The Shining maze

Some hotels might shy away from an association with ghosts and gruesome (if fictional) murders, but not the Stanley Hotel. The Colorado landmark, which famously inspired Stephen King‘s The Shining, is leaning into its creepy history by commissioning a giant hedge maze. And it wants your help designing it. More details on The Shining maze after the jump. Read More »

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Laika auction

Laika has a knack for creating worlds we’d want to live in: beautifully hand-crafted, gorgeously detailed, and a tad off-kilter. And while it’s unlikely we’ll ever actually get to visit Cheesebridge or Blithe Hollow or Other World (since they’re, y’know, fictional) we’ll now have the opportunity to take a bit of those worlds home with us.

The animation studio has just announced an auction — the first in the company’s history — with over 250 puppets, props, models, and art pieces up for grabs. But if you haven’t got the money to buy your own Other Mother from Coraline or Mecha-Drill from Boxtrolls, fear not. Select items will go on a brief exhibition tour before they go up for sale. More details on the Laika auction, including photos and descriptions of some key offerings, after the jump. Read More »

Hot Toys The Dark Knight Batman Armory Sixth Scale Figure Set

Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ The Dark Knight Batman Armory  Sixth Scale Figure set. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys The Dark Knight Batman Armory Sixth Scale Figure Set, alongside my thoughts on the product.

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ArkadeBurt - Star Wars Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets closer and closer in this edition of Star Wars Bits, where you can read about the following:

  • Star Wars Celebration will feature the first ever 3D screening of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
  • They will also screen the Original Trilogy on the big screen.
  • Andy Serkis has high praise for J.J. Abrams and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • See a piece of concept art from The Force Awakens of a new TIE Fighter.
  • A list of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys is vague, but packed with cool tidbits.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys will NOT be show at Toy Fair.
  • Aaron Paul responds to the rumor of his inclusion in a Star Wars standalone movie.
  • See the cover of Star Wars #2.
  • Read fan letters from the original Star Wars comics.

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Anthony Petrie gallery 1988 - Jaws

Raiders of the Lost Art, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Die Hard – these are some of the most popular films ever made. They also have some of the most recognizable posters of all time. So, as an artist, attempting to make a poster for one is no easy feat. Do you just put everyone’s face in the frame? Maybe you try to sum up the story with one image? The options are endless, and sometimes not that appealing.

Artist Anthony Petrie has quietly been perfecting a unique, very cool way to approach well-known films. Over the past year or so, he’s been making posters for iconic movies that look like charts or maps of each movie. So, for example, he did Ghostbusters as a New York City subway map, filled with references. Die Hard became a set of Nakatomi Tower blueprints and Aliens became a readout on a motion tracker. Each poster represent these amazing movies in subtle ways, specific to the movie, without going overboard on character likenesses. They showed something more artistic and fun.

January 9 at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, Petrie is presenting a whole new exhibit of new work in that mode. It’s called Charts, and he’s doing maps for some of the movies mentioned above and many more. Below, check out just a few of the Anthony Petrie Gallery 1988 Charts including an exclusive from a galaxy far, far away. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Star Lord

We’re already familiar with the ins and outs of the Awesome Mix Vol. 1, thanks to our many repeat viewings of Guardians of the Galaxy. Now here’s the Awesome REmix Vol. 1 from music producer Mike Relm.

As with Godzilla and Iron Man, Relm took music, dialogue, and footage from Guardians of the Galaxy, chopped it up into little tiny pieces, and laid it back out into something fresh. The clangs and thuds of a fight scene turn into a beat; Rocket Raccoon’s “oh yeah” becomes a chorus of sorts. Watch the Mike Relm Guardians of the Galaxy remix after the jump. Read More »

Taken 3

We present to you the very last Sequel Bits of 2014. After the jump:

  • Woman in Black 2 unveils a motion comic prequel
  • See a leaked image of the Jurassic World Lego set
  • Bryan Mills has a big problem in this Taken 3 clip
  • Katherine McNamara joins The Maze Runner 2
  • Could Randy Quaid return for Independence Day 2?
  • Jamie Oliver is still sad he wasn’t in The Hobbit
  • Watch the latest Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk! 2 trailer
  • Tom Hardy glowers in a new look at Mad Max: Fury Road

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JJ Abrams' Mystery Box playing cards

Update: Theory 11 has once again teamed up with Bad Robot for a new version of the popular Mystery Box playing cards. The new black edition of JJ Abrams Mystery Box playing cards offers a more eloquent black back design and comes individually wrapped in letterpressed black paper, with the Mystery Box question mark emblem printed foil stamped on the front. Check out photos of the new black edition of JJ Abrams Mystery Box playing cards after the jump.

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