CA – Mystery Science Theater 3000 Signing

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Amoeba Hollywood is excited to welcome Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast members JONAH RAY, FELICIA DAY, and HAMPTON YOUNT for an in-store signing of the new soundtrack Thursday, November 30th at 6pm!

To attend: purchase “MST3K: The Return – Music From The Netflix Original Series” (Shout Factory!) CD in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on 11/30 to get the album signed and meet the cast.

Stranded in space, a man and his robot sidekicks are forced to watch cheesy movies and cope through laughter—and song! Music has always played a key role in Mystery Science Theater 3000’s irreverent brand of humor, and never is that more evident than in this collection of songs, incidental music and instrumental bumpers from the show’s triumphant return season. Regular cast members Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn and Rebecca Hanson are joined by special guest stars Neil Patrick Harris and Mark Hamill in transcendent musical moments, all capped by Har Mar Superstar’s dynamic update of the main theme. This is essential listening for MSTies everywhere.

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CA – The Exorcist Soundtrack Signing

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Amoeba is honored to welcome William Friedkin for a signing event celebrating the release of “The Exorcist” Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Waxwork Records on Thursday, October 26th at 6pm. The 180-gram colored vinyl version will be available to purchase at Amoeba Hollywood on 10/26.

To attend the signing and meet William Friedkin: Purchase “The Exorcist” Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on October 26th. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the signing. Limit 1 LP/signing ticket per person.

William Friedkin will be available for photos at the signing and can autograph ONE additional item per person besides “The Exorcist” Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

William Friedkin may be best known for his film “The Exorcist” (1973), one of the most terrifying films of all time. It received ten Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Picture. Prior to that, he directed “The French Connection” (1971), for which he received the Director’s Guild of America Award and the Academy Award for Best Director. The film also won for Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Screenplay and Best Picture.

Other films include “Sorcerer” (1977), “The Brinks Job” (1979), “Cruising” (1981), “To Live and Die in L.A.” (1985) and “Blue Chips” (1994). In 1997, he directed a Showtime/MGM television remake of “Twelve Angry Men” with Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn and Ossie Davis. The DGA nominated him for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Best Dramatic Special. It was also nominated for six Emmy Awards. Other films include “Rules of Engagement” (2000) and “The Hunted” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Toro (2003), “Bug” with Ashley Judd (2007) and his most recent film, “KILLER JOE” starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch which was released in 2012.

He made his operatic debut in 1998 with a widely acclaimed production of Berg’s “Wozzeck” at Maggio Musicale Florence, conducted by Zubin Mehta. In 2002, he made his Los Angeles Opera debut with a double bill of Bartok’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” R. Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos,” also with Kent Nagano. In 2005, he directed Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah” for the New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv; and Verdi’s “Aida” at the Teatro Regio Torino in Italy.

In 2006, he directed “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” / “Gianni Schicchi” for Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center. The same year, he enjoyed an extremely successful collaboration with Kent Nagano at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, with new productions of Strauss’ “Salome” and the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Das Gehege.” Both productions continue to be performed through the 2008 season. For Los Angeles Opera, he directed a double bill of “Suor Angelica” / “Il Tabarro,” which premiered September 6, 2008. In 2011, he directed the opera “The Makropulos Case” at Maggio Musicale, Florence, Italy and “Tales of Hoffmann” at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria in 2012.

Within the last two decades, Friedkin has returned to his early roots in television drama with the highly acclaimed “12 Angry Men,” and has directed episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He has also directed such searing action films as “Rules of Engagement, “The Hunted,” “Bug,” and “Killer Joe” starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. His most recent film is a documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth” which premiered at The Venice Film Festival in 2017. He is currently in development for a television series based on “Killer Joe.”

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CA – Baby Driver Signing

Filmmaker Edgar Wright returns to Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm to celebrate the release of “Baby Driver” on Blu-ray!

To attend the signing and meet Edgar Wright: Purchase “Baby Driver” (available on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K) in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on October 10th. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the signing. Limit 1 Blu-ray/ticket per person.

  • Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY the “Baby Driver” Blu-ray can be signed.

“Baby Driver” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 10, featuring more than two hours of high octane special features including extended and deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, animatics and more!

“Baby Driver” tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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CA – Twin Peaks Soundtrack Signing

Director David Lynch visits Amoeba Hollywood Friday, September 22nd at 6:00 PM to sign copies of the new “Twin Peaks” (2017) soundtrack and score (out Sept. 8 on CD and Sept. 22 on LP via Rhino Records). Purchase the CD or pre-order the LP in-store at Amoeba Hollywood STARTING Sept. 8 to attend this signing event.

  • Vinyl pre-orders can be picked up day-of event (Sept. 22) for signing.
  • Space is limited to first 200 purchasers starting Sept. 8
  • Limited to in-store purchases made at Amoeba Hollywood only
  • 1 ticket per album, max 2 per person
  • 2 copies of “Twin Peaks” soundtracks per person allowed for signing
  • David Lynch will sign ONE additional item per person. No exceptions. (i.e. if you are getting two “Twin Peaks” soundtracks signed, you may have ONE additional item signed – not two.)
  • No personalizations for signatures

ABOUT THE ALBUMS:
“Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Original Soundtrack”
The series score features 18 tracks including previously unreleased Angelo Badalamenti compositions. Music from the Roadhouse 20 tracks, including songs from Roadhouse performers and key moments in the series. CD and LP.

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CA – Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Release Party

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Amoeba Hollywood celebrates the release of “Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever: The Completely Ridiculous Edition” (Microcosm Publishing), with a special signing by creators Tom Neely and Gin Stevens along with guest artists Megan Hutchison, Coop, Mari Naomi, Keenan Marshall Keller and more on Tuesday, August 15th at 6pm! “Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever: The Completely Ridiculous Edition” is a new hardcover edition of four serialized comics and more never-before-published pages than the previous collective edition. Purchase the book at the event on August 15th to get your copy signed.

Kicking off the celebration will be a live set by THE GLENN HENRY SINGERS! The Glenn Henry Singers are the oldest and most prestigious Misfits Country Western cover band in the greater Los Angeles and high Desert communities. They band is a revolving collection of professional musicians, D list celebrities, legendary drunks and worthless amateurs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Two men. Two myths. One Legend.

The greatest love story ever told has finally been released in graphic novel form. This epic tome features twenty short stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” and sometimes their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Digging beneath Glenn’s bricks in the front yard, Henry uncovers Glenn’s mother. Freshly unearthed, she moves in with him and Henry. Glenn’s issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Later, Glenn tries to sell his signature to a UPS driver, takes a punch, and has some daydreaming adventures with a plunger. Henry, “a loud guy with a good work ethic,” shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands. These are two men who truly suffer best alone together.

Among other hijinks, Henry and Glenn go to therapy together, battle an evil cult in the forest, and profess their love for each other, all while dealing with jealousy and other normal relationship problems and trying to figure out if their soft-rocking neighbors are actually Dungeons and Dragons playing Satanists. The saga of Henry and Glenn is a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time.

The book collects four serialized comics, the trade paperback, the original 6×6″ book, and adds 16 never-before published pages, including new stories, pin up art, and full color covers from the original series.

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CA – Baby Driver Soundtrack Signing

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) signs at Amoeba Music on Friday June 30th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are available starting Friday June 23rd with purchase of the Baby Driver soundtrack CD or vinyl in-store only.To attend signing/meet Edgar: Purchase your copy of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver on CD or double vinyl LP in-store at Amoeba Hollywood beginning Friday, June 23rd. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the 6/30 signing. 1 ticket per album, max 2 per person.

– Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY Baby Driver soundtrack can be signed.

Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film, titled Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. (Single is included on the track list of the 2 CD package but on download card for the vinyl format).

The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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CA – Alicia Keys Signing

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Meet Alicia Keys and get her new album, “Here,” signed at Amoeba Hollywood on Friday, November 11th at 2pm! Purchase “Here” in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood starting Friday, 11/4 to receive a wristband for the signing. Space is limited.

Limit 2 CDs/wristbands per person. In-store purchases only. Please note, there will be no posed photos at the signing table.

Line to attend signing will form on Ivar side of Amoeba at 1 PM on 11/11.

Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. This fall Alicia joined NBC’s The Voice for its 11th season, alongside Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton—the 1st time the show has had two female judges at once.

Alicia Keys is releasing her new highly-anticipated sixth studio album, “Here,” November 4th on RCA Records. From the human condition to global politics, Here offers a keen glimpse of everything that matters most to Keys. Urgent, intimate and musically daring, “Here” is Keys’ truth laid bare: each track a confession; every melody a prayer.

The majority of the album’s production credits belong to a creative force Keys calls the ILLuminaries, comprised of herself; songwriter/producer Mark Batson; rapper/producer Swizz Beatz; and long-time Keys songwriting collaborator Harold Lilly. With this album, Keys made a list of things she wanted to talk about, themes she wanted to explore. The result is “Here” speaking to Alicia’s roots in NYC and hip-hop culture. The music on the album blends her perspective of the raw humanity of the world and who she is today as a woman and artist.

“On this album, I’ve arrived Here,” Keys says. “A place where I’m willing to truthfully look at myself in the mirror and to also see the reality of who we have become in this world. The good, the ugly, the shadows and the light. I’ve come to realize that in order for us to grow and to understand and accept each other we have to recognize the complexity of ourselves. We have to be able to talk about it and meet each other where we are, Here.”

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CA – Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

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Press Release:

Director and co-writer James Gunn visits Amoeba Hollywood to sign copies of MARVEL’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” release on Friday, December 12 at 5:00 pm.

Signing will be limited to the first 200 people to purchase it at Amoeba Hollywood on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray or DVD beginning on December 9th at 10:30am.

Limit of 2 copies per person for the signing. Must have receipt and attached signing ticket to attend signing on 12/12.

From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!

James Gunn Biography:
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. At the age of twelve he began his filmmaking career making a zombie movie with an eight-millimeter camera and an actor, his brother Sean.

Thirty years later, Gunn went on to write and direct the record-breaking Marvel blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, which had the biggest August opening weekend of all-time, earning $94 million at the domestic box office. Having grossed over $700 million at the worldwide box office to date, the Marvel feature is the second highest grossing film of 2014 and has spent five weekends atop the box office, more than any other Marvel film. Guardians has not only been a massive financial success, it also garnered impressive reviews from top film critics around the world, cemented with stellar performances from Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, and Benicio Del Toro. Also featured in the film is his brother Sean, who played Kraglin, and was the on-set Rocket Raccoon. Knowing what an important part music plays in a movie, Gunn personally chose every song on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. The album, which featured pop songs from the 1960’s & 70’s, was highly praised by critics as being a secondary character in the film and is the first soundtrack comprised entirely of previously released songs to ever reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Even prior to its release, the film garnered so much positive buzz and faith among Marvel executives that a sequel was greenlit weeks before it’s opening. The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is slated for summer 2017 with Gunn attached to write and direct.

Gunn also wrote and directed the independent feature film, SUPER, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, and Kevin Bacon. It is the dark, comedic tale of a disturbed man who dresses up as a superhero to save his ex-wife from her drug-dealing new boyfriend. SUPER was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival, was picked up by IFC Films, and is IFC’s top selling film ever on On Demand.

Gunn’s love for the comedy and horror genres coalesced in the humorous horror film Slither, released by Universal in 2006. Gunn wrote the film, which was his feature-film directorial debut, and stars Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks. The film is currently featured on Rotten Tomatoes as one of the “Top Ten All–Time Best Reviewed Horror Films.” It was named “The Best Horror film of 2006” by Rue Morgue Magazine, and Gunn won a Saturn Award and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for his work on the film.

Gunn also wrote the live action Scooby-Doo movie which grossed over $300 million worldwide and in March of 2004, he became the first screenwriter in history to write back-to-back #1-for-the-weekend box office hits, with the critically-acclaimed, re-imagined Dawn of the Dead on March 19, 2004 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed on March 26, 2004.

Gunn got his start in the industry while attending Columbia University. He applied for a part-time job filing papers at famed B-movie studios Troma Entertainment, and was paid $150 to write the screenplay for the feature Tromeo & Juliet instead. In 1997, Tromeo became a cult hit, playing in theaters around the world, including over a year of midnight screenings in Los Angeles.

Gunn left Troma to write and star (along with Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden-Church, and Jamie Kennedy) in the 2000 feature film, The Specials, about a group of superheroes on their day off. In the same year, Bloomsbury Press released Gunn’s critically acclaimed novel The Toy Collector, the story of a hospital orderly who sells drugs to finance his escalating toy collecting addiction. He also wrote, with Lloyd Kaufman, the non-fiction book All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger, currently in its fifth printing.

In 2012 Gunn released his fist video game, Lollipop Chainsaw, with Suda 51 and Warner Bros, on Xbox and Playstation 3. In 2008 he created Xbox Live’s first original content, producing seven comedy shows by horror directors, and creating his own, Sparky & Mikaela. Also in 2008, Gunn hosted the reality show Scream Queens for VH1, and began writing and directing the web series James Gunn’s PG Porn for Spike.com. James Gunn’s PG Porn pairs mainstream actors and porn stars in comedy shorts. It has received over 70 million hits online, has been remade by Canal+ in France, and is one of the most profitable web series of all time.

Gunn lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Dr. Wesely Von Spears and his cat, Emily Monster. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @JamesGunn and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jgunn.

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CA – Nobody’s Smiling Signing

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Meet Common and get his new album signed at Amoeba Hollywood on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm! Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper and actor Common releases his tenth studio album, “Nobody’s Smiling,” on July 22nd. The concept-driven project was executive-produced by No I.D.

** Signing is limited to one CD per person for the first 200 purchasers of the album.
** Fans may purchase “Nobody’s Smiling” beginning July 22nd.
** The album is available as regular and deluxe edition CD.
** Signing line will form on Ivar side of Amoeba starting at 6pm Wednesday.

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CA – Black Dynamite Season One Signing

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Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Carl Jones, and Byron Mimms sign at Amoeba Music on Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm!

Press Release: 

Celebrate the release of “Black Dynamite Season One” on Blu-ray with the creators and cast members of the Adult Swim Animated series (and movie).

Purchase your copy at Amoeba Hollywood to meet and get it signed by Carl Jones, Byron Mimms, Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson! (More guests may be joining the party – stay tuned).

Bust out your best polyester pants suit because Black Dynamite and his crew are about to explode onto the scene in all-new Blu-ray and DVD release, “Black Dynamite Season One.” The Adult Swim release is out July 15th and features all ten 30-minute episodes from the series’ first season, along with a host of bonus content including the original pilot, a behind-the-scenes featurette and video commentaries with series creator Carl Jones (The Boondocks) and cast members.

The series’ titular character Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. He is a lover and a fighter who is not afraid to leap before he looks. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite’s hard-hittin’, bone-crushin’ style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson) and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee (Kym Whitley).

Based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed feature film, the “Black Dynamite” animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character and his crew. Under the direction of Carl Jones, the series features the voice talent of Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, Bamboozled), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show), and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the feature film. The animated series is produced by Ars Nova, with Jon Steingart, Carl Jones, and Jillian Apfelbaum as executive producers. Brian Ash is co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns are producers. Monica Jones is associate producer. Lesean Thomas is creative producer/supervising director. Original music is provided by Adrian Younge. “Black Dynamite” is being animated by Titmouse, Inc.

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