Category Archives: Movies

Tarantino: A Retrospective

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Reservoir Dogs by diving into the brilliant, twisted mind of Quentin Tarantino and discover the artistic process of an Oscar-winning legend.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, Quentin Tarantino spent many Saturday evenings during his childhood accompanying his mother to the movies, nourishing a love of film that was, over the course of his life, to become all-consuming. The script for his first movie took him four years to complete: My Best Friend’s Birthday, a seventy-minute film in which he both acted and directed. The script for his second film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), took him just under four weeks to complete. When it debuted, he was immediately hailed as one of the most exciting new directors in the industry.

The 256 page book will be published on October 3, 2017 and can be ordered HERE.

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

Justice League Elite-Tek Batmobile

Straight from the epic movie blockbuster, Justice League, and zooming into kids’ hands everywhere is the awesome Elite-Tek Batmobile styled just like the one in the film!

The iconic Batman vehicle roars into New York Toy Fair and comes to life in epic scale with remote-controlled functionality. Check out the cool features in the video: smoke releases from exhaust pipe, missiles move on hood of car, the engine roars and the wheels are all decked out with armor. If that isn’t enough to get you going, through an app-enabled tablet or smartphone, fans can assume the role as the Caped Crusader and take complete control of the vehicle all from the palm of their hand! The Elite-Tek Batmobile also includes a camera in the cockpit so you can drive from Batman’s point of view via an app-controlled device. Includes special “jump mode” feature that elevates the Batmobile with hydraulic-like movement. The included Batman figure has full shoulder movement to steer the wheel. There’s no other set of wheels like it!

The Justice League Elite-Tek Batmobile will be available this fall for $249.99.

Tagged , , , ,

Watch The Daddy’s Home 2 Trailer

The Daddy’s Home 2 trailer has arrived. Will Ferrell and his two-time co-star Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys) reunite as Brad and Dusty in Daddy’s Home 2, and are joined by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson as their characters’ respective fathers.

Released toward the end of 2015, the original Daddy’s Home became one of Will Ferrell’s biggest global hits ever with over $242 million worldwide and $150 million domestic. It follows a mild-mannered radio executive, Brad (Ferrell), who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father, Dusty (Wahlberg), arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

Sean Anders and John Morris have returned to pen Daddy’s Home 2 with Anders again directing. The film also starred Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress and John Cena.

Daddy’s Home 2 will hit theaters on November 10, 2017.

Tagged , ,

Is Pitting Characters Against Each Other The New Black?

Last year has seen beloved characters from both of the major comic book universes get involved in fierce fights within their ranks. Captain America: Civil War pitted half of the Avengers against the other half, while DC made viewers choose sides in Batman v Superman – who will you be backing

Similar plot lines are set to be used in upcoming movies, too: as the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer has shown us, Thor will be up against his Earth-based brother-in-arms, The Incredible Hulk, and there are many “versus” movies coming up later on. “Heroes vs. heroes” and “monsters vs. monsters” is not a new concept. The first one has been repeatedly used in comic books, yet it may prove to be unusual for many moviegoers outside the US, who are used to knowing clearly who the hero and the villain are on the silver screen. The “monster vs. monster” part is also well-known for Gojira fans – the Japanese radioactive lizard-creature-thing has fought monsters like Mothra, Ghidorah, Ebirah, Varan, Manda, Baragon, even its own mechanical replica repeatedly in the three “Gojira VS Mekagojira” films.

Moviegoers are used to having a clear distinction between a hero and a villain. Even if the villain is a bit shady at times – the methods of Batman, especially in his last appearance, are unusually brutal for a positive character – he IS the positive character in the movie. This clash between good and evil is the basis of most plots, and most of the times of the related materials spun off of it. It might be a bit of an unusual example but here it is: one of the main plot points the 7Sultans’ “The Dark Knight Rises” slot machine, inspired by Christopher Nolan’s take on the masked vigilante of Gotham City, was the duel between Batman and Bane, fought “mano a mano” in front of the game’s spinning reels. While the fight was not as dramatic as the silver screen version – after all, the game was meant to be fun (and possibly even profitable) for 7Sultans players of all ages and genres. And not everyone appreciates gratuitous brutality.

Pitting monsters against each other is not something new in Western filmmaking either. Back in the golden age of horror film, some of the most famous movie monsters would often fight each other on the silver screen. Think “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” (1943), “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” (1971), and more recently “Freddy vs. Jason” in 2003 and “Frankenstein vs. The Mummy” in 2015. The latter two were both miserable excuses for a monster movie, but they followed – or even revived – a trend of setting up perfect popcorn-munching monster brawls. Luckily for us, today’s “hero vs. hero” movies are a far deeper and more meaningful than anything ever to be released on the silver screen, so we won’t have to descend into the B-territory while seeing them.

Tagged ,

Watch Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Trailer 

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the trailer for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, an all-new featurette that will open in US theaters ahead of Disney Pixar’s Coco this November.

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing), produced by Oscar winner Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.

The upcoming short will seemingly set up the forthcoming Frozen sequel, which is slated for November 2019 release. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy- and Oscar-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Tagged , , , ,

ART On 5th Announces The Muppet Show Art Exhibition Opening On June 24, 2017

ART on 5th in Austin, Texas is thrilled to announce The Muppet Show – an exhibition of never-before-seen artwork by 10 officially licensed Disney Fine Artists. Visitors who have frequented the gallery will recognize the signature style of artists such as Rodel Gonzalez and Rob Kaz, whose artwork has been available at ART on 5th since our extraordinary Star Wars exhibition in 2015. These familiar artists are joined by fresh talent, Neysa Bove, who was a lead concept design artist on the film Moana.

These pieces will be available exclusively through ART on 5th until July 23rd before Disney Fine Art releases them to the rest of the world. Don’t miss this chance to be the first fan to collect a piece of Muppet history!

The exhibition runs through Sunday, July 23rd. Register and get more information HERE.

 

Tagged , ,

Here Is The Track Listing For The Baby Driver Soundtrack

The Baby Driver soundtrack is coming to both vinyl and CD, and hits stores on June 23rd via Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records.

Spanning 30 tracks tram a variety of different decades, this album features artists such as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Beach Boys, The Damned, T. Rex, Beck, Blur, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Golden Earring, Simon and Garfunkel, and so much more. Of particular note is a new song from Sky Ferriera called “Easy”.

Those who pre-order the soundtrack right now will immediately receive “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi as well as “Baby Driver” by Simon and Garfunkel.

Here is the synopsis of the eagerly anticipated film: A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.

Track Listing:

01. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bellbottoms”
02. Bob & Earl – “Harlem Shuffle”
03. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – “Egyptian Reggae”
04. Googie Rene – “Smokey Joe’s La La”
05. The Beach Boys – “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
06. Carla Thomas – “B-A-B-Y”
07. Kashmere Stage Band – “Kashmere”
08. Dave Brubeck – “Unsquare Dance”
09. The Damned – “Neat Neat Neat”
10. The Commodores – “Easy (Single Version)”
11. T. Rex – “Debora”
12. Beck – “Debra”
13. Incredible Bongo Band – “Bongolia”
14. The Detroit Emeralds – “Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)”
15. Alexis Korner – “Early In The Morning”
16. David McCallum – “The Edge”
17. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “Nowhere To Run”
18. The Button Down Brass – “Tequila”
19. Sam & Dave – “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”
20. Brenda Holloway – “Every Little Bit Hurts”
21. Blur – “Intermission”
22. Focus – “Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)”
23. Golden Earring – “Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)”
24. Barry White – “Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up”
25. Young MC – “Know How”
26. Queen – “Brighton Rock”
27. Sky Ferreira – “Easy”
28. Simon & Garfunkel – “Baby Driver”
29. Kid Koala – “Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)”
30. Danger Mouse (feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi) – “Chase Me”

Tagged , , ,

Hot Wheels Collectors Edition Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

A collector’s item you’ll have to see to believe!

Add the 2017 Wonder Woman Invisible Jet to your collection when you spend $20 on Hot Wheels cars at Walmart, now through July 8, 2017.

For details on this invisible product and official rules: http://bit.ly/2qRsBtK.

Tagged , , ,

Watch The Teaser Trailer For Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

Marvel Studios has released the new teaser trailer for Black Panther.

Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and will be released on February 16, 2018.

Tagged , , , ,

Bottleneck Gallery Announces Timed-Edition Print of Wonder Woman By Doaly

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie has been topping the charts at the box office, and Bottleneck Gallery wanted to pay their respects to DC’s dominating princess, so the gallery is absolutely ecstatic to be able to present their officially licensed Wonder Woman print from Doaly today!

Doaly’s breathtaking print is a clever combination of past and present featuring our modern-day Wonder Woman literally breaking through the past to help save the future. It’s a piece that intertwines Wonder Woman’s ancient mythological aspects, while highlighting the character (and Gal Gadot’s) current mold-breaking brilliance.

For this release, Bottleneck Gallery wanted to take the opportunity to donate to a charity that they feel passionate about: Girls On The Run. As per their website, Girls On The Run’s mission is to, “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 5% of our total sales earned from Doaly’s Wonder Woman print will be donated to this cause!

Doaly’s Wonder Woman print will be available as a timed-edition release from today (6/9) @ 12PM EST through Sunday (6/11) @ 11:59 PM EST and can be purchased at bottleneckgallery.com!

Wonder Woman by Doaly
Screen print with iridescent shimmer overlay
18 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
$40
Edition size will be determined by the number of prints sold between Friday, June 9th @ 12PM ET and Sunday, June 11th @ 11:59PM ET

Tagged , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: