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Snowpiercer: Harvey Weinstein Says He Was Right All Along About Edits

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Last year, one of the most frustrating “events” in science fiction was the seemingly needless delay keeping Bong Joon-ho‘s dystopian masterpiece Snowpiercer away from a U.S. distribution. The problem? The Weinstein Company co-head Harvey Weinstein assumed that U.S. audiences wouldn’t grasp the movie, and when that imploded, he then assumed that no one would go and watch this flick in theaters. Here we are, many months after the film’s acclaimed run on domestic VOD, and Weinstein recently had the gall to brag about how he was right all along.

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Extant Season 2 Just Cast This Awesome Actor

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It’s no surprise that TV series make some changes between one season and the next, but CBS’ sci-fi drama Extant is headed in a completely different direction from Season 1. It’s also been established that there are a ton of casting switcheroos happening, and now we know who one of the new characters is going to be, and he’ll be played by the always badass Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Extant Season 1 spoilers below.

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Ejecta Trailer Abducts Your Attention With Atmospheric Creepiness

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Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s an indie alien abduction movie coming out seemingly as often as the moon does. While I was writing that sentence, two more picked up distribution. The one we’re talking about now is Ejecta, the latest film from Septic Man director Tony Burgess. It probably won’t be a genre gamechanger or anything, but I’m down with anything Julian Richings gets involved with. Well, except for real aliens.

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Digging Up The Marrow Trailer Is A Monstrous Good Time

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While I can’t say I’ve been a huge fan of Adam Green’s career over the years, I’ve liked his psychological thrillers Frozen and Spiral more than the Hatchet films and his TV series Holliston. Why immediately start off with a weird compliment/insult combination? Because Digging Up the Marrow looks like it might be an amazingly creepy trip through a creature-filled underground, but I want to keep my expectations tethered. Check out the first trailer below.

Green stars as himself in Digging Up the Marrow, and his life changes forever when he gets a mysterious letter from a potential psycho played by genre maestro Ray Wise (Twin Peaks). Wise’s character claims that monsters are real and that he knows where to find them, deep underground, where darkness covers all.

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Comic Review: Bitch Planet Mixes Feminism And Space Prison For Hardcore Fun

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bitch planetTwo issues into a planned 30-issue run, Image’s Bitch Planet is already begging to be turned into a super grimy TV series from someone who thinks Grindhouse is the greatest movie ever. To clarify: it’s a funny and violently intense look at a shattered society, with surprises slowly making themselves known. It would become my favorite show instantly.

Created by the Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine de Landro, Bitch Planet comes off kind of like a feminist version of The Running Man, as a large part of the story takes place in a space prison called the Auxiliary Compliance Outpost, where non-compliant female criminals are sent to live out their days. Earning the titular nickname, the prison is a place that no prisoners leave, so the incarcerated would be wise to keep things as peaceful as possible. Which, of course, doesn’t happen.

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Five Great Sci-Fi Flicks Coming To Netflix In February

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Ah, January is finally over, which means all of the movies headed to theaters will be at least 8% more likely to be engaging, with the possible exception of Jupiter Ascending, which had a predictably horrible debut at Sundance. Critics, right? Thankfully, NetflixNetflix is filling February with a bunch of new-to-streaming features, and they’re adding five solid 2014 sci-fi releases. As well as the first season of Richie Rich, which isn’t sci-fi, but I feel like I’m living in a weird alternate reality where people like Richie Rich again. Anyway, set your My Lists.

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Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (February 7)
One of my favorite sci-fi/horrors of last year, Tommy Wirkola’s splatstick-filled sequel Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is a non-stop slip-n-slide through some of the most insanely imaginative gore out there. An advancement on its predecessor in every way, this flick pits the surviving Martin (Vegar Hoel) against that Nazi zombie bastard Herzog (Ørjan Gamst), who is stopping at nothing to raise all the dead German soldiers he can to take over the world. But Martin has two secret weapons: a zombie arm that also has dead-raising powers, and a trio of American zombie killers (including Martin Starr) who are fully invested in putting these bodies back into the ground no matter what it takes. And what it takes is a lot of blood-soaked special effects.

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