The Simpsons has long been a holy grail for art galleries and poster houses. It’s a franchise many of us have grown up with, loved, and perhaps even been obsessed with at some point. That makes it a natural subject for pop-culture artists.
On that note, /Film is proud and excited to reveal the first in Acme Archives‘ ongoing series of officially licensed Simpsons screenprints: Dancin’ Homer by Dave Perillo. It’s a 12 x 24 print in an edition of 250, and it goes on sale Tuesday April 9 at a random time. Check out the full piece below, along with a short interview with the artist. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Who exactly is G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘s Cobra Commander? Find out after the jump. Also:
- Expect the cast to return for Oz The Great and Powerful 2
- Josh Duhamel will make a cameo in Transformers 4
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- Don’t hold your breath for a Simpsons Movie sequel
- A Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance stuntman is suing Sony
- V/H/S 2 gets a release date and some new images
- See images and video from the Star Trek scoring studio
- Just what is in that new Star Trek Into Darkness teaser?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
The pilot casting blitz isn’t over yet. Also after the jump:
- Kristen Wiig‘s Arrested Development role revealed
- Yeah, NBC is probably going to cancel Up All Night
- HBO decides not to go with James Gandolfini‘s pilot
- HBO’s cancelled drama Luck finds new life as a blog
- Survey says House of Cards is a success for Netflix
- Nerdist’s Celebrity Bowling could head to AMC
- Judd Apatow‘s Simpsons script is getting a rewrite
- Watch the full-length trailer for A&E’s Bates Motel
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Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane might be hosting this Sunday’s Academy Awards, but his rival cartoon is actually up for an Oscar. The Longest Daycare, the Simpsons-inspired short film starring Maggie Simpson that played in front of this summer’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, is one of the nominees for Best Animated Short. We’ve already seen a short trailer for the film, but it’s now online in its entirety. Read More »
Location is essential to the medium of television. Unlike movies, which can use a location and move along, TV recycles the same places over and over to conserve time and money. The result is that places on television become characters themselves.
That was the idea behind Austin-based artist Tim Doyle‘s first solo art show, UnReal Estate, in early 2012. Now the sequel is upon us. UnReal Estate II opens Thursday February 7 at Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA. Just like last year, Doyle has immortalized some of your favorite locations from our favorite TV shows. A few examples include the ship Serenity from Firefly, the TARDIS in Doctor Who, the model home on Arrested Development, and Downton Abbey from, well, you know where.
Below we’ve got the entire show and will tell you how to see it in person as well as buy prints online. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
TV-related odds and ends after the jump, including:
- How will Community handle Chevy Chase‘s departure?
- Who wants to attend the first ever CommuniCon?
- The Colbert Report is doing a Hobbit theme week
- 50 Cent is developing a new hourlong drama for Starz
- Brad Pitt is producing an HBO series about a debt collector
- BBC One plans a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell miniseries
- NBC schedules Grimm‘s return and Do No Harm‘s premiere
- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be on The Simpsons
- American Horror Story reveals the present-day Bloody Face
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Let’s say you’re one of the producers of The Simpsons, still on the air after an astounding 24 seasons. For years, you’ve ignored spec scripts and story pitches from pretty much everyone possible. And then you learn that Judd Apatow, who is now kind of a big deal, wrote a Simpsons spec script as his first-ever stab at writing for television. The smart move would be to make sure that thing gets made, even if it is an early effort from someone who was at the time an unformed talent.
And so here we are: the script Apatow wrote in 1990 — way back when The Simpsons was almost as new and green as Apatow was at the time — looks like it will be made at last. Read More »
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Judd Apatow‘s movies all have a common thread. A person who acts younger than they should is forced to leave their youthful ways and become a grown up. Exhibits A, B, C and D are Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Seth Rogen in Knocked Up, Adam Sandler in Funny People and both Pete and Debbie (to a slightly lesser extent) in the upcoming This is 40. Apatow is well aware this is his thematic bread and butter.
At a recent screening of This is 40 hosted by Film Independent, the writer/director/producer whose work has had such a profound effect on comedy traced that conceit back to the first thing he ever wrote: a spec script for The Simpsons. What was it about? Read his quote after the jump. Read More »