Movies

ICON Prints by DKNG Studios

The idea behind the ICON project, as told by designers Nathan Goldman and Dan Kuhlken: “Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. With this in mind, they created 50 geometric prints of iconic places and things from various films and TV shows. Examples include Office Space, Groundhog Day,…

R2-D2 Thick Lines T-Shirt

Tools & Toys reader Chase McCoy has designed a slick R2-D2 t-shirt you Star Wars fans out there will enjoy. Chase is a good guy and we’d like to see him reach his Teespring goal. There are three versions to choose from: Asphalt gray American Apparel crew ($20) Dark gray heather V-neck ($28) Navy women’s fit tee ($20)

App: The Human Story

App: the Human Story is a Kickstarter-funded documentary being filmed by Jake Schumacher and Jedidiah Hurt that explores the world of iOS, the App Store, and the developers who make it all happen. It intends to tell the stories behind the code, providing a more…well, human look at the awesome people who make the software we use every day. Be sure to…

iTunes HD Movie Bundles at a Great Price

There are some crazy good deals for HD movie bundles happening on the iTunes Store right now. The following collections are available for just $15 each: The Dark Knight Trilogy The Lord of the Rings Trilogy The Matrix Trilogy Ocean’s Trilogy Men in Black Trilogy Lethal Weapon Movie Collection Each bundle includes individual movies in high-definition 1080p resolution. The Dark Knight, Ocean’s…

Plex — Media Streaming for iOS

Plex is one of the better solutions out there for organizing and streaming your movies and music between devices. Sign up for a Plex account, put the Plex Media Server app on your Mac, and then you can use the iOS app to stream your stuff from anywhere in the world. The iOS app also allows you to control the media being…

iTunes Movie Bundles

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, but don’t own the films in HD, be sure to hit that “Check it Out” link below, because the entire collection of movies is just $9.99 right now. Update: Aaaaand some of the deals are ending. There are lots of other movie bundles on sale right now, too. Here’s what else Apple’s cooked up: The Lord…

Limelight for iPhone

Limelight for iPhone is a gorgeous new app for tracking movies. You can list movies in two ways: “Watched” and “To Watch”. Pretty self-explanatory there. You can rate movies on the “Watched” list, and it will display them in order of rating. Both libraries appear as shelves of beautiful movie artwork, as you can see in the first panel below: Adding movies…

Skyfall on Blu-Ray

Skyfall, the twenty-third in a long line of fantastic James Bond movies—and the third one starring Daniel Craig—has garnered over a billion dollars worldwide, making it the 7th-highest grossing film of all time. It has maintained a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% since its release, and Roger Moore has even declared Daniel Craig to be the best Bond. Clearly the franchise is…

‘The Amazing Spiderman’ on Blu-Ray

The Amazing Spiderman is out on Blu-Ray next week, bringing the Web Slinger’s reboot to a living room near you. Peter Parker’s origin story is re-told in what many to believe a much better way than it was back in the early 2000s when Tobey Maguire was in the suit. The Blu-Ray includes deleted scenes, commentaries, screen tests and stunt rehearsals. It…

The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-ray

The trilogy ships on December 4, and is available for pre-order now. This edition comes with all three films, as well as bonus material and The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy. Warner Brothers will be releasing The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition in early 2013, though, so if you’re a big Batman fan, waiting might be the best…

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures [Blu-Ray]

Indiana Jones is coming to Blu-Ray. This 5-disc set includes all four Indiana Jones movies, even though Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn’t count. That’s 481 minutes of adventure and extra content like interviews, special introductions and more. The box set is due out on September 18, 2012. Pre-order it today!

The Hunger Games 2-Disc Blu-ray Set

Regardless of your age, it’s hard to deny that The Hunger Games books were a huge cultural phenomenon. Everyone was reading them and commenting on the trilogy that follows heroine Katniss Everdeen on the adventure of a lifetime that ends in a world-changing event. The first film is out on Blu-ray. The two-disc set includes the film, interviews, and loads of extra…

The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray

With The Bourne Legacy opening in theaters this weekend, there’s no better time to catch up on the Bourne trilogy. The Blu-ray collection is currently 50% off for Amazon Prime members, making it just $28. The collection comes packed with deleted scenes, alternate endings, interviews and more.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Soundtrack

If you enjoy epic and instrumental soundtracks, you’ll enjoy the latest work by Hans Zimmer: the original motion picture soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises. Zimmer, who is the leader of the film music division at DreamWorks studios, has composed the musical accompaniment for all three of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.

The Godfather Trilogy: The Coppola Restoration

Two of the greatest movies ever made, and then, well, who knows what happened for Part III. Right now the trilogy bundle is on sale on iTunes for just $18. It’s not HD, but it is cheap. And, in a way, watching these movies in their original, standard definition almost seems like the way it should be. Or, if you do prefer…

The Adventures of Tintin

Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, The Adventures of Tintin, is an adventure story about a boy and his dog on their quest to uncover hidden treasure. This is one that Anna and I never got to see in the theatre. It’s available now to rent or own, and so the Blu-Ray version in the queue for our next…

Hugo

Okay, okay. I admit, I’m lousy at writing out reviews for movies. But that won’t stop me from recommending a good flick when it comes across my living room, and Hugo is one of those. I saw it in the theater and rented it again with Anna on Blu-Ray and loved it both times. It’s fun, it’s well written, and the cinematography…

The Help

Another one of Anna’s and my favorite movies from 2011 was The Help. The movie is well directed, well written, and well acted. It’s based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett, and it tells the story of the tensions and difficulties between housewives and maids in the small town of Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. (Also available on iTunes.)

Moneyball

Based on a true story about the Oakland A’s, spreadsheets, and the business of baseball, Moneyball is a great film. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are fantastic together; it’s no doubt why they are nominated for the Golden Globe awards of best actor and best supporting actor respectively. (Also available on iTunes.)

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