Monthly Archives: February 2012

Philips DC 390 Dual Docking Alarm Clock For iPad/iPhone/iPod

The versatile Philips DC390 dual docking clock radio ($149.99) delivers rich, deep sound and conveniently charges TWO devices—iPhone, iPad or iPod—simultaneously!

With its stylish and sleek brushed aluminum finish, the DC 390 will wake you up to your iPhone/iPod music or radio tunes.

There is no need to fumble for buttons and knobs to set the correct time as the clock radio can easily synchronize with your iPad/iPhone/iPod.

Features:

- Play your iPod/iPhone/iPad and charge two devices at once

- FM stereo tuner with 20 station presets

- Dual Alarms with Gentle Wake feature and sleep timer

- Full-function wireless remote control

- 10 watts RMS total output power

- Digital Sound Control offers a choice of preset EQ settings

- Dynamic Bass Boost for great sound at all listening levels

- Aux-in for easy connection of other electronic devices

- Auto clock synchronization with iPod/iPhone/iPad when docked

- Neodymium speaker driver for rich and clear sound

- Battery backup (battery not included)

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Mondo To Hold Their First Gallery Event On Saturday March 10 In Austin, TX

Fans of Mondo, the internationally-renowned collectible art boutique may have heard about a cryptic Mondo event over the past week.

I can share with you that Mondo is getting some new digs and to celebrate, they will hold their first ever Mondo Gallery Event.

WHO: It’s a secret 

WHAT: Mondo Gallery Event

WHERE: 4115 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751

WHEN: Saturday, March 10 @ 6:00 – 10:00 PM (Public Opening)

For those that have not heard of Mondo, they are the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world class artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Championed for their limited edition screen printed posters, Mondo focuses on bringing art back to movie posters by working with artists such as Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Aaron Horkey, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey, Drew Struzan and others. Besides creating stunning works for beloved classics and contemporary films, Mondo produces prints for featured Alamo Drafthouse events and has worked with filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Wes Craven, Zack Snyder and Duncan Jones on their “Director’s Series” posters.  Mondo has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to archive the company’s growing collection of original film posters.

So if you are in Austin on March 10th, please attend Mondo’s public opening of their new gallery. I’m sure that based on past experiences with this wonderfully creative company, you will not be disappointed!

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The New Trailer For Marvel’s The Avengers

The new trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers can be watched below!

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, the May 4 release stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

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Wonchan Lee’s Minimalist Pixar Movie Posters

For his minimalist poster tribute to Pixar, communication designer Wonchan Lee stripped away all the excess, reducing each Pixar movie to an instantly recognizable graphic.

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Disney’s The Lone Ranger Film Begins Production

Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.” The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters—producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski—with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning “Rango.”

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” with Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,” “J. Edgar”) starring in the title role. Depp and Hammer are joined by a prestigious international cast which includes Tom Wilkinson, two-time Academy Award nominee (“Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom”) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner (“John Adams”); William Fichtner (Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions of “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down”); Emmy Award-winner Barry Pepper (TV’s “The Kennedys,” “True Grit,” “Saving Private Ryan”); James Badge Dale (“The Grey,” TV’s “The Pacific” and “Rubicon”); Ruth Wilson (television’s “Jane Eyre” and “Luther”); and two-time Academy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”). The film is slated to open on May 31, 2013.

“The Lone Ranger” is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” is written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe.

“The Lone Ranger” will film exteriors and studio work in New Mexico, followed by locations in Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

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Marvel Digital Graphic Novels Now Available On Apple’s iBookstore

Marvel announced today that more than 80 of its most popular graphic novels, featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more of the world’s most popular super heroes, are now available on the iBookstore.

Marvel graphic novels such as Civil War, Avengers, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm, and Astonishing X-Men can now be read on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and customers can download a chapter from New Avengers Vol.1. for free.

For the full selection of Marvel Graphic Novels now available on the iBookstore, launch the iBooks app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or go to www.itunes.com/marvelgraphicnovels.

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Marvel’s The Avengers One Sheet Poster

The newly released one sheet poster for Marvel’s The Avengers can be seen below. Tune in tomorrow to watch the new trailer for the film.

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Apple Sets iPad 3 Launch Event For March 7

Today Apple sent out invitations to select members of the media inviting them to a special event on March 7. The image accompanying the invitation features a finger reaching out to touch the Calendar icon on a noticeably high-resolution iPad screen, and the tagline “We have something you really have to see. And touch”.

No Home button appears on the device, although it may simply be rotated to the side.

Apple will unveil the third-generation iPad at the event; the device is rumored to feature a Retina Display with four times the pixels, as well as 4G LTE connectivity and a new chipset.

The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco and will start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

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Stephen King’s Sequel To The Shining, Doctor Sleep To Be Published In 2013

A press release was issued today that announced Stephen King will read his new audiobook, The Wind Through The Keyhole, the first time in more than a decade that the bestselling author will narrate a full-length audiobook.

Within the release was a snippet regarding Doctor Sleep, King’s follow up to his 1980 novel The Shining.

“The Wind Through The Keyhole audiobook will also offer an exclusive audio preview of King’s upcoming novel, Doctor Sleep, the eagerly-awaited sequel to his classic, The Shining, to be published in 2013.”

Click HERE to read a transcription of the first few pages of Doctor Sleep.

It remains to be seen if The Wind Through the Keyhole will be the only King book that will be released in 2012.

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Prepare For Awesomeness With The World Premiere of ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’ On The Hub TV Network March 3

The Hub TV network will premiere the all-new, action-packed series “The Aquabats! Super Show!”  from the co-creator of “Yo Gabba Gabba!” on Saturday, March 3 (1 p.m. ET, with encore performances throughout the week). The outrageous new series follows a popular alternative rock band as they embark on a never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all in an inventive blend of live-action and animated crime-fighting spoofs.

Executive Producer Christian Jacobs (co-creator, writer, and director of “Yo Gabba Gabba!”) is the band’s lead vocalist and plays the team’s fearless leader, The MC Bat Commander.  Also in the cast are fellow founding member and bassist Chad Larson (aka Crash McLarson), keyboards and sax player James Briggs (aka Jimmy the Robot), drummer Ricky Falomir (aka Ricky Fitness) and the most recent member of the band, guitarist Ian Fowles (Eagle “Bones” Falconhawk).

Since their debut in 1994, the Orange County, California-based band has won over legions of music fans with their music and are well known fixtures at music festivals including Coachella and South by Southwest (SXSW).  The band has released five full-length studio albums including their latest, award-nominated “Hi-Five Soup” and has toured internationally.

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