Alien 35 anniversary

Ridley Scott‘s 1979 masterpiece Alien taught us that in space, no one can hear you scream. 20th Century Fox has just announced the specs and box art for their brand new, 35th anniversary Blu-ray for Alien. Check out art and press release for the Alien 35th anniversary Blu-ray below. It’s out October 7.
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Ferris Bueller LEGO

Sweden lego master-builder Etzel decided to recreate the famous “You killed the car” scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in an incredible LEGO diorama. Etzel won a contest with this contribution on Swebrick’s annual AFOL vs. AFOL contest, a Swedish lego forum where other members recreated scenes from 1980′s movies or television series. Other submitted LEGO dioramas included Blade Runner, The Shining, Spaceballs, Blues Brothers and many other films. See more photos from this awesome Ferris Bueller LEGO diorama, after the jump.

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100soft-pulpfiction

Every artist has their own distinct style. Some styles are close to that of other artists and make them hard to distinguish. Others are so completely original, you know exactly who it is. Such is the case with 100% Soft, a Los Angeles based artist who makes work with tiny, simple, almost baby-like characters. It’s impossible to see a piece of art by 100% Soft and not know exactly who did it.

Which is ironic considering the topic of his latest exhibit. It’s called Lil Macguffins, which is the Alfred Hitchcock-coined term about an object in a movie that’s important to the story, but wholly undefined. Some famous examples are The Maltese Falcon in The Maltese Falcon, the briefcase in Pulp Fiction or the sled in Citizen Kane.

September 12, the exhibit will go on display at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York as part of a three person exhibit with Glen Brogan and Russ Moore. Below, read more about the MacGuffins exhibit by 100% Soft and see a bunch of the art. Read More »

The Star Wars Deluxe Edition Hardcover Collection
Dark Horse Comics has released The Star Wars Deluxe Hardcover Collection, which compiles The Star Wars comic book mini series. Based on George Lucas’s original rough draft screenplay for Star Wars, the comic adapts Ralph McQuarrie‘s early concept designs to bring the un filmed version of the story to life. We’ll take a look at this special collection, see some photos of whats inside, and find out my thoughts on The Star Wars Deluxe Edition, after the jump.
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Cool Stuff: The Filmography of Guns Print

The Filmography of Guns Print
I’m not a gun nut or even a gun guy, but this looks cool. Cathryn Lavery of Calm The Ham has created an amazing art print titled “The Filmography of Guns”. The 24 x 36 screen print features a visual history of “iconic guns from film and television in 115 intricately detailed hand-illustrations.” But even cooler than the print is a full-color 120+ page reference guide containing all 115+ gun illustrations in larger sizes alongside images of the original sketches and additional information like the background history of each gun model, as well as other films they played a key role in. Hit the jump to see more images of The Filmography of Guns print and the book.

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When discussing the films of Wes Anderson, many people seem to choose 2009′s Fantastic Mr. Fox as their least favorite of his movies. I find that fact to be crazy because, in 2009, Fantastic Mr. Fox was my favorite film of the year.

Sure it looked different from rest of Anderson’s films, but at its heart, it really wasn’t. Anderson’s musical choices, parental themes, locked-off camera angles and long takes were all there, just seen through the eyes of stop-motion animation. Watch it again and it’s as timeless, if not more so, than most of the directors other films.

And now, it’s the first Anderson film to get its own toy line. Funko will release four beautiful Fantastic Mr Fox toys from the animated film in November. Check them out below. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Joss Whedon Art Show At Gallery 1988

Joss Whedon Art show

Edgar Wright had one, J.J. Abrams had one, and now Joss Whedon is having one. Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosing a Joss Whedon art show starting opening from 7-10 p.m. September 5 and on display through September 27.

Artists from around the world were given carte blanche to make all kinds of art based on the world of Whedon with the exception of The Avengers, because Gallery 1988 already hosted an Avengers exhibit a few years back. That means Buffy, Angel, Firefly, The Cabin in the Woods, Dr. Horrible, Dollhouse and more are all on the table. And the artists delivered in spades.

Below, we’ve got a huge sample of work from the Joss Whedon art show. Check it out. Read More »

1/6th Scale Hot Toys DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future

In July, Hot Toys announced they would be producing a Back to the Future 1/6th scale Marty McFly Figure as part of their Movie Masterpiece line. The first photos of the Michael J Fox-replica Marty McFly figure was very impressive, but what was in the background of the photos got even more buzz: a 1/6th Scale DeLorean Time Machine replica. From what I hear, Hot Toys only created the vehicle as set dressing for the Marty figure, but the response at Comic Con 2014 (where the figure was on display with the car) convinced them to make it a reality.

And today they have released new photos of the prototype, along with information about the features of the collectible, price and more. Since I was a child, I always wanted top own a DeLorean time machine — this might be my only (reasonably affordable) chance.  Hit the jump to learn more about the Hot Toys DeLorean Time Machine.

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