Having kept up with the pop culture art scene for a long time, we’ve seen countless artwork paying tribute to the Indiana Jones franchise. So when a new set honoring the entire adventure trilogy comes along, it has to be something really special to convince us to grab our wallets. Artist Ben Harman, who is best known for creating some stunning Disney-inspired artwork, set his sights on the entire Indiana Jones trilogy by creating a set of prints featuring iconic locations, and they’re absolute stunners. Read More »
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. I’m telling you why: Netflix is removing some movies in December. So it goes. But November isn’t over just yet, so if you act now, you can still watch the films mentioned below! Here are the best movies leaving Netflix in December 2020.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video essay explores the angry young man trope seen in movies like the new Star Wars trilogy, Black Panther, American History X, A Clockwork Orange and more. Plus, an archaeologist reviews scenes about treasure hunting in movies like Riders of the Lost Ark, National Treasure, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and plenty others. And finally, see what Family Feud is like when two different Ent families go head-to-head on Robot Chicken. Read More »
Armies have died for, and archeologists have fought over, the Staff of Ra, the mythical ancient Egyptian artifact that is at the center of Indiana Jones’ troubles in the 1981 Steven Spielberg classic Raiders of the Lost Ark. And now, for a mere $100,000, you can own the Staff of Ra headpiece and save yourself the trouble of battling Nazis and what have you. Prop Store is putting the real headpiece from Raiders of the Lost Ark up for auction this August, among 850 other rare items from beloved films and TV shows.
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The adventures of Indiana Jones make up a near-perfect trilogy where the biggest problem is that they didn’t just come to an end. Instead, we got the disaster that is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which is why we’re getting an Honest Trailer of just the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Though you may not have realized it after repeat viewings, Dr. Henry Jones Jr. is actually both a terrible professor and an awful archaeologist, and it’s kind of an undeniable fact. Read More »
Bottleneck Gallery is back with a new batch of collectible prints to cover your walls with some gorgeous pop culture art. This time, they’ve got artist Hugh Fleming delivering a golden adventure in the form of a new Indiana Jones print for Raiders of the Lost Ark. And for those who might prefer their action and adventure in space, Tom Walker has created a trio of The Mandalorian prints featuring the bounty hunter and some of his allies, each with a different color scheme. See them all below. Read More »
(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: the Steven Spielberg pulp masterpiece Raiders of the Lost Ark.)
Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark might be one of the greatest films of all time. It’s a breathless action film wrapped up in some of the best dialogue ever written. It somehow takes the tropes of ‘30s adventure films, crosses them with Edgar Rice Burroughs and movies like Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Casablanca and then ups the ante even further. It’s the sort of movie that’s a Swiss watch of structure and adventure. It’s the dream of any filmmaker to make a movie with one-tenth the spirit.
But what effect did it have on Star Wars? On the surface, one could point to its conception by George Lucas and say that’s enough, but going deeper is a lot more fun.
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In the latest edition of Ordinary Adventures, Peter & Kitra return to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Resort to investigate a new mystery… a mysterious artifact in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities has gone missing.
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Bottleneck Gallery, one of the world’s best pop culture poster purveyors, is teaming with Vice Press for a new Amblin art show called Amblinesque, which pays tribute to the movies of director Steven Spielberg and his Amblin production company. Talented artists Matt Ferguson and Foley have created some spectacular new takes on films like Back to the Future, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, and E.T. Check out a few of the new posters below. Read More »
Thankfully, the non-existent war between Steven Spielberg and Netflix is over before it really began. That means we can get back to burning money by buying collectible art, enamel pins and t-shirts inspired by the legendary filmmaker’s movies.
This week we have an entire slate of new prints from Karl Fitzgerald honoring the entire Indiana Jones trilogy. Plus, Mondo has a whole batch of new Jurassic Park goodies, including a new print by Matthew Woodsman, enamel pins by Scott C., and an awesome t-shirt designed by Bruce Yan. Check out the new Indiana Jones trilogy prints and all the Jurassic Park paraphernalia below. Read More »