Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic-book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.
Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
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Abducted on Earth after the death of his mom by the alien group The Ravagers at a young age Peter Quill grows up to be Star Lord. Once a wanted criminal he helps to form The Guardians of the Galaxy and save the world on 2 occasions. Diamond Select has already made the Star Lord Diorama with his helmet, but now they have stepped it up a notch and have put out and Unmasked Star Lord Diorama as part of their Guardians of the Galaxy collection
Starting off with the head, I have to say the likeness is almost boarder line creepy. I mean that in a good way as this statue is identical to Chris Pratt. From the shadow beard, to the cheekbones, to the eyes this is a stunning clone. The hair and sideburns match perfectly. Like all Diamond Select items the hair is sculpted and etched then painted and shadowed to give it that real textured look. I really wish they would have gone with the trademark Peter Quill sneer type smile, but the serious look works as well.
The blasters are also perfectly done, as every single detail is put in them. You can see how the hands are fully rendered and designed that they make a perfect anatomic grip around the handles of the guns with the thumb slightly above where the trigger would be. If you notice The sleeve of the jacket is even done to perfection, showing battle worn creases and damage. I personally love how the hand comes out but is turned slightly giving it an accurate feel for how the blaster would truly be aimed. With the focus on the eyes of the mask and the way the blaster is pointed, it really has the look and feel like it will come to life and start blasting bad guys.
The design of the pants is astounding. I put the film on before I wrote this just for a quick comparison, and the fact that even the leather pants are a carbon copy is amazing. You can see (etched as well) every single crease, and wrinkle in these things. The painting and shading alone is marvelous as these things really look like they are made of leather. Every single pocket, and holster, hell, even the belt buckle is an exact replica of what Chris Pratt wore in the film. This just blows my mind what Diamond Select has been putting out. You cant find detailed work like this anywhere.
Here is the back shot of the jet pack and fire blast that connects the figure to the base. As you can see the fire coming out of the jet pack is almost like looking at a glass based design. The white, oranges, and greys are blended together so majestically that it truly gives the appearance of real fire and smoke coming out of the pack.
What really makes it pop is that it does not come down in a simple shape. Its all over the place, with twists, and turns, that wind it down to the base. Even then it still has fire like blow-back so it really looks as though is taking off. The Jet pack is a cool design, and looks just like it does in the film. I really dig how it has a "Rocketeer" vibe to it. Note: Diamond Select if you read this make a Rocketeer Statue. I will buy one. The pack has all the marking from the one used in the film and even connects to the jacket in the same way.
Here you can see how I said it really looks like a fire landing. As the part connecting Star Lord to the bas is supposed to be rocket fire, its fantastic how its mounted in all different shapes as opposed to say a giant like circle. His Boots, which are identical to the film costume as well are raised from the fire of his pack so he really does look to be flying.
I like how the base is a platform of sorts. It reminds me of what the Guardians were standing on at the beginning of the film when they faced off against that weird monster that Drax believed he single handedly defeated. Having a space design really adds to the depth of the piece and helps set it apart from other dioramas in your collection.
Overall this is another winner from Diamond Select. I would highly recommend you purchase this for your collection. Display it next to their masked Star Lord Statue. Like I said its part of Diamond Selects Marvel Gallery Line.
Overall 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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Artie Lange is facing hard prison time after he failed a drug test and broke his probation, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor of New Jersey, Howard Stern‘s former sidekick is expected “back in court on Friday for a hearing on his violation of probation.”
“He has not complied with the terms of his probation,” Katherine Carter, a spokesperson for the prosecutor told Radar exclusively. “As of yesterday, he was not in treatment.”
“The hearing on Friday will address these issues,” Carter added.
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If looks could kill, he wouldn’t need a chainsaw. “Leatherface” is BACK! Scream Factory proudly presents the fourth installment of the terrifying franchise Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation makes its Blu-ray debut in North America on December 11, 2018.
The film is presented here in an ultimate collector’s edition featuring both the theatrical and director’s cuts, with loads of new extras including new audio commentary and interviews with cast and crew.
When a helpful family invites two lost couples in for a good ol' down-home massacre, the prom night teens find themselves all dressed up ... with no place to escape. To their dismay, the old farmhouse is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Featuring fast-paced fun, standout stars and a horrific helping of the franchise’s own brand of gore, the “fourth Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie takes a comedic turn even more pronounced than the previous two combined!” (The Terror Trap)
· Two Cuts of the Film – the theatrical cut (87 minutes - HD) and the director’s cut (93 minutes - HD with standard definition inserts)
· NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Kim Henkel (on Director’s Cut)
· NEW The Buzz is Back - an interview with Director of Photography Levie Isaacks
· NEW Marked for Death - an interview with actor Tyler Shea Cone
· NEW If Looks Could Kill: The Return of a “Chainsaw Massacre” - an interview with special makeup effects artist J.M. Logan and production designer Deborah Pastor
· Still Gallery
· Theatrical Trailer
Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language
Well, the reboots start coming and they don’t stop coming. According to Variety, Universal Pictures is working on rebooting the Shrek franchise, including new versions of both Shrek and Puss in Boots.
The magazine reports that Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri has been tasked with overseeing the reboot of Shrek, which comes after several years of revival and sequel hopes. Meledandri told Variety in a extensive profile that he’s excited to explore the world of Shrek and ideally wants to work with the original cast—instead of bringing in new voice talent—but nothing has been confirmed.
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Artie Lange is making one more bid to save his life.
In June, the comedian made an appeal to a judge in state Superior Court: he didn't want to be ordered to check into an inpatient drug rehabilitation program.
Lange said he had tried both outpatient and inpatient rehab before, and he much preferred outpatient.
He wanted to be able to work. It's how he copes best, he said. Plus, it's how he supports his mother.
Now, just five months later, Lange, 51, has checked into inpatient rehab.
He's calling the move a "big step" that may just save his life.
"I'm about to take a big step to help myself," Lange tweeted. "To save my life. I'm sure u will hear about it. I feel like I'm not done. I have another run of laughing w u all. I want to thank u fans the way u thank me. U have saved my life. U are special to me. Wish me luck."
He proceeded to retweet messages of support from fans.
Frank Arleo, Lange's lawyer, confirmed on Monday that Lange would be heading to an outpatient rehab program.
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Just in time for election day, there’s more Purging on the way. USA Network has renewed The Purge for a second season, ahead of tonight’s Season 1 finale. Co-produced with the Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, The Purge has quietly become USA’s #1 drama since premiering in early September, averaging 1.2 million in viewers 18-49 and 2.33 million viewers in P2+.
Inspired by Blumhouse and Universal’s hit horror film franchise of the same name, the first season of the USA Network series takes place between the events of The First Purge and The Purge: Election Year, chronicling a wild night of interweaving fights for survival during the peak of The Purge. While it doesn’t have the provocative teeth of James DeMonaco‘s film franchise, the series started strong with sharp pacing and killer ensemble character work (you can read my early season review here) and picked up the action in recent weeks, earning a spot as one of the many fine pieces of horror programing to hit TV this year
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Step into the drug-fueled 1980s with this provocative and powerful drama based on the true-life experiences of writer/director Angie Wang. A period crime drama that offers the unique perspective of a working-class, Asian-American woman scrambling for status in a world of white, west-coast privilege, MDMA is available on Blu-ray and DVD November 13th, 2018 from Shout! Studios. This release includes a number of bonus features, including audio commentary with filmmaker Angie Wang, an interview with Francesca Eastwood, behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
When Angie (Annie Q., The Leftovers), a damaged but brilliant young woman from a tough urban background, is accepted at a prestigious university, she sees a way out of her troubled life. But when her financial aid is cut, she breaks into the organic chemistry lab and synthesizes the drug Ecstasy in order to supplement her income and stay in school. Becoming one of the west coast's largest distributors of "X," cutting deals on campus and in posh nightclubs, her dual life – as a "model minority" coed and a profit-driven drug dealer — becomes further complicated by the effect it has on those she cares about the most, including a young underprivileged girl who reminds Angie of her own dark past. As Angie’s increasingly reckless ways spin her life and the lives of those around her out of control, she must learn to transcend the hardships of her past and step into the light
MDMA Bonus Features
· Audio Commentary with writer/director/producer Angie Wang
· Angie Wang - working with Annie Qfeaturette
· Francesca Eastwood - working with Angie Wang featurette
· Authentic 80’s – Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe featurette
· Big Man on Campus - Choreographing A Kiss featurette
· MDMA L.A. Premiere
· Theatrical Trailer