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Image Gallery for Studio Ghibli's New Animated Film From Up On Poppy Hill

3 March 2013

From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo, and The Secret World of Arrietty) comes From Up on Poppy Hill, the uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, From Up on Poppy Hillcaptures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and lush surroundings. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling »

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Photos: Opening Night of Ltd. Gallery's Comic Book Inspired Art Show 'MINTcondition Issue #2'

3 March 2013

Ltd. Art Gallery is a premier gallery destination for contemporary and pop fine art that specializes in showcasing the talents of top modern artists who draw inspiration from the many icons of pop culture. Ltd. Art Gallery is once again joining forces with Emerald City Comicon, the largest Comic and Pop Expo in the Northwest, to bring over 50 artists together to pay tribute to the characters and styles of the Comic Book genre! They will draw inspiration from their love of comics and graphic novels and create their own incredible interpretations of those worlds. Featuring The Art Of: Tim Anderson, Dane Ault, Patrick Ballesteros, Trevor Basset, Mike Bell, Barry Blankenship, Syd Brown, The Bungaloo!, Mike Capp, Daisy Church, Michelle Coffee, Scott Derby, Camilla d'Errico, Carl Faulkner, »

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New Emperor Stills Released Featuring Matthew Fox & Tommy Lee Jones

3 March 2013

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, The Fugitive), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the »

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Teaser Trailer for Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson's Upcoming Horror Film The Conjuring

3 March 2013

From New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Pictures comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. The Conjuring stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens, and Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house. Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy and newcomer Kyla »

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Random Blam! Saturday Night Live Spoofs The Walking Dead

3 March 2013

AMC's Emmy Award-winning series The Walking Dead is based on the acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The next episode of it's third season is scheduled to air March 3rd, 2013. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. In the highly anticipated new season, Rick and »

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Artist Spotlight: Samuel “Sho” Ho (Canada)

3 March 2013

This week's Artist's Corner features an artist that continuously blurs the line between fine art and innovative commercial work, taking some of the most well known pop culture iconography and turning it into highly sought after collector's pieces. Background Samuel “Sho” Ho is a professional designer/illustrator by trade but an artist at heart. Hailing from Canada he has had his hands in designing everything from fashion lines and diamond jewelry to furniture and athletic shoes. He learned his skills by working the designer circuit in Manhattan, New York, and was inspired to take up illustration from his Brooklyn roommates. Sho has refused to pledge to just one discipline of art and design so he continues to take on multi-faceted projects. He has worked with clients such as Marvel, »

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Extended Game Of Thrones Season Three Trailer Reveals New Footage

2 March 2013

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom and airs exclusively on HBO. The third season of Game of Thrones returns on March 31st, 2013. Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, Game of Thrones chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom's seven noble families for control of the Iron Throne; as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously »

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Sinister Sequel in the Works from Creators Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill

2 March 2013

Sinister, which hit theaters last October and is not available to own on Blu-ray and DVD, starred Ethan Hawke as a true crime novelist who discovers a box of disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror. The film was met with financial success, garnering over $85 million off a $3 million budget, and was also well received by critics. Now it's been announced that Blumhouse Productions -- the production company behind other popular horror properties Paranormal Activity and Insidious -- is moving forward with a sequel. Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who wrote the first film (Derrickson also directed) are on board to develop the tentatively titled Sinister 2 along with other behind-the-scenes crew members. At this time no »

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X-men: Days Of Future Past Adds French Actor Omar Sy for Unknown Role

2 March 2013

Bryan Singer returns to the director's chair of the film franchise he helped launch in the upcoming sequel to last summer's X-Men: First Class, which is scheduled for theatrical release in 2014. 'Days of Future Past' is a Marvel Comics storyline published in 1981 that deals with a dystopian, alternative future in which mutants are hunted down by government controlled robots (Sentinels) and incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria. X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Bryan Singer (X »

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New Batch of Promo Images for Oblivion Starring Tom Cruise & Olga Kurylenko

2 March 2013

Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy), Oblivion tells the story of one man’s journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind on a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. »

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Harrison Ford & Chadwick Boseman Featured on New Poster for '42'

2 March 2013

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with writer/director Brian Helgeland for 42, the powerful true story of the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers Gm Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both »

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New Riddick Movie Still Released Featuring Vin Diesel & Dave Bautista

2 March 2013

The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000's hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel. Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and »

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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn Comments on Internet Rumors & Casting

2 March 2013

Along with highly anticipated sequels to their Iron Man, Thor and Captain America film franchises, Marvel Studios is prepping to release the sci-fi actioner Guardians of the Galaxy in August 2014. U.S. fighter pilot Peter Quill ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons -- Drax The Destroyer, a green warrior with the deadly purpose, a giant tree-man named Groot, Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives and Gamora, an assassin and the last survivor of her species -- who have something everyone wants. James Gunn (Super) will direct Guardians of the Galaxy and also re-write the script which was originally put together by Nicole Perlman and Chris McCoyas. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, »

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Jennifer Lawrence Trades Body Paint for Body Suit in X-men: Days Of Future Past; Halle Berry Likely to Join Cast

2 March 2013

Bryan Singer returns to the director's chair of the film franchise he helped launch in the upcoming sequel to last summer's X-Men: First Class, which is scheduled for theatrical release in 2014. 'Days of Future Past' is a Marvel Comics storyline published in 1981 that deals with a dystopian, alternative future in which mutants are hunted down by government controlled robots (Sentinels) and incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria. Jennifer Lawrence, fresh off her Oscar win for Silver Linings Playbook, shared a few thoughts about returning to play the shape changing mutant Mystique (the role originated by Rebecca Romijn »

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300: Rise Of An Empire Title Treatment Revealed

2 March 2013

Warner Bros' followup to the 2006 Frank Miller created and Zack Snyder directed film 300 stars Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green and will be released in theaters later this year. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel "Xerxes" and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. News about the upcoming 300 sequel has been quiet since last »

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ABC Cancels High Concept Thriller Zero Hour Starring Anthony Edwards

1 March 2013

Zero Hour was written by Paul T. Scheuring (Prison Break) who is also an executive producer along with Pierre Morel, Lorenzo Dibonaventura (The Transformers, GI: Joe franchises) and Dan McDermott (Human Target). As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is "logic is the compass." But when his beautiful wife, Laila , is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries. Contained in one of his wife's clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it's up to Hank to decipher the symbols and »

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Anna Karenina Director Joe Wright to Adapt Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

1 March 2013

Wright, whose other for directing gigs were Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and the 2011 thriller Hanna, is delving into the fantasy genre for his next project. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane is the upcoming novel by author Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods, The Sandman comic series) that is described as a "brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale." Focus Features will be distributing the film. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left »

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Game Of Thrones Debuts 12 Season Three Character Posters

1 March 2013

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom and airs exclusively on HBO. The third season of Game of Thrones returns on March 31st, 2013. Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, Game of Thrones chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom's seven noble families for control of the Iron Throne; as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously »

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The Avengers Industrial Light & Magic Featurette Details the Motion Capture Creation of The Hulk

1 March 2013

Marvel Studios' latest comic book film, which has garnered over $1.5 billion during its theatrical run, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson and in now available to own on Blu-ray and DVD. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E »

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First Clip from Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder Featuring Ben Affleck & Olga Kurylenko

1 March 2013

Bold and lyrical, To the Wonder is a moving, gorgeously shot exploration of love in its many forms from the director of Tree of Life and The New World. To the Wonder tells the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams). Directed by Terrance Malick and starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem, To the Wonder is scheduled for theatrical release on September 2nd, 2013 through Magnolia Pictures »

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