Ratatouille and Batman Returns Vinyl Soundtrack

Justice League hits theaters this weekend, and Pixar’s Coco arrives just before Thanksgiving next week. So the folks at Mondo are celebrating by honoring the movies that came before them with a couple new vinyl soundtrack releases.

Danny Elfman‘s theme for Batman makes a small resurgence on the Justice League soundtrack from the composer, and now his outstanding score for Batman Returns is getting a vinyl release at Mondo. On top of that, Pixar’s delicious Ratatouille soundtrack is also getting a limited edition vinyl soundtrack. Check out both of the outstanding Mondo releases below. Read More »

Home Alone 2 Experience

We’re coming up on the holiday season, which means it will be time for the annual viewing of Home Alone. And while it might not be quite as celebrated, you can probably give Home Alone 2: Lost in New York another watch, especially since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the sequel. Or if you’re one of the five hardcore Home Alone 2 fans out there, you can get your own VIP experience at a certain New York hotel.

When Kevin McCallister inadvertently ends up in New York City for Christmas instead of with his family in Florida, he checks into The Plaza. Now you can check into the same hotel and get a special Home Alone 2 experience inspired by Kevin’s misadventures in New York City. Find out more below. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

It’s time for another round-up of physical media. Are you like me – living in the past and unable to give up material possessions? If so, you prefer good old fashioned physical media like Blu-rays to just going digital. There’s something more special (at least in my broken brain) about displaying your Blu-ray collection on a shelf than just purchasing something digitally and then forgetting all about it. With the actual physical disc, it’s always there, in front of you. Or maybe I’m crazy!

This week’s Blu-ray roundup features one of the coolest action movies of the year, a somber, snowy drama, a five-film box set, and a documentary about cats. What more do you need, folks? Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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luke skywalker jedi temple

Ahch-To may have you thinking back to a certain recurring joke in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tightsbut the oddly-named planet is crucial to Star Wars lore and the plot of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

It’s where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker finds himself in self-exile, and where the aspiring Jedi Rey finds Luke at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But The Last Jedi won’t get into the nitty-gritty of how the former Tatooine farmboy ended up in the Ahch-To Jedi Temple — nor will the movie overshare details at all, really — so you’ll have to look to the Star Wars Battlefront II video game to gain insight into this particular journey.

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Flying Mjolnir Drone

Thor’s trust hammer Mjolnir may have met its end thanks to the return of Hela the goddess of death in Thor: Ragnarok (in theaters everywhere now), but that’s not stopping one talented engineer from trying to wield the power of the godly weapon.

Usually Thor’s hammer is only able to be wielded by those who are worthy. But when it comes to a custom flying Mjolnir drone, anyone with the patience to figure out how to fly the unique RC quadcopter can summon the weapon forged in the heart of a dying star. Check out the flying Mjolnir drone in action below. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Art Show

In its second weekend, Thor: Ragnarok will remain at the top of the box office, pulling in an estimated additional $56 million at the domestic box office. That brings the US box office total to $211.6 million, putting the Marvel Studios sequel at the #9 spot on the list of the highest grossing movies of 2017, and that’s after just 10 days of release. If you love the movie as much as everyone else, you might want to get some new artwork to decorate your walls.

Hero Complex Gallery hosted a special Thor: Ragnarok art show leading up to the release of the movie (and we previewd some of our favorite pieces). Now artwork from the show is available for you to purchase. There are pieces from favorites like 100% Soft, Andy Fairhurst, Anthony Petrie and more. Check out the various Thor Ragnarok art show pieces available to buy below. Read More »

Luke Skywalker Force

Just how powerful is Luke Skywalker? Apparently, very powerful. In a new canonical Star Wars novel The Legends of Luke Skywalker, it’s revealed that Luke once used the Force to pull-down a massive Star Destroyer like a boss. This reveal makes one wonder if we’ll be seeing any of that massive power in The Last Jedi. Probably not, but we can dream.

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Back to the Future Mr. Fusion Car Charger

When Doc Brown barrels into Marty McFly’s driveway at the end of Back to the Future, not only does he come with concerns about the future, but he has a new piece of technology.

While the original Back to the Future time machine needed plutonium to create a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity necessary to charge the flux capacitor, an upgrade allows Doc Brown to use everyday trash to create the nuclear reaction. That upgrade is called Mr. Fusion, and now you can pick up one of your own to charge your cell phone from your own time machine.

Check out the Back to the Future Mr. Fusion car charger below. Read More »

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MondoCon is one of the best places on the planet to check out and purchase pop culture art. However, it is also a destination for those interested in pop culture art that never actually made it to the printer.

At the annual Mondo Talk panel, the Mondo brain trust revealed posters and art for movies like Doctor Strange and TV shows like Stranger Things that never came to fruition. Some of the posters stalled because they couldn’t come together creatively. Others became tangled in licensing red tape. A few of them never came together because people simply stopped answering emails. But you can check them out, in all of their sometimes unfinished glory, below.

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Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom screenwriter Derek Connolly has just been tapped to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie. Adapted from the video game series launched in 1998, Metal Gear Solid will be directed by Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Learn more details about the Metal Gear Solid movie writer below.

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