Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mondo Drive Poster By Ken Taylor To Be Sold On Thursday February 2nd

Below is the limited edition Mondo Drive poster created by Ken Taylor which will be  sold online starting this Thursday at a random time. Follow @MondoNews on twitter for more info.

Poster by Ken Taylor. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 445. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

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Stan Lee’s First Official Website To Launch On February 7

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, The Avengers and The Fantastic Four is on the cusp of launching his own official website – TheRealStanLee.com on Tuesday February 7th 2012

A sneak preview of what’s in-store on the site will include: exclusive scoops on Stan’s latest projects, behind-the-scenes looks at the worldwide events that Stan attends, games, contests and lots more!

For fans signing up onto the site in time for launch day, they will be in with a chance to win some cool signed Stan Lee items.

Finally, TheRealStanLee.com will launch with a surprise – an online event presented by a special secret host who will interview Stan – those signed up will be invited to tune into the Q&A.

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Adele Officially Confirmed for Grammys Performance

After weeks of speculation, it has finally been announced that Adele will be performing at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, marking her first live performance since undergoing vocal surgery last year.

“I’m immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards,” said Adele in a statement. “It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all.”

The “Rolling In The Deep” songstress joins previously-announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Glen Campbell, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Coldplay, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. LL Cool J is signed on to host.

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Download Seven Stories By Brian James Freeman For Free This Week

Seven Stories by acclaimed author Brian James Freeman is only available on Amazon.com and is now FREE for everyone this week only at this special link: http://amzn.to/SevenStories

About the Stories:

Walking With the Ghosts of Pier 13: 

A grueling summer of horror is finally winding down, and Jeremy is one of the wandering survivors who can’t come to grips with the acts of terror that have been ripping his nation apart. His destination today is Pier 13, the ocean front amusement park his family visited every summer when he was a child, and his purpose for coming here is simple: he wants to understand why so many people have been dying in such violent acts… but that might not be the only answer he finds at the old docks.

Running Rain:

In the year since their son was the first victim of a serial killer known as the The Riverside Strangler, a devastated husband and wife have tried to pretend life can somehow be normal again… but the secrets they’re keeping from each other are pushing their relationship to the brink. To make matters worse, The Riverside Strangler was never caught, and now the husband is obsessed with running along the river at night, searching for the truth about why his son died: a truth he may not really want to know…

Answering the Call:

A young man’s very unusual job is taking a heavy toll on him. He stays in homes during the owner’s funeral. Someone needs to be there to answer the phone, receive deliveries, and deter thieves who might have seen the obituary in the newspaper and decided this would be a good time for a break-in. The young man has seen a lot of strange things over the years in the homes of the dead, and sometimes his job is truly a matter of life and death…

The Punishment Room:

Assuming Michael manages to escape the Punishment Room with his sanity and his life, he isn’t sure if he’ll be able to go on living with the knowledge of what he did to survive… but then again, that’s a dilemma he wouldn’t mind confronting, given the finality of the alternative.

What They Left Behind:

There’s something lurking in the basement of the old Timlico office building. This thing is evil, the result of the tragic fire that killed dozens of Timlico employees and sent that business spiraling into bankruptcy — or maybe the thing was the cause of the fire. Scott and a few friends will learn more about this thing before the day is over, including some very bad news for everyone: the thing in the basement is still hungry.

A Dreamlike State:

Daniel is driving back to his hometown for the first time in six years because his father is dying, but he knows there’s more than a sick patriarch waiting for him in the house where he grew up. He has a heart full of questions, and all of his childhood ghosts are patiently waiting for him… and they have a few questions of their own.

Where Sunlight Sleeps:

A grieving father and his young son, both dealing with their loss in their own ways. A Saturday ritual, retracing the last steps of the woman they loved more than any other. A search for the place where the sunlight sleeps, where bad feelings can be released. And a trip down a memory lane lined with jagged edges and vicious traps that just won’t let them go.

If you have a Kindle, or the Kindle App, or even if you just want to try out the free Kindle Cloud for the first time, now is a great time to grab a copy of the collection before it goes back up to the regular retail price on Friday!

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Remote Control People Flying Over New York City To Promote Chronicle

Three remote control people-shaped flying devices were released over New York City recently as a marketing stunt to promote Chronicle, an upcoming film that follows three teenage boys who can fly. The stunt was conceived by viral marketing company, Thinkmodo. The film opens in theaters on February 3, 2012.

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Know Your Dino Print By Dave Perillo Goes On Sale Tuesday, February 6th

Acid Free Gallery will release this whimsical and educational art print by Dave Perillo next week. “Know Your Dino” is a 16″ x 20″ giclee, has an edition of 50, and will cost $45. There is also an edition of 5 stretched-canvas versions for $125 each. Prints go on sale Tuesday, February 6th at a random time (follow them on Twitter for an exact time). Visit Acid Free Gallery.

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First Look At Lego Gollum & The Rest of The Lord of The Rings Minifigs

Lego has releasedl the official images of all the Lego Lord of the Rings minifigs. That includes the first look of the awesome Gollum, the Ringwraiths, the Uruk-hais, Moria Orcs and the Mordor Orcs. It also has a clear shot of Frodo, Gandalf and more.

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Matthew Vaughn Will Direct X-Men First Class Sequel

Fox has closed the deal for Matthew Vaughn to return to direct the unnamed X-Men: First Class sequel, working from a script being written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes) and with Bryan Singer once again producing.

It’s a given that all the original cast from the first movie signed a multiple picture deal in their contract so you can expect James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender returning as Professor X and Magneto, respectively.

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John Mellencamp & Stephen King’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD Due On May 22, 2012 Featuring: Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson & Sheryl Crow

John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s dramatic musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will debut as a theatrical presentation beginning April 4 in Atlanta; a guest star-packed studio concept album will follow on May 22, via Hear Music, in both a single disc and 3-CD deluxe edition.

Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal and Neko Case are set to sing on the project, with Matthew McConaughey, Meg Ryan, former boxer Joe Frazier and Costello doing readings, as well. Both projects are produced with the input of producer T-Bone Burnett — who described the sound as “dark, foggy … and scary.”

The novelist King authored the narrative, while veteran singer-songwriter Mellencamp added music and lyrics. “It sounds like the Sgt. Pepper of Americana to me,” Mellencamp said in pre-release materials, adding that the goal was to make the recording sound something like “an old radio play” complete with dialogue and sound effects.

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Relativity Media Will Adapt Hasbro’s Stretch Armstrong For A 2014 Live-Action Film

Relativity Media has partnered with global branded play company Hasbro, Inc. to develop and produce a live-action tent-pole film based on Stretch Armstrong, the iconic action hero figure launched in the 1970s, it was announced today by Relativity’s Co-President, Tucker Tooley and Hasbro’s President and CEO, Brian Goldner.

Relativity will be the domestic distributor and will release the film internationally through its network of foreign output partners. The film is targeted for an April 11, 2014 release date.

The film will be produced by Relativity’s CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), Hasbro’s Goldner (Transformers) and Bennett Schneir, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Motion Pictures (Battleship). Tooley (Immortals) will serve as executive producer.

Hasbro has become an entertainment powerhouse by creating hit movies and television shows from its rich portfolio of world class brands. Since 2007, Hasbro’s Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises have grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office. 2012 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Hasbro with its partners Universal Pictures releasing Battleship in April and Paramount Pictures releasing G.I. Joe: Retaliation in June. In television, Hasbro Studios produces shows like Transformers Prime and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that can be seen on the HUB television network in the U.S. and in more than 140 countries globally.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Hasbro, a company whose global reach and ability to innovate has made them immensely successful in the arena of brand re-imagination– as evidenced by their legacy of creating such franchises as Transformers and G.I. Joe,” said Tooley, “We look forward to bringing Stretch Armstrong to audiences worldwide.”

“Stretch Armstrong is a great example of Hasbro’s rich portfolio of intellectual properties that we are continuing to develop globally,” said Goldner, “We are excited to partner with Relativity on this movie as they are a growing and innovative studio.”

Stretch Armstrong is the classic action hero figure first launched by Hasbro in 1976 and re-launched in the 90’s, sold successfully throughout North America and in markets across the world. The original Stretch’s unique design broke free of traditional action figures, as he could be stretched over and over and always returned back to his original size. The nostalgic toy is considered to be rare and collectible to this day.

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