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Every great hero needs a signature mode of transportation. A huge muscle car, a distinctive motorcycle, or maybe a spaceship that looks like a hamburger. Whatever their pleasure, the latest art exhibit by the Hero Complex Gallery has got it covered. The show is called Righteous Rides…And the Dudes Who Drive Them and it will open May 3 in Los Angeles, CA.

Artists have made posters and paintings based on the “righteous rides” in films such as Flight of the Navigator, Akira, Star Wars, My Neighbor Totoro, Skyfall, Bullitt, Up, Spaceballs, District 9, Easy Rider, the Dukes of Hazzard and so much more. Check out a small sample of the show below. Read More »

Jody Hill first got a lot of peoples’ attention when he co-wrote and directed The Foot Fist Way, the film that also introduced Danny McBride to many audiences. Then he made Observe and Report, and those two guys made Eastbound and Down, and we all know how that turned out. (Pretty damned great, in case you missed out.)

Now Jody Hill is writing a film for Warner Bros., and he may direct it. The movie is currently untitled, and is an action story set in the South. Now, on one hand, this tale of two rowdy outlaws is said to potentially be fodder for a new Dukes of Hazzard reboot. I’m not sure anyone really wants that; anyone who doesn’t work for Warner Bros., that is.

But then there’s word that the film is intended by Hill to channel some of the spirit of Sam Peckinpah, the late, great director behind The Wild Bunch, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Ride the High Country, and many other movies that should all be required viewing. And while, on one hand, a Dukes of Hazzard film in the Peckinpah mold sounds totally ridiculous, it also sounds like the sort of ridiculous movie I’d watch without a second thought. Read More »

Cars 2 may not have been anyone’s favorite Pixar flick, but even the critics who were disappointed at its lack of heart had to admit it at least looked gorgeous. On a visual level, the characters and their colorful universe were as dazzlingly, distinctly Pixar-ian as any in the studio’s history. Using their signature style — rich colors, clean lines, big friendly eyes — the animators brought a wide variety of vehicles to life. From beat-up tow trucks to Japanese racecars to rugged military Jeeps, cars of all stripes were given lives and personalities.

Now, a bevy of famed cinematic cars have received the (totally unofficial) Pixar treatment as well. Old Red Jalopy isn’t actually associated with the studio, but their reimaginings of notable movie vehicles look so good, we’re almost fooled. Check out the gallery after the jump.

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