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MondoCon, the annual convention put on by the ever-popular pop culture art company Mondo, returns to Austin, Texas in a little over a week. Whether you’re there to spend a little too much money on amazing posters, meet some of your favorite artists, or attend informative panels that take on topics ranging from toy making to comic book art, it’s an incredibly entertaining weekend.

Now, we’re pleased to debut several pieces that will be available at this year’s con: a Jaws 2 poster from the masterful Laurent Durieux, a Jaws pin based on Durieux’s poster for the original movie, a colorful Spring Breakers poster from Cameron Stewart, and a Preacher statue based on AMC’s television adaptation of the celebrated Vertigo comic.

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Spielberg Documentary

Steven Spielberg is one of our greatest living filmmakers. While some may want to write the Jaws filmmaker off as nothing more than a purveyor of popular blockbusters, very few directors understand the language of cinema as well as Spielberg. While many filmmakers can’t block a shot to save their lie, Spielberg can convey an entire story wordlessly with his imagery. He’s one of the medium’s true masters.

Susan Lacy‘s new HBO documentary Spielberg takes a look at the successful filmmakers vast career, and we picked out 10 revealing facts from the Spielberg documentary that you should know. And then you should watch the doc for yourself, of course.

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The Empire Strikes Back - Karl Fitzgerald - Bottleneck Gallery NYCC Prints

This weekend, New York Comic-Con will descend upon The Big Apple, bringing all sorts of hardcore nerdity to the city. We’ll be bringing you all of the important updates about upcoming movies and TV shows, but in the meantime, we’ve got a line on some of the outstanding collectible artwork you’ll be able to get your hands on from the showfloor (and some you can get online too).

Bottleneck Gallery has sent us some exclusive debuts of prints that will be on sale this weekend at New York Comic-Con. They include an outstanding new print for The Empire Strikes Back by Karl Fitzgerald, who also delivered a mesmerizing piece in honor of Blade Runner 2049. Plus, Martin Ansin has an astounding print for Wonder Woman, and there are prints for The Thing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Watchmen, Jaws, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

Check out the Bottleneck Gallery NYCC prints down below. Read More »

Stranger Things Posters - The Goonies Poster

We’ve still got some time until the second season of Stranger Things starts streaming on Netflix just before Halloween. The brand new trailer that debuted at Comic-Con was good enough to hold us over for awhile, but we’ll take whatever we can get to whet our appetite.

That’s why we’re glad the official Stranger Things Twitter account is partaking in a promotional endeavor called #StrangerThursdays, where they rewatch each episode of the first season every Thursday (leading up to the second season premiere) and live tweet with cheeky posts, behind the scenes details about specific scenes and more. The coolest part of this lead-up is they kick off an episode by revealing a new Stranger Things poster inspired by one of the 1980s movies that influenced the show.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating this post with the newest Stranger Things posters, but you can see which ones have been revealed below, as well as the original posters that inspired them. Read More »

/Answers: The Best Steven Spielberg Scenes

/Answers: The Best Steven Spielberg Scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the upcoming re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite scene from a Steven Spielberg movie?”

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Beauty and the Beast Theme Song Remake

We already let you know which Netflix movies and TV shows you need to prioritize because they’re leaving the streaming service in September. But now it’s time for you to see what you can look forward to arriving on Netflix next month when you get curled up in your hoodie while the leaves change outside.

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Mondo Jaws Vinyl

Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg made the beach terrifying to families enjoying a day off on the 4th of July by bringing Jaws to theaters. Helping to make the prospect of a shark-infested beach that much more scary was the iconic, suspenseful notes that John Williams composed to add even more suspense to what became the first summer blockbuster.

Now you can bring the famous Jaws theme home on vinyl thanks to Mondo’s latest commemorative release of the score, complete with artwork by Phantom City Creative. Though the score has been available on vinyl before, it was only ever offered as a re-recording. This is the first time the score, as composed and recorded for the actual film, has been made available on vinyl, and it looks glorious.

Get a glimpse of the Mondo Jaws vinyl down below. Read More »

scariest movie scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Alien: Covenant, asks “What is the single scariest scene you’ve ever watched in a movie?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

If you’d like to share your pick for the scariest movie scene, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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header version: tom whalen moana variant

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we premiere Tom Whalen’s stunning Moana screenprint variant, a screenprint tribute to The Princess and the Frog from a Pixar artist, a look at some of Fantasy Flight Games’ new figure expansions for Imperial Assault that bring some of our favorite characters from the Star Wars comics and Star Wars Rebels to the tabletop, a new six inch vinyl Sam figure from the Halloween cult classic Trick r’ Treat, a JAWS-inspire bath bomb that will turn your bath tub red, and finally Funko has made POP figures for the characters from the television series Lost, but why are they so disappointing? Hit the jump to dive in!

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gareth edwards on the set of rogue one

Last month on the Empire Podcast, director Gareth Edwards teased that he had a brief cameo in one of the final scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It has taken fans a couple of weeks to find it, but now the Gareth Edwards Rogue One cameo has been fully revealed. Also, while we’re talking about the filmmaker, Edwards has released a list of his top 10 films of all time. Hit the jump to learn about both.

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