Now that Hasbro has the toy license for the Ghostbusters franchise, including the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, they’re making good use of it. We’ve already gotten a glimpse of the first wave of action figures inspired by the original Ghostbusters movie from 1984, but Hasbro is also reaching back to the time Ghostbusters spent animated on Saturday mornings.
First up, this spring will see Hasbro re-releasing the first wave of The Real Ghostbusters action figures that were originally released on shelves by Kenner in 1987. On top of that, some Ghostbusters role-playing gear will return to shelves, with some updates inspired by Ghostbusters: Afterlife, but a design style reminiscent of the Real Ghostbusters toy line. Read More »
Since Parasite is not only one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2019, but also won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s likely to be commemorated by plenty of pop culture artists in the coming months and years. But the film’s distributor NEON is already ahead of the game with two Parasite poster prints by artist Greg Ruth that you can get your hands on for a limited time. The prints depict the rich Park family and the poor Kim family, using Mrs. Park (Cho Yeo Jeong) and Mr. Kim (Song Kang Ho) as the focal points. Read More »
A couple of months ago, when we were putting together our “best of the decade” coverage at /Film.com, I not only put Whiplash on my list of 10 personal favorites of the past ten years, but I also highlighted the film’s climactic drum solo as one of the best movie moments of the entire decade. It’s a dynamic, cathartic, visceral piece of filmmaking from writer/director Damien Chazelle, but it also raises an interesting question: if the end result of immense suffering for your art is that you become a legend, is all of that suffering worthwhile?
Six years after the film’s initial release, Music.Film Recordings is releasing Whiplash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition, an album which contains not only composer Justin Hurwitz’s original music and classic jazz numbers, but a bunch of exciting contemporary remixes of those tracks and some unreleased material from the movie as well. /Film is happy to be premiering one of those remixes, Timo Garcia’s upbeat version of “Caravan,” and I had a chance to speak with Hurwitz about this new deluxe edition of the soundtrack, that big question posed at the end of the film, and much more. Listen to the track and read the full interview below. Read More »
It’s a good time to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. In the past couple years, the collectible toy makers at NECA have been delivering some incredible figures inspired by the comic book movie franchise. Their action figure lines range from detailed and and perfectly sculpted versions of characters from the original movie from 1989 to stylized figures modeled after the animated series. And as Toy Fair 2020 revealed, there are plenty more to come.
Since NECA is starting to run out of characters from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, they’re now turning their attention to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. Since the four turtles from the original movie are already out there, NECA is giving villains more of a spotlight, including the mutants Tokka and Rahzar, as well as the beefy version of the turtles’ arch nemesis. But don’t worry if the sequel doesn’t appeal as much, because there are a couple more figures from the original movie on the way too. Read More »
One of the biggest surprises to come out of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was its controversial revelation that Rey wasn’t actually “nobody.” But less surprising is that the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization continues to give us information about the movie that we never asked for. The latest is another whopper about Rey’s identity — or rather, her father’s identity.
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Hasbro has taken over the Ghostbusters license for toys and collectibles. That means we’ll be getting Ghostbusters: Afterlife figures sometime this summer when the movie comes out. But before we see what the merchandise looks like for the anticipated sequel, Hasbro is reaching back to the original Ghostbusters movie to create a new line of figures with the classic characters. Who made it into the first wave of Hasbro Ghostbusters action figures, and what do you get if you collect them all? Find out below. Read More »
Toy Fair 2020 has come and gone, but we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss some of the more exciting reveals announced at the convention that unfolded a little over a week ago. Instead of dumping all of the big toy news from your favorite movies and TV shows at one time, we’re gonna parse it out a little bit.
NECA, the company behind the outstanding new Gremlins figures and growing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection, made the surprise announcement of a new line of detailed Back to the Future figures in honor of the film’s 35th anniversary at Toy Fair 2020 back towards the end of February. But that’s not all. They’re also making a line of figures inspired by the Back to the Future animated series. Get a preview of them below. Read More »
For almost a decade now, Scott Campbell — best known to his fans as Scott C — has been painting “the greatest confrontations in film history” in a series he has dubbed his “Great Showdowns” series. Now, Campbell may have just released his greatest showdown of all: the epic battle sequence from Avengers: Endgame. Campbell has debuted a first look at his Avengers Endgame watercolor painting, which will be the centerpiece of his upcoming Los Angeles art exhibit “Legend of the Great Showdowns.” Check it out below.
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Ah, the cinematic mystery of the unknown whisper. It’s the kind of tantalizing move that has made certain movies into classics, like the long-debated Lost in Translation whisper between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. What did they say? We can’t know, and that’s the point: it’s a moment made just for those characters, away from the voyeuristic gaze of the camera.
And you can find all about what Ben Solo whispered in his final moments to Rey in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization for just $28.99.
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It’s been over a year since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse gave us one of the best superhero movies. Period. For some reason, the high quality toy manufacturers at Hot Toys needed some extra time to get a figure of Miles Morales from the animated movie just right. But thankfully, the time is now to see the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Hot Toys figure that looks like it will be well worth the wait, especially with the plethora of accessories that come with the cartoon webslinger. Check it out below! Read More »