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Rian Johnson Shows Ireland is the Dream Location on the Shoot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson Shows Ireland is the Dream Location on the Shoot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The dramatic coastal scenery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has been wowing audiences since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the real-life Ahch-To, where the latest installment of the blockbuster series was filmed. In a brand new, behind-the-scenes film released today, Mark Hamill describes Ireland’s beauty: “It‘s like fairy tale world…you just can‘t believe your eyes.“ The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson recalls shooting: “A big chunk of the movie takes place on Luke‘s Island, which is Skellig Michael, this uninhabited, tiny little island.“ Filming for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Skellig […]

Hobbits, Elves and Humans Can Toast Together This Holiday Season

Hobbits, Elves and Humans Can Toast Together This Holiday Season

Just in time for holiday merrymaking, Winemaker Lot18 has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to produce a limited-edition collection of wine inspired by New Line Cinema’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy. Worthy of a Hobbit gathering in the Green Dragon Inn itself, these bottles make a great holiday gift for any fan of the film series or fine wine lover. Each bottle includes a specially designed label, making it the perfect beverage to accompany your next meal […]

Axe Throwing Venue Kick Axe Debuts In Brooklyn

Axe Throwing Venue Kick Axe Debuts In Brooklyn

Kick Axe, a 7,000-square-foot axe-throwing venue that’s the first in New York City and New York state, has opened to the public, complete with beer, wine, and malt beverages in a lodge-like atmosphere that includes a lumberjack-themed photo area. Kick Axe is in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Axe-throwing, a game of skill where players hurl a dulled hatchet at a wooden bullseye, is growing in popularity across the country. Kick Axe’s Brooklyn location has 10 ranges for throwing. Each group of up to 12 guests […]

PGA Nominated ‘The Newspaperman: The Life And Times Of Ben Bradlee’ Is A Must See

PGA Nominated ‘The Newspaperman: The Life And Times Of Ben Bradlee’ Is A Must See

Famed Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee with President Kennedy.  Image courtesy of The Washington Post. In journalism there are few names that evoke such knee jerk responses of both anger and respect quite like the former editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee, for good reason.  Credited with publishing The Pentagon Papers and helping to bring Richard Nixon down, Ben’s time with The Post is something almost mythical, something to be both admired and, at times, used as a lesson of […]

Documentary The Bill Murray Experience Via Gravitas Ventures Lands A Bit Short Of Its Potential

Documentary The Bill Murray Experience Via Gravitas Ventures Lands A Bit Short Of Its Potential

Now honestly, this really is the perfect way to meet the man.    Making her directorial debut, actress/filmmaker Sadie Katz (Blood Feast, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) gives us an inside look into a journey of a lifetime, one fraught with set backs, loss,  heartache, and yet some semblance of healing, all with the end goal of meeting one Mr. Bill Freaking Murray in hopes of bringing some magic back into Sadie’s life. Which works, kinda. Right out the gate […]

Crunch Digital Announces Digital Music Sandbox for App Developers

Crunch Digital Announces Digital Music Sandbox for App Developers

Today Crunch Digital, a music metadata management, reporting, and licensing service that bridges music rights owners with content users, is announcing the launch of the Crunch Digital Sandbox™. The Sandbox is a music licensing platform that enables qualified app developers to include music legally from participating major and indie record labels and music publishers under short-term developer licenses – and do it faster. The Crunch Digital Sandbox™ directly addresses the much-publicized problems and concerns surrounding music licensing, which have stymied […]

Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show Dec 15 Los Angeles

Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show Dec 15 Los Angeles

Romantic Rock is pleased to announce that their Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show will be returning to Los Angeles, CA for its second year. Celebrating the fine art of creatives who share a passion for both music and art, Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show will feature artwork from Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Blink-182, Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5, Hunter Burgan of AFI, Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal, Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop, professional skateboarders Steve Caballero and Paul Kobriger, and artists Natalia […]

Amon Amarth and Ride & Crash Games Launch New Viking Mobile Video Game

Amon Amarth and Ride & Crash Games Launch New Viking Mobile Video Game

Available immediately, Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth (Metal Blade Records/Sony Music International) – in partnership with Swedish video game developer and publisher Ride & Crash Games AB – has unleashed a new Amon Amarth mobile video game! The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success: (1) your hammer, Mjolnir; (2) your control of the freakin’ […]

IDW Launching New Viking Saga Series “The Spider King Debuts This February

IDW Launching New Viking Saga Series “The Spider King Debuts This February

In the year 956 AD an unlikely group of Viking warriors in northern Europe face an even more unlikely adversary in the form of… Aliens! The debut graphic novel from Australian author Josh Vann and Italian illustrator Simone D’Armini, The Spider King, introduces a vicious and violent world of survival to an extra terrestrial threat unlike any mankind has faced before. Originally self-published in 2016 and funded with Kickstarter, The Spider King will make its serialized debut this February as […]

Oscar winning VFX Artists Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr. announce new ART Collection based on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection

Oscar winning VFX Artists Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr. announce new ART Collection based on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection

The studioADI Collection Will Initially Consist of Seven Unique Pieces Including: The Queen Alien Embryo from Alien³,   The 1/3 Scale Queen Alien Head and The Newborn Alien Full Body Design Maquette from Alien: Resurrection   For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been […]

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