Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, And More Are Delightfully Square In Pop Culture Art Show

TwilightZoneWe’re big fans of the Los Angeles-based Gallery 1988 here at GFR. The gallery is dedicated to celebrating pop culture in all its forms, and over the years they’ve hosted exhibits honoring Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary and Joey Spiotto’s awesome “Golden Books” twists on beloved movies such as Back to the Future and Alien. Now they’ve got a new show highlighting another talented artist with a love for some of our favorite stuff. If you’re in LA looking for a good time, consider hitting up Gallery 1988’s “Squares 4 Squares” show, featuring Philadelphia artist Dave Perillo’s delightful takes on things like Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, as seen in the above piece, dubbed “Your Next Stop.”

Perillo’s solo show at Gallery 1988 is already quite the success, with Blurppy.com reporting that a bunch of his original artwork sold out almost immediately. The show itself kicked off on August 22 and runs through September 20, so you’ve still got plenty of time to check it out. Just resist the urge to grab Perillo’s “Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey” print off the wall and take off running. They’ll catch you, it’s just a matter of time.

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Extended Godzilla Final Battle Is Full Of Monsters And Atomic Fire

godzillaGareth EdwardsGodzilla may not be a perfect movie, the human component leaves much to be desired, but the rebooted creature feature is, however, an insane amount of fun. (And it was good enough to land Edwards a gig directing the first stand alone Star Wars movie.) The movie hits Blu-ray and DVD soon, and ahead of that release, Legendary has unveiled a new extended clip.

Be warned, this is a version of the big climactic battle, so there are obviously SPOILERS if you haven’t seen Godzilla yet.



Power Rangers, Godzilla 2, And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Get Release Dates

power rangersThere are a lot of movies in development right now, especially when it comes to sequel, reboots, and adaptations. The likes of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, DC, and Warner Bros. even have their schedule set, or at least mostly set, all the way out to 2020. We’re not looking quite that far into the future, but a Power Rangers movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and Godzilla 2 all recently set their release dates, if you’re looking forward to any of those movies.

I’m old enough to think that the Power Rangers are totally stupid, and their continuing popularity never ceases to amaze me. But I like a lot of totally stupid things myself, so I have no room to talk when it comes to other people’s taste. And there are far more offensive things in the world, like the Teletubbies, those things are horrifying. THR reports that Lionsgate has just set the release date for a big budget adaptation for July 22, 2016.

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Gallery 1988 Show To Spotlight Little Golden Books Versions Of X-Files, Dredd, And More

BTTFYou might not recognize the name “Joey Spiotto,” but there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired his work at some point. We’ve featured his brilliant “Little Golden Book” riffs on pop-culture staples such as Alien and Shaun of the Dead several times here on GFR over the years, but he just keeps putting out more awesome stuff. Now a bunch of that awesome stuff is set to be gathered together under one roof for an art show beginning this Friday, August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.

Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books” pieces are like artifacts from a far superior alternate universe, one where your children can thrill to the cheerful adventures of cartoon-ified alien facehuggers, or a day in the life of precocious, cuddly versions of Pulp Fiction’s hitmen Vincent and Jules. (Just don’t ask about the sign on the front of Jimmie’s house.) I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love to be kicked to death by Alex from A Clockwork Orange if he looked this adorable?

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Godzilla Stomps Onto Blu-Ray This September

GodMetalIt’s been a great year for Godzilla. The big guy found massive box office success with director Gareth Edwards’ gritty reboot, raking in half a billion dollars worldwide and further burying the memory of Roland Emmerich’s excretory 1998 version. And while Godzilla is one of those movies that demands to be seen on the big screen, I’m sure any die-hard fan of the classic Toho monster will want to add the flick to their collection. You’ll be able to do just that when Godzilla stomps his way onto Blu-ray and DVD this September.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment have announced that Godzilla will emerge from the sea and into your living room on September 16. It’ll be getting the standard cross-platform release, with fans able to choose from a 3D Blu-ray set, a regular Blu-ray combo pack, and a two-disc DVD set. If you’re the sort whose buying decisions can be easily swayed by bells and whistles that don’t actually add anything significant, you might want to opt for the limited-edition Godzilla Metalpak, which packages the Blu-ray combo pack inside a case with exclusive embossed artwork and a snazzy button you can press to hear Godzilla’s roar.



Godzilla 2 Will Bring Back Mothra And More After Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars Spinoff

godzillaLike a moth to a flame shooting out of a giant radioactive creature’s mouth, fan-favorite feature creature Mothra will grace the silver screen once again. And that’s not the half of it. In one of the more exciting announcements to come out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures head Thomas Tull declared Godzilla 2 will definitely feature Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah. Not. Just. One of them. All three of them. I think I need some air.

Legendary is a company that likes big things, so it’s no surprise that they took to their panel to deliver big news. Though Godzilla director Gareth Edwards wasn’t on hand to talk to fans in person, he was seen on a video officially saying Godzilla 2 is an imminent part of his career, and that he’ll get back to creating disasters once he’s finished with his upcoming Star Wars spinoff that he signed on for a few months ago.

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