Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World – Trailer

The Universal Pictures clan release the 1st look trailer of director Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, which hits theaters on Friday, August 13, 2010. Enjoy the trailer below, and the film stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh and Jason Schwartzman.

Universal Pictures === Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim [Michael Cera]. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers [Mary Elizabeth Winstead]? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright [Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead] tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

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Jay Davis @ Safari: Works On Paper

Jay Davis is having a solo exhibition – Safari: Works On Paper – on Saturday, June 5 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. The safari pulps are “layered fragments and minute details integrated into simple pictorial genres that are at once familiar, intimate and mysterious.”

Safari: Works On Paper will remain on view until Saturday, August 28. Shoshana Wayne Gallery is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue [Bergamot Station – B1] in Santa Monica, California [90404] @ 310.453.7535.

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Yvonne Venegas – Maria Elvia De Hank [Series]

Shoshana Wayne Gallery will exhibit a photograph series of Yvonne Venegas work – Maria Elvia De Hank Series – which “offers a view into the life, family and environment surrounding the wife of eccentric millionaire and former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rohn” on Saturday, June 5 with an opening reception from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. The Maria Elvia de Hank Series will remain on view until Saturday, August 28.

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is rooted in Bergamot Station – B1 at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica, California [90404] @ 310.453.7535.

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Dennis Hopper Dies @ Age 74

According to USA Today, artist-slash-actor Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74 at his Venice [California] residence while surrounded by loved-ones – states Alex Hitz. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friend, and he’ll truly be missed [R.I.P].


Spencer Weiner @ Los Angeles Times

Hopper’s Double Standard exhibition – curated by Julian Schnabel – opens at Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA] on Sunday, July 11. MOCA’s new director – Jeffrey Deitch – starts on Tuesday, June 1.

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Skullphone’s Digital Media @ Subliminal Projects

The über-curator and cohorts of Subliminal Projects present artist Skullphone’s new solo exhibition – Digital Media – that “brings playfulness, obsession, irony and anxiety” of the Los Angeles streets into their coveted gallery space. With an opening reception on Saturday, June 5 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm, the Digital Media exhibit will mark a “distinct visual departure for” Skullphone. “His use of mirror polished, black-painted aluminum panels is a cold and slick leap from past works on found wood, weathered metal, and wheat-pasted paper.


Subliminal Projects

Digital Media will remain on view until Friday, July 2, and Subliminal Projects is rooted at 1331 W. Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California [90026] @ 213.213.0078.

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Andy Warhol’s Black & White @ Prism

Gallerists PC Valmorbida and Jared Najjar’s Prism will exhibit the non-collusive works of Andy Warhol appropriately titled Black & White, with an opening reception on Friday, June 4 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The private collection of Black & White will remain on view until Sunday, June 27.


Prism

Prism is rooted at 8746 W. Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California [90069] @ 310.289.1301, and operates on Tuesdays through Thursdays @ 10am to 6pm, Fridays through Saturdays @ 11am to 7pm and Sundays @ 12pm to 6pm.

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Shiloh Fernandez’s Skateland – Trailer

Deadgirl actor Shiloh Fernandez, A.J. Buckley, Brett Cullen, Taylor Handley, James LeGros and Ashley Greene [The Twilight Saga] star in filmmaker Anthony Burns’ Skateland – a coming-of-age East Texas story about a skating rink manager. The trailer is below and the film hits theaters soon.

The 2010 Sundance Film Festival film was co-written by Brandon Freeman, Heath Freeman and Anthony Burns.

Auteur Anthony Burns makes his feature directorial debut with Skateland.

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Ryan Kwanten Hosts Prince of Persia [Party]

True Blood star Ryan Kwanten hosts Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands video-game launch-party at the [Mondrian Hotel] Sky Bar in West Hollywood [California]. The vid-ers Harvey Guillen, Robbie Amell, Lauren Storm and Jonathan Keltz, Verne Troyer, Jessica Sutta, Seth [Shifty] Binzer, Macy Gray, Zelda Williams, Sara Paxton, Olivia Munn, Sam Jones III, Gilles Marini, Tyler Shield and corporate sponsors – Ubisoft and Break Media – were in attendance as well.


Charley Gallay @ WireImage

True Blood returns with Season 3‘s first episode – Bad Blood – on Sunday, June 13 and Sky Bar is rooted at 8440 West Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California [90069-1912] @ 323.848.6025.

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Roger Michell’s Morning Glory – Trailer

The comedy-clan Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, 50 Cents and Jeff Goldblum star in South-African director Roger Michell’s Morning Glory – which was produced by JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot. The Morning Glory trailer is below and the film hits theaters on Friday, November 12.

Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna’s Morning Glory is the story of television Producer Becky Fuller‘s challenge of reviving the struggling morning program Daybreak – co-hosted by high-profile anchors Mike Pomeroy and Colleen Peck – despite their constant feuding.

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Slipknot’s Paul Gray Dies At 38

An employee of TownePlace Suites found Slipknot bassist Paul Gray’s unresponsive body in his Iowa hotel room. Paul Gray’s death was confirmed and announced by the police department and no foul play was suspected.


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On Tuesday, May 25, the office of Polk County Medical Examiner plans an autopsy. Our thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends of Paul Gray. Rest In Peace, Mr. Gray.

Update: The TownePlace Suites maintenance worker Mike Kellow was the employee that found Slipknot bassist Paul Gray’s unresponsive body.

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