Black Friday is almost here, and like most people who love a good deal, you’ve mapped out your plan of attack (make sure this attack doesn’t involve trampling). You know what you want, where to get it, and Thanksgiving dinner be damned, you’re going to camp out in front of a store or in front of your computer. While we admire your enthusiasm, we have some suggestions for items you might want to add to your wish list. And they don’t necessarily have to be for you; they could also be for someone you know.
Adam, Dave, and I have nine items we’d like to recommend: three small items (“Stocking Stuffers”), three moderately priced items (“Under the Tree”), and three expensive items (“Extra Nice”). More importantly, we each have a charity to recommend since we truly believe it’s better to give than to receive (unless you’re receiving a trip to outer space; nothing beats a trip to outer space). Hit the jump to check out our 2013 Gift Guide.
Air New Zealand is giving Hobbit fans the second chance to indulge in the world of Tolkien with an all-new competition. In correlation with their lasted video, “Just another day in Middle-earth”, Air New Zealand invites viewers to win an adventure fit for a Hobbit to either New Zealand or Los Angeles for the World-wide Premiere screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug film.
The video stars Air New Zealand flight attendants, pilots, aircraft engineers and more, along with Kiwi Dean O’Gorman who plays dwarf Fili, and the voice of Sylvester McCoy, who stars in The Hobbit as Radagast the Brown. Visit Air New Zealand to learn how to be in to win one of four epic prizes courtesy of Air New Zealand.
Ron Howard has partnered with Canon to oversee Project Imaginat10n, a film festival inspired by your photos. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their images, which will then be considered to have short films based on them. These films will be directed by high-profile celebrities who aren’t established directors:
- Eva Longoria (Film and TV actress)
- Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner)
- Biz Stone (Co-founder of Twitter)
- Georgina Chapman (Designer and co-founder of Marchesa)
- James Murphy (Founder of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM)
The photos will be selected by celebrity directors Ron Howard and his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard. In this video, Ron talks about how Project Imaginat10n has turned into an amazing new venue for creativity. Check out the video, then head over to http://screen.yahoo.com/projectimagination for more information.
America’s best loved nonagenarian, Betty White, is here to share “Safety: Old School Style,” alongside the friendly folks at the “Second Wind” retirement village. This video comes to us care of Air New Zealand as the latest in a series of entertaining in-flight safety videos. Keep an eye out for Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat).
Check out http://www.airnewzealand.com/safetyoldschool for more information, and a chance to win a trip to sunny Palm Springs, California or Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island. All it takes to enter is a short story about how you’re living life to the fullest.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC Sun, Oct. 13th at 9PM EST/PST. After another emotional season finale, we return to the prison where Rick and the group of survivors are determined to foster a safe, thriving community.
Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., The Wire). Visit AMC to catch up on more Walking Dead details.
The summer movie season has come to a close, and it’s now time to turn our focus towards what this fall has in store for us. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of very promising character-centric pics headed our way, and on paper these next few months look to be an embarrassment of riches. We saw more than a few disappointments this summer (especially with regards to the sci-fi genre), so hopefully the end of the year will have a higher success rate when it comes to delivering the goods. Regardless, it’s sure to be a nice change of pace from the effects-driven onslaught of the summer.
In the latest installment of our Most Anticipated series, Matt, Adam, and Dave run down what films they’re most looking forward to between October and December. Hit the jump to read on.
The end here is here. This coming Sunday marks the last new episode of Breaking Bad ever, and we here at Collider are more than a little broken up about it. Over the past 61 episodes and five seasons, we’ve come to know, love, and loathe these wonderful characters that sprung from the twisted mind of creator Vince Gilligan, and to mark the series finale occasion, each member of the Collider staff has singled out his or her favorite moment from the show. It was no easy task, but hit the jump to see what Matt, Adam, Dave, Brendan, and Allison chose. Obviously, spoilers follow.
James Franco, Seth Rogen and more starred in box office hit This is The End, an end-of-days comedy about what happens to a bunch of celebrities when the apocalypse hits. You can buy it on digital now, or put in an order for the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack’s October 1 release at Amazon.com. Watch the trailer after the jump, then secure your copy now!
In this behind-the-scenes video, Michael Sheen and Lizzie Caplan give a sneak peek of their characters and the world they inhabit in Showtime’s Masters of Sex. They play a researcher and his secretary, a real-life couple whose work changed the face of sexuality forever.
Showtime’s Masters of Sex premiers on Sunday, September 29th at 10PM ET/PT. Check out sho.com for more.
The newest gang of superheroes on the block are The Awesomes. Hulu’s new animated series, created by SNL‘s Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, follows the exploits of Americas most beloved team of superheroes. But when its leader, Mr. Awesome, hands down leadership of the team to his less talented son, Professor Doctor Awesome, the team’s popularity takes a nose dive. It’s up to the younger Awesome to set things straight. With voices by SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, and Taran Killam, as well as Rashida Jones (Parks and Rec) and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), The Awesomes is poised to be a classic animated series. More at hulu.com/awesomes.
It’s almost time! The anticipation around the premiere of the 6th season of Breaking Bad is at full measure now. In these three new teaser videos released from AMC, we see ten seconds of Walt, Jesse and Hank from the new season, in moments that we can only speculate are foreshadowing the “roller coaster ride” that are the final 8 episodes. Is it August 11th yet?
Check them out after the jump and follow AMC on Facebook and Twitter for more up-to-date news on Breaking Bad.
For anyone who’s ever experienced the struggles of being a twentysomething-year-old, pivot TV introduces an original, coming of age comedy series called Please Like Me, which celebrates the awkwardness of establishing an identity and sustaining friendships as a young adult.
This extremely relatable Australian show from comedian Josh Thomas draws from his own real life experiences and airs exclusively on pivot on August 1 in a marathon block of all six full episodes. Take a sneak peek with the trailer here and watch the first episode today on pivot.tv. Join the conversation by visiting the website to share your own Please Like Me story.
Comic-Con is over: Now is the time to catch up on everything you missed while procrastinating at work. We posted over 60 articles from Thursday to Sunday on location in San Diego including recaps of all the major panels, interviews with cast and crew, and pictures that take you inside the convention center. This post serves as a handy guide with links to every article we posted.
Hit the jump for the latest on The Avengers, Batman/Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Ender’s Game, RoboCop, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and many more. In addition, we’ve still got lot’s to post, so look for more Comic-Con related articles all week.
We’re smack dab in the middle of the summer movie season, and while we’ve already seen our fair share of hits and misses, it’s time to take a look at what the second half of of the summer has in store. There are plenty of high-profile releases heading our way over the next three months, with big tentpoles like Pacific Rim and The Wolverine, more comedic genre fare like Kick-Ass 2 and The World’s End, and even character-driven indies like The Spectacular Now and Prince Avalanche.
In the latest installment of our Most Anticipated series, Matt, Adam, and Dave run down what films they’re most looking forward to from July to September. Hit the jump to read on.
¡Vivimos!, “we live,” is the toast that celebrates the irrepressible spirit, inspiring men to live bold and passionate lives. The BACARDÍ heritage is rooted in this principle, with a rich history that spans more than 150 years. This film, inspired by real events, helps tell the story of BACARDÍ’s Cuban roots and Emilio Bacardí Moreau, a staunch supporter of Cuba’s liberation. Although he was the eldest son of the BACARDÍ founder, he was more than just a rum magnate. Emilio used rum factories as a front for funneling funds, transmitting secret messages and distributing revolutionary newspapers in the late 1800s.
The ¡Vivimos! mentality lives on today! Visit vivimos.com to learn more about BACARDÍ’s storied origins.