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The essence of every character is the eyes and nowhere is that better seen than right this moment at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. Their latest exhibit is called Eyes Without A Face by Jason Edmiston. Edmiston is an unfathomably talented painter who can capture the likeness and emotion of a character in ways you didn’t think were possible. He takes that ability to the next level with this show, where he painted the eyes of over 150 different pop culture characters. It’s a unique and fascinating exercise to prove you can almost instantly pick out any character, just by seeing a few inches of their face.

And, just to make things interesting, he did each painting in actual size. So King Kong is several feet long while characters from The Lego Movie are less than an inch. Below, find out more about the show, see images from inside and just a fraction of the amazing art in Eyes Without a Face at the Mondo Gallery. Read More »

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Speeder Bike chase

No one has ever watched Return of the Jedi and not wanted to ride a speeder bike through the forest of Endor. The Speeder Bike chase is simply one of the coolest scenes in any of the movies, combining drama, character and pulse pounding action. But even today, over thirty years later, it’s impossible to experience. We can drive cars, motorcycles, even play video games that feel very close, but nothing quite duplicates the likely thrill of riding that bike.

And while we still can’t hop on that bike ourselves, there’s now a way to at least control something that fast and maneuverable. It’s a homemade Speeder Bike Quadcopter. Check it out below. Read More »

Han Solo Hoth Sixth Scale Figure From Sideshow

Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of the Star Wars Han Solo Hoth Sixth Scale Figure From Sideshow Collectibles. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Han Solo Hoth Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.

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new star wars books

Until Thursday’s Star Wars movie news, the biggest related news this week was about Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s a series of 20 books being released later this year that will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens while also including teases toward the new film. It’s a pretty exciting proposition for fans.

A description of one of the books, Star Wars: Aftermath, followed the news and now four more descriptions have gone online. They’re all pretty interesting but on in particular, Star Wars: Lost Stars, introduces two brand new characters: Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell. Read about the new Star Wars books below. Read More »

Iron Man bionic arm

Robert Downey Jr. makes for a fantastic superhero on the big screen, but it turns out he makes for a pretty good real-life hero too. The Avengers star recently teamed up with engineering student Albert Manero to deliver a 3D-printed bionic limb to Alex Pring, a 7-year-old born with a partially developed right arm.

Yes, there is video of their encounter, and yes, it is exactly as adorable as you’d think it’d be. Watch the Iron Man bionic arm video after the jump.  Read More »

laurent durieux jacques tati

Admittedly, French filmmaker Jacques Tati doesn’t get a lot of love on this site. We’re always so focused on the future, there’s not a lot of time to look into the past. But every once in a while there’s a big, bright, beautiful reason to celebrate the history of film and today is one of those days. (If you don’t know Tati’s work, check out this great Playtime trailer.)

Popular and talented artist Laurent Durieux has teamed up with Nautilus to do a series of prints based on the small but tremendously impactful career of Tati. The first is, predictably, for Tati’s first film, Jour de fête. The poster is called François à l’Américaine, it’s officially licensed and goes on sale Friday March 13 as a timed edition. See the full image below. Read More »

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UPDATE: This Contest Has Closed

Even if you aren’t heading to South by Southwest this week, you can bring a piece of it home. /Film is proud to be running a giveaway for a limited edition giclee print by legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.

Director Robert Rodriguez, who is currently working on Fire and Ice, a film based on Frazetta’s work, is curating a Frank Frazetta Museum that’ll be open from March 14 to 21 in Austin, Texas. It features originals and prints of Frazetta’s work as well as the work of Drew Struzan, props from Rodriguez’s films, pieces from his personal art collection, and much much more.

Below, see a bunch of art from the Frank Frazetta Museum and find out how to enter the contest for a free limited edition Frazetta giclee print. Read More »

Journey to Star Wars The Force Awakens

Fans who want to know what happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens are going to have to read about it. Disney and Lucasfilm just announced this Fall they’ll release 20 books in a series called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The series will be a mix of novels, comics, children’s books and young adult stories all set in the 30 years between the films, and all of which are canon.

Below, read more about Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens including a few of the book titles. Read More »

Hot Toys Avengers Hulkbuster 12

UPDATE: Hot Toys has uploaded some interior photos of this set, which show Iron Man himself. See them below.

When Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, there are sure to be some characters and surprises fans will want to take home with them. But based on the trailers and early buzz, the most take-home worthy character or outfit has got to be the Hulkbuster, a suit Iron Man wears to try to handle Bruce Banner when he becomes the Hulk. The circumstances of this showdown, in terms of the narrative, are still relatively mysterious but the suit itself has already become a symbol of how Joss Whedon is taking things to a new level in the sequel.

Hot Toys – the world’s foremost creator of high end scaled collectibles – have just revealed their Hulkbuster toy. It’s an almost perfect replica of what you’ll see in theaters on May 1. Check out the Hot Toys Hulkbuster images below. Read More »