Night at the Museum may not be one of the most beloved film franchises in recent memory, but the films from director Shawn Levy are family friendly adventures featuring impressive ensemble casts and some solid comedy. That’s enough for a LEGO Master Builder to create a custom Night at the Museum LEGO set that has a chance at becoming an official playset from the building brick company, and you can help it reach the ultimate goal of being on LEGO builders’ shelves. Check it out below. Read More »
Guillermo del Toro has never shied away from the spiritual, supernatural, and strange. Movies like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Cronos, Crimson Peak, The Devil’s Backbone, and features ghost stories, fantasy fables, unconventional romances, and more, all in a mesmerizing macabre canvas. Now the films of Guillermo del Toro are being repurposed for Tarot del Toro, a collection of tarot cards featuring artwork by Tomás Hijo inspired by del Toro’s visionary films. Read More »
Bayhem won’t even stop for a pandemic. Michael Bay is proving to be quite the lockdown busybody, following up his coronavirus-inspired thriller with a feature film adaptation of a new audiobook by Mark Greaney, Armored. Bay is producing the cartel crime drama with 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff for Sony and are looking to hire a writer for the project. Read More »
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Batman Begins, and to help celebrate, artist Matt Ferguson has created a new print for Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press featuring The Defender of Gotham speeding into action in the reliable military-grade Batmobile known as The Tumbler. But today, you get a double dose of The Caped Crusader, because there’s also a new print for The Dark Knight by artist Nicholas Moegly. You can see both prints and find out when and how to purchase them below. Read More »
Bong Joon-ho famously storyboards all of his films before he ever gets behind the camera. When the Oscar-winning director of Parasite gets on set, he doesn’t hand his cast a script, he hands them a collection of detailed storyboards that are more akin to a comic book — a comparison that Bong’s own Okja star Steven Yeun made, describing the “fully bound books” of the storyboards he received like a “manga.”
Bong’s meticulous storyboards are how he was able to shoot the Oscar-winning movie on a tight 77-day production schedule, and it’s how Parasite will so easily transition to becoming a graphic novel with PARASITE: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards.
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Taika Waititi and some very famous friends are getting together (virtually, of course) to read Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. The series hopes to provide “children and families the opportunity to come together and experience the story in new ways, in a time when COVID-19 has left children out of school and families around the world in isolation at home.” The line-up of readers includes Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth, and more.
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Daniel Roher’s documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band offers an intimate, never-before-seen look into the early years of the Bob Dylan-backing band that would become musical legends in their own right. After debuting to positive reviews at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Once Were Brothers hit limited theaters in February 2020.
But fans of The Band can get another chance to show their love for the roots rock group with a Once Were Brothers giveaway contest that we’re hosting at /Film. Find out how you can win a Blu-ray of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band, an LP of Robbie Robertson’s Sinematic, The Band’s 50th anniversary box set, and the New York Times bestselling memoir Testimony below.
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It’s a good time to be a Back to the Future fan again since this year marks the 35th anniversary of the classic time travel comedy from director Robert Zemeckis. We’ve already seen a reunion of the cast and filmmakers courtesy of Josh Gad’s new nostalgic web series Reunited Apart, and later this year will bring NECA’s first action figures based on the the beloved film franchise. Now Playmobil is getting in on the fun with a new Back to the Future playset of the iconic DeLorean time machine. Read More »
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The animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars may be over, but you can keep the spirit alive with the upcoming Hot Toys figure release of Captain Rex, the Clone Army officer. What’s great about this particular figure is that it’s not just Captain Rex in his full Clone Trooper armor, but it actually features the likeness of Temuera Morrison, who is both the voice of the character on The Clone Wars and the actor who originated the role of the the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the source of the Clone Army. Check it out below. Read More »
Even though there are plenty of worrisome outcomes from the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, there is some good that comes from the business deal, especially for fans of X-Men. Not only are fans excited to see the mutants enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, but now the X-Men franchise can finally see some proper modern merchandise inspired by the original movies. You can start your new collection with the first wave of X-Men movie Funko POPs.
20th Anniversary X-Men Movie Funko POPs
Even though the X-Men movie Funko POPs are being launched in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the original movie, there are figures from the first trilogy in the franchise.
As you can see, you’ll find two versions of Wolverine, one with Logan in his traditional white tanktop, jeans and boots, and the other in the black leather suit from the first movie. There’s also a crouching Mystique, Rogue removing her glove to touch someone and steal their powers, and Cyclops with his swishing black coat and optic blast eyewear.
Meanwhile, from the sequels, we’ve got Nightcrawler from X2: X-Men United, complete with detailed face markings, as well as Beast in his suit X-Men: The Last Stand, and the all-powerful Phoenix version of Jean Grey.
There are also alternate versions of both Mystique and Magneto, the former with a more shiny metallic paint job, and the latter modeled after the younger version of villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
For my money though, the best two characters in this first wave are Charles Xavier and Magneto, as played by Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
Hopefully this is just the beginning for the X-Men movie Funko POPs line. There are some other variations of characters that would be cool to see, something like Cyclops with his eyes blasting, or a metallic Colossus, maybe even a fiery Pyro. Plus,