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Mark Wahlberg Gives The Six Million Dollar Man A Billion Dollar Upgrade, Details Here

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Lee MajorsSix million dollars is a lot of money, more than most of us will make over the course of our entire lives, but compared to what it was in the years between 1973 and 1978, when The Six Million Dollar Man aired on ABC, it’s not much. In that spirit, the show, which is the subject of an upcoming cinematic remake, because everything gets a remake, is getting an upgrade due to inflation. Now titled The Six Billion Dollar Man—while $6 million seems a little low, $6 billion feels a bit excessive—the Weinstein Company-backed picture has also added a major movie star, in the form of Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg.

Deadline reports that Wahlberg, who has previously been linked to the role made famous by Lee “The Manliest Man To Ever Be A Man” Majors, will indeed play the title role (Mark Wahlberg is no Lee Majors). This will reteam the Transformers: Age of Extinction star with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, who, let us not forget, also directed Battleship.

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Beyond Skyline, Yes, The Sequel To That Skyline, Invades With This Poster

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Beyond SkylineReady or not, it appears that Beyond Skyline is in fact happening. We reported a while back that the 2010 film Skyline, which was one of the worst reviewed films of the year, is getting a sequel some years after the fact for some reason. And now, just to prove that this is actually going down, the first poster for the film no one expected has appeared.

My first thought when I saw this (after the why, why, why that is) was that the image on this poster looks a little bit like the alien hunter from Predator, what with that giant claw and everything. This one doesn’t look like it has the ability to retract, which seems like it would be a problem, practically speaking (imagine trying to reach into your pocket for change), but it sure looks badass and is the kind of thing that probably comes in handy during combat.

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Interstellar: Matthew McConaughey Meets His Destiny In This Clip, Plus Much More

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There is a lot to love and gawk at in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and while there are also numerous elements that don’t work particularly well, it’s a movie that you absolutely need to see in the theater. It’s like Gravity in that way, it’ll still be fine on you TV, but this is a big, spectacle level movie in the grandest tradition, and you’re missing out not witnessing it on the largest screen you can find. Despite some middling overall reviews (mine included), we know many, if not most of you are planning to see this if you haven’t already, but just in case you missed the memo, Paramount has unleashed a last minute flurry to entice you to the theaters. This includes a new clip, more TV spots, and a bunch of behind-the-scenes featurettes.

This latest clip comes from fairly early in the movie, before a team of astronauts, led by Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper, blast off from Earth on a secret mission to find a new home to replace our dying planet. It’s actually where he meets one of his fellow crewmembers for the first time (don’t worry, that doesn’t ruin anything that every TV ad hasn’t already revealed a dozen times). This footage ties into a larger theme of destiny that plays throughout the movie, where the past comes back to impact the present and even the future.

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Luke Skywalker Has A Fire Burning In His Eyes In Star Wars: Episode VII

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Now that we know the title of the next Star Wars movie, there’s nothing more to discuss, right? Oh wait, there’s still everything to speculate about because aside from the fact that it is now officially called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we still don’t know all that much. But now there’s a report going around that could shed some light on the state of one of the returning characters: Luke Skywalker.

Two things. First, SPOILERS! SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!!! Or at least potential ones. Which brings us to point number two, this is completely unsubstantiated, and though it does seem to jive with other things we’ve heard, take it with a grain of salt.

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Comic(s) Relief: Hollywood Apocalypse’s Zombie Outbreak Is Anything But Super

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HollywoodApocBy its name and short synopsis, the mini-miniseries Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse sounds like a fantastic piece of satirical escapism. The movie and tabloid industry’s elite are brought together for the next great superhero blockbuster, and it’s interrupted as Hollywood falls victim to a plague of body-chewing zombies. It’s the kind of logline that inspires heightened anticipation, so it’s a massive disappointment that Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha’s plotline eschews any form of actual storytelling and relies mostly on a stereotype-heavy shooting gallery of half-assed movie star insults.

Here’s the nutshelled narrative: unknown actor Michael May gets a job as the lead in League of Defenders, and he takes his godawful friend with him to the Roosevelt Hotel for a costumed script reading, for social media purposes. Though the comic hides from last names, the “movie” also stars Dwayne Johnson as a brain-dead child, Shia LaBeouf as…Shia LaBeouf, Tom Cruise as the method actor who suddenly becomes his superhero, Bryan Cranston as someone who hasn’t left Breaking Bad behind entirely, and more of that kind of shit with other actors. (Somehow Michael Bay is also a character, despite there already being a Michael May here.) It’s the kind of satire Mad Magazine would use if it were an elementary school newspaper insert. I’m also fairly certain neither of these writers understands how marijuana works.

On a brighter note, David Lorenzo Riveiro’s art is pretty good, although these zombies are of the grey-face-and-small-wounds variety, so there’s not a lot of distinction happening. But it doesn’t make up for this cast of personality-purged characters and a paint-by-numbers setup. I mean, how does one ruin Justin Bieber getting bitten by a zombie? Pick up a copy of Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #1 to find out.

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BBC Tells Complaining Doctor Who Fans To Calm Down

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doctor whoYou can’t please all of the people all of the time, and there is a certain subsection of Doctor Who fans who have taken the series’ latest episode to task for trying to push non-science fiction views onto audiences. Even though, as the BBC put it in their official response, the story actually works itself out so that no one should have been complaining in the first place. (Spoilers ahead.)

“Dark Water,” the first part of Doctor Who‘s Season 8 finale, dealt with an organization that calls itself 3W (Three Worlds), one that uses “Afterlife means after care” as its mission statement. Things are said that imply corpses experience pain during cremation, and that post-death medical research also causes dead bodies discomfort.