A cryptic tease hit the movie press corp on Thursday: an image featuring a single pink Lego brick, and the name of Wes Anderson’s latest masterpiece, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Many – myself included – began wildly speculating about a collaboration between the indie filmmaker and massive toymaker on a consumer set. Alas, that’s not the case.
Instead, to help promote the June 17 Blu-ray release of the film, Fox Searchlight hired Lego builder Ryan Ziegelbauer and his team to create a huge version of the hotel to put on display. The result took 575 hours, is made of more than 50,000 bricks, weights 150 pounds, stands 7 feet tall and stretches 6.5 feet wide. It’ll be on display at The Grove in Los Angeles June 14 and 15 and we’ll have some more details photos over the weekend.
For now, check out a video of the impressive build of The Grand Budapest Hotel Lego. Read More »
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The second 2014 film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, 22 Jump Street, doesn’t have much material that counts as serious. The movie is almost two hours long, but is wall-to-wall jokes, sight gags, action sequences, and deadpan comedy. As an experiment, and ultimately a winking way to emphasize the degree to which the movie is a long string of jokes, Lord and Miller have crafted what they’re calling the “dramatic and unfunny” cut. It is ten minutes long. That, along with a host of deleted scenes, will appear on the 22 Jump Street blu-ray. Get the details below. Read More »
“You’ve been dead for around 25 years now.” So begins this interview between Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch and Leland Palmer. Specifically, that’s Lynch speaking not to the actor Ray Wise, but to Wise in character as his Twin Peaks alter-ego. It’s part of what is sure to be the strangest bonus feature on the upcoming Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray set, in which Lynch speaks to the Palmer family as they exist now. (Or something.) Now you can watch a clip of the interview below. It’s the first new legit Twin Peaks material in many years, and that alone warrants a look. Read More »
Growing up, few characters scared me from the video box alone more than the Leprechaun. Much like Chucky, there was something terrifying about seeing such a familiar, even lovable icon twisted into a new, frightening form. After a bunch of sequels though, the Leprechaun of my youth became a joke. As horror icons often do.
Enter WWE Studios, which has co-produced a remake with Lionsgate that they surely hope will terrify kids in much the same way as the original film. It’s called Leprechaun: Origins, directed by Zach Lipovsky and written by Harris Wilkinson. WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl plays the lead character, who terrorizes two American couples on vacation in Ireland.
Leprechaun: Origins opens hits VOD on August 26, followed by a Blu-ray release on September 30. Check out the first Leprechaun Origins trailer below. Read More »
Briefly: Everything is turning up Ghostbusters recently. Art shows, Lego sets, it’s a fitting tribute to the second highest grossing film of 1984, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend. (It opened June 8, 1984.) That celebration will continue through the summer as well, with more art shows and then the crown jewel – a 700 screen, digitally remastered theatrical re-release. That’ll take place August 29 followed by brand new Blu-ray release of the first and second Ghostbusters films. Read more about the Ghostbusters re-release below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
UPDATE: The Robocop statue presentation has been cancelled, but the first pitch at Comerica Park will proceed as planned. Original story follows.
Detroiters are finally getting a real Robocop… statue. The 10-foot bronze monument to the pop-culture icon will be unveiled tomorrow, June 3, which not-so-coincidentally also marks the DVD/Blu-ray release date for the 2014 Robocop remake.
To celebrate this very special event, the organizers behind the statue have declared Tuesday to be “Robocop Day.” Find out what that entails after the jump.
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Marvel Studios has an incredible streak of critical and financial success going. However, recent developments have fans discussing what happens when that streak ends. We won’t know for sure until it happens, but another streak just ended for sure. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray, which will be released September 9, will not have a Marvel One-Shot on it.
The past five Marvel Studios home releases have had one-shots as bonus features, beginning with The Consultant on Thor and most recently All Hail the King on Thor: The Dark World. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said they don’t feel a need to have a one-shot on every release, but this has to be disappointing for fans. Read More »
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Fans have been waiting years for The Wonder Years to make it back into their homes. Since ending its run in 1993, the show played in reruns and finally appeared on Netflix last year. But even so, the original episodes with the original music have never made it to the DVD format. That changed recently when StarVista announced they’d be releasing the series the way it was intended in late 2014.
Since then, work on the set has apparently continued as several of the show’s original stars – Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar and Jason Hervey – took to social media Wednesday to post photos of a Wonder Years reunion. Check those out below. Read More »