed into one video that plays out like an old school RPG. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
If you’re still scratching your head over that ambiguous Lost finale two years later… well, this new interview with Damon Lindelof probably won’t change that. But if you’re one of the many fans who wondered just what in the hell Lindelof and Carlton Cuse thought they were doing, you’ll want to watch the video after the jump. Also after the break:
- A new preview for Season 3 of The Walking Dead
- Cast members leaving Smash and Fringe
- Former Luck star Jason Gedrick boards Dexter
- American Horror Story Season 2 setting revealed
- HBO unveils a new poster for Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom
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Just when you thought the cryptic quotes about Lost were over with, co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof came out and said the following at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit:
It’s been two years (since the series wrapped) and we told the story we wanted to tell….I do feel like the world has not seen the end of ‘Lost,’ but I’m not going to have any involvement.
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The following interview wasn’t supposed to happen. It wasn’t scheduled or expected, but when a 20th Century Fox employee says you can have five minutes with Damon Lindelof but its gotta be now, you run across half of WonderCon to make it happen. So run I did and it was worth it.
Lindelof is one of the screenwriters and architects of Prometheus, easily one of the most anticipated films of 2012. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and others, the 3D sci-fi epic tells the story of a group of people who travel to another world hoping to find friendly beings. And fail. Spawned out of, and inflused with, the DNA of the Alien series, Prometheus has been shrouded in secrecy since day one, much like the show that put Lindelof on the map, Lost.
In my interview, we talked a little about that secrecy, some of the viral things happening around the movie including the TED Talk, a possible Lost concert, if Star Trek 2 will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con and, once and for all, I got to the bottom of the issue if this really is an Alien movie or not. That last part is a lie. Watch the video below. Read More »
The most disappointing, albeit it inevitable, part of attending Comic-Con is when you hear about something that happened you would have loved to see but totally missed. For me, that happened at Entertainment Weekly’s Totally Lost: One Year Later panel when show runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse made a surprise appearance with a “deleted scene” from the finale of the first season.
Here’s the set-up. Lindelof and Cuse take a lot of flack for saying they had everything in the series planned out even though very little of what actually happened – Jacob, the Man in Black, Candidates, light caves, etc – was never hinted at. This scene “proves” that they weren’t lying. The fact that it was shot specifically for Comic-Con, a year after the series finale aired, is insignificant. It would have been awesome to be in the room for this surprise, especially the big reveal at the end, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, we can all check it out now. Read More »
As you know, we’re big fans of long form interviews at /Film. In the past, we’ve posted extended 30-minute and possibly even one-hour interviews found on shows as Charlie Rose and other corners of the interwebs. Its rare that we see a filmmaker or screenwriter interviewed for anything longer than that. Well, this week The Kevin Pollak Chat Show had a 2 hour and fourty minute interview with Damon Lindelof, co creator and showrunner of Lost, producer for Star Trek, co-writer/producer for Star Trek 2, writer of Jon Favreau‘s Cowboys & Aliens and Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus.
During the interview, Lindelof talks about his twitter “feud” with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, his inspirations, learning at NYU, his early life trying to make it in Hollywood, Stephen King and King film/TV adaptations, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, the creation of Lost and working with JJ Abrams, collaborating with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman on Cowboys & Aliens, working with Ridley Scott on Prometheus and how it connects to the Alien films, how the writer’s strike allowed him to produce Star Trek while also working on Lost, brief thoughts on the newly announced 1952 project he’s working on for Disney, his Larry King impression, and much more. Watch the whole interview embedded after the jump.
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JJ Abrams is obsessed with mystery, and often hides a lot of easter eggs in his films and tv shows. In the past we’ve chronicled easter eggs in the Pixar movies Toy Story 3, WALL-E, and Up, as well as some other films. So it should come as no surprise that his latest movie, Super 8, is also packed with fun hidden bits.
For example: Did you know that Leonard Nimoy appars in the movie? How about that another one of JJ’s Star Trek stars plays “the monster”? Did you spot the references to Lost, Alias and The Twilight Zone? After the jump I’ve compiled 16 hidden easter eggs which can be found in the movie.
Be warned: for those of you who havent seen the film yet, the following article may contain spoilers.
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A couple weeks back I got a chance to get on the phone with director JJ Abrams about his new film Super 8. The interview is spoiler free, so feel free to check it out even if you havent seen the movie yet. We talk more about the film’s character-based storyline than the science fiction action, delving into the influences from his own childhood and why Hollywood doesn’t make movies about kids anymore. We talk briefly about Steven Spielberg’s involvement as a producer, and what that really meant to the film. I get geeky with Abrams, talking about the easter eggs in the film, and even ask him if we’ll ever see a movie about the Bad Robot in his production logo. Lastly, I had to ask him about LOST, and find out how much he knew about the smoke monster while he was directing the pilot episode. We also talk about his use of lens flares and the infamous mystery box. Read the whole interview after the jump.
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