WATCH Power/Rangers

Fans of the Power Rangers, regardless if it's the Americanised Mighty Morphin version or the original Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai? Brace yourself then for Power/Ranger, an ultra-dark R-rated short "bootleg" film brought to you by producer Adi Shankar.
WATCH Power/Rangers

Batman: Arkham Knight - New Trailer & Images

As we veer ever closer to the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, we take another look at Rocksteady Studios' swan song to the best-selling, critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham video game series with its recently-released new trailer and images.
Batman: Arkham Knight - New Trailer & Images

Frozen Fever: First Look

Do you want to build an audience for what appears to be yet another tame and unnecessary live-action edition of a classic fairy tale? Money's already in the bank by inserting the animated short, Frozen Fever ahead of the film.
Frozen Fever: First Look

Avengers: Age of Ultron - New Trailer, Posters & Images

With the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron merely two months away, Marvel Studios ramp up their marketing campaign with a slew of items including this truly awesome third trailer reminding you exactly the scale and scope the sequel to Joss Whedon's box-office smashing big screen run of Marvel's The Avengers.
Avengers: Age of Ultron - New Trailer, Posters & Images

Tomorrowland: New Trailer & Poster

With the super-mysterious Tomorrowland hitting the big screens in two months, Walt Disney Pictures is finally allowing us a closer look at the much-anticipated sci-fi film directed by Brad Bird in this cool new trailer.
Tomorrowland: New Trailer & Poster

Inside Out: New Trailer

In the newly-released trailer for Pixar's Inside Out, we get a brand new look at the sheer scope and scale of the imaginative animation conjured by Pete Docter with a good, more-than-close-up look inside the human mind.
Inside Out: New Trailer

R. I. P. Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. The Daily Zombies bid farewell to one of the most intelligent and funniest minds of this generation, Sir Terry Pratchett.
R. I. P. Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

Eyes Without A Face by Jason Edmiston & Mondo

Exhibiting now at the Mondo Gallery, Mondo and artist Jason Edmiston present one of their most ambitious gallery shows yet with Eyes Without A Face. The Daily Zombies takes a look at some of the awesome pieces from the high concept gallery show.
Eyes Without A Face by Jason Edmiston & Mondo

Treehouse of Horror by Dave Perillo - Undead Monday

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In collaboration with Dark Ink Art, artist Dave Perillo is back with yet another awesome take on The Simpsons' annual Halloween episode this Undead Monday



Set to be released on Dark Ink Art tomorrow, artist Dave Perillo picked up his tools to have another jab at The Simpsons' annual horror episode, the much-loved Treehouse of Horror. 

Back in November 2013, Perillo first conjured an oversized take on the Halloween TV tradition and the print was an instant sell-out. With the Treehouse of Horror set to be being in its 26th incarnation this Halloween, Perillo have more than a handful more inspirations to take on in his second take which consisted of materials from the episode V to VIII.

The prints will be available exclusively on Dark Ink Art on Tuesday, March 17th at 11am PST. With a limited run of 250, you better catch up early if you want to grab one.  

With no further ado, check out Perillo's second take on the Treehouse of Horror editions right below.

Treehouse of Horror (2)
By Dave Perillo 
12″ x 36″ 
Run of 250
$50


And if you have missed out the first Treehouse of Horror by Perillo, we have it conveniently embedded right below. 

Treehouse of Horror
By Dave Perillo 
Run of 250
12″ x 36″ 
$50 (long sold out)

Hotel Transylvania 2: First Look

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The Drac Pack is back as we take another trip to Transylvania courtesy of renowned animation creator Genndy Tartakovsky in the sequel to his 2012 animated hit, Hotel Transylvania



While it is most unfortunate that Genndy Tartakovsky, one of our favorite animators around on the sheer efforts of one of the most amazing animation series, Cartoon Network' Samurai Jack, has parted way with his 3D take on Popeye the Sailor Man, we can yet take solace that his other animated feature, the sequel to his 2012 animated hit, Hotel Transylvania, will be hitting the cinema later this year.

Here to remind us of that fact in this incredibly crowded year for potential blockbuster films (animated or not), Sony Pictures Animation has released the first trailer of the film that will also feature the return of Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula. Adding on to the original cast, veteran comedian Mel Brooks will be joining the film as Vlad, Dracula's father and grandfather to Mavis (Selena Gomez).

Check out the first trailer of the animated film right below.




First images from the animated film.





Here’s the official synopsis for the film:


The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!


Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania 2 will be featuring the voice cast of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Mel Brooks, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Fran Drescher. The animated film is currently scheduled to be released on September 25th, 2015.

Eyes Without A Face by Jason Edmiston & Mondo

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Exhibiting now at the Mondo Gallery, Mondo and artist Jason Edmiston present one of their most ambitious gallery shows yet with Eyes Without A Face. The Daily Zombies takes a look at some of the awesome pieces from the high concept gallery show. 



Opened yesterday with an opening night reception at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, the latest gallery show from the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema proves to be quite the remarkable affair one would expect from Mondo and more importantly in this case, artist extraordinaire, Jason Edmiston.



The high art of Edminston is of course undoubtedly exceptional but in this solo show for Edmiston, the artist conjured more than 140 brand new portraits focused solely on the eyes of characters from all corners of the pop culture from comics, films, music, video games, and more. From the unrelenting stare of the one and only Batman, the pixilated glare of the bad-ass boss of NES's Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson, to the profound gaze of Mister Ziggy Stardust himself, brace yourself as you gaze into the window to the soul of these pop culture icons.

Running from March 13th to April 4th, "Eyes Without A Face" will be on exhibition at the Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.





Here are the details from the official press release:


“EYES WITHOUT A FACE” WILL PROFILE THE WINDOW TO THE SOULS
OF BELOVED CHARACTERS, CREATURES AND MORE AT
MONDO’S NEXT GALLERY EVENT
The Gallery Show Will Feature a Stunning Collection of
Original Painted Works By Jason Edmiston
Austin, TX—February 2, 2014— Mondo presents “Eyes Without A Face,” the next gallery show, featuring artist Jason Edmiston and an eye-opening collection of original art based on 1:1 representations of some of pop culture’s most iconic peepers. The show will kick off with an opening night reception, open to the public, on March 13 from 7 – 10pm and will run during regular hours until April 4. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

“Eyes Without A Face” will feature approximately 150 portraits of eyes culled together from film, music, comics, video games, toys and more. Each piece will be presented at a 1:1 ratio – from tiny plastic toy people, humanoid actors, to giant beasts and more. The concept allowed Edmiston to curate a wide spectrum of characters for the gallery in a way that made thematic sense. Part of the fun will be trying to figure out all 150 characters at the show.

Discussing the genesis of the show’s concept Edmiston said, “I had the idea for the show when I was working on my last solo exhibition for Mondo Gallery. I was driving around town with my wife bouncing concepts off of her. I checked my rear view and had the idea. The shape of the mirror made me think of just using a tight cropping of eyes for the basis of a show. I also kind of wanted to see what it would feel like to be in a gallery surrounded by eyes staring at you. It should be quite an experience to stand in the center of the gallery and slowly rotate 360 degrees, creating a feeling of being watched by your heroes.”

Edmiston has become well known and highly sought after for his eye-popping and colorful acrylic paintings of pop culture figures. His most jaw-dropping pieces, like The Hand of Ming, have always been incredibly expressive and successful in drawing out the emotion of the character. “Eyes Without A Face” is allowing Edmiston to hone in the eyes, the most expressive part of any body – real or imagined.


For more info on Jason Edmiston, visit his official site.


Now gaze into the windows to the soul of some of the coolest characters in pop culture history for a preview of the stunning show. 





















Eyes Without A Face is currently running at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX, till April 4th.




Friday the 13th by Chris Garofalo

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Happy Friday Y'all! And not just any Friday, but Friday the 13th by artist extraordinaire Chris Garofalo to commemorate the auspicious day.  


Once again, we have finally hit the end of a tiresome week and what better way to end a week than an auspicious Friday the 13th. Here to commemorate the event, artist Chris Garofalo is here to embrace the gruesome bloody tradition of paying homage to one of the biggest horror film franchises, Friday the 13th.

With no further ado, check out two of these cool homage prints right below.


35 Years of Camp Carnage
By Chris Garofalo
9″ X 24″
Numbered Edition Run of 40
$20

Jason Lives
By Chris Garofalo
9″ X 24″
Numbered Edition Run of 40
$20

R. I. P. Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

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AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. The Daily Zombies bid farewell to one of the most intelligent and funniest minds of this generation, Sir Terry Pratchett. 



It is truly a sad day here at The Daily Zombies as we bid farewell to one of the sharpest minds in literature of our generation today. Fare thee well, Sir Terry Pratchett. 

The author behind the much-beloved Discworld fantasy novels, among other bestselling books, Pratchett has gathered quite the remarkable legacy for his signature writing style of incredibly funny yet utterly clever satire of the fantasy genre.  With a 41st addition completed last year, Pratchett is easy best known for his prolific comic fantasy series, Discworld, while his 1990 collaboration with fellow British writer Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, is also one of his most acclaimed works. 


Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and knighted for services to literature in 2009, Pratchett first announced that he was suffering from Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) back in 2007. Following the completion of the 41st volume of Discworld in the Summer of 2014 and leaving his proudest legacy in the good hands of his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, a notable fantasy writer in the video game industry, Pratchett succumbed to the final stage of the disease on 12th March at the age of 66. 

True to the writer's satirical nature, Pratchett's last set of tweets were both heartbreakingly forewarning of his demise yet absolutely in line with his sardonic humor, complete with a cameo by Death from the Discworld series (for the uninformed, Death speaks in block capitals in the series):



Here are the heartbreaking details from the official press release of Transworld Publishers

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce that author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66.

Larry Finlay, MD at Transworld Publishers: “I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds.
In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention.
Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ‘embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come.
My sympathies go out to Terry’s wife Lyn, their daughter Rhianna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins, and to all closest to him.”
Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015. Diagnosed with PCA in 2007, he battled the progressive disease with his trademark determination and creativity, and continued to write. He completed his last book, a new Discworld novel, in the summer of 2014, before succumbing to the final stages of the disease.
A Just Giving page donating to the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory: http://www.justgiving.com/Terry-Pratchett


There have been so many visitors to the Terry Pratchett website and forum since Thursday's desperately sad news, and as a result the website has crashed.  Normal service will resume as soon as possible. In the meantime, please do visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Pratchett where readers from across the world are sharing their thoughts.


Watch Robert Downey Jr. Delivers Bionic Arm to a 7-Year-Old Boy

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Delivering a brand new 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to a 7-year-old boy who was born with a partially developed right arm while promoting the good cause that is Albert Manero's Limbitless Solutions? Now that's a Superior Iron Man. 



Lo and behold, your feel-good video of the day (if not week).

In a truly superheroic act, Robert Downey Jr. collaborated with Albert Manero, a superhero in his very own right, and his volunteer group, Limbitless Solutions. A Fulbright scholar and doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida, Manero founded Limbitless Solutions in an inspiring ongoing effort to building and donating low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs for children. Everybody would have seen a bionic arm by now, but I can bet with anyone that you usually only get to see it on TV news where some experimental bionic arms are tested by handicapped war veterans. A good reason behind this would be the incredibly high cost of a bionic limbs, a challenge that has been conquered by Manero, using the 3D printing technology. A usual bionic arm that can cost $40,000 is now for the low cost of $300. In this time and age of redundant invention and the lack of truly innovative properties being developed, it is indeed inspiring to see how technology can aid those who are in need.

After learning about the volunteer group and Alex, a 7-year-old boy who adores superheroes and born with a partially developed right arm, Downey Jr. jumped into action to present Alex with his new arm, complete with some heartwarming Iron Fist bump moments between the two.

Here's what Downey Jr. have to say about the project, via his Facebook:

Special thanks to Albert Manero, OneNote, and #CollectiveProject for their work making artificial limbs like this more affordable for families with kids who want to show the playground how badass they are. Check out http://www.facebook.com/LimbitlessSolutionsto learn more about this incredible project. #goodcause

With no further ado, check out the clip that can reignite hope in the coldest human hearts.



Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - First Look

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Before the premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck on HBO in May, we have our First Look at the critically acclaimed documentary film on Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with the release of its haunting trailer. 



Premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, director Brett Morgen's documentary film, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, is no doubt an attention-grabber given the iconic status of its subject: Kurt Cobain, the Seattle Grunge Music Icon who infamously shot himself to death at the peak of his career at the delicate age of 27.

Given Cobain's legendary status during his time as the frontman of Nirvana, the appeal of Morgen's documentary got one hell of a boost when Courtney Love, the widow of Cobain, show up to provide Morgen with previously-undisclosed home movie footage of Cobain and Love's private lives, along with unprecedented access to Cobain's unreleased audio recordings, artwork, and journals. In completing a holistic look at the often-frustrated music icon, Morgen also interviewed Cobain's parents as well as Nirvana drummer Kris Novoselic (no, no Dave Grohl), resulting in one of the most intimate look in a documentary of a late musician. Complementing the overall ambience of the documentary, Morgen also tapped on the animated mights of animators Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing to illustrate some of the more intimate moments of Cobain's personal life.

With all that, it is interesting to note that what appears to be the most heartbreaking and revelatory are the home movie footage featuring the lives of Cobain and Love, specifically right after the birth of their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. For those who either do not know Cobain or Nirvana or even lived in the 90s, you may not get to comprehend the documentary but the trailer will still most certainly leave you something to chew on. Check it out right below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies UK.


Here are the first official image released for the documentary, featuring the animated sequence.

The first posters for the documentary.


Here's the official synopsis for the documentary:

From acclaimed director Brett Morgen, this first ever, fully authorised documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, written word, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), and never –before-seen home movies, with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. 

Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, it creates an intense and powerful cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame, 
Those of Kurt’s generation will learn things about him they never knew. Those who’ve discovered the man and his music more recently will understand what makes Kurt the lasting icon that he is.


Just like the legendary frontman of Nirvana himself, COBAIN: Montage of Heck is authentic, visceral and unflinching. It will get into your head and stay there long after the end credits roll. 

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is set to be released in UK theaters on April 10t, before making its domestic premiere on HBO on May 4th. 

Inside Out: New Trailer

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In the newly-released trailer for Pixar's Inside Out, we get a brand new look at the sheer scope and scale of the imaginative animation conjured by Pete Docter with a good, more-than-close-up look inside the human mind. 



When we called Pixar's Inside Out as not just the single most anticipated animated films of the year but simply amongst the most anticipated films of one hell of a 2015 during our First Look at the animated film, we certainly meant it even though we don't that much information on the animated film back then. 

And here we are with Disney releasing the second trailer of the film, as we figured out more of the intricate details of the high concept animated film. Apparently, Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are somehow stranded into the far end of the human mind after Sadness inadvertently corrupted the memories of the protagonist child (being Sadness, she simply saddened every memories, which is a sheer nightmare). In a bid to return to main emotional core HQ, both Joy and Sadness get to experience all kinds of mental stuff including but not limited to a dream factory not unlike the stereotypical Hollywood studio. 

Embedded right below, check out the new trailer of Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter and co-director Ronnie del Carmen.




Here's the newly-released poster for the animated film.




The international posters.





And here's the official synopsis of the animated film.

From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

In the roles of the young girl's emotions; Amy Poehler as Joy, Mindy Kaling as Disgust, Lewis Black as Anger, Bill Hader as Fear, and Phyllis Smith as Sadness. Inside Out is currently scheduled for release on 19th June 2015.



Tomorrowland: New Trailer & Poster

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With the super-mysterious Tomorrowland hitting the big screens in two months, Walt Disney Pictures is finally allowing us a closer look at the much-anticipated sci-fi film directed by  Brad Bird in this cool new trailer. 


As far as high-profile tentpole films blessed/cursed with feverish fan anticipation and incredible level of secrecy go, Disney certainly has the market cornered down to a fault this year (if they aren't already the Master of pop culture given their insane port folio). And we are of course talking about the penultimate climax of Marvel Studios' Phase Two, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel that needs no further introduction, Star Wars Episode VII, and why yes, Tomorrowland, the second live-action directorial feature of Brad Bird, who brought us gems like The Incredibles, and Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol. 

With Age of Ultron being the first film of the group to be unleashed on an unsuspecting audience, we have had a big blow-out look at the film last week. And with Tomorrowland hitting the theaters just a couple of weeks after Age of Ultron, we knew we are in for the commence of the next phase of the marketing campaign of the film that has been famously treated by Walt Disney Studio as a highly classified project despite its conspicuous inspiration from the futuristic themed land at the five Disney Land theme parks around the world. 

With the release of its second and indeed, the first real glimpse at the precise scope and scale of what appears to be an ambitious original sci-fi film co-written by Damon Lindelof, we are truly delighted to detect a sense of joyous vibe of astonishment that are lovingly retro yet nonetheless a spectacle in its own might.

Without further ado, check out the full-length trailer for some truly astounding visuals with good heart, and of course, two of the most famous TV doctors around.




Update: 10 March 2015 - Following the release of the trailer, both Lindelof and Bird took to Facebook to engage the audience on the film. Here are some of the notable gems from the conversation that any self-respecting genre fans should check out.

Lindelof on the casting of Hugh Laurie (mainly because they need someone who is..._:

“A. Be very, very smart. B. Be very, very funny. C. Go toe to toe with George as to who is the greatest former TV doctor.”

Bird on inspirations for the film: 

“I was not inspired by old science fiction as much as I was inspired by how the future used to be seen in contrast to how it’s seen today. One of our inspirations was all the hidden Mickeys in the parks… the idea that the Imagineers themselves want to reward the super fans is something we really plugged into!”

Head over to the Facebook page to find out more.

The newly-released poster for the film.

Official images recently-released to coincide with the release of the new trailer.







Here’s the official synopsis for the film:


From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.


“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

Starring George ClooneyBritt RobertsonHugh LaurieTim McGraw, and Kathryn Hahn, Tomorrowland is set to be released on 22nd May 2015.


Treehouse of Horror by Dave Perillo - Undead Monday

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-16-2015

Hotel Transylvania 2: First Look

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-15-2015

Eyes Without A Face by Jason Edmiston & Mondo

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-14-2015

R. I. P. Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-12-2015

Watch Robert Downey Jr. Delivers Bionic Arm to a 7-Year-Old Boy

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-12-2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - First Look

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-11-2015

Inside Out: New Trailer

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-10-2015

Tomorrowland: New Trailer & Poster

Posted by The Daily Zombies
Mar-9-2015

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