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Now Playing: A Seek-And-Find Book For Film Buffs

Can you find Edward Scissorhands, Steve Zissou, Mrs. Bates, and seven Gremlins? This deluxe seek-and-find for film buffs challenges viewers to locate iconic characters and elements from the work of 12 great directors within large format, sumptuously illustrated set-piece spreads (one for each director, with the Coen brothers as a pair). Featured here are Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and more.

With answer keys following the spreads, and visual discovery and delight on every page, Now Playing: A Seek-and-Find Book for Film Buffs by Alexandre Clerisse is a beautifully packaged treat for movie and visual puzzle fans.

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Taylor Swift To Release New Album ‘Reputation’ On November 10, 2017

After much, much speculation, Taylor Swift finally announced her sixth studio album, “Reputation,” on Wednesday. The album will be released on November 10, 2017 with its first single dropping on Thursday night.

It’s been three years since Swift debuted the mega-selling “1989,” marking the longest break between albums since she debuted her first in 2006. She typically releases a new album every two years. Swift most recently collaborated with Zayn Malik on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” for the “Fifty Shades Darker” soundtrack this year.

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Netflix Reveals The Little Evil Trailer

Netflix has debuted the first trailer for Little Evil, a new horror comedy coming to the streaming service on September 1.

From writer/director Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Recreation) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky five-year-old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan.

Co-starring Donald Faison, Bridget Everett, and Chris D’Elia, Little Evil is produced by Jason Michael Berman, Nicholas David Nesbitt, and Scott Stuber.

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The Joker Origin Movie In The Works At Warner Bros. & DC

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC are in the early stages of developing at Joker origin movie, according to Deadline. The site says that The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips will co-write the script with 8 Mile‘s Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, to be produced by Martin Scorsese and Phillips.

The Joker origin movie will be the first film under a new banner that Warner Bros. has yet to name, but which will expand the canon of DC Comics properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the characters.

The Joker has previously been played by Jack Nicholson in Batman, by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, and by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad. The site adds that Leto will reprise the character in the Suicide Squad sequel and the Harley Quinn spinoff, Gotham City Sirens. This new film, however, will feature a different actor, possibly younger.

The intention is to make a gritty and grounded hard-boiled crime film set in early-’80s Gotham City that isn’t meant to feel like a DC movie as much as one of Scorsese’s films from that era, like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull or The King Of Comedy.

While it’s unknown when this Joker origin movie would be released, Phillips and Silver are already writing the script.

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Stranger Things Season 3 Confirmed, Possibly Season 4

Netflix will drop Stranger Things Season 2 on October 27, 2017, just in time for Halloween. Now the series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, have told Vulture that Stranger Things Season 3 is already a go, and a fourth and final season may be in the cards as well.

“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” says Ross. “They’re going to have to get the f*ck out of this town! It’s ridiculous!”

“I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year,” Matt added of where the story might go.

The second season is set a year after Will’s return, and everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Stranger Things Season 2 will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. New cast additions include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (Blunt Talk, The Other Guys), newcomer Linnea Berthelsen, and ’80s icons Sean Astin (The Goonies) and Paul Reiser (Aliens).

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Gallery 1988 Announces IT Themed Art Show Opening On August 31, 2017

On August 31st, Gallery1988 will be host an exhibit of IT themed artwork in advance of Andy Muschietti’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel.

The exhibit will run August 31st through September 3rd at Gallery1988 (7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, CA) between 11am and 6pm.

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Dragon Rebound To Release 3rd Custom Rebound Book, IT By Stephen King

IT is one of Stephen King’s most popular novels, and it was the obvious choice for Dragon Rebound’s next book. With the movie remake being released in September, it made sense that now is the perfect time to give IT some special treatment!

For those unfamiliar with these wonderful books, Dragon Rebound works with a bookbinder and other artisans, to rebind an original 1st edition page block, and they incorporate elements of the story into the design of the binding. It their way of honoring the work of Stephen King, and creating an edition that collectors, and fans of his work can cherish.

Here are some details of the painstaking process that went into creating this amazing book that is also a piece of art!

The book enclosure and lid design are based on a literal depiction of the original cover illustration for “IT”, with the sewer grate covering the storm drain. The sewer grate becomes the lid to the box, which holds the book. Each sewer grate is made by using traditional foundry processes to achieve a miniature version of the grate depicted on the original cover artwork.

The grates, being iron, hold magnetic properties, and thus rare earth (neodymium) magnets are utilized on the inside wood and fabric panels, to assist in holding the grate securely to the box. This allows the box to be stored safely in an upright position, without fear of the cast iron grate falling out.

The box body itself is also made of metal. The interior of the box is lined with a plush red suede fabric, and wooden buffer panels are cut to size and covered with the suede material to form the book bed in which the book sits. The inner walls also create a ledge along all four sides into which the cast iron grate will sit. During this process, the ribbon is installed to facilitate removal of the book from the book bed.

A clear sheet of acid free transparent film is placed on top of the book, so that the underside of the grate does not accidentally scratch the leather.

The custom-bound IT edition is bound as a semi-split board sewn over frayable tapes to prevent sagging of the heavy page block. The boards are covered in black buffalo skin with goatskin onlays in red, white and yellow, for the balloons on the cover, and the title on the spine. The balloon strings are hand-embroidered in cotton floss. The author name is blind-stamped on the spine. Endbands are leather wrapped in red goatskin. Hand marbled endpapers are designed and crafted by Sevim Surucu.

Sevim  Surucu created a completely custom marbled paper for this edition. Each design, while having the same image, is unique because each one is painted and marbled by hand.

June  Sakamoto is a renowned origami artist who created a paper boat replica of the one in Bob’s iconic illustration that matches the original painting very closely. June created a custom origami pattern for this boat that has never been made before.

The boat is made out of a reproduction of the actual front page of The Bangor Daily News from 1957. The Maine State Library was contacted to see if they had copies in their archives. They created a digital file from the microfilm and the newspaper was reproduced so that June cold fold these very special paper boats. One of June’s custom made boats is included as a free bonus with every book!

The book is signed on the colophon page by Bob Giusti, and includes a giclée print of the original cover art, also signed by Bob Giusti, as well as a reproduction of Bob’s original sketch concept.

To order this incredible book; a marriage of artistry, creativity and collectibility, please click HERE!

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Synopsis Revealed

Universal Pictures released the synopsis for Glass which will pit The Beast against David Dunn in a scheme organized by the one they call Mr. Glass. Check it out below.

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable and last year’s Split—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.

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Pantone Announces Official Prince Purple Color

The Pantone Color Institute has announced it has developed an official hue of purple in honor of the late Prince. Collaborating with the Purple One’s estate, the institute has unveiled “Love Symbol #2,” named in honor of the trademark emblem that served as his stage name in the late 1990s.

The purple shade was “inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano,” according to a press release, and “will be the official color across the brand Prince left behind.”

Check out the shade below.

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Batman Vs. Two-Face Blu-ray Coming October 17, 2017

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP).

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!

The late Adam West leads the star-studded cast in his final performance as Batman. The beloved actor delivers an inspired turn opposite fellow pop culture icon William Shatner (Star Trek) as the criminally conflicted Harvey Dent/Two-Face. This is only the second production of any kind to feature the two titans of the fanboy realm together. West and Shatner first teamed in the 1963 “Alexander The Great” television series that never made it past the pilot.

The cast also boasts two more pop culture icons of the 1960s. Burt Ward is back for more “holy” fun as the Boy Wonder himself, Robin, and Tony Award winner Julie Newmar reprises her role as the fiendish feline, Catwoman.

The voice cast includes Jeff Bergman (Joker, Bookworm, Desmond Dumas), Sirena Irwin (Dr. Quinzel), Thomas Lennon (Chief O’Hara), Lee Meriwether (Lucilee Diamond), William Salyers (Penguin), Lynne Marie Stewart (Aunt Harriet), Jim Ward (Hugo Strange, Commissioner Gordon), Steven Weber (Alfred, Two-Face henchmen) and Wally Wingert (Riddler, King Tut).

The core Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders filmmaking team reprises their roles for Batman vs. Two-Face.  Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Tucker and Jelenic and also Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

“Batman vs. Two-Face is a must-have for all Batman fans featuring a cavalcade of his foes, and an amazing cast including two giants of pop culture, Adam West and William Shatner,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to bring these beloved characters to animated life, and proud to have been associated with an actor as impressive, gracious and entertaining as Adam West. We salute his extensive contributions to the legacy of the character, and we are greatly appreciative of his cooperation and support in bringing this animated film to fruition. He will be greatly missed.”

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