Russia-based luxury accessory maker Caviar has created a geeky Infinity Gauntlet charger just in time for the Avengers: Endgame movie premier. At $7660, this luxurious Infinity Gauntlet is covered with gold and boasts six semi-precious stones: topaz, chrysolite, amethyst, garnet, citrine and amber. It stands 11.8-inches (30-centimeters) and is a near-exact replica of Thanos’ glove. When charging your smartphone, simply place it in the palm of the glove, plug in the connector, and you’ll be ready to go. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Lord of the Rings may have a large following, but rarely do you see fans actually recreating something from the series, that is unless…you’re Jim Costigan. His day job is a New York construction supervisor, but his free time for the past 6-years was spent building an energy-efficient Hobbit House, complete with a lush green roof that Bilbo Baggins would most certainly approve of. “I thought that was the coolest house I’d ever seen. Architecturally, I thought that that house in the movie was just really well-done, that it was really original. The curvatures, everything about it was unique,” said Costigan about the home of Bilbo Baggins, Bag End. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you’ve always wanted to own a real 2011 Acura MDX used during the filming of The Avengers, then now is your chance, but for a hefty price. One of ten custom vehicles has just been put up for sale at $75,000 on Facebook, and it was featured in the first Avengers film as well as the pilot episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Featuring a matte black paint job, flared wheel arches, a bull bar with lights, roof-mounted light bar, steel side steps, custom wheels, and various decals. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Star Wars: Episode IX, officially called “The Rise of Skywalker,” director J.J. Abrams said Friday during an appearance at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago that some time has gone by since the events of the last movie and doesn’t pick up immediately after the events of “The Last Jedi.” Yes, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia will make an appearance through unused scenes from “The Force Awakens” that have been integrated into the story. It opens nationwide on Dec. 10, 2019. Read more to watch the trailer and for a reaction video.
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Avengers: Endgame is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks, and for those looking to purchase merchandise ahead of its theatrical release, there’s this officially licensed Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Bluetooth speaker, which includes all six stones. Other features include a 3.5mm input, which means you could connect it to Google Assistant, Alexa, or other smart devices. Or, you can pair two of these devices together for stereo sound. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Talaat Captan, a writer and movie producer, was shooting scenes a a real airport for the movie “Ground Control” with Kiefer Sutherland back in 1998 and experienced great difficulty coordinating the logistics involved with filming with all of the foot traffic. So, this self described aviation enthusiast founded Air Hollywood shortly after filming wrapped. The goal was to have a studio where all types of aviation scenes can be produced in a film-friendly environment. They now have several complete aircraft interiors that can be quickly and easily reconfigured to not only provide a wide variety of interior looks, but also permit filming from any necessary angles. Read more for a tour.
This is not a live-action movie, just “Rebirth,” which is Quixel’s stunning cinematic short made in Unreal Engine 4.21. It was created by three artists at the company known for its photogrammetry expertise using its Megascans 2D and 3D physically-based asset library. The team spent onbe month in icy rain and thunderstorms scanning locales in Iceland, returning with over 1,000 scans, capturing a wide range of eco-regions and natural environments to feature in the short. Read more to watch and for additional information.
Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame has just released a live-action Anthem prequel, called “Conviction,” and you won’t need EA Access to watch it, or a PlayStation 4 / Xbox One for that matter. This short film takes precedes the events of Anthem, and blends realistic CGI with live-action footage to immerse you in the Fort Tarsis player hub. There are rumors that it may eventually be turned into a feature-length film, but for now, it should be enough to hold fans over. Read more to watch.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is an spin-off film of the franchise directed by David Leitch of Deadpool 2 fame that centers around Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal agent Luke Hobbs and former-British military turned mercenary Deckard Shaw join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from the cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist known as Brixton. It’s scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019 by Universal Pictures.Read more for a trailer reaction video and additional information.
The AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa sounds good on paper, but just how useful is it? Amazon explores some failed Alexa devices that didn’t quite make it in their latest Super Bowl ad, featuring Harrison Ford, Forest Whitaker, “Broad City” creators Ilana Glazer / Abbi Jacobson, and astronaut twins Scott / Mark Kelly. Some of these failed gadgets include: an Alexa-enabled toothbrush, dog collar, and even a hot tub. Read more to watch the 90-second spot.