Monthly Archives: October 2010

Happy Halloween From The Old Woman’s League For Raisins And Pennies Everywhere

The ladies who give out raisins and pennies as Halloween treats have banded together to form Old Woman’s League for Raisins And Pennies Everywhere — or O.W.L. R.A.P.E.

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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Movie Slated For May 17th, 2013

In September Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman’s announced an ambitious cross-media adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, that will begin with a movie, then run as a television series for a year before a second movie, then back to television, and so on.

It’s official now and Universal has announced the release date of the first movie.

Right at the end of a list of Universal’s “tentpole” releases of the next few years is the announcement that The Dark Tower will be released on Friday, May 17, 2013. Presumably, the television series continuation will begin the following fall season, probably on NBC.

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New Episode of Yo Gabba Gabba Airs November 5th, 2010 Featuring The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are coming to Yo Gabba Gabba! Oklahoma’s most famous psychedelic rockers will appear on the November 5th episode of the popular kids’ show singing “I Can Be a Frog,” from their 2009 album Embryonic.

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On November 18th, The Cartoon Art Museum In San Francisco Welcomes Pixar’s Teddy Newton To Discuss His Book, Day & Night

On Thursday, November 18, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Pixar Animation Studios’ Teddy Newton as he discusses his career in animation and his new book, Day & Night, based on the animated short of the same name. Day & Night premiered with the theatrical release of Toy Story 3, and received instant critical acclaim. Pixar’s Chris Wiggum will interview Newton, and a book signing will follow. The suggested donation for this event is $5.

About Teddy Newton:

Teddy Newton is one of Pixar’s most well known character designers and artists as well as the writer and director of Day & Night, the animated short that screened in theaters before Toy Story 3. Newton has worked on numerous Pixar features and short subjects, including The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Jack-Jack Attack, Your Friend the Rat and Presto. He is also frequently cast as a voice in Disney•Pixar films, including the role of Chatter Telephone in Toy Story 3.

“Day & Night is one of the most clever and original ideas we’ve ever seen at Pixar. I love that it pulls you in with pure entertainment, but also has such a special message—one that’s so appropriate for our time.”

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Vintage Star Wars Travel Posters

Steve Thomas created these amazing Star Wars mash up travel posters. They are inspired by the vintage travel posters of the early 20th century. If you are interested in ordering prints and want to know when they will be available, please leave a comment HERE and the artist will get back to you.

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Fridgecouch

Canadian designer Adrian Johnson constructed this retro loveseat by inserting the back seat of a 1986 BMW 325e into an olive green 1980 Gibson Frost Clear Deluxe refrigerator. The result is a cool mashup that he calls “Fridgecouch”.

Each Fridgecouch is meticulously handcrafted from Johnson’s collection of car seats that he keeps in storage. With a seat in mind, he then goes in search of the right fridge to fit it.

You can see more of his funky frozen furniture creations HERE.

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The DC Chronicle Year By Year Book

For more than 70 years, DC Comics has been entertaining children and adults alike. Here, for the first time, is the chronological account of the adventures of both the characters and the company that created them. The book organizes the company’s major moments, year-by-year with art, factoids and a number of highlights.

The DC Chronicle Year By Year ($50) traces DC’s fascinating story, from the beginnings to the present day.

Highlighting the debuts of Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events-like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, the Space Race- that shaped the atmosphere of the times, DC Chronicle Year by Year follows the characters’ foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies.

The 352 page slipcased hardcover book is available now and features an amazing wraparound cover by Ryan Sook.

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Domenico DeMarco of Di Fara, Making Pizza in Brooklyn For 45 Years

Margaret Emily MacKenzie created a great mini documentary about Domenico DeMarco of Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn, who has been making pizza over 45 years.

Hailed as the “godfather of Brooklyn pizza,” for forty five years Domenico DeMarco, Italian émigré and father of seven, has been slinging pizzas in his legendary corner shop, Di Fara. Employing five of his children, Dom works tirelessly from morning until night hand crafting each and every pizza himself while his kids take orders and manage the mob of devoted pizza aficionados.

The Best This I Ever Done is a portrait of DeMarco and his beloved pizzeria, an exploration of his rise to fame and an ode to pizzaioli who take their time to ‘make it right.’

Watch the video HERE.

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Michael Jackson Thriller Film In The Works

After the success of posthumous concert film “This Is It” last year, Michael Jackson’s music may next hit the big screen in a film version of “Thriller.” GK Films is negotiating to acquire the rights to a feature-length adaptation of the song, according to Deadline.com.

Kenny Ortega, who helmed “This Is It” as well as the “High School Musical” films, is reportedly attached to direct, while “The Hangover” writer Jeremy Garelick is pegged to write the screenplay. The film’s plot is rumored to revolve around Vincent Price, who narrated the groundbreaking “Thriller” music video in 1983.

The film, which is being shopped by Real Effects Entertainment, has also reportedly drawn interest from studios like Fox 2000, Summit Entertainment and Mandate/Lionsgate. The project would likely be budgeted at under $50 million — which is 100 times as much as the $500,000 used to make the 13-minute “Thriller” video.

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