Stranger Things Soundtrack Cassette

You may not have realized it, but the music format of cassette tapes is making a comeback in a big way, much in the same way that vinyl records have become popular again. Nielsen reported that last year, cassette sales rose 74 percent, to 129,000 units, which isn’t anywhere near the 13.1 million units that vinyl is selling, or the 105 million units that CDs are still inexplicably selling. But cassettes are back in a surprising way, and one of the most nostalgic shows in recent memory is going to take advantage of that.

Stranger Things has an amazing, pulsating, 1980s synth soundtrack. The opening theme itself makes people not want to fast forward through the opening credits of the show, something that is rare in this day an age. The soundtrack has been available to download, on CD and on vinyl, but it’s never been on cassette…until now.

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Star Wars Comics Box Set

Ever since Star Wars was announced to return to the big screen with The Force Awakens, the entire saga has been reinvigorated. Leading up to the release of the movie, Marvel Comics started creating several different comic books that expanded the stories of the Star Wars universe, and now you can get a ton of them in a single collectible box set.

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Poster Posse Wonder Woman

Fans of Wonder Woman have a lot to celebrate after the DC Comics superhero exploded onto the big screen with her first solo adventure. Not only are the reviews glowing, but the movie made over $100 million at the box office, and a sequel will undoubtedly be happening.

If you’re looking for more love for Wonder Woman, the folks over at Poster Posse have you covered with an assembly of artwork from various artists who want to honor Diana, Princess of Themyscira, just as much as you do.

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Big Trouble in Little China board game

I thought I was ready when I sat down to watch John Carpenter’s 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China for the first time, but nothing could truly prepare me for how bizarre that movie is. Now the off-kilter cult classic is getting the board game treatment, and a brand new trailer dives into the gameplay and shows how ol’ Jack Burton and his pals will face off against the mystical Lo Pan in game form. Hop into your own Porkchop Express, grab your CB radio, and watch the first Big Trouble in Little China board game trailer below.
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War for the Planet of the Apes beach ceasar on horseback

There’s a two-year gap between the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. At the beginning of Matt Reeves‘ sequel, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his followers have grown stronger from the virus. War also starts with a full-on war raging between apes and the humans, which a prequel novel, in addition to some comic books, will fill in a few blanks for. Below, learn more about the War for the Planet of the Apes prequel hitting shelves tomorrow.

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Gallery 1988 How Did This Get Made

For the past couple years, we’ve been churning out companion pieces to go along with episodes of the comedy podcast How Did This Get Made? Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael, the podcast features a discussion about a movie that is acknowledged to generally be pretty terrible, and in some cases so bad that the movie actually ends up being good. That’s why we’re happy to call attention to a new art exhibition inspired by the podcast.

Gallery 1988 opened up a How Did This Get Made? exhibition with artwork inspired by specific episodes of the podcast highlighting movies such as Mac and Me, Face/Off, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Jingle All the Way, Con-Air, Demolition Man and more.

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NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure Box Set

San Diego Comic-Con is just a month and a half away, and as usual, /Film will be there to get all the big news that comes out of the convention. Along with all the big announcements that will be coming about the movies and TV shows on the way over the next couple of years, the next best thing about the convention is all the limited edition exclusives that you have wait in line to get your hands on. And the collectible toy company NECA just unveiled one hell of an bodacious exclusive.

NECA will be bringing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure box set inspired by the original animated series to San Diego Comic-Con this summer. The set not only includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, but also Shredder, Krang, and two members of the Foot Clan. Plus, all of the figures come with a plethora of cool accessories.

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Mondo Rocket and Groot treehugger vinyl figure

Mondo has given us the exclusive premiere of their newest vinyl figure release. Based on Mike Mitchell’s Rocket & Groot: Treehugger poster from the “Just Like Us” series, the vinyl figure features two favorites from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. You can get a better look at the figure and learn about the Mondo exclusive version (which will be available for pre-order today) below.

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the godfather board game

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)

Back in 2016, we first learned that CMON (formerly Cool Mini Or Not) was making a board game based on Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather. Now, after over a year of designing and playtesting and tweaking and playtesting and playtesting (as is the board game way), the Godfather board game is about to hit shelves. And as a new trailer reveals, it looks cool. Really cool, even. Maybe even “day one purchase” levels of cool.

But does it actually look like The Godfather? That’s the question, isn’t it?

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Sphero Lightning McQueen Toy

If you haven’t heard the name Sphero before, they’re the company that came out with the frequently in-demand, app-controlled, interactive toy version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens droid BB-8. The high-priced item was a popular Christmas gift that flew off the shelves, and it even received a cool update not too long ago that allows users to control the droid like they’re using the Force.

Now Sphero has created a toy tied to one of Disney’s other lucrative sequels, Pixar Animation’s Cars 3. The electronic toy company has created one of the most lifelike toys of race car Lightning McQueen that have ever been made, complete with animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, emotive suspension and the voice of Owen Wilson, just like the character in the Cars franchise.

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