In 1993, John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins donned the caps and suspenders of Luigi and Mario and proceeded to plunge all the goodwill from the Super Mario Bros. gaming franchise in two hours. Thing is, that movie also saw Dennis Hopper in all his Blue Velvet insanity, only with prosthetic horns and a love for a different kind of […]
Decades before Shia LeBeouf transformed from blockbuster actor into head-scratching performance-art weirdo and Joaquin Phoenix grew a beard for a mockumentary about his career as a rapper, Dennis Hopper explored his own mythos in a unique documentary that is now getting a new life. Fresh off the breakout success of his...
Through March 31, Film Forum will screen a restored version of David Lynch’s masterpiece Blue Velvet, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper. The film set in a small-town suburb is a prime example of Lynch’s ability to peel back the veneer of polite society to expose the darkness underneath. …Read More
image credit: Ian Burt Once called The Loners, Dennis Hopper co-wrote, directed, and starred in the Oscar-nominated biker flick about two men riding motorcycles from Los Angeles to New Orleans to Florida during the tumult of the Vietnam-era...Show More Summary
The 1969 movie Easy Rider was produced by Peter Fonda, directed by Dennis Hopper, and starred both of them plus a young Jack Nicholson. The counterculture biker film was made for a million dollars and made back $60 million, winning awards along the way. Show More Summary
Possible Spoilers, Read at Your Own Risk Tom Ripley is a character that has been depicted a number of times in the last 60 years in both book and film. I, however, don’t know a whole lot about him. After seeing Dennis Hopper’s portrayal of Ripley in Wim Wenders’ The American Friend I don’t know […]
Quote of the Day - Hopper PBUH Edition 12 I'm sorry Ace, I love your analysis and commentary but this fawning over Dennis Hopper is silly, to be generous. Posted by: MrPaulRevere at May 30, 2010 02:19 AM (BP0+R) 13...
We spoke with photojournalist and filmmaker Lawrence Schiller about his fragmented portrait of the Easy Rider and Blue Velvet actor/director, 'The American Dreamer.'
Dennis Hopper is one the most fascinating figures in American cinema, a vital artist who rose so fast and fell so hard that his story has taken on a tragic aura. What would have become of the director Easy Rider if his second film wasn’t...Show More Summary
"Immediately I thought, 'Please Unicorn Jesus, don't let this man make a remake of Easy Rider.'"That's set-of-comments #1 about the Rolling Stone pictures of Owen Wilson, featured at Tom & Lorenzo (who say: "Owen, Sue them. Sue them all. Show More Summary
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin is presenting Dennis Hopper?s exhibition Icons of the Sixties, a selection of photographs and personal objects alongside an emblematic sculpture as well as an installation composed of two canvases and an experimental film. Show More Summary
Fans of surrealist filmmaker David Lynch were delighted when it was announced that his series "Twin Peaks" would be returning to television. Now they have something else to look forward to: The director is co-writing a hybrid memoir-biography about his long, unusual career. Grand Central Publishing...
On Thursday, Hollywood actress and AIDS philanthropist Sharon Stone will host Photo15, an auction of over 80 photographs by actors (Dennis Hopper and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus) musicians (Lenny Kravitz) artists (Ed Ruscha) and legends including William Wegman, Herb Ritts and acclaimed architectural...
How bad was Super Mario Bros., Nintendo’s foray into the big screen starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper? It was so bad that it enjoys a 16 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it sent Nintendo bounding from Hollywood like it had just eaten a power-up mushroom. Show More Summary
Following up their debut Blu-ray/DVD release of Some Call It Loving, Etiquette Pictures will proudly be releasing the Dennis Hopper documentary The American Dreamer on Blu-ray/DVD on September 22, 2015. This is a release that I am beyond excited for! Documentaries on filmmaking always fascinate me because you never know what kind of crazy things […]
South African businessman Johann Rupert, right, with actor Dennis Hopper in 2006. (AP / Alastair Grant) Johann Rupert, the multibillionaire owner of the luxury jewelry company Cartier, has admitted to a group of his peers that he...Show More Summary
Dennis Hopper: actor, artist, filmmaker, Hollywood survivor. Today, May 29th, marks five years since Dennis Hopper shucked his mortal coil. Hopper had been on my short list of "dream interviews" during my tenure at Venice Magazine. When...Show More Summary
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With Mad Max speeding back into theaters, we go Down Under for some Ozploitation classics. Mad Dog Morgan (1976) “The more...Show More Summary
Dennis Hopper's Drugstore Camera is a new collection of the artist/actor's unpublished photographs taken in Taos, New Mexico in the late 1960s and 1970s with one of the earliest disposable cameras and developed at drugstore photo labs. Read the rest
If Dennis Hopper’s last film went the crowd funding route, why not Orson Welles on his 100th birthday? The Citizen Kane helmer’s last film, The Other Side of the Wind, has gone to Indiegogo for finishing funds. Hopper is part of the cast, along with John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, and numerous others. Show More Summary