Retro and Vintage Art For Modern Films and Characters

modern vintage by tom whalen and dave perillo

Artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo have come up with a series where modern movies and characters get a touch of the vintage and retro. The exhibit has been named Modern Vintage and is on display at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles today (December 6) onwards. Movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner find a clear mention, and there are likely to be many more as the duo intend to bring 25 items to the show.

Functional Prototype of Marty McFly’s Hoverboard

replica back to the future hoverboard

We have not really kept up with technological advances in fiction, a very glaring example of which is that we don’t yet have anything close to the hoverboard that Marty McFly showed off in Back to the Future. Though it is quite heartening to see that we are making progress on that score. Here’s a functioning 1:2 scale replica of the Hoverboard. Good news, it hovers. Bad news, you can’t even begin to use it the way Marty did.

The Hunger Games Re-made With Cats and Cardboard

cats remake hunger games

Hunger Games re-made with cats doesn’t have Jennifer Lawrence, which sucks, but it does have a lot of kitty action so I guess we’re good. For filming of the kitty Hunger Games, cardboards with scenes illustrated on them were used, with holes cut out where cats would inadvertently put their face, giving character and tone to the video. The video is a quick run through the movie, featuring some of its best scenes and plot-twists, all presented with cats in cardboard.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent [poster & trailer]

Angelina Jolie is playing the title role for Disney’s upcoming movie Maleficent, and looking damn good doing it.

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.