Mattel has revealed their 6 inch Multiverse line of figures from November’s Justice League film, and they are way better than the actual movie that their based on! These should be released in August, look for more reveals around SDCC this year. For now, check them out down below, Movie Geeks!
Source: Mattel Justice League Multiverse 6 Inch Figures Revealed
You knew one day it would come. Somewhere down the road once the PS4 was no longer an unproven system and Sony was well into creating a new catalog, the previous system would finally cease to be. Today is that day as the PS3 has officially stopped production in Japan.
The announcement was made on the Japanese PlayStation site saying that no new units will be manufactured, so any currently being made in the United States will soon follow. Sony said it would support the console for ten years as it was being released back in 2006, and it appears they kept that promise, despite the Xbox 360 (it’s leading competitor at the time) stopped being made back in April 2016. The system has sold over 80 million units to date and remains one of the most popular gaming systems ever made, even though it can’t compare in numbers to the total sold for the PS2 (155 million) in its heyday.
Source: Sony Ends PS3 Production In Japan
This weekend sees the opening of the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout ride at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA. The ride replaces the fan favorite Tower Of Terror and adds a new humorous mix to it! The reskinned ride adds several new twists. The action starts sooner and lasts longer. Visitors don’t know which randomized ride profile they are about to experience. The rapid drops and ascents are interspersed with video scenes filled with the irreverent and chaotic humor associated with the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie franchise.
From the outside, the otherworldly Guardians ride building may be the ugliest attraction ever built at any Disney theme park. Industrial power plant piping and smokestacks wrap an imposing fortress structure. The polarizing building is designed to not fit in with its 1930s Hollywood surroundings. It will take some getting used to.
Inside the queue, the old Hollywood Tower Hotel lobby has been transformed into an alien museum, where the Collector character from the first film stores his vast extraterrestrial collection in suspended glass cases. In a clunky video introduction, the Collector (played by Benicio Del Toro) explains that the Guardians of the Galaxy — Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon — are his prized possessions.
Moving into the Collector’s office, an audio-animatronic Rocket sets up the back story and explains our mission: Help the Guardians escape. The sophisticated animatronic raccoon looks fantastic and performs an impressive sequence of movements.
The basement boiler room queue area remains largely unchanged from the Tower of Terror iteration, except for a few set pieces.
Now onward into the ride video! Enjoy, Movie Geeks!
Fun Fact: A retro soundtrack inspired by the two Guardians movies kicks off the jailbreak bedlam. The songs, including “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley, “Give Up The Funk” by Parliament, “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, and “Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group.
Today on May 25th, 1977, a culture phenomenon was born. Memorial Day weekend of 1977 opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. While 20th Century Fox had little faith in a movie called “Star Wars”, the space opera from young filmmaker named George Lucas became a film that spawned a franchise that’s still being celebrated all around the world today! *even in space!*
With its groundbreaking special effects, Star Wars leaped off screens and immersed audiences in “a galaxy far, far away.” By now everyone knows the story, which followed the baby-faced Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) as he enlisted a team of allies–including hunky Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and the robots C3PO and R2D2–on his mission to rescue the kidnapped Princess Leia from an Evil Empire governed by Darth Vader. The film made all three of its lead actors overnight stars, turning Fisher into an object of adoration for millions of young male fans and launching Ford’s now-legendary career as an action-hero heartthrob.
Star Wars was soon a bona-fide pop culture phenomenon. Over the years it has spawned five more feature films, five TV series and an entire industry’s worth of comic books, toys, video games and other products. Two big-screen sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Return of the Jedi (1983), featured much of the original cast and enjoyed the same success–both critical and commercial–as the first film. In 1999, Lucas stretched back in time for the fourth installment, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, chronologically a prequel to the original movie. Two other prequels, Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005) followed.
After a successful re-launch with J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015, fans also flocked to the first standalone “anthology” movie, 2016’s “Star Wars: Rogue One.” In December, we’ll see the eighth chapter of the core franchise, “The Last Jedi”!
A knock-off DVD from China for the blockbuster sequel Fate of the Furious might be better than the actual movie itself! Check it out down below!
Usually poor translation skills are what bring the humor to the bootleg DVDs, but the Fate of the Furious is a special kind of Photoshop fun that drags Meryl Streep into mix. We get a stencil of the letter F with Vin Diesel looking menacing as ever glancing towards the stencil of the number 8, where Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is giving more of a confused look back at Diesel. The number 8 on the cover also prominently features Meryl Streep looking on at Diesel in awe, which is strange because I don’t remember Streep having a role in The Fate of the Furious! The Fate of the Furious bootleg DVD art definitely belongs in the pantheon of great DVD art blunders.
Source: This Fate of the Furious Bootleg DVD Cover Is Hilarious & Amazing