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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Trailer 2

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

So this new trailer for the upcoming John Wick 3 dropped today. Clearly, the series is becoming steadily more outlandish with every installment, but of course it’s still worth watching, because you definitely want to see how John fights off the combined efforts of a city full of assassins and a shadowy criminal organization.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum premiers in theaters May 17, 2019.

Doom: Annihilation Trailer

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There was a film based on the popular video game franchise ‘Doom’ that was released in 2005; it starred Karl Urban and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, featured monsters which were the result of genetic experimentation rather than demons from Hell, and aside from a pretty cool first person sequence, was largely forgettable, and didn’t really do its namesake justice.

Somehow, this more recent attempt to bring Doom to the big small screen looks even worse – as you can probably guess by the quality of the footage, the effects, and the acting, it’s a straight-to-home-release production. Plus, there’s not even a Doomguy / Doom Slayer, just a bunch of generic space marines; y’know, the guys that got slaughtered by the forces of Hell before Doomguy tore through them with superhuman ability, and enough firepower to start a small war.

Tellingly, the official DOOM twitter account even released a tweet stating: “We’re not involved with the movie.” Whether you take the statement as a passive-aggressive dig against the quality of the trailer, or a pure statement of fact with no double meaning, it’s clear after the excellent DOOM 2016 and what’s been shown of DOOM: Eternal, that no one on those teams had any input in this film’s production.

No definite release date has been announced, but expect Doom: Annihilation to hit various video on demand services later this year.

Mondo Tees – Predator Tiki Mug

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Predator on a tiki mug? Yep, everyone’s favorite alien trophy hunter, now in tiki mug form. And, on the opposite side, you get Dutch Schaefer’s picturesque mug.

Holds 40 oz of liquid, and comes in multiple colors. Seen above is the Val Verde variant, although 3 other variants (Standard, Mud Camo, and Jungle Came Alive) are also available.

mondotees.com/collections/collectibles/products/predator-tiki-mug-val-verde-variant

Hellboy – Red Band Trailer

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

After a pretty unimpressive first trailer that set a pretty weird tone for the film, Lionsgate released a new red band trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot that makes it look quite more appealing; although I didn’t really dig the orchestral cover of ‘Smoke on the Water’. Anyway, David Harbour (of Stranger Things fame) plays the titular Hellboy, and his efforts under the employ of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense to stop The Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) from destroying the world.

Hellboy premiers in theaters April 12, 2019.

Ahoy – MP40

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Ahoy is back once again with another video, this time detailing the iconic German MP40 and its inclusion in video games and films. The video starts with a brief overview of the adoption of submachine guns in 20th century warfare leading up to the development of the MP40, and also briefly recognizes some of the contemporaries of its era, including the American Thompson and Soviet PPSH-41. It’s by no means an in-depth history, but it’s still an entertaining video that shows the pedigree of the titular submachine gun, and its influence on culture and entertainment.

For more of Ahoy’s videos, check out his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1jXbVAGJQEORz9nZqb5bQ

Chronicle Collectables – Terminator Genisys Endoskeleton

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a strong desire to own a life-sized T-800 Endoskeleton model, then Chronicle Collectibles has you covered.

Coming in at an impressive 78″ in height, the T-800 Endoskeleton model is based on its apperance in Terminator Genisys, and is based on both the original production molds, and digital files used for the film. Each figure will be custom made by hand, and features custom chrome plating, red LED eyes, and a removable brain chip, as well as limited articulation in the forearms and fingers.

The Terminator Genisys T-800 model is currently available for pre-order, and will be limited to 100 pieces.

chroniclecollectibles.com/collections/featured/products/endoskeleton

MetaBallStudios – Star Wars Size Comparison

Monday, February 4th, 2019

YouTube channel MetaBallStudios produced this video, which compares the sizes of various objects and beings within the Star Wars universe, from the lowliest lightsaber, to the grandiose Starkiller Base AKA the creatively bankrupt super-ultra-mega Death Star, and even planetary bodies beyond, up to Yavin Prime. Truthfully, the scale of ships and planets within Star Wars wasn’t ever really a personal interest, but it’s definitely interesting to see how vast some of the vehicles get, especially when they start dwarfing modern day cities in scope.

You can check out more of MetaBallStudios’ videos and content via their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwFuQLnLocj5F7ZcmcuWYQ

Mondo – ‘They Live’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Now on sale from Mondo via their Death Waltz label is the original motion picture soundtrack from the John Carpenter classic ‘They Live’. Composed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth, the score has Carpenter’s trademark synth sound, with some noticeably western-inspired undertones, and is one of his best. The album is available in two designs: ‘Formaldehyde Face’, which is a Reverse Purple and Blue Splatter clearly inspired by the aliens’ bizarre appearance, and the black and white swirl design titled ‘Annihilation of Consciousness’.

Now available direct from Mondo: mondotees.com/products/they-live-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-lp

Good, Bad, I’m The Guy With The Gun

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

It’s a damn shame Bruce Campbell retired from playing Ash.

Polar – Official Trailer

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Polar is an upcoming Netflix-exclusive film based on a web comic that was later adapted into a graphic novel. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a highly-skilled and respected/feared assassin who has retired but finds himself back in action and at odds with his old employer and various other assassins now gunning for him…

Look, I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not a John Wick copycat. I mean, sure, there’s a third Wick film due out this May, so the timing of the release is certainty (at least partially) deliberate. All the same, from what I know of the original comic, the source material stands on its own, and from the trailer the film looks a bit more overtly cartoonish as opposed to John Wick, which is still somewhat cartoonish, but in a more subdued manner.

Polar launches on Netflix January 25th, 2019.

My Southern Tactical – ‘Bounty Hunter’ PMAG

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Website ‘My Southern Tactical’ sells a wide variety of PMAGs with custom printing, for those who like their magazines to have a bit of flair. The ‘Bounty Hunter’ model seen above is, of course, modeled after the Mythosaur skull sigil made popular by its apperance on Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor. It’s even further detailed with the appropriate green and yellow color accents.

mysoutherntactical.com/collections/pmags-full-image/products/pmag-30-round-bounty-hunter

Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer

Friday, December 7th, 2018

You got farmer Thanos, Ant-Man, and Hawkeye’s return as Ronin, an identity he’s taken up in the comics after the events of Civil War, so pretty appropriate for this film. Sure, we all know that it’s going to end with Thanos defeated and things more-or-less returned to normal, but it’s the how that matters, not the outcome.

Avengers: Endgame releases April 26th, 2019.

MONDO – Francesco Francavilla ‘Planet of the Apes’ Poster

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

It’s the 50th year anniversary of the sci-fi classic ‘Planet of the Apes’, and to celebrate MONDO is releasing an extremely limited release poster by artist Francesco Francavilla. The poster is screenprinted, and sized at 24″x36″. Only 250 hand-numbered posters will be made available, and like many MONDO releases of this kind, they’re only be available on the MONDO website at a random time tomorrow, 11/30.

The poster is priced at $55, and is expected to ship January 2019. If you’re interested, keep an eye out on the MONDO website through tomorrow.

mondotees.com

Escape From New York – 4K Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

For those of us who are still a bit sore about the UK-regional exclusivity of the John Carpenter 4K Restoration theatrical releases, you can still get a hold of the limited release Collector’s Edition Blu-Rays. The Escape From New York Collector’s Edition consists of 4 disks:

– Ultra HD disk of the movie
– Blu-ray disk of the movie
– Extra Features disk
– Original soundtrack on CD

The set is also accompanied by the 4K release theatrical poster, 5 artcards, and a behind-the-scenes booklet complete with scene stills, articles, and an essay by film journalist Kim Newman.

This set is retailing for roughly 40 USD, and can be shipped to the States if bought from UK Amazon. The other 3 Carpenter films (They Live, The Fog, and Prince of Darkness) are also available.

www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-New-York-Collectors-Blu-Ray/dp/B07H53CVPQ

Once Upon A Deadpool Trailer

Monday, November 19th, 2018

So, this is a strange one: it’s Deadpool 2, but reedited to achieve a PG-13 rating, and it has a framing device where Deadpool is telling the events of the film to a kidnapped Fred Savage, who is essentially playing the same role he did as the kid in ‘The Princess Bride’. As far as the meta humor goes, it’s pretty Deadpool appropriate. Plus, Ryan Reynolds only agreed to do the movie if some of the proceeds when to a charitable organization.

Once Upon A Deadpool will be a limited release in theaters starting December 12.

Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 Watt Range

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

“Just what you see, pal.”

A classic scene from an equally classic movie. But, seriously, having that many weapons out on the counter at the same time is really dumb. Even if your “customer” wasn’t a futuristic killing machine covered in synthetic skin.

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer 3

Friday, November 16th, 2018

For a live-action adaption of a 90s manga series, this actually looks pretty decent.

Peter Jackson’s Highly Anticipated WWI Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Receives Special U.S. Release December 17 and 27, Presented By Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Tickets Go on Sale November 16 for This Two-Night Theatrical Event, Featuring an Introduction From World-Renowned Filmmaker Peter Jackson and Followed by a Special Piece on the Creation of This Trailblazing Documentary

DENVER – November 12, 2018 – Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Academy Award winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” to movie theaters across the U.S. on Monday, December 17, with an encore presentation on Thursday, December 27. The film is presented in 2D and RealD™ 3D, and tickets go on sale on Friday, November 16, at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Jackson recorded a special introduction to the film—which he has called his most personal—offering his perspective on why the film is important for audiences, who have never experienced WWI footage as anything but grainy black & white… and silent. In “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson opens a window to the past in a way that has never been seen or heard before, noting, “Restoration is a humanizing process.” The screening will be immediately followed by special content offering firsthand insights into what went into this groundbreaking feat of research, filmmaking and storytelling.

The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.

“We knew that partnering with Warner Bros. to bring this extraordinary documentary to U.S. audiences was essential,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Putting this documentary on the big screen via the Fathom network will further illuminate Peter’s work and allow moviegoers to see the impressive visual detail of the restored footage as though they were a part of that moment in time.”

Carolyn Blackwood, President and Chief Content Officer, New Line Cinema and executive producer on “The Hobbit” Trilogy stated, “This documentary is simply special on every level – it is an arresting and gripping way to humanize and honor those who served so bravely during WWI by using actual footage shot at the time and narrated with the voices of the soldiers who experienced it. Leave it to Peter to come up with a groundbreaking way to reflect back on a period in history that deserves another look.”

Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said, “With this being the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, I can’t imagine a more appropriate time to honor the courage of the soldiers who fought in WWI – what was then ‘the war to end all wars’ – many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. Peter has made history come alive through the medium of film, and we are so pleased to be a part of bringing his vision to today’s audiences.”

Awesome Movie Shootout Scene Appreciation Post – The Matrix ‘Lobby’ Scene

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Arguably the best scene in the best Matrix film. Pre John Wick Keanu still knew how to kick a lot of ass.

Updated: UK-Exclusive Theatrical 4K Re-release Of ‘Escape From New York’

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

On November 22nd, for one night only, select theaters in the UK are showing a 4K restoration of the cult classic John Carpenter film ‘Escape From New York’. This is in addition to ‘The Fog’, ‘Prince of Darkness’, and ‘They Live’, which have started showings as of yesterday, October 26th. The films has been restored using the original negatives, with color grading approved by Gary B. Kibbe and Dean Cundey, cinematographers who worked on the four films. These releases is courtesy of StudioCanal, a Franco-British film production and distribution company, which explains the regional exclusivity, but it still stings for John Carpenter fans here in the States and abroad.

However, the 4K restoration of the four films are slated for digital download and Blu-Ray release now through the month of November. Currently it looks like the home-release options are also UK (and likely Europe)-exclusive, however they could end up stateside, and hopefully they will.

Check out www.johncarpenter4k.co.uk for more details, and to purchase tickets for the films, if you’re in the UK.

Update: This might not be as UK-exclusive as I originally thought. While the news floating around is largely based around the UK showings, it turns out that ‘The Fog’ is currently having a limited release in theaters across the States. If you’d like to see it for yourself, do an internet search for ‘The Fog showtimes + your zip code’ and you might find a showing in your area. That’s how I managed to get my ticket.

No word, however, on whether the other three films are receiving a US release, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out.

Cold Pursuit Trailer

Friday, October 26th, 2018

First you think it’s going to be the standard ‘Liam Neeson is a badass and kills a lot of people’ plot, then the trailer gets a bit funny, although Liam Neeson is still playing a badass that kills a lot of people.

Cold Pursuit will be in Theaters February 8, 2019

Captive State Trailer

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Extraterrestrials take over and make everything “better”, but at what cost? It’s not a new concept (X-COM, Colony, Half-Life 2), but it could be good. It is directed by the guy that did ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, and that was actually a pretty decent film for a reboot franchise.

Captive State will be in theaters March 2019.

Sideshow Collectables / Hot Toys – John Wick 1/6 Scale Figure

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The man. The myth. The legend. John Wick, the titular main character of arguably the best pair of action movies to come out of Hollywood in recent memory (with a third on the way), is receiving the Hot Toys treatment, with a 1/6 scale figure now up for pre-order, exclusively from Sideshow Collectables. Coming in at approximately 31 cm tall, the John Wick figure features a battle damaged head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and detailed hair, beard and skin textures. 30 points of articulation allows for a variety of poses, such as John’s CAR shooting stance.

This particular figure is absolutely loaded with accessories. Although the figure is based on John’s look from ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, it comes with weapons and accessories from both movies:

– Compensated P30L with removable magazine
– TTI-marked Glock 34 with removable magazine
– Glock 26 with removable magazine
– Kimber Warrior given to Neo John by Morpheus The Bowery King, complete with removable magazine and case
– Kel-Tec KSG with EOTech sight
– TTI-marked Benelli M4
– TTI-marked TR-1 Ultralight AR-15, with removable sling
– Microtech Combat Troodon knife
– And, of course, a fookin’ pencil

Also included are 10 pieces of interchangeable hands, two Blood Oath Markers, and gold coins, both individual and in a stack.

This figure is expected to ship between July and September of 2019, with a price of $243.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/john-wick-john-wick-hot-toys-903754

NIX FX – Escape From New York Mac-10 Replica

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

NIX FX is a purveyor of high-quality, custom movie replica props, and they’re currently offering an extremely limited run of 10 of a replica of Snake’s Mac-10 from the film ‘Escape From New York’. The replica is (as expected) non-firing, and features a detachable faux suppressor with custom scope, and leather strap. It also comes with a display plaque and stand.

At the time of writing, only 6 were left, so if you want one for yourself, you’d better jump at the chance. The price is $425, with a deposit of $225 via PayPal to info@theforceforum.com required.

If you have any questions or want additional info, NIX FX can be reached via their Facebook page.

Throwback: Meet Boba Fett: Initial 1978 Boba Fett Costume Screentest

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Disney has been less than stellar with their treatment of the Star Wars property, however at least we still have the classics. And what’s more classic than everyone’s favorite bounty hunter who did next to nothing: Boba Fett. Above is a screentest of the original Boba Fett white costume, as he was depicted in the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art. This was footage that was revealed to George Lucas and company in 1978.