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Universal Announces Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection

From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all of the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring some of the most legendary actors including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring hours of revealing bonus features, these landmark movies defined the horror genre and are still regarded as some of the most unforgettable characters ever to be filmed.

The set features:

– Dracula (1931)
– Frankenstein (1931)
– The Mummy (1932)
– The Invisible Man (1933)
– The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
– Werewolf of London (1935)
– Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
– Son of Frankenstein (1939)
– The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
– The Invisible Woman (1940)
– The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
– The Wolf Man (1941)
– The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
– The Mummy’s Ghost (1942)
– The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
– Invisible Agent (1942)
– Phantom of the Opera (1943)
– Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
– Son of Dracula (1943)
– House of Frankenstein (1944)
– The Mummy’s Curse (1944)
– The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
– House of Dracula (1945)
– She-Wolf of London (1946)
– Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
– Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
– Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
– Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
– Revenge of the Creature (1955)
– The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is set for release on August 28th.

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Check Out This Awesome Thor: Ragnarok Cast & Crew Print By Tom Whalen

Marvel Studios commissioned Tom Whalen to create a poster as a gift to the cast and crew of Thor: Ragnarok. I’ve been a fan of Tom’s work for years and this vibrant piece really showcases his creative, colorful and fun style!

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Watch The Slaughterhouse Rulez Trailer

Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness…and they’re about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – when a controversial frack site on prized school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole, and an unspeakable horror to be unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as the pupils and teachers alike become locked in a bloody battle for survival…

Starring Asa Butterfield, Finn Cole, Hermione Corfield, Michael Sheen with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, the film will be released this Halloween.

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Funko Celebrates The 25th Anniversary of Nightmare Before Christmas

What’s this? I must be dreaming!

The beloved story of the Pumpkin King who grew weary of the endless ghoulishness of Halloween Town is celebrating 25 years and Funko is reliving the magic and wonder. Celebrate two holidays in one with Mystery Minis of the Pumpkin King and his cast of Halloween-loving spooks and boogeymen. Jack Skellington, Sally, Dr. Finklestein, the Mayor, Pumpkin King Jack, Lock, Shock, Barrel, and Scary Teddy are available as a Mystery Minis with a 1/12 rarity.

Pajama Jack is flocked, Oogie Boogie and Zero glow in the darkand all three are available exclusively at Walgreens.

For fans of Halloween and Christmas alike, a line of Nightmare Before Christmas snow globes available exclusively at Hot Topic include Lock, Shock, Barrel, Vampire Teddy, Oogie Boogie, the Mayor, Jack Skellington, Jack Skellington dressed as Santa Claus, Sally and Zero.

SuperCute Plush Nightmare Before Christmas figures include Jack, Sally and Oogie Boogie.

SuperCute Plush Lock, Shock and Barrel available exclusively through Hot Topic.

Dr. Finkelstein is available exclusively through FYE!

A super deluxe vinyl figure of Jack Skellington with Zero are must-haves.

A stunning Jack Skellington skull with gothic tree artwork is available exclusively at Hot Topic.

The Vynl. line includes Oogie Boogie and Behemoth, Lock and Shock, and the Halloween Town Mayor and Barrel.

Pen toppers include Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, Sally and Zero.

Glittery XS Hikari Jack Skellington in black and white is available exclusively at Books-A-Million.

Pop! Movie Moments include a BoxLunch exclusive Zero by his gravestone with a glow in the dark chase and the iconic moment between Jack and Sally standing on the snowbank.

No Nightmare Before Christmas 25th anniversary would be complete without Pop!, including Snowman Jack complete with a candy cane umbrella, Sally with her basket of provisions, Doctor Finkelstein in his wheelchair, the creepy clown with the tearaway face, Vampire Teddy with his undead duck, Harlequin Demon and Oogie Boogie with his burlap sack removed.

Jack Skellington Pop! with sugar skull art, Zero artwork and a sparkly skull are available as Diamond Collection Hot Topic Exclusives.

A Pop! keychain Jack Skellington is available as a BoxLunch Exclusive and a glow in the dark Zero Pop! Keychain is available as a Hot Topic exclusive.

A glow in the dark Harlequin Demon Pop! is available exclusively through Barnes & Noble and a Devil Pop! is available as a Walgreens exclusive.

Coming this Fall!

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Production Begins On Disney’s Live Action Mulan

Production on Disney’s “Mulan,” a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020.

Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her in the film are: Donnie Yen (“Star Wars: Rogue One”); Jason Scott Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”); Yoson An (“The Meg”); Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Pitch Perfect”); Ron Yuan (“Marco Polo”); Tzi Ma (“Arrival”); Rosalind Chao (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”); Cheng Pei-Pei (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”); Nelson Lee;  Chum Ehelepola; with Gong Li (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Raise the Red Lantern”) and Jet Li (“Shaolin Temple,” “Lethal Weapon 4”).

“Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

“Mulan” is directed by Niki Caro (“Whale Rider,” “McFarland USA”) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Jurassic World,” “In the Heart of the Sea”) and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Jason T. Reed (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Chris Bender (“A History of Violence”) and Jake Weiner (“Criminal”) with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King“), Bill Kong (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Monster Hunt”) and Tim Coddington (“Crazy Rich Asians”) serving as executive producers.

Disney’s animated feature, which was released in 1998, starred Ming-Na Wen, Miguel Ferrer and Eddie Murphy and was nominated for an Oscar and two Golden Globe Awards.

The story of the legendary warrior is one of China’s most popular folktales, and is still a part of the curriculum in Chinese schools today.

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Clark Orr Luggage Label Sticker Box Set

Clark Orr has created this whimsical set of pop culture luggage tags that pay homage to Indiana Jones, Willy Wonka, The Goonies, Ghostbusters and many more! The signed and numbered set is limited to 100 pieces and includes 21 sticker labels in a custom box. You also will receive Biff Tannen’s Pleasure Paradise key chain.

Order HERE from Gallery 1988 for $65.

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Watch The New Ralph Breaks The Internet Sneak Peek

Ralph Breaks the Internet leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not surviveRalph’s wrecking.

Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to theworld wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and PhilJohnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”),

Ralph Breaks theInternet hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

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Barnes & Noble Announces LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Train Build Event At Select Stores Nationwide Saturday, August 4

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, announced that it will be hosting a LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Train build event at select stores nationwide on Saturday, August 4, at 2 PM, where customers will have the opportunity to build a mini Hogwarts train that they can take home with them. 

There are limited quantities available and select stores may require customers to sign up for the event in advance. Customers should contact their local store for details as soon as possible so they do not miss out on this exciting event!

A new line of LEGO Harry Potter products will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last, including LEGO Fantastic Beasts Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures and LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigures. The full list of new LEGO Harry Potter products that launch at Barnes & Noble on August 1 and will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last, will include the following:

– Hogwarts Express
– Aragog’s Lair
– Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures
– LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigures
– Hogwarts Great Hall
– Grindelwald’s Escape
– Hogwarts Whomping Willow

The event continues Barnes & Noble’s 20th anniversary celebration of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States, and also will include 20 Years of Magic event kits featuring cool giveaways.

In addition, customers will receive 25% off all Harry Potter paperbacks, including the new books featuring Brian Selznick’s artwork, in-store and online through August 6.

Customers are encouraged to share pictures of the event on their social media channels using the hashtags, #BNHarryPotter20 and #BNLEGOBuild.

For more information, customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or speak with one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store.

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Mondo Gallery Presents – Heroes In A Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration

This month Mondo is stoked to invite TMNT fans to celebrate everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, pizza-obsessed crime fighters and their cast of heroic allies and evil arch enemies in their next gallery show, Heroes in a Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration! 

The gallery show kicks off with two events – both are free and open to the public. The opening night reception will be held Friday, August 17 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, followed by a special TMNT Family Day party on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM featuring pizza (of course!) and other TMNT-inspired treats, face painting, a photo booth, and other fun activities!

Following these events, the show will run during regular gallery hours, Tuesdays – Saturdays from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, through August 25. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

“We’ve worked with Nickelodeon a number of times in the past, and we’ve always loved making TMNT posters, but this is our first time really diving into the depth and breadth of the property,” said Mondo Co-Founder and Creative Director Mitch Putnam. We’re honored that a handful of our favorite artists feel as passionately about pizza eating, skateboarding turtles as we do. See you there!”

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Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Win Rights To McDonald’s Monopoly Game Theft Story

Ben Affleck (The Town), Matt Damon (The Martian), and Fox have won the rights to an article written by Jeff Maysh titled “How An Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game And Stole Millions” after an intense auction. Affleck is set to direct the feature based on the true crime story that was published in The Daily Beast, with Damon set to star.

The true story centers on an ex-cop, Jerome Jacobson, in Rhode Island who rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly Game and allegedly stole over $24 million. Jacobson apparently shared the stolen money with a group of co-conspirators who offered bribes to the ex-cop. Maysh’s article details how Jacobson fell under the FBI’s gaze after years of he and his network illegally rigging the game to steal millions. Using undercover agents, the FBI sent in a camera crew to Jacobson’s home to listen to his fraudulent story of how he supposedly legitimately won the game, recording every lie.

Jacobson, who acted as head of security for a Los Angeles company that was responsible for generating the game pieces, worked with an interesting group of co-conspirators that consisted of mobsters, a psychic, strip-club owners, drug traffickers, and even a Mormon family who helped steal $24 million in cash and prizes.

The film based on the McDonald’s Monopoly Game theft will be written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool) and produced by The Pearl Street partners. David Klawans (Argo) is set to executive produce the feature. Matt Reilly will oversee the project for Fox while Madison Ainley steers it for Pearl Street.

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