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Mondo To Release Godzilla vs. Gigan Linocut Poster By Attack Peter On October 15

All hail Attack Peter! The Fire Wire’s favorite linocut artist is back with a brand new handmade poster — the fifth in his Godzilla poster series — this time for 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan.

This film marks the first appearance of the excellent Gigan, a cyborg space monster who has a giant buzzsaw on his belly and hooks for hands. Gigan and King Ghidorah enter a tag team battle against our hero Godzilla and Anguirus. Oh, plus they battle in an amusement park that has a giant Godzilla tower.

Peter’s personally crafts each poster, printing from his linocuts onto handmade Lokta paper from Nepal. The amount of care and detail that goes into these unique pieces is astounding, and they’re sure to be the centerpiece of any collection. 

Attack Peter’s Godzilla vs. Gigan will be available for purchase tomorrow October 15 at 11AM (CT) via The Drop.

Godzilla vs. Gigan Linocut Poster
Art by Attack Peter
1-color Linocut Print on Lokta Paper
Printed, Signed and Numbered by the Artist
20”x30”
Edition of 120
Expected to ship in November 2020
$100

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Watch The Jingle Jangle Trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming musical adventure Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.

From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.

The cast also includes Sharon Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kieron Dyer, Justin Cornwell, Lisa Davina Phillip, and Hugh Bonneville.

Jingle Jangle will begin streaming on Netflix on November 13.

Marvel Premier Collection Silver Surfer Statue

Swooping down at incredible speed, the Silver Surfer rides his shimmering surfboard in this striking and dynamic statue. 

Hand sculpted by Clayburn Moore and based on the classic Marvel Comics cover for Silver Surfer #4, this Marvel Premier Collection Silver Surfer Statue pairs well with the Premier Collection Thor statue (sold separately).

It stands approximately 12-inches tall, is limited to 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Pre-order HERE for $139.99. The Marvel Premier Collection Silver Surfer Statue will be released in February 2021.

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Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle Toy

Inspired by legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, comes a remake of one of the most iconic kids toys of the 1970s. 

Evel Knievel the man, the myth, the legend is back with this nostalgic gem. The original 70’s version of the super-powerful wind-up gear stunt bike is coming back into production for a limited time. Put your phones down and have some serious fun outside with the only official vintage stunt cycle and see how far you can get it to roll, jump and flip! The Evel Knievel Stunt-Cycle Toy is back in production and faster than ever with an enhanced gear system to make him go faster and jump higher.

Order HERE for $39.95.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Arrives On Digital March 17 & Blu-ray On March 31

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 31.

Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.

The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition includes Blu-ray and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Ultimate Collector’s Edition, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD paired with fully immersive picture and sound and Dolby Atmos audio, allowing viewers at home to practically feel the Force.

On March 31, coinciding with the physical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, eight Star Wars films are being released on 4K UHD for the first time: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Richard Chizmar Discusses Working With Stephen King

When it was released in 2017, Gwendy’s Button Box was an oddity for Stephen King fans. The fantasy book was short, for one thing, just larger than the size of a novella. And it featured a co-author who is not one of King’s writer sons: Richard Chizmar, owner of Cemetery Dance Publications.

Most notably, it was a story that King didn’t actually finish; he showed the incomplete story to Chizmar, who was able to complete the novel.

If Chizmar was intimidated by working with one of the world’s best known and best selling authors, it didn’t stop him from doing it again. Chizmar is back with King, who took an editor’s role, for a sequel, Gwendy’s Magic Feather (out in paperback from Gallery Books, Jan. 21), and there are plans for an as-yet-unwritten third book to complete the series.

The first book was about Gwendy Peterson, a young girl in 1974 who is given a mysterious box, by a mysterious man in black, which could cause global cataclysms. The sequel, which also takes place mostly in King’s fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, follows Gwendy to 1999, when she’s become an author, filmmaker, and, most surprisingly, a junior member of the U.S. Congress.

Chizmar talked to Kirkus about the collaboration HERE.

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6 Las Vegas Trip Essentials 

Heading to Las Vegas soon? Here are some of the most important things you’ll need to take with you on your trip. 

Chargers

You never want a dead battery on your phone when you’re in Las Vegas. Not only do you need your phone to keep in contact with those you’re traveling with, you also may need it to book an Uber or Lyft, locate friends late night, and of course to take plenty of selfies. Make sure to pack your portable cell phone charger.

Clothing

Las Vegas sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Vegas will be very hot in the summer, warm in the spring and fall and chilly in the winter months. Check the forecast before you leave so you can pack appropriately. 

Although rain isn’t likely in the desert, considering packing a small umbrella in case you’re walking outdoors. Comfortable clothes are perfect by day, but remember dresses or slacks for nice dinners out or when you head to world-class Vegas shows. 

Shoes

Comfortable shoes are essential – the strip is 4.2 miles long and there are countless places you can hike in and around Las Vegas. It’s vital to pack shoes that support your feet. It’s good to have some sandals for the pool and some fancy heels for dancing too. A travel packing list can help make sure you don’t forget anything you may need while you’re in Vegas.

Apps

Apps can do nearly everything today, so make sure you download apps that will aid you as you travel in Vegas before you go. Surprisingly, a lot of people who travel to Vegas aren’t interested in sitting at a poker table for eight hours at a time. Rather they want to see the sights and amazing shows that play daily in the city. You can still get in some games like Texas Hold’em and Omaha high-low while seeing the sights. With online poker apps like 888Poker you can play while commuting to and from those amazing sights. 

If you want to save money on your trip, there are apps that allow you to earn loyalty points to save on Vegas vacation purchases. Search online and find the best apps for you and download them before you arrive in Vegas.

Recovery items

If you decide to have a few drinks while at the nightclub or gambling, you may feel it the next day. Don’t let your nighttime fun stop you from having daytime fun. Bring along some bottled water and aspirin so you can nip that headache in the bud and enjoy all the city has to offer.

It’s a good idea to bring a first aid kit with band-aids and grab some after-sun lotion too. 

Not only does Las Vegas offer lovely weather and breathtaking views, it offers countless day and nighttime activities you can enjoy. Make sure you pack all of the essentials for Sin City so you can make the very most of your vacation.  

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Watch The Call of The Wild Trailer Starring Harrison Ford

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, The Call of The Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

As a live-action/animation hybrid, The Call of The Wild employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic—characters.

Based on the novel by Jack London, the film is directed by Chris Sanders

and stars Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Woodell.

The Call of The Wild  will arrive in Theaters on February 21 2020.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Fine Press Limited Edition of The Time Machine By H.G. Wells

Suntup Editions announces the upcoming publication of a fine press limited edition of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Considered the greatest science-fiction novel of all time, The Time Machine is a seminal moment in the history of English literature.

The Time Machine will mark the first in a three-book set of H.G. Wells novels. The H.G. Wells Collection will also include The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. These editions are uniquely crafted and designed to breathe new life into some of the greatest stories ever told. Additionally, each book includes special curated bonus material to create a truly unique set of these beloved novels. Each book may be purchased individually during their respective pre-order periods, or you may pre-pay for the complete set now and lock in the current pricing. Purchasing the set up-front also guarantees matching numbers and/or letters, and a discount of 10% is applied to the set.

 

This edition of The Time Machine is limited to two hundred & eighty-one copies, and is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Roman Numeral. The edition measures 6” x 9” and includes six ink illustrations by Florian Bertmer, as well as an exclusive introduction by Simon Wells, great-grandson of H.G. Wells, and director of the 2002 film adaptation.

The edition includes “The Chronic Argonauts,” an 1888 short story by H.G. Wells which the author refers to as, “the original draft of what became The Time Machine.” Also included is the long-lost eleventh chapter, “The Grey Man,” published during the novel’s serialization in the January to May issues of The New Review, excised from the first book edition published later that year. 

More info HERE.

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Taika Waititi To Direct Thor 4

Taika Waititi is returning to the Marvel Studios fold to direct Thor 4, the followup to his wildly successful 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok! However, due to conflicting dates with the superhero film, Waititi’s plans to direct Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of Akira have been pushed back until after Thor 4 is complete.

Thor: Ragnarok was a hit with critics and fans alike, taking the franchise in a more overtly comedic direction to the tune of over $854 million worldwide.

As for the director’s adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic manga and anime film Akira, a May 21, 2021 release date has now been pushed back indefinitely. Waititi was in the process of testing actors from around the world to star in the picture, which he previously hoped to cast with Asian teenage leads. Unfortunately script issues forced the project into rewrites to address certain concerns, and with some of them yet to be addressed the filmmaker is moving ahead to Thor 4. Warners still hopes to retain him to start work on the long-gestating Akira after the Marvel sequel is complete.

Waititi’s busy schedule also includes plans to write/direct a Time Bandits TV pilot for Apple TV+, as well as the episode of Star Wars series The Mandalorian he completed for Disney Plus. Waititi also has the WWII dramedy Jojo Rabbit (in which he also plays the role of Adolf Hitler) finished for release by Fox Searchlight on October 18, 2019. He is also helping Fox develop an animated version of the comic strip Flash Gordon.

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