As a film fan, you’ve likely discussed the notion of owning movie props. If price weren’t an issue, what one prop would you love to own? Something from Star Wars perhaps. Something from Alien. Maybe an artifact from a Quentin Tarantino film. Literally, the list could go on and on. And every once in a while, there are movie prop auctions held that allow you to own a piece of film history.
Now, these don’t come cheap. A unique prop or costume used in the filming of an iconic movie like Back to the Future or Terminator 2: Judgement Day is going to cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Sometimes, a lot more. But they are available and it’s at least fun to look, right?
Later this week, the Prop Store is hosting one of these auctions. On October 16, almost 400 items from all the films listed above as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Die Hard with A Vengeance, Starship Troopers, Mission Impossible, Hellboy, Death Proof, Scarface, Batman and so many more will go up for auction. It’ll take place live in London as well as online. Below, we’ve selected our twenty favorite lots in the auction. Check out this amazing movie prop auction below. Read More »
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If you’re a Harry Potter fan, the Harry Potter Studio Tour is London is heaven. Located at Leavesden Studios, on one of the stages where all eight of the films were shot, almost every single prop, set and costume from the series is displayed like you were visiting Hogwarts itself. You can walk through the actual Great Hall where they shot big scenes, look into the Gryffindor common room, and see Hagrid’s cabin, the Dursley home and so much more. I had the good fortune of going last month and was truly blown away. It honestly feels like every single thing that’s in the films is there. However, I was wrong.
On October 14, the Harry Potter Studio Tour is embracing the dark arts. The full set of Malfoy Manor is being installed, giving attendees a glimpse into the sinister set from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. They’re also adding props from Borgin and Burkes and a full replica of the snake Nagini. Below, see the first photos of the Dark Arts expansion of the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Read More »
Harry Potter is a story that’s going to pass through the generations. Like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings before it, J.K. Rowling’s books and movies about a boy wizard destined to save the world have cemented themselves into history. They’re almost our version of cave drawings, which leads us to this new Potter creation.
Artist Lucy Knisley took all seven Harry Potter books – thousands of pages – and boiled it down to one single comic strip. A long comic strip, but a comic strip none the less. It’s pretty excellent. Check out the full Harry Potter comic below. Read More »
Kevin Smith‘s latest film, Tusk, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend. That means we’ll finally get word of exactly how far Smith pushed the envelope in his new horror film, which stars Michael Parks as a man trying to turn another (Justin Long) into a walrus. Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and maybe even Johnny Depp co-star as people looking for Long’s character.
We’ve seen a disturbing teaser trailer from the film and now, five new stills have been released. Everyone above (minus Depp) is represented and yes, they’re very creepy. Check out the new Tusk photos below. Read More »
The best Disney animated films suck you into their world. You lock in and follow the characters on a journey without ever thinking of what went into it. That’s the magic not only of Disney, but film in general.
What sets animation apart is the absolutely insane detail and years of work that go into each film. Near decades can pass in which stories are written, ripped apart and written again. Tens of thousands of miles are travelled to research the tiniest visual elements. Millions and millions of animated frames, passed between departments, all come together until you have something like Big Hero 6.
Earlier this summer, a group of journalists was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn about the impressive process that went into their latest film. Big Hero 6 is based on, but not linked to, a Marvel comic book of the same name. That makes it the first Disney animated Marvel movie. While the comic and film share very little in common two things they do share are the focus on action and emotion.
In Big Hero 6, a young boy and a soft robot team up with a group of friends to become a superhero team. Over the course of several hours, we were taken around the studio to watch footage, learn about the design of the film, the writing process, animation and much more. Below, we’ll take you on that tour with us – complete with lots of photos – so you can learn all about what Disney has in store come November 7. And, most importantly, how much work went into it. Read More »
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s already controversial film, The Interview, was recently pushed back a few months but we’ll get a nice tease this weekend. Tied into the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, stars of the film James Franco and Rogen will do a full 30 minute special, in character, interviewing popular musicians Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo.
In the film, Franco plays Dave Skylark, the host of a popular entertainment interview show run by producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen). They’re then granted an exclusive interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and are asked to kill him. There will be no killing on the MTV special, which airs Sunday August 17 at 9 p.m., but you’ll get a sense of the film’s tone and humor. Below, read more info, see more photos and even watch a quick video of The Interview MTV Special. Read More »
The upcoming Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants, has a fantastic idea. We know all the heroes of Disney movies live happily ever after, but the villains don’t die. So what happens to them? In Descendants, we learn all the villains have been exiled to the Isle of the Lost. When the new King of the Kingdom, the son of Belle and the Beast, takes the throne, he offers the kids of the villains a chance to redeem themselves. So the teenaged kids of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Jafar from Aladdin and Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians leave the Isle and join prep school alongside the kids of Disney heroes.
Casting is complete and now Disney has released the first image of the four stars of the film. Below see Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, played by Dove Cameron; Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, played by Sofia Carson; Jay, son of Jafar, played by Booboo Stewart; and Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil, played by Cameron Boyce. Read More »
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Dumb and Dumber To is actually happening. It’s incredibly hard to believe but it’s true. Twenty years after the release of the comedy smash by the Farrelly Brothers, Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are reprising their roles to continue the story of numbskulls Harry and Lloyd. Set in real time after the events of the first film, the duo set off to find Harry’s daughter. In the process, of course, they do lots of really dumb stuff.
The first trailer is out and it almost feels like a Saturday Night Live skit. This is actually real? Yes, it is, and it’ll hit theaters November 14. Below, watch the first Dumb and Dumber To trailer and see some new photos too. Read More »