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Dwayne Johnson & Co “Rock” TNVC Sentinel NVGs in the High-Rise Action Thriller, Skyscraper (2018)

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Dwayne Johnson plays Will Sawyer, a former FBI HRT Operator turned private security specialist who must take down terrorists that threaten his family in the new film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
While TNVC remains proudly dedicated to providing our warfighters, law enforcement professionals, and individual citizens with the very best night vision equipment, training, and support, we’re not above having some fun once in a while, and we were happy to be approached by the production team of Skyscraper(2018) to provide NV equipment and consulting for one of the key action sequences in what is sure to be a riveting, explosive adventure for all audiences!

TNVC team member Charles “Chip” Lasky and Buck Doyle on set with members of the cast to provide military consulting along with NV equipment during the film’s production—look for Chip and TNVC in the credits!

TNVC is proud to have been able to support this production and to help make the film come to life, be sure to check it out!

Skyscraper opens in theaters today, Friday, July 13th, starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, and Roland Møller, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, and is distributed by Universal Pictures.

MANDY – Official Trailer

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

It’s described as an action horror film. It looks like a trippy, bloody grindhouse film, and it stars Nicholas Cage. Sign me up.

MANDY premiers in theaters September 14th.

The Evil Dead – A Nightmare Reimagined

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Joe LoDuca, a prolific composer for film and television, was commissioned to reissue his score for the original ‘The Evil Dead’ film. Because he owns the rights to the score, but not the recording rights, he revisited the entire score with new recordings, which were produced with this in mind: “Knowing what I now know, how would I write for that ensemble today?”

The entire album can be listened to via the player above, including a more subdued version of the track ‘Building The Deathcoaster’ from Army of Darkness.

You can purchase the digital album through the link below.

mondotees.bandcamp.com/album/the-evil-dead-a-nightmare-reimagined

Anovos – Luke Skywalker ‘Red Five’ Prop Replica Helmet

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Anvos, noted movie and television prop replica maker, is releasing a movie-accurate replica of Luke Skywalker’s ‘Red Five’ Rebel Pilot Helmet from the Battle of Yavin AKA the destruction of the Death Star. Created from digital scans, as well as measurements of the original prop and references from screen-used production assets, this helmet features an exterior made of ABS plastic with a fully-lined interior, including comlink boom and earcup cushions. This helmet is adjustable, however only up to a US 8 hat size.

As is usually the case with products like these, it’s available as for pre-order, and is estimated to be available on January 2019.

www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-luke-skywalker-rebel-pilot-helmet-prop-replica

The Wrong Goddamn Rec Room

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Truly, Tremors is an American movie classic.

TANK – A Short Film By Stu Maschwitz

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Battlezone was a bit before my time, however I still played it extensively thanks to console ports of arcade games. Stu Maschwitz, of film effects software company Red Giant, created this short film called TANK, with visuals very much inspired by games like Battlezone. The retro aesthetic and great synth soundtrack make it a pretty good watch.

You can check out more of Red Giant’s work at their YouTube channel here.

‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ Official Poster

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The only reason I’m posting this poster (heh) is because of that crazy shooting stance taken by Rebecca Ferguson’s character. I guess it’s a kind of point shooting?

Anyway, ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ comes to theaters on July 27, 2018.

The Predators – Teaser Trailer

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

It’s kinda funny: Shane Black was in the first Predator, now he’s written and is directing the latest movie in the franchise.

The Predators premiers in theaters September 14, 2018.

Regal Robot – Star Wars Emperor Throne Armchair

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Here’s a great addition to any nerd cave, provided the price doesn’t scare you away. Regal Robot’s Emperor Throne Armchair is inspired by Emperor Palpatine’s throne, and features two-tone faux leather in black and purple, and swivels on a polished chrome base. It’s made-to-order, but at $1499, it’s pretty pricy. Then again, can you put a price on setting up this chair, and swiveling to the attention of anyone who walks into the room?

www.regalrobot.com/shop/star-wars/custom-starwars-furniture/emperor-throne-armchair

The Equalizer 2 – Official Trailer

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The first ‘The Equalizer’ was a 2014 movie staring Denzel Washington, and was based on the 1980s tv series of the same name. It’s a pretty entertaining film, so of course they decided to do a sequel.

It comes out July 20th, 2018.

Blast From The Past – Internet Movie Firearms Database

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

I’m sure you know about the Internet Movie Database, or imdb.com, another one of those internet time sinks that has information on almost every movie ever along with almost every actor ever, the parts they’ve played, etc. Since this is the internet, where just about any damn thing can be found, and copycats are common, somebody made a similar site in the form of a Wiki, but with firearms as the primary focus instead of movies and actors, even calling it the internet movie firearms database. On the site, you can look up what movies, television shows, and video games a firearm has been in, what firearms a movie, television show, or video game has featured, and even what firearms and in what show/movie/video game an actor has used.

It’s pretty exhaustive, which makes games of 6-degrees-of-a-Beretta-92F all the easier to play.

imfdb.org

Deadpool 2 Final Trailer

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

This trailer features profanity, violence, and an amusing callback to a certain scene in X-Men Origins: Wolverine near the end.

Deadpool 2 released in theaters May 18th.

Hotel Artemis

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

It has a Continental from John Wick feel, but with more 3D printed guns, and former professional wrestlers turned actors.

Hotel Artemis premiers in theaters June 8th, 2018.

Deadpool 2 – The Trailer

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

David Leitch’s influence is clear in this footage, with what action scenes on display being pretty well choreographed.

Deadpool 2 releases in theaters May 18th, 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War – Official Trailer

Friday, March 16th, 2018

I reiterate:

10 years and 18 movies, all leading up to a giant, purple Josh Brolin beating a bunch of super heroes around with his golden pimp glove for two hours straight.

In theaters April 27.

STAR WARS Original Trailer (Restored) – 1976

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

With Disney having no plans to release the unaltered trilogy to the public market, we have to make due with fan efforts. Efforts such as this project from YouTube channel The ReDiscovered Future, which restores the original 1976 Star Wars trailer using cleaned footage and scenes from the Star Wars Despecialized Edition.

Blade Runner 2049 | VFX Breakdown | Framestore

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Visual Effects house Framestore released this video that serves as a breakdown of the VFX they provided for Blade Runner 2049. It really goes to show how, when done right, CGI can greatly enhance the visual quality of a film.

Deadpool, Meet Cable

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Yeah, it’s that kinda movie.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Let’s be honest, no one’s going to feel right playing roles originally filled by Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams, plus ‘The Last Jedi’ was a dumpster fire.

The Cloverfield Paradox Trailer

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

The Cloverfield Paradox was is the latest movie in the Cloverfield series, and was in a bit of a distribution hell until being picked up by Netflix. It also premiered tonight, immediately after the Super Bowl.

Ant-Man And The Wasp Trailer

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

The Marvel franchise just keeps chugging along.

I’m personally waiting for a proper Howard the Duck movie.

Timelapse of Death Star Construction

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Timelapse of Death Star Construction from Outside Hollywood on Vimeo.

Building a moon-sized fully armed and operational battlestation takes time, as demonstrated by this animation created by brothers Isaac and Benjamin Botkin.

The Star Wars: Concept Trailer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Star Wars: Concept Trailer from The DAVE School on Vimeo.

About four decades ago, in this very galaxy, a film maker by the name of George Lucas penned material for a space opera film called ‘The Star Wars’. The idea transformed over time into the Star Wars franchise as we know it today, but during production of the initial idea, Lucas hired noted conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie to paint scenes of the developing script, to show off to the studio. Using this same art as a reference, a team of graduates from the DAVE School produced a trailer for ‘The Star Wars’, as it could have been.

There also happens to be a pretty good comic that adapts an earlier draft of ‘The Star Wars’. If you track down a copy, it’s worth a read.

READY PLAYER ONE – Official Trailer

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Based on a book with more overt 80s pop culture references than an entire season of Family Guy, READY PLAYER ONE takes place in the near future, where everyone uses VR headsets and haptic suits to explore and interact with a vast MMO world, in which the Willy Wonka-esque creator has hidden an ‘Easter Egg’ which will grant the finder control of said world, and a literal fortune.

Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

10 years and 18 movies, all leading up to a giant, purple Josh Brolin beating a bunch of super heroes around with his golden pimp glove for two hours straight.

Yeah, it’s going to be pretty neat.

Avengers: Infinity War releases May 4th, 2018, which, coincidentally is known as Star Wars Day (May the fourth… get it?). Interesting play by Disney on that one.