(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: Rupert Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell.)
Elon Musk is on the verge of shoving AI into our brains, and Scarlett Johansson hits theaters this week to sell us on how cool becoming a cyborg can be. After almost three decades in the public consciousness, first as a gorgeously challenging manga and then as boundary-busting animation, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell has evolved into human form.
Finding films to watch alongside it isn’t hard. The cyberpunk exploits of Public Security Section 9 chasing down a mind hacker have inspired the technological imaginations of plenty of modern movies (not to mention launching a franchise of three animated movies, a TV series and several Original Video Animations).
Ghost in the Shell is the godmother that came along at the perfect time to re-launch a vision of the future fueled by the incipient internet, our relationship to AI, and the near-inevitability of our fusion with machines. It turns out the only difficulty in hunting down its peers is finding examples that see that future as optimistically as it does.
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For any sci-fi fan, it would be a dream come true to find a place where the characters from all your favorite sci-fi movies and TV shows existed in the same world. But unless we figure out how to travel to a parallel dimension where all those character that have been imagined over the years are real, we’ll have to settle for this new print from the Hero Complex Gallery show Sci-Scapes.
Artists Josan Gonzalez and Laurie Greasley created this insanely detailed piece of work that feels like a sci-fi version of Where’s Waldo. But rather than looking for the bespectacled, red and white striped sweater wearing explorer, you can just look at any part of this image and find someone or something from RoboCop, Total Recall, Akira, Alien, Stranger Things, Blade Runner, Predator and much more.
Check out the sci-fi crossover poster after the jump. Read More »
New York Comic-Con has been finished for a few days now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend like you were there by picking up some of the artwork from Hero Complex Gallery that was unveiled at the convention.
Right now the collectible art gallery has a bunch of new pieces straight from NYCC featuring Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings, The Professional, Misery, Harry Potter, RoboCop, How to Train Your Dragon, The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction and more.
Check out all the Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2016 art available after the jump. Read More »
Back in December, we featured a new RoboCop print from Matt Ferguson that was made available by Grey Matter Art. Now another piece of work honoring Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi action classic is available, this time from Gabz (who recently delivered a stellar Star Wars trilogy print that is situated on my wall). It’s bloody, fiery and just fantastic.
Check out the new Gabz RoboCop poster after the jump. Read More »
We’ve featured plenty of work from artist Matt Ferguson, from his Lord of the Rings poster set to his Star Wars trilogy collection and his art show in Brooklyn this past spring. Now we have one more cool piece to add to his impressive line-up, and it pays tribute to Paul Verhoeven’s contemporary action classic, RoboCop.
See the full Robocop print and find out where you can get one after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Voice actor Mark Ryan debunks a recent Transformers 5 rumor
- Denis Villeneuve addresses Blade Runner‘s biggest mystery
- Fantastic Beasts‘ Eddie Redmayne doesn’t want to “let everybody down”
- The horror in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials almost got it rated R
- Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz want a Malcolm in the Middle reunion
- Robocop 2 might still happen someday, eventually, maybe
- The Conjuring 2 and Ouija 2 add to their cast lists
- Straight Outta Compton‘s Aldis Hodge signs up for Jack Reacher 2
- Frank Marshall shares a photo from the set of Bourne 5
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There’s a good chance no one has ever thought that they’d like to see a movie that intersects the worlds of films such as Star Wars, Scarface, John Wick, Collateral, Terminator, Trainspotting, Saturday Night Fever and more. But that’s exactly what Antonio Maria Da Silva has done with a wholly strange, mesmerizing and fantastic cleverly edited short compiled by using clips from all these movies.
We’ve featured supercuts and trailer remixes before, but this Hell’s Club mash-up is something completely different. We don’t want to give anything away, but Da Silva sets up the video by saying, “There is a place or fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as Hell’s Club. Just watch it and be mesmerized. Read More »
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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Paul Verhoven’s Robocop is one of those pop culture properties that is represented by a lot of posters. But, frankly, I think we’re probably okay with that. The film is awesome, a classic that is entertaining, subversive and worth revisiting again and again. Plus, it’s a franchise that proves if the original works, celebrate it, don’t try to do it over.
The latest poster for Robocop is by artist James White, aka Signal Noise, whose colorful, almost electric work you’ve probably seen on the site before. His take on this film is simple and iconic, and very of the ’80s era. Even with that, it still takes 10 different colors in the screenprinting process to make it pop.
Below, check out our exclusive reveal of James White’s Skuzzles Robocop poster, which will be released on May 29. Read More »
Who would have guessed that the next version of RoboCop would be via a web series? The portal Machinima announced a slate of upcoming projects today, and among a couple of DC-related series and a strange effort from Clive Barker is a series that will explore the RoboCop world by showing us first-person action from the point of view of the title law enforcers. Given that Machinima started as something between the realms of gaming and film, that’s an interesting angle to take. Read more about the RoboCop web series, and all the other new Machinima projects below. Read More »