Where the Wild Things Ought to Be…


The Furies versus The Furries? Spike Jonze‘s official blog for Where the Wild Things Are, We Love You So, is currently running a fan art contest—prize: WTWTA skatedecks—and entries thus far have been rather inventive and/or delightfully hokey. For instance, while the above image is sans iconic creatures, the positing of the film’s child character, Max, alongside The Warriors gets the imagination firing down corridors previously closed-off. We’ve posted a few more  superlative mash-ups after the jump…
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As you probably know by now, Gallery 1988 will be holding their third annual pop culture art show Crazy4Cult 3D from July 16th to August 8th in Los Angeles. Over the past couple weeks we’ve featured a couple of the fantastic art that will be on display at the show, including Jeff Boyes’ take on Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional, Jim Horwat’s Back to the Future Tribute, Tom Whalen’s Army of Darkness, Dave Perillo’s Goonies board game, Keith Noordzy’s Al of the Dead and Daniel Rizzolo’s Pee-Wee Herman-inspired “I’m a Loner, a Rebal”, Tom Whalen’s UHF poster and epic art parodying 19 cult film references by Dan Lydersen.

The piece above is by Nathan Stapley, and is titled The Founding Members Of The Society of In Control Time Travelers. See more of Nathan’s art on his blog. Prints will be available for $50. Seven more pieces from the art exhibition are available for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

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As he’s out promoting The Taking of Pelham One, Two Three, which opened yesterday (and which spawned a great piece by Dave Chen comparing this remake with the original) Tony Scott is inevitably talking up future projects. He’s got a lot on his slate: the potential Alien prequel (as a producer) and The Hunger sequel, The Warriors remake, a film based on Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels book, and a few other things. Coming Soon and CinemaBlend got a raft of quotes from the producer/director. Check out the slate after the jump. Read More »


hangoverposter1In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, and Adam Quigley ponder the implications of drastic changes to The Warriors, complain about different versions of movies in theaters, remember cinematic versions of Shakespeare plays, and mourn the loss of a beloved actor. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinemablend and Jesse Thorn joins us from The Sound of Young America. Also, Dave interviews actor Jeremy Renner from Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film The Hurt Locker.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Monday at 9PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Taking of Pelham 123.

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Tony Scott’s Warriors Remake To Be Set In LA


Continually getting riled up over each great old movie to be forced onto the remake train is pointless, but Tony Scott‘s remake of Walter Hill’s The Warriors seems so wrong-headed that I can’t help but get a little steamed. Rotten Tomatoes reports that Scott’s remake is still a going concern (for a minute, we thought it might be dead) and that it will be set amidst the gang culture of modern Los Angeles.

I’m not doing a straight remake…I’m using the same basic story. It’s really still 10 guys stuck at point B and they need to get back to point A. But I’m going to set it in Los Angeles and it’s going to be a kind of study of gang culture in LA today.

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the shining tom whalen

We’ve featured some of Tom Whalen‘s work in past editions of Cool Stuff: Tom’s unique poster art, his Dark Knight Magazine cover, Predator 2 commission poster and Watchmen Tribute Artwork. It’s been a couple months so I thought we’d check back in with Tom and see what he’s been up to. Above is a commissioned poster for Stanley Kubrick’s classic adaptation of The Shining. I love the poster because it’s not the obvious shot of Jack Nicholson. Whalen explains that he “initially wanted to have jack’s face in the negative space of the door, but i thought it was somehow more menacing with the main focus just on the hatchet and typography.” After the jump you can see Whalen’s posters for The Warriors and a 3D film called Attack of the Drive-In Movie.

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Cool Stuff: Alex Pardee’s Crazy4Cult Prints

Remember the Crazy4Cult pop culture art show we wrote about back in August? Well Gallery 1988 has released some new limited edition prints from Alex Pardee’s Cult Series. Pictured above (click to enlarge), The Cult Series features Baseball Furie #1, Edward Scissorhands, Ash, Sloth, Johnny Eck, and Cop #4.

Each character is printed on 8×10 giclee archival paper, signed by t00he artist (photo below), and is limited to 50. Available while supplies last – $40 each or $200 for the set of 6. To order, e-mail gallery1988@aol.com, call them at (323) 937 – 7088, or just come on in to their Los Angeles — 7020 Melrose Ave from 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday or 12-4 Sunday. Tell Jensen that /Film sent you.

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Cool Stuff: Tyler Stout’s Movie Poster Art

Tyler Stout's Movie Poster Art

I’m ashamed to admit that just recently became aware of the poster artwork of Tyler Stout, although I’ve seen his work in passing. He’s done work for a lot of bands, a lot of special screenings at the Alamo Draft House in Austin Texas, the Netflix Rolling Road Show, and some film festivals. Most recently you may have seen his artwork on the poster for Quentin Tarantino Presents Hell Ride, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

I discovered Stout through this really impressive 2006 commemorative poster celebrating the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (seen above, a photo of the original Alamo poster it is playing off of can be seen here). The did a reprint of this design to celebrate the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at the Ritz (which is still available here). How Many movie references can you spot? Check out some close-ups of the piece above, and more of Stout’s amazing movie poster art, after the jump.

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