Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage

Today, Instagram announced that - in addition to square posts - you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever. 

This morning, @StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation. As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

An Inside Look at Ash Vs The Evil Dead

STARZ today released a new inside look video into the world of the highly anticipated Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” (premiering on Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM ET/PT).  This comes on the heels of the official red-band trailer that was digitally released this weekend and features never-before-seen scenes.

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Target Launches Star Wars "Share the Force" Memory Collection

In anticipation of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” Target has announced the launch of “Share the Force” (, the first digital collection of Star Wars memories.  The collection, which will include celebrity fans Minka Kelly, Chris Hardwick and Bobby Moynihan, will go on to be archived at Lucasfilm – becoming an everlasting example of how we’re all connected by the force.  Until now, no one has attempted to collect and capture memories from the 147 million Star Wars fans throughout the world, and Target is introducing a unique program to unite these generations of fans in a way that only Target can do.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mondo's Lil Mikey & Iron Giant Bolt Prop Replica Send Us Into a Geek Frenzy

MONDO have been creating a well known brand for years, wearing their geek on their sleeves with unlimited amounts of love poured into every killer, super exclusive print release and vinyl record. NOW they are causing uncontrollable sobbing (from happiness!) among collectors with limited edition collectibles in unexpected formats, and from licenses we never thought we'd see again. A certain IRON GIANT comes to mind when I mention this! DID YOU SEE THAT THING? Jointed angry head..a chunk or iron to chew on..a lil bitty Hogarth!!!! Let's check out two brand new releases from teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Iron Giant...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Official Images of Hasbro's Full Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toy Line!'s all out there now! What was once a trickle...a 3.75 inch store leak in Ohio...a Black Series link in another state...LEGO's leaking in Germany..and now...all of one place...for..whatever reason! Time to boogie. Though Force Friday is still 2 whooooole weeks away...I'd gather they don't have much left to reveal..which is fine as that is the on shelf date anyway, and it's good to know what you'd like to buy before you go buy it, don't you think? US TOO! It's like we are twins. A sharing of minds. A mutual psychic geekiness. We've got a pretty big mound of toys to get through so let us begin....

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Project Greenlight Returns to HBO Sept 13 with Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

PROJECT GREENLIGHT, the documentary series chronicling the search for a first-time director and exploring the filmmaking process, returns to HBO for its eight-episode fourth season SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other new episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.

Executive producers of the new season include Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who were executive producers of the previous two seasons on HBO in 2001 and 2003, as well as Adaptive Studios’ Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy; Miramax’s Zanne Devine; and Magical Elves’ Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth and Alexander Lipsitz. The new season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT is produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios, Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films, Miramax and Magical Elves.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" Production Begins

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight DLC Packs: 89' & Bat-Family Skin Packs Available

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that the next series of add-ons for Batman™: Arkham Knight – the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack and Bat-Family Skin Pack, will be available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, and are connected to the Internet.  The content can also be purchased a la carte beginning today for $1.99 MSRP on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Blackwake: Your New High Seas Video Game Addiction

If I told you a combat game involving British Soldiers and Pirates manning warring sea vessels where teams are involved with keeping the ship afloat, firing cannons and rifles at the enemy, steering the boat know..staying alive..would you automatically think this game is too damn difficult to be fun? YOU'D BE WRONG!! I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Twitch Streamer Echoics as she jumped into an intense first time experience with BLACKWAKE. Apparently the game has been gathering funding on Kickstarter, with the inexplicable target of 7 grand (??!!) well met with nearly 48k and 17 more days to go. The Kickstarter gives this introduction:

Mopeez: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Was there ever a more perfect licence for an adorable, mopey faced plush doll? Nope..never. The Nightmare Before Christmas joins Funko's newest plush line with more adorable that a single human being can like...collect them in groups...or you might die. From the cute.

Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Our The Nightmare Before Christmas Mopeez are coming soon! The series features Jack Skellingon, his ghost dog, Zero, and his beloved Sally! Jack also comes in his Pumpkin King costume, as well as the Mayor of Halloween Town! Don’t forget to add Vampire Teddy and Oogie Boogie to your collection, too! These four and a half-inch plush figures are weighted on the bottom to retain a slouchy posture and adorable frustration.

Star Wars: Rogue One Cast & Crew Announced

Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

Universal Adds "This Is The End" To Halloween Horror Nights

In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during "Halloween Horror Nights," Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, "This is the End 3D," based on 2013's hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson.  "Halloween Horror Nights" begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

The hilarity of this genre-defying blockbuster movie, This is the End, will take a dark turn in this all-new maze experience that will come to life in hypnotic 3D. The end of the world will begin as guests head to the ultimate A-list party at James Franco's new Hollywood Hills home, before the Apocalypse strikes and they find themselves trapped in a life-and-death struggle against the demons of the underworld.  With the fate of humanity at the crossroads of heaven and hell, "This is the End 3D" will offer defining moments for those guests brave enough to tempt the devil as their destiny hangs in the balance to be damned for eternity or raptured to heaven engulfed in a sea of blue light.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO!

Force Friday is still weeks off, but all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys seem to want out of their cases NOW. We covered a handful of leaks from Hasbro's 3.75 inch basic line (featuring only 5 points of articulation and limited paints at a lower price) a couple of days back. NOW we get to see the ENTIRE FIRST WAVE OF FORCE AWAKENS LEGO TOYS!!! Wooo...screw release dates! Let's jump right in and see what LEGO sets you'll be able to snap up on September 4th...

NOTE: Descriptions are translated. Adjust the Power!!'ll get that joke in a minute.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Running Through ARK: Survival of the Fittest & Developer Contest

OMG – so much news from Studio Wildcard today: the launch of the ARK Dev Kit directly within the Epic Games Launcher, massive Alienware mod contest, and the release of the badass ‘Survival of the Fittest’ tournament battle mode. To celebrate the news, ARK: Survival Evolved is now available on the Amazon Store, at an introductory, 25% off limited quantity sale!

Studio Wildcard today released the ARK Dev Kit, a streamlined version of the UE4 Editor to simplify the creation and sharing process of mods for ARK: Survival Evolved. It is available to download now for free via the Epic Games Launcher HERE. Creative souls can easily generate their own ARK items, weapons, creatures, maps and game modes to share with fellow survivors online.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rick and Morty Renewed for Third Season!

Adult Swim has announced that they are ordering more intergalactic adventures with the season three pickup of the original hit animated comedy series, Rick and Morty. New episodes of the series air Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The series’ season two premiere on Sunday, July 26, ranked #1 in its time period among all key adults and men and charted triple-digit delivery gains over its prior season premiere (P18-24 +154%, P18-34 +117%, P18-49 +121%). The television audience continued to grow in the series’ second week, charting week-over-week gains of up to 27% among all key demos. The season two premiere of Rick and Morty fueled Adult Swim’s video streams in July’15, with an overall total of 29.7M streams, up +12% month-to-month. (Source: Nielsen Media Research Data, Omniture and YouTube Analytics)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

Get ready to do the time warp again as The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary – the ultimate midnight movie – comes home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast, including: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf, The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly became a pop cultural phenomenon passed down from generation to generation. Now, after four decades, it’s back stronger than ever with an all-new Ultimate Collector’s Edition, featuring limited edition packaging, exclusive collectible pink surgical gloves, fishnet stockings and a soundtrack for its army of die-hard fans! 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Action Figures Strike Early *UPDATED 8-14*

Just like a good villain, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren has ignored the wishes of Hasbro and Disney and hit stores early...because...SITH HAPPENS!!! Actually Jedi Temple tipped us off to an ebay auction for the first retail 3.75 inch Force Awakens figure available for the low low price of $99 dollars. The gentleman selling informed us his buddy picked up the figure at Walmart...which we assume started with him looking around to see if he was on camera, then trying very hard to not do a happy lil dance, then choking down his unbridled glee as he quick walked to checkout.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fantasia 2015: Borning and A Christmas Horror Story Mini Reviews

Emilie Noetzel jumps back into the Fantasia International Film Festival 2015 coverage with a report of her Day 3 adventures.

Day 3 started early.... really.. really early. My mom was scheduled to come and get me at 9am so we could go walk around other cities and I could take photos. My brother was our driver for the day... fun was had by all. I will skip on the family time details as they are not part of the team here and may not wish to have their lives up for reading.

A Trip To the 2015 Twin Peaks Festival

In 1990 Twin Peaks changed television forever. The story of a small town rocked by the death of Laura Palmer, high school senior and prom queen, and the dark secrets the investigation unveiled, took audiences to weird and wonderful places. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, Lynch brought a cinematic look and sensibility to television for arguably the first time, whereas Frost brought the expertise of long form story telling. The show burned brightly, before burning out. A cultural phenomena in its debut season, by the middle of its second season audiences were losing interest and the show was cancelled. A much darker prequel movie (showing in detail the murder of Laura Palmer) followed, and that was that, or so we believed.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Shout Factory's Shocker Collector's Edition Blu-ray Coming September 8th

Fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terror mayhem inflicted by Horace Pinker, a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers, from the 1989 horror cult classic SHOCKER. On September 8, 2015, Scream Factory™ is proud to present Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, packed with insightful bonus content including, special audio commentary with Wes Craven, all-new interviews with Mitch Pileggi, Cami Cooper, executive producer Shep Gordon, music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists, new audio commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman and composer William Goldstein, retrospective featurettes, original storyboard gallery and much more!

MONDOCON Is Coming!!

You love their prints. You've lost your mind over the pure awesome of their new collectibles. Now, you can celebrate all things Mondo at MONDOCON!! You've got 2 months to plan your attack, so get crackin.

Mondo is excited to unveil the lineup of artists, panels and exhibitors for MondoCon 2015, taking place October 3rd - 4th at The Marchesa Hall and Theater in Austin, TX the weekend following Fantastic Fest.

The convention brings together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world's finest artists, designers, toy creators, directors, composers and more. This year, the convention will be taking advantage of additional exhibitor & event space in the neighboring Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center. 

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Comes to DVD & Blu-ray

CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

WHAT'S IN THE BOX??!! Episode 2: The Turner Mystery Box

The Mad Max Video Game - Stronghold Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios today released the
Mad Max Stronghold Trailer giving a glimpse into the various fortified outposts, or strongholds, located throughout the open world of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland.

In the new trailer, Max visits some of the game's diverse strongholds and encounters a number of intriguing characters, including Jeet, Gutgash, Pink Eye and Deep Friah. In a world where Max faces both his internal and external enemies, these strongholds hold the pieces essential to the puzzle he tries to solve. Max will need to make some uneasy alliances as he prepares to take on merciless Wasteland tyrant, Scrotus. ...Yes. They named the bad guy Scrotus.

Friday, August 7, 2015

More New Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Mashers!

Shu'Up! You know you love them! Not in a very, very long time has there been a "kid's" toy line so well received by collectors, and I suppose it doesn't hurt that there are wave after wave of Marvel Legends flooding stores so no one can argue one line is getting more Hasbro love than the other. This is just a quick addendum to our last update where we showed off the official pics for some new Mashers shown at San Diego Comic-Con Rocket Raccoon, Carnage and Rhino! Now we get a look at Iron Patriot, Iron Skull, Ronan (ok that stings a little...I need a Marvel Select Ronan ..please and thank you), Nova, Daredevil and Winter Soldier...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A New Mission for Disney's Big Hero 6?

Sometimes, a company just can't calculate how popular a TV show or movie is going to be, so their toy line based on the property will be small-ish...conservative......tiny.. and ultimately sad if that property turns out to generate some love. Big Hero 6 could be counted among these properties, as Bandai covered all the primary characters in a very simple, kid friendly 4 inch figure line quite adequately, but collectors were left hoping our Asian brothers would embrace the film and deliver SUPER MEGA ULTRA POSABLE BAYMAX!!! Instead, our best Baymax has pop up wings and makes wooshing noises..and that's OK too...but we can do better I think. Now..there's hope.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Celebrate 8-bit History with Mega Man Legacy Collection

Mega Man Legacy Collection will be available digitally across North America and Europe starting August 25, 2015 for $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, and early 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Physical editions of the game will also be available early 2016 in North America for $29.99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. More details regarding the Nintendo 3DS digital release and the physical editions will be confirmed at a later date.

ARCHIE is Coming to Broadway

Writer/Director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, You're Welcome America) and Funny Or Die have joined forces with Archie Comics, one of the most popular comics ever produced, to bring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the Riverdale gang to Broadway in an all-new musical.  McKay is slated to bring his singular brand of comedy to the musical, writing the book for the show, with a creative team and timing for a New York run to be announced at a later date.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Toys R Us Celebrates Star Wars: The Force Awakens on September 4th

Toys“R”Us® is going into hyperdrive and preparing an out-of-this-galaxy, global celebration for the upcoming debut of toys based on the next chapter of the Star Wars™ Saga at 12:01am on Force Friday, September 4. Counting down to the highly anticipated toy launch and this fall’s new theatrical release, Toys“R”Us stores worldwide and have transformed into Destination: Star Wars, every fan’s retail source for The Force with hundreds of new products, including those only available at Toys“R”Us. On Force Friday, Toys“R”Us stores around the globe will open their doors for special midnight opening festivities, providing customers of all ages the opportunity to be among the first to purchase must-have merchandise, receive exclusive giveaways and immerse themselves in all things Star Wars. The company’s international flagship store, Toys“R”Us Times Square in New York City, will host a historic Star Wars toy exhibition leading up to the grandest midnight opening celebration of all, welcoming legions of eager fans with costumed characters, signing events, giveaways and more all day on Thursday, September 3.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Deadpool's Movie Trailer... For the Upcoming Trailer.. For the Movie

Be warned, there's cussin' in this trailer trailer!

#Deadpool did a trailer to a trailer. What a post-modern asshole.

Posted by Deadpool Movie on Monday, August 3, 2015