Skywalker Ranch, the Pixar Campus, Quentin Tarantino’s home theater, Stanley Kubrick’s estate: all places a film fan would kill to visit, but few ever get the chance to see. Another spot undoubtedly on that list is Bleak House. That’s what Guillermo del Toro calls the additional house he bought to devote to his collection of cool stuff, including props, posters, toys, any -and everything you’ve ever wanted to own in the realm of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and movie memorabilia.
Most people never get to see it, but on the Criterion Collection DVD for Cronos, del Toro actually did a guided tour of the space. It’s been online for about a year, but we were just turned onto it. And it’s as awesome as you’d imagine. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Peter called the developing Stretch Armstrong movie the “worst idea ever” when he reported on it in 2009, and now it seems Relativity’s come around to his point of view. The studio has just announced the cancellation of the long-gestating project, nearly two years after Relativity plucked it out of Universal Studios’ dustbin. More latest on the movie that never was after the jump.
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Lego sets, especially Lego Cuusoo sets, take a long time to get approved. That’s why, in 2013, one builder has begun to drum up support for a 30th anniversary set themed around the cult-classic 1985 film The Goonies. The set is made up of two distinct scenes from the film that combine to form big construct. And, of course, includes Lego Mini-Figs of all your favorite characters: Sloth, Mikey, Data, Mouth, Brand and many more. Check out the images, and show your support, below. Read More »
Purchasing the Back to the Future Delorean Lego earlier this month made me feel 12 years old again. All of a sudden, I want to buy all these Legos. It’s not a good thing. Especially when Lego is more than happy to release an increasing number of awesome sets.
On the official front, the company recently announced that 2014 will bring a special set based on the hit TV show, The Simpsons. On the unofficial front, two very cool projects are up for consideration on Lego Cuusoo: the Hill Valley Courthouse from Back to the Future and the gate to Jurassic Park. See some images below. Read More »
Board games built around big movie and tv properties aren’t usually that good. It seems like most of the time, the money spent on the licenses and image rights allow little left for investment into quality game design. There are a couple select companies that buck that trend, probably most notably Fantasy Flight Games (which has the Star Wars license). Last year a company called Gale Force 9 entered the mix with the release of Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, based on the Starz television series. The game adaptation shocked the board game community by earning a user rating worthy of the top 250 games on BoardGameGeek.com (basically, the imdb for board games).
This year that same company, Gale Force 9, scored the license for the Joss Whedon television series Firefly and premiered a board game based on the beloved geek series at GenCon. The company had a limited amount of copies of Firefly: The Game on sale at the board game convention, but sold out of their 300 copies in less than 10 minutes on opening day. The game has a $59.99 msrp, but Amazon has it available for pre-order for only $46.00. Act fast as the early GenCon copies of game has been selling on ebay for up to $145.
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If Back to the Future can have a Lego set, why not Ghostbusters? A Lego Cuusoo project to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the classic comedy is currently about halfway to the 10,000 votes it needs to go before the Lego approval board. If it does, you may soon be able to purchase a Lego Ecto-1. Last year, that happened for Back to the Future and that set is hitting shelves any day now. So why not Ghostbusters?
Below, check out some images and a video of the project, plus find out where to vote. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
We were thoroughly impressed by the first full-length trailer for Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s The Lego Movie, revealed earlier this month. Warner Bros. has presumably seen more of the film than we have, but they clearly like what they’ve seen so far. So much so, they want to keep playing with those little plastic minifigs on the big screen.
The studio has put into development Ninjago, based on the popular toy line from Lego. Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Cartoon Network’s animated adaptation of the property, will pen the screenplay. Get the details after the jump. Read More »
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Late last year, LEGO officially revealed it would be making the a set featuring the DeLorean from Back to the Future. The project was the result of a fan project on Lego Cuusoo (read the full story here) and now we finally have an update. Your first look at the actual LEGO Delorean has been revealed and it’ll reportedly be out in July. Check out some addition info below. Read More »