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Doritos & Marvel Partner For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Promotion

Popular snack brand Doritos and Marvel Studios are going retro as they partner for the rollout of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack. The centerpiece of the pair’s Rock Out Loud campaign is a custom-designed, limited-edition series of Doritos bags featuring a built-in cassette tape deck-inspired player that plays the full soundtrack. The bags can also be recharged for repeat listening.

Among the ‘60s and ‘70s pop, R&B/funk, country and rock songs comprising Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are: Parliament’s “Flash Light,” Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” Silver’s “Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang” and Glen Campbell’s “Southern Nights.” Rounding out the soundtrack is the original song “Guardians Inferno” featuring The Sneepers and David Hasselhoff.

The custom bags will be available for consumer purchase on April 28 via amazon.com/Doritos while supplies last. On May 5 — the release date for the second installment in the Guardians franchise — Doritos will also host Rock Out Loud pop-up recording booths in New York and Los Angeles. Fans will get the chance to sing one of the Marvel/Hollywood Records soundtrack’s classic tunes. In addition, they’ll have the opportunity to win various prizes, including the custom cassette player replica Doritos bags, concert and other event tickets and free bags of Doritos. The recording booths will be open at Greeley Square (near Sixth Avenue and Broadway) in New York City and at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland in Hollywood, Calif. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET/PT. Fans can visit doritos.com for more information.

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M. Night Shyamalan Confirms Sequel for Unbreakable & Split Titled Glass

After 17 years, M. Night Shyamalan is finally delivering a proper sequel to Unbreakable.

The writer-director announced the news Wednesday on Twitter after months of teasing a new script he’s been writing. He revealed the film is called Glass, and that Bruce Willis (David Dunn) and Samuel L. Jackson (Mr. Glass/Elijah Price) will return. Universal will release the film Jan. 18, 2019.

“It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’ ” he tweeted. “My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”

Unbreakable, which Shyamalan released in 2000 one year after skyrocketing to stardom with The Sixth Sense, deconstructed the superhero genre and remains one of his best-regarded works. Shyamalan is coming off a hot streak, with his latest movie, Split, earning more than $275 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. Split starred James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, one of the young women who must fight to survive his capture.

With Split, Shyamalan pulled off perhaps his greatest twist yet.

A last-minute cameo from Willis revealed that Split is set in the same universe as Unbreakable. In January, Shyamalan revealed to Heat Vision that Split villain Kevin Wendle Crumb (McAvoy) was actually included in his first drafts of Unbreakable, but had to be cut out. He also revealed he was hoping to write and direct a third film that would include characters from both films.

Shyamalan revealed Wednesday that both McAvoy and Taylor-Joy will return for Glass. Here’s the logline Universal has released: “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.”

Glass will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.

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Watch The New Cars 3 Trailer

The new Cars 3 trailer has arrived!

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist for Cars and Cars 2), Disney Pixar‘s Cars 3 begins when, blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Cars 3 features the return of Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin as Ramone. There’s also some brand-new characters, including Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer) and Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo). They are joined by Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria. NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will lend their voices as well.

Cars 3 opens in theaters on Friday, June 16.

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Disney Movie Release Schedule

Disney has updated their movie release schedule with official release dates for Star Wars: Episode IX, the new Indiana Jones movie and lots more!

Star Wars: Episode IX, previously announced for release in 2019, will now officially arrive on May 24, 2019. Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow is directing.

The new, still-untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie, previously set for July 19, 2019, will now hit the big screen July 10, 2020. Harrison Ford is confirmed to return with Steven Spielberg once again directing.

Director Rich Moore‘s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 gets an seventh-month delay, moving from March 9, 2018 to November 21, 2018.

A Wrinkle in Time, also set for 3D, arrives a little sooner. The Ava DuVernay film was previously set for an April 6, 2018 release and it will now debut March 9, 2018.

Director Jon Favreau‘s live-action The Lion King officially joins the Disney movie schedule. Look for it in 2D and 3D on July 19, 2019.

Gigantic, the upcoming animated feature, gets an appropriately sizable delay. Originally scheduled for a November 21, 2018 release, the film now arrives November 25, 2020.

Frozen 2 takes a previously-announced placeholder. Look for it to get 2D and 3D releases on November 27, 2019.

The live-action comedy Magic Camp, previously on the Disney movie schedule for an August 3, 2018 release, will now arrive four months earlier on April 6, 2019.

The Disney movie release schedule also adds a few placeholders. Look for untitled live-action films on August 9, 2019, April 3, 2020 and March 12, 2021. An untitled Disney Animation feature will arrive November 24, 2021, with a Pixar release set for June 18, 2021. Rounding out the list is a mystery Marvel Studios film. Originally planned for a July 10, 2020 release, the film will now arrive almost a month later on August 7, 2020.

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Stephen King’s The Dead Zone Audiobook Read By James Franco

Stephen King’s classic novel The Dead Zone is now available as an audiobook edition for the first time. Read by Oscar nominated actor, James Franco, the new audiobook offers a fresh look back at one of Stephen’s most notorious tales.

When Johnny Smith was six years old, head trauma caused by a bad ice-skating accident left him with a nasty bruise on his forehead and, from time to time, those hunches . . . infrequent but accurate snippets of things to come. But it isn’t until Johnny’s a grown man—-now having survived a horrifying auto injury that plunged him into a coma lasting four-and-a-half years—-that his special abilities really push to the fore. Johnny Smith has come back from the void with an extraordinary gift that becomes his life’s curse . . . presenting visions of what was and what will be for both the innocent and guilty alike. But when he encounters a ruthlessly ambitious and amoral man who promises a terrifying fate for all humanity, Johnny must find a way to prevent a harrowing predestination from becoming reality…

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Bottleneck Gallery To Release Batman Year One Print By Raid71 On April 25, 2017

Raid71’s print, Year One, pays tribute to the seminal Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli comic, Batman: Year One. The 4-part comic formed the foundation for Batman’s modern mythos, and its strikingly grounded take on Batman and James Gordon’s first year fighting crime in Gotham still holds up as a classic comic book story.

Raid utilizes some of the coloring and lighting from the original comic, and does a great job of evoking the feel of Miller/Mazzucchelli’s story.

The print will be available for purchase Tuesday (4/25) @ 12PM ET at Bottleneckgallery.com!

Year One by Raid71
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 100
$45

 

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Watch The Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

20th Century Fox has now released the first full Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer.

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Directed by Matthew Vaughn from a script by Jane Goldman and Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry with Sir Elton John, and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges. It will arrive in theaters on September 22.

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Hero Complex Gallery To Release La La Land Prints By Stan & Vince And Patrick Connan On April 25, 2017

To celebrate Lionsgate’s Blu-ray release of La La Land, Hero Complex Gallery will release prints by Stan & Vince and Patrick Connan on April 25, 2017 at 10 AM (Pacific).

Title: ‘Here’s to the Fools Who Dream…’ Regular (Pink Sky)
Artists: Stan & Vince
Size: 36″x24″
Medium: 10 Color Screen Print
Edition Size: 325
Price: $60

Title: ‘Here’s to the Fools Who Dream…’ Variant (Starry Sky)
Artists: Stan & Vince
Size: 36″x24″
Medium: 10 Color Screen Print
Edition Size: 250
Price: $65

Title: ‘City of Stars’
Artist: Patrick Connan
Size: 36″x24″
Medium: 8 Color Screen Print
Edition Size: 325
Price: $60

Ordering info is as follows:

Collection:  https://hcgart.com/collections/la-la-land

Patrick Connan:  https://hcgart.com/products/city-of-stars-by-patrick-connan

Stan & Vince Regular:  https://hcgart.com/products/heres-to-the-fools-who-dream-by-stan-vince

Stan & Vince Variant:  https://hcgart.com/products/heres-to-the-fools-who-dream-variant-by-stan-vince

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KFC Will Launch A Chicken Sandwich Into Space?

KFC is plotting to launch a chicken sandwich into space.

The Zinger, a spicy, crispy breaded-chicken sandwich that debuts in the U.S. on April 24 is already one of the top-selling sandwiches in KFC’s international markets.

To promote the Zinger, actor Rob Lowe signed on to be the brand’s latest celebrity colonel, following in the footsteps of Billy Zane, Vincent Kartheiser, Rob Riggle and George Hamilton. The revolving door of celebrity colonels has paid off for KFC, helping boost sales and increase interest in the brand among consumers under 35.

In the ad, by Wieden + Kennedy Portland, Lowe as the colonel is dressed in astronaut gear, delivering a rousing if bumbling address to the American public about KFC’s space mission, as people around the country look on in wonder and, ultimately, cheer him on.

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