Louis C.K. will host Saturday Night Live on NBC on November 3rd. Louis C. K., the standup comedian and writer, director and star of FX’s “Louie,” will be joined by the pop-rock trio Fun. when he makes his hosting debut on S.N.L.
This booking comes in the middle of a national standup tour that Louis C. K. embarked upon without the help of a third-party ticketing service and it will follow a seven-night, 14-show stand at New York City Center starting Monday.
Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, featured the iconic “Universal Monsters” for its recent gallery show, which runs from October 19 through November 10, featuring both prints and original works of art from dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, Jason Edmiston, JC Richard, Drew Struzan, Ken Taylor, Kevin Tong and many more. The gallery opening was held on October 19th. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.
The legacy of the “Universal Monsters” cannot be overstated. The films of the 1930s & 40s gave rise to cinema’s modern horror genre with Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and more continually reintroduced to each generation.
“Few film franchises have persevered as well over time as the Universal Monsters have. There’s just something so dynamic and special about the characters. We’ve done our very best to work with artists that really believe in the importance of these films. I do not think monster fans will be disappointed,” said Mondo’s Mitch Putnam.
“The iconographic imagery found in these classic films has provided me with inspiration and a bizarre comfort throughout my life. There is a dark vibration that still emanates from these classic Universal Monsters. It’s fascinating to see how profoundly sympathetic our contributing artists are to it, even in pieces that appear light-hearted. After surveying the work, I can proclaim this gallery show an authentic celebration, a great privilege and a macabre pleasure. God bless Jack Pierce,” said Mondo’s Rob Jones.
The full artist roster can be viewed in the gallery postcard. It’s an impressive list of talent that includes legendary poster artist Drew Struzan, who returned to the Mondo gallery with new, never before seen original works of art and and special effects master Rick Baker has two original pieces celebrating these icons of horror.
Creature From The Black Lagoon By Laurent Durieux
The Mummy By Laurent Durieux
Size: 24×36, Edition: 400, Price: $50
Dracula by Laurent Durieux
The Wolf Man by Laurent Durieux
Frankenstein by Laurent Durieux
The Invisible Man Francesco Francavilla
Size: 24×36, Edition: 405, Price: $45
Creature From The Black Lagoon By Ken Taylor
Size: 24×36, Edition: 430, Price: $50
Coke Zero challenged unsuspecting train passengers to unlock the 007 in them for their chance to win exclusive tickets for the new James Bond movie Skyfall. However, the tickets weren’t free. People had to go the extra mile and unlock their inner 007 in less than 70 seconds to win.
Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man may be invincible superheroes, but they owe their existence to a man regarded by comic book lovers as an immortal: Stan Lee. The life and work of the beloved writer is now told in With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, which will thrill fans of all ages when it arrives on DVD from FilmBuff on November 6, 2012, with an SRP of $24.98.
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 89-year-old comic book legend who has co-created more than 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Thor and the Hulk.
Featuring interviews with both fans and colleagues including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes, the film is the tale of one man’s determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for more than 40 years. As a writer and editor Lee is one of the handful of true legends in comics, having co-created hundreds of beloved fantasy characters, many of whom have been brought to the big screen and achieved box-office superstar status. Lee’s work appears in more than 1 billion comics across 75 nations and 25 languages.
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story serves as a history of Lee’s wide-ranging achievements, highlighting his earliest transcripts and illustrations to the dawn of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s through today. Also appearing in the film are Sean Astin, Kenneth Branagh, Nicolas Cage, Kirsten Dunst, Lou Ferrigno, Jon Favreau, James Franco, Tobey Maguire and Seth Rogen.
The DVD is packed with over 90 min. of bonus materials, including filmmaker commentary, additional interviews with Stan, a Marvel character gallery of over 500 characters co-created by Stan and the artists he worked with over the years.
Directed by Terry Dougas (executive producer of Swing Vote and The Box), Nikki Frakes and William Lawrence Hess, the film has received widespread critical acclaim. Moviezone magazine said, “This brilliantly and beautifully crafted documentary is at its heart and soul a love story.” “The story of Stan Lee is the story of comic books themselves,” said Indiewire.com.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo ($34.98) releases of The Bourne Legacy for December 11th. Extras on the DVD will include commentary with director/co-writer Tony Gilroy, co-writer Dan Gilroy, editor John Gilroy, director of photography Robert Elswit, second Unit director Dan Bradley and production designer Kevin Thompson, deleted scenes, and 2 featurettes (“Re-Bourne”, “Capturing Chaos: The Motorbike Chase”). The Blu-ray/DVD Combo release will also include additional featurettes (“Enter Aaron Cross”, “Crossing Continents: Legacy on Location”, “Man vs. Wolf”, “Wolf Sequence Test”, “Moving Targets: Aaron and Marta”), and a digital copy of the film.
IMAX has unveiled an exclusive poster for Skyfall that will be handed out at the film’s midnight showings. Director Sam Mendes‘ James Bond film will open one day earlier on IMAX screens than regular theaters. Attendees will be given this simple yet classic-looking poster that features Daniel Craig’s Bond and a very familiar vehicle.
ABC’s 60-second trailer previews the documentary film by award-winning director Spike Lee which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s landmark “BAD” album and tour. “Michael Jackson: BAD25” will air Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou star in the film, which hits international theaters on October 26, domestic IMAX theaters on November 8, and conventional theaters on November 9.