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 »
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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 »
Tuesday’s Star Wars Episode VII casting announcement made international headlines. The world stopped and looked at the photo posted on Star Wars.com featuring returning cast members like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher and new additions like John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. That’s partially because social media has changed how we digest news and also because fans have wanted to see what’s next since 1983.
Things were a tad different in 1975 when the cast for a film then called The Star Wars was announced. Small blurbs in Box Office Magazine, the LA Times and Variety revealed to the world little known actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were going to be in an ambitious sci-fi film from the guy who did American Graffiti.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences dug deep into their archives and posted those original Star Wars casting announcements online. Check them out below. Read More »
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finally opens in the U.S. this week and it’ll have a wide spread of fans and detractors. Some people are going to absolutely adore the beautifully rendered action sequences and character interactions while others are going to hate the bloated plot and tired exposition. The same can’t be said for an eventual Blu-ray collector’s set for the film, for which we have an early look today. This is a badly rendered, hilariously cheesy bust of Jamie Foxx‘s Electro, with three discs in his neck. Fans who like the movie and might want to buy The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray will probably not like the look of this set. Check out the images below. Read More »
The Ghostbusters are joining Record Store Day. A limited edition vinyl pressing of the theme song is being release at the annual event. It’s the latest piece of awesome in the ongoing 30th anniversary of the classic comedy. Soon, there will be an official traveling art show, official Lego set and maybe even a new movie. Few will be as collectible, however, as this 10-inch, glow in the dark pressing of the Ray Parker Jr. theme song. It’s limited to 1,000 pieces and will be on sale April 19. Read More »
It’s March and even if you aren’t a sports fan, it’s hard not to get caught up in March Madness. The excitement of filling out a college basketball bracket can only be topped if the bracket was something a little more geeky. Like Star Wars characters, for example.
StarWars.com is hosting a “This is Madness” tournament allowing fans to vote on their favorite characters in a single elimination bracket. In 2013, they did the same thing and Yoda beat Darth Vader in the finals. So, to help promote the contest, Yoda appeared on a version of ESPN’s SportsNation with Max Kellerman to discuss the tournament. It’s super cheesy, but a nice surprise for Star Wars fans. Check it out below. Read More »
2014 brings the 30th anniversary of all films released in 1984 and one of the biggest has to be Ghostbusters. While rumors have continued to swirl about a new iteration of the franchise, Sony has just revealed plans to celebrate the anniversary in another way. They’ve released a list of merchandising partners who’ll be honoring the film with new games, toys and collectibles over the course of the year. And while that’s all well and good, one partner in particular stands out.
That would be Gallery 1988, the Los Angeles pop culture art gallery. They’ll be running a Ghostbusters traveling art show during the year with brand new limited edition screenprints and posters culminating at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Read More »