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So far we have not been given a whole lot to go on with Disney's Tomorrowland. They are still holding back the goods. Tonight's big game spot is no exception. We get a bit more George Clooney and a quick look at Hugh Laurie. I would like to see a full trailer sooner than later. In Brad Bird we trust, right? We all know The Incredibles was... just that. I am not sure how mentioning Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is going to make your average folks say, 'Oh yeah. Now I am totally going to keep an eye out for this one'. Don't you wish they could drop The Iron Giant in there instead and it still have the desired effect?Sigh. How easily they forget. We'll be here,...
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Damon Lindelof, co-writer of Tomorrowland, brings with him an association to Jj Abrams, and Abrams’ so-called Mystery Box. As such, Tomorrowland has been produced under as much secrecy as Disney could manage. This only makes every trailer and glimpse of footage more exciting. This Super Bowl pretty much had me on the edge of my seat.
There’s a lot I know about Tomorrowland that isn’t anywhere in that trailer at all. Did you see any trace of humanoid robots, for example? But at the same time, some of that trailer sideswiped me entirely. I had no idea that rocket ship at the end was going to come into play – the business with the pin badge makes it look Tomorrowland is accessed through a kind of teleportation, not space travel, so I’m really not sure what’s going on there.
And that was our first »
- Brendon Connelly
Every year, studios line up to throw tons of money to air ads during the Super Bowl. The football spectacle produces gigantic ratings, which means a ton of exposure for anything that airs during it. As of a couple of weeks ago, only Jurassic World had been announced as getting a spot on the telecast, but with the big game mere days away we now have a better idea of what films will be vying for your attention.
The most intriguing one at this point is Disney's Tomorrowland, since we've seen next to nothing from that production yet. It stars Academy Award winner George Clooney, in his first blockbuster tentpole since 2007's Ocean's Thirteen. It's also being directed by fan-favorite Brad Bird, who's films have all been well-received. We're talking about a resumé that includes The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol. So this will be »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Especially when it comes to big-budget genre blockbusters, hype has become an inseparable part of movie culture. Trailers, teasers and teasers for trailers, along with a steady drip-feed of news, rumors and inside reports, all these are well-handled tools in Hollywood’s ever-increasing mastery of getting you primed and ready to slap down your money. Add the fact that more and more Hollywood blockbusters are based off beloved properties or tied to ongoing series and yearly top-ten lists of the most anticipated blockbusters or summer movies of the year can tend to look a bit samey. Oh really, you’re excited for Star Wars Episode 7? Well of course you are, it’s Star Wars Episode 7. Saying you’re excited to see it is like saying you enjoy oxygen or puppydog kisses.
Most of the most anticipated movies of the year, quite frankly, don’t need any more hype than they already have. »
- Thomas O'Connor
Mondo, the Austin-based company behind some incredible movie poster artwork and apparel, are getting into the toy business. The first toy out the gate is an astounding deluxe Iron Giant collectible figure, which you can now pre-order.
This highly-detailed beauty is even Brad Bird approved! You can watch the director geek out about seeing his creation come to life in the video below.
Here are the full details about the figure, which unfortunately clocks in at a hard-hitting $300:
We are thrilled to announce that the Iron Giant Deluxe Figure will be available for Pre-Order starting tomorrow. We worked to obtain the digital files used in the film to create the most accurate and detailed Iron Giant figure to date. As you guys probably know by now, we’re huge fans of the film and it’s been an incredible process bringing this hero to life.
The figure features over »
- James Garcia
Brad Bird, the director of the underrated 1999 animated film The Iron Giant, is playing with Mondo’s latest creation. “I want one,” he says. So do we. Thursday, the company is releasing their second toy ever, a 16 inch high end reproduction of the iconic robot. To raise awareness for the release, Mondo put out a […]
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- Germain Lussier
Just before Comic-Con last summer, we learned that the collectible arthouse Mondo was expanding their love and tributes to film and television by producing and selling collectible toys for fans to buy. One of the first toys announced as part of their new venture was a huge figure of The Iron Giant, the massive robot from Brad Bird's under-appreciated animated film from the late 90s. Well, the figure is finally available for pre-order starting tomorrow, and to help hype the sale, io9 was given a video of Brad Bird himself playing with the figure, giving his full endorsement, and maybe even getting a little emotional and nostalgic. Click to watch the short video of Brad Bird playing with Mondo's The Iron Giant figure: Mondo obtained the original digital files to make this collectible as accurate and detailed as possible. The figure stands 16-inches tall and has over 30 points of articulation. »
- Ethan Anderton
If there were ever a reason to scrimp and save to be able to purchase something related to one of the great animated movies of our time, it’s now. Mondo will release a deluxe figure based on the movie The Iron Giant, we have some great images of the figure as well as the release date and cost. Mondo has announced that the deluxe figure will retail for $300, and be available for pre-order starting tomorrow. That is certainly a lot of money to spend on such an item, but given the »
- Graham McMorrow
Clearly drunk on Netflix’s mass uploading of all 10 "Friends" seasons, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Friday evening that Jennifer Aniston would earn its Montecito Award. The fest’s prestigious accolade reconigzes a performer who has "given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his or her and whose style has made a major contribution to film." Previous winners include Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bradem, Naomi Watts, and Annette Bening. Sbiff honors Aniston for her "inspirational performance" in "Cake." "Once in a while a performer who we thought we knew gets outside of his or her comfort zone and shows us the unexpected,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling in a statement. “When that happens it is cause for celebration – and this is why the 2015 Montecito Award is bestowed upon Ms. Aniston." Aniston’s career is worthy of praise, though »
- Matt Patches
9 items from 2015
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