Tom Hanks Art Show

On Saturday June 13th 2015, Gallery 1988 celebrated the opening night of “No Sad Stuff,” a group art show paying tribute to the film career of Tom Hanks, but only depicting movies from the years 1984-1994. The show features paintings, prints and sculptures inspired by films like Big, A League Of Their Own, The Money Pit, Turner & Hooch, The Burbs, Forrest Gump, Splash and Bachelor Party. Hit the jump to see some of the best pieces from the Tom Hanks art show “No Sad Stuff”.
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Star Wars Battlefront

Reading Star Wars Bits ain’t like dusting crops, boy. Here’s what we have from a galaxy far, far away today:

  • The Force Awakens production designer at San Diego Comic-Con
  • Behind the Scenes of the Star Wars Weekends creative campaign
  • Details and cover art from deluxe edition of Star Wars Battlefront
  • Details on some tracks from The Force Awakens score
  • George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy mourn passing of Christopher Lee
  • Weird Al Yankovic records an a capella version of his song Yoda
  • Secret Cinema’s Empire Strikes Back event is now open
  • Star Wars Rebels characters join Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Rumored details on locations, aliens and more in Star Wars: Rogue One
  • New shots of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Black Series Stormtrooper
  • Industrial Light & Magic working on Star Wars virtual reality experience

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lego Wall-E

Earlier this year, Lego approved official sets based on a bunch of awesome properties: The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and WALL-E. Personally, that last one was the most exciting and now we have our first look at the set. There still are not any official specs but you can get a look at how beautiful this set turned out. See the official Lego WALL-E set images below. Read More »

LEGO Hulkbuster

If you’re a fan of both LEGO and Marvel, then you’ve likely enjoyed the two brands teaming up for a variety of LEGO sets inspired by both the comic books and the cinematic universe. However, sometimes the official merchandise for a particular brand can be a little disappointing. And there are some fans who just weren’t impressed with the LEGO set that recreated the Hulkbuster armor from The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Thankfully, a LEGO and Marvel fan has taken it upon himself to build a different LEGO Hulkbuster, one that’s a little beefier and more worthy of battling Hulk. And there’s even a chance that you can get your hands on it. Check out the custom LEGO Hulkbuster after the jump! Read More »

grandtheftauto-reallife-short

Whenever a new installment of the popular, violent video game franchise Grand Theft Auto is released, gamers marvel at the graphics, realism and gameplay (even though the latter is pretty much always the same). And as video game graphics continue to improve with each next generation gaming console, we’re getting closer and closer to copying the real-world in video game form.

But until we reach that point, Corridor Digital has delivered a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto in a short film that takes the visual style and gameplay point of view of the game and applies it to a live-action short film. It’s thorough and impressive. Watch the real life Grand Theft Auto short film after the jump! Read More »

First Order Stormtrooper Hot Wheels

Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys won’t be on sale until September 4, but they’ll first be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. That’s where fans will first get a look at toys of characters such as Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren. To give us a little tease, though, Lucasfilm has revealed a first look at the First Order Stormtrooper in three different forms. There’s his Lego form, the Hasbro Black Series and then a Hot Wheels car version. See the first Star Wars The Force Awakens toys below. Read More »

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Fantasy Movie League

You’d be right to think of movies and fantasy sports as two totally separate entities. Each has their fans, their rules, their own niches of the Internet. Plus, the cross section of people who know the same about Star Wars and The Avengers as they do Y.A.C and W.H.I.P is probably tiny. Still, you had to think there was a good medium between the two things, and leave it to one of the most famous fantasy personalities in the world to find it.

Matthew Berry, aka ESPN’s “The Talented Mr. Roto,” is one of the founders of Fantasy Movie League, a brand new fantasy film site. The aim is simple: every week players are given the same amount of fake money to fill eight screens of a fictional movie theater. Want the week’s biggest film? It’s going to cost more. Want to use a movie on more than one screen? You can. Then each week, the person who makes the most money for their theater wins.

Below, find out more about Fantasy Movie League. Read More »

The Goonies pinball

In case you didn’t know, it’s the 30th anniversary of Richard Donner‘s adventure flick The Goonies. While talk keeps swirling about a potential sequel, fans will just have to settle for celebrating the original film. And that’s exactly what one fan has done with a pretty impressive custom creation that you normally don’t see anymore.

Mike Johnson from Orlando, Florida has spent his time producing a custom pinball game paying tribute to The Goonies, and it’s an extremely detailed triumph of engineering and passion for the movie. Check out The Goonies pinball machine after the jump! Read More »

C-3PO red arm

So far the only official glimpses of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have come from the teaser trailer and this year’s theatrical trailer, as well as the stylish Vanity Fair photoshoot. But with the merchandising of the newest chapter of the sci-fi saga just around the corner, we’ll be seeing much more of the characters soon enough.

In fact, a new image from a piece of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise seems to have leaked online a little early, and it shows off a familiar character, but with one difference. The protocol droid C-3PO now has a red arm.

Check out C-3PO’s red arm below! Read More »