by Jill Pantozzi | 1:17 pm, November 7th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
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by Jill Pantozzi | 1:17 pm, November 7th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:36 pm, September 13th, 2013
“I got to work on the remake of ‘Robocop’ with Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman. And pretty much all my scenes were with Keaton. Oldman was in most of ‘em and Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. And so here I am with Commissioner Gordon and Batman from two different generations together and I was there privy to the moment where that penny dropped and they realized that. It was like, ‘Wait a second, you’re in the new one? Who you playing, Gordon?’ ‘Yeah, Batman.’ It was like, ‘Oh my God!’ But then to hear production stories about ‘The Dream Team,’ about ‘Johnny Dangerously’ and fucking ‘Batman,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ I mean — and then from Oldman I got to pick his brain about ‘State of Grace,’ about ‘The Professional,’ the Nolan Batmans. And that’s the thing, it’s like it’s like a bit of an agreement. I think they’re fine talking about it if I’m actually interested. And they saw that I am [really] a movie nerd. That’s the one thing I’ll be super fucking arrogant about and say I know my shit. And so when they talk to me they can see that. And it was just like it’s a movie nerd’s dream to get to be with fucking Keaton and Oldman every day.” – RoboCop reboot actor Jay Baruchel speaking with HitFix.com.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:15 pm, September 6th, 2013
I’m not the biggest fan of reboots (not a fan at all, actually) so I guess that’s why I hadn’t been paying too much attention to the progress of the RoboCop reboot. Suddenly, we have our first trailer and I realize it stars amazing folks like Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson. Not only that but, I have to admit it doesn’t look half bad. Admittedly, many films with great trailers turn out to stink so I’ll wait and see, but at least they’ve got me excited for something I didn’t want in the first place.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:29 pm, April 20th, 2013
Available in the next few months from Funko are a slew of 80s-themed vinyl Pop! figures. Translated to Jill speak that means, I’m gonna go broke. Check out the designs they’ve come up with for the Masters of the Universe crew, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. If I have one qualm with the new figures it’s that poor She-Ra was given tiny feel like Daenerys from Game of Thrones who, I can tell you from experience, leans heavily upon my Drogo Pop! because she’s top heavy.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:30 pm, January 14th, 2013
The Bottleneck Gallery presents its first show of 2013, Gizmos & Gadgets. “We are constantly reminded by popular culture that in a time of great need, there is nothing better to have at your side than something conjured up by man,” they write. “Bottleneck’s newest show focuses on the material items made popular by your favorite movies, television shows and books.” The show opens this Friday, January 18, in Brooklyn, NY but you can purchase the items that haven’t sold out starting noon the following day online. A portion of the proceeds earned from sales, as well as a few ebay auctions, will go to benefit the Humane Society.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:16 am, December 13th, 2012
The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY recently held a show called “The Gang Is All Here,” which featured some great teams from pop-culture. Next up is “Alternate Ending,” where artists take some of our favorite films and either change the ending or add a scene to completely alter the ending. Over 50 artists will take part in the new show, which is co-curated with Silver Screen Society and opens this Friday at the gallery. Works that don’t sell out at the opening will go on sale December 15 at 12pm eastern. Take a look.
(images via Bottleneck Gallery, additional images via /Film)READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, November 25th, 2012
All bow before the altar of Mondo. They always deliver when it comes to inventive, artistically stunning movie posters, and this Black Friday it was no different. Sadly all of their new poster designs—of Back to the Future Part II, Psycho, RoboCop, and (my personal favorite) The Bride of Frankenstein—sold out shortly after being debuted on Mondo’s Twitter account, but the images are after the jump for you to admire from afar.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:29 pm, September 15th, 2012
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by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, May 26th, 2012
I wasn’t interested in the RoboCop remake until I heard Gary Oldman was cast and I wasn’t going to write about Oldman being cast until I realized some coincidental role choices for himself and another well-known genre actor. Read on to find out what they are.READ MORE