Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Special Encore Screenings Announced for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

Both due to overwhelming response of moviegoers to this week's screenings of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, and as a way to ensure that those fans who were impacted by Hurricane Irma get a chance to see the milestone Star Trek film on the big screen... Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures have scheduled two encore screenings of the the 1982 classic!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday Nights At The Asylum at Cinemark Theaters

Moviegoers will go insane every Thursday night as The Asylum - the studio behind the Sharknado franchise phenomenon partners with Cinemark Theatres for a weekly late-night theatrical movie series. Thursday Night at The Asylum launches on September 28, 2017 in 76 Cinemark theaters across the country. (tickets: Cinemark.com/asylum)

Targeting students in college markets and film enthusiasts in general, attendees will have the option of a low cost $5 general admission ticket or a $10 Premium Ticket which will include a digital download of the movie. Thursday Nights at The Asylum will also offer attendees a unique glimpse into Hollywood with a chance to meet the filmmakers, the studio and win signed merchandise and other promotions, including a walk on role in an Asylum film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection
In 1994, Mike Mignola released the first Hellboy series, Seed of Destruction and introduced the world to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For more than 20 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Mike Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the HELLBOY OMNIBUS COLLECTION, creating the definitive reading experience for Hellboy fans and an ideal entry point for new readers.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dead By Daylight Welcomes Leatherface to The Family

Dead by Daylight Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Maassacre
The crew at Dead By Daylight have been adding new content to their killer vs survival team game with little fanfare, since it hit the market, save for that one time we played COUNTDOWN TIL MICHAEL MEYERS!! Damn..was that only last year? Seems like a long time ago. I'm aging before your eyes, folks. Based on that Halloween hype, you would think we would have had a pile of creeper teasers leading up to the introduction of Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre...but nope..no party at all.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NYCC 2017: Freeform Rolls Out Plans for Shadowhunters, Beyond, Siren, Cloak & Dagger

As the network doubles down on genre programming, Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, announced today that it will be presenting an unprecedented three hours of genre programming panels and screenings with cast and executive producers from several original series including “Shadowhunters,” “Beyond” and new original drama “Siren” at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 7.

Your First Look at the 2018 Movie Hellboy

Hellboy 2018 Movie Reveal
As shooting starts in the UK on the re-booted Hellboy franchise, Directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour (Hellboy), Milla Jovovich (The Blood Queen), Ian McShane (Professor Broom) and others, we assumed we would be patiently waiting for production to wrap before we'd see anything more than a teaser from the set. WE WERE WRONG!

Here's a super jacked up David Harbour as HELLBOY!! Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) has stated Hellboy's right hand of doom is NOT CGI... 100% practical with articulated fingers and the potential to kick demon ass.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Guess who's back...back again...with lens flare...and a Death Star...   I kid of course, but we aren't kidding about the return of J.J. Abrams to the Star Wars Universe! The man who ushered in the successful return of Star Wars to the big screen is circling around for a final run at the behemoth franchise to close out the new trilogy.

Disney dropped the announcement today:

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

HASCON 2017: Marvel Legends Continue to Dominate

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures
As expected, Hasbro was not going to waste the opportunity to show off as much new product as possible at their first ever HASCON in Providence, RI. While a full lineup of Black Panther merchandise was absolutely the show stopper, long time Legends fans were lighting the message boards ablaze with talk of new figure reveals and what each character selection means for future waves of action figures. For us at Idle Hands, we read NOTHING into anything Hasbro does these days. It's clear the creatives over there have a wishlist they are running down, including Toy Biz figures in dire need of a Hasbro update, movie and TV stars they can now do justice to with the help of new sculpting technology, and characters they never dreamed they would be allowed to make before as retailer faith in the brand reaches new highs, allowing for waves of characters not weighed down by obligatory inclusions of Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man variants. Let's take a look at what Hasbro revealed on the show floor this past weekend...

Friday, September 8, 2017

IT May Change How Hollywood Views Horror

GAME CHANGER!! We've heard this phrase pitched around before, usually by marketing folks pushing their own titles with the hopes and dreams of 1 thousand creatives behind them. A lot of the time, we see little real change in the business model Hollywood feels comfortable with after one of these new titles rocks the Rotten Tomato-Meter. After this weekend, that might not be the case.

HASCON 2017: Hasbro Marvel Black Panther Movie Toys *UPDATED 9/9 @ 10pm

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Comics Black Panther Movie toy line

It Has BEGUN!! Hasbro takes a stab at the D23 model by launching their own convention right in their back yard. We didn't know much about the convention as we are still the forsaken Hasbro loving children here at Idle Hands, but one thing we were sure of.. there would be plenty of reveals if Hasbro could help it. It's their first con! How could they not show absolutely everything they are able to show?! We've got our first report from our buddy Michael at @jackowicktoys on Instagram as he was running through the convention hall at breakneck speeds and came across new Black Panther movie toys. Let's take a look...