In the late 1970s, Topps’ Star Wars line was even more popular than the trading-card titan’s signature baseball collectibles. A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, we have an advance look at Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book ($12.95), from Abrams Books, a new volume loaded with reproductions of the stickers that were included with the trading-card packs — and which lovingly adorned our Trapper Keepers back in the day. It will be available from stores and online retailers on April 4, ahead of May’s 40th anniversary of the original 1977 film and Star Wars Celebration, the fan-centric convention in Orlando that will have panels marking the milestone occasion, with scheduled appearances from luminaries such as Mark Hamill (on hand to promote The Last Jedi), Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Jeremy “Boba Fett” Bulloch.
Spam. Dead parrots. Lumberjacks. Nudge-nudges. Silly walks. The inside stories of all of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin’s greatest hits are covered in Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures. ...
Thor: Ragnarok , the threequel in the ongoing saga of the Asgardian Avenger, finds our hammer-less hero (again played by Chris Hemsworth) trapped by a cosmic being and forced to fight his not-so-jolly green friend, the Hulk (with Mark Ruffalo back as Bruce Banner). Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Thor’s homeland is facing destruction. Along with returning characters like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Anthony Hopkins’s Odin, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, the film introduces Cate Blanchett as the death-goddess Hela and Tessa Thompson as Thor’s formidable ally Valkyrie. ...
Forgotten island. Lost civilization. Giant gorilla. Prehistoric monsters. Reckless adventurers. All the seminal ingredients have been stirred together to form Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ reboot of the classic ape story that has captured the imagination of moviegoers for more than 80 years.
On May 25, 1977, George Lucas unleashed Star Wars on an unsuspecting planet Earth. Lucasfilm and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film (now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope). At last weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its premium 6-inch Black Series figures based on the original, classic Kenner lineup.
As Peter O’Toole said when he received an honorary Oscar in 2002 after eight unsuccessful nominations in the competitive categories, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot.” Leonardo DiCaprio may have broken his losing streak with last year’s win for Best Actor in "The Revenant," but some people are still waiting for gold. These folks included here may not own an Oscar, but they’re all winners in our book. A few of the honorees below are nominated again this year, so watch the Oscars on Feb. 26 to see if they finally get their trophy.
We typically think Meryl Streep when it comes to Oscar records, with the master thespian having amassed an incredible 19 nominations. But when it comes to actual wins, Streep’s not in the record books. Instead you’ll find names both famous (Walt Disney, John Williams, Katharine Hepburn) and less familiar (art director Cedric Gibbons, soundman Gary Rydstrom). As we get ready for Oscar night on Feb. 26, here are the folks who have been awarded the most statuettes.
Here’s one for all you Bronies out there: My Little Pony: The Movie is set hit theaters Oct. 6, and Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at an upcoming toy set featuring one of the new characters — and the brand new equine land — created for the animated feature. The Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle Playset, to be unveiled by Hasbro at this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, includes Queen Novo. Voiced by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), the queen rules over the underwater realm.
It’s been 25 years since Mike Myers and Dana Carvey brought their hit Saturday Night Live characters Wayne and Garth to the big screen. Wayne’s World opened in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day in 1992. Here’s a look back at some excellent stars who attended the Los Angeles and London premieres. Read more:
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and what better way to get into the mood than with a lovey-dovey movie? Leave it to us to point you in the direction of the finest romantic options available at the click of a button.
The Empire is expanding, and will soon have outposts established in Orlando and Anaheim. The House of Mouse confirmed this week that the anticipated Star Wars Land expansion — dual 14-acre immersive themed lands at Disneyland and Disney World that will be on the official galactic map — would open in 2019, in time for Episode IX, the closing chapter of the central "Skywalker Saga." The project, announced in 2015, began construction in April 2016. Over the past several months, Disney has been releasing concept art for Star Wars Land, and we've collected it all here to give you the flavor of that galaxy that's suddenly not so far, far away.
The Ocho have arrived. Warner Bros. has just released the first official image of the ensemble of Ocean’s 8 — the all-female spinoff of the Ocean’s Eleven series starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon.
The nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, and as expected, "La La Land" danced away with the most nods. The musical received 14 nominations — including Best Picture, Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), and Best Actress (Emma Stone) — tying the record previously set by "All About Eve" in 1951 and "Titanic" in 1998. But the producers of "La La Land" aren’t the only ones cheering. This year’s pool of nominees is significantly more diverse than last year’s, when the #OscarsSoWhite controversy caused some big-name Academy members to boycott the ceremony.
We always imagined Isla Nublar being a little more tropical, a little more remote. But there it is, smack dab in Center City Philadelphia… at least for the next few months. Beginning Friday and extending through April, Philly’s Franklin Institute will host the U.S. premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition, an immersive experience that aims to transport visitors to the dinosaur-populated island of movie infamy, with less deadly results. Related: All the Easter Eggs, Callbacks and Inside Jokes in ‘Jurassic World’ The installation, which opened to sell-out crowds earlier this year at Australia’s Melbourne Museum, features life-sized animatronic creatures based on species and settings from the Jurassic films.
Disney’s next live-action reboot will be Beauty and the Beast, and based on the images we’ve seen from the Bill Condon-helmed production, the adaptation will be incredibly faithful to its source material, the 1991 Oscar-winning “tale as old as time.” Related: Behind the Scenes of Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Starring Dan Stevens as the haughty Prince transformed into a hirsute horned hermit and Emma Watson as the wayward young woman who tries to redeem him, the film (coming March 17) will include the characters and songs known to generations of animation fans. We’ve collected all the photos here, so be our guest and click though.
Now that the Civil War is over, the countdown is on to the Infinity War. And while the Avengers may be disassembled at the moment, their coming nemesis is readying for the fight. Yes, Thanos is in reherasals for his big Marvel Cinematic Universe moment.
Wes Anderson has been hand-crafting films for two decades. To celebrate the quirky auteur, San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery put out the call to artists: Create pieces inspired by Anderson’s oeuvre, from 1996’s Bottle Rocket to 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The curated works have been compiled into The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads companion book from Abrams timed for release ahead of this weekend’s Wes Ander-thon film festival in San Francisco.
The Lucasfilm booth at San Diego Comic-Con is a step back from last year, where The Force Awakens was one of the dominant films of the show. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some surprises. Tucked inside the booth, which is designed to resemble the Rebel base on Yavin 4 featured in the original Star Wars and soon to be in Rogue One, are several costumes of key characters. Most of them were first unveiled last week at Star Wars Celebration Europe.
The star-spangled superhero is getting the all-star treatment at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate his 75th birthday. According to Marvel, the towering figure is the largest single item the publisher has ever featured at a Comic-Con booth. 1941, Celebrating 75 Heroic Years.” The Captain America statue will be displayed at Comic-Con through Sunday and then packed up and shipped to Brooklyn.
This might be the closest we see a working X-wing fighter. Mattel’s Hot Wheels division, which crafted a special car version of the Star Wars trench run for Comic-Con (and exclusively previewed by Yahoo Movies), has taken those “carships” to the next level. On Wednesday night, the toy maker unveiled a life-size race-car version of the X-wing fighter. The sleekly designed vehicle, mounted on a ginormous piece of the iconic orange track, matches the classic lines of the starship, featuring a cockpit that would make Wedge feel right at home.