If you didn't think that eSports would go mainstream, think again. Sony Crackle announced today that their first eSports docu-series, Hook’d is slated to premiere Friday, July 27, with subsequent three to five-minute episodes rolling out on Monday, July 30, Wednesday, August 1, and Wednesday, August 15. Presented in partnership with NRG ESports and Complex Networks, Hook'd was filmed in the final month leading up to the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world – The Evolution Championship Series (Evo) in Las Vegas. The first teaser provides a first-look at the improbable journey of 21-year-old Eduardo Deno (aka HookGangGod), an up-and-coming eSports gamer.
This week, the TEEN TITANS will GO to the big screen... and they'll go BIG to the point where you could actually just say that TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES. And go they have, and now Warner Bros. Pictures and The Rock Father™ want to make sure that YOU join them! The egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes are starring in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers (and maybe a toot here and there). If Aquaman can get a movie from Director James Wan, then The Rock Father™ should certainly get a movie from James Zahn (which would make it an autobiographical affair) and that means that anyone can get a movie... including the TEEN TITANS! One lucky reader will receive a TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES Family Pack that will include four passes to see the movie on the big screen (via Fandango, must be redeemed before 8/23) along with some other cool goodies! Are you ready to rock with the Titans?
The word had quietly slipped out there in recent days, but now it's officially official - Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” will be available to view at home beginning Sept. 14th as the Millennium Falcon sets course digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere. The adventure also comes home on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on September 25. Packed with bonus features, check out the new trailer and all the specs below!
Sure, the calendar that most people use might say its summer, but the official Rock Father HQ seasonal calendar (noted in detail here) says that Fall/Autumn will run August 15-October 31 with the overlapping Halloween Season taking place September 15-October 31... so change is coming. Fall and Halloween are my favorites, so when the trailer for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (in theaters October 12) hit my inbox while I was traveling last week, I had to take note. I'm a bit belated on sharing this, but it's filling me with seasonal warmth on this summer morning - not the kind brought on by the heat of the sun, but that of pumpkin spice. Take a look...
Later this month, I will be back on the ground in Los Angeles, working alongside my friends at Walt Disney Studios for the launch of their new film, Christopher Robin. Today, tickets for the film went on-sale (get 'em via my affiliate, Fandango) and families will get their first look into the Hundred Acre Wood on the night of August 2, for preview showings ahead of its August 3 release. As those tickets went on-sale, Disney also just released a new "Adventure" sneak-peek and an all-new featurette about the legacy of the famous characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. Take a look!
Back in April, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War (reviewed here) roared into theaters, quickly becoming the #4 film of all-time. I was there for the launch, a guest of Marvel on the red purple carpet, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe was changed forever. Now, as audiences await the release of Avengers 4 next spring, Infinity War is coming home Digitally on July 31 and Blu-ray on Aug. 14 with over two hours of bonus features! Check out all the specs below, and read-on because my personal adventure with the Avengers isn't over yet...
For a few years now, Paramount Pictures has been hard at work on a new animated film entitled AMUSEMENT PARK. Back in January, I made the announcement that the film would be getting a full line of toys from my friends at Funrise, but when I entered their showroom at the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York, they had a large standee touting the future arrival of Amusement Park toys - but didn't want pictures of the sign taken, despite the logo having already been out there for a good year. Cue the title change and Amusement Park is now WONDER PARK, a magical tale about a defunct theme park called Wonderland, "where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive." They're betting big on this one, with a companion animated series for Nickelodeon already in-production, but little was known about the project until today. Check out the teaser trailer below!
Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode IX should start filming later this summer, and one new addition to the cast just might be an old collaborator for Writer/Director J.J. Abrams. Variety broke the news that Keri Russell, who famously worked with Abrams as the title character on Felicity, will join the final chapter in the Sequel Trilogy in an "action-heavy" role. According to the trade, Lucasfilm and Abrams met with several actresses for this role over the past few months, eventually locking in Russell right before the 4th of July.
Cartoon Network's Ben 10 is one thing that I'd thought I'd missed due to the age of my kids, and then it got rebooted and became a big hit here at Rock Father HQ with a great show on Cartoon Network, some awesome toys from Playmates Toys and a pretty entertaining video game.. Now comes news that the coolest alien-powered kid hero has a new DVD collection coming home, with Ben 10: Omni-Tricked arriving on September 18, 2018. Fans can revisit the adventures from Cartoon Network’s hit animated series with 16 action-packed episodes and a 44-minute special. Following Ben and his family as they go on a cross-country road trip, fans will embark on a fun, extraterrestrial animated journey. Officially, this is Season One, Volume Two.
On August 9, 2019, Sony Pictures will release the ninth feature film from writer/director Quentin Tarantino. Today comes the first official photo from the set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor...Sharon Tate.
Is Scrooge McDuck a big EDM fan? While I can't say (though I have taken a dive into his famed money pit), the DuckTales have entered a whole new world with the release of a brand-new collaboration between Marshmello and Disney. The DJ/Producer's recent video for "Fly" already racked up more than 48 million views on YouTube, and now there's a new version featuring the DuckTales crew. A mix of animation and live-action, the music video launches Scrooge, his nephew Donald, great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and their friend Webby into a musical outer space adventure. When their spaceship unexpectedly crashes, they encounter an alien DJ on a remote Marshmello planet. The video just made its premiere during a screening of Disney·Pixar's The Incredibles leading into the "2018 Radio Disney Music Awards" (RDMA) (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel. See Marshmello x DuckTales - "FLY" below!
Giveaway: Celebrate Fred Rogers and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" with The Rock Father & Fandango FanShop!Written by James Zahn
They don't really grasp the legacy or importance just yet, but our girls first experienced the world that Fred Rogers created thanks to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS Kids. Now, there's a new documentary that takes a look back at how it all began, and why the spirit of Mister Rogers Neighborhood is exactly what the world could use right now. Focus Features' Won't You Be My Neighbor is winning audiences to become one of this summer's surprise hits (99% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes), and now The Rock Father™ has teamed-up Fandango and the all-new Fandango FanShop to invite you back into the neighborhood with a fun Mr. Rogers prize pack. Two (2) lucky readers will receive bundles including a a Funko Mister Rogers Pocket Pop! Keychain plus a $20 Fandango Gift Card. Won't you be our neighbor?