Thursday, February 28, 2013

New 'Oblivion' Trailer

A new trailer for Tom Cruise's sci-fi movie, 'Oblivion' has appeared online.

'Oblivion' will be out in cinemas April 12.

Lucasfilm To Re-release 'Star Wars' Trilogies As Limited Edition Bluray Steelbooks

Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced that they will be re-releasing the Star Wars Trilogies in limited edition steelbook packaging at select retailers in the UK, Australia, Japan, and Spain. There is no US release currently planned.

Release dates for the steelbook sets will be announced shortly.

Launch Trailer For 'Tomb Raider'

Here's the launch trailer for the 'Tomb Raider' reboot. Looking forward to this. I've pre-ordered the 'Survival Edition', mainly for the Art book and soundtrack (of course), and it's been getting good reviews from trusted sources too.

Roll on March 5.

Fan-Made 'Wonder Woman' Trailer

Actress / performer Nina Bergman & director Jesse V. Johnson wanted to shoot a fan trailer for their favorite super hero. Here it is.

First Person Mario: Endgame

This first person Mario video created by Brandon Laatsch has been doing the rounds this week. It looks stunning!
"After over 50 days of rendering FPM Endgame is finally done. I've always said that if I'm going to do a sequel it has to be creatively worth doing."

First Trailer For 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2'

I loved the first film, and if this food pun filled, Jurassic Park spoofed first trailer is anything to go by, I think I'll love this one too!

'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2' is out in cinemas September 27 (US) and October 25 (UK).

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Neil Gaiman & the Keep Moving Projects - Episode 3

Neil Gaiman has teamed up with BlackBerry for the Keep Moving Projects. With the help of his readers and fans, and a BlackBerry 10 device, he'll be writing his latest series, featuring 12 tales. Follow this collaborative journey to determine what keeps all of us moving.

Here's the latest video in this project.

Cool Art: New Posters By Rhys Cooper

I love the artwork of Rhys Cooper, and he's recently released a few new awesome prints.

The 'blink 182' poster for their concert in Melbourne is a 12" x 36" print in a numbered limited edition of 182. Rhys will have his copies for sale in the coming weeks, follow his Facebook page for details when.

The 'Kyuss' poster for their concert in Australian Tour is a 12" x 36" metallic foil print. Not sure on the details if / when this is available but follow his Facebook page for any details.

'Cobra Commander' and 'Storm Shadow', are 12″ x 36″ screenprints for Acidfree Gallery, the regular is in a limited edition of 100, and will cost $50 each. The variants are in limited editions of 55 and will cost $65 each. They complete the series of three COBRA prints by Rhys Cooper, you can see his rendition of 'Baroness' here. They go up tomorrow (Thursday, February 28th) at 12:30pm ET.

Check out all these awesome prints below.

blink 182 February 26 2013 by Rhys Cooper

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

'Skyfall: 50 Years Of Bond' by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr

Cool Art: 'You've Always Been The Caretaker' by Fernando Fro Reza

This 'The Shining' inspired art by Fernando Fro Reza is part of and Frodesignco's ongoing series: 'CHUD SALUTES'

The print is 18" by 24" Giclee Print on Matte Archival Paper, and is signed & numbered and in a limited edition of 150 and is available to buy at $45.00 from the Frodesignco's website.

Cool Art: 'The Invasion' by JC Richard

This 'Jaws' inspired print by JC Richard is part of 'The Sound of a New World Being Born: Justin Santora and JC Richard' gallery show, which opens this Friday, March 1st at Gallery 1988 Melrose (7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038), the last before they move over to 7308 Melrose.

The show will be up from March 1st-March 23rd, 2013. The opening reception is this Friday, March 1st from 7PM-10PM. JC Richard and Justin Santora will both be at the reception. The show will also be on Gallery1988's website the day after the show, and all work will be available for purchase online.

Cool Art: 'Cannot Hide Who I Am Inside' by Karen Hallion

Latest in a series on Disney / Doctor Who crossover art by Karen Hallion. This 'Mulan' inspired print will also be available on her Etsy store soon.

Check out her Deviant Art page for more cool art.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mondo Plans a 'Game of Thrones' Gallery Show for SXSW

Last year, Alamo Drafthouse's art division Mondo paired up with San Diego Comic-Con to offer up a limited edition series of "Game of Thrones" posters available exclusively at the event. This year, Mondo's pairing up with SXSW for another limited run of collectible artwork inspired by the HBO fantasy series as well as a "GoT" gallery show.

Mondo artists Craig Drake, Daniel Danger, Jason Edmonton, Horkey, Jock, Phantom City Creative, JC Richard and Ken Taylor and others have created "Game of Thrones" original fine art which will be on display, along with the first two of eight limited edition posters, at the Mondo Gallery at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin from March 8 through the 12th. Two more posters will be released digitally each week leading up to the March 31st "Game of Thrones" season three premiere.
Tyrion Lannister by Mike Mitchell

Movie: The Movie: 2V

After the 2012 Oscars Jimmy Kimmel unleashed the greatest film the world has ever seen – 'Movie: The Movie'.

And now Kimmel has unleashed the sequel – 'Movie: The Movie: 2V', starring: Rachel Weisz, Armie Hammer, Topher Grace, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, John Krasinski, Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Kerry Washington, Guillermo Rodriguez, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Bruno Mars, Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Wolf Blitzer, and even Matt Damon.

And The Oscar Goes To . . . The Winners

Here's the list of winners from last night's Oscars.

Best Animated Short, Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score are the awards I usually keep an eye out for. And can't really complain about the choices for the animated awards, I loved 'Paperman' and really enjoyed 'Brave' although it was up against some good animated films too ('Wreck-It-Ralph', 'ParaNorman' amongst others). I would've probably gone with Thomas Newman's 'Skyfall' score though.

Supporting Actor
CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Django Unchained)

Animated Short Film:

Animated Feature Film:


Visual Effects:

Costume Design:

Makeup and Hairstyle:

Live Action Short Film:

Documentary Short Subject:

Documentary Feature:

Foreign Language Film:

Sound Mixing:

Sound Editing:

Supporting Actress:
ANNE HATHAWAY (Les Miserables)

Film Editing:

Production Design:

Original Score:

Original Song:

Adapted Screenplay:

Original Screenplay:

Best Director:

Best Actress:

Best Actor:

Best Picture:

Cool Art: Mondo's Oscar Posters

Last night Mondo dropped more posters featuring Oscar nominated films. Check them all out below.
'Brave' by David Petersen

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cool Art: 'King Kong' Concept Art by Willis O'Brien & Byron Crabbe

This is apparently the earliest known rendering of the King Kong concept. The original 1933 movie is still one of my favourite movies of all time!

'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Trailer

The new season returns on March 31st at 9pm on HBO (US) and April 1 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD (UK).

Cool Art: The Fantasy Art Of Grzegorz Rutkowski

I love art, and especially pop culture art (you may have noticed this if you visit this this blog), and amongst the various styles, fantasy concept art is a big favourite of mine. Whilst perusing the internets, as I do, I happened upon the art of Polish artist Grzegorz Rutkowski and was wowed with his work!

Check out a selection of his fantasy art below and check out his Deviant Art page and Facebook page for more.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cool Art: Second Oscars Poster Series From Mondo

Mondo celebrates this year's Oscars with a second poster series featuring some of the nominated films in select categories.

Check out a preview of three of the posters that will be available in the series by artists Olly Moss, Laurent Durieux and DKNG. More posters will be unveiled during the awards show broadcast.
Les Miserables by Olly Moss
24 x 36 Limited Edition of 380. $50

Cool Art: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' by Matt Ferguson

This is the first in a new Star Trek poster series from the ever awesome Matt Ferguson for Definitely going to be a series to keep an eye on!

Cool Art: 'Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind' by Christian Petersen

'Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind' by Christian Petersen is the first in a series of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli inspired collection of illustrated movie posters. It's a 12 x 18 print and is available from his Etsy Store for $22.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is a tale of adventure and understanding set in the aftermath of a terrible war that poisoned the Earth. The residents of the Valley of the Wind seek balance with the new land and that was the inspiration for this poster illustration. 

Check out his 'Castle In The Sky' inspired print (also on sale for $22) below.

Playstation 4 Trailer

A recap of the trailers/footage from yesterday's Playstation 4 reveal.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The 48th Annual Nebula Awards Finalists Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the finalists for this year’s Nebula Awards, along with contenders for the Ray Bradbury and Andre Norton Awards.

Each year, the organization’s members vote on which stories they consider to be the best in the genre. The 48th annual award ceremony will take place May 16th – 19th at the San Jose Hilton. Active members of the SFWA have between March 1st – 30th to vote.

Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor)
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
“The Stars Do Not Lie,” Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12)
“All the Flavors,” Ken Liu (GigaNotoSaurus 2/1/12)
“Katabasis,” Robert Reed (F&SF 11-12/12)
“Barry’s Tale,” Lawrence M. Schoen (Buffalito Buffet)

“The Pyre of New Day,” Catherine Asaro (The Mammoth Books of SF Wars)
“Close Encounters,” Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
“The Waves,” Ken Liu (Asimov’s 12/12)
“The Finite Canvas,” Brit Mandelo ( 12/5/12)
“Swift, Brutal Retaliation,” Meghan McCarron ( 1/4/12)
“Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia,” Rachel Swirsky ( 8/22/12)
“Fade to White,” Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 8/12)

Short Story
“Robot,” Helena Bell (Clarkesworld 9/12)
“Immersion,” Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
“Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 4/12)
“Nanny’s Day,” Leah Cypess (Asimov’s 3/12)
“Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed 7/12)
“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species,” Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12)
“Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” Cat Rambo (Near + Far)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
The Avengers, Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers), (Marvel/Disney)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director),  Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight )
The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers) (Mutant Enemy/Lionsgate)
The Hunger Games, Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray  writers), (Lionsgate)
John Carter, Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers), (Disney)
Looper, Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer), (FilmDistrict/TriStar)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Iron Hearted Violet, Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown)
Black Heart, Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz)
Above, Leah Bobet (Levine)
The Diviners, Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom)
Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry)
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
Enchanted, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
Every Day, David Levithan (Alice A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Summer of the Mariposas, Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books)
Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr)
Above World, Jenn Reese (Candlewick)

The 39th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Announced

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today revealed the nominations for the 39th Annual Saturn Awards.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and 'Dexter' received the most nominations in the Film and Television categories respectively.

The Saturn Awards are dedicated to honouring the finest in genre entertainment in film, television and home entertainment, and will be presented in June, with the exact date and location to be announced shortly.

Check out the full list of nominations below.


Best Science Fiction Film
Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Chronicle 20th Century Fox
Cloud Atlas Warner Bros.
The Hunger Games Summit / Lionsgate
Looper Sony Pictures
Prometheus 20th Century Fox

Best Fantasy Film
The Amazing Spider-Man Sony Pictures
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Ruby Sparks Fox Searchlight
Snow White and the Huntsman Universal
Ted Universal

Best Horror / Thriller Film
Argo Warner Bros.
The Cabin in the Woods Lionsgate
The Impossible Summit / Lionsgate
Seven Psychopaths CBS Films
The Woman in Black CBS Films
Zero Dark Thirty Sony Pictures

Best Action / Adventure Film
The Bourne Legacy Universal
The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.
Django Unchained The Weinstein Co.
Les Miserables Universal
Skyfall Sony Pictures
Taken 2 20th Century Fox

Best Independent Film Release
Compliance Magnolia
Hitchcock Fox Searchlight
Killer Joe LD Entertainment
The Paperboy Millennium
Robot and Frank Samuel Goldwyn Films
Safety Not Guaranteed FilmDistrict
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Focus Features

Best International Film
Anna Karenina Focus Features
Chicken With Plums Sony Pictures Classics
The Fairy Kino Lorber
Headhunters Magnolia
My Way Well Go USA
Pusher Radius

Best Animated Film
Brave Pixar / Walt Disney Studios
Frankenweenie Walt Disney Studios
ParaNorman Focus Features
Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Studios

Best Actor
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.
Daniel Craig, Skyfall Sony Pictures
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables Universal
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper Sony Pictures
Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe LD Entertainment

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty 20th Century Fox
Ann Dowd, Compliance Magnolia
Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks Fox Searchlight
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games Summit / Lionsgate
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock Fox Searchlight
Naomi Watts, The Impossible Summit / Lionsgate

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem, Skyfall Sony Pictures
Michael Fassbender, Prometheus 20th Century Fox
Clark Gregg, Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.
Ian McKellen, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained The Weinstein Co.

Best Supporting Actress
Judi Dench, Skyfall Sony Pictures
Gina Gershon, Killer Joe LD Entertainment
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Universal
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy Millennium
Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman Universal

Best Performance By a Younger Actor
CJ Adams, The Odd Life of Timothy Green Walt Disney Studios
Tom Holland, The Impossible Summit / Lionsgate
Daniel Huttlestone, Les Miserables Universal
Chloe Grace Moretz, Dark Shadows Warner Bros.
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild Fox Searchlight

Best Direction
William Friedkin, Killer Joe LD Entertainment
Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Rian Johnson, Looper Sony Pictures
Ang Lee, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.
Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios

Best Writing
Tracy Letts, Killer Joe LD Entertainment
David Magee, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths CBS Films
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained The Weinstein Co.
Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods Lionsgate

Best Production Design
Hugh Bateup, Uli Hanisch, Cloud Atlas Warner Bros.
Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina Focus Features
David Gropman, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Rick Heinrichs, Dark Shadows Warner Bros.
Dan Hennah, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Eve Stewart, Les Miserables Universal

Best Editing
Stuart Baird, Kate Baird, Skyfall Sony Pictures
Alexander Berner, Cloud Atlas Warner Bros.
Bob Ducsay, Looper Sony Pictures
Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek, Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
John Gilroy, The Bourne Legacy Universal
Tim Squyres, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox

Best Music
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Danny Elfman, Frankenweenie Walt Disney Studios
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina Focus Features
Thomas Newman, Skyfall Sony Pictures
Howard Shore, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros.

Best Costume
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina Focus Features
Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gavraud, Cloud Atlas Warner Bros.
Sharen Davis, Django Unchained The Weinstein Co.
Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Paco Delgado, Les Miserables Universal
Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman Universal

Best Make-Up
Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead, Cloud Atlas Warner Bros.
Gregory Nicotero, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Julie Hewitt, Hitchcock Fox Searchlight
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
David Marti, Montse Ribe, Vasit Suchitta, The Impossible Summit / Lionsgate
Naomi Donne, Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Skyfall Sony Pictures
Jean Ann Black, Fay Von Schroeder, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Lionsgate

Best Special Effects
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick, Marvel’s The Avengers Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Grady Cofer, Pablo Helman, Jeanie King, Burt Dalton, Battleship Universal
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros.
Chris Corbould, Peter Chiang, Scott R. Fisher, Sue Rowe, John Carter Walt Disney Studios
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi 20th Century Fox
Cedric Nicholas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Courbould, Michael Dawson, Snow White and the Huntsman Universal 


Best Network Television Series
Elementary CBS
The Following Fox
Fringe Fox
Once Upon a Time ABC
Revolution NBC Supernatural CW

Best Syndicated Cable Television Series
American Horror Story: Asylum FX
Dexter Showtime
Leverage TNT
The Killing AMC
True Blood HBO
The Walking Dead AMC

Best Television Presentation
Breaking Bad AMC
Continuum Syfy
Falling Skies TNT
Game of Thrones HBO
Ken Follett’s World Without End Reelz
Mockingbird Lane NBC
Spartacus: War of the Damned Starz

Best Youth Oriented Series on Television
Arrow CW
Beauty and the Beast CW
Doctor Who BBC America
Merlin Syfy
Teen Wolf MTV
The Vampire Diaries CW

Best Actor
Kevin Bacon, The Following Fox
Billy Burke, Revolution NBC
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad AMC
Michael C. Hall, Dexter Showtime
Joshua Jackson, Fringe Fox
Timothy Hutton, Leverage TNT
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead AMC

Best Actress
Moon Bloodgood, Falling Skies TNT
Mireille Enos, The Killing AMC
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum FX
Charlotte Riley, Ken Follett’s World Without End Reelz
Tracy Spiridakos, Revolution NBC
Anna Torv, Fringe Fox

Best Supporting Actor
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad AMC
Giancarlo Esposito, Revolution NBC
Todd Lasance, Spartacus: War of the Damned Starz
Colm Meaney, Hell on Wheels AMC
David Morrissey, The Walking Dead AMC
John Noble, Fringe Fox

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter Showtime
Sarah Carter, Falling Skies TNT
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad AMC
Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead AMC
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum FX
Beth Riesgraf, Leverage TNT

Best Guest Starring Role in a Series
Blair Brown, Fringe Fox
Terry O’Quinn, Falling Skies TNT
Lance Reddick, Fringe Fox
Mark Sheppard, Leverage TNT
Ray Stevenson, Dexter Showtime
Yvonne Strahovski, Dexter Showtime


Best DVD/Blu-ray Release
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike Atlas Distribution/Fox
Chained Anchor Bay
Cosmopolis Entertainment One
The Possession Lionsgate
A Thousand Cuts Lorber Films
Touchback Anchor Bay/Starz

Best DVD/Blu-ray Special Edition Release 
Jaws (Universal 100th Anniversary Edition) Universal
Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) Sony Les Vampires Classics Edition Kino International
Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut Warner
Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire Kino International

Best DVD/Blu-ray Collection
Alfred Hitchcock (The Masterpiece Collection) Universal
Battle Royale (The Complete Collection) Anchor Bay
Bond 50 (The Complete 22 Film Collection) MGM
Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series MPI
The Ultimate Buster Keaton Blu-ray Collection Kino Lorber
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Universal

Best DVD/Blu-ray TV Series
In Search Of: The Complete Series Visual Entertainment
Logan’s Run: The Complete Series Warner
The River: The Complete First Season ABC Studios
Shazam! The Complete Live-Action Series Warner Archive
Spartacus: Vengeance (The Complete Second Season) Starz/Anchor Bay
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Seasons 1 & 2) Paramount

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'A Calendar Of Tales' by Neil Gaiman And You

This is why Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors! He just inspires you!
Neil Gaiman has teamed up with BlackBerry for the Keep Moving Projects. With the help of his readers and fans, and a BlackBerry 10 device, he'll be writing and illustrating his latest series, featuring 12 tales. Follow this collaborative journey to determine what keeps all of us moving.
If you go to here, you will be able to read or download a free PDF of all twelve of the stories that he wrote in three days last week, each one inspired by a reply to a question he had twittered to the world.

And now here's the second part of this project. The stories are written, now he wants YOU to illustrate them! Whether it’s a sketch, photo or doodle, using paint, ink or collage, upload your artwork for a chance to feature in the digital showcase and the printed, limited edition of A Calendar of Tales. 

Check out the two videos in this project so far below.

Part 2

Part 1

Cool Art: 'It’s a Dinosaur' by Mark Englert

This 'Jurassic Park' inspired print by Mark Englert titled, 'It’s a Dinosaur' will be available tomorrow. It is an 18″ x 24″ 5-colour screenprint, timed edition (for 24 hours), and cost $50. Additional options such as a sketch in the margins or additional silhouetted figures and/or dinosaurs can be requested at $30 a piece.
On sale Wednesday, February 20th at 10am PST (for 24 hours).

Proceeds from this sale will go towards helping Mark raise money to cover the expenses on his wrecked house! See details HERE.
In addition, as an added incentive, Mark will be randomly inserting 4 Fringe and 5 Django Unchained posters!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

UK Cover Art For Neil Gaiman's 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' Revealed

Via Facebook, one of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman, has revealed the cover art for his new adult book 'The Ocean At The End Of The Lane', which will be published June 18th 2013 by Headline Publishing.
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a novel about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us.
Check out both the UK and US cover art for the book below. I think I prefer the US cover art myself. Look forward to reading this!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cool Art: 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' by Brett Parson

This poster by Brett Parson is for Hero Complex Gallery's 'Oscar Legends' show that opens tonight, hosted by SOMArts at 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA.

Cool Art: 'Night Duel' by Scotty Reifsnyder

‘Night Duel’ by Scotty Reifsnyder, was inspired by the final action sequence in the Disney classic 'Peter Pan', where Peter and Captain Hook square off for a final time, and debuted at the ‘Good vs Evil’ exhibition at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Cool Art: 'The Wicker Man' by Dan Mumford

Dark City Gallery will be releasing a series of limited edition prints celebrating the best of British film and key moments in British cinema. And the first print from that series is 'The Wicker Man' by Dan Mumford.

Details for the print will be available soon. Follow them on Twitter and visit their Facebook page for when it drops.

Cool Art: 'Jen Yu Crouching Tiger' by Craig Drake

Hero Complex Gallery and Craig Drake are pleased to announce the release of a new limited edition print entitled “Jen Yu Crouching Tiger” inspired by 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.

It is a 24″ x 36″ 8-colour Screenprint, available now as a timed edition through Sunday, February 16 at 11:59pm PST, and cost $50. On sale here.

Cool Art: 'Vox Nihilis (Voice Of Nothingness)' by Miles Tsang

This 'Aliens' inspired print, 'Vox Nihilis (Voice Of Nothingness)' by Miles Tsang, was created for Bottleneck Gallery's 'Gizmos And Gadgets' show in Brooklyn, New York in January and is available to buy. It is an 18″ x 24″ 2-colour screenprint, signed and numbered limited edition of 75, and costs $30. On sale at his BigCartel or Etsy stores.

Check out the process from original sketch to final print along with detail shots of the poster on Miles' website.

Cool Art: 'Gojira - Toronto, Ontario 2013' by Miles Tsang

'Gojira – Toronto, Ontario 2013' by Miles Tsang gig posters are now available. It is an 18″ x 24″ 3-colour screenprint, signed and numbered limited edition of 85, and costs $30. On sale here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cool Art: 'Leon the Professional' by Godmachine

This poster of 'Leon: The Professional' by Godmachine is officially licensed and approved by Luc Besson!

It's a limited edition of 200, screenprinted 3 colours and measuring 14 x 24 inches. And available to buy at Tommy Good the following week.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Snowmen' by Francesco Francavilla

I missed this when Francesco Francavilla, one of my favourite comic book artists, posted the sketch of The Doctor Who Christmas Special 'The Snowmen' up on his blog last month.

Francesco's Doctor Who sketches are always a highlight to see after the latest episode airs. Bring on the series!

Cool Art: 'Friday The 13th' by Francesco Francavilla

Mondo will be releasing this print of 'Friday The 13th' by Francesco Francavilla online at a random time on Thursday, February 14th.

It's a 24"x36" screen print, hand numbered, and in a limited edition of 345 and costs $45.

Follow Mondo on Twitter for when they drop the print tomorrow (Thursday February 14), as it will no doubt sell out quickly.

New Trailer For 'Oblivion'

Set in 2073 and after aliens invaded Earth, Oblivion follows Jack as he completes a mission to extract vital resources from the planet, only to encounter a mysterious traveller who changes his life forever...

'Oblivion' is out in cinemas April 2013.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Movie Review: 'Wreck-It-Ralph'

I really enjoyed this. Another in the long line of entertaining animated films from Disney, and doing for video games what Toy Story did for toys.

'Wreck-It-Ralph' is a story of a villain trying to find acceptance and his self worth, and it's a story that's sprinkled with wit, heart and imagination and it's a winner! The cast (John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and more) play their parts really well. And as you would expect from Disney, the animation is top notch too. I like the way the retro games/characters mirror the classic 8-bit style of movement too!

Other than the 'Wreck-It-Ralph' game, the main games pastiched in the movie are the Halo/Call Of Duty-alike shooter 'Heroes Duty' and the Mario Kart clone 'Sugar Rush', so if you enjoy those games you'll love those sequences. And if you grew up in the 80's and 90's then you'll get a kick out of spotting the video game characters, sound effects and references you'll see and hear throughout the film.

If you want to see a quality family film and you love your video games too, then I would definitely recommend 'Wreck-It-Ralph'.

**** out of 5

The film is preceded by the wonderful Disney short 'Paperman' too. One complaint though, why the hell did we in the UK have to wait until February until the film was released. 'Wreck-It-Ralph' was released in November in the US and is out on bluray over there in March!!! Bad move Disney!

Tomb Raider: The Final Hours 'The End of the Beginning, Part 1'

It's a culmination of everything and the clock is ticking. These are the final, Final Hours of Tomb Raider.

Cool Art: 'Star Trek Gadgets' by Matt Ferguson

More cool art from Matt Ferguson! This time it's a set of Star Trek gadgets - the Communicator, the Tricorder and the classic Phaser - from the Original Series. He also hopes to do a print run of these as a limited edition Giclee sized at 16x20, so follow him on Twitter for news on that.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cool Art: '85th Annual Oscars' by Olly Moss

Gallery1988 and Olly Moss have teamed up to produce this stunning official poster for this year's Oscars, featuring 85 Oscar® statuettes, each one distinctly inspired by past Best Picture winners, from 1927 through 2012..

The poster is available to buy here for $35.
You can see each Oscar statue in much more detail here.

New 'Game Of Thrones' Teaser Trailer

Game Of Thrones returns to screens March 31 on HBO (US) and April 1 on Sky Atlantic.

New 'Monsters University' Trailer

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. 
'Monsters University' will be out in cinemas July 13.

Cool Art: Bottleneck Gallery Presents 'Get a Room' Gallery Show

It’s that time of the year and love is in the air. So much so that Bottleneck Gallery has commissioned over 50 artists to “Get a Room.” No, they do not mean that in a literal sense. Rather, their newest exhibit will focus on the very couples and relationships that have come to define our perceptions of love and partnership in popular culture. Each artist will present a piece depicting a couple made famous by your favorite movies, television shows and books. Bottleneck has been bit by the love bug and they like it!

The show opens on  Friday, February 15, with the prints going online for sale on Saturday, February 16.

Check out the preview of art from the show below.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

16th Annual DICE Award Winners Announced

The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Award winners were recently announced by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) in Las Vegas.

'Journey' was the big winner scooping the Game of The Year prize, along with another 7 awards.

The full list of winners for the 16th Annual DICE Awards are:
Action Game of the Year:
"Borderlands 2" (Publisher: 2K Games, Developer: Gearbox Software)

Mobile Game of the Year:
"Hero Academy" (Publisher/Developer: Robot Entertainment)

Handheld Game of the Year: "Paper Mario Sticker Star" (Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc., Developer: Intelligent Systems)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: "Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: "Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Outstanding Achievement in Story:
"The Walking Dead" (Publisher/Developer: Telltale Games)

Outstanding Character Performance:
"The Walking Dead's" Lee Everett (Publisher/Developer: Telltale Games)

Downloadable Game of the Year:
"The Walking Dead" (Publisher/Developer: Telltale Games)

Casual Game of the Year: 
"Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Web Based Game of the Year: 

"SimCity Social" (Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Maxis, Playfish)

Family Game of the Year: 
"Skylanders Giants" (Publisher: Activision, Developer: Toys for Bob)

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: 
"Mass Effect 3" (Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Bioware)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: 
"XCOM: Enemy Unknown" (Publisher: 2K Games, Developer: Firaxis Games)

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: 
"Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Sports Game of the Year: 
"FIFA Soccer 13" (Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: EA Canada)

Racing Game of the Year: 
"Need for Speed: Most Wanted" (Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Criterion Games)

Fighting Game of the Year: 
"PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: SuperBot Entertainment, Inc.)

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: 
"Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: 
"Halo 4" (Publisher: Microsoft Studios, Developer: 343 Industries)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: 
"Assassin's Creed III" (Publisher/Developer: Ubisoft)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: 
"Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:
"Halo 4" (Publisher: Microsoft Studios, Developer: 343 Industries)

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering:
"XCOM: Enemy Unknown" (Publisher: 2K Games, Developer: Firaxis Games)

Adventure Game of the Year:
"The Walking Dead" (Publisher/Developer: Telltale Games)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction:
"Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany)

Game of the Year: 
"Journey" (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: thatgamecompany) 

Cool Art: 'Talking With Tom Bombadil' by Jian Guo

More awesome stained glass style Lord Of The Rings art from Jian Guo.
Tom Bombadil is a mysterious character who aids Frodo and his companions on their quest. He appears in three chapters, "The Old Forest", "In the House of Tom Bombadil", and "Fog on the Barrow-downs". He is also mentioned in the chapter "The Council of Elrond" as a possible keeper and protector of the One Ring, and is mentioned at the end of the story in "Homeward Bound" and "The Grey Havens".

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Space Jam: 'I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)' by Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, from aboard the International Space Station, performs "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)" with Ed Robertson, the rest of the Barenaked Ladies and the Wexford Gleeks from Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, who were all at the CBC studios in Toronto.

The song, which was written by Hadfield and Robertson in partnership with Music Monday, CBC Music and the Canadian Space Agency, explores what it's like to look down on the Earth from outer space.

You can download the lyrics here.

Cool Art: 'Thor: The Dark World' by Matt Ferguson

Yet another cool print from Matt Ferguson.

Similar to his 'Iron Man 3' print, here's 'Thor: The Dark World'.

Short Film: 'Head Over Heels'

Another Oscar-nominated Short Film is now online. Directed by Timothy Reckart, this was produced as a graduation project at the UK’s National Film & Television School. The film won the Best Student Film award at this years Annie Awards.
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart. They don't even bother to argue anymore, even though they can't agree which way is up—literally. Walter lives on the floor, and Madge lives on the ceiling; or if you ask Madge, it's Walter who lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other.


Friday, February 08, 2013

Cool Art: 'Battle Royale' by Bryan Lee O'Malley & Kevin Tong

'Battle Royale' by Bryan Lee O'Malley & Kevin Tong.

This 24 x 36 variant edition print (of 225) will be available at a double screening of 'Battle Royale' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', presented by Mondo and Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park on Saturday February 16 in Houston TX. The regular version of the print will be sold by Mondo at a later date.
Variant Edition

Short Film: 'Adam and Dog' by Minkyu Lee

Nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, and winner of the 2012 Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject; 'Adam And Dog' by Minkyu Lee.
This is a short film that me and a group of my close friends made. It was put together by artists who work at various studios, including Disney Feature, Dreamworks and Pixar; The animation is done by myself, Jennifer Hager, James Baxter, Mario Furmanczyk, Austin Madison, and Matt Williames. Glen Keane also helped by being a consultant on the film, and also doing some visual development. It is a completely independent film without any major studio involvement. We are really excited for people to see it, and wanted to share.” – Minkyu Lee


'Game of Thrones' S2 Bluray Extra: 'The History of the Alchemists'

Courtesy of HBO, here's an excerpt from the forthcoming complete Season 2 Bluray box set, featuring Roy Dotrice as the pyromancer Hallyne discussing the history of his order.

'Back To The Future I' in 60 seconds

This condensed version of the 1985 hit movie travels MUCH faster than 88 miles per hour!

Cool Art: 'The Oscars Best Picture Movie Poster Series' by Gallery 1988

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Gallery1988 commissioned a small group of artists, which I've featured a lot on this blog and are some of my favourites, to create original screen prints inspired by this year’s nine Best Picture Oscar nominees.

Take a look below at these stunning prints.
'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' by Rich Kelly

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Teen Angels' by Neal McCullough

A bit of Captain Caveman inspired art by Neal McCullough.

Venture Bros. Season 5 to Premiere on May 19th

One of my favourite shows will be back on May 19th!

Series creator, Jackson Publick blogged that new episodes would either premiere in March or later in May, depending on completion of the last episode. And according to the Adult Swim Q&A bump, new episodes of the Venture Brothers will premiere May 19th with an hour-long special! Season 5 will also feature the vocal talents of J.K. Simmons, Larry Murphy, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac, Tim Meadows, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon.

Check local listings in your area.

Check the Venture Bros blog for teaser images for Season 5 too!

Cool Art: 'King Kong' by Matt Ferguson

I love this 'King Kong' print by Matt Ferguson. It's part of the 'Get A Room' show at The Bottleneck Gallery, and is a 24x18 Giclée print on Epson Cold Press Natural 305gsm, and in a limited edition of 30. $50.

click to embiggen

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Young Man from the East' by Alice X Zhang

'The Young Man from the East', a 'Princess Mononoke' inspired artwork by Alice X Zhang.

Check out her Deviant Art page for more cool art.

Special Features On 'The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey' Bluray Announced

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed both the standard Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet and 3D BD/DVD/Ultraviolet Combo Pack releases of director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Both versions of the theatrical cut of the film are set to feature DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround, and will be available on Digital Download from March 12, and will then be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 19. No news on the extended editions, but they are rumoured to be released later this year, probably sometime Q4.

The list of extras are listed below.
New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
Video Blogs
Start of Production
Location Scouting
Shooting Block One
Filming in 3D
Locations Part 1
Locations Part 2
Stone St. Studios Tour
Wrap of Principal Photography
Post-production Overview
Wellington World Premiere
Theatrical Trailers
Letter Opener
Bilbo Contract
Gandalf Wagers
Gollum Paths
Game Trailers
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings

2012 VES Award Winners Announced

Presented by the Visual Effects Society, the winners of the 11th Annual VES Awards were announced yesterday in Los Angeles. The big winners on the night were 'Brave', 'Life of Pi' and 'Game of Thrones' with four awards each.

The award recognizes outstanding visual effects work across a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry including film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

In addition to the awards below, director Ang Lee was honoured with the VES Visionary Award (presented by Dennis Muren) and ILM veteran Richard Edlund with the Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Harrison Ford).

See the complete list of VES Award winners below.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi
Donald R. Elliott, Susan Macleod, Guillaume Rocheron, Bill Westenhofer

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
The Impossible
Felix Bergés,Sandra Hermida,Pau Costa Moeller

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Mark Andrews, Steve May, Katherine Sarafian, Bill Wise

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Volar Morghulis
Rainer Gombos, Steve Kullback, Sven Martin, Juri Stanossek

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Boardwalk Empire: Episode 308
John Bair, Parker Chehak, Paul Graff, Lesley Robson-Foster

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Jason Blundell, Barry Whitney, Colin Whitney

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Nike: Biomorph
Rafael Colon, Aladino Debert, David Liu, Nicola Wiseman

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Heather Drummons, Joel Friesch, Brooke Breton, Chris Bailey

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Richard Parker
Erik De Boer, Sean Comer, Betsy Asher Hall, Kai-Hua Lan

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave: Merida
Travis Hathaway, Olivier Soares, Peter Sumanaseni, Brian Tindall

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Training the Dragons
Irfan Celik, Florian Friedmann, Ingo Schachner, Chris Stenner

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
The Avengers: Midtown Manhattan
Richard Bluff, Barry Williams, David Meny, Andy Proctor

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave: The Forest
Tim Best, Steve Pilcher, Inigo Quilez, Andrew Whittock

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Pyke
Rene Borst, Thilo Ewers, Adam Figielski, Jonas Stuckenbrock

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Matt Aitken, Victor Huang, Christian Rivers, R. Christopher White

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Dominique Boidin, Léon Bérelle, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
The Avengers: Helicarrier
Rene Garcia, Bruce Holcomb, Polly Ing, Aaron Wilson

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Storm of God
Harry Mukhopadhyay, David Stopford, Mark Williams, Derek Wolfe

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Chris Chapman, Dave Hale, Michael K. O’Brien, Bill Watral

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Guinness: Cloud
Tom Bussell, Neil Davies

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Storm of God
Ryan Clarke, Jose Fernandez, Sean Oharas, Hamish Schumacher

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones, Episode 210: White Walker Army
Falk Boje, Esther Engel, Alexey Kuchinsky, Klaus Wuchta

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial
Chevy 2012 Silverado
Dominik Bauch, Nicholas Kim, Benjamin Walsh

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Daniel Brkovic, David Kirchner, Jan-Marcel Kuehn, Tom Ferstl

'Skyfall' Honest Trailer

Screenjunkies are back with an Honest Trailer for 'Skyfall'

Cool Art: Tim Doyle Art Exhibition - 'UnReal Estate II'

Spoke Art is proud to present, 'UnReal Estate II' the follow up solo show by Austin-based illustrator and screen printer Tim Doyle. Last year, Doyle changed the pop culture landscape, quite literally, with his expressive re-interpretations of famous TV show locations.

For 2013 the artist returns to our San Francisco gallery space to once again remap our collective consciousness though a whole new series of re-imagined iconic pop culture locations crafted through the medium of hand made screen prints.

Please join us on Thursday, February 7th from 6pm-10pm for the debut of 'UnReal Estate II' at Spoke Art San Francisco. Tim Doyle will be in attendance and complimentary beverages will be served.
Prints and original inks will be made available for online purchase on Friday, January 8th here.
As an added bonus, the first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary screen print, 'By the Power', this print will never be made available for general sale

Check out Tim's art from the show below, including a peek at the exclusive Masters Of The Universe inspired 'By The Power'.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Back To The Future / Cloud Atlas Mashup Trailer by Justin Fields


Star Wars Saga Galaxy Map

Featuring virtually every world in the movie saga and expanded universe and no doubt the new movies too. Click to get a closer look!

Interactive ParaNorman booklet online

Art by Glen Brogan
'ParaNorman', one of my favourite movies from last year and out now on bluray/DVD, has won 15 Best Animated Feature Film awards, the Character Animation & Design Annie Award, and is also nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a GLAAD Media Award. Now the studio has put together an interactive booklet to allow fans to get a closer look at the members of the filmmaking team and their handiwork.

Check out the ParaNorman booklet site where you can download and read a PDF version or peruse the multimedia version with audio, video, and graphic links.

The Art Of Pop Culture: Harijs Grundmanis

Check out these alternative movie posters and pop culture art from Harijs Grundmanis.

Check out the illustrations below.

Cool Art: Star Trek TOS Set 7 by Juan Ortiz

Artist Juan Ortiz is back with a new set of retro style Star Trek prints.

QMx will offer the four prints as a set of plated-printed lithographs on 100-pound, aqueous-coated, satin-finish paper. Each print measures 18x24 inches and the set of four is $34.95.  US and Canada fans can purchase the sets at

Pyramid will have the images available in the UK on Wood for £39.99 (43x59cm) and £49.99 (45x76cm), Canvas for £59.99 (60x80cm) and as Framed Art Prints at £49.99 (60x80cm).  UK fans will be able to purchase the items at, and

This month's random episodes are:
E29: Operation Annihilate!
E30: Amok Time
E60: Is There In Truth No Beauty
E62: Day Of The Dove

Take a peek at the other posters in the set below.