Monthly Archives: August 2013

No I Won’t Be Afraid Print By Guy McKinley

Guy McKinley created this print entitled No I Won’t Be Afraid which was inspired by one of his all time favorite movies Stand By Me. The image is filled with little references to the film. You can purchase the print HERE.

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No I Won’t Be Afraid Print By Guy McKinley
A2 Giclée print
23.4 X 16.5 inches
From a larger run of original signed, numbered, limited to an edition of 50.
$100

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Disney’s Tomorrowland Begins Filming In Vancouver

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Principal photography has begun in Vancouver on Disney’s mystery adventure

Tomorrowland, starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (“Michael Clayton,” “Syriana”), Hugh Laurie (“Monsters vs. Aliens,” “Arthur Christmas”), Britt Robertson (“Under The Dome”), Raffey Cassidy (“Dark Shadows,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”) and Thomas Robinson (“The Switch”). The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “The Incredibles”). Damon Lindelof (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Prometheus”) and Jeffrey Chernov (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.

Jeff Jensen and John Walker (“The Incredibles”) will executive produce with Bernard Bellew (“Les Misérables,” “28 Weeks Later”) and Tom Peitzman, VFX producer (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Alice in Wonderland”) serving as co-producers.

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.

Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”).

Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on December 12, 2014.

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The $12,900 Basketball

To commemorate the September 4th reopening of Hermès 12,000-square-foot Beverly Hills boutique (434 N. Rodeo Drive) that’s undergoing renovation, the brand is rolling out its first-ever basketball for a whopping $12,900.

Hermès has turned out footballs and soccer balls in the past, avoiding its signature orange in favor of a California-chic, cool blue for the bull calfskin ball that’s made using the same hand-stitched technique as Hermes’ coveted Birkin bags.

“It represents the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California,” says Robert Chavez, Hermes U.S. CEO, who says that the exceptional quality of the leather as well as the artisanal craftsmanship account for the ball’s price.

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Whole Foods Market Selling Vinyl Records

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Whole Foods Market is on track to launch a new noteworthy endeavor. Whole Foods Market’s Third and Fairfax, West Hollywood, Arroyo, Santa Barbara and Venice stores will each carry a carefully curated selection of vinyl records, along with a line of locally sourced LSTN Headphones.

Whole Foods Market will be offering a wide selection of records, including Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Daft Punk and Bob Marley. Alongside vinyl records, shoppers will find a selection of LSTN Headphones, where for every pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. LSTN Headphones are made from reclaimed, exotic woods sourced from furniture and flooring manufacturers, making each pair of headphones truly unique. LSTN Headphones are designed locally in West Hollywood by LSTN, a music startup that aims to give back through the power of music while providing unique products that sound amazing and look great.

Whole Foods Market will also be celebrating the addition of vinyl records with giveaways and events at each participating store throughout the month of August. Shoppers can contact their local Whole Foods Market store for full details.

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General Mills Will Release All Five of The Monster Cereals For Halloween This Year

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Just in time for Halloween, General Mills Big G Monsters Cereals are returning to store shelves for a limited time — and cereal fans are already poised and ready to stock up.

While Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry appear regularly around Halloween, their old friends Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy will join them this year for a monstrously delicious reunion.

All five Monsters Cereals will be available at select retailers starting in late August with full nationwide distribution in early September — but only while supplies last. And, through an exclusive agreement, the cereals will be available in retro packaging at Target.

Monsters Cereals have gained a faithful following over the years. Fans eagerly look forward to the seasonal release; collect monsters-inspired clothing, dolls and artwork; and dress as the characters for Halloween.

More than just a tasty treat, the monsters have become iconic Halloween figures, each with their own story and personality.

Considered by some to be the most popular of the monsters, Count Chocula is a vampire who prefers chocolate to blood and is well recognized for his tagline, “I vant to eat your cereal!” First introduced in 1971, Count Chocula cereal combines chocolaty cereal made with whole grain corn and colorful marshmallow shapes.

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Franken Berry is a cuddly, pink version of Frankenstein’s monster, introduced shortly after Count Chocula. This ghoul still wears the same chain-link suspenders he did when he was first created in 1971. Franken Berry cereal combines delicious strawberry-flavored cereal made with whole grain corn and colorful marshmallow shapes.

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Boo Berry was first introduced in 1973 as a blue ghost with a purple tie and hat. The cereal has monstrous blueberry flavor from combining blueberry-flavored frosted cereal made with whole grain corn and colorful marshmallow shapes.

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A rambunctious werewolf wearing striped overalls, Frute Brute joined the gang in 1974 and was discontinued in 1982. Frute Brute cereal, made with whole grain corn, combines fruit-flavored cereal with lime-flavored marshmallows.

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The fifth monster arrived in 1987. The cheerful Yummy Mummy is wrapped in rainbow colors. Yummy Mummy cereal, made with whole grain corn, combines fruit-flavored cereal with vanilla-flavored marshmallows. It was discontinued in 1990.

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People By Matt Hoyle

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This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more.

Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it’s funny because it’s true.

Page after sidesplitting page in Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People ($40) offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself.

The 200 page book published by Chronicle Books will be released on October 15, 2013.

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Jason Edmiston – A Rogue’s Gallery Show Opening At MONDO Tonight (August 23, 3013)

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MONDO, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, will celebrate cinematic villains and monsters for its next gallery show, which runs from August 23 through September 14, featuring both prints and original works of art from popular Mondo artist, Jason Edmiston. The show will feature stunning new work that celebrates all-things evil from films like Ghostbusters, Robocop, They Live, The Terminator and many more.

The gallery opening on August 23 will be from 7:00 – 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

Mondo will also be releasing a special poster featuring ED-209 from Robocop that will be utilized by NECA as the basis for their toy packaging of the highly anticipated ED-209 deluxe boxed figure, on shelves this October.

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Ben Affleck Revealed As Batman In Warner Bros. Pictures New Super Hero Feature Film, Now Slated To Open July 17, 2015

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Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.”  The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape and cowl of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego.

Snyder successfully re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster “Man of Steel,” which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing. The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together.

Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

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In the announcement, Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some.  His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne.  I can’t wait to work with him.”

Kroll added, “We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Affleck recently starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Argo,” which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors.  In 2010, he starred in and directed the hit crime thriller “The Town.”  His recent acting work also includes “The Company Men,” “State of Play,” and “Hollywoodland,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.  Earlier in his career, Affleck starred in and co-wrote (with Matt Damon) “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The new Super Hero film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.

Production is expected to begin in 2014.

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

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MONDO To Release The World’s End Poster By Kevin Tong On Friday, August 23

You can get your very own copy of Kevin Tong’s The World’s End poster at MondoTees.com, starting Friday, August 23. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter to get more updates on poster sales and more!

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The World’s End regular poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 290. $45

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The World’s End variant poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 115. $65

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Transformers Movie Poster By Tom Whalen To Be Released By Acid Free Gallery On August 29th

This Transformers Movie poster by Tom Whalen was officially licensed by Hasbro for the Acid Free Gallery. It will be released at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday August 29th in a limited edition variant as well as a three day timed release.

Head to acidfreegallery.com for the sale or follow @acidfreegallery on Twitter for more info.

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Transformers Movie timed-edition poster By Tom Whalen
24 x 36 screenprint
On sale for three days and they’ll print as many as are ordered.
$50

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Transformers Movie Variant poster By Tom Whalen
Edition of 86
$75

 

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