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Shaun of the Dead

Olden Lore

Scenes From Zombie Movies And TV Shows As Impressionist Paintings

With his series “Zombiescapes” artist George Pfau takes scenes from zombie movies and TV shows and makes them classy (well, classier) by illustrating them as impressionist paintings. Apart from the inherent coolness of mixing a classical art technique with something so relatively recent as our fascination with the brain-eating undead, the way Pfau’s art takes scenes of gore and death and abstractifies them interesting on a conceptual level. What a pretty field, where things look so nice and peaceful. But you know what’s really happening. Braaaaaains.

(via: io9; see the rest on Pfau’s website)

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Fans Do Cool Things

Track Famous Characters’ Movements With These Awesome Movie Maps

Man, Harrison Ford sure does jet-set around a lot in his movies. Well, in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, anyways. (There was no fourth Indiana Jones. I don’t want to hear it.) Artist Andrew Degraff gives us a better idea of how much travel famous characters rack up with his map versions of the aforementioned trilogies, plus The Goonies, North by Northwest, and Shaun of the Dead. They’re brilliantly designed, and I love them even if they make me feel kinda bad that the most traveling I ever do is home for the holidays and back.

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I'll Allow It

The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman Dubs Himself Geek Prince, We Don’t Argue

“I’m geek royalty now. That’s the main responsibility. It’s not playing Bilbo, it’s my responsibility as a geek prince.” – Hobbit star Martin Freeman speaking at the New York premiere of The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey.

Freeman is of course also stars in BBC’s Sherlock, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Shaun of the Dead. Enough to make him a Prince, or is The Hobbit enough?

He also told reporters, “I hope by the time my life is over I’ve given [fans] something else to talk about but I think in all reality I think it’s very likely that they’ll be calling me Bilbo.”

Speaking of fans, several paid $500 to attend the premiere. Proceeds went to the American Film Institute.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

 

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eye candy

Mondo Brought Kill Bill, LOTR, Iron Giant, & More To NYCC

I know I missed a lot at this past weekend’s New York Comic Con but damn, am I really bummed I missed this. Mondo premiered a bunch of new art prints at the convention featuring Kill Bill, Shaun of the Dead, Friday the 13th, and more. Check out our gallery featuring art by Craig Drake, Jock, Todd Slater, Shan Jiang, Tom Whalen, and Jay Shaw!

(via /Film)

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Fans Do Cool Things

15 Gorgeous Images From Crazy 4 Cult: New York

Crazy 4 Cult: New York, a gallery show featuring over 200 artists and their classic cult movie inspired artwork, opens on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at a Gallery 1988 pop-up store in New York at 64 Gansevoort St. in the Meat Packing District. It runs until Saturday September 1, 2012. The show has attracted thousands of visitors since its inception in 2006, and has been the subject of an international coffee book. This will be the show’s first time outside of California, so make sure to show it some love, fellow New Yorkers!

Hit the jump for more really amazing pieces, and see if you can spot your favorite cult film!

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Almost Totally Excellent

(NSFW) Trailer for Attack the Block Promises Inner-City Kids Fighting Aliens

Last week we got the release of J.J. Abrams’ kids-make-monster-movie-find-aliens flick, Super 8. Now, the task of finding aliens falls to a distinctly different group of rambunctious South London teenagers in Joe Cornish‘s Attack the Block. As Blastr points out, usually when movies portray inner-city kids it’s to tell us gritty stories of drug dealing or lessons learned. It’s somewhat refreshing to just see them, you know, save the world instead. The trailer also feature’s Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost and offers the tagline “Inner City vs. Outer Space,” so I’m calling this one a winner right here and right now.

(via Blastr)

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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Working on an Alien Apocalypse Comedy With Edgar Wright

In news that will make a very large number of people super happy, Simon Pegg has said that he and and frequent collaborators Nick Frost and Edgar Wright are working out a new screenplay for an “alien apocalypse comedy” tentatively titled The World’s End. And in a spectacular feat of creativity and endurance, this screenplay will be finished after Pegg films one movie and before he he suits up as Scottie for the sequel to Star Trek. Actually, he might have more time than originally planned, since that doesn’t even have a screenplay yet. But this is great news for fans of all things Pegg-Frost-Wright. And it’s been inspired by ice cream this whole time.

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Together At Last

What if Bryan Lee O’Malley Made Shaun of the Dead… And Was An Animator

This videos contains spoilers for Shaun of the Dead. It does not contain any spoilers for Scott Pilgrim. Please react accordingly.

(via Bleeding Cool.)

Power Grid

10 Geek Bars For Your St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

This Saint Patrick’s Day, you might not be in the mood or have the means to do a bar crawl. Bar crawls might just not be your thing. But we think it would be hard to say no to a bar crawl that wound through the great watering holes and steamy dives of science fiction and fantasy literature and film. It is in many ways the ultimate bar crawl, through a diverse range of establishments both terrestrial, extra, and multi-dimensional.

Come on. We promise that if you pass out we’ll keep anyone from writing eldritch runes on your forehead with a sharpie.

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