Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cool Art: 'Iron Man 3' by Paolo Rivera

Check out Paolo Rivera's poster for 'Iron Man 3' that was inspired by the pulp novel art of Robert McGinnis. Sad to say, this is not available to buy!
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Cool Art: 'Iron Man 3' Posters by Martin Ansin & Phantom City Creative

Mondo has unveiled three new 'Iron Man 3' prints featuring art from Mondo regulars Martin Ansin and Phantom City Creative.

Martin Ansin's prints are in two flavours, a 24" x 36" standard edition which is limited to 450 and costs $50, while the variant (also the same size) is in a limited edition of 200 and is $75. Phantom City Creative's print is a special 24" x 36" glow in the dark edition in a limited run of 250 and costs $45.

Each print will be available online on Friday and follow Mondo on Twitter for the exact on-sale time. Check them all out below
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Regular Version by Martin Ansin
Variant Edition by Martin Ansin
by Phantom City Creative

Short Film: 'ABE' by Rob McLellan

A young girl is strapped to a table and her mouth is taped up. But she is held captive by an altogether different kind of serial killer.

Facebook - facebook.com/abemovie
Website - abemovie.com

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cool Art: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' IMAX Poster by Mark Englert

IMAX in association with Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Gallery1988 have unveiled a special 'Star Trek Into Darkness' print from artist Mark Englert. Fans attending the 8pm IMAX show on Wednesday, May 15th at participating locations will receive this original print.


Cool Art: 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS' by Francesco Francavilla

Here's a sketch poster of the latest Doctor Who episode; 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS' by Francesco Francavilla.

New Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

Cool Art: Mia Araujo

Check out the beautiful painted art from Mia Araujo. Her work has been published in Imagine FX, Spectrum 16-19, Juxtapoz Magazine, Society of Illustrators LA, Blue Canvas, and the Creative Quarterly.

Check out a selection of her work below and visit her website and Deviant Art page for more gorgeous art. Click to embiggen for a closer look.

Mass Effect - Series 2: Episode 1 'Lazarus' & Episode 2 'Cerberus'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with another double episode and the beginning of the second chapter of the Mass Effect saga. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 1: "Lazarus"
In the Season 2 premiere, The SSV Normandy, under the command of Commander Shepard, is sent out into the lawless Terminus Systems to eradicate pockets of Geth resistance in the wake of the attack on The Citadel led by the Reaper, Sovereign.



Episode 2: "Cerberus"
Commander Shepard gets to know his new ship and crew, and learns what the Citadel Council thinks of the organization responsible for his resurrection: Cerberus.

New Trailer For 'Beyond: Two Souls'

The new trailer, hot from the Tribeca Film Festival, of Quantic Dream's follow up to 'Heavy Rain'; 'Beyond: Two Souls'. Witness the powerful storytelling and performances that earned BEYOND the first Official Selection by Tribeca Film Festival for a PlayStation exclusive.
From the visionary mind of David Cage, director of the award-winning Heavy Rain™, comes the most powerfully emotional experience on PlayStation® 3. A singularly unique psychological action thriller delivered by A-list Hollywood performances, BEYOND: Two Souls™ takes you on a thrilling journey across the globe as you play out the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes. 
Born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers, Jodie was different. In an adventure spanning 15 years of her life, your actions will determine Jodie's fate as she faces extraordinary challenges, danger, and heartwrenching loss on a journey to discover the truth of who she is. Beyond promises an emotionally-charged journey unlike any video game before.
'Beyond: Two Souls' is out in October, only on Playstation 3.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sci-Fi Short: 'Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo' From Studio Ghibli Director Higuchi Shinji

'Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo' (Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru) is a live-action short film from Studio Ghibli director Higuchi Shinji (Neon Genesis Evangelion). It was also included on the Blu Ray and DVD release of 'Evangelion 3.33'.
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Behind the Scenes of Doctor Who 'Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS'

Behind the scenes with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. Narrated by Richard Bacon.

Cool Art: 'The Official Bad Robot Art Experience' Gallery Show By Gallery1988

Gallery1988's 'The Official Bad Robot Art Experience' art show opens in their new location (7308 Melrose Avenue) in Los Angeles from Friday, April 26 and will run until Saturday, May 18th.  The show features a collection of artwork inspired by the films and TV shows of writer, producer and director JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot production company.

Proceeds from the art show will go to The Mission Continues charity, who help inspire military veterans to become community leaders.

Take a peek at some of the artwork that's on show below and you can go here to purchase any prints that were left over from the show's opening reception on Friday.

Cool Art: 'Bioshock Infinite' by Patrick Brown

Awesome fan art by Patrick Brown, inspired by 'Bioshock Infinite'.

Check out his Deviant Art page and Facebook page for lots more cool art.

Cool Art: 'Conviction' by Richey Beckett

'Conviction' is a new print, out next week, by Richey Beckett. It's a 19″ x 25″ screenprint, and is a limited edition of 180 signed and numbered prints, available in four different colourways (60 Crimson, 60 Pale Pink, 30 Pale Blue, 30 Dark Blue), and cost £40 each.
They will go on sale Wednesday, May 1st at 6pm (UK).

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cool Art: 'Righteous Rides...And The Dudes Who Drive Them!' - New Art Show From Hero Complex Gallery

Hero Complex Gallery is back with a new pop cuture art show, 'Righteous Rides...And The Dudes Who Drive Them!' - a show focusing on the exhilarating...and often creative ways...of getting around , and the first at their brand new gallery at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034!

From skateboards to spaceships, anything that rolls, races, flies, or crashes can be counted in this high-throttled, tour de force that celebrates your favorite modes of transportation and the characters who drive them!

This exhibition features original works of art from a diverse roster of illustrators, painters, and printmakers including from some of my favourite artists too; Matt Ferguson, Craig Drake, Marie Bergeron, Bruce Yan, Paul Shipper amongst others.

'Righteous Rides' runs from May 3 until May 19, with prints available online here from Saturday, May 4th, around 12noon PST.

They will also be giving away (1) metal variant of Craig Drake's “Kaneda!”, inspired by 'Akira'. All customers with purchases of $100 or more will automatically be entered to win.

Check out the preview of works below.
'Kaneda' (Metal Variant) by Craig Drake

Cool Art: 'Righteous Rides' & 'Bad Robot' by Matt Ferguson

Check out these three cool posters by Matt Ferguson.

The first one is an X-Men inspired Blackbird print for the Hero Complex Gallery's 'Righteous Rides ... And The Dudes That Drive Them' art show.

The next are for Gallery1988's 'Bad Robot', a gallery show inspired by the works of JJ Abrams. Matt went for 'Super 8' and 'Star Trek'.

Click to embiggen to get up close to the detail.

Righteous Rides: 'Blackbird'
Bad Robot: 'Super 8'
Bad Robot: 'Star Trek'

Cool Art: 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' by Matt Ferguson

They just keep getting better and better! Here's another awesome Star Trek poster by Matt Ferguson for cool blog, Crome Yellow! Each Friday the blog is reviewing each of the Star Trek movies in the run up to the new movie, 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. And each review is concluded with a poster inspired by the film from Matt Ferguson. This week is 'The Voyage Home'. Check it out!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cool Art: Fantasy 'Doc Savage' Covers by Keith Wilson

I love the art from the pulp fiction sci-fi and action adventure magazines and novels of the 1920s to the 1960s. Some of the cover art and stories were so fantastic, featuring macho men, femme fatales and gizmos and adventures that were out of this world. And out of that era iconic characters like John Carter, Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Conan The Barbarian, Zorro, Solomon Kane, Fu Manchu, The Shadow and Doc Savage first appeared.

Check out these faux Doc Savage covers by Keith Wilson, featuring the Man of Bronze in adventures with other iconic horror, fantasy and sci-fi characters based on the original Bantam book cover art by James Bama and Bob Larkin.


Cool Art: 'Lilies' by Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner has a new print available this week titled 'Lilies'. It is based off the painting of the same name from his solo show 'Frolic' that is on until May 4th at Dragatomi Gallery. The print is a 13″ x 16″ Giclee, and is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 30, and costs $40, it will be on sale Saturday, April 27th at 12pm Central (10am PDT).

Tracklisting For Hans Zimmer's 'Man Of Steel' Soundtrack Revealed

The full tracklisting for Hans Zimmer's 'Man Of Steel' score has been revealed. It will be released on June 11 in two flavours, a regular edition and a deluxe edition. The full details on both editions, including the cover art is expected to be announced within the next few weeks.

After hearing the snippet of music from the recent third trailer, I'm very much looking forward to hearing the rest of the soundtrack.
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The regular version tracklist (beware of spoilers):
1. Look To The Stars
2. Oil Rig
3. Sent Here For A Reason
4. DNA
5. Goodbye My Son
6. If You Love These People
7. Krypton’s Last
8. Terraforming
9. Tornado
10. You Die Or I Do
11. Launch
12. Ignition
13. I Will Find Him
14. This Is Clark Kent
15. I Have So Many Questions
16. Flight
17. What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World?
18. Man Of Steel (Hans’ Original Sketchbook)

The deluxe edition will also include:
Are You Listening, Clark?
General Zod
You Led Us Here
This Is Madness
Earth
Arcade

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Movie Poster Art: 'Iron Man 3' (2013)

With the release of 'Iron Man 3' in cinemas here's a look at the posters, alternate posters and fan art.

Cool Art: 'The Light Of A River’s Lull' by Amy Sol

Amy Sol has a new print available tomorrow, 'The Light Of A River’s Lull' via Thinkspace Gallery. It is a 12.5″ x 16″ giclee, and is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 75, and costs $75. The print will be on sale Friday, April 26th at 9am PT here.

Sci-Fi Short: 'Hybrids' by Patrick Kalyn

In the wake of an alien infestation, an ex-special forces soldier loses her daughter in alien attack. Seeking revenge, she leads a team on a mission deep into alien territory.

Find out more here: http://live.hybridsfilm.com/
Original Soundtrack available at: samhulick.bandcamp.com/album/hybrids


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Prometheus' vs 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Trailer Mash-Up

The world's greatest archaeologist meets mankind's engineers in this mash-up combining audio from the 'Prometheus' trailer with visuals from 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' by YouTuber Justin Fields.
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Cool Art: 'Goldfinger' by Mike Mahle

Loving this 'Goldfinger' pinup art by Mike Mahle. Lots more cool art at his Deviant Art page.

Cool Art: 'Justice Magazine' Cat Woman Covergirl Pinup by Stanley Lau

Another new Justice Magazine pinup concept from Stanley Lau's (aka Artgerm), this time the cover girl is Cat Woman.

Check out out Stanley Lau's Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

'Man Of Steel' Fan Made Title Sequence

Created by Will & Tale, a design firm that has worked with MTV, Google and Flickr, this fan made video imagines the opening for Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ and tells the story of Superman from his arrival on Earth to his ascension above Metropolis.
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Review: 'Oblivion'

by Kilian Eng
I love my science fiction, and 'Oblivion' felt like a homage to my favourite genre, taking it's recognisable themes from the world of sci-fi.

It was also a stunning looking film. From the design (the bubblecraft and drones for example) and the visuals (cinematography was by Claudio Miranda, who won Oscars for his work on 'Life Of Pi' and 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button') and the barren landscapes of a war torn Earth. If ever there was a gorgeous looking film, then this is it!

I also enjoyed director Joseph Kosinski's first film, 'Tron: Legacy', and 'Oblivion' seems to continue his style of gorgeously shot films, and I certainly look forward to more from this director.

The story itself, which is based on an unpublished graphic novel by Kosinski (an illustrated novel will hopefully be released), and without giving too much of things away, has Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), and his by-the-book assistant Vika (Andrea Riseborough) assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, to repair the damaged drones that scan the planet surface. When Jack discovers a crashed spacecraft, it's contents bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. The trailers don't give too much away, for a change, and although towards the end it becomes a bit of a sci-fi mixtape with familiar tropes from some of my favourite sci-fi films, it's still a very enjoyable ride!

The soundtrack by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Joseph Trapanese is one of the highlights of the film and very haunting. I've been listening to the score leading up to watching the movie, it's very good as a standalone piece and it does work especially well within the film. It did remind me at times of Daft Punk's score from 'Tron:Legacy' and 'Blade Runner' by Vangelis, which is no bad thing at all!

If you go in expecting a full on action sci-fi with aliens etc, like the trailers may have presented then you may come out of the cinema disappointed. But, if you're after a bit of quality in the same vein as 'Moon' and love science fiction, like I do, then you will enjoy 'Oblivion'. I can't wait for the blu!

****½ out of 5

'Star Wars A New Hope' In 60 Seconds

Skywalker. Vader. Lots of futuristic rooms. The droids they were in fact looking for. All as if George Lucas were on meth.
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'Man Of Steel' Fan Trailer - Animated Series Style

Another 'Man Of Steel' fan trailer has appeared in the wild. This time, Youtuber Jawiin put together this trailer using footage from Superman: The Animated series with the soundtrack from the third 'Man Of Steel' trailer.
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Cool Art: 'Thor: The Dark World' By Olly Moss

Last year, Olly Moss was invited to make a wrap-gift for the cast and crew of 'Thor: The Dark World', check out the posters he came up with below. And they even paid him with a real Mjolnir prop from the movie!
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Cool Art: 'You Kno' Nothin' Jon Sno' by Matt Ferguson

A Jon Snow inspired poster by the always awesome Matt Ferguson for 'Ice & Fire', a 'Game Of Thrones' themed gallery show by Geek-Art.netYou can check out some more very cool 'Game Of Thrones' art from the show here.

Cool Art: 'Justice Magazine' Black Canary Covergirl Pinup by Stanley Lau

Following on from Wonder Woman and Supergirl, Black Canary is the latest covergirl to grace Stanley Lau's (aka Artgerm) Justice Magazine pinup concepts.

Check out out Stanley Lau's Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Extensive Behind The Scenes Look At 'Oblivion'

Went to see this today, and really enjoyed it. I'll have my review up soon. In the meantime, here's an extensive look behind the scenes of 'Oblivion'.

'Man Of Steel' Fan Trailer - Christopher Reeve Style

Hot on the heels of the John Williams Re-edit/rescored fan trailer, YouTuber AListProductions2 has created this 'Man Of Steel' fan trailer, using the audio from the recent (and very awesome) 'Man Of Steel' trailer and using the visuals from the Christopher Reeve 'Superman' films.
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Cool Art: 'Iron Man 3' by Midnight Marauder

Check this alternative 'Iron Man 3' poster by Midnight Marauder, that was commissioned by  The Shortlist, some more really cool alternative 'Iron Man 3' posters on there too.

First Trailer For 'Thor: The Dark World'

Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's 'Thor 'and Marvel's 'Avengers Assemble', Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
'Thor: The Dark World' is in cinemas October 30 (UK) and November 8 (US)

Monday, April 22, 2013

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound and Music of 'Oblivion'

SoundWorks Collection talk exclusively with director Joe Kosinski about the sound and music of his new film "Oblivion". Also featured are Kosinski's behind-the-scenes collaborators include composer Joseph Trapanese, M83's Anthony Gonzalez, and re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo, and re-recording mixer Juan Peralta.

Cool Art: 'Iron Man 3' Midnight IMAX Poster By Jock

Check out this 'Iron Man 3' midnight IMAX poster by comic book artist Jock!

'Iron Man 3' is out in cinemas April 25 (UK) and May 3 (US).

Mass Effect - Series 1: Episode 7 'Sovereign' & Episode 8 'Mothers'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with another double episode and concluding parts from the first Mass Effect. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 7: "Sovereign"
The Council receives a garbled transmission from a Salarian Special Tasks Group team tracking Saren, so they send Shepard to investigate.



Episode 8: "The Conduit"
In the Season Finale, Shepard and the team make plans to go after Saren now that they know Sovereign's true nature and the Conduit's location on Ilos.

Cool Art: 'Bioshock Infinite Nouveau' by Bill Mudron

Bringing you the girl to wipe away the debt. Check out this 'Bioshock Infinite' Nouveau by Bill Mudron. It's a 12" x 22" print on archival premium matte stock and is available for purchase from Big Cartel for $25.

Help Fund 'New', A Sci-Fi Short by John Harden

I certainly love my science fiction, and there are several good sci-fi short films out there and in production, and I've featured plenty here on this blog; such as 'Noon', 'Exodus', 'H.U.D.' 'Lisa', 'R'ha', 'Tempo', 'Prospect', 'In The Pines', 'Seed', 'Plurality' and 'Hibernation' to name but a few .

And here's another short film with a sci-fi theme. 'New' is the story of an aging couple who are cryogenically frozen and then reawakened in a distant future, in 20-year-old bodies.

'New' is being funded as a crowd-sourced project, and John Harden, who is behind the project, hoping to raise $22,000. The short is roughly 12 minutes long and will stand alone as a story, but will also serve as proof-of-concept for a feature film he's currently writing.
"In writing NEW, I feel I've managed to hit a sweet spot between the visionary science fiction that fired my imagination as a kid, and the character-driven storytelling that makes sense to me now. I'm thrilled to be making this film and feel it will be unlike anything I've done before."
Check out the pitch below and head over to the site for more information.
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Cool Art: Gallery1988 presents 'The Official Bad Robot Art Experience'

Gallery1988 (West) has a new exhibit, 'The Official Bad Robot Art Experience', that opens this Friday, April 26th. Working in conjunction with JJ Abrams & his production company, they’ve enlisted a huge group of artists to create original artwork, including paintings, prints, sculptures & plush, in a tribute to the movies, TV show and iconic logo of Bad Robot. Covering the likes of Alias, Fringe, LOST, Person of Interest, Cloverfield, Super 8, Star Trek and much more.

The Official Bad Robot Art Experience will take place at G1988′s newest location at 7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles and runs through until May 18th.

10% of the show’s proceeds are going directly to The Mission Continues, a charity that works with veterans hoping to become community leaders.

Check out a sneak peek below.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Trailer For 'Hibernation' A SciFi Short By Jon Mikel Caballero

Joseph is an astronaut set to go where no man has arrived in the Universe through the 'Hibernation' program. But something happens between him and his instructor Claire, and decisions that seemed unbreakable begin to crack.
You can also check out a behind the scenes video (with English subtitles) and go here to view the short itself. For more information visit their website.
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Behind the Scenes of 'Hide' - Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 4

Behind the scenes with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. Narrated by Richard Bacon.

Cool Art: 'Suspiria' by Malleus

Dark City Gallery, presents the ninth and final poster in a series based on the movies by Italian horror movie director/writer Dario Argento by artist trio Malleus.

'Suspiria' is a 19.5″ x 27.5″ screenprint available in both a regular edition of 175, that costs £40 and a variant limited edition of 75, that is £60. They will be on sale from Wednesday, April 24th at 17:30 GMT (9:30am PDT) HERE.
Regular Edition

Cool Art: 'Hide' by Francesco Francavilla

Francesco Francavilla is back with another cool sketch poster of the latest 'Doctor Who' episode, 'Hide'.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

'Man of Steel' Trailer 3 John Williams Re-Edit/Re-Score

Check out this version of the recent 'Man Of Steel' that's been re-edited/scored with the infamous John Williams score from the 1978 Superman film replacing the Hans Zimmer score.
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'Everything Is A Remix' by Kirby Ferguson

No idea is original. It's never what you do but how it's done. This four part series from Kirby Ferguson, 'Everything Is A Remix', has been online for a while now and is definitely worth watching. Kirby looks at issues like intellectual property and copyright, and explores the idea of "what is original?"


Cool Art: 'Star Wars: The Space Pirates' by Travis Charest

Awesome art! Love it!
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Cool Art: 'A Silver Lining' by Philip Meagher

Head over to Qwertee to bag this 'Bioshock Infinite' inspired tee by Philip Meagher. This tee is only available today, just over 14 hours left at time of writing, and is only £8/€10/$12 plus shipping!

Cool Art: 'Normandy' by Calum Alexander Watt

The first of three upcoming limited edition Mass Effect triptych prints has been revealed by Bioware.

The first is 'Normandy' by Calum Alexander Watt. It's a 18" x 24" 4 colour screen print that is individually number and in a limited edition of 200. It will cost $40 from the Bioware store.

Cool Art: 'Shahrazad' #1b Variant Cover by J Scott Campbell

Here's the B variant cover for the first issue of 'Shahrazad' by J Scott Campbell and coloured by Nei Ruffino, coming soon from Big Dog Ink. J Scott Campbell will be illustrating all the B variant covers for the first story arc. I love the stories of the Arabian Nights, and I'll be looking forward to reading this!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cool Art: 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock' by Matt Ferguson

Another week and another awesome Star Trek poster by Matt Ferguson for cool blog, Crome Yellow! Each Friday the blog is reviewing each of the Star Trek movies in the run up to the new movie, 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. And each review is concluded with a brand new poster inspired by the film from Matt Ferguson. This week is 'The Search For Spock'. Check it out!

The 'Harry Potter' Honest Trailer

Screenjunkies are back with another Honest Trailer, this time taking a poke at the 'Harry Potter' series.

New Bethesda Game Is 'The Evil Within'

Well, it's not Fallout 4 or a new Elder Scrolls game. The next game from Bethesda is 'The Evil Within', the next game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami (so you can probably guess at what type of game it will be). A full reveal is supposed to coming next week, but check out the live action teaser trailer below in the meantime.

Poster For 'Doctor Who' Series 7 Finale Revealed

The poster for the series 7 finale, 'The Name Of The Doctor', has been revealed. It also confirms that Alex Kingston is back, joining Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman for what promises to be a "jaw-dropping end to a spectacular series".

This is also the final episode before the 50th anniversary episode.

MCV Awards 2013: The Winners

The MCV Awards are organised by the team behind MCV, the market for computer and video games, and have been running for 11 years. There were sixteen different winners across the 25 prizes, reflecting a diverse UK games business with players of all sizes.

MCV AWARDS 2013: THE WINNERS

Independent Retailer – High Street 
GAMES CENTRE

Independent Retailer – Online
SIMPLY GAMES

Retail Concept
HMV OXFORD STREET GAMES SHOWCASE

Mainstream Retailer
AMAZON

Specialist Retailer
GAME

Digital Retailer
STEAM

Digital Distribution Team
UBISOFT

High Street Distribution Team
CENTRESOFT

Sales Triumph
MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MOJANG/MICROSOFT)

UK Sales Team
ELECTRONIC ARTS

Export Sales Team
UBISOFT

Marketing Team
UBISOFT

PR Team
2K GAMES

UK Games Studio
TRAVELLER’S TALES

Third Party Games Hardware
SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION)

New Game Brand
DISHONORED (BETHESDA)

Digital Campaign
ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)

Audience Engagement
EUROGAMER EXPO

Media Sales Team
IGN

Trade Marketing Team
ACTIVISION

Game Campaign
ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)

Specialist Games Publisher
NAMCO BANDAI

Game Publisher
ELECTRONIC ARTS

MCV Special Recognition
MARTYN GIBBS

Grand Prix
CENTRESOFT

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Posters For 'Oblivion'

Two new posters have surfaced for the Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman sci-fi movie, 'Oblivion'.

The first is a special edition poster that will be given away at various IMAX screenings of the film tonight.
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The second 'Oblivion' poster is from Mondo and by artist Kilian Eng, and is based on Kilian's album cover for the soundtrack, which will be on sale as a special gatefold LP album on April 26. This poster is a 24″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered, and in a limited edition of 275. It will cost $45. It will be available online at a random time on Friday, April 19th, so follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. 
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'Doctor Who' Returns To BBC Proms

by Olly Moss
Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold’s music from the past eight years, including the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2, Debussy’s ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30pm on Saturday July 13 and will be recorded for broadcast on BBC One.

London Philharmonic Choir
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ben Foster conductor

New 'Doctor Who' Series 7 Posters

The BBC have released three movie style posters for the upcoming Doctor Who Series 7 episodes. The episodes featured are 'Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS', 'The Crimson Horror' and 'Nightmare in Silver', check them out below.

New Trailer For Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
'The Lone Ranger' is out in cinemas July 3 (US) and August 9 (UK).

New Trailer For 'RIPD: Rest In Peace Department'

Based on the Dark Horse Comic by Peter Lenkov.
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bioshock Infinite: Lutece Interview

Gametrailers speak to the voices behind BioShock Infinite’s quirky scientific minds, Rosalind Lutece (Jennifer Hale) and Robert Lutece (Oliver Vaquer).
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Short Film: 'Blood Dragon: The Cyber War'

A short film by Corridor Digital inspired by Far Cry 3 : Blood Dragon.
Commander Bolt Lightning and his Android sidekick face off against a deadly cyber virus!
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Awesome New Three Minute Trailer For 'Man Of Steel'

Looking forward to seeing this, and loving the score on the trailer too! 'Man Of Steel' is in cinemas June 14.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2013 are out!

The nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013 have been announced. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today.

Best Short Story
  • “A Birdsong Shatters the Still,” by Jeff Wilson and Ted May, in Injury #4 (Ted May/Alternative)
  • “Elmview” by Jon McNaught, in Dockwood (Nobrow)
  • “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)
  • “Moving Forward,” by drewscape, in Monsters, Miracles, & Mayonnaise (Epigram Books)
  • “Rainbow Moment,” by Lilli Carré, in Heads or Tails (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  • Lose #4: “The Fashion Issue,” by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
  • The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
  • Pope Hats #3, by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)
  • Post York #1, by James Romberger and Crosby (Uncivilized Books)
  • Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8, by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics)
Best Continuing Series
  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • The Manhattan Projects, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image)
  • Prophet, by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy (Image)
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
Best New Series
  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
  • Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
  • Benny and Penny in Lights Out, by Geoffrey Hays (Toon Books/Candlewick)
  • Kitty & Dino, by Sara Richard (Yen Press/Hachette)
  • Maya Makes a Mess, by Rutu Modan (Toon Books/Candlewick)
  • Zig and Wikki in The Cow, by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler (Toon Books/Candlewick)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • Amulet Book 5: Prince of the Elves, by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
  • Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse, by Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos (Archaia)
  • Crogan’s Loyalty, by Chris Schweizer (Oni)
  • Hilda and the Midnight Giant, by Luke Pearson (Nobrow)
  • Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens, by Meredith Gran (kaboom!)
  • Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney Hyperion)
  • Ichiro, by Ryan Inzana (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Spera, vol. 1, by Josh Tierney et al. (Archaia)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)
Best Humour Publication
  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2, by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman (Andrews McMeel)
  • Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
  • Naked Cartoonists, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
Best Anthology
  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
  • No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall (Fantagraphics)
  • Nobrow #7: Brave New World, edited by Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur (Nobrow)
  • 2000 AD, edited by Matt Smith (Rebellion)
  • Where Is Dead Zero?, edited by Jeff Ranjo (Where Is Dead Zero?)
Best Reality-Based Work
  • Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney Hyperion)
  • The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, by Frank M. Young and David Lasky (Abrams ComicArts)
  • A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Ôtié (Self Made Hero)
  • The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, by Julia Wertz (Koyama Press)
  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me, by Ellen Forney (Gotham Books)
  • You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart, by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics)
Best Graphic Album—New
  • Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
  • Goliath, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • The Hive, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
  • Unterzakhn, by Leela Corman (Schocken)
  • You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart, by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • Chico and Rita, by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (Self Made Hero)
  • Homer’s Odyssey, adapted by Seymour Chwast (Bloomsbury)
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
  • Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Cruisin’ with the Hound, by Spain (Fantagraphics)
  • Ed the Happy Clown, by Chester Brown (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Everything Together: Collected Stories, by Sammy Harkham (PictureBox)
  • Heads or Tails, by Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics)
  • King City, by Brandon Graham (TokyoPop/Image)
  • Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel (First Second)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
  • Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, vol. 2, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
  • Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin, by Johnny Gruelle, edited by Rick Marschall (Fantagraphics)
  • Percy Crosby’s Skippy, vol. 1, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
  • Pogo, vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
  • Roy Crane’s Captain Easy: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips, vol. 3, edited by Rick Norwood (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • Crime Does Not Pay Archives, edited by Philip Simon and Kitchen, Lind & Associates (Dark Horse)
  • David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics, edited by Michel Gagné (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Abelard, by Régis Hautiere and Renaud Dillies (NBM)
  • Athos in America, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
  • Blacksad: Silent Hell, by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
  • The Making of, by Brecht Evens (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory, by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian (Humanoids)
  • New York Mon Amour, by Benjamin LeGrand, Dominique Grange, and Jacques Tardi (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • Barbara, by Osamu Tezuka (Digital Manga)
  • A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Ôtié (Self Made Hero)
  • Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
  • Nonnonba, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Thermae Romae, by Mari Yamazaki (Yen Press/Hachette)
Best Writer
  • Ed Brubaker, Fatale (Image)
  • Matt Fraction, Hawkeye (Marvel); Casanova: Avaritia (Marvel Icon)
  • Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads, Prophet (Image)
  • Jonathan Hickman, The Manhattan Projects (Image)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
  • Frank M. Young, The Carter Family (Abrams ComicArts)
Best Writer/Artist
  • Charles Burns, The Hive (Pantheon)
  • Gilbert Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5 (Fantagraphics)
  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5 (Fantagraphics)
  • Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Everything We Miss (Nobrow)
  • C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart (Fantagraphics)
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
Best Penciller/Inker
  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Becky Cloonan, Conan the Barbarian (Dark Horse); The Muse (self-published)
  • Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
  • Sean Phillips, Fatale (Image)
  • Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland (Zip Comics/Top Shelf)
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel); Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom (IDW)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Brecht Evens, The Making Of (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad (Dark Horse)
  • Teddy Kristiansen, The Red Diary/The RE[a]D Diary (MAN OF ACTION/Image)
  • Lorenzo Mattotti, The Crackle of the Frost (Fantagraphics)
  • Katsuya Terada, The Monkey King vol. 2 (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist
  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Brandon Graham, King City, Multiple Warheads, Elephantmen #43 (Image)
  • Sean Phillips, Fatale (Image)
  • Yuko Shimizu, The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC)
  • J, H. Williams III, Batwoman (DC)
Best Colouring
  • Charles Burns, The Hive (Pantheon)
  • Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
  • Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads (Image)
  • Dave Stewart, Batwoman (DC); Fatale (Image); BPRD, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson, The Massive (Dark Horse)
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
Best Lettering
  • Paul Grist, Mudman (Image)
  • Troy Little, Angora Napkin 2: Harvest of Revenge (IDW)
  • Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland (Zip Comics/Top Shelf)
  • C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart (Fantagraphics)
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
Best Comics-Related Book
  • The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, edited by Alvin Buenaventura (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics, by Dewey Cassell (TwoMorrows)
  • Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, by Sean Howe (HarperCollins)
  • Mastering Comics, by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden (First Second)
  • Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, edited by Chris Sparks (Andrews McMeel)
  • Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927–1981, edited by Frédéric Manzano (CasalSolleric/IDW)
Best Educational/Academic Work
  • Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, by Elisabeth El Refaie (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Comics Versus Art, by Bart Beaty (University of Toronto Press)
  • Crockett Johnson & Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature, by Philip Nel (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, by Susan E. Kirtley (University Press of Mississippi)
  • The Poetics of Slumberland, by Scott Bukatman (University of California Press)
Best Publication Design
  • Building Stories, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
  • Dal Tokyo, designed by Gary Panter and Family Sohn (Fantagraphics)
  • David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, designed by Randy Dahlk (IDW)
  • Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin, designed by Tony Ong (Fantagraphics)
  • Wizzywig, designed by Ed Piskor and Chris Ross (Top Shelf)

New Trailer And Poster For 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

A third trailer has debuted for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' along with a new Kirk one sheet too!
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
'Star Trek Into Darkness' is out in cinemas May 9 (UK) and May 17 (USA).
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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer 2 - Homemade Shot for Shot

I loved their shot for shot remake of the final race from 'The Fast And The Furious', and of the 'Iron Man 3' trailer, and now 'Homemade Shot For Shot' are back with their homemade shot for shot remake of the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' trailer 2.

Check out the trailer below, and go here for the side by side comparison as well as the behind the scenes on their trailer.

New 'Man Of Steel' Poster And TV Spot

Here's a new poster for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, 'Man Of Steel' as well as the General Zod viral TV Spot that's doing the rounds. You can tell it's the same team behind The Dark Knight trilogy that's behind this!

'Man Of Steel' is out in cinemas June 14.

'Helix': Teaser Trailer For Ronald D Moore's New SyFy Show

When a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, they quickly find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation.

'Black Sails': Trailer For A Prequel To 'Treasure Island'

This new series from STARZ is set to air next year. The eight-episode first season takes place twenty years before Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic 'Treasure Island' and centres on Captain Flint and his crew. Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) directs the first episode.
Flint, the most brilliant and feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name of John Silver, who has stolen a map to a Spanish Treasure galleon that Flint is after. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight against the British Royal Navy for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.
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Agent Smith Is Back!

The Matrix's Agent Smith is back as an agent of good this time in this GE Commercial about connecting hospitals.
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Cool Art: 'Close Your Eyes, Baby' by Mark Englert

Check out these 'Aliens' inspired prints by Mark Englert. They were a private commission but they are available as Artist Proofs on ebay.

The first auction is for the regular, and all proceeds go to the Boston Red Cross, to aid in relief of the current atrocity: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151029043499?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The second auction is for the variant, with all proceeds going to Expressobeans.com. Which is where Mark began his career: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151029039723?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cool Art: 'Justice Magazine - Supergirl' by Stanley Lau

Supergirl is the second of Stanley Lau's (aka Artgerm) Justice Magazine pinup cover girls concepts (Wonder Woman was the first).

Check out Stanley Lau's Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

Cool Art: 'Star Trek' by Paul Shipper

I'm loving this super cool 'Star Trek' poster by Paul Shipper for Planet Pulp, who have a 'Star Trek' theme this month! Reminds me of the legendary Drew Struzan's poster work!

I wish Hollywood would return to these style of painted movie posters instead of the bland generic photoshop jobs we seem to get these days. Would definitely proudly display them on my wall!

'Star Trek: Live To Projection' Concert Presentation Of Michael Giacchino's Score

Friday night was the debut performance of 'Star Trek: Live To Projection', a concert presentation of Michael Giacchino's original score for the 2009 Star Trek movie accompanied by the 21st Century Symphony orchestra and choir and conducted by Ludwig Wicki (who wore a Star Trek TOS shirt for the concert), at the KKL Luzern Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland. This was the first of three Star Trek Live concerts being held last weekend.

Check out some clips of the concert presentation below, including a sneak peek at 'Harrison's Theme' from the new Star Trek movie that was performed as part of the encore.
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Mass Effect - Series 1: Episode 5 'The Cipher' & Episode 6 'Mothers'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with another double episode. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 5: "The Cipher"
Shepard and the team travel to the human colony on Feros to investigate reports of a Geth attack.



Episode 6: "Mothers"
The Normandy lands on Noveria, a corrupt corporate world operating outside the bounds of Galactic Law, to investigate reports of Geth sightings.

New TV Spot For 'Pacific Rim'

New TV Spot For 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

New TV Spot For 'Iron Man 3'

Sunday, April 14, 2013

'Doctor Who' Sketch Posters By Francesco Francavilla

Check out these Doctor Who sketch posters from Eisner-award winning comic book artist, Francesco Francavilla. Pretty cool. Check his sketch blog after each episode is aired on BBC America for a new one.
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'The Rings Of Akhaten'
'Cold War'