If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to see some cool art, you need to get over to the Hero Complex Gallery. That’s because the gallery is hosting Craig Drake’s first solo show and it’s loaded with awesome artwork done on paper, metal (including mega metal prints that are 60 x 40!), and wood. While I’ve been a fan of Drake’s work for a long time, I’ll admit the show was another level. As you can see in the pictures, Drake took on some iconic movies, people, and TV shows including Die Hard, The Thing, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Bruce Lee, Buffy, Cowboy Bebop, Game of Thrones, and a lot more.
Since most of you live outside of Los Angeles, I took pictures of everything on display and you can check out over 40 pictures after the jump. In addition, the gallery will be releasing what didn’t sell out on their website tomorrow, so no matter where you live, you can purchase something. Be warned, if you check out the pictures you’re probably going to want to buy something.
We took a little trip into live-action nostalgia last week with a visit to summer camp via Nickelodeon’s Salute Your Shorts. This week, we return to animated fare with Cowboy Bebop, a popular late-90s animated series that completed its run at 26 episodes. Arguably, Cowboy Bebop is the closest one on our list of “Hollywood! Adapt This” installments to actually be made into a feature film. The series did manage to land one full-length animated film, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, but a live-action adaptation would bring this fantastic property to the masses. Hit the jump to join the crew of the Bebop as they trip across the solar system in search of bounties. Hollywood! Adapt this: Cowboy Bebop!
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to land an exclusive interview with Keanu Reeves for his movie Henry’s Crime. Premiering at the festival, Henry’s Crime stars Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga. The film was directed by Malcolm Venville and it’s about an aimless guy who ends up serving time for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. After he gets out, he decides to rob the bank for real. Things get complicated when he falls for a girl.
While you normally associate Reeves with big budget Hollywood blockbusters, you might be surprised to learn Henry’s Crime is a true indie as they don’t yet have distribution and Reeves was instrumental in getting the film made.
During the interview, Reeves talked about why he wanted to make Henry’s Crime, casting, acting techniques, upcoming projects, and a lot more. If you’re a fan of Reeves, I think you’ll like the interview as I tried to ask him some questions I’ve never heard him answer. Read or listen to what he had to say after the jump:
Yesterday afternoon I was offered the chance to interview Keanu Reeves for his new movie Henry’s Crime – which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. While I’ll have a lot more on the movie tomorrow (it’s a fun crime movie with just the right tone), towards the end of the interview, Reeves game me some brief updates on a number of projects he’s been associated with like Cowboy Bebop, 47 Ronin, Passengers, and Generation Um. He also told me about a few other projects he developing like the romantic comedy It’s Not Me It’s You and Psyched. More after the jump: