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Aardman art and sets on display at art gallery in France


Cue that Wallace hand shaking motion now
Mar 27
// John-Charles Holmes
If you find yourself in Paris any time soon, it might be worth your time to check out the Art Ludique if you're a fan of stop motion animation. From now until mid-August, the art museum will be featuring Exhibition Aardman, a...
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Animators collaborating on an animated "Bartkira" movie trailer


Yelling "Milhouse" just doesn't have the same punch as "KANEDAAA!"
Mar 06
// John-Charles Holmes
What do you get when you cross one of the most influential anime movies ever made with the most famous animated family of all time? You get Bartkira, an ongoing collaboration amongst artists across the nation with the lofty g...
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NYCC: Cosplay photos from the floor


The good, the bad, and the weird
Oct 12
// Alec Kubas-Meyer
If you live in New York, you're probably used to walking pretty quickly to get from points A to B. This makes being in a packed convention center like the Javitz Center during the increasingly popular New York Comic Con absol...
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Gallery 1988 to bring traveling Ghostbusters art show to NY, LA, Chicago and SDCC


Apr 04
// Liz Rugg
As fans still reel at the loss of actor and writer Harold Ramis, here's something for Ghostbusters fans to look forward to -- in celebration of the movie's 30th anniversary, LA based pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 is or...

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Watch: video recap of the Mondo & Disney gallery show at SXSW


Mar 21
// Liz Rugg
At this year's SXSW, Mondo - the collectible poster and merchandise division of Austin's Alamo Drafthouse - did something pretty special: they partnered with legendary animation powerhouse Disney to commission new works base...
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Art Book: Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2


Crazy Harder
Oct 22
// Liz Rugg
Over the past few years,  no other name in the art world has become quite as synonymous with excellent popular culture art as Los Angeles' Gallery 1988 and their annual show, Crazy 4 Cult. The show encompasses virtuall...

An interview with Jensen Karp of Gallery 1988

Oct 22 // Liz Rugg
-Are there any artists out there that you'd really like to work with that you haven't yet? I think throughout the last ten years, everybody we love has stopped by at least once, but there are tons of artists we wish we worked with more. For example, artists like Martin Witfooth, Josh Keyes, Travis Lampe & Andrew Hem have shown with us only a few times each in large group shows, but they are artists we love immensely. In a perfect world, they do a ton more with us, but we're also thrilled for their success no matter where it is. -What is favorite cult movie tribute art to see? Mine personally is anything involving my favorite movie ever, which is The Burbs, the Tom Hanks / Joe Dante movie from the 80's. It's happened a few times, sometimes I think just because the artist knows what it means to me, so I become very excited and instantly buy the work. -Also, what is favorite cult movie(s)? Many of my answers throughout a day are "The Burbs" - so here it is again. -How about your favorite cult movie experience?- Watching something in a theater, seeing something for the first time, etc About two or three ago I was lucky enough to go to screening of Birdemic at the Silent Movie Theater / Cinefamily here in Los Angeles. I had only heard whispers that the movie had to be seen to be believed, and boy were they right. You just can't believe it's a movie that's ever been made. And to see it with a packed house, and with the stars and director, was an unforgettable experience. I would never suggest someone watch it at home on DVD by themselves, cause that sounds like torture, but in a theater with a group, it was really, really fun. -What inspired the Crazy 4 Cult show to be entirely focused on cult movies? I went to USC for filmic writing and movies have always been my passion. I basically try and see everything - and I gravitate towards films that may not be commercially accepted. As a child, if the VHS box said directed by David Lynch, or even the Coen Bros at the time, I couldn't watch it fast enough. A lot of people say that because we don't involve the obscure Midnight B Movies that we aren't doing "cult" right, but these movies are the modern day cult films. The movies that have garnered audiences outside of its original intention, or ones that became popular too late. Also, it's our place so we can make the rules! But I knew how bad I wanted art inspired by Repo Man, Office Space and Willy Wonka, so I knew it had an audience. We just had to try it. -Does Gallery 1988 have a particular definition for what is or is not considered "cult"? Or is it more so determined by the work you find artists making? We have a list that we send out every year. We're not extremely strict about it, but if someone wants to work outside of the list, they have to let us know. Last year, someone sent us a Dark Knight piece and there was genuinely no way we could figure out how that's cult. So it didn't make the show. We just say it needs to have a fan base outside of the original audience, almost a second life or new cultural definition in society. Also if a movie wasn't popular on first release, then later found that fan base, that works. But based on the first definition, Goonies IS a cult film, because now kids are buying shirts at Hot Topic with the Goonies logo, and they are definitely not the audience originally intended 20 years ago. It has a whole new life. And second definition helps movies like Big Lebowski or The Room. Hopefully that helps explain, but also we're pretty open to hearing other opinions. -How has the critical and/or cultural response to Crazy 4 Cult and Gallery 1988 changed over the years? When we first opened 10 years ago, we were considered the stepchild of LA art. One gallery that was basically the alternative tent pole at the time said we were "just group shows and themes." People assumed we'd be gone in a year. But we stayed true to pop culture and what we thought people wanted to see. And within maybe 3 years people realized we were onto something. And once companies started hiring us for marketing, that was when we knew our original goal had actually been achieved. And now the concept that was once ignored by the art scene, is mimicked in every large city. We're always one to have new business ideas, so we see the copycats and wonder how they feel great about themselves, but in reality to know our small idea actually worked - is a pretty great feeling. -Do you feel that choosing the particular theme, or direction, of only focusing on pop culture related art has limited Gallery 1988 as a gallery? Sure. In another perfect world we get to take solo show chances outside of pop culture (which we did up until about 3 years ago), and try to open up our buyer's portfolio, but we also like paying our rent. And we have a theory that people go certain places for certain things. There's a reason McDonald's has never went national with pizza. People know that G1988 is the place to go to for pop culture art, and we're happy to play that role. -Can you talk about any plans for upcoming shows for Gallery 1988? Well, we will be back in NY for the 7th annual Crazy 4 Cult show in December, which we are thrilled about. It's our second year back East with the exhibit and it'll be a ton of fun. We also have some incredible shows lines up for next year, and will be in charge of a milestone anniversary next year. So, it will be business as usual here for sure. ---------- Check back later today for a look at Gallery 1988's new cult movie art book - Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2!
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If you know about pop culture art, then you know Jensen Karp. Co-owner, co-curator and co-founder of the Los Angeles based Gallery 1988, Karp and the other half of G1988, Katie Cromwell, have spent the last (almost) decade cr...

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The show opens Friday, July 12th
A new art show kicks off this weekend at the Bottleneck Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This one's called Where is My Mind, and it features more than 60 artists from all over the world creating their favorite trippy mo...

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Check out new images from Thor: The Dark World


See Hemsworth stare longingly at a camera!
Jun 05
// Logan Otremba
New images from Thor: The Dark World has been released. These new images show off more of Malekith, the new villain, wearing his mask and his Dark Elf army. Amongst the other images are quick peeks at director Alan Taylor tal...
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Check out the Birdman costume and disheveled Keaton


No it's still not a Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law movie
Jun 03
// Logan Otremba
A little while ago, we reported that Michael Keaton was confirmed to be starring in director Alejando González Iñárritu’s (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) Birdman. It is a dark comedy that follows K...
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Two new The World's End posters


May 21
// Logan Otremba
Two new posters have been released for director Edgar Wright’s newest film, The World’s End. In case we didn’t know this from the first trailer that was released, we can reaffirm that Paddy Considine, Martin...
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Silver Samurai gets solo poster


May 06
// Logan Otremba
Last Saturday, a new poster for director James Mangold’s The Wolverine was released. This time the poster was for the villain in the movie, Silver Samurai. The poster was done in the same watercolor style as the first p...
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The show opens Friday, May 10th
This weekend, a new art show will be opening at the Bottleneck Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This one's called I Love You Man. It runs from May 10th through May 26th, and features the work of more than 70 artists fro...

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Check out new photos of the new USS Enterprise bridge


Apr 18
// Logan Otremba
Everyone knows by now that J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek series is able to boldly go where no one has gone before. Since it has essentially rewritten how the Star Trek universe plays out, why not jazz up the looks of it as...
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New image of Robert Redford in All is Lost


Apr 15
// Logan Otremba
It seems that Robert Redford is slowly coming back into the limelight as far as acting goes. The film he most currently involved in is one by writer and director J.C. Chandor called All is Lost. This will be Chandor’s s...
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Limited edition Oblivion vinyl soundtrack


Apr 12
// Logan Otremba
In case listening to the Oblivion soundtrack online wasn’t enough, MondoTees has revealed a limited edition vinyl release of the Oblivion soundtrack. It will be a 180 gram 2X LP with a brilliant album cover and a beauti...
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Check out high quality photos of Star Trek Into Darkness


Apr 08
// Logan Otremba
Today Paramount Pictures has released higher-quality photos from Star Trek Into Darkness. These have appeared online and in magazines, but not in as high of quality as before. There are some older photos among the bunch, but ...
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New character posters for The Lone Ranger


The Winklevoss twins gained some stubble!
Apr 08
// Logan Otremba
Today Walt Disney Pictures has released new character posters for their upcoming film, The Lone Ranger. The posters feature Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto. We get to see a very up close and personal ...
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The show opens Friday, April 12th
A new show is opening this weekend at the Bottleneck Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's called When the Lights Go Out, and features the work of more than 60 artists who've created pieces in glow-in-the-dark ink. The ...

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Check out new set photos from The Monuments Men


Mar 25
// Logan Otremba
Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox are teaming to bring George Clooney’s The Monuments Men to the big screen. The film is based on the book The Monument Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hun...

SXSW: South by Southwest 2013 Recap

Mar 22 // Flixist Staff
[Note: Reviews are listed in chronological order.] Much Ado About Nothing - 80Evil Dead - 85 Prince Avalanche - 88 The Fifth Season - 54Xmas Without China - 72Good Night - 70When Angels Sing - 40Don Jon - 83/85 (Allistair/Geoff)Drinking Buddies - 80 Upstream Color - 91/80 (Hubert/Geoff) Spring Breakers - 70/78 (Geoff/Matt)You're Next - 86 Everyone's Going to Die - 83 The Lords of Salem - 40Zero Charisma - 70Rewind This! - 77Grow Up, Tony Phillips - 65Swim Little Fish Swim - 77Sake-Bomb - 55The Rambler - 38I Am Divine - 80 The East - 56Coldwater - 87 The Punk Singer - 85 These Birds Walk - 80 Diario a Tres Voces (Three Voices) - 70Hawking - 74Los Wild Ones - 81 Awful Nice - 75 [Note: Interviews are listed in chronological order.] Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Sean Gallagher, Alex Karpovsky, and Jonny Mars (Good Night)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Joe Swanberg, and Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies)SXSW Interview: Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth Blackmore (Evil Dead)SXSW Interview: Shiloh Fernandez and Jane Levy (Evil Dead)SXSW Interview: Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert (Evil Dead)SXSW Interview: Rob Zombie (The Lords of Salem)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Lola Bessis, Ruben Amar, and Brooke Bloom (Swim Little Fish Swim)SXSW Interview: Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues (Evil Dead)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Paul Johnson, Christopher Palmer, and Carolee Mitchell (Rewind This!)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Emily Hagins, Tony Vespe, AJ Bowen, and Katie Folger (Grow Up, Tony Phillips)SXSW Interview: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Junya Sakino, Gaku Hamada, and Eugene Kim (Sake-Bomb)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino (A Band Called Death)Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Death (A Band Called Death) [Note: Content is listed in chronological order.] SXSW: Evil Dead 4 would essentially be Army of Darkness 2SXSW Flix for Short: Nick Astro Found SXSWSXSW: Photo Gallery... of sortsSXSW: Top Films of the Festival
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Everything we did at SXSW 2013... well, not everything.
[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] We ca...

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SXSW: Photo Gallery... of sorts


Mar 21
// Geoff Henao
[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] I'll ...
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Actor portraits for The Wolverine released


Mar 14
// Logan Otremba
Director James Mangold of The Wolverine has posted some photos on his twitter of some of the actors during their last day of principal photography. While it is only three photos, it should be enough of a teaser until whenever...
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Check out movie product placement art


Mar 11
// Logan Otremba
Who doesn’t love product placement? Oh wait, not that kind of product placement! I meant fake products within the realm of movies. Based in Los Angeles, Gallery 1988 is opening their newest show, Product Placement, on M...
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Check out this awesome Drive vinyl reissue


Mar 04
// Logan Otremba
When I think of Drive, I think of the 1980s, especially when it comes to its original soundtrack. The artwork for the original soundtrack was boring, and not very much representative of what the music had to offer. Basically ...
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Do you know your film ABC's


Feb 20
// Logan Otremba
Now if this looks familiar to you, we have shown work done by Stephen Wildish before. His newest work is the “Action Film Alphabet” with the showcasing of numerous action movies. As with his other works, the image...
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Check out new stills from Oz the Great and Powerful


Jan 08
// Logan Otremba
New stills have been released from director Sam Raimi’s newest film, Oz the Great and Powerful. The film stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a circus magician who is transported to the world of Oz. From there he gets bro...
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Check out some hand-written poster artwork


Jan 07
// Logan Otremba
Movie posters have always been a way to grab the attention of potential movie-goers because they are and always have been a form of advertising. While photographs of the main actors are used nowadays, heading back 20 years ag...
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Weapon of Choice gallery spotlights weapons, not Walkens


Still cool though.
Jan 07
// Sean Walsh
I wish, oh how I wish, that I lived in Los Angeles. Aside from some of the coolest Flixist writers past and present residing there, they have the best galleries. The Weapon of Choice gallery will be open this Friday through ...
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Check out the original Star Wars trilogy as maps


Jan 02
// Liz Rugg
These awesome posters were made by artist Andrew DeGraff for an upcoming two person show featuring DeGraff and fellow artist Bennett Slater. The show will be at Gallery 1988, which we've talked about before. In these works De...

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