Monthly Archives: April 2012

The New Trailer For The Dark Knight Rises Is Here!

Below is the the third trailer for Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises which will be released on July 20th.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

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Walt Disney Pictures Secures Rights To Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Walt Disney Pictures has secured the rights to Neil Gaiman’s 2008 Newberry Medal winner The Graveyard Book. Gaiman’s tale of a young boy raised in a graveyard is officially described as follows:

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren’t really one thing or the other.

Gaiman’s work has previously been brought to the screen with Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust in 2007 and Henry Selick’s Coraline in 2008. Gaiman’s bestseller American Gods is, meanwhile, in development as an HBO series with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone producing.

The Graveyard Book was previously targeted for the screen with Neil Jordan writing and directing. Though there’s no confirmation as of yet, Jordan is very likely no longer attached to the project.

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Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker

The Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker is a portable speaker that connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled device. Now, the music from a smartphone or tablet can be streamed at the touch of a button and played out loud anywhere — with a level of audio performance, mobility and durability that’s entirely new for Bluetooth speakers.

The SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker comes with a standard trim level and a dark gray Cordura nylon cover for $299.95, or in the LX model, with a premium trim level and a dark brown leather cover for $349.95. Accessory covers in nylon (bright red or royal purple) and leather (burgundy or tan) are available separately for $29.95 and $49.95, respectively.

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Cemetery Dance To Publish Limited Collector’s Edition of Justin Cronin’s Follow Up To The Passage, The Twelve In The Fall of 2012

In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong.

With The Twelve, the story continues…

In the present day:

As a man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos, desperate to find others, to survive, to witness the dawn on the other side of disaster.

Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, has been so broken by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her.

Kittridge, known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been forced by loss of electrical power to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far.

April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a minefield of death and ruin.

These three will learn that they have not been fully abandoned—and that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights.

One hundred years in the future:

Amy, Peter, Alicia, and the others introduced in The Passage work with a cast of new characters to hunt the original twelve virals… unaware that the rules of the game have changed, and that one of them will have to sacrifice everything to bring the Twelve down.

The scope widens and the intensity deepens as the epic tale of sacrifice and survival begun in The Passage surges forward in this breathtaking sequel.

Special Features Exclusive to this Collector’s Edition:

- Epic cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin

- At least 12 black & white interior illustrations by Jill Bauman

- Deluxe oversized design with a fine binding

- Smyth sewn with a bound-in satin ribbon page marker

- Extremely collectible print run and you will NOT see this edition in chain bookstores

Both the limited ($75) and lettered editions ($500) sold out in one day, but Cemetery Dance created waiting lists if you’d like to be notified of any cancellations.

The highly anticipated novel will ship in the fall of 2012.

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Starbucks To Open Inside Disney Theme Parks

Disney, the world’s largest theme park company, on Monday announced a deal with Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, to open stores in its theme parks at Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World Resort.

The first of six Starbucks cafes will open in June at Disney California Adventure.

Currently Disney plans to open at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

At Disney California Adventure, Starbucks will be located in the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café on Buena Vista Street, a place that transports guests to 1920s Los Angeles, when Walt Disney arrived in California and a cup of coffee was the perfect way to jump-start a busy day. The store’s location plays off the Spanish/Mexican architecture of the period, and baristas will wear 1920s-inspired attire. The café will serve Starbucks items including coffee and espresso beverages, Frappuccino blended beverages, and breakfast sandwiches and pastries.

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Early Sketches of 11 Famous Cartoon Characters

Flavorwire scoured the web to search for early sketches of some of our favorite cartoon characters. These first renderings are somewhat strange to behold — faces seem distorted, eyes seem too big, and familiar characters have a foreign air.

Click HERE to check out the debut sketches of Toy Story, Mickey Mouse, The Simpsons, and more.

Mickey Mouse

Woody & Buzz, Toy Story

Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Simpsons

Yogi Bear

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Subterranean Press To Release Joe Hill’s & Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows Limited Edition This Fall

Subterranean Press will release Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows limited edition, the third graphic novel in Joe Hill’s award-winning ongoing series, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, with a full-color dust jacket by Vincent Chong this fall.

The book is described as follows:

Turn the key. Unlock the door.

Unless you live in Keyhouse, in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. In that case, turn the right key, and you could wind up anywhere.

Keyhouse has, like any haunted house, not only its own ghosts but also its own agenda. It chooses the keys that are found, and those that remain hidden in the shadows. And the shadows of Keyhouse have their own key as well.

Now in possession of the Shadow Key, Dodge uses it to continue his quest for the mysterious Omega Key. The remaining members of the Locke family are still rebuilding their lives, in the wake of the devastating events that began in Welcome to Lovecraft and Headgames, but there is no key to make that rebuilding easier. Locking things away doesn’t make them any safer. At Keyhouse, shadows come to life, and a giant walks.

Turn the page. Unlock the story.

Crown of Shadows, the third installment of the award-winning Locke & Key series, co-credits writer Hill and illustrator Rodriguez as “storytellers,” and it’s an apt designation, shown by the seamlessness with which the text and art interact. They are one of the best storytelling teams in comics. After the completion of Crown of Shadows in 2011, both Hill and Rodriguez were nominated for Eisner awards-Best Writer (won by Hill) and Best Penciller/ Inker, respectively, and the comic was nominated for Best Continuing Series.

The Subterranean Press edition of Crown of Shadows will include not only the entire graphic novel, but also the scripts for each issue. The limited edition will include all of the scripts for the miniseries, original full-color end-sheets by Gabriel Rodriguez, and a full-color dust jacket by Vincent Chong.

Limited Edition: 250 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $250

Lettered Edition: 26 signed lettered copies, housed in a custom tray case, with an original sketch by Gabriel Rodriguez matted in the case: $500

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Watch The Trailer For Judd Apatow’s This Is 40

The first trailer for Judd Apatow’s next film, This Is 40 can be watched below.

The writer/director/producer of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Funny People now brings audiences an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life.

Also starring Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Charlene Yi and Albert Brooks, This Is 40 hits theaters on December 21st.

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Stephen King’s ‘Eyes of the Dragon’ In Development At Syfy

Stephen King’s 1987 fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon is being developed as a 4 hour miniseries by Syfy.

Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will pen the Dragon script, with Taylor and Bill Haber as executive producers.

Dragon is a rarity among King’s early works: A stand-alone novel that hasn’t been previously adapted into a live-action feature. In fact, among King’s pre-1990 books that were first published under his own name, only his fantasy titles (Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman and the Dark Tower books) haven’t yet been adapted, though all have been in development at one point or another. And given HBO’s success with its fantasy hit Game of Thrones, the timing for Dragon couldn’t be better.

Dragon takes place in fictional realm of Delain and follows a teenage prince who is falsely accused of murdering his father, the king. Imprisoned in a high tower, the prince must figure out a way to escape, clear his name, and confront the devious and powerful wizard who is responsible for his father’s death.

Though Dragon was aimed at younger readers than most of the author’s books, the story also has plenty of characteristically dark touches. The tale also has some overlapping mythology with King’s Dark Tower novels, including sharing a villain (Flagg) who was also in one of King’s most beloved works, The Stand.

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First Look: Limited Edition Avengers Posters from Mondo

Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, proudly announces the release of a series of 7 posters honoring Marvel’s Avengers, in theaters May 4. Mondo will be releasing character posters for each of The Avengers: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and a poster featuring the full Avengers team.

Seven different talented Mondo artists have been tapped to create a poster for each member of the super hero team. Each artist will have their own take on capes, shields, hammers and masks that will make for an amazing collection when assembled.

“We’ve become very attached to doing Marvel movie posters over the past few years, specifically for Avengers-related characters, so working on the upcoming film is a huge dream come true. The participating artists have really brought some of their best work ever to the table. If you want to see the different styles the Mondo crew is capable of, look no further than this series, we couldn’t be happier with it,” said Justin Ishmael, Mondo Creative Director.

Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

Poster by Olly Moss. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 320. $45

Poster by Tom Whalen. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 220. $45

Poster by Phantom City Creative. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 340. $45

 

Poster by Ken Taylor. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 320. $45

 

Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 345. $45

 

Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 120. $75

Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 395. $45

 

Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print with glow in the dark inks. Hand numbered. Edition of 120. $75

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