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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.

Leviathan Group Partners With Nine Line Apparel

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Newport, MI (AUG 6, 2018)

Leviathan Group, a consulting company specializing in providing accurate tactical and military equipment assistance to the film-making and video game world, is proud to announce its new relationship with veteran-owned military apparel company Nine Line Apparel.

Leviathan has been involved with such films and shows as Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2, The Walking Dead, The Punisher, and others. They’ve now teamed up with one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the country (as ranked by Inc. Magazine) to deliver badass shirt designs based on their work in the movie world.

Current designs include the Leviathan Gauntlet, Leviathan Spoiler, and Leviathan Arrow.

You can find the full series on the web on the Nine Line Apparel website:

https://www.ninelineapparel.com/pages/leviathan

Big Trouble in Little China Vinyl Soundtrack

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Tomorrow at Noon (Central Time), Mondo Tees will be releasing a newly-pressed Vinyl of the ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ soundtrack. This is the first time in over 30 years that this album will be available on vinyl, and if it’s anything like the other Carpenter score releases from Mondo (or, generally, most of their pressings), it’ll be gone in a flash.

mondotees.com

If you haven’t seen ‘Big Trouble’, it defies genre a bit, but in essence it’s a movie about a bumbling, would-be Western Action Movie Hero ending up as a sidekick in a Eastern martial arts movie with a healthy dose of mysticism, and the humor of seeing him out of his element.

SHAZAM! Official Trailer

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

SDCC 2018 is currently ongoing, so we’re getting all the new movie and television show announcements. One of the standouts is the new SHAZAM! trailer, which actually looks like a fun comic movie, instead of the edgy grittiness of the Zack Snyder-developed DC Extended Universe films.

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.