Welcome to /Film’s Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide. We hope we can help you find gifts for your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends (or, maybe even yourself).
This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including a wide range of books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, music, movies, games, art and other fun gifts, the majority of which were released this year. I’ve also tried to include a wide range of prices, from small stocking stuffers to blu-ray box sets to huge expensive collectibles for most of us to drool over. Everything included in the guide is something I either recommend, have been recommended by trusted friends, colleagues and readers, or something that just looks damn cool.
We published the list in parts over Thanksgiving list, but since a lot of people were on vacation and just starting their Holiday shopping, I thought now would be a good time to post the guide in full. Hit the jump to find all the different sections of our Holiday Gift Guide.
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As a film fan, you’ve likely discussed the notion of owning movie props. If price weren’t an issue, what one prop would you love to own? Something from Star Wars perhaps. Something from Alien. Maybe an artifact from a Quentin Tarantino film. Literally, the list could go on and on. And every once in a while, there are movie prop auctions held that allow you to own a piece of film history.
Now, these don’t come cheap. A unique prop or costume used in the filming of an iconic movie like Back to the Future or Terminator 2: Judgement Day is going to cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Sometimes, a lot more. But they are available and it’s at least fun to look, right?
Later this week, the Prop Store is hosting one of these auctions. On October 16, almost 400 items from all the films listed above as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Die Hard with A Vengeance, Starship Troopers, Mission Impossible, Hellboy, Death Proof, Scarface, Batman and so many more will go up for auction. It’ll take place live in London as well as online. Below, we’ve selected our twenty favorite lots in the auction. Check out this amazing movie prop auction below. Read More »
Jon Favreau‘s Chef is one of the biggest surprises of 2014. Not just the fact that the movie is so good, but because it did so incredibly well. In an era where small movies consistently struggle to find an audience, the combination of food culture and high powered Hollywood stars shot Chef, a modestly priced film to say the least, to a take of over $45 million worldwide. The film hits Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday September 30 and that’s just one step in keeping Chef alive for Favreau.
In a new interview, the writer/director confirmed he’s looking at potentially opening a Chef movie restaurant with Roy Choi, the celebrity chef who created all the food in the film. Read More »
Figuratively and literally, the Hoth location in The Empire Strikes Back is cool. It’s only in the film for a few minutes, but the ice battle on Hoth has created some of our most enduring images from the entire Star Wars saga. In fact, it’s so important, rumor has it J.J. Abrams is doing something similar in Star Wars Episode VII.
So if you like Hoth, how do you tell the world? Well, artist Ian Glaubinger has a suggestion. Dark Ink Art will release his latest print, Hoth: Protect Our Wildlife, at 11 a.m. PST September 26. We’re happy to not only debut the piece, but show you a bunch of behind the scenes images and let Glaubinger himself explain how the poster came to be. It’s a fascinating look into the creation of a seemingly simple work like this and a must read for art fans. Check out the Ian Glaubinger Hoth poster below. Read More »
The only thing better than buying entertainment memorabilia, is if the proceeds go to a good cause. The 2014 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction is going on now and features a bevy of unique screen used props as well as cool collectibles from a massive selection of TV shows and movies. Plus, all proceeds (on some items) go to The American Cancer Society.
Obviously, most of the stuff in the Cancer Gets Lost Charity Auction is for Lost. But there are also items pertaining to Alcatraz, Alias, American Horror Story, Animaniacs, Arrow, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Community, Dexter, Dr. Who, Felicity, The Following, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Ghostbusters, Heroes, The Hunger Games, Intelligence, The Leftovers, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Revolution, Scandal, The Simpsons, Star Trek, The Strain, Super 8, Survivor, The Voice, The Walking Dead and Young & Hungry.
Yeah it’s a lot of awesome stuff. Click this link to see all of the items. The Lost stuff ends on Page 7. Read More »
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After two movies filled with massive sci-fi action, it seems Neill Blomkamp is going a bit more emotional for his latest film. Sony very quietly kicked off the marketing campaign for Chappie at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, with a big banner and a window cling handed to fans as they walked by the booth. Most fans were confused by the swag, which shows a rudimentary drawing of two parents, one holding a gun, alongside a robot. But it’s an incredibly intriguing image for the March 2015 release, which stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley as the title character. See the Chappie Comic Con swag and read more below. Read More »
In trouble? Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk‘s Breaking Bad character Saul Goodman, soon to get his own spinoff show Better Call Saul, got his start on a billboard. It’s one of the first places audiences were introduced to the character in the Emmy winning series. Now, the billboards that are a part of the spinoff have begun to pop up in Albuquerque. Check out the Better Call Saul billboard, and listen to the attached voicemail, below. Read More »
This is just about the coolest movie tie-in in recent memory. This week, you can go on the popular taxi cab app Uber and request a ride from the real Optimus Prime from Transformers: Age of Extinction. The Optimus Prime Uber is in Dallas Monday, Phoenix Thursday and Los Angeles Saturday. Read more details below. Read More »
You’ve seen the video, now see it up close and personal.
Saturday in Los Angeles actor Tony Revolori joined Lego builder Ryan Ziegelbauer to officially reveal the 50,000 piece Lego version of Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The event was held at outdoor mall The Grove, as dozens of people stood around to watch the pair pull the curtain back, take pictures and answer questions. It took Ziegelbauer 72 days, totaling 575 hours, along with a team of ten to create the massive building. They had to source many of the pieces from collectors around the world, including 14 US states and all over Europe. The entire endeavor can be described in one word: massive.
The Lego Grand Budapest Hotel was build with the financial assistance of Fox to help promote the Blu-ray edition of Wes Anderson’s magnificent film. That takes places Tuesday June 17. Below, check out some photos of the event as well as some up close detailed shots, and find how where you can see the Lego Grand Budapest Hotel on display for the rest of the summer. Read More »