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The Art of Harry Potter

Since the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the Harry Potter film series has become one of the most popular and successful in the world. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe, large format with lavish production values, these pages present a visual chronicle of the work by artists and filmmakers to bring the wizarding world to life onscreen.

Bursting with hundreds of rare and unpublished works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and more, The Art of Harry Potter is the definitive tome on the visual legacy of the Harry Potter films. Fans will recognize beloved characters, creatures, locations, and more as they embark on a journey through the wizarding world, from Gringotts to the Quidditch pitch.

The 356 page hardcover will be available exclusively at Barnes and Noble on November 11, 2017.

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Pixar Pier To Bring New Incredicoaster & More To Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2018

Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land for guests to experience at Disney California Adventure park when Pixar Pier opens along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise throughout. This new, permanent land in the area that is now Paradise Pier will introduce four new neighborhoods representing beloved Disney Pixar stories.

The first of the four themed neighborhoods guests will find is inspired by “The Incredibles.” Here, the new Incredicoaster, permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin’, will open with Pixar Pier in summer 2018. This new experience will feature a mid-century-modern-style loading area, new character moments and a new look for the ride vehicles. To prepare for this transformation, California Screamin’ will close Jan. 8.

The popular Toy Story Mania! will anchor the “Toy Story”-inspired neighborhood. A neighborhood inspired by “Inside Out” will be found on the western side of the boardwalk and will welcome a new family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.

The fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories. In this neighborhood, Mickey’s Fun Wheel will have a new look, with each of the 24 gondolas featuring different Pixar characters and the iconic face of Mickey Mouse remaining on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. At the Games of the Boardwalk, which already includes the Bullseye Stallion Stampede game, all of the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters. Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk and Sideshow Shirts will close Jan. 8 to begin this transformation.

Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a new lounge and grill offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier. Both locations will close Jan. 8, with Cove Bar reopening briefly in April before closing again for its permanent transformation. Guests wishing to reserve “World of Color” dining packages after Jan. 7 may consider Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria.

The remaining areas of the land that is now Paradise Pier, including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, will become a new land called Paradise Park.

Pixar Pier will open during the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration, which begins April 13. The celebration will include the new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks as well as the return of Pixar Play Parade and “Paint the Night” parade, and much more throughout the entire Disneyland Resort.

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Hot Toys Porcelain Pattern Stormtrooper

Hot Toys has created an amazing collection of figures for their for ongoing Movie Masterpiece series. Their latest Star Wars themed creation is a beautiful porcelain pattern version of a stormtrooper, which is available to purchase from Sideshow Collectibles for $234.99.

This very special Star Wars collectible: a sixth scale Stormtrooper figure is inspired by the highly regarded blue-and-white porcelain motif that originated centuries ago in China!

Expertly crafted based on the classic Stormtrooper armor, this figure boldly adopts the unique blue-and-white porcelain floral patterns with an Imperial twist on the masked soldier’s helmet and armor, blasters, interchangeable hands, and a specially designed figure stand!

Available as a limited edition item, this stylish and extraordinary interpretation of the Stormtrooper figure is a unique collectible for sophisticated fans and collectors.

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Darkness Rises In The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spot

Darkness rises… and light to meet it. Tonight, during Game 7 of the World Series, fans got a special, brand-new look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

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The Full Cast of Disney’s Live Action The Lion King Announced

Walt Disney Studios tweeted the full cast announcement for Disney’s upcoming live-action version of the animated classic The Lion King today.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave, Doctor Strange) was called on to portray Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard (Juanita, Marvel’s Luke Cage) portrays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary (Tyler Perry’s The Paynes, Vital Signs) fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, Broadway’s “The Lion King”) brings tough cub Young Nala to life.

Every kingdom comes with a trustworthy advisor or two. John Kani (Coriolanus, Captain America: Civil War) was cast as the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) was tapped as hornbill Zazu, Mufasa’s loyal confidant. When Simba goes into exile, he relies on two newfound friends—Seth Rogen (Sausage Party, Neighbors) lends his comedic chops to naïve warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, American Horror Story) joins the cast as know-it-all meerkat Timon.

While most of the animals in the kingdom respect the king, the hyenas have other plans. Florence Kasumba (Emerald City, Black Panther) portrays Shenzi, Eric André (The Eric André Show, Man Seeking Woman) is Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key (Predator, Friends from College) plays Kamari.

The live action version of The Lion King will be directed by Jon Favreau and be released in the summer of 2019.

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I, Tonya Trailer

Neon has released the Red Band trailer for I, Tonya, the biopic of infamous figure skater Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie.

Based on unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy has forever been defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived and worse-executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, and a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother LaVona Golden, I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory. Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale and Mckenna Grace also star.

Directed by Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours, Million Dollar Arm) from a screenplay by Steven Rogers (P.S. I Love You), I, Tonya opens in NY and LA on December 8, 2017.

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Watch The New Daddy’s Home 2 Holiday Trailer

Paramount Pictures has debuted the third official trailer for Daddy’s Home 2 which brings Will Ferrell and his two-time co-star Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys) back together as Brad and Dusty. The pair are joined by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson as their characters’ respective fathers.

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

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

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Halloween Levitating Star Wars Speeder Costume

Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat are back with another awesome Halloween costume build. After riding around as Aladdin on his magic carpet, Jesse took to the streets of NYC with model Carmella Rose on a real-life speeder bike from Return of the Jedi.

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Frankenstein & The Bride of Frankenstein Prints By Drew Struzan Available At 2017 MondoCon

The famed illustrator Drew Struzan will be in attendance at 2017 MondoCon and he will be offering two very limited edition prints featuring Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It’s a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.

MondoCon will be from November 4-5 in Austin Texas.

Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
Edition of 150
18″x24″
$100

Bride of Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
Edition of 150
18″x24″
$100

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Coaster Set

ThinkGeek has created an officially licensed set of six Star Wars coasters that each feature a cross section of the Millennium Falcon. When the clear coasters are stacked up on top of each other, they reveal a 3D image of the popular Star Wars spacecraft.

Bring the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy to your place with this Star Wars Millennium Falcon – Coaster Set. A set of 6 glass coasters, each features a cross-section of details from the Falcon herself. When stacked together, they build the ship in 3D. And individually, they protect your surfaces from condensation.

Order the six pice coaster set HERE for $19.99.

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