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Warner Bros. Consumer Products Shakes Up Toy Fair Season With Humongous Licensing Programs, Including This Summer's Much-Anticipated Film Godzilla From Legendary Pictures

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Source: Warner Bros. Press Release BURBANK, Calif. , Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is storming into the 2014 Toy Fair season with an impressive line-up of global licensees in support of the Studio's beloved entertainment properties, milestone anniversaries and upcoming theatrical debuts. Leading the way this year is the highly anticipated film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla , which hits theaters on May 16 , and will be supported with an epic toy line-up from master toy partner Bandai America Incorporated, and many more partners around the world.  WBCP will also highlight Middle-earth with the long-awaited finale of The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again , supported by its strong roster of worldwide licensees. Additionally, The Wizard of Oz will lead WBCP's milestone celebrations in 2014, which will all see exciting licensing support from a number of cross-category partners this ye

Phasers Set To Kill - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Spock - One of a Kind Original Image

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Phasers Set To Kill - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Spock - One of a Kind Original Image $10.00 USD On Etsy Shop For Similar Item s Only 1 available This is an original 8 x 10 artwork created by renowned California artist Ken Hulsey. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND ITEM - No prints were created from this piece. The image from the famous NBC sci fi series "Star Trek" The collage is paper mounted on thick cardstock. History: James Tiberius Kirk was arguably the most famous and highly-decorated starship captain in the history of Starfleet. Over the span of three decades in the late 23rd century, he commanded the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, serving Federation interests as an explorer, soldier, time-traveler, and diplomat. Kirk's Starfleet service through the late 2250s and early 2260s was rewarded with a rapid rise through the ranks. Prior to stardate 1312.4, he was promoted to captain of an unnamed ship. (TOS: "Where

Federation Gothic - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Uhura - One of a Kind Original Image

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Federation Gothic - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Uhura - One of a Kind Original Image $8.00 USD On Etsy Shop For Similar Items Only 1 available This is an original 5x7 artwork created by renowned California artist Ken Hulsey. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND ITEM - No prints were created from this piece. The image from the famous NBC sci fi series "Star Trek" The collage is paper mounted on thick cardstock. History: James Tiberius Kirk was arguably the most famous and highly-decorated starship captain in the history of Starfleet. Over the span of three decades in the late 23rd century, he commanded the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, serving Federation interests as an explorer, soldier, time-traveler, and diplomat. Kirk's Starfleet service through the late 2250s and early 2260s was rewarded with a rapid rise through the ranks. Prior to stardate 1312.4, he was promoted to captain of an unnamed ship. (TOS: "Where No Man

Lot of Six (6) Alfred Hitchcock Movie Photos - Vertigo, Rear Window and Rope

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Lot of Six (6) Alfred Hitchcock Movie Photos - Vertigo, Rear Window and Rope $40.00 USD On Etsy Similar Shop Items Only 1 available This is a lot of copies of 8x10 black and white photographs from three classic Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers Vertigo, Rear Window and Robe. These photos are professional grade copies of studio images sent to newspapers, magazines and sometimes theaters to promote the release of the original movies. Theses photos look amazing matted and framed and will make a great addition to your home. A must for Alfred Hitchcock, Movie, or Suspense lovers! The images were printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The items will be shipped in an acid free bags with a protective boards to prevent folding or creasing. History: Rope is a 1948 American thriller film based on the play Rope (1929) by Patrick Hamilton and adapted by Hume Cronyn and Arthur Laurents, directed by Alfred Hitchc

Two Original Star Wars Publicity Stills - SW-K-39 & SW-K-41 - These Are Real Studio Photos Not Copies!!!

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Two Original Star Wars Publicity Stills - SW-K-39 & SW-K-41 - These Are Real Studio Photos Not Copies!!! $20.00 USD On Etsy Similar Shop Items Only 1 available This is a pair of original 8x10 black and white photographs from the 1977 sci fi classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. These photos are original studio images sent to newspapers, magazines and sometimes theaters to promote the release of the original Star Wars movie in 1977. Theses photos look amazing matted and framed and will make a great addition to your home. A must for Star Wars, Movie, or Sci Fi lovers! THESE ARE NOT COPIES! THESE ARE STUDIO ORIGINALS SW-K-41: A Great Image of the Rebel Hanger on Yavin 4. Photo is in fine condition with no tears or missing pieces. Photo of Y-Wing and X-Wing fighters with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in the foreground. SW-K-39: A Great photo of Obi-Wan Kenobi turning off the Death Star tractor beam. The Photo is is Very Good to Fine condition with two tears at the to

Star Wars Publicity Still SW-K-63 - Darth Vader

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Star Wars Publicity Still SW-K-63 - Darth Vader $8.00 USD On Etsy Similar Shop Items Only 1 available This is a copy 8x10 black and white photograph from the 1977 sci fi classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This photo is a copy made from an original studio image sent to newspapers, magazines and sometimes theaters to promote the release of the original Star Wars movie in 1977. The print looks amazing matted and framed and will make a great addition to your home. A must for Star Wars, Darth Vader, or Sci Fi lovers! History: It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans

Anne Francis - Wardrobe Still - Forbidden Planet - Color 8 x 10 Photo

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Anne Francis - Wardrobe Still - Forbidden Planet - Color 8 x 10 Photo $10.00 USD - On Etsy More Shop Items Only 1 available This is a copy 8x10 color photograph of actress Anne Francis posing for a wardrobe test for the 1956 sci fi classic Forbidden Planet. This photo is a copy made from an original studio image used to aide production teams prepare actors for filming. The print looks amazing matted and framed and will make a great addition to your Hollywood memorabilia collection. A must for Sci Fi lovers! History: Forbidden Planet is a 1956 MGM science fiction film directed by Fred M. Wilcox, a screenplay by Cyril Hume, and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. Forbidden Planet is the first science fiction film in which humans are depicted traveling in a starship of their own creation. It was also the very first science fiction film set entirely on another world in interstellar space, far away from the planet Earth. Forbidden Planet is considered on

"King Kong vs. Godzilla" and "King Kong Escapes" On Blu-ray April 1

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by Armand Vaquer Above, King Kong vs. Godzilla. Photo by Toho Co., Ltd. Blu-ray.com is reporting that King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes will be released on Blu-ray disc on April 1 by Universal Pictures. It appears that both will be "bare-bones" discs and will only contain the U.S. releases. No price information has been provided. The U.S. version of King Kong vs. Godzilla was the first Godzilla movie I saw in a theater when it was first released back in June 1963. As I have both movies on DVD, I will probably pass on these, but if either are not already in your video library, you many want to pick them up.

'Die, Monster, Die!'

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From Pop Matters The 1965 horror film Die, Monster, Die! resembles, more than a little bit, the Edgar Allan Poe Cycle of horror films produced by Roger Corman. Like the Edgar Allan Poe films, Die, Monster, Die! was produced by American International Pictures, features lavish sets and colors and stars a bona fide Horror Icon (Boris Karloff instead of Vincent Price). However, Die, Monster, Die!, ostensibly based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space, is much more than just a similar film from the same studio. This film also closely matches elements of two of the Poe Cycle films, Fall of the House of Usher (1960) and The Haunted Palace (1963). In that the latter film only borrows its name from a Poe poem and derives its plot from another H.P. Lovecraft story (“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”), this might bring us full-circle, however the similarities to Fall of the House of Usher are much more pronounced. In Die, Monster, Die!, tough American scientist Stephen R

Four Weddings and a Funeral's Mike Newell directing Day of the Triffids

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From Digital Spy The story centres around a meteor shower which blinds the vast majority of humanity. During the catastrophe, the strange predatory plants called the Triffids escape and begin to take over. The book was adapted in 1962 and most recently as a television miniseries in 2009. Newell directed Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and, most recently, Great Expectations. Neil Cross wrote the Day of the Triffids script for Ghost House Pictures. READ MORE

Star Trek TOS Cadet Series Ship 1:2500 Scale Snap-Fit Model Kit Set

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Star Trek TOS Cadet Series Ship 1:2500 Scale Snap-Fit Model Kit Set Price: $17.99 - Entertainment Earth $23.60 - Amazon.com The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Klingon D-7 Battle Cruiser, and Romulan Bird-of-Prey! Detailed decals included. No glue or paint required; snap-fit assembly! Classic science fiction doesn't get much more classic than the original Star Trek TV series! This Star Trek TOS Cadet Series Ship 1:2500 Scale Snap-Fit Model Kit Set focuses on the 3 most popular ships ever shown in the TV show, all super easy to assemble with no glue or paint required. The classic U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 is included along with the arch rival ships Klingon D-7 Battle Cruiser and mysterious Romulan Bird-of-Prey. The Romulan Bird-of-Prey and Klingon D-7 are unique tools and have never been available before in this scale as plastic kits. Thorough decals are included to provide surface details for each ship. Skill level 2. For ages 10 and up.

Rebuttal To Forbes' "Godzilla" Flop Prediction

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by Armand Vaquer Above, the Hibiya Godzilla statue. Photo by Armand Vaquer. It may happen, and it may not. John Furrier, a contributor to Forbes.com, predicts that the upcoming Legenday Pictures/Warner Bros. Godzilla will be a box office flop. He named it as number one of three big Hollywood productions that will be flops in 2014.  On Godzilla , he wrote: Following are our predictions and analysis for the Top Three biggest flops of 2014, in order of magnitude (net loss):  1) Godzilla . Hands down, “Godzilla” will be the biggest box office bomb of 2014. Godzilla as a character is box office poison. The fact is the last 3 Godzilla movies released domestically have flopped: “Godzilla 1985” made $4M; “Godzilla 2000” made a whopping $10M and the last attempt at a Hollywood-style big budget remake, also called “Godzilla” bombed so bad that its lead toy licensee went bankrupt. Had the movie made a profit the studio wouldn’t have just let the rights expire in 2003 without eve

The Young Jedi Wore Levis - Mark Hamill 'Star Wars' Revelations

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From Yahoo Movies One evening a long time ago, Mark Hamill sat in an early screening of "The Empire Strikes Back." Suddenly, as a crucial plot point was revealed, from a neighboring seat Harrison Ford whipped around and exclaimed, "I didn't know that!" Ford, who played Han Solo alongside Hamill's Luke Skywalker, hadn't been apprised of the fact that Darth Vader was Luke's father until he saw it onscreen for the first time. As Hamill recounted the story in a Reddit AMA chat on Wednesday, he revealed he was the third person on the planet to learn what was arguably the biggest movie spoiler of all time. "[Director] Irvin Kershner brought me aside and said, 'I know this, George [Lucas] knows this, and you'll be the third person who knows. If it goes out we'll know you leaked it,'" the 62-year-old typed speedily online. "I was terrified of being the one to ruin it." Unlike one of Quentin Tarantino's script

Forbes Hates Godzilla: Predicts Biggest Bomb Of 2014!

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From Forbes I wrote a prediction story on SiliconANGLE about the flops of 2014 in Hollywood. I got lots of emails on one of the movies Godzilla. It seems many in the “crowd” think of all the predictions Gozilla will flop the most. After the mega ton flop known as John Carter imploded harder than any movie in recent memory in 2012, costing Disney a $200M write down, several supposed “blockbusters” faced a similar fate at the box office in 2013. Following are our predictions and analysis for the Top Three biggest flops of 2014, in order of magnitude (net loss): 1)Godzilla. Hands down, Godzilla will be the biggest box office bomb of 2014. Godzilla as a character is box office poison. The fact is the last 3 Godzilla movies released domestically have flopped: “Godzilla 1985” made $4M; “Godzilla 2000” made a whopping $10M and the last attempt at a Hollywood-style big budget remake, also called “Godzilla” bombed so bad that its lead toy licensee went bankrupt. Had the movie made

Top 20 States for Bigfoot Sightings

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From Philly Lists Want to know where Bigfoot has allegedly been seen, heard or left some footprints? The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization has a handy-dandy database, with more than 4,500 reports, broken down by state and county. Pennsylvania, for example, has 101 Sasquatch accounts, making the state No. 12 in the nation and No. 1 in the Northeast. Allegheny County is the top county for sightings, which can't be too surprising since it's close to Ohio, the country's No. 5 state, with 240 sightings. (The BFRO even has a Bigfoot search expedition scheduled for September in Western Pennsylvania, and The Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society says 101 is a very conservative undercount -- it has documented many more.) In October, photos taken in Bradford, Pa., supposedly showed a couple of Sasquatch, but at least one skeptic had another explanation for the dark object(s): A tree stump or uprooted rootball. The reports range from 573 in Washington State to just 5 each in De

Star Wars Episode 7: Carrie Fisher 'confirms' return

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From The Guardian The three iconic actors at the centre of the original Star Wars trilogy will begin shooting JJ Abrams' Episode VII in April, according to Carrie Fisher. Fisher, who played Princess Leia in 1977's Star Wars and its two sequels, told TV Guide not only that the key leads would return, but that filming was due to start later this spring. She added that she was looking forward to getting back into character. "I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again – but with white hair," the Press Association reported her as saying. "I think that would be funny." Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker, yesterday refused to be drawn on rumours he will return to his best known role. In a Q&A session on Reddit, he wrote: "The only character I know for sure is returning is my friend R2-D2. He hasn't stopped beeping about it." Hamill added: "I'm not being coy, really. When I find something out, I'll let

Rosario Dawson Returns For Clerks III

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From Cinema Blend One of the stranger aspects about sequels is remembering plot points from the original. Some movies are kind enough to have some non-intrusive refresher. Others just take it for granted that you have a razor-sharp memory, and either you’ve recently re-watched the original, or it remains an active memory in your mind, no matter how mundane. Which is why when we sit you down to tell you that Rosario Dawson was in Clerks II, you rustle in your memory to recall that there was a Clerks II and that it was completely inessential, but Rosario Dawson was totally in it. Now you remember the sober-and-healthy Jason Mewes, you remember the pasty-faced Jeff Anderson, the donkey show… hey, you remember a lot of this movie, don’t you? And just in time for a Clerks III too. Wait, how did that one end? How is there another Clerks? Speaking to Den of Geek’s U.S. affiliate, Dawson revealed that Kevin Smith has confirmed that she’s in the planned third Clerks, though she knows n

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Signs Three-Picture Deal with Warner Bros.

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Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who was recently cast as Wonder Woman, has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., Variety has confirmed. We’re told Gadot will play the role in not only the upcoming “Batman-Superman” flick, but in a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film. The Israeli entertainment show “Good Evening with Gai Pines” reported that Gadot will earn $300,000 per film. The untitled “Batman-Superman” film was originally scheduled to open next year, but has been pushed back to May 6, 2016.

Batman 1966 TV Series Catwoman 1:8 Scale Model Kit

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Batman 1966 TV Series Catwoman 1:8 Scale Model Kit $34.99 - Entertainment Earth If anyone can get under Batman's skin, it's that most feline of foes, Catwoman! This model kit features a remarkable likeness of the sensational Julie Newmar as Catwoman. She stands about 9-inches tall when fully assembled, stacked with accessories like a whip, Cat-pistols, and cat statues, all atop a Batcave rock display base. Julie Newmar as Catwoman! Includes optional whip, cat-pistols, and cat statues. Requires paint and glue, not included. If anyone can get under Batman's skin, it's that most feline of foes, Catwoman! Featuring a remarkable likeness of the sensational Julie Newmar as Catwoman, this Batman 1966 TV Series Catwoman 1:8 Scale Model Kit stands about 9-inches tall when fully assembled. The styrene kit includes an optional whip, cat-pistols, and cat statues, all atop a Batcave rock display base. Requires paint and glue, not included.

"Godzilla: Awakening" Announced

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Legendary Pictures has announced a graphic novel movie tie-in, Godzilla: Awakening. According to We Are Movie Geeks.com : You can experience Legendary’s GODZILLA before it hits theaters in the all-new graphic novel ‘Godzilla: Awakening’, on sale May 7th Get all the info here:  http://bit.ly/GZAwakening   Co-written by Greg Borenstein and Max Borenstein (screenwriter of the forthcoming movie), this epic adventure, set decades before the film, is the perfect way for fans to experience the new Godzilla before seeing it in theaters.

2014 Godzilla Will Also Be Set In 1954

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Photo from the Monster Island News collection - http://www.monsterislandnews.com/godzillastill1.html From Cosmic Book News Some details from an interview back in October come to light revealing that the new Godzilla movie will be in part set in 1954 . As fans will note, the first Godzilla movie came out in 1954, and now cinematographer on the new film, Seamus McGarvey, lets it be known they will be going back to the franchise roots for the Gareth Edwards version. "On Godzilla I used the old C series anamorphic lenses, and for the section in 1954 I used really old vintage lenses from the early 1960s," McGarvey told Pushing-Pixels.org. "They took the edge off of the very vivid, sharp sensors, and gave it a distant period feel. That’s exciting as glass is coming back in terms of lending difference to each project that we do. It’s nice to be able to interfere with image, to sort of mess it up a bit." "For example, for the 1950s section on Godzilla

‘Monster bar’ attracting customers

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From The Japan News Gaping mouths, gigantic horns, piercing slanted eyes—with more than 100 scary yet approachable “monsters” on the counter and shelves, customers cheerfully chat about monsters at a bar in Nakano, Tokyo. Takao Nakano opened the Dai-kaiju Saron (big monster bar) in 2011 in a shopping arcade near JR Nakano Station, with the aim of turning it into a place similar to a mom-and-pop candy store, where children would get together. Nakano, 51, who also works as a film director, opens the cafe-bar on Wednesdays and the second Saturday of each month, renting the space from an acquaintance on those days. Mucho the hostess monster welcomes customers to the bar. Monster costumes and figures in the bar were made by Nakano’s friend, Piko-Piko, 45, a self-claimed “monster artist.” READ MORE MORE NEWS STORIES

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Viral Site Teases Possible Cloning Subplot

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From Cinema Blend By this point, I’m convinced the official Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral site, The Daily Bugle, exists solely to educate casual Spidey fans on the plethora of villains in the Marvel hero’s arsenal, knowing full well Marc Webb and his team can’t get to all of these dudes – or even a sliver of them – without cranking out at least 50 Spidey sequels. The latest villain tease by the site is Dr. Miles Warren, who is enrolling students in his controversial biogenetics class at Empire State University in Manhattan. If you picked up a Spider-Man comi c back in the day, you might remember that Miles Warren went on to become Jackal after experimenting with dangerous, non-ethical cloning methods. But before going completely evil, Warren fell in love with Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone in the current run of films), and went crazy after his beloved died at the hands of the Green Goblin . ( See my latest Comic Book Collector Report for more info ) There’s a much larger story

Avengers Now Captain America ArtFx+ 1:10 Scale Statue

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Avengers Now Captain America ArtFx+ 1:10 Scale Statue Price: $54.99 - Entertainment Earth $54.99 - Amazon.com Captain America comes to the line of ArtFX+ statues! Highly detailed statue of the First Avenger in the 1:10 scale. Cap measures 7 1/2-inches tall! Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ line continues with part of the Marvel Comics Avengers team with the Captain America Avengers Now ArtFX+ Statue! Based on concept artwork by Adi Granov created specifically for Kotobukiya's Avengers Now ArtFX+ series, Captain America comes straight off the comic page in a classic Hulk pose. Beautifully sculpted in 1:10 scale, Captain America stands strong at 7 1/2-inches tall, clothed in his iconic patriotic garb. Captain America features magnets embedded in the feet for extra stability on the included base! The First Avenger looks great on his own, but is even more impressive displayed with the rest of the Avengers team, also coming to the Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ line!

Star Trek The Original Series Fine Art Poster Set 10

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Star Trek The Original Series Fine Art Poster Set 10 Price: $34.99 - Entertainment Earth $40.99 - Amazon.com Fine art posters from Star Trek's original series! Beautiful retro-style prints from TOS Episodes 11, 55, 56, and 74. Limited to just a single run of printings! Star Trek The Original Series Fine Art Poster Set 10 is an amazing lot of fine-art posters that true fans of the Star Trek television show's original series simply cannot do without. Set 10 features 4 retro-style Star Trek posters from TOS Episode 11 "The Menagerie" Part 1, Episode 55 "Assignment: Earth," Episode 56 "Spock's Brain," and Episode 74 "Requiem for Methuselah." Each print measures 24-inches tall x 18-inches wide and is limited to a single run only! This is the tenth set in a line of retro-style art prints by artist Juan Ortiz that all take inspiration from The Original Series. There is a poster for every episode of the original Star Trek tel

Steven Moffat: Matt Smith is the best and bravest Time Lord of them all

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From Radio Times Steven Moffat told Matt Smith that he was the “ best and bravest time Lord of them al l ” when bidding farewell to the actor on the set of the Doctor Who Christmas Special . In the BBC’s DVD extras release of the Christmas special episode , The Time of the Doctor , the showunner is shown delivering his eulogy to an emotional Smith on the final day of filming. Paying tribute to him Moffat says: “I’m glad I don’t have two hearts because they would both be breaking at the moment. “I have a complaint against time travel. I would like today not to have arrived. Everybody: a big round of applause for the best and bravest Time Lord of them all: Matt Smith .” Smith is shown embracing Moffat and, in common with his predecessor David Tennan t, was then presented with his Sonic Screwdriver from the show. Smith also confessed to being too emotional to speak on the DVD at one point. The interview material also sees Moffat disclose that he and Smith agreed tha

Disneyland Is Remodeling Tomorrowland Based on Star Wars: Episode VII

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From IGN Add Disneyland ’s Imagineers to the list of people who know more about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII than you. The House of Mouse has big plans for Episode VII in its Anaheim-based theme park. Of course, these installations can’t be built overnight so the park’s designers needed J.J. Abrams to spill the beans on Episode VII's super secret story even before the script and casting are complete. “The Imagineers assigned to the Star Wars Tomorrowland project have now been debriefed on the characters and plotlines coming for Star Wars Episode VII that opens in theaters in about two years. The original plan for Disneyland’s Tomorrowland relied heavily on characters and plot points from the first three Star Wars films, with attractions like a Millenium Falcon walk-thru on the old PeopleMover platform, a wild Tatooine cantina replacing Tomorrowland Terrace, and a speeder bike ride through an Ewok village where Autopia currently sits. Those key attractions are all

Ogopogo: Canada's Loch Ness Monster

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From Live Science Scotland's Loch Ness may have the fame as far as lake monsters go, but for many monster searchers (often dubbed cryptozoologists), Ogopogo — a creature said to lurk in Canada's Lake Okanagan — is the most likely and best documented of all lake monsters. For cryptozoologists like John Kirk of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, "The catalogue of films and video of Ogopogo are more numerous and of better quality than anything I have personally seen at Loch Ness and I believe that several of them are very persuasive that a large, living, unknown creature inhabits the lake." Early Indian legends There are dozens of reputed lake monsters around the world, but what makes Ogopogo especially interesting is its previous incarnation, according to legend, as a bloodthirsty killer. Ogopogo , some believe, has its roots in native Canadian Indian legends of a beast called N'ha-a-itk (also spelled Naitaka) that would demand a liv

Airline Pulls Playboy Bunnies for Flirty 2014 Flight Attendant Calendar

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From Jaunted Bought your naughty flight attendant calendar for 2014 yet? There are some solid options already, like Ryanair's bikinis and AirBaltic's beauties, but Nok Air's bunnies may take the cake. Nok, a budget airline based in Bangkok, called up Playboy Thailand and collaborated with the men's publication to choose the " 10 Hottest Bunnies " to star alongside Nok's colorful fleet of Boeing 737s (and ATR 72s) for a 2014 calendar. There's no word on the cost of the calendar, but it's safe to assume that passengers may buy them onboard Nok's flights. This isn't the first time Nok has invited outside ladies to stand in for their actual staff. For their 2013 calendar, Nok partnered up with Maxim to shoot glamor models posing in and around their planes. Want to see what real Nok flight attendants look like? We flew the budget airline on a brief flight from Bangkok to Phuket and filed a full review and photos .

Raze Is a Grim Tale of Female Fights to the Death -- for Sport

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From The Village Voice Girl fight! If that phrase makes your pulse quicken, Raze may be the movie for you. Or, it may cure you forever of the desire to see women growl, bite, and brawl . Sabrina (played by Zoë Bell; read our interview with her) has been kidnapped, awakening in a barren cell, only to be thrown into a gladiator pit alongside another young woman. If Sabrina doesn't use her handy-dandy kick-fighting skills to slay her opponent, her daughter will be killed. Sabrina is one of 50 women who are being forced to fight one another to the death, all for the amusement of rich patrons watching via a live video feed. The stark prison Sabrina and a half dozen final contestants inhabit make the torture ... READ MORE MORE NEWS STORIES

Twin Peaks revival not happening, says co-creator Mark Frost

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From The Guardian Excitement around a potential revival of the cult TV show Twin Peaks has been quelled by creator Mark Frost • David Lynch's special issue of Guardian Film & Music Fans of David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks have long been hoping for more white horses, Log Ladies and slices of cherry pie since it finished in 1991, and excitement about its return exploded after a casting call for the show was posted online. But the co-creator of the show, Mark Frost, has gone on Twitter to call it "another strange baseless rumor". The callout from Sande Alessi Casting read: "Twin Peaks Promo. Directed by David Lynch. Shoots in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 7, 2014... Hot Caucasian girl – Brunette Or Redheads Only to play waitress. Age 18-27. Must have an amazing body. Busty, very period looking face ." There are reports that a Blu-Ray boxset of the show is being prepared, with spin-off film Fire Walk With Me included. READ MORE MORE NEWS

Matt Reeves Will Return to Direct ‘Planet of the Apes 3′

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From Variety 20th Century Fox appears to be happy (and confident) with Matt Reeves’ work on the upcoming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” having already enlisted him to direct the next installment, too. The third “ Planet of the Apes ” feature is currently untitled and Chernin Entertainment will return as producers. Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the news. The franchise is a major priority for the studio after “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” overperformed grossing $482 million at the box office while also receiving very favorable reviews when it was released in the summer of 2011. The sequel, starring Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis and Gary Oldman, will open July 11. Reeves is repped by CAA. MORE NEWS STORIES

Katee Sackhoff Playfully Lobbies J.J. Abrams For A Star Wars Audition

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From Cinema Blend Everybody wants to be in the Star Wars: Episode VII . Strike that. Let me clarify. If you are a working actor, you likely would trade an immediate family member for the opportunity to audition before J.J. Abrams and the LucasFilm team for a role in the upcoming sequel. It isn’t news to say that someone wants to be in the movie, but we’re shining a light on this particular person because we tend to agree she’d be an excellent fit. Katee Sackhoff wants Abrams’ attention. In an interview with Total Film (shared via ComingSoon), the badass Battlestar Galactica star used her time with a reporter to state how much she adores the Star Wars universe, how important her voice work on The Clone Wars was, and how she’d do anything to once again be part of that world (sung in the best Little Mermaid voice we could muster). Sackhoff said: " Star War s meant everything to me growing up. Star Wars was, I mean, it was the first time I remember seeing three movies that

Cheers to the aliens: Sci-Fi Hotel, Giger Bar coming to US?

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From Cnet When Andy Davies, founder of Sci-Fi Hotel, decided to move forward with plans to build a "cat tree for geeks" (his words), it seemed a no-brainer that he would have to include an out-of-this-world bar to toast his accomplishment. To this end, Davies set up a meeting with Swiss artist H.R. Giger to talk about bringing a version of Switzerland's famous Giger Bar to the United States. The H.R. Giger Bar is a work of art in itself, boasting a comprehensive "Alien" biomechanical environment -- from floor to ceiling to furniture -- all designed by the artist. In addition to the bar at the Chateau St. Germain in Gruyeres (which opened in 2003), there's also one in Giger's birthplace of Chur, Switzerland, (which opened in 1992). The Gruyeres location is also part of the Museum H.R. Giger. READ MORE

'X-Men: Apocalypse': Bryan Singer teases new film 'will address mutant origins' -- Exclusive

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From Entertainment Weekly X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn’t come out until May but director Bryan Singer has already begun teasing fans with details on Past‘s planned follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse, tentatively set for release in 2016. First, there was the cryptic announcement tweet in early December. Then, he tweeted a photo of a work session with Past writer Simon Kinberg and X2 scribes Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty. The question is Will Singer direct this X-Men installment? Maybe. “I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it,” says the director. “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.” While this summer’s The Wolverine introduced the plot for Past in its final moments, Singer reveals he’s still not sure whether Past will feature an Apocalypse tease. “I’m still deciding that,” he says. “Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.” READ MORE

Rocky and Bullwinkle Mr. Peabody Pop! Vinyl Figure

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Rocky and Bullwinkle Mr. Peabody Pop! Vinyl Figure Price $9.99 - Entertainment Earth Mr. Peabody - the world's smartest inhabitant - is coming to you in the Pop! Vinyl form! This Rocky and Bullwinkle Mr. Peabody Pop! Vinyl Figure features the dog genius in all his classic splendor, a knowing look on his bespectacled face. Measuring 3 3/4-inches tall, fans of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, specifically the segments with Mr. Peabody and Sherman, will not want to miss out on this great stylized vinyl figure! Shop For Similar Items

Doctor Who: A new era begins as Peter Capaldi starts filming today

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From Radio Times For Doctor Who fans today is the beginning of a new era – the day Peter Capaldi films his first full episodes as the Doctor. Those eager to find out what Capaldi's Time Lord will be wearing after he sheds Matt Smith's tweed jacket, will be scouring the internet for details of the Cardiff location where filming will take place for the eighth series. Capaldi has already got into the spirit of his new life by attending Sunday’s screening at Bafta Cymru of the second Sherlock episode, another show overseen by Doctor Who stalwarts Mark Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat. Already, his approach to the role has been the subject of fevered speculation, with a generation of fans unused to a more seasoned actor playing the Doctor. At 55, Capaldi is just two months younger than the first and oldest Doctor, William Hartnell, when the first ever episode aired – while Matt Smith was just 26 when he took on the role. Details of the costume are being kept firm

Godzilla: the legendary monster's greatest movies

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From Yahoo! COMMENT | As the latest take on 'Godzilla' comes stomping portentously in our direction, we cast an eye back over some of the highlights of the long-running monster movie series. Despite how universally known and loved Toho's King of the Monsters is, it can be a challenge for UK-based viewers nowadays to get to know him. Not only is he in so very many movies - Gareth Edwards' 2014 film will be the 30th - but they can also prove tricky to come by, as the vast majority of them are not widely available on Region 2 DVD. But, if you're either a Godzilla novice or a one-time fan looking to get re- acquainted, and you've got the time and money to spare (plus a region-free DVD player) - here, to this writer's mind, are the true essentials that'll really give you a sense of what the Big G is all about. Oh, and in case this doesn't go without saying, the 1998 Hollywood production from Roland Emmerich most definitely does not belong on th

North Carolina politician pens resignation letter in Klingon

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From Fox News Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina. Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the " Star Trek " TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez is calling the letter unprofessional. Waddell says he is resigning at the end of this month. His four-year term expires in December 2015. Waddell says he also needs to devote time to mounting a write-in campaign on the Constitution Party's platform against U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. Ken's Opinion - What's the big deal? I always quite a job by exclaiming, "Beam me the hell outta here, Scotty!" READ MORE

5 Most Awesome Giant Monster Movies From 'Big Ass Spider!' Director Mike Mendez!

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From Bloody Disgusting Epic Pictures will be releasing Big Ass Spider!, the movie that features a giant arachnid terrorizing Los Angeles, on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, January 7. In Mike Mendez’s (Real Killers, The Gravedancers) creature comedy, “The unlikely heroic duo of a blue-collar exterminator (Greg Grunberg) and Latino security guard (Lombardo Boyar) must save the day when a giant spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles.” To celebrate the release, Bloody Disgusting caught up with Mendez who shared his picks for “5 Most Awesome Giant Monster Movies”! 1. Them “Giant ants are pretty cool and you get the military versus giant ants. The effects were very innovative for the time. It’s one of the classics. Plus it was the beginning of the atomic age monsters. Also a great cast like James Arness & Fess Parker.” Ken's Opinion - Major kudos for listing "Them!(1954)" as the number one pick ... but any list wi