The Wraith Arrives On Blu-ray July 20

A new edition to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series, the thrilling, iconic 80s film The Wraith arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) July 20 from Lionsgate. 

The Wraith stars Golden Globe winner Charlie Sheen (2002, Best Television Actor — Musical/Comedy Series, “Spin City”), Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off, The Hangover Part II, TV’s “Entourage”), Golden Globe nominee Sherilyn Fenn (1991, Best Supporting Actress — Television, “Twin Peaks”), and Academy Award nominee Randy Quaid (1973, Best Supporting Actor, The Last Detail). The Wraith will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) for the suggested retail price of $17.99.

When four glowing orbs crash into each other over the Arizona desert, they leave in their wake a badass Dodge Turbo Interceptor — and its enigmatic, helmeted driver. The next day, the mysterious Jake (Sheen) appears in the town of Brooks, catching the eye of Keri (Fenn) and the ire of Packard (Cassavetes), the ruthless leader of a gang of street racers. When gang members start losing races — and lives — to the Interceptor, the recent death of Keri’s boyfriend suddenly seems connected to the arrival of Jake, the unbeatable car…and an avenging entity called The Wraith.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Episode Titles Revealed

During Netflix‘s Geeked Week announcements, The Umbrella Academy creator and showrunner Steve Blackman has revealed the official titles for the hit superhero series’ upcoming ten new episodes. There is currently no release date yet for the highly-anticipated third season of The Umbrella Academy, but it is still in production in Canada.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 episode titles are:

Episode 1 titled “Meet the Family,” teases the Hargreeves siblings’ highly-anticipated introduction to their father’s new children, The Sparrow Academy.

Episode 2 titled “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine”

Episode 3 titled “Pocket Full of Lightning”

Episode 4 titled “Kugelblitz,” which is a term used for a radiation-formed black hole.

Episode 5 titled “The Kindest Cut”

Episode 6 titled “Marigold,” which according to showrunner Steve Blackman means something to fans of the graphic novels, which might potentially be a reference to how the siblings’ powers were created.

Episode 7 titled “Auf Wiedersehen,” which is the German word for goodbye.

Episode 8 titled “Wedding at the End of World,” teasing the one of the characters will be taking his/her relationship to the next level.

Episode 9 titled “Six Bells,” which Blackman noted will mean more to viewers once they’ve started watching the upcoming new season.

Episode 10 titled “Oblivion,” teasing another End of the World scenario for the Umbrella Academy, with Blackman described it as “ominous,” and “terrifying.”

Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy stars Elliot Page as Vanya/Number Seven, Tom Hopper as Luther/ Number One, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison/ Number Three, Robert Sheehan as Klaus/ Number Four, David Castañeda as Diego/ Number Two, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, and Justine H. Min as Ben/ Number Six. 

Last season, Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three-year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?).

Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything.

Season 3 will also introduce the Sparrow Academy consists of Justin H. Min as a different Ben, Justin Cornwell (I Am the Night) as Marcus, Britne Oldford (Hunters) as Fei, Jake Epstein (Suits) as Alphonso, Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6) as Sloane, and Cazzie David as Jayme as well as an Existential Dread Inducing Psykronium Cube playing the role of Christopher.

The Umbrella Academy is created and executive produced by Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon). Executive producers Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá along with Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment.

Watch The New Space Jam: A New Legacy Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer for the highly-anticipated comedy sequel to 1996’s Michael Jordan-led Space Jam, which will now be led by NBA superstar LeBron James as he portrays a fictionalized version of himself. 

Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event Space Jam: A New Legacy, from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

The sequel also stars Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green, MCU alum Don Cheadle, and Zendaya along with Jim Cummings, Bob Bergen, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Bergman, and  Xosha Roquemore. It also features NBA and WNBA stars, Portland Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard, New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul, Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi, and Los Angeles Sparks’ siblings Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, The Best Man) from a screenplay written by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, and Terence Nance.

The film will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, July 16.

Stranger Things: Rebel Robin Book To Be Released on June 29

High school is a monster, and it’s eating everyone Robin knows. Discover the backstory of the new Stranger Things fan favorite character, Robin, played by Maya Hawke!

It’s the beginning of sophomore year, and Robin’s Odd Squad friends have decided: this time, they’re going to fit in. They couple up, they won’t stop talking about college and their future careers, and they’re obsessed with trying to act “normal.” Robin knows that game well–she’s been pretending for years, hoping nobody would notice the sarcastic polyglot French horn player with a bad perm in the back of the room. But there’s one aspect of her identity that she knows for sure doesn’t fit in with her carefully controlled image–something she’s only just now realizing: Robin likes girls.

How exactly is she supposed to be her true self in teeny-tiny Hawkins, Indiana? Robin is convinced the only way she can experience real life is by fleeing to Europe for the summer–aka Operation Croissant. But she has no money, no permission, and no one to share the adventure with–and it will take a heck of a lot more than that to escape Hawkins in one piece.

Sprinkled with references to your favorite Stranger Things characters, this prequel chronicles one girl’s realization that the only person she really needs to be accepted by is herself.

Read an excerpt and pre-order the book HERE. It will be released on June 29.

Stranger Things Season Four Adds New Cast Members

A lot is happening in the Upside Down! 

During Geek Week, Netflix unveiled several new cast members for Season 4 – announced by none other than creators and showrunners the Duffer Brothers.

The new cast members are as follows: 

Regina Ting Chen (AKA Ms. Kelly)

A popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students — especially those struggling the most.

Grace Van Dien (AKA Chrissy)

Hawkins’ High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.

Amybeth McNulty (AKA Vickie)

A cool, fast talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.

Myles Truitt (AKA Patrick)

A Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life…until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.

Watch The Fear Street Trilogy Trailer

The trailer for the Fear Street Trilogy debuted today at the first-ever Geeked Week, a virtual fan-facing event revealing first looks and celebrating all things genre entertainment at Netflix.

In 1994, a group of teenagers discover the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected — and they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, Fear Street follows Shadyside’s sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 premieres on July 2, 2021

A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

Starring: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Maya Hawke, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn Dinatale, and Jeremy Ford.

Fear Street Part 2: 1978 premieres on July 9, 2021

Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

Starring: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, Mccabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Jordana Spiro, Gillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Olivia, Scott Welch, Chiara Aurelia, and Jordyn Dinatale.

Fear Street Part 3: 1966 premieres on July 16, 2021

The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.

Starring: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Mccabe Slye, Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn Dinatale, Elizabeth Scopel, and Randy Havens.

“As a filmmaker making Fear Street, but also just as a movie lover, I was so excited to pay homage to some of the great eras of horror movies. For 1994, Scream stood above all rest — it’s peak ’90s horror and, I think, one of the most brilliant movies ever made, period. Then for 1978, I got to look at the heyday of slasher films — Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street. For 1666…I found the best inspiration for me lay in the beautiful world made rotten of Terence Malick’s The New World.” 

– Leigh Janiak, Director of the Fear Street trilogy

“The thing that ties Fear Street to people all over the world is that we all have the same fears. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, everyone is afraid of the dark, or afraid somebody’s lurking in the closet, or afraid of being in some strange new place they’ve never been before. We all have the same fears.” 

– R.L. Stine, Author of the best-selling horror series Fear Street

Apple TV+ Unveils Teaser Trailer For Invasion

Apple today revealed the teaser for the eagerly awaited 10-episode science fiction drama series “Invasion,” from Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” films, “Deadpool” films, “The Martian”) and David Weil (“Hunters”). The sweeping character-driven Apple Original series will make its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on October 22, 2021, followed by new episodes weekly, every Friday.

Set across multiple continents, “Invasion” follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. The series stars Shamier Anderson (“Bruised,” “Awake”), Golshifteh Farahani (“Extraction,” “Paterson,” “Body of Lies”), Sam Neill (“Jurassic World: Dominion,” “Peaky Blinders”), Firas Nassar (“Fauda”) and Shioli Kutsuna (“Deadpool 2,” “The Outsider”).

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

The LEGO Group has revealed the new LEGO Ideas Typewriter set which is set to delight the most seasoned wordsmiths and fans of all things vintage. Designed by LEGO fan, Steve Guinness from Chester, UK, as part of the LEGO Ideas platform, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter is based on a contemporary typewriter model of a bygone era, including the one used by LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. 

Intricately designed to mirror the function and tactility of a classic typewriter, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to the carriage which moves across as you type, as well as a platen roller that real paper can be fed into.

In a fitting nod to the lost art of letter writing, the premium quality LEGO Typewriter set also comes with a letter written and signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, chairman of the LEGO Group and a fourth-generation member of the family which still privately owns the business to this day.

The original concept for the typewriter came through LEGO fan Steve Guinness’ submission to the LEGO Ideas platform, a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality.   Discussing his idea, Steve said: “I wanted to create something totally different from anything that LEGO has ever done before and showcase that you really can make anything out of LEGO. I bought a vintage typewriter for my research and then played around with bricks and the mechanism until I was happy with the design.  I hope it will bring nostalgia to adult fans like me, and wonder and curiosity to younger fans who might not have ever seen a real typewriter!”

While the concept of the typewriter dates back to the early 18th Century, Steve’s design, and the LEGO design team’s development of it, captures the styling cues of the modern 20th century typewriters, which still have a cult following today. 

Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at LEGO Group commented: “It’s not hard to see why the vintage typewriter has such enduring appeal, and Steve’s incredible replica is a thoroughly worthy LEGO Ideas success story.

“For many, the escape from the connected world to the simplicity of the typewriter is a similar experience to the mindful process of building with LEGO bricks. Here, we have a LEGO set that combines these two worlds seamlessly and like its real-life counterparts, is something LEGO fans will be proud to display in their homes.” 

Features:

– Spark nostalgic feelings and the curiosity of younger fans who have never seen a typewriter before with this LEGO Ideas build-and-display model (21327) that moves and sounds like the real thing.

– Features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to a carriage that moves across as you type, plus a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.

– The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.

– Includes a booklet with 43 language versions of a letter written and signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen of the LEGO Group’s owner family. Choose your language and put the letter in the typewriter.

– Great for spending quality time alone or with the family, this nostalgic, collectible model makes a unique birthday or holiday gift for yourself, LEGO fans, writers and lovers of all things retro.

– The typewriter model measures over 4.5 in. (11 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide and 10.5 in. (26 cm) deep and is a delightful display piece to photograph and share pictures of with friends.

– The 2,079-piece buildable model also comes with an illustrated booklet featuring the set’s fan designer and LEGO designers, plus step-by-step instructions to guide you through this challenging build.

– This building set for adults is part of a collection of exciting LEGO Ideas models, each created by a fan designer, voted for by thousands of LEGO fans and produced by the LEGO Group.

The LEGO Typewriter is available to purchase for $199.99 on June 16th 2021 via LEGO VIP early access and will be on sale on LEGO.com/ideas beginning July 1st.

Small Scale Los Angeles Landmarks By Kieran Wright

Originally from New Zealand, Kieran Wright has been calling Los Angeles home since 2016. He quickly developed a deep appreciation for Southern California’s iconic architecture and rich history. Whether it’s the Googie style of Rae’s Restaurant or the Mid-Century graphic design on Morgan Camera Shop’s facade, LA’s buildings are more than just brick and mortar; they are time capsules that allow us to reminisce and learn about the fascinating history of the city. 

In early 2020, Kieran was furloughed from his job working for an international airline in Los Angeles. After looking for work but without luck, he took the opportunity to do something he’s always been curious about: creating miniature replicas of iconic Los Angeles landmarks. Something he’d never done before, Kieran taught himself using YouTube tutorials and worked out of the living room of his Miracle Mile apartment.

So far, Kieran has created a dozen miniatures of LA’s historic buildings, including Rae’s coffee shop in Santa Monica, Morgan’s Camera Shop on Sunset Blvd, and Beverly Cinema – all in 1:24 scale.

Kieran has also donated a replica of Fugetso-Do in Little Tokyo, raising $5,000 in the process to support Little Tokyo businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kieran has been overwhelmed with support from the LA community and their passion for these miniatures, with many people reaching out for private commissions of their favorite LA landmarks.

Here is an FAQ about his craft:

Do you accept commissions?

Yes, miniatures can be commissioned. However, availability is extremely limited. A unique hand-made miniature can take many weeks to design and construct, therefore commission slots fill fast. To discuss an idea for a miniature commission, please use the contact form. 

How much does one of the miniatures cost?

Each piece is uniquely priced, based on size and complexity of the miniature. Prices generally start at around $1000 for existing pieces. Commissioned artworks are priced based on size, complexity, materials, research required, and exclusivity. These generally start between $2000-$2500.

How big are the miniatures?

Each miniature is different but most are constructed in 1:24 scale, resulting in miniature building facades approximately 12″ wide x 4″ deep x 16″ high in size. 

How do you choose which buildings to shrink?

Kieran is currently working through a very long list of his favorite buildings in L.A. From the iconic Randy’s Donuts to the original Pan Pacific Auditorium, to Fry’s Electronics in Burbank, the list is long and ever growing. Follow Small Scale LA on Instagram to stay up with what’s currently under construction.

Where do you ship?

Shipping can be arranged throughout the United States and internationally. Shipping is not included in the price of the artwork. Pieces can also be delivered to customers in the greater Los Angeles area. 

What are the miniatures made out of?

The miniatures are constructed using a variety of foams, lightweight wood, and styrene.

Check out his incredibly detailed but diminutive work below and follow @SmallScaleLA on Instagram.

Silver Age Green Lantern Print By Tom Whalen

Tom Whalen’s newest print features Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. Tom’s otherworldly print perfectly capture’s both Hal’s classic costume and the Silver Age DC aesthetic. 

The regular and variant prints will be available for purchase Wednesday June 9th at 12PM (ET) at bottleneckgallery.com!

Green Lantern by Tom Whalen
Screen print
12 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 100
$40


Green Lantern – Variant by Tom Whalen
Screen print
12 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 50
$50

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