From time to time I like to use the opening paragraph to discuss my latest screenprint investments and/or dream items. This week I’m playing a similar note as I recently picked up Olly Moss‘ “Batman’s Rogues Gallery” set on eBay for very close to what the timed edition went for originally. Those of you who follow posters and prints know how redeeming it can be to finally get an item you originally missed out on without having to pay exponentially more than its original asking price. Now, if only Ken Taylor‘s Halloween print would stop being so rare/expensive, I could officially run out of room on my walls.
I’ll stop gushing and leave any more in-depth poster/print talk to our own Limited Paper. For my part, this week’s Top 5 includes the first trailer and a video blog recap of 10 minutes of footage from Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, our White House Down set visit recap, an exclusive interview with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, the first trailers for Ron Howard‘s Rush, and an extended interview with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael. As is customary, a brief recap and link to each is ready and waiting for your attention after the jump.
1. First Trailer for ELYSIUM and Video Blog Recap of 10 Minutes of Footage
Like many of you, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium is one of my most anticipated movies not just of the summer, but of 2013 in general. While the follow-up to District 9 may share many similarities with its predecessor in terms of genre, tone, themes, etc., the film’s first trailer alongside our video blog recap of 10 minutes of footage tells me that Elysium is more than ready to stand on its own as a thrilling and incisive piece of sci-fi filmmaking.
2. WHITE HOUSE DOWN Set Visit
I’ve never been big on Roland Emmerich’s patented disaster spectacle films. On the other hand, I’m a huge fan of Channing Tatum’s recent work (i.e. 21 Jump Street, Haywire, and Magic Mike). In the end the positive outweighs the negative and, as a result, I plan on checking out the Emmerich/Tatum actioner White House Down when it hits theaters this summer. Whether your own interest in the pic comes from your undying love of action-packed “popcorn flicks” or you’re just curious how one of the most highly protected structures in the world can keep getting overtaken, you’ll do well to check out Steve’s set visit recap, and on-set interviews with Channing Tatum, Roland Emmerich, producers Brad Fischer & Reid Carolin, producer/composer Harald Kloser, and production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli.
3. Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull Talks 42, MAN OF STEEL and More
If you frequent the site with any frequency you probably notice that interviews make-up a sizable portion of our content. In spite of the fact that you can find new interviews here virtually on a daily basis, it’s not every day that we’re able to land an exclusive interview with the CEO of a major production company. For one of the more insightful interviews you’ll see around these parts I highly recommend checking out Steve’s sit-down with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull where the two discuss topics including but not limited to 42, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Legendary’s Godzilla remake, and Duncan Jones’ World of Warcraft movie.
4. First Trailers for Ron Howard’s RUSH
I have to admit that, on paper, the world of Formula 1 racing isn’t at the top of my list of “Most Exciting Film Settings”. Of course, that’s likely less an indictment of the sport itself and more a tribute to my indifference towards all things racing (Mario Kart not included). Nevertheless, the first trailers for director Ron Howard’s Rush debuted this past week (domestic trailer and U.K. trailer) and have piqued my interest in the film by way of some gorgeous racing scenes, well-teased tension between the two leads, and a dose of two of my cinematic weaknesses: Hans Zimmer and Olivia Wilde.
5. Mondo’s CEO Justin Ishmael Talks Future Gallery Shows and More
One time I was lucky enough to snag a Mondo poster print during the approximately 33 second window of when they go on sale and when they’re sold out and I’ll probably tell that story to my future children. If that sentence resonates with you in any way, shape, and/or form then I can’t encourage you enough to read Steve’s extended interview with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael where they discuss future gallery shows and projects, the possibility of Alex Ross doing a poster for them, and much, much more.