Watch The Second Trailer For Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell”

“They created me but they cannot control me…”

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Today we get a second, trailer from Paramount Pictures for “Ghost in the Shell” and it’s a visual smorgasbord for cyber-punk fans.  In this one we get a much better look at the “mystery” character from the end of the first trailer and we get to see The Major in action.  (Honestly, I could watch SJ shoot and beat up bad guys all day long but that’s just me…or is it?)

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

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Paramount Pictures’ “Ghost in the Shell” is directed by Rupert Sanders, stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt and hits theaters on March 31, 2017.

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Watch This Scintillating Featurette As Marvel’s “Infinity War” Begins Filming

“What we always try to do at Marvel Studios is we’re building the cinematic universe   look at the big picture, how can things relate across movies and across years…”

-Kevin Feige

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Kevin Feige is to Marvel as Steve Jobs was to Apple.  He is a master planner and everything in the Marvel Universe has been leading up to this, “Infinity War.”  Here is a quick featurette that talks about the six Infinity Stones and gives fans some insight behind what looks to be unlike any other movie Marvel has ever done.

“Avengers ‘Infinity War’ is the culmination of the entire marvel cinematic universe as started in may of 2008 with the release of Iron Man 1. It really is an unprecedented culmination of a series of films, interlinked together.”

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“We know they are going to face Thanos, we’ve been setting that up since Avengers 1. how do you do that in a way that is unexpected that pits the Avengers against somebody who is more powerful than anyone they’ve faced and yet make them completely unprepared to face him?  Well, tear them apart which is why we did Civil War before Infinity War.” – Kevin Feige

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“The most exciting part is the incredible roster of well developed characters and it’s going to create a really combustible, exciting, massive scale adventure.  Because of what Marvel is, because of what they have done over the last 10 years, these next two Avengers films will be an event like no one has ever seen on film before.” – Joe Russo

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We were geeked up before this featurette but after watching these three minutes and thirty seven seconds of hype, we are counting the days until is hits theaters!  Let us know what YOU think down in the comments section below.

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Dark Hall Mansion & Nicolas Delort Take Us Down The Yellow Brick Road With This Tribute To The Wizard Of Oz

“Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

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Since 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” has held a special place in the hearts of generations of fans around the world.  Based off L.Frank Baum’s original story, the characters portrayed by Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton and the rest of the cast have resonated with fans for over 78 years and today, Dark Hall Mansion is thrilled to release a new print that pays homage to this classic.  We share this joy because they have tapped one our favorite artists, Nicolas Delort, to do the honors and the end result is pure bliss and a trip down memory lane.  Here is DHM’s official statement about this sensational release.

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Dark Hall Mansion is pleased to share a project that’s been in the works for more than a year: DHM’s officially licensed, limited edition print release in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for the incomparable 1939 movie masterpiece, “THE WIZARD OF OZ,” by contemporary artist Nicolas Delort and available this Friday, February 10th!

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Nicolas’ powerful piece is all sweep and scale well befitting this classic. With a dramatic rendering in which the artist worked from original 1939 Oz production stills, his piece encompasses not only the Wicked Witch and her lair but the beautiful arc of the film itself, one that is, hands down, one of the very cornerstones of cinematic history to this day.

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The timeless influence and impact of “THE WIZARD OF OZ” on our collective psyche is as immeasurable and undeniable as is its impact on generations of creatives, not solely filmmakers but those in every realm of creative endeavor and we’re honored to have this officially licensed release as part of DHM’s ongoing Seminal Film Series of art prints.

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“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Standard 20″ x 28″ Edition of 280  $65
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Select 20″ x 28″ Foil-Edition of 10 (based on Std edition colorway)  $150

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“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Variant 20″ x 28″ Edition of 50  $95
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Select 20″ x 28″ Foil-Edition of 10 (based on Variant edition colorway)  $150

DHM’s limited edition “THE WIZARD OF OZ” fine art prints are officially Warner Bros licensed, hand numbered, screen prints and measure 20″ x 28.”

All prints will be available this Friday, February 10th, at 12:30 PM PST exclusively via DHM’s dedicated store page HERE.

Did you know…..

  • The studio, Metro-Goldwyn Meyer, outbid 20th Century Fox for the movie rights. Fox had wanted Shirley Temple to star.
  • The snow in the poppy scene was made of asbestos.
  • The horses in the Emerald City were colored with Jell-O, which they kept trying to lick off.
  • Dorothy’s slippers in the book were silver.
  • The Wicked Witch’s crystal ball was used as a prop in Boris Karloff’s The Mask of Fu Manchu.
  • “Over the Rainbow” was almost cut from the film for length reasons.
  • The film won Oscars for best original score and best original song.
  • The cowardly lion’s costume weighed around 100 pounds.
  • The Tin Man’s oil was actually chocolate syrup.
  • The Wizard of Oz was the first MGM film to be televised on a national network.
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Watch The First Full Trailer For Netflix’s New Marvel Must See TV Series “Iron Fist”

Binge-watch” has become part of the pop culture lexicon and we have Netflix to thank for it.  By releasing a full season of a series they have allowed us to plow through, watch at our own pace and spend back to back to back hours from our couches watching the shows we can’t get enough of.

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For us, those shows consist of favorites like Stranger Things, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sense 8, The Get Down, Black Mirror and of course, everything from Marvel.  Today we get a new trailer for the NEXT Marvel series that will consume hours of our lives once it premiers on March 17th, “Iron Fist.”  (13 hours to be exact.)  Here’s a list of all the episodes:

Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way” directed by John Dahl
Episode 2: “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight” directed by John Dahl
Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch” directed by Tom Shankland
Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm” directed by unknown
Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” directed by Uta Briesewitz
Episode 6: “Immortal Emerges From Cave” directed by RZA.
Episode 7: “Felling With Tree Routes” directed by Farren Blackburn (Rated 18 for strong bloody violence)
Episode 8: “The Blessing Of Many Fractures” directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Episode 9: “The Mistress Of All Agonies” directed by Jet Wilkinson
Episode 10: Title To Be Announced, Director Currently Unknown
Episode 11: “Lead Horse Back To Stable” directed by Deborah Chow (Rated 12 for mild violence)
Episode 12: Title To Be Announced, Director Currently Unknown
Episode 13: “Dragon Plays With Fire” directed by Stephen Surjik

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Here’s the official breakdown:  “Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.”

“Iron Fist”premiers on March 17th and stars: Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Carrie-Anne Moss and Rosario Dawson.  As you can see from the trailer,

“Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing”

…and we can’t WAIT!

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The Superbowl Set Some Insane Records & Gave Us Our 1st Look At Season 2 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things”

In what started off as a rather gloomy, disappointing Super Bowl, it turned itself around and ended up being THE greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.  Here are all the records that came out of the game that left us speechless.

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  • Most games by a player: 7 – Tom Brady
  • Most games by a coach: 7 – Bill Belichick
  • Most games won by a coach: 5 – Bill Belichick
  • Most points in a game: 20 – James White
  • Most passes in a game: 62 – Tom Brady
  • Most passing yards in a game: 466 – Tom Brady
  • Most receptions in a game: 14 – James White
  • Largest deficit overcome by the winning team: 25 points – New England
  • Most points in overtime in a game: 6 – New England
  • Most first downs in a game by a team: 37 – New England
  • Most first downs in a game by BOTH teams: 54 – New England/ Atlanta
  • Most first downs passing in a game by a team: 26 – New England
  • Most first downs passing in a game by both teams: 39, New England and Atlanta.
  • Most offensive plays in a game by a team: 93, New England.
  • Most passing yards in a game by both teams: 682, New England and Atlanta.
  • Most completions in a Super Bowl career: 207, Tom Brady.
  • Most passing yards in a Super Bowl career: 2,071, Tom Brady.
  • Most touchdown passes in a Super Bowl career: 15, Tom Brady.

(Source)

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Beside the amazing performance by Lady Gaga at halftime, our FAVORITE thing, other than the win, was the teaser for season 2 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”  We’ve been eagerly awaiting a look at the kids of Hawkins Middle School and the teaser left us ready and primed for a full binge session of season 2.

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Season 2 of Netflix’s mega-smash-hit series will premier on Halloween weekend and will take us a year after the events of season 1.  It looks like some big things are coming our way in season 2 and we ….can’t ….wait!

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Here is the trailer along with the official description:

“A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.”

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Dark Hall Mansion Celebrates Valentine’s Day With All New Peanuts Prints

Last week we shared Dark Hall Mansion’s outstanding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows print by Stan & Vince and now we are pleased to show you their next festive releases by artists Dan May, Steve Thomas and Mike Dubois.

Celebrating the joy of Valentine’s Day, Dark Hall Mansion has some lovely, officially licensed Peanuts prints that will make that someone special in your life blush.  Here is their official announcement along with a look at all the art up for grabs this Friday, February 3rd.

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(Dan May Standard Edition)

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide LLC, brings a very special treat to all this Valentine’s Day, and with varied choices at that, via our official Peanuts limited edition print releases by artists Dan May, Steve Thomas and Mike DuBois, all available this Friday, February 3rd at 12:30 PM-PST!!

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(Dan May Variant Edition)

DAN MAY EDITIONS:
“FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS THERE”
Standard 18″ x  24″ edition of 280  $65
Variant (pink moon) Edition of 50 $95
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas Edition of 10 (based on Std editon art) $150
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas Edition of 10 (based on Variant pink moon art) $150
2-Print Set: 11″ x 14, includes BOTH Std + Variant Dan May paper editions $55

Artist Dan May’s powerful and emotionally charged piece struck us deeply on seeing his completed painting, indeed one of the most touching and emotive Peanuts pieces we’ve ever been privileged to publish. It addresses with honesty the inevitable issue that Valentine’s Day is as much about unrequited love and the challenges of this day as it is about love itself. Dan’s “FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS THERE” finds Snoopy pensive, hesitant, clearly something has gone wrong, his very environment reflecting this, yet Dan specifically noted to us how he wanted his piece to be an uplifting message of love, and just as Woodstock’s valentine butterfly rises to remind his friend that, come what may, friends are indeed always there for one another, we too are reminded to have faith in love in its countless incarnations. Dan’s evening Variant similarly conveys this message with a pastel Valentine’s moon and wishing star underscoring things can indeed better.

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(Steve Thomas – Standard Edition)

Artist Steve Thomas’ “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, CHARLIE BROWN” brings us a touching and elegant rendering that finds Snoopy and Woodstock happily preparing valentines for all as Charlie Brown approaches his beloved “little red-haired girl.” Strikingly composed, the ‘will she or won’t she’ moment is pure Schulz in tone and one whose combined hesitance and hopefulness we can all relate to. Most fun is that Steve’s two different prints allow fans to choose their own ending, especially as Steve’s Variant pink edition offers up a charming moment many long for via a distinctly varied silhouette and which might just prove that special valentine.

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STEVE THOMAS EDITIONS:
“HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, CHARLIE BROWN”
Standard 18″ x  24″ edition of 280  $65
Variant (pink) Edition of 50 $95
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas Edition of 10 (based on Std editon art) $150
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas Edition of 10 (based on Variant pink art) $150
2-Print Set: 11″ x 14, includes BOTH Std+Variant Steve Thomas paper editions $55

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Artist Mike DuBois’ “LOVE FOREVER” is pure joy! An absolute celebration of love itself, its happiness not confined to Valentine’s Day but love to bask in and delight always. Mike’s detail work is always a visual treat, his tree of love raining hearts a sight to see, but the sheer joy with which Woodstock gathers hearts while in flight as they gently tumble, then cascades those same hearts down upon his closest friend who ecstatically celebrates via his classic happy dance, this is a true celebration of love, life and its multitude of faces.

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Mike’s Variant pink edition is pure eye candy, while his insane foil editions, which are usually his most popular with our buyers and so quickest to sell, are printed and offered via two different foil paper substrates which stunningly compliment his artwork for “LOVE FOREVER.” Monitor images do not properly showcase Mike’s foil editions, note for example the ground covering which allows the foil substrate to shine through along with other areas of his editions.

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MIKE DUBOIS EDITIONS:
“LOVE FOREVER”
Standard 12″ x  12″ edition of 195  $45
Variant (pink) 12″ x  12″ edition of 175  $60
Foil Lava-Standard Printed on Lava Foil  Edition of 45 $75
Foil Sparkle-Standard Printed on Sparkle Foil  Edition of 45 $75
Foil Lava-Variant (pink) Printed on Lava Foil  Edition of 45 $75
Foil Sparkle-Variant (pink) Printed on Sparkle Foil  Edition of 45 $75

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FREE Valentine’s gift!! Every Mike DuBois print comes with a free random mini-Valentine’s DuBois print of Snoopy or Woodstock that makes for a special Valentine treat to give away! 🙂 A FREE mini-print accompanies each DuBois print so, YES, 2 DuBois prints means 2 DuBois smalls, 3 DuBois prints, 3 DuBois smalls, etc.

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Our Dan May and Steve Thomas prints are strictly limited, hand numbered, giclee editions. Note there will also be a very select canvas edition run of just 10 pieces worldwide for each of their prints. For those preferring small format prints there is an 11″ x 14″ pairing of the Standard + Variant editions available for May or Thomas as well. Mike DuBois editions are screen printed, hand numbered, individually signed by the artist and each comes with a free mini DuBois print.

NOTE: Our Valentine’s editions begin shipping IMMEDIATELY! They start shipping the very first day we go on sale, Feb 3rd, through the weekend and into the beginning of next week so they can arrive in time for Valentine’s Day!
Enjoy + THANK YOU ALL for your kind, continued support, truly appreciated!!

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