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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CA – Leela Signs

ks12113Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, Futurama) appears at Amoeba Music for a CD signing on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:00pm!

Press Release:

Singer-songwriter and Golden Globe Award winning actress Katey Sagal celebrates her new album, “Covered” (out now on Entertainment One), with an in-store CD signing at Amoeba Hollywood. Purchase your copy at Amoeba to attend this special pre-holiday signing!

Signing details/info:

- Must purchase CD at Amoeba (and have receipt/ticket) to attend the signing event.

- Katey will sign your copy of “Covered” and ONE additional item of fan’s choice if desired. (Limit 2 CD purchase per person – with same ONE additional item signed per CD).

- Photos will be taken at the signing table with fans by Amoeba photographer and posted online for download post-event. No personal cameras/photography at the event.

- Space is limited – you may purchase your CD in advance of the event to guarantee admission.
Bio:

Currently, Sagal stars on the FX drama “Sons of Anarchy,” which began its sixth season on September 10, 2013. “Sons of Anarchy” is a gritty, one-hour drama about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club in Northern California who fights to protect their small town from drug dealers and local corporate developers. Sagal plays ‘Gemma,’ the maternal matriarch of the club and won her first Golden Globe, “Best Performance by Actress in a Television Series – Drama,” for the role in 2010. She has also been nominated two years in a row by the Broadcast Television Critics as “Best Actress in a Drama Series.”

Prior to her success on “Sons of Anarchy,” Sagal starred in the ABC series “8 Simple Rules…,” alongside the late John Ritter and continues to be the voice of ‘Leela,’ a beautiful one-eyed alien, in the Comedy Central animated series “Futurama.” Sagal has had roles in the independent films “I’m Reed Fish” and the tele-film “3 Wise Guys.” She also recurred as ‘Helen’ on the ABC television phenomenon “Lost” and ‘Nancy Gilroy’ on FX’s “The Shield.”

Currently, Sagal is producing and developing a new series for FX called “Diva. Clown. Killer.” a half hour comedy, co-created with Kurt Sutter and Belle Zwerdling.

In addition to her acting, Sagal is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter. Sagal was a ‘Harlette’ with Bette Midler for three years as well as a background singer for Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. Her next album, “Covered,” will be released on November 11, 2013 with “Free Fallin’” as the first single.

With the support of record label Valley Entertainment, Sagal released her album, “Room,” in 2004. “Room” was the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut, “Well.” “Room” was a combination of original songs penned by Sagal including “Life Goes Round”, “Daddy’s Girl” and “Wish I Were a Kid” and memorable classics like “Feel a Whole Lot Better” and “(For the Love of) Money”. The first single was “Daddy’s Girl”, a touching song about the long-lasting relationship between a daughter and her father. She debuted the song on the March 2, 2004 episode of “8 Simple Rules…”. “Room” was produced by Bob Thiele (Bonnie Raitt) and mixed by Ray Kennedy (Twangtrust/Steve Earle). Ivan Neville, Don Was and Shane Fontayne make appearances throughout the disc.

Sagal gained national attention for her role as the outrageous ‘Peg Bundy’ in the ground-breaking, highly-rated long-running series “Married with Children,” for which she earned three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations.

In her first job on television, Sagal joined Mary Tyler Moore in the television series “Mary” and has starred in the television movies “Smart House” and “Mr. Headmistress” (both for “Wonderful World of Disney”), as well as “Chance of a Lifetime,” “Trail of Tears” and “She Says She’s Innocent.”

She has also starred in the feature films “Love Stinks,” “Mail Order,” “The Good Mother,” and the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite “Dropping Out.”

Sagal currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Kurt Sutter, who counts executive producer and writer of “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Shield” among his many credits, her three amazing children, Sarah, Jackson, and Esmé, and two dogs, Mike and Lola.

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CA – To Hell You Ride Signing

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Lance Henriksen signs at Amoeba Music on Tuesday January 8th at 7:00pm. Henriksen will sign copies of books 1 & 2 of the new comic book  To Hell You Ride.

To Hell You Ride is a new horror series written by Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Near Dark) and Joseph Maddrey (Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film), with art by Tom Mandrake.

Book 1 will be available for purchase starting 12/27 and Book 2 will be available for purchase January 8th (day of event).

To attend signing, books must be purchased at Amoeba – retain receipt for admittance.

- Ticketholders may get their comic book(s) and ONE additional item signed at this event – Amoeba will have a photograher to take pictures with Lance (no personal camera or phone pics at signing table to keep the line moving smoothly)

Lance-HenriksenWEB-Lance Henriksen is best known to the film and television audiences for his roles in science fiction and horror motion pictures such as the Alien franchise (Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien vs. Predator), Near Dark, The Terminator and The Quick and The Dead, as well at the highly acclaimed television show, Millennium and recently on Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra.  He is vastly sought after as actor and voice over artist and continues to work prominently in television and feature films.

“Dark Horse Comics took a chance on a handshake. A year and a half later we are closing in on the fifth issue of To Hell Your Ride. We have channeled the whole adventure, sharing the work load between Tom Mandrake, Joseph Maddrey and myself. I have never been more excited about revealing my work to an audience…..” – Lance Henriksen.

To Hell You Ride: White Man’s Guilt tells the story of a ritual from the past that presents itself in modern day. The story begins in Colorado in the winter of 1881 where a violent ceremony has been unleashed.  The tale flashes to present day with the advent of Two-Dogs, a drifting Native American about to embark on his greatest life or death challenge.

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CA – The Sarah Silverman Program Signing

Sarah & Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee and Jay Johnston sign copies of The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series at Amoeba on Wednesday June 27th at 6pm! Purchase yours at Amoeba, Hollywood starting June 19 to get a ticket/admission to the event on June 27.

(A limited quantity will be available on amoeba.com for advance purchase starting 6/19 to pick up on day of event.)

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CA – The Captain Signs

William Shatner signs at Amoeba Music on Friday October 14th at 6pm!

Press Release:

The legendary and prolific William Shatner joins Amoeba in celebrating the release of his new space-themed concept album, Seeking Major Tom (out October 11 on Cleopatra Records) with a signing at Amoeba Hollywood!

William-Shatner-Seeking-Major-Tom-coverPURCHASE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SHATNER ITEMS starting October 11 at Amoeba Hollywood:
- Seeking Major Tom (LP or CD),
- The Captains (DVD)
- Shatner Rules (Book)
And receive a ticket to attend the signing on 10/14.
Limit 2 (of the above) items and signing tickets per person.
Only these items will be signed by Mr. Shatner.

SIGNING IS LIMITED – first come, first served.
-       No personal photos with Mr. Shatner (Amoeba will have staff photographer taking event/fan shots and we’ll post online after the event).

Seeking Major Tom info:
William Shatner returns to the final frontier of music recording with this space-themed concept album that boldly goes where no man has gone before – available on both 2-CD and 3-LP set!

• Features distinctive interpretations of classic, intergalactic anthems by David Bowie, Queen, Deep Purple, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and more!

• Includes guest appearances by Zakk Wylde, Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore, Lyle Lovett, Steve Miller and Peter Frampton PLUS members of The Strokes, The Kinks, Tangerine Dream, Alice In Chains, Deep Purple, Yes, MC5 and more!

The Captains info:
Since first soaring onto television screens in the 1960s, Star Trek has become one of the most beloved franchises of all time. Now, the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, travels around the globe to interview the elite group of actors (Chris Pine, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula) who have portrayed the role of Starship Captain, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the pop culture phenomenon as well as the men and women who made it so.

Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large info:
This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.
Because let’s face it… Shatner does rule, doesn’t he?

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CA – Doctor Who Signing

Press Release:

Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) sign at Amoeba Music Hollywood on Tuesday July 26th at 7pm to celebrate the release of Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1(on DVD and Blu-ray).

Limited to 200 purchasers of Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1 (available for purchase starting July 19 at Amoeba Hollywood). Fans can get ONE item of their choice signed as long as they have purchased Series Six, Part 1 on DVD or Blu-ray. (Limit one per person).

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Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return as the Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who!  In Part 1, the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves in Sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard a pirate ship, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon’s Run, and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord’s soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die…

Part 1 of the new season delivered record ratings on BBC AMERICA, earned rave reviews including an “A” and a spot “The Must List” from Entertainment Weekly, and was featured on NBC’s Today show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

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CA – Cronos Signing

Guillermo del Toro signs on December 7th at 5:00 PM.

Director, writer and producer Guillermo del Toro (Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) visits Amoeba for a special DVD signing of his celebrated Criterion Collection Edition feature debut, Cronos. Following the signing, a special screening of the movie Cronos, along with his never-before-seen horror short film, Geometria, will be held at the Los Angeles film school at 8pm.

Beginning Wednesday, December 1st at Amoeba Hollywood, you can pre-order Cronos and receive a ticket/pass for the signing AND screening!

Purchase of the Criterion Cronos DVD or Blu Ray required for signing.

Passes for signing/screening event passes – admit ONE and are limited – while supplies last.

One item per person. Due to limited nature of the event, no photos with Guillermo will be possible.

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6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA

CA – Scott Pilgrim Cast Signing

Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Brandon Routh, Anna Kendrick, Satya Bhabha, Johnny Simmons, and Mark Webber with director Edgar Wright and comic book creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will be on-hand to sign Blu-ray/DVD copies of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

WHERE: Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

TIME: 6:30pm get in line early!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The first 200 fans to purchase the Blu-ray/DVD (starting Tuesday, November 9th at 10:30am) will receive a special pass for the signing. Fans may also come and join the “wait-list” to participate in the signing if time permits.

Click here for full details.