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Dark Hall Mansion To Release The Year Without A Santa Claus Prints By Dave Perillo On August 17, 2017

Dark Hall Mansion, is dropping a little snowy Christmas fun into your Summer along with bringing the heat with our latest limited edition officially licensed fine art print created by leading contemporary artist Dave Perillo in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, The Year Without A Santa Claus, and available Thursday August 17th!

Dave Perillo brings a memory and smile to everyone courtesy of the simply inimitable and classic Heat Miser and Snow Miser! 1974’s Rankin-Bass masterpiece finds Santa, elves and children racing to rescue a stranded reindeer as Santa’s faith is tested and well restored as the children of the world bestow their priceless gift of love on him. Not to be missed is the amazing and unforgettable singing stand off between the Miser Bros that artist Dave Perillo has so charmingly captured via a pair of vintage LP album inspired prints that reminds us just how cool (er, and hot!) this timeless special really is! Be sure to also check out Dave’s single 12″ x 24″ Banner edition print that incorporates holiday decorations and has both Miser Bros on the piece. We hope they’ll become a mainstay of many a fan and family’s holiday traditions.

DHM’s limited edition The Year Without A Santa Claus fine art prints are hand numbered giclee prints with (2) separate Snow Miser and Heat Miser prints measuring 12″ x 12″ sold as a paired set or the select single print 12″ x 24″ Banner edition.

All prints will be available Thursday, August 17th, at 12:30 PM PST exclusively via DHM’s dedicated store page here: www.darkhallmansionstore.com

The Year Without A Santa Claus 
12″ x 12″ set of both: Snow Miser + Heat Miser prints
Standard Edition Set of 280  $65 (for both prints shipped together)

The Year Without A Santa Claus 
12″ x 12″ set of both: Snow Miser + Heat Miser prints
Variant colorway Edition Set of 50 $85 (for both prints shipped together)

The Year Without A Santa Claus 
12″ x 24″ Banner Edition of 50  $75

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Female Roles In TV & Movies

Let’s hear it for the girls!

For so many years, the realm of the action hero, both on film and on TV, has been almost exclusively made up of males. Yet the last couple of years have seen a significant shift, with female superheroes and leading ladies coming at us from all directions.

The unexpected trail-blazers of the new wave of girl power were led by Melissa McCarthy in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot in the summer of 2016. Taking on the classic supernatural men’s “buddy movie”, many expected the gender switch remake to fall flat. As it turned out, it did well both critically and at the box office, with McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and the irrepressible Kate McKinnon busting every bit as hard as Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and company.

And if Ghostbusters blazed a trail, then Wonder Woman burned that trail to the ground. DC’s first female led superhero movie starred Gal Gadot as the legendary Diana, Princess of the Amazons. It was also the first Marvel blockbuster to be directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins, with a largely female crew. Made for just $149m, it has so far grossed almost $800m, with the DVD and BluRay releases still to come in time for Christmas.

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Even the bastion of the male ego, the James Bond-style super spy, has been cracked by the recent release of Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron as MI6’s top agent. Hard as nails and taking on all comers, she is a stark contrast to the typical tuxedo-clad James Bond in Diamonds are Forever, who was constantly hanging out in the casino surrounded by beautiful women who barely got a line, let alone any sort of character to work with.

Perhaps the best thing about this new wave of female heroes is that they are not trying to fill the same shoes as the men, but instead doing things in entirely their own way. Wonder Woman was a significant departure from the ego driven, macho, tough guys who had typically lead Marvel films; Charlize Theron’s character very much challenged the male characters on her own terms, giving every bit as good as she got, and then some — all while retaining her own uniquely female style.

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There is plenty more to come, too, with Marvel announcing last year that Captain Marvel will be played by Oscar winning “Room” actress, Brie Larson. The announcement was made long before the huge box office success of Wonder Woman, and it shows a real commitment to strong female roles from one of the biggest movie franchises there is. Add in strong roles for Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy, and things are really starting to shift away from the days where all superheroes were “something-man”.

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Perhaps the biggest leap forward for women on screen was the recent announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who in the long-running British TV sci-fi series. After twelve straight male Time Lords, Whittaker will break the mold in spectacular fashion when she arrives in the Christmas special to replace Peter Capaldi.

The series has been building up to this for some time, with the only other remaining Time Lord regenerating from The Master to Missy, played by Michelle Gomez. This clearly set the precedent for female Time Lords and opened the door for the groundbreaking announcement, made dramatically (and somewhat ironically) by the BBC at the end of the Men’s Final at Wimbledon.

It is still far from a level playing field, especially with so many movies based on comic book characters from another, less enlightened era. Nonetheless, it is refreshing to not only see studios and TV channels taking these risks, but also to be rewarded by the kind of critical and commercial success that will encourage them to keep doing it.

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Batman: A Celebration of The Classic TV Series Limited Edition Signed By Adam West & Burt Ward

Don’t miss your chance to get a stunning collector’s edition of Batman: A Celebration of The Classic TV Series Limited Edition signed by Adam West and Burt Ward

This signed and numbered collector’s edition is limited to just 150 copies worldwide, and comes with an exclusive clamshell case and alternative cover, both of which are unique to this special edition.

KA-POW! This is the book Batman Fans have been waiting for! For the first time, the classic 1960s TV series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, gets the lavish, in-depth coffee table book tribute it so richly deserves. From the Rogues Gallery of Villains, including the Penguin, the Joker and Catwoman, to the car every kid wanted – the Batmobile – it’s all here! Holy History Batman!

Bob Garcia and Joe Desris’ book provides an in-depth and highly visual overview of the show, and the cultural impact it had, defining the Dynamic Duo for a generation, and bringing Pop Art to Primetime.

From the creation of the show, through the production of its 120 episodes over 3 seasons, to its legacy and afterlife in continual syndication around the world, the book will relive favorite moments, uncover behind the scenes secrets, and celebrate the people both in front of and behind the camera who brought Batman to the screen.

Filled with classic images, and rare and previously unseen photos and production art from archives and the private collections of Adam West, among many others, this will be the definitive companion to the series, both for long-standing fans, and newcomers discovering the show’s charms for the first time.

There are only 150 copies of the book available and you can pre-order it HERE for $500.

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Watch The Krypton Comic-Con Teaser

Syfy has revealed the Krypton Comic-Con teaser for the upcoming DC Comics prequel series.

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.” Cameron Cuffe is set to play Seg-El along with Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.

Krypton will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

Krypton premieres in 2018.

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Watch The New Inhumans Trailer

Straight from the Marvel’s Inhumans panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Entertainment and ABC have released the new trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans.

The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC. The TV premiere date for the series will be Friday, September 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).

Marvel’s Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton.

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Jodie Whittaker Announced As 13th Doctor Who

The next star of Doctor Who has been announced after intense speculation – and the person stepping into the role of Time Lord is Jodie Whittaker.

She is the first woman to take on the role, playing the 13th Doctor in the BBC1 drama. Whittaker, who rose to fame in ITV’s crime drama Broadchurch, had been touted as one of the contenders.

Debate has been whirring over who would play the Doctor ever since Peter Capaldi announced in January that he was leaving the programme.

Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who’s new head writer and executive producer, said: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor.

“I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away.

“Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The 13th Doctor is on her way.”

Whittaker said: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

On 4 July, BBC2’s current affairs programme Newsnight appeared to reveal the identity of the new Doctor. Presenter Evan Davis said: “Bookies’ favourite Phoebe Waller-Bridge has denied claims that she’s going to be the first female Doctor. But then, Joanna Lumley has already played the role for Comic Relief, so that would technically be true.”

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Emily Cook, editorial assistant at Doctor Who magazine, said: “I am very excited about this. As soon as I saw Jodie Whittaker appear on the video in the BBC clip announcing her, it just felt right – she just felt like the Doctor. Having a female Doctor is really exciting and significant. I cannot wait to see what she does with the role and where she takes the show.

“She will bring a freshness. She is younger than Peter Capaldi and, being a woman, she will have a different approach to the role. It’s completely new territory for the show and that is very exciting. Whittaker has worked with David Tennant on Broadchurch and St Trinian’s so there is a strong Doctor Who connection there.”

Read more HERE.

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DuckTales Sneak Peek From D23 Expo

DisneyXD debuted a DuckTales sneak peek at the D23 Expo today. The clip is from “Daytrip of Doom!” where Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby have an epic dart gun fight that ends up a little more intense than some of them are comfortable with.

The new animated comedy adventure DuckTales will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, Saturday, August 12 (beginning at midnight EDT/PDT), on DisneyXD. Then, the series will debut with two new episodes Saturday, September 23 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT). Each will also be available on the DisneyXD app and Disney XD VOD on these same dates.

Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.

The story unfolds as Donald Duck reluctantly takes Huey, Dewey and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthralled by their once-legendary great-uncle and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on an adventure of a lifetime to the Lost City of Atlantis.

The voice cast is David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Mrs. Beakley and Tony Anselmo (Mickey Mouse) as Donald Duck.

Recurring guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Disney’s Moana and Mary Poppins Returns) as Duckburg’s favorite hero Gizmoduck (his alias is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera), Allison Janney (The West Wing) as Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt, Margo Martindale (The Americans) as the ruthless villain Ma Beagle, Paul F. Tompkins (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as lucky duck Gladstone Gander, Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as well-traveled teen Lena, Jim Rash (Community) as mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as tech billionaire Mark Beaks, Keith Ferguson (Gravity Falls) as Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, Eric Bauza (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) as Beagle Boys and Corey Burton (Star Wars Rebels) as scientist Ludwig Von Drake.

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Watch The Trailer For Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

The official trailer for the AT&T Original Mr. Mercedes is here! From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

Catch the premiere on Audience Network August 9th at 8pm ET/PT on DIRECTV CH. 239, U-verse CH. 1114 or streaming on DIRECTV NOW.

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Stranger Things Season 2 To Premiere October 27, 2017 On Netflix

Netflix has revealed the Stranger Things Season 2 premiere date and a new poster for the hotly-anticipated follow-up to last year’s streaming phenomenon. The second season will hit the streaming service on October 27, 2017, just in time for Halloween.

The second season is set a year after Will’s return, and everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Stranger Things Season 2 will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. New cast additions include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (Blunt Talk, The Other Guys), newcomer Linnea Berthelsen, and ’80s icons Sean Astin (The Goonies) and Paul Reiser (Aliens).

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Returns For Season 9 On October 1, 2017

He Left. He Did Nothing. He Returned. Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for Season 9 on October 1, 2017 on HBO. Series regulars Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and J.B. Smoove will rejoin Larry David over the course of the 10-episode season.

The show, created by and starring Larry David, first aired in 2000 and concluded after eight seasons in 2011. Featuring David as a version of himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm was nominated for multiple Emmys throughout its decade-long run and won statues for editing and directing. In 2003, it won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical.

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