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The Cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens On The Cover of Vanity Fair

Chewie, they’re home. On the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) re-unites with his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca, and is joined by some new faces: Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and a little droid who goes by the name of BB-8. All will be featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opens December 18, 2015

For much more from the hotly anticipated new Star Wars film, including more photographs and exclusive video and interviews, check back to VF.com on Monday, May 4th.

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Nautilus Art Prints To Release Mon Oncle Print By Tom Whalen & Les Vacances de Mr Hulot Print By David Merveille On May 1, 2015

Following the recent release of Jacques Tati’s François à l’Américaine, by Laurent Durieux, Nautilus Art Prints is happy to present its next two screen prints in this great Tati series: Mon Oncle, by Tom Whalen and Les Vacances de Mr Hulot by David Merveille.

Nautilus Art Prints is proud to pay homage to Jacques Tati’s Mr Hulot, in collaboration with les Films de Mon Oncle. On May 1, 2015, both screen prints will be exclusively available at www.nautilus-artprints.com.

After May 9th, the Gallery will be open on Saturdays between 12 noon and 5pm. If you wish to get a sneak peek of all the art and get first dibs on purchasing your favorite art before the general public, they offer a “Collector’s Online Preview” Friday at 8pm for only one hour on SamCarterArt.com. Once that hour passes, you will need to buy it in person at our opening night reception May 9th. Starting Sunday May 10th at noon, the remaining pieces will go on sale online. Please check facebook.com/PopzillaGallery and SamCarterArt.com for more information.

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Mon Oncle by Tom Whalen Regular Print
Size: 24×36 inches / 61X91,44 cm
7 Colors
Edition size: 150
Price: 50E / US $56
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Mon Oncle by Tom Whalen Variant Print
Size:24×36 inches / 61X91,44 cm
7 Colors
Edition size: 58
Price: 75E / US $84
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Les Vacances de Mr Hulot by David Merveille Regular Print
Size: 24×36 inches / 61X91,44 cm
7 Colors
Edition size: 150
Price: 50E / US $56
Signed & Numbered

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Les Vacances de Mr Hulot by David Merveille Variant Print
Size: 24×36 inches / 61X91,44 cm
7 Colors
Edition size: 53
Price: 75E / US $84
Signed & Numbered

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POPzilla Gallery Celebrates Back To The Future And Other Time Travel Content With “Time After Time” Art Show Opening On May 9, 2015

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Established in 2012, POPzilla Gallery traditionally curates two art events a year. Previous unofficial celebrations of pop culture have included everything from the steam punk fueled “SteamPOP” to last Fall’s Tim Burton tribute show. But with the upcoming “TIME after TIME” group show, they not only focus on the best trilogy ever, Back to the Future, but also other favorite time travel movies, video games, comics and TV shows.

This show in particular started out just celebrating the good citizens of Hill Valley, but they realized there is so much good time travel content out there that they knew they needed to make the show even bigger. So expect art also based on films such as Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Doctor Who and much more. That’s what POPzilla Gallery group art shows are known for — finding an overall umbrella type of theme where all the art has something in common, but at the same time completely different themes within. And then mix in approximately 60 different industry artists as they put their own spin on it.

The opening night reception for “TIME after TIME” is Saturday is May 9th 6pm – 10pm at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim, California. The Gallery is about a mile north of Disneyland, in Downtown Anaheim. As a special feature of the show on opening night only, there will be a replica Back to the Future DeLorean time machine for guests to get up close and personal with in front of the Gallery. There is no charge to enter the “TIME after TIME” group show. Both the originals on the wall and the prints will all be for sale.  POPzilla’s goal is to always price-to-sell the art they feature because they do not think you should have to make six figures to be able to enjoy great art. Another perk of coming by opening night is they also have the majority of the POPzilla Artists from the current show in attendance, so it’s very possible to have your art signed in person.

Also taking place the same evening as the opening night reception on May 9th is the Art Crawl Experience, also known as ACE. After checking out the POPzilla show, visit this most excellent art festival as Orange County artists of all trades take over downtown Anaheim with music, food and even more art. The ACE stretches over numerous city blocks from the Rothick Art Haus on Harbor all the way to the new, must see Anaheim Packing House on Anaheim Blvd. Together with POPzilla and the ACE, it is truly an evening not to be missed.

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Stan Lee Cameo School Featuring Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes & Lou Ferrigno

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Released by Audi of America today, discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class to Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker and Tara Reid: the art of cameo. Stan’s notable cameos in Marvel films, from being a beauty pageant judge in Iron Man 3 to a mental ward patient in Thor: The Dark World, are part of comic legend.

The video directed by Kevin Smith, also features cameos by Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and the Audi S8.

Audi and Marvel Studios are joining forces once again for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released this Friday, May 1. The highly-anticipated film will feature the 2016 Audi R8, 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters.

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Hulk Smashes On Rolling Stone’s Cover

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He’s big, he’s green, he’s ill-tempered  – and for the first time since 1971, he’s on the cover of Rolling Stone. As the Rolling Stone cover story puts it: “The Hulk is the breakout star of the Avengers movies, breaking stuff for all us sinners, hulking out for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe.”

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The new issue which was released on April 24th, goes deep on both the Hulk and the real people in his sizable shadow. Senior Writer Brian Hiatt hung out in New York with Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner (and via motion-capture, the Hulk) in May 1st’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron and on Disney’s Burbank lot with Joss Whedon, the movie’s writer and director. Hulk co-creator Stan Lee and Incredible Hulk TV show executive producer Kenneth Johnson, among others, also chime in.

Read more HERE.

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Funny!: Twenty-Five Years In The Pixar Story Room

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From Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur, some of the most iconic and hilarious moments in Pixar’s films were first conceived by the artists featured in this book, Funny!: Twenty-Five Years in the Pixar Story Room ($30).

But there are hundreds of gags that don’t make it past the cutting room floor, like Mater as a ninja and Sadness wearing mom jeans. Funny! explores this material in depth, showcasing classic moments from all of Pixar’s films to date, plus never-before-published illustrations and doodles from the Pixar archives. With an introduction by veteran story man Jason Katz, this book is a must-have for any Pixar fan.

The 160 page hardcover book will be released on November 17, 2015.

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Tomorrowland: See The Origins of Plus Ultra

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On Twitter Tomorrowland director Brad Bird shared this video which offers a look at the origins of Plus Ultra.

Bird added that there are no spoilers here, this is supplemental material. In addition, Walt Disney Pictures also brought online a new promo which points fans to the official site at TakeMeTomorrowland.com.

Disney announced earlier this week that a special presentation of the film, featuring more than six minutes of footage to be introduced by Bird, will screen exclusively in IMAX theaters domestically and in select international markets beginning May 1. The extended first look of Tomorrowland will screen directly prior to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and will play for the duration of that film’s run in IMAX.

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From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, hitting theaters May 22, a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award-winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world – and them – forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, Tomorrowland promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

Tomorrowland is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers.

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First Look At Jared Leto As The Joker In Suicide Squad

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Warner Bros. Pictures and director David Ayer surprised fans today with a first look at Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker in David Ayer’s (Fury, End of Watch) Suicide Squad adaptation!

“The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J!” Ayer wrote on Twitter.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team.

Leto joins a cast that includes two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Focus) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, Easy Money) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) as Harley Quinn; Jai Courtney (Divergent, The Water Diviner) as Captain Boomerang; Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, upcoming Pan) as Enchantress; and two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Prisoners) as Amanda Waller. Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, and Common are also attached to the film in still-unconfirmed roles.

Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is setting up shop in Toronto, Canada at their Pinewood extension. Following two months of pre-production, the film will shoot from April until September for an August 5, 2016 release.

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Black Mass Trailer

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Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the trailer for director Scott Cooper’s crime drama Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Rory Cochrane, Sienna Miller and Adam Scott. Black Mass is opening in theaters on September 18.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

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“He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra—you never knew where he could strike,” director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) said previously of Bulger, who was imprisoned with two life sentences in November of 2013. “A lot of people on set knew Whitey intimately. They got chills at (Depp’s) resemblance. Some of them couldn’t even look at him. It’s easy to be the mustache twirling villain but this performance couldn’t be further from that. He is truly gifted.”

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Watch M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit Trailer

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The first trailer has just been released for The Visit, the latest from The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs writer and director M. Night Shyamalan.

The Visit tells the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

The stylish teaser poster for the release offers up three of “Grandma’s Rules”: 1) Have a great time; 2) Eat as much as you want; and the ominious 3) Don’t ever leave your room after 9:30 pm.

The film stars Kathryn Hahn (Tomorrowland, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Ed Oxenbould (Julien, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Deanna Dunagan (“Unforgettable,” Have a Little Faith), Peter McRobbie (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” Lincoln) and Olivia DeJonge (“Hiding,” The Sisterhood of Night).

Produced by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Pictures, The Visit hits theaters on September 11, opening opposite Screen Gems’ The Perfect Guy, Sony Pictures Classics’ Coming Home and Open Road Films’ Triple Nine, John Hillcoat’s crime drama ensemble.

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