We’ve already seen Tamashii Nations' Spider-Man samurai action figure. The toy company has now unveiled their samurai versions of Captain America and Iron Man. They’re both pretty cool, but I especially like the Captain America figure.
I’m a fan of the mail armor and that crazy mask with those classic wings exploding out of the helmet! Damn! Technically he should be called Captain Japan. There are a lot of awesome details in these reimagined superhero samurai figures, and you can check them out in the images below!
Kong: Skull Island is going to feature one of the biggest and most monstrous Kong creatures yet! I'm excited to see how the story for this film plays out, but one thing I know from what I've seen in the trailers is that it's going to be visually awesome.
Legendary Pictures has released a new Japanese trailer for the film. It's brief, but it definitely packs an exciting punch as it teases the humongous ape. After you watch it, you might want to check out the Comic-Con trailer again as a reminder of what's in store for us.
The story for the new film follows a team of explorers who venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island to find the leader's brother and a mythical serum, confronting extraordinary creatures along the way.
The movie has a great cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman. Kong: Skull Island was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and it's set to be released on March 10th, 2017.
Sony Pictures has released the first two trailers for their upcoming sci-fi space exploration thriller Life. The movie brings together Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal as they play a couple of astronauts that are part of a team that discovers life on Mars. As it turns out, this life form forces them into a situation to fight for their lives.
I love sci-fi films that are set in space and center around the exploration of the great unknown. Life looks like it has the potential to be a great movie, and I think it's awesome that that Reynolds and Gyllenhaal have teamed up for it because I'm a big fan of both of them. Here's the synopsis:
Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
The movie also has a great supporting cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Life opens on May 26th, 2017. Below you'll find a domestic trailer and an international one.
Sideshow Collectibles has pulled back the curtain on their new premium format figures for Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Marvel Comic's Guardians of the Galaxy. These are two of the most lovable badass characters in the Marvel universe and I love how they are portrayed in these figure designs. Groot especially looks kind of terrifying. These are two guys that you definitely don't want to mess with.
I may just be a small, furry animal with a human heart.
There isn't much that were going to say that could make a heavy weapon wielding, smart mouthed, master tactician who just so happens to be a genetically modified and altered raccoon any cooler than he is already is. So, without further ado, Sideshow presents our Rocket Raccoon Premium Format Figure.
Normally we say something like, Standing at an impressive such and such inches tall. However, Rocket is a raccoon. The piece stands an understandable 10 inches tall and is the perfect companion to the Groot Premium Format Figure. He's the only one that understands the big guy, anyway. No really.
Perfectly capturing his leering charge and overly accessorized weaponry, the Rocket Raccoon Premium Format Figure should not only become a part of your Guardians of the Galaxy collection but he could lead them.
I am Groot.
It wasn't easy to capture a Flora colossus. Honestly, there aren't that many of them floating around the galaxy and, ironically, they're not fans of holding still long enough to capture their likenesses. Regardless, Sideshow is pleased to announce the germination and growth of our own Groot Premium Format Figure.
Styled out of polyresin instead of wood, the larynx of this particular Guardian of the Galaxy is a bit more stiff than normal, so you can expect even less conversation out of him.
Our Groot Premium Format Figure stands at a massive 22.5 inches tall with a width of 20 inches causing this unflappable companion of Rocket Raccoon to leave a staggering impression amongst the rest of your collection.
The Sideshow Exclusive variation features an outstretched and attacking arm with tendrils reaching out to grasp an opponent foolish enough to test his mettle against the massive trunk and intellect of Groot.
If you want to purchase them, click here and here.
We all know that the films of Quentin Tarantino are all in some strange way connected with each other. This is something that the filmmaker has talked about in the past. I've seen a few infographics and explanations of how this Tarantino universe connects with each other, but today I have a great video breakdown to share with you. It's was released as a part of Luís Azevedo'sBeyond the Frame series and this is what the creator had to say about it:
Ok, here it is. Quentin Tarantino confirmed that his movies exist in two different universes: The Realer than Real World Universe and the Movie Universe (they're separated in the credits of the video). Since they inhabit the same world, I tried to acquaint, or reacquaint them (see Vegas Brothers) with each other.
To do that I made tons of different connections, with two biggest threads: phone calls and the radio. Between inter-universal references I had fun with the editing and tried to highlight Tarantino's style.
I was torn between using all the references and visually point them out or even narrate them, or making narrative and let you find the references within Tarantino's universes. They're almost all there but a few I just couldn't fit in.
It's pretty fascinatingly done and I hope you get a kick out of it!
CineFix has released two videos that you've got to check out. The first offers a list of the 10 most emotional movie moments of all time. The second takes three of those films and breaks down the visuals of those scenes and what makes them so brilliant. These videos are really well done and I especially love the video essay that focuses on the visuals of emotion.
Movies have a way of making us feel, whether it's in the music, the acting, the writing, the composition, or all of the above (and usually, it's all of these things beautifully working together). But at its core, cinema is a medium of moving pictures so we chose the best visuals in movie history that evokes the deepest human emotions.
If you weren't able to attend NYCC this past month, you can see all of the cool cosplay that was being rocked by the talented individuals who made them. I've got two music videos here that were shot and edited by the Beat Down Boogie gang. As you'll see, there are a lot of incredibly impressive looking costumes that I think you'll really like.
A new featurette has been released for Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed movie that focuses on the world in which the story is set. The video includes cool footage from the film and interviews with Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel talking about certain aspects of the film. As someone who's excited to see this movie, I think it's definitely worth checking out.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
Assassin's Creed will be released on December 21st, 2016.
Artist Tom Whalen has created a couple pieces of awesome poster art to commemorate the greatness of the modern classic animated shows Rick and Morty and South Park. The posters were created for NYC's Bottleneck Gallery.
The Rick and Morty poster is a 18″ x 24″ screen print that comes in an edition of 300 that will cost you $40 if there are any still available.
The South Park posters are 12″ x 36″ screen prints that have a regular version that has a numbered edition of 300 and will cost you $45 and a variant that features a dead Kenny. That has an edition of 150 and will cost you $55.
Daniel Radcliffe will now be able to add "drug smuggler" to the list of characters he's played in the movies. He will play a drug smuggling pilot in an upcoming action-thriller called Beast of Burden, which is being directed by Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt.
According to THR, the story centers on Radcliffe's character as he runs drugs across the border while navigating and dodging the "Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cartel and others over the course of a day."
The movie sounds like it could be pretty intense. Radcliffe is always taking on crazy and different roles in films and it's always fun and interesting to see what he'll do next. Radcliffe was most recently seen in the indie film Swiss Army Man and in Now You See Me 2. He is currently set to star in the action-adventure film Jungle.