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The Secrets of Tenet Book

From Director Christopher Nolan comes a mind-blowing espionage thriller so unique that audiences will puzzle over its intricacies for years to come. The Secrets of Tenet takes readers on an exclusive journey into Nolan’s time-bending masterpiece, offering rare insights into all aspects of its creation. Featuring in-depth commentary from Nolan himself and a range of other key collaborators—including producer Emma Thomas and production designer Nathan Crowley—The Secrets of Tenet delivers an essential masterclass that lays bare the director’s process and his singular creative vision. Illustrated with candid behind-the-scenes imagery and compelling conceptual art, this is the ultimate exploration of a film guaranteed to linger in the imagination long into the future . . . and perhaps the past.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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Mean Girls: Senior Year – The First Graphic Novel Continuation of The Classic Movie

Tina Fey’s Mean Girls was an instant hit when it first premiered, and has lived on one of the most iconic films of the 2000s. But the story didn’t end there—now Cady, Regina, and the rest of the gang are back and ready to take on senior year in this all-new comic that is so totally fetch!

In Mean Girls: Senior Year Cady is ready to leave the previous year’s drama behind. Senior year is all about good grades, SAT prep, and college applications—but the new transfer student Megan Moretti isn’t about to let Cady stay focused. Megan is determined to rise to the top of the popularity food chain and become a new Plastic, so Cady, Regina, Gretchen, and Karen have to band together to stop this queen bee wannabe from turning the school inside out all over again.

The book has also been selected for the national Free Comic Book Summer, which spans from July 15-Sept 9! Previews of the book will be available in select comic book shops across the country, so readers should stay tuned to news from their local shops!

You can pre-order the book HERE and it will be released on September 29.

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Stance Socks Star Wars 40th Box Set

The Stance socks Star Wars 40th Box Set features Darth Vader, Yoda, Storm Troopers, and two box set Exclusives: Boba Fett and a Topps x Stance 6-pack of collectible trading cards.

Order HERE for $85.

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Pixar’s Next Original Film, “Luca” Invites Moviegoers To An Unforgettable Summer On The Italian Riviera

Pixar Animation Studios announced today that its next feature film release will be “Luca.” Directed by Academy Award nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”), “Luca” is set to open in U.S. theaters June 18, 2021.

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides.  Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface. 

“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in ‘Luca,’” said Enrico Casarosa, director. “So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”

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Funko Games: A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game

Help Ralphie Parker get the BB gun and decoder ring he covets at Christmastime! Peek at present cards, “triple-dog-dare” other players to make risky trades, and beware of the bullies who are lurking in the deck. If you have the infamous “leg lamp” you can swipe another player’s card, but act fast because you may not have the prized possession long. It’s a lively game of “take that” and family laughs just in time for the holidays!

Game contents: Leg Lamp, 15 cards, 90 tokens, and instructions.

Funko Games: A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game will be released on September 30, 2020 and you can pre-order it HERE.

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Watch The Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Trailer

It may take a while before Jurassic Park fans can watch the next long-featured installment in the franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion. But life, ah, as they say, finds a way, and this year fans will get their share of dinosaurs thanks to Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have released the first trailer for the upcoming animated series. The teaser focuses on the adventures of six teenagers on Isla Nublar alongside the island’s dangerous inhabitants. The eight-episode story will premiere in late summer.

“Set against the timeline of the blockbuster film Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers trapped at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. When the events of the film unfold and dinosaurs are unleashed across the island, each kid realizes their very survival rests on the shoulders of themselves and their fellow campers. Unable to reach the outside world, our six teens will go from strangers to friends to family as they band together to survive the dinosaurs and uncover hidden secrets so deep they threaten the world itself.”

The voice cast includes Paul-Mikél Williams as Darius, Jenna Ortega as Brooklynn, and Ryan Potter as Kenji. Additionally, Raini Rodriguez as Sammy, Sean Giambrone as Ben, Kausar Mohammed as Yaz, Jameela Jamil as Roxie, Glen Powell as Dave

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous will premiere on Netflix on September 18.

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Cult Classic Flash Gordon 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Set To Be Released On August 18

StudioCanal is excited to announce the new 4K, Ultra High Definition restoration of Mike Hodge’s cult classic Flash Gordon (1980), in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. The film will be released on 4K UHD Collector’s edition, Blu-ray, and digital on August 18.

Flash Gordon is the 1980 space opera film adaptation directed by Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond and adapted for the screen by Michael Allin (Enter The Dragon) and Lorenzo Semple Jr (King Kong). Produced by Dino De Laurentiis (Serpico, King Kong), with cinematography by Gilbert Taylor (Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Dr. Strangelove), the film is also notable for the soundtrack, which was composed, performed and produced by Queen with orchestral sections by Howard Blake.

The Flash Gordon comic strip ran as a daily from 1934 to 1992, followed by a Sunday strip which ran until 2003. The comic was an influence on early superhero comic characters, from the costume and inverted narrative of a heroic alien on earth in Superman to Batman’s first appearance in the Detective Comics, with its DNA still evident in characters today. Raymond’s comic was also an influence on the wider sci fi genre, from James Tiberius Kirk to Star Wars. George Lucas loved Flash Gordon so much, he tried to get the rights from King Features to make the film. However, King Features had Federico Fellini and then Nicolas Roeg in mind before turning to Hodges, but Lucas still cites the comic as an inspiration for his famed space saga.

Our planet is under attack! An unexplained energy wave has pulled the Moon out of orbit, sending it careening towards Earth. Strange natural disasters bombard our world. Baffled scientists are at a loss as to the cause of the chaos. A lone voice – brilliant, but disgraced, scientist Hans Zarkov (Topol) – is convinced that these catastrophes are of extraterrestrial origin and predicts that we only have 10 days before the Moon crashes into Earth, destroying all life. Humanity is doomed!

Realizing that he alone cannot stop these sinister attacks he forces football hero Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) and New York travel-agent Dale Arden (Melody Anderson) aboard his makeshift rocket ship at gunpoint. Their destination – the mysterious Planet Mongo. On this strange new world all life cowers under the cruel reign of Ming The Merciless (Max Von Sydow), an intergalactic tyrant who demands absolute loyalty under pain of death. Aided by his menacing, golden-masked henchthing Klytus (Peter Wyngarde) he holds the fates of whole peoples in his icy grip, and Earth is but his latest plaything.

After crash-landing on Mongo Flash, Dale and Zarkov are immediately captured, and taken to the spectacular Mingo City city to face the wrath of Emperor Ming. Flash is sentenced to death, Zarkov to have his mind erased and reprogrammed, while Dale faces a fate unimaginably worse: to become Ming’s bride!

Enlisting the help of Ming’s daughter Aura (Ornella Muti), Flash escapes his execution and flees, but his adventures have just begun. Seeking sanctuary in the forest world of Arboria he meets Prince Barin (Timothy Dalton) and undergoes the terrifying trial of the tree insect. Flash prevails but he and Barin are captured by the mighty Hawkmen, with whom Arboria is at war, and taken to Sky City where Prince Vultan (Brian Blessed) forces them into a fight to the death. But with Dale still imprisoned Flash must make friends of these warring princelings and enlist their help to overthrow Ming, rescue Dale and prevent the annihilation of Earth.

Our only hope is Flash Gordon . . . savior of the universe!

Includes:

-Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critics and film historians including Neil Snowdon, Dennis Cozzalio, John-Paul Checkett, A.K. Benedict, and Kat Ellinger illustrated with original stills

-Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

-Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions, alternative posters and promotional images

Pre-order HERE.

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Back To The Future Trilogy 4K Coming in October

Great Scott! In 1985, Director Robert Zemeckis, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Producer/Screenwriter Bob Gale embarked on a three-part journey through time that broke box-office records worldwide and catapulted Back to the Future into one of the most beloved trilogies in motion picture history. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the groundbreaking first film with Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on October 20, 2020 – just in time to celebrate “Back to the Future Day” on October 21!

This collection is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell, a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by co-writer/producer Bob Gale, a sneak peek at the new musical show, and a special episode of the popular YouTube Series “Could You Survive The Movies?” Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum!

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy will include all three movies in collectible discbook packaging plus a bonus disc including all-new bonus content. For the first time, the past, present and future collide in eye-popping Ultra HD resolution for a time-traveling celebration. New 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ deliver the highest quality picture, more colors than ever before, and immersive, multi-dimensional sound. From filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this unforgettable 35th anniversary collection features hours of bonus features and is an unrivaled trilogy that stands the test of time making this a must-own for everyone’s movie library. All three Back to the Future films will also be available on 4K Ultra HD digitally for the first time ever and Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy will also be available on DVD.

Back To The Future 35th Anniversary Trilogy Limited Edition Gift Set (4K UHD): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica: Pre-Order here at Amazon for $69.98 (Exclusive)

Back To The Future 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Trilogy (4K UHD): Includes three newly designed SteelBooks: Pre-Order at Best Buy for $69.99 (Exclusive)

Back To The Future 35th Anniversary Trilogy Limited Edition Gift Set (Standard Blu-ray): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica: Pre-Order at Target for $42.99 (Exclusive)

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The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Book Due On April 27

As part of Comic-Con@Home, ABRAMS publishing announced a new book – The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! 

Providing an exclusive look at the visual development behind Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this large-format book showcases much of the amazing concept art and design that ultimately defined the immersive lands. Featuring never before seen artwork – as well as exclusive interviews about the land’s creation – from artists at Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm and many others, this book offers an inside look at what goes into making an immersive Star Wars destination.

The land’s rich storytelling provided a great opportunity for exclusive commentary from many of the key creative minds involved in bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life. This behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, combined with hundreds of full-color concept artworks, sketches, blueprints, photographs, and more, is what makes this book about dreaming up and creating Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so special.

This book was authored by Amy Ratcliffe, managing editor of Nerdist and author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy.

Pre-orders for The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now available from ABRAMS publishing. The book will be released on April 27, 2021.

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DC: Collecting The Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow

Delve into Sideshow Collectibles’ epic roster of DC Comics figures and sculptures with this deluxe book, which features insights from legendary artists and eye-popping photography.

Sideshow Collectibles is world famous for bringing DC Comics characters to life through remarkably realistic figures and highly expressive sculptures. From Batman and Wonder Woman to The Joker and Harley Quinn, Sideshow Collectibles allows the most iconic characters in all of fiction to leap from the page and screen right into our world.

In this deluxe book, key artists tell the story behind each extraordinary piece, revealing the design decisions and expert sculpting required to make the DC multiverse—from comics, film, television, video games, and beyond—into a reality. Packed with exclusive concept art and dynamic photography, this book lets you rediscover your favorite characters like never before.

Offering an entirely unique experience of the DC multiverse, this book is the ultimate tribute to Sideshow Collectibles’ incredible collection of DC figures and sculptures.

Pre-order the 296 page hardcover book HERE. It will be released on November 10.

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