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Disney’s Cinderella Trailer

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Today Disney released the trailer for the live action Cinderella film.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård,Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter, Cinderella will be released on March 13, 2015.

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Marvel Studios Officially Releases The Phase 3 Timeline

Three weeks ago, Marvel Studios assembled fans and press alike inside the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles where they unveiled their entire “Phase 3″ slate, revealing the title of every film they would be releasing between May 2016 and May 2019. On stage at the event, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige presented a timeline with all the dates and titles and now Marvel has officially released that image, which you can check out below!

Starting with Captain America: Civil War, Phase 3 of Marvel Studios will also include Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, and Avengers: Infinity War Part II.

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Odd City To Release The Godfather Print By Laurent Durieux On November 17, 2014

Odd City, in partnership with the Paramount Pictures Licensing, is proud to announce a limited edition screen print for Francis Ford Coppola’s classic, The Godfather, by Laurent Durieux. This 1972 film, adapted for the screen by Coppola, is widely considered the most influential film in the gangster genre. Artist Laurent Durieux, in his distinctive style, has captured a turning point moment from the film.

The Laurent Durieux Godfather prints will be in a regular edition, variant edition and wood edition. The wood edition will have the regular edition color way.

These prints represent the first set of three, one for each of the three films.

Here is what the artist had to say about this special project:

“The Godfather films are amongst my favorite movies of all time, period. I grew up with these movies. So many movies are referring to GF nowadays, and fantastic TV shows like The Sopranos (which I love) hint constantly to the masterpieces from Francis Ford Coppola. The Godfather inhabits us all. It’s part of our general culture. It should be taught at school! It is such a milestone in cinema history too! It’s really impossible to say anything negative about The Godfather. It doesn’t get any better than this!” 

All editions are printed by SP Productions in Brussels and will be personally signed and numbered by Laurent Durieux. These prints are expected to begin shipping the first week of December

The Laurent Durieux Godfather prints will go on sale Monday, November 17, 2014 on the Odd City Store around 11am CST, and will begin shipping the first week of December 2014.

Head over to Odd City’s official website for more information.

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The Godfather – Regular
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The Godfather – Variant
Edition of 150
$100

Limited Wood
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Official Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Poster

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Star Wars Celebration comes from a galaxy far, far away to the Anaheim Convention Center from April 16-19. Here is the first look at the official poster by Craig Drake for the event which features Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper.

More information about the convention is HERE.

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MONDO To Release Back To The Future Print By Matt Taylor At Thought Bubble

This year at Thought Bubble in the UK, MONDO is teaming up with Matt Taylor (who will also be in attendance) to release a vibrant take on Back to the Future featuring Marty McFly on lead guitar.

Here’s what Matt had to say about the poster:

“BTTF is basically my dream project and as such is utterly terrifying, because it is embedded in the public consciousness and has it’s own library of iconography that even people who haven’t seen the film will know. On top of that, the previous BTTF series at Mondo are amongst the highlights of their output – so a little bit of extra pressure to live up to there.

For my design, I went back to Struzan’s original concept posters – there is a great one with Marty vanishing from the feet up, and as soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to use it as my starting point. I think PCC and Laurent have closed the book on using the Delorean so I deliberately stayed away from that and focused instead on Marty and his instantly recognisable features. I used the title block from the original poster and stripped out the rest of the type so that the image stood alone on the page. I’m really happy with how it turned out and I hope that the Mondo faithful dig it as well.”

Be sure to stay tuned to Twitter to find out when Back to the Future will become available at the convention.

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YA Dystopian Book to Film Trends

Anyone who loves movies would be hard pressed to miss out on the current trend of turning young adult (YA) novels into films. Though this has been done for years, the success of the Harry Potter films kicked off a new trend in making the transition from the page to the silver screen. Here are a few recent and Upcoming YA Books that have been translated to Film:

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1) The Hunger Games: Yes, this is a series but they all belong in a category together. No YA book to film list would be complete without putting this one at the top. It deserves this prestigious position because of the overwhelming success of the films. The first film was released in 2012 and became a hit overnight, breaking through the box office with expected success but overwhelming reception. The success of the film was eclipsed by the release of the sequel, Catching Fire, in 2013.

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Part 1 of Mockingjay is due out soon, and fans are chomping at the bit to fall in line. After watching the new Hunger Games trailer, who wouldn’t be excited? It promises to be even more exciting than the previous two films, even if we have to swallow it in small doses.

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2) Divergent: The success of this YA dystopian fantasy is not expected to touch that of the Hunger Games, but it is much anticipated either way. Some critics are skeptical about how well the series will translate to the screen because the series felt terribly flat on the page. Producers are hopeful that the series will be visually stunning and that the plot will drive the audience back for more. The outlook is hopeful overall for this series, and the trailer makes it look promising as well.

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3) The Uglies: Another YA dystopian fantasy where one person fights against the system for the sake of everyone (and herself). The film rights were purchased in 2011, but the production was continually pushed back. This could be in part due to the overwhelming failure of producer John Davis’ adaptation of the YA novel Eragon years before that. Regardless of what the reason for delay was, the success of YA dystopian films has put this adaptation back on the table. No news yet on a release date.

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4) The Giver: The novel was published in 1993, and only in the last few years has the film adaptation been proposed, developed, and eventually filmed. Unlike some of the others, The Giver starts as more of a Utopian society, and it isn’t until the film dives into the deeper plot that the truth is revealed. The film was released in August, and while it wasn’t a smash like the Hunger Games, it grossed $45 million in the box office.

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5) The Queen of Tearling: Not much information is officially released about this book to film adaptation; however, actress Emma Watson is signed on to star in and executive produce the film. The Queen of Tearling is a YA dystopian novel actually set in a fantasy background. Critics say that it is akin to a female version of Game of Thrones. Regardless of what they call it, the film will be anticipated much like the Hunger Games, thanks to the star of the film.

This trend of YA dystopian books to film is in full steam, and the end is not clearly visible yet. More books are purchased but not yet slated for production. They may never be, but the trend will stand as long as the films continue to succeed.

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Starz Orders Evil Dead Sequel Series For 2015

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Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise

The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.

The Starz Original series officially titled “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.  Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.  When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal.  Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on ‘Spartacus,’ and we are thrilled to be back in business with them,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz.  “With Sam writing and directing and Bruce Campbell returning to the screen, we are certain the show will give Evil Dead fans around the world the fix they’ve been craving.”

“Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga.  With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’
Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it,” said
Sam Raimi.

“I’m really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide – it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” said Bruce Campbell.

“Starz has always been a great creative partner and we are excited to be working with them on this project,” said Robert Tapert.

Raimi will direct the first episode.  “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” was written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”).  Sam Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”).  Ivan Raimi will Co-Executive Produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) will serve as producer.

The original Evil Dead film followed Ash and his friends who travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release demons intent on possessing the living.  The film became an international success and is critically lauded to this day as one of the best horror movies of all time.  It also spawned a media franchise, including two sequels, as well as video games and comic books and a recent reboot that grossed $97 million worldwide.

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Lucasfilm To Release Strange Magic, A New Animated Film In January 2015

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Lucasfilm is releasing “Strange Magic” a film based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” featuring music from the past six decades, in January 2015! It’s being described as having, “a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps,” and the plot involves “their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.”

The voice cast includes Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, and Alfred Molina.

Strange Magic comes to theaters January 23, 2015.

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MONDO Iron Giant Posters, T-Shirts & Bolt Replica (Pre-Sale) On Sale Info

Today is a big day for Iron Giant fans as MONDO releases posters, t-shirts and a replica collectible inspired by the beloved property. They’ll have prints that premiered at MondoCon by Jason Edmiston and Jay Shaw available, along with a previously unreleased Iron Giant print by Jay Ryan.

Additionally, MONDO will open up pre-orders for the Iron Giant Bolt Replica!

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These items will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, November 11th.

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Iron Giant Bolt Replica (Pre-Sale). Approx. 6″ PVC/ABS premium collectible. Ships 1st Quarter of 2015. $65. 

The Iron Giant Bolt is a life-sized replica of the wayward flashing piece of The Iron Giant, as seen in the film. 6″ in length, with a flashing light feature, and authentic details from the film, it’s the perfect-sized piece to display at home, and to show that there’s always hope in the end.

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The Iron Giant (Car) by Jason Edmiston. 24″x12″ giclee. Hand numbered. Edition of 110. $65

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The Iron Giant (Rain) by Jason Edmiston. 16″x20″ giclee. Hand numbered. Edition of 170. $65

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The Iron Giant (Deer) by Jason Edmiston. 12″x12″ giclee. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. $50

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The Iron Giant by Jay Shaw. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 110. $40

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The Iron Giant by Jay Ryan. 24″x36″ screen print. Signed & numbered by Jay Ryan. Edition of 150. $40

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By Hogarth T-Shirt available in Black, White & Gray. $25

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The Iron Giant (Rain) T-Shirt designed by Jason Edmiston. $25

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Get This Interstellar Poster By Kevin Dart At IMAX Theaters Friday November 7, 2014

Over 300,000 ticket holders will receive this Kevin Dart Interstellar IMAX poster on Friday November 7, 2014. It’s only available at IMAX theaters and will be available while supplies last.

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