‘Alien’-Inspired Giger Bar May Come to U.S.

Giger Bar

The Alien movies are creepy and terrifying, and no sane person would actually want to live through (or, as often as not, die from) the characters’ terrifying ordeals. But the characters designed by H.R. Giger are fascinating ones, and it’s tough to imagine any sci-fi fan not wanting to get a closer look. If cocktails are also involved, all the better.

The creature designer has already opened up two bars based on his creations, both in Switzerland, and according to a new report may now open a third in the U.S. as part of the Sci-Fi Hotel. Details like “when” and “where” are still being worked out, but it’ll be an “immersive” experience like the other ones. Hit the jump for more details.

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The first trailer for Peter Jackson‘s second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, answered one of everyone’s biggest questions about the sequel. Would Jackson’s second film get us all the way into the Lonely Mountain and reveal Smaug, the malicious and greedy dragon at the end of the Dwarves quest? The title suggested it but the trailer confirmed it. Bilbo’s interactions with the dragon (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) responsible for forcing the dwarves out of their home are some of the most memorable and tense ones in the book. However, the first film didn’t give us much idea of what Smaug looked like and the trailer only showed us his head. Would audiences see Smaug for themselves before the film opened on December 13?

That answer has been revealed in the most unexpected of places. Smaug has been revealed on the side of some Air New Zealand planes, a company with a long history of collaboration with Jackson and the franchise. Check it out below. Read More »

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Plenty of movies are made in studios, but Saving Mr. Banks is different. Besides shooting scenes inside sound stages, many scenes were shot outside at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, too, on the walking paths current Disney employees frequent going to work. That’s because those walkways are where the true story of P.L. Travers’ reluctance to let Walt Disney adapt Mary Poppins actually happened. And If you’re telling a true story, and have the ability to shoot in the actual locations, why wouldn’t you?

Disney obviously realized this awesome opportunity to screen a movie both where it was shot, but also where the story actually took place, and are opening their backlot to the public. For one week only, fans can purchase tickets to see Saving Mr. Banks at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Read More »

Mondo Logo

A few weeks back, Mondo tweeted something very, very exciting for poster enthusiasts around the world. The tweet simply said:

Well, today we can exclusively announce all the details about the event…except the title of the movie, of course. Mondo Mystery Movie XI will take place December 14 at the Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on sale Monday November 11 at a random time and range from $85 to a whopping $500!

Below, read a quote from Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael offering a hint at what the film could be and find out why you’d possibly want to spend $500 on a poster. Read More »

Batman Gotham City

Here’s a fantastic, feel-good story to star your week off right. Next week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, CA is going above and beyond to grant the wish of a young boy named Miles. Miles is 5 years old and has leukemia. As a fan of superheroes, Miles’ one wish is to actually be Batman. So, the Make-A-Wish foundation, with the help of innumerable others, will turn San Francisco into Gotham City on November 15. They’ll orchestrate a full day of crime fighting all over the city for “Batkid.”

Below, read the full schedule of what’s planned for Miles.  Read More »

VOTD: ‘Breaking Bad’ Locations Timelapse

Breaking Bad Pollos Trip

Breaking Bad is over, but the ABQ is forever. One of the many gifts Vince Gilligan left us with his amazing AMC show was shooting on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seemingly every single exterior from the show remains as is in the city, meaning the burg is quickly becoming a must-visit pop culture tourist destination.

So when you think tourism, you think photos, right? But this is 2013. Why take one photo when you can take a video? And why take a normal video when you can timelapse? A few talented Breaking Bad fans made the pilgrimage to Albuquerque and shot all of the iconic locations, such as the White Residence, Los Pollos Hermanos, Saul’s and others, with beautiful timelapse photography. Check it out below. Read More »

The Making of Star Wars

As with anything Star Wars related, the rumors are flying fast and heavy about Star Wars: Rebels. This time, they’re about who might score the TV series, with names like Michael GiacchinoJ.J. Abrams, and John Williams being bandied about. Also after the jump:

  • Seth Green explains what’s happening with Star Wars: Detours
  • Peek at a viral recruitment site for Sienar Fleet Systems
  • Peruse some pages from The Making of Return of the Jedi
  • Scope out a new Star Wars exhibit at The Tech in San Jose

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Marvel Universe Live

Marvel already dominates comic book shelves, movie theaters, and now your TV sets. The only logical place to go after that is the stage. At New York Comic-Con this past weekend, Marvel announced they’re teaming with Feld Entertainment on Marvel Universe Live, designed to be an action-packed, live-action arena show that will start touring in July 2014. It will hit 85 cities over the next two years, telling a brand new original Marvel story featuring all your favorite superheroes and villains.

Read the full press release and watch two teasers below. Read More »

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