Over the last decade of /Film, we’ve tried to feature the latest geek collectibles, prints, books and toys alongside our regular coverage of movie and television news. Sometimes it has taken the form of a standalone “Cool Stuff” post, other times it was in a round up like Superhero Bits or the now defunct Page 2 and Toy Box. As it turns out, it’s very hard to commit to a daily or weekly round-up of this kind of things, especially when we don’t know when products worth writing about will be announced or released.
So the solution I came up with was to produce “Cool Stuff” round-ups on an organic semi-regular basis, determined solely by when enough cool products present themselves. After the jump, enjoy the first installment of the Cool Stuff round-up which includes Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, John Williams, Pulp Fiction, Pixar, Jurassic Park, Rogue One and more. Think of it as a Christmas buying guide for geeks, but published all year round.
And if you don’t like this, please know this is all Adam Goldberg’s fault (apologies in advance to Adam’s wife for any purchases that are made because of this).
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Even though Whiplash came out back in 2014, it’s one of those movies that it doesn’t hurt to talk about every so often simply because it’s so damn good. One thing that makes the movie so outstanding is the incredible jazz soundtrack. But not everyone is a fan of the orchestral musical style, so Eclectic Method’s Johnny Wilson and 16-year-old DJ/producer Genranon decided to take the jazz, pump some high energy electronic music into it. The real catchy part comes from J.K. Simmons’ dialogue being remixed into the music as well, including all the yelling about rushing and dragging.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
We and the rest of the internet are all about The Force Awakens right now, but that doesn’t mean we’re just ignoring the rest of the Star Wars universe. After the jump:
- This lightsaber is actually an elegant flask for a more civilized age.
- Peek at the Star Wars Land float for this year’s Rose Parade.
- See a cool piece of Han Solo-centric art by Tomer Hanuka.
- Celebrate Life Day with the Lucasfilm holiday card maker.
- This gingerbread Darth Vader looks terrifying and delicious.
- Mark Hamill helps fans sort his real autographs from the fakes.
- Donnie Yen is so psyched for Star Wars: Rogue One.
- Could Nien Nunb return for Star Wars Episode VIII?
- Why did Hayden Christensen disappear after Episode III?
- Science says destroying the Death Star would’ve killed the Ewoks.
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October 21st 2015 is quickly approaching and we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards, but some of the Back to the Future 2 predictions are beginning to come into reality. Earlier today we told you that Pepsi was going to produce a limited number of Pepsi Perfect bottles, and a Jaws 19 trailer was released by Universal Pictures. While companies like Lexus are trying to produce a real hoverboard, we’re still a ways away from the floating skateboards promised in the Robert Zemeckis-directed sequel.
Well, today is a monumental day in the history of the hoverboard, as the Oxford English Dictionary is finally declaring that “hoverboard” is a word. Also, while we may have to wait a few years for a hoverboard like we saw in the movie, Madrid and Valterra are teaming to release special 30th anniversary officially licensed limited edition skateboards based on the hoverboard designs seen in the film. Hit the jump for more details.
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Earlier this week, we told you about the amazing “We’re Going Back” 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration which will be held in Los Angeles this October. As part of that celebration, “We’re Going Back” has been granted the rights to manufacture a Limited Edition Madrid/Valterra Skateboard, which is the skateboard Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) rides in the 1985 scenes of the film. Find out more details on the Marty McFly skateboard replica, after the jump.
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One of the biggest and best booths every year on the Comic Con show floor is always Sideshow Collectibles. That company produces some of the best geek collectibles available and every July they surprise with a ton of upcoming product never-before-seen or announced. This year at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International is no different.
Sideshow’s slate includes Back to the Future 2 Hot Toys sixth scale collectibles (if you thought that Delorean from last year was cool, you’re gonna see some serious shit), some amazing Star Wars sixth scale figures and vehicles (a huge sixth scale Millennium Falcom cockpit and a HUGE sixth scale Tie fighter), a kick-ass Voltron maquette, the first two statues in the Masters Of The Universe line, a bunch of new Marvel figures and much much more. Hit the jump to learn details and see photos of all these new collectibles from Sideshow’s Booth.
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Mondo has given us an exclusive first look at their upcoming Godzilla statue, based on the poster created by Phantom City Creative for the 2013 edition of the con. Hit the jump to see a prototype of the Mondo Godzilla statue which will be on display at Comic Con 2015.
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Insight Editions is already one of the best book publishers in the realm of geekerific pop culture, but now they have announced they are teaming for a collaboration with Sideshow Collectibles to launch at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015: Insight Collectibles will be an exclusive line of collectible products which will “combine the quality and artistry that has become synonymous with Insight Editions’ award-winning legacy of publishing innovations with Sideshow Collectibles figures.”
Let’s take a preview at the first three titles in the line, which will be available at Comic-Con. They are Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, Harry Potter: The Monster Book of Monsters Official Film Prop Replica, and Game of Thrones: Astrolabe Collector’s Edition. Hit the jump to get a preview, alongside full official descriptions of the first Insight Collectibles releases.
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You’d be right to think of movies and fantasy sports as two totally separate entities. Each has their fans, their rules, their own niches of the Internet. Plus, the cross section of people who know the same about Star Wars and The Avengers as they do Y.A.C and W.H.I.P is probably tiny. Still, you had to think there was a good medium between the two things, and leave it to one of the most famous fantasy personalities in the world to find it.
Matthew Berry, aka ESPN’s “The Talented Mr. Roto,” is one of the founders of Fantasy Movie League, a brand new fantasy film site. The aim is simple: every week players are given the same amount of fake money to fill eight screens of a fictional movie theater. Want the week’s biggest film? It’s going to cost more. Want to use a movie on more than one screen? You can. Then each week, the person who makes the most money for their theater wins.
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If the idea of a Wes Anderson-designed Italian cafe just isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll be more interested in working in an office building created to look like the Enterprise from Star Trek. Or if you don’t feel like boldly working where no man has worked before, how about getting some drinks on board the RV meth lab from Breaking Bad?
Both are now possibilities in far parts of the globe thanks to the ingenious ideas of a few die-hard fans of both the classic sci-fi franchise and the contemporary crime thriller series. Get details on the Star Trek Enterprise office and Breaking Bad RV bar after the jump. Read More »