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Bow down before Alex Dodson, the man who made this Darth Vader-shaped fire burner that's currently going viral.
The enterprising craftsman's business is called Burned By Design, selling a variety of pop culture-themed wood burners and fire pits.
He's been selling similar products fashioned to look like Iron Man, Batman and Ultron for over a year now, but it's taken an Australian customer to get his name out there.
Posting a video of his freshly-delivered Darth Vader fire burner to Facebook, the unnamed fan has seen over 12 million people view his clip.
Here's hoping George Lucas sees the funny side and orders his own Darth Vader fireplace rather than, say, ring his lawyers.
The latest film in the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is out later »
Yesterday, it was announced that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is getting an R rated extended edition release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this November. But fans who want to see it early and on the big screen are getting that chance. We have a new The Hobbit extended edition trilogy trailer, and it shows off some of the new, never-before-seen moments from the final chapter in this epic fantasy saga. And we have have new information on when and where the movie will be playing this fall as part of a bigger theatrical event.
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are thrilled to bring The Hobbit Trilogy back to select cinemas nationwide for an exclusive series of three in-theater events. The three movies include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on October 5, 2015; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015; and the world »
James Cameron started writing “Avatar” in 1994. Then he waited over a decade to start filming it because the technology he needed to tell his story hadn’t been invented yet. But even then, Cameron and co. found themselves developing new filmmaking technology to transport audiences to the lush 3D world of Pandora. Sometimes filmmakers work with what they’ve got when it comes to filmmaking tools. Other times they look at the script they’ve written and realize that to tell that story, they need invent new tech. Robert Zemeckis wanted a moving-camera shot of Michael J. Fox playing three different characters. Jim Sturgess needed to interact with actors pulled by an opposite gravitational force in “Upside Down.” The big screen adaptations of “The Lord of the Rings” books had to tackle ambitious, epic battle sequences. To pull all this off, technical wizards invented new software and camera equipment. Check »
- Emily Rome
There was a lot of hoopla this year over “The Sound of Music,” but that isn’t the only musical celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Beatles’ “Help!” opened on Aug. 25, 1965, and the general consensus at the time was that it was the second-best Beatles movie ever made.
When the quartet made their film debut in 1964 with “A Hard Day’s Night,” Beatlemania guaranteed box office, but artistic expectations were low. Whenever rock-pop acts had previously hit the bigscreen, they were often in quickie exploitation fare, such as “Don’t Knock the Rock” (featuring Bill Haley & the Comets and Little Richard) and “Twist Around the Clock” (Chubby Checker) or the dozen Elvis Presley movies (with Col. Tom Parker bragging that each film was completed in 15 days).
So “Hard Day’s Night” took everyone by surprise, even earning two Oscar nominations. That set the bar awfully high for “Help!” Critics and audiences »
- Tim Gray
If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, you probably want it to mean something considering you’re permanently scarring your body. After all, we all know that one guy who has a tattoo of Ralph Wiggum somewhere or the idiots who got matching Squad Tattoos in Kavos…
So if you’re a lover of The Lord of the Rings, why not make your next one of something you love? And if you need some inspiration, then look no further…
15. Simple, And To The Point. Instagram »
- Sara Weir
St. Louis-area Movie Geeks (and TV Geeks, and Comic Book Geeks, and Gaming Geeks and Music Geeks and Cosplay Geeks, and Fiction Geeks) rejoice! There’s a new Pop Culture convention coming to town!
2015 brings in one of the Newest and Largest two day event shows in St. Louis with Gateway Geek Fest. The event is sponsored by Tm (ToyMan) Productions who also host ToyMan Toys, Comics & Con. The event runs August 28-30 and will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo with some ancillary events at the Laquinta Hotel (formerly the Wingate) 13615 Riverport Rd Maryland Hts.
With over 150 tables filled with Vendors offering items such as Comics, Illustrations, Pop Culture, Steampunk merchandise, Character Clothing, TV/Movie Memorabilia (posters – autographs), Action Figures Collectibles and Much More. Gateway Geek Fest will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo
There will be Cosplayers »
- Tom Stockman
Last month, Lego unveiled new trailers for the upcoming video game Lego Dimensions, where we saw iconic characters such as Batman and Doctor Who in Lego form. Today, Lego Dimensions has released yet another gameplay trailer, which features beloved characters Shaggy (voiced by Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo (voiced by Frank Welker) as they get tricked into entering the Lego world. There we see them interact with Gandalf (voiced by Tom Kane) from The Lord of the Rings along with The Lego Movie's Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks).
When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The Lego Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Lego Batman, Lego Gandalf and Lego Wyldstyle journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations, and they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from »
See Also: New trailer for Lego Dimensions shows off Back to the Future, Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings and more
In the game, there is an ancient planet at the center of the Lego Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of Lego worlds to help him find these building bricks of Lego civilization. Some have agreed, others have rebelled, and only the combined powers of the greatest Lego heroes can stop him.
When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds, »
- Gary Collinson
eOne is releasing Gil Cates Jr's thriller The Surface on DVD, VOD and Digital HD on September 1st. Twitchfilm can get a copy of the DVD in your hands before that. When a plane crashes in the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan, the pilot is pulled from the wreckage by Mitch who has been stranded on his boat. Immediately suspicious of each other, these two strangers must overcome their differences to find a way back to shore. Together, they must fight against the harsh elements if they have any hope of making it back alive. The Surface stars Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash), and Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery). I've embedded the trailer below for you as well. If...
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Want to win “Strangerland” on DVD or Blu-Ray *And* movie poster? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries Must be in by 6Pm Est on Wednesday August 19th and winner will be announced on the 20th. The winner will receive the prize pack in the mail. Sorry U.S. Only. Thanks for entering and good luck!! Nicole Kidman leads the superb cast featuring Hugo Weaving (The Matrix Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, “American Horror Story: Asylum”) Strangerland is the feature film debut for award-wining director, Kim Farrant,whose short films, The Secret Sid of Me, Alias, [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
The crowdfunding effort to build a complete replica of Minas Tirith, the Middle-earth "City of Kings," is most definitely not to be taken seriously. But it shouldn't be looked at as a complete joke, either. The seemingly over-ambitious group of supposed architects who have gone to Indiegogo with the attempt to raise about $2.9 billion (yes, that's billion) are merely expressing themselves as huge fans of The Lord of the Rings. Or at least satirizing fandom in a way that actually showcases the imaginative, inspired and fun sides of being passionately into something like J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels and Peter Jackson's movie adaptations of those books. It's also a celebration of the creative minds (starting with Tolkien's) that conceived of...
- Christopher Campbell
Now that we're in the "dark" part of the year, i.e., the nine months or so when Game of Thrones isn't on the air, all we can do is wait for Season 6 to arrive sometime next spring. While fans of the show have to wait less than a year for new episodes, fans of George R.R. Martin's books have been waiting for over four years for the next installment, entitled The Winds of Winter. We still don't know when the sixth and seventh books will be released, but the Game of Thrones author recently told The Observer that he hasn't written the ending. But the tone he has envisioned may surprise you. Here's what he had to say, comparing his ideas for the ending to The Lord of the Rings, while debunking theories that the books will end in a bloody apocalypse.
"I haven't written the ending yet, »
George R.R Martin may have developed a penchant for death and destruction whilst spinning out the brutal, politically-charged A Song of Ice and Fire series, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s gunning to conclude Game of Thrones in a fiery apocalypse. Indeed, the author is targeting a “bittersweet” finale, one that will purportedly bear semblance to that found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal The Lord of the Rings.
Throughout the course of the acclaimed fantasy series, Martin has used Tolkien’s genre-defining masterclass as a tonal jumping off point, and TV audiences have seen glimpses of that all across HBO’s adaptation – Westeros’ long and bloody history, warring factions, and of course, dragons. Speaking in a recent interview with The Observer, the esteemed author cited the penultimate chapter in Tolkien’s Return of the King (The Scouring of the Shire) as the proverbial goal that he’s drawing inspiration from. »
- Michael Briers
It’s a hard-knock life for the urchins of Hardwick House Orphanage — and no spring picnic for the rest of us, either — in “Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism,” a chintzy children’s fantasy that summons the powers of suggestion, but falls well short of mesmeric. From the Potter-ized tweaking of the title — which replaces the possessive of Georgia Byng’s 2002 source novel, “Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism,” with a conjunction more suitable to J.K. Rowling acolytes — the film attempts to bestow Chosen One status on another British misfit with special powers. But the stakes are as low as the production values in co-writer/director Christopher N. Rowley’s adaptation, which opens simultaneously in limited release and VOD on Aug. 14, but seems destined for home viewing on only the rainiest of afternoons.
Bearing the slogan “Chin Up. Work Hard. Be Useful.,” Hardwick House is one of »
- Scott Tobias
“Game of Thrones” doesn’t allow many good things to happen to its characters, no matter how noble their quests are, but the author behind the books that inspired the hit HBO series is promising the epic story will end with a win for somebody in Westeros. George R.R. Martin, who writes the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series, told The Observer he intends to wrap up the massive story in a similar fashion to “The Lord of the Rings.” “I haven’t written the ending yet,” he said. “The tone of the ending that I’m going for is bittersweet. »
- Greg Gilman
From the very earliest days of cinema, practical effects have been the big draw for audiences. The very first films may have wowed the crowds with images of trains pulling into a station, but it was the fantastical made real that fired the imaginations of millions, and led to film as we know it - narrative flights of fancy which have entertained and made us gasp for well over 100 years. But the last 25 years have seen practical effects fall by the wayside.
Digital effects created in a computer took over, and allowed filmmakers to dream even bigger. But practical effects are beginning to make a comeback. Some of this is due to audiences feeling the CG burnout; no longer quite believing what they’re seeing, resulting in »
An early work by Jrr Tolkien will be published as a standalone novel for the first time this year.
The Lord of the Rings forerunner The Story of Kullervo will be released in the UK on August 27 and in the Us on October 27.
The novel focuses on Kullervo, a young slave out for revenge after the evil magician Untamo kills his father.
Tolkien began writing The Story of Kullervo in 1914 while studying at Oxford University but never finished it.
The fantasy writer once claimed that the novel was "the germ of [his] attempt to write legends of [his] own to fit [his] private languages".
The novel was published in 2010 as part of the Tolkien Studies collection, but will now receive a standalone release.
Check out the new story trailer for Lego Dimensions, the upcoming video game that merges physical Lego brick building with interactive console game play – and something that I’m Very excited to get my hands on! The game features an original story that combines characters and worlds from 14 of the most popular entertainment brands including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, Lego Chima, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, Portal and Midway Arcade.
In the game, there is an ancient planet at the centre of the Lego® Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of Lego® worlds to help »
- Phil Wheat
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy is generally seen as inferior to The Lord Of The Rings, so there wasn’t much excitement over the announcement that An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation Of Smaug and The Battle Of The Five Armies were going to be re-released in their extended cuts this Fall – but we’ve found something out about the longer edition of the final instalment that might pique a bit of interest.
According to Ropes Of Silicon, The Battle Of The Five Armies has been slapped with an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Does this mean we’ll get an additional interspecies sex scene between Tauriel and Kili? Not likely – apparently it’s just for “some violence,” and that’s it.
All of Jackson’s Middle Earth movies contain their fair share of PG-13 fantasy violence, with even a few decapitations thrown in for good »
- Mark Cassidy
Ali Fazal, who made news by featuring in Hollywood flick Fast & Furious 7, is in the news yet again. He is now all set to play the host to the Hollywood young star Elijah Wood (who is best known for his roles in The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit). While the real purpose of Elijah's tour is not the promotions of his next movie, it is basically a showcase of his hidden talent now known to many. Speaking about his visit, Elijah said "We (Elijah Wood and Zac Cowie) love traveling abroad and playing records, so we can't wait to visit India for the first time, buy killer records and eat delicious food!" On the other hand, Ali Fazal said, "Yes, I am hosting Mr. Elijah Wood and Zac Cowie. It's an exchange of notes. At the same time, it's a kick off for Elijah and Zac on their music venture. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
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