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Mondo To Release Frozen II Print By Tom Whalen On February 18, 2020

Tomorrow will release a Frozen II print by Tom Whalen=. 

Frozen took the world by storm when it was unleashed on the world in 2013, and six years later, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven are back in one of the most visually stunning films of the year in Frozen II. 

From Tom

 “The Frozen poster that I designed back in 2014 has consistently been one of my most-requested prints, so I was jazzed when Mondo asked me for my take on Frozen II. My goal for this design was to maintain the open, airy feel of the first poster, while giving the characters them a bit more depth and volume that the evolution of my style has allowed. I chose to design this as a floating composition and steer away from the color-to-the-edge approach of the original poster. It was a treat to revisit this crew of characters, and I can only hope to spend some time with them again in a few years.”

Frozen II by Tom Whalen will be available Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 11AM (CT) on at mondoshop.com/collections/the-drop. 

Frozen II by Tom Whalen
24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 370
$60

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Parasite: A Graphic Novel In Storyboards By Bong Joon Ho

So metaphorical: the Palme d’Or and Golden Globe Award-winning, Oscar-nominated film as a graphic novel drawn by Director Bong Joon Ho himself.

In hundreds of mesmerizing illustrations, Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of one of the best films in years and a brand-new way to experience a global phenomenon.

As part of his unique process, Director Bong Joon Ho storyboarded each shot of Parasite: prior to the filming of every scene. Accompanied by the film’s dialog, the storyboards he drew capture the story in its entirety. Director Bong has also written a foreword and provided early concept drawings and photos from the set which take the reader even deeper into the vision that gave rise to this stunning cinematic achievement.

Director Bong’s illustrations share the same illuminating power of his writing and directing. The result is a gorgeous, riveting read and a fresh look at the vertiginous delights and surprises of Bong Joon Ho’s deeply affecting, genre-defying story.

Pre-order the 304 page book HERE. It will be released on May 19, 2020.

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Mondo Gallery Announces Godzilla – A Poster Show Opening On March 13, 2020

Mondo in relationship with Toho International presents Godzilla – A Poster Show opening Friday March 13, 2020. This extraordinary poster show will tackle the Shōwa, Heisei and Reiwa eras of the Godzilla film catalog with 24 posters by 11 artists.

Godzilla – A Poster Show will have VIP and press preview from 4-7pm (CT), with a public opening 7-10pm (CT) on Friday March 13, 2020, and continue through the weekend 12-6p Saturday and Sunday. 

Terror of MechaGodzilla
by Tom Whalen
36″ x 24″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$55

Terror of MechaGodzilla (Variant)
by Tom Whalen
36″ x 24″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 125
$75

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Harrison Ford Confirms Production Start Date For Indiana Jones 5

Earlier this month, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the long-in development fifth installment to the blockbuster Indiana Jones franchise will be a continuation from the previous films, featuring the return of Harrison Ford as the titular adventurous archaeologist. In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the Academy Award-nominated actor has finally opened up about his involvement in Indiana Jones 5, revealing that the film will soon start its production in two months just in time for its scheduled July 9, 2021 release.

“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters,” Ford said. “You know, when we have the opportunity to make another it’s because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers.”

He added, “[I think] of the people that go to my movies more as customers than I do as fans. Fans feels kind of weird to me, but always has. But the fact that these people support my business and I’m responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer, that feels better to me.”

Indiana Jones 5 has been in development since 2016 with Steven Spielberg, who directed all of the previous Indiana Jones film, is expected to helm the newest installment from a script written by David Koepp.

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

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Godzilla Monopoly & Jenga Games Coming Soon

USAopoly in collaboration with Toho International, Inc., has just announced the upcoming North American launch of two brand new Godzilla tabletop games: Monopoly and Jenga!

Demolish the competition in a city-terrorizing twist on the classic board game with Monopoly: Godzilla. Begin the invasion by buying, selling and trading locations like Monster Island, Goro’s Workshop, and Kitakami Lake and take over the board with Facilities and Bases. Custom sculpted tokens of giants such as Mothra, Godzilla, King Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla easily impose on anything in their path!

And Godzilla is on the rampage again, this time with Jenga: Godzilla! Remove one block at a time from the tower, and then stack it on top, while Godzilla marches toward the tower raising the threat of destruction with every step! The last player to stack a block on the top of the tower without making it fall wins the game!

Monopoly: Godzilla and JENGA: Godzilla Extreme Edition will be available in specialty stores this Spring, with a $39.99 and $19.99 MSRP, respectively.

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First Look At Robert Pattinson As Batman

 

Now that filming has begun on Warner Bros.’ The Batman, director Matt Reeves has posted an official camera test revealing Robert Pattinson’s Batman for the first time!

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed all of the cast and crew for the film. Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot.

The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.

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Rick Moranis Returns To Hollywood For Honey I Shrunk the Kids Reboot, Shrunk

Rick Moranis is officially making his return to Hollywood for a reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

The Ghostbusters, The Flintstones, Spaceballs and Parenthood star has closed a deal for Shrunk, which is the next installment in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. Shrunk will premier on the big screen and not on the Disney+ streaming service.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was released in 1989 and focused on the Szalinski family after Moranis’ character accidentally shrinks his son, daughter and their next-door neighbor’s kids. Having been thrown out with the trash, the kids have to traverse the dangers of their own back yard in their effort to get home and returned to their normal size.

That film was followed by Honey, I Blew Up the Kid which was released in 1992 and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves which came out in 1997. This was the last year that Rick Moranis was featured in film when he took a break from acting. As a huge fan of his work, I am thrilled to see him return.

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Watch The French Dispatch Trailer

Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s comedy romance drama The French Dispatch, set to hit theaters on July 24.

The French Dispatch is described as a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city centering on three storylines that bring to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.

The A-List ensemble includes Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Traffic), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), and Tilda Swinton (Suspiria, Michael Clayton) along with Oscar nominees Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy, Call Me by Your Name), Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), and Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums).

Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Lyna Khoudri (The Blessed), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Stephen Park (Fargo) are also starring in the film along with Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Henry Winkler, and more.

The French Dispatch is written and directed by Anderson from a story by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Hugo Guinness.

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Jumanji: The Next Level Arrives On Digital March 3 And Blu-ray March 17

Return to the mysterious and sprawling world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame) when Jumanji: The Next Level comes to Digital March 3 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Helmed once again by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: The Next Level, crossing over $700 million at the global box office, brings the fan-favorites back into the game, along with Jumanji newcomers Awkwafina (The Farewell), Rory McCann (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) with Danny Glover (Sorry to Bother You) and Danny DeVito (Dumbo).

Jumanji: The Next Level catches up with Spencer (Alex Wolff), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), Martha (Morgan Turner) and Bethany (Madison Iseman) three years after their first adventure in Jumanji’s mystical video game world. When Spencer goes missing inside the game ahead of the group’s planned reunion from college, his friends, along with his grandfather (Danny DeVito) and his grandfather’s friend (Danny Glover), once again inhabit the avatars of Dr. Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart), Professor Sheldon Oberon (Jack Black) and Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) to rescue him. As they return to Jumanji, they discover that nothing is as they expect. With more action and surprises, the players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape.

The bonus materials for Jumanji: The Next Level include a gag reel, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, in-depth scene breakdowns, a brand new jingle and more! The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD also include a fully interactive collectible map that employs Augmented Reality to bring Jumanji to life via smart phone. The experience provides up to ten minutes of game play and allows users to create their own 8-bit Avatar, navigate a series of mini games and much more!

Jumanji: The Next Level has a runtime of approximately 123 minutes and is rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language. The IMAX Enhanced 4K Ultra HDTM edition features digitally remastered content presented with High Dynamic Range and DTS:X audio for a more immersive at-home entertainment experience.

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Wonder Woman 1984: How A Top-Secret Love Story And Brand New Armor Promise To Make The Sequel Sing

Gal Gadot is waiting for the boosh. Eyes narrowed, bouncing lightly on her toes — float like a butterfly, sting like an Amazonian queen — she moves soundlessly through the chilled air of cavernous studio outside London, her shoulder blades blooming into a set of molten-gold wings.

When the explosion comes, it’s muffled, but the soldiers who emerge from the blast in full combat gear don’t look like they’re here to make friends. As she dispatches them one by one, it’s impossible not to imagine how many of them are experiencing the highlight of their working lives in this very moment: men who will spend the next 40 years telling every first date and airplane seatmate about that one time they were annihilated by the warrior princess of Themyscira.

“Ahhh, so uncomfortable!” Gadot says with a good-naturedly grimace after the scene finally wraps, shrugging off her shiny albatross and slipping into the plush gray robe and Ugg boots that wait for her just off stage. It’s the closest the 34-year-old onetime Miss Israel will come to uttering an uncheerful word, even after long hours spent in a wingspan that defies the natural laws of both orthopedics and most actual birds.

Endurance, though, is built into the brand: A months-long shoot has already hopscotched from the sunbaked Spanish cliffs of Tenerife to suburban Virginia and now back to the bone-chilling damp of England in early winter. On the set of 2017’s Wonder Woman, Gadot remembers, she and costar Chris Pine would sing Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice” to each other between takes to stay warm; in the follow-up, due June 5, the action moves from the grim grayscale battlefields of WWI to the neon era that birthed many a hair band — and the movie’s titular star, too. 

“I was born in ’85, but it’s funny, I really do remember,” Gadot says in her lightly accented English, settling into a canvas-back chair steps from where she just brought a battalion to its knees. “Probably more so because of my parents, but it was a such a standout decade as much as it goes with fashion, music, politics. And the look of everything! The colors.”

If you had to pick just one from the palette, you might want to start with green: the color of money, of course, but envy, too. “In 1984, America was at the peak of its power and its pride,” says associate producer Anna Obropta. “Apple computers and parachute pants, wealth, commercialism, glamour, even violence — everything was larger than life. It was a decade of greed and desire, a time of ‘Me, me, more more more.’”

Read more of the Entertainment Weekly cover story HERE and pick up the issue on Friday, February 14.

     

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