Gareth Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm this morning has announced that company president and producer Kathleen Kennedy will join Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards for Star Wars Celebration Europe. The duo will appear along with “special guests” for an opening day event at the fan gathering this July. Also StarWars.com has launched a new weekly web series called The Star Wars Show. Find out more about all of the above, after the jump.

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The Void Ghostbusters

In honor of the new Ghostbusters movie coming to theaters in July, a new hyper-reality experience from The Void is coming to New York City that will let fans suit up and catch some ghosts themselves.

The Void announced the new attraction, called Ghostbusters: Dimension, which will be open at Madame Tussauds New York. This will actually be the first project The Void has done that will be open to the public. If you don’t know what these kind of experiences are like, you can hit the jump to find out more about The Void Ghostbusters experience. Read More »

Magic Mike XXL

Sadly, we’ve yet to hear much news regarding a potential Magic Mike XXXL. Despite the fact Magic Mike XXL was slightly less successful than its predecessor at the box-office, it was every bit as entertaining as Steven Soderbergh’s film. If for some awful reason we never see if Mike makes it big as a custom furniture designer, then at least we have Magic Mike Live to look forward to, which will make its debut in Las Vegas next year.

Learn more about Magic Mike live below.

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in & of itself - In and Of Itself

A couple years ago, two-time Close-Up Magician of the Year Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães broke records at Los Angeles’ Geffen Theatre with their magic show Nothing To Hide. That production was extended to 144 performances, breaking daily and weekly box office sales, and grossing more than $1 million before moving to New York City. It was one of those little shows that became the thing to see in LA. When I saw it, the theater was filled with a who’s who of Hollywood, all there to see exactly what everyone was talking about. And the show itself, in many ways was about that — about having a special experience with a small group of people, untethered by technology, that couldn’t be taken in anywhere else.

So when Derek DelGaudio announced he would be returning to the Geffen with a new show called In & Of Itself, directed by Frank Oz (The Muppet Studio legend who voiced/performed Yoda and directed many great films in his own right) and featuring an original score by Mark Mothersbaugh (the Devo co-founder who has composed so many great film and television scores over the last three decades, but with notable contributions to Wes Anderson’s films), I knew I had to see it.

And in the months leading up to the show, there has been very little information revealed about what it would even entail. In place of a description, Geffen’s own programing magazine features a one page handwritten letter from Derek explaining why he was unable to write one for this show. Last night I saw the opening night performance, and I can tell you that In & Of Itself is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

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Mondo Texas Frightmare

Today begins another round of Texas Frightmare Weekend, the annual horror convention that has been going for 11 years now. This year is a special one for horror fans, because it marks the 20th anniversary of Wes Craven‘s genre redefining Scream, which will be getting a special screening at the event. And with it comes a special new Mondo print paying tribute to the slasher.

But those aren’t the only Mondo goodies that Texas Frightmare attendees will be able to get their hands on. There will also be new prints for A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jaws, The Conjuring and White Zombie. Check out all of the Mondo Texas Frightmare prints below. Read More »

Purple Rain in Theaters

Fans around the world are still reeling from the sudden passing of international music icon Prince. The 57 year old musician was found dead in his Minnesota studio on Thursday, and plenty of tributes and memories have been hitting the web in honor of the incredible musician. Now several networks and a couple movie theater are chains are helping people mourn and celebrate Prince.

Prince’s feature film Purple Rain will be returning to select theaters in the AMC Theatres and Carmike Cinemas chains while NBC, VH1, OWN, AXS TV will be airing special tributes as well. Get all the details on where you can see Purple Rain in theaters and catch other Prince tributes after the jump. Read More »

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bleak house

Partially inspired by the original research library at Disney studios, where artists were surrounded by inspiring images, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro wanted to create a space for himself to fuel his imagination. The Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak director built a second house for himself, known as both the man cave and, inspired by the Charles Dickens‘ novel, the “Bleak House.”

Del Toro has shared videos and images from the Bleak House in the past, but now his epic collection of memorabilia will go on display for movie fans, at least for movie fans in select cities. Learn more about the Bleak House exhibit below.

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Harry Potter Tour Dursley House set

For any Harry Potter fans who happen to be in London this summer, we have good news if you happen to be visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour to check out the sets of your favorite fantasy film series. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, for a limited time the studio tour will allow fans to step foot inside Number Four, Privet Drive, the house where Harry grew up with his terrible relatives, the Dursley family. Find out when you’ll be able to tour the Dursley household after the jump. Read More »

Animaniacs Tour

In case you haven’t heard, the Netflix line-up just got a little sweeter on April 1st with all the episodes of the animated series Animaniacs available to stream. The cartoon followed the wacky adventures of the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot. It was a favorite of children of the ’90s, as the show often available to watch right after school and on Saturday mornings. Though the series may best be known for bringing us unlikely rat duo of Pinky and the Brain, who eventually got their own spinoff series, perhaps the most iconic thing to come out of the show was “Yakko’s World.”

Airing in the second episode of the show’s debut season, the animated musical segment features Yakko Warner (voiced by Rob Paulsen, who has voiced both Raphael and Donatello in different iterations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) singing almost all of the nation’s of the world as he points them out on a map, all to the tune of “Mexican Hat Dance.” It’s become a popular way for kids to learn the countries, and it’s a damn catchy and informative song. Now it will be updated because the voices of Animaniacs are going on a world tour where they will sing that song and many others from the show.

Learn more about Yakko’s World and the Animaniacs tour after the jump. Read More »