Go On A Memorable Journey With earBOOKS Latest: “MOVIES: SOUND! CAMERA! ACTION!”

earBOOKS is based out of Germany and they combine sophisticated coffee table books with music, thus giving enthusiasts something special.  Their latest release, “Movies: Sound! Camera! Action!” is exactly what the title implies.

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 10.28.46 AMThis gorgeous, over-sized hardcover has 220 pages packed with over 400 incredible color and black and white photos from some of cinemas best movies.  To accompany these amazing photos are 8 cd’s containing the memorable music from the films that have left their mark on the silver screen.

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 10.25.35 AMThe book starts out with the 1932, Laurel and Hardy classic, “The Music Box” and is immediately followed by the 1937 Disney masterpiece, “Snow White And the Seven Dwarves.”

Try to imagine Once Upon A Time In The West without its harmonica leitmotif, or the shower scene from Psycho without the shrill staccato strings – not the same movies at all, are they? Images and music are inextricably linked in cinema.

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This compendium therefore not only presents magnificent film stills, stories and facts, it also provides handpicked music themes from every film featured.

The journey takes us in chronological order from the black and white slapstick of the 1920s to the Golden Age of Hollywood. From the opulence of monumental cinema to film noir. From the variety of New Hollywood to the first blockbusters and phenomenal franchises to the latest big budget productions. Peplum films and Spaghetti Westerns, gangster epics and grand dramas, action smashes and science fiction sagas, this rich mix of genres brings together legendary films from almost 100 years, honoring popcorn cinema and the independents alike. Star directors, silver screen heroes and the artists behind the camera who have written movie history. And, of course, those who have written the music to accompany the pictures we see.

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Looking at the titles within you can see the diversity and the brilliance of each film along with the score that accompanied it.  Films like Casabalanca, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Psycho, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rocky, Star Wars, Blade Runner, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story, The Matrix and all the others that are included, once you hear the music, you are instantly teleported back to the film, your favorite scenes, characters, and even bad guys.

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 10.24.57 AMThis book is an absolute must-have for any film/ music enthusiast. CLICK HERE to order your copy of Movies: Sound! Camera! Action! and get caught up in the power of music.  Then head over to earBOOKS OFFICIAL WEBSITE to see the rest of their amazing catalog.

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“Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Coming To Blu-ray This September 8th

We had a blast in the theaters earlier this year when we first saw “Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and now we can’t WAIT to watch it over and over and over again this September when it lands smack dab in our living room.  Hulkbuster Iron Man VS Hulk?  OH HELL YES!

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Marvel Studios unleashes the next global phenomenon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve “world peace” via mass extinction. Now, Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)—alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) —must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind… if they can! This action-packed adventure is a must-own, mind-blowing blast!

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BONUS FEATURES:  

Digital HD*, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray
·       Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
·       Making-of Featurettes
·       Gag Reel
·       Audio Commentary
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

 DVD:
·       Making-of Featurette

Avengers_PaulAinsworth_Regularimage by Paul Ainsworth

The film will be available in multiple formats with release dates as follows:

– September 8, 2015 for Digital 3D and Digital HD
– October 2, 2015 for Digital SD, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray+Single Disc Blu-ray+Digital Copy), Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand

To see more amazing posters for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, CLICK HERE and check out all 4 phases of the Poster Posse’s tribute.

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Loot Crate & Bethesda Softworks Announce FALLOUT 4: Limited Edition Crate

This November, video game fans are in for a real treat when mystery box giant Loot Crate partners up with Bethesda Softworks to offer Fallout 4 fans something special.  Today the companies issued the following press release.

Loot-crateLoot Crate, the monthly geek and gamer subscription service, today announced their partnership today with Bethesda Softworks® to create an exclusive, limited edition Fallout® 4 crate to be released in conjunction with the game’s worldwide launch on November 10, 2015 for the Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.  

Fallout4_bannerBethesda Softworks exploded hearts everywhere when they officially announced Fallout 4 – the next generation of open-world gaming from the team at Bethesda Game Studios®. Following the game’s official announcement and its world premiere during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase, Bethesda Softworks and Loot Crate are teaming up to curate an official specialty crate full of Fallout goods.

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“We’re having a lot of fun working with Loot Crate on items for this limited edition crate,” said Pete Hines, VP of Marketing and PR at Bethesda Softworks. “The Fallout universe allows for so many possibilities – and we’re sure fans will be excited about what’s in store.”

Fallout4-2“We’re honored to partner with the much-respected Bethesda and, together, determine what crate items would do justice to both Fallout and its fans,” says Matthew Arevalo, co-founder and CXO of Loot Crate. “I’m excited that I can FINALLY tell people about this project, and I can’t wait to see how the community reacts!”

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As is typical for a Loot Crate offering, the contents of the Fallout 4 limited edition crate will remain a mystery until they are delivered in November. Quantities are extremely limited, so die-hard fans can sign up to be notified when crates are available to order at www.lootcrate.com/fallout4.

 For more information on Fallout 4, visit: www.fallout4.com.

Now if you aren’t familiar with Fallout, check out this impressive reveal for Fallout 4 at this years, E3 convention.  (Foul language is used so kids, please ask your parents before watching.)

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Here’s Your Chance To Own Some Insane Star Wars Art & Join The Fight Against Cancer

I’m a sucker for everything and anything Star Wars so when I saw these two stunning Death Star pieces over on the Sideshow Collectibles website they immediately caught my attention.  It wasn’t until I read further along that I realized that they are part of a much more important story.

DeathstarDeath_Star2Do not underestimate the power of this incredible original Star Wars artwork.

A gifted painter and dear friend, artist Dan Colonna has been an active member and driving force in the collector community for many years. From age five, Dan began building model kits with his two older brothers, and by his late twenties was sculpting his own creations in order to fulfill his desire to paint three dimensional figures. In addition to an extensive professional portfolio – having had a hand in creating many fan-favorite pieces with Sideshow over the years, from Dinosauria to Dr. Doom – Dan has painted well over a hundred pieces for private collectors, and regularly shared his expertise with others, as a contributor to AFM (Amazing Figure Modeler) magazine, as well as by offering classes and demos at Wonderfest USA and Monsterpalooza. Now, it is our chance to give back and support him in his time of need.

In late 2013, Dan was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Against all odds, he’s fighting an ongoing battle to overcome this oppressive disease, and it is one that takes its toll not only physically, but financially. Staying focused on the therapeutic nature of his work, Dan continues to spend as much time in his studio as he can painting, and is currently offering these unique pieces at auction to help fund his ongoing treatment.

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 9.22.10 AMThis amazing pair of signed oil paintings depict the first and second Death Stars from A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. Rendered on intricately cut and layered aluminum sheets, together or individually these pieces will be a most impressive addition any Star Wars collection. These auctions will close on Monday, July 27th at 7pm. Don’t miss your chance to own these one-of-a-kind works of art, and at the same time help out an amazing and courageous artist.

In addition to the auctions, Dan’s family has also set up an easy way to contribute a donation in any amount, and every bit helps.  Check out more of Dan’s work on his official website and Facebook, and follow the fight on his blog, Starve the Cancer

danandrhondaUnfortunately we caught wind of this one way too late and the auction ends later today, July 27th, 2015.  There is still time to place a bid or if these are out of your price range, perhaps just donate a few dollars to Dan’s fund.  Every little bit helps.

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Black Dragon Press Announces Newest Member: Yuko Shimizu

Black Dragon Press has just announced their newest member to join their illustrious ranks, Japan’s Yuko Shimizu.  Here is what they had to say about her joining their team along with some images of her first print with them.

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by Yuko Shimizu

11-colour hand-pulled screen print.
Size: 18” x 30.5”.
Flora Giglio 240gsm textured paper
Hand numbered. Edition of 80.
Printed by White Duck Screenprint.
£60.

We’re delighted to announce the release of PIERROT LE FOU by the inimitable Yuko Shimizu, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jean Luc Godard’s subversive masterpiece, produced in collaboration with StudioCanal France.

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With regular work for Vertigo, DC Comics, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Penguin books under her belt, award winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu is amongst the most revered names currently working in the field and has been named by Newsweek as one of “100 Japanese the world respects”. It is with great honour that we welcome Ms Shimizu to our roster and look forward to many more collaborations in the future.

PierrotLeFouYukoShimizuNoir1000pxPIERROT LE FOU (Noir edition)
by Yuko Shimizu

11-colour hand-pulled screen print.
Size: 18” x 30.5”.
Flora Giglio 240gsm textured paper
Hand numbered. Edition of 80.
Printed by White Duck Screenprint.
£60.

PIERROT LE FOU by Yuko Shimizu will go on sale Tuesday 28 July at 3pm BST (GMT +1) HERE.

We absolutely love this first offering from Yuko and we can’t WAIT to see what she comes up with next.

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Sony & MGM Reveal Sensational New Trailer For The Next Bond Film: “Spectre”

“It was me James….the author of all your pain….”

BOND24_SPECTREI grew up in Maine during the 70’s and 80’s and some of my fondest memories are when we would take the family to the local drive in to watch the latest James Bond film.  My passion for Bond films has only grown since Daniel Craig has taken over the mantel of 007 so today’s first full-trailer has me extremely excited.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 11.10.29 AMSam Mendes is back directing with a stellar cast that includes: Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes,  Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista as the mammoth muscle, Mr. Hinx.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 11.12.10 AMIn this, the 24th Bond film, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.  As an added bonus we have included two brief featurettes that go behind the scenes.  The first is about the two magnificent cars from the high speed chase through the streets of Rome, (the breathtaking C-X75 Jaguar and the equally stunning Aston Martin DB10).  The second shows the daunting challenge of pulling off the Day of the Dead sequence.

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“Spectre” shoots its way into theaters on November 6th.  Keep up with the film via the OFFICIAL TWITTER page as well as the OFFICIAL 007 WEBSITE.

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