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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.

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.