Tom DeLonge Directing Monsters of California

In the immortal words of former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge: “Work sucks, I know.”

But DeLonge is actually hard at work as we speak, making his feature directorial debut on a movie called Monsters of California. The film, a coming of age science fiction story about a group of kids who investigate paranormal events in Southern California, is currently in production and has a whole slew of newly announced cast members. Learn more about it below.
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Tom DeLonge directorial debut

Co-founder and former member of Blink-182, Tom DeLonge, is making his feature directorial debut with Strange Times, a movie that sounds right up the author and musician’s alley. DeLonge, who’s a big believer in aliens and “the phenomenon,” is making an R-rated movie about skateboarders looking into the paranormal activity going on in their town. The film is based on DeLonge’s Strange Times trilogy, a series he’s co-writing that began with “Strange Times: The Ghost In the Girl.”

Below, learn more about Tom DeLonge directing the Strange Times movie his first feature below.

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For most of you, this one will seem to have come out of nowhere. (It certainly wasn’t on my radar until now.) Love is a film produced and scored by Angels and Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge, and directed by relative newcomer William Eubank. Based on this trailer, Love is a thoughtful and very beautiful piece of science fiction that aspires to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the giants of cerebral cinematic sci-fi. Check out the trailer after the break. Read More »


Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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