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Star Wars Bits: Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fett, War of the Bounty Hunters, Tempest Runner, and More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Potential Casting News for Ahsoka The Book of Boba Fett Directors and Cinematographers War of the Bounty Hunter Previews Lucasfilm Hires Popular Deepfake Artist Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up And more! Potential Casting News for Ahsoka According to LRMonline, Mena Massoud (of 2019’s Aladdin) has been cast as Ezra Bridger in the upcoming Ahsoka Disney+ series. The last time fans saw Ezra was during the 2018 Star Wars Rebels series finale, in which...
Tags: Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Instagram, Dwayne Johnson, David, Netflix, Lego, Switzerland, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm


The Morning Watch: How Pixar Movies Advanced 3D Animation, Depicting Music Production in Movies & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, find out how each movie from Pixar Animation helped advance and improve upon various elements of 3D animation. Plus, see how accurately music production has been depicted in movies like Straight Outta Com...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Taylor Swift, Tig Notaro, Disney, Margaret Cho, Cool Stuff, Stephanie Allynne, Josie, Jack Antonoff, Pixar Animation, Compton Josie


Exclusive: ‘The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers’ Comics Being Collected, Timed to New Animated Series

Long before Cheech & Chong and Jay & Silent Bob hit the big screen, the pages of comic books were filled with the stoner antics of The Fabulous and Furry Freak Brothers. Created by famed cartoonist Gilbert Shelton in 1968, the comics followed the drug-addled adventures of Freewheelin’ Franklin, Phineas, and Fat Freddy around the world. Now, they’re being rounded up for a new four-volume collection of their entire run. But that’s not all, because there’s a Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers animated ...
Tags: Chuck, TV, Movies, News, San Francisco, Colombia, Middle East, Harper, Pete Davidson, Cool Stuff, Brothers, Morty, Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Freddy, Charlie


Cool Stuff: ‘WandaVision’ Poster by Ruiz Burgos Brings Together an Unusual Couple

If you missed out on the spectacular WandaVision posters released by Bottleneck Gallery back in June, Grey Matter Art is giving you a chance to bring home another incredible piece of artwork inspired by the Marvel Studios series. Artist Ruiz Burgos has created a WandaVision poster that celebrates the classic sitcom beginning of the unconventional Disney+ show, featuring Wanda Maximoff and Vision as they settle into their happily ever after. But if you look at the table, a certain item stands ou...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Cool Stuff, Burgos, Agnes, Grey Matter Art, Wanda Maximoff, WandaVision, Grey Matter Printing, Ruiz Burgos, Ruiz Burgos WandaVision, Ruis Burgos


‘Mythbusters’ Prop Auction Will Benefit Grant Imahara Charity

As much as the incredibly long-running and fan-favorite Mythbusters series sought to entertain us through the power of science, viewers of the show can back me up when I say that the true stars were the hosts: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, along with the “build team” surrounding them that would eventually be made up of Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara. Look no further than the unanimous outrage that rose up when the show had to scale down in later seasons and remove the latter three...
Tags: TV, Movies, Grant, Adam Savage, Cool Stuff, Buster, Jamie Hyneman, Grant Imahara, Kari Byron Tory Belleci, Imahara, Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation, Carolyn Imahara Grant, Discovery Channel Beyond Productions


Masks Are Coming Back to The Disney Theme Parks

Yes, friends, it’s true. You may wish that this was one of those clickbait-y headlines, but it’s no lie: face masks are once again going to be required at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, starting on Friday, July 30. There’s no fun spin on this news, and nothing terribly clever to note at the top. Consider this a sign that whatever the “new normal” is, it still includes face masks. If you haven’t been keeping up with the news…well, first of all, you should be keeping up with the news. ...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Cool Stuff, Michael Myers, Face Masks, Disney Cast Members


Marvel’s ‘What If…?’ Action Figures Bring the Multiverse to Your Collectible Shelf

There are new action figures inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe all the time. But thanks to Marvel’s What If…? animated series, we’re about to get a wave of action figures that put a unique spin on Marvel characters along with a stylized design that emulates the upcoming show’s animation. Today, Hasbro Pulse unveiled the first Marvel’s What If action figures, including T’Challa as Star-Lord, Peggy Carter as Captain Britain, a rather gaunt, villainous version of Doctor Strange, a zombie C...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, America, Britain, Hasbro, Stan Lee, Jeffrey Wright, Cool Stuff, Carter, Loki, Katy, Peggy Carter, Challa


‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Toys Give a First Look at the Aged Team and a New Kind of Terror Dog

In the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer, the next generation of paranormal exterminators takes the spotlight. But the original team is coming back too, and Hasbro Pulse has unveiled the action figures for Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), giving us our first look at their big screen return. They’ve got a little salt and pepper in their hair (in fact, one has gone full gray), but they look like they’re ready to tangle with ghosts agai...
Tags: Movies, News, Hasbro, Cool Stuff, WINSTON, Tobin, Hasbro Pulse, Peter Venkman Bill Murray Ray Stantz Dan Aykroyd, Winston Zeddemore Ernie Hudson, Ghostbusters Ray, Terror Dogs


‘Star Wars: Out of the Shadows’ Review: The ‘High Republic’ Storyline Continues With Another Strong Adventure

This review contains minor spoilers. Author Justina Ireland brings us the next installment of Star Wars: The High Republic with the young adult novel Out of the Shadows. Taking place a short time after the events of Cavan Scott’s novel The Rising Storm, Out of the Shadows deals with some of the emotional and political repercussions of the Nihil’s attack on the Republic Fair on Valo. The book centers on new and recurring characters starting with Sylvestri Yarrow, a young woman who is trying to m...
Tags: Movies, Features, Ireland, Republic, George Lucas, Cool Stuff, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Graf, Coruscant, Takodana, Maz, Nihil, Vern, Syl, Claudia Gray


‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Action Figures Confirm Another Member of the Next Generation

Hot on the heels of this morning’s new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Hasbro has revealed the first wave of action figures featuring the next generation of paranormal exterminators from the anticipated sequel. We’ve already met Egon Spengler’s grandkids, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), and we’ve gotten a glimpse of newcomer Logan Kim as a new friend nicknamed “Podcast” who helps them out. But there’s a fourth member of the team who has officially been revealed in toy fo...
Tags: Movies, News, Hasbro, Trevor, Jason Reitman, Cool Stuff, Paul Rudd, Summerville, Carrie Coon, Ivan Reitman, Gil Kenan, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Annie Potts, Celeste O Connor, Logan Kim


‘Batman Unburied’ Podcast Casts ‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne

Black Panther star Winston Duke is one of many actors to cross the comic book aisle from Marvel to DC. But his newest venture will not bring him directly into the DCEU. In fact, it won’t even be something we can see for ourselves. But no worries, you always have the option of listening in — because Duke has been cast in the upcoming podcast series Batman Unburied as the caped crusader himself. The news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter, who note the Spotify podcast has been described as...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, News, Gotham, Harry Potter, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Duke, Batman V Superman, Supergirl, Cool Stuff, Alfred, Wayne, Isaacs


Three ‘Dune’ Soundtracks Are on the Way, Because Hans Zimmer Scores Are the Wallet-Killer

Composer Hans Zimmer is known for his skill at composing sprawling scores for movie epics. Now he’s compiled not one, but three different Dune soundtracks, all set to be released by WaterTower Music in anticipation of the film’s release. Three Distinct Dune Soundtracks Apparently, Zimmer was so inspired by the world of Dune that he just kept writing music. He ended up composing enough to create three separate Dune albums, which will release as follows. On September 3, the digital album Th...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Denis, Cool Stuff, Zimmer, Watertower Music, Dune, Frank Herbert, Hans Zimmer, Villeneuve, Hans, Denis Villeneuve, Business Wire, Tanya Lapointe, Wallet Killer


Cool Stuff: Marvel’s Disney+ LEGO Minifigures Blind Bags Include Loki, Scarlet Witch, and Frog Thor

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get animated with a twist on Disney+. The upcoming series Marvel’s What If…? will bring back many of the beloved characters from the past decade of Marvel movies, but we’ll see their stories play out in a completely different way, such as T’Challa becoming Star-Lord, Peggy Carter becoming Captain Britain, Spider-Man becoming the Sorcerer Supreme, and more. And soon, we’ll see them alongside the characters of Marvel’s live-action shows like WandaVision, ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, America, Lego, Britain, Marvel Studios, Cool Stuff, Falcon, Loki, Peggy Carter, Challa, Sam Wilson, Sylvie, Bucky Barnes, Marvel Studios Disney


Cool Stuff: Grogu Connects to The Force in ‘The Mandalorian’ Statue from Iron Studios

Last fall, The Mandalorian saw The Child who came to be revealed as Grogu reconnect with The Force in a big way. When the titular bounty hunter brought the little guy to Tython, he called out to any surviving Jedi that might be listening. Soon Star Wars fans will be able to bring home that pivotal moment in the form of an Iron Studios statue of Grogu sitting on top of the Seeing stone that allows him to feel The Force through the ancient ruins of a Jedi Temple. Check it out below. The Mandal...
Tags: TV, Movies, Sideshow Collectibles, Lucasfilm, Force, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Iron Studios, Grogu, Grogu Baby Yoda, Iron Studios : Iron Studios


‘The Sopranos’ Monopoly Game is Here: Go Directly to Jail and Do Not Pass the Gabagool

Woke up this mornin’, and I got myself a game… Now you too can live the mob boss life just like Tony Soprano! Monopoly announced the latest edition to their popular board game franchise, and it’s a The Sopranos-themed Monopoly game. The Sopranos Edition Monopoly will come with cards, tokens, and a board all specially tailored to fit the New Jersey mafia theme. Now You Can Be the Boss If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a top earner and maybe become number one, The Sopranos Monop...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, New Jersey, Newark, Cool Stuff, James, Tony, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Melfi, HBO Max, Dickie Moltisanti Alessandro Nivola, Tony Soprano Monopoly, Satriale, Bobby Bacala


Cool Stuff: ‘Bad Robot’ Action Figure Brings J.J. Abrams’ Company Mascot to Your Desk

Want to spend $100 to get an action figure of a production company’s logo? You’re in luck! J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company now has an official Bad Robot figurine. Mattel Creations is putting out the adorable little corporate logo. According to the pre-order website, the Bad but oh-so-cute premium action figure has 24 (that’s right, 24!) points of articulation and is of diecast and plastic construction with a premium finish. But wait, there’s more! According to Mattel, the lil’ scamp of a robo...
Tags: Movies, Pixar, MGM, Cool Stuff, Mattel, Abrams, J J Abrams, Jordan Peele, Mattel Creations


‘Dune’ Soundtrack Releases Two Tracks, Teasing Hans Zimmer’s Unique Score

Dune is the latest epic from Denis Villeneuve, which sees the filmmaker finishing off an impressive stretch of directorial efforts that includes Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049. We only just received some exciting footage to pore over and further whet any fan’s appetite, but it’s the soundtrack from legendary composer Hans Zimmer that I just might be looking forward to the most. Now, as if in direct response to my musically-inclined heart, we can take a listen to some evocative teases f...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Cool Stuff, Zimmer, Dune, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Hans Zimmer, Denis Villeneuve, Timothee Chalamet, Chani Ripples


Exclusive: Mondo Reveals Awesome Spider-Man, Miles Morales and Doctor Doom Posters for Comic-Con

Mondo has been teasing new posters, vinyl soundtracks, and collectibles all week for [email protected] 2021, which really gets into full swing today. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait in a long line to get your hands on Mondo’s exclusive offerings for the virtual convention. But that might make it harder to snag these new Spider-Man, Miles Morales and Doctor Doom prints that we’re exclusively debuting today before they go on sale this weekend. Check out the latest round of Mondo Comic-Con 2021 ex...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Brooklyn, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Miles Morales, Ronald Wimberly, Cesar Moreno, CT Marvel, Marvel Comics Specifically


Exclusive: At Last, ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ Has Revealed Its First-Ever Mondo Poster

Just when you thought all the Mondo exclusives for [email protected] 2021 had been unveiled, another poster has come along to reveal itself to the Jedi. This weekend, Mondo is releasing their first-ever poster for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and it features Sith apprentice Darth Maul ready for a lightsaber battle. Check out the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Mondo poster below and find out when you can get it. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Mondo Poster The Apprentice Artwork by We Buy Your ...
Tags: Cool Stuff, Movies


Star Wars Bits: J.W. Rinzler, Galactic Starcruiser, War of the Bounty Hunters, The Black Series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Author J.W. Rinzler Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Reveals First Poster Marvel’s Upcoming Star Wars Comics Star Wars: The Black Series Announcements Obi–Wan Kenobi Rumors and Speculation And more! Author J.W. Rinzler Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer J.W. Rinzler, author of The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film (2007), The Making of The Empire Strikes Back (2010), and The Making of Retur...
Tags: Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, Walmart, Timothy Olyphant, Hasbro, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Epcot, Sarah, Emilia Clarke


Celebrating Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, the Park’s First-Ever New Land

A theme park, as the man once said, is not a museum. Change is built into the DNA of a theme park, and the biggest kind of change comes in the form of an entirely new section built into the existing bones of such a park. Think of the hubris of building a new land into Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Think of the high expense of creating such a land, of trying to create massive buzz around its arrival, and then opening well before any actual attractions would be ready. Current fans of th...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Features, New Orleans, Pixar, Disneyland, Jack, Caribbean, Walt Disney, Cool Stuff, Anaheim, Pirates, Frontierland, Walt, New Orleans Square


Walt Disney World’s Entertainment Offerings Are Back in Action Next Month

The magic of the Disney theme parks is that there is genuinely something for everyone. If you’re a fan of the characters, they’re more than easy to spot. If you love good food, there’s options aplenty. And some people love a good show, whether it’s nighttime fireworks or daytime interactions with computer-animated turtles. Disney’s slow ease back into normalcy is finally dragging the live-entertainment side of things back into the spotlight, as they finally announced the return of some big live...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Pixar, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Cool Stuff, Disney Parks Blog, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom the Monsters Inc


Cool Stuff: Mark Englert’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Poster Speeds Off into a New Adventure

While we’re waiting for the third season of The Mandalorian to arrive, artist Mark Englert has a new poster that all you Star Wars fans out there can frame and admire on your wall. Inspired by the second season premiere, the print features the titular bounty hunter and The Child speeding alongside Cobb Vanth, the Marshal of Mos Pelgo. The two are on their way to deal with a nasty beast who keeps wreaking havoc on a small desert town, and you just might find it lurking in a glow-in-the-dark laye...
Tags: TV, Movies, Ferguson, Cool Stuff, Mark Englert, Mando, Ahsoka Tano, Krayt Dragon, Mark Englert Marshal of Mos Pelgo, Vanth Timothy Olyphant, Mando Cobb


‘The Exorcist’ Will Possess, Torment Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights This Year

Halloween Horror Nights, the annual scare-fest at Universal Studios Hollywood, continues to line up spooky theme park experiences for guests as it makes its long-awaited return this Samhain. Last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic, but this year it looks to be back with a vengeance. Recently, we learned that The Haunting of Hill House would be coming to Halloween Horror Nights in a special maze based on Mike Flanagan’s acclaimed Netflix series. Now, we have confirmation that an even ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Lionsgate, Disney, Netflix, Jack, Christ, Cool Stuff, Max Von Sydow, Frankenstein, Hill House, Universal Studios Hollywood, Mike Flanagan, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween Horror Nights


‘The Sandman: Act II’ Audio Drama Reveals New Cast with James McAvoy, Kat Dennings, Andy Serkis, and More

Here comes the grand marshal of the audiobook/podcast parade, just in the neighborhood to tell you about another star-studded, radio-like drama that will be coming your way very soon. Whether it be The Lord of the Rings read by Andy Serkis or Stephen King’s “Strawberry Spring” performed by Garrett Hedlund and Milo Ventimiglia, it’s a good time to be a listener. The first season of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman, adapted for the audio format from his landmark DC Vertigo comic of the same name, was a ...
Tags: Cool Stuff, News


Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Poster Teases Disney’s Immersive New Hotel

One of the biggest gambles for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in the 2020s is the new hotel experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios themed to Star Wars. See, it’s one thing to have an attraction themed to the stories set in a galaxy far, far away, or even a land themed to those same stories. But Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a multi-night hotel experience for guests who cannot help but live and breathe these stories. And Disney just released a poster full of teases and clues about what...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Cool Stuff, Chewbacca, Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Galactic Starcruiser


Stephen King Short Story ‘Strawberry Spring’ is Becoming a Podcast, Starring Garrett Hedlund and Milo Ventimiglia

The Stephen King multimedia renaissance shows no signs of letting up. We’ve seen plenty of film, television, and comic book adaptations of King’s novels and short stories, not to mention audiobooks read by notable acting alumni from some of those adaptations. Now, Audio Up Media, iHeartMedia, and producer Lee Metzger are about to fill your ears with a new podcast based on “Strawberry Spring,” one of the chilling tales from King’s classic 1978 collection, Night Shift. The Wrap reports that “M...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Amazon Prime, King, New England, David Schwimmer, Cool Stuff, Frank Darabont, Michael C Hall, Epix, Metzger, Disney Fox, Scott Beck


Mondo Announces First-Ever 1/6 Wolverine Figure From ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ for SDCC

In a masterful move of marketing, Mondo has announced their newest figure: a 1/6 recreation of the sad Wolverine meme. You know the one. Wolverine lies back on his bed, cradling a frame, staring hopelessly in love at Jean Grey. This is Mondo’s first-ever 1/6 figure from X-Men: The Animated Series, and what a debut! A Lovesick Logan For Your Shelf X-Men: The Animated Series spawned its fair share of memes, but none is as pervasive as “Wolverine crush”. It’s a deceptively simple gag: frame o...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Michael Bonanno, Mondo Toys, Mondo Hector Arce


Cool Stuff: NECA’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Channel 6 News Action Figure Pack is a Comic-Con Exclusive

Since San Diego Comic-Con isn’t happening in-person this summer, NECA is bringing Comic-Con exclusives to their online shop instead. The toy creators are releasing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series action figure four-pack featuring the Channel 6 news team, including intrepid reporter April O’Neil. NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Channel 6 News Action Figures More specifically, this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles four-pack is inspired by the episodes “The Catwoman from...
Tags: TV, Movies, Cool Stuff, Vernon, Neil, Irma, Neca, San Diego Comic Con, Burne, NECA Store, Irma Vernon


Academy Award Winner and All-Around Exceptional Human Being Viola Davis is Publishing a Memoir, ‘Finding Me’

Powerhouse performer Viola Davis is releasing a memoir due out next year. After conquering the stage, silver screen, and recording studio, it only makes sense that Davis details her life on impressive accomplishments on the page. Essence reports that HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced the acquisition of the Academy Award-winning actress’s memoir entitled Finding Me. The book will be published in partnership with Ebony Magazine Publishing and rescheduled to be releas...
Tags: Hollywood, Viola Davis, Movies, United States, Davis, Cool Stuff, Indiana University, Tony, Tony Award, Viola, Rhode Island College, HarperCollins Publishers, Oscar Emmy, Central Falls, Ebony Magazine Publishing, Judith Curr