This past weekend, pop culture art collectors descended upon Austin, Texas for the fifth edition of MondoCon, a convention dedicated solely to original artwork created for movies, television, video games and more. One of the most coveted new prints to come out of the convention was revealed at a special screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Thankfully, even though the special edition of the new print by Martin Ansin handed out at the screening is sold out and will cost you a significant upcharge in the secondhand market, there’s a timed edition available for order now. Read More »
This weekend, the 45th Saturn Awards honored the best in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror motion pictures, television shows and more. Held at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood and streamed online on eight different platforms, the awards show was hosted by Aisha Tyler and featured appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But no one had a bigger presence than Avengers: Endgame, which walked away with six total awards, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film for Robert Downey Jr. Otherwise, the awards were spread out pretty evenly throughout the evening.
Get the full list of 2019 Saturn Award winners below. Read More »
Hero Complex Gallery has reopened in an all-new location at 1050 S. Fairfax in Los Angeles, and they opened up their new space with Blacklight 3, the third show in a series featuring vibrant, electric artwork created with fluorescent ink that really shines when put under a blacklight. New entries in the series include pieces paying tribute to Blade Runner, IT, Beetlejuice, Skyfall, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Shape of Water, 2001: A Space Odyssey, John Wick, and many more. Check out the latest in the series of Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight artwork below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD with an “Alternate Universe Mode,” extending the film with some of the scenes deleted before they were fully animated. Spoilers for some of the deleted scenes included in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Alternate Universe Mode follow in case you haven’t seen them yet.
One of the deleted scenes has Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) watch a Spider-Man movie to figure out how to use his new powers. In Miles’ world, Spider-Man was not directed by Sam Raimi, or Marc Webb, or Jon Watts. The Spider-Man movie in Miles Morales’s world was directed by Will Gluck.
Miles puts on the director’s commentary to try to learn more about Spider-Man. However, the voice of Will Gluck was not provided by the actual Will Gluck. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were on a Television Critics Association panel for their Fox animated series Bless the Harts. After the panel, /Film asked them if it was Gluck.
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Conan O’Brien is back at Comic-Con this week with a whole line-up of new episodes featuring special guests who are over at the big pop culture convention in San Diego. And to mark the occasion, Conan got a whole new animated opening last night created in the style of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. You might be surprised where Conan O’Brien got his super powers. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch as VFX artists react to the visual effects in movies like Green Lantern, Avatar and more. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s dramatic actor roundtable with Richard Madden, Diego Luna, Stephan James and more, and listen as Richard Dreyfus does a career breakdown ranging from Jaws to his recent turn in Daughter of the Wolf. Read More »
The licensing agreement between Disney and Sony over Spider-Man means that Disney makes the majority of the merchandising sales, which gives no incentive for Sony to create cool merchandise for the Spider-Man films. This is a shame, especially with Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which was my favorite film of 2018. Thankfully Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles has teamed with Grey Matter art to present an official tribute exhibition for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. What that means is that some cool original art and collectible prints have been produced for this fantastic film.
We attended the grand opening of the “What’s Up, Danger? The Into the Spider-Verse Tribute Show” on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the gallery, and have video and photos from the show. Also, find out how you can get your hand on some of these impressive pieces of art.
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Earlier this year, we learned that an early draft of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had a scene that would have brought the versions of Spidey played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland into the animated world. But it was thought that the movie may already be confusing enough without tossing other big screen versions of the webslinger into the mix. We never heard what the scene entailed, but Tom Holland recently discussed what would have been a cameo for his version of Peter Parker. Read More »
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Here we go again! I’ve searched the web far and wide, and brought back several great titles for you to stream. Horror, comedy, indie, animated, and more! There’s something here for everyone. Unless you hate movies. In which case, what the heck are you reading this for? These are the best movies streaming right now, and beyond. Let’s get streaming!
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With every new thing we learn about the making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the more of a work of genius the animated movie seems. From the voice acting, to the heartfelt narrative, to the bold, technology-pushing, kaleidoscopic animation, there’s so much to love about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now the latest new tidbit comes from animator Emma Shih, who reveals how she used herself for her reference work while animating Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
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