The Autumn Society is holding The 80s POP! art show which will feature a collection of artwork inspired by movies, cartoons, and video games from the amazing and imaginary era of the 1980s. From Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Mario Bros, and many others, this show is bound to delight and spark great memories from this magical time, filled with memorabilia, long haired superheroes, and candy colored good times.
80s Pop! will premiere on Friday, June 5th, starting at 6pm. The show will feature 65 original pieces of artwork and a visit from The Philadelphia Ghostbusters in full suit and with unlicensed nuclear accelerators! I’ve included some of the art (some of which has been featured in past Cool Stuff and Page 2 columns on the site) after the jump.
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The Onion has published a funny fake news article announcing Michael Bay‘s “landmark $50 million agreement” to “monumentally fuck up” a big screen live-action adaptation of ThunderCats. The article quotes Bay as saying “I couldn’t be more excited to completely fuck this up.”
“I’ll use every directorial tool I have to suck the very life and charm out of this beloved cartoon,” added Bay, claiming that the film could turn out to be the most colossal piece of shit he’s ever worked on. “I won’t rest until I get every last scene exactly wrong.”
Read the full article on TheOnion.com .
WormyTV spent a year and a half creating this fan made movie trailer for a live-action Thundercats movie using clips from various movies. Starring Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman and Vin Diesel. The San Francisco-based graphic artist added all the effects frame by frame in Photoshop. The footage was edited in Adobe Premiere. Pretty incredible and also really funny.
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UPDATE: A number of readers have pointed out that the above model is 1) FAKE, 2) LAME, 3) “Probably left over from Small Soldiers” and 4) Not worth talking about
Like a good number of 20somethings, a ThunderCats movie makes me want to run far far away and hide from the Langolier that is booming ’80s nostalgia. Furthering my phobia, Snarfs were probably a distant ancestor of LOLCats. Above is an alleged head model rendering of one the film’s combative furballs (probably Panthro) from Warner Bros‘ 2010 all-CG adaptation of the cult cartoon series/ironic mall T-shirts. No lie: it looks like a surfing steakhead vampire from Lost Boys: The Tribe.
The film will mark the directorial debut of Jerry O’Flaherty, a video game art director on Gears of War (he also got a shout out on Daikatana, nice) from a script by Paul Sopocy (Bijou Phillips’s upcoming It’s Alive). Some sites are linking to an old Vanity Fair piece that lists Hugh Jackman and Jessica Simpson in the cast, but that article’s a total hoax.
Discuss: Does George Lucas look like a grumpy, retired ThunderCat?