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Some people spend most of their time in front of a computer ... and others go out and do stuff like this.
Behold some of the most elaborate and large-scale movie-themed fan art you'll ever see, most of it created under cover of night with a few spray cans and a seething desire to create ... or at least conjure stunning portraits of Neo, Freddy Krueger, Yoda, the Dude and other pop culture icons that shape our everyday lives. If only all walls were this cool.
With fiery explosions, unruly gunfights and frenzied superhero battles becoming essential to most nights out at the movies, there's something to be said about films that can do just the opposite, communicating a wealth of information with just the slightest nuanced motion.
Cinemagraphs, which bridge the gap between static images and video by adding a tiny dose of movement to otherwise inert still shots, are a perfect vehicle for delivering a single serving of cinematic awesomeness. These seven cinemagraphs capture some of our all-time favorite moments in film in a really cool way.
7. Animated Poster ('Pulp Fiction')
"Pulp Fiction"'s iconic poster art is such a classic that adding nothing but a slight animation of Uma's burning cigarette brings the it new life. A moment of attention from Mia Wallace is instantly transformed into a never-ending staring contest, and she’s clearly not going to take another puff of her cig until you blink. Get More »
Hey, have you ever noticed that there are a ton of people killed in every Quentin Tarantino movie? You have? Us, too. It would be interesting if someone took the time to sit through every one of his films and not only count the number of dead people, but tell us how they all died. If a cool graphic was made about it, all the better. Get More »
In the 19 years since "Pulp Fiction" hit theaters, the film that made Quentin Tarantino a superstar has become a bona fide cinematic classic. Hell, it was a classic from the moment it first screened at the Cannes Film Festival. But as a new oral history of the film in Vanity Fair shows, "Pulp Fiction" was almost a very different film.
Forget Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and John Travolta. How about "Pulp Fiction" starring Paul Calderon, Matt Dillon and Daniel Day-Lewis? Get More »
If you chart the course of Quentin Tarantino, you see a video store clerk who was able to cut and paste his infinite index of film knowledge to create some of the most memorable pop characters of the last two decades.
Now Vulture's Jesse David Fox has taken the liberty of translating those characters into ACTUAL charts, albeit ones that might be inappropriate for your next office PowerPoint presentation. Get More »
As the 2012 presidential election quickly approaches (tomorrow! eek!), Americans must carefully analyze each candidate's policies and personalities to determine who they want to lead the country for the next four years.
And then there's the funnier — but not any less absurd — election at the center of "The Campaign," a new political satire pitting Will Ferrell's charismatic, gaffe-prone incumbent against Zach Galifianakis's Washington outsider in a North Carolina congressional race.
We're not sure we'd vote for either of these guys in real life, but you know who we would vote for? Yoda. And The Dude. And after "The Avengers," Hulk would most definitely get our endorsement.
There's a reason you've recently had the urge to bust out your plaid shirts, Celine Dion albums and dial-up modems, as this week sees the release of two relics of the 1990s: "Titanic 3D" and "American Reunion."
Since both of these movies make us think back to a more innocent time when Monica Lewinsky was an eager young White House intern, our money wasn't on fire and Twittering was a weird body tic, we're reminiscing about that decade's most influential and essential cinematic treasures for future generations. It wasn't easy to narrow down the list (next time, "Problem Child 2," next time ...) but if we were to preserve only 25 flicks from the '90s in a time capsule, they would be these (listed in alphabetical order). Get More »
For every winner who leaps up to thank the Academy, at least four nominees stay behind -- and with them, countless audience members wondering why their favorites failed to snag the big award. But there are times when everyone -- maybe even the winner -- believes the wrong name was read and the Oscar should have gone to... someone else.
We've picked 13 unlucky times the Academy made a huge, irreversible mistake, whether out of misguided loyalty to an actor-turned-director, fear of bestowing the Oscar to a violent or controversial film, or for no discernible reason at all (in no particular order). Get More »
Jules Winnfield's wallet -- the one that says "Bad Mother…" -- is more temping than ever now that the Guinness Book of World Records has named Samuel L. Jackson the highest-grossing actor ever.
Jackson's been working steadily since the 1970s and has well over 100 TV and movie credits to his name, but his breakthrough performance was in Spike Lee's movie "Jungle Fever." (He'd had small parts in previous Spike Lee joints before that, including "School Daze" and "Do the Right Thing.")
Over the years, the movies he's been in have grossed over $7.4 billion dollars. Can you imagine how many snake-filled planes that could buy you? Get More »
"My favorite movie right now is 'El Topo' because it is so philosophical. It is like The Bible concentrated into this two-and-a-half-hour movie with all the different scenarios. It's so brilliantly written and constructed that I just don't think anyone's ever topped anything like that, except 'Pulp Fiction' was real damn close.
"I know they're two different movies, but I loved 'Pulp Fiction' because it was so full of surprises. From the beginning of the movie, every three or four minutes you'd be like, 'What the f**k happened?! I can't believe what I just saw.' I like movies or anything that messes with me like that."
Sammy Hagar can be heard on the last Chickenfoot album "Chickenfoot III" and in their new video "Three And A Half Letters (I Want A Job)." His autobiography"Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock" was released on March 15.