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Kevin Spacey’s “Doc” is a criminal mastermind – and bad-guy networker – in Baby Driver. His heists are always meticulously planned, he never uses the same crew more than once, and his young getaway driver/good luck charm is a phenomenon behind the wheel. To paraphrase Ansel Elgort’s “Baby” (and Mike from Monsters, Inc.), nothing is more important than their friendship. VIP Fan Auctions is now offering the distinctive, screen-worn wardrobes of each character, including Elgort’s black-and-grey zipper-front jacket, pants, shirt and shoes (click here, pictured above). Also available is Elgort’s wardrobe from the final caper – which includes the previously mentioned wardrobe in addition to Baby’s gift-shop disguise of a “Welcome to Atlanta” denim jacket and blue “Atlanta” ball cap (click here for photos and more information). One of Spacey’s screen-worn designer suits is also available – his dark grey Hugo Boss jacket and pants, Armani tie, cufflinks and pocket square (pictured above, click here for photos and more information).

Check out all of the available Baby Driver auctions and claim your piece of cinematic history!

 

 

The Dark Tower Unveils TV Series

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The makers of The Dark Tower are unveiling some of their plans for the companion TV series. The movie, which stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, hits theaters on February 17. It will delve into the classic novel by King which covers the adventures of Roland Deschain and the mysterious Man in Black.

MRC and Sony have committed to a full run of between 10 and 13 episodes, which will begin shooting in 2017 (hopefully premiering in 2018). It is yet unclear who will distribute the movie, however it is believed that they will require a cable or streaming platform. MRC has already established a relationship with Netflix (thanks to House of Cards), so that is a potential option for the high-flying drama. A second season of TV is possible, however not confirmed. The plot will be developed to leave a door open to more episodes.

Stay tuned for more updates from VIP, and don’t miss the movie premiere of The Dark Tower this February!

 

New Ben-Hur TV Trailers Released

Ben-HurBen Hur comes out next month and the marketing for the film has really heated up. Paramount Pictures and MGM released two new TV spots that show off the action packed adventure soon to hit theatres. The two TV spots are very similar but show different scenes. They both feature the chariot race as they seem to be implying that will be the most epic part of the film. The TV spots are titled “Combo” and “Legend” which may refer to the themes of the 30-second videos. The film hits theatres August 19. Check out both videos below.

What do you think of the two new TV spots? Are you going to see the film in theatres? And how do you think the film will compare to the original? Let us know in the comment section below. Be sure to sign up for VIP Fan Auction newsletter to receive Ben-Hur Movie Auction updates.

 

Idris Elba – Twitter Tease

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Idris Elba has been getting playful on social media. Rumors surrounding the all new Dark Tower movie have been floating around for (literally) years.

Well, it looks like the film is finally upon us, but that won’t stop Elba from keeping fans on the edge of our seat until the very last minute.

He recently posted a teaser image on Twitter, with the caption, “I am Roland, son of Steven, son of Henry, true descendant of Arthur. And I have not forgotten. #TheDarkTowerMovie”

We know that Arthur, is actually Arthur Eld, the Dark Tower equivalent to King Arthur. His famous sword, Excalibur, was melted down and molded into revolvers that Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) carries around with him.

In addition to Elba, the movie features Matthew McConaughey, as the villainous ‘Man in Black’. Both men have not been shy bantering back and forth on Twitter about the film.

Production of The Dark Tower is underway. It is set to release in February of 2017.

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GOING BEAR

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Ted 2 is a wardrobe tour de force. From the parade of pop-culture characters crowding the comic convention to Tami-Lynn’s skin-tight wedding gown to a talking Teddy bear in a tuxedo, the film’s costume designers covered a spectrum of fashions. The movie also features many subtle-and-stylish wardrobe options available now at VIP Fan Auctions, including an array of cute and colorful dresses worn by wedding guests, business and casual attire worn by Amanda Seyfried’s bong-hitting lawyer and, of course, some fashion-forward outfits rocked by Tami-Lynn away from the altar. If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some screen-worn outfits that can be added to your own designer clothing rotation, click here to see all of the available Ted 2 fashions – but act quickly because the prices are phenomenal and these auctions are ending soon!

 

SET PHASERS TO ‘AWESOME’

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A lot of famous pop-culture characters passed through the Comic Con in Ted 2, and VIP Fan Auctions is offering the best of their props to the fans who cast the winning bids. Currently available are two sets of faux Star Trek accessories featured on-screen in the hit comedy, including the vintage Tricorder, phaser gun and communicator used by “Mrs. Spock” and the next-generation communicator and phaser used by “Captain Picard.” Don’t miss your chance to own one or both of these pieces of Hollywood history! Click here to see all of the available props and wardrobe items from Ted 2 and get in on the bidding today!

 

A REAL AMERICAN HERO

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Yo, Joe! For more than 50 years, G.I. Joe has set the standard for action figures, and even when he shrunk from his butt-kicking 12-in. stature to a 3.75-in. size in 1982, his legend continued to grow. Tom Jessup’s (played by John Carroll Lynch) framed set of 16 G.I. Joe figures featured in-screen in Ted 2 is now available to the fan who casts the winning bid at VIP Fan Auctions. The action figures come in a wide variety of gear (click here to see photos) and includes a G.I. Joe video and a miniature Life magazine featuring the real American hero. Click here to get in on the bidding today!

 

‘HIGH’ COURT

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In Ted 2, Samantha L. Jackson (played by Amanda Seyfried) is not a typical lawyer. She smokes pot in the office, sings like an angel and, oh yeah, a talking Teddy bear is her top client. She still manages to dress like a big-city lawyer, however, and VIP Fan Auctions is offering a stylish piece of her wardrobe to the fan who casts the winning bid: the black leather Michael Kors purse (pictured above) she carries in the film. It’s a timeless accessory with a Hollywood pedigree after being featured in one of the biggest comedies of the year. Click here for photos and more information about the designer handbag (which has been searched and cleared of any questionable substances – and place your bid today! This auction is ending soon.

 

Exploring the Technology of Chappie

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Tony Bradley of ‘Forbes’ looks into the interesting technology that went into creating a movie like Chappie. He compares it to a mixture of Short Circuit and Robocop. Furthermore, the film has a similar combination of a robot gaining consciousness like Johnny Five in Short Circuit with the questions of the ethics of having a full out robotic police force like in Robocop. He saw the movie and enjoyed it as well as thorough attention to the character’s detail.

Forbes had the chance to speak with Chris Harvey, visual effects supervisor for Chappie, about the effort that went into making the robot come to life on screen. CGI (computer generated imagery), is nothing new as far as movies go. In fact most movies have it in them in some degree at least, but there are a few aspects of creating Chappie that stands out as unique. Harvey, has worked on many science fiction blockbusters such as Journey to the Center of the Earth, TRON: Legacy, and Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer, so he has a lot of experience to handle a movie like Chappie. He explained that Chappie was unique because he was the main character of the movie. The scope of effort involved in making a computer generated lead actor is daunting.

Another movie with extensive computer generated effects was James Cameron’s Avatar. Avatar used motion capture to create digital frames of actor’s movements. Chappie, on the other hand, did not use this method. The visual effects team created all the motion from scratch. It was an even further challenge to create the character that wasn’t organic. Chappie is a humanoid robot constructed of metal and wires. The production team also had to address the issue of creating emotion and connection with the audience without normal facial expressions or eyes. Whatever they did do, worked.

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You could connect to Chappie, and you could feel the passion and emotions associating with the struggle an artificial intelligence becoming sentient. An interesting note from the movie is that it felt very real; in a way reality isn’t that far off from the world created in the movie. The team also spent time with the UCLA robotics lab and robotics expert Dr. Dennis Hong. Dr. Hong said we aren’t far off from creating a robot like Chappie. We have systems in place that are capable of making a robot with the ability to think and make decisions. Although, he stresses we’re nowhere close to building a robot that is actually self-aware. Check out the film to see Chappie in action and then check out the Chappie auctions to possess a piece of the movie.