Monthly Archives: June 2013

Walt Disney and DisneylandDisneyland is about to be 58 years old and in celebration of this odd (or even numbered) milestone, the “Happiest Place on Earth” will have 3  special presentations highlighting the original lands of Disneyland Park. Passholders are invited to join Disney artist Stacia Martin for this series that features videos and slides of historic photographs spanning over 5 decades of Disneyland Park.

Here are the important details:

Schedule of Presentations

Week 1 – July 2, 2013: Adventureland & Frontierland

Week 2 – July 9, 2013: Fantasyland & Tomorrowland

Week 3 – July 16, 2013: Main Street, U.S.A. & Disneyland in 1955

With Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic, Annual Passholders have exciting opportunities, offers and events like this:

Presentation Location

Main Street, U.S.A. Opera House in Disneyland Park.

Presentation Times

5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Event Registration and Wristband Distribution

  • Passholders may begin registration at 12:00 noon at the Main Street, U.S.A. Opera House (home to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln) in Disneyland Park.
  • All participating Guests (ages 3 and older) must be valid Annual Passholders on the day of the event. Guests under the age of 3 do not need an Annual Pass, but will need a wristband to attend.
  • Registration must be completed in person at the Main Street, U.S.A. Opera House on the day of the event only; no phone reservations or other registration will be accepted.
  • It is recommended that all members of your party register together to help ensure that everyone receives a wristband.
  • All participating Annual Passholders must present their active Annual Passport to the event Cast Member, who will check event availability. Photo ID may be required.

Wristbands

  • Once an Annual Passholder has presented a valid Annual Passport and event availability has been confirmed, the Annual Passholder will be registered for the event and will receive an event wristband for an assigned event time.
  • Event wristbands are required for admission to the event. Wristbands are only valid for that day’s event and selected time.
  • Registration and distribution of event wristbands are based on availability.
  • Space is limited and wristbands do not guarantee seating at the event.
  • Wristbands may not be sold or transferred for commercial purposes and have no cash value.

Additional Information

  • Valid Annual Passholders may register for and attend 1 event on each date (July 2, 9 and 16, 2013).
  • The Main Street, U.S.A. Opera House will open 15 minutes prior to the event time for registered Annual Passholders with valid event wristbands. Seating is not guaranteed. The theater will remain open until the event time or until the theater has reached capacity, whichever occurs first.
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • Valid theme park admission is required.
  • Information and elements of the event are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.
  • Subject to capacity, scheduled park events and other restrictions.

Marvel-Disney-Avengers-Phineas-and-FerbSet your DVR’s on fun. Friday, August 16 Marvel’s the Avengers will appear on Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb.

“Phineas And Ferb: Mission Marvel,” in which the titular stepbrothers team with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk to battle a gaggle of supervillains and Phineas And Ferb baddie Dr. Doofenshmirtz. The episode will premiere August 16 on Disney Channel, be available for download the next day, and bow August 25 on XD.

Iron Man 3 DVD and Blu-Ray Details

From Marvel, the Studio That Brought You the Biggest Super Hero Movie of All Time,
Marvel’s The Avengers, Comes the Next Chapter in the Powerful World of Tony Stark

Early Debut of the HD Digital Copy and HD Digital Copy 3D on September 3, 2013

Followed by 3D Super Set, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Copy & On Demand September 24, 2013

Pre-Order Your Copy Here

Bluray Combo Pack

Bluray Combo Pack

Synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Release Date:
HD Digital Copy and HD Digital Copy 3D: September 3, 2013
3D BD, BD, DVD, Digital Copy, On Demand: September 24, 2013

Bonus Features:
Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One: Jump into action with the stunt-team skydivers in this close-up look at creating one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.

Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look – Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World—Experience the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie.

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked—Join cast and crew for a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel style.

Gag Reel

Deleted & Extended Scenes

Audio Commentary—With Drew Pearce & Shane Black

And more

Saturn AwardsMarvel’s The Avengers and Breaking Bad came out big winners at the Saturn Awards this past Wednesday Night in Burbank. The Saturn Awards are given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Films.
Here are the winners from this event:

FILM AWARDS

  • Best Science Fiction FilmMarvel’s The Avengers
  • Best Fantasy FilmLife of Pi
  • Best Horror/Thriller FilmThe Cabin in the Woods
  • Best Action/Adventure FilmSkyfall
  • Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe)
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Clark Gregg (Marvel’s The Avengers)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)
  • Best Director: Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers)
  • Best Writing: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
  • Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
  • Best Editing: Alexander Berner (Cloud Atlas)
  • Best Music: Danny Elfman (Frankenweenie)
  • Best Costume: Paco Delgado (Les Miserables)
  • Best Make-Up: Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead (Cloud Atlas)
  • Best Special Effects: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick (Marvel’s The Avengers)
  • Best Independent Film Release: Killer Joe
  • Best International FilmHeadhunters
  • Best Animated FilmFrankenweenie

TELEVISION AWARDS

  • Best Network Television SeriesRevolution
  • Best Syndicated/Cable Television SeriesThe Walking Dead
  • Best Presentation on TelevisionBreaking Bad
  • Best Youth-Oriented Series on TelevisionTeen Wolf
  • Best Actor on Television: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Bacon (The Following) – tie
  • Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
  • Best Supporting Actor on Television: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)
  • Best Supporting Actress on Television: Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead)
  • Best Guest Star on Television: Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter)

HOME ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

  • Best DVD/BD ReleaseTouchback
  • Best DVD/BD Special Edition ReleaseLittle Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut
  • Best DVD/BD Collection ReleaseUniversal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
  • Best DVD/BD Television Series ReleaseStar Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 & 2

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FROM THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION,

FANTASY & HORROR FILMS

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award: William Friedkin
  • The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Vince Gilligan
  • The Visionary Award: Richard Matheson
  • The Life Career Award: Jonathan Frakes
  • Theater Showcase AwardSilence! The Musical

Cameron DiazAccording to Deadline.com:

Cameron Diaz is about to wrap up negotiations to star in Sony’s remake of Annie. She will play Orphanage owner, Miss Hannigan. The role was recently passed on by Sandra Bullock. It will scheduled to come out in December 2014.

Current Cast:

Annie –  Quvenzhane Wallis (Beats of the Southern Wild)
Daddy Warbucks – Jamie Foxx

Producer – Jay Z and Will Smith
Director – Will Gluck

The Wolverine – International Poster

International Poster

International Poster

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Encyclopedia BrownMovie Studios prefer to enter into a franchise deal than risk the cost and expense of developing original material. Since the Harry Potter series has ended, Warner Brothers is turning to teen detective Encyclopedia Brown.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Warner Brothers is in final negotiations to obtain the movie rights to the book series written by Donald J. Sobol.

Encyclopedia Brown tells the story of Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown, the son of a local police chief, and an amateur detective. In each book, there is a crime to solve and as you read, you are encouraged to find and deduce clues alongside Encyclopedia Brown as the mystery in not revealed until the end of the book. Encyclopia Brown is joined by his best friend Sally Kimball and other pals include Winslow Brant, Benny Breslin, and more. Encyclopedia’s chief nemeses are Bugs Meany and the Tigers.

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Mike Wazowski

It the world of No-Duh news, Monsters University skewed much younger this weekend compared to past Pixar movies.

Monsters University grossed $81 million domestic this weekend making it the second highest grossing Pixar movie behind Toy Story 3. Only 27% of that audience was comprised of single adults, couples and teenagers, meaning less than 75% of the audience were children and their parents.

Toy Story 3, on the other hand, grossed $110 million the same weekend in 2010. Non-families made up 33% of that gross. Last year’s Brave had a non-family audience of 34%.

Check out our review of Monsters University. The movie’s story definitely appeals to the younger set, even though it was not able to capture the immediate interest of the original fans of Monsters Inc. from 12 years ago. I saw Monsters University early at 10:30 pm. There were now kids in the audience, except for my daughter. The audience was mostly teen fans. But the theater was hardly full.

It also didn’t help that World War Z aggressively went after the younger audiences taking $66 million from them at the same time.

Again, Pixar can produce an amazingly fun movie, gross over $80 million and still be considered as an under-performer.

Although the television show has been on for only 3 seasons, Walking Dead–the comic book is turning 10 years old. Special celebration events will take place at Comic-Con in San Diego July 18-21. The Los Angeles Times has the exclusive on this story.

  • Festivities will include zombie costume contests, a zombie makeup station, celebrity appearances and a booth to play “The Walking Dead” video game.
  • The unveiling of the “Zombie Survival Machine,” a custom-designed 2013 Hyundai Veloster built by car fabrication shop Galpin Auto Sports to withstand a zombie apocalypse.
  • “The Walking Dead Escape” is also returning to San Diego’s Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres), pitting participants (dubbed “survivors”) against “walkers” (people in zombie makeup) in an obstacle course.