If you’re a fan of Back to the Future, then you should know that not only does this year mark the 30th anniversary of the original film. However, October 21st, 2015 also marks the exact day and year which Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) traveled to the future, and there’s a whole slew of celebrations and promotions planned throughout the entire month (including some in 2016) and leading up to that red letter day in the history of time travel.
We’ve featured a bunch of Back to the Future events and cool stuff before, but we thought it would be better to round up as much as we can for a definitive guide to Back to the Future anniversary events, memorabilia, promotions and more. And we’ll also keep adding to this list to keep it as up to date as possible. Read More »
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When Force Friday arrived earlier this month, along with the barrage of toys, shirts and other junk for collectors to throw on shelves, there were also new books. There’s a whole batch of stories that have been written as part of a publishing initiative called Journey to The Force Awakens, filling in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and the new sequel arriving this winter.
Now two of those books have been given animated comic book adaptations. Sadly, it’s not the longer novels being given this treatment, but rather the kids’ books titles Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure and The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure. Watch the animated adaptations of the Journey to the Force Awakens books below! Read More »
Not too long ago we learned that the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring all new music from legendary composer John Williams, wouldn’t be made available until the day the movie hits theaters. But there’s even more in store for the music of Star Wars.
Sony Classical will be releasing the Star Wars soundtracks ultimate editions, in three different formats, but they won’t be made available until early in 2016. Find out more about the Star Wars soundtracks reissue below! Read More »
I’m old. When I wanted to see a movie I used to visit a store to rent movies on a cassette tape. It sounds like an old archaic system, but the experience was rather magical. And while the quality wasn’t even standard definition, far below the 4K High Definition resolutions of today, it didn’t seem to matter. Don’t get me wrong, you’d have to pry my AppleTV from my cold dead hands — I love the instant availability and quality that the digital age affords us — but there was something magical about that video store.
Tom Roston has written a new book titled “I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era” which is a compilation of interviews with filmmakers such as John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell and others, who came of age during the reign of video rentals. The book “constructs a living, personal narrative of an era of cinema history which, though now gone, continues to shape film culture today.”
I haven’t read this book yet, but some of my favorite film books are compilations like this, filmmakers and screenwriters talking about either their favorite movies, their favorite lesser-known films, or the making of their first movie. After the jump you can watch a I Lost it at the Video Store trailer, and find more information about the book.
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Today audiences know Pixar Animation for delivering stunning feature length computer animated movies. But before they were able to complete the incredible feat that was Toy Story, they created computer animated shorts in the late 1980s.
One of their earliest shorts was Tin Toy, a predecessor to Toy Story in more ways than one, and one Pixar fan has given the main character in the film a building block makeover. Now Master builder and Flickr user Koen has recreated Tinny, a tin toy of a one-man band, in LEGO form, and it’s a very well-done version of the toy that captures the simplicity of the early animated short and brings him into the real world.
Check out the custom Pixar Tin Toy LEGO creation after the jump! Read More »
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The Indiana Jones themed “Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar” is set to tomorrow (September 22nd 2015) at Walt Disney World’s revamped Downtown Disney, now called Disney Springs. This brand new lounge will feature small plates and unique cocktails with an “expansive bar with aviation decor and have seating for 150 guests.”
We’ve shown you concept art in the past, one of which you can see in the header above, but now Disney has revealed the restaurant/bar’s full menu which is filled with fun little Indiana Jones easter eggs and references. Hit the jump to check out the full Indiana Jones bar menu at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Before you go off to spend your weekend chilling like Chewbacca here, we’ve got everything you need to know about what’s new in the world of Star Wars. After the jump:
- Check out an awesome fanmade Holochess table with augmented reality
- Take a peek inside Chewbacca‘s upcoming solo comic series
- The Slave Leia costume and other Star Wars lots are up for auction
- See the Force Awakens pins on sale at Disney parks
- This Battlefront deluxe edition comes with a Han Solo mini-fridge
- The Star Wars Battlefront beta will be open to everyone
- Watch a preview of Star Wars Rebels Season 2
- What accent will Daisy Ridley have in The Force Awakens?
- General Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson defends the First Order
- Rian Johnson thanks the good people of County Kerry, Ireland
- Rest assured no Skellig Michael wildlife was harmed in the shoot
- Mark Hamill has been spotted pulling pints in Ireland
- Episode VIII might be shooting in Greenham Common now
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Cyclops Print Works is quickly becoming one of the best pop culture screen print companies out there. Not only do they have the Disney license, but they have contracted a ton of awesome and popular artists to create some great limited edition screenprints. We’ve written about their prints a few times in the past (D23 Expo, Inside Out, Feast).
Cyclops Print Works’ next release is by one of my favorite artists JC Richard (who we’ve definitely written about many times in the past). The print celebrated the 65th anniversary of the classic Disney animated film Cinderella. Hit the jump to see the JC Richard Cinderella print in full and learn how you can buy it.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Preparations are underway for Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney World
- Star Wars Weekends and Disney Star Wars characters may be on their way out
- Watch an adorable video of BB-8‘s big day rolling around Disneyland
- Take a peek at the Star Wars and Darth Vader annuals coming from Marvel Comics
- Will the Star Wars books and comics become required reading for the movies?
- New Force Awakens merch offers a new look at characters like Tasu Leech
- Jimmy Vee has been spotted on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII
- The first set photos from Star Wars: Rogue One have hit the web
(Header image: “Three Sith Moon” by 6amcrisis; buy the shirt here.)
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