Monthly Archives: August 2012

Justin Cronin Introduces The Twelve

In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered 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 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 landscape 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 and the others fight on for humankind’s salvation . . . unaware that the rules have changed. The enemy has evolved, and a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than man’s extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, one of those united to vanquish them will have to pay the ultimate price.

A heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival.

The Twelve, Cronin’s follow-up to The Passage, will be hitting shelves and e-books on Oct. 16,

 

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The Iceman Trailer

The Iceman, directed by Ariel Vroman, is based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski, a mob enforcer with over 100 hits to his name during his active years between 1948 and 1986. And yet, he was also a family man who loved his wife and kids very much.

The film stars Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer, and James Franco.

The Iceman will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30. There is not yet a domestic release date.

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Listen To New Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”

Mumford & Sons will release their sophomore album, Babel on September 24th.

They recently released the first official single from the album, “I Will Wait.”

Tour dates as well as information on how to pre-order Babel can be found here.

 

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Hot Toys Reveals The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman Figure

Hot Toys just announced this great-looking Selina Kyle/Catwoman The Dark Knight Rises figure.

They posted the folowing:

“Following the great response of The Dark Knight Rises movie and our movie-accurate collectibles, Hot Toys is proud to present the highly anticipated female character – the 1/6th scale Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure from this movie. 

The collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Anne Hathaway as the prominent character Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, highlighting the movie-accurate head sculpt, hair implantation, highly detailed costume and accessories.”

No release date or price was mentioned.

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Funko To Release Walking Dead Pop Vinyl Figures On September 27, 2012

Pop culture toy maker Funko sent out news this week announcing a new licensed property joining the ranks of Pop! vinyl.

From the hugely popular AMC show ‘The Walking Dead’, Funko’s got 4 Pop! vinyl figures on tap. Set to launch in time for the season 3 premier are Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, RV Walker Zombie, Bicycle Girl Zombie.

The figures will be available on September 27, 2012 for $9.99 each.

 

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Bose Introduces The Solo TV Sound System

Today, Bose introduced the Solo TV sound system, an unobtrusive, single speaker designed specifically for watching television. The Bose Solo system dramatically improves the dialogue, music, action and sound effects from everyday programming, takes just one connection to the TV, and fits neatly under many TVs.

The Bose Solo TV sound system measures just 2.8” high x 20.7” wide and just over 12” deep -– yet it delivers detailed, wide, even sound using proprietary Bose digital signal processing and Bose speaker array technology. Owners will hear program audio clearly and naturally, even at lower volumes.

The Bose Solo TV system will work with any TV, but was designed for placement under flat-panel televisions that have a base up to 20” wide and 10.25” deep — requirements met by TVs with screens up to 32” and many 40” to 42” televisions.

Set-up and use is simple. The Bose Solo TV system connects to a television with just one cable and one plug to the wall. No additional equipment, wiring or adjustments is required. A remote control is included, and the system can also be operated by most universal remotes.

The Bose Solo TV system will be available from Bose for $399.95 beginning August 30, 2012.

 

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Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Each Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop set ($35) comes with four saber hilts: two Luke and two Vader. Just add juice (or any delicious liquid) to the mold, stick on the hilts, and pop them in your freezer for 4 hours.

Run a little warm water over the mold and the full saber can be removed. Activate your saber’s LED for a light-up treat. May the Force-icle be with you!

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Seth MacFarlane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Daniel Craig to Host Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live enters its 38th season on September 15th and NBC has officially announced that Ted writer/director/star Seth MacFarlane will host with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Craig also slated to take on hosting duties in the weeks to come.

Frank Ocean will make his “SNL” debut alongside MacFarlane. Ocean released his studio debut album “Channel Orange,” in July 2012 to widespread critical acclaim. He originally gained notoriety within the industry for his writing collaborations with top artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyonce.

Gordon-Levitt hosts for his second time on September 22nd. The Golden Globe nominated actor will next be seen in Looper and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln due out later this year. The musical guest on his show will be Mumford & Sons, making their debut on the show. The Grammy nominated group’s second studio album, “Babel” will be released on September 24. Their debut album, “Sigh No More,” reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart.

Craig will host on October 6th, just before his reprises his role as James Bond in November 9th’s Skyfall. Muse will make their second appearance on the show after the release of their sixth studio album, “The 2nd Law” due out October 2. Muse’s last album, “The Resistance” debuted at number one in 19 countries and earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

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James Bond Celebrates 50 Years On Film With “Global James Bond Day,” On October 5, 2012

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise on the anniversary of Dr. No, which enjoyed its world film premiere in London on October 5, 1962, and in anticipation of the worldwide release of the 23rd James Bond adventure Skyfall, Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that October 5, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for Bond fans around the world.

A new feature documentary from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, will be also be unveiled. Directed by Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon), Everything or Nothing focuses on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962.

Further worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary include a global online and live auction charity event of 50 lots to benefit twelve charitable institutions organized by Christie’s in London (full details at www.christies.com/bond ), a global survey to discover the favorite Bond film by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an exhibition, “Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style,” at TIFF in Toronto. Leading up to Global James Bond Day, for the first time ever fans can own all 22 films in the franchise on Blu-ray Disc in one comprehensive collection with BOND 50, releasing worldwide beginning September 24. Further updates by country will be announced in due course on 007.com and facebook/JamesBond007.

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Watchmen: Ultimate Cut & Graphic Novel Collection Due On November 13, 2012

Warner Home Video has revealed details on the Watchmen: Ultimate Cut & Graphic Novel Collection which will arrive in stores November 13th. Retail will be around $74.98. This new cut of the film weaves the animated Tales of the Black Freighter feature into the director’s cut. Also included will be 2 hours of bonus features, Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics, the original theatrical cut on DVD, the first DC Comics hardcover edition of the influential graphic novel, and collectible lenticular packaging.

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