Daily Archives: September 13, 2012

iPhone 5 Preorders Start 3 A.M. ET Friday

Following yesterday’s official announcement of the iPhone 5 along with an unspecified pre-order window to begin on Friday, carriers are confirming that pre-orders for the iPhone 5 will begin at 3 a.m. Eastern Time/12:00 midnight Pacific Time on Friday. The time was verified by both Sprint and Verizon, with AT&T likely to follow.

All of the carriers and Apple will ship iPhone 5 hardware for deliveries starting on September 21. In addition to accepting online pre-orders through the online Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores will also open at 8:00 a.m. on September 21 to sell the device directly to customers.

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Godzilla Stomps Into Theaters On May 16, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Will release Godzilla on May 16, 2014.

The Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic action movie.

The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.”  Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”).

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The Official Full Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Lincoln will be in theaters November 9th, 2012 (Limited) and Nationwide November 16th, 2012.

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Jimmy Kimmel Gives People the First Look at the iPhone 5 But It’s Really the iPhone 4S

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! show recently ran an experiment. They took to the streets of Hollywood, California, gave people the first look at the new (and yet to be released) iPhone 5 and got their first impressions of it. The gag: it was really the iPhone 4S, the one that has been out since October 2011.

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Bose Announces The SoundLink Air System, Its First-Ever Apple Airplay-Enabled Product

On a busy day for Apple products Bose decided to quietly announce the next generation of its portable wireless speaker, the SoundLink Air system, its first-ever Apple Airplay-enabled product.

The SoundLink Air incorporates proprietary Bose acoustic waveguide speaker technology, neodymium transducers, and Bose digital signal processing to deliver detailed, room-filling sound across the entire frequency range and at any listening level.

Setup is straightforward. Connect the SoundLink Air system to a computer using the included USB cable, go to Bose.com/wifisetup, complete a few easy steps and the SoundLink Air system connects to a home Wi-Fi network. Once complete, an AirPlay icon automatically appears on the Apple device or a computer running iTunes (Mac or PC). Select it, and music is streamed instantly to the SoundLink Air system.

The SoundLink Air system has two options for control of basic functions: the Apple iOS device or an included infrared remote. It also offers an aux-in to connect to other audio devices and an optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery for more freedom. Unplug the system and place it anywhere in range of the Wi-Fi network for hours of uninterrupted listening.

The SoundLink will cost $349.95 and will be available for purchase on September 13th.

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The New Trailer For Wreck-It Ralph

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure.

For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.

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Locke & Key: Ω Issue 1 To Be Released On 11/21/12

As Thornton Wilder once said, “All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can continue forever,” a quote that seems eerily appropriate for Locke & Key. While at times frighteningly dark and brutally violent, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Eisner-winning series has also sailed on winds of high fantasy and elaborate mystery, striking a mesmerizing balance and attracting a fervent and dedicated audience. While new issues may cease to appear before too long, the unique and vivid memories will live on in fans’ minds and shelves forever.

“Locke & Key is the most fun I’ve ever had writing anything. It’s been a Catherine’s Wheel that throws off story possibilities instead of sparks and a part of me thinks I could live in Keyhouse forever. But I made a promise to the reader in the first issues, that one day ‘all doors would be opened,’ and that time is now,” said writer and co-creator Hill. “Time to open the door that leads to the end of our story and step through. Hopefully readers will like what’s waiting for them on the other side.”

After thirty-odd issues the decisive battle for Keyhouse must be fought; debts and spirits must be settled. Locke & Key: Ω, beginning this November, is where the Locke family’s story, so masterfully begun in Welcome To Lovecraft, reaches its conclusion.

“Locke & Key has been a journey into pain, wonder, horror, magic, fear, courage, failure, love, hate, and hope. To get lost in this mythology and drama has given me the chance to develop visuals and narrative in a way I could never have imagined possible. Mostly because of the collaborative effort with best friends and artists with passion, creativity and insanity unleashed. Guys, what a ride!,” said artist and co-creator Rodriguez. “But we’ve always been heading to a conclusion that will finally see the light at the end of this last journey. I’m as eager and excited as any reader to open the last door, reveal the final mystery, and unveil the fate of our beloved characters. Be warned – unexpected turns and terrible surprises ahead!”

“We’re building toward a conclusion that Joe’s had in mind since Welcome To Lovecraft,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and Locke & Key’s editor. “And while some of the story elements have shifted along the way, I can’t remember ever seeing a long-running series that’s had the complete story so fully developed from the start. I can’t wait for people to see it. But I recommend everyone pick up two copies of this series, since the issues are gonna end up stained with tears when readers see what’s going to happen to these beloved characters.”

“And, just because this is the end of the Locke family’s story doesn’t mean it’s the very end of Locke & Key,” Ryall added cryptically…

Locke & Key: Ω #1 (of 7) will be 32 pages, cost $3.99 and will be available on 11/21/12.

 

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Nintendo Announces Wii U Pricing and Launch Date

Nintendo today announced a November 18th North American launch date for Wii U with more than 50 games confirmed for the launch window, including Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed titles. Also announced was the Nintendo TVii application which users can use to experience TV and video content using the Wii U GamePad Controller.

The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99.

Read more HERE.

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Tom Hanks Shares A Funny Story At Michael Clarke Duncan’s Memorial Service

Tom Hanks shared a funny story at Michael Clarke Duncan’s memorial service, about the time Duncan joined a gang. Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on 9/3/12 at the age of 54. The two actors appeared in the film, The Green Mile.

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Stephen King’s Short Story Weeds Will Appear In Shivers VII Published By Cemetery Dance Publications

Cemetery Dance Publications has announced that Stephen’s short story “Weeds” will be featured in the seventh edition of Shivers coming this winter.

Originally published in Cavalier Magazine in 1976 and again in Nugget Magazine in 1979, “Weeds” was also adapted into “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” for the 80′s cult classic Creepshow.

For more information regarding this release, please see the announcement HERE.

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Telescope Print By DKNG

California design studio DKNG created this poster titled Telescope.

A limited edition of 200 two color 24″ x 18″ screen prints are currently available to purchase at their online store.

The signed and number print costs $60. Additional close up shots can be viewed HERE.

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Red Robin Introduces Sam Adams Octoberfest Milkshake

Now through Nov. 11 (or until supplies last), Red Robin is featuring the Samuel Adams Octoberfest Milkshake – a unique 21 and over milkshake made with creamy soft serve ice cream, Samuel Adams Octoberfest draft, vanilla and caramel.

Along with the Octoberfest Milkshake, Red Robin has drafted the perfect appetizer as a complement to the shake—Warm Pretzel Bites. These warm, soft pretzel bites are served with Merkts beer cheese dip and tangy beer mustard.

Guests can also enjoy the Tavern Burger, which is topped with Wisconsin’s famous Merkts beer cheese spread, beer mustard-onions and bacon.

 

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Bad Little Children’s Books, Twisted New Covers for Old Books

Author and illustrator Bob Staake has been altering vintage children’s books covers to create his twisted series, Bad Little Children’s Books.” Staake has authored or illustrated more than 60 (non-twisted) children’s books and 17 New Yorker covers.

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