New York Comic-Con has come and gone, bringing with it big movie news, TV news and lots and lots of collectibles. And while some booths chose to reveal their collectibles in advance, one that didn’t was the crew at Mondo. They preferred to keep their first trip to New York a well-kept secret until the convention opened on Thursday. Once that happened though, fans realized it was worth the wait as the famous poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse had brought posters from the Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill, Friday the 13th and more. That’s the good news. The better news is that not everything sold out so they’ll likely be online soon.
After the jump, check out all of Mondo’s New York Comic-Con offerings. Read More »
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Really, there’s not a better pairing of artist and movie than Jock and The Raid. Jock, the comic book artist who helped define Judge Dredd and create The Losers, is well-known for his hyper-realisitc, action-packed style. Then there’s The Raid: Redemption, a critically acclaimed Indonesian action film by Gareth Evans (on Blu-ray Tuesday) that’s also hyper-realistic and action-packed. So it makes perfect sense that Mondo would commission Jock, who recently made a Dark Knight Rises poster for them, to tackle The Raid: Redemption. The result is a, literal, towering achievement. Check it out below. Read More »
Was Jeremy Renner dissatisfied with his role in The Avengers? Who was President Obama‘s favorite actor in The Dark Knight Rises? Has Call Me Maybe made the switch to the superhero genre? Which stunt, captured on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, didn’t make it into the final film? When might The Avengers 2 be released? Where is Iron Man 3 shooting this weekend? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to watch a stop-motion animated Batman film? Where can you get an Avengers Nesting Doll? What is the cross section of The Dark Knight Rises and Monty Python? Is Paul Dini going to write the sequel to Batman: Arkham City? Can Batman survive on the beach? Are the features on The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray good? Want to see some set photos from The Wolverine and which disturbing Batman fan film was Aurora shooter James Holmes a fan of? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Who says The Dark Knight Rises isn’t at Comic-Con? There’s no panel but there are Batmobiles everywhere, cool giveaways at the Warner Bros. booth, lots of different toys and this incredible poster. Created by comic book artist Jock, this poster for Christopher Nolan‘s final Batman film will be available at a random time Thursday at the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic-Con. And there’s even an alternative version being given away. For free. Find out more below. Read More »
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When the West Memphis Three (Jason Baldwin, Jesse Misskelley Jr., and Damien Echols) were freed last year, we learned that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh had been paying for investigations into the case for which the three were convicted. The murders for which the WM3 went to prison are widely believed to have been committed by other parties, and Jackson and Walsh bankrolled DNA tests and other efforts to find the real perpetrators.
Around the same time, in 2008, they started producing a documentary called West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg, about their investigation and its findings. That film was announced in December, and will premiere soon at Sundance. Jackson has now shared the first poster for the film, designed by the artist Jock. Read More »
I type this from the tables right outside the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin Texas as Fantastic Fest 2011 is getting ready to kick off. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true to form Alamo event if Mondo didn’t get involved and in addition to an Olly Moss American Werewolf in London poster that will be revealed on Saturday, Mondo has a bunch of limited edition posters that will be available for the first time at the fest. They’re for Zombie, The Innkeepers and The House by the Cemetery. Plus Mondo is releasing their first record, the score to Maniac by Jay Chattaway. Check out all the images after the jump. Read More »
Friday night at Comic-Con, several moviegoers attended a unique screening of Xavier Gens’ The Divide. The film is about a group of strangers who are forced into the basement of their Manhattan apartment building when a nuclear strike happens outside and the screening in San Diego happened in a similar dark, dank basement.
We’ll have a review and reaction to the film itself soon but, first, we’re excited to reveal what those attendees got for their troubles – besides a free movie. Mondo and Anchor Bay teamed up with famed comic book artist Jock (The Losers) to create this beautiful poster. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
As much fun as it is to take a gander at the new movie posters being released every week, it’s often the case that a film’s best marketing material never makes it past the design stage, as studios tend to opt for simpler, more star-oriented imagery that’s more likely to generate interest in mass audiences. Case in point: These poster concepts for Hanna, which put to the shame the actual posters used to advertise the film. (Do we really need to see the sniper scope motif make its way into every ‘chase thriller’ movie poster?) Read More »