One of the most important religious artifacts in the history of mankind and, thanks to Indiana Jones, of popular culture as well, the Ark of the Covenant is a gold-plated chest that holds the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. It was at the parting of the Red Sea, the crumbling of the Walls of Jericho and the greatest face-melting scene in modern cinema. The Ark of the Covenant was also featured in the care of Pope Sixtus IV on the Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons, and now VIP Fan Auctions is offering the screen-used artifact featured on-screen to the fan who casts the winning bid. This remarkable replica Ark of the Convenant has been constructed of wood and metal by the Da Vinci’s Demons props team, and it is an amazing piece of Hollywood history that doesn’t require a world-renowned archaeologist with a whip and a hat to find. Click here for photos and more information on this amazing opportunity today!
The mid-season finale of Vikings takes us from an attack on Paris to a transitioned Kattegat with Ragnar nowhere to be seen. He has been gone for about three years and his sons have grown into young men ready to go on legendary adventures their father once did. New season regulars were added to the show from the time jump. Young Danish actor Alex Hogh Andersen has been cast as Ragnar’s son, Ivar the Boneless. His character, along with Ragnar’s other sons have been featured as children up to this point, but now will become a main part of the show. Ivar’s grown up brothers are played by Jordan Patrick Smith (Ubbe), Macro Ilso (Hvitserk) and David Lindstrom (Sigurd).
The future of the show is moving away from Ragnar as the main character. Ivar will become a lead character in the series. Historically, Ivar was a prominent Viking leader and a commander of the Great Heathen Army. Andersen has appeared in a number of television and film projects in his native Denmark. This will mark his Hollywood debut. The second half of season four will premiere in the fall and from the foreshadowing in the midseason finale they are going south of Paris to the unknown region of the Mediterranean.
The multi-hyphenate talent known as Common (rapper-actor-poet-producer) was a natural fit for the Chicago-based barbershop: The Next Cut. Born and raised on the city’s notorious Southside, Common quickly made a name for himself as a cutting-edge lyricist and now is as well known for film roles. In Barbershop: the Next Cut, he plays Rashad, the new husband of Terri (Eve) and employee of Calvin’s (Ice Cube) barbershop. “I like movies that I’m entertained by, but also ones that make me feel inspired to do something,” Common told Comingsoon.net about the film. “For me, that was one of the major reasons I wanted to be a part of it, because it has such a powerful message.” VIP Fan Auctions is giving fans an opportunity to claim a piece of Common’s Barbershop experience by offering the black J Crew suit, Cole Haan shoes, silk tie and button-down shirt ensemble (pictured above) he wore in the film. Click here for photos and more information, and join the bidding today!
Special effects artists, from the digital realm to makeup and beyond, are the unsung heroes of science fiction on film and television, and the effects wizards of Defiance are some of the best in the business. That’s why anyone who’s obsessed with behind-the-scenes magic will want to get in on the bidding for the Irisa Nolan (Stephanie Leonidas) face mold used on the series to help craft the Irathient fan favorite’s unique look on Defiance. Click here for photos and more information on this amazing special-effects tool from the groundbreaking Syfy series!
If you didn’t know about STX Entertainment a week ago you will become very familiar with them in the next couple of months. They have several movies coming out and at their CinemaCon presentation in Ceasar’s Palace last Tuesday the studio showcased some of their upcoming films. The studio also emphasized the diversity of their work. The studio is only two years old and has released four films up to this date including The Gift, Hardcore Henry and The Boy, the studio also has eight films planned for 2016 and plans to release twelve more in 2017. One of the films is an unnamed project with Sylvester Stallone.
The first film STX showcased was Free State of Jones, which stars Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight, a little known Civil War hero. The footage was very intuitive and impressive, dove into an emotional part of the film and showed an action packed trench warfare sequence. Not only was the grit and performance fantastic, but also the most impressive part of the film is the costume design. This film could very well be one we will be talking about next February. Free State of Jones hits theatres June 24.
The next film they showed was The Space Between Us. The film includes Gary Oldman playing as a scientist who sends a team of six astronauts to Mars, where they will live. One of the astronauts becomes pregnant and while delivering the healthy baby, she dies in childbirth. That child grows up on Mars for 16 years with little human interaction and a true curiosity of Earth. He eventually gets back to Earth, but his heart can not handle it, as scientist search for him to help, he explores the world as a teenager everyone dreams to be.
The other films showed were The Bye Bye Man, The Edge of Seventeen, Desierto, The Foreigner and Bad Moms. Desierto features The Walking Dead’s latest acquisition, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, in a terrifying villain role. A group of Mexican immigrants try to cross the border to America and run in to trouble as they are hunted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character.
The Foreigner features Jackie Chan as a father of a family that was taken from him in a bombing. He goes on to get revenge against those who were responsible for the bombing. The biggest take away from the early trailer proves that Chan has still got it.
Hairstyles (as well as discussions of sports, politics, music, entertainment, religion, history, family and the economy) may be the primary focus of the neighborhood barbershop, but don’t underestimate the importance of a stylish pair of shoes. Some of the designer shoes featured on-screen in Barbershop: The Next Cut include the Air Jordan I Pinnacle shoes (pictured above) worn by Kenny Dialo, the Gucci sneakers worn on-screen by Isaac Troy, and the yellow Christian Louboutins worn by hip-hop star Nicki Minaj are all available at VIP Fan Auctions. Visit the Barbershop: The Next Cut page for photos, sizes and more information about each of these pairs of designer shoes featured in the hit movie!
While Mulder (David Duchovny) might be ready to close some of The X-Files as he questions his faith in the paranormal, VIP Fan Auctions has managed to salvage some notorious case files from the shredder. The site is offering a collection of several files set to be tossed, including folders on Armadillo Man, Rock Man, the Death Valley Race Track rockslide and a generic FBI file. Each of the four files features the U.S. Department of Justice seal and FBI stamp – and the signatures of special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The files were featured on-screen in the 10th-season episode “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” – and they are now being declassified for one fan of The X-Files who places the winning bid. Click here for photos and more information – and claim your piece of The X-Files today!
She’s talented, she’s gorgeous – and she’s not afraid to tell you what she thinks, whether you’re Miley Cyrus at the MTV Music Video Awards, Maria Carey on American Idol or anyone else who finds her on the wrong side of Twitter. As beautician Draya in Barbershop: The Next Cut, Minaj brings a fresh look and vocabulary to the salon side of Calvin’s Barbershop. Her cutting-edge fashion also remains on point in the star-studded film, and VIP Fan Auctions is offering one of the outfits she wore on-screen (pictured above) – her black sleeveless jumpsuit, arm warmers, earrings, body chain, necklace, rings and the wig (part of her “black Amex” ensemble). Click here for photos and more information – and place your bid today on the wardrobe of one of the hottest stars in hip-hop and the big screen!