Gallery 1988 is back with another outstanding art show, and this one continues a splendid collection of trading cards featuring the outstanding illustrations of artist Cuyler Smith.
Trading Cards 3 features a whole new batch of original trading cards taking characters from various sports movies and TV shows. Modeled after real vintage trading cards from decades past, these are meticulously detailed pieces that you can throw in a plastic sleeve like all your other trading cards. Or you can frame them on your wall where they deserve to be displayed proudly. Read More »
Adam Sandler and Bob Barker‘s fight in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore is one of the most memorable movies scenes of that decade. It’s crazy, out of the box and completely hilarious. Even people who don’t like the early Sandler film can appreciate the entertainment value in seeing the long time game show host kicking the crap out of Sandler. Maybe even more so.
Now, almost twenty years later, the duo are at it again. Barker and Sandler did a video to promote autism awareness for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars event, which airs Sunday night. Once again though, things got out of hand. It’s pretty funny. Check out the 2015 Happy Gilmore fight below. Read More »
UK artist Aled Lewis is a relative newcomer in terms of mainstream pop culture art, but he’s about to become a household name. Previously, he’d done a few brilliant Edgar Wright pieces for Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (among others) and now the gallery that all but started the craze is featuring Lewis’ first solo exhibit. And it looks insane.
The exhibit is called Such Pixels and will open February 7 at Gallery 1988 West. The first few teases of the show just came online and while I’d normally wait for a few more images before writing about the show, these images are so beyond cool I figured you had to see them. That’s just one above. (From Happy Gilmore, of course.) Below, check out some even more amazing images blending movies and video games. Read More »
Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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In Happy Gilmore, Adam Sandler (who plays the title character) uses an unorthodox golf swing in an attempt to win the Tour Championship so that he can win the money needed to save his grandmother’s home. While it may be against traditional “golf etiquette”, it is actually perfectly legal to use the “Happy Gilmore shot” on the golf course… but you might want to consider the possible civil liability involved.
The Hollywood Reporter’s law blog THR Esq. reports on a 2008 case where a man wasfound liable for injuries caused after he drunkenly used the Gilmore swing, which is described by the court as “running from five to ten feet behind the ball and hitting it on the run.” Apparently, a Supreme Court judge from Nova Scotia Canada ruled that the swing “breaches a duty of care” meaning the swing presents risks to the players that aren’t natural to the game. It is unclear if the swing would not be considered a breach of “duty of care” if the golfer had not been intoxicated. The plaintiff was awarded $75,000 for lost earning capacity the resulted from the injury sustained for the swing.