Monthly Archives: June 2012

Travel Channel To Premiere New Original Series “Toy Hunter” On Wednesday, August 15

Travel Channel reveals the big business of buying and selling toys and collectibles in the new original series “Toy Hunter,” premiering with a special one-hour season opener featuring back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT (regular time slot at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning Wednesday, August 22). This weekly half-hour series follows acclaimed toy dealer Jordan Hembrough, founder of Hollywood Heroes, a New Jersey-based vintage and modern collectibles company, as he travels across the country hunting for the most sought after pieces. For this toy hunter, poking through cramped attics and rummaging around dirty garages to score vintage items is all in a day’s work!

 In each of the eight episodes, Hembrough strategically maneuvers around reluctant sellers, abates budgets and avoids the unforeseen roadblocks as he tracks down the rarest pieces.  With many collectible items valued in the thousands of dollars, Hembrough will travel the country on the ultimate toy quest searching for the holy grail items he and his clients yearn for.  Some of those rare toys (and the year they hit the shelves) include:

- “The Six Million Dollar Man” Venus Space Probe (1977)

- GI Joe: “Pimp Daddy” Destro (1997)

- Jurassic Park Prototypes (1994)

- Luke Skywalker Telescoping Lightsaber (1977)

- Care Bears Treat Heart Pig (1982)

- Barbie #1 in box (with brunette hair) (1959)

Armed with his encyclopedic knowledge of toy history and savvy skills of negotiation, Hembrough meets with amateur and professional collectors alike.  Throughout his travels on the series, he crisscrosses the country encountering a diverse group of enthusiasts including former Kenner toy designers in Ohio, flea market pickers in Ashville, North Carolina and vintage toy store owners in Austin, Texas.  Some notable moments include meeting specialized collectors like the Batman collectors in Biloxi, Mississippi, a Spiderman collector in San Francisco, and Los Angeles mask collector and designer/sculptor Jordu Schell.  Hembrough also connects with a toy comrade in New Jersey, to sell horror collectibles at the Chiller Theater Expo – the largest horror toy and comic convention in the country.

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At Last! Battery-Powered Electric Butter Knife Will Spread Cold Butter Straight On To Bread

Baking company Warburtons has announced Toastie Knife, a prototype butter knife ingeniously designed with a heated blade. Designworks Group created the knife for Warburtons which uses two AA batteries to heat the blade to 41.8 degrees Celsius (the perfect temperature to easily slice through cold butter).

Voted as ‘Most Desired Breakfast Innovation’ in a poll of just under 3,000 people, it is not yet certain if the knife will go into production.

Anybody wishing to own a Warburtons Toastie Knife one day can tweet @Warburtons using #ToastieKnife.

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Austin’s Fantastic Fest Presents The World Premiere of Tim Burton’s Frankenwenie

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce Walt Disney Pictures’ Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival, happening September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

“Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema. To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League.

From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. Frankenweenie releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.

Look for more programming announcements for Fantastic Fest in the weeks ahead.

For the latest developments visit the Fantastic Fest official site www.fantasticfest.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Marvel’s The Avengers DVD & Blu-Ray Official Announcement

Coming this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, “Marvel’s The Avengers” assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July – “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App” (available for the first time on iPhone) – that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release.

The announcement comes as “Marvel’s The Avengers” crossed the incredible $600 million domestic box office threshold on June 26 – only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44 billion globally.

Providing viewers with the ultimate in-home experience, the premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by the film) and brings to life the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime in a whole new dimension on Blu-ray hi-def with stunning visual effects, superior sound and unparalleled bonus content.

Extras include a gag reel, a first for a Marvel Studios film, the chance to hear from the cast and Joss Whedon on their experiences in bringing these larger than life characters to the big screen, a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking visual effects and stunning cinematography, the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier, Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise” Music Video, deleted scenes and more!

Also for the first time ever, fans will be able to enjoy even more of the Marvel Universe via the all-new “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App.” By downloading this onto a secondary device, consumers will be able to gain unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release on September 25. Pieces will be unleashed bi-weekly in July & August and weekly in September leading up to a full immersive experience accompanying the film on Blu-ray. Content includes special access to the S.H.I.E.L.D. database, becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, invitations to “special missions” either remotely or in the field, links to character profiles, stories and scenes, interactive Marvel digital reader comic books and more. App owners will receive push notifications whenever new content is uploaded and available for their viewing.

The suggested retail price for “Marvel’s The Avengers” is:  4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$59.99 Canada; 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack =$39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada; 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada. And for Digital & On-Demand platforms, please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing.

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Trailer For Alex Cross

Alex Cross follows the young homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller.

The film directed by Rob Cohen will be in theaters on October 19th.

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Listen to Aimee Mann’s New Song ‘Charmer’

Charmer is Aimee Mann’s first release since 2008′s @#%&*! Smilers.

Mann’s new single shows off the more pop-oriented side to her usual acoustic tendencies. “Charmer,” an upbeat, synth-heavy track, takes a dig at personable people who hide ulterior motives. “The album explores the ideas of charm and people who are charming,” explains Mann, “and how they can sometimes be really fun, but sometimes very manipulative – there’s a darker side.”

The single is from Mann’s eighth studio album, which will be released on September 18th. Mann will tour in the fall in support of the album’s release.

Rolling Stone premieres the new song and you can listen to it HERE.

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20 Year-Old Student Behind Steve Jobs Tribute Creates Coke Image

Jonathan Mak Long, who created a much-praised Steve Jobs Apple logo tribute last year, recently designed this eye catching minimalistic poster for Coke.

After seeing the Jobs tribute (below), Ogilvy China commissioned Long to create the above poster as part of Coke’s “Open Happiness” campaign.

The image has been lauded around the ad world since winning an Outdoor Grand Prix Lion Tuesday at Cannes.

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All Who Attend The IMAX 3D Midnight Show of The Amazing Spider-Man on July 3rd Will Receive This Limited Edition Laurent Durieux Print From Mondo

Mondo has partnered with IMAX on a poster for midnight showings of The Amazing Spider-Man. If you’re planning on going to see the movie at midnight next week, you’ll get this great poster by Laurent Durieux!

You can read more information about the free poster and participating theaters HERE.

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Rolling Stones Update Lips Logo For 50th Anniversary

The Rolling Stones have unveiled an updated version of their famed 41-year-old lips and tongue logo, one of the best rock ‘n’ roll logo in existence, for their 50th anniversary.

The new updated logo, redone by Shepard Fairey, features the words “Fifty Years” and the numerals 50 woven inside the their name.

The original logo, designed by John Pasche, was introduced back in 1971. Mick Jagger was responsible for discovering Pasche, then a student at the Royal College of Art. The logo was first used on the inner sleeve of the “Sticky Fingers” album.

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Apple Releases Podcasts App

Apple has released a new universal app dedicated to subscribing to, viewing and managing Podcasts on iOS devices. Dubbed simply Podcasts, the new app allows users to browse through hundreds of thousands of audio and video podcasts available in the iTunes Podcasts catalog, stream or download individual episodes for offline listening or subscribe to an entire podcast series. A Top Stations feature also provides a unique user interface with a quick view of the most popular podcasts, organized by topics such as arts, business, comedy, news and sports. A radio-like “Now Playing” screen with simple playback controls allow the user to easily skip forward and back and the app integrates with iTunes to access podcasts synced from an iTunes library in the traditional manner. The application also supports syncing episode bookmarks via iCloud for seamless playback between devices along with a built-in sleep timer and the ability to share favourite podcasts episodes via Twitter, Messages and Mail. Podcasts is a universal app requiring iOS 5.1 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download. Syncing episodes requires iTunes 10.6.3 or later and streaming is supported over both Wi-Fi and cellular data connections.

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Mark and Brian Interview Stephen King

Mark and Brian of KLOS hosted an interview with Stephen King regarding many topics including the upcoming Rock Bottom Remainders farewell shows.

Listen to the MP3s:

Part 1

Part 2

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection To Be Released On September 25, 2012

Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on September 25, 2012 for a limited time only.

Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This ultimate collector’s set features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray, a collectible 50-page book featuring storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and a new documentary “The Birds, Hitchcock’s Monster Movie,” enough to satisfy even the most ardent Hitchcock fan.

Spanning three-and-a-half decades of the director’s prolific career, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection includes the classic thrillers Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The Trouble with Harry, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy and Family Plot.

The films feature performances from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak and Sean Connery.

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Comic Book Shops Across North America To Celebrate “The Dark Knight Rises” Day On July 19th

DC Entertainment and comic book retailers across North America are declaring Thursday, July 19 “The Dark Knight Rises” Day to celebrate the arrival of this summer’s most anticipated film opening in theaters and IMAX on Friday, July 20. Fans who visit their local comic book retailer on July 19 will receive a free, special edition comic book featuring several exclusive previews of current and upcoming Batman comic books and graphic novels. More than 500,000 copies of the free Batman comic book will be handed out that day on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free Batman: Earth One Special Preview Edition comic book features the first chapter of the highly anticipated graphic novel Batman Earth One written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, as well as a preview of Batman Vol. 1 The Court of Owls, the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel collection of the hit series written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo.

“The arrival of The Dark Knight Rises in theaters is a seminal moment for comic book readers and moviegoers; what better way to mark the occasion than with a free Batman comic book that rewards a broad range of fans and taps into the unprecedented excitement surrounding this film,” stated DC Entertainment Vice President of Marketing, John Cunningham.

Fans can find a comic book retailer in their area by visiting Comic Shop Locator.

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Hone

Never lose your keys again with Hone!

The small Bluetooth 4 dongle ($50) pairs automatically with your iPhone 4S or iPad 3 and works in conjunction with a free app that emits an audible vibration or alert when you tap the “Find” button.

It runs for six months on an included battery and has a 150+ foot range.

Hone has a built-in proximity sensor so you’ll know when you’re getting closer or farther away.

Now you just have to remember where you last left your phone.

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Golf Ball vs Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Watch Formula 1 legend David Coulthard and pro-golfer Jake Shepherd set a new world record – farthest golf shot caught in a moving car – with the help of the Mercedes–Benz SLS AMG Roadster. The car caught the ball 275 meters away from the tee.

This stunt was verified by Guinness World Records.

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Rob Reiner to Direct Psychological Thriller, “You Belong to Me”

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Rob Reiner will step behind the camera for You Belong to Me. The project marks Reiner’s return to the horror genre after tackling the Stephen King adaptation Misery in 1990.

The new film comes from screenwriter David Murray and is likened to Cape Fear in its tale of a psychiatrist who forms a potentially deadly connection with a patient.

 
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Disney FilmPulse App For iPhone

Enhance your in-theater experience with Disney FilmPulse, an all-new free app for your iPhone. Just “check-in” to the theater and showtime for the Disney movie you’re about to see, and begin the FilmPulse experience. Unlock surprises and enjoy interactive games and bonus content before the movie, then take advantage of special offers after the credits roll.

The FilmPulse app is currently only available for use at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

 

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Wild Divine Review

Are you stressed out or feel that there is not enough time in the day to get all of your must do’s completed? If you can relate to this, you’ll be happy to know that you are not alone. The complexity of our lives and the roles that we play can be demanding to say the least. There is a company that provides a solution to helping both children (8+) and adults achieve better emotional balance and relaxation, improved self-control, as well as increased focus and mental sharpness. The company is called Wild Divine. Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to test out several of their software products; The Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage, Deepak Chopra’s Secrets of Meditation, and their latest offering, Mindfulness Academy. All of these programs work in conjunction with Wild Divine’s proprietary iom Active Feedback Hardware. The iom consists of three individual finger sensors that are worn on the index, middle, and ring fingers of the hand not controlling the mouse. The sensor on the middle finger measures heart rate while the other two sensors measure skin conductance. The iom connects directly via usb cable to your PC or Mac. When I used the iom, I found that the sensor pads fit comfortably and were easy to slip on and off my fingers. The feedback from the iom is used to control each of the programs by translating your physical and mental responses into visual feedback that you can alter and control while using each of the programs. Each of the programs that I tried were very different in their look and feel, however, the core of each was similar in that their main focus allowed me to use meditation along with breathing and guided relaxation to achieve a greater sense of peace, balance as well as better self-control. In addition, each program combined technology and a gaming experience with beautiful graphics and relaxing music and soothing sounds. Here is a breakdown of each of the programs that I tried.

The Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage has a very Eastern philosophical feel to it.  As you begin the program, you move through enchanting and mystical landscapes with beautiful graphics while wise mentors guide you through a variety of breathing and meditation skills. As you explore the different three-dimensional environments, there are over 40 different events to keep your experience ever changing. Many of the events are divided between energy events and heart events.  The energy events allow you to practice raising and lowering your energy levels by increasing your excitement or becoming calm and meditative.  The heart events allow you to engage in controlled breathing practice. You can choose between two different modes: Guided Activity Mode, where you can individually select various biofeedback events or you can participate in The Passage, which is the full journey mode. Throughout my interactive travels I was able to open doors with meditation, use my laughter to juggle balls, and build stairways using only my breath. It was possible to continually check my whereabouts on the map by pressing the ‘m’ key, except during events.  I was able to progress through the program based solely on my thoughts, feelings and breathing.  While you are interacting with the software you are also concurrently improving your mind body connection. The program is adjustable and will grow with you as you can change the difficulty of the biofeedback activities on the systems page of the program. There you can choose between beginner, apprentice or master biofeedback levels. The pace of The Passage was very slow and relaxing.  For some, this pace will be very comfortable, for others the flow of the program may move too slowly. On a technical front, my installation went smoothly; however, please note that while this software is compatible with your PC using XP, Vista or 7, it is also compatible with Mac OSX Leopard (not Lion).

Deepak Chopra’s Secrets of Meditation offers the unique opportunity to be coached and guided through a series of meditation experiences offered with soothing sounds in the beautifully stunning Wild Divine virtual environment led by Deepak, himself. In this immersive program, you will discover how to meditate and improve your overall ability to get into deeper meditative states more quickly due to the instant feedback received from the iom device. Throughout the program, there is a built in graphic of a blue butterfly that has an adjustable speed that aids as a breathing cue to assist you in timing your inhalation and exhalation that I found to be extremely useful. There have been times over this past when while not using the software I had the image of the blue butterfly’s wings expanding and collapsing and found that it was a great reminder to be aware of by breath.

The program is divided into Guided Practice and Self Exploration sections. Both sections feature exercises that teach you how to relax and more fully enjoy the benefits of improved meditation. In the Guided Practice, you follow 10 different steps that include:

1.    The Meditative Mind

2.    Re-patterning The Brain

3.    Focus On The Present

4.    Mantras

5.    Clearing Obstacles

6.    Awareness of True Self

7.    Setting Intentions

8.    Self Transformation

9.    Connect With Others

10. Commitment To Daily Practice

Perhaps you are interested in practicing a particular skill, the Self-Exploration mode allows you to select a category and then choose a particular lesson to focus on. The 4 topics to choose from are:

1.    Focus

2.    Relaxation

3.    Connectedness

4.    Balance

The overall program contains 10 active feedback practice events, 20 guided practices featuring Deepak Chopra, and 10 inspirations also led by Deepak. The software also has a built in journal to allow you to track your progress, thoughts or goals. The interface of the program was user friendly and easy to operate. I also really liked the fact that you could choose to spend a great deal of time or mere minutes within an activity or lesson and receive instant noticeable benefits. This software is compatible with Mac OSX Lion as well as your PC using XP, Vista or 7.

The latest offering from Wild Divine is Mindfulness Academy. Given my busy schedule and hectic life this was by far my favorite program as it drilled down to the basics quickly and had a clean looking design that was simple to use. It is designed to look like a day planner, something that I use every day, so perhaps that is why I felt so comfortable with it. The areas of this program are divided into the 6 steps for balanced living.  These steps are:

1.    Lifestyle Goals: Define Success

2.    Affirmation Balloons: A Positive Mindset

3.    Balance: Balance Your Life

4.    Wellness Meter: Recover & Recharge

5.    Everyday Mindfulness: Cultivate Mindfulness

6.    Reaching Success: Achieve Success

I also really liked the ability to customize each session’s difficulty level. The session settings tab also allows the user to set the breathing cue, background music, and voiceover controls.  In addition, you can visually verify that the iom device is working properly with regards to receiving energy and heat sensor input. You can also create your own customized affirmations that will enable you to pinpoint exactly what you want out of life and what you give to others. In addition, you can also adjust your own personal breathing cycle so that you get the best results possible.  If you are new to meditation, this software is ideal. It truly allows the user to gain better awareness and control over your emotions, breathing, and overall concentration. This software is compatible with Mac OSX Lion as well as your PC using XP, Vista or 7.

If you are curious about meditation or are looking for a way to improve stress control or increase your overall life balance toolbox, Wild Divine has a program tailor made for you. You can learn more about Wild Divine here. (Review written by Meredith Fire-Hess)

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Taken 2 Trailer

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers.

When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one.

In theaters on October 4, 2012.

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Dredd Trailer

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire.  With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film.  Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

Dredd will open on Friday, September 21st, 2012.

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23 Coolest Onscreen Spaceships

Entertainment Weekly ranks the coolest spaceships seen in sci-fi films and television programs. Strap in and check them out HERE.

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What Did David Say To The Engineer At The End of Prometheus?

Caution, there are spoilers about the movie if you have not watched it yet!

At the end of Prometheus the robot David spoke to the Engineer in an alien language without subtitles for the audience to understand. It was one of the many puzzles from the film that theater goers were left with.

The words caused the Engineer to tear David’s head off and beat Weyland to death with it.

So what was the message the created such rage?

According to Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London who served as the Linguist Teacher on the film, here’s the translation:

“This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life.”

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Funko Announces Character Lineup For Disney Pop Vinyl Series 4

Funko has announced its character lineup for the upcoming series 4 of the popular Disney POP! line.

Included in this set are: Sorcerer Mickey and Chernabog from Disney’s Fantasia; Goofy and Tigger; Oogie Boogie and the Mayor from Nightmare Before Christmas; Cinderella; Evil Queen and Grumpy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Wall-E and EVE; and Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean.

The new series will be available beginning in July, exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com and will likely be available at other retailers at some point in the distant future.

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Seven Dwarfs Given Modern Update for New Disney Junior Series, The 7D

Disney will update the seven dwarfs of “Snow White” for a new Disney TV animation series aimed at young children, “The 7D” that is set to premiere in 2014 on the Disney Junior channel.

The comedic “7D” would take place in a contemporary storybook world known as “Jollywood,” where the septet (Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc) join Queen Delightful in keeping the kingdom in order and thwarting villains Grim and Hildy Groom.

“With ’7D,’ we look to continue Walt Disney’s legacy of reinterpreting classic folk and fairy tales in ways that delight new audiences,” Disney Junior Worldwide senior veep of original programming and general manager Nancy Kanter said. “We’re excited to reimagine these familiar characters and put them in a new humorous setting.”

Tom Ruegger (“Animaniacs”) will exec produce, with Alfred Gimeno (“Tiny Toon Adventures”) directing. Characters have been designed by Noah Z. Jones of Disney Channel’s “Fish Hooks.”

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Drew Struzan & Mondo Reunite For The Thing Poster

Movies.com will be hosting the John Carpenter’s The Thing screening at the Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer of ’82 event.

To commemorate the screening Mondo is releasing a limited edition, screen print of Drew Struzan’s original artwork for the poster.

The poster contains no titles, taglines or names; just Struzan’s iconic painting.

Every 26″ x 38″ print will be personally signed by Struzan, and they’ll be on sale at Friday’s Movies.com-presented screening of The Thing with the remainder of the run going on sale online at a later date.

There will be 2 versions available: The regular edition will have a print run of 440 and cost $250. The glow in the dark variant will come in an edition of 150 and sell for $350.

Movies.com interviewed the legendary artist and you can read the full Q&A HERE.

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