Last night, the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas threw open the doors on their final gallery show for 2012, and—as expected—it was about as fitting an end to the Mondo Gallery’s first year in operation as anyone could have imagined. Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend—a show composed entirely of creations from the mighty Australian-based team known as We Buy Your Kids—was a celebration of the bizarre, a colorful explosion of “WTF?!” that (from where Limited Paper’s standing) courageously refused to offer up anything even remotely obvious, safe, or easily-digested.
Infinitely stranger than this summer’s Adventure Time showcase and twice as inexplicably disturbing as Jay Shaw’s Don’t Go Out Tonight, Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend is certain to be remembered for being the Mondo Gallery’s most divisive show (in 2012, anyway). Wanna know what we thought, hear a few interesting tidbits about a few of the featured prints, and see a video walking tour of the entire show? Meet me after the jump, folks.
Edgar Wright is re-teaming with popular theater The New Beverly to present a new line-up of some of his favorite films. Wright will be on hand to introduce all of the films (schedule permitting). This is an awesome collection of films and if you live in Los Angeles and don’t attend at least one of these double-features, you’ll be missing out.
Hit the jump for the schedule. The Wright Stuff 2 begins January 14th with a triple-header of Wright’s films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
I’m not big on Tony Scott. It’s not just his ADD-style of directing. It’s that he uses it for all of his recent films, regardless of the story, pacing, characters, or tone. He’s like a Michael Bay that’s always out of his element. Sure, Bay only knows how to give you high-adrenaline explosions and the notice that “This shit just got real,” but it usually fits the ridiculous story.
But I was hoping that Scott’s bombastic editing would meld beautifully with his intended remake of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic “The Warriors”. That film is already kind of insane and it would be great to see his over-the-top style match up with over-the-top characters in over-the-top costumes with over-the-top dialogue like “Waaaarriors….come out to plaaayeeeaayy…”
And then he had to open his mouth and tell Rotten Tomatoes what he intends with his remake: “I love the original ‘Warriors’ and I’m using the same basic story. It’s really still 10 guys stuck at point B and they need to get back to point A. But I’m going to set it in Los Angeles and it’s going to be a kind of study of gang culture in LA today.”
Are you kidding me. The one time where he’s perfectly suited for the material and he wants to do a serious study on gang culture in Los Angeles. I cannot dig it. I cannot dig it at all.