Archive for November 2011

Hot Toys Jaw Dropping Previews Keep Rollin’ Out. Bespin Outfit Luke Skywalker DX 1/6th Scale Figure.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Hot Toys and Sideshow are teaming up on some Star Wars figures and the first one in the series is good old Bespin Luke. Official press release and pics below say it all.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Star Wars : Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit) Sixth Scale Collectible Figure. The movie-accurate collectible features two collectible figures per set, highlighting newly developed head sculpts with movable eyes, two figure bodies, two costume styles and highly detailed weapons, accessories and a light-up Weathervane figure base.


The Star Wars : Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit) DX series Sixth Scale features:

Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker


One (1) newly developed, hand painted head sculpt with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS)


One (1) newly developed, hand painted battle damaged head sculpt with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS)
Movie-accurate facial expressions with detailed wrinkles and skin texture


Approximately 30 cm tall
Two (2) TrueType bodies with over 30 points of articulation

Ten (10) pieces of interchangeable palms including:


One (1) pair for gripping unlit lightsaber
One (1) pair of fists
Three (3) pieces of relaxed palms


One (1) magnetic severed right palm stump


One (1) right palm for holding blaster pistol
One (1) left palm for force push


Two (2) full costumes including:
One (1) khaki jacket


One (1) tank-top undershirt
One (1) pair of khaki pants


One (1) leather-like brown belt with blaster pistol holster and pouches
One (1) pair of fabric camel-colored boots


One (1) battle damaged khaki jacket
One (1) tank-top undershirt
One (1) pair of battle damaged khaki pants
One (1) leather-like brown belt with blaster pistol holster and pouches


One (1) pair of fabric camel-colored boots
Two (2) blaster pistols
One (1) unlit lightsaber
One (1) unlit lightsaber handle

One (1) interchangeable severed right forearm stump
One (1) auto-tourniquet


One (1) light-up Weathervane stand which can be mounted onto the wall or ceiling and allows 90 degree movement

One (1) figure base and one (1) figure stage with Luke Skywalker nameplate and the movie logo

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Come Over, Waste Some Time With 12 Previews Of Upcoming Films… Welcome To The Time Vampire’s Trailer Town.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

I’ve got some of the latest trailers to some great upcoming films, and some sure not to be so great films. Either way you’ll have 10 or 20 minutes suck away you’ll never get back, but you will be up on all the top cool hip shit coming out. Your choice.

THE GREY- Director Joe Carnahan [A-Team (2010), Smokin’ Aces (2006), Narc (2002) ]

I had a first camera assistant show me this trailer on set a few months ago. He and a few other camera people I know worked on it up north in BC. Looking pretty rad for sure. It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent “man vs. nature” film, The Edge 1989 (Hopkins and Baldwin)  might be the last good one I remember.  Hope it lives up to the tension set in the trailer.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO- Director David Fincher [The Social Network (2010),  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Zodiac (2007), Panic Room (2002), Fight Club (1999), The Game (1997), Seven (1995), Alien 3 (1992) ]

This could end up being one of the craziest American studio movies ever made. Especially being released during the holiday season. It sounds from all reports that Fincher’s version will surpass the original Swedish film’s level of what I can only can call, brutality. There is a lot of strange brilliant dark storytelling going on in the Swedish film. I’m sure Fincher will grind out every inch of what that film achieved and much more. Can’t wait.

JOHN CARTER- Director Andrew Stanton [ Wall-E (2008), Finding Nemo (2003) ]

With the reported high cost of pre-production, production, re shoots, fancy dinners, limos, crew gifts, billed personal indulgences,  ect.. and the way that Disney usually spends a shit load on advertising it’s tent pole features, this film has to make a reported $700 million to break even. Wow. I’m really interested what a film with so much invested in it will be like. Might have to check this one out. Plus I like Sci-Fi done on a large scale if it’s not too watered down.

A DANGEROUS METHOD- Director David Cronenberg ( Eastern Promises (2007),  A History of Violence (2005), Spider (2002),  eXistenZ  (1999), Crash (1996),  M. Butterfly (1993) , Naked Lunch (1991),  Dead Ringers (1988), The Fly (1986), The Dead Zone (1983), Videodrome (1983), Scanners (1981), The Brood (1979), Fast Company (1979), Rabid (1977), Shivers(1975), Crimes Of The Future (1970), Stereo (1969) ]

I will go to see anything  Cronenberg does, even after having to sit through Crash and eXistenZ. I really love most of his work regardless of the few one that just didn’t work for me at all. With these actors and Cronenberg directing I’m thinking I will enjoy it quite a bit.

BRAVE- Directors Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

The two Cars movies are the only Pixar projects I didn’t love after seeing them. They have a formula that really works almost all of the time. The animation in the trailer look amazing, should be another great watch.

RED TAILS- Director Anthony Hemingway

A project that George Lucas has been talking about for a number of years has finally got a trailer and it look pretty rad. The aerial footage is super sick. Should be a great film for the war movie enthusiasts out there.

THE RAVEN- Director James McTeigue [ Ninja Assassin (2009), V For Vendetta (2006) ]

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL- Director Brad Bird [ Ratatouille (2007), The Incredibles (2004), The Iron Giant (1999) ]

The CG in some of the shots doesn’t look quite done yet, but usually it is the case with large projects to render shots to the last weeks before release. The real reason I’ll be checking this out in IMAX is because it’s reported to be playing the 9 minute Dark Knight Rises prolog in front of it.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN- Director Rupert Sanders

This looks interesting to me. It could defiantly go either way though.

THE DARKEST HOUR- Director Chris Gorak [ Right At Your Door (2006) ] Art Director [Fight Club, Minority Report, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Tombstone]

More low budget sci-fi. For some reason I want to see this movie hoping for something more than it will probably turn out to be.

RAMPART- Director Oren Moverman [ The Messenger (2009) ]

I’m not sure anyone can beat out Harvey Keitel in The Bad Lieutenant 1989 for the most corrupt cop award  but Harrelson will be phenomenal in this role no doubt, I’ll be checking this out.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK- Director James Watkins [Eden Lake (2008) ]

I think Daniel Radcliffe will find it easier than most to get away from the character he was tasked to play the last decade or so. most like that is because he’s a great actor. His reaction shots in this trailer and the atmosphere combined  creep me out a bit. Will be giving it a watch.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Hot Toys Nicholson 1/6 Scale Joker Is Going To Be Complete And Total Awesomeness.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Yesterday I posted some pics of the Keaton ’89 Batman that’s on it’s way from Hot Toys in 2012. So I figured today I’d bookend it with a look at the official images of The Jack Nicholson Joker from the same 1989 Tim Burton film. It really looks like an amazing piece of pop art waiting to take its place on many shelves right next to the Keaton. Wow, what they can do with plastic, paint and fabric now a days, just super. “Wait till they get a load of me…”

Enjoy the utter madness below.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned

J.

Preview Pics Of Hot Toys ’89 Batman DX Figure Sure To Please Collectors and Bat Nerds.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Funny how things are so cyclical with pop culture. The 80’s are back with avengeance in 2012.

Hot Toys revealed their 1/6 scale Nicholson Joker and Burton Batmobile at Comic-con in July this year, but the Keaton Batman figure was nowhere to be seen. Collectors were nervous that this meant issues might have arisen that would delay release. With the reveal of the official preview pics, Bat geeks can breath a sigh of relief, this shit looks spot on. I’ll let the abundance of pictures do the talking. Enjoy.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

In The Hobbit Video Blog # 4, Jackson Is All About The 3D. This Shit is Going To Rock.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

I’m really loving what I’m seeing in these video blogs from the set of Peter Jackson’s two “The Hobbit” films. A great look into the production of a ludicrous sized set of films.

In this 4th blog director Jackson brings some great technical info on the 3D process. The reasoning to shoot the film at 48 frames per second as the new standard in films, as apposed to the traditional 24 FPS is the biggest bit of info that will most likely change the way many projects are shot from now on. A lot of very cool stuff for us film/tech geeks out there in this 10:45 video. Enjoy

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.