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Like some of the best illustrations that graced the covers of fantasy novels and heavy metal albums in the ’70s and ’80s, Arik Roper's artwork is a portal to another world brimming with adventure and endless possibilities. Ahead of his appearance as a featured artist at MondoCon 2016 this weekend in Austin, TX, we caught up with Roper for a special "Meet the Artist" Q&A feature, and we also have a look at some of the eye-popping artwork he'll be bringing to this year's MondoCon.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Arik. What sparked your initial interest in being an artist?
Arik Roper: It was a natural path for me, being an artist. Both my parents were artists. I was surrounded by it and I instinctively was drawn toward it, and received a lot of encouragement.
Your art often transports people deep into the realms of fantasy and horror. »
- Derek Anderson
After achieving a measure of success in Hollywood as producer of the popular Cinderella Story" franchise for Warner Bros, Ilyssa Goodman is now parlaying her award-winning track record into a successful directing career starting with her latest film “The Standoff”. Goodman is being lauded for not only getting stellar performances from her young cast, but for using a single location for nearly the entire film, while juggling multiple storylines and keeping the film fluid; not an easy task for even a veteran director. “The Standoff” revolves around a group of teens determined to win a flashy new car at Big Jim’s Auto Depot , but there is one rule: You cannot take your hand off the car. The last man or woman still standing after...
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MondoCon, Mondo’s annual celebration of art, film, music, toys and all things awesome, kicks off this Saturday in Austin, Texas, but IndieWire has an exclusive sneak peek at three prints that are bound to be some of the most popular items on display. We’ve been champions of the company’s innovative film posters for quite some time, and these new prints for “Mulholland Drive,” “The Graduate” and “The Thin Red Line” only remind us further that no one turns one-sheets into high art quite like Mondo.
Read More: The 15 Best Mondo Movie Posters of All Time
This year’s MondoCon, taking place October 22-23, includes a jam-packed schedule of panels, screenings, live scores and interactive events. Film composer Clint Mansell will be in attendance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain.” Mondo is marking the occasion by releasing the soundtrack on vinyl for the first time ever, »
- Zack Sharf
Iceland might seem like an ideal setting for a Darren Aronofsky movie — it’s where he shot “Noah,” after all — but that’s not why he came to the country this month. Instead, he was in town to receive the Creative Excellence award from the Reykjavík Film Festival. The award was presented at Bessastaðir, the presidential residency where the newly elected Guðni Th. Jóhannesson resides. But before the Golden Puffin was presented, the writer, poet and environmental activist Andri Snær Magnason delivered a short speech in Aronofsky’s honor. Ironically, Andri Snær recently lost to Guðni in the presidential election. Say what you will about Aronofsky’s films, but at least they have been able to bridge the gap between the two opponents.
The following day, Aronofsky held a Master Class at Riff, »
- Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson
Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first trailer for it's upcoming biopic, Jackie, which follows the story of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, wife and First Lady to President John F. Kennedy. Chilean director Pablo Larraín directs the movie that is sure to bait some Oscar nods nods this Fall.
Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
"The set was really playful and improvisatory, and I think the film allows us to see many different sides of her, »
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
It’s October and there are two bona fide horror films on the slate. Two. Four if you stretch your criteria. That just goes to show you how many genre films come out each year and how successful they’ve become to get summer release dates without a holiday tie-in. With the way Don’t Breathe has been performing, theaters may keep it rolling all the way through Halloween.
In their place come some actioners, thrillers, and a couple comedies. Oh, and one family film in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life »
- Jared Mobarak
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: Since breaking into the business as a teenager in the mid-’90s, Ethan Suplee’s cultivated a remarkably diverse career. After stepping toe-to-toe with Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter as lovable lug Frankie Stechino on Boy Meets World, Suplee found an artistic home in Kevin Smith’s View Askew universe. His career took on added texture after memorable supporting turns in American History X and Blow, leading Suplee to work with visionary directors like Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain), Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain), and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street). Suplee wrapped up four seasons of My Name Is Earl in 2009, and since then has continued to work steadily in film and TV, with his ...
- Randall Colburn
Following their triumphant Emmy wins Sunday night, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have inked a new overall deal with FX Productions, Variety has learned.
Jacobson and Simpson originally signed their first television production pact with FX Productions in 2012 with a first look deal. The new agreement puts the pair under an overall deal with the studio by way of their Color Force production company. Under the new deal, Jacobson and Simpson will draw on relationships with writer-producers and pursue literary properties for all TV services and platforms.
The agreement does not include their film projects, though it complements Color Force’s existing feature film first look deal with Fox 2000.
“For the past four years, we have had the honor of working with Nina and Brad and we’re grateful that they will continue to call FX Productions their home for television,” said »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Cavity Colors' new Halloween-themed T-Shirt and sweatshirt as well as their very first soy candle will become available tomorrow, September 22nd at 5:00pm Et. Also in today's Horror Highlights: we have lineup details for MondoCon 2016 and the London Horror Film Festival, trailer / premiere details for Twenty Twenty-Four, and details on the 10th Anniversary re-release of Die and Let Live.
Check Out Cavity Colors' Halloween Shirt and Candle: From Cavity Colors: "We live for this. Coming Thursday at 5 p.m. (Edt) - Our very first Soy Candle, alongside a brand new T-shirt & Sweatshirt! - Set your reminders! Only 100 candles were individually produced w/ hand poured soy wax for this release, and they smell Amazing. We've captured the essence of Halloween nostalgia in a jar for this candle, and we can't wait to share them with you!
Check our blog to get the scoop!"
MondoCon 2016 Lineup Unveiled: Press Release: "Austin, »
- Tamika Jones
It’s hard to believe a decade his passed since Darren Aronofsky released his grand, sweeping epic “The Fountain.” The director’s soaring vision about love, death, and existence remains one of his most powerfully realized pictures, combining ambitious visuals, a terrific soundtrack, and moving performances. It’s a film that truly deserves to be seen on the big screen, and fans will get a chance to have that experience once again, and much more.
- Edward Davis
Marc Buxton Aug 30, 2016
The Strain season 3 feels as though it needs to pick up the pace if the premiere episode is anything to go by...
This review contains spoilers.
3.1 New York Strong
To heck with The Vampire Diaries. So far, The Strain has been a gorehound’s dream, even if the overarching plot spins its wheels too much at times. As we pick things up, the Master’s full plan is yet to be revealed and the human vampire hunters have almost, kind of successfully taken the fight to the Master.
Well, the season three premiere holds true to form as the plot barely ticks forward while we get to revisit most of our major players from the sides of darkness and light. While the episode was loaded with action, it was a pretty generic way to kick off the season.
Appropriately, we start things with Doctor Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll »
A trailer has arrived online for director Ilyssa Goodman’s upcoming teen comedy The Standoff which stars Olivia Holt, Ryan McCartan, Alex Wolff and Audry Whitby; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Big Jim’s Auto Depot there’s only one rule. The last man – or woman – standing wins. Eight teens enter, one teen leaves. Actually, all eight teens leave, but only one leaves with the ride of their dreams. To reach that dream, they’re going through a nightmare. Keep your hand on the car. That sounds simple enough, but two days of sleep deprivation and fierce competition can make things awfully hard.
Amy (Olivia Holt) and Farrell (Ryan McCartan) are two local teens who find themselves up against the toughest field of competitors to ever stand around a car lot. So who’s it going to be? Sophie (McKaley Miller), the social media sensation? Lala (Audrey Whitby), the science queen? »
- Amie Cranswick
” You’re freaks! I’m a man! The last man!”
The Last Man On Earth starring St. Louis’ own Vincent Price screens Thursday July 7th at 7:00pm at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue Maplewood, Mo 63143). There will be Vincent Price Trivia with prizes!
Even though Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend has been filmed three times (officially), only one of the film versions worked with a script by Matheson himself (though billed as -‘Logan Swanson’). Originally a Hammer Film property (how great would that have been?), Matheson’s script was eventually sold to Lippert Productions and made cheaply in Italy with an Italian cast and crew, as The Last Man On Earth (1964). For its bankable American star, Vincent Price was cast as the lead. Price was at the peak of his popularity from a series of brilliant Edgar Allan Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman (the producers wisely »
- Tom Stockman
William Hurt, in his screen debut, experiments with that nostalgic 80s pastime, sensory deprivation, which culminates in biological devolution. Writer Paddy Chayefsky, credited onscreen as Sidney Aaron despite writing the novel his screenplay was based on, disowned Ken Russell’s wacko hallucinatory approach, which plays more like a remake of Return of the Ape Man. Original director Arthur Penn and fx maven John Dyksytra also resigned after disputes with Chayefsky, whose last picture this was. Darren Aronofsky revisited this territory in The Fountain, to equally mixed results.
- TFH Team
The Division is turning into an interesting beast, especially for solo players like me. There are so many articles that say it is not designed for single-players alone and that at level 30 it will hit you hard, but at level 26 I’m holding up hope that I can survive it. Why am I sticking with The Division solo play? Probably because the game itself is so good.
When I hit level 30, I may change my mind and give into the fact that the game has become impossible for me. Maybe I’ll have to find some people who want to play with me in the game and finally give in to having to be part of an actual group. Until then though I walk the street alone, and even have some fun in the Dark Zone sometimes too.
One of the reasons I probably like The Division solo play is »
- Paul Metcalf
#Sinningworks acquires supernatural horror film Viktorville
Joston “El Rey” Theney of production company #SinningWorks announces the acquisition of the upcoming supernatural feature Viktorville from producers ShaRhonda “Roni” Brown and Sulaiman Muhammad. This white-knuckle horror stars Andrea Ciliberti The Last Man(s) on Earth, Najee De-Tiege of Power Rangers Samurai and Denise Garcia of Pet (2016), and Akil Pugh in his directorial debut. “Roni wrote and produced a terrifically suspenseful …
Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »
Holliston: Friendship is Tragic, the graphic novel based on the Holliston TV series from Adam Green (Frozen), features characters from the show and will be released in October. Also: Alexandre Aja’s curator collection on Shudder, Circus of Fear and Five Golden Dragons double feature Blu-ray details, a Viktorville poster, and a Shark Exorcist trailer.
Holliston: Press Release: “Source Point Press has announced they are currently in production on a graphic novel titled “Holliston: Friendship is Tragic”, based on the horror sit-com Holliston tv series created by filmmaker Adam Green. This announcement coincides with Source Point’s debut publisher booth at C2E2 in Chicago, and to celebrate the announcement the first promotional image for the comic will be available as a C2E2 exclusive art print limited to only 50 copies. Writer Greg Wright, artist Stephen Sharar, Editor Travis McIntire, and colorist and letterer Joshua Werner will »
- Tamika Jones
This week, Neil Calloway looks at Batman movies that were planned but never shot…
If you are over 30, by the end of this month you will have seen five actors play Batman on the big screen. That might seem like a lot, but it’s entirely possible that there could have been even more Batman movies down the years.
It appears like there has never been a time when a Batman film was not in some stage of development hell. After the 60s TV series spawned a film, the next attempt to get Batman on the big screen was Batman in Outer Space in the late 70s, probably designed to cash in on the success of Star Wars (similarly, the producers of James Bond made Moonraker instead of For Your Eyes Only in 1979 to ride on the coat tails of Han and Luke).
Before Tim Burton revived the series in 1989, various writers, »
- Neil Calloway
Every show from Rectify to The Walking Dead features an episode where a character isolates themselves from the main story line, learning important lessons from guest stars, one-off roles reserved for the best of America’s character actors. What’s surprising about “Pitch Black, The Last Man on Earth‘s first episode of the spring, is not its position as one of those aforementioned ‘reverse bottle’ episodes – it’s how it centers itself around Mike Miller, leaving both Phils and the rest of the Tucson gang in the dark for the entirety of the episode. Doing so sets the back half of The Last Man‘s second season on an exciting,
The Last Man on Earth returns with a surprisingly somber episode »
- Randy Dankievitch
After last week's brief foray into the realm of romance, "The Walking Dead" returned to its roots tonight with the introduction of some new people, some new threats, and some new plans for ass-kicking, courtesy of Rick Grimes and co. For those keeping track at home, that makes three episodes in a row now that "Twd" has been firing on all cylinders. Can our survivors – and more importantly, the showrunners – keep up this pace for the rest of this back eight?
All signs are pointing to yes, what with tonight's introduction of the Hilltop community and some more revelations about mysterious big bad Negan, and his people, the Saviors. The episode's title, "Knots Untie," refers to Jesus's uncanny ability to escape any restraint that binds him, though the installment spends most of its time weaving together a complex backstory for the Hilltoppers, who look to our main crew to hold »
- Katie Roberts
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