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Fake Gig Posters Exhibit Opening Online At Gallery 1988 On September 25

Gallery 1988 has curated some of their favorite print artists to create traditional gig posters – but for fictitious bands from movies and TV shows. 

So, get ready to see some concerts and events you wish you could attend. The pieces will be for sale first on gallery1988.com this Friday (September 25) at Noon PT.

Don’t miss your chance to get this limited artwork. 

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Watch The Helstrom Trailer

Hulu has released the official Helstrom trailer for the upcoming horror series adaptation based on the Marvel comics. Premiering all 10 episodes on October 16.

Helstrom follows siblings and supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon). Plagued by their family background, the Helstrom’s will pursue the world’s vilest of the vile — with some family drama of their own.

Daimon is a professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist. Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.

Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.

The series stars Austen (Grantchester, The Royals) as Daimon, Lemmon (Fear the Walking Dead) as Ana, Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, Unbelievable) as Victoria Helstrom, Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion) as Gabriella Rosetta, Robert Wisdom (Ballers) as the Caretaker, June Carryl (Mindhunter) as Dr. Louise Hastings, and Alain Uy (The Passage) as Chris Yen.

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TIME Reveals Its 2020 List of The 100 Most Influential People In The World

TIME has revealed the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has 8 worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci , performer The Weeknd, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai , COVID-19 frontline nurse Amy O’Sullivan , actor Gabrielle Union and athlete Dwyane Wade , performer Megan Thee Stallion , President of Taiwan Tsai Ing -wen , and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors , Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

The TIME100 often includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The seventeenth annual list includes: Denzel Washington on Michael B. Jordan , Derek Jeter on Patrick Mahomes , Common on Angela Davis , Ted Cruz on Tsai Ing -wen, Oprah Winfrey on Tyler Perry , Taylor Swift on Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Elizabeth Warren on Ady Barkan , Stevie Wonder on Yo-Yo Ma , Maya Moore on Naomi Osaka , Leonardo DiCaprio on Nemonte Nenquimo, Cyndi Lauper on Billy Porter , Deepika Padukone on Ayushmann Khurrana , Lena Waithe on Michaela Coel , Ayanna Pressley on Kamala Harris , Tilda Swinton on Bong Joon Ho , Kim Kardashian West on JoJo Siwa , Melinda Gates on MacKenzie Scott , Ronan Farrow on Julie K. Brown , Timothy Geithner on Jerome Powell , Jennifer Garner on Greg Berlanti and many more.

In addition to these eight covers, the issue will also feature a new cover and a special tribute commemorating Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who was featured on the TIME100 list in 2015.

You can see the complete 2020 TIME100 list HERE.

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Watch The Trial of The Chicago 7 Trailer

Netflix has released the trailer for Oscar-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming timely drama film The Trial of the Chicago 7, offering us our first preview of the star-studded cast including Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as their characters fight for their rights. The film is scheduled to be released in select theaters this September, and will be available for streaming on Friday, October 16, exclusively on Netflix.

Based on a true story, The Trial of the Chicago 7  follows protesters who disrupted the 1968 Democrat party convention with an anti-Vietnam war “carnival” that turned nasty. Demonstrators threw bricks, police responded with tear gas and the center of Chicago was engulfed in flames. Curfews only escalated the violence.

After the clashes, independent investigators blamed eight police officers and eight protesters including Abbie Hoffman, who had already disrupted the New York Stock Exchange with showers of fake money. The police were not charged but the protesters were accused of inciting a riot. One was jailed for contempt, leaving the seven to fight the charges.

Sorkin’s second directorial effort will feature Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald) as Tom Hayden, Oscar-nominee Sacha Baron Cohen (Who is America?) as Abbie Hoffman, Jeremy Strong (Succession) as as Jerry Rubin, Golden Globe-nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden) as Richard Schultz, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) as Bobby Seale, Alex Sharp (The Hustle) as Rennie Davis and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, Waves) as Fred Hamptom. It will also star Michael Keaton, William Hurt, Thomas Middleditch, John Carroll Lynch, Daniel Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Mark Rylance, J.C. MacKenzie and Max Adler, who also serves as an executive producer.

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Pop Culture Homes Reimagined As Polly Pockets

Polly Pocket was first designed by Chris Wiggs in 1983 for his daughter Kate. Using a makeup powder compact, he fashioned a small house for the tiny doll. Bluebird Toys of Swindon, England, licensed the concept and the first Polly Pocket toys appeared in stores in 1989. Mattel held a distribution arrangement with Bluebird Toys for Polly Pocket items in the early 1990s. In 1998, while production lulled, Bluebird Toys endured multiple hostile takeover attempts until Mattel finally purchased them later that year. The original Polly Pocket toys were plastic cases which opened to form a dollhouse or other playset with Polly Pocket figurines less than an inch tall. 

With this in mind, The ToyZone has reimagined six different fictional homes from television and film as Polly Pockets. Czech artist Jan Koudela created the CGI rendering to make the scenes as realistic as possible. The reimagined homes are from Stranger Things, Friends, The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings, The Shining, and The Royal Tenenbaums.

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The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020

For the publishing industry, the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many books slated for spring and summer of this year were moved to the fall. 

Now, the last months of 2020 will feature an abundance of new work from some of the world’s most celebrated authors. There’s Elena Ferrante’s first novel in five years, Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami’s searing new nonfiction, Margaret Atwood’s latest poetry collection and Marilynne Robinson’s return to the world of Gilead. Readers will also be introduced to emerging voices like Susie Yang and Dolores Reyes. Their stories of heartbreak, humor and hope will guide us through the end of the year. 

HERE according to TIME Magazine are the most anticipated books of fall 2020.

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Kit Kat Launches Exclusive Club For Fans To Try The Newest Flavors

Do you love Kit Kat bars? Like, really love them? Hershey’s is making sure you get the most out of your favorite candy by getting the opportunity to join the Kit Kat Flavor Club! Prepare to have perks and access to goodies like never before.

The exclusive insider club will give a limited number of fans access to the brand’s newest innovations. If you get chosen, you’ll receive three one-of-a-kind deliveries — one in fall 2020, another in early 2021, and the last in late spring 2021. The packages will be filled with new Kit Kat bars and custom branded swag. Just to give you a taste of what you have to look forward to, the first kit will give you the new Kit Kat Duos Mocha + Chocolate that isn’t hitting shelves until November.

Ready to join the Kit Kat Flavor Club? A lucky 200 fans will be chosen to join at no cost. All you have to do is visit the website and enter for a chance to win. You only have from Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. through Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to throw your hat in the ring, so don’t miss out.

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Celebrate The Mandalorian With Mando Mondays

Ready to discover a bounty of all-new Star Wars products, books, comics, and digital content inspired by Disney+’s hit Lucasfilm series The Mandalorian? Well pour yourself a glass of Blue Milk and settle in, because we’ve got some fantastic news for you… Disney and Lucasfilm just announced Mando Mondays—an all-new product-reveal program, debuting tons of amazing goods inspired by The Mandalorian—kicks off on October 26, only a few days before the big season-two premiere of The Mandalorian.

From then on, after experiencing the latest episode every Friday on Disney+, fans can light speed over to MandoMondays.com each Monday to see what must-have new toys, collectibles, apparel, books, comics, digital content, and more will be unveiled. The intergalactic fun will continue for nine weeks, culminating on December 21.

But that’s not all: To celebrate this momentous occasion, select pre-orders for the first wave of Mando Mondays products kicked off today at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST—through shopDisney.com as well as a host of global retailers. Products available for pre-order include the Hasbro Black Series Credit Collection; new Funko Pop! Bobbleheads; the LEGO Star Wars The Child construction set; and so much more—all viewable right this very minute at MandoMondays.com.

The countdown begins… now! For more details, visit the Mando Mondays website—make sure to follow the conversation on social too, using the hashtag #MandoMondays—and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the much-anticipated season-two premiere of The Mandalorian on Friday, October 30, streaming only on Disney+!

Reprinted from d23.com

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Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Crime Thriller Drama Series Lands At Peacock

Peacock has acquired crime-thriller drama series Mr. Mercedes, from David E. Kelley based on Stephen King’s bestselling Bill Hodges trilogy.

The first two seasons will premiere exclusively on the NBCUniversal streaming service on Thursday, October 15, with a premiere date for Season 3 TBD. The announcement came Monday, on King’s birthday.

The fate of the series, which previously aired on AT&T Audience Network, had been in limbo since Audience announced in the spring that it was ceasing operations and transitioning into a preview channel for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max, which is also owned by AT&T.

Mr. Mercedes follows a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer (Brady Hartsfield, aka Mr. Mercedes, played by Harry Treadaway) through a series of letters and e-mails, causing him to set out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade to protect his loved ones and himself.

In addition to Treadaway, the series stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Holland Taylor, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Ann Cusack, Jack Huston, Tessa Ferrer, Maximiliano Hernández, and Nancy Travis.

Kelley serves as executive producer and wrote the series alongside Stephen King and Sophie Owens-Bender. Jack Bender serves as director.

Mr. Mercedes is produced by Temple Hill Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment.

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Funko Soda Pennywise – Rhode Island Comic Con Exclusive

This Funko Soda Pennywise – Rhode Island Comic Con Exclusive will be available on www.thetoyvault.com the weekend of November 6-8th, 2020 for $15 each with a limit of 2 per person.

Limited stock will be available at all 5 Toy Vault locations that same weekend.

The tem is limited to 10,000 in the USA with RICC sticker and 5000 international without sticker. The Black and White Chase is a 1/6 ratio.

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