Do you ever wonder why more onscreen heroes don’t pull up in vans? What if the oversized automobile had been more ubiquitous in pop culture? Artist Brandon Ortwein gives us one answer with It Would Have Been Cooler as a Van, a poster series that re-envisions famous cinematic vehicles — from Pee-wee Herman’s bike to Doc’s DeLorean — as vans. We imagine Matt Foley, an early adopter of the van trend, would be proud. … Read More
Back to the Future
Today at Flavorpill, we couldn’t look away from some of the weirdest/ugliest buildings in contemporary architecture. We decided that this could be the geekiest cake of all time. We discovered why intelligent people drink more alcohol. We tried to pick a favorite from this list of 10… Read More
Lee Crutchley is the UK-based graphic designer behind Quoteskine, a blog of Moleskine drawings inspired by a head full of quotes and lyrics. “I’m a big fan of taking two separate references and putting them together to make something new,” he explains. Click through to check out five of our favorites from his series of movie mash-up artwork; signed versions will be coming soon to his online store. … Read More
If you live in America and like to drink, you’re not alone. According to one of the latest Gallup polls, more American adults are consuming alcohol this year than any other for the past 25 years — 67 percent to be exact. Since we’re pop-culture enthusiasts, we thought it would be fun to look back at what types of entertainment were popular in America’s least sober years. If we’re choosing to escape with a cold beer in one hand and a copy of Twilight in the other today, we’re willing to bet that things weren’t so different in the past. … Read More
Every year, the pop-culture fanatics at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles put together an art show based on movies called Crazy 4 Cult. Our friends over at Slashfilm have rounded up all of the featured work that’s currently available online, and it’s a cinephile’s dream come true. Click through to view ten of our favorite pieces, which were inspired by cult classics that range from The Goonies to Donnie Darko, and if you live in LA, check out tonight’s opening reception co-hosted by filmmakers Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. … Read More
A new version of The Karate Kid hits theaters today, and we’re feeling ambivalent. Wasn’t the original Daniel Larusso/Mr. Miyagi combination fantastic enough? Plus, the updated edition replaces “wax on, wax off” with “jacket on, jacket off,” and it’s not even about karate. It’s about kung fu. Is nothing sacred?
Inspired by our enduring love for the original Karate Kid, we’ve compiled a list of ten films you probably watched as a kid that you should watch again as an adult — not only because we believe nostalgia is a virtue worth cultivating, but also because we believe these are simply great movies. As an adult, you may enjoy them for different reasons than you did as a wide-eyed youngster, but that just proves their timelessness. After all, aliens, princesses, and imagination don’t discriminate based on age. … Read More
Whenever we hear the word “DeLorean”, our minds automatically turn to thoughts of gunning it to 88 mph and zooming into history with a fiery blaze. But apparently, for filmmakers, hearing “DeLorean” makes them think “classic biopic”. At least that’s the way it seems considering that there are currently three DeLorean movies in the works! Get the who-what-why after the… Read More
According to the makers of a crazy flying car called the Autovolantor, their Ferrari-based design could become a reality within the next two years if you’ve got £500,000 burning a hole in your pocket — a small price to pay for a life with no more traffic jams.
Or maybe not. Judging from the company’s video of their Skycar Hover Test they’ve got a long road ahead before most people would actually want to get inside one of these things.
So the future isn’t now. While you wait, check out our roundup of the seven iconic cars from film that we’d like to take a ride in.
Add any good ones that we missed in the comments. … Read More