UP Soars At The Box Office

The animated action comedy “Up” took flight with a $68.2 million opening weekend, maintaining a perfect box-office track record for Pixar Animation, whose 10 films all have been commercial and critical hits. “Up” had the third-best opening for a film from Disney-owned Pixar, just behind the $70 million debuts for “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles.”Continue reading “UP Soars At The Box Office”

Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Architecture Building Sets

Most of us don’t have the engineering, design, or architectural chops to recreate any of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterworks, but we can anyway, thanks to these new Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Architecture Building Sets ($55). Licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, these terrific sets — of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater —Continue reading “Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Architecture Building Sets”

All Aboard For Disney’s A Christmas Carol Train Tour

All Aboard For “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” Train TourDisney is pulling out all the whistle stops and taking its show on the road with a spectacular immersive and interactive 40-city train tour including a 3D sneak peek of film footage from the upcoming movie “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” it was announced today by Dick Cook,Continue reading “All Aboard For Disney’s A Christmas Carol Train Tour”

Won’t You Please Find A Home For Mr. T?

On May 1st The Hollywood Wax Museum is holding a one-of-a-kind auction where they will offer more than 200 wax figures, props and original costumes. They range from life-size versions of The Fonz and the Three Stooges to an original Freddy Krueger outfit. Check out the catalog and bid on a life size Hollywood starContinue reading “Won’t You Please Find A Home For Mr. T?”

Would You Ever Live In A Shipping Container?

Adam Kalkin isn’t the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them toContinue reading “Would You Ever Live In A Shipping Container?”

Cupcake Obama

Zilly Rosen, an artist from Buffalo, N.Y., created a portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln out of more than 5,000 cupcakes. The piece is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until 5 p.m. on Saturday, when the public is invited to “de-install” it. When viewed from above, the installation looks something likeContinue reading “Cupcake Obama”

The Toy & Action Figure Museum

Kevin Stark from Pauls Valley, Oklahoma is a figurine collector and comic book artist who has become the Toy & Action Figure Museum curator. The museum has one of the largest action figure displays in the world, along with a Batman shrine, a superhero changing room and enough Transformers, G.I. Joes and He-Man figures toContinue reading “The Toy & Action Figure Museum”

The New Night at the Museum Poster

Here is the new poster for 20th Century Fox’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Opening in conventional and IMAX theaters on May 22, the Shawn Levy-directed sequel stars Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Christopher Guest, Jon Bernthal, Bill Hader, Alain Chabat, Robert BenContinue reading “The New Night at the Museum Poster”

Amazon’s Kindle 2.0?

Amazon will host a media event in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City on Feb. 9. The timing and the venue strongly suggest that Amazon will use the event to announce Kindle 2.0, which industry watchers say will likely be a slimmer and better-designed device, aimed at spurring adoption by more mainstreamContinue reading “Amazon’s Kindle 2.0?”

Obama’s Hope Portrait Goes To National Gallery

Even before he takes office, President-elect Barack Obama’s image will become part of the permanent collection at the U.S. National Portrait Gallery, the museum announced Wednesday.   The gallery acquired the iconic red, white and blue collage by Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey, depicting Obama with the word “Hope.” The image — later modifiedContinue reading “Obama’s Hope Portrait Goes To National Gallery”

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