|Plotagon Lets Anyone Create Original Animated Holiday Greetings and Short Movies for Just $3.99|
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013
Plotagon software works on Macs and PCs. The free version includes the City
Pack with five characters and six 3D environments (similar to
sitcom settings). The Christmas
Pack includes Santa and Mrs. Claus along with three new
settings: Santa's workshop, a snowy rooftop, and a living room with a
Christmas tree. Content packs can be purchased from within the
application after it has been installed. (more...)
|Chris Pratt Talks Playing Peter Quill and Star-Lord in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 'He's Like a Man Child'|
by Movies News Desk - Nov 23, 2013
Chris Pratt, who will play Peter Quill aka the Star-Lord in the upcomming Marvel film of GUARDIANS IN THE GALAXY talked to Fandango about playing the role in the upcoming film. He tells the site that 'I was signed up to do the movie before I was even allowed to read a script, so it wasn't like something about this particular character that got me to do it. The fact that it was a Marvel movie is what got me to do it. (more...)
|Elizabeth Olsen Talks 'Scarlet Witch' Casting in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON|
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2013
She tells them that 'I never read these comics before, not Scarlet Witch. She's crazy. She has more things wrong with her than any character I've ever played. She can tell you where an object has been, she can tell you what your future is, she can connect with the dead and people from the past, the future, other universes, and she's the only person in this universe who's capable of doing that. She's unbelieveable; it's so cool. I grew up loving STAR WARS and LORD OF THE RINGS, and anything that has another type of world or universe aspect to it is so fun. ' (more...)
|THOR: THE DARK WORLD Hammers Friday Opening with $31.6M; Aims for $80M Weekend|
by Movies News Desk - Nov 09, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, after taking in a strong $7.1 million midnight sales, THOR: THE DARK WORLD — Marvel's follow-up to its 2011 film starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman — opened to $31.6 million on Friday. This means the movie is setting its target at more than $80 million by Sunday, well beyond THOR's $65.7 million opening takings in 2011. (more...)
|Rob Guillory Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at Wizard World Austin Comic Con|
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013
Eisner Award-winning artist Rob Guillory will create the eighth in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 22-24 at the Austin Convention Center. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line based upon the Eisner Award-winning groundbreaking comic book series and best-selling graphic novels written and created by Robert Kirkman.
Guillory will be on hand at Wizard World Austin Comic Con to sign copies of the limited-edition comic, produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last, and representing the final of eight covers produced in 2013. The first seven covers, illustrated by superstar artists Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Julian Totino Tedesco, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike Zeck and Mico Suayan, respectively, were huge hits at Wizard World events in Portland (February, Golden), St. Louis (March, Suydam), Philadelphia (June, Tedesco), New York (June, Adams), Chicago (August, Van Sciver), Columbus, Ohio (September, Zeck) and Nashville, Tenn. (October, Suayan).
Guillory is the co-creator and artist for the New York Times Best-Selling Chew, which won the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2010 and for continuing series in 2011. The Lafayette, La., native, has also worked on popular independent projects such as Teddy Scares and Popgun Anthology and is a favorite at Wizard World events.
Independent third-party comic book grading service CGC, a leader in the industry, will accept TWD #1 variant and Signature Series submissions at its Wizard World Austin Comic Con exhibitor booth (location TBD).
The 2013 Wizard World Austin Comic Con will also feature Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee; Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Michael Rooker and Chandler Riggs of 'The Walking Dead'; WWE Superstar John Cena and pop culture icons William Shatner and Ralph Macchio among a standout roster of top celebrities. The event also hosts an array of superstar comics creators including Guillory, Adams, Greg Capullo, Mark Bagley, Kenneth Rocafort, David Marquez and many others.
The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.
Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under. Event hours are Friday, Nov. 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.
Skybound is Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics and home to his creator-owned works including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. Skybound also develops and fosters other talented writers, creators and artists and publishes their comic book series and graphic novels: Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S., where Kirkman serves as Executive Producer/writer. Kirkman is also developing a new show with FOX International Channels based on his upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The event schedule for 2013 and for 2014 to date can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)
|THOR: THE DARK WORLD Battles Into North American IMAX 3D Theaters Today|
by Movies News Desk - Nov 08, 2013
Imax Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), previously announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX() 3D format and released into IMAX() theatres across North America beginning today, Nov. 8. (more...)
|Huawei Introduces Holiday Campaign 'Make It Possible'|
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Huawei today introduces its 'Make It Possible' holiday campaign alongside being named the exclusive mobile partner for Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' in the United States. As the exclusive mobile partner for the film, Huawei will offer a range of unique experiences, exclusive content and giveaways as gifts to its customers. In addition, the company also plans to offer private screenings of the Marvel film in Seattle, Detroit, Baltimore and San Diego on November 7, attendance to a special event in New York City at the Barclay Center on November 9, movie posters autographed by the film's cast, two mash-up videos and two stop motion videos featuring Marvel's Super Hero Thor. (more...)
|PepsiCo's Doritos Brand Issues Last Call For Consumers Around The World To Create Doritos Ads For A Shot At A $1 Million Grand Prize|
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ PepsiCo's Doritos brand today announced a last call for entries in this year's 'Crash the Super Bowl' contest. Adults from around the world where Doritos tortilla chips are sold have until November 24 to turn their boldest Doritos commercial ideas into homemade advertisements for the chance to win a $1 million (U.S.) grand prize. Ultimately, two lucky winners will see their ads air in front of a global television audience during Super Bowl XLVIII and win the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of 'Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster 'Marvel's The Avengers,' which became the third-highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. For the first time in the contest's history, the creator of the ad that receives the most fan votes will also win a guaranteed $1 million in prize money. Fans must submit their advertisements to www.doritos.com before contest submissions officially close on November 24 at 11:59:59 PM CT. (more...)
|THOR: THE DARK WORLD to Battle Into North American IMAX 3D Theaters 11/8|
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013
IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX() 3D format and released into IMAX() theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8. (more...)
|Jeff Bridges Narrates Documentary PABLO, Coming to DVD Today|
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013
Breaking Glass Pictures and Goldstreet Films are proud to announce the nationwide releases of Richard Goldgewicht's Pablo. The film is narrated by Oscar winner Jeff Bridges and features appearances by Anjelica Huston, Stan Lee, Beau Bridges, Jon Voight, Leonard Maltin and many more. Pablo was available on cable VOD as of, October 1 and today, DVD November 5. (more...)
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