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Jurassic Park Lego Set Is Stomping This Way

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jurassic parkHow many times have you had a glass of water and slammed your hand against the table to trick yourself into thinking that a Tyrannosaurus is outside your house? Now you’ll have small toy versions of the characters (hopefully including Tim and Lex Murphy) to look all worried, as Universal Partnerships & Licensing have teamed with Lego Group to put out a Jurassic Park Lego set to coincide with the release of Universal’s Jurassic World. Also, diluting pain medication in the water glass helps that fantasy along.

According to the press release (via Brickset), we can look forward to building the world of Jurassic Park in May 2015, roughly a month before Colin Trevorrow’s long-awaited sequel hits theaters. Lego gave no sign as to exactly how big of a set this will be, or what characters, locations, or props it includes, but UP&L Vice President of Global Licensing and Entertainment Jill Wilfert says, “The film’s imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.”

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Predator Is About To Meet His Strangest Foe Yet

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predatorWe all know that Predator bleeds, but killing it has been something that many different characters have tried to accomplish, and the damned thing just keeps coming back for more. For its next dose of mass mayhem, Predator is heading to the quaint little town of Riverdale for Archie Meets Predator. Yes, Archie Andrews, the redheaded ladykiller who has sparked groan-filled chuckles for more than 70 years. Crossovers just don’t get any better than this. Sorry, I mean they do, but this is still fantastic.

Dark Horse Comics is teaming up with Archie Comics for the mash-up, which will span four issues starting in Spring 2015. The miniseries sees a whole squad of Riverdale teens—including Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, and Reggie—heading out to spring break in Costa Rica after Jughead wins a prize from a bag of chips. Some of the females are competing in a best-dressed competition, and a fight between Betty and Veronica ends with the blonde sweetheart running off into the jungle. And we all know what hangs out in the jungle. Bugs. But also Predator. Take a peek at the first image below.

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Empire Strikes Back Uncut Is A Bizarre And Beautiful Fan Made Recreation

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With the Star Wars universe now in the middle of a massive expansion the likes of which we’ve never seen in the franchise’s 37 year history, it’s as good a time as any for fans to revisit original trilogy. (Hopefully that will one day include Blu-ray versions of the original cuts, but we’re not holding our breath for that to happen any time soon.) And if you’re looking for a creative way to indulge your fandom, you might be interested in checking out The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a shot-for-shot fan made recreation of the best sequel in science fiction, maybe in all of cinema history.

Above is the trailer for the film, which you may want to check out first before you dive head first into the movie, as this is a curious thing to behold. This gives you an idea of the adventure you’re about to embark on, at least in an aesthetic sense.

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H.R. Giger’s Unearthed Alien Concept Art Is As Haunting As It Was 35 Years Ago

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AlienOne of our all time favorite movies is celebrating a powerful milestone this year, as Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi/horror hybrid Alien turns 35-years-old. Watching the film today it is every bit as powerful as the first time you saw it, and it has aged better than perhaps any genre movie ever made. It’s still terrifying, still wildly original, and even though it’s been ripped off countless times, it’s still as fresh as it was three-and-a-half decades ago. A big part of that is the creature and set design from noted Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, and a new collection of concept art from the film has found its way out of the shadows and onto the internet for you to check out.

These images will be featured on cards that come along with the new 35th anniversary Blu-ray box set from 20th Century Fox, but you can get a sneak peek at them thanks to Yahoo. These paintings are replicas of the original designs that Giger gave to Scott. You not only see the intricate designs that the artist came up with for the sets, and the horrifying creations that would go on to haunt so many of our nightmares over the years, but the twisted eroticism and sexuality that Giger’s work is notorious for is also prominently displayed in these works.

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5 Things The Walking Dead Season 5 Needs To Do To Maintain Momentum

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the walking deadSeason 4 of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is easily the best in the show’s history, especially the eight episodes that comprise the second half (okay, the first seven of those, I wasn’t super impressed by season finale, at least not until the very end). I give a lot of this credit, rightly or wrongly, to new showrunner Scott Gimple—these episodes in particular, and their narrative approach, bear the trademarks of those he wrote before landing this gig—and I’m more excited and interested in seeing what happens to these characters than I’ve ever been.

Moving into season 5, which debuts this Sunday, October 12, the producers are saying all of the right things, so it doesn’t appear that these strides forward are a fluke, or that the show will fall back into the mundane and tedious digressions and needlessly elongated story arcs that have plagued it since the beginning. That said, we have some idea of what the show needs to do moving forward in order to continue to be successful in the future. It’s been said they have loose plans out to a 12th season, but we’re not looking that far ahead. We’re just thinking about what the The Walking Dead needs to do in season 5 to continue to make this a show we want to watch, not just begrudgingly tune into because we love the comics and have a swarm of zombies tattooed up our arms.

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Young Ones Clip Bids On Robots And Tension

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Various post-apocalyptic, dystopian, and otherwise bleak views of our collective future are a constant presence in the current cinema landscape. Just this year we’ve seen the likes of The Rover, Snowpiercer, Divergent, and The Maze Runner, among others, and that’s not even counting what’s still to come, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 and Christopher Nolan depicting a world in so devastated that humanity has to leave in order to survive in Interstellar. Writer/director Jake Paltrow’s upcoming Young Ones fits right into this mold, and there are robots, as you can see in this new clip.

The world of Young Ones bears a certain similarity to fellow post-apocalyptic joints like Mad Max, painting a picture of a sun bleached, near waterless frontier where survival is so difficult as to be damn near impossible. Still, Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) does his best to thrive and raise a family, including his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and daughter Mary (Elle Fanning). Though it’s not easy as the likes of Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), Mary’s boyfriend, aiming to take over what little Ernest has.