Action films in the Eighties were extremely distinctive. The featured big muscle-bound men accomplishing insurmountable tasks, decorated with squirting blood, massive guns and fists to the face. The names are legend: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris. The films are revered: The Terminator, Bloodsport, Commando, Cobra, Rocky III, RoboCop, Rambo, Aliens. And now Spoke Art has teamed up with artist Jon Smith to create an art exhibit that’s all about the craziest era in action film history.

It’s called Mucho Machismo: First Blood Part One and features works by Godmachine, James Flames, Tim Doyle, Methane Studios, Gabz, Alan Hynes and many others. The show opens in Oakland, CA Friday September 7 and will remain on display through September 28. Check out an exclusive gallery of images featuring all those films above and others after the jump. Read More »

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Even movie fans would agree some of the best entertainment made during the past two decades has been on premium cable. Whether it’s HBO shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City and Game of Thrones or Showtime shows like Dexter, Weeds and Homeland, movies are regularaly getting schooled by TV in terms of character, story and scope. Plus, even if you love a movie, it’s only two hours. A great TV show can be hundreds.

And while we’re all very used to seeing art inspired by movies, art inspired by TV always elicits a slightly more excited response which is why the brand new Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY has picked premium TV for its first exhibit. More Than You Imagined: Art Inspired By Premium Cable opens September 7 and features work by Mark Englert, Kevin Ang, Brandon Schaefer, Joshua Budich, Tim Doyle and many others.

After the jump, check out a huge gallery of work from shows like all the ones mentioned above as well as The Kids in the Hall, Flight of the Conchords, Tales from the Crypt, Boardwalk Empire, Party Down and others, plus find out how you can see it yourself and see how you can buy a print for charity too. Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con is many things to many people. For collectors, it’s both an opportunity to find something they’ve long desired and pick up new things that will only be for sale those four days. Action figures, ornaments, books, comics; you name the category, and there’s a Comic-Con exclusive.

With the limited edition poster craze lead by Mondo, Gallery 1988 and others, posters are becoming highly-sought after Comic-Con exclusives. This year, Mondo will again have their own booth filled with limited edition, exclusive delights; artist Kevin Tong will have his own booth for the first time ever; and three popular artists, Tim Doyle, Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen, will have have limited editions screenprints at the Huckleberry booth.

Presented by popular retailer Toddland, the aforementioned artists have done prints interpreting the TV shows Land of the Lost, Yo Gabba Gabba. H.R. Pufnstuf and The Aquabats. We’re proud to exclusively premiere them below. Read More »

In a traditional sense, art is all about being displayed at a gallery. The art we feature here on /Film, however, is far from traditional. It’s bold, bright and usually pop culture themed. That kind of stuff has no place in a gallery. Or does it? Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles regularly hosts pop culture themed art shows and occasionally gives some of those artists their own show. Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA has followed suit with several pop culture themed shows of their own and, later this week, will showcase one the movements most prolific artists.

Tim Doyle‘s first solo show, Unreal Estate, opens Thursday February 2 at Spoke Art in San Francisco. It features art depicting locations from famous television shows such as The Simpsons, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Sesame Street, King of the Hill, Arrested Development and more. It’ll be on display through February 23 and will go on sale online February 3.

After the jump, look at a bunch of exclusive images from the show along with Doyle’s personal descriptions of the process behind them. Read More »

As much as everyone adores the Back to the Future trilogy, it rates pretty high on the unintentional comedy scale. There are flubs, over the top performances and awkward lines of dialogue across all three films making them great to watch with a bunch of friends. This weekend, a special live USTREAM broadcast will let you do just that. It’s called the Secret Show to the Future 2 and it happens at 10 p.m. EST November 5.

In 2008, several members of the Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony show did the first Secret Show to the Future, where they watched Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 film complete with live comedy commentary in the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This Saturday brings the sequel. Anthony Cumia of the O&A Show, producer Danny Ross and comedian Joe DeRosa, all huge fans of the films, will watch Back to the Future Part II live and provide an evil genius commentary that simultaneously pays homage to the film while exaggerating its short comings.

But that’s not it. To commemorate this momentous occasion, one of our favorite poster artists, Tim Doyle, has created a very limited edition poster with all proceeds from its sale going towards Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s research charity, TeamFox.

An awesome movie with free, hilarious commentary as well as a limited edition poster for charity? That’s heavy. Read more and see the exclusive reveal of the poster after the jump. Read More »

Cool Stuff: ‘Logan’s Run’ Posters By Tim Doyle

Whether or not you’ve seen Michael Anderson‘s 1976 sci-fi film Logan’s Run, you’re going to be hearing a lot about it in the coming weeks. Initially the discussion will be about the proposed remake directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling because their first collaboration, Drive, hits theaters on Friday. Later, Logan’s Run will be referenced when Andrew Niccol’s In Time is released next month because both films share the similar narrative idea of a world where people only live to a certain age.

Then there’s this brand new poster for the film by artist Tim Doyle that’ll first premiere at a screening of the film in Australia and then appear online. Check out both the regular and variant editions after the break. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Tim Doyle’s ‘Clerks’ Poster

Tim Doyle has done some phenomenal posters based on the works of Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and many, many others. But I think his latest poster, based on the first film by Kevin Smith, could be his best yet. Doyle has been commissioned by Austin Books and Comics (in Austin, Texas obviously) to create a poster for an upcoming screening of Clerks, Smith’s hilarious, influential 1994 film. The result is a well-spaced, perfect representation of almost all the characters in the film, filled with inside jokes and even available in a black and white variant, just like the movie itself. Check out both versions after the jump. Read More »

Last month, a battle between Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Brothers began on art gallery walls in New York City. Later this week, that battle continues in San Francisco as Spoke Art presents Quentin vs. Coen Round Two, a follow-up exhibit to their wildly successful New York show. Tons of recognizable artists have contributed new art based on the films of Tarantino and the Coens, and fans can see, and purchase it, for themselves, beginning June 2 through June 30 at the Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter St., San Francisco.

We’ve got some exclusive images from Tim Doyle and Max Dalton as well as a video from the first show, information on how you can get free art and much more. This show looks awesome. Check it out after the break. Read More »

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